Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Chess Club For beginners and more advanced players, ages 12 to adult, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Pet Rock Painting Teens wear painting clothes and make a pet rock, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Public Reading The public is welcome to a reading featuring multidisciplinary artist and writer Mary-Kim Arnold, Ochre Court, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 4:30 p.m., salve.edu/events.
Art After Dark Micro-memoir, fiction writing and live storytelling in collaboration with radio host John Bender and writer Eve Kerrigan, light refreshments and cash bar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10 donation, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.
Newport Historical Society Lecture “I am an Honest Woman: Female Revolutionary Resistance along the New England Seacoast,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., snow date Jan. 24, $1-$5, 401-846-0813, register online, newporthistory.org.
Exhibit Opening Reception All are welcome to the reception for “Weave the Trees” by artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.
Author Talk Find out how writer/photographer Claremary Sweeney uses her imagination to create children’s stories and adult books as she discusses the “Anatomy of a Local Murder Mystery,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
‘Japanese Internment Camps of WWII: Lesson Learned?’ A lecture with Newporter Ken Nomiyama, who was born in an internment camp in Tule Lake, California, refreshments, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 6:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-846-0643.
Fireside Birdwatching Lecture “Birdwatching through the Ages,” cozy, fireside lecture with complimentary light refreshments, recommended for adults, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30-8 p.m., $10-$12, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
Environmental Film Screening “The Human Element” (2018), Jane Pickens Theatre, 49 Touro St., 6:30- 9:30 p.m., film followed by Q&A via Skype with writer, film subject and world-renowned photographer James Balog, suggested $5 donation, RSVP, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.
Community Event Planning Community groups, organizations, clubs and businesses are invited to discuss spring programs or events that they are planning, collaborate on ideas, themes and avoid duplication of event, topics and date, coffee and bagels available, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Youth Night Fridays Grades 4-8 enjoy basketball, swimming, art space, gymnastics center fun, bring water bottle, swimsuit and towel, 6-9 p.m., arrive by 6:30 p.m. to be included in pizza count, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, $10-$12, 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org.
Newport Children’ Theatre “The Prince and the Pauper,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $8-$12, newportchildrenstheatre.com.
Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401- 849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.
LEGO Fun Children 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Island Park Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for this clean-up, bring a reusable mug for hot coffee, Island Park beach, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.
Teen Crafting for a Cause Community service projects for teens, supplies and instruction provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
Family Movie View “Smallfoot” (2018/PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation 2 and 7 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Seal Tour Join experts aboard a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 3-4 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.
Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Middletown Historical Society Lecture U.S. Naval War College International Programs and the Maritime Security Cooperation Program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2 p.m., all are welcome, middletownhistory.org.
Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation 2 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Music Appreciation Lecture Talk on key musical works from the Baroque Era focusing on composers from England and France, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.
Seal Tour 3 p.m. See Jan. 12.
Winter Film Series Watch romance/drama “Golden Door” (2006/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Maker Monday Ages 5-12 work with Tinkercad software to design projects to print on the 3-D printer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Comic Book Storytelling Artist Wayne Quackenbush shows teens and tweens how to create their own comic book, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Tween 3-D Printing Ages 8-12 learn basic design techniques and create a 3-D printing projects to be picked up at a later date, first-come, first-served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Shakespeare Enthusiasts Read Shakespeare, Newport Public Library, ground floor, 300 Spring St., Mondays (holidays excluded), 5 p.m.
3-D Printing Workshop Ages 18-and-over learn how to find and create objects with 3-D printing software, some computer experience, including ability to find and download files, is recommended, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Cyber Workforce Seminar “Building a Resilient Cyber Workforce,” all are welcome, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 9-10:30 a.m., 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.
Drop-In Gadget Help Adults bring in their devices and learn the basics of how to get the most of them, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Tuesday Matinee Film screening for adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Tech Help Adults drop in with devices, passwords and library card if using Overdrive or Libby and get assistance from librarians, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
On-the-Go Craft Ages 4-12 drop in to work on a craft, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Aquidneck Island Chess Club All levels welcome, bring a set if you have one, sets available, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.
Book Club Adults discussion of Fannie Flagg’s “The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2698 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., Jan. 16, 2-3:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
Ladies Only Group Bike Ride Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 6:30- 8 a.m., bikenewport.org.
Book Club 2:30 p.m. See Jan. 15.
Computer Workshop Hands-on adult workshop covers navigating Windows and the Internet, search strategies, shortcuts, troubleshooting and more, Newport
Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Grades 5-6 Book Club “Swim that Rock,” by John Rocco and Jay Primiano, set in Narragansett Bay, Primiano answers questions, leads the discussion and reads from his new book, “Where the Road Isn’t,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Silent Book Club No mandatory readings or discussions, teens just relax for an hour, read whatever they want, and enjoy a few snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Arts around the Fire Join guests from the R.I. State Council on the Arts in an informal discussion of the council’s mission to support the state’s arts and cultural community, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org.
Read/Eat/Chat Art-themed book club, bring lunch and discuss Alyssa Maxwell’s “Murder at Ochre Court,” Newport Art Museum’s Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.
Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Jan. 10.
Yachting History Society Discussion All are welcome to share stories of early “one designs,” International Yacht Restoration School, 149 Thames St., 2 p.m., free parking passes at ground floor office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibit Opening Reception Conanicut Island Art Association photo exhibit, “The Best in Snow,” food and prize presentations, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-7 p.m., public welcome, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Teen Oreo Challenge Teens in grades 6-12 taste Oreos and try to figure out the flavors, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
‘ARC’ Book Club Advanced Readers Copy Book Club (ARC) gives teens access to the hottest young adult books before they’re published to read at home, and then discuss over snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Thursday Evening Book Discussion Adults discuss “Exit West,” by Mohsin Hamid, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Youth Night Fridays 6 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Newport Wellness Week Health and wellness events, various venues, through Jan. 25, discovernewport.org/newport wellness-week.
Kids’ Winter Crafting Preschoolers up to fifth graders drop in to craft, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
‘Hoods Up’ Check out the engines under the hoods of more than 70 cars and rev your own engines on racing simulators, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Jan. 20, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.
Wake and Create Art program for children 6-10 with a caregiver, today’s theme is geometric design and patterning in Islamic art, Newport Art Museum’s Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, tickets highly recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.
LEGO Fun 11 a.m. See Jan. 12.
U.S. Politics Lecture “Putting Together the Pieces in U.S. Politics Today,” Q&A, conversation, tea, coffee, light fare and desserts, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $15-$20, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.
Vegan Potluck Free vegan potluck, bring a vegan dish for four to share, along with a plate and flatware, Channing Church’s Parish House, 135 Pelham St., 6 p.m., cosponsored by Seaside Rabbits and Channing Church’s Green Committee, email@example.com, 401-846- 0643 or 860-933-2589.
Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Jan. 11.
Newport Wellness Week See Jan. 19.
Guided Bird Walk Count as many bird species as you can with an experienced guide, learn how to identify common year-round residents and seasonal migrants, all birding levels welcome, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m. See Jan. 19.
‘Musica Dulce’ Performance Pieces by Bach, Brahms, Poulenc, Beethoven and Mozart, instruments include piano, clarinet, violin, viola and cello, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations, musicadolce.org/20182019-season.
Concert of Gospel Music The combined choirs of Community Baptist Church and Mount Zion A.M.E. Church present a program of spirituals, gospel music and brief narration of Black History in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.
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