Calendar of events

Thursday, July 18

Young children’s story hour

10:00 AM
Bring your little ones for stories geared for 3- to 5-year-olds. Includes a craft and light snack.

Toddler tales at the Zoo

10:30 AM
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties

11:00 AM
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport, RI is pleased to announce the debut of its newest exhibition, Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties, culminating with a celebration of the 50th …

Children's Natural Science Drawing and Painting

1:00 PM
Elizabeth O'Connell will teach students how to draw and paint animals, plants. insects and other nature items. 'Date 5 Tuesday and Thurs. July 9, 11, 16, and 23 Time 1-3:30 Ages 5-11 (flexible) Tuition $180/$160 member's relatives …

Maximum Temperature

4:00 PM
Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by IFA artist Mary Dondero and guest artists Tracey J. Maroni and Mary Vecchio as part of a group exhibit July 18 through August 25 at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, Warren. The public is …

Celebrate 70 Years of Weight-Loss Sucess with TOPS local chapter

6:00 PM
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) RI 33 is a weight Loss Support Group. TOPS meets weekly to discuss weight loss, nutrition, portion control, and self-care. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support organization has well over 100,000 …

Celebrating 1969 Event: Beatles Ukulele Strum-Along

6:00 PM
Which legendary, decade defining band was not present at Woodstock, though some of their songs were covered? The Beatles of course! Let's 'come together' and perform our own covers outdoors in Seekonk Meadows in the Beatles Ukulele Strum-Along on …

Lecture: "Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates" presented by author Eric Jay Dolin

6:00 PM
July 18th, 2019 "Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates" presented by author Eric Jay Dolin Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and …

Summertime Cocktail Demonstration & Small Bites

6:30 PM
The once-a-month series of three tasting events will take place from 6:30pm-8:00pm inside the historic mansion and gardens, giving attendees a social, fun and educational opportunity to sample spirits, wines and beers as well as a chance to …

Renaissance Gymnastics 20th Anniversary Open House Fun - Cartwheels Galore

July 18 - Cartwheels Galore Come by for our Open House and try a class today! Todays class will focus on the famed CARTWHEEL! We will work on progression and challenges for every level and on many different pieces of equipment. New friends …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.