Programs

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 3, with Joan Johnson-Freese, Ph.D., who will discuss gender equality within a society and how it impacts state conflict situations. The first political order is the sexual political order.  The character of that first order... Read More
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, May 10, Lee Dipietro discusses the vital role running played while facing adversity as described in her book, Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival. When Lee’s husband was diagnosed with cancer and her... Read More
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 17 with the return of renowned author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Bing West, analyzes the state of America's war on terror.        Bing West served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security... Read More
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm as we welcome back Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra, when he leads a discussion on Brahms' A German Requiem. Free and all are welcome.   The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will be preforming this beloved... Read More
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series concludes on Wednesday, May 24 when best-selling author, Stephen Kinzer brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America’s interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond in his new book, The True Flag: Theodore... Read More
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
The Redwood Book Club will meet on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 am to discuss Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita. All are welcome. Free. 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us at the Casino Theater on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 pm when the Redwood hosts a debate on the legalization of marijuana. The debate will be held by a panel of two experts, Jared Moffat, Director of Regulate Rhode Island and Michael C. Cerullo, Jr., LMHC, a substance abuse Adjunct Scholar... Read More
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Join us on Wednesday, June 7 when former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue Joan Juliet Buck discusses her new memoir, The Price of Illusion. Joan’s memoir tells the story of a life lived in the best places at the most interesting times: London and New York in the swinging 1960s, Rome and Milan in the... Read More
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us on Friday, June 16 at 5:30 pm for Bloomsday - a celebration of the anniversary of James Joyce's prolific novel Ulysses. This celebration will include actors and actresses in period costume reading excerpts from the piece, accompanied by musicians. Free and all are welcome to join in on the... Read More
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join us on Saturday, July 1 at 11:00 am when Dodie Kazanjian leads a discussion with Flora Miller Biddle and Fiona Donovan about their recently republished book, The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made. From its founding by sculptor and patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930, the Whitney... Read More
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
A Renaissance jewel set on the River Cher, Chenonceaux appears as if from a fairy tale. It is a superb example of 16th century French architecture with a history as a “chateau aux dames,” or ladies chateau, due to its ownership by a royal mistress and two queens. The ghosts of courtly intrigue,... Read More
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The history of the Crown is embedded in the gilded walls of Fontainbleau. From the hunting lodge of Francois I, who included Leonardo da Vinci in his court, to Napoleon Bonaparte, the sprawling chateau has been home to every French king, who engaged leading architects and decorators to make it ever... Read More
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The building that sparked a king’s jealousy and the downfall of its owner, Vaux-le-Vicomte is a superb example of French Classical design. Built for Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance for Louis XIV, the chateau is the creation of the great design team of Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Andre Le... Read More
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon, created an exquisite country retreat at Malmaison where she perfected the Empire style and became famed for one of Europe’s finest rose gardens. Recognized as the mastermind behind the glamour of her husband’s reign, Josephine’s Malmaison offers a glimpse... Read More