2018-08-09 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 9

Process Art Children 2-11 have fun creating with foam, seating limited to 16 participants, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Red Wolves Presentation (10 a.m.), craft and stories (11 a.m.), two shows (first starts around 12:30 p.m.), crafts can be done all day, presentation can be repeated, Sachuest Point Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in and leave when you like, 401-364-9124.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Jiu-Jitsu for Kids A fun, energetic, hands-on introduction to self-defense, best for Pre-K and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Rose Island Family Fun Join the Naval War College Museum for free family programs at Rose Island Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, 401-841-7266, museumeducator@usnwc.edu, trip information roseisland.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” by Karen Abbott, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Whitehall Museum House Reception Philosophers in residence talk about their work and their relationship to philosopher George Berkeley and his relevance today, refreshments, Whitehall Museum House, 331 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846- 3116, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Whitehorne House Museum Open House Explore the pocket garden and collection of 18th century Newport furniture, Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 5 p.m., 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.org/events.

Downtown Designs Gallery Event Showcasing work of artists supported by Looking Upwards, guest community artists, music and refreshments, Downtown Designs Gallery, corner of Broadway and Marlborough Street, 5-8 p.m., parking lot in rear, 401-845-9661, downtowndesignsnewport.com.

Children’s Night at the Beach Keith Munslow, storyteller, free carousel rides, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845- 5810 for cancellation info.

‘Alice in Wonderland’ Performance by Newport Children’s Theatre, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 6 p.m., newportchildrenstheatre.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Science Fair,” Eisenhower House, Fort Adams, 1 Lincoln St., 6 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:50 p.m. live music, 8:05 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, RSVP, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Beach Idol Children 6-16 sign up at 6:45 p.m. to participate in a competition featuring a wide array of talents, open mic for younger kids, 7-7:15 p.m., then the competition until 8 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., (finals on Aug. 21).

Friday

August 10

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

North Side Community Market 1 York St., 2-6 p.m., Fridays through Sept. 28, newporthealthequity.com/the-fresh-zone.

Newport Yacht Rendezvous Benefit for Boys and Girls Club, super yacht hop, dinner, dancing, auctions, chic white attire, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 5:30-10:30 p.m., prices vary, register, bgcnewport.org/newport yacht-rendezvous.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 pm, BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

August 11

Giant Yard Sale Indoors (air conditioned) and out, thrift shop open, car wash, vintage items, collectibles, antiques and much more, Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-683-4106, portsmouthri.com.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards’ grounds, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 27, 401-256-6627, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Yard Sale Annual WELCA community yard sale, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401- 846-9567, stpetersri.org.

Common Burying Ground Tour Focus is on stones carved in the 1700s, a highlight of the visit is God’s Little Acre, the largest collection of gravestones from people of African heritage in Colonial New England, meet at the entrance on Warner Street, at Burnside Avenue, 10 a.m., free, npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 9.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Lots of new cars in the collection, see what makes them tick, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Aug.12, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens Built in 1787 and in operation until 1896, this three-story windmill opens for tours, North Road, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

U-Boat in Newport Harbor Brian L. Wallin discusses the story of a German U-boat’s brief surprise visit to Newport Harbor on Oct. 7, 1916, and its implications in the months leading up to America’s involvement in WWI, National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with museum admission fee, reserve, 401-841-8949 x18, americanillustration.org.

Garden Lecture Learn how to conserve water, King Park pavilion, Wellington Ave., lawn seating, 1:30-2:30 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Book-signing Rhode Island author and historian Brian M. Stinson talks about his book, “Newport Firsts: A Hundred Claims to Fame,” Q&A follows, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Waterfront Concert Duos Day, King Park gazebo, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, Leslie Grimes and Matt Bruneau (3 p.m.), AnamCara (3:30 p.m.), Bill and Gabi of Silverteeth (4 p.m.), and The Honey Dewdrops (4:30-6 p.m.), info@newportwaterfront.org.

Newport International Polo Newport vs. Buffalo, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Meet the Artists Night Meet the gallery’s artists and learn the stories behind their paintings at this evening of art, wine and treats, all are welcome, Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St., 5:30-8 p.m., 401-236-2454, marinergallery.com.

‘Rock the Docks’ Fundraiser Benefits Seamen’s Church, casual lobster dinner, raw bar, open bar, live auction, dancing, live music, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-10 p.m., advance tickets required, $150, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

‘Wet Paint’ Community Art Fest Celebration of regional artists, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. preview party, silent auction begins, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. silent auction continues, 1 p.m. live auction, 2:30 p.m. “Buy it Now” and youth auction close, 4:30 p.m. checkout opens, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 10.

Sunday

August 12

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders join experts and prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Bug Bonanza Naturalist-guided hike for close-up of insects, for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11 a.m., rain date Aug. 19, 10-11 a.m., $10-$12, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Chasing Summer’ Food, beverages, music, bouncy house, triathlon by statewide YMCA’s Race4Chase program kids (starts at 10 a.m.), Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., suggested donations $5 child, $10 adult, $25 family, newportymca.org.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See Aug .11.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Climb the stairs of this 1929 memorial tower to view Aquidneck Island, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 2, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

‘Wet Paint’ See Aug. 11.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Climbers must be at least four feet tall, people and pets cannot be carried, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., $5 donation per adult, 401-423-3270, other rules and regulations, visit beavertaillight.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 11.

NIMfest Concert Singer/guitarist Joe Colpitt, and The Playboys with pianist Jack Casey and guitarist Mark Gorman, grass seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/NIMfest.

Jamestown Concert Series Jazz with Greg Abate, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6:30 p.m., series runs Sundays through Aug. 26, free, jamestownri.gov.

Monday

August 13

Four Faiths Walking Tour Visit four houses of worship on an escorted walk, beginning at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., ends at 1 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, $10-$20, 401-290-7535, map and tour notes on 4faiths.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meat, crafts and artwork, Fort Getty pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, farmfreshri.org.

Fun on Sachuest Beach Fire pits, food trucks, live music with the Travis Colby Band, Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., middletownri.com/upcoming-events.

Laughter for Locals Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

August 14

Shrublands and Salt Marshes Presentation (10 a.m.), craft and stories (11 a.m.), two shows (first starts around 12:30 p.m.), crafts can be done all day, presentation can be repeated, Sachuest Point Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., drop in and leave when you like, 401-364-9124.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 9.

‘Return to Camelot’ Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, while Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters give impressions of what happened behind the scenes, St. Mary’s Church, 80 Memorial Blvd. West, Tuesdays through Oct. 23, 2-3 p.m., $15, stmarynewport.org/ Return-to-Camelot.

Family Concert at the Beach The Dick Lupino Band performs, free carousel rides, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in inclement weather, call 401-845- 5810 for cancellation info.

Sweetberry Farm Concert Series The Kane Brothers perform soft classic rock, country and folk, Sweetberry Farm, 19 Third Beach Road entrance, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., food for purchase, 401-837- 3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Wednesday

August 15

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:15 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Newport Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join with Clean Ocean Access to clean Second Beach, Surfers’ End, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Closing Reception “Betwixt and Between: Photography Time and Place” closing reception, meet some exhibiting artists, refreshments and snacks, open to all, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Redwood Lecture “Addison Mizner: The Architect Whose Genius Defined Palm Beach,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., free for members, $5 nonmembers, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

WWI Film “Flyboys,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Family-Friendly Funnies Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., $10-$15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Ballard Park Film “Princess Bride” (1987), Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road entrance, grass seating, 8 p.m., rain date Aug. 16, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 16

Weekend of Coaching Through Aug. 19, see 19th-century coaches drawn by teams of horses as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of Preservation Society mansions, free driving exhibition and horn-blowing contest (approx. 10:30 a.m.), and book-signing (back lawn, 10 a.m.-noon) at The Elms Aug. 18, parade routes, rules and regulations online, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 9.

Rose Island Family Fun 11 a.m. See Aug. 9.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli,” by Alyssa Palombo, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Lively Lunch’ Discussion Join with Clean Ocean Access and the Newport Open Space Partnership to learn more about Clean Ocean Access, water quality, shoreline access, ocean health, marina trash skimmers and more, bring lunch, Touro Park, Bellevue Ave. and Mill St., noon-1 p.m., 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Aug. 9.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Discuss part one of “Don Quixote,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Learn about and assist in feeding some critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, must register by 4:30 p.m., 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Music on the Porch Elderly Brothers performance, alcohol and food truck, Eisenhower House lawn, Fort Adams State Park, 1 Lincoln St., 5-7 p.m., free.

‘New Buildings in Historic Places’ Lecture Preservation practices in the U.S. and elsewhere, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-7 p.m., $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org

An Evening with Allan Armitage Join one of the world’s foremost horticulturists for an evening of humor and history, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., $30, advance tickets recommended 401-324-9204, newportarboretum.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Chef Flynn,” St. George’s School lawn, 372 Purgatory Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:40 p.m. live music, 7:55 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director and producer, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, RSVP, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Jamestown Community Chorus Fundraiser See a talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m., general admission $7, students $5, family $20, 401-423-1574, Jamestownchorus.com.

Friday

August 17

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 10.

NPL Clearance Sale Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Garden Tour Tour five of Newport’s most exquisite gardens with horticulturist Allan Armitage, reception follows, Hillside, 300 Gibbs Ave., 1-5 p.m., $100, advance tickets only, 401- 324-9204, newportarboretum.org.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See Aug. 10.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 10.

Saturday

August 18

Community Yard Sale Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the lawn, rain date Aug. 25, 401-683-4005, pumcri.org.

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

Newport SUP Cup Now called “Paddle for Access,” benefits Clean Ocean Access, paddle around Goat Island (3 or 6 miles) to support healthy oceans and the protection and preservation of our shorelines, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., online registration closes at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17, check in 6:30-7:45 a.m. for 8-10 a.m. paddle, $55, 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Motors and Mansions An Audrain Automobile Museum event, Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401- 249-0822, audrainautomuseum.org.

Back to School Celebration Free school supplies, food, entertainment, fun activities and educational information, children must be present to receive school supplies, East Bay Community Action Program, 6 John H. Chafee Blvd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., btscri.org.

Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 9.

NPL Clearance Sale 11 a.m. See Aug. 17.

Middletown Founders’ Day Celebration Celebrate Middletown’s 275th anniversary, Paradise Park, Prospect Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sachuest Beach, 474 Sachuest Point Road, 6-10 p.m., with operating of Boyd’s windmill, artillery demonstrations, food, music, activities, artisans, fireworks, bonfires, founding families, information booths, rain date Aug. 19, middletownhistory.org.

Doggie Dip Fundraiser Dogs and their owners are invited to a doggie dip to support the YMCA Potter League summer camp, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-4 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Book-Signing “Invest in Death,” a new addition to Anne Marie Sutton’s Newport Mystery Series, Newport Mansion Store at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Newport International Polo U.S. vs. Jamaica, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Sincerely Yours,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 10.

Sunday

August 19

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

Fools’ Rules Regatta Race of crafts made of non-marine items only, Town Beach, East Ferry, Jamestown, 9 a.m. begin construction or assemblage of preconstructed “vessels,” 11 a.m. start of Class 1 race, rain date Aug. 19, rules and regulations jyc.org. Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:15 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens 11 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Colonial Jewish Burying Ground The public’s once-a-year opportunity to visit this site, located at Kay and Touro streets and Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Portsmouth Historical Society 2 p.m. See Aug. 12.

NIMfest Concert Soul music with the Down City Band, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/ NIMfest.

Jamestown Concert Series Bluegrass with the South County Rounders, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6 p.m., series runs Sundays through Aug. 26, free, jamestownri. gov.

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