2017-08-17 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

August 17

Whitehall Tours Visiting philosophers on hand for tours and conversation, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, Wed-Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27, admission by donation, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

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

Science at Rose Island Come see Rose Island and participate in a family-friendly science-themed craft/project, sponsored by the Naval War College Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free, for transportation contact 401-841-7276 or museumeducator@usnwc.edu, rose island.org.

‘Thursdays in the Garden’ Children with an adult learn about seed saving, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., joint admission for child/adult pair, $5 Preservation Society members, $10 non-members, advance registration required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401- 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” by Timothy Egan, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Drop-In Thursdays Children of all ages drop in for any amount of time, children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Opera House Session Discuss who and what you would like to see in the opening season at the Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, meeting at Opera House Theater offices, 11 Touro St., second floor of the Hogan Building, Washington Square, 4:30-5:30 p.m., space limited, RSVP, 401-619-4599, rsvp@operahouseri.org.

‘Music on the Porch’ Music with the Elderly Brothers, lawn seating, no coolers, refreshments for purchase, Eisenhower House, 1 Lincoln St., 5-7 p.m., visit Fort Adams on Facebook.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-7 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Course for Teens Teens learn real-life skills and techniques, including how to shoot a crossbow and build an emergency shelter, with the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., registration preferred, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Navy Band Northeast Concert The Navy Band Northeast performs, St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 6 p.m., visit them on Facebook.

Beach Idol Ongoing singing competition, 10 singing slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis, contestants provide their own music, children ages 6-16 sign up near the stage at 6:45 p.m., open mike for anyone younger, 7-7:15 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., eastonsbeach.com/beachidol. 401-855-1910.

Middletown Chess Club All ages and skill levels welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jamestown Chess Instruction For chess beginners and intermediate players, ages 8-15, 6-7 p.m.; ages 15 and up, 7-8 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan,” no dogs, Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6:40 p.m. live music, 7:55 p.m. film followed by Q& A with Wendy Whelan, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

JAC Film Screening “One Big Home,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Talent Show Jamestown Community Chorus talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., $5-$8, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Cabaret “I Love…What’s His Name,” a musical show, parental discretion advised under age 13, BYOB, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, 8 p.m., $18 online, $20 at the door, 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Friday

August 18

Baby Time Play Group Children ages 2 and under enjoy board books, music and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 17.

NMAI Guided Tour Learn more about the original paintings on display at the National Museum of American Illustration, the Golden Age artists behind these artworks, and the architecture and history of the NMAI’s home, Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Ave., Fridays, 3-4 p.m., 401-851-8949 x18, americanillustration.org.

Cabaret “I Love… What’s His Name,” parental discretion advised under age 13, BYOB, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $18 online, $20 at the door, firehousetheater.org.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

August 19

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 17.

Newport SUP Cup Paddle around Newport Harbor, long and short courses, prizes, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 8 a.m. check in and day-of registration, 10 a.m. race, prices and other information and online registration (closes Aug. 18) at newportshipyard.com/events/newport-sup-cup-2017.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Ballard Park Hide and Discussion Hike more than a mile of trails, staff discuss history and habitats of Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., rain date Aug. 20, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Back to School Celebration Children (who must be present) receive free school supplies, families have access to food, entertainment, fun activities, and educational information, the event is intended for students, parents, teachers and school staff, East Bay Community Action, 6 John H. Chafee Blvd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., facebook.com/BacktoSchoolCelebrationRI.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “The First Tycoon,” by T.J. Styles, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Middletown Founders’ Day Celebration Running of Boyd’s windmill, food, music, talks, drills by the Newport Artillery Company and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War with their muskets and cannon, Paradise Park, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

'Doggie Dip' YMCA pool closing for renovations, but invites four-legged friends for a quick dip, YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., noon, $10 donation goes to the Potter League.

Jamestown Windmill Opens This windmill, built in 1787, opens to the public, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 8, plus Monday, Oct. 9, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

Paint Night Paint while enjoying music in the outdoor courtyard at Downtown Designs Gallery, 5-7:30 p.m. $20, includes supplies and wine, space limited, reserve at downtowndesigns@lookingupwards or 401- 845-9661.

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. Jamaica, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

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

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Sunday

August 20

Guided Bird Walk Novice and expert birders bring binoculars and join a naturalist to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Fitness in the Park The Aquidneck Land Trust and the YMCA offer a free exercise class for all ages and skill levels, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 10-10:45 a.m., Sundays in August, ailt.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 17.

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

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens Climb the tower for a view of Aquidneck Island, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through August, ailt.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Middletown Historical Society Museum This former one-room schoolhouse offers an exhibit of Middletown’s founding families, other items highlight contributions made by our ancestors, Prospect Avenue, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 3 plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

Boyd’s Windmill Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Avenue at Paradise, Middletown, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through Sept. 3, plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum Opens Among other things, this former church houses some of Julia Ward Howe’s belongings, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

NIMFEST Concert Jon Monllos Jazz Band, Debra Mann Trio, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert Children and family entertainment by the Toe Jam Puppet Band, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

Baby Steps Benefit Cocktails, canapes and buffet to benefit Baby Steps, Chinese Tea House, Marble House grounds, 596 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., prices vary, tickets and information at eventbrite.com.

Monday

August 21

Preschool Story Time Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Redwood Story Time Children ages 3 and under with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and toys, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Family Story Time Stories, songs, games and rhymes, best for ages 2-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Sea Pageant A 100-person performance piece, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 1:30 p.m.-approx. 2:30 p.m. at the totality of the eclipse, strangeattractor.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meats, crafts and artwork, Fort Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 4, farmfresh.org.

Comedy “Laughter for Locals,” Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

August 22

Coloring Club An adult activity, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 17.

‘Lively Lunch’ in Touro Park Join Jim Egan from the Touro Park Museum for a discussion of Newport’s rich past and present, and conservation efforts to preserve the area and its landmarks, lawn seating, bring a picnic, Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, noon.

Brown Bag Book Discussion Bring a salad or sandwich, drinks provided, books available at circulation desk, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Visit four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 31, $20-$28, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org

Tuesday Matinee “Romancing the Stone” (PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

North Side Community Market The market features two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs, Pell School, 35 Dexter St., 2:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 29, rain or shine, farmfresh.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical

performance and video demonstration, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 3-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 31, $15 tickets online and at other locations, 401-847- 0475, returntocamelot.org.

Movie at the Library Enjoy a movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on your 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Idol Finale, Entertainment and Bonfire Children’s entertainment, 5 p.m., live music, 6 p.m., beach idol finale, approximately 6:45 p.m., followed by live music, bonfire, approximately 7:30 p.m., Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 401-855- 1910.

Summer Concert Series Villanares performs music from the 1950s to the ‘80s, Sweetberry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Organic Food Program A program on organic food and how to eat it on a budget, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., reserve, 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

August 23

Toddler Open Play Children ages 2-4 with a caregiver play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 17.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages 2 and under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m., children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, through Oct. 25, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

After Five Beach Clean-Up Help clean up Surfers’ End at Second Beach, 315 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays throughout August, info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Sketching, flower activity, guided garden tour, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, children 12 and under free, reserve, 401-847-8344, Kelsey@newportrestoration.org.

Fontainbleau Lecture Learn about the history of Fontainbleau, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $25, reserve, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

SVF Lecture on the renewal of the Blue Garden, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7-8 p.m., register, 401-848-7229 x10, kate@svffoundation.org.

Family-Friendly Funnies Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Outdoor Film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” plus a short film, Ballard Park, lawn seating, Hazard Road entrance, dusk, rain date Aug. 24, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 24

Redwood Book Sale The sale offers a wide selection of nonfiction, fiction, music CDs and DVDs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through Aug. 26 (which features a $5 a bag option), 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 17.

Philosopher Reception and Lecture Whitehall’s current philosopher in residence, Bishop Michael Ipgrave, gives an informal talk, light refreshments served, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, 4-6 p.m., whitehousemuseumhouse.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, advance reservations required, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

NewportFilm Screening “Dealt,” Newport International Polo grounds, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m. live music, 7:45 p.m. film followed by Q&A with film subject Richard Turner and director Luke Korem, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Cabaret 8 p.m. See Aug. 17.

Friday

August 25

Art Exhibition Reception “Visual Development,” by contemporary artist Theresa Girard, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5-7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Fall Exhibition Gallery Opening Featured are Rhode Island School of Design alumni, artists from the South of Washington neighborhood in Boston, and a mixture of painting, metal work and sculpture, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, 6-8 p.m., newportcontemporaryart.com.

Saturday

August 26

Redwood Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See Aug. 24.

STEAM Play Day The program features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational based toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Classic yacht regatta from Bristol to Newport, first warning signal, 11:55 a.m., see the majority of yachts at IYRS, Thames St., and Alofsin piers, Fort Adams after the race, iyrs.edu/newport-classicyacht regatta.

British Occupation Living History Event The 1777 British occupation of Newport living history event features more than 75 costumed interpreters who recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777, Washington Square and other venues, noon-5 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., must be in line by 3:30 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401- 423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 19.

NMAI Lecture Mary Jane Begin discusses her upcoming book, “My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island,” National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., free parking in the Arboretum parking lot across the street, 1:30 p.m., lecture with price of museum admission, $10-$20, reserve, 401- 851-8949 x18, art@americanillustration.org.

American Revolution in Newport Walking Tour The tour starts at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., ends at the White Horse Tavern for a rum sample and a reproduction of an 18th-century Royal Navy cup, 21+ event, 2-4 p.m., $30-$35, reserve, 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Sunday

August 27

Newport Classic Yacht Parade and Regatta The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., some of the best views of the parade are from the Goat Island dock, Bowen’s and Bannister’s wharfs, King Park pier, Alofsin piers at Fort Adams, and the IYRS marina; the first warning signal of the race is at 11:55 a.m., see majority of the yachts after the race at IYRS and Alofsin Pier, Fort Adams, iyrs.edu/newport-classic-yacht-regatta.

Fitness in the Park 10 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens 11 a.m. See Aug. 20.

NBS Presentation and Hike Presentation on reptiles and amphibians, then a guided hike (intermediate difficulty) to look for them, for ages 5 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2:30 p.m., $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Geology Talk and Walk Learn about the landscape, its natural history and the changes caused by humans, then take a guided walk to view rocks and stone walls, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-4 p.m., $15-$20, historicnewengland.org.

Boyd’s Windmill 2 p.m. See Aug. 20.

Middletown Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Aug. 20.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum Opens 2 p.m. See Aug. 20.

NIMFEST Concert Chelley, Bill and Dyl, Rick and Rory, and Anita Mansfield, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Redwood Garden Party This annual event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $75, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

FabNewport Maker Party and Fundraiser FabNewport’s annual maker party and fundraiser includes food and fun, and speaker Peter Grey, author of “Free to Learn,” proceeds go to purchasing machines and tools for the lab, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 5-8 p.m., register, 401-439-0160, fabnewport@gmail.com, fabnewport.org.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert The Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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