Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers join educators for nature stories and a walk, indoor program in case of rain, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 for one adult and one child, $2 per additional child per parent, 401-846-2577, register, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
Salve Regina Tree Stroll Tour by Scott Wheeler, Ochre Court, 2-3 p.m., part of Newport Arboretum Week, newportarboretumweek.org.
Jamestown LEGO Club Children create according to a theme, 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.
Dinner and a Movie for Teens Teens enjoy “Guardians of the Galaxy” and pizza, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
‘A Beautiful View’ Art Auction All proceeds of this art auction benefit Aquidneck Land Trust’s Merritt Neighborhood Fund and Clean Ocean Access, the Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7:30 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.
Favorite Poem Project Gather with others and read your favorite poems (not ones that you have written), share why you love the poem, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-9 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Student Choreography Showcase Salve students perform, Salve’s Megley Theatre, $5 general admission, April 27-28, 8 p.m.; April 29, 2 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/ casino-theatre.
Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.
Newport Chamber Seminar “All Things Digital,” bring a lunch, Spire Space, 82 Valley Road, Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.
Tree Talk Guided tour of the highlights of the Frederick Law Olmsted Park & Arboretum at the National Museum
of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 2-3 p.m., free, newportarboretumweek.org.
Leading Ladies Film Series “Thelma and Louise” (1991), starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Opening Reception Downtown Designs Gallery will host an opening reception for the photography exhibit "Through the Autistic Eye," music and refreshments, kid-friendly, corner of Broadway and Marlborough St., 5-7 p.m., free, downtowndesignsnewport.com.
Bingo Fundraiser Bingo, sandwiches, raffles, proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the Village House Activity Fund, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 7 p.m.
The Wasted Talent Show Live standup comedy, headliner Matt Ruby from NBC's Seeso, plus four other comedians, Studio 3, 276 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $15, reservations firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See April 27.
Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.
Money-Smart Kids Read Children ages 3-5 hear stories and make a piggy bank craft to help them save their money, 10 a.m., register, Newport Public Library.
Newport Craft Beer Festival Try small samples of craft beers and chat with brewers, Great Friends’ Meeting House lawn, 21 Farewell St., sessions at noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m., $45 tickets, 21+ event, no babies, strollers or pets, 401-849-5232, newportcraftbeer.com.
‘Cars and Coffee’ Event Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum for this get-together, bring your own car to show off or admire those that are on display, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., free, registration required even if you do not bring a car, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.
Trolley Tree Tour Tour by Christopher Fletcher of Bartlett Tree Experts, Antone Academic Center, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., limited seating, reserve, newportarboretumweek.org.
1880 Census Workshop Seeking area residents who had an ancestor living in Newport at time of the 1880 Census to share their stories, all are welcome, Salve’s McKillop Library, Computer Labs, basement level, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., RSVP 401- 841-5493 or email@example.com.
Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship
and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:30 a.m., space limited, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport.
Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Student Choreography Showcase 2 p.m. See April 27.
Movie and a Craft Children ages 6-12 enjoy “The Lorax” and make a Lorax craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Star Kids Gala Food, music and dancing to benefit Star Kids, Ochre Court, 7-11 p.m., $175 tickets, starkidsprogram.org.
Band Concert The Newport Community Symphonic Band performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $8 general admission, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casinotheatre.
Mystery at the Museum “Spring Surprise,” a 90-minute whodunit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10- $30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.
Common Fence Music Lucy Kaplansky performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $28 in advance, $31 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.
Improv 8 p.m. See April 28.
Guided Bird Walk Birding masters and beginners bring binoculars and join experts to prowl bird-watching areas, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
Garden Tips and Soil Testing Bring a soil sample for testing by URI master gardeners and get gardening tips, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, Sundays through Oct. 31, weather dependent, 401- 874- 2900,uri.edu/mastergardener.
‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.
Amphibians Program Learn about amphibians and take a naturalist-guided hike looking for them, some rocky terrain makes this an intermediate difficulty level hike, for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3:30
p.m., rain date May 7, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
Table Decoration Program Make fairy lights for your spring table, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Ochre Court Choral Concert Enjoy a choral concert, Ochre Court, 3 p.m., $8 general admission, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casinotheatre.
Piano Concert pianist Clemens Teufel plays works by Schumann, Heller, Liszt, Hanson, and Gershwin, St. Columba’s parish hall, 55 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown, 4 p.m., $20, 401-847-5500.
Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.
Tech Help Get one-on-one help with tech issues, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Children’s Program Children ages 5-8 enjoy stories, sing songs and make crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Empower Book Club Discuss “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom,” by Don Miguel Ruiz, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Book Group Discuss “The Other Einstein,” by Marie Benedict, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Preservation Society Presentation Learn about the National Museum of American Illustration, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., noon, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.
Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Migration Magic Lecture Learn how to spot birds along their migratory trek, for ages 10 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.
Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Orchestra Concert The Newport County Orchestra performs, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $5-$8, 401-341- 2295, salve.edu/events.
Eight Bells Lecture “Cassandra in Oz: Counterinsurgency and Future War,” by Conrad Crane, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841- 7276, usnwc.edu.
Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See April 27.
Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See April 27.
Teens Cook Teens make guacamole and salsa, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Newport History Program Chocolate in the Colonial Period, Newport Historical Society Research Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.
Fiddle Concert Members of the Newport String Project perform a fiddle concert, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 7-8 p.m., newportstringproject.org.
Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 28.
Lecture “Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports and Catholic Youth in Mid-Twentieth Century Chicago,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.
Art Exhibit Opening Spring exhibition features new American art by emerging and established artists, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, 6-8 p.m., 401-619-2701, newportcontemporaryart.com.
Community Conversation Community conversation with Sen. Jack Reed, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Improv 8 p.m. See April 28.
Architectural Symposium “The Architecture of Newport’s Sporting Life,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., prices vary, register, 401-619-4684, tennisfame.com.
Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show The theme of the show is a celebration of the outstanding “pioneer” women of Portsmouth, Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, May 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free and open to all, 401-683-3021.
Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 29.
Cinderella Story Time Workshop A reading of a Cinderella story book, an interactive group dance, and a small craft, presented by the Festival Ballet Providence, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See April 29.
Meet the Author Local author Jack Murphy discusses his first novel, “Middletown Murders,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.
Concert Enjoy an a cappella concert, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/ events.
Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception View works by Blackstone Valley artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through May 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.
DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception See works by Mark Carvalho, John Irwin and Sandy Webb, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through May 28, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.
Choral Concert The Jamestown Community Concert Presents “Songs Americans Sing,” Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, May 6, 4 p.m.; May 7, 3 p.m., $12-$15, tickets can be reserved by calling 401- 423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.
Mystery at the Museum “Vicious Victorians,” a 90-minute whodunit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10- $30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.
Improv 8 p.m. See April 28.
Star Gazing Look at the sky through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 8:30-10 p.m., suggested donation $5, or $15 per group/family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.
Ballard Bird Walk Guided walk to view late migrant and breeding birds, Ballard Park, Wickham Road entrance (across from Rogers High School), $5 suggested donation, 8-9 a.m., 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.
Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show 10 a.m. See May 6.
Garden Tips and Soil Testing 10 a.m. See April 30.
Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 30.
National Police Parade More than 4,000 law enforcement participants commemorate National Police Week, noon, units will march down Broadway from Middletown line to Newport Police Station, policeparade.org.
Newport Gulls Exhibit Opens “Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls,” by Jason Evans, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., through Sept. 10, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.
Jamestown Water Initiative Program Landscaping with native plants, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.
Choral Concert 3 p.m. See May 6.