2014-04-10 / Calendar

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Sometime in November, 1738, Mary Arnold tried unsuccessfully to poison her husband with an egg dram. Fearing for his life, Benedict Arnold petitioned the Rhode Island General Assembly for a divorce. On Thursday, April 17, the Newport Historical Society will present Fordham University history professor Elaine Forman Crane on “The Poison Plot” at 5:30 p.m. Crane will discuss her latest research about the Arnolds and the trial. Although the saga of this dysfunctional family is a riveting story by itself, the unique details of Mary Arnold’s betrayal were replayed often enough among her contemporaries to be embedded in the community profile. The lecture will take place at the Colony House in Washington Square. Admission is $1 for NHS members and $5 for non-members. Reserve at 401-841-8770. Sometime in November, 1738, Mary Arnold tried unsuccessfully to poison her husband with an egg dram. Fearing for his life, Benedict Arnold petitioned the Rhode Island General Assembly for a divorce. On Thursday, April 17, the Newport Historical Society will present Fordham University history professor Elaine Forman Crane on “The Poison Plot” at 5:30 p.m. Crane will discuss her latest research about the Arnolds and the trial. Although the saga of this dysfunctional family is a riveting story by itself, the unique details of Mary Arnold’s betrayal were replayed often enough among her contemporaries to be embedded in the community profile. The lecture will take place at the Colony House in Washington Square. Admission is $1 for NHS members and $5 for non-members. Reserve at 401-841-8770. Thursday

April 10

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Pushing the Limits: The Remarkable Life and Times of Vice Admiral Allan Rockwell McCann, USN,” by Carl LaVO, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-1296.

Gardening Social with Roger Marshall Tips and tricks on starting seeds for the novice gardener, veterans swap seeds and seedlings with other island plant enthusiasts, all welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4:30-6 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library open, newportgalleries.org.

‘Monuments Woman’ Lecture Archeologist Laura Tedesco, who has worked in Afghanistan and other war-torn areas of the Near East as a representative of the U.S. State Department, discusses her experiences in the field and the role of cultural and historic preservation in diplomacy, Salve Regina University, Alletta Morris McBean Lecture Hall (Room 107), Antone Academic Center, Lawrence Avenue, 5 p.m., free.

Book Launch Gail Lowney Alofsin discusses her book, “Your Someday is Now,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $25 includes book, chat, reception, proceeds benefit charity.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Dr. Charles Watkins on how urban renewal impacts preservation, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

Teen DYI Candy Sushi Teens welcome to create candy sushi, Newport Public Library, 6 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-8720 x206.

ALN Forum Learn what Newport’s environmental commissions are doing to protect both the citizenry and environment, free, sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport at the Edward King House, 35 King St., 6 p.m., 401-523-1143.

Sixth Annual Food & Wine Expo Area restaurants and vendors host fundraising evening to benefit local high school music programs with wine and beer, tastings, music by local musicians, OceanCliff, 6-9 p.m., ages 21+only, $30, for tickets and reservations email patrick@marinacafepub.com.

Friday

April 11

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Story in the Public Square Salve Regina University conference on the power of storytelling to shape American politics and culture, examines animation, feature documentary and television, as well as short documentary and video, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 9 a.m., register at salve.edu/annual-conference.

Computer Workshop Introduction to the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

‘Captain Phillips’ Free screening of “Captain Phillips,” part of Oscar-nominated film series, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Eyes on Amphibians Rescheduled from March 28, an evening of nature exploration to learn about amphibians, hike to Red Maple Pond, ages 7+, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

April 12

Newport Restaurant Week Newport’s finest restaurants offer three-course lunches for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Friends Bookstore Spring Sale Something for everyone, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 10 and 11 a.m., savebay.org/seals.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Early Earth Day Cleanups Volunteers scour Newport to keep the city beautiful, see page 17 for a list of opportunities and join in.

Spring Tree ID Walk Join arborist Jacqui Mitchell at the Norman Bird Sanctuary to learn how to identify deciduous trees and then hike the trails to do so, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org. Books and Authors Series

Annie Sherman discusses her book, “Legendary Locals of Newport Rhode Island,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “Louder than a Bomb,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, non-members $10, students $3, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

Newport in Bloom Annual spring public lecture and workshop, how to produce your own organic vegetables and preparing for the Newport Flower Show competition, St. John’s Church, Willow St., 3 p.m., free, all welcome.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Music at Norman Bird Sanctuary Local Americana folk band Red Eye Flight concert in Mabel’s Studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., 7:30 p.m., refreshments, members $15, non-members $20, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Free Concert at Grand Sublime tribute by 40oz. to Freedom, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 13

Newport Restaurant Week Specials through April 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See Saturday, April 12.

Discover Colonial Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Friends Bookstore Spring Sale 1-4:30 p.m. See Saturday, April 12.

‘Peter Rabbit’ at Redwood Newport Children’s Theatre performs at the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30-2:30 p.m., members free, non-members $2, all ages, reserve at 401-847-0292 x105.

American Band Concert “Celebrating World Cultures” concert by The American Band of

cert by The American Band of Rhode Island, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 2 p.m., $6.

Stone Walls of New England Dr. Robert Thorson, University of Connecticut, discusses the evolution of agricultural civilization told by stone walls, Middletown Historical Society, Paradise School, Paradise and Prospect avenues, 2 p.m., 401-849-1870.

Birds: Marvels of Science Lecture Series “What Can I Do? The Power of One,” explores how actions by individuals make a difference, Charles Clarkson, professor of biology, ecology, and conservation at Roger Williams and Salve Regina universities, presents, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., free, 401-847-5511, sarah_ lang@ fws.gov.

Piano Concert Sam Hollister performs works by Beethoven, Shumann, Poulenc, and Rachmaninoff at Jamestown Community Piano Association concert, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m., free, 401-423-0515.

Musical Sundays Newport Public Library hosts Newport String Project, 3 p.m., free, 401-847-8720.

Sunday Afternoon Music The Friends music series presents Atwater-Donnelly playing traditional American and Celtic folk songs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

April 14

Friends Bookstore Spring Sale 12:30-8:30 p.m. See Saturday, April 12.

Make It, Take It Crafts Create crowns for princes and princesses at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Monday Poetry Poetry writing workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-847-8720 x208.

Tuesday

April 15

Friends Bookstore Spring Sale 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. See Saturday, April 12.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” by Ben Fountain, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

‘Great Decisions’ Lecture Newport Center for International Visitors hosts forum on U.S. trade policy, North End Steak House, Best Western Mainstay Inn, 151 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 6 p.m. social, 7 p.m. presentation, 7:30 p.m. discussion, newportciv.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Old Filth,” by Jane Gardam, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

Cybersecurity and You Peter W. Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, presents “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know,” Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401-341-2927.

‘DamNation’ In celebration of Earth Month, Aquidneck Land Trust and newportFILM present documentary “DamNation,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m. screening, 8:30 p.m. post-film Q&A with director Travis Rummel, free, newportfilm.com.

Wednesday

April 16

Pennfield Arts Showcase Student art, music, performances, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 3-6 p.m., public welcome, 401-849- 4646 or visit pennfield.org.

Women in Business After Hours Networking and refreshments on the terrace at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $5 members and $10 for non-members, register at 401-847-1608.

Teen Movie “The Mummy” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.

Photo Guild Meeting Chris Alvanez will present “Getting Great Pictures with your Smart Phone,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Osprey Lecture Rob Bierregaards presents “The Mysteries of Osprey Migration,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

April 17

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O’Keeffe,” by Laurie Lisle, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

class, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1:30-3:30 p.m., register at 401-846-1573.

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Homewood Suites, 348 West Main Rd., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $25, register at 401-847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

‘The Poison Plot’ Lecture Newport Historical Society presents Elaine Forman Crane on “The Poison Plot,” examining Mary Arnold’s attempt to kill her husband Benedict, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., NHS members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Life of the Mind Salon Dr. Stephen Sheinkopf, of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute in Providence, on the autism spectrum, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x112.

Author Reading Kathleen Kelly Reardon will read from her debut novel, “Shadow Campus,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity,” by Katherine Bow, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films Shorts from Unique Worlds, selections from 2013 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

April 18

Good Friday Walk for Hunger The second annual Aquidneck Island Good Friday Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness, St. Joseph’s Church, Mann Avenue and Broadway, registration and check-in begins at 8 a.m., walk will commence after a short invocation at 9 a.m., 3 and 5-mile routes, stops along the way, 401-924-1161, goodfridaywalkforhungerri.org.

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619- 1511, fortadams.org.

Jamestown Art Opening Reception for “The Flower Show,” paintings by Georgia Marsh, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 6-8 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Flashlight Egg Hunt Newport Rec’s Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, Freebody Park, 8 p.m., boys and girls ages 8-10, free, rain or shine, bring flashlights (2 “D” cell size or smaller), 401-845-5800.

Saturday

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Advance reservations required for this annual event, 401-845-5800, Elks Lodge, 9 -11 a.m., $3.50 for children under 10, $6 for adults.

Touro Park Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2 -7, Touro Park, hunt starts at 10 a.m. sharp, free, participants should bring own basket or bag.

Easter Egg Hunt Castle Hill Inn hosts annual Easter Egg Hunt to benefit Child & Family, 590 Ocean Drive, 10:30 a.m., refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny, open to children ages 12 and under, $25 per child, reservations required, 401-619- 3830 x218.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss Charles Dickens’“A Tale of Two Cities,” and watch the film of the same name, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tennis Hall of Fame Egg Hunt Kids up to age 6 can hunt for eggs in the museum and take photos with the Easter Bunny, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., registration begins at 9:30 a.m., hunt at 11 a.m. sharp, preregister at 401-324-4072, tennisfame.com.

Jamestown Egg Hunt Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Elks and the Parks and Recreation Dept., Wilson Arena parking lot, 11 a.m., two age divisions, pre-school and grades 1-4, bring container for hunt, four bikes to be given away, 401-252-3982.

Toe Jam Puppet Band Green Show Family interactive program with fun songs, puppets, activities to teach about planet Earth, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846- 1573.

Hike Safe & Leave No Trace Sachuest Point NWR volunteers teach Hike Safe and Leave No Trace principles, Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown, 11 a.m., talk followed by a short trail clean-up at Sachuest.

Newport Cabinetmaker’s Tour Join Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos on a walking tour of the Townsend and Goddard workshops as he explores the lives of these artisans, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Brown House Easter Egg Hunt The 15th annual hunt for treats at the Leonard Brown House, Seveney Field, Portsmouth, 1 p.m. main hunt, storytelling at 1:30 p.m., bring own container for hunt, free but donations welcome.

Marine Treasure Discussed A conversation with Dyer Jones, director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, April 12.

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