2014-04-17 / Calendar

Newport DaybyDay

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.

Floral Design Class Award-winning designer Lynne Merrill teaches free floral design 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 the 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.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 2 and 3 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

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) and containers, 401-845-5800.

Saturday

April 19

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny The Elks Lodge hosts breakfast, Pelham Street and Bellevue Avenue, $6 adults, $3.50 for children 10 and under, 9-11 a.m., advance reservations required, 401-845- 5800.

Touro Park Egg Hunt Easter Egg Hunt for boys and girls ages 2-7, Touro Park, 10 a.m., sharp, free, bring containers, eggs redeemed for prizes.

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.

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 containers 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 and 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 Hunt for treats at the Leonard Brown House, Seveney Field, Portsmouth, 1 p.m. main hunt, 1:15 p.m. toddler 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.

Seal Watch Tours 2 and 3 p.m. See Friday, April 18.

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

Free Concert at Grand The Jon Butcher Axis celebrates the music of Jimi Hendrix, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 20

Easter Egg Hunt Benefit 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.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 3 and 4 p.m. See Friday, April 18.

Monday

April 21

Kids’ Nature Hike Friends of Ballard Park takes youngsters on a nature hike, geared for ages 7-12, followed by a scavenger hunt, meet at the Hazard Road entrance to Ballard Park, 10-11:30 a.m., $7, dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, 401-619-3377.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 12:30 p.m., 401-849- 0546, ocnrr.com.

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

Tuesday

April 22

Earth Day Sunflowers Drop in to the Middletown Public Library to decorate pots and plant sunflowers to take home, 700 West Main Rd., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., all ages, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Music for Children Award winning composer David Polansky will present a music program, “Laughter in the Library,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., for children ages 4+, with trumpet, keyboard, and vocals, no registration is required for this free program, 401-847-8720 x204.

Project Chick Kids 3-13 learn about chickens, eggs, hands-on, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., drop in, 401-423-7280.

Kids Owls Program Kids learn about the owls of Rhode Island with the Audubon Society, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., members free, non-members $2, all ages, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x105.

Pollinators Lecture Organic beekeeper and gardener Sanna Kure-Jensen will discuss promoting pollinators in your garden, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 11 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

April 23

Casey’s Farm Chicks Visit Learn about chickens with a farm educator, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 4+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

‘Frozen’ in Middletown “Frozen” screens for free at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 4+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846- 1573.

‘Frozen’ in Newport “Frozen” screens for free at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., no registration required, drop in, 401-847-8720 x208.

Trees as Art Learn about the tree as an art form with artist Deborah Coolidge,

Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., free with regular museum admission, 401-848-8200.

Rare Breed Farm Lecture SVF Foundation lecture examining the future of rare breed farming by Dr. Robyn Metcalfe, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but space is limited and reservations are required, contact lynne@svffoundation.org or 401- 848-7229 x10.

Thursday

April 24

Kids Celebrate Trees Children ages 4-8 and families join Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler on a tree walk in Aquidneck Park, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., followed by a story time and craft, refreshments, no registration, drop in, 401-847- 8720 x204.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Ultimate Success Factor,” by Dr. J. Phillip London, examining leadership and character, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-1296.

Jewelry Making Fused glass pendant-making workshop for teens (grade 6 and up) and adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., materials supplied, call 401-423- 7280 to register.

Hidden Landscapes Arborist Robert Currier and restoration bookbinder James Currier will present a selection of antiquarian books from the Redwood Library vault, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., $5, reserve through Newport Tree Society at newportarboretum.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Dr. Maury Klein talks about his new book, “A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II,” 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.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, April 19.

Choreography Showcase Salve Regina University student choreography showcase, Megley Theatre, Antone Academic Center, 56 Lawrence Ave., 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, $5 students, 401-341- 2295.

Friday

April 25

Newport Daffodil Days Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 12:30 p.m., 401-849- 0546, ocnrr.com.

Family Games Day Children ages 4+ and families invited to Newport Public Library for an afternoon of card and board game fun, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., drop in, free, 401-847-8720 x204.

‘Peter Rabbit’ at Redwood Newport Children’s Theatre performs at the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, nonmembers $2, all ages, reserve at 401-847-0292 x105.

‘Birders’ Documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect” will screen at Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 7 p.m., panel discussion to follow film, reserve at 401-849-4646.

Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See Thursday, April 24.

Band Concert Newport Community Symphonic Band concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $8, $5 seniors and students, 401-341-2295.

Saturday

April 26

Newport Daffodil Days Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

Ballard Park Cleanup Earth Day cleanup to beautify Ballard Park, use Hazard Road entrance and meet in the quarry meadow, 9 a.m., 401-619-3377. Ballard Park, use Hazard Road entrance and meet in the quarry meadow, 9 a.m., 401-619-3377.

Learn Pruning Techniques Friends of Jamestown Library present Jim Normann on pruning techniques, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestown philomenianlibrary.org.

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.

Daffodil Bike Ride Tour to see daffodil plantings, departs Touro Park, 11 a.m.

Ballard Park Tour Explore the Ballard Park nature preserve, use Hazard Road entrance and meet in the quarry meadow, 11 a.m.. 401-619-3377.

Craft Beer Festival Third annual Newport Craft Beer Festival, Great Friends Meeting House Lawn, 21 Farewell St., sessions are 12-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m., tickets are session specific, $45, ages 21+, samplings, demonstration, music, food, tickets available at newportcraftbeerfestival.com.

Learn Newport Trees Local arborists discuss Newport’s unique and eclectic collection of trees as they relate to the history of the area, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Choreography Showcase 2 p.m. See Thursday, April 24.

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ 7 p.m. See Saturday, April 19.

Tom Rush in Concert Common Fence Music at Salve presents legendary song-stylist

Tom Rush, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., $40, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert at Grand Another Tequila Sunrise plays Eagles tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 27

Newport Daffodil Days Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

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

Newport 10-Miler Road race to benefit Fort Adams Trust, 10-mile race begins at 8 a.m., 5K run/walk begins at 8:10 a.m.,

starts outside the east wall of the fort, ends inside on the parade field, register at newport10miler.com.

14th Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour Fundraising tour of private architectural treasures, begin at St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 10 a.m., $60 advance, $75 day of event, newporthousetour.com.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

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.

Family Guided Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary educator leads discovery walk through trails and habitats, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m., members $6, non-members $8, no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Genealogy Workshop Portsmouth Free Public Library offers monthly workshop on how to trace your roots, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., space limited, reservations required, 401-683-9457.

‘Philomena’ Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Music in the Galleries The Alley Cats a cappella group performs at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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