2014-04-24 / Calendar

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Thursday

April 24

Kids Story Time St. Michael’s Country Day School hosts a free story time and craft for kids ages 2 1/2 – 5 years old, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 10:30 a.m., read and act out Eric Carle’s “The Hungry Caterpillar” and make your own, space is limited, 401-849- 5970 x300.

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, 401-841-7276.


Stargazing Escape the Newport lights and take a unique look at the night skies as Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill of Brown University guide you around the spring constellations. The early-setting moon will leave a dark night sky, perfect for optimal viewing. Bring a comfy chair, blankets, warm clothes and warm drinks and a flashlight. May 3, 8 to 9 p.m. in the Quarry Meadow. Use the Hazard Road Entrance, $5 suggested donation. Stargazing Escape the Newport lights and take a unique look at the night skies as Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill of Brown University guide you around the spring constellations. The early-setting moon will leave a dark night sky, perfect for optimal viewing. Bring a comfy chair, blankets, warm clothes and warm drinks and a flashlight. May 3, 8 to 9 p.m. in the Quarry Meadow. Use the Hazard Road Entrance, $5 suggested donation. 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.

‘If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

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’ Interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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.

Seal Watch Tours Two-hour tour through Newport Harbor, visit Rose Island lighthouse, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 10 and 11 a.m., savebay.org/seals.

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.

Arbor Day Tree Planting Tree planting to commemorate the city’s 375th anniversary, Newport City Hall, 2 p.m.

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, 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.

Local Author Talk “Swim That Rock” authors John Rocco and Jay Primiano will be at Island Books, 575 E. Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., to discuss their Rhode Islandbased middle grades novel, 401- 849-2665.

‘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.

Abbey Rhode at Greenvale Abbey Rhode Beatles tribute at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 7-9:30 p.m., picnic foods encouraged, wine available at vineyard, tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, call 401-847-3777 to reserve.

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

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.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Friday, April 25.

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 Thursday, April 24.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See April 25.

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.

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See Friday, April 25.

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.

‘Inns of Distinction’ Brunch and Tour Fundraising brunch and tour of area inns by Junior League of Rhode Island, brunch at One Eighty, followed by self-guided tour of area inns and boutique hotels, 11 a.m. brunch at One Eighty, 1 p.m. tour, jlri.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.

Chamber Choir at Redwood The Rhode Island Civic Chorale Chamber Choir returns with “Intimate

Songs of the Heart,” featuring music by Bolcom, Brahms and Lauridsen, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members free, non-members $12, 401-847-0292 x112.

Choral Concert Salve Regina University concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., $8, $5 seniors and students, 401-341-2295.

Monday

April 28

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

Tuesday

April 29

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Arts Around the Fire Monthly gathering of artists and art lovers, Aaron Coté, Bridgefest

coordinator, will discuss plans for the summer celebration of live local music, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, last session of the season, all welcome, newportarts.org.

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Discuss “The White Mountains,” by John Christopher, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

‘Great Decisions’ Lecture Newport Center for International Visitors hosts forum on defense technology, 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.

Newport County Orchestra Concert Salve Regina University presents music by Mozart, Bizet, Vaughan Williams, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $8, $5 seniors and students, 401-341-2295.

Wednesday

April 30

‘A Passion for Education’ Screening of a new documentary on “Pell Grants: A Passion for Education,” the story of Senator Claiborne Pell’s innovative grants and the role of higher education in the changing world, Salve Regina University, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., limited seating, reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu or 401-341-2371.

Jon Batiste and Stay Human Concert celebrating 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $25, students with ID and those under age 18 are free, sponsored by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. and Salve Regina University, proceeds benefit education programs of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., 401-341- 2295.

Thursday

May 1

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s beforework gathering, Middletown Historical Society, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, Middletown, 8-9 a.m., register at 401-847- 1608 or newportchamber.com.

Whitehorne Museum Opens The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run Thursday- Monday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt,” by Andy Jampoler, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Opening Reception The Salve Regina University Senior Thesis Show, with selections from projects in painting, illustration, photography and ceramics, opens at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981.

Green Drinks Monthly gathering for the ecofriendly, Clean Ocean Access hosts at Easton’s Point Pub, 116 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., updates on cleanup efforts, info on the Atlantic Cup, all welcome, greendrinks.org/RI/Newport, RI.

Opera Workshop Students perform scenes, Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., 401-341-2295.

‘Best Judgment: Ladd School Lessons’ Full-length documentary based on history of the Joseph Ladd Center, Rhode Island’s former institution for people with developmental disabilities, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $5, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

May 2

Rough Point Tours Guided tours of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke” exhibit, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Thursday-Monday, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

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

Saturday

May 3

Saturday Book Group Discuss “Life After Life,” by Kate Atkinson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the 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.

Bilingual Storytime Families with children ages 3 and up invited to hear stories in Spanish and English, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11:30 a.m., no registration required, drop in, all materials provided, 401-847- 8720 x204.

‘Touch-a-Truck’ Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual fundraiser, youngsters hop on board, blow horns, and explore dozens of vehicles, Glen Park, Glen Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., activities, martial arts demo at 1 p.m., $3.

Herb Walk Aquidneck Land trust hosts an herb walk through Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve with herbalist Jessyloo Rodrigues, off Carriage Drive, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., wear sturdy shoes or boots, limited parking, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14.

Authors Talk: Festival of Five Second annual Festival of Five, a conversation with five female authors from New England, Noel-Ann Brennan, Nora Hall, Tova Mirvis, Susan Reynolds and Julie Wu, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Rainbow Loom Youngsters create bracelets at the Redwood, ages 8+, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-0292.

Opening Reception Reception for Eclipse, show featuring photographer Chris Alvanas and potter Josh Leonti, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 5-8 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Run for the Roses Gala Spring gala fundraiser for the Edward King House, 35 King St., 5:30- 10 p.m., Derby attire welcome, dinner, open bar, silent auction, dancing to the ROMPS band, 401- 846-7426.

Adoption RI Anniversary Gala Celebrate 30 years of adoption excellence, Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., 6-11 p.m., benefit for children in foster care, cocktail attire, 401-865-6000, adoptionri.org.

Star Kids Benefit The 12th Annual Lucky Star Soiree to benefit the Star Kids Scholarship Program, Canfield House, Memorial Boulevard, 7-10 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, food stations, open bar, music by DJ Reggie Charles, 401- 848-4187, starkidsprogram.org.

New Murder Mystery Opens “Mobsters & Molls,” interactive murder mystery set in the Prohibition era, opens at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, newportartmuseum.org.

Vive la Différence Jamestown Community Chorus celebrates spring with music for men, women, and the full chorus, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., 7:30 p.m., $15, $13 seniors, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Stargazing Take a unique look at the night skies and spring constellations at Ballard Park, Quarry Meadow, use Hazard Road entrance, 8-9 p.m., bring comfy chair, blankets, warm clothes and warm drinks, $5, ballardpark.org.

Free Concert at Grand Spirit of Santana plays Santana tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

May 4

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.

Little Ladies Tea Friends of Glen Manor offers a tea for “ladies of all ages,” little ladies ages 4+ enjoy crafts, fashion show, treats, Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, 2 p.m., reservations required, no walk-ins, $25, $20 prior to April 30, call 401- 683-4177 or visit glenmanorhouse.com.

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.

Police Parade The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade kicks off at 11:50 a.m., West Main Rd., Middletown to Washington Square.

Vive la Différence 3 p.m. See Saturday, May 3.

A Cappella Concert Concert by Pitches with Attitude, Salve Regina University’s all-female a cappella group, Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., 5 p.m.

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