2014-05-01 / Calendar

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Little Ladies Tea The Friends of Glen Manor presents a tea for “ladies of all ages” on Sunday, May 4. Little ladies (ages 4 and up) will make crafts, watch a fashion show by Groovy Gator, model their own party dresses, and enjoy treats from Blackstone Caterers. Creative Motion Dance Studio will perform. The event will be at the Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, from 2-4 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets are $25. Seating is limited and walk-ins will not be allowed. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Glen Manor House. Reservations may be made by calling Glen Manor at 401-683-4177. Little Ladies Tea The Friends of Glen Manor presents a tea for “ladies of all ages” on Sunday, May 4. Little ladies (ages 4 and up) will make crafts, watch a fashion show by Groovy Gator, model their own party dresses, and enjoy treats from Blackstone Caterers. Creative Motion Dance Studio will perform. The event will be at the Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, from 2-4 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets are $25. Seating is limited and walk-ins will not be allowed. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Glen Manor House. Reservations may be made by calling Glen Manor at 401-683-4177. Thursday

May 1

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work 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.

‘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.

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.

Create a Butterfly Garden Learn how to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401-846-1573.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Saturday

May 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.

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 Story Time 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.

Wellness Fair Celebrate the holistic community, Newport Congregational Church, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., demonstrations and lectures, $5.

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 R.I. 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.

Rodeo Round-Up Police bands, bag pipe bands and drum lines gather for pre-parade festivities including a mechanical bull riding competition, The Dockside Restaurant, 8 p.m., policeparade.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, May 2.

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.

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.

Police Parade Marchers step off at 11:50 a.m. on West Main Road, Middletown and proceed south on Broadway and end at Washington Square.

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.

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, 2-4 p.m., reservations required, no walkins, $25, call 401- 683-4177 or visit glenmanorhouse.com.

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.

Monday

May 5

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

Cinco de Mayo at Rough Point Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Doris Duke’s Rough Point and learn about upcoming ceramics installation, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., cash margarita bar, exhibit “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke” will be on display, $5, liz@newportrestoration.org or 401- 846-4152 x122.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Public Library group examines “The Beautiful Mystery,” by Louise Penny, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

First Monday Poetry Informal poetry writing workshop, read and discuss each other’s poetry and works by contemporary poets, writing exercises, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-847-8720 x208.

Tuesday

May 6

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.

Teen Crafts Teens make Mother’s Day gifts at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., materials provided, free, drop in, 401-847-8720.

The Friends International Film Series “My Afternoons with Marqueritte” (France) screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., refreshments at 6:30 p.m., film at 7 p.m., free, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Israeli Independence Day Concert Heifetz on Tour performs at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., 7 p.m., free, reception to follow at the Levi Gale House, contact 401-846-2125 or susanlark@cox.net to reserve.

Wednesday

May 7

Writing Club for Kids The Redwood’s Writing Club for Kids guides K-4 youngsters in various reading and writing activities, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., 401-847- 0292.

Laugh for a Good Cause Comedy night to benefit Relay for Life, Jimmy’s Saloon, 37 Memorial Blvd., pizza and appetizer buffet 6:30 p.m., comedy at 7:30 p.m., raffles and silent auction, advance tickets $15 or 2 for $25, $20 at door, 401-855-0885.

Thursday

May 8

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “A Two-Edged Sword: the Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy,” by Dr. Nicholas Tracy, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

MUSE Opening Reception MUSE students from East Bay Met, Portsmouth and Rogers high schools exhibit their work, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., free, 5-7 p.m., 401-848-8200.

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

Garbage System Workshop The Historic Hill Association hosts workshop on new trash collection system, Newport’s City Clean Program Coordinator Kristen Littlefield will answer questions and hear concerns, Newport Public Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-261- 3980.

Critter Glitter Sale Sequin fashion jewelry sale to benefit The Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 401-846-0596, runs through May 12.

Friday

May 9

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

Whitehorne Museum Tours 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.

‘12 Years a Slave’ Newport Public Library continues its Oscar-winning series with Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, doors open at 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

‘Oliver’ Newport Children’s Theater presents “Oliver,” Portsmouth High School, 140 Education Ln., 7 p.m.

Saturday

May 10

Ballard Park Bird Walk Friends of Ballard Park offer guided bird walk with Salve Regina University’s

Dr. Jameson Chace, meet at Hazard Road entrance, 8 a.m., wear sturdy shoes, bring binoculars, $5 donation, $15 group, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Sheep Shearing Celebrate spring at family-friendly Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 12-4 p.m., $10 per car, visit with baby lambs while the farm flock is shorn by local shearers, spinning and weaving demonstrations, hike around the farm, rain or shine, 401-423-0005.

Mother’s Day Tea Party Moms and kids celebrate the day with story time, craft, tea and cookies, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 4+, registration required, 401- 846-1573.

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Annual sale to benefit Newport in Bloom, locally-grown herbs, annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, hanging baskets, 138 Old Beach Rd., 8:30 a.m.

‘Breathe’ at NBS Local author Kelly Kittel discusses her book, “Breathe,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., register at 401-846-2577.

Drop-In Mother’s Day Craft Kids are invited to visit the Redwood’s children’s library to make a Mother’s Day craft, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1-5 p.m., 401-847-0292.

‘Oliver’ 2 and 7 p.m. See Friday, May 9.

Mahogany Lecture Prof. Jennifer L. Anderson will discuss her book, “Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

‘Words into Poetry’ Workshop with members of Ocean State Poets, readings, discussion, open mic, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Heifetz on Tour Concert Classical music concert, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7:30 p.m., $25, $22.50 members, $15 students, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Police Parade Comedy Benefit Night of Comedy for mature audiences to benefit the Aquidneck Island Police Parade, Newport Marriott, 8 p.m., 21+, $10 donation, alex@ecmgevents.com.

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