2014-05-15 / Calendar

Newport Day by Day


Seymour Krelborn, played by Rogers High School senior David Richards, pines for his unrequited love in “Little Shop of Horrors.” The unassuming Seymour’s world turns around with the discovery of Audrey II, a strange blood-loving plant he names after his dream girl. The musical runs Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. in the RHS auditorium, 15 Wickham Road. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and children, and will be available at the door. Seymour Krelborn, played by Rogers High School senior David Richards, pines for his unrequited love in “Little Shop of Horrors.” The unassuming Seymour’s world turns around with the discovery of Audrey II, a strange blood-loving plant he names after his dream girl. The musical runs Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, at 7 p.m. in the RHS auditorium, 15 Wickham Road. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and children, and will be available at the door. Thursday

May 15

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Creation of Eve” by Lynn Cullen, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “A Tainted Dawn: The Great War (1792-1815) Book I,” by B.N. Peacock, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 7276.

Teen Nostalgia Night Enjoy movies, games, food of childhood, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x206.

‘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.

Backyard Chickens with 4H Middletown Library hosts a threepart series to show youth how to raise a small flock of chickens, part one on basic needs of the chicken, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., ages 5+, register at 401-846-1573.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

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

Friday

May 16

Bike to Work Day Bike Newport hosts Bike to Work Day programs and activities, Washington Square, 6-9 a.m. breakfast, 3:30 p.m. announcements and

awards, 4:15 p.m. city loop group ride, 5 p.m. refreshments and entertainment, register at bikenewport.org.

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

‘Blue Jasmine’ Newport Public Library continues its Oscar-winners’ series with “Blue Jasmine,” 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, doors open at 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

Aaron Burr Lecture “Aaron Burr: Misjudged American Founder,” by descendent Judge Brian Hardison, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., public welcome, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Opening Reception Salve Regina’s opening reception for juried senior show, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 5-7 p.m., 401-341-2981, gallery@salve.edu.

Relay for Life Aquidneck Overnight fundraiser for American Cancer Society, Gaudet Middle School track, Turner Road, Middletown, 6 p.m. until 10 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 401-855-0885, relayforlife.org/aquidneckislandri.

Cello Concert Benjamin Larsen performs, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown, 7 p.m., $20, 401-847-5571.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ Musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, Rogers High School Auditorium, 15 Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., $10, $5 children and students, tickets at door.

Choristers Concert Newport Navy Choristers present “Proudly We Sing,” concert to benefit Navy League, St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, reception begins at 6 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., $12 adults, $8 seniors and children, $20 maximum for a family of four, tickets at door.

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

Saturday

May 17

Quononoquott Plant Sale Quononoquott Garden Club’s annual sale of established plants from Jamestown gardens, geraniums, vegetables, herbs and container gardens, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 9 a.m.- noon, (rain date Sunday, May 18).

Beekeeping Workshop Workshop on honey bees and beekeeping, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., advance registration required, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Run for Mental Health Third annual 5K fun run/walk in support of mental health awareness, Newport County Community Mental Health Center, 127 Johnny Cake Hill Rd., Middletown, early registration $15, $25 event day, $10 military, children 12 and under are free and must walk/run with a parent or guardian, registration and check in begins at 8:30 a.m., walk/run 10 a.m., register at nccmhc.org.

Lawn Care Talk Master gardeners discuss lawn care at Paradise Valley Park, Prospect and Paradise avenues, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., bring soil samples for analysis.

Plant Walk at NBS Join Norman Bird Sanctuary naturalists on a plant hike along the sanctuary trails, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

‘Russell Warren’s Newport’ Walking tour exploring the 19thcentury architect’s Newport connections, 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.

Origami Workshop Benjamin Coleman, author of several books about origami, will offer a free session on the art, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1:30 p.m., supplies provided, free, limited space, register at 401- 846-1573.

Books and Authors Series Dr. Thomas H. Lee, Chief Medical Officer for Press Ganey Associates, will discuss his book, “Dr. Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Yoga for Kids Kids ages 3-6 invited to try yoga at the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, $2 non-members, space is limited, reserve at 401-847-0292 x105.

An Evening at the Casinos: Double Down on Dance Island Moving Company’s annual spring show with new choreography as well as company favorites, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., cocktails at 6 p.m. at the Canfield House, performance begins at the Casino Theatre at 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $25, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

‘Above and Below the Waterline’ Gala Steamship Historical Society of America fundraising gala at the Atlantic Beach Club, 6-10 p.m., keynote speaker will be Dennis Hale, the sole survivor of the Daniel J. Morrell, $75, 401-463- 3570, sshsa.org.

New Murder Mystery Opens “Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal,” interactive murder mystery set in 19th-century Newport, opens at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ 7 p.m. See Friday, May 16.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, May 16.

Free Concert at Grand Rock and Roll Comedy Band, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

May 18

Birds and Breakfast at NBS Enjoy breakfast created with locally grown and organic ingredients, walks led by expert birders, activities for children, viewing the new springtime chicks, and the opportunity to meet one of the resident raptors, seatings at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., adults $25 in advance/$30 at door, ages 4-12 $10, age 3 and under free, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

PMC Kids Ride PMC Middletown Kids Ride runs at the Sachuest Beach parking lot, 8 a.m. – noon, $10 registration fee, $25 fundraising minimum, register at kids.pmc.org.

Salve Regina Graduation Class of 2014 commencement ceremonies, tent behind O’Hare Academic Center on McAuley Hall lawn, 10 a.m., 401-341-2162, commencement@salve.edu.

Spring Fair St. Philomena School’s annual spring fair, 324 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., admission free, rides and games, flea market, international foods, raffles, 401- 683-0268, saintphilomena.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.

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.

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.

Music in the Galleries Concert featuring the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with regular museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Musical Sunday Celebrate Newport and music with stories and songs at a familyfriendly interactive concert with Christopher Carbone, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720.

Swanhurst at Redwood The Swanhurst Chorus will perform selections by P.D.Q. Bach, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., $15 adults, $10 children under 16, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Monday

May 19

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

‘The Anonymous People’ RICARES sponsors screening of documentary about the 23 million people recovering from addiction, Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., janepickens.com.

Ocean State Poets Explore poetry at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

May 20

Excellence in Business Awards Breakfast Honoring outstanding business achievement in Newport County and recognizing the role small businesses play in the community, URI President David M. Dooley will be the guest speaker at this event, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8:30-10 a.m., register at 847-1608.

Cybersecurity Panel presentation on ongoing competition to protect computer networks and the controversial strategy “hacking back,” also known as active defense, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., networking breakfast at 8:30 a.m., panel at 9 a.m., free but reservations required, 401-341-2371, pellcenter@salve.edu.

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.

Book Launch Gail Alofsin introduces her new book, “Your Someday is Now!” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $25, proceeds to Tennis Hall of Fame, 401-849-3990.

Landscape History and Garden Tour Learn about the design history of the Rough Point landscape, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., $10, weather dependent, reserve at 401-846-4152 x122 or liz@newportrestoration.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry,” by Rachel Joyce, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457.

Wednesday

May 21

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.

Home School Discovery Class Class focuses on animals and habitats, Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., suited for children age 6-12, 401-619- 3377, education@ballardpark.org.

E-Books and More Learn about e-books and audiobooks, bring devices and passwords, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2:30 p.m., space limited, reservations required, 401-683-9457.

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.

‘Let’s Go Digital’ Learn how to use laptop, tablet, smartphone, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., registration required, 401-846- 1573.

Teen Movie “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m.

R.I.’s Monuments Man Lynn H. Nicholas will lecture on John Nicholas Brown’s role in the return of art stolen by the Nazis, Madeira Hall, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., free but reservations required, reserve at 401-842-6730 or alumni@stgeorges.edu.

Photo Guild Meeting Alexander Nesbitt will present on travel and adventure photography, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

May 22

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Liberty Incident Revealed: The Definitive Account of the 1967 Israeli Attack on the U.S. Navy Spy Ship,” by A. Jay Cristol, 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.

VNA at O’Brien’s Fundraiser for Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., 5:30-8 p.m., $30, beer and wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, AOH bagpipe salute.

Irish Heritage Association Awards Dinner The Newport Irish Heritage Association honors Ronald MacDonald and Robby Lehane, La Forge Casino Restaurant,186 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $35, call 401-849-8956 or 401-847-0603 for tickets.

Rose Island Lighthouse Benefit Wine tasting and silent auction to benefit the island “that’s a mile offshore and a century in the past,” Hyatt Regency, 6-9 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, music, silent auction, wines, $45 members, $50 nonmembers, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Eco-Documentary Adventures NewportFILM’s outdoor screening of “Slomo,”“North of the Sun,” and “Chasing Water” Newport Shipyard, One Washington St., 7 p.m. reception, meet and greet with Atlantic Cup racing skippers, and AC boat tours for $20, screening only at 8:15 p.m. is $5, bring chairs and blankets, newportfilm.com. (Rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.)

Friday

May 23

Grass Courts Open Grass courts open for public play, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., reserve at 401- 846-0642.

Computer Workshop Internet II, 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.

Whitehorne Museum 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.

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.

Saturday

May 24

The Point Plant Sale Local annuals, perennials, herbs, tubers, garden artifacts, tools, St. John’s Church, Willow Street lot, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Atlantic Cup Cleanup Clean Ocean Access partners with Atlantic Cup Racing for a blitz of area shorelines, Beavertail Point and Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Brenton Point and Fort Adams in Newport, all run 9 a.m.-noon, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, bring cup and Empire Tea & Coffee will supply drinks, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss Robert Harris’ new thriller, “An Officer and a Spy,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Atlantic Cup Racing Watch the final leg of the Atlantic Cup inshore racing series, Fort Adams State Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Newport String Project Concert Chamber music concert at Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall, 3:30 p.m., free, reception to follow, eholmeshicks@communitymusicworks.org, 309-256-0043.

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

Sunday

May 25

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.

Mysteries of the Exploration Center Learn about the creatures at the Save The Bay Exploration Center, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m., $10, pre-registration is required online at savebay.org/mysteries, 401-324- 6020.

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.

Atlantic Cup Racing Watch the final leg of the Atlantic Cup inshore racing series, Fort Adams State Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

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