2014-05-22 / Calendar

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The premiere screening of “America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light” will be held at the Casino Theatre on Friday, May 30, at 8 p.m. The historical documentary tells the unlikely heroine’s life story, her many decisions that led to a life of both fame and isolation, and her unexpected celebrity in Newport and across the country. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more information, visit goodnightireneproductions.com. The premiere screening of “America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light” will be held at the Casino Theatre on Friday, May 30, at 8 p.m. The historical documentary tells the unlikely heroine’s life story, her many decisions that led to a life of both fame and isolation, and her unexpected celebrity in Newport and across the country. Tickets are $10 and available at the door. For more information, visit goodnightireneproductions.com. 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.

The Point Association Speaker Series The Point Association presents the first in a series on flooding, resiliency, and green infrastructure, on using plants to minimize flooding in the residential setting, Harbor House, 111 Washington St., 5:30 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” at 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.

Marathon Bombing Benefit Up-and-coming jazz sensation Grace Kelly pairs with James Montgomery to benefit local bombing victim Heather Abbott, Perry Mill Tavern, 337 Thames St., 8:30 p.m., 401-846-0707.

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

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.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

Long Wharf Concert Series The Shops at Long Wharf free outdoor concert series begins, Beatles tribute band Abbey Rhode performs, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., abbeyrhode.com.

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.

Newport 375th Opening Ceremony Official kickoff of the city’s 375th anniversary celebration, Colony House, Washington Square, 6 p.m., newport375.com.

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.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, May 23.

Free Concert at Grand The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

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.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 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.

Newport 375th Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunt for adults and children, begins at Eisenhower Park, Washington Square, register at 11:30 a.m., hunt begins at noon, newport375.com.

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.

Monday

May 26

Memorial Day Memorial Day observances, see page 13.

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.

Tuesday

May 27

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.

Tuesday Book Group Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts discussion on “The King’s Best Highway: The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America,” by Eric Jaffe, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Lawn Tennis Open House Learn about grass court tennis, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., complimentary grass court time, refreshments, register at 401-846- 0642, tennisfame.com.

Teen Fiction for Adults Book Club Discuss “Between Shades of Gray,” by Ruta Sepetys, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

May 28

‘Crafternoon’ at the Redwood Kids grades K-4 invited to hear stories and work on a project, free, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., 401-847- 0292 x105.

Author Talk Kathleen Troost-Cramer will discuss her book, “True Tales of Life & Death at Fort Adams,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Thursday

May 29

‘Her Maiden Voyage’ Lecture Eileen Warburton discusses “Her Maiden Voyage: Newport Women in an Age of Exploration,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-1000 x111 or newportmansions.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855,” edited by David Ranzan and John Wolter, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Discover the past, present and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, trolley departs from ALT offices, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, promptly at 5 p.m., tour runs 5-7 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x19 or chuth@ailt.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.

Second Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access hosts shoreline cleanup at Sachuest Beach, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

YA Book Club Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

375th Lecture ‘Newport Firsts’ Lecture by Brian Stinson, Pell Elementary School cafeteria, 6 p.m.

Friday

May 30

Opening Reception “Very Simple Charm: The Early Life and Work of Richard Morris Hunt in Newport, 1858-1878,” opens at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401-848-8200.

Lawn Tennis Open House 5:30 p.m. See Tuesday, May 27, for details.

‘Ida Lewis’ Documentary “America’s Forgotten Heroine: Ida Lewis, Keeper of the Light,” historical documentary, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $10, reception to follow, 401-330-0283, goodnightireneproductions.com.

Saturday

May 31

‘Estate Sale of the Century’ Newport Garden Club celebrates its 100th anniversary with fundraising sale of select home, garden, and attic treasures, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free, early bird admission at 8:30 a.m. for $10.

Seaweed Nature Walk Clean Ocean Access hosts seaweed discovery walk around Easton’s Beach, 8 a.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

IYRS Graduation and Launch Day International Yacht Restoration School students launch and showcase their restored boats, public welcome, 449 Thames St., 10 a.m., iyrs.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.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

May Day at YMCA Rock wall, bounce house, pool, fun, and more, Newport County YMCA, Valley Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-9200 x113 for more info.

Family Teddy Bear Picnic Story Time Today is the day the teddy bears have their picnic at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 12 p.m., bring your own picnic, blanket and stuffed friends for story time in the garden behind the library, all ages, pre-registration required, 401-846-1573.

Books and Authors Series Federal judge and author Michael A. Ponsor will discuss his legal thriller, “The Hanging Judge,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Rotary Polo Match First match of the Newport Polo Series, Glen Farm, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m., $10.

Newport Concert Series Legendary reggae bands The Wailers and Rusted Root kick off the series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., Adam Ezra Group opens at 6 p.m., Rusted Root at 6:50 p.m., The Wailers at 8:40 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Murder Mystery “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.

‘Providence Premieres’ Concert Jamestown Arts Center hosts concert of four world premiere commissions that will be presented with projected media, recorded sound, and augmented reality apps, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., $25, $22.50 members, $15 students, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Free Concert at Grand Foreigner tribute by Merchants of Cool, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

June 1

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.

Heart & Sole Walk Walk for the animals to benefit Potter League, Glen Park, Portsmouth, activities begin at 10 a.m., walk at noon, potterleague.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.

Boyd’s Windmill and Museum Opens Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

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