2014-05-29 / Calendar

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Rotary Polo Match The Rotary Club of Newport will be the hosts of the season’s first polo match Saturday, May 31 at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. Play begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $10. Proceeds from the event support the Rotary Club’s civic projects and scholarships. Rotary Polo Match The Rotary Club of Newport will be the hosts of the season’s first polo match Saturday, May 31 at Glen Farm in Portsmouth. Play begins at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m. Admission is $10. Proceeds from the event support the Rotary Club’s civic projects and scholarships. 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.


Heart & Sole Walk Step out with your loved ones, both the two- and four-legged varieties, at the 25th annual Heart & Sole Walk to benefit the Potter League for Animals on Sunday, June 1, at Glen Park, East Main Road in Portsmouth. The festivities begin with check-in at 10 a.m., and walkers step off at noon, with the crowning of the King and Queen of the Walk. The fun-filled morning features pet contests, Bow-Wow Boutique, obstacle course and agility showcase, cat exhibit, children’s activities, and a healthy pet marketplace. This event is the shelter’s largest fundraiser and hopes to raise $125,000. Last year’s one-mile walk featured more than 400 walkers and 200 pets; be part of the fun – sign up today at potterleague.org. Heart & Sole Walk Step out with your loved ones, both the two- and four-legged varieties, at the 25th annual Heart & Sole Walk to benefit the Potter League for Animals on Sunday, June 1, at Glen Park, East Main Road in Portsmouth. The festivities begin with check-in at 10 a.m., and walkers step off at noon, with the crowning of the King and Queen of the Walk. The fun-filled morning features pet contests, Bow-Wow Boutique, obstacle course and agility showcase, cat exhibit, children’s activities, and a healthy pet marketplace. This event is the shelter’s largest fundraiser and hopes to raise $125,000. Last year’s one-mile walk featured more than 400 walkers and 200 pets; be part of the fun – sign up today at potterleague.org. 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.

Friday

May 30

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 Tuesday-Sunday, 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., Thursday- Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

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 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.

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

‘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

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

‘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.

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

Gardening Talk Master Gardeners Lucy Huggins and Jim Garman on composting at Paradise Valley Park, Prospect and Paradise avenues, Middletown, 10:30 a.m.

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 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.

Long Wharf Concert Series D’Rafael performs at the Shops at Long Wharf free outdoor concert series, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m.

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.

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.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, May 30.

‘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.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily tours depart hourly 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619- 1511, fortadams.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.

Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals Festive day of fun activities for families and pets to benefit the Potter League, register at 10 a.m., walk begins at noon, Glen Park, Portsmouth, potterleague.org.

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.

Makerspace Opening Jamestown Arts Center’s open house to celebrate opening of Makerspace in collaboration with FabNewport, 18 Valley St., 12 p.m., 3D printing, ceramics, printing, and heat press demos, crafts and games, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Schochet Cup Court tennis (“real tennis”) tournament begins and runs through finals June 8, National Tennis Club, 194 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., 401-849- 6672, nationaltennisclub.org.

Boyd’s Windmill Tour 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.

Monday

June 2

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Public Library group examines “Murder Below Montparnasse,” by Cara Black, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

June 3

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

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.

Carl Salvo Jr. Youth Tennis Development Clinic Kid’s clinics run from 3:30-5:30 p.m., Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 401-324-4074, jjones@tennisfame.com.

Wednesday

June 4

Stones & Souls Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the remarkable gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonial-era and 19th-century residents who helped shape Newport history, departs from

Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Adirondack Architecture Lecture Steven Englehart, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, discusses “Great Camps and the Rustic Tradition,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-1000 x111 or newportmansions.org.

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., 847-0292.

Jamestown Library Meeting The Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library’s annual meeting, guest speaker Dennis Hilliard, director of the R.I. State Crime Laboratory, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m.

Thursday

June 5

Photography in Nature Aquidneck Land Trust hosts free hands-on lecture on landscape photography, King Park, 5:30 p.m., bring a camera, space limited, reserve at chuth@ailt.org or 401-849- 2799 x19.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson discusses “Very Simple Charm or White Elephants: Richard Morris Hunt’s Revolutionary Renaissance of American Architecture,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Gulls Home Opener The boys of summer are at it again! Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Sanford Mainers, Cardine’s Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Friday

June 6

Opening Reception “Lisa Barsumian – Recent Work: Paintings & Monotypes” opens at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Saturday

June 7

Growers’ Market Opens Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards),

Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

‘A Medley of Island Gardens’ The Quononoquott Garden Club sponsored tour of Jamestown gardens, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., advance tickets $15 at Baker’s Pharmacy or Secret Garden, event day $20 at 141 Southwest Ave., proceeds support civic beautification projects (rain date June 8).

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.

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Parents’ Picnic Norman Bird Sanctuary’s picnic for families, walk trails, meet animals, bring a picnic and enjoy lunch in the apple orchard, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577.

Great Chowder Cook-Off Enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of various traditional and exotic chowders from across the country at this annual rite of spring, seafood, music, family events and more, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 12-6 p.m., advance tickets $20, event day $25, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

St. Columba’s Garden Party English countryside-style garden party with Devonshire tea, flower festival competition, Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, children’s entertainment, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 1-5 p.m., rain or shine, admission free, tea $12, 401- 847-5571.

Long Wharf Concert Series Inca Son performs at the Shops at Long Wharf free outdoor concert series, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m.

Fly a Kite at Watson’s Farm Historic Watson Farm’s free family day, fly kites, bring a picnic, hike the trails, learn about agriculture, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., free, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

‘Ferdinand’ at Redwood The Newport String Project will perform a concert for families based on the children’s book, “Ferdinand the Bull,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $2, ages up to 7, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Books and Authors Series Attorney Margaret McLean talks about her latest book, “Whitey on Trial, “ on Whitey Bulger, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Polo Match USA vs. Sweden, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception Exhibit by Marc and Bonnie Jaffe Photography opens at DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m. 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com

Ballard Park Fundraiser Annual soirée at Edgehill to raise funds for programming at the preserve, 21 Beacon Hill Rd., 6-8 p.m., wine from Les Ballard’s wine cellar, food from McGrath Clambakes, jazz by the Ben Shaw Quartet, silent auction, $125, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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.

‘We Are’ Concert The Accidental Sisters, a Jamestown based women’s a cappella group, performs at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $10, proceeds to Institute for the Study and Practice of Non-violence, 401-560-0979.

Free Comedy at Grand Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

June 8

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 at savebay.org/mysteries, 324-6020.

Schochet Cup Finals See Sunday, June 1, for details.

Handbell Concert The Shoreline Ringers perform at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 4 p.m., free will offering, reception, 401- 423-1762.

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