2014-06-05 / Calendar

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St. Columba’s Garden Party The English-countryside garden party festivities take place Saturday, June 7, from 1-5 p.m. rain or shine on the grounds of the historic chapel. There will be the signature Devonshire Cream Tea, a return performance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, the chapel flower competition, a cornucopia of treasures, and a plethora of events just for children, including their own tea event, Pow- Science activities, pony rides, and a magic show. Channel your inner Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess, or Anna; spruce up your springtime hats; and head to St. Columba’s, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Admission to the party is free and all events are handicapped accessible. Tickets for the Devonshire tea are $12. For more information, call 401-847-5571. St. Columba’s Garden Party The English-countryside garden party festivities take place Saturday, June 7, from 1-5 p.m. rain or shine on the grounds of the historic chapel. There will be the signature Devonshire Cream Tea, a return performance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, the chapel flower competition, a cornucopia of treasures, and a plethora of events just for children, including their own tea event, Pow- Science activities, pony rides, and a magic show. Channel your inner Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess, or Anna; spruce up your springtime hats; and head to St. Columba’s, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Admission to the party is free and all events are handicapped accessible. Tickets for the Devonshire tea are $12. For more information, call 401-847-5571. Thursday

June 5

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Jan K. Herman discussing “The Lucky Few,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.


Summer Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls Home opener at Cardines Field is Friday, June 6 vs. Sanford Mainers, game begins at 6:35. Other home games are Monday, June 9 vs. Plymouth; Wednesday, June 11 vs. New Bedford; Friday, June 13 vs. Danbury. Summer Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls Home opener at Cardines Field is Friday, June 6 vs. Sanford Mainers, game begins at 6:35. Other home games are Monday, June 9 vs. Plymouth; Wednesday, June 11 vs. New Bedford; Friday, June 13 vs. Danbury. Second Beach Cleanup Clean Ocean Access hosts shoreline cleanup at Sachuest Beach, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

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.


High Fashion at Au Courant For the third year in a row StyleWeek Northeast and Child & Family will host Au Courant, meaning “everything current.” Embraced by fashion professionals and enthusiasts alike, this high-energy runway show rivals those in Paris and New York. Au Courant celebrates and promotes the creative talents of some of the finest designers in the Northeast and will feature the talented women’s wear designer and “Project Runway” alum, Jonathan Joseph Peters again this year. The show also provides a sneak preview of designer fashions which will officially debut later in the summer and fall. In addition to the exclusive runway show, guests have the opportunity to shop from featured local designers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks and desserts. Among the auction items to be offered is lunch for four in NYC with Project Runway Host and fashion guru, Tim Gunn. The evening of style and fashion at Belle Mer on June 20 supports Child & Family’s community programs. For ticket information, call 401-848-421- or visit childandfamilyri.com. High Fashion at Au Courant For the third year in a row StyleWeek Northeast and Child & Family will host Au Courant, meaning “everything current.” Embraced by fashion professionals and enthusiasts alike, this high-energy runway show rivals those in Paris and New York. Au Courant celebrates and promotes the creative talents of some of the finest designers in the Northeast and will feature the talented women’s wear designer and “Project Runway” alum, Jonathan Joseph Peters again this year. The show also provides a sneak preview of designer fashions which will officially debut later in the summer and fall. In addition to the exclusive runway show, guests have the opportunity to shop from featured local designers while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, specialty drinks and desserts. Among the auction items to be offered is lunch for four in NYC with Project Runway Host and fashion guru, Tim Gunn. The evening of style and fashion at Belle Mer on June 20 supports Child & Family’s community programs. For ticket information, call 401-848-421- or visit childandfamilyri.com. ‘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.


SVF Annual Visitors Day Don’t miss the once-a-year open house at SVF on Saturday, June 14, for a chance to see the work the foundation does to conserve heritage breeds. Take a self-guided tour through the historic Swiss Village property, peek into the cryogenic facilities, meet the staff, and attend sheep shearing and liquid nitrogen demonstrations. Julian’s Omnibus food truck will serve heritage breed food. This event is free to the public. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and free trolley transportation will be provided from 9 a.m.-3.p.m. For more information, visit svffoundation.org. SVF Annual Visitors Day Don’t miss the once-a-year open house at SVF on Saturday, June 14, for a chance to see the work the foundation does to conserve heritage breeds. Take a self-guided tour through the historic Swiss Village property, peek into the cryogenic facilities, meet the staff, and attend sheep shearing and liquid nitrogen demonstrations. Julian’s Omnibus food truck will serve heritage breed food. This event is free to the public. Parking will be available at Fort Adams State Park and free trolley transportation will be provided from 9 a.m.-3.p.m. For more information, visit svffoundation.org. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.


A coffeehouse may not be the first place that comes to mind as a music venue, but musicians showcase their talents at Custom House Coffee every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. Graham Gibbs and John Hillman, members of the popular local band Another Roadside Attraction, host the open mic gig. “Anyone is welcome to play,” says Hillman. “Just show up with your axe or your voice; it’s always fun.” The Custom House open mic is an intimate spot for guitarists and songwriters to perform originals as well as classic covers. This past Friday, Hillman and Gibbs did just that with a heartfelt version of the John Prine classic “Angel from Montgomery,” along with other wellknown numbers and select songs from their own catalog. The two catered to the small crowd and kept the music soft and mellow, perfect for anyone looking for a calm and relaxing evening. For those opting for something stronger than coffee, espresso martinis and mudslides were available from the full service bar. –Julian Ciany A coffeehouse may not be the first place that comes to mind as a music venue, but musicians showcase their talents at Custom House Coffee every Friday from 6 - 9 p.m. Graham Gibbs and John Hillman, members of the popular local band Another Roadside Attraction, host the open mic gig. “Anyone is welcome to play,” says Hillman. “Just show up with your axe or your voice; it’s always fun.” The Custom House open mic is an intimate spot for guitarists and songwriters to perform originals as well as classic covers. This past Friday, Hillman and Gibbs did just that with a heartfelt version of the John Prine classic “Angel from Montgomery,” along with other wellknown numbers and select songs from their own catalog. The two catered to the small crowd and kept the music soft and mellow, perfect for anyone looking for a calm and relaxing evening. For those opting for something stronger than coffee, espresso martinis and mudslides were available from the full service bar. –Julian Ciany 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.

Friday

June 6

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

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

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

Furniture Enthusiasts’ Tour Examine some of the city’s most historic buildings and collections, begin at Hunter House, tour runs 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., space limited, reserve at 401-848-5600 or jeffreygreenenewport.com.

‘A Medley of Island Gardens’ The Quononoquott Garden Club sponsored tour of Jamestown gardens, 10 a.m. - 3p.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.

Warrior Challenge Watch the Army National Guard as they attempt maneuvers through a complex obstacle course, Fort Adams, 11 a.m. -4 p.m., $6 adults, $3 children, 401-847-0707, fortadams.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.

Oyster Festival A marketplace of oysters and more, just a stone’s throw away from the Chowder Cook-Off, Newport Yachting Center, noon-7 p.m., $5, free to those with Cook-Off ticket, 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., incason.com.

‘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.

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.

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

Deblois Gallery 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.

Spring Bull Gallery Reception Spring Bull Gallery hosts opening reception for “On a Roll, On the Road,” featuring artists Richard Harrington, Regina Partridge, Elizabeth Zimmerman, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., springbullgallery.org.

Ballard Park Fundraiser Annual soirĂ©e 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.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, June 6.

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 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.

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.

Schochet Cup Finals Court tennis (“real tennis”) tournament finals, National Tennis Club, 194 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-6672, nationaltennisclub.org.

Boyd’s Windmill and Museum 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.

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

Monday

June 9

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 a.m., weather permitting, $15, 401-841-8770.

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.

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.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Alaska Travels Slide show and talk on travels to Alaska by Howard Brown, Newport Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Tuesday

June 10

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.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts lunchtime discussion on “Raphael & Portraiture: Better than Life or Simply Lifelike?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $8, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “Ways of Going Home,” by Alejandro Zambra, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

Rough Point Landscape Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of the landscape, first created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-846-4152, newportrestoration.org.

Wednesday

June 11

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.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

‘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.

‘Screen and Discuss’ Series Redwood Library shows “The Rape of Europa,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. screening, members $5, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, related lecture on June 12.

Teen Movie Teen monthly movie and pizza, “Catching Fire,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x206.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Thursday

June 12

Clagett Regatta Begins Clinic and regatta for sailors with disabilities, clagettregatta.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Sandy Grimes on “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

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

Art Talk Exhibiting artist Mary Chatowsky Jameson discusses her work, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave.,

5:30 p.m., free, 401-848-8200, newporttartmuseum.org.

‘The Rape of Europa’ Author Lynn H. Nicholas discusses her novel, “The Rape of Europa,” on WWII art looting and recovery, which was made into a documentary of the same name, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. talk, members $5, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, film shows June 11.

‘Hummingbirds’ Lecture Learn how to attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your gardens in “Hummingbirds: Facts, Feeders, and Flowers,” by Linda Hall, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., free, register at 401-683-9457.

Decorating Lecture Carleton Varney, president and owner of Dorothy Draper & Co., discusses the interior design legend, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, reserve at 401-847-1000 x111 or newportmansions.org.

June 13

Clagett Regatta See Thursday, June 12.

Economic Impact Luncheon Chamber of Commerce program on “Regional Energy Challenges in Rhode Island,” Newport Hospital, Hill Court Yard, 12 p.m., register at 401-847-1608.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Danbury Westerners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Saturday

June 14

Clagett Regatta See Thursday, June 12.

NBS 5K 8th Annual Father’s Day Weekend 5K at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Middletown, check-in starts at 7 a.m., kids fun run 8:15 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

SVF Visitors Day Get a once-a-year peek into the inner workings of the Surprise Valley Farm, free trolley service from Fort Adams State Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free, 401-848-7229, svffoundation.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.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 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Trinity Strawberry Festival Family fun with homemade strawberry shortcake and treats, artisan vendors, historic church tours, music, Trinity Church lawn, Queen Anne Square, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., 401- 846-0660.

Long Wharf Concert Series Elderly Brothers perform at the Shops at Long Wharf free outdoor concert series, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., theelderlybrothers.net.

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

‘Frederick Law Olmsted’ Dramatic interpretation of the life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Boston-based actor and Olmsted scholar Gerry Wright, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., part of the Newport 375th celebration, 401-847-8720 x103.

‘Words into Poetry’ Ocean State Poets host writing and reading poetry workshop, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Polo Newport plays regional rival for Lufthansa Cup, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

The Big Night Out: An Evening in Paris Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising gala, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Goat Island, 6 p.m., dinner, dancing, auction, thebignightout.org.

Murder Mystery “Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal,” interactive murder mystery set in the Prohibition era, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family-friendly, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

June 15

Clagett Regatta See Thursday, June 12.

Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride Second annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, beginning and ending at Fort Adams State Park, 8 a.m., for all ages and abilities, $35 adults, $20 students, $10 children, includes ride, post event food, entertainment, fathersdayride.org.

Newport County Days Free admission to many area attractions for Newport County residents and hospitality employees, proof of residency/employment required, details to follow in the June 12 issue of NTW.

Father’s Day Hike Ballard Park guided hike for the whole family, Wickham Road entrance across from Rogers High School, 10 a.m., $10 per family, $5 for Newport County residents, ballardpark.org.

Newport Motor Car Festival Portsmouth Rotary Club hosts 58th annual car festival, Portsmouth Abbey School, Corys Lane, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., registration begins at 9 a.m. and is $15 per vehicle, admission is free but a $5 donation is requested per visiting car, music, refreshments.

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