2014-06-12 / Calendar

Newport DaybyDay


Dramatic Presentation In celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary, Newport Public Library is hosting a dramatic interpretation of the life of Frederick Law Olmsted, by Boston-based actor and Olmsted scholar Gerry Wright, on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. The play provides insights into Olmsted’s passionate vision as he wrote about the dynamics of slavery as a journalist, served as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, and as the landscape architect for New York City’s Central Park, Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” the U.S. Capitol grounds, and private estates in Newport and elsewhere. The free presentation will be held in the Program Room. For more information, call 401-847- 8720 x103. Dramatic Presentation In celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary, Newport Public Library is hosting a dramatic interpretation of the life of Frederick Law Olmsted, by Boston-based actor and Olmsted scholar Gerry Wright, on Saturday, June 14, at 2 p.m. The play provides insights into Olmsted’s passionate vision as he wrote about the dynamics of slavery as a journalist, served as Executive Secretary of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in the Civil War, and as the landscape architect for New York City’s Central Park, Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” the U.S. Capitol grounds, and private estates in Newport and elsewhere. The free presentation will be held in the Program Room. For more information, call 401-847- 8720 x103. 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 discussing “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, 5-8 p.m., Redwood Library open, free admission to the Newport Art Museum, free art walking tours depart at 5 p.m. from C.L. Sherman’s Gallery at the Hotel Viking for Bellevue Avenue galleries, 6 p.m. from John Mac- Gowan Studio for Spring Street area, and 7 p.m. from The Ball & Claw for downtown galleries, newportgalleries.org.

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

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.

‘Adventures in 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.

Friday

June 13

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

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.

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.

Melville Trail Run Melville School hosts 5K trail run/ one-half mile kids’ fun run, begins at school, 1351 West Main Road, Portsmouth, race through Melville Park, runners start at 6:30 p.m., kids 6 p.m., advance registration $25, $30 day of race, kids $10, register at melville5k.com.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Danbury Westerners, 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 14

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

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, 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.

Plant Sale Edward King House 1st annual Garden Club plant sale, 35 King St., 10 a.m. – 2 p.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.

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.

Boys Town Block Party Afternoon of activities to support Boys Town New England, bouncy houses, face painting, and more, 449 Thames St., IYRS parking lot, 11 a.m.

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., elderlybrothers.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.

Author Talk Peter Bourke will discuss his book, “Sea Trials: A Lone Sailor’s Race Toward Home,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6 p.m.

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.

Stanatron’ “Stanatron,”projected film and live instrumental music event, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., refreshments, $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Free Concert at Grand Bob Marley tribute by Hope Band, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

June 15

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

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, see page 9 for details.

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.

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.

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.

Monday

June 16

Newport County Days Free admission to many area attractions for Newport County residents and hospitality employees, proof of residency/employment required, see page 9 for details.

Help the Gnomes at Rose Island Kids ages 5+ and families invited to visit Rose Island to find the 20 fairy houses created for the solstice event, access by Jamestown to Newport Ferry, landing fee $5, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. through June 21, 401-847-4242.

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, reserve at 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.

Tuesday

June 17

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.

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.

Newport Interactive Marketers Monthly meeting of social marketing enthusiasts, Jay Murphy will explain the basics of Google Analytics, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., free, all welcome, register at newportinteractivemarketers.com/ events.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Cheryl Strayed, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

June 18

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.

‘No Object is an Island’ Lecture Curatorial Fellow Caryne Eskridge discusses “Tracking Hunter House’s People, Places & Things,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-1000 x111 or newportmansions.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.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., 401-847- 0292.

‘Interiors’ Reception and Talk Curator Paul Miller discusses exhibit “Inside View: Portraits of Interiors,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6:45 p.m., $35, limited seating, reserve at 401-847-0292 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Photographers’ Guild Meeting Monthly meeting with a presentation by architectural photographer Norman McGrath, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportphotoguild.org.

Rooftop Movies “Shakespeare in Love” screens atop Vanderbilt Grace, 41 Mary St., 8:30 p.m., $20, seating limited, reserve at 401-846-6200.

Thursday

June 19

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Portland Vase: The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Mysterious Roman Treasure,” by Robin Brooks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Clean Ocean Access Cookout 87th annual appreciation cookout for volunteers and those interested in joining ongoing beach clean-up efforts, King Park, 5-9 p.m., bring a dish to share, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series begins at Fort Adams, 6 p.m.-sunset, Sundown Red Eye Flight and Peter Warburton perform, fortadams.org.

Annual Meeting Preservation Society of Newport County’s annual meeting, Rosecliff, 458 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m.

An Evening for Education Newport Public Education Foundation fundraiser, Noreen Stoner

Drexel Awards to be presented, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6-8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, $50 each, $90 per couple, available online at npef.eventbrite.com.

Dierks Bentley at Newport Music Series Dierks Bentley live at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., gates open at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. show, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group meets tonight to discuss, “Blink,” by Malcom Gladwell, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720.

Film Shorts “A Cultural Collection of Shorts,” selections from 2013 RI International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

June 20

Secret Garden Tours Begin Peek inside private gardens in historic Newport Point area, start at 32 Washington St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $25 day of tour, $20 in advance, tickets available online at secretgardentours.org.

Ziggy Marley at Newport Music Series Ziggy Marley live at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., gates open at 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Au Courant High fashion gala benefits Child & Family, Belle Mer, Goat Island, 6-11 p.m., show, designer sale, auction, tickets at childandfamilyri.com.

Saturday

June 21

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Appraisal Day with Skinner, Inc. Meet privately with an expert appraiser from Skinner, Inc., Newport Art Museum, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., verbal appraisals based on current market prices, limit of three items, fine art and jewelry only, $20 per item or $50 for three, reservations required, 401-619-7277.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, June 20.

Bookbinding Workshop Artist Julia Blackbourn teaches how to make personal hardcover books, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., members $28, non-members $32, includes materials, registration is required, 401-423-0005.

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.

‘Fizz-licious’ Redwood Library hosts program by Farm Fresh Rhode Island, kids

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.

Newport 375th Parade The Newport 375th anniversary parade will step off at Broadway and Admiral Kalbfus Road at 11 a.m. and march downtown to Washington Square, a community picnic will follow at the Great Friends Meetinghouse at 2 p.m., newport375.com.

Tour of the Month “An Anatomy of a Colonial Home,” Dayton-James House, 88 Bridge Street, 11 a.m., Newport Restoration Foundation’s Director of Preservation Robert Foley offers an in-depth look at the construction of a colonial home, space limited, advance ticketing required, $15, NHS members $10, 401-841-8770.

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

Classical Guitarist at Redwood Italian guitarist Diego Campagna, artistic director of Festival Classico del Ponente Ligure and for the MusicalMente Festival, in concert, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, call 401- 847-0292 x112 to reserve.

Polo Team USA takes on Scotland, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Solstice at Rose Island Watch the sun set on the longest day of the year at the island “that’s a mile offshore and a century in the past,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., members $25, non-members $30, music, cash bar, includes transportation, reservations required, 401-847- 4242.

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

‘Fizz-licious’ Redwood Library hosts program by Farm Fresh Rhode Island, kids 5+ learn about the importance of nutrition and get a hands-on opportunity to create nutritious fizzy drinks with locally-grown fruit, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, space limited, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x105.

Sunday

June 22

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.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, June 20.

Medicinal Plants in Your Backyard Join herbalist Kristin Minto on a walking tour of seaside historic Watson Farm, learn how common yard plants can be used medicinally, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., members $10, non-members $20, registration is required, 401-423-0005.

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.

Poetry Reading Reading of local poet Robert Goode’s work, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 4-6 p.m., free, jamestownartcenter.org.

Diego Campagna Concert As part of Newport’s 375th anniversary celebration, Diego Campagna of Imperia, Italy, one of Newport’s sister cities, will perform a classical guitar concert in the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5 p.m., $20, $10 students, tennisfame.com.

NIMfest Concerts Begin Newport Independent Music Festival Sunday summer concert series opens with The Elderly Brothers playing popular music from the 50s-80s, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

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