2014-06-19 / Calendar

Newport DaybyDay


Sean Rivers, a New Englandbased acoustic singer/songwriter, has become a familiar face in Newport. His career in music began with a strong theatrical backround. Growing up in Maryland, his love for singing evolved in company productions such as “Godspell” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” As a focused musician for the past ten years, he believes he still has much more to learn. “It’s a fascinating process to witness the very subtle improvements along a journey I will never master. Music keeps revealing itself in new and ever more complex ways.” Rivers describes the songs on his debut His next local performances album “Goodbye Youth” as simple will be at Midtown Oyster Bar and easily relatable to any on Friday, June 27, and Speakeasy broken heart. on June 28. – Julian Ciany Sean Rivers, a New Englandbased acoustic singer/songwriter, has become a familiar face in Newport. His career in music began with a strong theatrical backround. Growing up in Maryland, his love for singing evolved in company productions such as “Godspell” and “Fiddler on the Roof.” As a focused musician for the past ten years, he believes he still has much more to learn. “It’s a fascinating process to witness the very subtle improvements along a journey I will never master. Music keeps revealing itself in new and ever more complex ways.” Rivers describes the songs on his debut His next local performances album “Goodbye Youth” as simple will be at Midtown Oyster Bar and easily relatable to any on Friday, June 27, and Speakeasy broken heart. on June 28. – Julian Ciany 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, 548 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.

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 “International Shorts,” selections from 2013 R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

June 20

Secret Garden Tours 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Saturday

June 21

Summer Officially Arrives 6:51 a.m. Summer solstice occurs.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Opening Reception Grand opening reception of new Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design gallery space, featuring paintings by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams and Jessica Pisano, 9A Bridge St., 6 p.m., 401-849-3271.

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.

Free Concert at Grand Elvis tribute by Robert Black, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

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.

Monday

June 23

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.

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

Tuesday

June 24

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Tuesday Book Group Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts discussion on “The House Girl,” by Tara Conklin, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Biomes at Library Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts children’s biomes activities as part of summer reading, 26 North Rd., 4 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.

Yoga on the Beach Free gentle yoga at Third Beach, Middletown, with Shelley Dungan, all abilities, 6 p.m., yogishelley@gmail.com.

Wednesday

June 25

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.

Insects & Butterflies Workshop Children ages 6-12 learn about bugs at Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., younger and older siblings welcome, $7, registration required, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.org.

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.

Paradise Farmhouse Open House Ribbon cutting and open house for the newly-restored Paradise Farmhouse at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 4:30 p.m., free but advance registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Art Museum Annual Meeting Members meeting open to public, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., presentation on renovations to Griswold House, free, refreshments, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the North Adams Steeple Cats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup, 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Thursday

June 26

‘Hula with Lola’ at Library Kids ages 4+ learn Hawaiian songs and dances, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., drop in, no registration required, 401-846-1573.

‘Secrets of the Colony House’ A behind-the-scenes tour of the Colony House restoration by architect Steve Guglielmo, with an inside-the-walls look at the many phases of the project, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 3 p.m., $15, NHS members $10, reservations required, space limited, 401-841-8770.

Family Fun & Film Shorts NewportFILM screens kids film shorts, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 4-5:30 p.m. entertainment in the field, 5:30 p.m. shorts screen in barn house, $5, newportfilm.com.

Curator’s Tour Connoisseur’s look at the priceless products of renowned Newport furniture makers, led by Newport Restoration Foundation’s Director of Collections Bruce MacLeish, Samuel Whitehorne House, 416 Thames St., 5 p.m., registration required, $20, 401-846-4152 x122 or newportrestoration.org.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, James L. Maher Center, 906 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, register at 401-847-1608.

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

Comic Book Creation Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts teen comic book creation program as part of summer reading, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Comedy on Tap at Vineyard Kevin Meaney opens Comedy & Wine series, Newport Vineyards, 9099 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $2, advance ticketing at 401- 848-5161 x0.

NewportFILM Documentary screening of “Endless Abilities,” outdoors at Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 8:30 p.m., $5, newportfilm.com.

Friday

June 27

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show opens, “Journey: Grand Vistas,” Rosecliff, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Redwood’s Book Sale America’s oldest lending library hosts annual book sale, 50 Bellevue Ave., redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Cabinetmaker’s Tour Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos leads a walking tour of the Townsend and Goddard workshops, renowned Colonial era furniture makers, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 3-5 p.m., space limited, $15, NHS members $10, reserve at 401-841-8770.

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

Evening with Raptors Learn about raptors and how to spot in natural habitats, includes live presentation, Norman Bird

Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., members $20, non-members $25, ages 21+, register at 401-846-2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

June 28

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show opens, “Journey: Grand Vistas,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Redwood’s Book Sale America’s oldest lending library hosts annual book sale, 50 Bellevue Ave., redwoodlibrary.org.

Celebration of Craftsmanship Visit the Samuel Whitehorne House, home to Doris Duke’s collection of 18thh-centruy furniture, see wood crafting demonstrations, try out the tools, 416 Thames St., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., $6, kids 12 and under free, refreshments, 401- 846- 4152 x122 or newportrestoration.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss “The Brothers,” by Stephen Kinzor, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847- 9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Butterfly Count Naturalist Charles Avenengo will lead Ballard Park’s butterfly count, 10 a.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Books and Authors Series Karen Covey, author of “The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England,” about her latest book, “Whitey on Trial, “ on Whitey Bulger, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

Newport 375th Lecture “Newport 100 Years Ago: A Postcard View,” by James Garman, Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free, newport375.com.

‘Sloppy 2nds’ Beach Cleanup Rhody Surf's 3rd annual cleanup at Surfers’ End, Second Beach, Middletown, 4 p.m., free parking, supplies provides, rhodysurf.com.

Polo Newport vs. Boston, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Murder Mystery “Mobsters & Molls,” 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 29

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show, “Journey: Grand Vistas,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

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.

Newport Rocks the Fort Seven bands rock the afternoon away, Fort Adams, 2 p.m., food, specialty drinks, wine and beer, $35, members $15, fortadams.org.

NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Joyce Katzberg, Jimmy Warren, and No Shamus performing folk, country, and sea chanteys, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

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