2014-07-03 / Calendar

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Beach Concert Series A summer of sun, surf, sand, and the sounds of great music at Easton’s Beach on Tuesday, July 8 with the City of Newport’s Family Night Concert Series. New York Minute will play a 90-minute free concert of classic rock beginning at 6 p.m. Families are welcome to park for free, play on the beach, bring a picnic or visit Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, and enjoy the best Newport has to offer – family entertainment at its finest. 175 Memorial Blvd. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be rescheduled. Call 401-845-5810 after 4 p.m. for updates. Beach Concert Series A summer of sun, surf, sand, and the sounds of great music at Easton’s Beach on Tuesday, July 8 with the City of Newport’s Family Night Concert Series. New York Minute will play a 90-minute free concert of classic rock beginning at 6 p.m. Families are welcome to park for free, play on the beach, bring a picnic or visit Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, and enjoy the best Newport has to offer – family entertainment at its finest. 175 Memorial Blvd. In the event of inclement weather, shows will be rescheduled. Call 401-845-5810 after 4 p.m. for updates. Thursday

July 3

‘Henna with Heather’ at the Redwood Teens invited to learn about the science and history of henna and create designs, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-0292 x105.


Go Fly a Kite! The Newport Kite Festival will be held July 12-13, noon to 5 p.m., at Brenton Point State Park. Grab your diamond, box, sled, roller or winged favorites and head to Newport’s scenic Ocean Drive. The days will be packed with free demos, workshops and open flying events. Visit newportkitefestival.com for more information. Go Fly a Kite! The Newport Kite Festival will be held July 12-13, noon to 5 p.m., at Brenton Point State Park. Grab your diamond, box, sled, roller or winged favorites and head to Newport’s scenic Ocean Drive. The days will be packed with free demos, workshops and open flying events. Visit newportkitefestival.com for more information. Teen Movie at Library Jamestown Philomenian Library screens “The Lego Movie,” for tweens/teens, pizza, 26 North Rd., 5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer T-Bone, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. The Conversation, 7 p.m. Big Cat Blues, fortadams.org.

Friday

July 4

Independence Day Holiday festivities, Washington Square, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Arts and Nature Kids create nature based arts and crafts, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., drop in, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

‘1776’ Free screening of classic hit musical, sponsored by Newport This Week, Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 12:30 p.m., janepickens.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Inca Son, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

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.

Newport Fireworks 9 p.m. Newport Harbor.

Portsmouth Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Escobar’s Farm, Middle Road.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 10 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

July 5

Family Tennis Weekend International Tennis Hall of Fame hosts family events during the qualifying tournament of the Tennis Hall of Fame Championships, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-849-3990, tennisfame.com.

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.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Ben Knight, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Wild for Wildlife Come explore the world around you in brand new ways, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., family-friendly program, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Opening Reception DeBlois Gallery hosts opening reception for new exhibition by Dan McManus and Barbara Alpert, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Exhibit Opening “Les Petite Oeuvres en Été” opening reception, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

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

‘Underway!’ Gala Fundraiser for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, RI’s official sailing education vessel, Newport Shipyard, 6-11 p.m., cocktails, entertainment, dinner/ dance and live auction, dockside ship tours, ticketed event, call 841-0080 or email jess@ohpri.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.

Asado Lamb Roast Post-polo outdoor supper with the teams, advance ticketing only, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 7:15 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo.com.

Jamestown Fireworks 9 p.m. East Ferry Beach.

Sunday

July 6

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, 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.

Family Tennis Weekend 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. See Saturday, July 5.

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.

Guided Nature Walks Family-friendly guided walks at Sachuest Point, meet at Visitors Center, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 5511 x203.

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.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with jazz by the Lois Vaughn Quartet, La Mechante et Le Connard opening on bass and ukulele, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Monday

July 7

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours Tour the lighthouse museum and grounds, daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island access through Jamestown Newport ferry, 401-847- 4242, roseisland.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were pun-

ished 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.

Tennis Championship Kicks Off Hall of Fame Tennis Championship early rounds, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Teen Science Kick off to summer program with a light-bending, shadow-making show by the Rhode Island Museum of Science, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.

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

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Public Library group examines “Ten Big Ones,” a Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., dropins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

July 8

Fizz, Boom, Read Science Lab Science and fun for ages 3-6, “Wild Weather,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 846-1573.

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.

Electric Dough Tweens 8-12 explore the properties of electricity and creativity using conductive dough, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Tennis Championship Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts lunchtime discussion on “Picasso’s Obsession with Degas: What Did It Produce?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $8, bring lunch, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

Yoga in the Park All levels welcome for class in the Ballard Park quarry, 6 p.m., $10, ballardpark.org.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night with classic rock by New York Minute, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

‘Alice’ at Library Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts Hempstead Theater Co. in “Alice in Wonderland,” as part of children’s summer reading program, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

July 9

Weird Science Wednesdays Science fun for ages 3+ with adult, “Am I Falling Apart?” science jokes, experiments, crafts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

Puppet Workshop Join Sue Klau to hear stories, make a craft and put on a puppet show, ages 5+, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Storytelling at Redwood Clare Vadeboncoeur uses shadow theatre and traditional storytell-

ing to introduce light and dark and nocturnal animals, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free all ages, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Hitchcock Series Free screening of “Spellbound” (1945), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Teen Science Forensics workshop with the URI State Crime Lab, learn how to analyze evidence and take fingerprints, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., snacks, 401-847- 8720 x206.

Family Friendly Funnies Interactive improvisational comedy for the whole family with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Newport Music Series KC and the Sunshine Band in concert at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Concert in Ballard Park The Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra performs at Ballard Park Quarry Meadow, Hazard Road, 7-8:30 p.m., family-friendly, bring lawn chairs, picnic, free, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

July 10

‘Seine and Discover’ Use seine nets to learn about marine life, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Music for Kids Interactive musical program with guitarist and storyteller Paul Helou, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

Tennis Hall of Fame Tennis Championship, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Habitat Hike Children ages 6-12 enjoy hands-on lessons while walking the thirteen acre nature preserve at Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., younger and older siblings welcome, $7, registration required, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.org.

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

Teen Activity at Library Teens/tweens invited to learn about the science and history of henna and create designs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Ducks Race for Education 8th Annual Duck Race to benefit Middletown public school students, 1000 numbered plastic ducks “race” to shore for great prizes, kids’ activities, Third Beach, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., mecmec.org.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. James Ragland, 7 p.m. Anne Marie and Rich Davis, fortadams.org.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer Johnny The K, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Architectural historian Ronald J. Onorato discusses “A Greater Facility:’ The J. N. A. Griswold House Drawings of Richard Morris Hunt,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

NewportFILM Outdoors Screening of “Bella Vita,” Queen Anne Square, sunset, approx. 8:20 p.m., pre-film music by Cameron & the Trenton St. Collaborative, postfilm Q&A with director Jason Baffa and producer Scott Griest, $5, newpor tfilm.com.

Friday

July 11

Newport Music Festival Classical music in spectacular settings through July 27. For full schedule/ticketing call 401-849- 0700 or visit newportmusic.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.

Tennis Championship quarterfinals, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Arts and Nature Kids create nature based arts and crafts, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., drop in, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

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.

‘Nuit Blanche at the Opera Garnier’ Island Moving Co.’s summer fundraising gala at Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., 7:30-midnight, 401 847-4470, tickets available at islandmovingco.org.

Family Evening Hike and Campfire Hike the sanctuary after dark with your family, relax by the fire, roast marshmallows and tell campfire stories, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7:30-9 p.m., members $8, non-members $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday

July 12

Jamestown Half Marathon Scenic race around Jamestown, starts and ends at Potter’s Cove, 6:30 a.m. start, registration and shuttle info at eidentracing.com.

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Coronet Update International Yacht Restoration School update on progress of restoration efforts for 19th-century luxury yacht Coronet, including planking and interiors, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 9:30 a.m., after presentation visit exhibit “Treasures from Coronet,” IYRS Library, 401-848- 5777, iyrs.org.

Teen Science Fun Program for teens by the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art featuring a marble roller coaster, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401- 846-1573.

Newport Kite Festival Hundreds of kites soar across the sky. Brenton Point, Ocean Drive, 12.-5 p.m., free, demos, workshops, open flying, full schedule at newportkitefestival.com.

Tennis International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for Lindsay

Davenport, Chantal Vandierendonck, Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes and John Barrett, at 12 p.m., championship semi-finals 2 p.m., 194 Bellevue Ave., tennisfame.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Cahill, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Wild for Wildlife Come explore the world around you in brand new ways, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., family-friendly program, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Water Brothers Surf Fest IV Surfing enthusiasts gather to showcase surf history and culture, Fort Adams, 2-8 p.m., $10, 401- 846-7875, waterbrotherssurffestiv.com.

Kids Movie Matinee Free screening of “Robots,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x204.

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

Comedy on Tap at Vineyard Boston’s Tony V performs at Comedy & Wine series, Newport Vineyards, 9099 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $30, advance ticketing at 401-848-5161 x0.

Newport Music Series John Hiatt & The Combo and The Robert Cray Band at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Sunday

July 13

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Newport Kite Festival 12-5 p.m. See Saturday, July 12.

Medicinal Plants Learn how to harvest common herbs and prepare as home remedies with herbalist Kristin Minto, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., bring lunch and hike the farm, members $10, non-members $20, registration required, 401-423- 0005, historicnewengland.org.

Guided Nature Walks Family-friendly guided walks at Sachuest Point, meet at Visitors Center, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., free, 401-847- 5511 x203.

Tennis Championship Finals Hall of Fame Tennis Championship finals, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tennisfame.com.

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