2014-07-10 / Calendar

Summer City


Great Friends Dance Festival The Island Moving Company welcomes dance companies from across the country at the Great Friends Dance Festival July 17-26, offering eight unique evening performances. Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre from Daytona Beach, Fla., is the resident guest company for the festival. Guests include Part of the Oath, Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co, Marta Renzi, Matthew Westerby Company and Lydia Johnson Dance. Performances run nightly at 7:30 p.m., July 17-20 and 22-26, at the Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors. For more information and tickets, visit islandmovingco.org or call 401-847-4470. Great Friends Dance Festival The Island Moving Company welcomes dance companies from across the country at the Great Friends Dance Festival July 17-26, offering eight unique evening performances. Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre from Daytona Beach, Fla., is the resident guest company for the festival. Guests include Part of the Oath, Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co, Marta Renzi, Matthew Westerby Company and Lydia Johnson Dance. Performances run nightly at 7:30 p.m., July 17-20 and 22-26, at the Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St. Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students and seniors. For more information and tickets, visit islandmovingco.org or call 401-847-4470. 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 Championships 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 13-acre nature preserve at Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, registration required, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.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.

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.


Black Ships Festival The 31st Annual Black Ships Festival runs July 17-20 and celebrates the opening of Japan to trade in 1854, a treaty negotiated by Newport’s Commodore Matthew C. Perry. This celebration of friendship between Newport and Japan kicks off on Thursday, July 17, with a lecture on traditional Japanese boatbuilding by Doug Brooks at the Newport Library at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies are Friday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Touro Park. The festival features citywide events including arts and crafts, Taiko drumming, Sumo wrestling, Asian cuisine, the Sushi and Sake Sail, and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit blackshipsfestival.com. Black Ships Festival The 31st Annual Black Ships Festival runs July 17-20 and celebrates the opening of Japan to trade in 1854, a treaty negotiated by Newport’s Commodore Matthew C. Perry. This celebration of friendship between Newport and Japan kicks off on Thursday, July 17, with a lecture on traditional Japanese boatbuilding by Doug Brooks at the Newport Library at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies are Friday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m. in Touro Park. The festival features citywide events including arts and crafts, Taiko drumming, Sumo wrestling, Asian cuisine, the Sushi and Sake Sail, and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit blackshipsfestival.com. Ducks Race for Education 8th Annual Duck Race to benefit Middletown public school students, 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 Championships 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.


Beach Idol is Back Beginning Thursday, July 17 kids under 15 are invited to take the stage in the annual Beach Idol competition at Easton’s Beach. Talents of all kinds are welcome. For contestants who wish to sing, bring music on an iPod. Those who want to participate should register at 6:30 p.m. at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar. There is no charge to join in the fun. Contestants are welcome to perform more than one evening. For more information, call 401-855-1910. Beach Idol is Back Beginning Thursday, July 17 kids under 15 are invited to take the stage in the annual Beach Idol competition at Easton’s Beach. Talents of all kinds are welcome. For contestants who wish to sing, bring music on an iPod. Those who want to participate should register at 6:30 p.m. at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar. There is no charge to join in the fun. Contestants are welcome to perform more than one evening. For more information, call 401-855-1910. 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 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,

begins 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.

Garden Talk URI Master Gardeners discuss herbicides and pesticides, Paradise Valley Park, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 10:30 a.m.

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 Enshrinement 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, 909 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.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Free Concert at Grand U2 tribute by Joshua Tree, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

July 13

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Susan Cowsill playing original music, Marilyn Manfra opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Yes at Newport Music Series Yes in concert, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Monday

July 14

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

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.

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.

Little Scientists Story Time Stories, rhymes, songs and craft or science experiment for kids ages 2-4 and caregiver, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

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.

Edward King Lecture Florence Archambault discusses the history of Edward King at the Edward King House, 35 King St., 1 and 6 p.m., free, 401-846-7426.

Teen Movie Matinee Free screening of “Ender’s Game,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

‘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.

Green Animals Children’s Party Circus acts, music, magic, clowns, puppets, pony rides, refreshments on historic estate, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 4-8 p.m., member adult $15/child free, non-member adult $20/child (6-17) $5, all children 5 and under are free, tickets at door, newportmansions.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.

Tuesday

July 15

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

King House Tours Free tours of the Edward King House, 35 King St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., depart every 30 minutes, free, 401- 846-7426.

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.

Science Club Magnets Science experiments, activities and a take-home craft for kids ages 5-8, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

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

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.

‘Robots’ at Library Jamestown Philomenian Library offers “Robots on the Run,” as part of children’s summer reading program, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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 R.I. Rednecks Country Band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 683-9457.

Wednesday

July 16

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Puppet Workshop Stories, crafts, puppet show, kids ages 5+, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

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.

Children’s Music at Redwood Paul Helou presents interactive program with song, movement, drama, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, all ages, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Resort Fashion Lecture Fashion historian Caroline Rennolds Milbank leads an aroundthe world tour of fashion’s most playful category, The Elms, Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members $10, non-members $15, reserve at 401- 847-1000 x111 or newportmansions.org.

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

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.

King House Concert John Scotti and Michael Flynn celebrate the music of Mario Lanza, Cole Porter and the American Songbook, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., free, 401-846-7426.

Music at Ballard Park Free concert by The Moldy Suitcases in the Ballard Park quarry meadow, Hazard Road, 7-8:30 p.m., family-friendly, bring lawn chairs, picnic, free, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Après Concert Sky Gazing Great viewing of the summer Milky Way and Saturn and its moons and rings after the concert, Ballard Park quarry meadow, 9-10:30 p.m., telescopes set up, $5, $15 group, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

July 17

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch “Newport Forever” celebrates Newport’s 375th anniversary and the city’s nautical chic resort style, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., members $90, non-members $95, advance ticketing required, 401- 847-1000 x140 or newportmansions.org.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance: How Brunelleschi and Ghiberti Changed the Art World” by Paul Robert Walker, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Vernal Pond Workshop Children ages 7-12 will investigate the one-acre vernal pond at Ballard Park and learn about the animals that live there, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

King House Social Ice cream social and old fashioned field day, putt-putt golf, bocce, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m., $5, 401-846-7426.

Farm Fresh RI Hands-on workshop about the science of nutrition, ages 8-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Teen Mythbusters Do your own experiments to prove fact or fiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., snacks, 401- 847-8720 x206.

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.

Beach Idol Youth take the stage to compete in the 2014 Beach Idol contest, open to children up to 15, Easton’s Beach, 7 p.m.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m., We Own Land and Friends perform, fortadams.org.

Teen Movie at Library Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts pizza and screens “Hunger

Games: Catching Fire,” for tweens/ teens, 26 North Rd., 5 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Pops Concert Free outdoor concert by the American Band, Glen Manor House grounds, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., bring chairs, picnic, glenmanorhouse.com.

Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group

meets tonight to discuss “Consider the Fork,” by Bee Wilson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Great Friends Dance Festival The Island Moving Co. hosts dance companies from around the country at Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St., performances 7:30 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Friday

July 18

Newport Black Ships Festival A city-wide celebration of friendship between Newport and Japan with a variety of events emphasizing Japanese art and culture, opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m., Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., blackshipsfestival.com.

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

The Science of Baseball Hear stories and visit with players from the Newport Gulls, for families with children ages 6+, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720 x204.

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.

King House Picnic Old fashioned summer picnic at the Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St., 12 p.m., entertainment, $25, 401-846-7426.

Birding 101 Bird watching basics, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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.

Newport Music Series Barenaked Ladies in concert, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Shakespeare at Vineyard Rhode Island Shakespeare Co. presents “The Tempest,” 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., bring chairs, no BYOB, $20 at gate, $17 advance, reserve at 401-848- 5161 or info@newportvineyards.com.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 17.

NewportFILM Outdoors Screening of “Alive Inside,” International Tennis Hall of Fame grass courts, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8:15 p.m., $5, newportfilm.com.

Gold Medalist in Concert Tchaikovsky gold medalist cellist Sergey Antonov and acclaimed pianist Bernadene Blaha perform Hungarian Rhapsody (David Popper), Sonata in B-flat Major (Erno Dohnanyi), and Sonata in G Major (Rachmaninoff ), The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 9 p.m., 401-849- 0700, newportmusic.org.

Fort Adams Summer Ghost Hunt Investigate the fort with paranormal investigators, 10 p.m.-midnight, limited space, tickets at fortadams.org.

Saturday

July 19

Newport Black Ships Festival A citywide celebration of friendship between Newport and Japan with a variety of events emphasizing Japanese art and culture, full schedule at blackshipsfestival.com.

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Save The Bay Swim 38th annual fundraising swim, Naval Station Newport to Potter’s Cove, Jamestown, 5-6:30 a.m. check in, 7 a.m. start, savebay.org.

4-H Fair Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair, Glen Park, Glen Rd, Portsmouth, $2, family activities 9 a.m.-5 p.m., www.eri4hfair.webs.com.

Friends Book Sale Friends of the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop Artist Natalie Pfanstiehl presents full-day watercolor workshop, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., bring materials and lunch, rain date July 20, all levels of experience welcome, members $25, non-members $40, registration required, 401-423- 0005, historicnewengland.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss “One Summer, 1927,” by Bill Bryson, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

French in Newport Walking Tour Explore the heart of 18th-century Newport and learn about the period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors lived here during the American Revolution, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., space extremely limited, advance ticketing required, $15, NHS members $10, 401-841-8770.

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.

Polo USA vs. Italy, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., 401-847- 7090, nptpolo.com.

Bake on the Beach Norman Bird Sanctuary’s traditional clambake, activities for kids, steel band, Third Beach Education Center, Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5 p.m., tickets 401-846-2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Night at the Museum: A Beaux Arts Ball’ Newport Art Museum’s summer gala and after party, 76 Bellevue Ave., dinner, dancing and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., after party at 9 p.m., for gala tickets call 401- 619-7990, after party tickets available at newportartmuseum.org.

Family Night at Y Bring a blanket and some comfy sneakers for outdoor fun at the YMCA, bounce house, rock wall, activities, movie “Rio 2” screens at dusk, concessions available, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m.

Shakespeare at Vineyard 7 p.m. See Friday, July 18.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 17.

Free Comedy at Grand Comedy hypnotist Bruce James, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

July 20

Newport Black Ships Festival See Saturday, July 19.

Newport Music Festival See Friday, July 11.

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

4-H Fair Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair, Glen Park, Glen Rd, Portsmouth, $2, family activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., eri- 4hfair.webs.com.

Gospel Style Brunch Southern style brunch, followed by a 70-member gospel choir concert, Rough Point 680 Bellevue Ave., brunch 1-3 p.m., concert 3 p.m., concert and brunch $55, concert only $25, tickets at 401-846-4152 or newportrestoration.org.

Boyd’s Windmill and Schoolhouse Museums Middletown Historical Society opens historic Boyd’s Windmill and Paradise School, Paradise and Prospect avenues, and Witherbee School, corner of Valley Road and Green End Ave., for touring, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 17.

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