2014-07-24 / Calendar

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Mad Hatter Tea Party Grab the most frivolous hat in your closet, put on a summer smile, and head to the 5th annual Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea party on Monday, Aug. 4, at Ballard Park and capture the whimsy of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with your favorite youngsters. The Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, and even Alice herself will greet partygoers for a late afternoon of tea party treats, croquet playing, hat making, and Wonderland-themed fun. The ever-popular scavenger hunt along the quarry trails features surprises around each corner, and young and older visitors alike will make summertime memories at this seasonal favorite event. The fun runs 4-6 p.m. at Ballard Park; enter via Hazard Road. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and advance ticketing is required by Aug. 1. E-mail info@ballardpark.org or call 401-619-3377 for tickets. Mad Hatter Tea Party Grab the most frivolous hat in your closet, put on a summer smile, and head to the 5th annual Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea party on Monday, Aug. 4, at Ballard Park and capture the whimsy of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with your favorite youngsters. The Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat, and even Alice herself will greet partygoers for a late afternoon of tea party treats, croquet playing, hat making, and Wonderland-themed fun. The ever-popular scavenger hunt along the quarry trails features surprises around each corner, and young and older visitors alike will make summertime memories at this seasonal favorite event. The fun runs 4-6 p.m. at Ballard Park; enter via Hazard Road. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and advance ticketing is required by Aug. 1. E-mail info@ballardpark.org or call 401-619-3377 for tickets. Thursday

July 24

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

‘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.

Kids’ Music in the Park Christopher Carbone presents free family music program in Aquidneck Park, next to Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204, rain location is the library.

Exploration Workshop Children ages 7-12 will learn how to use a compass, tie knots and other outdoor safety skills in Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Teen Creative Writing Local author Kathryn Kulpa leads workshop with fun and creative exercises in different forms, with an emphasis on short stories and flash fiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., snacks, 401-847-8720 x206.

Make Your Own Video Game Jamestown Philomenian Library hosts workshop on making games with Scratch for tweens/teens, 26 North Rd., 5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, register at 401-847-1608.

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

Beach Idol Contest Kids’ version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performance at Easton’s Beach, participants under age 15 register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., singers bring music on iPod, for more information call 401-855- 1910.

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.

‘My Favorite Chopin’ Newport Music Festival presents Agustin Anievas in concert, The Breakers, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $20, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Friday

July 25

Newport Music Festival See Thursday, July 24.

Newport Antiques Show Shop for top antiques from the country’s leading dealers at this not-to-be-missed fundraiser for the Newport Historical Society and Boys & Girls Clubs, St. George’s School, Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., a wide selection of important Americana antiques, paintings, furniture, folk art, jewelry, fine and decorative arts, newportantiquesshow.com.

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.

‘Big History, Little State: 375 Years in 50 Objects’ Lecture Rhode Island Historical Society Director of Collections Kirsten Hammerstrom will discuss how they selected 50 artifacts from the tens of thousands to exhibit at the Newport Antiques Show, St. George’s School, 375 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 11 a.m., show admission $15 per day or $20 for a three-day pass, 401-846-2669.

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.

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 Folk Festival Sold out. Fort Adams, gates open at 12 p.m., music begins at 12:15 p.m., newportfolk.org.

‘Fruits of our Labor’ Lecture Dr. C. Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, will present “Fruits

of our Labor: Industry, Immigration and Rhode Island’s Road to Riches,” Newport Antiques Show, St. George’s School, 375 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 1 p.m., show admission $15 per day or $20 for a three-day pass, 401-846-2669.

Science Club for Kids Kids 5-8 enjoy hands-on activities, crafts, perform experiments, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

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

Newport Concert Series The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 24.

NewportFILM Focus Screening of “Heartworn Highways Revisited,” Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., cocktails, 8:15 p.m., film, $20, John McCauley of Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Andrew Combs, and director Wayne Price will be in attendance for a postfilm Q&A, newportfilm.com.

‘Ragtime Jazztime’ Newport Music Festival presents music by Brubeck, Joplin, Gershwin and more, The Breakers, Ochre Point Ave., 9 p.m., $45, 401-849- 0700, newportmusic.org.

Saturday

July 26

Newport Music Festival See Thursday, July 24.

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

Newport Antiques Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Friday, July 25.

Newport Folk Festival Sold out. Fort Adams, gates open at 10 a.m., music begins at 11 a.m., newportfolk.org.

‘Prizewinners Concert’ Newport Music Festival presents Ukrainian prize-winning artists, The Elms Tent, 367 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $32, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Vintage Cars and Racing Lecture Nicholas Schorsch will discuss the development of the car museum that he and others are establishing in Newport and the history of racing on the island, Newport Antiques Show, St. George’s School, 375 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 11 a.m., show admission $15 per day or $20 for a three-day pass, 401-846-2669.

Teen Magic Magician Darren Yong performs for teens ages 13+, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., registration required, 401- 846-1573.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Abbey Rhode, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

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

375th Lecture James Garman presents “Traveling Around Aquidneck Island (1890- 1930): Steamboats, Railroads, Ferries and Trolleys,” Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., newport375.com.

Science Crafts for Kids Kids 6+ make a sun catcher, thaumatrope, and a sun dial to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Polo Newport vs. Palm Beach, 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.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 24.

NewportFILM Focus Screening of “The Ballad of Shovels and Rope,” Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 8:15 p.m., $15, producer Paul Bannister will be in attendance for a post-film Q&A, newportfilm.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.

Sunday

July 27

Newport Music Festival Last day to enjoy classical music in spectacular settings, 401-849-0700 or newportmusic.org.

Newport Antiques Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Friday, July 25.

Newport Folk Festival Sold out. Fort Adams, gates open at 10 a.m., music begins at 10:20 a.m., newportfolk.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.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell discusses “Art and Enterprise: Richard Morris Hunt’s Early Newport Friendships,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, newportartmuseum.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with The Steamahs playing funky New Orleans music, pop/blues singer Leslie Grimes and guitarist Matt Bruneau opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Closing Concert Newport Music Festival wraps up with a “Two Piano & Two Percussion Extravaganza,” The Breakers, Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., $45, 401- 849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Monday

July 28

Newport Bridgefest Opens Four days of great music “bridging” the folk and jazz festivals, venues all over town, full schedule at newportbridgefest.com.

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.

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.

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.

Metal Crafting Music “The Sound of Steel & Singing Drum Circle,” with Tim Danyliw, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Magic or Science?’ The Great Baldini returns to the Redwood in an interactive show of both comedy and magic, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., free, kids of all ages, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Teen Science Teens “Take It Apart” to see the inner workings of everyday items, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401-846-1573, note: use Spring St. entrance, main section closed today.

Jamestown Farmers Market Local farmers, artists and food trucks, Fort Getty Pavilion, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m.

Newport Gulls Doubleheader Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 4 and 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Big Band Concert BridgeFest presents Swinglane Orchestra, Queen Anne Square, 6 p.m., free, newportbridgefest.com.

BridgeFest Opening Night Soirée Jazz with bassist David Zinno and guitarist Jay Azzolina and guests, Sanford-Covell Villa Marina, 72 Washington St., 6:30 p.m., $25, newportbridgefest.com.

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 29

Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 28, newportbridgefest.com.

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

Tween Science Fun Program for tweens (8-12) by the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art featuring a marble roller coaster, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573 x204, note: use Spring St. entrance, main section closed today.

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 Music-themed 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.

‘Mommy & Me’ Music Singer/songwriter Michelle Cruz leads fun for parents and children 6 months - 2 years, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents The Elderly Brothers playing music from the 50s and 60s, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6 p.m., dinner

available (call to reserve), 401-847- 3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night with Big Cat Blues, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Yoga on the Beach Third Beach, Middletown, 6 p.m., weather permitting, $10, bring a bed sheet or large beach blanket, 860-965-9995.

Teen Fiction for Adults Discuss “Out of the Easy,” by Ruta Sepetys, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Songwriters in the Round BridgeFest benefit for the Rhode Island Food Bank, featuring Allysen Callery, Mark Cutler, Bob Kendall, and Ken Shane, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 7:30 p.m., $15, canned goods donations also encouraged, newportbridgefest.com.

Wednesday

July 30

Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 28, newportbridgefest.com.

Children’s Music on Lawn Christopher Carbone presents interactive program with song, movement on the lawn at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, all ages, 401-847- 0292, bring blankets or chairs, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

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.

Windmill Wednesdays Family-friendly evening at Prescott Farm’s historic windmill, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free, johnnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids, live music, picnics welcome, newportrestoration.org.

Teen Movie “iRobot” screens at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., free, snacks. Family Concert BridgeFest and Newport Festivals Foundation present a family concert with Bari Koral Family Rock Band and Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo, Fort Adams, 6 p.m., free, newportbridgefest.com.

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.

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.

Thursday

July 31

Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 28, newportbridgefest.com.

‘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.

Animal Experiences Dave Marchetti introduces kids 4+ to turtles, lizards, snakes and alligators, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-846-1573.

‘Beasts Can Drum’ Story Time Music and art story hour, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Rocks Rock’ Workshop Children ages 7-12 will hike through Ballard Park, identify the rock types, and discover how hikers used rocks as trail markers, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

‘Jazz to Tell a Story’ Composer Ron Sanfilippo presents on the inspiration behind his new jazz work, “Where is the Peace? Music to Honor Veterans,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jazz After Dark at Rough Point Enjoy an evening of jazz and conversation, introduced by legendary George Wein, live music by URI music students before and after the discussion, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., $10, $5 age 12 and under, cash bar, advance registration suggested, newportrestoration.org.

Newport Interactive Marketers Free networking event, Hotel Viking rooftop, 6-9 p.m., register at bit.ly/NIMevents.

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

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

Camp Anniversary Celebrate the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s

55th year of summer camp with an open house, picnic on the lawn (BYOP- Bring Your Own Picnic), nature activities, campfire, s’mores, contests, prizes, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., free but registration required, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Big Band Concert BridgeFest presents the Navy Band Northeast Show Band, Queen Anne Square, 6 p.m., free, newportbridgefest.com.

Beach Idol Contest Kids’ version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performance at Easton’s Beach, participants under age 15 register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., singers bring music on iPod, for more information call 401-855- 1910.

NewportFILM Outdoors Screening of “Keep on Keepin’ On,” Marble House lawn, 596 Bellevue Ave., 8:10 p.m., $5, post-film Q&A with director Alan Hicks, newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 1

Newport Jazz Festival Opens America’s favorite jazz festival opens at Fort Adams, gates open at 11 a.m., music begins at 11:30, three stages, newportjazzfest.org.

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.

Newport Concert Series Three Doors Down Acoustic performs, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Jazz Opening Night Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater, International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Casino, gates 6:30 p.m., concert, 8 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

Saturday

August 2

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

‘Take Me Fishing’ Day Family fishing activities, loaner poles and free bait available, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free, rain or shine, 401- 847-5511 x203.

Newport Jazz Festival Music on three stages with dozens of performers including Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Amy Kucharik, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Redwood Lecture The John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture features noted Gershwin pianist and scholar Dr. Orin Grossman, who will discuss George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” reception will follow the event, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-847-0292 x102, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

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.

Artie Lange at Newport Comedy Series Comedian Artie Lange performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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

August 3

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.

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.

Newport Jazz Festival Music on three stages with dozens of performers including Brubeck Brothers, Mingus Band, Bobby Mc- Ferrin, Fort Adams, 11 a.m. -7 p.m., newportjazzfest.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.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Another Roadside Attraction playing original pop and blues music, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

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