2014-08-07 / Calendar

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Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Get your groove on at the 5th annual funky reggae party at the Newport Yachting Center Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon-10 p.m. The full day of laid back vibes and easy-groovin’ reggae music features internationally known artists Freddie McGregor, John Freddie McGregor Brown’s Body, Etana, Mighty Mystic, New Kingston, and Soul Rebel. Music begins at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy Caribbean island-inspired sounds, vendors, artisans, food, and drink – all right here on Aquidneck Island. This is a rain or shine event and re-entry is allowed. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com for more information. Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Get your groove on at the 5th annual funky reggae party at the Newport Yachting Center Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon-10 p.m. The full day of laid back vibes and easy-groovin’ reggae music features internationally known artists Freddie McGregor, John Freddie McGregor Brown’s Body, Etana, Mighty Mystic, New Kingston, and Soul Rebel. Music begins at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy Caribbean island-inspired sounds, vendors, artisans, food, and drink – all right here on Aquidneck Island. This is a rain or shine event and re-entry is allowed. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com for more information. Thursday

August 7

‘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.


Newport Storm Luau The Coastal Extreme Brewing Company will host the 16th annual Newport Storm Luau to benefit the Fort Adams Trust on Saturday, August 16, 4:30-10 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park. The fundraising party features Polynesian dancers, Hawaiian-themed food and live music, and The Fire Gypsy will perform once the sun goes down. Sponsor WBRU will be on hand to keep things rolling. This is a 21+ event and ID is required. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at gate (if available). Tickets and information at newportstorm.com. Newport Storm Luau The Coastal Extreme Brewing Company will host the 16th annual Newport Storm Luau to benefit the Fort Adams Trust on Saturday, August 16, 4:30-10 p.m. at Fort Adams State Park. The fundraising party features Polynesian dancers, Hawaiian-themed food and live music, and The Fire Gypsy will perform once the sun goes down. Sponsor WBRU will be on hand to keep things rolling. This is a 21+ event and ID is required. Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 at gate (if available). Tickets and information at newportstorm.com. Dragonflies and Butterflies Workshop Children ages 7-12 will learn about dragonflies and butterflies and make their own terrariums, Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.


Drive In Movie at the Beach Grab your beach chairs or hop in your favorite convertible with your very best girl - or guy - and head to Easton's Beach for a night of oldfashioned fun as newportFILM Outdoors hosts its annual drive-in movie night on Thursday, Aug. 14. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" will screen in the parking lot of the iconic beach at sunset (approx. 8 p.m.). The lot will open at 6 p.m. and spaces are on a first come, first served basis, with a designated spot up front for those who bring chairs to watch al fresco. Director Chapman Way will introduce the film. Suggested donation is $5. Visit newportfilm.com for more information. (Rain venue is the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.) Drive In Movie at the Beach Grab your beach chairs or hop in your favorite convertible with your very best girl - or guy - and head to Easton's Beach for a night of oldfashioned fun as newportFILM Outdoors hosts its annual drive-in movie night on Thursday, Aug. 14. "The Battered Bastards of Baseball" will screen in the parking lot of the iconic beach at sunset (approx. 8 p.m.). The lot will open at 6 p.m. and spaces are on a first come, first served basis, with a designated spot up front for those who bring chairs to watch al fresco. Director Chapman Way will introduce the film. Suggested donation is $5. Visit newportfilm.com for more information. (Rain venue is the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.) Design a Robot Design your own tin can robot using magnets and a variety of recyclable materials, ages 8-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Teen Movie “Iron Man” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., snacks, drop in, 401- 847- 8720 x206.

‘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.

Documentary Screening Free screening of the film “How to Die in Oregon,” winner of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentaries, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. Andy & Judy, 7:30 p.m. Matt Bruneau and Leslie Grimes, fortadams.org.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Curator for the Preservation Society of Newport County Paul Miller discusses “Richard Morris Hunt's Early Newport Interiors,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, newportartmuseum.org.

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.

RIFF Rhode Island International Film Festival screens two shorts and one feature film at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., riff.org.

Friday

August 8

Tango Weekend A weekend of tango dancing and instruction, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., details and registration at providencetango.com.

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.

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.

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.

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday- Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

RIFF Rhode Island International Film Festival screens two shorts and one feature film at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., riff.org.

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.

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

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

Saturday

August 9

Tango Weekend See Friday, Aug. 8.

Rose Island Battle of the Bay Stand up paddle, kayak and surf ski race, launch at Fort Adam and head north under the Newport Bridge and back to finish on Rose Island, 9 a.m. start, prizes will be awarded for each class, register at paddleguru.com.

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

Watercolor Workshop Artist Vicki Iannuccillo presents full-day watercolor workshop, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., bring materials and lunch, rain date Aug. 10, all levels of experience welcome, members $25, non-members $40, registration required, 401-423- 0005, historicnewengland.org.

‘Mad Science’ Grand Finale Middletown Public Library wraps up children’s summer reading program with mad science show and ice cream, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Reggae Festival Daylong celebration with full lineup of internationally-recognized reggae bands, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., gates at noon, music 12:30-10 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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

‘Legend of King Arthur’ The Homestead Stage Company performs “The Legend of King Arthur” for kids of all ages, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Kids’ Matinee “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

‘War and Peace’ The Pell Center at Salve Regina University's Story in the Public Square program partner with the Rhode Island International Film Festival to screen documentaries “The War Photographers” and “The Newport Effect,” Jane Pickens Theater, 2 p.m., $10, bit.ly/1rEK1Hr.

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

Le Bal Francais Black tie gala for the Preservation Society at Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportmansions.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 8.

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

Sunday

August 10

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with The Playboys, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

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 Chelley, Bill & Dyl playing favorite classic and current hits, Olivia Chaves opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Klezmer Concert Free concert by Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, in celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary, Patriots Park, Touro St., 4:30 p.m., rain venue Colony House.

Newport Concert Series Gregg Allman with special guest Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial

Wharf, 6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

‘Set Sail for a Novel Evening’ Newport Public Library’s annual fundraiser, 300 Spring St., 6-8:30 p.m., $75, 401-847-8720 x100.

Monday

August 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.

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.

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

Tuesday

August 12

Hula Hooping on the Lawn Jamestown Philomenian Library

offers a fun exercise program with instruction by Susan Whitney and loaner hoops, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m., free, register at 401-423-7281.

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.

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.

Hadassah Books on the Beach Luncheon followed by talks and book signings by local authors Jon Land, Tova Mirvis, and Adam Braver, Atlantic Beach Club, 11:30 a.m., advance registration required, 401- 463-3636, rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts lunchtime discussion on “Gustave Dore: He is our Imagination,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. Teen Painting Try pendulum painting, a new and artistic way to make painted art, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., refreshments, 401-847-8720 x206.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents Back Eddy Bluegrass, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

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

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night with Dick Lupino Band playing jazz, oldies, Motown, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810. Wednesday August 13

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.

Summer Reading Outdoor Fair Certificates, prizes, learn hula with Polynesian dancer Laura Matta, puppet show, games, food, Aquidneck Park next to Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., no registration is required. 847-8720 x204, (rain venue library).

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

Maker Space Open Studio Open Studio time with the library's new maker tools, along with help and expertise from the folks at FabNewport, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208.

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.

Genealogy Workshop Helen Smith leads workshop series on family genealogy research, Wednesdays in August, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26

North Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at the front desk, 401-423-7281.

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.

Movies on the Rocks Free screening of “Harry Potter” at Ballard Park quarry meadow, use Hazard Road entrance, dusk, bring lawn chairs and blankets, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 14

‘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.

Clifford & The Ice Cream Train Enjoy a 70-minute train ride along Narragansett Bay with ice cream sundaes, Clifford storytelling, face painting, photos with Clifford, 1 Alexander Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m., reservations required, 401-293-0800, theicecreamtrain.com.

Natural Shelter Workshop Children ages 7-12 will learn about humans’ and animals’ natural shelters and make their own terrariums, Ballard Park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Night Out Against Crime Newport Police Department’s annual safety awareness event, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4-6 p.m., safety information on child identification, gun safety locks and bike safety will be available, car seat checks.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. Acoustik Nyte with Tim Sullivan, 7:30 p.m. Black Jade, fortadams.org.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with Toe Jam Puppet Band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Author Lecture Pulitzer prize-winning author Ron Suskind discusses "Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism," Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., reserve at 401- 847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Newport Concert Series Josh Turner Roughstock and Rambler Tour, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

African American Voice A Newport 375th anniversary event with a community chorale collaboration of African Americans celebrating with song, Rogers High School Auditorium, Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., free, newport375.com.

NewportFILM Outdoors “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” screens at Easton’s Beach, drive-in format, parking spots are

first come, first served, lot opens at 6 p.m., screening at approx. 7:45 p.m., you may set up a blanket or chairs in the lot, $5, (rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St.), newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 15

Pell Cup Begins National Court Tennis Association’s signature doubles tournament, 194 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-6672, nationaltennisclub.org.

‘The Future of Historic Cities’ The van Beuren Charitable Foundation’s inaugural talk in the Landscapes and Built Environment speaker series, “The Future of Historic Cities: Perspectives on Managing Change,” at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 9-11 a.m., presenters Dr. Randall Mason, University of Pennsylvania, and Liliane Wong, RISD, free, limited seating, reserve online at vbcfoundation.org, 401-619-5910.

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.

Animal Experiences Dave Marchetti invites kids to get up close and personal with a variety of animals, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Clifford & The Ice Cream Train 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 14.

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.

Summer Sendoff An evening of family fun with seining and coastal exploration, bring picnic dinner, enjoy campfire and marshmallow roasting, Norman Bird Sanctuary Third Beach property, 6-7:30 p.m., $6 members, $8 non-members, register at 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Screen and Discuss’ “Cutie and the Boxer” screens at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., screening 6 p.m., $10, $5 members, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Mastering the Craft’ Roundtable Richard Saul Wurman moderates roundtable discussion on craftsmanship with modern materials with special guest Ping Fu of 3D Systems, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m., $25, reserve at ldecrescenzo@iyrs.edu or 401-848-5777 x204.

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

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

Saturday

August 16

375th Event African American recognition ceremony at Common Burying Ground, presented by the African American Alliance of Rhode Island, includes a walking tour of God’s Little Acre by Keith Stokes, time TBD, visit newport375.com.

Pell Cup See Friday, Aug. 15.

Wet Paint Weekend Artists span across the island to create pieces for fundraising auction, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., artist registration 8-10 a.m., art drop off noon-3 pm., artwork preview reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. (artists free, members $10, non-members $15), silent auction begins at reception, newportartuseum.org.

Celebration of the Arts Middletown’s annual festival showcasing artisans, performances, music, children’s activities, Paradise Park, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, rain date Aug. 17.

E-Books Info Session Learn how to download books, audiobooks and movies to your iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android device, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m., registration required, 401-423- 7280.

Tour of the Month Walking tour examining Newport’s riot against The Stamp Act in 1765 and the road to 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.

Clifford & The Ice Cream Train 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 14.

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

Newport Storm Luau Polynesian luau, music, dancing, benefit for Fort Adams Trust, Fort Adams State Park, 4:30-10 p.m., ages 21+, $10 in advance, $15 at door, 401-849-5232, newportstorm.com.

Mabel’s Table The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s second annual Mabel’s Table Fundraiser, a collaboration between chefs, farmers, food and wine-lovers, and agricultural conservationists, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-10 p.m., registration at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Polo USA vs. Jamaica, Glen Farm, East

Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., nptpolo.com.

International Tennis Hall of Fame Diamond Celebration Festive community celebration featuring entertainment and refreshments throughout the Hall of Fame buildings and grounds to commemorate the 60th anniversary, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6-10 p.m., 401-324-4072. tennisfame.com.

Newport Concert Series Beach Boys, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Sunday

August 17

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.

Pell Cup See Friday, Aug. 15.

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.

Clifford & The Ice Cream Train 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 14.

Wet Paint Weekend Fundraising art event continues at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., with silent auction noon-3 p.m., live auction 4 p.m., museum free all day, music and fun on the lawn, cash bar, newportartmuseum.org.

Washington Letter Reading 67th annual reading of President Washington’s letter to the congregation,

Touro Synagogue, Touro St., 1 p.m., reception follows in Patriots Park, reservations required, call 401-847-4794 x207, tourosynagogue.org.

Historic Jewish Cemetery Open Touro Cemetery, with graves dating back to 1600s, will be open for visitors, Kay Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., 1-4 p.m.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert’ Free concert with In Tandem, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

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.

Walk for the Children The Andrea Rizzo Foundation's 13th annual Walk for the Children benefits youth with cancer and special needs, two-mile scenic stroll, raffles, kids activity booth, dance performances, Salve Regina University’s Rodgers Recreation Center, 2 p.m., 401-952-2423.

Boyd's Windmill and Museum Schools Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Witherbee School, corner of Valley Rd. and Green End Ave., Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Li'l Anne and Hot Cayenne playing Cajun music, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring chairs, free.

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

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