2014-08-14 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

‘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.

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.

Book Signing Gloria Merchant, author of Pirates of Colonial Newport, Spring Street Books, 42 Spring St.

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.

375th Concert A Newport 375th anniversary event with a community choral 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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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

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

Saturday

August 16

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, newportartmuseum.org.

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

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, 11 a.m., visit newport375.com.

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

Wild for Wildlife New learning adventures at Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3:30 p.m., drop in, free, 401- 847-5511 x203.

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.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 15.

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 the 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 lawn chairs, free.

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

Monday

August 18

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 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.

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

Tuesday

August 19

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.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents Jim McGrath playing Irish folk and sea chanteys, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401-847- 3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Family Beach Concert and Bonfire Last hurrah of the beach concert season, Easton’s Beach, The Elderly Brothers at 6 p.m., Beach Idol finals follow, bonfire begins at dusk, for more information call 401-855-1910.

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

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Minding Frankie,” by Maeve Binchy, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

August 20

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.

‘Boom with Biomes’ Kids meet sea friends at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Hitchcock Series Free screening of “Strangers on a Train” (1951), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

375th Clambake Public clambake at historic Fort Adams in celebration of Newport’s 375th anniversary, 6-9 p.m., newport375.com.

Genealogy Workshop Helen Smith leads workshop series on family genealogy research, 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.

‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ Lecture Charles Clarkson, of Roger Williams and Salve Regina universities, discusses “The Canary in the Coal Mine: Birds as an Indicator of Health,” Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m.

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

Thursday

August 21

‘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.

Motorized ArtBot Kids age 7-10 learn about circuits in a hands-on workshop to build an ArtBot and experiment with different art and building materials, Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., free but registration required, supplies provided, 401-846-1573.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Caves of Perigord,” by Martin Walker, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Orientation Workshop Utilizing orienteering skills, children ages 7-12 will create their own map of Ballard Park then use it to hike through the park, 1-2:30 p.m., $7, rain date is the next day, registration required, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Wine Tasting Benefit tasting for Women’s Resource Center, Newport Vineyard, 909 East Main Rd., $25, 6-8 p.m., 401-236-8368 x368, wrcnbc.org.

Newport Concert Series Alanis Morissette, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m. Lisa Couto and Ray Cooke, 7:30 p.m. Ed McGuirl and Company, fortadams.org.

‘Jungle Book’ Newport Children’s Theatre production of “The Jungle Book,” Paradise Park, Prospect and Paradise avenues, 6 p.m., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children under 12, bring chairs or blankets, newportchildrenstheatre.org.

375th Lecture “History of the Newport Public Schools (Central Buildings): How the Schools Got their Names and Other Fun Facts,” by Sydney Williams, Thompson Middle School, 7 p.m., newport375.com.

Jamestown Community Chorus The Jamestown Community Chorus' 25th annual talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., $7, $5 for seniors and students, 401-423- 1574, jamestownchorus.com.

NewportFILM Outdoors “Dior and I” screens at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., screening begins at 7:45 p.m., 5-7:30 p.m. live music, $5, post-film Q&A with director

Frederic Tcheng, (rain venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St.), newpor tfilm.com.

Friday

August 22

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, new exhibit “Paul Szep: Famous Faces,” debuts, 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.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.

‘Jungle Book’ 6 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

Newport Comedy Series Comedian Jim Jefferies performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., ages 16+, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Marcy & Zina Show New York songwriting team of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, accompanied by award-winning tenor and pianist Scott Colter, presents an evening of original song in a club atmosphere, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $20, jamestownartcenter.org.

Saturday

August 23

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

Dog Days of Summer Fun-filled morning of canine fun, Frisbee, photos, digging contests, prizes, Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, $10 per dog, no registration required, 401-846-8276 x122, potterleague.org.

Ballard Park Hike Learn about the history of Ballard Park and its unique features on a guided walk through the 13-acre nature preserve, meet at the Hazard Road entrance, 10 a.m., $5 per person, $15 per group, ballardpark.org.

Newport Celtic Rock Festival Daylong salute to Irish culture with a 10-hour marathon of Celtic celebration, music, dancing, vendors, pipe-and-drums, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, gates at 12 p.m., music 12:30 p.m., rain or shine, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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.

Stamp Act Protest Re-Creation Newport Historical Society commemorates the 1765 Stamp Act protests, living history re-enactors will stroll Newport’s Old Quarter beginning at 1 p.m. The riot reenactment will take place in front of the Colony House on Washington Square later that afternoon, followed by a beer and “strong cheese party” at Colony House at 5 p.m., the re-enactment is free, tickets to the party are $25, $20 for NHS members, 401-841-8771, newportthistory.org.

375th Lecture Newport 375th anniversary lecture with James Garman on “The British Occupation of Newport: the Siege of Newport and the Battle of Rhode Island,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newport375.com.

‘Jungle Book’ 6 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

Comedy at Vineyard Joe Devito at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., grounds open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m., bring chairs, $30, reserve at info@newportvineyards.com or 848-5161.

Murder Mystery “Ballgowns, Bling & Betrayal,” interactive murder mystery set in the late 1800s, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., family friendly, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

August 24

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

Marcy & Zina’s Children’s Show Songwriting team of Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich showcase their original children’s music, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 2 p.m., $5, jamestownartcenter.org.

Sesquicentennial Lecture Art and architectural historian James L. Yarnall presents "John La Farge's Portrait of the Son of Richard Morris Hunt,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission, newportartmuseum.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with The Ghost Tones playing classic R&B, Meehan and Krauss opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

‘Jungle Book’ 6 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 21.

Rock the Docks Seamen’s Church Institute hosts its 8th annual Rock the Docks Lobsterfest at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-9 p.m., $100, for tickets call 401-847-4260.

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