2014-08-21 / Calendar

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Celtic Rock Festival Contemporary Celtic music meets the genre’s classic roots at the Celtic Rock Festival at the Newport Yachting Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 12-10 p.m. The third annual daylong salute to Celtic culture brings back popular favorites and introduces up-and-coming talent. The headliners include Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock, and The Fighting Jamesons. The shenanigans also include hearty Irish pub fare, lively step dancers, pipe and drum bands, activities for the wee ones, and an Irish marketplace. Gates open at noon. Flexible general admission allows concert-goers to come and go as they please. Tickets are $30 through Aug. 22, and the event day rate is $40. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com for additional information and tickets. Celtic Rock Festival Contemporary Celtic music meets the genre’s classic roots at the Celtic Rock Festival at the Newport Yachting Center on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 12-10 p.m. The third annual daylong salute to Celtic culture brings back popular favorites and introduces up-and-coming talent. The headliners include Gaelic Storm, Eileen Ivers, Black 47, Tartan Terrors, Celtica-Pipes Rock, and The Fighting Jamesons. The shenanigans also include hearty Irish pub fare, lively step dancers, pipe and drum bands, activities for the wee ones, and an Irish marketplace. Gates open at noon. Flexible general admission allows concert-goers to come and go as they please. Tickets are $30 through Aug. 22, and the event day rate is $40. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com for additional information and tickets. 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.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Blue Versus Orange: The U.S. Naval War College, Japan, and the Old Enemy in the Pacific, 1945–1946,” with Hal M. Friedman, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

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.

‘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.

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.), newportfilm.com.


The Newport Historical Society will host the lecture “African-American Firsts in the City of Newport” on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Colony House as part of the city’s 375th anniversary lecture series. Victoria Johnson will discuss the 300-year history of Africans and African-Americans on Aquidneck Island, as well as their changing roles through the years. Primarily focusing on the years 1940 to 2000, she will highlight the achievements of many who have made a difference in the lives of Newport residents. Victoria Johnson, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Newport Historical Society, was born and raised in Newport, attended Newport Public Schools, and served as the principal of Rogers High School from 1997 to 2003. The free lecture will begin at 6 p.m. The Newport Historical Society will host the lecture “African-American Firsts in the City of Newport” on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Colony House as part of the city’s 375th anniversary lecture series. Victoria Johnson will discuss the 300-year history of Africans and African-Americans on Aquidneck Island, as well as their changing roles through the years. Primarily focusing on the years 1940 to 2000, she will highlight the achievements of many who have made a difference in the lives of Newport residents. Victoria Johnson, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Newport Historical Society, was born and raised in Newport, attended Newport Public Schools, and served as the principal of Rogers High School from 1997 to 2003. The free lecture will begin at 6 p.m.

Friday

August 22

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.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.

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, 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.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.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, $15 per group, ballardpark.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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 one of the first major events that led to the American Revolution, the 1765 Stamp Act protests, living history re-enactors will stroll Newport’s Old Quarter beginning at 1 p.m., interacting with visitors, the riot re-enactment 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, newporthistory.org.

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.

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.

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

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

Custom House Comedy Benefit Fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project with stand-up comedians Mike Murray and Bill Simas, Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 6-10 p.m., $20, 401-842-0008.

Comedy at Vineyard Joe Devito at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, grounds open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m., bring chairs, $30, reserve at info@newportvineyards.com or 401-848-5161 x0.

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.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 22.

Free Concert at Grand Bob Seeger tribute by Live Bullet, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

August 24

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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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 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.

‘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.

Monday

August 25

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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.

Special Salon at Redwood Authors Sylvia Jukes Morris and Dodie Kazanjian discuss Morris’ newly released book, "Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Booth Luce," Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., talk 6 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Meet the Author Lenore Skomal, novelist and author of an award-winning biography of Ida Lewis, will speak about her work and career as an independent writer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x208 newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

August 26

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.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “Labor Day,” by Joyce Maynard, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents classic jazz and Latin with the Lois Vaughan Quartet, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Rough Point Landscape Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of the landscape, first created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-846-4152, newportrestoration.org.

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

Wednesday

August 27

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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 late afternoon 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.

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, A Fabled Destination’ Lecture Bettie Pardee will introduce her new book, “Living Newport: Houses, People, Style,” an insider's view of the "new" Newport and its fresh twist on a distinctive way of life, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $15, non-members $20, advance reservations required, reserve online at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x 111.

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.

375th Lecture Newport 375th anniversary lecture with Victoria Johnson on “African- American Firsts in the City of Newport,” Colony House, 6 p.m., newport375.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.

St. Columba’s Concert “Transcriptions and Abstractions,” chamber music with Julie Castor on violin and Benjamin Larsen on cello, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 7 p.m., $20, 401-847-5571.

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

Thursday

August 28

‘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.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

‘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. Note: beginning next week the group will meet on Wednesdays.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, All Island Landscaping, 2829 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, register at 401- 847-1608.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams, 6 p.m., Triple Threat Blues Crusade, fortadams.org.

NewportFILM Outdoors Green Screen “Emptying the Skies” screens at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, pre-party begins at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7:45 p.m., film only $5, pre-party and film $30, post-film Q&A with producer and co-director Roger Kass, (rain venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St.), newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 29

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours Last weekend of the season to tour the lighthouse museum and grounds, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island access through Jamestown- Newport ferry, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

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, new exhibit “Paul Szep: Famous Faces,” 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.

Newport Rocks the Fort A summer classic rock music event with Rick Derringer, Rhett Tyler and Early Warning, the music of Steely Dan performed by Hey Nineteen, and Chakulla and the Hunger Bus, Fort Adams, 7-11 p.m., food, specialty drinks, wine and beer, $25, fortadams.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 22.

Saturday

August 30

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classics and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, noon start, 401-848- 5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

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

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

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.

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

Community Party Classic Yacht Regatta kicks off with community cocktail party, cash bar, music, Fort Adams, 6-8 p.m., 401-848-5777.

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 Amy Schumer performs at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 7:30 p.m., ages 16+, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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

Sunday

August 31

SRU Freshmen Arrive Welcome to Newport, Class of 2018.

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.

Classic Yacht Parade Fifty classic yachts sail around Newport Harbor before races begin, 10:30 a.m., 401-848-5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

Rose Island Music Festival Multiple bands perform on the island that’s “a mile off shore and a century in the past,” Rose Island, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., $29 members, $35 non-members, includes boat transportation, 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthousefoundation.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Aug. 22.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classics and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, races start at noon, 401-848-5777, x202, iyrs.edu.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with Mark Gorman, 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 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 Crash Land Band playing popular tunes, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Newport Concert Series Blues Jam with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Roomful of Blues, James Montgomery, Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf, 4 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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