2015-04-09 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

April 9

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Capt. Brett Friedman, USMC, discussing “21st Century Ellis,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Story Time from Space Learn about the solar system and listen to astronaut Mike Hopkins read a story from the International Space Station, up to 4 years, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., free but registration required, register at 401-847-0292 x105 or redwoodlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to Newport Art Museum with reception for show curated by Portsmouth High senior Paige Colman, newportgalleries.org.

Market Wallet Workshop The Newport and Rhode Island historical societies’ History Space program on making colonial era clothing and accessories continues with participants crafting an 18th century wallet from a precut linen kit, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., $22, register at newporthistory.eventbrite.com.

Food & Wine Expo Area restaurants and vendors host fundraising evening to benefit local high school music programs with wine and beer, tastings, music by local musicians, OceanCliff, 6-9 p.m., ages 21+only, $30, for tickets and reservations contact alanbernstein@npsri.net or 401- 847-6235 x2808.

Swing into Spring Annual fundraiser for the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Atlantic Beach Club, 6-10 p.m., $75 advance, $85 at door, for tickets and info contact 401-846-4828 x102 or anovick@mlkccenter.org.

SVF Lecture SVF Foundation presents Patrick Martins discussing his book, “The Carnivore’s Manifesto,” Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but reservations required, 401-848-7229 x10, kate@ sv ffoundation.org.

Atwood Lecture: Platon Salve Regina University presents internationally renowned photographer and human rights activist Platon with “Powerful Portraits: An Intimate Look at Humanity and Leadership,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., salve.edu.

Friday

April 10

Rough Point Tour Doris Duke’s Newport home open for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, includes this year’s special exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Seal Watch Tours Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 3 and 4 p.m., savebay.org/ seals.

Chamber Music Concert Cellist Benjamin Larsen and violinist Kelly Cho perform, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., 7 p.m., $20 donation, 401-847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

IYRS Lecture Series continues with graduates John Aubrecht and Casey Brown, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, students free, iyrs.edu.

‘Two Teens and a Score’ Jamestown Community Theatre presents “Two Teens and a Score,” Jamestown Senior Center, 6 West St., 7:30 p.m., suitable for ages 14+, advance $7, $10 at door, limited seating, tickets at 401-864-0392.

Saturday

April 11

Rose Island Cleanup Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation hosts a community beach and lighthouse cleanup, bring a lunch and meet at Sail to Prevail at Fort Adams, boat will depart at 10 a.m. and return approximately 3:30 p.m., advance registration required, call 401-286-1209 or 401- 847-4242.

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., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Spring in Bloom The Newport Mystical Society offers sessions with mediums, psychics, tarot and crystal readers, aura photography and astrologers, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 11 a.m.- midnight, $5, family friendly, children under 12 free, 401-864-6778.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Bilingual Story Time Children ages 3-12 and their families invited to listen to stories in English and Spanish, songs and poems, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Soil Analysis URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 1-800-448-1011.

Women Authors Luncheon Junior League of Rhode Island luncheon with historian Eve La Plante and children’s author/illustrator Mary Jane Begin, Atlantic Beach Club, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $25, tickets at jlri.org.

Beach Cleanups In preparation for the Volvo Ocean Race, Clean Ocean Access leads cleanups of Cliff Walk at Marine Ave. and Fort Adams State Park, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See April 10.

Waterfowl Watch Part 1 in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Birding Basics series, search the Sakonnet River and nearby Gardiner Pond for migrating waterfowl, park at Third Beach Education Center (across from Peabody’s Beach), Middletown, 1 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Books and Authors John Partridge discusses the latest in his Algy Temple series, “Scratched,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x215.

Choir School Benefit German bass/baritone Christian Palm will perform in a benefit for The Choir School of Newport County, Guild Hall, St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., 7 p.m., reception, $20 donation, thechoirschoolri.org.

Murder at the Museum Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “Forgeries & Frauds,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Two Teens and a Score’ 7:30 p.m. See April 10.

Free Concert AC/DC tribute by Dirty Deeds, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 10 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 12

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.

Discover Colonial Newport 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., 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See April 11.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See April 10.

Piano Concert Bulgarian born pianist Nadejda Vlaeva will perform on the Jamestown community piano, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m., free.

RI Revolution ‘Spies’ Talk Middletown Historical Society presents Christian McBurney discussing his book “Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Sunday Music Series A cappella concert featuring The Alley Cats and Notescapes, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Poetry Reading Kevin Holder reads from his recently-published work, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4:30 p.m., $18 door, $15 advance, 401-560-0979, reception and book signing to follow, jamestownartcenter.org.

NewportFILM “Coming Home” screens at Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film, Q&A to follow with film’s subject Angel Cordero, tickets $20 reception and film, $12 film, newportfilm.com.

Monday

April 13

Nature Play Time Parents and pre-K children join Norman Bird Sanctuary educator for fun-filled nature play time, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:15 a.m., dress for the weather, $5 includes 1 child and 1 parent, additional child $2, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Needles Galore Nancy Mowbray offers knitting instruction and assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make puzzle bead bracelets at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

MUSE Fundraiser Documentary “National Gallery” offers a behind the scenes look at one of the world's great museums, Jane Pickens Theater, 6 p.m., benefit for Newport Art Museum’s MUSE program for area high school students, janepickens.com.

‘Enrique’s Journey’ Salve Regina University presents Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario, an author and journalist whose work focuses on issues of immigration and human rights, discussing her book, “Enrique’s Journey,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m. reserve at bit.ly/Pell- Center or 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Tuesday

April 14

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See April 10.

Tuesday Book Group Discuss “The Infatuations,” by Javier Marias, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal gathering of those who meet to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Spies Lecture 6 p.m. See April 12.

Wednesday

April 15

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See April 10.

Computer Workshop Email safety, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m. free but registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Life of the Mind Salon Sean Moore, associate professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss 18th-century libraries and their place in American culture, focusing on the Redwood, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

‘Charlie Hebdo,’ Islam, and Violence Dr. Eleanor Doumato, author of “Teaching Islam: Textbooks and Religion in the Middle East,” presents “Why Can’t They Take a Joke? ‘Charlie Hebdo’, Islam, and the Violence Question,” Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 6:30 p.m., $5 donation at door, register at 401-846-0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

Photo Guild Meeting Monthly meeting of the Newport Art Museum’s Photo Guild, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m., presentation by internationally known artist and teacher John Paul Caponigro, free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

April 16

Seal Watch Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See April 10.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island,” by Christian McBurney, 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 “A Natural History of the Palette,” by Victoria Finlay, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Women in Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce networking, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, register at Newportchamber.com or 401-847-1608.

‘Naturalists in Nature’s Garden’ Guest curator Katherine Duffy on seaweed collecting in 19th-century America, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy Talk Discussion on foreign policy with author Derek S. Reveron, professor of National Security Affairs and EMC chair at the U.S. Naval War College, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Wharton Lecture Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Salve Regina's first McGinty Distinguished Chair in History, will present "An American Witness: Edith Wharton and World War I," Ochre Court, 7 p.m., reservations required, salve.edu/events.

Pell Honors Lecture Dr. Gary Gregg, of the University of Louisville, will discuss how George Washington took on the role of symbolic leader of the nation and how he used the office of president to set the tone for his countrymen and establish the foundations of national unity, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-2927.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Love & War,” by Mary Matalin and James Carville, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films “Shorts with a Twist,” selections from R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Rent’ at Salve Spring production, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 students and faculty, 401-341-2250.

Friday

April 17

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See April 10.

Newport Daffodil Days Begins Family fun weekend kicks off, Bannister’s Wharf, 5:30 p.m., music, activities.

Portsmouth Gallery Night Portsmouth Arts Guild opens Imagine Orange exhibition, three other venues host Works on Paper fundraiser, start at Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Rd., 5-8 p.m., 401-293-5273 or 401- 847-4607.

‘Eyes on Amphibians’ Evening of exploration to learn about amphibious members of the community, hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., ages 7+, members $8, non-members $10, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Civil War Tribute Fort Adams Trust presents a performance honoring all those who fought in the Civil War, featuring Fred Zilian as Abe Lincoln and Dr. Troy Quinn's 46-piece orchestra, Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., $25, $20 seniors/military, $15 age 18 and under, janepickens.com.

SRU Dance ‘Burning Up!’ Salve Regina's student-run dance organization presents "Burning Up!" concert with hip hop, jazz, tap, lyrical, Irish step and more, Rodgers Recreation Center, 7 p.m.

‘Rent’ at Salve 8 p.m. See April 16.

Saturday

April 18

Newport Daffodil Days Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

‘Portsmouth Goes to the Dogs’ Dog park fundraiser, Glen Park, off Glen Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.- noon, race at 10 a.m., run or walk 5K or 1.5 mile course with or without leashed dogs, agility demo, photos, race day registration $30, $10 age 17 and under, discount advance registration at portsmouthlovesdogs on Facebook, leashed dogs welcome, rain date April 19.

Banking Skills Tips Sheila A. Hagen, vice president and manager of BankNewport's Portsmouth branch, provides financial tips for those seeking to learn more about CDs, variable interest rates, mortgage loans, IRAs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Growing Pesticide-Free Vegetables Roger Marshall explains the difference between pesticide-free, organic and biodynamic vegetables and why you may want to grow your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m., 401-423-7280.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 11.

Refuge Volunteer Session Learn about volunteering during the upcoming piping plover season, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Historic Site Tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See April 11.

Seal Watch Tours 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See April 10.

Soil Analysis URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 1-800-448-1011.

Early African Community Tour Walking tour explores the 18th and 19th-century history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market,

127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

SRU Dance ‘Burning Up!’ 1 p.m. See April 17.

Children’s Films Free screening of award-winning animated film “Ponyo” and other short children’s films on nature and the environment, St. Michael’s Country Day School, Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 1:30 p.m., 401-849-5970 x300.

Daffodil Bike Ride Tour with Bike Newport to see plantings across the city, end up at the Ballard Park for flower market and live music, meet at Touro Park at 1:15 p.m., ride rolls at 1:30 p.m., wear yellow, helmets required, prize to daffiest outfit, 401-619- 4900, bikenewport.com.

‘Rent’ at Salve 2 and 8 p.m. See April 16.

Gallery Talk Exhibiting artist, Nancy Friese offers a gallery talk at the Newport Museum, free with museum admission, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Books and Authors Newport Public Library’s series continues with Rosalind Cuschera, author of “Journey from San Rocco,” 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Jazzy Bouquet Bar Friends of Ballard Park hosts afternoon of daffodil viewing in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park, 2-4 p.m., buy spring bouquets, enjoy music by Ben Shaw and Mark Medeiros, free, rain date April 25, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Spring Crafts Children ages 6-12 invited to make a variety of spring-themed craft projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., materials will be provided for this free program, registration required, visit the Children's Desk or call 401- 847-8720 x204.

Murder at the Museum Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “Forgeries & Frauds,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Free Concert Johnny Cash tribute by Cash is King, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 19

Newport Daffodil Days Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

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.

Discover Colonial Newport Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 12.

Seal Watch Tours 12 and 1 p.m. See April 10.

Daffodil Car Rally Daffodil-decorated classic cars parade through Newport, departing from the Visitor’s Center at 1:30 p.m. to Ocean Drive ending at Bellevue House.

‘Rent’ at Salve 2 p.m. See April 16.

Musical Sundays Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio performs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

‘Dance of the Daffodils’ Live ballet performed by the R.I. Ballet Theatre in Ballard Park at 2 p.m. and at Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., at 4 p.m.

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