2015-04-23 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

April 23

Cupcake Decorating Children in grades 5 and up welcome to decorate cupcakes at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 2 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Kids Movie Matinee “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” screens at Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

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

Shakespearians Fans meet to discuss the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after-hours gathering at FloorTime Studios, 1038 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-1608.

Rose Island Lighthouse Annual Meeting John Kennedy, from the Newport Naval War College, will speak about the Navy and Narragansett Bay Newport Yacht Club, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., $15 members, $20 nonmembers.

‘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 24

Charlie and the Bucket Truck Children’s tree walk and bucket truck event with city forester Charlie Ridolph, Morton Park, 1 p.m., register at newportarboretum.org.

Audubon Program Audubon Society offers program on birds of prey at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Project Chick Farm educator teaches youngsters K-8 about chickens, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Hitchcock Series Popular series wraps with screening of Hitchcock’s last film, “Family Plot” (1976), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Seal Watch Tours 4 and 5 p.m. See April 23.

IYRS Lecture Series continues with graduate Jens Lange of Baltic Boatworks, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, iyrs.edu.

‘Rent’ at Salve 8 p.m. See April 23.

Saturday

April 25

Ballard Park Cleanup and Tour Clean up the preserve at 9 a.m., free tour at 11 a.m. with Friends of Ballard Park, use Hazard Road entrance, rain date April 26, ballardpark.org.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day Day of active healthy fun at Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, kids-only triathlon, seed planting, balloon animals, arts and crafts, archery, and a bounce house, 401- 847-9200.

Growers’ Market Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss the second half of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” and watch the second half of the BBC’s version of the film, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Mystery Author Talk Anne-Marie Sutton, author of the popular Newport Mystery Series, will discuss how she came to use Newport as a setting for her novels, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Sakonnet Bike Celebration Bridge Bike Partners hosts ride across Sakonnet Bridge in new bike lane, activities to begin at Boyd’s Lane Park n’ Ride with a 12- mile ride at 11 a.m., ceremony at 1 p.m. at Tiverton’s entrance to bike lane, followed by ride to Portsmouth, bikenewportri.org.

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.

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.

Beach Cleanups Clean Ocean Access leads cleanups of Brenton Point and Fort Adams state parks, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided.

Seal Watch Tours 1 and 2 p.m. See April 23.

Newport Children's Theatre at the Redwood “A Witch, Some Britches, and A Kettle of Brains,” with folk tales, fairy tales, foolishness and fun, by the Newport Children's Theatre, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 and 3 p.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x105.

The Art of Decorating Home decorator Jan Girouard offers decorating tips for home or apartment, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x215.

'Rent’ at Salve 2 and 8 p.m. See April 23.

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 Eagles tribute by Another Tequila Sunrise, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 26

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 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.

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 1 and 2 p.m. See April 23.

NBS Behind the Scenes: Snake Edition Behind the scenes look at the animal care program at Norman Bird Sanctuary, meet and learn about snakes and their care, ages 4+, hands-on fun, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Rent’ at Salve 2 p.m. See April 23.

Monday

April 27

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

Spring Bike Garage Bike Newport hosts sale of refurbished bicycles to support educational programs for youth and adults, Bike Garage at Rogers High School (Old Fort Rd. entrance), 5:30 p.m., bikenewportri.org.

Tuesday

April 28

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847- 0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal gathering of Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Annual Meeting Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, 5:30 p.m., state Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor is the guest speaker, register at 401-847- 1608 or newportchamber.com.

NewportFILM Newport film screens “The Hunting Ground” exposing the nationwide rape culture on college campuses, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, refreshments and info at 6 p.m., film at 6:30 p.m., post-film Q&A, newportfilm.com.

‘Norwegian by Night’ The Friends of the Jamestown Library present a live literature production of "Norwegian by Night,” 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 423-7280.

Teen Fiction for Adults Discuss “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

Love and Hope on the Autism Spectrum Screening of “Bluebirds Fly,” documentary offering stories of three families with a child on the autism spectrum, post-film Q&A with filmmaker Cherry Arnold, Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., janepickens.com.

Wednesday

April 29

Kids' Guitar Sing-a-Long Families with children ages 0-5 welcome to sing, dance, and have fun, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Reading and Art at Redwood Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Life of the Mind Salon Series Egyptologist Kent Weeks' talk on new discoveries in the Valley of the Kings at capacity. For future Salon Series programs visit redwoodlibrary.org.

Orchestra Concert Newport County Orchestra concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., $8, 401-341-2295.

Thursday

April 30

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “A Study on the Work of Father Fernando Oliveira” by Vice Adm. Antonio Silva Ribeiro, Portuguese Navy (Ret.), Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Shakespearians Fans meet to discuss the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

‘Newport History Bytes’ Book Talk Newport Historical Society staff discusses the background of newly published “Newport History Bytes,” Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

‘Flights of Fancy’ The Newport String Project returns to the Norman Bird Sanctuary with Flights of Fancy, an evening of traditional fiddle music and poetry, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $20 members, $25 non-members, registration required, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Choreography Showcase Salve Regina University student choreography showcase, Megley Theatre, Antone Academic Center, 56 Lawrence Ave., 8 p.m., $10, $8 seniors, $5 students, 401-341-2250.

Friday

May 1

Melville Trail Run Melville School hosts 5K trail run/ one-half mile kids’ fun run, begins at school, 1351 West Main Road, Portsmouth, race through Melville Park, runners start at 6:30 p.m., kids 6 p.m., advance registration $25, $30 day of race, kids $10, register at melville5k.com.

Jamestown Scottish Dance Try royal Scottish country dancing, Conanicut Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., wear soft-soled shoes, all ages, $5, $10 family, 401- 423-1574.

‘Desperate Measures’ Middletown High School Drama Club presents “Desperate Measures,” Middletown High School, 130 Valley Rd., 7:30 p.m., $5.

IYRS Lecture Series continues with graduate Felix Schliebitz, shore crew for Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race via live feed from Team SCA boat, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, students free, iyrs.edu.

Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See April 30.

Saturday

May 2

DIY Teen Studio Teens make crafts, utilize 3D printer, get creative, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1:30 p.m., drop in, supplies and snacks provided, free, 401-846-1573.

Books and Authors Newport Public Library’s series continues with Cumberland native Jamie Coyle, who wrote “The Luckiest Girl in the World: My Story of Struggle and Hope in Overcoming Pediatric Stroke,” 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Choreography Showcase 2 p.m. See April 30.

‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ The 50-member Jamestown Community Chorus presents “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” 7:30 p.m., Central Baptist Church, Jamestown.

‘Mint Julip Jubilee’ Junior League of Rhode Island’s annual Kentucky Derby party fundraiser, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 4-7 p.m., BBQ, best dressed/best hat awards, family fun with lawn bowling, horse shoes, croquet, and a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, $65, children six and under $10, tickets and info at jlri.org.

Post Graduation Party Fundraiser Food and fun fundraiser to support the 2015 Rogers Post-Graduation Party, O’Brien’s Pub, 5 p.m., 401-465-3375.

The Big Night Out - Kentucky Derby Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State’s derby-style fundraiser to support youth mentoring, music, entertainment, auctions, dinner, Hyatt Regency, 1 Goat Island, 6 p.m.-midnight, 401-921- 2434 x102, thebignightout.org.

‘Desperate Measures’ 7:30 p.m. See May 1 for details.

Band Concert Newport Community Symphonic Band concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-341-2295.

Common Fence Music Singer/songwriter Jon Brooks performs, Common Fence Music Hall, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Santana tribute by Spirit of Santana, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

May 3

Fairy Tale Tea “Ladies of all ages,” ages 4 and up are welcome for sweets and tea, Glen Manor House, 2 p.m., $25, reservations required, 401-683-4177, glenmanorhouse.com.

‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’ 3 p.m. See May 2.

‘Touched by the Dragon’ Frank Grzyb, a U. S. Army Vietnam veteran, will talk about experiences veterans from Newport County encountered during this war, as outlined in his book, “Touched by the Dragon,” Paradise School, Middletown, 2 p.m., $5 donation appreciated, 401-849-1970, middletownhistory.org.

Musical Sundays Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Salve Choral Concert Salve Regina University’s music ensembles perform, Ochre Court, 3 p.m., $8, 401-341-2295.

‘Bach Mass in B Minor’ Lecture Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, will speak on “The Challenges of Conducting Bach's Mass in B Minor,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., free, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

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