2015-04-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

April 30

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

‘Newport History Bytes’ 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

Rough Point Tours 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 special exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

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

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-Saturday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 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.

Melville Trail Run Melville School hosts 5K trail run/ one-half mile kids’ fun run, begins at school, 1351 West Main Rd., 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.

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, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, students free, iyrs.edu.

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

Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See April 30.

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

Saturday

May 2

Pre-K Fair Information on pre-K opportunities across the island, Pell Elementary School, Dexter St., 9 a.m.-noon.

‘Touch-a-Truck’ Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual fundraiser, youngsters hop on board, blow horns, and explore dozens of vehicles, Glen Park, Glen Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., activities, $3.

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, reserve at 401-841-8770.

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.

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.

‘Mint Julep 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, tickets $65, children 6 and under $10, jlri.org.

Opening Reception Deblois Gallery hosts opening reception for “Confluence” exhibit by Maurice Mancini, Ben Ellcome and Nancy E. Custin, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Run for the Roses Gala Spring gala fundraiser for the Edward King House, 35 King St., 5 p.m., Derby attire welcome, dinner, hat contest, music and dancing, 401-846-7426. Graduation Party Fundraiser Food and fun fundraiser to support the Rogers High School postgraduation party, O’Brien’s Pub, Thames St., 5 p.m., 401-465-3375.

Exhibit Opens “A Contemporary Viewpoint” opens at Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., reception 5-7 p.m., springbullgallery.com.

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

Star Kids Benefit The 13th annual Lucky Star Soiree to benefit the Star Kids Scholarship Program, Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., 7-10 p.m., hors d'oeuvres, food stations, open bar, music by DJ Reggie Charles, 401- 848-4187, starkidsprogram.org.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare Jamestown Community Chorus celebrates spring with Shakespeare’s lyrics set to music, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., 7:30 p.m., $15, $12 seniors, jamestownchorus.com.

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

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, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 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

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis weekly and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 1.

Historic Site Tours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. , hourly. See May 2.

Aquidneck Island National Police Parade Thirty-second annual tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty and their families, steps off in front of Hampton Inn and Suites, 317 East Main Rd., Middletown and continues to Washington Square, 11:50 a.m., rain or shine.

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.

Little Ladies Tea Friends of Glen Manor offers a tea for "ladies of all ages," little ladies ages 4+, Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., reservations required, no walk-ins, $25, call 401-683-4177 or visit glenmanorhouse.com.

Vietnam Veterans Lecture Middletown Historical Society presents Frank Grzyb discussing his book “Touched by the Dragon,” on Newport County Vietnam veterans’ experiences, Paradise School, Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., $5 donation, middletownhistory.org.

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

Salve Choral Concert Salve Regina University’s music ensembles perform, Ochre Court, 3 p.m., 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.

Monday

May 4

Newport Mansions The Breakers, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff open daily for touring, The Breakers, The Elms and Rosecliff open at 9 a.m., Chateau –sur-Mer and Marble House at 10 a.m., newportmansions.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 a Mother’s Day craft at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Imagine, Perform, and Create Multimodal storytelling for beginner readers ages 4-8, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4 p.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 5

Road to Independence Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 2.

Volvo Race Village Opens Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 3-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

‘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.

Wednesday

May 6

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.

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

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

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.

Young Writers Workshop Storytelling, ages 8+, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Brigadier General Peter Zwack, recently returned from a three year tour of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, will speak on the current geo-political situation in Russia and its environs, Redwood Library, 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.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

‘Norwegian by Night’ Living Literature readers’ theatre adaptation of “Norwegian by Night,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x208.

Thursday

May 7

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Stalise, Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 8-9 a.m., register at 401-847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

After-School Adventures Stories, songs, activities and a craft for children 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., free but registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Purge of the Thirtieth Division,” a memoir by Maj. Gen. Henry Dozier Russell, by editor Lawrence Kaplan, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, 401-841-2101.

‘Spies, Patriots, and Traitors’ Newport Historical Society presents Ken Daigler discussing intelligence activities that affected major events during the American Revolution, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, register at 401-841-8770 or newporthistory.org.

Sip & Sculpt Newport Restoration Foundation and Newport Art Museum collaboration teaching the art of ceramics, make a different piece to take home each week, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m. $50.

Film Noir Series “The Many Moods of Film Noir: Four Weeks of Darkness, Desire and Desperation” begins, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $10 for series, 401-846-0643.

Friday

May 8

Stones & Souls Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Volvo Race Village Try sailing 11 a.m.-3 p.m., village open 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fort Adams, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Oscar Film Series Newport Public Library screens “Birdman,” (2014), starring Michael Keaton, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Saturday

May 9

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Annual sale to benefit Newport in Bloom, locally-grown herbs, annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, hanging baskets, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 9 a.m.-noon, 401-841- 0363, newportinbloom.org.

Volvo Ocean Race The Exploration Zone opens at Race Village, Fort Adams, with 22 interactive exhibits on marine life, sailing, ocean conservation, wind, water and weather experiences, and marine technology, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., try sailing, volvooceanracenewport.com.

What's Out There Weekend Newport County The Cultural Landscape Foundation and The Preservation Society of Newport County host more than two dozen tours of remarkable and diverse landscapes of Newport County, free, advance registration required, tclf.org.

Preschool Planting Party Youngsters plant egg carton seedlings to celebrate spring, Redwood Library, Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10 a.m., free, supplies provided, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Calligraphy Onetime Chinese calligraphy class with Qingyu Yang, URI instructor of Chinese, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-noon, free but space limited, register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Photography One-on-One Newport Photographers' Guild members available to answer questions, demonstrate equipment and software, and share images, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., drop in.

Tween Iron Chef Youths 8-12 design fun food dishes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., free, registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Sheep Shearing Celebrate spring at family-friendly Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 12-4 p.m., $10 per car, visit with baby lambs while the farm flock is shorn by local shearers, spinning and weaving demonstrations, hike around the farm, rain or shine, 401-423-0005.

Newport Craft Beer Festival Great Friends Meeting House lawn, Farewell and Marlborough streets, session 1 runs 12-3 p.m. and session 2 runs 4-7 p.m., 21+ only, $45, newportcraftbeerfestival.com.

Mother’s Day Movie and Craft Free screening of the Disney/Pixar movie “Brave,” with refreshments and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Book Signing Author Bettie Bearden Pardee at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-835- 7682.

Volvo Heineken Reggae Rally Reggae Rally at the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover with live performances by John Brown’s Body, Mighty Mystic and The Ravers, inside Fort Adams, gates open at 6 p.m., all ages, $25 advance, $35 same day, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Murder Mystery “Scent of a Killer,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Heifetz on Tour Concert Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $25, $15 students, 401-560-0979.

Sunday

May 10

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.

Cyclofemme Mother's Day Ride Join Bike Newport, Women Bike RI and SpokesWomen Cycling on Mother's Day for a scenic Aquidneck Island bike ride and picnic, depart from 437 Broadway, 8:30 a.m., 13- and 33-mile routes, bikenewportri.org.

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

Piano Concert Manabu Takasawa, professor of music at URI, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Bolcom and Rendano, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., free.

Mother's Day Sip Pyramid Club hosts Vintage Soul, 32-34 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4 -8 p.m., $10, light hors d’oeuvres.

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