2015-05-14 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

May 14

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-7 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, practice race 1 p.m., pro-am race 3 p.m., concert 6 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents William M. Miller on “Eugene Ely, Daredevil Aviator: First Shipboard Landing and Takeoff,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Slavery Lecture Sean Moore, Ph.D. will present “Slavery, the Transatlantic Book Trade, and the Origins of American Philanthropy,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 401-847-1000 x137 or newportmansions.org.

3-D Printing Assistance available to help with 3-D printing projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum and opening of two exhibitions involving MUSE Program high school students 5-7 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Tie Dying for Teens Teens get creative with fabric and dye, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., all supplies and snacks provided, drop in, 401-847- 8720 x206.

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

Anthony Quinn Film Series Screenings continue at the Jamestown Philomenian Library with “Zorba the Greek” (1964), 6 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7280.

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

Friday

May 15

Bike to Work Day Bike Newport hosts Bike to Work Day with programs and activities, Washington Square, 7-9 a.m. breakfast, 5 p.m. group ride to Volvo Ocean Race, register at bikenewportri.org.

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-8 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, pro-am races 1 and 3 p.m., dock party with Tim Taylor Band 4-7 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Rough Point Tours Doris Duke’s Newport home open for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., tours depart every half hour, $25, includes the exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” 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 Thursday-Saturday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Salve Showcase The Juried Senior Show showcases the work of art department graduates in graphic design, painting, drawing, illustration, photography, sculpture, ceramics and interactive communication technology, Dorrance

H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5-7 p.m., 401-341- 2981, gallery@salve.edu.

‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ Rogers Theatre Company presents its spring production “Legally Blonde, The Musical,” Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd., 7 p.m., $10, $5 student, tickets at the door.

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.

‘Proudly We Sing’ Concert Newport Navy Choristers present concert to benefit Edward King House Senior Center, St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road., Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $10, $5 seniors/ children, $20 family, 401-847-9414 or visit newportnavychoristers.org.

Saturday

May 16

Relay for Life American Cancer Society fundraiser, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Gaudet Middle School, Turner Road, Middletown, relayforlife.org.

Volvo Ocean Race 10 a.m-8 p.m., Race Village and Exploration Zone open, family activities, boat parade 12:20 p.m., race 2 p.m., 4-7 p.m. dock party with Comanchero, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Green Animals Plant Sale Annual plant sale kicks off the summer season at Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Story Fun Drop-in story time for 2-4 year olds and caregivers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

‘Reality: The Fiction Writer's Red Zone’ Author talk with Kristina Baer, who will discuss the process of adaptation in fiction writing, using examples from her latest novel “Minerva's Fox,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, all welcome, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss Daniel James Brown's “Boys in the Boat,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.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.

Tour of the Month ‘British in Newport’ walking tour explores the sites and stories of the soldiers and citizens affected during the British occupation of Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Spring Fling Newport County YMCA hosts free outside activities, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 12-2 p.m., bounce house, rock wall, balloon maker, games, music and more, 401-847- 9200.

Spring Garden Kickoff Families invited to help plant corn and beans in the Three Sisters garden bed at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12-2 p.m., followed by Aquidneck Island Intertribal Indian Council program on native culture, free, all ages welcome, bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Kids’ Matinee Free screening of “Paddington,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

Anthony Quinn Film Series “Warlock” (1959) screens at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., free, 401-423- 7280.

Murder Mystery “A Dark and Stormy Night,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Arts Benefit Garage pARTy fundraiser for Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., live music, dancing, raffles, $20, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’ 7 p.m. See May 15.

Island Moving Co. at Casino Join Island Moving Co. for “On the Verge: An Evening at the Casino

Theatre,” 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., islandmovingco.org.

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

Sunday

May 17

Birds & Breakfast Enjoy breakfast buffet, guided bird walks, live music, activities for kids, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, seatings at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., bird walks 7:30-11 a.m., $25 advance, $30 at door, $10 kids 3-12, under 3 free, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Salve Regina Graduation Class of 2015 commencement ceremonies, tent behind O’Hare Academic Center on McAuley Hall lawn, 10 a.m., 401-341-2162, commencement@salve.edu.

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.

Volvo Ocean Race Last day of race activities, Leg Restart Dock-Out Show runs 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., followed by the official leg restart at 2 p.m., cheer on the fleet as they wind their way toward Lisbon on a course starting off Fort Adams.

Lotteries Lecture Middletown Historical Society presents Russ DeSimone on “Rhode Island Lotteries - Three Centuries of History,” Paradise School, Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., $5 donation, middletownhistory.org.

Poetry Reading at Redwood David Dragone, of Ocean State Poets, and Tom Chandler, Poet Laureate (Emeritus) of Rhode Island,

read from their works, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., 401-847-0292 x112.

Islamist Fundamentalism Lecture English Speaking Union presents George Kassis on “Syria, Iraq, Islamist Fundamentalism and U.S. Foreign Policy,” The Pier Restaurant, 10 West Howard Wharf, 5 p.m., $25 for lecture and hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, reserve at janslee@cox.net or 401-845-2528.

Monday

May 18

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.

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

Stretch & Relax Yoga Free yoga class for all levels, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-1228.

Concert Springdale Quintet performs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., free.

Tuesday

May 19

Road to Independence Walking 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 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.

‘The Queen’s Garden’ The Garden Club of Middletown presents the PBS documentary showing year in review of the 39 acre Queen's Garden located in the center of London, Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Ave., 1:30 p.m., free, 401-847-3345.

‘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.

Landscape History and Garden Tour Learn about the design history of the Rough Point landscape, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., $10, weather dependent, reserve at 401-846-4152 x122 or newportrestoration.org/learning_ program.

NIM Networking Newport Interactive Marketers on DIY video, Caleb & Broad, 162 Broadway, networking 6 p.m., presentation at 7 p.m., free, preregister at bit.ly/nimevents.

Poetry Workshop Poets and poetry enthusiasts meet to share and respond to each other’s work, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, free, all welcome.

Wednesday

May 20

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.

Tennis Hall of Fame Reopening Grand opening of International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum, with reinvented modern exhibits, 194 Bellevue Ave., ribbon cutting 11:30 a.m., followed by tours and refreshments, register at tennisfame.com.

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

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., hands-on presentation by portrait photographer Eric Hovermale, bring camera and tripod to participate, free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

May 21

Colonial Williamsburg Landscape Lecture Elizabeth Hope Cushing will discuss landscape architect and preservationist Arthur Shurcliff and his work on the landscape of Colonial Williamsburg, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 401-847-1000 x137, newportmansions.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Dwight Messimer on “The Baltimore Sabotage Cell,” 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 House of Medici: Its Rise & Fall,” by Christopher Hibbert, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Country Dance The Portsmouth Senior Center is hosting an “Afternoon Country Social Dance,” ballroom and line dancing to the music of the Country Memories Band, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., $4, 401-683-4106.

‘We Took the Ferry’ Documentary on the Jamestown students who took the ferry to high school in Newport from 1896

to 1969, set as a backdrop on major historical events, includes oral histories of those who rode the ferry to school during its last 30 years, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., admission by donation, reserve at 401-841-8770 or newporthistory.org.

Tango and Salsa Beginner tango and salsa classes with Lindsay Cohn and Newportango, Guild Hall of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, tango lesson at 6 p.m., salsa at 7:30 p.m., $15, newportango. wordpress.com.

Rose Island Wine Tasting A wine tasting and auction to benefit Rose Island Lighthouse, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 – 9 p.m., $60, 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthouse.org.

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

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films “Mais Oui” French film shorts, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10.

Friday

May 22

Stones & Souls Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the 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 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

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 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401- 841-8770. Oscar Film Series Newport Public Library screens

“Boyhood” (2014), 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

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

Saturday

May 23

Spring Plant Walk Hike with Norman Bird Sanctuary naturalists and learn about basic plant identification techniques and plants of Rhode Island, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., ages 8+, members $8, nonmembers $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

The Point Plant Sale Local annuals, perennials, herbs, tubers, garden artifacts, tools, St. John's Church, Willow Street lot, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., proceeds support the Point Beautification Fund.

Rogues and 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 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

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.

Stage Write: ‘Flora & Ulysses’ Live stage performance of Kids Reading Across Rhode Island book “Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

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.

Teen Movie “Transporter” screens at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, drop in, snacks and pizza, 401-847-8720 x206.

‘Iridescence’ by Newport Strings Newport String Project directors and violinists EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin will be joined by guest artists for performances of beloved and rarely-heard quartets by Mozart, Ravel and Weinberg, Great Friends Meeting House, Marlborough and Farewell streets, 4 p.m., admission by donation, reserve at 401-841- 8770 or newporthistory.org.

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

Free Concert Doo Wop Revue by The Corvettes, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Star Gazing View the spring sky from Ballard Park’s quarry meadow with Brown University’s Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill, utilizing high powered telescopes, 9 p.m., crescent moon, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn will be visible, $5, $15 family/ group, use Hazard Road entrance, rain date May 24, ballardpark.org.

Sunday

May 24

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.

‘Hereford Variations’ Organ recital by composer Peter Berton, Church of St. John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, 4 p.m., $10 donation, reception follows.

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