2015-05-21 / Calendar

Calendar

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.

‘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.

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, jamestownartcenter.org.

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 St., 10 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

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.

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.

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.

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

‘Dreaming of Sugarplums’ Work-in-progress screening of “Dreaming of Sugarplums,” documentary showing behind the scenes operations of Island Moving Company’s “Nutcracker,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $5, 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

May 23

The Point Plant Sale Local annuals, perennials, herbs, tubers, garden artifacts, tools, St. John's Church, Willow Street lot, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., proceeds support the Point Beautification Fund.

Aquidneck Growers' Market Fresh produce and more, Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., thru October at Newport Vineyards & Winery, 909 E. Main Rd., Middletown.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Free 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.

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.

Stargazing 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.

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.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 22.

‘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.

Monday

May 25

Memorial Day

Newport Mansions All properties now open for touring daily, newportmansions.org.

Fort Adams Tours Historic tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily tours 9 a.m.-4 p.m., guided tours depart hourly, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

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.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 22.

Navy Day at Fort Adams Family activities, Leap Frog Parachute Jump Team, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. navyoutreach.org.

Miantonomi Tower Open Adults and families welcome to climb Miantonomi Park tower, 1:30-3 p.m., children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday

May 26

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “Norwegian by Night,” by Derek Miller, the Read Across RI Book at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., 401-423-7280.

‘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.

Poetry Reading Pakistani activist and spoken word poet Zainab Zahra Syed will read her work, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Teen Fiction for Adults Discuss “Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

May 27

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.

Aquidneck Growers' Market Fresh produce and more, Wednesdays from 2 - 6 p.m., thru October, Memorial Blvd. Parkway.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s after work networking event, Silveira Kindergarten and Nursery School, 143 Peckham Lane, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-1608.

‘Stories in Stones’ Documentary examines the many stone walls of southern New England, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., free, space limited, reserve at 401-683-9457.

Thursday

May 28

Kingscote History Lecture Aimée Keithan offers new insights into Kingscote's architectural development, discussing the King family and renovation history, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 401-847-1000 x137, 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.

ALT Trolley Tour Aquidneck Island Land Trust director leads trolley tour to discover the past, present and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, departs promptly at 5 p.m., back by 7 p.m., free but space limited, to reserve, call 401-849-2799 x18.

Armchair Travel Program “Windmills and Tulips” with Bob and Wendy Crooks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Read Across Rhode Island Talk Providence College professor Robert Hackey discusses the novel “Norwegian by Night,” and the portrayal of the protagonist as a veteran and the recurring theme of dementia, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Friday

May 29

LEGO Club Children ages 6-12 drop in for fun with LEGOs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720 x204.

Opening Reception Opening of the summer exhibitions at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, cash bar, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Free Concert Bon Jovi tribute by Living on a Bad Name, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

May 30

Stone Wall Workshop Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on experience with master class instructors Chris and Dan Smith, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $40, reservations required, rain date May 31, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

IYRS Graduation and Launch Day International Yacht Restoration School students launch and showcase their restored boats, Gov. Gina Raimondo guest speaker, public welcome, 449 Thames St., 10 a.m., iyrs.org.

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.

Birding Basics Norman Bird Sanctuary program continues with Migration Magic, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., ages 8+, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577.

Forage on an Herb Walk Aquidneck Land Trust leads an herb walk through Oakland Forest, Carriage Drive, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., parking limited, rain date June 6, reserve at achuman@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x14.

Newport Rotary Polo Match Glen Farm, Portsmouth, gates

open at 4 p.m., match starts at 5 p.m., $10, polo season continues all summer.

MaKey MaKey Music Tweens 9-12 invited to learn how to make music with a MaKey MaKey board, a simple circuit board with endless possibilities, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., preregistration required, 401-846-1573.

‘Festival of Five' Five New England female authors discuss their writings, home life, and career goals, features Judith Arnold, Tory McCagg, Rosalind A. Cuschera, Kelly Kittel, and Jane F. McCarthy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401- 847-8720 x115.

Anthony Quinn Film Series “The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943) 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.

Swing Dance and Honky Tonk Greenvale Vineyard hosts evening of swing dancing and honky-tonk music, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 6-10 p.m., Sara Barker will give dance instruction from 6-7 p.m., practice new moves when the Hoolios perform 7-10 p.m., bring snacks, wine available, tickets $12 in advance, $15 at door, 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

Sunday

May 31

Musica Dolce Concert Chamber ensemble performs works by Hayden, Schubert and Dvorak, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $20, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Community MusicWorks Fellows Quartet Community MusicWorks Fellows Quartet will perform Shostakovich String Quartet No. 8 and Schubert’s celebrated “Death and the Maiden” String Quartet No. 14 in D minor at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 2 p.m., $20.

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