2015-05-28 / Calendar

Calendar

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 contact Jessica at 401- 849-2799 x18 or jpohl@ailt.org.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HOPEN Day A gathering to celebrate the Rhode Island and U.S.A.'s 225th Constitutional Birthday, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 4 p.m., 401-835-8741.

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

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

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 / 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.edu.

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.

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.

Herb Walk with ALT Aquidneck Land Trust leads 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.

Sanctuary Insider’s Tour Explore the cultural landscape of the Paradise Farm property at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1 p.m., dress for the weather and hiking, free but registration required at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

Polo Charity Match The Newport Rotary Club's annual benefit match, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $10, nptpolo.com.

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.

Swanhurst Concert Swanhurst Chorus presents “A Voice for All Nations,” with works by Kodaly, benefit for St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, 3 p.m., $10.

Monday

June 1

Newport Mansions All properties now open for touring daily, newportmansions.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 29.

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

Tuesday

June 2

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 30.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour Walking tour showcases Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport Congregational Church, and St. Mary's Catholic Church, departs from Touro at 1 p.m., $28, advance ticketing required, 401- 290-7353 or 4faiths.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.

3-D Printer Bring a project to try with the 3-D printer and vinyl cutter, or just come to ask questions, last demonstration until September, Portsmouth Free Library, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

‘Music for a Lifetime’ Choral Concert featuring the combined grades 3-12 choruses of the Newport Public Schools, Rogers High School Auditorium, 7 p.m., $3, $10 family.

Wednesday

June 3

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.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Computer Skills Drop-In Session Drop in with questions on using the computer, novices welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x208.

NewportFILM Free Screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” documentary on education in 21st century America, St. George's School, Madeira Hall, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6:15 p.m., Gov. Gina Raimondo offers opening remarks, panel discussion follows screening, newportfilm.com.

Annual Library Meeting The annual meeting of the Friends of Jamestown Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., guest speaker Lawrence Linder, co-author of “Saving Baby: How One Woman's Love for a Racehorse Led to Her Redemption,” 401-423-7280.

Thursday

June 4

'Wild Women' Luncheon Wild Women of Newport County Luncheon honoring women who make a difference in the community, sponsored by Women’s Resource Center, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, noon, $75, tickets at wrcnbc.org or 401-846-5263.

Clagett Fundraiser “Sail into Summer” cocktail party and auction to benefit C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, Belle Mer, Goat Island, 5:30- 8:30 p.m., clagettregatta.org.

Opening Reception New works by Dora Atwater Millikin debut at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401- 560-0979.

Famous Fakes and Forgeries Conanicut Island Art Association presents retired URI professor Fred Meli discussing famous fakes and forgeries, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m. 401- 423-0993.

Friday

June 5

Stones & Souls Walking Tour 10 a.m. See May 29.

‘Clockmaking in Colonial America’ Redwood Library hosts seminar on "Time Well Spent: Clockmaking in Colonial America," 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., presentations and panel discussion, $50, 401-847- 0295 x112.

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

Newport Gulls Home Opener The boys of summer are at it again! Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Saturday

June 6

Hughes Memorial 5K Walk/Run Captain Thomas E. Hughes Memorial 5K Walk/Run, USATF certified course, begin and end at Newport Athletic Club, 66 Valley Rd., Middletown, 8:30 a.m., prizes, kids’ (under 12) fun run prior to the 5K, register at racewire.com.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Children’s Author at Redwood A reading and signing by author and designer Karyn Jimenez Elliot, author of “The Adventures of Greyson and his Tiny Greys,” Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 10 a.m., public welcome, free, register at 401-847- 0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Family Affair’ Outdoor arts and craft fair with craft vendors, children’s arts and crafts, sand art, magic show, story time, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Horticulturist Talk Blithewold Mansion, Garden and Arboretum horticulturalist Kristen Green offers gardening tips, Newport Public Library 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Great Chowder Cook-Off Enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of various traditional and exotic chowders from across the country at this annual rite of spring, seafood, music, family events and more, north lawn at Fort Adams State Park, 12-6 p.m., advance tickets $20, event day $25, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

St. Columba’s Garden Party English countryside-style garden party with Devonshire tea, flower festival competition, Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, children’s entertainment, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 1-5 p.m., rain or shine, admission free, tea $12, 401- 847-5571.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Inca Son, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Fly a Kite at Watson Farm Historic Watson Farm’s free family day, fly kites, bring a picnic, hike the trails, learn about agriculture, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., free, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

Teen Movie Newport Public Library screens “Into the Woods,” 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, pizza, snacks, 401- 847-8720 x206.

Opening Reception Exhibit by Lisa May, Mandy Howe, and Jo-Anna Melrose opens at De- Blois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4-7 p.m. 401-847- 9977, debloisgallery.com.

Polo Season Begins USA vs. Monaco, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $10, nptpolo.com.

Ballard Park Fundraiser Annual soirée at Edgehill to raise funds for programming at the preserve, 21 Beacon Hill Rd., 6-8 p.m., wine from Les Ballard's wine cellar, food from McGrath Clambakes, jazz by the Ben Shaw Quartet, silent auction, $125, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Accidental Sisters Concert Jamestown-based women’s a cappella group The Accidental Sisters’ fundraising concert to benefit Lucy’s Hearth and Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $10 donation, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Sunday

June 7

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.

Newport 10 Miler Third annual Newport 10 Miler benefiting the Fort Adams Trust, 10 mile run/walk and 2.2 mile fun run, 8 a.m., newport10miler.com

Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals Festive day of fun activities for families and pets to benefit the Potter League, register at 10 a.m., walk begins at noon, Glen Park, Portsmouth, potterleague.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 10:30 a.m. See May 29.

NBS Behind the Scenes: Rabbits Learn about the care and feeding of domesticated rabbits at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30 p.m., ages 4+, members $10, non-members $12, registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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