2015-06-04 / Calendar

Newport This Week

Thursday

June 4

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “A Handful of Bullets: How the Murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Still Menaces the Peace,” with Harlan Ullman, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

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.

Fakes and Forgeries Conanicut Island Art Association presents retired URI professor Rick 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 Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonialera 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.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily tours depart hourly 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Colonial Clockmaking 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.

Rose Island Tours Tour the island that’s a mile offshore and a century in the past, visit the historic lighthouse, open daily for tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 landing fee, catch the Jamestown- Newport ferry, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Children’s Book Author 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.

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

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.

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.

Rhode Island Hackathon Software designers, coders, programmers, and those just interested in Internet-based technologies invited to converge on Tech Plaza 4, 88 Silva Lane, Middletown, 3 p.m., to design, build, make, and test a software project, rihackathon.com.

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.

‘Get Real’ at Spring Bull Opening of 11-artist exhibition, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., springbullgallery.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.

Benefit 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.

Free Comedy Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

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 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.

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.

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.

Monday

June 8

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.

Needles Galore Nancy Mowbray offers knitting instruction and assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-5 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7280.

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 kitten foam ornaments, 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.

‘Music for a Lifetime’ Strings concert featuring the allcity elementary orchestra and the Thompson Middle School and Rogers High School orchestras, Pell Elementary School, 6 p.m., $3, $10 family.

Constituent Night Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) will host her final constituent night of this legislative session, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., to discuss key bills that are before the General Assembly, ideas and concerns.

Tuesday

June 9

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.

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 Book Group Discuss “How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia,” by Moshin Hamid, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

‘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.

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.

‘Music for a Lifetime’ Concert featuring Thompson Middle School beginning orchestra, band and chorus, Thompson Middle School cafetorium, 7 p.m., $3, $10 family.

Knitting with Color Sue Hoagland teaches how to knit with color, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., bring light colored yarn and size 6 or 8 needles, 401-423-7280.

Wednesday

June 10

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.

Beatrix Farrand Lecture Landscape historian Judith B. Tankard presents “Beatrix Farrand: Private Gardens, Public Landscapes,” on one of the foremost landscape architects of the 20th century, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free but registration required, 401-847-1000 x137, newportmansions.org.

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.

Bristle Bots for Teens Use household items to create your own robot, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., win prizes, snacks and supplies, drop in, 401-847-8720 x206.

‘Lafayette Reconsidered’ Redwood Library hosts Laura Auricchio of The New School for Public Engagement, who will discuss her new book, "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered," 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $10, non-members $20, reserve at 401- 847-0295 x112.

Newport Gulls Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Keene Swamp Bats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

‘Music for a Lifetime’ Concert featuring Thompson Middle School advanced orchestra, band and chorus, Thompson Middle School cafetorium, 7 p.m., $3, $10 family.

Thursday

June 11

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Alan Rems discussing “South Pacific Cauldron,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Annual Library Meeting Friends of the Newport Public Library annual meeting, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., free admission to the Newport Art Museum, Samuel Whitehorne Museum, newportgalleries.org.

Exhibit Opening Maritime paintings by British artist Adrian Rigby, Sheldon Fine Art, 59 America’s Cup Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401- 849-0030.

Preservation Society Annual Meeting Celebrate the 70th anniversary, honor the founders and look back at 70 years of accomplishments, The Breakers, 6 p.m., reception to follow, reserve at 401-847-1000 x169.

Author Talk Island Books presents Hampton Sides, author of “In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Voyage of the USS Jeannette,” Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., slide presentation, Q&A, book signing, 401-849-2665.

‘The Fantasticks’ Opens Casino Theatre inaugural summer season opens with “The Fantasticks,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $35, students $12, 401- 341-2250, tinyurl.com/salvecasino.

Friday

June 12

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.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m., see June 7.

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

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

Newport Gulls Newport’s own collegiate league team plays the Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 11.

Saturday

June 13

SVF Visitors Day Get a once-a-year peek into the inner workings of the Surprise Valley Farm, free trolley service from Fort Adams State Park, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free, 401-848-7229, svffoundation.org.

‘Artisans by the Bay’ Crafts, garden and botanicals show, lawn at the Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See June 11.

Author Talk Janet Barrett, author of “They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love, and One Extraordinary Horse,” will discuss her work, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Polo Regional rivals compete for Newport Cup, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $10, nptpolo.com.

Outside Movie Night at Y Concessions, fire pits, activities, screening of “Annie” at dusk, free, YMCA, Valley Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m.

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

Sunday

June 14

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.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 p.m. See June 11.

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