2015-06-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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, free guided walking art tour debuts, meet at 140 Spring St., 6 p.m., 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 A 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 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.

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

Comedy at Vineyard Mike McDonald performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7:15 p.m., $30, 401-848- 5161 x0, newportvineyards.com.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 11.

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

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.

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

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.

Plant Sale Plants just in time for summer planting, free demonstrations, presented by the Edward King House Garden Club, 35 King St., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., open to the public, 401-846- 7426.

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.

Music on the Bricks Free concert with In Tandem, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

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

Books and Authors 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 Neport 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.

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

Sunday

June 14

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.

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.

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.

Witherbee School Open house at Middletown’s historic one-room schoolhouse, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 p.m. See June 11.

Monday

June 15

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.

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

Teen Café Teens enjoy café atmosphere for studying, board games, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

Newport Gulls Newport vs. the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Tuesday

June 16

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.

‘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.

Teen Arts & Sciences Teens in grades 6-12 invited to create a Savonius wind turbine, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30 p.m., free but registration required, 401-683- 9457 x104.

‘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.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Daring Ladies of Lowell,” by Kate Alcott, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

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.

‘Bloomsday’ The Newport Celtic Players presentation inspired by “Ulysses,” by James Joyce, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-523- 5712.

Wednesday

June 17

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.

Newport Gulls Newport vs. the Laconia Mud Rats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

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., with the presentation "Every Picture Tells a Story," by David Wells, free, all welcome, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

June 18

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.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Vasari's Lives of the Artists" by Giorgio Vasari, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Geology Lecture Learn about the natural landscape, hike to Hanging Rock, watch the sunset, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown,

583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6 p.m., ages 8+, registration required, members $8, non-members $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Third Thursdays Films Rhode Island International Film Festival cultural film shorts, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Heathen School,” by John Demos, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 11.

Friday

June 19

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 12.

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show opens, “American Beauty: Timeless Style,” Rosecliff, 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

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

Evening for Education Benefit The Newport Public Education Foundation’s annual fundraiser, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine bar, the Noreen Stoner Drexel Awards for Friend of Education, Partner in Education and Unsung Hero will be presented, $45, 401- 847-2100 x219, npef-ri.org.

Newport Gulls Newport vs. the Danbury Westerners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

‘An Evening of Judy Garland’ Cabaret performance featuring music ranging from Judy Garland's early films to her later television and concert tours, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $15, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 11.

Saturday

June 20

NBS 5K 9th annual Father’s Day 5K in honor of David Leys Jr., at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road. Middletown, check-in starts at 7 a.m., kids fun run 8:15 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., $30, register at racewire.com.

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show, “American Beauty: Timeless Style,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Medicinal Plants in Your Backyard Join herbalist Kristin Minto on a walking tour of seaside historic Watson Farm, learn how common yard plants can be used medicinally, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20, registration is required, 401-423-0005.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss “War of the Roses,” by Dan Jones, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847-0292.

Trinity Strawberry Festival Family fun with homemade strawberry shortcake and treats, artisan vendors, historic church tours, music, Trinity Church lawn, Queen Anne Square, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 401- 846-0660.

‘Newport and the Navy’ Naval War College historian John Hattendorf leads a walking tour in central Newport, giving an overview of the city’s naval heritage, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Family Art Activity Families learn about Kay Warden and “The Wave” sculpture, children ages 4 – 8 enjoy an art story and craft, parents tour the galleries, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $5 member family, $15 non-member family, 401-848-2787, newportartmuseum.org.

Teen Book Club Middle and high school book groups combine for summer reading, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-683-9457 x104.

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

Books and Authors Newport Public Library’s series continues with Peter Swanson, author of “The Girl with a Clock for a Heart” and “The Kind Worth Killing,” 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Teen Movie “If I Stay” screens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x206.

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

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

Sunday

June 21

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.

Father’s Day Ride Third annual Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride, beginning and ending at Fort Adams State Park, 8 a.m., for all ages and abilities, $35 adults, $20 students, $10 children, includes ride, post event food, entertainment, fathersdayride.org.

Newport Flower Show America’s premier summer flower show, “American Beauty: Timeless Style,” Rosecliff, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., newportflowershow.com.

Newport Motor Car Festival Portsmouth Rotary Club hosts 59th annual car festival, Portsmouth Abbey School, Cory’s Lane, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., registration begins at 8 a.m. and is $15 per vehicle, admission is free but a $5 donation is requested per visiting car, music, refreshments,portsmouth-rotary.com.

Antique Fire Apparatus Show The 11th annual Rhode Island Fire Apparatus Show, Glen Farm, 163 Glen Farm Rd, Portsmouth, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., free, fire trucks, fire safety smoke house for children, Smokey the Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, rifas.org.

‘Haitian Hoopla’ Fundraiser to benefit health and education programs in Haiti, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 4-8 p.m., $65, ri-uss.org.

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