2015-06-18 / Calendar

Newport This Week

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.

Fairies and Gnomes Families and kids over 5 years old are invited to visit Rose Island to find the fairy houses, access by Jamestown/Newport Ferry, landing fee $5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through June 21, 401-847-4242 roseisland.org.

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.

Kempenaar Valley Tour Middletown Department of Public Works Director Tom O’Loughlin will lead a tour of a green infrastructure project in Kempenaar Valley (the big open field behind Shaw’s and west of Valley Road), meet at the parking lot behind Aquidneck Shopping Center on O’Neil Boulevard, 5 p.m., walking shoes recommended, reserve at achuman@ailt.org or 401-367- 4543.

Geology Lecture Learn about the natural landscape, hike to Hanging Rock, watch the sunset, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 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’ 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 19

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

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.

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 Flower Show Opening Night Party Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 6-9 p.m., $190, 401-847-1000,newportmansions.org.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.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 18.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Music at the Vineyard Ed Pepe Trio, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 1-4 p.m., newportvineyards.com.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See June 18.

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.

Free Concert Rolling Stones tribute by The Glimmer Twins, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

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.

Elliot Kaminitz 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.

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. Luxury Yacht Career Day Explore a career working on a luxury yacht, Newport Yachting Center, 2-4 p.m., free but preregistration required at rimta.org.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 p.m. See June 18.

‘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.

Monday

June 22

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.

Rose Island Tours Tour the island that’s a mile offshore and a century in the past, visit the historic lighthouse, open daily 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.

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

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

Tuesday

June 23

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.

Robots on the Run Learn about electronics and basic circuits using the Arduino microcomputer and software to build a basic robot, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3-5 p.m., ages 10+, preregistration required, 401-846-1573.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “The Museum of Extraordinary Things,” by Alice Hoffman, 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.

Community Yoga on the Beach Shelley Dungan offers gentle class, north end of Third Beach, 6 p.m., free, bring beach sheet or blanket, park in small lot, 860-965-9995 or email yogishelley@gmail.com.

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

Wednesday

June 24

‘19th Century Watering Holes’ Arabeth Balasko will discuss the founding and development of resort communities, from convalescent havens to luxury retreats, Rosecliff, 11 a.m., free, reservations required, 401-847-1000 x137.

Children’s Tree Workshop Youngsters examine the trees of Ballard Park and learn about the animals that live in them, 1-2:30 p.m., best for ages 6-12, $5, meet at Hazard Road entrance, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Annual Meeting Newport Art Museum’s annual meeting, with Susan Saarinen on growing up in a creative environ

ment that celebrates family, art and architecture, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $20, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Stensrud at Redwood Rockwell Stensrud, author of “Newport: A Lively Experiment” will give a short talk and sign books, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., free, 401-847-0292.

Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the North Adams Steeplecats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Thursday

June 25

Clagett Regatta Begins Clinic and regatta for sailors with disabilities, clagettregatta.org.

Exhibit Opening Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium opens its newest and largest exhibit, Big Fish of the Bay, Easton’s Beach, 10 a.m., savebay.org.

American Illustration National Museum of American Illustration open for touring Thursday Sunday, Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., $18, 401-851-8949 x18, nmai.org.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s afterhours networking event, Blenheim – Newport, 303 Valley Rd., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, register at 401-847-1608.

‘Scenes of Jamestown’ Opens Conanicut Island Art Association exhibition opening, Jamestown Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres, music by The Alley Cats, awards, $10, artinjamestown.org.

Longest Day Ride Join Ten Speed Spokes to celebrate the start of summer and all things cycling, four arrowed courses available, free, shirts and helmets required, all skill levels and ages welcome, post ride music by Honky Tonk Knights, 18 Elm St., 6 p.m. start, check in by 5:30 p.m., 401-847-5609.

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 18.

Friday

June 26

Clagett Regatta See June 25.

Secret Garden Tours Begin Peek inside private gardens in historic Newport Point area, start at 32 Washington St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $25 day of tour, $20 in advance, tickets available online at secretgardentours.org.

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.

Au Courant StyleWeek Northeast and Child & Family present “Au Courant” fashion show and benefit, themed “The Golden Age of Hollywood,” Salve Regina’s Ochre Court, 6:30- 11:30 p.m., $125, cocktail party, designer sale, 401-849-2300, childandfamily.com.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 18.

Saturday

June 27

Clagett Regatta See June 25.

Clayfest Celebrate the art of clay on the lawn of Rough Point with handson activities for all ages, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Newport Art Museum and Newport Restoration Foundation, $15, $8 children, picnics welcome, newportrestoration.org.

Birding Basics Norman Bird Sanctuary program continues with breeding behavior, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 9:30 a.m., ages 8+, members $8, non-members $10, register at 401- 846-2577.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 26.

Bookbinding Workshop Artist Julia Blackbourn teaches how to make personal hardcover books, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,

35, includes materials, registration required, 401-423-0005.

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

Music at the Vineyard Joanne Lurgio at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 1-4 p.m., newportvineyards.com.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See June 18.

Books and Authors Newport Public Library’s series continues with Stephen Kurkjian, author of “Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist,” 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847- 8720 x115.

Polo Newport vs. Boston, 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.

Summer at the Steps Benefit for the Museum of Newport History, Ochre Court, 6:30 p.m., $95, 401-608-2065.

Free Concert Bob Seger tribute by Live Bullet, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

June 28

Clagett Regatta See June 25.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 26.

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.

Beachcomber Summer Kickoff Check out what’s happening at the seashore with a Norman Bird Sanctuary educator, Third Beach, 1 p.m., all ages, learn about animals on the beach in a walk along the shore, registration required, $8 members, $10 non-members, 401- 846-2577.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See June 18.

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