2015-06-25 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

June 25

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

Friday

June 26

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.

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.

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.

Stand Up Comedy Featuring comics from Comedy Central, Conan, MTV, VH1, and the local new talent, Hope Underground, 10 Broadway, 7:30-9:30 p.m., $15, 401-524-5181.

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

‘The Fantasticks’ 8 p.m. See June 25.

Saturday

June 27

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

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.

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.

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

Live Jazz Enjoy music at the Greenvale Vineyards, Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., $3, picnics welcome, greenvale.com.

‘The Fantasticks’ 2 and 8 p.m. See June 25.

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.

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

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 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

Mansion Tours Preservation Society of Newport County properties open for touring, The Breakers and The Elms open at 9 a.m., others at 10 a.m., complete schedule at newportmansions.org.

Rugby Invitational The Island Rugby Football Club hosts more than a dozen New England high school and middle school boys and girls rugby teams to compete, full-contact Olympic 7's style tournament, Fort Adams, 10 a.m., trophy presentations 4 p.m., free, islandrugby.org.

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.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 26.

Horse Show Entries from all over New England competing, Sandy Point Stables, 30 Sandy Point Farm Road, Portsmouth, 8 a.m., all welcome, free, 401-849-3958, sandypointstables.com.

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 p.m. See June 25.

Monday

June 29

Teen Summer Reading Program Read 6 books or 1200 pages, prizes, contests, and activities through Aug. 13, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

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.

‘Marvel-ous Movie Mondays’ “Captain America” screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a seaside crab hat, 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.

Newport Gulls Collegiate league, Gulls vs. the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$4, newportgulls.com.

Tuesday

June 30

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.

Reptile Adventure Children ages 4-12 learn about and interact with reptiles, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Create a Comic Book Help design a brand-new comic book, live performance with fastpaced comedy and storytelling, all ages welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘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 group meets to give interpretive reading of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Landscape 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.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night opens with Abbey Rhode, Beatles’ tribute band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401- 845-5810.

Teen Fiction for Adults Discuss “Noggin,” by John Corey Whaley, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

July 1

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

Fourth of July Crafts Celebrate July 4th with crafts, ages 5-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Newport Gulls Collegiate league, Gulls vs. the Valley Blue Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1- $4, newportgulls.com.

Family Friendly Funnies Interactive improvisational comedy for the whole family with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Book Signing at Bowen's Author Rockwell Stensrud will sign copies of the newly-released paperback edition of "Newport: A Lively Experiment," appetizers and cocktails, Bowen's Wharf Pilot House, 45 America's Cup, 5 - 7 p.m.

‘Paint & Dabble’ Fundraiser for Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit "storybook" resort in Florida for sick children and their families, Hyatt Regency Newport, Goat Island, 6 p.m., paint the Newport Pell Bridge, guided by a professional, $40, register at 401-851-3301.

Thursday

July 2

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.

'Big Fish of the Bay' Save the Bay's interactive marine science center has new exhibit,

1,400 gallon tank home to more than 140 species from the bay, Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Superhero Stories Children ages 3-6 with an adult enjoy Champions of the Earth story time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., registration required, 401-846- 1573.

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.

Sailing Artwork Reception Celebrate maritime painters and Newport Sailing Week, Sheldon Fine Art, Bowen’s Wharf, 59 America’s Cup Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-849- 0030.

Teen Flip Flops Tweens and teens bring flip flops to decorate with flowers, ribbons, rhinestones, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280.

NewportFILM Outdoors “Sunshine Superman” screens at Queen Anne Square, sunset (8:30 p.m.), pre-film live music 7:30 p.m., post-film Q & A with director, $5 suggested donation, rain venue Casino Theatre, newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 3

Stones & Souls Walking Tour 10 a.m., See June 29.

Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m., See June 26.

Whitehorne Museum See June 26.

Opening Reception DeBlois Gallery will open "Common Elements" featuring work by Jonathan Small, Fran Leyenberger, and Kelsey Miller, 134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, 4-7 p.m., 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Aqua Water and Light Show North lawn of Fort Adams State Park, 4 – 10 p.m., 18+ event, $25, aquaedm.com.

‘Burning Down the House’ Jamestown Arts Center fundraiser with hors d’oeuvres, seafood, specialty cocktails, live music by the Superchief Trio, 18 Valley St., preparty curator’s talk 5 p.m., soirée 6 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

OHPRI Gala Rhode Island’s official Tall Ship fundraising gala, Newport Shipyard, 6-11 p.m., cocktails, visit dockside Oliver Hazard Perry, dinner, dancing, ohpri.org.

Saturday

July 4

Independence Day Holiday festivities, Washington Square, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 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 Street, 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Long Wharf 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., free.

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

Live Jazz Enjoy music at the Greenvale Vineyards, Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., $3, picnics welcome, greenvale.com.

International Polo Series Independence Cup play, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, $10, nptpolo.com.

Rose Island BBQ Watch the fireworks from Rose Island, food from Becky's Barbeque, live music, lighthouse tours, boat transport, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m., $90, call for reservations 401-847-4242.

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

Newport Fireworks 9:15 p.m. Newport Harbor.

Portsmouth Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Escobar’s Farm, Middle Road.

Sunday

July 5

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.

Gallery Opening Spring Bull Gallery host opening reception for “Les Petites Oeuvres en Été,” 55 Bull St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Jamestown Fireworks 9 p.m. East Ferry Beach.

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