2015-07-02 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

July 2

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.

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.

Sailing Artwork Reception Celebrate maritime painters and sailing, Sheldon Fine Art, Bowen’s Wharf, 59 America’s Cup Avenue, 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.), music at 7:30 p.m., post-film Q&A with director, $5, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 3

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.

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, July 3, 4 – 10 p.m., 18+ event, $30, aquaedm.com.

Public Clambake Traditional bake, Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, 323 Valley Road, Middletown, 5 p.m., 401-847-1441, newportclambakes.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.

Newport Gulls Collegiate league, Gulls play the Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$4, newportgulls.com.

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

Saturday

July 4

Independence Day Holiday festivities, Washington Square, 9:30 - noon, highlights include: band concert at 10 a.m., reading of the Declaration at 11 a.m., pie eating contest, bike parade and a cannon salute.

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

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

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

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

Rose Island Barbecue Watch the fireworks from Rose Island, enjoy food from Becky’s BBQ, live music, lighthouse tours, boat transport, 6:30-10:30 p.m., $90, reserve at 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.

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

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

Portsmouth Fireworks Escobar’s Farm, Middle Road, 9:30 p.m., 401-683-1444.

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.

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.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Ryan Charles, 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.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series begins with Radiant Shades (pop/rock); blues/jazz duo singer Andree Pages and bassist Jay Elfenbein; guitarist Julio Amaro opens, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

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

Jamestown Fireworks East Ferry Beach, 9 p.m.

Monday

July 6

Story Time Stories, songs, games and more, for ages 2-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

Super Story Time Stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft, for ages 2–4 and a caregiver, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Vineyard Tours Behind-the-scenes look at the wine-making process on a guided 30-minute tour from outdoors in the vineyards (weather permitting) and through the heart of the winery, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily, 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

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

Teen Comic Drawing Eric Fulford teaches teens how to draw comics, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x206.

Newport Gulls Collegiate league, Gulls play the Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$4,newportgulls.com.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “Smoke Screen” by Dick Francis, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Laughter for Locals One hour interactive improvisational comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $15, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

July 7

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

Flight Children ages 8-12 explore aerodynamic forms, wind, friction, and create an art kite, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720 x204.

Fruit and Veggie Avengers Children ages 3+ learn all about the great tasting healthy food by listening to a story, participating in a crafting activity and helping a chef prepare a delicious snack, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., 401-846- 1573.

Reading & Nature Story Time “What Would You Do With a Tail Like This?” story time and activities for young naturalists, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 11:30 a.m., free, 401-847-5511.

Double Creature Feature Movies Films “Hidden Kingdom: Under Open Skies” and “Hoot," Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., free.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal gathering of Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, 4:30-5:30 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.

Face Painting Superhero-themed face painting, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night presents New York Minute playing classic rock, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401- 845-5810.

Wednesday

July 8

L’Hermione Arrives Welcome the captain and crew of French frigate L’Hermione, an authentic replica of the vessel that carried Lafayette to meet General Washington during the American Revolution, pier-side at Fort Adams State Park, 1:30 p.m., public welcome, full schedule of events at hermione2015.com/voyage2015/ newport.

L'Hermione Celebration Ft. Adams colonial village includes music, cavalry unit with horses, military drills, 60 historic interpreters, historian and authors talks, self-guided tour and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6, 401-841-0707, fortadams.org.

Puppet Workshop Hear stories, make crafts and put on a puppet show, ages 5-10, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x204.

Lunch with General George Washington The general speaks on his life and times, lunch, questions and conversation encouraged, Ft. Adams, 11 a.m., $25, 401-841-0707, fortadams.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Memorial Blvd., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Animal Heroes Part 1 of a program for youngsters 5–8, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x204.

'Toy Story' Movie Family movie night, rated G, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6 p.m., free, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Gulls Collegiate league, Gulls play the Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$4, newportgulls.com.

Newport Community Band Concert in Ballard Park quarry meadow, 7 p.m., seating is on the grass, bring a blanket or lawn chair, use Hazard Road entrance, rain date July 9, ballardpark.org.

Family Friendly Funnies Interactive improvisational comedy for the whole family with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., $12, $8 children, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Thursday

July 9

Angela Moore Fashion Show & Champagne Brunch Enjoy “Fashion through the Decades,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m., Preservation Society members $90, non-members $100, reservations required, newportmansions.org.

Baby Bookworms Stories, rhymes, songs and play time for ages up to 24 months with caregiver, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

OHP and L’Hermione Tours Public tours offered of Rhode Island's new tall ship the Oliver Hazard Perry and the French frigate L’Hermione, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, meet the crew, ship building and colonial crafts demonstrations, hermione2015.com/voyage2015/ newport.

Art Workshop Art-making workshop that focuses on the illustrations of author-illustrator Lois Ehlert, creating collages based on a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and plant forms, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10:15-11:45 a.m., 401- 560-0979.

Storyteller Joseph Theroux Tales of unlikely young heroes for ages 4 – 12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Lunch with General George Washington 11 a.m. See July 8.

Superhero Stories Children ages 3-6 with an adult enjoy Superhero 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.

Illuminating the American Revolution To coincide with the visit of costumed interpreters will discuss life in war-torn Newport and local gossip, circa 1780, Colony House, Washington Square, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free, presented by the Newport Historical Society, donations welcome, 401-841-8770.

Tennis championship quarterfinals, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Children’s Habitat Hike Youngsters examine the animal habitats at Ballard Park, scavenger hunt, hike, 1-2:30 p.m., best for ages 6-12, $5, meet at Hazard Road entrance, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Jamestown Library Book Sale Wide range of books for sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Sailors and Soldiers Supper Enjoy a picnic-style meal with complimentary ale or wine with the troops and sailors of the ship L'Hermione’s escort, come as you are or in colonial attire, Fort Adams, 6 p.m., $45, 401-841-0707, fortadams.org.

Teen Henna Teen fun at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer Johnny the K, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

Beach Idol Children ages 6-16 have their chance on stage, registration near the stage area 6:50 p.m., contestants should bring their own music, Easton's Beach.

Pops Concert Free outdoor concert by the American Band featuring patriotic and traditional favorites, Glen Manor House grounds, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., bring chairs, picnic, grounds open at 5 p.m., 401-683-4177, glenmanorhouse.com.

Comedy at Blues Cafe Special comedy event starring Paul D'Angelo of Showtime and Comedy Central, 286 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., 14+, $20, 401-841-5510, newportblues.com

NewportFILM Outdoors “Meru” screens, St. George’s School lawn, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, sunset (8:45 p.m.), music begins at 7:30 p.m., postfilm Q&A with director, $5, rain venue St. George's Madeira Hall, newpor tfilm.com.

Friday

July 10

Jamestown Library Book Sale 10 a.m. See July 9.

Newport Music Festival Classical music in spectacular settings through July 26. For full schedule and tickets call 401-849- 0700 or visit newportmusic.org.

LEGO Club Build super structures with LEGOs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., ages 5-12, drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Tennis championship quarterfinals, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., tennisfame.com.

Summer Film Series “Postcards from the Edge” (1990) screens, with Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

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

Nuit Blanche Island Moving Co. summer gala fundraiser and performances boast a vintage Cote d’Azur theme, Wyndham Estate, 36 Beacon Hill Rd., 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $175, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Saturday

July 11

Newport Music Festival See July 10.

Save The Bay Swim 39th annual fundraising swim, Naval Station Newport to Potter’s Cove, Jamestown, 6:45–8:15 a.m. check in, 8:45 a.m. start, savebay.org.

Friends Book Sale Gently used books and CDs at great prices, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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

Illustrated Journaling Workshop Artist Julia Blackbourn teaches how to record life in a creative way using sketchbooks, tips for quick drawing, using watercolors, perspective, Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $30, registration required, 401- 423-0005.

Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 24 North Rd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

French in Newport Walking Tour Explore the heart of 18th century Newport and learn about the yearlong period when roughly 12,000 French soldiers and sailors were here during the American Revolution, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, space limited, 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.

Newport Kite Festival Hundreds of kites soar across the sky, Brenton Point, Ocean Drive, 12.-5 p.m., free, demos, workshops, open flying, full schedule at newportkitefestival.com.

Tennis International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for Amelie Mauresmo, David Hall, Nancy Jeffett, at 12:30 p.m., championship semi-finals 2 p.m., 194 Bellevue Ave., tennisfame.com.

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

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

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

Water Brothers Surf Fest V Surfing enthusiasts gather to showcase surf history and culture, Fort Adams, 1-8 p.m., $15, 401- 846-7873, waterbrotherssurffest.com.

Movie Matinee Watch “The Incredibles,” rated PG, for families with children ages 6-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

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

Redwood Gala Summer fundraising soirée with Michael Feinstein at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., advance ticketing a must, 401-847- 0295 x115.

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

Barrel of Laughs Series Joe Yannetty performs at Barrel of Laughs series, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., $30, advance ticketing at 401-848-5161 x0.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park, 8 and 10 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Free Concert Aerosmith tribute by Draw the Line, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

July 12

Newport Music Festival See July 10.

Butterfly Count Citizen science observation to assist North American Butterfly Association in local butterfly population assessment, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $8, non-members $10, register at 401-846-2577 or normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Kite Festival 12-5 p.m. See July 11.

Witherbee Open House Middletown's fully-restored oneroom schoolhouse Witherbee School built in 1892, corner of Valley Road and Green End Avenue, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Tennis Championship Finals Hall of Fame Tennis Championship finals, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tennisfame.com.

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