2015-07-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

July 30

Newport BridgeFest Presented by the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County, Newport BridgeFest is a local music festival that bridges the gap between the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, various venues, newportbridgefest.org.

Rhythm Imagination Rick Morin’s Rhythm Imagination offers a hands-on musical workshop, children use buckets, cans, voices, hands, real percussion instruments and more to create rhythms, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seine and Discover Meet at the wildlife refuge then go to Third Beach to use seine nets to filter out and discover shallow water marine life and identify the plants and animals found there, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 401-847-5511.

Business Workshop “Create the Ultimate Customer Experience” focuses on how to grow a customer base by delivering excellent customer service, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-10:30 a.m., free for members and non-members, registration required, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Superhero Stories For children ages 3-6 with an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.- noon, preregistration necessary, 401-846-1753, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

'Rocks Rock!' Workshop Children hike through Ballard Park and identify rock types, learn how they got there and hear about the park's past as a working quarry, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 1-2:30

p.m., best suited for children ages 6-12, younger and older siblings welcome, $5, adults are free and encouraged to attend, registration required, rain date Monday, Aug. 3, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Creatures and the Arts Take part in crafts and activities that will explore wild, crawling, and sometimes slimy creatures and the habitats they live in, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, drop in any time from 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847- 5511.

Heroes Jeopardy For children grades 6-12, sign up, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Iron Chef Competition Teens will be set up with an array of different foods to make a dish, snacks and materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206, newportlibraryri.org.

Bass and Drum Presentation This BridgeFest event focuses on Jamaican style, Caribbean jazz, and pop music, hands-on interactive experience for adults and children, features members of Panoramic View and The Copacetics, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach T-Bone sings, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6-6:45 p.m., 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, Memorial Blvd.

Newport Interactive Marketers Free networking night that explores emerging networking tools and techniques, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., register,

newportinteractivemarketers.com.

Jazz Clambake An evening of live jazz with the Lois Vaughn Trio, a New England clambake, Newport Vineyards, Middletown, starts at 6:30 p.m., $70 or $60 without lobster, tickets at 401-818-5161 x0 or at newportvineyards.com.

Floral Lecture “Making Modern Flowers: The Path to the Avant Garde” explores how artists such as Manet and Matisse used flowers as a subject to inflect their works with modern meanings, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5-$10, registration required, 401-847-1000 x137, newportmansions.org.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ A Portsmouth Community Theater production, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, Portsmouth, July 30-31 and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., and Aug. 2 at 1 p.m., prices vary, 401-489-1164, aboutptc.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “What Happened, Miss Simone?” screens at sunset (approx. 8:30 p.m.), pre-film live music begins at 7:15 p.m., discussion follows film with director Liz Garbus, Doris Duke’s Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, BYO picnic, food venders on site, newportfilm.com.

Trivia Challenge $500 in prizes, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Thursdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Friday

July 31

Newport Jazz Festival Music on three stages with dozens of performers, food and crafts, Fort Adams, July 31–Aug. 2, 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., newportjazzfest.org.

Baby Time Play Group Drop-in story time and play group for children ages birth-2 with an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Whitehall Museum House Tour Guided tours by philosophers in residence offer an opportunity to learn more about the philosopher George Berkeley and his influence on the intellectual life of Colonial America, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401- 846-3116, info@whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Tween Art Adventures Artist Julie Shoen-Hood takes tweens on an art adventure through watercolor and sketching, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., ages 9-12, registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Hellenic Fest St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church presents its annual Hellenic Fest, authentic Greek cuisine

and pastries, live music and dancing, 390 Thames St., 4 p.m.-midnight, free.

Junior League Info Session Gathering for women to learn about the League’s community outreach work, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., jlri.org.

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

St. Michael's Theatre An "Original Musical" will be performed by the St. Michael's School Theatre summer camp, 7 p.m., 180 Rhode Island Ave., free, 401-849- 5970, x330.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ 7 p.m. See July 30.

Lantern Parade Enjoy a parade of lanterns made of recycled materials, starts at East Ferry, ends at the Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Saturday

August 1

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to Oct. 31, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Open Studio Tour Visit 21 Jamestown artists, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., maps may be picked up at the Jamestown Art Center or Clancy Glass Studio, North Road.

Weekend LEGO Club LEGOS provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, ages 4 and up with an adult, drop in anytime from 11 a.m.- noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners test your soil and give advice, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, Saturdays through Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., urimastergardeners.org.

Newport Jazz Festival 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. See July 31.

Hellenic Fest Noon – 1 a.m. See July 31.

Live Music C.J. Martin performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

Music on the Bricks Free concert, Brick Marketplace, 1-5 p.m.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with D’Rafael, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., through Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m., free.

Polo Series Newport vs. Palm Beach, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, $12, children 15 and under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Members’ Show Opening DeBlois Gallery Annual Members’ Show will hold an opening reception, 4 - 7 p.m., 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.

Gallery Opening Spring Bull Gallery’s “Artist’s Choice” exhibit opening, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5 – 7 p.m.

St. Michael's Theatre 7 p.m. See July 31.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ 7 p.m. See July 30.

Murder at the Museum Interactive murder mystery, “The Scent of a Killer,” is set during a 1925 fashion show, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., reservations recommended, $15-$30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See July 31.

Comedy Show Comedy with Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

August 2

Bird Walk Free guided bird walk, bring binoculars, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Gardening Help Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, Sundays through Sept., 9 a.m.-noon, urimastergardeners.org.

Hellenic Fest Noon – 6 p.m. See July 31.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ 1 p.m. See July 30.

Live Music Kevin Greene performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents jazz trio Barkode with guitarist Michael Barclay de Tolly, plus La Mechante and Le Connard, a swing jazz duo from France, opening, King Park, 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating.

Monday

August 3

Children’s Story Time Enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, for ages 2-5 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Story Time Stories, songs, games and rhymes for ages 2-6, Middletown Public Library, 700West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Super Story Time Stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft for children ages 2-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Superhero Trivia & Jeopardy Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., for teens signed up for summer reading program, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Farmers Market Fort Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Rd., Jamestown, Mondays, 4-7 p.m., to Aug. 31.

Marvelous Monday Movies “Guardians of the Galaxy,” PG-13, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie King, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See July 31.

Tuesday

August 4

Wondrous Wolves Learn about wolves and touch and explore wolf-related items, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 5511.

Reading and Nature “What If There Were No More Grey Wolves?” is a story time for youth with activities including finger plays, arts and crafts, and movement, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 11:30 a.m., 401-847-5511.

Creature Feature “In the Valley of Wolves” follows the journeys of the Druid pack in Yellowstone National Park, snacks provided, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 1 p.m., 401-847-5511.

Family-Friendly Film “Hoodwinked” is an animated spin on the classic tale “Little Red Riding Hood,” snacks provided, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 2:45 p.m., 401- 847-5511.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot” offers a 45-minute remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in the church on Sept. 12, 1953, and features vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Jackie’s stepbrother, the late Yusha Auchincloss, musical selections from the wedding and reception will be performed at St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., Tuesdays, 3-3:45 p.m., $15, 401-847-0475, tickets at returntocamelot.org.

‘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.

Family Night at the Beach Nightlife Orchestra, Big Band and jazz concert, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845- 5810.

‘Wild Heroes’ Animal Program Meet several animals and learn about the special abilities that make each of them a hero, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., for children entering Pre-K to grade 4, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Sweet Berry Concert Series Jesse Liam performs hits from the 50s until now, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown,

6-8 p.m., free concert, dinner for purchase, 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Art Lecture “Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries” focuses on some art collectors and their American collections, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m., $15-$20, registration required, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Wednesday

August 5

Weed Warrior Wednesdays Help identify and eradicate invasive plant species, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-364-9124 x19, fws.gov.

Mother Goose Time Enjoy nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Corporate Tennis Challenge Business leaders and executives from across New England come together for a day of hospitality and friendly competition, tennis, lunch, cocktails, dinner, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 401- 324-4074, tennisfame.com.

Children’s Story Time 11:15-noon. See Aug. 3.

Aquidneck Growers' Market Wednesday Farmers Market, Memorial Blvd. and Chapel St., 2 - 6 p.m., to Oct. 28, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Children’s Movie Matinee “Big Hero 6,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Children’s Book Club Children grades 3-4 discuss “The Terrible Two” by Mac Barnett and Jory John, and blog about the conversation while enjoying snacks, Jamestown Philomenian

Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tween Book Club Join kids in grades 5-6 to discuss "The Greenglass House” by Kate Milford and blog about the conversation while enjoying snacks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Royal School of Church Music Choir of 125 youth and adult singers perform Choral Evensong, Trinity Church, 5 p.m., 401-486-5886, rscmnewport.org.

Outdoor Gear Swap Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-5511.

Give Kids the World Village A “paint and dabble” fundraiser for Give Kids the World Village, paint the Newport Bridge, Hyatt Regency lawn, 6 – 8 p.m., $40.

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.

RIIFF Screenings Rhode Island International Film Festival movie screenings, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

'Vanishing Sail' Documentary Rhode Island International Film Festival screens the documentary “Vanishing Sail,” Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 7:30-9:30 p.m., 401-846-5474, janepickens.com.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Movies on the Rocks “Jurassic Park,” Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 8:15 p.m., rain date Aug. 6, free, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 6

Baby Bookworms Story Time Simple stories, rhymes, songs and

play time for children up to 2 years old with a caregiver, Newport Public Library, 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seine and Discover 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. See July 30.

'Name that Nest!' Workshop Best suited for children ages 6-12, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 1-2:30 p.m., $5 students, adults free and encouraged to attend, preregistration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Creatures and the Arts 1:30-3:30 p.m. See July 30.

Puppet Workshop Join puppeteer Sue Klau and make puppets based on Maurice Sendak’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Superhero Movie Must sign up for teen reading program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Canine Couture Casting Call Dogs audition for annual canine fashion show at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., rain date Aug. 7, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Mark Binder tells stories, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6-6:45 p.m., 401-845- 5810.

Beach Idol 6:50 p.m. See July 30.

Royal School of Church Music Choir of 125 youth and adult singers perform a “Hymn Festival,” St. Joseph’s Church, 7:30 p.m., 401- 486-5886, rscmnewport.org.

NewportFilm Series “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” gives a rare look into Guggenheim’s life, her reverence for art and the artists she pushed forward, 7 p.m. pre-film live music with Francesca Blanchard, 8:15 p.m. film, 9:50 p.m. post-film discussion with Lisa Immordino Vreeland, moderated by Caryn James, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, food vendors, newportfilm.com.

RIIFF Screenings 7 p.m. See Aug. 5.

Friday

August 7

Baby Time Play Group Enjoy socializing with other parents and babies while playing with specially-selected, developmentally appropriate toys and board books, for ages birth-2 years, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 are invited to drop in and create super structures independently or with friends, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tall Ship Eagle The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle arrives at Fort Adams, open for tours Saturday and Sunday, departs Monday, 860-444-8270.

Summer Film Series “She-Devil” (1989) screens, starring Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr and Ed Begley Jr., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Royal School of Church Music Choir of 125 youth and adult singers perform Choral Evensong, with the Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of R.I. officiating, St. George’s Chapel, Middletown, 5 p.m., 401-486-5886, rscmnewport.org.

Family Seining and Campfire The Norman Bird Sanctuary provides an evening of fun-filled exploration using a seine net to catch fish and other animals found along the coast, pack a dinner, picnic around a campfire and roast marshmallows, Third Beach parking

is available at the Navy lot, participants meet at Third Beach, 6-7:30 p.m., $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Performance Evening The exhibit “Burning Down the House” brings together a group of international artists who explore issues of house and home in their work, and Jennifer Avery, Carol Scavotto and Quintin Rivera Toro perform, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Polo Charity Ball “Ball Carnaval” benefits the Roger Williams Park Zoo, cocktails, dinner, dancing, auction, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight, sold out, waiting list only, $225, buy tickets online, 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See July 31.

Saturday

August 8

Tall Ship Eagle U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle tours, Fort Adams, departs Monday, 860-444-8270.

Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug.1.

Gardening Help 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 1.

‘Heroes’ Grand Finale Middletown Public Library wraps up its summer reading program with a jiu jitsu show and ice cream, 700 West Main Road, noon, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Live Music Ed Pepe Trio performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with the Playboys, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., to Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m., free.

Music on the Bricks 1-5 p.m. See Aug. 1.

Polo Series U.S. vs. Brazil, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, $12, children under 15 free, 401- 846-0200, nptpolo.com.

NewportFilm Summer Benefit Cocktails and savories, International Tennis Hall of Fame Horseshoe Rotunda, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., $75 and up, newportfilm.com.

Murder at the Museum “A Dark and Stormy Night,” an interactive murder mystery set in the present, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., reservations recommended, $10-$30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

New England Lobsterbake Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth,

7:30 p.m., $50, 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See July 31.

Sunday

August 9

Royal School of Church Music Choir of 125 youth and adult singers perform Festival Eucharist St. George’s Chapel, Middletown, 10 a.m., 401-486-5886, rscmnewport.org.

Tall Ship Eagle See Aug. 8.

Witherbee School Open House Fully-restored one-room schoolhouse, Witherbee Schoolhouse, corner of Valley Road and Green End Avenue, 2 – 4 p.m., 401-849- 1870, middletownhistory.org.

Live Music Tom Burgess performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents singer/songwriters guitarist JP Jones, plus pianist Michael Walsh, with guitarist Randy Robbins opening, King Park, 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating.

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