2015-08-06 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 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.

'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 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.

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.

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 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.

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,” 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, food vendors, Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, newportfilm.com.

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

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

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.

Story Time Enjoy “Story Time with Miss Lynn,” Barnes and Noble children’s department, 1311 West Main Road, Middletown, 11 a.m., 401-846- 3313.

Tall Ship Eagle The U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle due to arrive at approximately 9:30 a.m. at Fort Adams, open for tours noon – 7 p.m., open 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.

‘Burning Down the House’ Performance and exhibit by international artists who explore issues of house and home in their work, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Rhythm Is Going to Get You Social ballroom dancing on the first Friday of each month, Cha Cha lesson at 7:45 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, $10 per person.

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

Saturday

August 8

‘Dog Days of Summer’ People and dog-friendly dogs over eight weeks old are welcome to attend the Potter League’s annual “Dog Days of Summer,” Frisbee toss, sand digging contests, agility “try-it” course, photos with your dog and dog prizes, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., $10 per dog, 401- 846-8276 x122, potterleague.org.

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.

Craft Fair Conanicut Island Art Association’s 41st annual Summer Members’ Craft Fair includes hand-made items, food, music, and a children’s coloring table, Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

'Take Me Fishing Day' Free loaner poles, lures, and bait, rain or shine, Sachuest Wildlife Refuge, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-5511.

Fisherman Fundraiser One of the co-op's fishermen will miss the season due to cancer, all purchases will go to his family, Newport Lobster Shack, 150 Long Wharf, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tall Ship Eagle U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle tours, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fort Adams, departs Monday, 860-444-8270.

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.

‘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.

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

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.

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

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 Aug. 7.

Pink Floyd Tribute Concert Think Pink Floyd performs, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., free, 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

August 9

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

Tall Ship Eagle Tours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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.

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.

Monday

August 10

PS Golf Fundraiser Newport Preservation Society fundraiser, golf, lunch, and light supper, Newport National Golf Club, 1 p.m. shotgun start, $500, reserve at 401-847-1000.

Book Signing Newport author Ken Dooley will sign copies of his newest book, "Relentless Pursuit," Mainstay Hotel, 2 p.m.

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

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 7.

Tuesday

August 11

Ocean Program Learn about the underwater world, ocean animals, conservation challenges and what can be done, family-friendly program that includes items to touch and explore, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., 401-847-5511.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30- 11:15 a.m., $5 per program, includes one child and one parent, $2 per additional child per parent, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Story Time 11 a.m. See Aug. 7.

Rainbow Fish Story Time Explore nature through literature, arts and crafts, finger plays and movements, 11:30 a.m., Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 11:30 a.m., 401-847- 5511.

Creature Double Feature See “Finding Nemo” at 1 p.m. and “Dolphin Tale” at 2:45 p.m., cookies and lemonade are provided, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 401-847-5511.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot” offers a 45-minute remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in Newport on Sept. 12, 1953, and features vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Jackie’s late stepbrother, 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.

Teen ‘Maker Space’ Program Use a vinyl cutter to make a T-shirt graphic or sticker, or a 3-D printer to make any sort of object, materials and snacks provided, must sign up for reading program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30- 5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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 The Dick Lupino Band performs variety, jazz, oldies and Motown, free carousel rides, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401- 845- 5810.

The Great Baldini Magic Show Join the Great Baldini and his assistant, Skinny, on a magical journey, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, for students entering grades pre-K to 4, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Sweet Berry Concert Series Tyler Stenson performs elegant folk music, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., free concert, dinner for purchase, 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

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

Wednesday

August 12

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.

Summer Reading Outdoor Fair Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training Show at 11 a.m. (for ages 4-12), puppet workshop, face painting, sand art, ice cream, fire truck at noon, certificates, books and prizes for children who have completed the summer reading program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Children’s Story Time Story time for children ages 2-5 with their caregivers features books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15 a.m.-noon, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Middletown Rotary Fundraiser Proceeds from the 14th annual Richard Maraziti Steakout Fundraiser will fund the Rotary’s charitable activities for the next 12 months and will include food, live and silent auctions, Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, 323 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-742-8938, newportchamber.com.

John Quincy Adams Lecture Phyllis Lee Levin, renowned reporter and author, will speak about her new book, “The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Art Speaks’ Demonstration The Conanicut Island Art Association presents local artist Kendra Ferreira, who will offer a demonstration and talk using colored pencils, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Preserving Native Plant Knowledge’ Join Arthur Haines for a presentation on the importance of human interaction with native plants and their habitats, learn about the many uses of New England native plants for food, medicine, and the creation of materials and household goods, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free,

reservation required, email Kate@svffoundation.org or call 401-848- 7229 x10.

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.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Movies on the Rocks Free screening of “Mrs. Doubtfire,” Ballard Park, Hazard Road, dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.), with a rain date of Aug. 13, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 13

Pell Cup National Court Tennis Association’s signature doubles tournament, 194 Bellevue Ave., Aug. 13-16, 401-849-6672, nationaltennisclub.org.

Seine and Discover 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Raptors Workshop At Ballard Park’s “A Chapter on Raptors,” children will learn about the hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and ospreys that may be found in the park, Hazard Road, 1-2:30 p.m., registration recommended, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Creatures and the Arts 1:30-3:30 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Fashion Festival Style and glamour, apparel and accessories, products, music, art, food and drink, Fort Adams, 3-7 p.m., $25; $35 includes 2:30-3:30 p.m. VIP reception with designers, newportchamber.com.

Teen Summer Reading Party Games, food, movies and prizes for teens who have completed the summer reading program, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Night Out Against Crime Newport Police Department’s annual safety awareness event, information on child identification, gun

safety locks, bike safety, and car seat checks, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4-6 p.m., 401-847- 2100 x219.

Philosopher Talk and Reception Visiting philosopher will give an informal talk about his work, his relationship to philosopher George Berkeley, and Berkeley’s relevance today, Berkeley’s 18th century home, the Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 4-6 p.m., free, 401-846-3116, info@whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Newport Gallery Night Art galleries offer evening hours, Newport Art Museum, free, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Toe Jam Puppet Band performs, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6-6:45 p.m., 401-845-5810.

Tween and Teen 3-D Printing Design and print 3-D objects by learning to use free programming to create an object on any computer and print it out on the library’s new 3-D printer, laptops and materials are provided, for students entering grades 5-8, register by Aug. 6, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Series “Best of Enemies” is a behindthe scenes account of the 1968 televised debates between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley Jr, and their disagreements about politics, God and sex, 7 p.m. pre-film live music by Cricket Blue, 8:15 p.m. film, 9:45 p.m. post-film discussion with co-director Robert Gordon, food vendors, The Elms gardens, 367 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, newportfilm.com.

JHS Meeting and Lecture Annual meeting of the Jamestown Historical Society, 7 p.m., “The Navy in Narragansett Bay” lecture by John W. Kennedy of the Naval War College, 7:30 p.m., refreshments to follow, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

The Pitch Pipe Show An hour-long musical theater cabaret, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Friday

August 14

Pell Cup See Aug. 13.

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.

Story Time 11 a.m. See Aug. 7.

‘The Tempest’ Youth thespians present Shakespeare's "The Tempest," St. Michael’s School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., free, 401-849-5970 x330.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 7.

Newport Comedy Series Bob Marley performs, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 8 p.m., age restriction 14+, 401-851-3385, newportcomedy.com.

Saturday

August 15

Pell Cup See Aug. 13.

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.

‘Wet Paint’ Fundraiser Begins Artists from around the county create pieces for fundraising auction to benefit the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., artist registration 8-10 a.m., art drop-off deadline 3 p.m., artwork preview party and silent auction 6:30-8:30 p.m., contributing artists free with one guest, members $10, nonmembers $15, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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.

St. Peter’s Yard Sale Annual community yard sale, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-846- 9567, stpetersri.org.

Middletown’s ‘Celebration of the Arts’ Fest Local artisan booths, a big tent featuring local performers of all genres, pony rides, a bouncy house, children’s activities and food vendors, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., middletownri.com.

‘Come Alive’ Gospel Music Festival Bring a picnic and a chair, or buy food on the premises, collection of nonperishables for the MLK food pantry, King’s Park, Wellington Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-3968.

Live Music Enjoy music by Mark Lewis, Mike Renzi, Dave Zinno and Rick Wells, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

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

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

Newport Storm Luau Polynesian and fire dancers, Newport Storm and Thomas Tew drinks, food, merchandise, games, Fort Adams, 3:30-9 p.m., $10 in advance, $20 at the door (cash only), 21+ event, 401-849-5232, newportluau.org.

Polo Series Newport vs. Philadelphia, 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.

Night at Fort Getty Luau Dining and dancing to the band Brass Attack, live and silent auction, Fort Getty, Jamestown, 6 p.m., $75, fundraiser to benefit an island nonprofit, reservations suggested, aileen@jamestownrichamber.com.

‘Barrel of Laughs’ Comedy Series Features Ray Harrington, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., live music and bar opens, 7:15 p.m. comedy show, $30, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

‘The Tempest’ 7 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Bird Ball Fundraiser for the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., $175, 401-846- 2577 x17, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Aug. 7.

Sunday

August 16

Pell Cup See Aug. 13.

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.

‘Wet Paint’ Fundraiser Fundraising art event continues at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., museum free all day, music and fun on the lawn, cash bar, silent auction from noon-3 p.m., followed by live auction, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Washington Letter Reading Annual reading of President Washington’s letter to the Hebrew congregation, Touro Synagogue, Touro St., 1 p.m., reservations required, 401-847-4794 x207, tourosynagogue.org.

Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing Gerald P. Dyck, director of the Greater New Bedford Choral Society, will lead the singing, Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road, Portsmouth, the building is not handicapped-accessible, 5-6 p.m., free-will donations to help with roof repair costs, annebwagner@cox.net.

‘A Novel Evening’ Fundraiser Enjoy appetizers, complimentary wine or beer, live music and a silent auction, proceeds will be used to maintain the technical resources and refurbish the children and youth areas of the Newport Public Library, fundraiser to be held under a tent outside the library, 300 Spring St., 6-8:30 p.m., $75, reserve at 401-847-8720 x100, newportlibraryri.org.

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