2015-08-13 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

August 13

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

Middletown Boosters Golf Tournament Nine-hole scramble to benefit Middletown athletics, Jamestown Golf Course, 8 a.m., $45 includes green fee and lunch, contact Paul Murphy, pjmurff@cox.net or Barry Clark, bclark038@aol.com.

Narragansett Bay Waterfest Day-long event offers a live band, food and beverages, clothing vendors, sailboat rides, water trampoline, a bouncy house, a water JETPACK demonstration, elite and recreational SUP races, racers check in by 9 a.m., fun until sunset, supports the Newport Boys and Girls Club, lots of free activities, Newport Beach Club, 195 Newport Harbor Drive, Portsmouth, waterfestri.com.

Aquidneck 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.

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.

URI Master Gardeners Free soil testing and advice, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, Saturdays through Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., urimastergardeners.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.

St. Peter’s Yard Sale Annual community yard sale, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain date Aug. 22, 401-846-9567, stpetersri.org.

‘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 Park, Wellington Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-3968.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, Saturdays through Dec. 12, 1-4 p.m., general admission $3, 401-847-3777, greenvale.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.

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

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. 14.

Neil Young Tribute Concert Rust Never Sleeps performs, 150 Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

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.

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

Portuguese Cultural Festival Entertainment includes performances by folklore groups at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., food court, malasadas cooked on the grounds, face painting and more for the youngsters, Vasco da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401- 846-0913.

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.

Live Music Enjoy music by The Kane Brothers, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents Zydeco band Slippery Sneakers, with blues duo singer Leslie Grimes and guitarist Matt Bruneau opening, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating, 401-845-5800.

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.

Summer Concert Series Greg Abate performs, East Ferry Memorial Sq., Jamestown, 6:30-8 p.m., lawn seating, free, jamestownri. gov.

Monday

August 17

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, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-age Drop-in Story Time Program for ages 2-6 includes stories, songs, games and rhymes, followed by a play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Marvelous Monday Movies “Iron Man” (PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8:05 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Talent Show Auditions Everyone is welcome to try out for the Aug. 20 show, piano accompanist available and sound system provided for auditions and performance, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Aug. 17-18, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Tuesday

August 18

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.

'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.

Sweet Berry Concert Series Farm Dog performs American 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.

Concert and Bonfire Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., starts at 6 p.m., bonfire at approx. 7:30 p.m., cityofnewport.com.

‘Heroes’ Finale Party Children, teens and tweens who have completed the summer reading program are treated to ice cream, book giveaways and raffle prizes, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Talent Show Auditions 6:30-8 p.m. See Aug. 17.

NewportFilm Series “Althea” recounts the life and achievements of tennis star Althea Gibson, special screening to benefit newportFilm and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 6 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 7:15 p.m. film, followed by Q & A with director Rex Miller, $45-$50, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., newportfilm.com.

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

Wednesday

August 19

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.

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.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. between Chapel and Edgar streets, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Children’s Book Club Discuss and then blog about “Ruin and Rising,” by Leigh Bardugo, for children grades 7 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Classical House Lecture Series “The Roman House: Retreats Fit for Emperors,” begins with a wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., $25 per lecture, $75 for a series pass to all four events, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., tickets 401-847-0295 x11 or redwoodlibrary.org.

3-D Printing for All Learn how to create individualized projects, technology, snacks and materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30- 7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

An Evening with Maureen Chilton Join Maureen Chilton, chairman of the board for the N.Y. Botanical Garden, as she shares her experiences at the garden and her ongoing preservation work at White Hall Plantation near Charleston, S.C., Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance registration required, 401-847-1000 x137, newportmansions.org.

Family Movie Night See “Monsters Inc.,” rated G, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Black Bears of Maine’ Video Learn about the bears’ behavior, management, den visits and research, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 7-9 p.m., 401-847-5511.

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.

Movies on the Rocks Free screening of “Star Trek Generations,” Ballard Park, Hazard Road, dusk (8- 8:15 p.m.), with a rain date of Aug. 20, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Thursday

August 20

A Weekend of Coaching View historic 19th-century horsedrawn coaches as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport mansions, through Aug. 23, visit newportmansions.org for more information.

Philosopher Talk and Reception 4-6 p.m., See Aug. 13.

Summer Yoga Series “Vineyard Vinyasa,” yoga class set in the winery followed by a wine tasting, bring your own mat, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5:45- 7 p.m., $22, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Movie Night “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” stars include Richard Gere and Judi Dench, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Project Beta Three artists-in-residence opening reception, Opera House, 7-11 p.m., 401-519 -8154.

Talent Show Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., 401-423- 1574, jamestownchorus.com.

NewportFilm Series In “Racing Extinction," activists expose the two major threats to endangered wild species across the globe, 6:45 p.m. live music, 8 p.m. film, 9:15 p.m. discussion with director Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-winning director of “The Cove” (2010),

Belle Mer (field to the left), 2 Goat Island, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, newportfilm.com.

Trivia Challenge 8 p.m. See Aug. 13.

Friday

August 21

A Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 20.

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.

Summer Film Series “It’s Complicated” (2009), with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Comedy Series Kathy Griffin performs, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., age restriction 16+, 401-851- 3385, newportcomedy.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Saturday

August 22

Rose Island Battle of the Bay Stand-up paddle, kayak and surf ski event, race from Fort Adams to

Rose Island, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., register, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

A Weekend of Coaching Free coaching exhibition on The Elms lawn, 367 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., newportmansions.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “Kidnapping the Enemy,” by Christian McBurney, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 15.

Corn Maze Opens Escobar Corn Maze, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, through Labor Day, dates and times vary, 401- 683-1444, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

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

Live Jazz 1-4 p.m. See Aug. 15.

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

Polo Series U.S. vs. Jamaica, 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.

Jamaican Jerk Grill Dinner served under a tent immediately after the U.S. vs. Jamaica polo match, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $30- $35, advance payment must be made by Aug. 19, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Coaching Dinner Dance Coaching Weekend black-tie dinner dance, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m-midnight, ticket prices vary, 401-847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Sunday

August 23

A Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 20.

Gardening Help 9 a.m.-noon. See Aug. 16.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents Abbey Rhode plus vocal/guitar duo The Kane Brothers, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating, 401-845- 5800.

Summer Concert Series The Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Sq., Jamestown, 6:30-8 p.m., lawn seating, free, jamestownri.gov.

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