2016-04-14 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday, April 14

Eight Bells Lecture “Sailor in the White House” explores Franklin D. Roosevelt’s extraordinary skill as a blue-water sailor, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841-4052, usnwc.edu.

Pre-K Spring Story and Stroll Series Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 per program for one child and one parent, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Color Club Adult coloring program, coloring books and pencils provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friends Book Sale and Auction The book sale includes a silent auction and collectibles sale, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m., 401-867-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays LEGO bricks are provided, creations are usually dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Gallery Night Participating art venues offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art after Dark Tours, gallery talk, stargazing, “First Light Funeral” festivities for the fernleaf beech tree scheduled for removal, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Automobile Lecture “The Road to the Automobile: Newport and the New Machine,” Newport Historical Society’s Re-source Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP to mdelaire@newporthistory.org or call 401-846-0813 x110.

Artist Talk A talk by New York City artist Richard Polsky, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Poetry Program A program with Al Basile, co-winner of the Meringoff Writing Prize for Poetry, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

French Film Festival “Hiroshima Mon Amour” screens, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, 7 p.m., general admission $10, salve.edu/frenchfilmfestival.

Salve Theater “Spring Awakening,” a rock musical with several sexual coming of age themes, Casino Theatre, 9 Free-body St., 8 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, newportcasinotheatre.com.

Friday, April 15

Friends Book Sale and Auction 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See April 14.

Newport Seal Tours Take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock, the tour is entirely boat based, Bowen’s Wharf, 10-11 a.m., register, confirm date and time, 401-324-6020, save-bay.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour See seals on Citing Rock and tour Rose Island, departs from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-203-7325, savebay.org/seals.

April Film Series Screening of “Steve Jobs” (2015), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, new-portlibraryri.org.

Eyes on Amphibians An evening of nature exploration to learn about amphibians and which species can be found in Rhode Island, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., for ages 5 and up, $8-$10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

Salve Theater “Spring Awakening,” 8 p.m. See April 14.

Saturday, April 16

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Activities and events, plus discounts, certificates and more by participating business for those wearing a festival pin, April 16-24, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, New-port Vineyards Winery, indoors, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Friends Book Sale and Auction 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See April 14.

Dabble and Doodle the Daffys Capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils by creating your own masterpiece, materials provided, Cliff Walk between Shepard and Narragansett avenues, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Volunteer Day on Rose Island Some of the jobs are painting, gardening and washing windows, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., pack a lunch, sign up and get departure details at 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthouse.org/events.html.

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 15.

Girl Scout Tree Safari Examine the trees of Ballard Park and complete a tree guide to take home, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain date April 17, $5 register individually or as a troop at education@ballardpark.org.

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tour Noon-2 p.m. See April 15.

Walking Tour “A Breach of Unity: Religion and Revolution in Ezra Stiles’ Newport,” departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770.

Library Week LEGO Challenge Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create a scene from a favorite book, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Common Burial Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history, departs from Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 1 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations required, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Opening Ceremonies Muskets are fired, family fun, games, live music, conga line, crowning of the Daffodil King and Queen, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, 2-3 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Salve Theater “Spring Awakening,” 2 and 8 p.m. See April 14.

Tree Hike Hike at Ballard Park and learn about its trees, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date April 17, $5 suggested donation, 401-619- 3377 or education@ballardpark.org to register, drop-ins welcome.

Nano and Color Workshop Learn about nanoscale, do hands-on experiments and make thin films, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., for ages 8-12, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder at the Museum Family-friendly interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music John Gorka performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See April 15.

SundayApril 17

Newport Seal Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 15.

Photographing Daffodils Get tips on how to take daffodil photos, participate in a photo contest, Cliff Walk just north of Shepard Avenue at Salve Regina’s O’Hare Hall patio, 10-11:30 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

‘Bloom Into Spring’ Fundraiser A luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Mosaic Club of Newport County, all proceeds support scholarship programs, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union Street, Portsmouth, noon, Sandra Rodrigues at 401-783-4990 or Helen Brennan at 401-848-0349 for reservations.

Daffy Doggies on Parade Dress your dog in daffodil-themed attire then parade to Queen Anne Square, 1 p.m. from Wag Nation, 92 William St., or 1:30 p.m. from Black Dog, end of Bannister’s Wharf, prizes, daffodillion.com/ daffydays.

‘Open Call’ Theater Workshop “Playing with Shakespeare,” with Emmy award-winning actress Laurie Heineman, is for anyone interested in Shakespeare, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1- 3 p.m., no experience necessary, register in advance to reserve a spot, walk-ins welcome if space allows, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Salve Theater “Spring Awakening,” 2 p.m. See April 14.

Guitar Recital Classical guitarist Hermann Hudde performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

MondayApril 18

Chicks Program Children ages 4-12 drop in to see a hen and chicks from Casey Farm, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dabble and Doodle the Daffys Capture the beauty of thousands of daffodils in bloom at Miantonomi Park by creating your own masterpiece, materials provided, along with fun, games and a Hot Diggity Daffy Dog Barbecue, noon-3 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Bingo Teens play bingo, snacks and prizes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘The Hunger Games’ Screens Watch the adventure/sci-fi movie “The Hunger Games-Mockingjay Part 2” (PG-13), pizza and drinks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5-7:30 p.m., space limited, register online, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Cooking with Alex Chef Alexandra Day demonstrates how to make some recipes using eggs, accompanied by wine, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., $10, 21+ event, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday, April 19

Chalk-a-Lot of Daffys Doodle with colored chalks on your own sidewalk canvas, Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $10 donation to paint a square, $5 with Daffy pin, comes with your own box of 16 colored chalks, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Coloring Club Coloring program for adults, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:15 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Project Chick Children ages 3-13 will hear a presentation about chickens and eggs and will be able to hold chicks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Drop-In Poet-Tree Craft Drop in and celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day with a simple poet-tree craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4 p.m., for ages 4-12, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Our Souls at Night,” by Kent Haruf, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Arts around the Fire A monthly opportunity for artists, writers, performers and art patrons to connect with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., newportarts.org/events.

Wednesday, April 20

Meet the Chicks Meet a hen and newly-hatched chicks, program is for all ages, children need to sit quietly and calmly for an hour, 10-11 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tree Investigation Children ages 7-12 learn to identify some native and non-native trees, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Young ‘Buds’ Go Daffy Stories and songs among the daffodils with Christopher Carbone, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1:30-2:15 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Kids’ Art Program Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and complete an art project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cupcake Wars Teen cupcake competition to design and decorate a cupcake, prizes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., registration appreciated but not required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Biomes Program The Biomes Center, the most hands-on aquarium in the region, teaches about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Jamestown Public Library, 26 North Road, 1-2 p.m., space limited, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Geology Outdoor Lecture Hike and learn more about the natural landscape, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., rain date April 21, $8-$10, for ages 8 and up, bring a blanket to sit on, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Gardening Series Learn plant combinations originally used by Native Americans, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fiber Therapy Drop in to knit and crochet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:45 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dewey’s Readers Club Discussion on “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936

Berlin Olympics,” by Daniel James Brown, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday, April 21

Eight Bells Lecture “The Stories behind the Famous Photographs of World War II,” by David P. Colley, Naval War College Museum, noon, open to the public, advance reservations are required for those without base access, seating limited, 401-841- 4052, usnwc.edu.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Unknown Rockwell,” by Nan O’Brien and James Edgerton, free for members, $5 nonmembers, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See April 14.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “The Good Dinosaur,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Paint Party Materials are provided for this painting program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See April 14.

‘Star Wars’ Screens Children in grades 5 and up see “Star Wars: Episode 7-The Force Awakens,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5-7:30 p.m., register online, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Spring Fling’ Fundraiser Join Daffodillion and the Newport Tree Society to support Daffodillion’s free bulb give away in October and the purchase of trees for Newport’s Pell Bridge entryway, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a complimentary toast of champagne, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, 117 Memorial Blvd., 6-7:30 p.m., $30 donation- $25 with boutonniere, newportarboretumweek.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year- Old Boy with Autism,” by Naoki Higashida, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., new members welcome, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ecological Landscape Design Workshop Learn about designing landscapes with habitat and food for wildlife,

Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30 p.m., reserve, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Creating a Backyard Habitat Learn the importance of the backyard garden in maintaining and restoring balance in our local ecosystems, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, register, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Garden Insects Program “Insects in the Garden: Friend, Foe or Escargot?” photo essay and discussion on backyard insects, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., advance registration required, 401-848-7229 x10 or kate@svffoundation.org.

Friday, April 22

Ceremonial Tree Planting Celebrate Earth Day and Newport’s 25th anniversary as a Tree City U.S.A. with a ceremonial tree planting among the 25 new trees and 50,000 daffodils at the Pell Bridge off ramp, Connell Hwy., 10-11 a.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

April Showers and May Flowers Program Make rain sticks, plant seeds and visit the NBS Good Gardens in this Earth Day celebration, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11:30 a.m., $10 members, $12 nonmembers for a child/adult pair, for all ages, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Biomes Earth Day Celebration Learn about and see some of Narragansett Bay’s animals, including sea stars, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Tree Walk and Bucket Truck Event Kids meet Charlie Ridolf, Newport’s city forester, and Chris Rooney, National Grid’s lead forester, and their bucket trucks, tree-climbing demo, photos, kids’ tree walk, giveaways, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 1-2 p.m., newportarboretumweek.org.

Owl Program The Audubon Society presents a program on owls featuring live animals, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., space limited, register online, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

A Talk by Martin Keen Martin Keen, founder of Focal Upright and KEEN Footwear, gives a talk, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Saturday, April 23

Winter Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards Winery, indoors, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Trolley Tree Tour See some of the most incredible trees in Newport’s three accredited arboreta, Salve Regina’s Antone Academic Center, 9:30 a.m. coffee and pastries, 10:30 a.m.-noon trolley tour, space limited, RSVP, 401-324-9204 newportarboretumweek.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up drop in with an adult to build with LEGO bricks and try the surprise LEGO challenge, LEGO bricks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Daffodil Delights Private Garden Tour Visit Hillside, at the corner of Catherine Street and Gibbs Avenue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5 donation, no dogs or strollers, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

‘Tour de Jonquilles’ Bike Ride Decorate your bike and go on an easy three-mile ride to view beds of daffodils throughout Newport, starts at Touro Park, ends at Ballard Park, 2-3:30 p.m., daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Jazzy Bouquet Bar at Ballard Park Music by Ted and Ed, 19,000 daffodils in bloom in the quarry, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, spring flowers available for purchase, 2 p.m., rain date April 24, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Meditation Program “Meditation and the Brain: Our Link to Being and the Universe,” with Dr. Alan Post, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Celebrating Trees Program Children ages 4-8 enjoy a tree walk, stories, crafts and refreshments,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder at the Museum 7-8:30 p.m. See April 16.

Common Fence Music Ana Egge performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $23 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday, April 24

Guided Bird Walk Bring binoculars, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577.

Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour Tour of five homes in Newport, ending at the gardens of Bellevue House, where antique cars and lots of daffodils are on display, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tickets available at NewportHouseTour.com, can be picked up at St. Michael’s, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 401-849-5970.

Newport Symposium “Inspired by the Sea-The Material Culture of Newport and Other Ports of Call,” April 24-27, general admission $600, register, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Genealogy Workshop Lynda Rego, genealogy columnist for East Bay Newspapers, helps people search for their roots, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1 p.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Driving Miss Daffodil’ Car Rally and Display Daffodil-festooned classic cars depart at 2 p.m. from the Newport Lobster Shack at the end of Long Wharf to Ocean Drive and back along Bellevue Ave. to Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., where they will be displayed from 3:30- 5:30 p.m., email bark@wag-nation.com to enter your classic car, daffodillion.com/daffydays.

Garden Party View classic cars and stroll through the gardens, live music, cash bar, and “Dances Among the Daffodils” by the Rhode Island Ballet Theatre, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., 3:30-5:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, free with Daffodil Festival button, daffodillion.com/daffydays.



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