2016-04-21 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 An adult activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., coloring book and pencils provided, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

‘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 giveaway 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., space limited, advance registration required, 401-848-7229 x10 or kate@svffoundation.org.

Fundraiser A benefit for ALS, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Film Festival Shorts Short films screen, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 North Road, 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.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, treeclimbing 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 a.m. 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.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to create with LEGO bricks, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Identity Theft Workshop, Part 2 Protect yourself and your company from identity theft, the workshop is a follow-up to the workshop held on April 2, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘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/daff ydays.

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

Music at Greenvale Vineyards Dancing and music with the Hoolios,

Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 7-10 p.m., $12 in advance, $15 at the door, 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

Sunday

April 24

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

Garden Help and Soil Analysis Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., 10 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

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, daffodillion.com/daff ydays.

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/daff ydays.

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.

Monday

April 25

Salve Regina Tree Stroll Tour Salve Regina’s grounds and groves with superintendent of grounds Mike Chester and Newport tree warden and building and grounds supervisor Scott Wheeler, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, 2-3 p.m., newportarboretumweek.org.

Monday Night Mysteries A book club for mystery fans, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

April 26

Neighborhood Tree Walk Take a guided tour of the trees in the historic Kay-Catherine neighborhood and explore private grounds, departs from the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., newportarboretumweek.org.

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

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club A mix of fiction and nonfiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-2:30 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Backyard Composting Learn how composting works and discover worm composting, compost bins available for purchase, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

April 27

Landscape Tour Tour the grounds of Chateau-Sur- Mer, 474 Bellevue Avenue, 2-3 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 847-1000 x158, newportmansions.org.

Young Minds in Motion This hands-on STEM program for children ages 8-12 explores the concepts of building things that move using different types of energy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rose Island Annual Meeting The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation annual meeting, guest speaker Matt Schenck of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, 5:30 - 7:30, $20, 401-847-4242.

Life of the Mind Salon Bing West, author and former Assistant Secretary of Defense, gives a talk entitled “Why America Can’t Win a War,” on the state of American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan after 15 years of war, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese recep-

tion, 6 p.m. talk, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, reserve, 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Wednesday Night Book Club Teens and adults are welcome to discuss “And We Stay” by Jenny Hubbard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Collaborative Tech Learn things such as how to download free music, digital magazines and indie movies, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Perfect Your Message Learn how to perfect your messaging to reach clients, hosted by Newport Interactive Marketers, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., free, space is limited, RSVP, bit.ly/NIMevents.

Thursday

April 28

Eight Bells Lecture “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge,” by Col. Daniel A. Sjursen, 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.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See April 21.

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.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited to build with LEGO bricks, children ages 7 and up must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

After School Adventure Children ages 5-7 enjoy readalouds, songs, activities and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Strings Concert “Beethoven with Burgundy” to benefit the Newport String Project, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m. doors open, 5:30-8 p.m. concert, cash bar, $25, reservations required, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See April 21.

Home Buying Workshop Learn the do’s and don’ts of home buying and financing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Meditation Workshop In “Deeper into Meditation-Part 1,” learn the most natural and effective techniques of meditation, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., seating limited, register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

April 29

‘Men Who Make a Difference’ Gala Help to honor men who have made a positive impact on the lives of others in the community, enjoy dinner, dancing and silent auction, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m., all proceeds benefit the services offered by the Wom-

en’s Resource Center, for tickets, visit wrcnbc.org or call 401-846- 5263, ext. 352.

Saturday

April 30

Technology Class Introduction to Facebook, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, space limited, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Healthy Kids Day This free community event includes a kids-only triathlon, starting strong kids’ classes, arts and crafts, archery and a bounce house, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss a selection of poems by Robert Frost, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Performance Theatrical presentation of “The Insulting Princess,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Books and Authors Series A discussion with T.D. Thornton about his book, “My Adventures with Your Money: George Graham Rice and the Golden Age of the Con Artist,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., seating limited, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Identity Theft Workshop Learn the six major types of identity theft and how to protect yourself and your company from it, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., seating limited, register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “The Lorax,” 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 23.

Choral Concert The Jamestown Community Chorus performs a section of the chorus members’ favorite music, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Avenue, 7:30 p.m., $15 general admission, 401-423-1574 or jamestownchorus.com to reserve.

Sunday

Piano Concert Clemens Teufel performs pieces from Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Avenue, 3-4 p.m., $10 for members, $15 nonmembers, space limited, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Choral Concert 3 p.m. See April 30.

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