2016-04-28 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Homebuying Workshop Learn about homebuying, financing and refinancing, 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

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations.

Sports Film Festival Documentary films and shorts, filmmaker conversations, panels, parties, community sporting activities and clinics, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., April 29-May 1, newportfilm.com.

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

Music at Greenvale Vineyards Abbey Rhode performs the songs and sounds of The Beatles, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 7-9:30 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 401-847- 3777, greenvale.com.

Saturday

April 30

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

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations.

Sports Film Festival See April 29.

Earth Day Cleanup & Tour Volunteer to clean up Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, cleanup starts at 9 a.m., free guided tour of the park, 11 a.m., rain date May 1, attend one or both events, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

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

Sunday

May 1

Sports Film Festival See April 29.

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

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations.

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

National Police Parade More than 4,000 law enforcement participants to commemorate National Police Week, parade steps-off near One Mile Corner at 11:50 a.m. and proceeds down Broadway to Washington Square.

Choral Concert 3 p.m. See April 30.

Monday

May 2

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 29.

Beginning Drawing for Adults An introduction to drawing tools and techniques, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846- 1573 x2, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 3

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

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

Computer Assistance Learn computer tips and tricks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Foreign Film Series “Mar Adentro”/”The Sea Inside” (2004) screens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7 p.m. film, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

May 4

Dog Walks Join Aquidneck Land Trust and Wag Nation for “Tails on the Trails” dog walks, the Glen, Portsmouth (off Glen Road, near the polo grounds), 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Wednesday Morning Thematic Book Group The theme is travel the world with short stories, discuss “England and other Stories,” by Graham Swift, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Learn basic computer skills and terminology through lecture and hands-on tutorials, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., seating limited, register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss and blog about “Harriet the Spy,” by Louise Fitzhugh, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Life of the Mind Salon Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of

strategy and policy at the Naval War College, discusses how technologies seen in the classic mid-century TV show, “The Jetsons,” are being carried out today by governments and private sector organizations in the U.S., Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. talk, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, reserve, 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rough Point Landscape History and Garden Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of Rough Point’s landscape while enjoying the exquisite gardens, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30- 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Fiber Therapy and Book Chat Knitters and crocheters bring a current project and discuss what they’ve been reading, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-

8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Thursday

May 5

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See April 28.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See April 28.

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

Light-Up Mother’s Day Cards Create electric, light-up cards for your mother or favorite female

role model, snacks and supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See April 28.

Friday

May 6

Mommy and Baby Yoga Gentle, hands-on yoga, bonding postures and gentle massage for babies aged 6 weeks to almost walking, bring a mat, no prior yoga experience needed, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 29.

Saturday

May 7

Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See April 30.

Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser See, touch and learn about dozens of vehicles, children’s activities, food available for purchase, proceeds benefit Portsmouth Free Public Library’s purchases, Glen Park, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $3, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 30.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations.

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

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

Sheep Shearing Watch the flock being shorn, visit with baby lambs, hike around the farm, view Heritage Red Devon cattle, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, noon-4 p.m., free for Historic New England members, $10 per vehicle for nonmembers, historicnewengland.org.

Living Literature Performance Living Literature performs a dramatization of “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Deblois Opening Reception Southern New England Artist Community group exhibit opening reception, Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through May 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Sunday

May 8

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

Garden Help 10 a.m.-noon. See May 1.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 1.

ALS 5K A 5K charity run will raise funds for ALS, beginning and ending at Rogers High School, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

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