2016-05-05 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

May 5

Photo Exhibit The Newport Photographers’ Guild presents “Celebrating Newport’s Architecture,” Newport Public Library’s Spring St. Gallery, 300 Spring St., May 5-31, newportphotoguild.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Discussion of “Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell ‘Bud’ Zumwalt, Jr.” by Larry Berman, 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.

Computer Class Drop in with your questions and devices or use the library’s laptops, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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., 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 Fans gather to read works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Horses, Slaves and Sugar Talk “Horses, Slaves and Sugar: Rhode Island and the 18th Century Atlantic World” discusses why Rhode Island emerged as a center for breeding and shipping horses, Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., general admission $5, RSVP, 401-846-0813 x110 or mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

Exhibit Opens DesignxRI and the Jamestown Arts Center present “Setting the Stage,” a behind-the-scenes exhibit exploring the design process and work of 2015 RI Design Hall of Fame inductees, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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 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, newporthistory.org.

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

Saturday

May 7

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

Touch-a-Truck 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 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, newporthistory.org.

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, newporthistory.org.

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.

Music at Newport Vineyards Mike Baez performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

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.

Gallery 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.

Artist Opening Reception Exhibit by Susan Freda opening reception, works include dress sculptures, jewelry, and other two-dimensional pieces, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 5-8 p.m., 401-835-7682.

Film Noir Showing The Learning Center of Channing Church, presents “The Lady from Shanghai,” 135 Pelham St., 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401- 846-0643.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 and 10 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

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.

Cyclofemme Mother’s Day Ride Global Women’s Cycling Day created to honor women and to share the love of biking, Fort Adams Visitor’s Center, 8:30 a.m. for breakfast treats and temporary tattoos, 9 a.m. 10-mile bike ride, bikenewport.org.

Mother’s Day Tree Walk A 90-minute stroll through the Point will be led by Newport Restoration Foundation’s Frank Amaral and historian Nancy Austin, meet at Storer Park, 1 p.m., rain or shine.

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.

Music at Newport Vineyards Brian Scott performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road,

Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Mother’s Day Piano Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents a concert by Manabu Takasawa, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., saintmatthewsjamestown.weebly.com.

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

Monday

May 9

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Time Children ages 2-6 enjoy stories, songs, games, rhymes and a play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Needles Galore Monthly knitting instruction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children ages 3 and up drop in to make a craft to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 10

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

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Discuss “H is for Hawk,” by Helen Macdonald, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.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., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Wednesday

May 11

Pattern in Nature Workshop Learn about the number pattern that can be found almost everywhere in nature and discover the many places it can be spotted, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., children ages 7-12, $10, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “The Eye of Minds,” by James Dashner, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon A talk on fracking, earthquakes and carbon disposal, 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 Beyond the Tour Hear short thematic talks, explore

new perspectives about the art and people of Rough Point, view “Waterscapes: Islamic Architecture & Art from Doris Duke’s Shangri La,” ongoing tours throughout the evening, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., $10, 401-846- 4152 x122.newportrestoration.org.

Documentary NewportFilm presents “Weiner,” a documentary about Anthony Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign and the human story behind the scenes of a high-profile political scandal, Jane Pickens Theater, Touro St., 6 p.m. screening followed by a discussion, $12, buy tickets in advance, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction books that read like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Thursday

May 12

Eight Bells Lecture A look at Paul Revere and his responsibility for the disastrous Penobscot Expedition, the worst naval disaster for the U.S. prior to Pearl Harbor, 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 1-3 p.m. See May 5.

Computer Class 1:30 p.m. See May 5.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30. See May 5.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See May 5.

Teen Maker Space Teens use the 3-D printer and vinyl cutter, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See May 5.

Art after Dark Opening reception for Newport Art Museum’s Muse program students’ curated exhibition, food, live jazz, activities, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Book Talk Frank L. Grzyb discusses his new book, “The Last Civil War Veterans: The Lives of the Final Survivors, State by State,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Deeper into Meditation- Part 2 Learn the most natural and effective techniques for meditation, 300 Spring St., Newport Public

Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

May 13

2016 Academy Award Winners Film Series “Spotlight” (R), featuring Michael Keaton, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 6.

Saturday

May 14

Newport in Bloom Annual Plant Sale Locally-grown herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets for sale, all proceeds go toward the beautification efforts in the City of Newport, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 9 a.m.-noon, newportinbloom.org.

3-D Printing Session Children ages 9-13 design and print their own 3-D key chain, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Relay for Life Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, Gaudet Middle School track, Turner Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., main.acsevents.org.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Create your own unique characters based on ancient mythic animals, gods and goddesses, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., with a family-friendly tour at 11:45 a.m., donations welcome, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Green Animals Plant Sale Topiaries, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and vintage garden items are on sale, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Music at Newport Vineyards The Kane Brothers perform, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Sky Gazing Robert Horton and Scott Mac- Neill from Brown University bring high-powered telescopes to give a tour of the spring sky, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 8-10 p.m., suggested donations are $5 per person, $15 per group or family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Books and Authors Series Journalist, author and political prisoner Omar Bah discusses his memoir, “Africa’s Hell on Earth,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert Classical music performed by the Heifetz International Music Institute, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $15-$30, 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Common Fence Music Brenda Bennett and Blue Bamboo, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $18 in advance, $21 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

May 15

Birds and Breakfast Fundraiser Activities for all ages, including guided bird walks, live music, raffle, animal ambassador presentations including the resident red-tailed hawk, proceeds support Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, breakfast seatings at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., guided bird walks every half-hour from 7:30-11a.m., adult tickets $25 in advance, $30 day of, children age 3-12, $10, under 3 years old, free, tickets at normanbirdsanctuary.org, 401-846-2577.

Sew Cool Sewing Club A monthly workshop where tweens learn simple machine sewing techniques while making fun and practical items, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., register by May 13, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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