2016-05-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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

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.

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

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

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.

Newport Gallery Night

Participating venues offer evening hours, newportgalleries.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., seating limited, register, 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.

Newport Children’s Theatre

“Into the Woods,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $6-$15, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Sunset League Opening Night

Cardines Field, 6:45 p.m., gdsunsetleague.com.

Concert

The Newport Navy Choristers present “Proudly We Sing,” benefits the All Saints STEAM Academy music program, St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., general admission $10, newportnavychoristers.org.

Improv

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

Saturday

May 14

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale

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

Scratch Day

Scratch Day is a global network of events that celebrate Scratch, a programming language and online community, festivities include a panel discussion, student demonstrations and coding sessions, FabNewport, 1 York St., 9 a.m.-noon, registration suggested, http://goo.gl/forms/8tMhPHZ9Ra.

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.

Annual Restoration Celebration

Celebrate the restoration of Greenvale Farm Vineyards’ stable turned tasting room, live jazz, tractor rides, food samples, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401- 847-3777, greenvale.com.

Newport Children’s Theatre

2 and 7 p.m. See May 13.

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.

Northern Harmony in Jamestown

The Vermont vocal ensemble presents a singing workshop, 3-5:30 p.m., and concert, 7:30 p.m., $15 workshop, $15 concert or $25 for both, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., tickets at jamestownchorus.com or 401- 423-1574.

‘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.

Night of Laughs

New England comedians perform to benefit scholarships, community projects, and next year’s police parade, Newport Marriott, 8 p.m.

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.

Sky Gazing

Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill 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.

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 7:30-11 a.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.

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.

Waterfront Tour

Friends of the Waterfront walking tour of public access points along the harbor, meet at Mary Ferrazzoli Park, corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf, 1 p.m., free.

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.

Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation

2 p.m. See May 13.

Civic Chorale Concert

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra presents music by Benjamin Britten and Gabriel Fauré, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 3 p.m., $10-$30, 401-521- 5670, ricco.org.

Stories and Songs of the Sea

Shanteyman B.J. Whitehouse recreates a sailor’s life aboard a 19th century square-rigged sailing vessel, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

May 16

Story Time for Two to Fives

Children ages 2-5 and a caregiver enjoy 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

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

Make It, Take It Crafts

Drop in to make a craft and take it home, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Living Literature Dramatization

Presentation about the Wright Brothers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 17

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 tips and tricks to get the most from your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare

Read works by the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club

Discuss “A Man Called Ove,” by Fredrik Backman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

All Ages 3-D Printing

Training available, bring your laptop or use one of the library’s, learn to use the printer and programs or bring an existing project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., preregister, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

May 18

Aquidneck Growers’ Market

Newport’s growers’ market opens and offers local produce and products, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Kids’ Book Club

Children in grades 7 and up discuss “Library of Souls,” by Ransom Riggs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon

Marian Mathison Desrosiers, scholar speaks on John Banister and how this he changed Colonial lives, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. talk, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, reserve, 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rough Point Program

Learn about the design history of this landscape while enjoying the gardens and breathtaking views, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10, tickets online or contact Liz for reservations, 401-846-4152 x122 or Liz@newportrestoration.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.

Collaborative Tech

Learn how to download free music, digital magazines, indie films, bring your devices, transfer VHS format to DVD format, transfer old albums to your MP3 device, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

May 19

Irish Heritage Awards Dinner

Newport Irish Heritage Association’s awards dinner, presentation of CIVITAS and Fenian awards, and the Paul Crowley Irish Heritage Award scholarship, La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., call Kathy Creaney, 401- 849-8956 or Jim Mahoney, 401- 924-0284 for tickets.

Read/Eat/Chat

Bring a lunch and discuss “Twilight of the Belle Epoque,” by Mary McAuliffe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture

“American Knights,” by Tory Failmezger, 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 May 12.

Computer Class

1:30 p.m. See May 12.

LEGO Thursdays

3:30-4:30 p.m. See May 12.

After School Adventure

3:45 p.m. See May 12.

Corvette Club Viewing

More than 150 Corvettes on display, Newport Beach House parking lot, Purgatory Road, former Atlantic Beach Club, 4:30 p.m.

Green Screen Photography

Your picture will be taken and you will be shown how to dub yourself into any scene you want, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown

5-6 p.m. See May 12.

ALT Trolley Tour

Discover the past, present, and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, Aquidneck Land Trust office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5 p.m.-roughly 7 p.m., free for ALT members, $10 nonmembers, light refreshments, space limited, lpedrick@ailt.org or 401- 849-2799 x18.

Author Talk

“Historic Tales of Jamestown” authors Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright share stories of Jamestown’s 350-year history, Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., donations welcome, reservations appreciated, 401-846-0813 x104 or email mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

Trivia Night

Children in grades 5 and up play a trivia game, prizes and pizza, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday Book Group

Discuss fiction and nonfiction on the third Thursday of the month, current discussion is on “Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rhode Island International Film Festival Shorts

French short films screen, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

May 20

Bike to Work Day

Leave your car at home and bike to work, activities include a 7-9 a.m. commuter breakfast at Washington Square, a city loop group ride, awards and announcements, and a cycling celebration, bikenewportri.org.

Invertebrate Program

See some invertebrates, hands-on activities, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $8-10, for all ages, 401-836-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

The Wizard of Oz

All Saints STEAM Academy Players present “The Wizard of Oz,” Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane, 7 p.m., $5-$10, 401-848-4300 to reserve.

Portsmouth Community Theater

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” performed by the Portsmouth Community Theater, St. Lucy’s Parish Center, Middletown, 8 p.m., $10, 401-824-6885.

Saturday

May 21

Stone Wall Workshop

Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on workshop, Prescott Farm, 2209 West Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $40, reservations required, tickets online or contact 401-846-4152 x122 or Liz@newportrestoration.org.

Spring Plant Walk

Learn about plants along the hiking trails, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11 a.m., rain date May 28, $8-$10, ages 7 and up, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Oyster Festival

Oysters from 13 growers, shucking contest, music, family-friendly, Bowen’s Wharf, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. rain or shine, $27 in advance, $35 day of, bowenswharf.com.

LEGO Club

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

Colonial Jewish Newport Walking Tour

Hear how the Jews of Colonial Newport significantly influenced the city’s growth, trade and economy, departs at 11 a.m. from the Brick Market Museum, 127 Thames St., ends at Touro Synagogue, $5- $15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Weekend LEGO Club

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

Spring Hike

Staff point out blooming trees and flowers including the trail of lilies of the valley, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date May 22, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Books and Authors Series

Terry Gaspard discusses her book, “Daughters of Divorce,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Science Saturday

Children in grades 6-12 create tie-dye tiles, register, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tween Mosaic Art

Children ages 8-12 learn about mosaic artwork and make a creation with rocks and recycled CD cases, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie

“The Hunger Games” (2012) screens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Corvette Club Viewing

4:30 p.m. See May 19.

The Wizard of Oz

7 p.m. See May 20.

Portsmouth Community Theater

8 p.m. See May 20.

Sunday

May 22

ToneGuided 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 15.

Oyster Festival

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. See May 21.

Portsmouth Community Theater

1 p.m. See May 20.

Music in the Galleries

The Community String Project’s Chamber Ensemble performs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

History of Jazz Jam

Music by the Lois Vaughan Quartet, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2:30-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Investment: A History

Norton Reamer and Jesse Downing present their book “Investment: A History,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m. reception, 5 p.m. talk and book-signing, $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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