2016-05-19 / Calendar



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 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 readalouds,

songs, activities and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

ALT Trolley Tour Discover the past, present, and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, Aquidneck Land Trust office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-roughly 7 p.m., free for ALT members, $10 nonmembers, light refreshments, space limited, RSVP, 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.


May 20

Author Talk Documentary and discussion on the book “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande, Edward King House, 1 and 6 p.m.

Rogers Broadway Production Broadway production of “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” performed by Rogers High School Theatre Company, Rogers auditorium, 7 p.m., $10, $5 students.

Bike to Work Day Leave your car at home and bike to work, cycling celebration activities include a 7-9 a.m. commuter breakfast, 4 p.m. announcements and bicycle decorating, 5 p.m. city loop group ride, Washington Square, bikenewportri.org.

Making a Digital First Impression This seminar teaches how to avoid common mistakes and maximize your e-mails for powerful impact, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Invertebrates 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, aboutpct.org.

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


May 21

King Park Day URI Master Gardener demonstration and tips, playground spruce up, sponsored by Friends of the Waterfront and Friends of King Park, 9 a.m.- noon.

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

Stone Wall Workshop Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in this hands-on workshop, Prescott Farm, 2209 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 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.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

ALT Walk & Talk Series Herb walk helps identify and teach about the uses of many different edible and medicinal herbs that grow at the Island Community Farms and in the wild, hear about the work Aquidneck Community Table is doing with its community gardens, Elizabeth Lane off Green End Ave., 2-3 p.m., limited parking, carpooling recommended, RSVP 401-849-2799 x14, achuman@ailt.org.

Oyster Festival Oysters from 13 growers, shucking contest, music, family-friendly, Bowen’s Wharf, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or 2- 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, 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 tiedye tiles, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 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), snacks, optional hands-on project, 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.

Rogers Broadway Production 7 p.m. See May 20.

The Wizard of Oz 7 p.m. See May 20.

Mystery at the Museum “Hanging Chad,” a family-friendly interactive mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Portsmouth Community Theater 8 p.m. See May 20.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See May 20.


May 22

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

Garden Help Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening

questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

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.


May 23

Rhode Island Historical Society Librarians show the usefulness of the collections and holdings of the Portsmouth Free Public Library in historical and genealogical research, bring a lunch, coffee and tea available, seating limited, sign up, 2658 East Main Road, noon-1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

May Drop-In Butterfly Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a butterfly craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Mystery fans discuss “And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.


May 24

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 Club Discuss “Americanah,” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1-2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 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.

Cooking with Alex Cooking lesson with chef Alexandra Day, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6 p.m., $10 materials fee, a 21+ event, sign up, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Gardening Series Learn about sustainable gardening from a URI master gardener, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.


May 25

Natural Builders Program Children ages 7-12 learn about the amazing builders in Ballard Park and discover the functions and characteristics of their homes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Discover Sailboat Racing Join an experienced skipper and learn the thrill of sailboat racing, Newport Yacht Club, Long Wharf, 5 p.m., Wednesdays through August, free, newportyachtclub.org.

Business After Hours Networking, refreshments, door prizes, Bank Newport, 10 Washington St., 5-7 p.m., $5 members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1608, newportchamber.com.

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.

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.

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.


May 26

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 19.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30. See May 19.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See May 19.

‘Wicked’ Author Talk Reading and discussion by “Wicked” author, Gregory Maguire, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Deeper into Meditation-Part 3 Learn the most natural and effective methods of meditation, for new and advanced meditators, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.


May 27

2016 Academy Award Winners Films “The Danish Girl” (R), starring Alicia Vikander and Eddie Redmayne, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Hall of Fame Open House Meet the tennis professionals, try your skill on the grass courts, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 5:30 p.m., RSVP, 401-849-4777.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 20.


May 28

Bird Walk Join birder Patty O’Neill as she points out late migrant and breeding birds, Ballard Park, Wickham Road entrance across from Rogers High School, 8-9:30 a.m., 401-619-

3377, $5 suggested donation, ballardpark.org.

Field of Artisans Pop-Up Spring Market Vendors sell jewelry, paintings, handbags, clothing, food, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., dog and pony show and kid-friendly craft workshop, 10:15-11 a.m., free flowers talk, 11 a.m.-noon, register for talk and workshop at fieldofartisans.com, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, $12 day of/$9 online jamestownartcenter.org.

Abbey Rhode Concert Abbey Rhode performs at Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave., 1-5 p.m., abbeyrhode.com.

Wine Tasting Wine and cheese tasting, transportation, bonfire, Rose Island, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40-$50, reserve, roseislandlighthouse.org.

Rotary Polo Match The Newport Rotary Club’s annual benefit match will get the ball rolling again for this year’s polo season, classic six-chukker duel, full bar available, food for sale, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, match starts at 5 p.m., gates open at 4 p.m., $10.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See May 20.


May 29

Naturalist-Guided Photography Walk Hike and learn naturalist skills helpful for photographing wildlife and nature, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 9:30-11 a.m., $10-$12, recommended for adults and teens, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Garden Help 10 a.m.-noon. See May 22.

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