2016-05-26 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

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 Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

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

Murder on the Rails Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad offers interactive “Gilded Age” whodunit on a train, 6 p.m., reservations, 401-295-1203.

Sustainable Garden Talk Elaine Trainor speaks on creating a sustainable garden, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Reading Contemporary American Poetry Renee Soto, an associate professor of creative writing at Roger Williams University, conducts a hands-on crash course in reading contemporary American poetry, dessert and decaf served, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 6:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-849-5659.

Friday

May 27

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

2016 Academy Award 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, 5:30-7 p.m., reservations recommended, 401-849-4777.

The Well Coffeehouse A once-a-month Christian coffeehouse featuring area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations, all are welcome, The Annex, 40 Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 7-9 p.m., wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

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

Saturday

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., $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Newport Flea Market Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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

Colony House Tour Explore the historic Colony House and the surrounding square, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., 401-836-0813, newporthistorytours.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Wine Tasting Event Wine and cheese, bonfire, Rose Island, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40-$50, includes transportation, 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.

Mystery at the Museum “Wedding Belles,” a family-friendly interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $15-$30, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See May 27.

Sunday

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.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See May 28.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.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.

Monday

May 30

World Match Racing Tour Professional sailors from the U.S. and nine additional countries participate in a high-speed stadium racing event within yards of the shoreline of Fort Adams State Park, open to the public, May 30-June 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day, free.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See May 27.

Book Discussion Teens and adults are invited to discuss “The Chocolate War,” by Robert Cormier, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main

Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 31

World Match Racing Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See May 30.

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.

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.

Hall of Fame Open House 5:30 p.m. See May 27.

Meet the Author Meet Frank L. Grzyb, author of “The Last Civil War Veterans,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

June 1

World Match Racing Tour 10 a.m – 5 p.m. See May 30.

Greenway Dog Walks Casual dog walks along the Sakonnet Greenway Trail from Newport Vineyards’ trail access point, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Wednesday Morning Thematic Book Group Theme is travel the world with short stories, current book is “Theroux: Collected Stories,” by Paul Theroux (part 1 only), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.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.

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.

Watercolor Workshop Learn different brush strokes and a few basic watercolor techniques before getting started, for ages 18 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., waiting list, materials supplied, $5 frames available for purchase, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Music on the Hill’ Concert Chamber music concert features pieces by Brahms, Schumann, Chopin and Cahuzac, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 7 p.m., $20 in advance at musiconthehillri.org, $25 at the door.

Thursday

June 2

World Match Racing Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See May 30.

Eight Bells Lecture “Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport During World War II,” by Douglas Stark, 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 26.

Toastmasters Polish your public speaking skills with the Island Foghorns Toastmasters, Middletown Police Station, 5:15 – 7 p.m., 401-500-5990.

Medical Marijuana in R.I. Learn about marijuana and about becoming a medical marijuana patient in Rhode Island, Newport Public Library, 6-p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See May 26.

Clagett Regatta Fundraiser Sail into Summer cocktail party and auction, Belle Mer, Goat Island, 6-8:30 p.m., 401-846-4470, clagettregatta.org.

Friday

June 3

World Match Racing Tour Quarter-finals racing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See May 30.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See May 27.

Redwood History Seminar Learn about Colonial portrait painting, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1-5 p.m., dinner at Harbour Court, $60 seminar, $185 with dinner, reserve, 401-847-0292 x102, redwoodlibrary.org.

Opening Reception Summer exhibitions offer new works of art, Newport Art Museum,

76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Artistry in Color Opens Art show opening of original art by residents of Forest Farm, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Nicholas Benson Talk Stone carver, calligrapher, designer, and 2010 MacArthur Fellow Nicholas Benson presents, “The History of the John Stevens Shop and Inscriptions in the Information Age,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6:30 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 27.

Saturday

June 4

IYRS Graduation and Launch Ceremony Celebrate the accomplishments of the talented and dedicated craftspeople, builders & makers in Rhode Island at IYRS Graduation and Launch Day, an annual Newport tradition, IYRS School of Technology & Trades, 449 Thames St., Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, will be the featured speaker at 10 a.m., launch at approximately 11:30 a.m.

World Match Racing Tour Semi-finals racing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., finals 2-4 p.m., awards ceremony to follow. See May 30.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See May 28.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See May 28.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30-10:45 a.m. See May 28.

Common Burial Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history, Common Burial Ground, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

Empty Bowls Event Decorate a clay bowl to be donated to the R.I. Community Food Bank for their Empty Bowls fundraiser in September, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 1-3 p.m., sign up for a time slot, all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Kite Flying Fly kites, watch a professional kite flyer, take a self-guided tour of

the farm trails, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

St. Columba’s Garden Party Activities, children’s and adults’ tea, food, salable items of all kinds, plant and garden booth, St. Columba’s, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 1-5 p.m., 401-847-5571.

Books and Authors Series “Historic Tales of Jamestown” authors Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright share stories of Jamestown’s 350-year history, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Movie at the Library Children ages 6-12 and their families are invited to watch “Open Season: Scared Silly” (PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo U.S. vs. Mexico, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $12, free for children up to age 15, nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception Works by Ellen Blomgren and Ron Caplain, exhibited through June 26, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

The Big Night Out Fundraiser Classic Hollywood-themed event benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, food, music, live and silent auctions, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m.-midnight, 401-921-2434 x102, bbbsos.org.

Bachata Night Learn to dance the bachata, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., $20-$25, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Ballard Park Fundraiser Food, wine, live music, silent auction, Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

The Big Night Out Fundraiser “Classic Hollywood,” benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, food, live music, silent and live auctions, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m.- midnight, $150 general admission, 401-921-2434 x102, bbbsos.org.

Sunday

June 5

Newport Ten Miler The race features scenic coastal views, sign up for waiting list, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive, 7:30 a.m., 401-847-0707, fortadams.org.

Windmill Tour Prescott Farm’s historic 1812 windmill is open for tours the first Sunday of the month, Prescott Farm,

2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, newportrestoration.org.

Heart and Sole Walk for the Animals Family and dog-friendly fundraiser for the Potter League, 10 a.m. check-in and activities, noon walk followed by lunch, awards, prize drawings, team photos, Glen Park, Portsmouth, 401-846-8276, potterleague.org.

Breeding Bird Behavior Learn about breeding bird behavior in the forests and fields of Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2 p.m., $8-$10, recommended for ages 8 and up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Accidental Sisters Concert A variety of music by this Jamestown based a cappella vocal ensemble, concert includes poetry selection, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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