2016-06-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 2

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, through June 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, free.

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

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

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 June 2.

Mommy & Baby Yoga Infants 6 weeks to almost walking enjoy gentle, hands-on yoga; bonding postures; and massage for babies, 10:30 a.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

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.

Family Movie Children 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.

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

Saturday

June 4

IYRS Graduation and Launch Ceremony Celebrate the accomplishments of the talented and dedicated craftspeople, builders and makers in Rhode Island at IYRS Graduation and Launch Day, an annual Newport tradition, IYRS School of Technology & Trades, 449 Thames St., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will be the featured speaker at 10 a.m., launch at approximately 11:30 a.m., 401-848-5777, iyrs.edu.

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

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

Common Burying 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., space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.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., general admission $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, tickets 401-921- 2434 x102, bbbsos.org.

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

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, all to benefit Ballard Park, Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See June 3.

Sunday

June 5

Newport Ten Miler The race features scenic coastal views, register, Fort Adams, Ocean Drive, 7:30 a.m., 401-841-0707, 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, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Garden Help Prescott Farm master gardeners offer garden help and soil testing, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, 9:30 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, web.uri.edu/mastergardener.

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.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 4.

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.

Monday

June 6

Story Time for Two-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.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 3.

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

Tuesday

June 7

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, 10-11:30 a.m. Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave.

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.

NewportFilm Showing “Gleason,” documentary about New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason’s life with ALS, followed by a discussion with director Clay Tweel, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m., newportfilm.com.

Armchair Adventure Travel from the northern reaches of Italy to the southern tip of Sicily, travelogue and discussion with Merrilee Zellner, Q and A follows, Newport Public Library, 7-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, free, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

June 8

Ocean Health Summit An overview of the current state of our global ocean and a discussion of how the success story of Narragansett Bay can be used to improve waters worldwide, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-noon, $10, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages birth-2 and a caregiver, 10:15-10:45 a.m., children ages 2-5 and a caregiver, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children ages birth-5 and a caregiver are invited to sing and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Vernal Pond Ecology Program Children ages 7-12 investigate this unique ecosystem and its inhabitants up close, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Memorial Blvd., 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.

Thursday

June 9

Eight Bells Lecture A look at submarine activity on the East Coast during World War II, 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 June 2.

Gallery Night at Whitehorne House Newport’s only Federal-period mansion open to the public displays

the most significant collection of Newport furniture in Rhode Island, Whitehorne House, 416 Thames St., 5-8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.org.

Newport Gallery Night Participating venues offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., newportgallerynight.com.

Vanderbilts Talk Learn the story of four generations of Vanderbilts and their yachts, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., 10-$15, register, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org.

Plan for Library’s Future The public is invited to give input regarding the short and long-term plans for the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-9 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

June 10

Craft Program Make a stylish light switch plate for your wall, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 9:30 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 3.

2016 Academy Award Winners Film Series Watch “Room” (R), starring Best Actress winner Brie Larson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.,

2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Gulls Baseball Summer collegiate baseball, Newport Gulls vs. Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Saturday

June 11

SVF Foundation Annual Visitors’ Day Family fun and information about heritage breed livestock, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-848-7229, svffoundation.org.

Redwood Book Club Discussion of “Pirates of Colonial Newport,” by Gloria Merchant, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

At the Museum Children explore making rhythmic sounds and create a selection of instruments, 10 a.m., family-friendly museum tour, 11:45 a.m., donations accepted, register, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 4.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 4.

Author Talk Dr. Kate Clifford Larson discusses her book, “Bound for the Promised Land,” about Harriet Tubman, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Reading Across R.I. Program Pilot Michael C. Clifton gives a talk in support of this year’s Reading Across Rhode Island program and its official selection, “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo Lufthansa Cup, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children up to age 15, nptpolo.com.

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

Sunday

June 12

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 4.

Garden Help 9:30 a.m.-noon. See June 5.

‘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.

Second Sunday Café at JAC Poetry reading and book signing by Dublin poet Micheal O’Siadhail, followed by a reception, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5:30 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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