2016-06-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 16

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of this book club, this month’s discussion is on “The Marriage of Opposites,” by Alice Hoffman, bring a lunch, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

URI Pharmacy Series Learn about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Edward King House, 35 King St., 1 p.m., 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.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.

Discussion of Near-Death Experiences Facilitators with near-death experiences review documented cases and research, Edward King House, 35 King St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-846- 7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Grosvenor-Blenheim Art Opening reception for exhibit “Blenheim and the Arts” with works by Richard Grosvenor and family, 303 Valley Road, Middletown, 5:30-8 p.m., exhibit through June 30, 401-849-0031.

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

Two ‘Bloomsday’ Celebrations “Bloomsday,” a celebration of the anniversary of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses,” features actors and actresses in period costumes reading excerpts from the piece, accompanied

by musicians, two readings, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., and Edward King Center, 7:30 p.m., no reservations.

Author Talk Local authors Sue Maden and Rosemary Enright discuss their newest publication, “Historic Tales of Jamestown,” books available for sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Short Films Presentation Rhode Island Film Festival’s cultural collection of short films, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

June 17

Toddler Play and Learn Children ages 18 months-5 drop in to enjoy crafts, games and toys, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Baby Time Children ages birth-2 drop in, toys and board books, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Secret Garden Tour Self-guided walking tour featuring more than a dozen private gardens in Newport’s historic Point District, starts at Storer Park near the causeway to Goat Island, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, $25 day of, $20 in advance, tickets good for any or all days of tour, secretgardentours.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels 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.

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

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

Saturday

June 18

NBS 5K Walk/Run 10th annual 5K in honor of David Leys Jr., Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8:15 a.m. Frosty Freez Kids’ Run, 8:30 a.m. 5K race start, register at racewire.com, 401-846-2577 x17, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 17.

Discover Colonial Newport 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.

Garden Help Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions, Paradise Park, Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., weather permitting, uri.edu/mastergardener.

Medicinal Plants Program On a walking tour of Watson Farm, discover which plants can promote well-being and relieve common ailments, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, register, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

Newport County Days Newport County residents and hospitality industry employees enjoy free admission to Preservation Society properties and other participating venues with proof of residence or hospitality industry employment, through June 20, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

LEGO Club Kids drop in and build 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 drop in to build with LEGO bricks and can try building the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Photographing Newport’s Architecture Tour Photo-based walking tour, learn about select historic buildings, architectural details and streetscapes of Newport’s Old Quarter while discussing site-specific photography techniques, departs from Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m. -1 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Chowder Cook-Off Enjoy endless samples of chowder, live entertainment, activities, Fort Adams, noon-6 p.m., prices vary, 888-900-8640, fortadams.org.

Author Talk and Booksigning Newport native Dr. James J. O’Connell shares his autobiography, “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., proceeds from book sales to benefit the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Foundation, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie “Paper Towns” (2015), snacks and optional hands-on project provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo U.S. vs. Australia, 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 “Hanging Chad,” 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 June 17.

Sunday

June 19

Elliot Kaminitz Father’s Day Ride For all ages, multiple distances, Fort Adams, 7:30 a.m. registration or register online, fees vary, 401-847-0707, fortadams.org.

Newport Motor Car Festival Sponsored by the Portsmouth Rotary Club, Portsmouth Abbey School, Cory’s Lane, 8 a.m. show car registration, $15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. public viewing, $5 requested donation per vehicle, portsmouthrotary.com, portsmouthrotarycarshow@gmail.com.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 18.

Garden Help Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, uri.edu/mastergardener.

Newport County Days See June 18.

Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 17.

‘Golden to Gilded’ 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.

Father’s Day Hike Learn about the history of Ballard Park and explore the trails, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m., $5 suggested donation.

Monday

June 20

Newport County Days See June 18.

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 Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 17.

Guided Tour of Ballard Park Learn the history of Ballard Park and hike the trails, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Rose Island Summer Solstice Event Pack a picnic, cash bar available, bonfire, Rose Island, 5:22-8:22 p.m., $25-$30, includes ferry ticket, roseislandlighthouse.org.

Fly Tying A fly-fishing clinic hosted by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Tuesday

June 21

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, 10-11:15 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Story Time Drop in story and song time for ages 2-5, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Drop-In Craft Create a stained glass summertime suncatcher, for ages 2 and up, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “45 Years” (R), 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

June 22

Story Time 10 a.m. See June 21.

Drop-In Craft 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. See June 21.

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.

Children’s Pollination Workshop Learn the role of bees, butterflies and birds in pollination, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5 per child, for ages 7-12, adults free and encouraged to attend, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Astronomy Film Series “Interstellar” (2014), with Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Rough Point after Hours Explore the theme of Middle Eastern art and culture with interactive art, calligraphy making, music and belly dancing, food available for purchase, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., rain or shine, bike friendly, bring blankets or lawn chairs, adults $10, free for ages 18 and under, tickets at the door or reserve online, 401-846- 4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Lecture on Architecture Books Lecture to celebrate Redwood Library’s acquisition of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books on architecture, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fly Tying Fly-fishing workshop, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for ages 10 and up, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

NBS Program “Nature of Art,” nature is the canvas for this family program, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, rain date June 23, 6-7 p.m., 401-847-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

Thursday

June 23

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 16.

John F. Kennedy in Newport Using archival materials from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Tom Putnam, the library’s former director, talks about J.F.K’s time in Newport,

Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, seating limited, reservations encouraged, 401-846-0813 x110 or mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

Longest Day Ride Roll out with police escort around Ocean Drive at 6 p.m., arrive at Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., no later than 5:30 p.m. for check-in, four different length-arrowed courses, shirts and helmets required, for all skill levels and ages, free, register, 401-847-5609, tenspeedspokes.com.

The Power of Song Old school gospel and music of Stevie Wonder, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 31 Van Zandt Ave., 7p.m.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See June 16.

Friday

June 24

Baby Time 10-11 a.m. See June 17.

Toddler Play and Learn 10-11:30 a.m. See June 17.

Newport Flower Show Begins Floral designs, horticultural exhibits, garden displays, champagne and jazz brunch, afternoon tea, lectures and demonstrations, children’s activities, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 17.

Edward King House Concert The Edward King House singers perform tunes from The Beatles to Broadway, Edward King House, 35 King St., 11 a.m., 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Clagett Regatta Begins Clinic and regatta for sailors with disabilities, 11-4 p.m., clagettregatta.org.

2016 Academy Award Winners Film Series Oscar Winner for Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars in “The Revenant” (R), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fort Adams Summer Solstice Fundraiser Food, music, dancing, silent auction, Fort Adams, 6:30-10:30 p.m., $85 general admission, 401-847- 0707, fortadams.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 25

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See June 18.

Newport Flower Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 24.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 18.

Craft, Garden and Botanicals Show Plants, herbs, artisan jewelry, handmade soaps, and more, Elks Lodge lawn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission.

Discover Colonial Newport Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 18.

Clagett Regatta 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See June 24.

Garden Help 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See June 18.

Author Talk and Book Signing Newport native Bob Perlow, who has worked in Hollywood for 35 years, shares his book, “The Warmup Guy,” about his experiences and gives a behind-the-scenes look at some of television’s most famous shows and actors, Q & A and book-signing to follow, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo Newport vs. Boston, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., Newport vs. Boston, 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 26

Newport Flower Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See June 24.

NBS Event Learn about pollinators, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, rain date July 3, 10-11 a.m., recommended for ages 5 and up, $8-$10.

Garden Help 10 a.m.-noon. See June 19.

Colony House Tour 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. See June 18.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See June 19.

Clagett Regatta 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See June 24.

NIMFest Begins Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series begins with Randy Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction and The Skinny Millionaires, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring blankets or chairs, facebook.com/nimfest.

Library Fundraiser “A Novel Evening,” annual fundraiser for Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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