2016-06-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

U.S. 29er Regatta National Championship Regatta, sailnewport.org.

Ready, Set, READ! Story Time Children ages 3-6 explore fitness, nutrition, team spirit and sports themes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:45 a.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

Swimming Safety Red Cross water safety program for children ages 4-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

LEGO Thursdays LEGO bricks are provided, children ages 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult even if older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Discover the past, present and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, ALT office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-approx. 7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, exact change, checks, credit cards accepted, space limited, RSVP Laura Freedman Pedrick at lpedrick@ailt.org or 401-849- 2799 x18, ailt.org.

Gardening Series Backyard beekeeping, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors The life of Norman Lear, Queen Anne Square, 7:40 p.m. pre-film live music, 8:40 p.m. film followed by conversation, $5 suggested donation, newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 1

Baby Time Caregivers and children ages birth-2 socialize and enjoy toys and board books, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Preschool Summer Reading Club Preschoolers age 3 through 5 are invited for a play-based early literacy program using reading, art, movement, and music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., Fridays July 1-Aug 12, 10-11:30 a.m., $60 child, $45 sibling, space limited, register, 401-847-0292 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

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

Tween Art Adventures Artist Julie Shoen-Hood teaches watercolor and sketching to children ages 9-12, materials provided, space limited, register, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Shifty Sailors Songs of the sea and shore, Bowen’s Wharf, 1-4 p.m.

JAC Summer Soiree Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seafood, live music and a silent auction, exclusive viewing of “Blanc de Blanc” exhibit that runs through Aug. 20, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-9 p.m., optional curator’s talk at 5 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Public Clambake Traditional clambake, open bar, entertainment, Fort Adams, 6-9 p.m., prices vary, reserve, fortadams.org.

Oliver Hazard Perry Summer Party Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, dinner and dancing, supports the Oliver Hazard Perry, the largest civilian sailing school vessel in the U.S., Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-11 p.m., 401- 841-0080, ohpri.org.

Newport Gulls Baseball Summer collegiate baseball, Newport Gulls vs. Danbury Westerners, 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

July 2

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

Maker Lab Open Studio Visit Newport Library’s new Maker Lab to work on your projects, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

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

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations, newporthistory.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.

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

DeBlois Opening Reception “Seascapes,” paintings by Thomas Martinelli, and ”A Herd of Elephants,” sculptures by Rodie Siegler, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through July 31, 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception Summer Little Picture Show, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through July 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Beaux Arts Ball Gala fundraiser for the Newport Art Museum, cocktails, silent auction, dinner, dancing, reserve, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shifty Sailors Songs of the sea and shore, Common Fence Point, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 for picnic suppers, $18, brownpapertickets.com, cash or check at the door.

Berkshire Choral International Renowned conductor David Hayes will lead 90 voices, Trinity Church, 7:30 p.m., $20, 413-229-1999.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See July 1.

Sunday

July 3

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.

Prescott Farm Windmill Opens The historic 1812 windmill is open to the public, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

‘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.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour Walking tour showcases Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, starts at Touro, 52 Spring St., at 11 a.m., advance ticketing required, 401-290-7535, 4faiths.org.

NIMFest Concert Slackwater String Band and Four Bridges perform, gazebo at King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs or blankets, facebook.com/nimfest.

Live Music Becky Chase Band, East Ferry, 7 p.m., https://sites.google.com/site/ rockethogs/home.

Jamestown Fireworks East Ferry, 9 p.m., https://sites. google.com/site/rockethogs/ home.

Monday

July 4

Independence Day Celebration Newport Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, one of Rhode Island’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, at 9 a.m. Bike enthusiasts of all ages meet under the Liberty Tree at 9:45 a.m.in Ellery Park and bike to Washington Square, where the Newport Concert band begins playing at 10 a.m. A pie eating contest starts at 10:30 a.m. near the Oliver Hazard Perry statue. The Declaration of Independence is read from the Colony House steps at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Newport Artillery Co. 21-gun salute.

Reading of the Declaration of Independence Portsmouth Town Hall, portsmouthhistorical.org.

Newport Gulls Baseball Summer collegiate baseball, Newport Gulls vs. Ocean State Waves,

Cardines Field, America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., newportgulls.com.

Rose Island BBQ Food and music, watch fireworks, tour of Rose Island lighthouse, boat transport, 5:30-10:30 p.m., prices vary, online ticketing, roseisland.org/events.html.

Newport Fireworks Newport Harbor, 9:15 p.m., rain date July 5, discovernewport.com.

Portsmouth Fireworks Escobar’s Highland Farm, Middle Road, Portsmouth, 9:30 p.m., 401- 683-1444.

Tuesday

July 5

Story Time Children ages 2-5 enjoy stories and songs, 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.

Drop-In Craft Children drop in to make a bowtie butterfly, while supplies last, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Puppet Workshop Puppeteer Sue Klau teaches storytelling through puppets, plus a craft, for ages 5-10, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 2.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See July 3.

Teen Program Design your own pair of custom flip flops, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4:30 p.m., materials provided, 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

On-the-Go Craft Children ages 5-12 stop by to make a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Maker Lab Open Studio 5-7 p.m. See July 2.

Zumba Class Dance-style fitness class for ages 18 and up, Aquidneck Park, meet at the parking lot entrance to Newport Public Library, in the library in inclement weather, first-come, first-served for indoor class, 300 Spring St., 5:30-6:15 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Night Concert Series Nancy Paolino and the Black Tie Band perform oldies to the present, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/ departments/easton-s-beach.

Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti Learn some facts about his animals and handle them, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Outdoor Concert Abbey Rhode performs, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., 401-847- 3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Wednesday

July 6

Story Time 10 a.m. See July 5.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 3.

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

Stories with Author Children ages 3-7 join author Muriel Barclay de Tolly as she shares her “Puma” stories and work on a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Drop-In Craft 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. See July 5.

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

Build Your Own Board Game Children ages 8-12 make an original

board game, materials provided, register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Piano Concert Australian pianist Gemma Turvey performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., $5-10, 401- 847-0295, ext. 112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Farm-to-Table 4-H Club Children ages 8-12 explore science through farming and food while learning STEM concepts, space limited, register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

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

Outdoor Concert Navy Band Northeast performs, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 7-8:30 p.m., rain date July 7, seating on the grass, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

July 7

Baby Bookworms Children birth-2 enjoy read-alouds, nursery rhymes, board books and play, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Angela Moore Fashion Show Featured are nautical and resort fashion and a champagne brunch, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 9:30- 11:30 a.m., $90-$100, reserve, 401- 847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Bwana Iguana Children ages 4-12 enjoy an interactive reptile presentation, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 2.

Ready, Set, READ! Story Time 11-11:45 a.m. See June 30.

Children’s Workshop Children ages 7-12 look for bugs and slugs in Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date July 14, $5, register, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See June 30.

LEGO Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. See June 30.

Teen Workshop Design your own flying disk, then head outside for a Frisbee game (weather permitting), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Duck Race MEC Third Beach Duck Race and family beach party, 5-7 p.m., cash prizes, duck sponsorship $10.

Declaration of Independence Showing and Discussion Showing and discussion of the Portsmouth copy of the Declaration of Independence with a lecture on one of R.I.’s Declaration signers, William Ellery, by John Parrillo, Portsmouth Town Hall, 5:30-7 p.m., portsmouthhistorical.org.

Teen and Tween Henna Program Instruction on how to apply your design with henna, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Singer T-Bone performs, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/departments/ easton-s-beach.

Newport Hospital Benefit “Casablanca” features cocktails, dinner and dancing, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6:30 p.m., giving.lifespan.org/Casablanca.

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

Outdoor Pops Concert Old-fashioned pops concert, Glen Manor House lawn, Portsmouth, bring blankets, 6:30-8:30 p.m., glenmanorhouse.com.

Film “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble,” Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 7:40 p.m. pre-film music, 8:40 p.m. film followed by conversation with executive producer Laura Freid, $5 suggested donation, newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 8

Newport Regatta Fort Adams, through July 10, sailnewport.org.

Baby Time 10-11 a.m. See July 1.

Book Sale Annual summer book sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Reading Fur Fun Children ages 6-12 read with a certified therapy dog, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-noon, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Music Festival Begins Classical music in spectacular settings through July 24, 401-849- 0700, newportmusic.org.

Tween Art Adventures Children ages 9-12 taken on an art adventure through watercolor and sketching, materials provided, space limited, register, Middletown Public Library, 1-3 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “Cars” on the big screen, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Original work by the Middletown Watercolor Guild, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Hunt Slonem Opening and Show Hunt Slonem’s work is in museums from the Guggenheim to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and in prominent collections around the world, Jessica Hagen Fine Art, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com/events.

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

Island Moving Co. Gala “Nuit Blanche” features live dance and music performances, live auction, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 7:30-9 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Saturday

July 9

Newport Regatta See July 8.

Lighthouse Tour Save The Bay Lighthouse Tour, see 12 local lighthouses, 3.5-hour cruises departing from Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams, 9 a.m., for tickets and to reserve visit savebay.org/ lighthouse.

Newport Music Festival See July 8.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Theme is “Cities by the Sea,” the focus is on Newport’s sister city, Shimoda, Japan, 10 a.m., preregister, donations welcome, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Book Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See July 8.

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

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See July 2.

Newport Kite Festival Brenton Point State Park, Ocean Drive, noon-5 p.m., through July 10, facebook.com/newportkitefestival.

Jiu Jitsu Class Children ages 4 and up learn basic self-defense and participate in fun martial arts skills that teach respect, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Board Games Children ages 3-12 bring the family to enjoy board games together, games provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio 3-5 p.m. See July 2.

Newport Polo USA vs. Italy, 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.

After-Polo Party Enjoy an Italian buffet with the polo teams after the polo match, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $30, online tickets available until 10 a.m. July 7, nptpolo.com.

Sunday

July 10

Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Top players from around the world compete at the only grass court tournament in the Americas, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., through July 17, 401-849-6053, halloffametennischampionships.com.

Newport Regatta See July 8.

Newport Music Festival See July 8.

Garden Help 10 a.m. See July 3.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 3.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See July 3.

Newport Kite Festival Noon-5 p.m. See July 9.

NIMFest Concert JP Jones, Outer Earth, Gumption and Glory perform, gazebo at King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs or blankets, facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Summer Concert Series Tool Box band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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