2016-07-28 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

July 28

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.

Children’s Craft Program Kids make summer games, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Children’s Workshop Habitat hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 1, children $5, adults free and encouraged to attend, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.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.

Mad Science Program Explore the science of sport, best-suited for children in K-grade 6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

LEGO Drop-In Families and older kids drop in to make LEGO creations, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Casey Farm Historic Games In this hands-on program, children ages 8-12 learn about popular activities during the 17th-19th centuries, Aquidneck Park, or inside Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., in inclement weather, 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tees for Tweens Children grades 5-9 bring a T-shirt and learn how to prep, cut, peel, and press their own vinyl T-shirt creation, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

BridgeFest A local music festival that bridges the gap between the Newport Folk and Jazz festivals, various venues, newportbridgefest.com.

Gallery Talk Hear how the development of steam power changed the yachting world in Gilded Age America, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Teen Martial Arts Program Teens learn some defensive moves, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beach Cleanup Pitch in to help keep the beach clean, a Clean Ocean Access initiative, Surfers’ End of Second Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561 or info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

‘Fiesta by the Bay’ Fundraiser The Jamestown Republican Town Committee sponsors a fundraiser, “Fiesta by the Bay,” 5:30-8 p.m., JRTC.02835@gmail.com.

Children’s Night at the Beach See the play “Luna Goes to Mars,” Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/departments/ easton-s-beach.

Busking @ Bowen’s As part of BridgeFest, music nightly through July 28, Bowen’s Wharf, 6-9 p.m., rain or shine, free, newportbridgefest.com.

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

Darts Program Play darts by building a mini dart catapult and trying to hit the bullseye, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Beach Idol Ongoing singing competition, 10 singing slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis, children ages 6-16 sign up near the stage

at 6:50 p.m. for 7 p.m. competition, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., twinrolls.com.

Outdoor Film “Jim: The James Foley Story,” a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of America’s war with ISIS, Redwood Library lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., 7:15 p.m. live music, 8:25 p.m. film followed by discussion with director, rain venue St. John Church, 61 Poplar St., newportfilm.com.

Mixed Mayhem Comedy performances vary weekly, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9 p.m., $10, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, bitplayers.net.

Friday

July 29

Newport Jazz Festival Dozens of performers, food and crafts, Fort Adams, through July 31, 401-848-5055, newportjazzfest.org.

Middletown Baby Time Children ages birth-2, drop-in story time, 10 a.m., drop-in play group, 10:30 a.m., Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

Tween Art Adventures Children ages 9-12 are 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.

Stage Door Dance Performance Children ages 4-12 enjoy a dance performance by Stage Door and creative movement class, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Hellenic Fest St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church presents its annual Hellenic Fest, authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, live music and dancing, 390 Thames St., 4 p.m.-midnight, hellenicfest.org.

Gallery Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild opening reception for new non-juried show “Cinema Verite,” Guild Gallery, 2679 E. Main Road, Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., shown through Sept. 4.

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

Drama Presentation Theatre at St. Michael’s presents an original musical, “Happily Together After,” featuring actors ages 9-15, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., through July 30, donations welcome, 401-849-5970 x411, smcds.org/theatre.

Improv Comedy Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 p.m., BYOB, RSVP, 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

July 30

Newport Jazz Festival See July 29.

Art Al Fresco Studio tour weekend in Jamestown begins at Simpatico Restaurant, Narragansett Ave., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., painting demos and jewelry making,

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

Colony House Site 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.

Redwood Tour New and existing members learn about the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Drop in to make a creation, try building the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, children 4 and up with an adult, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Tween Tee Party Children ages 8-12 create and play at a putt-putt golf course, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Hellenic Fest Noon-1 a.m. See July 29.

Book Signing Meet Jennifer Trainer Thompson, author of “Fresh Fish,” Newport Mansions Store, Bannister’s Wharf, 1-3 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Teen Movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider,” make a take-home craft, snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo Newport vs. Palm Beach, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children 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., $15-$30, newportmurdermystery.com.

Drama Presentation 7 p.m. See July 29.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See July 29.

Sunday

July 31

Newport Jazz Festival See July 29.

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

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

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See July 30.

‘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.

Hellenic Fest Noon-6 p.m. See July 29.

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

NIMFest Concert Music by Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, La Mechante et le Canard, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

Jamestown Summer Concert Performance by John Connors and the Irish Express, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

Monday

August 1

Story Time Books, stories, songs and a craft for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 29.

Little Movers Story Time Children ages 2-4 enjoy a craft and stories, rhymes and songs encouraging movement, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Golf Outing Fundraiser Major fundraiser for the Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport National Golf Club, Middletown, noon registration, 1 p.m. shotgun start, followed by reception, awards and auction follow, reserve, 401-847-1000 x120 or events@newportmansions.org.

4-H Playground Club Children ages 8-12 learn the fundamentals

of programming using Scratch, an application for creating animations, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Portsmouth Henna Program Children in grades 6-12 learn about henna and pick a design to have put on their hand, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1-2 p.m., space limited, register, permission slip required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Teen Henna Program Teens are given henna tattoos, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-4:30 p.m., space limited, register, permission slips required, materials and snacks provided, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Farmer’s Market Local produce, meat, crafts and artwork, Fort Getty, 4-7p.m., rain or shine, Facebook.com.

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

Improv Comedy “Laughter for Locals” with the

Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9 p.m., $15, BYOB, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, bitplayers.net.

Tuesday

August 2

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, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292.

Drop-In Craft Children ages two and up drop in to paint a rock for their garden, while supplies last, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Mindcraft Modding Program Children ages 12 and up learn how to change the Mindcraft world with code, space limited, register, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-12:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 1 p.m. See July 31.

Juggling Program Children ages 4-12 see Henry the Juggler perform, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 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 Visit the Maker Lab to work on your own projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

American Academy Lecture “A Brief History of the American Academy in Rome through the Lens of Historic Preservation,” lecture and reception, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $15-$20, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown Juggling Henry the Juggler performs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Family Night Concert Series Rockin’ Soul Horns performs music from Sinatra to Bruno Mars, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/departments/ easton-s-beach.

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

Wednesday

August 3

Tails on the Trails Sakonnet Greenway Trail dog walks, Aquidneck Land Trust kiosk, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Story Time 10 a.m. See Aug. 2.

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.

Drop-In Craft 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 2.

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

Library Summer Games Children ages 6-12 enjoy a variety of athletic events, Aquidneck Park adjacent to Newport Public Library, inclement weather inside the library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Email from Zero Create or re-create an email account, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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

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

Gardens at Rough Point 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.

Movie Night at the Library Watch “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 5:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Family Friendly Funnies Comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7-8 p.m., $10- $15, BYOB, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, bitplayers.net.

Movies on the Rocks “Hotel Transylvania” (PG-13), Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, dusk (8:15-8:30 p.m.), rain date Aug. 4, seating on the grass, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 4

Games Program Outdoor games program, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Music with Miss Lynn Musical storytelling, best-suited for children ages 2-9 with an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Nature Workshop Children discover colors and patterns in nature and create nature patterns to take home, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 7, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See July 28.

LEGO Drop-In 2-5 p.m. See July 28.

Scratch Program Children ages 8-12 learn how to use Scratch, an online program and work on creating their own games, 2:30 p.m., space limited, register, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Build Your Own Video Game Learn to make your own video game with instruction from the R.I. Computer Museum, materials and snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., newportlibraryri.org.

Philosopher Talk and Reception Informal talk about philosopher George Berkeley, his relevance today, and his 18th-century home, the Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 4:30-6 p.m., donations welcome, 401- 846-3116, email info@whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Beach Cleanup 5-6 p.m. See July 28.

Farm Fresh R.I. Program Led by a chef, tweens and teens learn how to read and prepare a recipe, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., space limited, register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Storyteller Keith Munslow entertains, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/ departments/easton-s-beach.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See July 28.

Beach Idol 6:50 p.m. See July 28.

Outdoor Film “Bill Cunningham New York,” OceanCliff lawn, 65 Ridge Road, 7 p.m. live music, 8:15 p.m. film followed by conversation, newportfilm.com.

Mixed Mayhem 8-9 p.m. See July 28.

Friday

August 5

Baby Time Play Group Drop-in play group for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 29.

Tween Art Adventures 1-3 p.m. See July 29.

Bal du Soleil Fundraiser for NewportFILM hosted by Newport Polo, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See July 29.

Saturday

August 6

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See July 30.

Prepare Your Own Home Remedies Hands-on exploration on how to harvest and prepare common herbs and plants to make home remedies, taught by an herbalist, Watson Farm, 455 North Main Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, historicnewengland.org.

Summer Arts and Crafts Fair A Conanicut Island Art Association event, Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

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

LEGO Club 11 a.m.-noon. See July 30.

Garden Help at Paradise Park 11 a.m. See July 30.

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

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

Opening Reception at DeBlois Gallery “Ahh, Aquidneck” members’ show features works by 14 members in various media illustrating the pleasures of the “Isle of Peace,” wine, music, art, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited until Aug. 28, Wed.- Sun., noon-5 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Newport Polo U.S. vs. France, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception at Spring Bull Gallery “All Things Newport County,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Aug. 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Child and Family Benefit Gala “An Enchanted Evening” is a celebration of Child and Family Services’ 150th anniversary in the community, cocktail reception, dinner, dancing to live music by The Sultans of Swing, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 401- 848-4141, childandfamilyri.org.

NewportFilm Benefit NewportFilm annual summer benefit, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., horseshoe piazza, 6 p.m. cocktails and savories, newportfilm.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 Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See July 29.

Sunday

August 7

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See July 30.

Garden Help at Prescott Farm 10 a.m. See July 31.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 31.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See July 31.

NIMFest Concert Tribute to Newport Slim by Caboodle, Big Cat Blues, Leslie Grimes and Matt Bruneau, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

Jamestown Summer Concert Greg Abate performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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