2016-08-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

August 4

Redwood Library Book Sale Annual summer library sale through Saturday, Aug. 6 with the $5 per bag special, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292.

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. 8, 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.

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.

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 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.

Preschool Story Time Children hear bedtime stories in pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/departments/ easton-s-beach.

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.

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

Friday

August 5

Redwood Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See Aug. 4.

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.

Polo Meet and Greet Join the Newport Polo Club for a pre-gala cocktail meet and greet with the French polo team, Forty 1° North, 351 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., attire is Newport Chic, black tie optional, RSVP, nptpolo.com.

‘Bal du Soleil’ Gala Annual International Polo Charity Ball hosted by Newport Polo, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Summer Send-Off Family seining and campfire, 7:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 6, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

August 6

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

Jamestown Summer Arts and Crafts Festival Sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association, more than 35 vendors, Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Redwood Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $5 bag sale. See Aug. 4.

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.

Prepare Your Own Home Remedies Herbalist to give a hands-on talk of how to harvest and prepare common herbs and plants to make home remedies, Watson Farm, 455 North Main Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, historicnewengland.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.

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.

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.

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.

Kids vs. Adults Trivia Time Children ages 7 and up and adults play a trivia game, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Visit the Maker Lab to work on your own projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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 Wednesday- Sunday until Aug. 28, 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.

‘An Enchanted Evening’ Gala in 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 Aug. 5.

Sunday

August 7

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Radio Clubs at Patriots Park Rogers High School and All Saints STEAM Academy amateur radio clubs operate at Touro Synagogue’s Patriots Park as part of a program to promote national parks and historic sites, Spring and Touro streets, starts 10 a.m. and continues for most of the day.

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.

‘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, 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 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.

Monday

August 8

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 5.

Bailey T’s Band Concert Free Community Band Concert, Long Wharf Mall, 6:30 p.m.

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 9

Youth Regatta Opti New England Championship, 300 boats expected, sailors around the world compete, through Aug. 11, sailnewport.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.

Coloring Club Adult coloring, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 watch “Jumanji,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 1 p.m. See Aug. 7.

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 Aug. 6.

Sweet Berry Outdoor Concert 6 Digg It performs music from the last five decades, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Family Night Concert Series Dick Lupino Band performs, free carousel ride, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/departments/easton-s-beach.

Children’s Reptile Program Interactive show in which children get up close and personal with some common as well as exotic reptiles, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Barton’s Raid Lecture Author Christian McBurney talks about Barton’s Raid in Portsmouth in 1777, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

August 10

Youth Regatta See Aug. 9.

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.

End of Summer Reading Fair Outdoor fair for families of all ages, puppet workshop, face painting, storyteller Joseph Theroux entertains, inside in inclement weather, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fellows Lecture Hear reports from Preservation Society Fellows on their year-long research projects, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free for Preservation Society members, $5 general admission, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Scratch and Tindercad Workshop Learn about, design and create with Scratch and Tindercad, bring your own computer or use the library’s, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3:30 p.m., best for ages 9 and up, space limited, register, 401-847-8720, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio 2-4 p.m. See Aug. 6.

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

Teen ‘Food Wars’ Program Secret ingredients and theme revealed at the beginning of the program, prizes awarded in top categories, materials provided, snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 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.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind,” by Rosemary Mahoney, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 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.

SVF Foundation Lecture Renewal of the Blue Garden, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 848-7229 x10, svffoundation.org.

Jamestown Historical Society Annual Meeting and Talk Business meeting, 7 p.m., talk, 7:30 p.m. by Brian L. Wallin, “POW

Camps in Southern R.I.,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

Movies on the Rocks “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (PG-13), Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, dusk (8:15-8:30 p.m.), rain date Aug. 11, seating on the grass, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 11

Youth Regatta See Aug. 9.

Children’s Workshop Treasure hunting along the trails, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 15, $5, adults are free and encouraged to attend, register, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Aug. 4.

LEGO Drop-In 2-5 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Teen Water Games Program Teens enjoy water games, dress to get wet, cancellation if thunderstorms, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2657 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Beach Cleanup 5 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Newport Gallery Night Participating venues, including Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., offer evening hours, 5 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Whitehorne House Opens House Newport’s only Federal-period mansion displays the most significant collection of Newport furniture in R.I., 416 Thames St., 5-8 p.m., suggested donation $5, 401- 847-2448, newportrestoration.org.

Art After Dark Navy Band Northeast performs on the lawn, wander the galleries, scavenger hunt, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach Toe Jam Puppet Band entertains, free carousel rides, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., cityofnewport.com/ departments/ easton-s-beach.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Mindcraft Modding Program Teens learn how to change the Mindcraft world with code, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Beach Idol 6:50 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Renaissance Art Lecture A talk on “History of Renaissance Art in America” by Peter Arguimbau, owner, Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St., 7 p.m., marinergallery.com.

Outdoor Film “Betting on Zero,” 7 p.m. live music, 8:10 p.m. film, followed by conversation with film subject Bill Ackman and director Ted Braun, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court lawn, 100 Ochre Point Ave., $5 suggested donation, newportfilm.com.

Chamber 101 Membership orientation for new and existing members, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., RSVP, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Mixed Mayhem 8 p.m. See Aug. 4.

Friday

August 12

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 5.

Wendy’s Workshop Make an attractive duct tape Ziploc bag, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.-noon, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 5.

Saturday

August 13

Fools’ Rules Regatta Contestants build a sailing vessel made of non-marine items only, 9 a.m. construction begins, 11 a.m. race, rain date Aug. 14, Town Beach at East Ferry, Jamestown, 401-423-1492, jyc.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Aug. 6.

Save The Bay Fundraiser “Save The Bay Annual Swim for Narragansett Bay,” largest Save The Bay annual fundraiser, Newport Navy Base to Potter Cove Jamestown, first wave 9:15 a.m., register, savebay.org.

Watercolor Workshop Theme is landscaping, led by an artist, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., rain date Aug. 14, $25-$40, registration recommended, 401-423- 0005, historicnewengland.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 6.

Interactive Dance Performance Kids help Miss Katie sing, write songs, and dance, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio 10 a.m.-noon. See Aug. 6.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 6.

Second Saturday at the Museum Artists up to age 12 are welcome to create a piece of artwork for the Wet Paint art festival, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Come Alive Gospel Music Festival Gospel sounds featuring area musicians, children’s events and inspirational speakers, King Park, Wellington Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-3968, 401-847-1490.

‘Wet Paint’ Art Festival Celebration of regional artists, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., through Aug. 14, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Preservation Society Fundraiser Annual summer dinner dance celebrates Newport’s Golden Age of yachting, Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $500 general admission, Black Tie or Mess Dress, reserve, 401-847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 5.

Sunday

August 14

Garden Help at Prescott Farm 10 a.m.-noon. See Aug. 7.

‘Wet Paint’ Art Festival 10 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 6.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 7. ‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See Aug. 7.

Portuguese Cultural Festival Entertainment includes a performance by the Taunton Folklore Group at 2 p.m., hosted by the Vasco da Gama Portuguese American Charitable Society of Newport, 15 Fenner Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401- 846-0913.

Witherbee School Open House Visit a fully-restored one-room schoolhouse, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

NIMFest Concert The Gnomes and Joyce Katzberg perform, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

‘Rock the Docks’ Fundraiser Annual fundraiser to benefit Seamen’s Church Institute, Newport Shipyard, 6-9 p.m., $100, tickets 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

FabNewport Event Nonprofit FabNewport invites students to a hands-on party to make things such as a bobblehead in their own likeness with a 3-D printer, followed by a film on school transformation and Q & A with producer Ted Dintersmith of Jamestown, food, wine and beer provided, Casino Theatre, 11 Freebody St., 5-8 p.m., tickets ($25 suggested donation), fabnewport.org.

Jamestown Summer Concert Black and White Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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