2016-08-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 11

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

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 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.

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.

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

Whitehorne House Open 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-sbeach.

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., beachidol.com.

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

Friday

August 12

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.

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.

Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser “Newport Yacht Rendezvous” features dinner, dancing, live auction, hopping from yacht to yacht, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Shipyard, 6 p.m., newportyachtrendezvous.com.

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 13

Chanting Group Meeting Chanting is a form of meditation, the group is open to all who want to learn the benefits of sound healing, Emmanuel Church’s All Saints Chapel, 42 Dearborn St., 9-10:30 a.m., donations accepted in support of the church’s community meal program, 401-847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

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

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 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.

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 Visit the Maker Lab to work on your own projects, Newport Public Library, 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.

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.

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.

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. 12.

Sunday

August 14

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.

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

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 13.

‘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.

Miantonomi Exploration Day Miantonomi Tower opens, climb the 100+ steps to the highest point on Aquidneck Island, Miantonomi Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community Art Market Newport Art House presents a community art market, 136 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., second Sunday of the month through December, 401-855-4691, newportarthouse.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.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance A presentation on the Kennedy wedding, which took place in St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Spring St. and Memorial Blvd. on Sept. 12, 1953, 1 p.m. at the church, returntocamelot.org.

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.

Monday

August 15

Story Time Children ages 2-5 with 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 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Drop-In Story Time Children ages 2-6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and games, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Rose Island charity golf tournament, Newport National Golf Club, noon registration and lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, dinner, entertainment, silent auction, prizes, prices vary, roseisland.org.

Needles Galore Monthly knitting instruction, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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 16

Coloring Club Adult coloring, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700

West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 1 p.m. See Aug. 14.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 3 p.m. See Aug. 14.

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.

Outdoor Concert Jessie Liam Band performs, Sweet Berry Farm, 953 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Emmanuel Church Book Group Meeting Discuss “Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal,” by Christopher Moore, all are welcome to attend, Emmanuel Church Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St., 6 p.m., 401-847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

Summer Reading Program Ice Cream Social Ice cream social for those who

completed the children’s summer reading program, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 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.

Beach Idol, Concert and Bonfire The five winners of the weekly Beach Idol contests will compete during the concert and bonfire, concert 6 p.m., bonfire 7:30 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., eastonsbeach.com/beachidol.

Wednesday

August 17

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

Toddler Story Time Children enjoy read-alouds, songs or rhymes, finger plays, movement and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Lecture Learn about aristocratic taste and collecting in early 20th-century Havana, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., Preservation Society members free, nonmembers $5, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

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

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

Nocturnal Nature Sounds Program Find out about the creatures who create a symphony of nighttime clicks, croaks, trills, and howls, then hike on the trails, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-9:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 18, $8-$10, recommended for all ages, register in advance, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Movies on the Rocks “Dirty Dancing” (PG-13), Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, dusk (8-8:15 p.m.), lawn seating, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 18

Pell Cup Doubles round robin for pros and multiple amateur levels, Aug. 18- 21, National Tennis Club, 401-849- 6672, nationaltennisclub.org.

Annual Statewide Green Drinks Environmentally-minded people meet, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., greendrinks.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 1 p.m. See Aug. 14.

‘Business During Hours’ Networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Architecture of Richard Morris Hunt” by Susan Stein, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Children’s Workshop Hike and discover nests and animals that live in them, children will also make a nest, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, register, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

LEGO Drop-In 2-5 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Beach Cleanup 5 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Aquarium’s ‘Feeding Frenzy’ Help aquarium staff feed the fish, turtles, sharks and other creatures, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., tickets limited, purchase at savebay.org/aquarium.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Discover the past, present and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, ALT office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5 p.m.-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.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6-7:30 p.m. See Aug. 16.

Music on the Lawn Mike Warner and the Ubiquitones will perform a variety of music, St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., 6 p.m., free admission, donations appreciated, BBQ dinner available for $5, 401-848-2561.

Newport Interactive Marketers Open Mic Give and get tips to improve your business, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., space limited, preregister, bit.ly/NIMevents.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Don’t Look Down” tells the story of Sir Richard Branson’s attempt to cross the Atlantic and then the Pacific in a hot air balloon, Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6:50 p.m. live music, 8 p.m. film, newportfilm.com.

Talent Show Jamestown Community Chorus annual talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., $5-$7, 401-423- 1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Mixed Mayhem 8 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Friday

August 19

Pell Cup Through Aug. 21. See Aug. 18.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Antarctic Biennale Presentation Learn about the first Antarctic biennial, a project with the aim of bringing together artists, scientists and visionaries from throughout the world, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., seating limited, RSVP to biennial@newportartmuseum.org is strongly recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 12.

Saturday

August 20

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Harbor Walk URI master gardeners offer guided mile-and-a-half tours of five upcycled dinghy planters located at five different rights of way along Newport waterfront, starts at Perrotti Park, 39 America’s Cup Ave., 9 and 11 a.m., ends at King Park, Wellington Ave., uri.edu/mastergardener.

Middletown Founders’ Day Celebration Music by the Navy Band, Lois Vaughan Jazz, new exhibits in the Middletown Historical Society museum, the Sons of the Union Civil War Veterans’ camp includes cannons, the Newport Artillery represents the Revolutionary War, see the 1810 Boyd’s Windmill turning in the wind, food available, Paradise Park, Middletown, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

Garden Help at Paradise Park 11 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Pell Cup Through Aug. 21. See Aug. 18.

Prescott Farm Activities Learn from URI master gardeners how to attract butterflies and

other pollinators to your garden with native plants, windmill and guard house open, Newport Restoration Foundation staff on hand to answer questions, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, 9 a.m.-noon, Middletown, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Community Garden Open House Middletown Public Library holds an open house at their community gardens, learn science-based gardening methods from URI Extension master gardeners, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 9 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

St. Mark’s Annual Summer Festival Gift and craft tables, baked goods, raffle prizes include cash prizes, a gas grill with accessories, and wine and liquor baskets, St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401- 423-1421.

Summer Hike Friends of Ballard Park will discuss the history and habitats of Ballard Park while hiking, Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., rain date Aug. 21, $5 suggested donation, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 13.

Redwood Book Club Discuss David McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Family Movie Matinee Watch Disney’s “Utopia” (PG), Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘William Ellery Channing’s Newport’ Walking Tour Visit sites from the life of Newportborn William Ellery Channing, a key figure in the Unitarian Church and influential in the Transcendental and abolition movements, learn about his ideas, explore his family’s connections with Newport 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.

Marshmallow Towers Children ages 6 and up build towers made of marshmallows and dry spaghetti noodles, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio 3-5 p.m. See Aug. 13.

Newport Polo U.S. vs. Jamaica, 715 East Main

Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

‘Shamrocks and Seashells’ Benefit Fundraiser for the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, traditional music by the Publicans, Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6:30-10:30 p.m., $75, 401-608-2065, newportirishhistory.org.

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.

Norman Sanctuary’s Bird Ball Annual fundraiser, dinner, live music, dancing, live auction, Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Beach, Third Beach Road, entrance at Peabody Beach, Middletown, 7 p.m., $175, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 12.

Sunday

August 21

Pell Cup See Aug. 18.

Garden Help at Prescott Farm 10 a.m. See Aug. 14.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 13.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 14.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See Aug. 14.

Annual Opening of Colonial Jewish Burying Ground Tour the Colonial Jewish Burying Ground, guides on hand, Kay St., Touro St. and Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Miantonomi Exploration Day 11 a.m. See Aug. 14.

George Washington Letter Reading Annual reading of George Washington’s letter to the Hebrew community, Touro Synagogue, 52 Spring St., 1 p.m., limited seating, reserve, 401-847-4794 x207, tourosynagogue.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 1 p.m. See Aug. 14.

NIMFest Concert The Kane Brothers and Abbey Rhode perform, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

Jamestown Summer Concert Cool Banana Wig performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 5 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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