2016-08-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

‘Business During Hours’ Networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 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, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

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, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.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.

Statewide Green Drinks Event The Newport and Providence Green Drinks chapters get together, beginning at 5 p.m. with a beach cleanup at Second Beach (Surfer’s End), Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, cleanoceanaccess.org, greendrinks.org.

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.

ALT 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, space limited, RSVP Laura Freedman Pedrick at lpedrick@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x18, ailt.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.

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.

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.

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.

Yoga on the Beach All fundraising proceeds are donated, Second Beach at Surfers’ End, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., newportyogis.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 Comedy performances vary weekly, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9 p.m., $10, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, bitplayers.net.

Friday

August 19

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

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

Colony House Site Tour Visit the historic Colony House and the surrounding square, one-hour tour, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-836-0813, newporthistorytours.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.

Antarctic Biennale Presentation Learn about the first Antarctic biennale, 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., RSVP to biennale@newportartmuseum.org is strongly recommended, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.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 20

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

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

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 garden, 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 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. 19.

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 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.

Family Movie Matinee Watch Disney’s “Utopia,” 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 Newport born 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.

Portsmouth Historical Society Opens The Portsmouth Historical Society opens to the public, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m. Sundays until Columbus Day, 401-683-9178, facebook.com/portsmouthhistoricalsociety.

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.

Newport Polo U.S. vs. Jamaica, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children 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.

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.

Jamaican Jerk Grill Jamaican buffet with the teams after the polo match, Newport International Polo Grounds 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $33- $38, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Sunday

August 21

Pell Cup See Aug. 18.

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 Aug. 19.

‘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.

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

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 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.

‘History Comes Alive’ Performance See some people of the past, such as Julia Ward Howe, come alive in this Portsmouth Community Theater performance, Portsmouth Historical Society Museum, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., donations welcome, portsmouthhistorical.org.

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.

Monday

August 22

Genealogy Workshop Series Three-part series run by genealogist Helen Smith, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:30 a.m., register, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

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 Aug. 19.

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.

Monday Night Mysteries Book club for mystery fans, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Laughter for Locals’ Improv comedy 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 23

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.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club A mix of fiction and nonfiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Walking Tour 1 p.m. See Aug. 21.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 3 p.m. See Aug. 21.

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. 20.

Outdoor Concert Villanares performs music from the 50s-80s, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Wednesday

August 24

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

Genealogy Workshop Series 10-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 22.

Colony House Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

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.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Rough Point After Hours Explore the galleries and see the exhibit “Waterscapes,” family activities on the lawn include coloring book activities to a performance of Tibetan singing bowls and guided meditations, bring a yoga mat and blankets or chairs to relax, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., rain or shine, $ 10 adults, free to kids 18 and under, bike friendly, 401-846-4152 x122, liz@newportrestoration.org.

‘The Great English House’ Lecture Series Four-part series begins with “Elizabethan Pageant: Hatfield House,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $25 general admission, tickets 401-847-0292 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lecture “Newport’s Gilded Age Yachtsmen,” learn how yachting impacted the development of Newport as a leading resort, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15,

register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.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 “The Karate Kid,” Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, dusk (8-8:15 p.m.), rain date Aug. 25, grass seating, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 25

Tai Chi Class Use slow movements to balance thoughts, feelings and actions, 18+ class, all abilities, wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, bring a water bottle and mat or blanket, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:15-10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Aug. 18.

LEGO Drop-In 2 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Visiting Berkeley Scholars A talk about philosopher George Berkeley by visiting scholars, Whitehall Museum House lawn, 4:30-6 p.m., reception and talk free and open to the public, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, whitehallmuseumhouse.org, or email whitehall.ri@gmail.com.

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, info@clenoceanaccess.org.

Business After Hours Newport County Chamber of Commerce networking event, Newport Beach Club, 8 Newport Harbor Drive, Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., nonmembers welcome, $5-$10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See Aug. 18.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Being A.P.” is about jockey A.P. McCoy, Newport International Polo grounds, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m. live music, 7:45 p.m. film followed by conversation, food vendors, bring blankets or chairs, newportfilm.com.

Mixed Mayhem 8-9 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Friday

August 26

49er North American Championships Sail Newport and the International 49er Class Association host the 2016 49er/49er FX North American Championships, through Aug. 28, sailnewport.org.

Baby Story Time Children ages birth-2 drop in for finger plays, stories and fun,

Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Genealogy Workshop 10 a.m. See Aug. 22.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 19.

Antique Buttons Program Free antique button appraisal, plus a trunk show and lecture, Marble House Mansion Store, 548 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., RSVP by Aug. 23, 401-847-1000 x146, newportmansions.org.

The Well Coffeehouse Once-a-month Christian coffeehouse featuring area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations, all are welcome, refreshments served, The Annex, 40 Marcus Wheatland Blvd., from 7-9 p.m, wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Saturday

August 27

St. Barnabas Annual Yard Sale St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, holds its annual yard sale, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., rain date Sept. 3, 401-683-1343.

49er North American Championships See Aug. 26.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

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.

Garden Help at Paradise Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 20.

Large-Scale Living History Event Step back in time to the summer of 1765 as dozens of costumed interpreters re-create a naval press gang incident, Washington Square, Perrotti Park (39 America’s Cup Ave.) and the Wanton-Lyman- Hazard House (17 Broadway), 1-4 p.m., newporthistory.org.

Making Paper Airplanes Make and test paper airplanes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.

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

‘Newport Knights’ Launch Party “Newport Knights,” by local author H.B. Loomis, launch party Pier Restaurant, 5 - 8 p.m.

Murder in the Museum “Wedding Belles,” interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $15-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Comedy Night Fundraiser Fundraiser for Horse Play, Rhode Island’s only nonprofit, full-service equine rescue and sanctuary, cash bar, raffle, drawing, FOP Lodge 21, 464 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $25, 401-294-3565, hptrc.org.

‘Barrell of Laughs’ Comedy Night Several comedians perform, including Ben Hague, one of the hottest young talents in comedy, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 19.

Sunday

August 28

49er North American Championships See Aug. 26.

Colony House Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Garden Help at Prescott Farm 10 a.m.-noon. See Aug. 21.

Miantonomi Exploration Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See Aug. 21.

NIMFest Concert Chelley, Bill and Dyl, ZanRicky perform, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

Redwood Garden Party Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., tickets, call 401- 847-0295, x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Summer Concert Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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