2017-04-06 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

April 6

Rough Point Exhibit Opens See “Nature Tamed,” about the landscape, gardens and collections of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., through Nov. 5, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Eight Bells Lecture “The U.S.S. Monitor and The Mariners’ Museum,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 410-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Jamestown LEGO Club Children create according to a theme, 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Lecture and Recital “Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society,” along with a performance by the Newport String Ensemble, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., suggested donation begins at $10, proceeds benefit the ensemble and the Newport Historical Society, space limited, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fly-Tying Workshop Novices and experienced fly-tiers learn to make their own freshwater flies, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Climate Change Talk Learn about climate change, global warming, and the effects of deep-sea drilling, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Godspell’ Salve Regina University presents “Godspell,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., April 6-7, 8 p.m.; April 8, 2 and 8 p.m.; April 9, 2 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/casinotheatre.

Friday

April 7

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Godspell’ 8 p.m. See April 6.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

April 8

Local Food Summit “Growing our own Solutions,” by the Aquidneck Community Table, Salve’s O’Hare Academic Bldg., Shepard Ave., 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., $15 suggested donation, eventbrite.com.

Newport String Project Quartets perform at the winter growers’ market, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Make Electric Artwork Learn how to make electrified Claymation characters with the R.I. Museum of Science and Art, 75 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Floral Easter Egg Topiary Workshop Attend a hands-on floral design workshop and craft an oversized floral Easter egg, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., $30, space limited, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 create with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tours Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, noon and 1 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Fort Adams Shoreline Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up the Fort Adams shoreline, coffee provided, bring a mug, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

‘Godspell’ 2 and 8 p.m. See April 6.

Meet the Author British foreign correspondent John de St. Jorre discusses his book, “Darling Baby Mine: A Son’s Extraordinary Search for His Mother,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Crafts Children ages 5-12 make a variety of library-themed crafts, decorate your own book bag, bookmark or library card holder, while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie Time See “Hercules” (2014), starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, snacks and drinks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Rough Point Self-Guided Tour Explore the house, gallery and gardens at your own pace, guides on hand, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., adults $10, children 10-and-under free, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Newport String Project Enjoy music by the Newport String Project, Greenvale Vineyards, 582

Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 7-8 p.m., 401-847-3777, newportstringproject.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Spring Surprise,” a 90-minute whodunit, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Oldies Night Fundraiser Come as you are or wear your favorite outfit from your favorite decade to support the John O. Pastore Scholarship, DJ, dancing, refreshments and a raffle, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., tickets $20, call 401- 849-7078.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 7.

Sunday

April 9

Garden Tips and Soil Testing Bring a soil sample for testing by URI master gardeners and get gardening tips, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sundays through Oct. 31, weather dependent, 401-874- 2900,uri.edu/mastergardener.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Seal-Watching Tour Noon and 1 p.m. See April 8.

‘Godspell’ 2 p.m. See April 6.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution,” with author Robert Geake, Paradise School, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., 2 p.m., donations appreciated, .middletownhistory.org.

French Salon Musicale Pianist Virginia Eskin performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., members $5, nonmembers $10, call 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve your seat.

Concert Doug James and Willie Laws, Jr., perform music on the guitar, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Monday

April 10

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $10-$20, space limited, 401-841- 8770 for reservations, newporthistorytours.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction and assistance, drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2:30-4:30 p.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

On-The-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a seasonal craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Small Business Presentation Learn about small business resources, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 5:30-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Michael F. Crowley Lecture “Manhattan’s Irish Immigrant Neighborhoods: From the Famine to the Movie Classic, “On the Waterfront,” lecture and reception, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., museum members, $5; nonmembers, $20 donation applied to a 1-year individual membership, reserve at 401-841-5493 or tpm1@earthlink.net.

Tuesday

April 11

Coloring Club An adult activity, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Matinee Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Young Minds in Motion Children ages 8-12 design and build, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons 12 years and up check out the lab and work independently

on their projects, staff answer questions, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Fun Teens check out the new and improved young adult area and enjoy pizza and gaming, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Wednesday

April 12

Computer Workshop Learn Google drive basics, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “Paper Wishes,” by Lois Sepahban, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Rhode Island U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse discusses his new book, “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. talk, seating limited, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x112 or redwoodlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series “Flooding and Sea Rise on our Backyards: The Next Resiliency Steps for Newport and Rhode Island,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7-8:30 p.m., $10 suggested donation, space limited, register, 401-847-4260 or email megan.seamens@gmail.com.

Thursday

April 13

Planning for Business Continuity Learn how to build economic resilience into your business model, space limited, priority for Aquidneck Island business owners, managers and Newport Chamber members, continental breakfast provided, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m.-noon, $10- $15, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Lecture Learn about gentlemen’s farms on Aquidneck Island, Green Animals

Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., Preservation Society members free, nonmembers $10, space limited, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See April 6.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about an artist and make a creation in that style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See April 6.

Business After Hours Newport Chamber members and nonmembers enjoy networking and refreshments, Lorusso’s Café, 580 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., $5-$10, register, newportchamber.com.

‘Art After Dark’ Exhibiting artists talk art-making, film (seating limited, preregister) and more, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., free or by donation, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser “Art Heals,” East Bay Met School student art show and silent auction to benefit Planned Parenthood, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6 p.m., free entry, donations welcome.

Fashion Show Fundraiser “A Night to Remember” is a community wide fundraiser for the Rogers High School prom fund, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Court Ave., 6-8:30 p.m., $25-$45, reserve, anighttoremember.com.

Paddle Safe Paddle craft safety workshop, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Author Talk Local author and Olympian sailor Carol Newman Cronin gives a sneak peak of the first chapter of her book, “Island Shell Game,” an imaginary island near Beavertail, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

April 14

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 7.

Leading Ladies Film Series “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 4-5 p.m. See April 8.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 7.

Saturday

April 15

Newport Daffodil Days Festival Begins The festival includes more than 20 events, family fun and store deals, through April 23, newportdaffydays.com.

Newport Rhode Races The races start at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd.: marathon, 7:30 a.m.; half-marathon, 8 a.m.; 5k, 8:15 a.m.; registration ends April 11, newportdaffydays.com.

3-D Printing This 3-D printing session includes demo, design and sample fabrication, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-847-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 8.

Newport History Tour “Creative Survival: 18th and 19th Century African Community in Newport,” tour concludes in the country’s oldest intact African- American graveyard, “God’s Little Acre,” Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-noon, $5-$20, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See April 8.

Beach Clean-Up At this Clean Ocean Access event, remove debris at Corys Lane, Portsmouth, clean-up supplies and hot coffee provided, bring a reusable mug, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Common Burying Ground Visit Members of the Newport’s Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission answer questions and provide general guidance and will debut a self-guided tour of the grounds highlighting more than a dozen notable people or stones, Warner and Farewell streets, noon, sensible shoes recommended as ground is uneven.

Newport Daffodil Days Opening Ceremonies Festivities include firing of muskets, live music, conga line and other entertainment, Bowen’s and Bannisters wharves, 1-2 p.m., newportdaffydays.com.

Daffy Doggies on Parade Dress your dog in daffy attire and join the parade from Black Dog, Bannisters Wharf, 2 p.m., to Queen Anne Square, awards and prize ceremony, newportdaffydays.com.

Rough Point Self-Guided Tour 3 p.m. See April 8.

Seal-Watching Tour 3-4 and 4-5 p.m. See April 8.

‘Art Behind the Scenes’ Event Featured are metal artworks by Timothy Michael Hetland, 1015 Aquidneck Ave., Shop E (industrial park behind Chelsea’s Restaurant, last shop), 6 p.m., $10-$12, space limited, RSVP, newportarts.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See April 8.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 7.

Sunday

April 16

Garden Tips and Soil Testing 9:30 a.m. See April 9.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 9.

Dabble and Doodle the Daffys Stroll the Cliff Walk and capture the beauty of over 50,000 daffodils, materials provided for “budding” artists to create their own masterpiece to take home, 1-3 p.m., newportdaffydays.com.

‘Tour de Jonquilles’ Bike Ride Decorate your bike, don your yellow jersey and join other riders at Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., for an easy 3-mile ride to view beds of daffodils throughout Newport, ending at Ballard Park, Hazard Road, where 18,000 daffodils are in bloom, 2-3:30 p.m., newportdaffydays.com.

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