2017-04-13 / Calendar

CALENDAR




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.

Easter Egg Hunt Children ages 2-5 participate in an Easter egg hunt, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., bring a basket and be on time for this quick event, 401-683-9457, register, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers join educators for nature stories and a walk, animal presentation in event of inclement weather, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., recommended for ages 1-5, $5 per 1 child and 1 parent; $2 per additional child per parent, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

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 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.

Opening Reception “Painterly,” water color, acrylic and oil paintings, Jamestown Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through May 11, conanicutartassocation.com.

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 at 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

Baby Time Play Group Children ages birth-2 drop in for board books, music and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

STEAM Story Time Children ages 3-5 learn simple science concepts through stories, songs, rhymes, activities and crafts, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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.

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 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, 4-5 p.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

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

Saturday

April 15

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.

Jump Roping Learn single rope and double Dutch jumping moves from basic to advanced, no prior experience required, for ages 8-13, Florence Gray Center gym, 1 York St., Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Mondays 4-5 p.m., 401-846-4828.

Story Fun Children ages 2-4 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a simple craft, space limited, first-come, firstserved, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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 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 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 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.

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 St., noon, sensible shoes recommended as ground is uneven.

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.

Rhode Island’s Largest Ship Graveyard URI marine archaeologist David Robinson will talk about the discovery of the state’s largest ship graveyard, with the remains of more than two dozen vessels

from the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport Public Library, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Favorite Poem Reading Share a favorite poem you have read (not one of your own poems) with the audience, and discuss what the poem means to you, presentation to be no longer than 5 minutes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401-847- 8720, register, newportlibraryri.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.

Seal-Watching Tour 3-4 and 4-5 p.m. See April 14.

Art Show Opening Reception “Timber!!!,”Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through May 15, portsmoutharts.org.

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

Improv 8 p.m. See April 14.

Sunday

April 16

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Guided Bird Walk Master birders and novices bring binoculars and join experts to prowl Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

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.

Seal-Watching Tour 3-4 and 4-5 p.m. See April 14.

Monday

April 17

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Preschool 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.

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

Biomes Center Presentation Learn about marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., register online, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org 401-423-7280.

Family Movie View Disney’s “Moana” (PG), Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:45 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tech Help Get one-on-one help with your tech issues, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30- 4:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 3-4 and 4-5 p.m. See April 14.

Tween Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D

printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a shirt if you would like to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafting Drop in for an hour of crafting, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jump Roping 4-5 p.m. See April 15.

Teens Cook Teens make ice cream, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., registration requested, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

April 18

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

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

Family Films and Workshop A selection of short animated children’s films and a hand-on animation workshop, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., children $10, parents free, registration recommended, 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Crafting Program Drop in to make a flower craft, open to all ages, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Project Chick Children ages 3-13 hear about chickens and eggs, touch a live chicken and hold live chicks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., space limited, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Play Life-Sized Board Games Children ages 4-12 drop in to play life-sized board games, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seal and Lighthouse Tour Watch seals aboard a Save the Bay vessel and tour Rose Island, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, 3-5 p.m., $5-$42, register, savebay.org/seals.

Job Fair Discover job opportunities within many industries, Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, 1 Goat Island, 4-7 p.m., free entrance with resume, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up check out

the Maker Lab and work on projects independently, staff available for questions and trouble-shooting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Paddle Craft Safety Program Learn about paddle craft safety, equipment and regulations, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Isaac’s Storm,” by Eric Larsen, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Community Drum Circle for Peace Participate in the flow of rhythmic attunements, group improvisations, songs and world-beat rhythms to generate greater peace and harmony within ourselves and the community, no experience necessary, St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., 6:30 p.m., 401- 846-0966.

Wednesday

April 19

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Meet the Chicks Program Discover and hold a rooster and chicks, open to all ages but children must be able to sit quietly and attentively for the hour, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., sign up, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 14.

Redwood Toddler Time Children ages 2-4 play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Sparky’s Puppets Children ages 4-12 enjoy “Stories and Trees!” a presentation by Sparky’s Puppets, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Children’s Nature Workshop Children ages 7-12 engage in a nature workshop with a focus on the forest, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Library Movie Teens enjoy “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Workshop Learn about Google, participants must have a Gmail account or be ready to sign up for one prior to the workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., waiting list, register, 401-847-8720,

newportlibraryri.org.

Coloring for Adults Supplies provided or bring your own, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and complete an art project on canvas to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Galaxy T-Shirts for Teens Teens use glow-in-the-dark vinyl fabric to light up their black Tshirts, materials except T-shirts provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., register, walk-ins accommodated if space is available, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Peter Andreas discusses his new book, “Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. salon, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, register, 401-847- 0295, x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Music Festival Concert Pianist Tim Carey performs, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, $35, 401-846- 1133, newportmusic.org.

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

Newport Photo Guild Meeting “Good Photographs are Made, not Taken,” Ron Rosenstock shows the post-processing of 40 photographs, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave.., 7 p.m., open to the public, newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

April 20

Newport Arboretum Week Activities and events pertaining to trees, through April 29, newportarboretumweek.org.

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 14.

Kids’ Gardening Program Children ages 5-10 are invited for a special gardening program, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Boys and Girls Club Block Party Food, music and dance, open gym, games, rock wall, 95 Church St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-6927, bgcnewport.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “A Passion for Preservation: Katherine Warren and the Shaping of Modern Newport,” by Alyssa Lozupone, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport

County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., free for Chamber members, $10 nonmembers, RSVP, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Crafting Program 1-3 p.m. See April 18.

Family Fun at the Museum Watch “Through the Woods: An Appalachian Adventure,” enjoy a music workshop and play tunes with Newport String Project musicians, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., children $10, parents free, reservations recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Teen Henna Program Teens choose henna tattoos and have them applied by a henna artist, free samples to take home are available, permission slip required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Audubon Society Presentation The Audubon Society of R.I. presents “Birds of Prey,” live animals are part of the program, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., space limited, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Painting Party Tweens enjoy a painting party, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families watch “Trolls,” light snack provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See April 13.

Pell Center Lecture “Unconditional Surrender: The Failure of Peace Negotiations in the American Civil War,” Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 6:30-8 p.m., register, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “1984,” by George Orwell, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Pell Documentary “Pell” tells the story of Senator Claiborne Pell’s fight to give every student the opportunity to get a higher education regardless of their economic background, Jamestown Arts Center, 26 North Road, 7 p.m., $10, 401-423-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Meet the Poet Meet poet David Cashman, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Outdoor Screening Watch “Seed: The Untold Story,” about seed-keepers who wage a battle against chemical seed companies, 6 p.m. venue opens for picnicking and strolling the grounds, food trucks and cash bar open; 6:30 p.m. live music; 7:45 p.m. film outdoors followed by Q & A, Bellevue House, $5 suggested donation, 401-639-2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

April 21

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Library Book Sale The sale includes books, CDs and DVDs, sold for $1, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., sale through April 26, times vary, half-price sale on April 26, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Baby Play Time Children ages birth-2 with a caregiver drop in for toys, music, board books and bubbles, Newport Public Library, 9:30-1030 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Clean Newport Harbor Join Clean Ocean Access, 11th Hour Racing, and the City of Newport for the launch of the second season of the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, Perrotti Park, 1 Long Wharf, 10-11 a.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Baby Time Play Group 10 a.m. See April 14.

Seal-Watching Tours 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. See April 14.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 14.

Mother Nature’s Tunes-n-Tales Children ages 2-6 sing, dance and play along with Mother Nature, younger and older siblings welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Tree Walk and Bucket Truck Event Children enjoy a tree-climbing demo, bucket truck photos, a tree walk and give-aways, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 1-2 p.m., newportarboretumweek.org.

Animal Program Meet turtles, snakes, lizards, some small mammals, and Wally the Alligator, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Daffodil Crafting Children ages 2-6 make a daffodil craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Science Stories Performance Children ages 5-10 hear science stories from around the world, families are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on while they enjoy the performance, program will be held indoors if it rains, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Men Who Make A Difference’ Gala Dinner, dancing and a silent auction to recognize the Women’s Resource Center’s 2017 “Men Who Make a Difference” honorees, as well as a fundraiser for the center, Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina, 1 Goat Island, 6 p.m., $150 tickets, for information or to purchase a ticket, visit wrcnbc.org or contact David McCurdy, 401-846-5243 or dmccurdy@wrcnbc.org.

First Light Night As part of Newport Arboretum Week, the first night of the lighting of the trees includes “Art of the Arbor” exhibit opening, music, cash bar and food, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 6-9:30 p.m., newportarboretumweek.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 14.

Saturday

April 22

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 15.

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Jump Roping 9 a.m. See April 15.

Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See April 21.

Quilt Show More than 100 quilts of different sizes on display plus a silent auction, Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through April 23, $8, under 12 free, quiltersbytheseari.com.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to eliminate marine debris, Marine Ave. Beach, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Rose Island Lighthouse and Beach Clean-Up Help with painting, cleaning and landscaping, 10 a.m. boat departs from Fort Adams Park (parking in lot across from Sail to Prevail), 3:30 p.m. approximate return, bring a lunch, registration required, contact Joan at 401-286-1209 or the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation at 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 11 a.m.-noon and noon-1 p.m. See April 14.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 15.

Earth Day Clean-Up and Tour Clean up trash, prune trails and remove invasive plants, 9 a.m.; tour Ballard Park, 11 a.m., rain date April 23, Hazard Road entrance, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Green Animals Walk and Presentation Look at flowers on the property, enjoy a lecture and slide show, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., Preservation Society members free, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Redwood Book Club All are welcome to discuss “The Year of Voting Dangerously: The Derangement of American Politics,” by Maureen Dowd, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Ballard Park Talk and Trails Learn about Ballard Park’s history and explore the trails, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-noon, rain date April 23, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

STEAM Play Day Children use STEAM-based educational toys and do LEGO challenges, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See April 15.

Meet the Author David Stookey discusses his book, “Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances,” lecture followed by Q & A session, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Poetry Open Mic All poets and those who would like to read or listen to poetry are welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Common Fence Concert John Gorka performs folk music, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

April 23

Newport Symposium The 3-day symposium, “Gilded Age Art, Design and Technology,” includes world-renowned speakers, tours, receptions and dinners in historic buildings, through April 26, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Nature Walk Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk in search of the freshest signs of spring, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Celebrate Trees Children ages 4-12 celebrate Earth Day and trees with the Newport Tree Society, tree walk in Aquidneck Park adjacent to the library followed by a tree story time and craft, light refreshments provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org. Genealogical Research Talk This presentation will concentrate on military, probate and pension records and where to find them, and what they might yield for genealogical research, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Redwood Lecture Learn about the scene in Paris that gave rise to Stravinsky’s “Sacre du Printemps,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Big Band Program Enjoy recorded Big Band music on a restored console Victrola, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

International Film Series Screening Adults and teens watch “The Book Thief,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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