2017-04-20 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

April 20

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

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

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, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., $17-$22, register, savebay.org/ seals.

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.

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 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.

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 “Owls of Rhode Island,” 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., register, 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 Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Pell Center Lecture “Unconditional Surrender: The Failure of Peace Negotiations in the American Civil War,” Pell Center, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Bldg., Ochre Point and Shepard Aves., 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 An outdoor Screening of “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 20.

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.

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.

Seal-Watching Tours 10 and 11 a.m. See April 20.

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.

Kids’ Tree Walk and Bucket Truck Event Children enjoy a tree-climbing demo, bucket truck photos, a tree walk and giveaways, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 1-2:30 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.

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.

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

Saturday

April 22

Newport Daffodil Days Festival See April 20.

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

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.

Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-5 p.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 Boat departs 10 a.m. from Fort Adams Park (parking in lot across from Sail to Prevail), 3:30 p.m. return, bring a lunch, registration required, 401-286-1209, 401-847- 4242, roseisland.org.

Seal-Watching Tours 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. See April 20.

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.

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 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 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.

Meet the Author David Stookey discusses his book, “Climate-Proof Your Personal Finances,” 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.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium 5 p.m. See April 20.

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.

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.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See April 21.

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.

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

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., $8-$10, register, 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, 10 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.

Library Book Sale 1-4 p.m. See April 21.

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.

Monday

April 24

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Library Book Sale 12:30-7 p.m. See April 21.

Tech for Teens Teens learn to create 3-D projects from the ground up, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2:15 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction and assistance, drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Tween Time Children ages 8-12 learn how to make duct tape wallets, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafting Drop-in 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 p.m. See April 22.

Monday Night Mysteries Mystery book discussion, new-comers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Documentary View “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” followed by discussion, Salve Regina University’s O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point and Shephard Aves., 7-9 p.m., register, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Tuesday

April 25

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See April 21.

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 Matinee at the Library Watch “Fences” (2016), starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, 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, build and experiment, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Retirement Planning Program Learn how to become a more educated investor, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Teens discuss “Flush,” by Carl Hiaasen, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Patrons ages 12 and up have independent work time to check out the Maker Lab and work on projects, staff on-hand to answer questions and trouble-shoot, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Public Speaking Workshop Learn techniques to more effective public speaking, no one is expected to speak at this workshop, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Reach Out for Youth Breakfast The Newport County Special Olympics Team is honored, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd, Middletown, 7:30 a.m., free and open to all, RSVP to Sara Meirowitz at 401-847-9200 x109 or saram@newportymca.org.

Wednesday

April 26

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See April 21.

Life of the Mind Salon “Beyond Gilded: Alva Vanderbilt and Her Age,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. salon, free for members, $10 nonmembers, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation Annual Meeting Guest Speaker is Lynne Heinzmann, author of “Frozen

Voices,” the story of the maritime disaster of the passenger steamship Larchmont in Block Island Sound, all are welcome, Newport Yacht Club, 110 Long Wharf, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

‘Great Decisions’ Presentation “Responding to Chinese Seapower,” Ramada/Portofino Conference Center, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 6 p.m. mingle, 6:30 p.m. talk, Q & A follows, Merrilee Zellner, 401-841-1800, newportciv.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.

College Financing Seminar Learn about scholarships, grants and student loans, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Thursday

April 27

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers join educators for nature stories and a walk, indoor program in case of rain, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 for one adult and one child, $2 per additional child per parent, 401-846-2577, register, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See April 20.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See April 20.

Dinner and a Movie for Teens Teens enjoy “Guardians of the Galaxy” and pizza, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘A Beautiful View’ Art Auction All proceeds of this art auction benefit Aquidneck Land Trust’s Merritt Neighborhood Fund and Clean Ocean Access, the Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7:30 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Student Choreography Showcase Salve students perform, Salve’s Megley Theatre, $5 general admission, April 27-28, 8 p.m.; April 29, 2 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/ casino-theatre.

Friday

April 28

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 21.

Newport Chamber Seminar “All Things Digital,” bring a lunch, Spire Space, 82 Valley Road, Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Student Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See April 27.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 21.

Saturday

April 29

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Jump Roping 9 a.m. See April 22.

‘Cars and Coffee’ Event Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum for this get-together, bring your own car to show off or admire those that are on display, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., free, registration required, even if you do not bring a car, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

1880 Census Workshop Seeking area residents who had an ancestor living in Newport at time of the 1880 Census to share their stories, all are welcome, Salve’s McKillop Library, Computer Labs, basement level, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., RSVP 401- 841-5493 or newportirishhistory@gmail.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 22.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See April 22.

Student Choreography Showcase 2 p.m. See April 27.

Seal-Watching Tour 2 and 3 p.m. See April 20.

Movie and a Craft Children ages 6-12 enjoy “The Lorax” and make a Lorax craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Star Kids Gala Food, music and dancing to benefit Star Kids, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 7-11 p.m., $175 tickets, starkidsprogram.org.

Band Concert The Newport Community Symphonic Band performs, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $8 general admission, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casinotheatre.

Mystery in the Museum 7 p.m. See April 22.

Common Fence Music Lucy Kaplansky performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $28 in advance, $31 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See April 21.

Sunday

April 30

Guided Bird Walk Birding masters and beginners bring binoculars and join experts to prowl bird-watching areas, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Garden Tips and Soil Testing 10 a.m. See April 23.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 23.

Amphibians Program Learn about amphibians and take a naturalist-guided hike looking for them, some rocky terrain makes this an intermediate difficulty level hike, for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3:30 p.m., rain date May 7, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Table Decoration Program Make fairy lights for your spring table, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Choral Concert Enjoy a choral concert, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., $8 general admission, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casinotheatre.

Seal-Watching Tour 3 and 4 p.m. See April 20.

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