2017-05-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

May 4

Eight Bells Lecture “Cassandra in Oz: Counterinsurgency and Future War,” by Conrad Crane, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841- 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 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.

Teens Cook Teens make guacamole and salsa, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Film “Rogue One,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport History Program Chocolate in the Colonial Period, Newport Historical Society Research Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fiddle Concert Members of the Newport String Project perform a fiddle concert, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 7-8 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Friday

May 5

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

Art Exhibit Opening Spring exhibition features new American art by emerging and established artists, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, 6-8 p.m., 401-619-2701, newportcontemporaryart.com.

Community Conversation Community conversation with Sen. Jack Reed, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Saturday

May 6

Architectural Symposium “The Architecture of Newport’s Sporting Life,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., prices vary, register, 401-619-4684, tennisfame.com.

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show The theme of the show is a celebration of the outstanding “pioneer” women of Portsmouth, Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, May 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free and open to all, 401-683-3021.

'Embracing the Cure' Craft Fair Nearly three dozen vendors, St. Lucy's Parish Hall, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by the "Embracing the Cure" Relay for Life team, 401-855-0885.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., space limited, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport.

Cinderella Story Time Workshop A reading of a Cinderella story book, an interactive group dance, and a small craft, presented by the Festival Ballet Providence, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register

number of children attending, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Looking Upwards Event Looking Upwards musicians present a music production, includes refreshments and a community kindness project for all ages, Boys and Girls Club, 1 York St., 1 p.m., 401-847-0960, lookingupwards.org.

Meet the Author Local author Jack Murphy discusses his first novel, “Middletown Murders,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Concert Enjoy an a cappella concert, Salve’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 401-341-2295, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

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 12-and-under free, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception View works by Blackstone Valley artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through May 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Rhody Squash Fundraiser “Derby Day” party and silent auction, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., $45, facebook.com/rhodysquash.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception View works by Mark Carvalho, John Irwin and Sandy Webb, De- Blois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through May 28, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Jessica Hagen Gallery Opening Opening reception of new works by gallery artists, Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835-7682.

Choral Concert The Jamestown Community Concert Presents “Songs Americans Sing,” Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, May 6, 4 p.m.; May 7, 3 p.m., $12-$15, tickets can be reserved by calling 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Vicious Victorians,” 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 May 5.

Star Gazing Look at the sky through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 8:30-10 p.m., rain date May 7, suggested donation $5, or $15 per group/family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Sunday

May 7

Ballard Bird Walk Guided walk to view late migrant and breeding birds, Ballard Park, Wickham Road entrance (across from Rogers High School), $5 suggested donation, 8-9 a.m., 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show 10 a.m. See May 6.

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., space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

National Police Parade More than 4,000 law enforcement participants commemorate National Police Week, noon, units will march down Broadway from Middletown line to Newport Police Station, policeparade.org.

Newport Gulls Exhibit Opens “Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls,” by Jason Evans, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., through Sept. 10, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Water Initiative Program Landscaping with native plants, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Choral Concert 3 p.m. See May 6.

Monday

May 8

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Technology Help Get help with your tech issues, 3:30-4:30 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenian library.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, newport libraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts A drop-in craft hour, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

3-D Scanning for Teens Teens learn about 3-D scanning, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

May 9

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

Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Sellout,” by Paul Beatty, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Patriots’ Day,” with Mark Wahlberg, an R rated film, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North

Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenian library.org.

Tech Help Bring your own devices or use the library’s laptop to learn computer skills, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Becoming Bond,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. pre-party, 7 p.m. film, followed by Q & A with the filmmaker, $45, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Wednesday

May 10

Computer Workshop Learn some computer basics in this hands-on workshop, 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 “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” by Kelly Barnhill, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rough Point Self-Guided Tour 3 p.m. See May 6.

Newport Chamber Event Network with area professionals, light fare provided, Caleb and Broad, 162 Broadway, 5-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Lee Dipietro discusses her book, “Against the Wind: An Ironwoman’s Race for Her Family’s Survival,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception, 6 p.m. salon, free for members, $10 nonmembers, reservations recommended, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Container Gardening 101 Get tips and creative ideas for successful container gardening, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady,” by Susan Quinn, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenian library.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, newport libraryri.org.

Lecture “Celebrating Thirty Years of Shooting on and over Narragansett Bay,” by Onne van der Wal, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260 or email seamensnewport@gmail.com.

Full Moon Bike Ride Bike ride through Newport, Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, 8:15 p.m., 401-619-4900, bikenewportri.org.

Thursday

May 11

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers enjoy a nature story and walk, indoor program

in inclement weather, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-1:45 p.m., $5 includes 1 child and 1 parent, $2 per additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See May 4.

Art After Dark Enjoy live music, an exhibit, art making, and an artist talk, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., members free, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See May 4.

Afghanistan Talk “Afghanistan 2017-2020: A Perspective,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

May 12

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 5.

Leading Ladies Film Series “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), starring Anne Hathaway, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

"Embrace the Cure' Bingo Bingo night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Fenner Hall, 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m., $10, 401-855-0885.

Lecture “Crossing Parish Boundaries: Race, Sports and Catholic Youth in Mid-Twentieth Century Chicago,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 5.

Saturday

May 13

Newport Plant Sale All proceeds go towards beautification efforts in the City of Newport, Elks Club, 141 Pelham St., 9 a.m.-noon, newportinbloom.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Event Lecture on documenting and preserving historic cemeteries and trip to one of them in Portsmouth, portsmouthhistorical.org.

‘Second Saturdays’ Program See an exhibit, make a teapot, tea cup and saucer (for decoration purposes) and have a pint-sized tea party, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free with the price of museum admission, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Green Animals Plant Sale Plants and vintage garden items for sale, garden experts give tips, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

3-D Printing Learn demo, design and sample fabrication, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10

a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 6.

Sheep-Shearing Watch the flock being shorn and visit with baby lambs, hike around fields and pastures along Narragansett Bay, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine, free for Historic New England members, $10 per car nonmembers, cash preferred, no dogs, 401-423-0005 x3.

Children’s Play Children ages 4 and up enjoy “Red and Mysterious,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-2:15 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Rough Point Self-Guided Tour 3 p.m. See May 6.

Sail Newport Fundraiser Cocktails, costume prizes, dancing, Hood Sailmakers Loft, 23 Johnny Cake Hill Road, Middletown, 7 p.m.-midnight, prices vary, 401- 846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Island Moving Company Event Contemporary ballet, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m. performance only, $25; ticket combinations that include cocktails and dinner must be purchased in advance, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Common Fence Music Mark Erelli performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

May 14

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

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 7.

Spring Plant Walk Join a naturalist on a walk along the trails, recommended for ages 6 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3 p.m., $4-$10, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Mother’s Day Jam Session Live entertainment by Mike Rollins & Co. and light buffet, Pyramid Club, 31-32 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4-8 p.m., $5 donation, 401- 847-4308.

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