2017-05-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 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.

Ribbon Cutting The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at the new location of Our Beach House, 1272 West Main Road, Middletown, 4-6 p.m., beachhousenewport.com.

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 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.

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 See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Youth in Chicago 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.

‘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.

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

Saturday

May 13

Newport Plant Sale - Canceled Due to possible inclement weather the Newport in Bloom plant sale at the Elks Club has been canceled.

Historic Cemetery Workshop “Stones that Speak: The Portsmouth Cemetery,” a workshop at the cemetery on the corner of Dexter Street and Turnpike Avenue, Portsmouth, 11 a.m.-noon, rain date May 14, 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, free for members and children 5 and under, 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, call for more information, 401-846-1573, 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., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847-8770, 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.

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 Explore the house, galleries and gardens at your own pace, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., $10, children 12 and under free, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Shipwrecked Party Sail Newport's annual fundraiser, cocktails, costume prizes, dancing, Hood Sailmakers, Middletown, 7 p.m.-midnight, prices vary, shuttle offered, reservations required, 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 at La Forge Casino

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.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 12.

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 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., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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., members $8 ($4 for moms), nonmembers $10 ($5 for moms), 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.

Monday

May 15

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., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Tween Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a T-shirt if you’d like to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., space limited, first-come, first-served, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafting A 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.

Crafting with Recycled Books Teens give new life to books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., materials and snacks provided, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

May 16

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

Matinee at the Library Watch “The Eagle Huntress” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Learn computer skills, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Illustrated Lecture “From Trustees’ Gardens to Your Backyard: Lessons from a Seasoned Gardener,” Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 6-7:30 p.m., advanced reservations recommended, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Third Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters Most in the End,” by Atul Gawande, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

May 17

Farmers’ Market Opens Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 25, Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.

Botany Program Children ages 6-12 hike and learn how to identify different plants, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop Hands-on workshop about the Internet, Newport Public Library,

300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Book Club Teens discuss “Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon,” by Steve Sheinkin and “The Green Glass Sea,” by Ellen Klages, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Activities include a special garden tour and gallery talk, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, children 12 and under free, reserve, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon An analysis of the state of America’s war on terror, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. talk, free for members, $10 nonmembers, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Film Watch and discuss “Don’t Tell Anyone/No Le Digas A Nadie,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting Works presented by Newport Photo Guild members Carol Chabot and Howard Rotblat-Walker, discussion about plans for the guild for next year, Newport Art Museum’s Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Memorial Blvd., 6:30 p.m., open to the public, newportphotoguild.org.

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

Thursday

May 18

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe,” by Dawn Tripp, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See May 11.

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

Feeding Frenzy at the Museum Learn about and help feed animals from around Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay aquarium, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324- 6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See May 11.

Eating Organic on a Budget Learn ways to eat organic on a budget, and about preserving, Newport Public Library, 30 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution,” by Nathaniel Philbrick, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Transcendental Meditation Program Introduction to transcendental meditation, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Playhouse Production Begins “Lunch with Mrs. Baskin,” through June 29, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Readers’ Theater Presentation Enjoy a Readers’ Theater presentation of “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Film Screening Watch “Robert Shaw, Man of Many Voices,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

May 19

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 12.

Watercolor Demonstration A drop-in watercolor technique demonstration, Newport Art Museum’s Ilgenlfritz gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., free with museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation “Fiddler on the Roof,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., May 19, 7 p.m.; May 20, 2 and 7 p.m.; May 21, 2 p.m., newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival Opening night benefit party, oyster tasting, shucking contest, live music, learn about aquaculture, Bowen’s Wharf, through May 21, bowenswharf.com.

Newport Navy Choristers Performance “Proudly We Sing” benefits the Edward King House, St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $8-$10, 401-846-7426.

Saturday

May 20

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival See May 19.

Stone Wall Workshop Learn about traditional stone wall construction and repair, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, $40, reserve, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Opens Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Herb Walk An herbalist identifies and teaches about edible and medicinal herbs, Spruce Acres Farm, 1286 East Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, register, eventbrite.com.

Road to Independence and the Colony House Walking Tour Visit the Colony House and learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St.,

11 a.m.-noon, $5-$20, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Book-Signing “Rhode Island Shipwrecks,” by Charlotte Taylor, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Meet the Author Paul Fuhrman discusses his novel, “The Downeaster: Deadly Voyage,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation 2 and 7 p.m. See May 19.

Mushroom Hike Join expert mushroom hunters for a guided hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 2-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

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.

Sunday

May 21

Birds and Breakfast Guided hikes every half hour from 7:30-11 a.m.; breakfast seatings at 8, 9 and 10 a.m.; live hawk presentation and nature crafts, prices vary, sign up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival See May 19.

Middletown Historical Society Lecture “Closing in on the Endeavor Bark”

is about Capt. Cook’s adventures, his connection to Newport, and the ship’s remains found in Newport Harbor, Paradise School, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., 401-849-1870, donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Presentation 2 p.m. See May 19.

International Film Screening Watch “Dhanak/Rainbow” (2015), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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