2017-05-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 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 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.

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 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.

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

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Performance by Newport Children’s Theatre, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., May 19, 7 p.m.; May 20, 2 and 7 p.m.; and May 21, 2 p.m., $6-$15, 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.

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

Saturday

May 20

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival See May 19.

Cars and Coffee at the Elms Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum for a cars and coffee event, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., event is free but participants and spectators must register, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

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

Newport Art Museum Exhibit Opening Watercolors by Peter Hussey, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., shown through Aug. 6, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.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, 401-849-2799, register, eventbrite.com.

New England Watercolor Society Exhibit Opening New England Water Society juried exhibition, Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Ave., shown through July 9, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

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.

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

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert The Heifetz International Music Institute offers a concert of classical music, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $15-$35, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartscenter.org.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ 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.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See May 19.

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, $30 in advance, $35 day of, $10 children 3-12, sign up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival See May 19.

‘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, reservations recommended, 401-847- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ 2 p.m. See May 19.

Brahms Music Discussion Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra, leads a discussion on Brahms’ “A German Requiem,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Monday

May 22

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 A one-on-one appointment to help with 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 make buttons with the library’s button maker, age limit strictly enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Drop-in crafting, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1587, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Discuss mystery books, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 7-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

May 23

Coloring Club An adult activity, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1587, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Book Discussion Group Bring a salad or sandwich and discuss books, drinks provided, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Springtime Exploration Children ages 5-12 explore the landscape, see cows, sheep and a demonstration with a Border collie, spin a wool bracelet to take home, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-3:30 p.m., $10- $15, free for one parent per child, advance registration required, no registration day of, no strollers or backpack carriers admitted in the house museums, education@historicnewengland.org.

Tuesday Matinee Watch “Silence” (R), with Liam Neeson, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Drop-in to work on computer skills, bring your devices or use the library’s laptops, tutorial and staff help, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2568 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Movie at the Library Watch “Lion” (PG-13), Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7 p.m., 401-846-1587, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Arts and Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting This meeting is open to all, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6 p.m., $10 suggested donation, reserve, newportarts.org.

Wednesday

May 24

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

‘Lunch and Learn’ Seminar Bring your lunch to “Podcasting 101,” Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401- 847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Children’s Book Club Children in grades 1-2 discuss “Mercy Watson to the Rescue,” by Kate DiCamillo, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-3:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Hop aboard a Viking trolley, see what is new at ALT, refreshments at Sweet Berry Farm, departs promptly at 5 p.m. from the ALT office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., and returns no later than 7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

‘Reading Across Rhode Island’ Talk Nick Horton, who works in Rhode Island in the field of prison reform and prisoner re-entry, gives a talk, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rose Island Wine Tasting and Auction Sample more than 20 wines, live and silent auctions, Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd. W., 6-9 p.m., $55-$65, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Chamber Music Performance Enjoy chamber music by the Newport String Project, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., house opens at 6:30 p.m., concert 7-8 p.m., $25, advance registration recommended, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.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.

Thursday

May 25

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.

Topiary Talk A horticulturist talks about the design and structure of a topiary, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 5-6:30 p.m., $10-$12, advanced registration required, newportarts.org.

Exhibit Opening Reception The Conanicut Island Art Association presents “Spring It On,” featuring images of spring in Rhode Island, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through June 8, artinjamestown.org.

Dinner and a Movie for Teens Teens watch “Jaws,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Introduction to Zentangle Adults ages 18 and up learn the basics of Zentangle and make a Zentangle tile, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., waiting list, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

May 26

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 19.

Wendy’s Workshop Make wooden spoon garden plant markers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., must be 13 to attend, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Leading Ladies Film Series Watch “Crazy Stupid Love” (2006), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 40-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Projecting Change on Bridge Street’ Event At this community open house, RISD interior architecture students share their design interventions for protecting Newport’s architectural heritage, 74 Bridge St., 5:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-837-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Opening Reception “Imagine Gold,” Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., shown through June 25, 401-293- 5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Fundraiser A murder mystery night fundraiser, dress code 1930s formal, wine and hors d’oeuvres, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 8 p.m., $100, advance reservations only, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 19.

Saturday

May 27

Point Association Plant Sale Sale of plants, garden artifacts and tools to benefit the Point Beautification Fund, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 8 a.m.-noon.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See May 20.

Newport Art Museum Exhibition Opening “Forget Me Not,” by Caleb Cole, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave, through July 30, 401-847- 8720, newportartmuseum.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Mikhail Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-noon, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 20.

Colonial Stone Carvers Walking Tour The focus is the carvers and the art of stone carving, Common Burying Ground, meet at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5-$20, reservations recommended, 401-847- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Opens Visit the site of the third-oldest lighthouse in North America, Beavertail Lighthouse, Beavertail Road, Jamestown, noon-3 p.m., beavertaillight.org.

Newport Polo Season Begins A 6-chukker match to benefit the Newport Rotary Club and area nonprofits, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12 adults, kids free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Sunday

May 28

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 21.

Newport String Project Performance Enjoy chamber music, Newport Art Museum’s Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., $10-$25, tickets include admission to the museum, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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