2017-05-25 / Calendar

CALENDAR




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.

Jamestown LEGO Club Children build according to a theme, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

CIAA Opening Reception The Conanicut Island Art Association presents “Spring It On,” Jamestown Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 5-7 p.m., public welcome, conanicutartassociation.com.

Introduction to Zentangle Adults 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., register, waiting list, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

May 26

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.

Wendy’s Workshop Make wooden spoon garden plant markers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30-12:30 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., 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

‘Project Change on Bridge Street’ RISD architecture students share design intervention ideas, 74 Bridge St., 5:30 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., show through June 25, 401-293- 5278, portsmoutharts.org.

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

Wasted Talent Show Headliner Mike Recine from Comedy Central Half Hour, plus four other comedians, hosted by Doug Key, Studio 3 Newport, 8 p.m., $15, thewastedalentshow@gmail.com.

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

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 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 Exhibition Opening “Forget Me Not,” by Caleb Cole, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., through July 30, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847- 8770, newporthistory.org.

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.

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.

Newport Polo Rotary Charity Match 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, 401-846-0220, nptpolo.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 26.

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 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.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens Boyd’s Windmill, Paradise Valley Park, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Middletown Historical Society Museum Opens Visit the museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Newport String Project Performance Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $10-$25, tickets include admission to the museum, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Monday

May 29

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- 847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation per adult, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Tuesday

May 30

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 Watch “A Dog’s Purpose,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, Rated PG, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Drop-in to work on computer skills, bring your device or use the library’s laptop, tutorial and staff help, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Museum Membership Meeting Guest speaker: Vin Di Bona, native Rhode Islander, Emmy Award-winning producer and the George Peabody Award-winner for his work in documentary programming, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, reserve by May 26, 401-848-8200 x7277, jrodino@newportartmuseum.org.

Movie at the Library Watch “The Shallows,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, Rated PG-13, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Paper Tigers,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 film followed by conversation, suggested $5 donation, 401-649-2784, Not Rated, newportfilm.com.

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

Author Reading and Book-Signing Kate Porter reads from her new novel, “Lessons in Disguise,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Wednesday

May 31

Ballard Park Program Children ages 6-12 learn about and examine rocks, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Debate on the Legalization of Marijuana Hosted by the Redwood Library, advocates with opposing views, Jared Moffat, director of regulate Rhode Island, and Michael C. Cerullo, Jr., LMHC, a substance abuse adjunct scholar with the R.I. Center for Freedom and Prosperity, examine the issue in depth, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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

June 1

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 27.

Eight Bells Lecture “Stories from Midway - A Modelmaker’s Odyssey,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276, usnwc.edu.

Friday

June 2

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 26.

Theatrical Production “Four Legs to Stand On,” a 35-minute play followed by Q and A, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $18-$20, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Saturday

June 3

Sail Newport Regatta Sail Newport Youth Challenge, June 3-4, 401-846-1983, sail newport.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See May 27.

Gardening Program Gardening in a drought, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:20 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kite-Flying at Watson Farm Bring a kite, watch a professional kite flyer, take a self-guided tour of the farm trails, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., 401-423-0005 x3, historicnewengland.org.

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. Peru, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12 adults, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “Positive Energy,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through June 30, 401-849- 9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception The Casselman family art kites, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through June 25, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Ballard Park Fundraiser Enjoy food and wine, live music and silent auction, Edgehill, 6-8 p.m., $125, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Vicious Victorians,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See May 26.

Sunday

June 4

Heart and Soul Walk for the Animals Potter League’s 2-mile walk and celebration to benefit homeless animals, includes children’s activities, Glen Park, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. registration opens, 11 a.m. walk, rain or shine, 401-846-0592, potterleague.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 28.

First Sundays STEAM Workshops The Naval War College Museum introduces a STEAM workshop series for children, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 10-11 a.m., recommended for ages 5-8; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., recommended for ages 9-12, children must be chaperoned for the duration of the workshop, doors open 15 minutes prior to each session, usnwc.edu.

Watermedia Demonstration Walk-in watermedia technique demonstration, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Piano Four Hands’ Concert Clemens Teufel and Angela Kim play classical music on the same piano, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., $10-$15, seating limited, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Sail Newport Regatta See June 3.

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