2017-06-01 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 1

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-847- 8720, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Baby Time Play Group Children up to age 2 can drop in for board games, books, music and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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- 8467-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

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

Saturday

June 3

Sail Newport Regatta The Sail Newport Youth Challenge, June 3-4, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.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.

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

Chanting Event Newport Community Chanting Group presents sound therapist Rosie Warburton, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0675.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 1.

STEAM Play Day LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.org.

Peruvian Polo Dinner Enjoy a Peruvian buffet with the polo teams, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, price does not include polo match, 6:30 p.m., $29, must present ticket at buffet, while supplies last, reserve, 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 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 Food, wine, live music and silent auction, Edgehill, 6-8 p.m., $125, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

‘Hope and Gratitude’ Poetry Reading Eight local authors read from their works, Portsmouth Arts Guild gallery, 2679 East Main Road, 7-9 p.m., 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Mystery at the Museum “Vicious Victorians,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See June 2.

Sunday

June 4

Heart and Sole 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, 11 a.m. walk, rain or shine, 401-846-0592, potterleague.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial Age to Gilded Age, 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.

Pollination Program Lecture on pollination and walking tour, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 11 a.m.- noon, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

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. recommended for ages 9-12; children must be supervised 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.

Monday

June 5

Preschool Story Time Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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.

Family Story Time Stories, songs, games and rhymes, best for ages 2-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

On-The-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 make a seasonal craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Tuesday

June 6

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

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 1.

Matinee at the Library Watch “Loving” (PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Young Adult Gaming Play video games in the Young Adult section, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Yes! Dance! All are welcome to enjoy the power of movement, creativity and expression, no experience necessary, St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., 401-846-0966.

Empower Book Club The selection is “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose,” by Eckhart Tolle, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

June 7

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 4.

Jamestown Story Times Open to children up to age 2 with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m.; children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Amphibians and Reptiles Program Children ages 6-12 learn about amphibians and reptiles and see if there are any around the vernal pond, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop A hands-on workshop covering the basics of Microsoft Word, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 tinker, experiment and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Author Talk Joan Juliet Buck discusses her new memoir, “The Price of Illusion,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls vs. New Bedford, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., general admission $1-$5, 401-845-6832, newportgulls.com.

Thursday

June 8

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 1.

World Oceans Day Event This Clean Ocean Access includes heavy hor d’oeuvres, live music and cash bar, preceded by a 4 p.m. beach clean-up, Easton’s Beach Rotunda ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4-9 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Art After Dark Enjoy the opening reception for the summer exhibitions, then stroll the galleries, cash bar and light refreshments, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., members free, suggested $10 donation for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Friday

June 9

Baby Time Play Group 10 a.m. See June 2.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 2.

Leading Ladies Film Series Watch “The Lady in the Van” (2015), starring Maggie Smith, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport vs. Upper Valley Nighthawks, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., general admission $1-$5, 401-845-6832, newportgulls.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See June 2.

Saturday

June 10

Newport County and Hospitality Days Residents of Newport County and employees of the hospitality industry enjoy free entrance

to Newport Preservation Society mansions, must show ID or proof of hospitality industry employment, June 10-12, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Yard, Craft and Art Sale A Portsmouth Arts Guild event, 2679 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

SVF Foundation Visitors’ Day Learn about heritage breed livestock and enjoy fun activities, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-848-7229, svffoundation.org.

Second Saturday at the Museum Try mind-bending to create artwork with China Blue, an award-winning international artist, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free for members and children under 5, free for nonmembers with the price of admission, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Artisans by the Bay Event Craft, garden and botanical show, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ladedart@gmail.com.

Stage Performance Children ages 6-12 watch “Save Me a Seat,” by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan, performed on stage, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 1.

Meet the Author Nora Hall shares the expanded second edition of her book, “Survive Your Husband’s Retirement,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Swanhurst Chorus Performance Swanhurst Chorus performs a variety of English music, United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $15, 401-324-9820, swanhurst.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See June 2.

Sunday

June 11

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birdwatchers join experts to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport County and Hospitality Days See June 10.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 4.

Witherbee School Opens This one-room schoolhouse opens to the public, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

Elliot’s Ride Elliot’s Ride for Health and Wellness is a free bicycle event for every age and skill, Brenton Point State Park, 2-5 p.m., register, 401- 619-4900, elliotsride.org.

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