2017-06-08 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 8

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, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.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.

World Oceans Day Event This Clean Ocean Access event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and cash bar, preceded by a 4 p.m. beach clean-up, Easton’s Beach Rotunda ballroom, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-9 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 Children up to age 2 can drop in for board 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- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

'Clarence Darrow' A one-man play of famed "Clarence Darrow," Edward King House, 35 King St., 2:30 p.m. $10 general admission, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

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

Saturday

June 10

Newport County Free Days at Rough Point Residents of Newport County with ID enjoy a free tour of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-

5 p.m., through June 11, 401-849- 7300, newportrestoration.org.

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.

'Clarence Darrow' 2:30 p.m. see June 9.

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.

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.

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 8.

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.

Chowder Cook-Off Enjoy endless samples of chowder, live entertainment, activities. Fort Adams, noon-6 p.m., prices vary, 800-745-3000 or newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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.

Newport Polo Series Clarke Cooke Cup, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.org.

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

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 9.

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 Free Days at Rough Point 9:30 a.m. See June 10.

Newport County and Hospitality Days See June 10.

‘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.

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.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Ave., Sundays, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Middletown Historical Society Museum Opens This former one-room schoolhouse offers an exhibit of Middletown’s founding families, other items highlight contributions made by our ancestors, Prospect Ave., Sundays, 2-4 p.m., donations welcome, 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.

'Clarence Darrow' 2:30 p.m. see June 9.

Monday

June 12

Newport County and Hospitality Days See June 10.

Preschool Story Time Children 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- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Tuesday

June 13

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 Book Club Discuss Irish writer Kevin Barry’s novel, “Beatlebone,” newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Matinee at the Library Watch “The Confirmation” (PG- 13), with Clive Owen, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Library Movie Watch “La La Land” (PG-13), winner of 6 Academy Awards, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

June 14

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 11.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages birth-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.

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

Computer Workshop A hands-on workshop that includes advanced text formatting editing for Word, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Learn about conservation on Aquidneck Island and see ALT’s projects, trolley leaves from ALT, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5 p.m., returns no later than 7 p.m., free to members, $10 nonmembers, light refreshments provided, 401-849-2799 x18, ailt.org.

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

Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series Tonight’s lecture features Peter Bourke, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, limited seating, advanced registration required, 401-847-4260 or seamensnewport@gmail.com.

Gardening Program Learn about rain gardens, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Drinks with Designers Mingle, have a drink and be inspired by art and design in R.I., highlighted are two industry professionals who will present their work, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. guided tour, 6:30 p.m. talk, register, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat,” by Anastacia Marx de Salceto, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

June 15

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See June 8.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 8.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos,” by Dominic Smith, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Business during Hours’ Catered networking lunch, Newport Chamber members present benefits of their companies to other members and guests, Newport Chamber, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Teen Program Teens cook breakfast food for dinner and bring a book or magazine and share their thoughts on it, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., registration preferred

for purchase of ingredients, walk-ins accommodated if space allows, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Hag-Seed,” by Margaret Atwood, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

June 16

Baby Play Time Children up to age 2 with a caregiver enjoy toys, music, board books and bubbles, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Secret Garden Tour on the Point Self-guided walking tour of about 12 private gardens in Newport’s Point section, Storer Park 32 Washington St., June 16-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tickets are $25 day of and $20 in advance and are good for any or all days of the tour, 401-439-7253, secretgardentours.org.

Baby Time Play Group Babies up to age 2 enjoy board 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 10:30 a.m. See June 9.

Bloomsday Celebration This celebration of the anniversary of James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” includes actors and actresses in period costume reading excerpts from the piece accompanied by musicians, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Exhibit and Opening Reception Pop-up exhibit, “Totally Radical,” features skateboard art and photos, through June 18, with an opening reception June 16, 6-8 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

'Clarence Darrow' 7:30 p.m. see June 9.

Portsmouth Community Theater Presentation Enjoy a staged reading of four short plays by Melanie Greenhouse from her book "Read My Shorts," Common Fence Point Community Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, June 16-17, 8 p.m; June 18, 2 p.m., $10, 401-847-5148.

Improv 8 p.m. See June 9.

Saturday

June 17

NBS 5K Run/Walk and Frosty Freez Kids’ Fun Run Frosty Freez Kids’ Fun Run, 8:15 a.m., register, $5; adults run, jog or walk past views of Second and Third beaches and Norman Bird Sanctuary, 8:30 a.m.-noon, register, $30, starts at NBS, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, meet at NBS after the race for music, refreshments and awards ceremony, no dogs allowed, 401-846-2577 x17, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Rain Garden Program Learn how to make a rain garden, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:25 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Medicinal Plants Program Learn which plants can help relieve common ailments and promote well-being, and make herbal infusions, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, register, 401-423- 0005 x3. historicnewengland.org.

Secret Garden Tour on the Point 10 a.m. See June 16.

Newport History Tour “Creative Survival: 18th and 19th Century African Community in Newport,” tour concludes in the country’s oldest intact African- American graveyard, “God’s Little Acre,” Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-noon, $5-$20, space limited, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

STEAM Play Day The program features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation per adult, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org

Cloudbreak Exhibition Opening reception for East Coast surf photographer, Jonathan Clancy’s Cloudbreak series collection, 1-6 p.m., exhibit through July 1, Ragged Island Brewing Company, 200 High Point, Portsmouth, 401-318-29910.

Classical Guitar Concert Classical guitarist Mychal Gendron performs “Guitarra Latina,” music from Puerto Rico, Paraguay, Brazil and Venezuela, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Pierre Cardin: A Gala Celebration Legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin hosts a runway show highlighting his most iconic work, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 5 p.m. show, 6 p.m. reception, $250 general admission, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

'Clarence Darrow' 7:30 p.m. see June 9.

Portsmouth Community Theater Presentation 8 p.m. See June 16.

Sunday

June 18

Newport Motor Car Festival The event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Rotary Club, Portsmouth Abbey School, Cory’s Lane, 8 a.m. car registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. show, 2 p.m. awards, $15 show car registration fee, $5 requested donation from each visitor vehicle, jwhite2412@cox.net, Portsmouth-rotary.com.

Secret Garden Tour on the Point 10 a.m. See June 16.

Father’s Day Hike Learn about the history of Ballard Park and explore its trails, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Portsmouth Community Theater Presentation 2 p.m. See June 16.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens 2 p.m. See June 11.

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