2017-06-15 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 15

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.

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.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Last Painting of Sara De Vos,” by Dominic Smith, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 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., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through June 18, tickets are $25 day of event and $20 in advance and are good for 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 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.

NMAI Guided Tour Learn more about the original paintings on display at the National Museum of American Illustration, the Golden Age artists behind these artworks, and the architecture and history of the NMAI’s home, Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Ave., Fridays, 3-4 p.m., 401-851- 8949 x18, americanillustration.org.

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., 6:30-8 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' A one-man play of famed lawyer Clarence Darrow, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., $10 general admission, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Portsmouth Community Theater Presentation Enjoy Melanie Greenhouse’s “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 Comedy with the Bit Players, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

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.

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.

Family Affair Event Crafters and vendors, arts & crafts for kids, music, food, and more, Newport Elks Lodge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free event, rain or shine.

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. 5 p.m. See June 16.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 15.

Newport History Tour “Creative Survival: The 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.

A Celebration of African- American Culture and Diversity Newport’s first annual day of renewal, “A Celebration of African American Culture and Diversity,” is a family friendly event that includes artists, performers, guest speakers and food vendors, Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., sankofacommunityconnection.com.

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 Ave., Portsmouth, 401-318-2991.

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 iconic work, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 5 p.m. show, 6 p.m. reception, reserve, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

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

'Clarence Darrow' 7:30 p.m. see June 16.

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

Improv 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.

‘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, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

‘Clarence Darrow’ 2:30 p.m. See June 16.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Ave., Middletown, 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.

Monday

June 19

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- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Family Story Time Children drop in for 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.

ALT Golf Tournament Fundraiser National Golf Course, 324 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, noon registration and lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, followed by cocktail and awards reception, $250 per person, reserve, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

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

Tuesday

June 20

Newport Sailing Week Competitive sailing in Narragansett Bay and shoreside festivities, through June 28, newportsailingweek.com.

Coloring Club An adult activity, supplies 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 15.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “The Sense of an Ending” (PG-13) with Jim Broadbent, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Jazz Greats Program Enjoy recorded music by jazz greats on a restored Victrola and learn about the Victor Talking Machine Company, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Teen Program At “Teen Talk Back with Caleb Cole,” teens and young adults connect with exhibiting artist Caleb Cole, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Letter to My Daughter,” by Maya Angelou, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Community Drum Circle for Peace Participate in the flow of rhythmic attunements, group improvisations, songs and world-beat rhythms to generate greater peace and harmony within ourselves and the community, no experience necessary, St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., 6:45-7:45 p.m., 401-846-0966, newportdrumcircle. eventbrite.com.

Wednesday

June 21

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta An event for sailors with disabilities, through June 25, 401-846- 4470, clagettregatta.org.

Newport Sailing Week See June 20.

Newport Chamber Event Get help to discover your plan for what to do when facing challenges in your workplace and personal life, continental breakfast and snacks provided, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 18.

Habitat Hike Children ages 6-12 follow tracks and signs that animals have left behind, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Jamestown Story Times 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.

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

All Ages Children’s Book Club All of the children’s books clubs are invited to discuss their favorite books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rose Island Fundraiser Summer solstice celebration, bring a picnic, Rose Island, 5:23-8:23 p.m., $25-$30, includes transportation via Jamestown/Newport ferry, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Lecture Series at Redwood Library Three-part series called “Flashbacks to Modernism, Or Where Does Contemporary Art Come from and Where is it Going?” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception followed by lecture, $20 per lecture, $50 for a series pass, reserve, 401-847-0292, ext. 115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Photo Guild Meeting This meeting, open to the public, celebrates 30 years as a guild, learn about the guild’s outreach to the community and a Newport project led by Jan Armor for this summer, Newport Art Museum, Ilgenfritz Gallery, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m. doors open, 401-848- 8200 newportphotoguild.org.

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

Thursday

June 22

Newport Sailing Week See June 20.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 15.

Longest Day Ride Celebrate all things cycling, for all skill levels and ages, featured are four different-length arrowed courses, shirts and helmets required, 5 p.m. sign-in, 6 p.m. ride, Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., register, 401-847-5609, tenspeedspokes.com.

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta See June 21.

Jamestown LEGO Club 3 p.m. See June 15.

Teens Dinner and a Movie Teens watch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” refreshments and activities provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Chess Club All ages and skill levels are invited to join the newly-formed chess club, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road., 6-7:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Power of Song Celebration of African-American Music with Mt. Zion's annual Power of Song concert with music of protest, peace, and praise, Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 31 Van Zandt Ave., 7 p.m., free will offering, 401- 849-3569.

Friday

June 23

Newport Flower Show This French-themed show includes floral designs, horticulture exhibits and garden displays, shopping, a party, a brunch, lectures, demonstrations and children’s activities, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., through June 25, times and prices vary, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Newport Sailing Week See June 20.

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta See June 21.

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

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See June 16.

Opening Reception at the Redwood Library Opening reception of “Inspired Interlude: Newport Taste and Fashion 1920-1940,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., free and open to the public, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Summer Solstice’ Fundraiser Fort Adams fundraiser, Fort Adams State Park, 6-10 p.m., 401-841- 0707, facebook.com/fortadams.

Saturday

June 24

Newport Flower Show See June 23.

Newport Sailing Week See June 20.

C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta See June 21.

Aquidneck Growers Market 9 a.m. See June 17.

Nest Watch Learn which species of birds are breeding at NBS and how to collect information about nesting birds, recommended for ages 5 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-11 a.m., $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Redwood Book Club All are welcome to discuss Seamus Heaney’s translation of Virgil’s “Aeneid, Book VI,” Redwood Library,

50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Butterfly Count Learn about butterflies and participate in the North American Butterfly Association’s annual butterfly count, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Movie and Summer Reading Sign-Up Watch “The LEGO Batman Movie,” children can sign up for the summer reading program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:45 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

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

Sunday

June 25

Newport Flower Show See June 23.

Newport Sailing Week See June 20. C. Thomas Clagett, Jr., Memorial Clinic and Regatta See June 21.

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

Watercolor Demonstration and Presentation A walk-in watercolor technique demonstration and presentation, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., free with the price of museum admission, 401-848-8200.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens 2 p.m. See June 18.

Middletown Historical Society Museum Opens 2 p.m. See June 18.

NIMFEST Concerts Begin The Newport Independent Music Festival begins with music by Cee Cee & the Riders and the Kane Brothers, lawn seating, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

ESU Garden Party Public welcome to English Speaking Union garden party, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., 5 - 7 p.m., $45, RSVP janslee@cox.net.

'A Novel Evening' Friends gather for “A Novel Evening at the Beach,” an event to benefit the Newport Public Library, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-8:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x100, info@newportlibraryri.org.

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