2017-06-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

June 29

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.

‘Lost Newport’ Lecture “Lost Newport” highlights Newport’s vanished estates, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., lecture followed by reception and book signing, $10-$15, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Tween and Teen Summer Reading Program An introduction to hand sewing for tweens and teens, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

newportFILM Outdoor Screening “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story,” not suitable for children, Redwood Library lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:25 p.m. live music, 8:40 p.m. film, Q &A with producer, $5 suggested donation, 401-649- 2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

June 30

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

Pinwheel Wreath Workshop Make a pinwheel wreath, for ages

13 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Opening Reception “Dwelling on Dwellings,” Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., 401- 293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ Fundraiser Cocktails, dinner and dancing, silent auction, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6 p.m., prices vary, reserve, 401-841-0080, ohpri.org.

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

JAC Summer Soiree Benefit A benefit for the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7-10 p.m., prices vary, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Saturday

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

Redwood Library Discussion Dodie Kazanjian leads a discussion with Flora Miller Biddle and Fiona Donovan about their recently republished book, “The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-noon, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.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.

NMAI Lecture Joan Creamer discusses her work as an illustrator designing the 1966 Batmobile and her concept of what it would look like in 2020, National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., seating limited, RSVP at 401-851-8949 x18 or art@americanillustration.org.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception At “Les Petites Oeuvres en Ete” exhibit, see small works in a variety of media, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through July 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception Opening reception for “Natural Rhythms,” works by Rick Martell, Joseph Matose and Judy Volkmann, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., show through July 30, 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

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

Artists’ Ball A masked ball, cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction, masks and black tie optional, benefits Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., prices vary, tickets 401- 619-7990, museum 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

July 2

‘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.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., must be in line by 3:30 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401- 423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Save the Skate Fundraiser cook-out for new proposed skatepark, The Kings Lens, 7 Carroll Ave., 1-7 p.m.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Avenue at Paradise, 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 Avenue, Sundays, 2-4 p.m., donations welcome, middletown-history.org.

NIMFEST Concert King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Artist's Reception for “From a Private Collection: Photos by E.A. Kahane,” Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design, 9A Bridge St., 5-7 p.m., 401-835- 7682, jessicahagen.com.

Jamestown Fireworks East Ferry, facebook.com/jamestownrockethogs.

Monday

July 3

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.

Sand Art Program Celebrate the start of the summer reading program, and sign up for the program after making a sand art creation, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meats, crafts and artwork, Fort Getty pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 4, farmfresh.org.

Comedy “Laughter for Locals,” Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

July 4

Community Reading of the Declaration of Independence People of all ages participate in the public reading of the Declaration of Independence, Portsmouth Free Public Library grounds (indoors in inclement weather), 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-3272, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Washington Square Celebration Enjoy activities for the whole family, including a band concert, reading of the Declaration of Independence, blueberry pie eating contest, and screening of “1776,” 10 a.m.-noon.

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

Rose Island Barbecue Food and live music, Rose Island, 4-10:30 p.m., $80 includes boat transportation, register, 401-847- 4242, roseisland.org.

Newport Fireworks Newport Harbor, 9:15 p.m., rain date July 5, cityofnewport.com.

Portsmouth Fireworks From Escobar’s Farm, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 9:30 p.m., escobarsinn.com/4th-of-July-fireworks.

Wednesday

July 5

Puppet Workshop Children ages 5-12 hear a story told through puppets and work on a related craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Drop-In Craft Program A recycled robot project for all ages, while supplies last, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Little Makers Program Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Computer Workshop This class will cover formulas and how to transform sets of data into tables using MS Excel 2016, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Library Lecture “Keeping Time, or Refusing It: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Time,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $20 tickets, purchase tickets online or call 401- 847-0295 x115 for information, redwoodlibrary.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.

Family-Friendly Funnies Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Thursday

July 6

‘Baggage’ Opens The play “Baggage” is presented on various dates through Sept. 2,

Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Kids Cook Children ages 10 and up help a chef prepare a snack made from Rhode Island-grown food, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Art and Garden Program Children and caregivers explore the garden and create works of art that children can take home, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., $5-$10 for each child and caregiver pair, register, 401-847- 1851, newportmansions.org.

Children’s Nature Workshop A workshop best suited for children ages 6-12, younger and older siblings welcome, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date July 10, $5 per child, adults are free and encouraged to attend, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

STEM Science Lab Children drop in to create, experiment and engineer, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road., 2-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Declaration of Independence Viewing Discussion and viewing of the Portsmouth 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Road, 5-7 p.m., portsmouthhistorical.org.

Teen Idol Murder Mystery Teens kick off the summer reading program with a murder mystery, come in character or be a sleuth, dinner and refreshments provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Duck Race and Family Beach Party A fundraiser to support Middletown’s public schools, first place prize is $1,000, Third Beach, Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., $10 per duck, mecmec.org.

Children’s Night at the Beach T-Bone sings, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in the rotunda if it rains, cityofnewport.com/departments.

‘Great Houses’ Lecture Learn about the Taft Museum of Art, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. lecture, reception follows, $10-$15, advance registration required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Teen and Tween Coding Workshop Working in teams, students learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects in construction challenges, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Chess Club 6 p.m. See June 29.

‘Salute to Health’ Newport Hospital benefit, Eisenhower House, 1 Lincoln Dr., 6-9 p.m., prices vary, register, 401-845- 1619 or kelley.coen@lifespan.org.

Education Film A film on the history of education in the United States, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

newportFilm Outdoors “Chasing Coral,” St. George’s School lawn, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 7:20 p.m. live music, 8:35 p.m. film, Q & A with director and producer, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 7

Newport Music Festival Classical music at different venues, through July 23, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Tween Bird Feeder Craft Workshop Children ages 8-12 recycle containers into bird feeders and make bird treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Teen Candy Sushi Program Teens create a candy sushi dish, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., advise in advance of food allergies, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthfreepubliclibrary.org.

‘Build a Better World’ Film Series Watch “Before the Flood” (2016), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See June 30.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, advance reservations required, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

JAC Film Screening “Most Likely to Succeed,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Newport Gulls 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.

Island Moving Co. Gala “Nuit Blanche” fundraiser, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., 7:30 p.m. cocktails and performances in the gardens, 9 p.m. dancing in the tent, prices vary, tickets at the door if available, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Saturday

July 8

Book Sale Annual summer book sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Second Saturdays’ at the Museum Make a watercolor fan, take a guided look at the galleries, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free with price of museum admission, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to play with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.- noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kite Festival Kite demonstrations, activities and open flying events, Brenton Point State Park, noon-5 p.m., through July 9, newportkitefestival.com.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 drop in with the family to enjoy a movie, snacks provided to children, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo Series 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.

After-Polo Dinner Enjoy dinner with the polo teams after the match, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $27, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Sunday

July 9

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders bring binoculars and 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.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See July 2.

Kite Festival Noon-5 p.m. See July 8.

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 2 p.m. See July 2.

Middletown Historical Society Museum Opens 2 p.m. See July 2.

NIMFEST Concert Music by Silverteeth, the Randy Robbins Trio, and Allysen Callery, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert Oldies and pop with Brass Attack, East Ferry Memorial Square, eastern-most terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jametownri.gov.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

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