2017-07-06 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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., 401-683- 3255, 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 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.

‘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 “Most Likely to Succeed,” 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.

Newport Regatta Hosted by Sail Newport, through July 9, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.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 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.

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, portsmouthlibrary.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 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.

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.

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.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

July 8

Save The Bay Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour View 11 lighthouses, tour the Rose Island Lighthouse, the tower and grounds, Alofsin Pier, Fort Adams, 10 a.m., $50-$55, tickets at savebay.org/lighthouse-southern.

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 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.

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.

Island Rabbits Learn about rabbits, 1-3 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 860-933-2589.

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

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. Italy, Newport International

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

Outdoor Theater “As You Like It,” presented by the Newport Children’s Theatre, Paradise Valley Park, Middletown, lawn seating, 6:30 p.m., through July 9, $5 suggested donation, newportchildrenstheatre.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.

Improv 8 p.m. See July 7.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Newport Regatta 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 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.

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 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, middletownhistory.org.

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.

Outdoor Theater 6:30 p.m. See July 8.

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

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Newport Regatta See July 7.

Monday

July 10

Book Sale 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. See July 8.

Interactive Music Program Children enjoy an interactive music performance, play percussion and dance, best for ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-2 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Construction Club Children ages 5-12 drop in and build with Lincoln Logs, Crystal Climbers, K’Nex, KEVA Planks and Goldiblocks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Clone of Needles Galore Knitting Group Knitting instruction for newcomers, drop-ins and experienced knitters, open to all, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens’ Live Minecraft Program Teens compete to build the tallest, strongest and most interesting structures with ice cream cups, snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 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.

Newport Gulls 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.

Comedy “Laughter for Locals,” Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $15, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Tuesday

July 11

Parent and Child Yoga Parents or caregivers and children ages 1-4 partner in simple poses, games, music and breathing exercises, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Bats Program Drop in for a bats presentation, crafts, book-reading, movies, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 769 Sachuest Point Road,

Middletown, 401-619-2680, fws. gov/refuge/sachuest_ point.

Book Sale 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. See July 8.

Preschool Dance Party Children up to 5 and a caregiver shake, shimmy and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Drop-In Crafting Ice cream mosaic 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.

Bogie Bookend Putting Challenge Children ages 8-12 build a librarythemed putting course and challenge each other to beat their score, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-2:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

On-the-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to work on a craft activity, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300

Spring St., 1-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Visit four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., $20-$28, 401- 290-7535, 4faiths.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical performance and video demonstration, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., Tuesdays through Oct. 31, 3-4 p.m., $15 tickets online and at other locations, 401-847-0475, returntocamelot.org.

Movie Matinee “Patriots Day,” with Mark Wahlberg, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

North Side Family Picnic Zili Misik all-female band performs, food provided, Florence Gray Center grounds, 1 York St., 5-7:30 p.m., commonfencemusic@yahoo.com.

Family Night Concert Series Music by Fast Times, ‘80s dance band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard., 6 p.m., 401- 845- 5810, cityofnewport.com.

Kids’ Music Class Music education class for children ages 4 and up, includes singing, listening games and activities using one-stringed instruments, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Touch-A-Truck Program Children’s summer reading program event, see a fire truck, police and rescue vehicles, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., walk to the library or park on a side street, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Summer Concert Series Cee Cee and the Riders perform high-energy blues and old-time rock and roll, Sweetberry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Wednesday

July 12

Book Sale 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. See July 8.

Puppet Workshop Children ages 5-12 enjoy “The Pied

Piper” 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 Crafting 10:30 a.m. See July 11.

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

Tween Snacks in the Stacks Children ages 8-12 discuss books they’ve read or would like to read, snacks served, Middletown Public Library, 2:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Computer Workshop Learn some of the basics of computing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 learn art techniques and complete a project on canvas to bring home, Newport Public Library, 3 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Music on the Porch’ Concert The Kane Brothers, Eisenhower House lawn, 1 Lincoln Drive, Fort Adams State Park, 5-7 p.m., no coolers.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Enjoy special garden tours, floral fashions, gallery talks, art projects, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, 12-and-under free, 401-847-8344, Barbara@newportrestoration.org.

Redwood Lecture Series The first lecture in the three-part series “Newport Summers During the Interwar Years” is on the Chetwode estate, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, lecture follows, $25 per lecture or $60 for the series, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Great Houses’ Lecture “The Frick Collection,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. lecture followed by reception, $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series A presentation regarding Captain Donna Lange’s two-time solo circumnavigation sailing ventures around the world, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. presentation, $10 suggested donation, RSVP, 401-847-4260 or leslie@seamensnewport.org.

Ballard Park Concert Enjoy music by Folsom, Aquidneck Island’s Johnny Cash tribute band, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 7-8:30 p.m., rain date July 13, lawn seating, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Thursday

July 13

Black Ships Festival A celebration of Japanese culture at various venues through July 16, 401-846-2720, blackshipsfestival.com.

Kids’ Art Class Children entering grades 1-5 make peace poles, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Book Sale 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. See July 8.

Rhode Island Animals Program Children ages 4-12 enjoy a presentation by the Ocean State Animal Coalition and learn about Rhode Island animals, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Comics Illustrations Workshop Teens get guidance to help create comics, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., register, porlibteen@gmail.com, or 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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.

Teens’ Dinner and a Movie Teens watch “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I,” pizza, popcorn and an optional craft provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art After Dark Gallery talk with exhibiting artist Henry Horenstein, author of “Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music,” followed by Q & A and book-signing (reservations suggested), along with a familyfriendly outdoor concert, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Morse Code Program Tween and teen summer reading program event, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NBS Walking Lecture “The Story of Hanging Rock,” recommended for ages 8 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., rain date July 20, $10-$12, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

American Band Pops Concert The Friends of the Glen Manor House present “The American Band Pops Concert,” Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 5 p.m. grounds open, 6:30 p.m. concert, rain or shine, bring blankets, chairs, picnics, no pets, 401-683- 4177, glenmanorhouse.com.

Children’s Night at the Beach Storytelling with Mark Binder, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in the rotunda if it rains, cityofnewport.com/departments.

Beach Idol Ongoing singing competition, 10 singing slots are given on a first-come, first-served basis, contestants provide their own music, children ages 6-16 sign up near the stage at 6:45 p.m., open mike for anyone younger to have fun, 7-7:15 p.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., eastonsbeach.com/beach-idol.

newportFILM Outdoors “Coyote: The Mike Plant Story,” King Park, Wellington Avenue, 7:20 p.m. live music, 8:35 p.m. film followed by Q & A, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Friday

July 14

Black Ships Festival See July 13.

Book Sale 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. See July 8.

Library Film “Captain Fantastic” (2016), rated R, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Green Animals Children’s Party Games, pony rides, climbing wall, face-painting, refreshments, music, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 4-8 p.m., rain or shine, prices vary, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Child and Family Benefit “Au Courant,” runway show, cocktail party and designer sale to benefit Child and Family Services, Fort Adams, 7-11 p.m., prices vary, 401-849-2300, tickets and information at childandfamilyri.com/get-involved/ special-events/au-courant.

JAC Event “Stephen Wallem: A Burly Night Music with Rick Bertone,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $30-$35, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Saturday

July 15

Black Ships Festival See July 13.

Book Sale Bag Day Buy a bag of books for $1, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Lillian Hellman's novel, “The Little Foxes,” followed by the film adaptation, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, all are welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Life in 1777 Newport: A History Space Event Life during the British military’s presence in Newport during the Revolution, features period artisanship of a leather-working expert, Revolution House is open, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

‘British Newport’ Tour The tour explores the sites and stories of the soldiers and citizens during the Revolution, costumed interpreter, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.- noon, $5-$20, reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.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.

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

Newport Contemporary Music Festival The festival runs various dates through Aug. 12, tonight’s performance features soloists from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Portsmouth High School auditorium, 120 Education Lane, 8-10:30 p.m., $45-$55, ncmri.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

Sunday

July 16

Tennis Hall of Fame Open The only opportunity to see professional men's tennis in the Northeast prior to the U.S. Open, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., through July 23, box office and information, 401- 849-6053, halloffameopen.com.

Black Ships Festival See July 13.

Boyd’s Windmill Opens 2 p.m. See July 9.

Middletown Historical Society Museum Opens 2 p.m. See July 9.

NIMFEST Concert Music by Ladies of Blues and Soul, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert Blues with Cee Cee and the Riders, East Ferry Memorial Square, eastern-most terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

Newport Music Festival See July 7.

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