2017-08-10 / Calendar



August 10

Science at Rose Island Come see Rose Island and participate in a family-friendly science-themed craft/project, sponsored by the Naval War College Museum, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free, for transportation contact 401-841-7276 or museumeducator@usnwc.edu, rose island.org.

Children’s Nature Workshop Children learn about raptors that might be in Ballard Park, best for ages 6-12, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date Aug. 14, $5 student, adults are free and encouraged to attend, register, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

LEGO Drop-In Thursdays Children of all ages drop in for any amount of time, children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life-Sized Yard Games Teens play life-sized games outdoors if weather allows, otherwise indoors, snacks and drinks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Art Museum Event “PM Picnic and Jazz on the Lawn,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., lawn seating, 5-7 p.m., 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Author Talk Sally Bedell Smith discusses her recent book, “Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tween and Teen Improv Tweens and teens play at improv, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Chess Instruction For chess beginners and intermediate players, ages 8-15, 6-7 p.m.; ages 15 and up, 7-8 p.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Cabaret “I Love…What’s His Name,” a musical show, parental discretion advised under age 13, BYOB, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31, 8 p.m., $18 online, $20 at the door, 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Bending the Arc,” Salve Regina University, Ochre Court lawn, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6:50 p.m. live music, 8:05 p.m. film followed by discussion, $5 suggested donation, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.


August 11

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.

Build a Better World Film Series “He Named Me Malala” (2016), 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.

Newport Yacht Rendezvous A benefit for the Boys and Girls Club, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., register, 5:30-11 p.m., newportshipyard.com.

‘As You Like It’ Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., through Aug. 12, 401-849-5970 x411.

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


August 12

Whitehall Tours Visiting philosophers on hand for tours and conversation, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, Wed. - Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27, admission by donation, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

‘Wet Paint’ Weekend A celebration of regional artists culminating with an auction, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., through Aug. 13, artists and bidders register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Fools’ Rules Regatta Entrants have two hours to construct a sailing craft made of non-marine items, Town Beach, East Ferry, Jamestown, 9 a.m. construction begins, 11 a.m. race, information at 401-423-1492, rules and entry form on jyc.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.

Common Burying Ground Open House and Tour Newport Historic Cemetery Commission members on hand to answer questions, Common Burying Ground, Farewell Street, 10 a.m.- noon, includes an 11 a.m. tour of God’s Little Acre, the most historic burial site for African/Americans in New England, wear shoes appropriate for uneven ground.

‘Take Me Fishing’ Day Family event includes fish nature crafts, scavenger hunts, children’s activities, surfcasting and bait demos, Sachuest Point, 769 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-619-2680.

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.

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.

Jamestown Windmill Opens This windmill, built in 1787, opens to the public, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 8, plus Monday, Oct. 9, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

NMAI Lecture Brian Wallin discusses "Ocean State Women and the Homefront in World War II," Newport Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., 401-851- 8949, americanillustration.org.

Tote Bag Iron-On Design Make a vinyl cutout design for a tote bag, materials provided, or bring a white T-shirt, basic computer knowledge required, for ages 18 and up, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

‘As You Like It’ 7 p.m. See Aug. 11.


August 13

Watercolor Workshop One-hour demonstration of landscape painting, then paint surroundings, guidance given, for all levels of experience, bring materials and lunch, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $25-$40, 401-423- 0005, historicnewengland.org.

Whitehall Tours 10a.m-4 p.m. See Aug. 12

‘Wet Paint’ Weekend See Aug. 12.

Fitness in the Park The Aquidneck Land Trust and the YMCA offer a free exercise class for all ages and skill levels, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 10-10:45 a.m., Sundays in August, ailt.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.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens Climb the tower for a view of Aquidneck Island, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through August, ailt.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 12.

'Chasing Summer' Celebration Race4Chase youth triathlon sponsored by the YMCA, food and beverages, bounce house and live music, Fort Adams, 1-5 p.m., 2 p.m. triathlon, suggested donation $10 adults, $5 children, $25 families, 401-847-9200, newportymca.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.

Middletown Historical Society Museum This former one-room schoolhouse offers an exhibit of Middletown’s founding families, other items highlight contributions made by our ancestors, Prospect Avenue, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 3 plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum Opens Among other things, this former church houses some of Julia Ward Howe’s belongings, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

Boyd’s Windmill Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Avenue at Paradise, Middletown, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through Sept. 3, plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Children’s Concert and Fun “Tadpoles to Frogs” features the performance of children’s stories and songs, with fun on the lawn including music, balloon sculpting, games and snacks, for children

ages 10 and under, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

NIMFEST Concert Entertainment by the Down City Band, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert Beatles tribute with the Billy Shears Band, East Ferry Memorial Square, eastern-most terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

‘Rock the Docks’ Fundraiser Lobster dinner, live music, dancing and auction to benefit the Seamen’s Church Institute, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-9 p.m., advance tickets required, 401- 847-4260, seamensnewport.org.


August 14

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.

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.


August 15

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $10- $15, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770.

Lively Lunch with Sankofa Newport Open Space Project invites you to a discussion of Newport’s rich past, present and future, lawn seating, bring a picnic, Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, noon.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Visit four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., through Oct. 31, $20-$28, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Tommy’s Honour” (2017/PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Northside Community Market The market features two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs, Pell School, 35 Dexter St., Tuesdays, 2:30-6 p.m., through Aug. 29, rain or shine, farmfresh.org.

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

Summer Concert Series The Jessie Liam Band performs music from the '50s and on, Sweetberry

Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Family Night Concert Series Dick Lupino Band plays a variety of music, including jazz, oldies and Motown, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard., 6 p.m., 401- 845-5810, cityofnewport.com.

Chess Instruction See Aug. 10.


August 16

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Preservation Society Lecture Discussion of Chateaux-Sur-Mer and Gilded Age bathrooms, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, nonmembers $5, advance registration required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, enjoy music by Judy Hestnes, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 25, Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

After Five Beach Clean-Up Help clean up Surfers’ End at Second Beach, 315 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays throughout August, info@cleanoceanaccess.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.

Chenonceaux Lecture The chateau of Chenonceaux in France, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $25, register, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Chess Instruction See Aug. 10.

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

Ballard Park Film Screening “The Birds” plus a short movie, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, lawn seating, dusk (approx. 8:15 p.m.), rain date Aug. 17, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.


August 17

Science at Rose Island 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See Aug. 10

‘Thursdays in the Garden’ Children with an adult learn about seed saving, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., joint admission for child/adult pair, $5 Preservation Society members, $10 nonmembers, advanced registration required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Business During Hours A catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Read/Eat/Chat Monthly book club, bring lunch and discuss a book, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon-1 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Music on the Porch’ Music with the Elderly Brothers, lawn seating, no coolers, refreshments for purchase, Eisenhower House, 1 Lincoln St., 5-7 p.m., visit Fort Adams on Facebook.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-7 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Navy Band Northeast Concert The Navy Band Northeast performs, St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 6 p.m., visit them on Facebook.

Chess Instruction See Aug. 10.

Beach Idol 6:45 p.m. See Aug. 10.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan,” no dogs, Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6:40 p.m. live music, 7:55 p.m. film followed by Q& A with Wendy Whelan, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

JAC Film Screening “One Big Home,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Talent Show Jamestown Community Chorus talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., $5-$8, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Cabaret 8 p.m. See Aug. 10.


August 18

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Aug. 11.

Cabaret “I Love… What’s His Name,” parental discretion advised under age 13, BYOB, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $18 online, $20 at the door, firehousetheater.org.


August 19

Whitehall Tours 10a.m-4 p.m. See Aug. 12

Newport SUP Cup Paddle around Newport Harbor,

long and short courses, prizes, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 8 a.m. check in and day-of registration, 10 a.m. race, prices and other information and online registration (closes Aug. 18) at newportshipyard.com/events/ newport-sup-cup-2017.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Aug. 12.

Ballard Park Hide and Discussion Hike more than a mile of trails, staff discuss history and habitats of Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., rain date Aug. 20, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens 11 a.m. See Aug. 13.

Middletown Founders’ Day Celebration Running of Boyd’s windmill, food, music, talks, drills by the Newport Artillery Company and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War with their muskets and cannon, Paradise Park, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 12.

Paint Night Paint while enjoying music in the outdoor courtyard at Downtown Designs Gallery, 5-7:30 p.m. $20, includes supplies and wine, space limited, reserve at downtowndesigns@lookingupwards or 401- 845-9661.

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. Jamaica, 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.


August 20

Whitehall Tours 10a.m-4 p.m. See Aug. 12

Newport Harbor Walking Tour Join Friends of the Waterfront for a tour of pollinator and monarch habitat container gardens, meet at Mary Ferrazzoli Park, corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf, 1 p.m., newportwaterfront.org.

Middletown Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Aug. 13.

Boyd’s Windmill 2 p.m. See Aug. 13.

NIMFEST Concert King Park, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert Children and family entertainment by the Toe Jam Puppet Band, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

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