2018-04-05 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

April 5

Eight Bells Lecture “U-Boat Assault on America: The Eastern Seaboard Campaign 1942,” by Ken Brown, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, $10 suggested donation, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal Tours Watch seals on Citing Rock in Newport Harbor from a Save the Bay vessel, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, Market Square, April 5, 3-4 p.m., April 6, 4-5 p.m., April 10, 10-11 a.m., April 11-15, 11 a.m.- noon and noon-1 p.m., $17-$22, register, 401-423-7325, savebay.org/seals.

‘Sky Above, Earth Below’ Opening Reception Open, all-media juried show, music, refreshments, voting for People’s Choice, public invited, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., 5-7 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Rhode Island’s Brown Family Lecture “Grappling with Legacy,” about the Brown family of Rhode Island, book-signing follows, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 5:30 p.m., donations welcome, RSVP to newporthistory.org or call 401- 841-8770.

Bingo Night Benefits the Newport County Community Club, bingo, raffles, cash food menu, 5:30-6:30 p.m., cash bar, Columbus Club, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m., 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Living Literature Event “The Hate U Give,” for teens and adults, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Quilt Talk and Trunk Show Quilters by the Sea invite the public to a quilt lecture and trunk show with Shannon Shirley, refreshments break, stay for quick business meeting and members show, St. Philomena’s, 324 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., $5, quiltersbytheseari.com.

Friday

April 6

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Playhouse “Exit Laughing,” Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., times and prices vary, through May 12, 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Greater Newport Works A career event and job fair for the greater Newport area, includes educational seminars and campus tours, CCRI, 1 John Chafee Blvd., 1-4 p.m., 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Seal Tours 4 p.m. See April 5.

Youth Night at the YMCA Children in grades 4-8 drop in for sports, swimming and gymnastics, YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $10 members, $12 nonmembers, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/events.

‘Footloose’ The Portsmouth High School drama club presents “Footloose,” 120 Education Lane, 6:30 p.m., $5-$10, through April 7, 401-683-2124.

‘Kick It Up for Education’ Fundraiser for Middletown public schools includes live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 7-11 p.m., $30 in advance, $40 at the door, middletowneducationcollaborative.org.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, always BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

April 7

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

Melville Park Stewardship Day Work on the trails and eliminate litter at Melville Park, 181 Bradford Ave., Portsmouth, and clean up Stringham Road, noon-2 p.m., 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Design Thinking Workshop Parents and caring professionals discuss how to better connect over the future of the island and its citizens, St. Mary’s Church Parish House, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 1-3 p.m., free. pre-register at bit.ly/CNbDT18partners.

Knit Apaplooza Yarn swap, fashion show-off, raffle, needlework, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Poster Contest and Movie Children 6-12 watch “A Dog’s Purpose” (PG), grades two and higher are welcome to create an original poster in support of the Potter League’s “Be Kind to Animals

Week” to take place the first week in May, supplies and refreshments available, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception “Artboretum: Creative Cultivations,” DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “Stilleven,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through April 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

‘Footloose’ 6:30 p.m. See April 6.

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

Newport Night Run This 5K run for all ages and paces benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation, headlights, bright colors and glow sticks encouraged, Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7:30 p.m., $29-$33, register, newportnightrun.com.

Common Fence Music Performance by Trio Da Kali, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, $23 students with ID at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 6.

Sunday

April 8

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels 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 Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., reservations strongly suggested, $5-$15, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Fort Adams Clean-Up Clean up the park and improve ocean health, bring a reusable mug for coffee, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Pep Rally Enjoy a pep rally for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, Fort Adams State Park parade field, 90 Fort Adams Drive, 2-4 p.m., volvooceanracenewport.com.

Piano Extravaganza Music by the finalists of the URI Piano Extravaganza competition, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations appreciated, 401-423-0515.

Middletown History Lecture “The Rhode Island World War I Centennial Commission,” with Matthew McCoy, Paradise School, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, 2 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Eyes on Amphibians Learn about Rhode Island amphibians then take a guided intermediate level hike to spot them, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2:30-4 p.m., rain date April 15, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jazz An afternoon of jazz with the Lois Vaughan Quintet, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2:30-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Piano Concert World-traveled pianist Itay Goren performs works by Robert Schumann, Claude Debussy and Modest Mussorgsky, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $10-$20, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Island Moving Co. Encore Award Presentation Community philanthropist and lifelong arts supporter Ellen Barnes is honored, public encouraged to attend to support the arts, Colony House, Washington Square, 4:45- 5:30 p.m., then go to Stoneacre Brasserie, 28 Washington Square for Paris trip raffle drawing, 401- 847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Monday

April 9

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginners and project assistance for more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Remembered Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Planters Children in grades 6-12 paint/decorate their own clay pot, choose seed packets to bring home and start seedlings, enjoy snacks, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday

April 10

Seal Tours 10 a.m. See April 5.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss “Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space,” by Janna Levin, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Matinee “The Man Who Invented Christmas” (2017/PG), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

On the Go Craft Children 4-12 drop in to work on a seasonal craft, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare A lively reading of selected works from the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Workshop with Life Coach Marie Mechtaly leads an interactive workshop focusing on mindsets, beliefs and perspectives that can hinder people from moving forward, bring a pen and journal, participants receive a complimentary 1-on-1 session, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Cooking with Chef Steinhauer Join chef Eric Steinhauer from the Newport Marriott Hotel for a sampling of appetizers prepared specially for spring entertaining, 21-and-over event, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Poetry Reading Enjoy poetry and music, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., tickets $8-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Wednesday

April 11

Seal Tours 11 a.m. and noon. See April 5.

Computer Workshop Learn how to navigate Windows and the Internet along with saving and organizing files, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teens’ Origami Workshop Teens enjoy food and making sculptures out of small pieces of paper without scissors, tape or glue, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Author Talk Neal Sanders is the guest speaker at the Portsmouth Garden Club monthly meeting, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30 p.m. meeting, 6:30 p.m. talk about the author’s garden themed mysteries, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Clean Ocean Access Talk Sustainability and clean shoreline talk, Lululemon Newport, 17 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Life of the Mind Salon “Can Higher Education Solve America’s Economic Crisis?” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. salon, free for members, $10 nonmembers, register, 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Food and Culture in Our Gardens Award-winning author Patricia Klindienst discusses vignettes from her book, “The Earth Knows My Name,” about experiences of immigrant gardeners and farmers, Salve Regina’s O’Hare Academic Building, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., register at aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discussion of “Lost Cat,” by Caroline Paul and “Cat Stories,” by James Harriot, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Adult Trivia Contest Portsmouth Historical Society hosts an adult history trivia night about Portsmouth’s past, Valley Inn, 2221 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20-$25, limited to first 12 teams to sign up, phsinfo@portsmouthhistorical.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Lecture Speaker is Dawn Riley, CEO and captain of America True, racer in America’s Cup competitions and first woman to manage an America’s Cup sailing team, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7-8 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Newport Car Museum Movie Night “Cannonball Run,” includes living room seating, popcorn and soft drinks, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., free for members, $8 nonmembers, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

‘Cabaret’ Salve Regina students perform “Cabaret,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., April 11-13, 8 p.m., April 14, 2 and 8 p.m., April 15, 2 p.m., $8-$15, salve.edu/casino-theatre.

Thursday

April 12

Seal Tours 11 a.m. and noon. See April 5.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See April 5.

Art After Dark Gallery talk, artist presentations (reserve), gallery games and more, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., galleries open at 5 p.m., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Preservation Society Lecture “Oscar Wilde: The Unrepentant Years,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10 Preservation Society members, $15 nonmembers, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Book Launch Party Celebrate “Litany for the Long Moment,” by Mary-Kim Arnold, special guest readings, light refreshments, book signing, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Active Shooter Awareness Talk A Homeland Protective Security advisor provides a brief history of active shooting in America and how to prevent and prepare for

potential incidents, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

String Quartets at Colony House Newport String Project performance featuring Franz Joseph Haydn, Colony House, Washington Square, 7-8 p.m., suggested donations start at $10, newportstringproject.org.

‘Cabaret’ 8 p.m. See April 11.

Friday

April 13

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 6.

Summer Lights Workshop Make a trio of outdoor hanging candle holders, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org. Seal Tours 11 a.m. and noon. See April 5.

Marx Brothers Marathon “Animal Crackers” (1930) screens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Rhode Island Memories’ Bring in photos for possible inclusion in Providence Journal’s forthcoming publication, “Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years,” which concentrates on the photographic era up to 1939, photos are scanned, submission guidelines are strict and online, learn best practices for photo preservation, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 3-6 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Film Screening Watch “Liyana” (2017), an award-winner at the Providence Children’s Film Festival, in English and SiSwati with English subtitles, themes include child and alcohol abuse and HIV/AIDS, for ages 10-and-over, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5-$10 tickets, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6 p.m. See April 6.

‘Cabaret’ 8 p.m. See April 11.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 6.

Saturday

April 14

Rugby Tournament Beast of the East collegiate rugby tournament includes a number of local teams, Gardner Seveney Sports Complex, Portsmouth, thru April 15, beastoftheeast.net.

Historic Cemetery Day Clean up at Coggeshall Burying Ground, next to Breakers stable, Coggeshall Ave. near Victoria, 10 a.m., bring gloves, npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

Second Saturday at the Museum View Providence Children’s Film Festival shorts in English, with English subtitles, or no dialogue, films for all ages, workshops, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., starts at 10:30 a.m., see online for pricing and reservations for events, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Daffodil Days Festival Begins The festival includes more than 20 events, family fun and store deals, through April 22, newportdaffydays.com.

Newport Rhode Races The races start at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 7:30 a.m. marathon, 8 a.m. half marathon, 5k, 8:15 a.m., follow link on newportdaffydays.com to race web site information.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend View cars with their hoods up, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through April 15, $8-$18, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Artist Reception for Kelsy Patnaude, local artist and MFA student, works center around strong women, water and the sea, Fluke Newport, Bannister’s Wharf, 2-4 p.m., 401- 849-7778, flukenewport.com.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access for a clean-up along the Cliff Walk at Marine Avenue Beach, hot coffee provided, volunteers of all ages can meet and park on Wetmore Avenue, noon-2 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Daffodil Days Festival Opening Ceremonies Musket-firing, family fun, games, live music, tips on spring planting, Bowen’s and Bannisters wharf, 1-2 p.m., newportdaffydays.com.

Newport Music Festival Flutist Göran Marcusson and pianist Tim Carey perform, wine reception, Channing Memorial Church, 7 p.m., $40, 401-849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Common Fence Music Performance by Woody Pines, Common Fence, 933 Anthony

Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 6.

Sunday

April 15

Daffodil Days Festival Through April 22. See April 14.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See April 14.

‘Tour de Jonquilles’ Bike Ride On this Bike Newport “Tour of the Daffodils” ride, decorate your bike, don a yellow jersey, and join other riders for an easy three-mile ride to view beds of daffodils throughout Newport, begins at Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, ends at Ballard Park, Hazard Road, where 18,000 daffodils are in bloom, 2-3:30 p.m., newportdaffydays.com.

Daffodil Delights Private Garden Tour See tens of thousands of daffodils in bloom, Hillside, 300 Gibbs Ave., 2-4 p.m., $5 suggested donation, newportdaffydays.com.

Providence Children’s Film Fest Movie Watch “Magic Carpet Ride” (2016- 2017), for all ages, Jamestown Arts Center, 26 North Road, 2 p.m., $6- $8, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Slackwater String Band Performs This folk trio band performs an eclectic acoustic mix of originals, old time and Celtic tunes, country blues, and its own take on Jamaican music called AmeriMento, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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