2018-04-19 / Calendar

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Thursday

April 19

Daffodil Days Festival More than 20 events, family fun and store deals, through April 22, newportdaffydays.com.

Children’s Art Show Conanicut Island Art Association’s annual Jamestown School Children’s Art Show, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, through April, conanicutartassociation.com.

Caldecotts and Crafts Children 3-7 enjoy read-alouds and participate in creative activities based on these award-winning books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals and Breakthroughs in Modern Art,” by Sebastian Smee, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

Tween Black Out Poetry Art Children in grades 4-6 color or decorate everything on the recycled book pages except for words they want to use in their poems, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tween and Young Adult Movie “Thor: Ragnarok” (PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEAM Club Children 6-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Melted Crayon Art Teens create a unique work of art by melting whole crayons onto a canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Learn about and assist in feeding some animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Poetry Reading Hosted by David Dragone and the editors of “Crossroads,” a Rhode Island-based poetry journal, live music and refreshments, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Senior Seminar Learn options and considerations for aging in your home and community, Portsmouth Free Public

Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Celebrate Poetry Month An evening with authors Peter Covino and Charles Kell, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

April 20

Daffodil Days Festival Through April 22. See April 19.

Newport Artboretum Week Explore Newport’s urban forest and enjoy arboreal events citywide, through April 29, newportarboretumweek.org.

Life-Sized Games Children 4-12 play large versions of Checkers and Scrabble, Connect 4, Jenga and cards, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 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., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Animal Experiences Children learn about some animals including chinchillas and an alligator, and then get to hold them, space limited, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Opening Reception The public views “Unconventional Still Life,” light refreshments served, Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through May 20, 401- 293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ Portsmouth Community Theater presents “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron, based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, April 20-21, 7 p.m., April 22, 2 p.m., $10, 401-489-1164.

‘Painting in Paradise’ Help artist David Barnes paint a masterpiece, wine, beer and dessert served, for ages 21-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 7 p.m., $20-$25, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Duet Among the Daffodils The Miller-Porfiris Duo features violin and viola, daffodil-decorated tables, refreshments, St. John’s guild hall, 61 Poplar St., 7:30- 10:30 p.m., $15-$20, $5 discount with Daffodil Days pin, tickets in advance or at the door, saintjohnsnewport.org/music.

Illuminated Trolley Tour At 7 p.m., enjoy a free reception with light refreshments, cash bar and a display of local wood art, at 8 and 9 p.m., $15 trolley tours of Newport’s illuminated tree canopy, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., reserve, newportarboretumweek.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 21

Daffodil Days Festival Through April 22. See April 20.

Ballard Park Clean-Up Volunteer to clean-up Newport’s only nature preserve, great for students who need community service hours, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, 9-11 a.m., rain date April 22, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

Healthy Kids Day A community event featuring fun, active play and educational activities, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Celebrating Trees Children 4-12 and their families take a special tree walk at Aquidneck Park led by Scott Wheeler, Newport’s tree warden, followed by a tree story time and craft inside, Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Redwood Library Book Club A discussion of Anne Tyler’s “Vinegar Girl,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Guided Hike Trails are steep in areas, wear sturdy shoes, end in the quarry meadow where 18,000 daffodils have been planted, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road entrance, $5 suggested donation, mention “daffy days” for free entry, 11 a.m.-noon, rain date April 22, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Newport History Tour “Victorian Newport: The Kay-Catherine Historic District,” 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $15-$20, advanced purchase, departure point given at time of ticket purchase, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Sidewalk Parade and Tree Path Celebration Parade starts at the Florence Gray Center, 11 a.m.-noon, 1 York St., features musicians, flags, banners and costumes, and winds through North End neighborhoods, followed by a celebration and picnic, noon-1 p.m. at Miantonomi Park, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Fingerprint Charms Make charms with a jewelry maker using your fingerprints, Newport History Museum and Shop, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $65 per charm, register, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Annual Authors’ Luncheon Three Rhode Island female authors describe their paths to getting published, public welcomed, Atlantic Resort Newport, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 11:30 a.m., $35, reserve, 401-683-2597.

Guitar Concert Classical guitarist Mychal Gendron performs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

STEM Lab Gummy Worms Children enjoy a fun activity while applying problem-solving skills, best for ages 4-and-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tinker Club Children 5-12 drop in for free play and building with a variety of materials including Lincoln Logs, Bristle Builders, Crystal Climbers, KEVA Planks and PlayMags, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ 7 p.m. See April 20.

Film Noir “In a Lonely Place” (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame, Sam Jernigan gives an introduction and leads the post-film discussion, popcorn available, bring a beverage, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $5 donation, reservations not required, but to reserve your seat, call 401-846-0643.

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

‘Her Stories’ A cast of all female-identifying performers present multiple genres of art, such as music, theater, dance, poetry and visual arts, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7:30-8:30 p.m., $10 show only, $15 includes reception, ages 21-and-over, ticket reservations suggested, 401-855- 4691, newportarthouse.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 20.

Sunday

April 22

Political Ethics Talk Presented by Attorney John Marion, executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, a citizens’ watchdog organization concerned with political ethics at our state and local levels of government, open to the community, United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 11:15 a.m., 401- 849-5444.

Daffodil Days Festival See April 20.

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels 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.

Dragon Dash 5K run to benefit pediatrics at Joslin Diabetes Center, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 10 a.m., reserve, stgeorges.edu/dragondash.

Middletown Valley Clean-Up Middletown has recently installed walking paths and planted trees in Middletown Valley, Karen Day of the Middletown Tree Commission talks about improvements, park off O’Neill Boulevard, behind Shaw’s Supermarket, 10-11:30 a.m., Aquidneck Land Trust, 401-849-2799.

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.

Early American Furniture Discussion Presented by Jeffrey Greene, a furniture maker specializing in 18th-century American designs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., $10-$15, reserve, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ 2 p.m. See April 20.

Music Appreciation Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, discusses the recently commissioned piece, “Until Forever Ends” by Geoffrey Gibbs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Film Screening “Dough” (Great Britain/2015), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Greenlove Foundation Fundraiser Music by John Erikson, drinks and bites, proceeds to install water bottle filling stations in the community to reduce one-use plastic bottle consumption, O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., 4:30-7:30 p.m., $50 tickets, greenlovefoundation.org/obriens-event.

Monday

April 23

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

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.

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.

Tween Open Maker Lab Children 8-12 can use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a T-shirt to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., space limited, first-come, first-served, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Portsmouth Historical Society Book Series A discussion of “American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans,” by Eve LaPlante, all are welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tuesday

April 24

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

Library Movie “Phantom Thread” (2018/R), starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Teens learn how to scrapbook, art supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Cat Yoga Adoptable cats and kittens have the run of the room while participants enjoy a gentle yoga class, bring your mat, not your cat, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 5:30-6:30 p.m., $20, register, 401-846-0276, potterleague.org.

‘Irish in Newport’ Lecture “The Irish in Newport – Building a Community,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., reception follows, $5-$20, reserve, 401-841-5493, newportirishhistory.org.

Outsmart Scammers Learn how to protect yourself from investment fraud, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Young Adult Fiction Book Club All ages are welcome to discuss “Kids of Appetite,” by David Arnold, refreshments served, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

April 25

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

3-D Design and Printing Session Learn how to use the design software and print your files on a 3-D printer, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Grades 7 and Up Book Group Discussion of “The Young Elites,” by Marie Lu, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teaching Machines to Think Dr. Michael Littman, professor of computer science at Brown University, and award-winning expert on artificial intelligence, gives his perspective on the promise and limitations of this technology, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for Redwood members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lecture Learn about Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Thursday

April 26

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers enjoy nature stories and a nature walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 1-1:45 p.m., rain or shine, animal presentation, instead of walk, in inclement weather, $5 one child and one parent, $2 additional child per parent, recommended for ages 1-5, sign up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See April 19.

Newport Symposium The topic is great collectors, various locations and events, through April 29, register, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org/events.

Teen Chocolate Program Teens learn how to make chocolate and put it on things, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Networking Open House Connect with local business owners and entrepreneurs, Evangelist Friends Church, 14 Potomac Road, Portsmouth, 5-6:30 p.m., 401-330- 9055, paula@efcnewport.com.

Business After Hours A networking event for Newport Chamber members and nonmembers, Portsmouth Publick House, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., prices vary, 401- 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Teen Poetry Children in grades 6-12 have fun with blackout poetry, spine poetry

and more, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 5:30- 6:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Gardening Series Vegetable gardening for beginners, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

SENE Film, Music and Arts Fest Musical performance by Lindsay Adler, 6:30 p.m., and short films, 7 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Boost Profits and Grow Your Brand Newport Interactive Marketers gives tips and tricks on pricing for your products and services, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway,

6-9 p.m., free and open to the public, pre-registration suggested at bit.ly/NIMevents, newportinteractivemarketers.com.

Friday

April 27

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 20.

Newport Symposium Through April 29. See April 26.

Marx Brothers Marathon “A Day at the Races,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception Photography exhibit, “Through the Autistic Eye,” artists supported by Looking Upwards, Inc., music and refreshments, Downtown Designs Gallery, 7 Doctor Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m., facebook.com/downtowndesignsnewport.

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.

‘Men Who Make a Difference’ Gala Celebration of men who live in our Rhode Island community to make positive and lasting change,

featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing and silent auction, Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina, Goat Island, 6-10 p.m., $150 general admission, wrcnbc.networkforgood.com.

Salve Musical Showcase Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., salve.edu/events.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 20.

Saturday

April 28

Newport Arboretum Week Through April 29. See April 20.

Rain Barrel Fest Demonstrations on how to install them, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m.-noon, 401-849- 2799, ailt.org.

Newport Symposium Through April 29. See April 26.

Family Movie Children 6-12 and their families view “The Lorax” (PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Concert A cappella concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 3 p.m., salve.edu/ events.

Art Exhibit “The Landscape Renewed” celebrates the work of three painters paying homage to the natural landscape, Jessica Hagen Fine Art, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., 401-835- 7682, jessicahagen.com.

‘Sunset Boulevard’ Screens The movie (1950) stars William Holden and Gloria Swanson, introduction and post-film discussion with Sam Jernigan, popcorn available, bring a beverage, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $5 donation, reservations not required, but to reserve your seat, call 401-846-0643.

Band Concert Newport Community Symphonic Band, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $5-$8, salve.edu/events.

Common Fence Music An evening with Mary Gauthier, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 general public, $20 U.S. military with ID at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 20.

Sunday

April 29

Newport Arboretum Week See April 20.

Build a Community Garden All are welcome to help build new garden beds in the Grade 1 garden, bring tools, gloves, wheelbarrows, if you have them, and water bottles, children welcome, especially with child-sized buckets for carrying soil, lunch provided, Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., register stating number of participants, info@aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour Exclusive entry to five architecturally significant shingle-style homes, 10 a.m., prices vary, tickets at newporthousetour.com.

Public Barbecue Live music and barbecue in Lucy’s Hearth’s parking lot, 19 Valley Road, Middletown, parking at Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-3 p.m., canceled in the event of rain, free and open to the public, 401-847-2021.

Colonial Newport Cabinetmakers Learn about Colonial Newport cabinetmakers, the Townsends and the Goddards, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., $15 general admission, tickets, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Salve Performing Arts Event Choral concert, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., $5-$8, salve.edu/events.

Victrola Program William Smith and his Victrolas and 78s from the 1918 era, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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