2018-04-26 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

April 26

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

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 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.

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., RSVP, 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.

Photography Exhibit and Talk Enjoy Helen Van Cleef’s and talk and photography about her recent trip to Bolivia, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Lecture “The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Why It Matters Today,” Salve’s O’Hare Academic Center, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., reserve, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org/events/month.

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 Tips and tricks on pricing your products and services given by Newport Interactive Marketers, 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

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 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 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m., facebook.com/downtowndesignsnewport.

Bingo for Alzheimers A Bingo fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimers Association, Village House Nursing and Rehab Center, doors open at 5:30 p.m. with food and raffles, bingo starts at 6:30 p.m., cost is $10.

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.

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

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, BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Wasted Talent Show Standup comedy with Comedy Central headliner, Diego’s, Middletown, 9 p.m., $15.

Saturday

April 28

Volvo Volunteer Workshop Volunteers welcome, accreditation, Sail Newport, 10 a.m.-2p.m.

Rain Barrel Fest Demonstrations on how to install them, Easton’s Beach, 175 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.

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 and Design, 9A Bridge St., 6-8 p.m., shown through May 26, 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 27.

Sunday

April 29

Newport Arboretum Week See April 26.

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.

Newport Symposium See April 26.

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.

Newport String Project Concert The Newport String Project and Music at St. Mary’s present a concert for violin and organ, St. Mary’s Church, Spring and William streets, 4 p.m., admission by donation, 401-847-0475, stmarynewport.org.

Victrola Program William Smith and his Victrolas and 78s from the 1918 era, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

World Peace Circle Arrive at 3:45 p.m. to join hands at 4 p.m. for 15 minutes to stand side-by-side in silence to meditate or say a silent prayer for world peace, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd.

Lecture The public is welcome to learn about countering impacts of big money and corporate rights on our democracy, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 6:30 p.m., 401-846-0643.

Monday

April 30

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 make a craft to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tween Time Children 8-12 make garden stones to decorate their gardens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 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.

Teen Book Club The library provides teens with unpublished books to read and snacks, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Potter League Lecture “Why Does My Dog Do That and How Do I Get Him to Stop?” no pets, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., $20, register, 401-846-8276, potterleague.org/about.

Fly-Tying Workshop Learn how to make your own lure, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

R.I. State Archives Genealogy Workshop Learn how to identify misinformation and search records, and how the state archives can assist with in-depth family history research, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘A Plastic Ocean’ Watch this documentary and take part in a discussion of local and international efforts to rein in marine pollution, free and open to the public, Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7-9 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Tuesday

May 1

Edward King House Presentation “Poulanc: ‘The Dialogues of the Carmelites,’” Edward King House, 35 King St., 10 a.m.-noon, $35 members, $60 nonmembers, register, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Library Matinee “The Post” (2018), with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Preservation Society Lecture “The Beauty and Joy of Color: Whistler, Wilde and the History of the Peacock Room,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Senior Tech Club A staff member leads a discussion on a technology subject, time for Q&A and sharing tips with peers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

May 2

Senior Tech Club 10 a.m. See May 1.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “The Weight of Ink,” by Rachel Kadish, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Computer Workshop Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ladies-Only Bike Ride A no-drop road ride between 20-35 miles with option to cut out early or meet up with the group later, helmet and road bike required, meet at Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 5:30 p.m., free, 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Learn about the men who created the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. salon, library members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘New Nuclear Arms Race?’ A lecture on the possibility that the world is now heading into a new arms race among the great powers, refreshments, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 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.

Orchestra Concert Newport County Orchestra concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., $5-$8, salve.edu/events.

Thursday

May 3

Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College Museum presents “Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain who Saved It,” by Larrie D. Ferreiro, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, $10 donation appreciated, 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.

Genealogy Workshop Genealogy 101, learn how to get organized and start your research, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 501-847- 8720, newportpubliclibraryri.org.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “Undressing History: Women’s Clothes and Unmentionables from the 19th Century,” Newport Historical Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, register, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Eating Animals,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m., beer, wine, small bites, 7 p.m. film followed by conversation with the director, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Fly-Tying and Fly-Fishing Learn how to make freshwater flies, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Screening View “J. Fred Woell: An American Vision,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10 online and at the door, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

May 4

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 27.

MHS Drama “The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,” by Paul Zindel, along with “The Ugly Duckling,” by A. A. Milne, Middletown High School 130 Valley Road, 7:30 p.m., through May 5, 401-846- 7250.

Island Moving Co. Open Rehearsal The public is welcome for an open rehearsal to include world-renowned choreographer Maurice Causey, followed by brief reception, Island Moving Co., 3 Charles St., 7 p.m., register, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 28.

Saturday

May 5

Touch a Truck Youngsters have fun with all kinds of big vehicles, activities, Glen Park, 100 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., $3, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See April 28.

Teen Tacos Program Teens make tacos and enjoy music, games, free stuff, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 1-2:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Farm-to-Farm Bike Ride Enjoy a 4-mile bike ride on Middle Road, car-free, for all ages and abilities, walkers and strollers welcome, Portsmouth School Department Administration Bldg., 29 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., rain date May 6, register, 401- 619-4900, bikenewport.org.

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show “Mi Casa Es Su Casa,” a National Garden Club small standard flower show, painting raffle, open to the public, Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., May 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., portsmouthgardenclub.com.

Seafarers Exhibit Features works by eight marine artists, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., shown through May 25, 401-619-0700, art@ateliernewport.com.

Jamestown Community Chorus Performs “Over There,” a musical remembrance of WWI, Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 4 p.m., prices vary, 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Benefit Concert A fundraiser for the St. John’s Choir School’s 2018 England tour featuring the Handel and Haydn Society Men’s Chorus from Boston, reception follows, St. John’s Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St., 4 p.m., $15- $20 at the door or in advance at brownpapertickets.com, 401-848- 2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Opening Reception “Deep Currents,” a multi-media show, public welcome, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through May 27, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

‘Westport Meets Newport’ Opening reception features works by Westport Art Group artists, public welcome, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through May 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Star Kids Gala Kentucky-style derby party to benefit the Star Kids scholarship program features live music, food, open bar, derby race on a big screen, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 5-9 p.m., $150, reserve, 401-848-4187, starkidsprogram.org/starkidsnfr/gala-2018.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See April 28.

MHS Drama 7:30 p.m. See May 4.

Common Fence Music Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See April 28.

Sky Gazing Look at the spring sky through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, 8:30-10 p.m., rain date May 6, $5 suggested donations $5 or $15 group/family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Sunday

May 6

Birds and Breakfast Fundraiser Gourmet breakfast buffets and live music, children learn spring-themed nature crafts and see some live animals, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, seating at 8, 9 and 10 a.m., $10-$30, children under 3 free, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best birdwatching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Gardening with the Masters URI master gardeners offer free soil testing, gardening tips and a short talk (11 a.m.), Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Portsmouth Garden Club Flower Show 10 a.m. See May 5.

Dutch Bulbs Workshop Join chief horticulturist and bulb-master Dan Christina for an insightful walk through the gardens and information on how horticulturists get the most out of their Dutch bulbs, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free with price of admission, register, 401-847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

Backyard Entomology Learn about what’s in your garden’s ecosystem, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Island Police Parade More than 4,000 law enforcement participants commemorate National Police Week, parade steps off at 11:50 a.m. from Hampton Inn, 317 West Main Road, Middletown down Broadway, policeparade.org.

Newport Furniture Lecture “New Discoveries in Newport Furniture,” by Jeffrey Greene, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., tickets, register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Community Concert Performs 3 p.m. See May 5.

RHS Robotics Fundraiser Help fund the Rogers High School robotics teams’ trip to the Sea Perch National Competition, Sardella’s Restaurant, 30 Memorial Blvd., 4-7 p.m., tickets in advance from the school department’s administration office, 401-619-5384, or at the door, reservations at Sardella’s requested, 401-849-6312.

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