2018-05-03 / Calendar



May 3

Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibit A collection of figure drawings, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 9 Liberty St., through May 5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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, 401-847- 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, use supplied materials or bring your own, 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.


May 4

Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibit Through May 5. See May 3.

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.

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.

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 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.


May 5

Rhode Island Open Drawing Drop-in session for figure drawing, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, $13, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org/programs-events.

Scratch Day RI Community panel discussion,

“Education in the Digital Age,” student presentations and demonstrations, hands-on activities, workshops, free and open to the public, Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway, 9 a.m.-noon, visit day.scratch.mit.edu/events/5538

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.

Open Drawing Class Drawing class, Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center, 9 Liberty St., 9 am.m-noon, $13, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Free Comic Book Day Nationwide event, Annex Comics, 308 Broadway, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., freecomicbookday.com.

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.

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

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., May 6, 3 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 Young 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.

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser Benefits RhodySquash and the Newport County YMCA, Eisenhower House, Fort Adams, 1 Lincoln St., 4-7 p.m., $75 tickets, reserve, 401-847-9200, newportymca.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 “Double Jeopardy,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

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 May 4.

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.


May 6

Birds and Breakfast Fundraiser Gourmet breakfast buffets and live music, children learn springthemed nature crafts and see some live animals, bird walks start at 7:30 a.m., 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.

Rhode Island Open Drawing Exhibit Through May 7. See May 5.

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.

Drive 4 Stage IV See vintage cars to be driven in the TransAmerica Road Rally Challenge for Metastastic Breast Cancer research, wine and appetizers, Jamestown Fish, 1 -3 p.m., $50

Stuffie Contest Over the past month winners have been chosen each week for the “Best Stuffie” at the IA, final competition this week, Irish American Athletic Club, 642 Thames St., 2-4 p.m., music 3-6 p.m., free

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 Chorus Performs 3 p.m. See May 5.

RHS Robotics Fundraiser Help fund the Rogers High School robotics team’s 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.


May 7

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.

Seascapes Exhibition Solo show by Tom Martinelli, Kristen Coates Gallery, Bowen’s Wharf, 401-619-4760.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginners, 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.

‘God’s Little Acre’ A presentation by Glenn Knoblock based on his book, “African American Historic Burial Grounds and Gravesites of New England,” including Newport’s “God’s Little Acre,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m. lecture, RSVP, prices vary, Brick Market Book Club follows with a discussion with the author, 401-841- 8770, NewportHistory.org.

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


May 8

Pell Center Presentation Learn about cyber security and penetration testing, free and open to the public, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 9-10:30 a.m., register,

401-341-2927, pellcenter.org/ events/ month.

Book Club Discuss Richard Flanagan's award-winning novel, “Gould’s Book of Fish,” newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Film Screening “A Fantastic Woman”/Una Mujer Fantastica” (Chile, 2018, R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover race village through May 20, opening ceremony today, 4-7 p.m., openvolvooceanracenewport.com.

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

Jewelry Lecture “Having Somewhat Fantastic Tastes: The Appeal of Aesthetic Jewelry,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401- 847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

Irish Event Irish singer-storyteller Helena Byrne performs, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., 6-7 p.m., $10, reserve, newportirishhistory.org/ events.htm

Meet the Author Todd McLeish talks about his newest book, “Return of the Sea Otter,” Q&A, book-signing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., seating limited, first-come, first-served, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.


May 9

Volvo Ocean Race Newport See May 8.

Bike to School Day Bike Newport welcomes and celebrates all students who ride a bike or walk to school, participants entered into a raffle for prizes, Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway, 7:15-8:30 a.m., 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

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

Grades 1 and 2 Book Club Discuss “Tales for Very Picky Eaters,” by Josh Schneider, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon “The U-Boat in Newport Harbor,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. salon, free to members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, reserve at 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Onne van der Wal Reception and Presentation Complimentary wine reception at the marine photographer’s gallery, 1 Bannister’s Wharf, 6 p.m., followed by a presentation at Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260 or tara@seamensnewport.org

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “The Lion in the Living Room,” by Abigail Tucker, all are 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.

Newport Car Museum Movie Night “Talladega Nights,” popcorn and soft drinks, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., members free, nonmembers $8, 401-848- 2277, newportcarmuseum.org.


May 10

Chamber 101 A Newport County Chamber of Commerce event, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., free to members and nonmembers, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

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.

MPL Book Store Fundraiser Bake and book sales, silent auction and more, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m., May 11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Genealogy 101 Session II An introduction to Ancestry and Familysearch.org and an overview of the library’s resources, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., reserve, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gallery Night Galleries and studios open late, 4:00 to 8:00 pm. FREE guided walking tours will be happening (weather permitting). There will be four separate walking tours meeting at 4:00 pm at Thames Glass,

5:00 pm at Spring Bull Gallery, 6:00 pm at Art on Spring and 7:00 pm at Arnold Art Gallery.

An Evening with Tim Jarvis Features author, explorer, film-maker, and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, includes reception, documentary, curated auction, proceeds to the Shackleton Climate Project, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5:30-9:30 p.m., $25 at shackletonclimatenewport. eventbrite.com, view auction items at 32auctions.com/ ShackletonClimateProject.

JFK Lecture A talk on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Pressed Botanicals Workshop Make a unique botanical arrangement in a hanging frame, materials included, instruction provided, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., $75, reserve, styledbyjenna.net or 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Drama “Educating Rita,” Edward King House, 35 King St., May 10-11, 7:30 p.m., May 12, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., May 13, 2:30 p.m., $12 tickets available online, 401-846-7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.org.


May 11

MPL Book Store Fundraiser 9:30 a.m. See May 10.

Marx Brothers Series View “Duck Soup” (1933), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6 p.m. See May 4.

Rogers High School Play “The Little Mermaid,” Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7 p.m., and May 12, 2 and 7 p.m., $5-$10, 401-847-6235, npsri.net/ page/1640.

Drama 7:30 p.m. See May 11.


May 12

Spring Migration Ecotour Hop into the ‘Bird Van’ and hit the best birding hot spots throughout southern New England, pack a bag lunch to go with provided snacks and water refills, dress warmly with appropriate footwear, binoculars and a reusable water bottle are recommended, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., rain date May 19, $70-$80, reserve, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Bike Newport Exhibit “Love Our Ocean? Ride a Bike,” Fort Adams, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Volvo Ocean Race Exploration Zone, through May 20, 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

The Elms Garden Tour “The Elms: The Beaux-Arts Landscape,” a guided stroll through the gardens of The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 10-11 a.m., reserve, $15-$20, 401-847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

MPL Book Store Fundraiser 10 a.m. See May 10.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Create mixed-media artwork, guided tour of some contemporary artworks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., starts at 10:30 a.m., free for library members, otherwise, program free with paid museum admission, prices vary, register, 401-848-8200.

Watson Farm Event See sheep-shearing and a herd of cows, take a scenic hike, family friendly, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine, free to members of Historic New England, $10 per vehicle for nonmembers, 401- 423-0005 x3.

Ocean State Ramblers Perform A bluegrass concert for all ages, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogers High School Play 2 and 7 p.m. See May 11.

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

Drama 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. See May 10.

Opening Reception Cocktail reception for “Seafarers” exhibit, Atelier Newport, 5-8 p.m., May 13, 2-4 p.m., 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See May 5.

Sail Newport Fundraiser “Stars and Stripes” party, cocktails, live music and dancing, meet stars and local sailing legends, 21-plus event, Fort Adams, Volvo Ocean Race Newport race village, 7 p.m.-midnight, ticket prices vary, reserve, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 4.


May 13

Piano Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents Manabu Takasawa, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., saintmatthewsjamestown. weebly.com.

Opening Reception 2 p.m. See May 12.

Drama 2:30 p.m. See May 10.

Fiddle Concert Newport String Project performs, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 2-3:30 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Mother’s Day Jam Session Live music and buffet, open to all, Pyramid Club, 32-34 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4-8 p.m., $10, 401-847-4308.

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