2018-05-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

May 24

Art Exhibit “Images of Jamestown,” an open, juried, multi-media show, Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, shown through Sept. 6, conanicutartassociation.com.

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.

Teen Advanced Readers Book Club Teens read and discuss books before they’re published, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teens’ Pizza and a Movie Teens view “The Help,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gardening Program URI master gardeners help expand your gardening knowledge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibraryri.org.

Teen Watercolor Class The class is led by Sue Greco, author of “Kids’ Best Watercolor Lessons,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

May 25

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.

Marx Brothers Marathon “A Night at the Opera” (1935), vintage shorts and a documentary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception “Imagine Metal,” Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through June 24, 401- 293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

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.

‘Murder at the Coal Mines’ The Portsmouth Community Theater, in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historical Society, present “Murder at the Coal Mines,” Common Fence Community Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., admission by donation, portsmouthhistorical.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.

Saturday

May 26

Plant Sale The Point Association holds its annual plant sale, refreshments and items from artists and artisans, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 8 a.m.-noon.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards’ grounds, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 27, 401-256-6627, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

‘Ask a Gardener’ Program Estate gardeners give tips on how they keep the grounds looking lush and how to apply them to your garden, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11 a.m., free with admission to house or grounds, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org/events.

Gallery Opening Wildlife, seascape and equine art by local artists, D. Chatowsky Gallery, 2572 East Main Road, Portsmouth, noon-6 p.m., through May 27.

Exhibit Opens View “A Girl and Her Room,” photographs by Rania Matar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., shown through Aug. 5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Spring Mushroom Hike Expert mushroom hunters give a

guided hike and foraging secrets, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, tours 10-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m., rain date May 27, $10 per tour, register, 401-619-3377, info@ballardpark.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Newport LEGO Club Children 5-12 drop in to build 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 Opens Tour the site of the third oldest lighthouse in the country, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Bike Newport Event New and beginner riders learn how to ride, get comfortable on a bike and acquire bike safety skills, Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, 1-4 p.m., 401-619-4900, bikenewportri.org.

Newport Rotary Charity Polo Match All proceeds to charitable or civic organizations, Newport International Polo grounds, 250 Linden Lane, 5 p.m., 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

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

Improv Comedy 8 a.m. See May 25.

Sunday

May 27

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.

Gallery Opening Noon. See May 26.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Noon. See May 26.

Boyd’s Windmill Visit this windmill built in 1810, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Paradise School Visit the museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1875, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum The museum is housed in a church built in 1865, 870 East Main Road, 2-5 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

Monday

May 28

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.

Fun in Miantonomi Park Day Food, fun and games, arts and crafts, storytelling, live music, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rededication of Miantonomi Memorial Tower plaque, 1:30 p.m., Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Noon. See May 26.

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.

Tuesday

May 29

Library Matinee “Forever My Girl” (2018/PG), 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.

Young Adult Fiction Book Club Discuss “Life as We Knew It,” by Susan Beth Pfeffer, all ages that read the book are welcome, refreshments, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Full Moon Ride Join Bike Newport for a bike ride through Newport, bike, helmet, lights and weather-appropriate clothing required, 62 Broadway, 8-9:30 p.m., sign up, 401-619-4900, clare@bikenewportri.org.

Wednesday

May 30

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Grade 7 and Up Book Group “We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler,” by Russell Freedman, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Museum Talk and Annual Meeting All are welcome to attend, guest speaker Mira Nakashima-Yarnall, creative director of Nakashima Studio, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. refreshments, 6 p.m. meeting, members free, nonmembers $10, RSVP, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.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

May 31

STEAM Club Children 6-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See May 24.

Teen DYI Program Teens make bath bombs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportpubliclibraryri.org.

Art Talk “Thoughts from the Bubble, Art in (Perpetually) Troubled Times,”

with Tony Estrella, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 6 p.m., $5- $10, tickets online or at the door, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Web Tools and Your Business Learn about the latest and greatest web tools to set your business up for success, Parlor Bar and Kitchen, 200 Broadway, 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. talk, reserve, newportinteractivemarketers.com/events.

Friday

June 1

JPL Book Sale Unusual, rare and collectible books for sale, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 25.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 25.

Saturday

June 2

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See May 26.

Preservation Society Travel Tour Visit the Eustis and Bradley estates in Milton, Massachusetts, departs 424 Bellevue Ave. 9 a.m. and returns by 5 p.m., $95-$115, price includes motor coach transportation, guided tours, lunch and Preservation Society escorts, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

Garden Tours Learn about estate gardening traditions, The Breakers greenhouses and cutting garden, Bateman Avenue, behind The Breakers stable, 10-11 a.m., $15-$20, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

IYRS Graduation Open to the public, graduation and launch day, featured speaker Gary Jobson, world-class sailor, author, motivational speaker and TV commentator, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-848-5777, iyrs.edu.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Registration for summer reading program opens, those signing up between 10 a.m.-noon have a chance to decorate a guitar to take home or display in the Children’s Department, sign up anytime today and enter the first weekly reading raffle, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Family Seed-Sowing Workshop Help plant the garden, get some gardening tips and a seedling to take home, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-noon, Preservation Society members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

JPL Book Sale 10 a.m. See June 1.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 26.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See May 26.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Noon. See May 26.

Great Chowder Cook-Off All you can eat samples, music, activities, food and beverages, including alcohol, for sale, Fort Adams’ north lawn, opens to general public at noon, $20 advance, $25 day of, kids 12-and-under free with paying adult, riwaterfrontevents.com.

Kite Flying Day Fly your kite, watch a professional, guided and non-guided tours of the trails, treasure hunt and crafts, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., rain or shine, 401-423-0005 x3, Watson Farm on Facebook.

Aquidneck Island Relay for Life Help raise funds for the American Cancer Society, Gaudet Middle School, 1113 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 2-10 p.m., facebook.com/AquidneckRelay/.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception “Children of the Baobab: West Africa,” multi-media show, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., public welcome, shown through July 1, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “All Mixed Up,” a multi-media show, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., public welcome, 5-7 p.m., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Newport International Polo U.S. vs. Poland, 250 Linden Lane, 5 p.m., general admission $15 per adult, 15-and-under free, 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

Classic Yacht Film and Talk Includes a screening of Alison Langley’s “NY40 Marilee: Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic,” International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 5-8 p.m., $10, tickets at the door or on eventbrite.com.

‘Fusionworks’ Site-specific dance performance, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 7 p.m., $15, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 25.

Sunday

June 3

Bank Newport 10-Miler This walk/run benefits Fort Adams Trust and the Boys and Girls Club, start and finish at Fort Adams, 7:30-10:30 a.m., tickets on Eventbrite.com., fees vary, newport10miler.com.

Guided Bird Walk Novice and experienced birders 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.

Gardening with the Masters URI master gardeners give gardening tips, test your soil sample, and lead a walk in the herb garden and give a talk at 11 a.m., Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m., 401-849- 7300, newportrestoration.org/ events.

Beavertail Lighthouse Open Noon. See May 26.

Newport String Quartet Enjoy works by Beethoven and Borodin, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., $15 general admission, purchasing ticket online suggested, at the door if available, includes museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Boyd’s Windmill 2 p.m. See May 27.

Paradise School 2 p.m. See May 27.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See May 27.

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