2018-06-07 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

June 7

Eight Bells Lecture “Finding a Pirate Ship,” by Bob Cembrola, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, donations welcome, 401-841-7276.

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.

Painting Party Help Aquidneck Land Trust paint outbuildings at Spruce Acres Farm, supplies provided, bring a brush and scraper if you can, 1286 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-5 p.m., June 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rescheduled in case of rain, 401-849-2799, RSVP at achuman@ailt.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Adults read and discuss select titles from the library’s original collection, refreshments, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

MET School Art Exhibit Works by students who have chosen art as their high school focus, live music, project displays, spoken word performances, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., free to museum members and MET School community, free to general public with paid museum admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Historical Society Lecture “The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship,” book signing follows, Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Easton’s Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean the beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Opening Reception “Images of Jamestown,” music and refreshments, public welcome, Town Hall gallery, 93 Narraganset Ave., Jamestown, 5-7 p.m., shown through Sept. 6, conanicutartassociation.com.

Seaside Gala Silent auction, live country music, dinner and more, turquoise and other bling, and country-western attire welcome, benefits East Bay Community Action Program, Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Ave., 5:30 p.m., $100, reserve, ebcap.org.

‘TellNewport’ Real people tell real stories, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, $10, janepickens.com.

Friday

June 8

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta Sailors from across the U.S. participate in the 164th New York Annual Regatta, through June 10, 401- 846-9410, newportyachtclub.org. Painting Party 9 a.m. See June 7.

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.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls v. North Adams Steeple Cats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.pointstreaksites.com.

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

June 9

Portsmouth Art Guild Event Community yard, craft and art sale, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847- 4607, portsmoutharts.org.

Common Burying Ground Guided Tour Focus is on stones carved in the 1700s, a highlight of the visit is God’s Little Acre, the largest collection of gravestones from people of African heritage in Colonial New England, meet at the entrance on Warner Street, at Burnside Avenue, 10 a.m., free, npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

Family Health and Safety Day East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) hosts this event, car seat check and exchange, Newport Fire Department touch-a-truck, booths feature an array of other local organizations, EBCAP, 8 John H. Chafee Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-367-2001 x205, ebcap.org.

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta See June 8.

Green Animals Topiary Garden Enjoy a walk among the formal parterres, flowers, topiary, fruits and vegetables with a horticulturist, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10-11 a.m., $15-$20, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, x178, newportmansions.org/ events.

Youth Regatta Sail Newport Youth Challenge, Fort Adams, 10 a.m. harbor start, June 10, 9:30 a.m. harbor start, register, 401-847-0707, sailnewport.org.

‘Hoods Up’ Look under the hoods, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through June 10, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Newport Car Museum Check out new cars, new exhibits, “American Muscle Then and Now,” Newport Car Museum, 1947 West

Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Sculpting Session Tour the campus, see sculptures at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., then create your own at the museum’s Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St., 10:30 a.m.- noon, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

St. Columba’s Garden Party Family fun, silent auction, petting zoo, adult and children’s teas, pony rides, choir concert, flower festival and much more, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., 1-5 p.m., 401-847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Jazz Concert Performance by the Mitch Kaplan Trio, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

‘A Novel Affair’ Fundraiser Jamestown Philomenian Library fundraiser, Channel Bells, 27 Newport St., Jamestown, 5-8 p.m., $75 tickets on the library’s website, at the library and other venues, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See June 8.

Sunday

June 10

Elliot’s Ride for Everyone Free, all-day bike event, all ages and skill levels, Fort Adams, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., register, elliotsride.org.

Regatta 9:30 a.m. See June 9.

‘Hoods Up’ 10 a.m. See June 9.

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.

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta See June 8.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Noon. See June 9.

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

June 11

Newport Mental Health Golf Tournament Eighteen-hole tournament, Scramble format, to assist students, older adults and families in Newport County, 11 a.m. registration starts, noon lunch buffet and opening remarks, 1 p.m. shotgun start, post-tournament appetizers, Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club, 152 Brown Lane, Middletown, prices vary, register, 401-846-1213, newportmentalhealth.org.

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, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., newcomers and drop-ins welcome, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meat, crafts and artwork, Ft. Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, farmfreshri.org.

Shakespeare Remembered Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Family Movie “Coco” (PG), unaccompanied children of any age may watch, some scenes might be unsuitable for young or sensitive children, Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Portsmouth History Book Club Discuss “The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe,” by Elaine Showalter, all are welcome, Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., portsmouthhistorical.org, register at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 401-683-9457.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.pointstreaksites.com.

Tuesday

June 12

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See June 7.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss “Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets,” Nobel Prize recipient Svetlana Alexievich’s history of life in contemporary Russia, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

On-the-Go Crafting Children 4-12 drop in between 3 and 6 p.m. to make a seasonal craft, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Machine Sewing 101 Get machine sewing instruction, materials provided, no experience necessary, for ages 18-and-over, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls vs. New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.pointstreaksites.com.

Wednesday

June 13

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Go around the island on a vintage trolley viewing conserved sites, wine and cheese reception along the way, Aquidneck Land Trust, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4:45-7 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, exact change, checks and credit cards accepted, sign up, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 p.m. See June 10.

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

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century,” by Jessica Bruder, all are welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., June 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Second Beach, Surfers’ End, 474 Sachuest, Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Ladies’ Bike Ride Ladies-only group bike ride with Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 5:30- 7 p.m., bikenewportri.org.

Potter League Class How to help shy and fearful dogs, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., free, no dogs, RSVP, 401-846-8276 x120, eleanorh@potterleague.org.

Seamen’s Speaker Series “Rob Ouellette: From Bella Mente Racing to American Magic,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6:30 wine reception, 7-8 p.m. talk, $10 suggested donation, 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.

Thursday

June 14

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See June 7.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group 3:30 p.m. See June 13.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See June 7.

Whitehorne House Museum Open House View 18th century Newport furniture and a garden, 415 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., free, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Artist Talk Constance Slaughter and Amy Lovera present “Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds,” their reinterpretation of old nursery rhymes through a poetic and funny multi-media installation, exhibited through June 16, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

June 15

Secret Garden Tour Self-guided walking tour of gardens in Newport’s historic Point section, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through June 17, general admission $20 in advance, $25 on site, tickets are good for any or all days of the tour, 401-439-7253, secretgardentours.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.

Newport/Bermuda Race The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6 p.m., 401-846-6000, newportshipyard.com.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Keene Swamp Bats, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.pointstreaksites.com.

Jazz at Rough Point “I Dare You: A Musical Suite Dedicated to Doris Duke,” Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 7:30-9 p.m., $25 in advance, $30 at the door, 401- 847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See June 8.

Saturday

June 16

5K Run/Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary fundraiser in Middletown, meet at the sanctuary at 8 a.m., 583 Third Beach Road, race ends near Peabody Beach, followed by refreshments and awards at the sanctuary, kids’ Frosty Freez Run, quarter-mile, 8:15 a.m., $5, 5K run/walk, 8:30 a.m., $25, rain or shine, register online or in person, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Social Engineering Conference Two-day conference, “Social Engineering Rhode Island,” includes workshops and talks, Salve’s O’Hare Academic Center, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., register, $50 general admission ticket, Eventbrite.com.

Watson Farm Event Join an herbalist on a walking tour to discover which plants offer

medicinal remedies and promote well-being, make sample herbal infusions to bring home, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20-$25, advance tickets recommended, 401-423-0005 x3, Watson Farm on Facebook.com.

Secret Garden Tour Tours start at 10 a.m. See June 15.

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See June 7.

Strawberry Festival Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-846- 0660, trinitynewport.org.

Rough Point Newport County residents with ID roam around Rough Point free of charge, 680 Bellevue Ave., starts at 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through June 17, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Newport County Days Hospitality employees and Newport County residents with ID enjoy free admission to Preservation Society properties, check hours of operation and tour schedule for each venue, through June 18, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Artisans by the Bay Show Craft, garden and botanical show on the lawn, Latin guitar music, food available for purchase, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-4

p.m., rain date June 17, ladedart@gmail.com, Artisans by the Bay on Facebook.

Day of Renewal A celebration of Newport’s African-American culture and diversity, Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., sankofacommunityconnection.com.

Beavertail Lighthouse Open Tour the site of the third oldest lighthouse in the country, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Scottish Stovie After the polo match, join the Scottish polo team to enjoy a Scottish buffet (not unlimited), no children’s portions, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $28 per portion, advance tickets required and must be presented at buffet, polo match tickets sold separately, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See June 8.

Sunday

June 17

Guided Bird Walk Beginner and expert bird watchers join staff to prowl the best

birdwatching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Rough Point 9:30 a.m. See June 16.

Father’s Day Hike Guided tour of the park with or without a dad, trails steep and rugged in areas, wear proper footwear, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, 10-11 a.m., suggested donation $5, $10 per family, 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Newport Motor Car Festival The event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Rotary Club, Portsmouth Abbey School, 285 Cory’s Lane, 8 a.m.-noon show car registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. show, 2 p.m. awards, $20 show car registration fee, $5 requested donation per visitor vehicle, corvetteclubofrhodeisland.com.

Newport County Days See June 16.

Secret Garden Tour See June 15.

Miantonomi Park Tower Open Enjoy great views from this 1929 memorial tower, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through Aug. 17, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

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