2018-06-14 / Calendar

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Thursday

June 14

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.

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.

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, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Artists’ Reception “Collective Extravaganza: A Grand Event,” a multi-artist, multi-media show, Coastal Contemporary Gallery, 491 Thames St., 4-8 p.m., 401-612-6121, coastalcontemporarygallery.com.

Opening Reception Enjoy a reception for the summer exhibitions, light refreshments, cash bar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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.

Artists’ Talk Constance Slaughter discusses “Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds,” her installation of sculpture, drawing and animation video, concurrently; Amy Lovera presents “Rabbit Holes,” her photography, collage and video installation, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 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 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 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.

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.

Church Festival Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, June 16, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 401-423- 1651.

SVF Foundation Annual Visitors Day Peek into facilities, meet staff, learn about the Smithsonian and SVF Biodiversity Preservation Project, sheep shearing, food trucks, 152 Harrison Ave., no onsite parking, free trolley service from Fort Adams, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 401-848- 7229, svffoundation.org.

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.

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, call for time, $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 Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 14.

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.

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.

Newport Historical Society Walking Tour “Working on the Point: Colonial Newport,” depart from Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-20, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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, rules and regulations, beavertaillight.org.

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

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

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See June 9.

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 15.

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, jwhite2412@cox.net.

Newport County Days See June 16.

Secret Garden Tour See June 15.

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.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens Enjoy great views from this 1929 memorial tower, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.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

June 18

Newport Charter Yacht Show Dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals; agents, owners, brokers and captains, the public can visit the 20-plus vendors June 19-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 401-846-6000, newportchartershow.com.

Newport County Days See June 16.

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.

ALT Golf Tournament Fundraiser Support the Aquidneck Land Trust, Newport National Golf Course, 324 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, noon-5 p.m., noon registration and lunch, 1 p.m. shotgun start, cocktail and awards reception follows, register, 401-847-2799 x18, ailt.org.

Newport Children’s Theatre Open Auditions Those who are 8-18 can audition for the August show, “Alice in Wonderland,” Newport Children’s Theatre Studio, 1341 West Main Road, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. by appointment, through June 19, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Family Movie “Peter Rabbit” (PG), children may come unaccompanied, content might upset younger or more sensitive children, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Tuesday

June 19

Newport Charter Yacht Show 10 a.m. See June 18.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 14.

Newport Children’s Theatre Open Auditions 4, 5 and 6 p.m. See June 18.

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.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion, all are welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Growing Hops and Homebrewing Learn about cultivating, harvesting and drying hops, and homebrewing techniques, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

June 20

Newport Charter Yacht Show 10 a.m. See June 18.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 17.

Child and Family Services Luncheon “Lunch to Launch” benefits Child and Family Services’ foster care programs, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, noon-1:30 p.m., $75 donation, tickets, 401-849-2300, childandfamilyri.com.

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

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

Parisian Salon Talk and Exhibit Exploration of how artists made their reputation at the salons, the largest and most important exposition of contemporary art in Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, followed by a tour of the exhibit with the curator, Redwood

Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Film Screening and Dance Performance “One Night Only: A Collaboration Between Local Artists and Friends,” featuring a sneak peak of the dance film in progress, “Acquiescence,” a dance performance, and digital art, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $15 tickets online, at the door if space available, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Newport Gulls Collegiate Baseball 6:30 p.m. See June 18.

WWI Film “A Very Long Engagement” (2004/R) takes place in France, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-9:15 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Thursday

June 21

Newport Charter Yacht Show 10 a.m. See June 18.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 14.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin,” by Rachel Corbett, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave.,

noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See June 14.

Yachting History Free and open to the public, at this meeting of the Yachting History Society share stories and learn about the great racing schooners, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., 843-906-6682, varnishman@gmail.com.

Edible Flowers Talk Mary Newman, co-author of “Edible Flowers: A Global History,” share examples of flowers that have a long history as a tasty ingredient in a variety of cuisines, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Bridge Lecture “A Monument to Perseverance: The Struggle to Build the Newport Bridge, 1945-1969,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Music on the Porch U.S. Navy Band concert, Eisenhower House, Fort Adams State Park, 5-7 p.m., free.

‘ARC’ Book Club At the Advance Readers Copy Book Club (ARC), teens get access to the hottest young adult books before they’re published, all are welcome, Newport Public Library, 30 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Neighborhood Safety A forum with the Jamestown police on how people can increase neighborhood safety, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Caribbean Night on the Lawn The Vasco da Gama Portuguese American Charitable Society hosts a catered pig roast with live music, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 6-8 p.m., $20, limited to 80 people, RSVP, 401-846-0913.

Business Tips and Networking Open to the public, Newport Interactive Marketing event, get and give tips and highlight your business, Queen Anne’s Loft, 212 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., free, register, Newport Interactive Marketers on Facebook.com.

Thursday Evening Book Group Meets on the third Thursday of each month, books are nonfiction and fiction, today’s discussion is on “The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” Aquidneck Park, 35 Golden Hill St., behind Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m. food vendors open, 7:25 p.m. live music, 8:40 p.m. film followed by discussion with director and producer, suggested $5 donation, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

June 22

Newport Pride Weekend of activities to celebrate LGBTQ+people and allies, info@newportout.com or 202-222-8921.

Newport Flower Show Theme is “Cottages Smart and Small,” four tiny houses on the front lawn, horticultural exhibits, garden displays, tonight’s party with special guest Martha Stewart, moonlight movie, lectures and demonstrations, children’s activities, champagne and jazz brunch, afternoon tea, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., general hours, today from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., June 23-24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., single day admission $20 in advance, $20-$25 day of, ages 6-17 $6, special events’ times and prices vary, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Looking Upwards’ Golf Tournament A fundraiser to support people with disabilities, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $135 individual, $480 foursome, register, 401-847-0960 x21, lookingupwards.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 15.

Clagett Regatta U.S. and foreign sailors with disabilities compete, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., through June 24, 401-846-4470, clagettregatta.org.

James Brown Film “Get on Up,” based on the life story of James Brown, the “godfather of soul,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Documentary Screening View “Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein” (1994), contextualizing Lichtenstein’s iconic creative process, discussion with director and others follows, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., tickets $10-$15 online, or available at the door if space available, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See June 15.

Saturday

June 23

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See June 16.

Newport Flower Show See June 22.

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.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See June 14.

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

Clagett Regatta 11 a.m. See June 22.

Jamestown Windmill Opens Built in 1787 and in operation until 1896, this three-story windmill opens for tours, North Road, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., through June 24, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

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

Newport Murder Mystery 7 p.m. See June 16.

Sunday

June 24

Nature Hike and Picnic Naturalist-guided hike along shady woodland trails, pack a picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the apple orchard, all ages, 10-11 a.m., rain date July 1, $10-$12, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens 11 a.m. See June 17.

Clagett Regatta 11 a.m. See June 22.

Judah Touro Lecture “Convinced: Quaker Women and Liberty of Conscience in Early New England,” Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., 4 p.m., $8, reserve, 401- 847-4794 x207 or email tours@tourosynagogue.org.

Conversation with Sen. Jack Reed Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Library Fundraiser “A Novel Evening,” casual attire, flip-flops encouraged, Easton’s Beach rotunda, Memorial Blvd., 6-8:30 p.m., $80 tickets at 847- 8720 x100.

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