2018-07-05 / Calendar

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Thursday

July 5

Newport Music Festival Classical music by international musicians held in unique, intimate and historic venues, daily through July 22, times and prices vary, 401- 849-0700, newportmusic.org.

Teen Creations Students entering grades 6-12 only use CDs, a frame, paint and glue to create a mosaic picture frame, materials and snacks provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 4 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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.

Green Screen Album Covers Teens recreate famous album covers with themselves as the stars, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Adults meet every other Thursday after having read an assigned text and participate in an interactive display of rare books and manuscripts from Redwood’s special collections, today’s discussion is on “Common Sense,” by Thomas Paine, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

R.I. Computer Museum Program Students entering grades five and up use portable mics and free coding software to create interactive stories, animations, modify voices and/or design a beat box, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Three Identical Strangers” (2018/ PG-13), O’Hare lawn, Salve Regina University, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 7:20 p.m. live music, 8:35 p.m. film then conversation, $5 suggested donation, RSVP, newportfilm.com.

Friday

July 6

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

‘Connecting the Beats’ African-inspired percussion and dance music, “Connecting the Beats,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2p.m., traditional dance, drumming and songs of Puerto Rico, no registration is required, free, 401-846-4828.

Robotics for Kids Students 8-12 learn the basic concepts of robotics and work in teams to learn coding to instruct a simple robot to move objects in construction challenges, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

North Side Community Market 1 York St., 2-6 p.m., Fridays through Sept. 28, newporthealthequity.com/the-fresh-zone.

Tween Craft Project Children 8-12 make their own garden stone with cement and colorful stones, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Library Movie “The Identical” (2014/PG), starring Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art and Environmental Advocacy Discussion Topics include global warming and ocean health, public policy and personal responsibility, guest panelists include Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., donations welcome, reservations strongly recommended, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

IMC Gala Fundraiser “Nuit Blanche: Dance is in the Air” benefits Island Moving Company, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., valet and entrance on Berkley Avenue, 7:30 p.m. cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dance performances in the gardens, 9 p.m. dancing in the tent, $250, 401-847-4470, info@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.

Saturday

July 7

Newport Regatta An East Coast event for one-design classes, through July 8, 401-846- 1983, sailnewport.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.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

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.

Midsummer Island Retreat Open to the community, programming by the Newport County YMCA, St. Mary’s and the Sacred Center, live music, storytelling, games, face painting, and more, bring lawn chairs, blankets and a salad or main dish to share at the potluck, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 2:30-9 p.m., rain or shine, free, register at St. Mary’s, or Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, or on newportymca.org.

Waterfront Manhattan Talk The story of Manhattan’s waterfront as a struggle between public and private control, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-5 p.m., seating limited, reserve, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Deblois Opening Reception “Water and Wood,” Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., shown through July 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Spring Bull Opening Reception Annual “Les Petites Oeuvres en Ete,” multimedia show of small works by local artists, new art replaces sold pieces, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Aug. 1, 401-849- 9166, springbullgallery.com.

IYRS Gala International Yacht Restoration School fundraiser includes entertainment by KC and the Sunshine Band, cocktails and dinner, live and silent auctions, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m., $500 general admission, iyrsgala.com.

Shakespeare in the Park The Newport Children’s Theatre presents “The Tempest,” Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, lawn seating, 6:30 p.m., through July 8, admission by donation, newportchildrenstheatre.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See July 6.

Sunday

July 8

Newport Regatta See July 7.

Meet the Composer A Newport Music Fest event, meet award-winning composer/performer Jake Heggie, learn about his craft, enjoy a performance, Q&A follows, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $40 tickets, online at newportmusic.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.

NIMFest Concert Two rock/folk, singer/songwriter groups, Radios Islands with Randy Robbins, and the Melissa Chaplin Family, lawn seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, facebook.com/nimfest.

Jamestown Concert Series Sundays through Aug. 26, tonight’s concert offers big band sounds with the Nightlife Orchestra, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., free, jamestownri.gov.

Shakespeare in the Park 6:30 p.m. See July 7.

First Look Live Performance Classical music by soprano Amory Kirwin accompanied by Cody Mead, donations accepted for Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., space limited, reserve, 401-846- 7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.org.

‘Swim to Skim’ Benefits Clean Ocean Access’s programs and events, such as skimming debris from Newport Harbor, 6-11 a.m. event, 7-9 a.m. race, start at Perrotti Park, America’s Cup Avenue, end at King Park, Wellington Avenue, $55, register, 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Monday

July 9

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Explore Rocks A science teacher leads a hands-on exploration of local rocks, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-10:45 a.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Drop-In Crafts Children in preschool through grade five drop in to make Hawaiian leis, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Four Faiths Walking Tour Visit four houses of worship on an escorted walk, beginning at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., ends at 1 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, $10-$20, 401-290-7535, map and tour notes on 4faiths.org.

Children’s Tinker Club Children 5-12 drop in for free play and to build with materials such as Lincoln Logs, Bristle Builders, Crystal Climbers, KEVA Planks and PlayMags, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Read to a Dog Children 5-12 read to a registered therapy dog, Tucker, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show Ron Campbell, legendary animator and director, presents his Beatles cartoon paintings and other works, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 4 p.m. through July 11, free exhibit, janepickens.com.

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.

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.com.

Farmer’s Inspirational Story A woman goes back to her family farm to make it thrive, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Laughter for Locals Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., BYOB, $15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Tuesday

July 10

Ballard Park Children’s Concert Toe Jam Puppet Band performs, children’s activities, lawn seating, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Snakes Program Snake-themed presentation, crafts and reading, two movies, might meet a live snake, Sachuest Point Visitors’ Center, 474 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-849-2822.

On-the-Go Craft Children 4-12 drop in anytime to work on a craft, materials supplied, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Return to Camelot’ Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, and Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters’ impressions of what happened behind the scenes, St. Mary’s Church, 80 Memorial Blvd. West, Tuesdays through Oct. 23, 2-3 p.m., $15, stmarynewport.org/Return-to- Camelot.

Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show 4 p.m. See July 9.

Circus Dynamics Workshop for Teens learn how to juggle, tumble

and more, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Touch-A-Truck Children go inside a police car and sound the siren, get put on a stretcher and loaded in the back of an ambulance and climb a fire truck ladder, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Great Houses at Home and Abroad “The Crichton Family and Crom Castle through the Ages,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. lecture, reception follows, $15-$20, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar.

Free Newport Music Fest Event Family-friendly outdoor classical music concert, lawn seating, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., check newportmusic.org. for updates.

Family Concert at the Beach Performance by the Rockin’ Soul Horns, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in inclement weather, call 401-845-5810 for cancellation info.

Sweetberry Farm Concert Rhythm and blues, soul groove music with the New 40, lawn seating, Sweetberry Farm, 19 Third Beach Road entrance, Middletown, 6-8 p.m., food for purchase, 401- 837-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Mahjongg for Beginners An adult program, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Wednesday

July 11

Puppet Workshop Children 5-12 enjoy a story told with puppets along with a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Tween Maker Lab Children 8-12 make music using picoboards and Scratch programming, 2:30-4:30 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Beatles Cartoon Pop Art Show 4 p.m. See July 9.

If It’s Wednesday, 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.

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

Rough Point Garden Party “Party Like it’s 1968,” genteel lawn games, live music, vintage attire encouraged, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., indoors in inclement weather, 5-7 p.m., $35 in advance, $30 at the door, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

‘In Full Flight’ In his new book, “In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement,” John Heminway reveals the remarkable true story of one woman’s search for a new life in Africa in the wake of WWII, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $5-$10, register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Sanford Mainers, Cardines Field, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.com.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Seamen’s Church Institute’s Speaker Series Features Captain Sean Bercaw, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6:30 p.m. wine reception, 7 p.m. talk, $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260 or tara@seamensnewport.org.

Family-Friendly Funnies Improvisation with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 7p.m., $10-$15 general admission, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Thursday

July 12

Process Art Children 2-11 have fun creating with tape, seating limited to 16 participants, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Polynesian Dance Program Families watch a music and dance presentation, and then sing and dance together, all ages welcome, but make sure your child can enjoy the show respectfully, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See July 5.

Flower Pot Madness Teens learn how to turn recycled and repurposed materials into a mosaic flower pot, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Duck Race Family fun, music and games, duck race benefits Middletown Education Collaborative, Third Beach, Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., middletowneducationcollaborative.org.

Whitehorne House Museum Open House View 18th century Newport furniture and pocket garden, Whitehorne House Museum, 416 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8344, newportrestoration.org.

Art After Dark Gallery talk, 6 p.m., film and live performance, 7 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10 suggested donation, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Teen and Tween Sewing Project Children entering grades five and up create a sewn paper journal/ notebook while learning basic sewing skills, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Raptor Round-Up Hike Guided hike to find native raptors, recommended for adults and ages 8-and-over, binoculars helpful, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., rain date July 19, $12-$14, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Portsmouth Pops Concert Old-fashioned outdoor pops concert, bring blankets and chairs, Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, grounds open after 5 p.m., concert 6:30-8:30 p.m., rain or shine, 401-643-1477, glenmanorhouse.com.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Far from the Tree,” The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 7:15 p.m. live music, 8:30 p.m. film, and then conversation with film subject and producer, $5 suggested donation, RSVP, see newportfilm.com.

Everybody Chorus Silly songs and parodies for the whole family, Conanicut Grange/ Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 7:30 p.m., 401-423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Friday

July 13

Black Ships Opening Ceremony Wreath laying ceremony to commemorate the signing of the treaty for open trade between Japan and the U.S., Touro Park, 10:30 a.m.

Kids’ Painting Class Children 6-12 learn how to paint their own masterpiece step-by-step, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.- noon, reserve, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See July 6.

Newport Gulls Baseball Newport Gulls vs. Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., $1-$5 general admission, newportgulls.com.

Jamestown Arts Center Summer Soiree Pre-party exhibit preview and curator’s talk, 6 p.m., cocktails, savories, raw bar, live auction, live music and dancing, 7-10 p.m., $150-$175 soiree only, pre-party and soiree, $200-$225, purchase tickets at 401-560-0979, at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., or on jacsummersoiree.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See July 6.

Saturday

July 14

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See July 7.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Look under the hood to view impressive and awe-inspiring engines, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through July 15, 401- 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Black Ships Cultural Celebration Cultural demonstrations, food, music, including the Odaiko New England Drummers. Touro Park, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Second Saturday at the Museum Art and music come together to raise awareness of the man-made threats to our oceans and whales, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free with price of museum admission, free to members and youth to age 18, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Tween and Teen Sewing Class Students 8-18 make embroidered paper journals, Middletown Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Teens Cook Teens entering grades 6-12 only create beautiful sugar cookies that look like the inside of a colorful geode, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See July 7.

Family Movie Children 6-12 watch “Sing” (PG) on the big screen, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Garden Lecture Learn how to increase biodiversity, King Park pavilion, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 2:30-3:30 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Newport Waterfront Concert Bastille Day concert, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 4-6 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Green Animals Children’s Party Games, pony rides, rock-climbing wall, clowns, crafts, magic and more, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 4-8 p.m. rain or shine, $10-$25, children under 5 free, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org/ events/events-calendar.

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

Redwood Gala Dinner, dancing and live music, Angela and Garry Fischer are

honored, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6:30-11 p.m., online tickets, $350 general admission, 401-847-0292 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See July 7.

Fashion at the Fort Benefit for Child and Family Services, fashion show, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, designer sale, cocktail party attire suggested, Fort Adams State Park, 7-11 p.m., prices start at $125, tickets at 401-848-4141, info. at childandfamilyri.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See July 6.

Sunday

July 15

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders join experts and prowl the best bird-watching sites, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Classics by the Sea Car Show Fort Getty, Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., oldride.com.

Tennis Hall of Fame Open Professional men’s tennis played on grass courts, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., through July 22, 401-849-6053, tennisfame.com.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See July 14.

Newport Music Festival See July 5.

Paradise School and Boyd’s Windmill Open Visit the museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1875, and the 1810 windmill, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Witherbee School Experience school and life from the 1800s to the early 1900s, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See July 8.

NIMFest Concert Blues with the John Hillman Band, and Cee and the Riders with singer Leslie Grimes, lawn seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, facebook.com/nimfest.

Newport International Polo All Charity Day benefits local charitable and civic organizations, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Jamestown Concert Series Sundays through Aug. 26, tonight’s concert offers blues with the Kohaug All Stars, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., free, jamestownri. gov.

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