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Thursday

April 14

LivFit Cooking & Nutrition Class every Tuesday & Thursday evening at 5 p.m., RSVP with Kristin 401-368-7614, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., mlkccenter.org.

Eyes on Amphibians Explore wetlands while looking for salamanders, listening for frog calls, and searching for egg masses, 5:30-7 p.m., prices vary, registration required, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Lives of British Soldiers in R.I. Talk on the lives of British soldiers, 7 p.m., RSVP requested at redhatscrapper@cox.net, Portsmouth Friends Meeting House, 2232 East Main Rd., Portsmouth.

Friday

April 15

Historic Hill Tree Walk Walking tour explores notable trees from the Congregational Church through Touro Park to Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library, 10-11 a.m., rain or shine, register at newporttreeconservancy.org.

Egg Hunt Easter fun in the children’s room and garden, refreshments, treats and crafts while supplies last, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tour Join expert guides on a Save the Bay vessel to view seals on Citing Rock off Rose Island and the Newport Bridge, binoculars provided, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 30 Market Square, 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., prices vary, 401- 203-7325, savebay.org.

Fish Fry Fridays Vasco da Gama Portuguese Charitable Society is offering fish and chips, chowder and clam cakes to go, 4-6 p.m., pre-order only by calling 401-846-0913, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave.

Trivia Night Kevin the Great hosts, open seating, reservations welcome, 8 p.m., Rejects Beer Co., 124 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-619-8200, rejectsbeerco.com.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, 8 p.m., $18, 4 Equality Park Place, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

April 16

Rhode Races Marathon, half marathon and 5K dash through the daffodils, 7:30 a.m., Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 401-427-7764 or info@rhoderaces.us.

Shorebird Stroll Guided bird walk, 8-9 a.m., free, registration required, Third Beach, 875 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Market at Stoneacre Garden, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Brick Marketplace, 151 Swinburne Row.

Plog Newport Pick up trash while jogging or walking along the marathon route, supplies provided, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., sign-up for a section of the course, 401-934-0842, easternriconservation.org.

Newport Seal Tour 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., See April 15.

Family Fun Celebrate National Superhero Day, create your own logo and distress signal, for children 5-12 years with caregiver, 2:30 p.m., registration required, Program Room at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Improv Comedy 7 & 9 p.m., See April 15.

Sunday

April 17

Beginner Birding Presentation on songbirds and a warbler walk, crafts and snacks provided, 12:30-2:30 p.m., prices vary, registration required, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jazz Trio Ken Vario on trumpet, Marty Ballou on string bass, and Greg Wardson on piano perform 9:30 a.m., Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 401-846-0643, office@channingchurch.org.

Karaoke Sing your heart out at the IA, hosted by Mel, all are welcome, 9 p.m., free, weekly, Irish American Club, 642 Thames St.

Monday

April 18

‘Take and Make’ Crafts Middletown & Newport Public Libraries provides all the supplies you need, visit Children’s Desk for a take home craft while supplies last, limit one per child.

Zumba All skill levels and all community members welcome, 8:30 a.m., RSVP with Mel 401-846-4828 x124, MLK Jr. Community Center, mlkccenter.org.

Dungeons and Dragons for Middle School Play D&D 5th edition, perfect for new players, grades 6-8, registration required, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Touro Synagogue Historic site re-opens for the season, inside presentations for the first time since March 2020, explore two floors of interactive exhibits, gardens and grounds, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., tickets required, 52 Spring St., tourosynagogue.org.

Earth Week: Pre-K Earth Day story and craft, registration required, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tour 1 & 2:15 p.m., See April 15.

Cribbage Learn the card game with roots dating back to the 1600s, boards and cards provided, 1-3 p.m., registration requested, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Sabores Latino Cooking class completely en Español, alternate plant-based and recipes from the Latin world, 5 p.m., weekly, MLK Jr. Community Center, RSVP 401-846-4828.

Mah Jongg Play Mah Jongg play series, 5-7 p.m., registration required, contact Deborah Homer 401-423-7284, jamlibinfo@gmail.com, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., Jamestown.

Mindfulness Meditation & Movement For more advanced practitioners, 5:30 p.m., weekly, sessions via Zoom, innerlightyoga.com, Nancy@nowmindfulness.org.

Tuesday

April 19

Blackout Poetry Activity kits for teens with supplies and instructions at the Newport Library Young Adult Department, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Line Up Line Dance Class Dance classes open to all, no partner or experience required, weekly, 10:30-11:30 a.m., info and RSVP at dtdballroom.net, Common Fence Point Community Center, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth.

Earth Week: Kindergarten & 1st Grade 11 a.m.-12 p.m., See April 18.

Newport Seal Tour 1 & 2:15 p.m., See April 15.

Tuesday Matinee American Underdog, true story of a grocery stockboy to a NFL MVP, 1:30-4 p.m., registration required, contact Deborah Homer 401- 423-7280, jamlibinfo@gmail.com, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., Jamestown.

Finding Your Italian Ancestors Genealogist Margaret Fortier will provide tips and tricks, background on Italy, why Italians left, where they settled, why your grandfather has five cousins named Vincenzo and more, 2:30-3:30 p.m., hybrid, registration required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spring Kids Crafts For children ages 6-12, 3-4 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m., registration required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Chess Club For beginners or more advanced players, ages 16 through adult, 3-4 p.m., first & third Tuesdays, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

LivFit – Cooking & Nutrition 5 p.m., See April 14.

newportFILM ‘Last of the Right Whales’ screening in honor of Earth Week, 6 p.m., Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, newportfilm.com.

Trivia Hosted by Schae, 6-8 p.m., Newport Craft, 293 Connell Highway, newportcraft.com.

Wednesday

April 20

Toning in ‘22 Full-body workout to improve balance, bone health, flexibility, and strength in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment, all skill-levels and all community members welcome, 8:30 a.m., RSVP with Mel 401-846- 4828 x124, MLK Jr. Community Center, mlkccenter.org.

Dance Me In Class Inclusive ballroom dance classes for all abilities, no partner or experience required, weekly, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., virtual option available, info and RSVP at dancemein.com, Common Fence Point Community Center, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth.

Earth Week: 2nd Grade 11 a.m.-12 p.m., See April 18.

Lunch & Learn Lunchtime lecture series for older adults, 12-1:30 p.m., first and third Wednesdays, MLK Jr. Community Center, RSVP with Mel at msaudners@mlkccenter.org or call 401- 846-4828 x124.

Rug Hooking Expert rug hooker will provide advice and enthusiasm for new and experienced rug-hookers, bring your projects, 1-4 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Newport Seal Tour 2 & 3:15 p.m., See April 15.

Kids’ Crafternoon Yarn tulips for elementary school kids, 2-3 p.m., registration required, contact Collen LeBeau, 401-423- 7280, jamlibyouth@gmail.com, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., Jamestown.

3D Printing Children ages 8-12 will learn the basics and print a project to be picked up at a later date, 2:30-3:30 p.m., registration required, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

L.E.A.D. Peer Group Love, Equity, Acceptance, and Dreams, is an inclusive, supportive setting for LGBTQQ+ youth, 3 p.m., weekly, MLK Jr. Community Center, contact Mirasia at mcassese@mlkccenter.org or 401-846-4828 x 201.

Wednesday Walk Stretch your legs, get fresh air, end the day with a nature walk, free, 3:30-4:15 p.m., Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown.

Senior Ballroom Dance Dance classes for adults age 55+, no experience required, couples preferred but singles are welcome, weekly, 4:15-5:15 p.m., info and RSVP at dtdballroom.net, Common Fence Point Community Center, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth.

Dungeons and Dragons Adults Play D&D 5th edition, perfect for new players, 5:30-7:30 p.m., registration required, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 401-683-9457, porlibref@gmail.com, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday

April 21

Butterfly Wings Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver invited for a DIY project, 10-11 a.m., registration required, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Earth Day Work Party Spring cleanup of newly planted trees in Miantonomi Park, mulch and survey trees as part of recent reforestation, no experience needed, tools provided, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Hillside Avenue, newporttreeconservancy.org for info and to register.

Earth Week: 3rd Grade 11 a.m.-12 p.m., See April 18.

Museum Reads A monthly book group for art enthusiasts, “The Lost Notebook of Edouard Manet” by Maureen Gibbon, 12-1 p.m., hybrid, $5, newportartmuseum.org.

Project Chick with Casey Farm Slide show on chicken development and behavior, hands-on displays of bird eggs and visit with live chickens, 2-3 p.m., registration required, contact Collen LeBeau, 401-423-7280, jamlibyouth@gmail.com, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., Jamestown.

LEGO Make & Take Children ages 5-12 invited to build and play with friends and take home your creation, 2:30-3:30 p.m., registration required, Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Seal Tour 3 & 4:15 p.m., See April 15.

LivFit – Cooking & Nutrition 5 p.m., See April 14.

Author Talks ‘Poor Richard’s Women: Deborah Read Franklin and the Other Women Behind the Founding Father’ by Nancy Rubin Stuart, 6 p.m., Charter Books, 8 Broadway, charterbooks.com.

Evening of Readings Spring and National Poetry Month celebration with authors Wayne Cresser, James Geary, and Jay Primiano, 6-7:45 p.m., registration required, contact Wayne Cresser, 401-793-6479, wcresser@cox.net, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., Jamestown.

Nature Night Sounds Learn how to differentiate between the nocturnal sounds of frogs and birds, insects, and bats, rain date April 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m., prices vary, registration required, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday

April 22

Earth Day Obstacle Course Children ages 4-12 invited for minigames like Puddle Jump, Bunny Hop and Dancing Queen-Bee, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Earth Day Plant Swap Bring a potted plant or bare root to swap, houseplants, vegetable and flower seedlings welcomed, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Earth Week: 4th & 5th Grade 11 a.m.-12 p.m., See April 18.

Film Series: Animated Live-Action The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a bookkeeper falls into the water and becomes a fish, 2:30-5 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

God’s Little Acre Tour Historian Keith Stokes leads a walking tour of the nation’s oldest documented burying ground for people of African heritage, 3-4:30 p.m., register with Lew Keen at npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

Saturday

April 23

Seedling Sale Plant trees to improve coastal resilience, pre-order online for pickup at Greenvale Vineyards, easternriconservation.org.

Ft. Butts Clearing Join the Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee to remove dead trees and overgrowth bring chain saws, rakes, and other equipment, park at Portsmouth High School, 8 a.m.- 12 p.m., email seth.chiaro@gmail.com to register.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-12 p.m., See April 16.

Frederick Law Olmsted Bi-Centennial Exhibition The exhibition curated and researched by The Newport Garden Club Olmsted Committee will be on display in the Studio Gallery of the Newport Art Museum, 9:30-5 p.m., 76 Bellevue Ave.

Newport Seal Tour 10 a.m., See April 15.

Clean-Up at Common Burying Ground Help clear vines, leaves, branches and debris before restoration and tours begin, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Farewell Street, register at npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

Family Day Food, activities, inflatables, and more for ages 5-18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, Florence Gray Center, 1 York St., bgcnewport.org.

Sculpture Walk Celebrate Earth Week with an Outdoor Art Sculpture Walk exhibiting various artists, 1-5 p.m., DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown.

Earth Week Extravaganza An afternoon of celebration, storytelling, and science, special performance by Bill Harley., 4-6 p.m., prices vary, registration required, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Improv Comedy 7 & 9 p.m., See April 15.

Sunday

April 24

Driving Miss Daffodil Daffy decorate your wheels for the car parade of the year, cruise from Eastons Beach through Newport along Ocean Drive to Ft. Adams, part of Daffodil Days, 8 a.m., register your car at AudrainAutoMuseum.org.

Guided Bird Walk Free guided bird walk, all birding levels welcome, 8-10 a.m., bi-weekly, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown.

Piano Celebration Jamestown Community Piano Association celebrates 20 years with a special concert by Charisse Baldoria, 2 p.m., St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown.

Middletown’s Lecture Series Final lecture of a four-part series sponsored by the Middletown Historical Society, learn the history of the 325-acre treasure preserved by Mabel Norman Ceiro, 2-3 p.m., reservations encouraged at normanbirdsanctuary.org, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown.

Comedy for Conservation Clean comedy with Ashley Gutermuth and Helen Wildy, proceeds benefit the Eastern RI Conservation District, 5:30-7 p.m., Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, easternriconservation.org.

Are you holding an arts & cultural, educational or nonprofit event? If so, post the information to the yearlong calendar on NewportThisWeek.com/yearlong-calendar/. Events posted by noon on Mondays will be included in the print calendar as space allows.

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