2018-08-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 16

Weekend of Coaching Through Aug. 19, see 19th-century coaches drawn by teams of horses as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of Preservation Society mansions, free driving exhibition and horn-blowing contest, approximately 10:30 a.m., and book-signing, 10 a.m.- noon at The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave. on Aug. 18, parade routes, rules and regulations online, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Rose Island Family Fun Join the Naval War College Museum for free family programs at Rose Island Lighthouse, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting, 401-841- 7266, museumeducator@usnwc.edu, trip information roseisland.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence: A Story of Botticelli,” by Alyssa Palombo, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Lively Lunch’ Discussion Join with Clean Ocean Access and the Newport Open Space Partnership to learn more about Clean Ocean Access, water quality, shoreline access, ocean health, marina trash skimmers and more, bring lunch if you’d like, Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue and Mill Street, noon-1 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.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.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Discuss part one of “Don Quixote,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Learn about and assist in feeding some critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, must register by 4:30 p.m., 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

Music on the Porch Elderly Brothers performance, alcohol and food truck, Eisenhower House lawn, Fort Adams State Park, 1 Lincoln St., 5-7 p.m., free.

‘New Buildings in Historic Places’ Lecture Preservation practices in the U.S. and elsewhere, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-7 p.m., $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

An Evening with Allan Armitage Join one of the world’s foremost horticulturists for an evening of humor and history, lecture and reception, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., $30, advance tickets recommended 401-324-9204, newportarboretum.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Chef Flynn,” St. George’s School lawn, 372 Purgatory Ave., Middletown, 6 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:40 p.m. live music, 7:55 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director and producer, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, RSVP, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Jamestown Community Chorus Fundraiser See a talent show, Jamestown Recreation Center, 7:30 p.m., general admission $7, students $5, family $20, 401-423-1574, Jamestownchorus.com.

Friday

August 17

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

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, newporthistorytours.org.

NPL Clearance Sale Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Aug. 17-18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m., Aug. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Garden Tour Tour five of Newport’s most exquisite gardens with horticulturist Allan Armitage, reception follows, Hillside, 300 Gibbs Ave., 1-5 p.m., $100, advance tickets only, 401- 324-9204, newportarboretum.org.

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

Youth Night at the Beach Drop off children ages 10-15 for food, snacks and drinks, volleyball, swimming, music and beach games, lifeguard and staff on duty, Sandy Point Beach, Sandy Point Avenue, Portsmouth, 5-8 p.m., $15 per person, reserve, 401-787-0281, portsmouthri.com/406/recreation department.

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

August 18

Community Yard Sale Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain date Aug. 25, 401- 683-4005, pumcri.org.

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

Newport SUP Cup Now called “Paddle for Access,” benefits Clean Ocean Access, paddle around Goat Island to support healthy oceans and the protection and preservation of our shorelines, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., online registration closes at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17, check in 6:30-7:45 a.m. for 8-10 a.m. paddle, $55, 401- 236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Motors and Mansions An Audrain Automobile Museum event, Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401- 249-0822, audrainautomuseum.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.

Fools’ Rules Regatta Race of crafts made of non-marine items only, Town Beach, East Ferry, Jamestown, 9 a.m. begin construction or assemblage of preconstructed vessels, 11 a.m. start of Class 1 race, rain date Aug. 19, rules and regulations jyc.org.

Back to School Celebration Free school supplies, food, entertainment, fun activities and educational information, children must be present to receive school supplies, East Bay Community Action Program, 6 John H. Chafee Blvd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., btscri.org.

JPL Book Sale Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Aug. 20-22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Aug. 23-24, noon-8 p.m., Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

NPL Clearance Sale 11 a.m. See Aug. 17.

British Occupation of Newport Walking Tour Sites and stories of soldiers and citizens affected by this occupation from 1775-1778, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5-$20, reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Middletown Founders’ Day Celebration Celebrate Middletown’s 275th anniversary, Paradise Park, Prospect Avenue, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sachuest Beach, 474 Sachuest Point Road, 6-10 p.m., with operating of Boyd’s windmill, artillery demonstrations, food, music, activities, artisans, fireworks, bonfires, founding families, information booths, rain date Aug. 19, middletownhistory.org.

Doggie Dip Fundraiser Dogs and their owners are invited to a doggie dip to support the YMCA Potter League summer camp, Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org.

Book-Signing “Invest in Death,” a new addition to Anne Marie Sutton’s Newport Mystery Series, Newport Mansion Store at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

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., jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

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

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 Aug. 17.

Sunday

August 19

Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 16.

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., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Climb the stairs of this 1929 memorial tower to view Aquidneck Island, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 2, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Colonial Jewish Burying Ground The public’s once-a-year opportunity to visit this site, located at Kay and Touro streets and Bellevue Avenue, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., free.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Portsmouth Historical Society 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 Soul music with the Down City Band, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/ NIMfest.

Jamestown Concert Series Bluegrass with the South County Rounders, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6 p.m., series runs Sundays through Aug. 26, free, jamestownri. gov.

Monday

August 20

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Benefits the Newport County YMCA’s Special Olympics team and adaptive physical activities programs, Montaup Golf and Country Club, 500 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, $150 includes golf, cart, lunch and awards banquet, $50 non-golfers just attending banquet, register, 401-9200 x117 or meganl@newportymca.org.

JPL Book Sale 10 a.m. See Aug. 18.

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.

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.

NPL Clearance Sale 1 p.m. See Aug. 17.

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.

Fun on Sachuest Beach Fire pits, food trucks, live music with BOOMSoss, Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., middletownri.com/upcoming events.

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

August 21

JPL Book Sale 10 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 18.

NPL Clearance Sale 11 a.m. See Aug. 17.

‘Return to Camelot’ Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, while Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters give 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.

Third Tuesday Book Group Discuss “The Dry,” by Jane Harper, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Bonfire and Beach Idol Finals Summer finale, live music by the Playboys at 6 p.m., followed by Beach Idol finals and bonfire on beach about dusk, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 401-845-5800.

Wednesday

August 22

JPL Book Sale 10 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 19.

NPL Clearance Sale 11 a.m. See Aug. 17.

Newport 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.

Italian Villas and Their Gardens Series “Rome Revived: The Villas of the Medici,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $25 tickets, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Slave Lecture Series “Un-erasing African-American History in the Landscape of Newport,” Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 6 p.m., free and open to all, newportmiddlepassage.org.

Family Concert at the Beach Cold Sweat, a six-piece Motown band, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., in inclement weather, call 401-845-5810 for cancellation info.

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

Ballard Park Movie “Bambi,” Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, grass seating, 8 p.m., rain date Aug. 23, donations welcome, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday

August 23

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Rose Island Family Fun 11 a.m. See Aug. 16.

JPL Book Sale Noon. See Aug. 18.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See Aug. 16.

Illustrated Talk An exploration of the fashion, culture and society in the 1960s, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 5 p.m., see the special exposition galleries before the 5:30-7 p.m. lecture, $15 tickets, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Life in the Dog House,” Newport International Polo grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5:45 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:40 p.m. live music, 7:55 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director and film subjects, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, RSVP, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines, newportfilm.com.

Big Band Concert Navy Band Northeast’s Alumni Band performs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., grass seating, 6 p.m., free, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Music on the Lawn’ Performance by Mike Warner and the Ubiquitones, food truck, beer, wine, raffle, bring blanket or chair, St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., 6 p.m., donations welcome, 401-848-2561.

Newport Interactive Marketers Event “Monetize You: Multimedia Travel Pros’ and Influencers’ Insights,” Queen Anne’s Loft, 212 Thames St. (above Starbucks), 6 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. presentation, free, register, newportinteractivemarketers.com.

Friday

August 24

Arboreta Trolley Tour and Evening Reception Explore four of Newport’s finest private tree collections during a three-hour trolley tour, register, participants to be contacted to arrange a tour time,10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., reception at Broadlawns, Ridge Road, 6-8 p.m., reserve, $150, online add fee, by phone or email no fee, 401-324- 9204, newporttreesociety@gmail.com, newportarboretum.org,

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 17.

JPL Book Sale Noon. See Aug. 18.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See Aug. 17.

Youth Night at the Beach 5 p.m. See Aug. 17.

Opening Reception “One Hundred Years of Painting,” Wharton and Anne Heath Biddle, all are welcome, shown through Sept. 7, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Hamlet’ The Seaside Stage Society presents “Hamlet,” Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Ave., 7 p.m., through Aug. 25, 401-847-0675.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 17.

Saturday

August 25

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See Aug. 17.

St. Barnabas Yard Sale 1697 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., rain date Sept. 1, 401-683- 1343, stbarnabasportsmouth.weconnect.com.

Common Burying Ground 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.

JPL Book Sale 10 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Redwood Book Club Discussion of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Flower Walk Get tips from an estate gardener, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 11-11:30 a.m., weather dependent, free with price of admission to house or grounds, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Aug. 18.

Living History Event Learn about daily life in Newport during the summer of 1778 and the weeks surrounding the Battle of Rhode Island., Washington Square and the Wanton-Lyman Hazard House, 17 Broadway, noon-5 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Book-signing “Gilded Summers,” by Donna Russo Morin, Newport Mansions Store, Bannister’s Wharf, 1-4 p.m., 401-846-1000, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Zentangle Lesson National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., free with museum admission fee, reserve, 401-841-8949 x18 or art@americanillustration.org.

‘Salute to Summer’ Live music begins at 3 p.m., includes performance by Navy Band Northeast at 7 p.m., fireworks 9:15 p.m., concessions, kids’ area, free and open to general public, Naval Station, Dewey Field, off Coddington Ave., 2 p.m. field gates open for patrons with base access, 4 p.m. Gate 1 opens for general public, pedestrians only, no unauthorized cars, no pets, 401-841- 4992, parking/rules/regulations, navymwrnewport.com.

Redwood Library Benefit Discussion with Julia Glass and Gregory Blake Smith, author of “The Maze at Windermere,” this year’s critically-acclaimed historical novel set in Newport, Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m. discussion and reception, $20, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport International Polo Newport vs. New York, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 17.

Sunday

August 26

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

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 19.

Miantonomi Park Tower 11 a.m. See Aug. 19.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 18.

Harbor Walk Friends of the Waterfront lead a walk along the harbor, start at Mary Ferrazzoli Park at the end of Long Wharf at 1 p.m., continue to King Park, Wellington Avenue, 90-minute walk, drop out at any time, info@newportwaterfront.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society 2 p.m. See Aug. 19.

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

NIMfest Concert Jazz guitarist/singer Julio Amaro and reggae band, The Ravers, grass seating, food truck, King Park, Wellington Avenue, 3-6 p.m., free, 401-845-5800, Facebook.com/NIMfest.

Redwood Garden Party Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, garden games and music, Redwood Library lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., general admission $75, tickets, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Concert Series Performance by the Jamestown Community Band, East Ferry Memorial Square, grass seating, 6 p.m., free, jamestownri.gov.

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