2015-04-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

April 16

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Spies in Revolutionary Rhode Island,” by Christian McBurney, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Read/Eat/Chat

All are invited to discuss “A Natural History of the Palette,” by Victoria Finlay, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Microchip Clinic

Finding your lost dog or cat can be easier with insertion of a microchip, device will be implanted by Dr. Toni Ellis, DVM, of Mobile Veterinary Routine Care, Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 5 – 7 p.m., $25 per animal, 401-846-8276, info@potterleague.org.

Women in Business After Hours

Chamber of Commerce networking, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, register at newportchamber.com or 401-847-1608.

‘Naturalists in Nature’s Garden’

Guest curator Katherine Duffy on seaweed collecting in 19th-century America, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy Talk

Discussion on foreign policy with author Derek S. Reveron, professor of National Security Affairs and EMC chair at the U.S. Naval War College, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Jamestown Scottish Dance

Try royal Scottish country dancing, Conanicut Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., 7 p.m., wear soft-soled shoes, all ages, $5, $10 family, 401- 423-1574.

Wharton Lecture

Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Salve Regina's first McGinty Distinguished Chair in History, will present "An American Witness: Edith Wharton and World War I," Ochre Court, 7 p.m., reservations required, salve.edu/events.

Pell Honors Lecture

Dr. Gary Gregg, of the University of Louisville, will discuss how George Washington took on the role of symbolic leader of the nation and how he used the office of president to establish the foundations of national unity, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., 401-341-2927.

Thursday Evening Book Group

Discuss “Love & War,” by Mary Matalin and James Carville, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103.

Third Thursdays Films

“Shorts with a Twist,” selections from R.I. International Film Festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 7 p.m., $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘Rent’ at Salve

Spring production, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15, $10 seniors and military, $8 students and faculty, 401-341-2250.

Friday

April 17

Rough Point Tour

Doris Duke’s Newport home open for touring, 680 Bellevue Ave., Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., tours every half hour, $25, includes this year’s special exhibit “Fired and Inspired: Ceramics at Rough Point,” newportrestoration.org.

Seal Watch Tours

Motor through Newport Harbor and see the seals on rocks off Rose Island, guides on board, 142 Long Wharf, 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., savebay.org/seals.

Newport Daffodil Days Begins

Family fun weekend kicks off, Bannister’s Wharf, 5 p.m., music, activities.

Arnoretum Kickoff Reception

Month long exhibit, “God’s First Temples: Tree Images in American Art,” William Vareika Fine Arts, 212 Bellevue Ave., $25, RSVP at newportarboretum.org.

Portsmouth Gallery Night

Portsmouth Arts Guild opens Imagine Orange exhibition, three other venues host Works on Paper fundraiser, start at Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Rd., 5-8 p.m., 401-293-5273 or 401- 847-4607.

‘Eyes on Amphibians’

Evening of exploration to learn about amphibious members of the community, hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., ages 7+, members $8, non-members $10, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Civil War Tribute

Fort Adams Trust presents a performance honoring all those who fought in the Civil War, featuring Fred Zilian as Abe Lincoln and Dr. Troy Quinn's 46-piece orchestra, Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., $25, $20 seniors/military, $15 age 18 and under, janepickens.com.

SRU Dance ‘Burning Up!’

Salve Regina's student-run dance organization presents "Burning Up!" concert with hip hop, jazz, tap, lyrical, Irish step and more, Rodgers Recreation Center, 7 p.m.

‘Rent’ at Salve

8 p.m. See April 16.

Saturday

April 18

Newport Daffodil Days

Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

‘Portsmouth Goes to the Dogs’

Dog park fundraiser, Glen Park, off Glen Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.- noon, race at 10 a.m., run or walk 5K or 1.5 mile course with or without leashed dogs, agility demo, photos, race day registration $30, $10 age 17 and under, discount advance registration at portsmouthlovesdogs on Facebook, leashed dogs welcome, rain date April 19.

Banking Skills Tips

Sheila A. Hagen, vice president and manager of BankNewport's Portsmouth branch, provides financial tips for those seeking to learn more about CDs, variable interest rates, mortgage loans, IRAs, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Growing Pesticide-Free

Roger Marshall explains the difference between pesticide-free, organic and biodynamic vegetables and why you may want to grow your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10a .m., 401-423-7280.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Refuge Volunteer Session

Learn about volunteering during the upcoming piping plover season, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Seal Watch Tours

11 a.m. and 12 p.m. See April 17.

Soil Analysis

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 1-800-448-1011.

Early African Community Tour

Walking tour explores the 18th and 19th-century history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Daffy Doggie Parade

Dogs and owners in daffodilthemed attire meet at Wag Nation at noon or the Black Dog at 12:30 for a parade to Queen Anne Square, prizes for dogs and owners.

Baseball Opening Day at EKH

Edward King House Senior Center celebrates opening day of baseball season with a presentation on opening day history, baseball trivia contest and ball park food, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m., $5, reserve at 401-846-7426.

SRU Dance ‘Burning Up!’

1 p.m. See April 17.

Daffodil Bike Ride

Tour with Bike Newport to see plantings across the city, end up at Ballard Park for flower market and live music, meet at Touro Park at 1:15 p.m., ride rolls at 1:30 p.m., wear yellow, helmets required, prize to daffiest outfit, 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

Children’s Films

Free screening of award-winning animated film “Ponyo” and other short children’s films on nature and the environment, St. Michael’s Country Day School, Hill House Arts and Athletics Center, 180 Rhode Island Ave., screenings at 2 p.m., 401-849-5970 x300.

‘Rent’ at Salve

2 and 8 p.m. See April 16.

Gallery Talk

Exhibiting artist Nancy Friese offers a gallery talk at the Newport Museum, free with museum admission, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Books and Authors

Newport Public Library’s series continues with Rosalind Cuschera, author of “Journey from San Rocco,” 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Jazzy Bouquet Bar

Friends of Ballard Park hosts afternoon of daffodil viewing in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park, 2-4 p.m., buy spring bouquets, enjoy music by Ben Shaw and Mark Medeiros, free, rain date April 25, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Spring Crafts

Children ages 6-12 invited to make a variety of spring-themed craft projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., materials will be provided for this free program, registration required, visit the Children's Desk or call 401-847- 8720 x204.

Murder at the Museum

Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “Forgeries & Frauds,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Roots Caboose

The Gnomes perform global folk fusion, Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, tailgate picnic begins at 7 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., $15 advance, $18 door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert

Johnny Cash tribute by Cash is King, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 19

Newport Daffodil Days

Family fun, Bannister’s and Bowen’s wharves, music, activities.

Gardening Help

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Fort Adams Tours

Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Seal Watch Tours

12 and 1 p.m. See April 17.

Daffodil Car Rally

Daffodil-decorated classic cars parade through Newport, departing from the Visitor’s Center at 1:30 p.m. to Ocean Drive ending at Bellevue House.

Piano Concert at EKH

Edward King House Senior Center hosts Ann Gardella and Christa Mortrude playing Bach, Schubert and Gershwin, 35 King St., 2 p.m., $10, reception to follow, reserve at 401-846-7426.

‘Rent’ at Salve

2 p.m. See April 16.

Musical Sundays

Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio performs, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

‘Dance of the Daffodils’

Live ballet performed by the R.I. Ballet Theatre in Ballard Park at 2 p.m. and at Bellevue House, 304 Bellevue Ave., at 4 p.m.

Schola Cantorum Concert

Schola Cantorum will perform sacred psalm settings and secular works in Italian and German, featuring Frederick Jodry on chamber organ, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 4 p.m., $25, $20 senior, $7.

Monday

April 20

Salve Tree Walk

Tour Salve Regina University’s beautiful groves and gardens with Superintendent of Grounds Mike Chester and Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler, Ochre Point Ave. gates, 11 a.m., free, register at newportarboretum.org.

Bwana Iguana

Learn about reptiles and meet some scaly new friends, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Seal Watch Tours

1 and 2 p.m. See April 17.

Biomes Program

Children’s vacation program on the Biomes Marine Biology Center, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Project Chick

Casey Farm presents youth education program, ages 4-12, Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make Earth Day pots at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846- 1573.

‘Friend, Foe or Escargot?’

Local gardener Pam Gilpin discusses the strange and wonderful world of insects found on the island, St. John’s parish hall, Washington and Willow streets, 7 p.m., register at newportarboretum.org.

Tuesday

April 21

‘Pinocchio’ at NPL

Hampstead Players present the classic children’s story, ages 5-12, Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Point Tree Walk

Learn about the spectacular trees that grace one of Newport’s oldest neighborhoods in a tree walk led by landscape designer Frank Amaral, St. John’s parking lot, Poplar St., 1 p.m., register at newportarboretum.org.

Tuesday Book Group

Discuss “Orphan Train,” by Christina Baker Kline, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seal Watch Tours

2 and 3 p.m. See April 17.

Project Chick Program

Children’s vacation program on the lifecycle of the chicken, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’

Informal gathering of Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Arts Around the Fire

Networking event for artists and art enthusiasts, Bob Howard will speak briefly about the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame’s Tune In & Tune Up, a health care initiative for musicians and music industry professionals, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, all welcome, newportarts.org.

Tuesday Book Group

Discuss “Villette,” by Charlotte Bronte, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Poetry Workshop

Poets and poetry enthusiasts meet to share and respond to each other’s work, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208, free, all welcome.

Wednesday

April 22

Earth Day Cleanup at NBS

Help clean up the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, refreshments, free but registration requested, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Disneynature

Free screening of Disneynature’s Earth Day movie, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., ages 3+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Children’s Earth Day Celebration

Meet at the Newport Public Library for a tree walk, fun with Woodsy the Owl, a reading around the Giving Tree, crafts and refreshments, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., free, register at newportarboretum.org.

Teen Movie

“Pitch Perfect” screens at Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x206.

Seal Watch Tours

2 and 3 p.m., See April 17.

‘Night at the Museum 3’

Free screening of “Night at the Museum 3” at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., grades 5 and up, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon

Redwood Library’s Executive Director Benedict Leca will present "Of Apples and Objects: The Still Life Paintings of Paul Cezanne," 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0295 x112.

The Daffodillion Soirée

Celebrate Earth Day with the Daffodil Project and Newport Tree Society, Chanler at Cliff Walk, 5:30 -7 p.m., $25, advance ticketing at daffodillion.com/tickets.

Great Decisions Seminar

The Newport Council for International Visitors Great Decisions discussion with Ambassador Paul Taylor on “Brazil’s Metamorphosis," Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., newportciv.org.

Earth Day Film

Free screening of “How to Change the World,” Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with environmental writer and filmmaker Emily Hunter, reserve at newportfilm.com.

Civil War Panel

Salve Regina University’s History Department explores “The Civil War and the Making of Modern America,” O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m. reserve at bit.ly/ pellcenter or 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Thursday

April 23

Cupcake Decorating

Children in grades 5 and up welcome to decorate cupcakes at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids Movie Matinee

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” screens at Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720 x204.

Seal Watch Tours

3 and 4 p.m. See April 17.

Shakespeareans

Fans meet to discuss the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Business After Hours

Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after-hours gathering at FloorTime Studios, 1038 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-1608.

‘Rent’ at Salve

8 p.m. See April 16.

Friday

April 24

Charlie and the Bucket Truck

Children’s tree walk and bucket truck event with city forester Charlie Ridolph, Morton Park, 1 p.m., register at newportarboretum.org.

Audubon Program

Audubon Society offers program on birds of prey at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Project Chick

Farm educator teaches youngsters K-8 about chickens, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Hitchcock Series

Popular series wraps with screening of Hitchcock’s last film, “Family Plot” (1976), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Seal Watch Tours

4 and 5 p.m. See April 17.

IYRS Lecture

Series continues with graduate Jens Lange of Baltic Boatworks, Restoration Hall, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., $10, students free, iyrs.edu.

‘Rent’ at Salve

8 p.m. See April 16.

Saturday

April 25

Ballard Park Cleanup and Tour

Clean up the preserve at 9 a.m., free tour at 11 a.m. with Friends of Ballard Park, use Hazard Rd. entrance, rain date April 26, ballardpark.org.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Day of active healthy fun at Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., free, kids-only triathlon, seed planting, balloon animals, arts and crafts, archery, and a bounce house, 401- 847-9200.

Growers’ Market

Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Redwood Book Club

Meet to discuss the second half of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” and watch the second half of the BBC’s version of the film, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour

Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Mystery Author Talk

Anne-Marie Sutton, author of the popular Newport Mystery Series, will discuss how she came to use Newport as a setting for her novels, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Sakonnet Bike Celebration

Bridge Bike Partners hosts ride across Sakonnet Bridge in new bike lane, activities begin at Boyd’s Lane Park n’ Ride with a 12-mile ride at 11 a.m., ceremony at 1 p.m. at Tiverton’s entrance to bike lane, followed by ride to Portsmouth, bikenewportri.org.

Soil Analysis

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Middletown’s Paradise Valley Park, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, 1-800-448-1011.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Beach Cleanups

Clean Ocean Access leads cleanups of Brenton Point and Fort Adams state parks, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

Seal Watch Tours

1 and 2 p.m. See April 17.

Newport Children's Theatre at Redwood

“A Witch, Some Britches, and A Kettle of Brains,” with folk tales, fairy tales, foolishness and fun, by the Newport Children's Theatre, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 and 3 p.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 847-0292 x105.

The Art of Decorating

Home decorator Jan Girouard will offer decorating tips for your home or apartment, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x215.

‘Rent’ at Salve

2 and 8 p.m. See April 16.

Murder at the Museum

Marley Bridges Theatre Co. presents “Forgeries & Frauds,” interactive murder mystery at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, 401-324-9436, newportartmuseum.org.

Free Concert

Eagles tribute by Another Tequila Sunrise, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

April 26

Bird Walk

Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Gardening Help

URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, newportrestoration.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour

Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th century Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours

Tours of the Colony House and Great Friends Meeting House, depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at top of the hour, call to reserve, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorical.org.

Fort Adams Tours

Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Seal Watch Tours

1 and 2 p.m. See April 17.

NBS Behind the Scenes: Snake Edition

Behind the scenes look at the animal care program at Norman Bird Sanctuary, meet and learn about snakes and their care, ages 4+, hands-on fun, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1:30-3 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Rent’ at Salve

2 p.m. See April 16.

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