2018-05-10 / Around Town



May 10

Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover race village through May 20, volvooceanracenewport.com.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Nature stories and a walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 1-1:45 p.m., rain or shine, animal presentation if inclement weather, $5 one child and one parent, $2 additional child per parent, recommended for ages 1-5, sign up, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

MPL Book Store Fundraiser Bake and book sales, silent auction and more, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m., May 11, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Genealogy 101 Session II An introduction to Ancestry and Familysearch.org and an overview of the library’s resources, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., reserve, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gallery Night Galleries and studios open late, 4-8 p.m., four free guided walking tours, (weather permitting), meet at 4 p.m. at Thames Glass, 5 p.m. at Spring Bull Gallery, 6 p.m. at Art on Spring and 7 p.m. at Arnold Art Gallery.

An Evening with Tim Jarvis Features author, explorer, film-maker, and environmental scientist, Tim Jarvis, includes reception, documentary, curated auction, proceeds to the Shackleton Climate Project, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5:30-9:30 p.m., $25 at shackletonclimatenewport.eventbrite.com, view auction items at 32auctions.com/ShackletonClimateProject.

JFK Lecture A talk on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Pressed Botanicals Workshop Make a unique botanical arrangement in a hanging frame, materials included, instruction provided, Museum of Newport History, 127

Thames St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., $75, reserve, styledbyjenna.net or 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘Educating Rita’ “Educating Rita,” Edward King House May 10-13, 18 - 20, $12, reserve, tickets available online, 401-846- 7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.org.


May 11

MPL Book Store Fundraiser 9:30 a.m. See May 10.

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, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Marx Brothers Series View “Duck Soup” (1933), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Youth Night at the YMCA Children in grades 4-8 drop in for sports, swimming and gymnastics, YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., $10 members, $12 nonmembers, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/events.

Rogers High School Play “The Little Mermaid,” Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Road, 7 p.m., and May 12, 2 and 7 p.m., $5-$10, 401-847-6235, npsri.net/ page/1936.

‘Educating Rita’ 7:30 p.m. See May 10.


May 12

Spring Migration Ecotour Hop into the ‘Bird Van’ and hit the best birding hot spots throughout southern New England, pack a bag lunch to go with provided snacks and water refills, dress warmly with appropriate footwear, binoculars and a reusable water bottle are recommended, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., rain date May 19, $70-$80, reserve, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

The Elms Garden Tour “The Elms: The Beaux-Arts Landscape,” a guided stroll through the gardens of The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 10-11 a.m., reserve, $15-$20, 401-847-1000 x178, newportmansions.org.

MPL Book Store Fundraiser 10 a.m. See May 10.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Look under the hoods of the museum’s cars, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through May 13, $8-$18, bring your mother for free with purchase of any adult ticket, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Green Animals Plant Sale Pick up topiaries, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and vintage garden items, get tips from gardening experts, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.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, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Create mixed-media artwork, guided tour of some contemporary artworks, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., starts at 10:30 a.m., free for library members, for others, prices vary, register, 401- 848-8200.

Watson Farm Sheep-Shearing Family friendly, no dogs, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, noon-4 p.m., rain or shine, free to members of Historic New England, $10 per vehicle for non-members, cash preferred, 401-423-0005 x3.

Ocean State Ramblers Perform A bluegrass concert for all ages, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., first-come, first-served, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogers High School Play 2 and 7 p.m. See May 11.

Tinker Club Children 5-12 drop in for free play and building with a variety of materials such as Lincoln Logs and PlayMags, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Educating Rita’ 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. See May 10.

Opening Reception Cocktail reception for “Seafarers” exhibit, Atelier Newport, 5-8 p.m., May 13, 2-4 p.m., 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Double Jeopardy,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Sail Newport Fundraiser “Stars and Stripes” party, cocktails, live music and dancing, meet stars and local sailing legends, 21-plus event, Fort Adams, Volvo Ocean Race Newport race village, 8 p.m.-midnight, ticket prices vary, reserve, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.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, Fridays and Saturdays, always BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.


May 13

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.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See May 12.

Piano Concert The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents Manabu Takasawa, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., saintmatthewsjamestown.weebly.com.

‘Educating Rita’ 2:30 p.m. See May 10.

Fiddle Concert Newport String Project performs, Salvation Café, 140 Broadway, 2-3:30 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Mother’s Day Jam Session Live music and buffet, open to all, Pyramid Club, 32-34 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 4-8 p.m., $10, 401-847-4308.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 12.


May 14

YMCA/Fort Adams Trust Golf Tournament Begins at 6:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start, 2 p.m. lobster bake at the Eisenhower House, and more, players play their own balls, Newport National Country Club, 324 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, prices vary, info@newportymca.org.

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.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children make a craft to take home, Middletown Public Library,

700 West Main Road, 3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Plants Behaving Badly’ Screens The behavior of orchids and carnivorous plants, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tween Open Maker Lab Eight to 12-year-olds use the 3D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a shirt if they want to use the fabric vinyl, first-come, first-served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare Remembered Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.


May 15

Library Matinee “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (UK/rated R), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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.

Cheese Making Instruction on how to make cheese at home, first-come, first-served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.


May 16

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 31, Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “Hello, Universe,” by Erin Entrada Kelly, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Series “Solution to the Mystery of Newport Tower at Hand,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-6:30 reception, 6 p.m. salon, members free, nonmembers $10, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Meditation Presentation Learn how to reduce anxiety through meditation, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ladies-Only Bike Ride A no-drop road ride between 20-35 miles with option to cut out early or meet up with the group later, helmet and road bike required, meet at Ten Speed Spokes, 18 Elm St., 5:30 p.m., free, 401-619- 4900, bikenewportri.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

World War I Film “Gallipoli” (1981/PG), starring Mel Gibson, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-9 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.


May 17

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies,” by Ross King, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Business During Hours Catered networking lunch, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 847-1600, newportchamber.com.

WWI Exhibit “American Illustration and the First World War,” National Museum of American Illustration, Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Ave., 401-851- 8949, americanillustration.org.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See May 10.

Yachting Historical Society Open Meeting Initial meeting, look into the boats, places, developments and events that have defined the sport for the past 200 years, share historical moments we know of and look into the ones we would like to know more about, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., free and open to the public, varnishman@gmail.com.

Genealogy Workshop “Genealogy 101: Session 3,” learn how to restore damaged family photos and improve the legibility of census records using Photoshop elements, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Scrapbooking Program Teens learn how to scrapbook, art supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

WWI Lecture Rhode Island industry and WWI, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro Street, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free, 401-846-0813, newporthistorical.org,

Fly-Tying Workshop 6 p.m. See May 10.

Oldies Night Fundraiser, public welcome, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6 p.m., $25, reservations suggested, 401-846-7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.org.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles, newcomers welcome,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bike Love Film Party Live music, beer, films about biking, proceeds benefit Bike Newport’s Big Blue Bike Barn, 21-plus event, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 6:30 p.m., $10, janepickens.com.

Newport Playhouse “Remember Me?” opens, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., various dates/ times/prices through July 1, 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.


May 18

Slocum Exhibit Reception Highlights from John J. Slocum’s diverse library of rare and antiquarian books, open to all, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival Opening night benefit party, 6-8:30 p.m., May 19-20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., bowenswharf.com.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6 p.m. See May 11.

Musical Theater Newport Children’s Theatre presents “Crazy for You,” a musical comedy, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., May 19, 2 and 7 p.m., May 20, 2 p.m., $8-$15, 646-431-8247, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Newport Navy Choristers Concert “Proudly We Sing,” Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, benefits the Middletown Senior Center, 7:30 p.m., $8-$12, $25 family, 401-862- 3334, newportnavychoristers.org.

‘Educating Rita’ 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 11.


May 19

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Outdoors Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards’ grounds, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 401-256-6627, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Locally-grown herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets, proceeds sustain Newport beautification programs, the Elks Club, 141 Pelham St., 9 a.m.-noon, newportinbloom.org.

Garden Tour “Chateau-sur-Mer: Aristocrats and Arboretums, 474 Bellevue Ave., 10-11 a.m., 474 Bellevue Ave., 10- 11 a.m., advance tickets required, $15-$20, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Military Gravestone Cleaning Equipment and know-how provided, North Burial Ground, Braman Cemetery, Farewell St., 10 a.m., to volunteer, email npthistoriccemeteries@gmail.com.

History Space Workshop Demonstration of 18th-century house joiner and plane making, Newport Historical Society program, the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House yard, 17 Broadway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Spring Plant Walk Join a naturalist to search for blooming flowers and other plants, learn about basic plant identification, recommended for ages 6-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., rain date May 26, $8-$10, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Cabinetmakers Walking Tour See homes where cabinetmakers of the Townsend and Goddard families and a talk on their works, tickets and departure, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-noon, $15-$20, reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 11 a.m. See May 18.

Rumford Dance Theatre Performance of four short plays for children 3-and-over, runs about 24 minutes, followed by a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-2:45 p.m., Middletown Public Library, 700

West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownlibraryri.org.

Musical Theater 2 and 7 p.m. See May 18.

‘Educating Rita’ 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. See May 18.

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert Classical music played by talents of the Heifetz International Music Institute, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 North Road, 7 p.m., $15-$35, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Common Fence Music Heather Maloney performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See May 11.


May 20

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all level bring binoculars and join an expert to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary parking lot, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Waterfront Oyster Festival 11 a.m. See May 18.

Musical Theater 2 p.m. See May 18.

‘Educating Rita’ 2:30 p.m. See May 18.

Music Appreciation Talk “The Music of Claudio Monteverdi,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., reserve, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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