2018-05-17 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

May 17

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

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, 401-847-1600, 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 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.

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.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed more than 50 creatures from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Exploration Center and Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, children 3-and-under free, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

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., 401- 846-0813, newporthistorical.org.

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, 6:30 p.m., films about biking, 7:30 p.m., proceeds benefit Bike Newport’s Big Blue Bike Barn, 21-plus event, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., $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.

Friday

May 18

Volvo Ocean Race Newport See May 17.

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.

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 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.

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.

Drama “Educating Rita,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., May 19, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., May 20, 2:30 p.m., $12 tickets available online, 401-846-7426 x2, edwardkinghouse.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

May 19

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 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.

Volvo Ocean Race Newport See May 17.

Quononoquott Garden Club Plant Sale The club’s major fundraiser to support its mission to beautify the island, Fort Getty pavilion, Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 9 a.m.- noon.

Newport in Bloom Plant Sale Canceled due to inclement weather. For rescheduled date visit newportinbloom.org.

Garden Tour “Chateau-sur-Mer: Aristocrats

and Arboretums,” 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 Street, 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.

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.

NAM Exhibit “Sea of Heartbreak,” works by Joan Hall, exploration of the effects of plastic on the sea, through June 29, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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, sign up, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Cabinetmakers Walking Tour See homes where cabinetmakers of the Townsend and Goddard families lived and worked, tickets and departure at Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-noon, $15-$20, reserve, 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.

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., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibraryri.org.

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

Family Movie Children 6-12 and their families view “Paddington 2” on the big screen, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Drama 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.

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

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 18.

Sunday

May 20

Guided Bird Walk Birders of all levels 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 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Volvo Ocean Race Newport See May 17.

AmpSurf Event Free adaptive surfing clinic for people living with disabilities and their families, instruction,

surfboards, wetsuits, nourishment provided, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m., free, register, ampsurf.org.

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.

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

Musical Theater 2 p.m. See May 18.

Drama 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.

Monday

May 21

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.

Needles Galore Knitting instruction for beginners, project assistance for more experienced knitters, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tween Time Children 8-12 use the button maker to design their own buttons, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 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.

Tuesday

May 22

Library Matinee “Novitiate” (2017/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 Shakespeare, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Lecture on the Armory “Aestheticism and the Armory: The Seventh Regiment Commission and Design,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Wednesday

May 23

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

Grades 5-6 Book Club Participants choose one of the library’s selected books and prepare to discuss it, new members welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Scavenger Hunt Children 6-12 enjoy a scavenger hunt, code-cracking and other detective activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ronald Reagan Lecture “True Reagan: What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why It Matters,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $5-$10, register, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Thursday

May 24

Art Exhibit “Images of Jamestown,” an open, juried, multi-media show, Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, shown through Sept. 6, conanicutartassociation.com.

Jamestown Coloring Club 1 p.m. See May 17.

Teen Advanced Readers Book Club Teens read and discuss books before they’re published, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teens’ Pizza and a Movie Teens view “The Help,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Gardening Program URI master gardeners help expand your gardening knowledge, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownlibraryri.org.

Teen Watercolor Class The class is led by Sue Greco, author of “Kids’ Best Watercolor Lessons,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

May 25

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 18.

Marx Brothers Marathon “A Night at the Opera” (1935), vintage shorts and a documentary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Opening Reception “Imagine Metal,” Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through June 24, 401- 293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Youth Night at the YMCA 6 p.m. See May 18.

‘Murder at the Coal Mines’ The Portsmouth Community Theater in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historical Society present “Murder at the Coal Mines,” Common Fence Community Center, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., admission by donation, portsmouthhistorical.org.

Improv Comedy 8 a.m. See May 18.

Saturday

May 26

Plant Sale The Point Association holds its annual plant sale, refreshments and items from artists and artisans, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 8 a.m.-noon.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See May 19.

Gallery Opening Wildlife, seascape and equine art by local artists, D. Chatowsky Gallery, 2572 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

Exhibit Opens View “A Girl and Her Room,” photographs by Rania Matar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., shown through Aug. 5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Spring Mushroom Hike Expert mushroom hunters give a guided hike and foraging secrets, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, tours 10-11 a.m. and noon-1 p.m., rain date May 27, $10 per tour, register, 401-619-3377, info@ballardpark.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 19. Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See May 19.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Tour the site of the third oldest lighthouse in the country, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Bike Newport Event New and beginner riders learn how to ride, get comfortable on a bike, and acquire bike safety skills, Bike Newport, 62 Broadway, 1-4 p.m., 401-619-4900, bikenewportri.org.

Newport Rotary Charity Polo Match All proceeds to charitable or civic organizations, Newport International Polo grounds, 250 Linden Lane, 5 p.m., 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See May 19.

Improv Comedy 8 a.m. See May 18.

Sunday

May 27

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See May 20.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Noon. See April 26.

Boyd’s Windmill Visit this windmill built in 1810, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Paradise School Visit the museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1875, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.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.

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