THURSDAY, JULY 18
BOOK CLUB: Union Public Library, 3832 Main Road, Tiverton, 1 p.m. This month's book club selection is "Three Sides to the Sea: Memories of a S'cunnet Childhood" by David Patten. Copies of the book are available at the library during regular business hours on Tuesdays between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All are welcome to join the discussion.
MUSIC ON THE LAWN: St. John's Church, 61 Poplar St., Newport, 6 p.m. Friends of Music at St. John’s annual summer music series, Music on the Lawn, featuring The Strattones, food trucks, beverage service, a 50/50 raffle and more. Free, donations welcome. Open to all, family-friendly, and move indoors in case of rain. Lawn chairs encouraged and picnics invited.
FIDDLE N' FUN: Tiverton Public Library Community Room, 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton, 11 a.m. Come to the library for an interactive music class. Learn how to play the Fiddlestix, a one string instrument that has been proven to help prepare young musicians to learn the violin. Children ages 3+. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first come basis a half hour before show time.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
STARRY STICKER NIGHT: Tiverton Public Library Children's Activity Room, 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Create a collaborative piece of sticker art for the children's room. It will be based on Van Gogh's The Starry Night painting. Recommended for children entering 2nd-5th grade.
PLAY: Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, 7 p.m. One of the area's longest-running Shakespeare companies, What Cheer, Shakespeare?, will be performing Midsummer Night's Dream. Show will be outdoors under the stars, in the field near the farmhouse. Performance will be indoors if there is inclement weather. Bring a picnic, chairs/blankets and bug spray! Tickets can be purchased at the door: $15 per person or $30 per family. Children under 16 are free. For more information, call (401) 332-0029.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
CHAINMAILLE BRACELET WORKSHOP: DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 2-4 p.m. Learn the basics of weaving rings into maille instructed by Shawndavid Berry. $40 per person or $75 per family. Debloisgallery.com.
POTLUCK: Channing Church's Parish House, 135 Pelham St., Newport, 6 p.m. Seaside Rabbits and Channing Church's Green Congregation are sponsoring a vegan potluck. Bring a vegan dish for four too share, a list of all ingredients and your own plates and flatware. No meat, fish, shellfish, milk, cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt or other dairy foods, honey. Free. Open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (860) 933-2589.
MAN ON THE MOON: Tiverton Public Library Community Room, 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission with various fun activities. Children ages 5+.
CONCERT: Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, 7:30 p.m. Thatcher Harrison, winner of the 2019 Southeastern Massachusetts Music Educators Association Composition Competition, will be performing. This will be Thatcher's final concert in the area before he heads to New England Conservatory. $15 cash at the door.
SCULPTURE TOUR: Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 3rd Beach Road, Middletown, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Experience the world-renowned "Lost Bird Project" sculptures with artist Todd McGrain at Artists in Paradise. Go on a tour and see the five bronze sculptures, each memorializing an extinct American bird, while learning fascinating details. After the tour, guests will fold souvenir origami birds and enjoy complimentary wood-fired pizza and signature cocktails while overlooking the sanctuary fields. Adults $40, Children (3-12 years) $10, Children under 3 free. Register at NormanBirdSanctuary.org/artists-in-paradise.
PLAY: Mt. Hope High School, 199 Chestnut St., Bristol, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Newport Children's Theatre Summer Musical Workshop presents Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Jr." Tickets will be available at the door. $10 general admission, $6 for children under 10. Cash only. For more information, go to newportchildrenstheatre.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
ARTIST RECEPTION: The Meeting House, 3850 Main Road, Tiverton, 2-4 p.m. Four Corners Arts Center invites members of the public to a reception celebrating the 26th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Park Exhibition, which will feature works by artist Mark Wholey this year. Exhibit is free and open to the public during daylight hours from July 1 through Columbus Day weekend. For more information, contact Desiree Brunton, email@example.com
MONDAY, JULY 22
BOOKS AT THE BEACH: Grinnell's Beach Shade Pavillion, Main Road, Tiverton, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Join librarians Deb and Meg for giveaways, stories and a silly sand activity. Open to all ages. Program is weather dependent.
MISSION CONTROL: Tiverton Public Library Children's Activity Room, 34 Roosevelt Ave, Tiverton, Drop in 3-4 p.m. Explore the galaxy with a fun hands-on STEM activity. Ages 5+.
TUESDAY, JULY 23
RETURN TO CAMELOT: St. Mary’s, 12 William St., Newport, 2-3 p.m. Visitors can relive the historic day when Jacqueline Bouvier married John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1953. Performances continue each Tuesday through October. $15 per person. (401) 847-0475.
CHILDREN'S VARIETY SHOW: Rainbow Beard Variety Show, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 E. Main Rd., 5 p.m. Ricky Katowicz is the creator and host of a variety show for children and their families called The Rainbow Beard Show. It is both a spectacle and a classroom. Audience participation is encouraged. The show features, special guests, minute long dance parties, and a celebration of authentic feelings. Free. Open to the public. (401) 683.9457 x4
FILM: Tiverton Public Library Children's Activity Room, 34 Roosevelt Ave., Tiverton, 2 p.m. Come by the children's room for an animated film. Contact the library for a movie title. Rated PG.
SMART DRIVER CLASS: Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus St., 12-4 p.m. This AARP Driver Safety course teaches safe driving techniques that make a difference in your life and community. $15 for senior center members, $20 for non-members.