Volvo Ocean Race Newport
Volvo stopover in Newport @ Ft Adams May 7, 2015 Volvo Aerials Photo © Dan Nerney

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport this week.

The Volvo Ocean returns to Fort Adams State Park from May 8th – 20th. For a full list of events, activities and things to do, visit www.volvooceanracenewport.com.

Monday, May 7th

11 am – Chanler Job Fair

5:30 pm – Hidden Presence: God’s Little Acre and Beyond at Newport Historical Society

5:45 pm & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

6:30 pm –  City of Newport Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 8th

9 am – Seminar: Pentesting in the Real World at Pell Center

2 pm to 3 pm – USCG Barque Eagle Public Tours at Fort Adams

4 pm to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams State Park

5:45 pm & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – Lecture: The Appeal of Aesthetic Jewelry at Rosecliff 

6:30 pm – Meet the Author: Todd McLeish at Newport Public Library

Wednesday, May 9th

7:30 am – Bike To School Day

11 am to 6:30 pm –  USCG Barque Eagle Public Tours at Fort Adams

11 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams State Park

1 pm & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

4 pm – City of Newport Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission

5:30 pm – The U-Boat in Newport Harbor at Redwood Library

6 pm – Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series

6:30 pm – City of Newport City Council Meeting

Thursday, May 10th

11 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams State Park

4 pm – May Newport Gallery Night

4:30 pm – Ladies Night at the Bike Garage

5 pm – A Community Mental Health Forum at Newport Hospital

5:30 pm – BY ENDURANCE WE CONQUER – AN EVENING WITH EXPLORER TIM JARVIS at Casino Theater

5:45 pm & 8 pm – Tully at Jane Pickens Theater

6 pm – City of Newport – Council Budget Workshop

6:30 pm – Pressed Botanicals Workshop with Styled by Jenna 

Friday, May 11th

11 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams State Park

6:30 pm – Newport Little Leauge Fundraiser at O’brien’s Pub

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, May 12th

9 am to 12:30 pm  – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am to 7 pm – Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover Race Village open at Fort Adams State Park

2 pm – Ocean State Ramblers at the Newport Public Library

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

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