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april 2012

SallyAnne Santos

Welcome to the April issue of lemonade


Spring is the season of renewal, this month with Easter, Earth Day and Arbor Day there are plenty of ways to renew your commitment to our community and the enviroment. Whether it's volunteering, making a donation, helping to clean-up the beach or planting a tree, there are plenty of ways to give back this month-- plus you'll probably have fun in the process. As usual, I have some ideas for you below, but don't be limited by these, the sky's the limit. So get out there and go fort it, then share your event, experience and photos on our lemonade facebook page. I can't wait to see what you all get up to-- enjoy! 


Happy Easter Happy Spring! 



Jake Shimabukuro

all ears

Diversity seems to be the theme on the local music scene this month. Livingston Taylor plays the Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 4/7. Common Fence Music features Phil Ochs Song NIght on 4/14 and John Gorka on 4/28. The line-up at the Narrow's Center for the Arts includes Janiva Magness on 4/5, Los Lobos on 4/6, Jake Shimabukuro on 4/21, Charlie Musselwhite on 4/28 and many more. 


Newport in Bloom

going green

Time for Spring cleaning! Visit the Keep RI Clean facebook events page for a list of statewide events. Among them are a Rocky Point Clean-up 4/15, a Save the Bay & Surf Rider Clean-up at Second Beach on 4/21 and Common Fence Point Clean-up, also on 4/21. The SVF Foundation Lecture Series features Louis Escobar on the challenges and opportunities of suburban farming on 4/4 and Newport In Bloom's annual Spring Workshop will be held at Fenner Hall on 4/25. Finally, celebrate Arbor Day and plant a tree for free by participating in the Newport Arboretum's Specimen Tree Restoration program. And see below for info on their interactive tree walks around Newport.  


Newport Aboretum

beat feet

Discover our Colonial, Victorian and, Gilded Age trees and you''ll understand why the Arbor Day Foundation has designated Newport as a Tree City, USA for the past 20 years. Printed maps and apps are available for several themed Newport Aboretum Tree Walks, there is even a walk tailored to children. Other outdoor explorations this month can include Daffodil Days at Blithwold from 4/1-4/29, Women in Colonial Newport Walking Tour on 4/7 and the Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour on 4/29.  If you want to pick-up the pace and hoist a post-run pint join the Newport Run and Chug Club at the Fastnet Pub on Thursday evenings.  For a more leisurely stroll through town, while enjoying local artwork, wander through Newport Gallery Night on 4/12.


Yoga randOmmm   

Yoga at the Norman Bird Sanctuary is held on Saturdays at 8:30am and Mondays at 6pm through 4/23. 

Ice Cream Cone gobble up 

The 4th Annual Food & Wine Expo at Ocean Cliff, benefiting the music programs of Roger, Middletown and Portsmouth High Schools will be held on 4/5. Newport Cooks! has several events this month including Classic & Contemporary Sauces on 4/11. And finally, I scream, you scream, we all scream for Frosty Freez-- now open for the season!

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