2013-08-29 / Calendar

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Enjoy old-fashioned family fun at its finest at the Middletown Historical Society’s annual Boyd’s Windmill Sunday on Sept. 8 in Paradise Park, at the corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues. This oncea year free event boasts a slew of activities for every age and runs 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Navy Band Northeast will perform, Civil War re-enactors will be on hand, and fire engines will be on display – all in addition to the running of the 1810 mill. Tour the mill and see how this integral part of the colonial community operated. Visit middletownhistory.org for more information. Thursday

August 29

Children’s Topiary Workshop Kids learn about the Green Animals Topiary Gardens with Jim Donahue and create a boxwood topiary to take home, Corey’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., members $10, non-members $15, ages 8-12, reservations required, 401-847- 1000 x154 or email bhullinger@newportmansions.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Rough Point Tour Guided tour of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the exhibit, “A Career of Giving: The Surprising Legacy of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run Tuesday- Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

NMAI The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

Portsmouth 375th Reception Weekend celebration kicks off with reception at Glen Manor House, 5-7 p.m., $25, advance ticketing, portsmouthri375.com.

Scapbooking for Teens Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6-7:30 p.m., register at 401-846-1573 or email ngresham@middletownri.com.

Pajama Story Time Children are invited to enjoy stories in their PJs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Beach Bonfires Sachuest (Second) Beach in Middletown will be ablaze with end of summer bonfires, family fun activities include a climbing wall, contests, races, activities begin at 6:30 p.m., fires will be lit at 8 p.m.

Friday

August 30

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Rose Island Lighthouse Tours Last weekend to tour the lighthouse and island that’s a mile offshore and a century in the past, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Island access through Newport-Jamestown ferry, 401-847-4242, roseislandlighthouse.org.

Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

Jewish History Walking Tour Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847-4794.

Family Night on the Rails Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, with music by the Candyman Conductor, pizza and ice cream, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., 401-841-8700, newportdinnertrain.com.

Double Takes Interactive dance and video performance at Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Comedy Series Nick Offerman, with guest Megan Mullally, at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center,

America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., newportcomedy.com.

Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Free Concert at Grand Cash is King, Johnny Cash tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

August 31

ALT Sweet Flag Tour Aquidneck Land Trust’s walking tour of the Sweet Flag parcel by Bailey’s Brook, Middletown, 9-11 a.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 sdemaio@ailt.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Portsmouth Parade Parade celebrating town’s 375th anniversary steps off at 10 a.m. from the high school, portsmouthri375.com.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Aug. 30 for details.

Ice Cream Train Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, features an ice cream parlor car, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:30 a.m., 401-841-8700, newportdinnertrain.com.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classics and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, noon start, 401-848- 5777, x202, iyrs.org.

Adult Book Chat Adult summer reading grand prize drawing and “groundbreaking reads” book chat, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573.

Polo USA vs. England, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo.com.

Museum of Yachting Community Party Classic Yacht Regatta kicks off with community cocktail party, cash bar, music by Honk Tonk Knights, Fort Adams, 6-8 p.m., 401-848- 5777.

Murder Mystery Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Portrait of a Killer,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Sunset Music Series Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo in concert at Newport Yachting Center, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Free Concert at Grand Live Bullet, a Bob Seger tribute band, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 1

Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Soil Testing Bring a soil sample from your garden to receive a basic analysis by URI Master Gardeners, Prescott

Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. – noon, free, 401- 846-4152.

Classic Yacht Parade Fifty classic yachts sail around Newport Harbor before races begin, 10:30 a.m., 401-848-5777, x202, iyrs.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Aug. 30 for details.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

Portsmouth 375th Family Day Old-fashioned celebration, Glen Park, 12-6 p.m., music, entertainment, magic, food, daning, bring lawn chairs, blankets, portsmouthri375.com.

Classic Yacht Regatta Race weekend for restored classic and traditional design yachts, off Fort Adams, races start at noon, 401-848-5777 x202, iyrs.org.

Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

Middletown Historical Society Witherbee Schoolhouse (Valley Rd. and Green End Ave.), Boyd’s Windmill and Paradise School (corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues), open for touring 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Crash Land Band playing rock, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free.

Monday

September 2

Labor Day

Fort Adams Tour Guided tours of the historic fort depart every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fortadams.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Whitehorne Museum The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run Thursday- Monday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770.

Patriotic Concert Navy Band Northeast plays patriotic concert to honor Wounded Warrior Project, Cardines Field, 2 p.m., rain or shine, musket salute by the Artillery Company of Newport, free but donations welcome, mikeholty@hotmail.com.

Movie Night at Castle Hill Outside screening of “The Endless Summer,” Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., 8 p.m., $10, 401-849-3800.

Tuesday

September 3

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.

Pre-K Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘A Writer’s Dozen’ Newport Historical Society exhibit featuring 12 historically significant desks, including one used by Declaration signer William Ellery, Seventh Day Baptist, 82 Touro St., Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, newporthistorical.org.

Computer Help Help with computers/devices available, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., registration required, 423-7280.

Basic Computer Class Intro to computers for people with limited exposure, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., drop in, 401-423-7280.

Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.

Wednesday

September 4

Mother Goose Time Children from birth to 2 years and caregivers enjoy play-based program featuring nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10:15 a.m., 401-423- 7280.

Jamestown Story Time Fun with stories, crafts, songs for children ages 2-5 and caregivers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 11:15 a.m., 423-7280.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

History Lecture Newport Historical Society hosts author Eric Chaput discussing “The People’s Martyr: Thomas Dorr and His 1842 Rhode Island Rebellion,” Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

PM Picnic Enjoy Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” with the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. on the Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., member adult $5/youth $4, non-member adult $10/youth $8, bring chairs and a picnic, no reservations, newportartmuseum.org.

Battle of R.I. Lecture Jim Garman discusses the Battle of Rhode Island, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30, limited seating, reserve at 401-683-9457.

Health Insurance Forum Christine Ferguson, HealthSourceRI director, on Affordable Health Insurance Options, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 7 p.m., healthsourceri.com.

Rooftop Move Outside screening of “Inception” atop Vanderbilt Grace, Mary St., 8:30 p.m., $10, 401-846-6200.

Thursday

September 5

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work networking event, Museum of Yachting, International Yacht Restoration School, 449 Thames St., 8-9 a.m., register at 847-1608.

“If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Series Kay Sutton, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at from Christie’s, London, will present on “Pattern and Identity: Fashion and Story-telling in 14thcentury Illuminated Manuscripts,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., free, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preservation Lecture Brian Dickson, chief surveyor for the National Trust of Scotland, will speak on “From Newhailles to Newport: Caring for the Properties of the National Trust of Scotland,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $15, non-members $20, 401-847-1000 x154.

newportFILM Outdoors Outdoor screening of “Diner en Blanc,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown (rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.), white clothing suggested but not required, $30 6 p.m. cocktail party and film, $5 for 7:15 p.m. film only, newportfilm.com.

Friday

September 6

Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

Rum and Revolution Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners during this downtown walking tour, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 3:30 p.m., 401-841-8770,

Fall Seining and Campfire Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts evening of exploration using seine nets to catch coastal animals and fish, bring picnic dinner, roast marshmallows, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., members $5, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Family Night on the Rails 6 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 30 for details.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Aug. 30 for details.

Free Concert at Grand Start Making Sense, Talking Heads Tribute band, plays at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

September 7

Saturday Book Club Discuss “Plainsong,” by Kent Haruf, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Wesley Thomas, “the opera guy,” Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free.

Author Visit Charles Graeber, author of “The Good Nurse: a True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., no registration required, 401-847-8720 x115.

Polo USA vs. Baltimore, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 3 p.m., first chukka at 4 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo.com.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception to open Deblois Gallery’s “20th Century Expressionism” exhibit at new gallery location, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401-847-7797, debloisgallery.com.

Murder Mystery Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Portrait of a Killer,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band Kashmir, Led Zeppelin tribute

band, plays at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 8

Vinegar Lecture Join herbalist Kristin Minto at seaside historic Watson Farm to investigate the making of medicinal and culinary vinegars, 455 North Rd., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., bring a lunch and tour the shoreline, members $10, non-members $20, 401-423- 0005.

Boyd’s Windmill Sunday Annual running of the 1810 windmill, open for touring, Navy Band, Civil War re-enactors, vendors, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, middletownhistory.org.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with Abbey Rhode playing Beatles tunes, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free.

Waterfront Inspection Cruise Friends of the Waterfront hosts annual cruise on Majestic, departs Bowen’s Wharf at 4:45 p.m., call for tickets reservations, 401-847-2576.

Boyd’s Windmill to Hoist Sails

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