2013-09-05 / Calendar

Newport Day by Day

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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

“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, 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 date Friday, Sept. 6), 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

Whitehorne Museum Tour 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.

NMAI Tour The National Museum of American Illustration offers “The American Muse,” 492 Bellevue Ave., open for self-guided tours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., guided tour at 3 p.m., americanillustration.org.

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

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 3:30 p.m.- dusk, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

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 St., 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.

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 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

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

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 6 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., 841- 8700, newportdinnertrain.com.

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 Newport 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.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 6.

Free Concert at Grand Kashmir, Led Zeppelin tribute band, plays at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 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., Jamestown, 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, music, Civil War re-enactors, contra-dancing, vendors, corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., free, middletownhistory.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 6.

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.

Jewish History Walking Tour Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

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.

Jamestown Movie Matinees Recent release screening, call for more information, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series closes 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 reservations, 401-847-2576.

Monday

September 9

New England Senior Slam Four-day tournament for USTA senior players in age groups 50-90, men and women, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 849-3990, tennisfame.com.

Fort Adams Tour Guided tours of the historic fort depart every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

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.

‘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.

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.

Jewish History Walking Tour Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

‘Fixing the Future’ Documentary Film explores communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Jane Pickens Theatre, 6:45 p.m., followed by panel discussion, janepickens.com.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Philomenian Library group examines “Eye of the Raven,” by Eliot Pattison, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Movie Night at Castle Hill Outdoor screening of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., 8 p.m., $10, 849-3800.

Tuesday

September 10

New England Senior Slam See Monday, Sept. 9 for details.

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.

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.

Oliver Hazard Perry Tribute Bicentennial commemoration of the Battle of Lake Erie, Prof. John Hattendorf of the Naval War College will speak, Eisenhower Park, 11 a.m..

Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “The Dinner,” by Herman Koch, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720.

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

Children ages 5+ create “One Liners,” a series of drawings made without lifting their pencils off the paper, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., registration required, 4 p.m., 401-846-1573.

ALT Portsmouth Trolley Tour Aquidneck Land Trust’s trolley tour of historic Portsmouth led by Jim Garman and Chuck Allott, 5-7 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or sdemaio@ailt.org.

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

Wednesday

September 11

New England Senior Slam See Monday, Sept. 9 for details.

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.

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.

Souls & Stones Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art, learn about the diverse people buried there, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.

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.

Rooftop Move Outside screening of “The Thomas Crown Affair” atop Vanderbilt Grace, Mary St., 8:30 p.m., $18, 401- 846-6200.

Thursday

September 12

Newport International Boat Show 43rd annual boat show featuring sailboats, powerboats, products, and services, America’s Cup Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

New England Senior Slam See Monday, Sept. 9 for details. Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High Performance Teams,” by Taylor Kiland and Peter Fretwell, examining why American POWs imprisoned at the “Hanoi Hilton” were so resilient in captivity and so successful in their subsequent careers, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

YA Gaming Board games, computer games and fun for teens, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x106.

ALT Art in Nature Aquidneck Land Trust presents conservation speaker Dick Lynn, includes a Japanese tea ceremony, Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve, Carriage Drive, Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or sdemaio@ailt.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

“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, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Gallery Night Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, free walking art tours, Redwood Library open, free admission to the Newport Art Museum, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Redwood Author Talk Author Thurston Clark will discuss his new book, “JFK: The Last 100 Days,” members free, non-members $10, reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Irish History Museum Series Journalist Rosamund Burton will present an illustrated talk on “Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers: Adventures Along Ireland’s St. Declan’s Way,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Irish History Museum members $2, non-members $15, reserve at 401-841-5493 or tpm1@earthlink.net.

Gallery Opening and Sneak Peek Exhibition opening of “100 Women Over 50,” by Julie Shelton Smith, and preview of documentary “Why the Face: 100 Women Over 50,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-9 p.m., screening at 6:30 p.m., exhibit opening at 7:30 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Independent Publishing Author Marie Force describes how to publish independently, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7 p.m., 683-9457.

Friday

September 13

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 12 for details.

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.

Jewish History Walking Tour Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

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

E-Zone Class Learn how to download e-books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3:30-4:30 p.m., registration required, 401-423-7280.

Mable’s Table Fundraiser for the Norman Bird Sanctuary, collaboration between chefs, farmers, vintners, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-9 p.m., call 401-846-2577 for tickets, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Wooden Boat Documentary “Wood/Sails/Dreams” explores the resurgence of the wooden boat culture, the restoration of American maritime history, and the lessons to be learned from the ancient craft of traditional boat building, Jane Pickens Theatre, 6 p.m., janepickens.com.

Fort Adams Ghost Walk Tour the officers’ quarters, casemates, and hear about those who inspired the ghost stories, Fort Adams, 7 p.m., 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 6.

Mind Reader at Grand Jon Stetson, master magician, comedian and mentalist, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

September 14

ALT Rovensky Park Walk Aquidneck Land Trust hosts walk and talk at Rovensky Park, 9-11 a.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or 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.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 12 .

Vintage Baseball Providence Grays play the Newtown Sandy Hooks, Fort Adams, 11 a.m., fortadams.org.

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.

Middletown Authors’ Circle Group for writers ages 18 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., 401-846- 1573.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Classical Oasis, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free.

Teen Movie Popular teen film screening, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2 p.m., call for additional information, 401-683-9457.

Author Visit Architect Deborah Pierce will discuss her book, “The Accessible Home: Designing for all Ages and Abilities,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720.

“Words into Poetry” Workshop with members of Ocean State Poets, readings, discussion, open mic, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m.

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

Ballard Park Sky Gazing Robert Horton, Manager of Astronomical Laboratories at Brown University will give an up-close look at the moon and the constellations, bring chairs, blankets, flashlight, telescopes available, Ballard Park Quarry Meadow, 7:30- 9 p.m., use Hazard Road entrance, $5, $15 per group, rain date is Sept. 28, ballardpark.org.

Common Fence Music Concert Season kickoff with powerful southern singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert at Grand Idol Kings, a tribute to Journey and John Mellencamp, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 15

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.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 12 for details.

Jewish History Walking Tour Learn about colonial Jewish history, tours depart from Loeb Visitors Center, 50 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-4794.

Jamestown Movie Matinees Recent release screening, call for more information, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

STAR KIDS

Norman Bird Sanctuary or to a Newport Gulls game—everyday outings to many, but a true highlight for Star Kids. Parents and guardians can get help with teacher-parent conferences, and Star Kids have a chance to pursue interests such as music or karate or surfing.

There are several fun events planned throughout the year, so Star Kids and families can meet for activities such as skating with the St. George’s hockey team at Christmastime or attending a theater production at Portsmouth Abbey. According to Burke, those extras are an important part of making a child part of the community.

According to Burke, the program would not succeed without the schools, which have proven generous in their financial aid packages. When asked about the emphasis on non-public schools, Burke explains that during early developmental years, stability is key. Families can sometimes move one or several times in an academic year; having to switch from school to school is unsettling for any child, but especially one from challenging circumstances. By the time Star Kids reach high school, some gravitate to their local public school.

Star Kids serves Newport County and Fall River, and these communities will benefit from the Sept. 15 ride. Adults and children who participate can pay a single registration fee or they can reach out to friends, family and other supporters to raise monies for their ride. For every $200 raised, riders earn a “Key to a Child’s Success,” which will open locked boxes placed throughout the course; winning keys will earn prizes, such as Red Sox tickets, restaurant certificates, jewelry, and more. The Star Kids program also serves New Bedford, under the leadership of a different executive director.

There are 93 Star Kids this year, and when Burke talks about those children, it is as if they are her own. She is deeply proud of their hard work and focus; she is also inspired by the parents who may be battling an addiction but get treatment so they can ensure their child has a chance for a brighter future.

Burke talks about the many accomplishments of Star Kids and the success stories—about the young man who became an accomplished jazz guitarist and is heading to Northeastern this fall, about the young woman who has her sights set on MIT. But she also talks about the joy of seeing the youngest Star Kids get the support they need to just be kids: “It’s wonderful to see them just be a child and be happy—because that’s all you should have to do when you are that age.”

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