2013-09-12 / Calendar

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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 Finals of USTA tournament for senior players in age groups 50-90, men and women, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-3990, tennisfame.com.

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, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public, 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, 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., 401-683- 9457.

Friday

September 13

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

Computer Workshop Introduction to computers and the mouse at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

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.

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

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

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 Thursday, Sept. 12 for details.

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 13 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.

Newport Rugby Newport vs. Hartford, Fort Adams, 1 p.m., newportrugby@gmail.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.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 13.

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

Four Bridges Bike Ride Local charity fundraising bike ride across the Jamestown, Pell, Sakonnet, and Mt. Hope bridges, begin at the North Kingstown Park and Ride and end at Roger Williams University in Bristol, 7 a.m. start, register at 4bridgesride.com.

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.

Star Bike Ride Star Kids Scholarship Program hosts family bike event, start and end at Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., 3, 7, 12 and 25-mile loops

available, 8 a.m., $35 adult $30, child $15 (ages 8 and under are free), max family $75, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, register at starride.net.

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

Corn Maze 11 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 13 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.

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.

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 Free screening of recent release, “The Great Gatsby,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Monday

September 16

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.

Movie Night at Castle Hill Outdoor screening of “Singing in the Rain,” Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., 8 p.m., $10, 401-849-3800.

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

Tuesday

September 17

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.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Shocking Secrets of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200.

Computer Help Assistance with computers/devices available, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., registration required, 401- 423-7280.

Portsmouth Library Book Group Join the library staff for a discussion of “Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey,” by Lillian Schlissel, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Hurricanes of 1938 & 1954 Jim Garman discusses the hurricanes that devastated the island, Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., seating limited, call the library at 401-683-9457 to reserve.

Pell Lecture Harvard physicist Eric Mazur will present, “Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century,” Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., reserve at 401-341-2927.

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

Wednesday

September 18

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., 401-423- 7280.

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

Weather for Kids Kids ages 5+ learn about blizzards, hurricanes and more with WPRI meteorologist Michelle Muscatello, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Teen Movie “Pitch Perfect” at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., drop in.

Photo Guild Landscape artist Michael Rice presents, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., free, all welcome, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Thursday

September 19

Economic Update Luncheon Chamber of Commerce discusses state’s economic outlook, Marcel Valois, executive director of the RIEDC, will speak, Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 12-1:30 p.m., $25 members, $35 non-members, register at 401-847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art,” by Matthew Hart, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Dr. Francis Carroll discussing his book, “Athenia Torpedoed,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

NHS Annual Meeting Newport Historical Society’s annual meeting, Colony House, Washington Square, 4 p.m.,

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.

Sunset Celebration Last chance to celebrate summer at Fort Adams, enjoy music and cocktails and the best sunset view in Newport, 5:30-10 p.m., fortadams.org.

newportFILM Screening of “Red Obsession,” at opening of Newport Wine & Food Festival, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., cocktail reception at 6 p.m., film screens at 7 p.m., $40, newportfilm.com.

Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “The Orphan Master’s Son,” by Adam Johnson, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Friday

September 20

Computer Workshop Beginning Word 2007, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival The East Coast’s most prestigious wine and food festival features hundreds of wines from around the world, upscale food samplings and cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff mansions, full schedule at newportmansions.org.

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.

NMAI 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.

Author Reading Award-winning author Bob Schacochis will read from his new novel “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul,” Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m.

End of Summer Hike Last hurrah of summer sunset hike with Ballard Park staff, bring flashlights, wear sturdy shoes, Ballard Park, 6 p.m., use Hazard Road entrance, $5, rain date is Sept. 28, ballardpark.org.

Fort Adams Summer Ghost Hunt Investigate the fort with paranormal investigators, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., limited space, tickets at fortressofnightmares.com.

Saturday

September 21

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 20.

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

High Roller Car and Bike Show Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Blvd., 10 a.m.-noon registration, awards at 2:30 p.m., free admission, $10 registration fee, newportgrand.com.

Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park, corner of Long Wharf and Washington Street, to King Park, 10 a.m., newportwaterfront.org.

Beach Cleanup Meet at Easton’s Beach west parking lot, wear gloves, 10 a.m.-noon, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Peter Harrison’s Newport Tour Prof. Ron Onorato leads tour examining the work of 18th century Anglo-American architect Peter Harrison, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., $15, space limited, reservations required, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.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.

RI Genealogy Workshop Trace your roots with a series of workshops on ancestor searches, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 12:30-2:30 p.m., free but attendance limited, register at 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Author Visit Author Peter F. Stevens will discuss his book, “Fatal Dive: The Mystery of the USS Grunion,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein, Part I,” and to watch the film starring Robert De Niro and Kenneth Branagh, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Open for Dancing Free performances by Island Moving Co. at Gray Craig Estate, Salve Regina University and the Opera House, visit islandmovingco.org for complete schedule.

Polo Regional rivals compete in the semifinal round of the New England Challenge, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Builder’s Ball Fundraiser for the Fort Adams Trust, celebrating the Irish craftsmen, stoneworkers and bricklayers who built the fort, Fort Adams, 5:30-11 p.m., dinner, dancing, entertainments, sponsored by Ancient Order of Hibernians, for tickets contact buildersball@aohnewport.org or 401-338-0845.

Bat Program Learn about the nocturnal creatures, presentation, walk, craft, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-9 p.m., members $4, non-members $6, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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.

Free Concert at Grand The Pogs play free concert of 90’s music, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 18+, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 22

Autumnal Equinox Summer officially ends at 4:44 p.m.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 20 for details.

Musica Dolce Chamber ensemble opens Jamestown’s 13th Community Piano Association series, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., 1 p.m., 401-423-0515.

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

Off the Beaten Path Historic Watson Farm Managers Don and Heather Minto lead a special tour of this extensive seaside working farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 2 p.m., members $3, non-members $8, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

Jamestown Movie Matinees Free screening of recent release, “Mud,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Open for Dancing See Sept. 21.

Free Concert at Grand Corvette Doo Wop Revue, old time rock and roll, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

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