2013-09-19 / Calendar

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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, C. Morgan Grefe, executive director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, will present “Turning Thought into Gold: How Freedom of Conscience Helped Make Newport an Early American Exemplar,” Colony House, Washington Square, 4 p.m., 401-841-8770.

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 Mansions Wine & Food Festival, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., cocktail reception at 6 p.m., film screens at 7 p.m., newportfilm.com.

Hurricanes of 1938 & 1954

New session, Jim Garman discusses the hurricanes that devastated the island, Portsmouth Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., seating limited, call 401-683- 9457 to reserve.

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 Tour

The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., 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.

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.

Author Reading

Award-winning author Bob Shacochis 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.

Improv Comedy

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

Portsmouth Garden Club

Annual fundraiser with cut flowers, houseplants, perennials, crafts and more, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, East Main Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,

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 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.

Corn Maze

10 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 20 for details.

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, 6:30-7:30 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 90s music, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 18+, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 22

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

See Friday, Sept. 20 for details.

Tour de Newport

5th annual bike-a-thon sponsored by Newport County Community Mental Health Center, begins at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd., 9 a.m., 10, 25, and 45 mile routes, $30, all proceeds benefit NCCMHC, register at 7 a.m. or online at nccmhc.org.

Fort Adams F.A.R.E. Walk

Benefit walkathon for Food Allergy Research and Education, Fort Adams Bay Walk route, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start, fortadams.org.

Corn Maze

11 a.m.- dusk. See Friday, Sept. 20 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Salve Regina hosts fundraising walk, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Avenue, registration 12 p.m., walk at 1 p.m., alz.org.

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+, 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Monday

September 23

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.

Poet Laureate Series

RI Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin reads, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m. 847-8720 x103.

Health Coverage Program

HealthSource RI presentation on how the program will allow residents to shop for affordable coverage, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6 p.m.

Movie Night at Castle Hill

Outdoor screening of “Roman Holiday,” Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., 8 p.m., $10, 401-849-3800.

Tuesday

September 24

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

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

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.

Toastmasters Contest

Toastmasters Area 74 members compete in Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., etavares@comcast.net.

RI Civil War Talk

Frank Grzyb presents on his latest book, “The Hidden History of Rhode Island and the Civil War,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., seating limited, call the library at 401- 683-9457 to reserve.

“Doctored” Documentary

Film explores how decisions are influenced concerning food, medicine, and healthcare, Jane Pickens Theatre, 7 p.m., $10, janepickens.com.

Geezers at Empire

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

Wednesday

September 25

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.

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.

Growers’ Market

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

Windmill Wednesdays

Tour the 1812 windmill at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, family-friendly, 4-6 p.m., 401-846-4152, newportrestoration.org.

SVF Lecture Series

Drs. Pierre Comizzoli and David Wildt of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute discuss Genome Resource Banks, Swiss Village Farm Foundation, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but limited seating, reserve at 401-848-7229 or lynne@svffoundation.org.

Hurricanes in R.I.

Learn about the Hurricane of ’38, Hurricane Carol and other big storms that have hit the state, images, film and first-hand accounts by Norm Champagne, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday

September 26

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Oliver Hazard Perry in the Temple of Fame,” with Stephanie Ocko, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 2101.

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.

Life of the Mind Salon

Ed Achorn, editorial writer for the Providence Journal, will speak about his new book, “The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America’s Game,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Business After Hours

Chamber of Commerce’s after work networking event, Citizen’s Bank, Washington Square, 5:30-7 p.m., register at 401-847-1608.

Eat and Dance

Steak Night at Middletown/Newport Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 4:30-6:30, dancing to follow. For tickets call 401- 846-8800. Leave a message. $15 donation.

Friday

September 27

Bag Ladies Brunch

St. Michael’s Country Day School’s scholarship benefit at Hotel Viking, 9:30-11:30 a.m., brunch, designer bags, silent auction, $45, advance ticketing at 401-849-5970.

Newport Study Day

Preservation Society of Newport County hosts a look at Newport’s collection of Venetian paintings, check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at Ochre Court, welcome at 10 a.m., lectures at Ochre Court and The Elms, advance registration at 401- 847-1000 x154 or newportmansions.org.

Computer Workshop

Introduction to Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720 x208.

Pier 9 Farmers Market

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

Corn Maze

3:30 p.m.-dusk. See Sept. 20.

Opening Reception

Fall exhibitions open at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, newportartmuseum.org.

Ziti Night

First event of Festa Italiana, scholarship fundraiser, Vasco da Gama Hall, Fenner Ave., 5 p.m., call 401- 849-7087.

Hunger Concert

Rock out against hunger with musical performances by Salve students in support of local soup kitchens, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 8-10 p.m., $5, salve.edu.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

View ten finalists and vote, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., $10, manhattanshort.com.

Free Comedy Show at Grand

Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush Comedy Show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Saturday

September 28

5K Mansion Run

Salve Regina University hosts 14th annual 5K through Bellevue Ave./ Ochre Point area, 8:30 a.m., kids fun run at 8 a.m., same day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Rodgers Rec Center, 167 Webster St., advance registration at salve.edu/ run.

Sharkfest Swim

Waves of swimmers take 1500 meter straight shot swim from Perotti Park to King Park, begins at 9 a.m. and is for experienced swimmers only, register at sharkfestswim.com.

Growers’ Market

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

Sailing Festival

Sail Newport offers free sailing excursions in Newport Harbor, 60 Fort Adams Dr., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., life jackets provided, all ages welcome, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Bilingual Storytime

Children ages 4 and up enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English with related activities, no registration required, free, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720 x204.

Escobar’s Farm Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin games, crafts, face painting, scarecrow-making, chainsaw sculpture artist, corn maze open, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain date Sept. 29, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

BOSS Reception

“Best of Salve Students” artwork, SRU, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, 12-4 p.m., salve.edu.

Helicopter Ball Drop

Portsmouth Gridiron Club fundraiser, PHS football field, 12 p.m., top cash prize $1000, tickets at myphsfootball.net.

Middletown Authors’ Circle

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

Newport Rugby

Newport faces Providence, Fort Adams pitch, 1 p.m., newportrugby@gmail.com.

Author Visit

Richard Parker will discuss his book, “The Improbable Return of Coco Chanel,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Children’s Author Talk

Kids ages 5+ learn about creativity with interactive presentation by Anika Denise, local children’s author, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $2, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Common Fence Music Concert

Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 27.

Free Concert at Grand

Jandee Lee Porter Band plays country at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 29

Cluny Fair

52nd annual Cluny Country Fair, 75 Brenton Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., carnival games and prizes, hay rides, field games, cupcake walk, plant sale, baked goods, and more, family fun for all ages, 401-847-2850, clunyschool.org.

Corn Maze

11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 20.

Jewish History Walking Tour

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

Redwood Author Talk

Author C. E. Poverman will discuss his new book, “Love By Drowning,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

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