2013-09-26 / Calendar

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Jammin’ at the Fair A full-day of entertainment is part of the annual Cluny Country Fair on Sunday, Sept. 29. Master of Ceremonies, DJ Ronnie Medeiros kicks of the day at 10 a.m. Next up is The Blues Crew, a 6-member singing group at 10:30, followed by the Toe Jam Puppet Band with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The pop/rock Sarah Kirwin Band will play from noon to 2 p.m. The day will finish with the Nevin Academy Irish Step Dancers at 3 p.m. A rain or shine event. Jammin’ at the Fair A full-day of entertainment is part of the annual Cluny Country Fair on Sunday, Sept. 29. Master of Ceremonies, DJ Ronnie Medeiros kicks of the day at 10 a.m. Next up is The Blues Crew, a 6-member singing group at 10:30, followed by the Toe Jam Puppet Band with performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The pop/rock Sarah Kirwin Band will play from noon to 2 p.m. The day will finish with the Nevin Academy Irish Step Dancers at 3 p.m. A rain or shine event. 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, open to the public, seating is limited, 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.


Fall Auto Festival The Middletown Rotary Club will be holding its annual “Fort Adams in the Fall” Auto Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. The event will feature more than 49 classes of vehicles including classic, hot rods, vintage, sports cars, trucks, and motorcycles. More than 450 vehicles are expected to be shown, making it one of the largest vehicle shows in Rhode Island. No charge for spectators, but donations welcome. All proceeds go to help fund Middletown Rotary local charitable activities. For more information, call Patrick Burke at 401-864-4028. Fall Auto Festival The Middletown Rotary Club will be holding its annual “Fort Adams in the Fall” Auto Festival on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m - 3 p.m. The event will feature more than 49 classes of vehicles including classic, hot rods, vintage, sports cars, trucks, and motorcycles. More than 450 vehicles are expected to be shown, making it one of the largest vehicle shows in Rhode Island. No charge for spectators, but donations welcome. All proceeds go to help fund Middletown Rotary local charitable activities. For more information, call Patrick Burke at 401-864-4028. “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 Whisky: 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.

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 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.

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 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

Fall Recycling Day Major fall recycling and hazardous waste collection, Easton’s Beach parking lot, 8 a.m.-noon, no appt needed for recycling, for list of items visit cityofnewport.com/ cleancity, hazardous waste collection by appointment, visit ecodepotri.org for appointment and list of acceptable items.

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., advaregister 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, 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.

Harvest Craft Fair Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Apple-tastic Story Time Kids 4+ enjoy fun fall stories, craft, caramel apple tasting, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., registration required, 401- 846-1573.

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.

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

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.

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

Common Fence Music Concert Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna, 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 $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+, free, 849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 29

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, 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Fort Adams Car Show Middletown Rotary hosts 11th annual auto festival with hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, Fort Adams, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission, $15 registration for cars, 401- 864-4028.

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 Friday, Sept. 27.

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.

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.

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

AfroBrazil Marcus Santos’ AfroBrazil plays samba, funk, rock, jazz, hip hop, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Rd, 3 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, children under 5 are free, tickets at door or online at portsmoutharts.org.

Monday

September 30

FMLA Conversation Forum on the Family Medical Leave Act with Sen. Reed and the legislation’s author Sen. Christopher Dodd, Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register at rhodeislandleadsfmla20th.eventbrite.com.

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.

E-Books Learn about 3M Cloud and Overdrive, bring devices, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., registration required, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Movie Night at Castle Hill Outside screening of “Funny Face,” Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., 7 p.m., $10, 401-849-3800.

Tuesday

October 1

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.

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.

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

“Writing Down Cancer” Program of healing poetry and music, open mic after program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., 846-1573.

Wednesday

October 2

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.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring your knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x117.

Thursday

October 3

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.

Life of the Mind Salon Author Joshual Kendall will discuss his new book, “America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy that Built a Nation,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 847- 0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Friday

October 4

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.

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

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.

Saturday

October 5

Harvest Fair Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 39th annual autumn fair featuring crafts, food, mud pit, monkey bridge, hay rides and more, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Saturday Book Club Discuss “Old Filth,” by Jane Gardam, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

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.

Opening Reception DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Opening Reception Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Common Fence Music Concert Urban American singer/songwriter Ellis Paul, 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 $22 in advance, $25 at door, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

October 6

Sanity Chase Women’s obstacle course and fun chase, Fort Adams, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., company.women-run.com/events/ sanitychase. Harvest Fair 10 a.m. See Saturday, Oct. 5.

“A Lively Experiment” Free screening of 35 minute film, “A Lively Experiment: Dr. John Clarke:

Co-founder of Rhode Island,” who secured the Charter of 1663, Jane Pickens Theatre, 2 p.m., free, sponsored by United Baptist Church, a wreath laying at Clarke’s burial site on Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. follows at 3 p.m.

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

Sunset Sail & Floating Feast Fundraiser for Eating with the Ecosystem, on the schooner Aurora, 5 Marina Place., Goat Island, 5-7 p.m., cruise on the bay while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from local fishermen and restaurants, 401-297-6273.

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