2013-10-10 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 10

Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577.

Opening Reception SRU hosts “700-Year Plastic Composter,” a site-specific multimedia installation made from more than 2,500 pounds of recycled plastic, Salve Regina University, Antone Academic Center, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, 5-8 p.m., salve.edu.

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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans 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” Interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Rarely-seen documents, artifacts and volumes will be showcased during “More Treasures at the Redwood,” 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.

Gentlemen’s Farms Historian Jim Garman discusses area “gentlemen’s farms,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

Columbus Statue Exhibit Pictorial exhibit of statue, dating back to 1953 when it arrived in seven crates, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m.

Friday

October 11

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

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.

Taiwanese Film Cultural Festival Screening of “Cape No. 7,” a romantic musical comedy and the most successful Taiwanese film of all time about a young rock musician working as a mail carrier and his quest to deliver a bundle of love letters mailed before World War II, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x209.

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.

All Things Pumpkin Norman Bird Sanctuary celebrates fall harvest with a hands-on program using pumpkin in new recipes, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., members $8, non-members $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Fortress of Nightmares Begins Fort Adams Trust and the RI Paranormal Research Group offer the

Tunnels of Terror, 6-10 p.m., Ghost Hunt begins at 10:30 p.m., Fort Adams, 401-841-0707, fortressofnightmares.com.

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

Saturday

October 12

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 11.

Trinity Pumpkin Patch Opens Music, food, pumpkins, family activities, Queen Anne Square, 10-6 p.m.

Festival in the Park Newport’s Festa Italiana’s annual celebration featuring Italian food, novelties, music, dancing, prizes, Touro Park, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., free, rain or shine.

Oktoberfest International cuisine, Biergarten, non-stop entertainment, Newport Yachting Center, 12-8 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Beach Cleanup Help keep the shoreline clean, Sachuest Beach’s Surfer’s End, 12-2 p.m., wear boots, bring gloves, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Harry Potter Day Young wizard day at Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn Maze, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 12-4 p.m., potions, tournament, quidditch, rain date Sunday, Oct. 13, 401-864- 1064.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Carlos & Ramos, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free.

Middletown Authors Circle Local authors 18+ meet at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-3 p.m.

Spooky Tales Family friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

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

Free Concert at Grand Glimmer Twins, Rolling Stone tribute band, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Fortress of Nightmares 6-10 p.m. See Oct. 11.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Oct. 11.

Sunday

October 13

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 Marathon Weekend UnitedHealthcare’s Newport Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, 401-437- 8881, 8 a.m., uhcmarathon.com.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 11.

Oktoberfest 12-8 p.m. See Saturday, Oct. 12.

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 Free screening of recent release, “Iron Man 3,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

“Una Sera di Musica Italiana” Arias and Italian melodies as part of the Newport Festa Italiana, St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, reception 6:30 p.m., concert 7 p.m., $25, advance ticketing at 401-847- 4444 or 401-683-4378.

Monday

October 14

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 11.

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.

Columbus Day Parade Steps off at noon in front of St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway and continues through town to Columbus statue at Bellevue Avenue and Memorial Boulevard, ceremony follows at the statue at 1 p.m., 401- 847-4444.

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

October 15

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.

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

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

Wednesday

October 16

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.

Tech Help Portsmouth Free Public Library offers free tech help on everything from email to searches to ebooks, bring devices or use library computers, 2658 East Main Rd., 2-4 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

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

Thursday

October 17

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Leonardo’s Lost Princess: One Man’s Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci,” by Peter Silverman, with Catherine Whitney, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

ALT Importance of Local Foods Aquidneck Land Trust panel discussion with Bob Bankert, Louis Escobar, Kristin Niessink and John Wood, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30- 7 p.m., free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or sdemaio@ailt.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Dr. David A. Cooper, of the Naval War College, on “Is the Chemical Weapons Taboo Unraveling?” 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.

Thursday Evening Book Group Discuss “The Patriarch,” by David Nasaw, on the life and times of Joseph P. Kennedy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x103.

Friday

October 18

Computer Workshop Tricks and Tips for the iPad, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 x208.

Computer Class Information on Value Line, an investment programming tool, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., register at 401-423-7283.

Opening Reception New exhibit featuring Peter Marcus, “New Prints: Large Scale Experimentation Using the Face as the Subject,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., jamestownartcenter.org.

Human Rights Lecture Honduran human rights leader Padre Melo will discuss “The Price of Truth: Human Rights Since the Honduran Coup,” Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6:30 p.m., salve.edu.

“Tasting in Portsmouth” Fundraising event at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7-9 p.m., sample beer, wine, restaurant specialties, silent auction, live auction starts at 8:30 p.m., members $20, nonmembers $25, tickets in advance at the library or at the door.

IYRS Fall Lecture Series Dr. Robert Russell, Salve Regina University, on “Hearts and Minds; Stones and Bones,” discussing academic and practical preservation in the U.S., IYRS, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401-848-5777 x204.

Fortress of Nightmares 6- 10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 11.

Saturday

October 19

Newport Dog & Pony Show Day of fun for the whole family, live bands, pet contests, demonstrations, leashed dogs welcome, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., adults $10, kids and dogs free, newportdogandponyshow.com.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

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.

Breast Cancer Talk Ashley Stuckey, MD, will discuss “Breast Cancer Fears,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., no registration required, 401- 847-8720 x115.

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

Spooky Tales Family friendly telling of spooky tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

Sunday

October 20

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

Musical Sundays Begin String quartet La Bella Musica returns with a program of Dvorak’s “American Quartet” and Shostakovich’s “Quartet No. 8,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x103

Jamestown Movie Matinees Free screening of recent release, “Much Ado About Nothing,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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