2013-10-17 / Calendar

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Small Kitchens Serve Up Big Flavor The second annual Newport Food Truck Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center. The festival will feature over a dozen food trucks from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, as well as live entertainment and children’s activities. There is no admission fee but wristbands can be purchased to sample portions of each truck’s most popular menu items. Small Kitchens Serve Up Big Flavor The second annual Newport Food Truck Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center. The festival will feature over a dozen food trucks from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, as well as live entertainment and children’s activities. There is no admission fee but wristbands can be purchased to sample portions of each truck’s most popular menu items. Thursday

October 17

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.

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.


Local artist Joya Hoyt has her work featured with a photography exhibit “Forgotten Remembered” at the Salve McKillop Library on the first floor. There is an opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. The show features ghostly images in old New England island houses and runs through Nov. 1 Local artist Joya Hoyt has her work featured with a photography exhibit “Forgotten Remembered” at the Salve McKillop Library on the first floor. There is an opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. The show features ghostly images in old New England island houses and runs through Nov. 1 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.

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.

Saplings and Spirits Fundraiser for the Newport Tree Society, Merrillton, 25 Bowery St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401-324-9402.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Woods at NBS Not-so-spooky family night with The Newport Children’s Theatre performing mini-skits along the trails of Norman Bird Sanctuary,

highlighting the preparations animals make to get ready for winter, 583 Third Beach Rd., 5:30-7:30 p.m., departing every 20 minutes, rain date Oct. 20, crafts, hot chocolate, call to reserve tour times, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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 Fort Adams Trust and the R.I. 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 19

Seed Propagation Workshop Conservation botanist Tim Boland outlines the procedures for collecting and growing native plants from seed, sponsored by R.I. Horticultural Society and URI, Norman Bird Sancturary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, $15, register at 401-874-5800.

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. 18.

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.

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

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 Newport vs. North Shore, 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.

Fortress of Nightmares 6- 10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 18.

Common Fence Music Concert Young Virginian singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers returns with The Party Line, playing bluegrass and Americana, 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.

Free Concert at Grand Klassik KISS plays tribute to KISS, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 18.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-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.

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

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, “Much Ado About Nothing,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

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.

Monday

October 21

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.

Afghan Lecture at Salve Qaid Akbar Omar, author and former owner of Kabul Carpets & Killims, presents “An Afghan Family Story,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m., salve.edu.

Tuesday

October 22

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.

Jamestown Book Group Discuss “The Gathering,” by Anna Enright, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., dropins welcome.

Gothic Ghost Stories Rita Parisi offers theatrical storytelling presentation of ghost stories for mature teens and adults, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Wednesday

October 23

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.

“Newport Awheel” Lecture Elizabeth Warburton, Collections Inventory Specialist at the Preservation Society, discusses the history of early automobiles in Newport and displays pieces from the Society’s collection, Breakers Stable, Coggeshall Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, reserve at 401-847-1000x154 or newportmansions.org.

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

‘America’s Cup and the Law’ The Honorable Joseph W. Bellacosa, a member of the court for the Dennis Conner catamaran case in 1992 and legal advisor for the Larry Ellison Oracle case in 2010, recounts “The Law, Lore, and Lure of

the America’s Cup Yacht Race,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10, limited seating, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

SVF Lecture “From Farm to Table,” Pat McNiff of Pat’s Pastured and Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah’s on Thames discuss the importance of locally-sourced food, Swiss Village Farm, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but limited seating, register at 401-848-7229 x10 or lynne@svffoundation.org.

Thursday

October 24

Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed storytime 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.

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.

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

Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Genie’s Hookah Lounge, 94 Williams St., 5-7 p.m., register at 401- 847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

Life of the Mind Salon Local author John Adams will discuss his new book, “The Millionaire

and the Mummies,” about Newport resident and Egyptology expert Theodore Davis, 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.

NHS Lecture Newport Historical Society hosts Michelle Marchetti Coughlin, author of “One Colonial Woman’s World: The Life and Writings of Mehetabel Chandler Coit,” discussing a diary that began when the writer was 15 and continued until her 70s, Colony House, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770.

Halloween Organ Recital Salve Regina University organist Matthew Kelly will perform works in the spirit of Halloween, concluding with Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” a Halloween classic, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., 401-341-2227.

“10 Virgins” Production at Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-321-2250, salve.edu.

Friday

October 25

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

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.

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.

Fortress of Nightmares Fort Adams Trust and the R.I. 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.

“American Jezebel” Author Eve LaPlante discusses her book on Anne Hutchinson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., reserve at 401-683-9457.

Murder Mystery Dinner Newport Children’s Theatre Teen Repertory Co. presents “Next of Kin,” an interactive murder mystery dinner at Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Hall Ave., 7 p.m., $20 adults, $15 students, reservations required, contact 646-431-8247 or taraohare@hotmail.com, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

“10 Virgins” 8 p.m. See Thursday, Oct. 24.

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

Saturday

October 26

Growers’ Market Last farmers’ market at this location until spring, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Fine Art Appraisal Day Reps from Skinner’s will assess fine art and jewelry, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $20 each item, $50 for three items (limit), advance reservations and payment required, call 401- 619-7277.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 25.

Newport Food Truck Festival New England’s finest food trucks serve lobster rolls, mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese, hot dogs, barbeque ribs, decadent desserts and more, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

‘Newport Squared’ Walking Tour Tour of the month highlighting importance of Washington Square and Queen Anne Square, departs Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 401-841-8770.

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.

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

Halloween Parade Redwood Library hosts children’s costume parade with treats and crafts, 1 p.m., 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292.

“10 Virgins” 2 and 8 p.m., See Thursday, Oct. 24.

Octoberfest at All Saints All Saints Academy hosts Octoberfest and Halloween bash 915 West Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., music, German food and beer, trunk-or-treat, maze, costume contest, games, $15 per family, $5 person, rain date Oct. 27, 401-848- 4300.

Halloween Parade Inaugural Newport Storm “Booery” Halloween Parade, from 169 Broadway to Washington Square, 4 p.m., family-friendly, information@newportstorm.com.

NBS Annual Meeting Members, volunteers, supporters gather at Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., 4 p.m., RSVP at 401-846-2577, info@normanbirdsanctuary.org.

“A Gorey Affair” Literary Salon at the Redwood Library for adults, featuring slightly macabre works by Edward Gorey, cake and champagne, costumes encouraged, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112.

Fortress of Nightmares 6-10 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25.

Common Fence Music Concert Contemporary folk singer-songwriters Jammin’ Divas, 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner 7 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25 for details.

Norumbega Harmony Concert Newport Historical Society presents Wellesley College’s Norumbega Harmony as part of the Spectacle of Toleration project, with music from the colonial and Revolutionary era and the Sacred Harp and American folk hymn traditions, Trinity Church, 7 p.m., free but donations welcome, register at norumbegaharmony.eventbrite.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Oct. 25 for details.

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.

Sunday

October 27

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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Friday, Oct. 25.

Cluny 5K Inaugural “Climbing with Cluny” benefit race, begins at school, 75 Brenton Rd., 7 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start, runrhody.com.

Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated 10-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 Climb Adventure YMCA hosts family climb and adventure day at the climbing tower and high ropes course, Valley Rd., 1-4 p.m., pre-register at 401-847- 9200 x113 or josha@newportymca.org.

“10 Virgins” 2 p.m. See Thursday, Oct. 24.

Spooky Tales Family friendly telling of spooky

tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.

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

Schooner Coral Lecture Authors Robert Demanche, Donald F. Tucker, and Caroline B. Tucker present “A Schooner Coral Homecoming,” with vintage photos, original artifacts, and audio recordings of the ship’s captain, Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport, 18 Market Square, 2 p.m., 401-847-4260.

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.

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