2013-10-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 24

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.

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.

Microchip Clinic Help find your pet if lost, microchips will be administered by Dr. Toni Ellis, DVM, Potter League, 5 – 7 p.m., $24 fee per animal, to register call 401-846-8276 or email info@PotterLeague.org.

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.

R.I. 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.

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

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

“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.

Booery 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.

Cocktail Party Annual cocktail party fundraiser, hors d’oeuvres, music by Hugo D’Ascentis, Edward King House, 5:30 – 8 p.m., $30, 401-846-7426.

“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.

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 eras 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.

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.

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

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.

Howlapalooza Dogs and their owners show off cool costumes and compete for some awesome awards, dog obstacle course and agility with spooky and scary obstacles, door prizes, costume awards, photos and, of course, tricks & treats, held rain or shine, Potter League, noon – 3 p.m., $16 per family. potterleague.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.

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.

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., free, 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 Portsmouth Publick House, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

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

Monday

October 28

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.

R.I. Poet Laureate Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate Emerita (2007-2012) Lisa Starr continues this series of once-a-month poetry readings, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m.

Tuesday

October 29

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.

Global Issues Forum The Learning Center at Channing Church presents “Fractured Nations: How Religion Makes and Breaks National Identity in the Middle East,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x209.

Computer Class Introduction to ancestry.com, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., registration required, 401-423-7280.

‘Tillinghast Nightmare’ Documentary film on vampire lore in R.I. plus a presentation by Dacre Stoker a descendant of the author of “Dracula,” Jane Pickens Theater, 7 p.m., janepickens.com.

Pope Lecture at Salve John Allen, senior correspondent for the National Catholic Reporter and senior Vatican analyst for CNN, will discuss “Behind the Headlines: Pope Francis and His New Vision for the Catholic Church,” SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., salve.edu.

Wednesday

October 30

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 Last Aquidneck Growers’ Market at this location until spring, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Puppy and Small Breed Playgroup Costume party and playgroup all in one, tricks, treats, costume prizes

and fun, Potter League, 5 p.m., $7 per dog, 401-846-0592 x 122 or JillH@PotterLeague.org.

Google and the World Brain Film, followed by Q&A, presented by URI’s Harrington School of Communication & Media, wine and hors d’oeuvres, fundraising event for Redwood Library and newport- FILM, Casino Theatre, 6 p.m., $25, $15 for Redwood Library members, newportfilm.com.

Thursday

October 31

Happy Halloween

See all the special happenings on the Spooktacular Guide on p. 14

Friday

November 1

Newport Restaurant Week Sample the best Newport has to offer. Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.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.

Chamber Annual Cocktail Party Chamber of Commerce’s annual cocktail and silent auction soirĂ©e, Belcourt of Newport, 657 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., tickets at 847-1608,

IYRS Lecture Series Rosanne Somerson, Rhode Island School of Design, discusses “Learning through Making,” the importance of hands-on learning in education and in America today, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-848-5777 x204.

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

Saturday

November 2

Newport Restaurant Week What are you waiting for? Newport County’s finest restaurants offer three course lunches for $16 or dinners for $30. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Friends Book Sale Quality books featured, Spring Street lobby of the Newport Public Library, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday Book Club Discuss Stephen King’s “11/22/63,” Portsmouth Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 683-9457.

Race for Open Space Run & Walk Aquidneck Island Land Trust’s 5K race on Sakonnet Greenway, 10:30 a.m., $20, contact chuth@ailt.org or call 401-849-2799 x19 for more information.

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

Author Talk Cathryn J. Prince discusses her book “Death in the Baltic,” on the World War II sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m.

Common Fence Music Concert Slide guitarist and poet David Jacobs-Strain, 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.

Sunday

November 3

Newport Restaurant Week No need to cook! Get out and sample the best Newport has to offer. Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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.

Friends Book Sale Books suitable for gifts, Spring Street lobby of the Newport Public Library, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Chocolate Brunch Chocolate-themed afternoon brunch fundraiser for Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, music, silent auction, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Rd., $85, reservations required, 401-682- 2100, email jgordon@vnsri.org.

Wind Energy Then and Now Begin at the windmill at Prescott

Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., then visit the wind turbine at Portsmouth Abbey, johnnycakes, free, reservations required, 401-846-4152, email liz@newportrestoration.org.

Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Portsmouth Publick House, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m.

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

“Journeys of Hope” Dramatic retelling of stories of those who have made their way out of homelessness, presented by the Newport County Citizens to End Homelessness, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 3 p.m., for more info email mbreynolds52@gmail.com.

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