2013-10-31 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 31

Creepy Candle Making Create your own orange and black Epsom salt candles on Oct. 31 at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Supplies and snacks provided. Contact 401-847-8720 x 206 or nptya@newportlibraryri.org for more information.

Along the Avenue Wear a costume and receive a treat! Trick or treat on Bellevue Avenue, between William and Mill streets on Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m. Look for the black and orange balloons for participating stores.

Halloween Celebration Trick-or-treat along Washington Square plus a family-fun movie at the Jane Pickens Theater, Oct. 31, 4 - 6 p.m., 401-847-7766, ext. 105.

Menace of the Morgue A live production on stage at the Jane Pickens Theater by the Marley Bridges Theatre Company, $15, Oct. 31, 8 p.m., 401-846-5474, janepickens.com.

Pelham Halloween Bash Local music line up with The Ravers, Dj Nook, C-Gray and DjButch, Pelham & Studio 3, $20 at door, Oct. 31, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.

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.

Holiday Craft Fair Third annual Holiday Craft & Vendor Fair with unique creations and products, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, cherishthemoments.net

Saturday Book Club Discuss Stephen King’s “11/22/63,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

Race for Open Space Run & Walk Aquidneck Island Land Trust’s 5K race on Sakonnet Greenway, 10:30 a.m., $20, contact at 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.

Muzzy Movember Launch “Movember” raises awareness about cancers that affect men, kick-off event at Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, 7 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.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 1 for details.

Free Concert at Grand The Soft Parade plays tribute to the Doors, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

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.

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.

Music in the Galleries “Crosswinds” Navy Band Northeast Woodwind Quintet concert in the Newport Art Museum’s galleries, 2 p.m., free, 401-848-8200 or newportartmuseum.org.

Alliance Francaise de Newport Special photography presentation “Die et ses environs (Dans la Drome)”, guest speaker fluent in French and English, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., 401- 835-7458 or or 401- 847-4475.

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, “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 Newport County Citizens to End Homelessness, Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., 3 p.m., for more info email mbreynolds52@gmail.com.

Monday

November 4

Newport Restaurant Week Go out with friends before the holiday craziness begins! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Friends Book Sale Books suitable for holiday giving, Spring Street lobby of the Newport Public Library, 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.

‘Travis: A Soldier’s Story’ Documentary about the mental and physical struggle of Travis Mills, a quadruple-amputee, film producer and director will be in attendance, Jane Pickens Theater, $15, 7 p.m. or VIP reception at 6:30 p.m., $40.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Philomenian Library group examines “An Eye for Murder,” by Libby Fisher Hellmann, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

November 5

Newport Restaurant Week Try someplace new! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Friends Book Sale Books suitable for holiday giving, Spring Street lobby of the Newport Library, 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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.

Global Issues Forum The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church presents “The Latin American Experience: The Fight for Security, Prosperity, and Respect,” Newport Public Library, 6:30 p.m., free.

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

Wednesday

November 6

Newport Restaurant Week No one ever wishes they stayed home more – get out and have some fun and great food! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

“Feasting at Leisure” Lecture Mary Anne Caton, Director of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, discusses how 19th century hotels and resorts elevated fine dining to an art form, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, reserve at 401-847- 1000 x154 or newportmansions.org.

‘Travis: A Soldier’s Story’ See Monday, Nov. 4 for details.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft to work on, talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m.

Cyberspace Security Lecture Melissa Hathaway, former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Agency, will discuss private sector network targets, Salve Regina University, Pell Center, Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., 401- 341-2193.

Thursday

November 7

Newport Restaurant Week Where are you going to take your special someone? Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Business Before Hours Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, French Confection, 72 East Main Rd., Middletown, 8-9 a.m., register at 401-847-1608 or newportchamber.com.

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.

Green Drinks Monthly gathering of eco-friendly enthusiasts, guest speaker Sam Palmer of ReFleece, Patagonia, 450 Thames St., 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cappy’s for a Cause Rose Island Lighthouse fundraiser at Cappy’s, Memorial Blvd., 6-9 p.m.

Life of the Mind Salon Professor John Parillo, of Roger Williams University, on “The Life and Times of William Ellery,” one of R.I.’s signers of the Declaration of Independence, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Common Fence Music Steps Out CFM’s 20th anniversary celebration dinner-dance featuring the Jason Spooner Band , silent auction and raffle, Atlantic Beach Club, 6-10 p.m., commonfencemusic.org.

Friday

November 8

Newport Restaurant Week The final days of Newport Restaurant Week until April! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

An Evening with Raptors Spend the evening around the fire

and meet the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s raptors, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., adults only, members $20, non-members $25, reservations required, 401-846- 2577.

IYRS Lecture Series Taylor Allen, president of Rockport Marine, will discuss major yacht restoration projects at that facility, 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 9

Newport Restaurant Week Take your sweetie out for dinner – and save big! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Cornucopia Arts Show Pennfield School hosts 22nd Annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 849-4646.

Winter Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market begins at winter location, St. Mary’s Church Hall, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., local produce and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Unique Boutique Artisans Fair Local professional crafters, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Writers’ Marketing Workshop on social networking and self-marketing for writers, with Michael Squatrito, author of the “Overlords” trilogy, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.

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.

Greenvale Harvest Festival Celebrate the fall grape harvest, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., games, walking tours, tractor rides, jazz, greenvale.com.

Author Lecture Milena Banks discusses her new novel, “Riding the Tiger,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m.

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

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

Voices in Harmony Combined choral concert with Salve Regina and Bryant universities, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., 401-341-2295.

Sunday

November 10

Newport Restaurant Week Last chance for culinary treats at a discount! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $30 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Pell Bridge Run Walkers/runners race across the Claiborne Pell Bridge, raising money for local nonprofits, 6:30 a.m. start, pellbridgerun.com.

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.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair Local professional crafters, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

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