2014-09-04 / Calendar

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Canine Couture at Rough Point Ever-so-stylish pooches and their owners will get a chance to strut their stuff at Rough Point on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Canine Couture Fashion Show. Gates open at 5 p.m. and dogs and friends will take to the runway at 6 p.m., offering a display of ensembles sure to please fashionistas of all breeds. It’s always interesting to see who shines more – the pups or their companions – as they are all dressed to the nines. Hint: The model on the business end of the leash typically draws the greatest applause. All dogs must be leashed – in the audience and on the runway. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. Rain date is Sept. 12. For more information, visit newportrestoration.org. Canine Couture at Rough Point Ever-so-stylish pooches and their owners will get a chance to strut their stuff at Rough Point on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Canine Couture Fashion Show. Gates open at 5 p.m. and dogs and friends will take to the runway at 6 p.m., offering a display of ensembles sure to please fashionistas of all breeds. It’s always interesting to see who shines more – the pups or their companions – as they are all dressed to the nines. Hint: The model on the business end of the leash typically draws the greatest applause. All dogs must be leashed – in the audience and on the runway. Admission is $10, $5 for children 12 and under. Rain date is Sept. 12. For more information, visit newportrestoration.org. Thursday

September 4

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Rebalancing U.S. Forces: Basing and Forward Presence in the Asia-Pacific,” by editors Carnes Lord and Andrew S. Erickson, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

‘Addressing Thee’ Costumed interpreters will present “Addressing Thee: Letters from the Obadiah Williams Papers,” reading excerpts from letters written between family members during the first half of the 19th century, Colony House, 5 p.m., NHS members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Sundown Thursdays Free concert series at Fort Adams featuring The Merge, 6 p.m., fortadams.org.

NewportFILM Outdoors Green Screen Funded as a gift to the ocean and four years in the making, the Netflix original documentary “Mission Blue” follows oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earl in her efforts to protect the ocean from pollution, overfishing and climate change, King Park (rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.), beach cleanup 5-6:30 p.m., music 6-7:15 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m., $5, newportfilm.com.

Friday

September 5

Secret Garden Tours Visit private gardens off Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, proceeds benefit arts education in area public schools, start at Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5p.m., $20 in advance, $25 event day, secretgardentours.org.

Fort Adams Tours Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, daily tours depart hourly 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Rough Point Tours Guided tours of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke” exhibit, 680 Bellevue Ave., tours

run Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

‘Ageless Art’ Opening Opening reception for “Ageless Art,” works done by island seniors, Middletown Public Library, 900 West Main Rd., 11 a.m.

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 National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, new exhibit “Paul Szep: Famous Faces,” 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.


Once-a-Year Day at the Mill The Middletown Historical Society will host the annual running of the Boyd’s Wind Grist Mill on Sunday, Sept. 14, offering a chance to see sails billow on the only eight-vane windmill in the country. Visitors can tour the mill, see how corn was ground in the 1800s, and snack on Rhode Island favorite jonnycakes. The free family friendly event runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and also features historical exhibits, music, and more. For information, visit middlletownhistory.org. Once-a-Year Day at the Mill The Middletown Historical Society will host the annual running of the Boyd’s Wind Grist Mill on Sunday, Sept. 14, offering a chance to see sails billow on the only eight-vane windmill in the country. Visitors can tour the mill, see how corn was ground in the 1800s, and snack on Rhode Island favorite jonnycakes. The free family friendly event runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and also features historical exhibits, music, and more. For information, visit middlletownhistory.org.

Long Wharf Farmers Market Fresh seafood, produce, products, 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.

Jamestown Library Fundraiser An Evening at Fowler’s Rock to benefit the Friends of the Jamestown Library, 340 East Shore Road, 5:30-8 p.m., live and silent auctions, live jazz, tickets are $40, available at the library or call 401- 423-7280.

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

Saturday

September 6

ALT Walk & Talk Learn about migratory bird research and banding by Salve Regina University Professor Jim Chace and his students, free but limited space, Sweet Flag parcel by Bailey Brook, park at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Rd., 9-11 a.m., reserve at 401-849-2799 x18 or email jpohl@ailt.org.

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

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 5. Kent, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 5.

Duck Doodle Day Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge to draw ducks, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., grades K-12 can submit artwork to the Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, free, supplies will be provided, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown.

Rum & Revolution Walking Tour Explore the changing role of alcohol in Newport through stories of

taverns, distillers and rum runners, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Dragons and Damsels Children learn about one of the flashiest families of flying insects, the carnivorous dragonflies and damselflies, then explore to find them, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Drunken Logic, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with the Patterson Smith Trio, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

Books and Authors Series Terri Arthur, author of “Fatal Decision: Edith Cavell WWI Nurse,” will discuss her book, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Polo Newport vs. Baltimore, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception Reception for “Places,” a one woman show by Mary Grosvenor Winkes with watercolors, oils and drawings, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibit runs through September, 401-849- 9166, springbullgallery.com.

‘Concept to Realization’ Lecture Series New series begins at Redwood Library on the topic of the decorative arts and architecture, author John B. Murray will discuss his book “Classical Invention: The Architecture of John B. Murray,” 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., free, refreshments to follow, 401-847-0295 x112.

‘Sense the Wind’ at JAC Sneak preview clips from “Sense the Wind,” a documentary on blind sailors and the open water, a behind the-scenes conversation with sailors and filmmakers, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $25 advance, $35 door, includes burger bar and dessert, cash bar, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 5.

Free Concert at Grand John Mellencamp tribute by Idol Kings, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 7

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 5.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 5.

Arts and Nature Kids create nature-based arts and crafts, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., drop in, free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Boyd’s Windmill Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series wraps with Abbey Rhode playing classic and rare Beatles music, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., bring lawn chairs, free.

Redwood Garden Party Farewell to summer at the nation’s oldest lending library, music, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, on the Redwood lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., proceeds benefit grounds beautification, $75, tickets available at 401-847-0295 x115.

The Sacred Arts and Culture of Tibet The monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang present a lecture on Tibetan culture and demonstrate deep octave chanting and dance, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $20 donation, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

September 8

Discover Colonial Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution, ruin and struggles for religious liberty as you stroll through 18th-century

Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Rogues & Scoundrels Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished in “Rogue’s Island,” departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, reservations suggested, 401-841-8770.

Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, and Wanton Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorical.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make an apple art scratch craft at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401- 846-1573.

Jamestown Farmers Market Local farmers, artists and food trucks, Fort Getty Pavilion, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Public Library group examines “The End of the Pier,” by Martha Grimes, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., drop-ins and new members welcome, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

September 9

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Discover the transformation of the city and its people from Newport’s colonial Golden Age to the Gilded Age summer colony, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion

as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

Pell Center Lecture: ‘Tensions in the South China Sea’ Join the U.S. Naval War College’s Toshi Yoshihara for a candid conversation about China’s capabilities and intentions and the challenge facing U.S. policy in the South China Sea, Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Hall, 7 p.m., reserve at 401-341- 2927, pellcenter@salve.edu.

Wednesday

September 10

Stones & Souls Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the remarkable gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonial-era and 19th-century residents who helped shape Newport history, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10:30 a.m., $15, 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.

‘If It’s Wednesday, 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.

‘Screen and Discuss’ at Redwood “Blindsight,” the story of six blind Tibetan teenagers who climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve.

Surviving 9/11 Book Talk Bert Upson, former Newport resident, tells of his escape from the 78th floor of the South Tower in his new book “On a Clear Day – An Eyewitness Account,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x108.

Thursday

September 11

Newport International Boat Show 44th annual boat show featuring sailboats, powerboats, products, and services, Newport Yachting Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., newportboatshow.com.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “On a Clear Day: 9/11 – An Eyewitness Account,” by Bert Upson, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 2101.

BOSS Art Opening Reception Reception for BOSS (Best of Salve Students) juried exhibition, with photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, sculpture and interactive digital design, SRU, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 5 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981.

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.

Canine Couture Fashion Show Fifth show of canine couture at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., doors at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m., dogs and human companions sport glamorous fall fashions, $10, $5 children 12 and under, limited parking, all dogs must be leashed, rain date is Sept. 12, newportrestoration.org.

MakerSpace Open Studio with FabNewport Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts open studio times for kids who attended the Imagine, Design, Create Camp and want to continue their projects and for anyone of any age to explore the library’s new heat press, vinyl cutter, 3D printer, FabNewport on hand to assist, free, 2658 East Main Rd., 6-8 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Friday

September 12

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 11.

Fall Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense, first up “I Confess” (1953), starring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Long Wharf Farmers Market Fresh seafood, produce, products, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m.

Saturday

September 13

Watercolor Workshop Artist Vicki Iannuccillo presents full-day watercolor workshop, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., bring materials and lunch, rain date Sept. 14, all levels of experience welcome, members $25, non-members $40, registration required, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 11.

Guided Hike Free guided hike along portions of Norman Bird Sanctuary’s trails, 10 a.m., 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., family friendly, register at 401-846-2577.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series with Ryan Charles, Long Wharf Mall, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

‘On The Bricks’ Concert Free concert with The Playboys, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m.

375th Lecture Newport 375th anniversary lecture with James Garman on “The Hurricanes of 1938 and 1954,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., newport375.com.

Books and Authors Series Dr. Thomas Lee returns to the Newport Public Library for “The Word That Shall Not be Spoken: Suffering,” 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Fall Wildflowers Learn the basics of wildflower identification, and head out on a short hike to identify some common fall flowers, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., ages 12+, members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577.

Polo USA vs. Singapore, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.com.

375th Clambake Public clambake to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary, Fort Adams, 5:30-9:30 p.m., ticketing information at newport375.com.

Art Exhibit Opening Opening reception for “Second Home,” by Alice O’Neill, Colgate Searle and Dan O’Neill, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979.

Murder Mystery “Historic Hauntings,” a new interactive murder mystery debuts at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Free Comedy at Grand All female comedy show, The Whole Shebang, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 14

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.

Star Bike Ride Star Kids Scholarship Program hosts family bike event, start and end at Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., 3, 7, 12 and 25-mile loops available, 8 a.m., adult $35, child $15 (ages 8 and under are free), max family $75, helmets required, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, register at starride.net.

Sanity Chase Second annual Sanity Chase, Fort Adams, run, paddle board, rock climb, hula hoop, tricycle, slide, 4.4 mile road race begins at 8:30 a.m., waves of obstacle course competition begin every 30 minutes, after party, music, food, beverages, treats, $65 for women 18+, $40 for girls 9-17, thesanitychase.com.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Thursday, Sept. 11.

Boyd’s Windmill Day See Boyd’s Wind Grist Mill operating in all its glory, Paradise Park, corner of Prospect and Paradise avenues, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., historical exhibits, music, family fun, free, middletownhistory.org.

Square Dancing The Portsmouth Town Howlers, the oldest square dance club in New England, host free introduction to modern square dancing, Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Rd., 6-8 p.m., refreshments, 401-849-6266.

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