2014-09-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

DayOpen Studio with FabNewport Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts open studio time 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 Sept. 11.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Landmark Designation Reception La Farge Restoration Fund hosts public unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque at Newport Congregational Church, Spring and Pelham streets, 6 p.m., reception in sanctuary, John La Farge artwork on display until 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

September 13

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards),

Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

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 Sept. 11.

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 12.

Community Mural All ages are invited to launch Newport’s first community mural painting event, Hunter Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., cookout, ice cream, music.

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 common fall flowers, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., ages 12+, members $6, nonmembers $8, register at 401-846- 2577.

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

Polo USA vs. Singapore, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.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 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, Middletown 11 a.m.-4 p.m., historical exhibits, music, family fun, free, middletownhistory.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 12.

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

Monday

September 15

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 a wise old owl finger puppet 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.

Open Studio with FabNewport Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts open studio time 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.

Tuesday

September 16

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.

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.

Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Are Architects Really Artists?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200.

Rough Point Landscape Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of the landscape, first created by Frederick Law Olmsted, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., reserve at 401-846-4152, newportrestoration.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “Mud Season,” by Ellen Stimson, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

‘Ida Lewis’ Talk The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association’s annual meeting will feature author Lenore Skomal discussing Ida Lewis, the subject of her book, “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter,” public welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m.

Armchair Travel: Myanmar Merrilee Zellner will present a slide presentation on Myanmar (Burma), a Buddhist country rich in history, culture, custom and tradition, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x108.

Wednesday

September 17

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.

Book Signing Local author Ann Hood will discuss, present a reading, and sign copies of her new book, “The Italian Wife,” at Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6:30 p.m., $35 includes book and reception, presented by Island Books, tickets available at Island Books, 401-849-2665.

Photo Guild Meeting Local photographer Chris Alvanas will discuss how to create high dynamic range images, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

Climate Change Lecture Program with films, lecture, and discussion on the changing climate and the ongoing debate on possible action, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., free, sponsored by the Learning Connection and Green Congregation at Channing Memorial Church.

Thursday

September 18

Nature Story Time Parents and preschoolers meet at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30 a.m., story paired with themed activity, free but registration required, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsancturay.org.

Historical Society Meeting Annual meeting of NHS to discuss recent innovations in programming and plans for the future, Colony House, 4 p.m., public welcome, reserve at 401-841-8770.

‘Hidden in Plain Sight: Sarah Eddy’ Learn about Sarah J. Eddy, photographer, sculptor, artist, suffragette, founder of the RI Humane Education Society, and Portsmouth resident who lived from 1851 to 1945, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401- 683-9457.

‘Give Words a Space’ The Jamestown Arts Center presents an evening of poetry readings with music and a dramatic monologue, 18 Valley St., refreshments at 7 p.m., program at 7:30 p.m., 401-560-0979.

Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “Claire of the Sea Light,” by Edwidge Danticat, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

375th Lecture “History of the Newport Public Schools (Southern Buildings): How the Schools Got their Names and Other Fun Facts,” by Sydney Williams, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., newport375.com.

Friday

September 19

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival The East Coast’s most prestigious wine and food festival features hundreds of wines from around the world, upscale food samplings and cooking demonstrations by nationally-renowned chefs, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff mansions, full schedule at newportmansions.org.

Computer Workshop Introduction to Computers and the Mouse, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

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

Fort Adams Summer Ghost Hunt Investigate the fort with paranormal investigators, 10 p.m.-midnight, limited space, tickets at fortadams.org.

Saturday

September 20

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 19.

High Roller Car and Bike Show Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Blvd., 10 a.m.-noon registration, awards at 2:30 p.m., free admission, $10 registration fee, newportgrand.com.

Redwood Book Club Meet to discuss “Legally Blonde,” by Amanda Brown, and view the film, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Nature Shadow Box Kids of all ages are welcome to stop by the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge to make a nature shadow box, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free, supplies will be provided, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown.

Medicinal Vinegars Lecture Interactive lecture with herbalist Kristin Minto discussing the history, identification, and cultivation of medicinal vinegars, along with the medicine-making process, historic Watson Farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 10 a.m. 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $20, bring a lunch and stay for a self-guided tour to the shoreline, registration required, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

‘Quaker Newport’ Tour of the Month Walking tour exploring the Quakers’ role in colonial Newport, departs from Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Books and Authors Series Co-authors Scott Helman and Jenna Russell will talk about their book, “Long Mile Home: Boston under attack,” on the city’s recovery and the epic hunt for justice following the marathon bombing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

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

‘On The Bricks’ Concert’ Free concert with In Tandem, Brick Market Place, 1-5 p.m. Robots in the OR

Dr. Joseph J. Brady, a general surgeon from Kent Hospital, will discuss robotic surgery and how having robots in the operating room has changed the surgical landscape, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847- 8720 x115.

375th Walk and Talk Newport Tree Warden Scott Wheeler leads walk on the city’s historic trees, begins at Eisenhower Park, Washington Square, 2 p.m., free, newport375.com.

Polo Regional rivals compete in the semifinal round of the New England Challenge, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m., nptpolo.com.

Half Way Party AOH hosts the Half Way to Saint Patrick’s Day parade fundraiser at Hibernian Hall, Wellington Ave., 4-10 p.m., $15, food, fun, music, tickets at door.

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

Chris Young in Concert Chris Young, with Courtney Cole, Newport Yachting Center, Commercial Wharf, 7 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Common Fence Music Opens Season kickoff with popular singer southern singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, Chris Trapper opening, 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, $35, commonfencemusic.org.

Star Gazing at Ballard Park Gaze at the moon and constellations with Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University’s astrological laboratories, Ballard Park, use Hazard Road entrance, 8-9:30 p.m., bring a chair, blankets and flashlight, telescopes available, $5, $15 per group, rain date Sept. 27.

Free Concert at Grand The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 21

Four Bridges Bike Ride Experienced bicyclists’ 26-mile charity ride across the Jamestown Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet, and Mt. Hope bridges, begin at the North Kingstown Park and Ride and end at Roger Williams University in Bristol, 7 a.m. start, register at 4bridgesride.com.

Sharkfest Swim Waves of swimmers take 1500 meter straight shot swim from Perotti Park to King Park, begins at 9 a.m. and is for experienced swimmers only, register at sharkfestswim.com.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 19.

Off the Beaten Path Historic Watson Farm managers Don and Heather Minto lead a special tour of this extensive seaside working farm, 455 North Rd., Jamestown, 2 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-423-0005, historicnewengland.org.

Harvest Wine Run Four mile race through Aquidneck Land Trust trails and the vineyards, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., packet pickup 1-2:45 p.m., first wave race 3 p.m., wine tasting and BBQ 3:30 p.m., $65, advance registration only, no onsite registration, 401-223-5875, harvestwinerun.com.

Square Dancing The Portsmouth Town Howlers, the oldest square dance club in New England, hosts a 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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