2014-09-18 / Calendar

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Wine & Food Festival The ninth annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, the East Coast’s most sophisticated wine and food show, runs Sept. 19-21. Internationally renowned lifestyle expert Martha Stewart will headline the Sunday Grand Tasting on the lawn of Marble House. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit newportmansionswineandfood.org or call 401-847-1000. Wine & Food Festival The ninth annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, the East Coast’s most sophisticated wine and food show, runs Sept. 19-21. Internationally renowned lifestyle expert Martha Stewart will headline the Sunday Grand Tasting on the lawn of Marble House. For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit newportmansionswineandfood.org or call 401-847-1000. Thursday

September 18

Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “Evelyn Nesbit and Stanford White: Love and Death in the Gilded Age,” by Michael Macdonald Mooney, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Connecting the Beats’ The Jesus Andujar Percussion Ensemble performs at Common Fence Music’s “Connecting the Beats” program at the Back to School Block Party for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County in Miantonomi Park, Hillside Ave., 4-7 p.m., 401-847-6927, rain date, Sept. 20, 12-3 p.m.

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.

‘American Wine Story’ NewportFILM presents “American Wine Story” at Rosecliff, just in time for the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening, $45, newportfilm.com.

‘Divine’ Comedy Standup comic Dave Kane plays Father Patrick Aloysius Misgivings in a night of belly laughs, blessings, and blarney, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse, Middletown, parish hall doors open at 6:15 p.m. for dessert and coffee, show begins at 7 p.m., $20, 401-847-5571.

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ Learn about Sarah J. Eddy, photographer, sculptor, artist, suffragette, founder of the R.I. 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

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 newportmansionswineandfood.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.

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.

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.

Barcelona on Broadway A progressive tasting at Pour Judgment, The Fifth Element, Malt, Caleb & Broad, in conjunction with the Wine & Food Festival, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. featuring beers from Barcelona’s S.A. Damm Brewery, reservations required, limited space, e-mail ksjolander@usbev.net for more information and reservations.

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

Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 19.

Beach Cleanups Local group spearheads beach cleanups at seven locations across the island as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, 401-465- 0628, visit cleanoceanaccess.org for details.

Third Beach Cleanup Norman Bird Sanctuary leads cleanup as part of the International Coastal Cleanup, meet at the Navy lot at Third Beach and comb the shore for stray trash, 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m., ages 6+, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org and get free T-shirt, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Corn Maze Harry Potter Day at Escobar’s Corn Maze, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 12-4 p.m., Harry Potter-themed activities, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

High Roller Car and Bike Show Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., 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 provided, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown.

Medicinal Vinegars Lecture Interactive lecture with herbalist Kristin Minto discussing the history, identification, and cultivation of medicinal vinegars, 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.

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.

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/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.

Stargazing 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 Rd., 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 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 1,500 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.

Wine & Food Festival See Friday, Sept. 19.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 19.

Windmill and Museum Schools Historic Boyd’s Windmill, the only eight-vane windmill in the country, and Paradise School open for touring, Paradise and Prospect avenues, Witherbee School, corner of Valley Rd. and Green End Ave., Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

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, host 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 22

Tween Art Lab Explore the art of printmaking, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 10:30 a.m., ages 9-12, registration required, 401- 846-1573.

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 fall fashion bracelet 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.

Rough Point: Beyond the Tour An evening of short thematic talks that explore the art and people of Rough Point, offering perspectives not normally on the standard house tour, view this year’s exhibit, “No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $8, at door, cash bar, tours throughout evening, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Free Yoga All ages and yoga levels welcome at Stretch & Relax, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6 p.m., 401-423-1228.

Tuesday

September 23

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.

Voter Registration Drive Representatives from Sec. of State’s office will issue voter ID cards, CCRI, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

African American History Theresa Guzman Stokes leads tour of Washington Square sites built by, lived in, or associated with colonialera people of African descent, meet in Washington Square, 6 p.m., presented by the Learning Center at Channing Church, $10, register in advance at 401-846-0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

Fall River’s Best & Brightest Author John “Red” Cummings discusses his book of short biographies of well-known people from Fall River, artists, executives, athletes, scholars and others who went on to national and international fame, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Poetry Workshop Poets and poetry enthusiasts gather to respond to each other’s work, free, all welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., facilitated by librarian Luke Owens, 401-847-8720 x208.

Wednesday

September 24

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.

Art Lab Explore the art of origami and make a paper crane, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, registration required, 401-846-1573.

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

Windmill Wednesdays Family-friendly evening at Prescott Farm’s historic windmill, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 3:30-5:30 p.m., free, jonnycake tasting and hands-on activities for kids, live music, picnics welcome, newportrestoration.org.

‘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.

Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s after work networking event, Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., register at 401-847-1608.

Thursday

September 25

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.

Prevention Health Fair Edward King House hosts health fair for seniors, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m., free public event, 401-846-7426.

Faculty Triennial Exhibition Opening of reception for exhibit showcasing the current and dynamic work of artists and art historians on the faculty at Salve Regina University, Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 5 p.m., gallery@salve.edu, 401-341-2981.

Land Trust’s Trolley Tour Hop aboard an old-fashioned style trolley and discover the past, present and future of conservation on Aquidneck Island, departs from 790 Aquidneck Ave. at 5 p.m., returns at 7 p.m., reserve at 401-849- 2799 x18 or jpohl@ailt.org.

Friday

September 26

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

Fall Hitchcock Series Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense with “Dial M for Murder” (1954), starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Opening Reception Newport Art Museum’s opening reception for fall exhibitions, “Claudia Flynn: Solemnities,”“Palate to Plate: Prints and Recipes from Members of The Boston Printmakers,” “2013 NetWorks 2014,” and the “Photographers Guild Members’ Exhibition,” 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-848-8200 newportartmuseum.org or call for details.

Manhattan Short Film Festival View ten finalists and vote, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., $10, manhattanshort.com.

Jamestown Skatefest The 8th annual Skatefest at the Jamestown Skate Park, behind Lawn Ave School, 4-9 p.m., cash prizes, Eddie’s BBQ, music, $5, family friendly alcohol-free event, 401- 423-7261, rain date Sept. 27.

Big Toast Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 7-9 p.m., unlimited samples from more than 40 local restaurants and bars, $50, 21+ event, tickets at thebigtoast.org, contact 401-921- 2434 x102 or events@bbbsos.org for more information.

Saturday

September 27

Animals, Authors, and Art Afternoon fun with Norman Bird Sanctuary and the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., story time, meet a live animal, take home craft, members free, nonmembers $2, space is limited, registration required, 401-847-0292.

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

Outdoor Family Fun at the Y Fall family festivities, games, face painting, bounce house, rock wall, and more, YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., 2-5 p.m., free, 401-847-9200.

‘Autism: The Missing Pieces of the Puzzle’ Discussion on autism with experts in the field, parents, and authors, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Cocktails at King House Fundraiser for the Edward King House, 35 King St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $20, edwardkinghouse.org.

Common Fence Music Canadian singer-songwriter Ariana Gillis, 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, $23 door, $20 advance, commonfencemusic.org.

Manhattan Short Film Festival 8 p.m. See Friday, Sept. 26.

Sunday

September 28

Tour de Newport sixth annual bike-a-thon sponsored by Newport County Community Mental Health Center, begins at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd., 9 a.m., 10, 25, and 45-mile routes, $25 advance or $30 event day, all proceeds benefit NCCMHC, register at 7:30 a.m. or online at nccmhc.org.

Cluny Country Fair 53nd annual Cluny Country Fair, 75 Brenton Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., carnival games and prizes, hay rides, field games, plant sale, baked goods, live music all day, family fun for all ages, free admission and parking, rain or shine, 401-847- 2850, clunyschool.org.

Beehive Tour and Honey Tasting Tour the beehives at Prescott Farm with beekeeper Jeff Mello of Aquidneck Honey, enjoy samples of local honey along with homemade jonnycakes, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., reservations required, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

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