2014-09-25 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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.

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy” with Thomas Wildenberg, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

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

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

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.

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.


The Middletown Rhode Island Rotary Club will hold its 13th annual Fort Adams in the Fall Auto Festival on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event brings together drivers and their vehicles representing more than 53 classes including classic, hot rods, vintage, American muscle cars, sports cars, etc. to trucks and motorcycles. Last year, over 430 vehicles were shown. This makes it one of the largest vehicle shows in Rhode Island. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car registration for festival entrants is $15. No charge for spectators, but donations welcome. Proceeds benefit Middletown Rotary charitable activities. The Middletown Rhode Island Rotary Club will hold its 13th annual Fort Adams in the Fall Auto Festival on Sunday, Oct. 5. The event brings together drivers and their vehicles representing more than 53 classes including classic, hot rods, vintage, American muscle cars, sports cars, etc. to trucks and motorcycles. Last year, over 430 vehicles were shown. This makes it one of the largest vehicle shows in Rhode Island. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car registration for festival entrants is $15. No charge for spectators, but donations welcome. Proceeds benefit Middletown Rotary charitable activities. 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.


Two full days of old-fashioned fun await at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 40th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. Music, children’s crafts and games, hay rides, contests of strength and skill, and the always-popular mud pit and monkey bridge add to the family fun. On tap this year for the first time is the Beer Garden, by Pour Judgement, and food will be available to suit all members of the clan. The fair runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 3-12. The Norman Bird Sanctuary is at 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown. For more information, visit normanbirdsanctuary.org. Two full days of old-fashioned fun await at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 40th annual Harvest Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. Music, children’s crafts and games, hay rides, contests of strength and skill, and the always-popular mud pit and monkey bridge add to the family fun. On tap this year for the first time is the Beer Garden, by Pour Judgement, and food will be available to suit all members of the clan. The fair runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, and tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for ages 3-12. The Norman Bird Sanctuary is at 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown. For more information, visit normanbirdsanctuary.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 “Dial M for Murder” (1954), starring Ray Milland and Grace Kelly, 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.

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.

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.

Ziti Dinner Fundraiser The 20th annual Newport Festa Italiana opens with a scholarship fundraising ziti dinner, Vasco da Gama Hall, Fenner Ave., 5-7 p.m., $18 adults, $5 children, for tickets call 401-849-7087.

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.

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

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

Saturday

September 27

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 26.

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, make a craft, members free, non-members $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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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 53rd 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 Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., reservations required, 401- 846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

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., 10:30 a.m., $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Sept. 26.

Jamestown Piano Concert Celebrated Russian-born pianist Constantine Finehouse in concert with cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., 2 p.m., free.

Monday

September 29

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.

Computer Workshop Downloading eBooks and audiobooks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., register at 401- 847-8720 x208.

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.

Make It, Take It Crafts Make a smiling sunflower decoration 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.

x122, newportrestoration.org. MakerSpace Open Studio 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.

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

Author Reading Psychiatrist Christine Montross discusses “Falling into the Fire,” detailing her experiences with patients in crisis and various approaches to treatment, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401-423-7281.

Tuesday

September 30

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 at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $15, 401-841-8770.

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.

Italian Movie Night Festa Italiana screens the classic “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, Newport Public Library, 6 p.m., free, all the Newport Festa Italiana event info at 401- 847-4444 or Newport Festa Italiana on Facebook.

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. Teen Fiction for Adults Adults discuss Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Creative Survival Lecture Theresa Guzman Stokes will discuss African-Americans who lived, worked, and thrived in colonial Newport, Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-846-0643.

Wednesday

October 1

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 at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 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 to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Redwood Library presents Dr. Hayat Alvi, of the Naval War College, on current Middle Eastern conflicts and their global implications, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30

p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401- 847-0295 x112.

Book Chat for Knitters Bring knitting, crocheting or other fiber craft project to work and talk about your favorite books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x117.

Thursday

October 2

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

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Pirates of Colonial Newport,” with Gloria Merchant, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Open House NRF hosts open house at the Christopher Townsend House, 74 Bridge St., 5-7 p.m., not usually open to the public, free informal tours of house and neighborhood, 401- 846-4152 x122.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

‘Ninigret’ Lecture The Newport Historical Society

hosts Julie A. Fisher and David J. Silverman, authors of “Ninigret, Sachem of the Niantics and Narragansetts,” to discuss the sachem’s powerful position in early colonial America, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

‘Commedia e Tragedia’ Lecture Anthony Agostino discusses themes in Italian opera, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., free.

Friday

October 3

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.

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

NMAI National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 492 Bellevue Ave., Thursday- Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., americanillustration.org.

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

Saturday

October 4

5K Mansion Run Salve Regina University hosts 15th annual 5K through Bellevue Ave. and Ochre Point area, 8:30 a.m., kids fun run at 8 a.m., same day registration is $20 beginning at 7 a.m., Rodgers Rec Center, 167 Webster St., advance registration is $20, $10 for current Salve students online, salve.edu/run.

Paddle to Remember Memorial paddle to remember those lost, Surfers End, Second Beach, 10 a.m.

Harvest Fair Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 40th annual autumn fair featuring crafts, food, mud pit, monkey bridge, hay rides and more, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Photography 101: Composition Island Photography Group leads a four-part series for beginner level photographers at Newport Public Library, Saturdays through Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., lecture and handson activities, advance registration required, space limited, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Books and Authors Series Julien Ayotte will discuss his thriller novel, “Flower of Heaven,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

‘Our Italian Heritage’ Area Italian-American families share their ancestors’ contributions to the island culture, Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m.

ArtBots Maker Craft Kids 6-12 invited to create and use ArtBots, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., registration is required for the free program, all materials supplied, 401-847-8720 x204.

Clean Ocean Access Party Learn about the organization’s work at this free public celebration with kids’ activities, food, music, carousel rides, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 4-7 p.m., 401-465-0628, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Harvest Fair Shindig Celebrate the 40th year of the Harvest Fair at an old-fashioned shindig, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-10 p.m., $40, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Fort Adams Trust Fundraiser Enjoy international cuisine from Newport’s Sister Cities, Fort Adams, 6-10 p.m., $65, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

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

Sunday

October 5

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., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770.

Car Show at Fort Adams Middletown Rotary Club hosts annual fundraiser with more than 400 cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles on display, opens at 9 a.m., family-friendly, music by Cruisin’ Bruce.

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