2014-10-02 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 2

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 “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


The Newport String Project will present the opening concert of its second season at Emmanuel Church on Saturday, Oct. 4. Guest artists violist Jesse Holstein and cellist Heath Marlow will join directors EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin for a program of string quartets by Haydn (Op. 1, No 1 “La Chasse”) and Beethoven (Op. 130). “Tune In,” a preconcert conversation with the musicians begins at 6:30 p.m. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit newportstringproject.org or call 309-256-0043. The Newport String Project will present the opening concert of its second season at Emmanuel Church on Saturday, Oct. 4. Guest artists violist Jesse Holstein and cellist Heath Marlow will join directors EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin for a program of string quartets by Haydn (Op. 1, No 1 “La Chasse”) and Beethoven (Op. 130). “Tune In,” a preconcert conversation with the musicians begins at 6:30 p.m. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit newportstringproject.org or call 309-256-0043. 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.

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.

NMAI

National Museum of American Illustration open for self-guided tours, 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.

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.

Festival of Hope

Five-church sponsored gathering offering “Words of Hope During Turbulent Times,” with sports figures Billy Buckner formerly of the Red Sox, Greg Gagne, formerly of the Twins, and ABC6 commentator Ken Bell, at Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 5-7 p.m., free, live music, food, kids’ activities, efcnewport.com.

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.

Corn Maze

10 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Oct. 3.

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 at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, 401-841- 8770.

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.

Long Wharf Concerts

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

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.

Newport String Project

Chamber music for string quartets by Haydn and Beethoven, Emmanuel Church, 6:30 p.m. conversation with the musicians, 7:30 p.m. concert, admission by donation, 309-256-0043, newportstringproject.org.

Murder Mystery

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

Free Comedy at Grand

Ace Aceto’s Royal Flush comedy show, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401- 849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

October 5

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.

Harvest Fair

10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Saturday, Oct. 4.

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., weather permitting, $15, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Corn Maze

11 a.m.-dusk, see Friday, Oct. 3.

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.

Musica Dolce Concert

Free chamber music concert featuring works of Schubert, Schummer, and Dvorak, Newport Hospital Courtyard, 2 p.m., musicadolce.org.

Monday

October 6

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.

After-Lunch Bunch

Kids ages 2-4 meet for stories, rhymes, songs and simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720 ext. 204.

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

October 7

Drop-in Studio Newport Library hosts FabNewport intern teaching new maker technology, 3D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, etc., 300 Spring St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208, info@newportlibraryri.org.

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

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.

‘The First World War’

Lecture on the legacy of WWI, SRU, O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 7 p.m., reserve at 401- 341-2927 or pellcenter@salve.edu.

Wednesday

October 8

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.

Women in Business After Hours

Chamber of Commerce networking for businesswomen, Rosecliff Terrace, 548 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, register at 401-847-1608.

Life of the Mind Salon

Ray Rickman and Detra Windsor will discuss Sissieretta Jones, a Rhode Islander who became the first African-American opera star to achieve global fame a century ago, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0292 x112.

Alzheimer’s Presentation

Interactive workshop and talk about the benefits of the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., register at 401-846-1573.

Jamestown Author Talk

Local novelist John Enright presents “Jungle Beat Mysteries: A Genre Meets a Place,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 18 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-742-6699.

Thursday

October 9

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Fighting the Great War at Sea,” with Norman Friedman, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-7276.

Newport Gallery Night

Newport’s art galleries offer evening hours, free admission to the Newport Art Museum, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Book Discussion

Doug Most of The Boston Globe will discuss his book, “The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway,” The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., free but reservations required, 401-847-1000 x111, newportmansions.org.

Remarkable Women

Authors Frank Grzyb and Russell DeSimone will talk about notable women in the state’s history, from pioneering education reformers and suffragettes to trailblazing athletes and authors. Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Friday

October 10

Computer Workshop

Introduction to the Internet, 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 “Rear Window” (1954), starring Grace Kelly and James Stewart, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Fear at the Fort

Tunnels of Terror and Haunted Officers’ Quarters, 6-10 p.m., $15, fear. fortadams.org.

Saturday

October 11

Trinity Pumpkin Patch Opens

Music, food, pumpkins, family activities, Queen Anne Square, 10-6 p.m.

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.

Behind the Vines

Newport Vineyards’ behind-thevines tour, 1.5 hour hike into the vines, private wine tasting and picnic lunch, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $40, reservations required by Oct. 9, limited space, 401-848-5161 x0 or info@newportvineyards.com.

Italian Festival-in-the-Park

Touro Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., food, music, dancing, children’s activities, rain or shine.

Photography 101: Exposure

Island Photography Group’s series for beginner level photographers at Newport Public Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., lecture and handson activities, advance registration required, space limited, 401-847- 8720 x208.

Bilingual Story Time

Children ages 3 and up enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English with related activities, no registration required, free, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847-8720 x204.

International Oktoberfest

International cuisine, Biergarten, non-stop entertainment, Newport Yachting Center, 12-8 p.m., $20 advance, $25 event day, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

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.

Newport 375th Lecture

James Garman on “The Prohibition Era in Newport County (1920- 1933),” Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., newport375.com.

Murder Mystery

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

Common Fence Music

New acoustic folk by Annalivia, an American roots and branches string-band, 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, $21 door, $18 advance, commonfencemusic.org.

Tennis Documentary Premiere

“WCT: The Road to Open Tennis,” a documentary about the trailblazing tennis tour that accelerated the growth of pro tennis worldwide, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., post-show Q&A with Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale, Butch Buchholz, and Mike Davies, 401- 849-3990, tennisfame.com.

Free Concert at Grand

Jimmy Hendrix tribute band The Jon Butcher Axis, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

October 12

Newport Marathon Weekend

UnitedHealthcare’s Newport marathon, half marathon, 5K, uhcmarathon.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.

‘What’s in the Water?’

Families assess the health of the pond at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in a hands-on outdoor program, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10:30 a.m., members $6, non-members $8, ages 6+, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

International Oktoberfest

Newport Yachting Center, 12-6 p.m., $17 advance, $20 gate, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Una Sera Musica di Italiana

Soprano Cristina Fontanelli performs Italian arias and melodies at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, $35, reception at 6:30 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m., advance tickets at 401-847-4444.

Fort Adams Ghost Hunt

R.I. Paranormal Research Group leads two-hour ghost hunt, Fort Adams, 8-10 p.m., fear.fortadams.org.

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