2014-10-09 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

October 9

Newport Gallery Night

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

The Whitney Race Underground

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.

Authors Discussion

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.


Bavaria comes to the Newport Yachting Center on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11 and 12, with the 21st annual International Oktoberfest. The two-day event features international Biergarten with brews from around the world and mouthwatering Austro-German cuisine. Entertainment includes Oktoberfest show bands and traditional dance troupes. The festival runs 12-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Advance tickets are $20 Saturday and $17 Sunday, while gate tickets are $25 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children under 12 are $12 on Saturday and free with an adult on Sunday. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com. 
(Photo by Tim Siekiera) Bavaria comes to the Newport Yachting Center on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11 and 12, with the 21st annual International Oktoberfest. The two-day event features international Biergarten with brews from around the world and mouthwatering Austro-German cuisine. Entertainment includes Oktoberfest show bands and traditional dance troupes. The festival runs 12-8 p.m. on Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. Advance tickets are $20 Saturday and $17 Sunday, while gate tickets are $25 Saturday and $20 Sunday. Children under 12 are $12 on Saturday and free with an adult on Sunday. Visit newportwaterfrontevents.com. (Photo by Tim Siekiera) Moon Walk

Enjoy a nighttime walk along the Sakonnet Greenway Trail with guide to point out celestial features in the autumn sky, 6:30-8 p.m., ages 8+ only, special flashlights will be provided, rugged terrain, wear long pants and sturdy shoes, no pets, parking is at Albro Woods on Mitchell’s Lane, free but space limited, reserve at 401-849- 2799 x14 or achuman@ailt.org.

Friday

October 10

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 the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847- 8720 x208.

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.


Celebrate the rich harvest of the sea at the 24th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival during the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, and enjoy fresh seafood specialties hauled from Rhode Island waters. Local eateries and the Rhode Island Shellfishermen’s Association, will serve up lobsters, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, fish tacos, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams. The docks will be rocking with local bands playing music throughout the festival. Entry is free, with food and beverages available at vendor booths. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. A kids’ tent will feature face and pumpkin painting, balloons, and special activities. For more information, visit bowenswharf.com/events. Celebrate the rich harvest of the sea at the 24th annual Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival during the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19, and enjoy fresh seafood specialties hauled from Rhode Island waters. Local eateries and the Rhode Island Shellfishermen’s Association, will serve up lobsters, clam chowder, stuffed quahogs, clam cakes, fish tacos, shrimp, scallops, raw oysters and clams. The docks will be rocking with local bands playing music throughout the festival. Entry is free, with food and beverages available at vendor booths. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. A kids’ tent will feature face and pumpkin painting, balloons, and special activities. For more information, visit bowenswharf.com/events. 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.

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.

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.

Pink Martini Night

Fundraiser for Gloria Gemma Foundation to raise awareness about breast cancer, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 5:30-8:30 p.m., $20, 401-851-3225.

Fear at the Fort Opens

Tunnels of Terror and Haunted Officers’ Quarters, Fort Adams, 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.

Corn Maze

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

VIP Vineyard Experience

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, casual hiking attire and footwear, reservations required, 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 hands-on activities, advance registration required, 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.

Electromagnetic Lab

Learn how circuits and magnets

work with hands-on experiments and activities, ages 8-12, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

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.

Beach Cleanup

Join Clean Ocean Access for the fall coastal cleanup at Second Beach, Surfers’ End, Middletown, 12-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Fear at the Fort

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

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

Jimi Hendrix tribute band The Jon Butcher Axis, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, 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.

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.

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.

Corn Maze

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

International Oktoberfest

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

Middletown Family Day

The 5th annual Middletown Family Day promoting health and wellness activities, interactive family fun with rock climbing wall, bouncy house, obstacle course, bungee run, face painting, martial arts demonstrations, Off the Curb hip hop demonstrations, and more, Linden Park, 141 West Main Rd., 12-5 p.m., free, 401-845-0409, mpc@middletownri.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., $25, fear.fortadams.org.

Monday

October 13

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.

Columbus Day Parade

Steps off at 12 p.m. in front of St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway and continues through town to Columbus statue at Bellevue Avenue and Memorial Boulevard, ceremony follows at the statue at 1 p.m., 401- 847-4444.

Tuesday

October 14

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.

Drop-in Studio

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

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.

Lunch with the Artist Series

Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “Giotto’s St. Francis: A World We No Longer Possess,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $8, bring lunch, 401-848- 8200.

Tween MakerSpace Lab

Design and create a 3-D model of a cookie cutter and then print it on a 3-D printer to take home, ages 9-12, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573.

Ewaso Lions Presentation

Director Shivani Bhalla describes the efforts of the Ewaso Lions project to save Kenya’s lion population, Potter League, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown, 6 p.m., reserve at 401-846-0592 x120 or anastacias@potterleague.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club

Discuss “A Tale for the Time Being,” by Ruth Ozecki, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

October 15

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.

Art Lab

Design a block print and take home a masterpiece, ages 5+, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, registration required, 401-846-1573.

Reading and Art at Redwood

Children ages 4-7 learn how to connect music and art, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 3:45 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

Young Writer’s Workshop

Middle schoolers age 8-12 learn to develop writing skills through fun activities, behind Redwood Library in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., 4:30 p.m., free, register at 401-847-0292 x105.

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 author Bing West, former assistant Secretary of Defense, on his new book, “One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon at War,” 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.

Photo Guild Meeting

Michael Rice discusses black and white photography, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., free, all welcome.

Thursday

October 16

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.

Read/Eat/Chat

All are invited to discuss “Life Studies,” by Susan Vreeland, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with Al-Qaeda,” by Daniel Green, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Shakespeare in Middletown

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

History Lecture

The Newport Historical Society will host scholar Christina J. Hodge to discuss her new book “Gentility and Consumerism in Eighteenthcentury Newport: A Widow’s Story,” exploring the life of Newport widow and shopkeeper Elizabeth Pratt, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401- 841-8770.

Newport 375th Lecture

Theresa Guzman Stokes and Keith Stokes will present “Gilded Age Newport in Color,” on the African American summer experience in Newport from 1870-1930, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., free but reservations required, 401- 847-1000 x111, newportmansions.org.

Friends of Waterfront

Annual meeting at Seamen’s Church Institute, 6-8 p.m., update on Harbor Walk, accomplishments and challenges, addressing rising sea levels, all welcome, newportwaterfront.org.

Thursday Book Discussion

The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace,” by Molly Caldwell Crosby, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720 x208.

Friday

October 17

Computer Workshop

Intermediate Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

Lunch with the Author at NBS

Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts lunch at Paradise Farmhouse with guest Ellen Stimson, author of “Mud Season” and “Good Grief,” 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 12-2 p.m., $35, includes a paperback copy of “Mud Season,” tour of farmhouse, reserve at 401-846- 2577.

Fear at the Fort

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

Nocturnal NBS

Non-spooky program for families to engage with nocturnal creatures at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, costumes encouraged, meet animal ambassadors, go on a guided night hike through the for-

est or make a craft, roast marshmallows around the fire, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6-8 p.m., members $10, non-members $12, reserve at 401-846-2577.

‘Tasting in Portsmouth’

Fundraiser at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 7 p.m., enjoy beer, wine, and restaurant specialties from local businesses, silent auction, live auction starts at 8:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Improv Comedy

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

Saturday

October 18

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

Tour of the Month

Walking tour about William Ellery Channing a key figure in the Unitarian Church, and the Transcendental and abolition movements, 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.

Anthony’s Dog & Pony Show

Day of fun for the whole family, live bands, pet contests, demonstrations, children’s activities, pet vendors, leashed dogs welcome, Fort Adams, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., adults $15, kids and dogs free, rain date Oct. 19, fortadamsdogandponyshow.com.

Photography 101: Basic Editing

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

Books and Authors Series

Gregory Feifer, Europe editor for globalpost.com, will discuss his new book “Russians: The People Behind the Power,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x115.

Open Reception

Ben Butler, Ten Years of Sculpture, 1 Casino Terrace, 5-8 p.m., 401-675- 7653.

50th Anniversary Celebration

Newport County Community Mental Health Center fundraiser, Ochre Court, 16 Ochre Point Ave., 6-11 p.m., 401-846-1213.

Fear at the Fort

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

Murder Mystery

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

Sunday

October 19

‘Climbing with Cluny’

Cluny School benefit 5K race/walk, 75 Brenton Rd., registration begins at 7 a.m., race at 8:30 a.m., first 100 online entrants receive a T-shirt, $25 adults, $20 students, runrhody.com.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

Family fun and food from Newport’s finest restaurants, free music and kids’ activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, tented.

NetWorks 2014 Premiere

NetWorks Rhode Island opens its season of documentary videos at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., museum is open, admission is free, newportartmuseum,org.

Wind Energy Then and Now

Begin at the windmill at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., then visit the wind turbine at Portsmouth Abbey, jonnycakes, free, reservations required, 401-846-4152 x122, email liz@newportrestoration.org.

‘Screen and Discuss’ at Redwood

“A Man Named Pearl,” the story of topiary artist Pearl Fryar, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve.

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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