2014-10-23 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

October 23

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “Fire on the Water: China, America, and the Future of the Pacific,” by Robert Haddick, 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.

Business After Hours

Chamber of Commerce’s after hours networking event, Amory Antique Marketplace, 365 Thames St., 5-7 p.m., members $5, nonmembers $10, 401-847-1608.

‘Water, Water Everywhere’

Watershed panel discussion sponsored by the Aquidneck Land Trust, Salve Regina University, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m.

Jamestown Author Talk

Local author Mike Freeman on “Neither Mountain Nor River: Fathers, Sons, and an Unsettled Faith,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 18 North Rd., 7 p.m., 401- 742-6699.

‘Importance of Being Earnest’

Salve Regina’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present Oscar Wilde’s last and most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., $15, $10 for seniors and military, and $8 for students and faculty, 401- 341- 2250, tinyurl.com/salvecasino.

Friday

October 24

375th Daffodil Planting

Celebrate Newport’s 375th anniversary by helping to plant 18,000 daffodil bulbs in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park, 8 a.m.-noon, ballardpark.org.

Computer Workshop

Introduction to Excel, Newport Public Library, 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 through October, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., selfguided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Fort Adams Tours

Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Fall Hitchcock Series

Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense with “To Catch a Thief” (1955), starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Rogers Haunted House and

Carnival Two levels of excitement so young children may enjoy the haunted house at a less frightening level, carnival games and other favorite activities that go bump in the night, Rogers High School, 5:30 – 9 p.m., $5 per person, $15 for a family of four.

Fear at the Fort

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

NCT Murder Mystery Dinner

Newport Children’s Theatre presents a murder mystery dinner suitable for those 8+, Fenner Hall, 7 p.m., $20, by reservation only, 646-431-8247 or taraohare@hotmail.com.

‘Importance of Being Earnest’

8 p.m. See Oct. 23

Saturday

October 25

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.

Harvest Craft Fair

Artisans, crafters, vendors, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nature’s Goodness Appreciation and Anniversary Party

Free mini massage, reiki or reflexology sessions, nutritional and vitamin tips, demonstrations, and more, Nature’s Goodness Natural Food Store, 510 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Spyridon Craft Bazaar

Enjoy Greek dance, food, pastries and holiday crafts, 390 Thames St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Newport Food Truck Festival

New England’s finest food trucks serve fine cuisine, mac ‘n cheese, grilled cheese, hot dogs, barbecue ribs, decadent desserts and more, Newport Yachting Center, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., $5, cash only, under 12 free, newportwaterfrontevents.com.

Photography 101: Sharing

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

Red Bull Regatta

Soapbox derby meets sailing as land sailors race head-to-head in individual crafts created entirely from repurposed materials, Second Beach, Middletown, 12 p.m., free, 424-209-5714.

‘Willy Wonka’

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” screens at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., each child will receive a chocolate bar but only one will have a golden ticket prize inside, preregistration required, 401-846-1573.

‘Importance of Being Earnest’

2 and 8 p.m. See Oct. 23

Teen Movie

Free screening of “Goonies” and pizza at Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., call 401-847-8720 x206 for more information.

Halloween Craft Party

Children ages 6 and up make spooky crafts at Newport Public Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m., free but registration required, costumes encouraged, snacks, 401-847-8720 x204.

Haunted Folklore of Rose Island

Walk the pathways where soldiers of three wars once stood, hear tales of haunted experiences, 4-6 p.m., Rumrunner boat departs from Bannister’s Wharf at 4 p.m., $35 adults, $25, reserve at 401- 847-4242, roseisland.org.

Rogers Haunted House and

Carnival 5:30 – 9 p.m. See Oct. 24.

Opening Reception

Opening exhibit reception at Nando’s Gallery, 491 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., 401-619-5680, reserve at nandogallery@gmail.com.

Fear at the Fort

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

Halloween Movie Night

Bundle up for outdoor screenings in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow, kid-friendly “Hocus Pocus” at 6 p.m., scary movie “Halloween” at 8 p.m., free, grass seating, bring chairs, dress warmly, picnic dinners welcome, 401-619-3377, rain date Nov. 1.

‘Moonshine and Murder’

An interactive 1920s murder mystery dinner with a cast of spurious characters set in a Newport speakeasy, search for clues, question suspects and piece together a theory while enjoying the home, dinner and a glass of hooch, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6 p.m., members $35, non-members $40, reservations required, 401- 846-7426.

‘Things That Go Bump in the Night’

A lecture on the unusual by Pat Perry, hear new stories to pass on, Paradise School, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., free, 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

Murder Mystery

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

‘Braden Strong’ Evening of Dance

Evening of art, dance and music with special performance by New England dancers to raise funds for injured firefighter Braden Leonard, Jamestown Art Center, limited seating, reservations, 518-522- 3249.

NCT Murder Mystery Dinner

7 p.m. See Oct. 24.

Common Fence Music

The Rita Hosking Family Trio performs in an acoustic setting with an old-time and country feel, 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.

Free Concert at Grand

Eagles tribute band Another Tequila Sunrise, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

October 26

Pell Bridge Run

Once-a-year opportunity for pedestrians to run or walk across the Claiborne Pell Bridge to raise funds for local nonprofits, 7:15 a.m., pellbridgerun. 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.

Not Very Creepy Carousel

Non-scary family fun for young children, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 1-4 p.m., $5 child, goody bag, two free rides on the carousel, cookie decorating, light refreshments, crafts, 401-845-5800.

‘Importance of Being Earnest’

2 p.m. See Oct. 23

Music in the Galleries

Brown University musicians perform in the galleries, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free with museum admission.

History of Fashion

Rebecca Kelly, an instructor at F.I.T. in New York City, will share interesting stories about what prompts fashion, Boathouse Restaurant, Schooner Drive, Tiverton, 4 – 5:30 p.m., free, reservations required, 401-207-4316.

Fear at the Fort

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

Monday

October 27

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.

Public Forum on Question 5

Panel presentation on the Creative and Cultural Economy arts bond referendum, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m.

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make a ghoulish Halloween decoration at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Public Forum on Question 3

Opposing sides discuss “Constitutional Convention: Good or Bad for Rhode Island?” regarding upcoming referendum question, Newport Public Library, 7 p.m., 401- 626- 5840.

Cahal Dunne in Person

Irish singer/songwriter, and comedian, Cahal Dunne will discuss the story behind his semi-autobiographical book, “Put Yer Rosary Beads Away Ma,” part of the Museum of Newport Irish History Crowley Lecture Series, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 6 p.m., $15, museum members $3, reservations requested, 401-841-5493 or tpm1@earthlink.net.

Tuesday

October 28

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.

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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group

Discuss “The Boys in the Boat,” by Daniel James Brown, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Potter League Annual Meeting

“Bridging the Divide: The Role of the Private Veterinarian in Animal Welfare,” President of the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Gary Weitzman will discuss the future of animal welfare and veterinary medicine as well as safety net programs for animals, Atlantic Beach Club, 6 p.m., refreshments, public welcome, reserve at 401- 846-0592 x122 or jillh@potterleague.org.

Arts Around the Fire

Monthly gathering of artists and art lovers resumes at Salvation CafĂ©, 140 Broadway, 6-8 p.m., representatives from Newport’s Opera House will discuss the Creative and Cultural Economy bond (Question 5) and its impact on the Opera House restoration project and other cultural facilities around the state.

Teen Fiction for Adults

Adults discuss “The Fault in Our Stars,” by John Green, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457.

Wednesday

October 29

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.

Redwood Halloween Parade

Kids ages 1-12 and favorite grownups celebrate the supernatural at the Redwood Children’s Athenaeum in the Les Ballard Annex, 10 Redwood St., with treats, scavenger hunt, costume competition, raffle and prizes, 4 p.m., free and open to the public, register at 401- 847-0292 x105.

Trick-or-Treat Crafts

Drop in to the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4-6 p.m., for crafts and trick-or-treats, costumes encouraged, 846-1573.

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 Ellen T. Harris, professor emeritus at MIT, on her new book, “George Frederic Handel: A Life with Friends,” 50 Bellevue Ave., reception at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112.

‘Virunga’ Screening

NewportFILM and Aquidneck Land Trust present “Virunga,” Casino Theatre,

9 Freebody St.,6 p.m. pre-film reception, 7 p.m. film, followed by Q&A, $20, newportfilm.com.

SVF Lecture

Craig Haney of the Stone Barns Center will present “Eat Them to Save Them,” discussing the obstacles and opportunities for heritage livestock breeds’ continued place in sustainable farming, SVF Foundation, 152 Harrison Ave., 7 p.m., free but reservations required, reserve at kate@svffoundation.org or 401-848-7229 x10.

Thursday

October 30

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 “Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell ‘Bud’ Zumwalt Jr.,” by Larry Berman, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

‘Practice’ Halloween Party

Children up to age 8 gather at Jamestown Philomenian Library in costume, games, food, advance registration required, 4 p.m., 401- 423-7280.

Teen Caramel Apple Making

Teens dip and decorate caramel apples, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5 p.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x206.

‘A Very Gorey Affair’

Redwood Library hosts wine and cheese reception and presentation by former Providence Journal columnist Bob Kerr on Gorey’s illustrations, cake and champagne, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-8 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘At the Point of a Cutlass ‘

The Newport Historical Society presents Greg Flemming to highlight the adventures of Philip Ashton, a man who was forced into a journey with a crew of pirates, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Ed Talks

Fireside lecture series, “Fish Sensory Systems,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday

October 31

Whitehorne Museum Tour

Last day until spring to tour the Samuel Whitehorne House, home to some of the best examples of 18th-century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

Fort Adams Tours

Guided tours of the nation’s largest coastal fortification, tours depart daily at 12 and 2 p.m., weather dependent, 401-619-1511, fortadams.org.

Treats Around the Square

Ol’ fashioned trick-or-treating around Washington Square, 4 – 6 p.m., special performance by the Newport Children’s Theatre, 5 p.m.

Halloween Carnival

Haunted house, costume competition, Halloween-themed games, crafts, snacks and more, Boys & Girls Clubs at Florence Gray Center, 4 p.m., free to club members, children under 5, those wearing a costume or anyone donating a canned good.

Fort Adams Ghost Hunt

R.I. Paranormal Research Group leads two-hour ghost hunt, Fort Adams, 10 p.m.-midnight, $25, fear.fortadams.org.

Saturday

November 1

Library Holiday Book Sale

Friends of the Newport Library host holiday book sale, cookbooks, biographies, histories, paperbacks and hardcover, excellent gifts, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720 x100.

Saturday Book Club

Discuss “A Painted House,” by John Grisham, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 10 a.m., 401-683-9457.

Race for Open Space

Aquidneck Land Trust’s 5K run/ walk cross-country course begins and ends at the Glen in Portsmouth, 10:30 a.m. start, race day registration begins at 9 a.m. $25, online registration $20 through Oct. 30 at ailt.org, 401-849-2799 x18 or jpohl@ailt.org.

Redwood Book Club

Meet to discuss “Pretend Ballads,” by Edward McCorie, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401- 847-9282, redwoodlibrary.org.

Family Outdoor Adventure

Explore the great outdoors in the crisp fall air and learn how to build shelters and forts, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 1-2:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, register at 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Books and Authors Series

Dennis Rosen, M.D., will discuss his new book, “Vital Conversations: Improving Communication between Doctors and Patients,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

Newport 375th Lecture

James Garman on “The Gilded Age of Newport (1870-1914),” at Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., newport375.com.

Holiday Histories Tour

Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 4:30 p.m., $15, $5 children 5-12, 401-841-8770.

Holiday Murder Mystery Opens

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” inter- active murder mystery debuts at Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $30, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music

Grammy nominee Seth Glier performs in an acoustic setting with an old-time and country feel, 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, $18 door, $15 advance, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

November 2

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.

Chocolate Brunch

Chocolate-themed fundraiser for Visiting Nurse Services with savory and sweet chocolate buffet offerings as well as traditional fare, silent auction, music by The Elderly Brothers, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 12-3 p.m., 401-682-2100 x1688, vnsri.org.

‘Tasteful Prints’

Gallery talk and food tasting with the Boston Printmakers as they share prints, recipes, and their new publication “Palate to Plate,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1-3 p.m., free with museum admission.

Library Holiday Book Sale

1-5 p.m. See Nov. 1.

Editor’s Note: Due to a computer error, several calendar items appeared incorrectly in last week’s edition. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.

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