2014-10-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

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 reception and presentation by former Providence Journal columnist Bob Kerr on Gorey’s illustrations, cake and champagne, 5:30-8 p.m., members free, non-members $10, reserve at 401-847-0295 x112.

‘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.

Fish Lecture

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

Hasbro ‘4-Safety’ Van Visit

Hasbro Children’s Hospital brings its new “4-Safety” van to teach about ways to prevent sportsrelated head injuries, Dunkin’ Donuts, 194 Connell Highway, 9 a.m. - noon.

Whitehorne Museum

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 and Haunted House

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 McCrorie, 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.

Gallery Opening

Small Works Show, 2-D and 3-D, DeBlois Gallery, 4 - 7 p.m.

Pastel Invitational

Opening reception for new show, Spring Bull Gallery, 5 - 7 p.m.

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, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Newport Muzzy

Movember kick-off party, monthlong fundraiser for research of diseases that affect men, Fifth Element, 7 p.m.

Holiday Murder Mystery Opens

“Silent Night, Deadly Night” interactive 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.

Free Concert at Grand

AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

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.

Monday

November 3

Library Holiday Book Sale

1-7 p.m. See Nov. 1.

Lego Club

New Lego Club for children ages 6 – 12, every other Monday, all materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 - 6 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x204.

Monday Night Mysteries

Discuss “Birds of a Feather,” by Jacqueline Winspear, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 7 p.m., all welcome, 401-423-7281.

Tuesday

November 4

Business Before Hours

Chamber of Commerce’s early morning networking event, Alex and Ani, One Bowen’s Wharf, 8-9 a.m., members free, non-members $10, register at 401-847-1608.

Library Holiday Book Sale

9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Nov. 1.

Drop-in Studio

Newport Public 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.

Wednesday

November 5

Library Holiday Book Sale

9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Nov. 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.

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 attorney and historian Christian M. Mc- Burney on “Kidnapping the Enemy: The Special Operations to Capture Generals Charles Lee and Richard Prescott,” 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.

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

November 6

‘The Power Makers’

Business historian Maury Klein will discuss the technological and financial history of the production and distribution of steam and electrical power and their impact on business across the country, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members $5, non-members $10, register at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x137.

Shakespeare in Middletown

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

Friday

November 7

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Fall Hitchcock Series

Newport Public Library continues with favorites by the master of suspense with “The Trouble with Harry” (1955), starring Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, and Mildred Natwick, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Chamber Annual Cocktail Party

Chamber of Commerce’s annual cocktail and silent auction soirée, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 7-10 p.m., tickets at 401-847-1608.

Rhythm Is Going to Get You

Social dancing at Common Fence Point celebrates its first anniversary, lesson on how to cha-cha, bring an appetizer to share, BYOB, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 7 -10 p.m., $10.

Saturday

November 8

Newport Restaurant Week

Go out for dinner – and save big! Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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.

Winter Growers’ Market Opens

Inside Newport Vineyards Winery, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., local produce.

Artisans Craft Fair

Local professional crafters offer handcrafted children/adult clothing, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, home décor, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-846-5750.

‘Let’s Talk Photography’

Island Photography Group discusses photography as a hobby, Newport Public Library, 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115.

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, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Murder Mystery

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

Common Fence Music

Singer/songwriter Rod Picott performs Americana, 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.

Free Concert at Grand

Bon Jovi tribute by Bon Jersey, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849- 5100, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 9

Newport Restaurant Week

No need to cook! Get out and sample the best Newport has to offer. Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants. Discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Artisans Craft Fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Nov. 8.

‘Screen and Discuss’

“Bill Cunningham New York,” examines the life of the world-famous New York Times-style photographer, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m., members $5, non-members $10, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve.

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