2014-11-06 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

November 6

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 through Sunday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org.

‘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 the 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.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Special Operation of the Revolutionary War,” by Christian McBurney, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.


Step Afrika!, the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, will give a performance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. at the Casino Theatre. The critically acclaimed company reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Based in Washington, DC, the group serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from American embassies. For ticketing information, call 401-341-2915. Step Afrika!, the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, will give a performance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. at the Casino Theatre. The critically acclaimed company reaches tens of thousands of Americans each year and has performed on many stages in North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Based in Washington, DC, the group serves as a cultural ambassador for the United States, representing the nation at events around the world through special invitations from American embassies. For ticketing information, call 401-341-2915. Shakespeare in Middletown

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

JAC Members’ Show Opening

Reception for annual Jamestown Arts Center’s Members’ Show, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979.

NBS Fireside Lecture

Fireside lecture series, “Four Summers of Marine Life at Third Beach Education Center,” Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., members $6, non-members $8, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Friday

November 7

Newport Restaurant Week Begins

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

Computer Workshop

Introduction to the computer and the mouse, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., register at 401-847-8720 x208.

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 “The Trouble with Harry” (1955), starring Edmund Gwenn and John Forsythe, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-8720 x208.

Cornucopia Fine Arts Preview

Sneak peek at gems in The Pennfield School’s 23rd annual sale of finely crafted works by 60 artisans featuring woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, and home décor items, 110 Sandy Point Rd., Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., $20 in advance, $25 at door.

St. Columba’s Auction of Treasures

Fundraising auction for parish hall restoration featuring silver, antiques, furniture, art, vacation accommodations, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., preview party at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m., 401-847-5571.

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.

Improv Comedy

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

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.

Cornucopia Fine Arts Show

The Pennfield School’s 23rd annual sale of finely crafted works by 60 artisans featuring woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, and home décor items, 110 Sandy Point Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2.

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 and products, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

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.

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

Bilingual Story Time

Stories in Spanish and English for families with children ages 3 and up, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401- 847-8720 x204.

‘Thoreau’ Book Talk

Book talk and reception with Dr. Robert Thorson on “Thoreau’s Nature Spirituality: It’s Relevance for Modern Times,” Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St., 1 p.m., free, reserve at 401-846- 0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

‘Let’s Talk Photography’

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

‘Words into Poetry’ Workshop with members of Ocean State Poets, readings, discussion, open mic, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., 401-846-1573.

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, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., mu- sic begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $21 door, $18 advance, commonfencemusic.org.

‘Voices in Harmony’

Salve Regina’s University Chorus and Madrigals, along with the Bryant University Singers and a cappella ensembles, will perform a program of classical and contemporary choral music, reception follows, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., 401-341-2295.

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.

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.

Scenic Train Rides

Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com.

‘Screen and Discuss’ at Redwood

“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.

Newport Music Festival Concert

Pianist Bernadene Blaha and cellist Sergey Antonov perform a program of works by Popper, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 4-6 p.m., $25, 401-849-0700.

Monday

November 10

Newport Restaurant Week

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

Make It, Take It Crafts

Make a horn of plenty decoration at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3-12, no registration required, drop in, 401-846-1573.

Tuesday

November 11

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org. Cyber Leadership Program Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative seminar with Frank Motta on how small to mediumsize businesses can implement security strategies, Salve Regina University’s Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., networking breakfast 8:30-9 a.m., seminar 9-10:30 a.m., reserve at pellcenter@salve.edu.

MakerSpace 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.

‘Garden Time’

Garden Club of Middletown hosts free lecture on the Garden Time Project that teaches gardening skills to prison inmates to inspire and empower, Church of the Holy Cross meeting room, 1439 West Main Rd., Middletown, 1 p.m., light luncheon at 12:30 p.m., all welcome, free, 401-846-0276.

‘Ajax’

Salve Regina University’s Pell Center presents “Ajax: A Community Conversation About Returning Veterans,” the one-act Greek tragedy introduces audiences to the emotional trauma of war, a community conversation about the issues facing veterans of America’s recent wars follows each performance, Megley Theater, Antone Academic Center, Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 7 p.m., free, 401-341-2927.

Wednesday

November 12

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Art Lab

Children ages 5+ get creative with oil pastels, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., ages 5+, registration required, 401- 846-1573.

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.

‘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 H. Philip West Jr. on “Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006,” 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.

‘Ajax’

7 p.m. See Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Thursday

November 13

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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 “Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire are Changing Maritime Security,” by John- Clark Levin, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.

Opening Reception

Reception for “Pieces of String,” exhibit by Justin Kimball, Salve Regina University’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, corner of Lawrence and Leroy avenues, 5-8 p.m., artist talk at 6 p.m. in DiStephano Lecture Hall next to gallery, 401-341-2981.

Newport Gallery Night

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

NBS Annual Meeting

The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s annual meeting and volunteer appreciation party at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 5:30 p.m., wine tasting and light fare, RSVP at info@normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Ajax’

7 p.m. See Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Computer Workshop

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

Lunch with the Author at NBS

Rescheduled from Oct. 17, 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.

Holiday Histories Tours Begin

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.

Seamen’s Meeting

Seamen’s Church Institute annual meeting, 18 Market Square, 6 p.m., reception follows, 401-847-4260.

Saturday

November 15

Newport Restaurant Week

Enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Artisan’s Craft Fair

Crafters from across New England display jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, more, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free.

Redwood Book Club

Meet to discuss “Without Feathers,” by Woody Allen, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.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., 10:30 a.m., $15, weather permitting, reserve at 401-841-8770.

Tour of the Month

Newport Restoration Foundation Executive Director Pieter Roos leads a two-hour walking tour of the Point, exploring the Townsend and Goddard workshops, departs from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 for NHS members and active duty military with ID, limited space, reserve at 401-841- 8770.

Portsmouth Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access leads cleanup of Gull Cove fishing area, off Route 24/138 North just before the Hummocks Road and Common Fence Point exits, 12 p.m., dress warmly, wear gloves and sturdy shoes, hot beverages provided by Empire Coffee & Tea.

MakerSpace Open Studio

Learn about new maker technology, 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, heat press, etc., Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847- 8720 x208, info@newportlibraryri.org.

Native American Program

Children’s workshop on Wampanoag music, dance and crafts, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., ages 3+, members free, nonmembers $2, reserve at 401-847- 0295 x105, redwoodlibrary.org.

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.

‘Hamlet’ at JAC

Brown Trinity Rep MFA Programs present “Hamlet,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, $5 seniors and students, 401-560- 0979.

Murder Mystery

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

Step Afrika!

Dance concert blending percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance, and influences from other dance and art forms, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 9 p.m., 401-341-2915.

Sunday

November 16

Newport Restaurant Week

Last chance until spring to enjoy three courses at lunch for $16 or dinner for $35 at Newport’s finest restaurants, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Genealogy Workshop

Portsmouth Free Public Library hosts genealogy workshops designed to help people trace their roots by using databases and other online and print resources, 2658 East Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., individualized help available, register at 401- 683-9457.

‘Cymbeline’ at JAC

Brown Trinity Rep MFA Programs present “Cymbeline,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 3 p.m., $10, $5 seniors and students, 401- 560-0979.

31th Annual Taste of Newport

Taste of Newport benefiting Child & Family, an extended cocktail party with tasting stations and a new elegant seated dining option, Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., 401-849-2300, advance ticketing at childandfamilyri.com.

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