2015-08-20 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday
August 20

‘Road to Independence' Tour Riots and rebellions, enemies and allies, learn about Newport’s role in the Revolution, 10-11 a.m., meet at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., availability varies, newporthistorytours.org, call 401-841-8770 for information or to reserve.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., availability varies, newporthistorytours.org, call 401-841-8770 for information or to reserve.

A Weekend of Coaching View historic coaches as they drive through the streets of Newport and the grounds of the Newport mansions, through Aug. 23, 401-847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers for the monthly meeting of the Newport Art Museum's book club, bring a lunch and discuss Neil Harris’s "Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience," 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, non-members $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Bugs and Slugs’ Workshop Children will use special bug-collecting tools to examine creepy, crawly creatures up close and learn more about their habits and habitats, Ballard Park, Hazard Road, 1-2:30 p.m., preregistration recommended, ballardpark.org, e-mail education@ballardpark.org for information.

Philosopher Talk and Reception Visiting philosopher will give an informal talk about his work, his relationship to 18th-century philosopher George Berkeley, and Berkeley’s relevance today, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 4-6 p.m., free, 401-846-3116, info@whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

‘Coyote Smarts’ Lecture Wildlife biologist Dr. Numi Mitchell will lead a talk on island coyotes and others in the region, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., reservations requested, 401-849-2799, achuman@ailt.org.

Summer Yoga Series “Vineyard Vinyasa,” yoga class set in the winery followed by a wine tasting, bring your own mat, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5:45- 7 p.m., $22, 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Movie Night See “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” stars include Richard Gere and Judi Dench, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Talent Show Jamestown Recreation Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., 401- 423-1574, jamestownchorus.com.

NewportFilm Series In “Racing Extinction,” activists expose the two major threats to endangered wild species across the globe, 6:45 p.m. live music, 8 p.m. film, 9:15 p.m. discussion with director Louie Psihoyos, Oscarwinning director of “The Cove" (2010), Belle Mer (field to the left), 2 Goat Island, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., suggested donation $5, newportfilm.com.

Trivia Challenge $500 in weekly prizes, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Friday
August 21

A Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 20.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour On this walking tour, hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., availability varies, newporthistorytours.org., for information or to reserve, call 401-841-8770.

Baby Time Play Group Enjoy socializing with other parents and babies while playing with specially-selected, developmentally appropriate toys and board books, for ages birth-2 years, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Summer Film Series “It’s Complicated” (2009), with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Comedy Series Kathy Griffin performs, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., age restriction 16+, 401-851- 3385, newportcomedy.com.

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

Saturday
August 22

Rose Island Battle of the Bay Stand-up paddle, kayak and surf ski event, race from Fort Adams to Rose Island, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., register, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to Oct. 31, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Newport SUP Cup Standup paddlers navigate threeor six-mile courses around Goat Island, passing the Newport Bridge and other landmarks, family fun, prizes, proceeds benefit Clean Ocean Access, Newport Shipyard, 10 a.m., register at newportsupcup. coastalurge.com.

A Weekend of Coaching Free coaching exhibition on The Elms lawn, 367 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., newportmansions.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss “Kidnapping the Enemy,” by Christian McBurney, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners test your soil and give advice, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, Saturdays through Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., urimastergardeners.org.

Live Music Enjoy music by C.J. Martin, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, Saturdays through Dec. 12, 1-4 p.m., gen- eral admission $3, 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series presents Lee Phillips and Friends, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., to Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m., free.

Music on the Bricks Free concert, Brick Marketplace, 1-5 p.m.

Polo Series U.S. vs. Jamaica, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, $12, children 15 and under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Jamaican Jerk Grill Dinner served under a tent after the U.S. vs. Jamaica polo match, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7:30 p.m., $30-$35, advance payment must be made by Aug. 19, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Coaching Dinner Dance Coaching Weekend black-tie dinner dance, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m.-midnight, 401- 847-1000 x140, newportmansions.org.

Murder Mystery “Scent of a Killer” is an interactive murder mystery set during a 1925 fashion show, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., reservations recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Aug. 21.

Sunday
August 23

A Weekend of Coaching See Aug. 20.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Gardening Help Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, Sundays through Sept., 9 a.m.-noon, urimastergardeners.org.

NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents Abbey Rhode plus vocal/guitar duo The Kane Brothers, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating, 401-845- 5800.

Summer Concert Series The Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Sq., Jamestown, 6:30-8 p.m., lawn seating, free, jamestownri.gov.

Monday
August 24

Children’s Story Time Children ages 2-5 along with their parents or caregivers are invited to a 45-minute program featuring books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Multi-Age Story Time This story time for ages 2-6 includes stories, songs, games, and rhymes followed by a play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jamestown Farmers Market Fort Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Rd., Jamestown, 4-7 p.m.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 21.

Tuesday
August 25

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Aug. 20.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:15 a.m., $5 per program includes 1 child and 1 parent, $2 per additional child per parent, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot” offers a 45-minute remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in Newport on Sept. 12, 1953, and features vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Jackie’s late stepbrother, musical selections from the wedding and reception will be performed at St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 3-3:45 p.m., $15, 401-847-0475, tickets at returntocamelot.org.

'If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Informal gathering of Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Double Creature Feature See “Fern Gully” at 1 p.m. and “The Land Before Time” at 2:45 p.m., cookies and lemonade will be provided, Sachuest Point, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 401-847- 5511.

Sweet Berry Concert Series Four Bridges performs Bluegrass/ American music, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., free concert, dinner for purchase, 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Wednesday
August 26

Continental Knitting Learn or practice continental knitting with Sue Hoagland, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:15 a.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Mother Goose Time This play-based program features nursery rhymes, finger plays, song and books for children birth-2 years along with their caregivers, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Votes for Women’ Anniversary Beginning in 1909, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont held summer suffrage meetings at Marble House to raise funds and support for women's suffrage, today’s celebration will include a poetry reading, a musical interlude, and a re-enactment of a “Votes for Women” march, Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, advance registration is requested, info@newportmansions.org, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. between Chapel and Edgar streets, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Family Movie Night Screening of the “Little Mermaid,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Classical House Series A lecture entitled, “The Palladian Villa: The Renaissance Masterpieces,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6-8 p.m. lecture, $25, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Family Friendly Funnies Interactive improvisational comedy for the whole family with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 7 p.m., 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Movies on the Rocks “The Breakfast Club” (R), Ballard Park, Hazard Road, dusk (approx. 8 p.m.), free, rain date Aug. 27, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Thursday
August 27

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Aug. 20.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30. See Aug. 20.

‘Longwood Gardens’ Lecture Designer Jim Sutton from Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania gives a lecture about Longwood's 1,007 acres, including 20 outdoor and 20 indoor gardens, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., Preservation Society members $5, general admission $10, advance registration required, register online at newportmansions.org or call 401-847-1000 x 137.

LEGOS at the Library Drop in any time from noon-8 p.m. to play with LEGOS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Visit protected working farms, wildlife habitats, and scenic vistas, see ALT’s conservation projects up close, trolley leaves from 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, promptly at 5 p.m. and return no later than 7 p.m., light refreshments provided, free, reserve as space is limited, 401-849-2799 or jfomoff@ailt.org.

Trivia Challenge 7:30 p.m. See Aug. 20.

NewportFilm Series See “Harry and Snowman,” 6:30 p.m. pre-film live music, 7:45 p.m. film, 9:15 p.m. post-film Q & A with Director Ron Davis, suggested donation $5, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., newportfilm.com.

Friday
August 28

Corn Maze Opening Day Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m. – dusk, free for kids under 5, $6 for ages 5 -11, $8 for ages 12 and up, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Baby Time Play Group A drop-in playgroup for children ages birth-2 years and their caregivers that uses specially-selected, age-appropriate toys and board books, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 21.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 21.

Saturday
August 29

Escobar's Corn Maze 10 a.m. – dusk. See Aug. 28.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to Oct. 31, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 20.

Gardening Help 11 a.m. See Aug. 22.

Stamp Act Protest Re-enactment The 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots, daily Colonial-era activities brought to life, re-enactments will include an effigy demonstration and street theater in front of the Colony House, Washington Square, 1–4:30 p.m., 401- 846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Live Music Pat Cottrell performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series presents Half Step Down, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., to Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m., free.

Music on the Bricks Free concert, Brick Marketplace, 1-5 p.m.

Positive Energy Polo Lounge All-inclusive admission and amenities that include complimentary gourmet hors d'oeuvres, specialty cocktails, reserved parking, private entrance and preferred seating among VIP sponsors and guests, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $50, reserve, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Polo Series Newport vs. New York, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, $12, children 15 and under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Shipwreck Talk Shipwreck scholar Jim Jenney, creator of the Rhode Island Shipwreck Database, will give a talk on his research and be honored with a reception, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum, 4 - 6 p.m., free.

Murder at the Museum “A Dark and Stormy Night” is an interactive murder mystery set in the present, explore the galleries, question the suspects, and decipher clues in order to piece together the murder, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., reservations strongly recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Aug. 21.

Free Concert “Foreigner” tribute band, Merchants of Cool, performs, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Gardening Help 11 a.m. See Aug. 22.

Sunday
August 30

Bird Walk Free guided bird walk, bring binoculars, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Gardening Help 9 a.m. See Aug. 23.

Escobar's Corn Maze 11 a.m. – dusk. See Aug. 28.

Live Music Joanne Lurgio performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401-848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

NimFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival presents the Bob Kendall Band, plus vocal/guitar pop duo ZanRicky, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, lawn seating, 401-845-5800.

Rock the Docks Seamen’s Church Institute's annual lobster dinner fundraiser, Fort Adams, 6 p.m., $125 per person, 401-847-4260.

Redwood’s Garden Party Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music by the Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $75, tickets and info., 401-847-0295 x115 and redwoodlibrary.org.

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