2015-08-27 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

August 27

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

‘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., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Film Fundraiser “The Princess Bride” will benefit Young Life of Newport County, a nonprofit ministry to youth, to expand their mission, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 1 p.m., Young Life of Newport County, 401-829-2603, janepickens.com.

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.

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 returns by 7 p.m., light refreshments, free, reserve as space is limited, 401-849- 2799 or jfomoff@ailt.org.

‘Robin Hood’ Newport Children’s Theatre presents “Robin Hood,” Aug. 27-29 at 6 p.m., Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., $10 general admission, $6 under 10, bring a blanket or chair for seating, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

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

NewportFilm Series “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.

Corn Maze Military Appreciation Weekend In honor of their service, military personnel and their immediate family members can purchase maze tickets for half price with a military ID., Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 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’ Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., for information or to reserve, call 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

‘Robin Hood’ 6 p.m. See Aug. 27.

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

Saturday

August 29

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.

St. Barnabas’ Annual Yard Sale St. Barnabas Church, located at 1697 East Main Road in Portsmouth, will hold its annual yard sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain date Sept. 5, 401-683-1343, stbarnabasportsmouth. weconnect.com.

Corn Maze Military Appreciation Weekend 10 a.m. – dusk. See Aug. 28.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirate profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10-11 a.m., newporthistorytours.org, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 27.

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

Middle and High School Book Clubs Read and review new books and let the publishers know what you think, keep the book, share a snack and meet other teens who care about books, Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Weekend LEGO Club LEGOs provided, for children ages 4 and up with an adult, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

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

Stamp Act Protest Re-enactment The 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Riots, daily Colonialera activities brought to life, reenactments 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.

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.

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.

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.

‘Robin Hood’ 6 p.m. See Aug. 27.

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. 28.

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

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

Corn Maze Military Appreciation Weekend 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.

‘Robin Hood’ 2 p.m. See Aug. 27.

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.

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, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Monday

August 31

Corn Maze 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.

Story Time For ages 2-5 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North St., 10:15 -11 a.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Story Time Stories, songs, rhymes, games and play time, for ages 2-6, 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. 28.

Tuesday

September 1

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Aug. 31.

Story Time Socializing, stories and songs for ages birth-4, 10:30-11 a.m., Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot” offers a 45-minute remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in the church 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., Tuesdays, 3-3:45 p.m., $15, 401-847-0475, tickets at returntocamelot.org.

‘If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare’ Read with Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Sweet Berry Farm Concert Series Jazz with Lois Vaughn, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Wednesday

September 2

Corn Maze 10 a.m. –dusk. See Aug. 31.

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

Mother Goose Time Play-based program for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Story Time Books, songs, finger-plays and a craft for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 11:15 a.m.-noon, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. between Chapel and Edgar streets, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., to Oct. 31, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Life and Work of Addison Mizner Lecture about elusive society architect Addison Mizner, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-8 p.m., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers, 401-847-0295 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Thursday

September 3

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Aug. 31.

Anthony Quinn Film Series “Guadalcanal Diary” (1943), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Film Series “Tiger, Tiger” is the story of a man’s struggle to save tigers from extinction, option 1: 6 p.m. preparty ($30) with 7:30 p.m. film option 2: yoga in the field with 7:30 p.m. film (suggested donation $5), benefits the Norman Bird Sanctuary and NewportFilm, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., newportfilm.com.

‘The Climate of North America’ Opening Reception See an exhibit by artists from the Flying Shuttles Studio, opening reception 6-8 p.m., exhibit through Oct. 1, hours Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

Friday

September 4

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.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Aug. 31.

Film Series "9 to 5" starring Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, Newport Public Library, 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Outdoor Movie Night “The Sandlot” screens at Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m. gates open, 8 p.m. movie, free, popcorn and water, sponsored by OceanPointe Christian Church, OceanPointeri.com/The- Sandlot.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 28.

Saturday

September 5

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Aug. 29.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Aug. 31.

Live Jazz 1-4 p.m. See Aug. 29.

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series presents Abbey Rhode, 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. England, 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.

Opening Reception Silver Circle Photographers Group, opening reception for nine local photographers, the public is welcome, Deblois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 17, 401-847- 9977, debloisgallery.com.

Atlantic Sun Concert Enjoy a variety of music with a focus on high-energy alternative rock, Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Aug. 28.

Comedy Show See the Bruce James Comedy Hypnosis Show, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401- 849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 6

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Aug. 28.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Aug. 31.

Nature Discovery Use dip nets at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Red Maple Pond, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2:30 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Live Music Enjoy music by the Kane Brothers, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 2-5 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

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