2015-09-03 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

September 3

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Road, 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.

‘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., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

LEGO Thursdays Create for 25 minutes then spend the last 5 minutes sharing LEGO creations, LEGOs provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3-3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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 Sept. 3.

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

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 admission, popcorn and water, sponsored by OceanPointe Christian Church, OceanPointeri.com/TheSandlot.

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

Saturday

September 5

‘Newport and Her Sisters’ Exhibit Three centuries of art and design including ball gowns to silver and furniture, explores the relationship between Newport and the American South, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., through Jan. 3, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., admission included as part of the mansion tour, adults $15.99, ages 6-17, $6.99, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

Soil Testing 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.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

‘Rum and Revolution’ Tour From the thriving Colonial rum trade through the temperance movement and Prohibition era smuggling, learn about the changing role of alcohol in the community,

Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, 1-2 p.m., $15, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “Plein Air, Local Color” is an invitational show of 10 artists who follow in the tradition of painting outside with the artist’s subject in view, the public is welcome, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Saturday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, noon-6 p.m., Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.org.

‘Bach to Jazz’ Concert St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 5 p.m., suggested donation is $20, 401-847-5571.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception Silver Circle Photographers Group, opening reception for nine local photographers, the public is welcome, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, reception 5-7 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 27, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., 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 Sept. 4.

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 Sept. 4.

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer soil testing and gardening advice, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, Sundays through September, 9 a.m.-noon, urimastergardeners.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

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.

Monday

September 7

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10-11 p.m. See Sept. 5.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 4.

Tuesday

September 8

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Story Time Children ages birth-4 enjoy stories, songs and socializing, Redwood

Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Preschool Story Time Enjoy stories, rhymes, movement activities, songs and flannel boards, for ages 4-6, registration required, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Group Newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Gardening Program “Gardening with a Generous Nature” is a community program open to the public at no charge, sponsored by the Middletown Garden Club, Kristin Green, interpretive horticulturalist and author of “Plantiful,” is the guest speaker, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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

Genealogy 101 Start researching your family tree with instructor Kate Wells, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Wednesday

September 9

Mother Goose Time Play-based program includes finger plays, songs, books, nursery rhymes for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 4.

Toddler Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, movement activities, crafts and play time, registration required, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Story Time Books, songs, finger plays and a craft for children ages 2-5, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15-noon, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Children’s Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss and then blog about “Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register for the club, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Reading and Art Children ages 3-7 bring stories to life with art projects and activities, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-4:45 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss and then blog about “Gregor the Overlander,” by Suzanne Collins, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Art Class For ages 6-12, registration required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Little Writers Children ages 6-10 practice the art of storytelling with visual and performance art along with creative writing, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-5:45 p.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Classical House Series Lecture “The Flowering of France: Chateaux of the 17th Century,” 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception before the 6 p.m. lecture, $25, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Book Chat for Knitters For those who knit, crochet, sew, weave, bring your project and your thoughts about what you’ve been reading, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Thursday

September 10

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 3.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Eight Bells Lecture Author Jamie Malanowski will lead a discussion regarding his book,

“Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War,” Brett Hall, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841- 4052.

Creative Reading Children ages 9-14 explore their role as readers in creating the meaning of a text, thereby developing the potential to better enjoy reading a wider variety of literature, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:15-5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Make Your Own Pizza Rolls Teen program to make pizza rolls and play cards and board games, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bats Program Learn about bat species in Rhode Island, work on a bat craft during the presentation and go outside and look for bats, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6-7:30 p.m., $8 mem-

bers, $10 nonmembers, recommended for children ages 6 and up, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Newport Gallery Night Free guided walking art tour, 5-8 p.m., newportgallerynight.com.

Newport Film Series “The Mask You Live In” follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity, Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., rain venue Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m. pre-film live music, 7:15 p.m. film, 8:45 p.m. post-film discussion, 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

September 11

Secret Garden Tours Take a self-guided tour of private gardens in Newport, proceeds support art and cultural programs for public schools on Aquidneck Island, get a program with a map and directions to each of the gardens at Kingscote Mansion, 253 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, $25 or $20 in advance, ticket good for all three days, Sept. 11-13, 401-439-7253, secretgardentours.org.

Baby Time Play Group A drop-in play group 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’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 4.

Toddler Play and Learn Children ages 18 months-5 years are invited to participate in a hands-on, fun and educational activity while caregivers drink coffee and chat, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Corn Maze 3:30 p.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

Doris Duke Preservation Awards Three preservation projects awarded for excellence, Rough Point, 6-8:30 p.m., reservations required, newportrestoration.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 4.

Saturday

September 12

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

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 5.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Soil Testing 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.

LEGO Club LEGOs provided, for children ages 5-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf summer series presents Ramos and Phillips, 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.

Books and Author Series Nina MacLaughlin discusses her book, “Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Crafts Make your school supplies more fun, for children ages 8-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Movie Watch “I Am Number Four” and make sand sculptures, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Polo Series New England Challenge, 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.

‘Sense the Wind’ Movie Blind sailors race across open waters learning not to fear what they cannot see on land or on the water, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $15 JAC members, $18 nonmembers, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Sept. 5.

Free Concert Chicago tribute band, Chicago Total Access, performs, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 13

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 URI Master Gardeners offer soil testing and gardening advice, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, Sundays through September, 9 a.m.-noon, urimastergardeners.org.

Bird Banding Walk and Talk Learn more about bird banding and the pattern of migratory birds, 9-11 a.m., Aquidneck Land Trust, 790 Valley Road, Middletown, 401- 849-2799, ailt.org.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 11.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 4.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 3.

Medicinal Vinegars Talk Learn how to make medicinal and culinary vinegars, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-3:30 p.m., $15-$20, registration required, 401-423-0005.

Lighting Fine Art A talk on professional exhibition lighting with Sandra Liotis and Sir David J. Crampton-Barden, owners of Sandra Liotis Lighting Design, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Harvest Wine Run Run a scenic course less than 4 miles along Aquidneck Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway Trail and Newport Vineyards, Middletown, 3 p.m. first wave race start time, 3:30 p.m. wine tasting, BBQ and live music, registration and information at harvestwinerun.com.

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