2015-09-17 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

September 17

‘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.

Newport International Boat Show Sailboats, powerboats, products and services, through Sept. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., tickets and information newportboatshow.com.

‘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.

Step-Up Story Time Activity rhymes, read-alouds, songs and a craft for children ages 3-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Join art lovers and avid readers at this monthly book club, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Thursdays Make and share creations, each week one creation will be displayed at the library, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-3:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Ballard Park’s ‘Animal Adaptations’ Program Children ages 7-12 walk through the habitats of Ballard Park and play games to learn about the adaptations animals use to survive in different ecosystems, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., preregistration required, rain date Tuesday, Sept. 22, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

After-School Adventure Songs, activity, craft and stories for children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Crafty Kids Art exploration for children grades 1-5, preregistration required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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.

‘Exploring Ceramics’ Talk Newport Restoration Foundation continues its exploration of the history and techniques of ceramics, talk by Thomas Michie of Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $10, 401-846-4152 x 113.

Vineyard Vinyasa Yoga in the vineyard, 5:45-7 p.m. yoga (bring your own mat), 7-8 p.m. wine tasting, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, tickets 401-848-5161 x0, newportvineyards.com.

‘Drinks and Designers’ Speaker Series Features Rhode Island designers, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6-7:30 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Thursday Evening Book Group Read fiction and nonfiction, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Bonnet-Makers and Rabble- Rousers’ Talk Learn about ordinary and extraordinary women who have shaped Rhode Island’s history, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Middle School Book Club Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 7-7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.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 18

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 17.

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.

Toddler Play and Learn Program Children ages 18 months-5 years participate in a fun, educational activity while caregivers drink coffee and chat, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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., 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Library Film Series See “Steel Magnolias” (1989) starring Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Julia Roberts, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

High School Book Club Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Saturday

September 19

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

Watercolor Workshop Receive an hour-long demonstration of landscape painting along with assistance on composition, lighting and painting techniques, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $25- $40, registration recommended, rain date Sept. 20, 401-423-0005.

‘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.

International Coastal Cleanup Clean Ocean Access and Save the Bay are leading numerous beach cleanups across the island in the morning until noon, including King Park, Easton's, Second, and Third beaches, and Weaver Cove.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 17.

Corn Maze Maze open 10 a.m.-dusk, Harry Potter Day activities noon-4 p.m., come dressed as a character for a discount, stop at Hog’s Head for a drink, join Professor Snape’s potion class, meet and greet with the Rhody Ridgeback Quidditch Team from URI, wizard tournament and wand-making, 401-864-1064, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 17.

‘Importance of Pollinators’ Talk Talk about the interaction between animals and plants regarding human food production, Sachuest Wildlife Refuge, 2 - 3:30 p.m., 401-847-5511.

Story Fun Stories, rhymes, songs and crafts for children ages 2-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and watch the Kenneth Branagh version of the film, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Liberty Walking Tour “A Breach of Unity, Religion and Revolution in Ezra Stiles’s Newport” tour explores the role religious liberty played in Newport’s final years as a Colonial city, 11 a.m., $10-$15, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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.

Tween Lunch and Fun Children ages 9-12 can bring a lunch and play board games, snacks provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, noon-1:30 p.m., registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Live Music by Brian Scott, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401- 848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

Live Jazz Enjoy music by Joanne Rodino (vocal), John Monnlos (guitar), Tom Pasquerelli (bass) and Rick Wells (drums), Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

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

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf music series presents soprano Erin Merceruio Nelson, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Antique Appraisals Freeman’s, America’s oldest auction house, offers appraisals and information for items presented for review, $10 per item, maximum three items, no currency, dolls, or guns, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1-5 p.m., reservations recommended, 401-847-0295 x102, redwoodlibrary.org.

Genealogy and Local History Talk Patrick Murphy gives genealogy tips and talks about famous and not-so-famous Newporters, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Polo Series U.S. vs. Mexico, 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.

‘The Horse Boy’ Movie "The Horse Boy" follows a Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for their son, Q & A after the film with producer and author Rupert Isaacson, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Fiesta Lollatallulah Tacos, cocktails and music after the polo match, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m., $20, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Knights of Columbus Comedy Night Featured are comedians Ace Acetto, Rockin Joe Hebert and Dr. Jay Sutay, and music by Steel Appeal, a steel drum band, playing a wide variety of music, door open and cocktails and appetizers served at 6:30 p.m., $25, for tickets, call Tom Murphy at 401-835-1135, George Zecher at 401-662-2067, Tommy Nasser at 401-662-2611 or the Council Home at 401-846-8800 and leave a message.

Murder at the Museum Interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, reservations recommended, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Concert Enjoy music by Eliza Gilkyson, Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, picnic basket, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert See The Corvettes Doo Wop Review, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Sept. 18.

Sunday

September 20

Newport SharkFest Swim This 1,500-meter swim starts at 9 a.m. at Perrotti Park, finishes at King Park, for experienced swimmers only, $35 youth, $70 adults, register, sharkfestswim.com.

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

Miantonomi Exploration Days Aquidneck Land Trust, the City of Newport and Bike Newport are partnering to open Memorial Tower in Miantonomi Park, check out the best views in Newport from the highest point on Aquidneck Island, also Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., cityofnewport.com.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 17.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 18.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 18.

Book Signing Meet Alyssa Maxwell, author of "Murder at the Breakers" and "Murder at Marble House," Newport Mansion Store at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-2:30 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Maker Space Open House Instructors will run demos on the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter, and t-shirt press, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Str., 1-4 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Music in the Galleries Stroll the galleries while listening to live string ensembles, Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Classical Piano Concert Classical pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine has performed in Rome, Madrid, and London, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423-0515.

Watson Farm Tour Special guided tour of this working seaside farm, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-5 p.m., $5-$10, registration recommended, 401-423-0005.

New England Festival of Hope Hear encouraging words from inspirational speakers, and enjoy food, live music and children’s activities, Easton’s Beach, 5 p.m., nefestivalofhope.com.

Monday

September 21

‘Books at Ballard’ Story Time Children ages 3-6 and their parents will enjoy a nature-themed book read to them in the quarry meadow then take to the trails to explore nature, Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., rain date Sept. 22, $3 donation per child, registration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Story Time For children ages 2-5 along with their parents or caregivers, the program features books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-11 a.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 19.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 18.

Multi-Age Story Time 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.

Make It, Take It Crafts Best for children ages 3 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road., 4-5 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

September 22

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 17.

Story Time Stories, songs and a craft for children ages 3-5, registration required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Tales for Twos Read-alouds, rhymes, finger plays and songs to help develop verbal skills and promote an early interest in books and reading, for twoyear olds, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 27, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 17.

Redwood’s Story Time Songs, socializing and songs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preschool Story Time For children ages 4-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture 1778 naval documents on the American Revolution discussed, Brett Hall, Newport Naval Station, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required for those without base access, limited seating, 401-841- 4052.

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

Adult Coloring Session Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Karaoke Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus

Road, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Wednesday

September 23

Mother Goose Time Nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and books for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15-10:45 a.m., jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Story Time 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 22.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children ages birth-5 and their caregivers are invited to sing and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 18.

Toddler Story Time Stories, crafts, finger plays, songs, a craft and/or snack, for children ages 2-3, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road., 11- 11:30 a.m., registration required, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Children’s Story Time For children ages 2-5 along with their parents or caregivers, the program features books, songs, finger plays, and a craft activity, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11:15 a.m.-noon, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 create an ocean life painting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

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

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

‘The Classical House’ Talk A talk entitled, “The Neo-Palladian Triumph: The 18th Century British Country Seat,” wine and cheese reception at 5:30 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m., $25, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Pope Francis and the Challenge of the Environment’ Talk Join members of the Salve Regina University faculty for a panel discussion on Pope Francis’ latest encyclical regarding the degradation of our planet, discussion will open up to audience participation, Salve Regina University O’Hare Academic Center, Bazarsky Lecture Hall , Ochre Point Avenue, 7 p.m., RSVP at laudatosi.eventbrite.com or 401-341-2927.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Sept. 22.

Thursday

September 24

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10-11 a.m. See Sept. 17.

Toddler Time Stories, songs and a simple craft for children ages 11 months-2 years, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10- 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 17.

Step-Up Story Time Activity rhymes, read-alouds, songs and a craft for children ages 3-4, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., registration required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Baby Time Socialization and group play, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Eight Bells Lecture Lecture on the clipper ship era, Brett Hall, Newport Naval Station, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required for those without base access, limited seating, 401-841- 4052.

LEGO Thursdays 3-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 17.

‘Predators in the Park’ Program Children ages 7-12 discover which animals are the top predators in Ballard Park then take to the trails to search for evidence of these animals, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30- 5 p.m. postponed in case of rain, registration required, $5 per child, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

After-School Adventure Songs, activity, craft and stories for children ages 5-7, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:45 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen ‘Maker Space’ Program Make a 3-D printed object, your own sticker, or your own T-shirt decal, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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.

Fiesta Italiana Dinner Annual Newport Festa Italiana, Sept. 24-Oct.12, begins with the John Panaggio Original Ziti Night to benefit the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship fund, Vasco da Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 5-7 p.m., $18 adults, $5 children under 12, sponsored by Forum Lodge 391–Sons of Italy, 401-849-7087.

‘Exploring Ceramics’ Talk Newport Restoration Foundation continues its exploration of the history and techniques of ceramics, talk by Allison Newsome, artist and curator, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $10, 401-846-4152 x 113.

Trivia Challenge 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 17.

Friday

September 25

Toddler Play and Learn Program 10 a.m. See Sept. 18.

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.

Friday Flicks and Fun Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver are invited to enjoy a picture book, film and a simple craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 18.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival The festival features chefs Jacques and Claudine P├ępin, a two-day Grand Tasting at Marble House with hundreds of wines, cooking demonstrations, a gala celebration at Rosecliff, a collectible wine dinner at The Elms, seminars and auctions, through Sept. 27, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Island Moving Co. Performs Pell School, 35 Dexter St., 5 p.m., free, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Opening Reception Celebrate the opening of the Newport Art Museum’s fall exhibitions, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, cash bar, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Manhattan Short Film Festival Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., Sept. 25-26, 7 p.m., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 18.

Saturday

September 26

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival See Sept. 25.

Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Sept. 19.

Batman Day Stop by the teen area to celebrate Batman Day with puzzles, learn to make an origami bat signal and grab a treat, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 19.

Makerspace Open Session Use the 3-D printer or vinyl cutter to design your own project, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 17.

Summer’s End 5-K Run and Walk The Portsmouth Business Association hosts a 5-K event, flat and fast course with water views, leashed pets and baby strollers are welcome, begins in Common Fence Point at 11 a.m.

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.

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

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

Pumpkin Festival Pick your own pumpkins at the official opening of Lou’s Pumpkin Patch and enjoy games, crafts, face painting and scarecrow-making fun, Escobar’s Highland Farm, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, noon-4 p.m., rain date Sept. 27, 401-683- 1444, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

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

Live Jazz Enjoy music by Greg Abate (sax), Kent Hewitt (piano), Paul Del Niro (bass) and Rick Wells (drums), Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401- 847-3777, greenvale.com.

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

Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf music series presents InTandem, America’s Cup Ave. and Marlborough St., 1-5 p.m., free.

Books and Authors Series Talk and book signing by rape counselor Robert Uttaro on his book “To the Survivors,” includes Q and A session, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibrary.org.

Fall Wildflowers Learn some basics of wildflower identification then hike in the fields to search for and identify some common fall flowers, recommended for children ages 8 and up, Newport Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 2-3:30 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, 401-846-2577, register at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Island Moving Co.’s ‘Open for Dancing’ Prelude Dancers will move through Queen

Anne Square, accompanied by the Trinity Church carillon and then into Bowen’s Wharf, with local musicians providing music for vignette performances in diverse locations on the water, performances at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Newport Polo Series Finals Last match of the season, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., children and pets welcome, Glen Farm, East Main Road, Portsmouth, $12 general admission, children 15 and under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Edward King House Cocktail Party End of Summer celebration, American Songbook sing-along, food and cocktails, Edward King House, 5-7 p.m., $25 in advance only.

‘Sites Unseen’ Opening Reception Open Aperture Art Gallery holds an opening reception for “Sites Unseen,” its first show of the Fall 2015 season, 13 Touro St., 6-9 p.m.

Manhattan Short Film Festival 7 p.m. See Sept. 25.

Common Fence Music Series Blues with Jeff Muldaur, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., bring picnic basket, $22 in advance, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Free Concert Journey tribute band, The Great Escape, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401- 849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

September 27

Miantonomi Exploration Days 10 a.m.-1 p.m. See Sept. 20.

Gardening Help 9 a.m.-noon. See Sept. 20.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival See Sept. 25.

Bird Talk and Walk Expert birder Lauren Parmelee

guides the walk about migratory species and local birds through Ballard Park and Gooseneck Cove, meet at Wickham Road entrance to Ballard Park across from Rogers High School, 8-9:30 a.m., $5 suggested donation, $15 per group, register, education@ballardpark.org.

Cluny Fair Annual country fair, hay rides, zip line, games, prizes, live music and entertainment, food and more, Cluny School grounds, 75 Brenton Road, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free trolley shuttle from Rogers High School to fair, 401-847-6043, clunyschool.org.

Narragansett Bay Chorus Performance Enjoy a cappella music in the barbershop style by the performing unit of the Providence Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest male singing organization in the world, St. Columba’s Chapel parish hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 2 p.m., $20, 401- 437-6043, singnbc.com.

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