2015-09-24 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

September 24

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

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

Festa Italiana Scholarship Dinner The 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, reserve at 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 - 7:00 p.m., $10, 401-846-4152 x 113.

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

Friday

September 25

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Saturday

September 26

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival See Sept. 25.

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

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 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.

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.

Harvest Craft Fair Hand-made items and other unique creations to begin the season, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

‘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.

Summer’s End 5-K Run and Walk The Portsmouth Business Association hosts this 5-K event with a 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.

Libations Salon Series Architects discuss design renovations at Midtown Oyster Bar, 2 p.m., Fifth Element at 3:30 p.m., and Salvation Cafe at 5:30 p.m.

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, newportlibraryri.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, 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Newport Polo Series Finals Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 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 Fundraiser Cocktail party benefits the work of the Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St., 5-7 p.m., $25, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

‘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.

Murder at the Museum Interactive murder mystery set in the late 1890s, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music Series Enjoy 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.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Sept. 25.

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

Sunday

September 27

Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer soil testing and gardening advice, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 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, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., cityofnewport.com.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival See Sept. 25.

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

Monday

September 28

‘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, donation $3 per child, Ballard Park’s Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., rain date Oct.5, registration required, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 26.

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.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 25.

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.

3-D Printing Introduction to the world of 3-D technology, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., registration requested but not required, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

September 29

‘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.

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 two-year-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 a.m. See Sept. 26.

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.

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 Enjoy reading with other Shakespeare fans, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Tuesday Night Book Club Discuss “Orphan Train,” by Christina Baker Kline, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Golden Door’ Screens Festa Italiana presents “Golden Door” (2006), produced by Martin Scorsese, Italian with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m., free, Newport Public Library, 401-847-4444.

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

Wednesday

September 30

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.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 25.

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.

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.

Habitats Program Children 7-12 will enjoy learning how animals rely on four different components when choosing an ideal habitat, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5 per child, registration required, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. between Chapel and Edgar streets, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 28, 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Windmill Wednesdays Family-friendly event with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill, learn about the importance of grist milling on Aquidneck Island and discover how the windmill works, bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while listening to live music, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 3:30- 5:30 p.m., free, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

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

‘Life of the Mind’ Series Learn about Brown University as Ted Widmer speaks about his new book, “Brown: The History of an Idea,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., wine and cheese served at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, reserve at 401-847- 0292 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Illustrated Lecture Author Estella Chung will discuss her book “Living Artfully: At Home with Marjorie Merriweather Post,” introducing Post’s life in three magnificent homes, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5 for Preservation Society members, general public $10, advanced reservation required, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Cooking with Alex Alexandra Day leads a cooking class, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Thursday

October 1

Baby Bookworms Read-alouds, board books, nursery rhymes and play for children ages birth-2 with a caregiver, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Road to Independence’ Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 29.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 26.

Step-Up Story Time 11 a.m. See Sept. 24.

Spiders Program Children ages 7-12 search for spider webs, see how they trap their prey and make a web to take home, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., $5 per child, rain date Oct. 8, preregistration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

LEGO Thursdays 3-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 24.

After-School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Sept. 24.

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.

‘The Big Toast’ Fundraiser A tasting event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, OceanCliff Hotel and Resort, 65 Ridge Road, 5 p.m. VIP entrance ($80), 6 p.m. general admission ($50), 401-921-2434 x102, bbbsos.org.

‘Women in World War II’ Talk by professor Judy Litoff focusing on the experiences of women on the home front as well as women in the military during the Second World War, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7- 8:30 p.m., free.

Book Presentation Anthony Pesare speaks about his book, “They Always Win,” Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St., 7 p.m., free, 401-847-4444.

Trivia Challenge 7:30 p.m. See Sept. 24.

Friday

October 2

Toddler Play and Learn 10-11:30 a.m. See Sept. 25.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30. See Sept. 25.

Library Film Series See “Into the Woods” starring Meryl Streep, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Saturday

October 3

Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 26.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 26.

Family Movie at the Library See “Hotel Transylvania,” rated PG, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 26.

Live Jazz 1-4 p.m. See Sept. 26.

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

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

Blessing of the Animals Bring caged or leashed animals, bird cages, fish bowls, etc., to be blessed, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, 10 a.m., 401-846-9567.

Harvest Fair Enjoy the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, monkey bridge, mud pit, games, craft tent, artisans’ booths, food and beer, live music, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $6 adults, $3 children ages 3-12, free under 3, buy tickets online or at gate, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Books and Authors Series John Katzenbach talks about his book “The Dead Student,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Our Italian Family Heritage’ Discussion Area Italian-Americans share their ancestors’ contribution to the culture of Aquidneck Island, Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St., 2-4 p.m., free, 401-847-4444.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception Enjoy “The Best of Watercolor,” 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., the exhibit runs through Oct. 31, 401-849- 9166, springbullgallery.com.

Animal Blessing Bring your pets (or stuffed animals!) to the 5 p.m. service for a blessing, using leashes and cages as needed to ensure the safety of both pets and people, St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 401-846-9700.

Murder at the Museum Interactive murder mystery set in the late 1890s, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-30, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Common Fence Music Series Enjoy Irish music with the Goddard Sisters, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., bring picnic basket, $22 in advance, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

October 4

Fall Car Festival All models on display, sponsored by MIddletown Rotary Club, Fort Adams, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Harvest Fair 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Oct. 3.

Animal Blessing 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 3.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 25.

Family History “Start Writing Your Family History,” led by experienced family history researcher Anne B. Wagner, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

St. Francis Pet Blessing All pets must be accompanied by an adult and be properly restrained, do not bring exotic animals, Father Michael Malone of Salve Regina University will preside, King Park at the corner of Wellington and Roseneath avenues, noon, 401-588-1263.

Emmanuel Church’s Blessing of the Animals People may bring one pet apiece, all must be either leashed or caged (or stuffed!), all are welcome, pets line up at 4:45 p.m. for a procession into Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 401-847-0675.

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