2015-10-01 / Calendar

Calendar

Thursday

October 1

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.

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.

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., 401-846-0573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

‘Fired and Inspired’ Lecture Series “From Maiolica to Modern: Ceramics at RISD Museum of Art," Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $10, 401-846-4152 x 113.

‘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, thebigtoast.org.

Author Talk Middletown's Police Chief 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 Play to win $500 in weekly prizes, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

Friday

October 2

Charity Golf Tournament All Saints Steam Academy's 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament, open to all, raffle and silent auction, Green Valley Country Club, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. shotgun start, $125 player fee includes dinner, 401-848-4300.

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.

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.

‘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.

Improv Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Place, 8 p.m., $18, 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

October 3

Annual 5K Mansion Run and Walk The USATF-certified course starts and finishes on the Salve Regina campus and includes a run through Newport's historic Bellevue Avenue/Ochre Point neighborhood of Gilded Age mansions and spectacular oceanside landscapes, 8:30 a.m., salve.edu/run.

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.

St. Peter's 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 to children under 3, buy tickets online or at the gate, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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.

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’ 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.

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

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

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.

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.

DeBlois Opening Reception Featured artists Kathy Hodge and Rosemary Day will have an opening reception, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 401-847-9977.

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.

St. Mary's Animal Blessing Bring your pets (or stuffed animals!) to the 5 p.m. service for a blessing, use 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 Gothard Sisters, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., bring picnic basket, $22 in advance, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Place, 8 p.m. ($18) and 10 p.m. ($15), 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org. .

Sunday

October 4

Middletown Rotary Club Car/Truck/Motorcycle Festival View vehicles including sports cars, hot rods, custom trucks, motorcycles, and muscle cars, 45 classes and more than 400 vehicles are expected, Fort Adams, 9 a.m.-noon registration for entrants, 1 p.m. judging, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. festival open to spectators, fortadamscarshow.com.

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

St. John Blessing of the Animals Pets are welcome at the 10 a.m. High Mass, blessing is on the steps of St. John the Evangelist Church immediately following Mass, 59 Washington St., 401-848-2561.

St. Mary's Animal Blessing 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 3.

'Discover Colonial Newport' Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 2.

Public Forum on Suicide Samaritans of Rhode Island Executive Director Denise Panichas leads a public forum to answer questions about suicide and about resources the Samaritans provide to Rhode Island’s coastal communities, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-423-1651, cbcjamestown.com, Samaritans at 401-272-4044 or toll-free 1-800- 364-4044, samaritansri.org.

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

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

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.

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

Newport String Project Performs at Trinity Enjoy a vibrant and high-energy program of works for strings, Trinity Church’s Hawes Room, Queen Anne Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

Monday

October 5

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Oct. 3.

Books at Ballard Story time for children ages 3-6 and parents plus a walk on the trails, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 10-11 a.m., preregistration recommended, rain date Oct. 6, online registration at ballardpark.org, information at 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 2.

Drop-In Story Time Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 11 a.m., 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Time Stories, songs, games, rhymes and a playtime for children ages 2-6, 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.

Conservation Speaker Series Join local leaders for a free panel discussion, “From Grassroots to Great Things: Developing a Sustainable Community Organization,” at Salve Regina University’s Young Building, 5:30-7:30 p.m., light refreshments provided, RSVP http://bit.ly/1YF9dMz.

Monday Night Mysteries Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

October 6

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

‘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.

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

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 3.

Preschool Story Time This six-week session, designed for children ages 4-6 years, includes read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities, flannel boards, a craft and a playgroup, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., registration required, call or visit the Children's Department at 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.

Meatball Cook-Off A Festa Italiana event, Tuesday, Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St., 6-8 p.m., $8, tickets are limited and must be purchased by Oct. 1, tickets will not be sold at the door, 401-849-7087.

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

Wednesday

October 7

Story Time for Three to Fives 10-11 a.m. See Oct. 6.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 2.

Toddler Story Time Read-alouds, songs, finger rhymes, movement activities, flannel boards, a craft or snack, for children ages 2-3, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., registration required, call or visit the Children's Department at 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

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.

‘Life of the Mind’ Series Alyssa Lozupone speaks on her recent book, “A Passion for Preservation: Katherine Warren and the Shaping of Modern Newport,” 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.

Fall for Lucy’s Hearth Festive fall fundraiser featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, museum tour, live music and silent auction to benefit Lucy's Hearth, which provides shelter and services to homeless women and children, International Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., $85, 401-847-2021, lucyshearth.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Thursday

October 8

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 Oct. 6.

Toddler Time Stories, songs and a simple craft for children ages 18 months-2 years, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10- 10:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 3.

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

Eight Bells Professor Charles Neimeyer will lead a discussion regarding his book, “War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaign to Control the Bay, 1813-1814,” Brett Hall, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-4052.

LEGO Thursdays LEGOs provided, creations are dismantled at the end of the day, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fall Leaves Program Children ages 7-12 learn how trees and plants prepare for winter, then make a spooky tree craft, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., rain date Oct. 15, $5 per child, registration required, ballardpark.org, info at 401-619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

After-School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Oct. 1.

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 5 p.m. See Oct. 1.

Newport Gallery Night Free guided art walk, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art After Dark Special guided tours for children and late-night tours for adults, a collaborative mixed-media collage activity, faculty-led color-mixing workshop, and a mixology session for adults, free admission, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-10 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Rhode Island Slave Trade Talk Cynthia Johnson discusses her book, “James DeWolf and the Rhode Island Slave Trade,” book signing follows the talk, 5:30 p.m., Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., general admission $5, $1 for NHS members, seating limited, reservations strongly encouraged, e-mail mdelaire@newporthistory.org or call 401-846-0813 ext. 110, newporthistory.org.

‘Financing Higher Education’ Talk Join Bill Bianchi of the R.I. Student Loan Authority (RISLA) and get all of your questions answered, open to parents and students, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Hunter Gallery Opening Reception Artist reception for Babs Owen and her exhibit “Paper is the Material,” Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., 401- 413-1467, stgeorges.edu.

Opening Reception “The Way Forward,” recent work by Meg Little, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., gallery hours Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 6, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Trivia Challenge 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 1.

Friday

October 9

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

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.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 2.

Skatefest Skateboard competitions, prizes, demonstrations, live music, food, Jamestown Skate Park, behind Lawn Avenue School, 55 Lawn Ave., 5 p.m., rain date Oct. 10, $10 fee to enter competitions, free family-friendly event, 401-423- 7261.

Improv 8 p.m. See Oct. 2.

Newport Comedy Series Paula Poundstone, Newport Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 8 p.m., 401- 851-1234, newportcomedy.com.

Saturday

October 10

‘Second Saturdays’ at the Museum Children ages 3-10 enjoy a collection of ocean-themed short films for the Providence Children’s Film Festival, make your own movie flip book, and craft a special sea character inspired by one of the films, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-noon, free admission, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Oct. 3.

Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch Opens Pumpkins, food, music, fallthemed items, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends, noon-6 p.m. during the week, 401-846-0660, trinitynewport.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 3.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult, drop-in anytime between 11 a.m.-noon to build something amazing try building a surprise LEGO challenge, LEGOs provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Festival in the Park This Festa Italiana event features food, music, novelties, dancing, raffles and storyteller and musician Christopher “Kavi” Carbone, Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., rain or shine, free admission, 401-847-4444.

LEGO Club Work by yourself or with friends, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.- noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Science Saturday Enjoy a variety of Halloween science projects such as a dancing ghost, slime and glowing food and drink, 2-4 p.m., sign up at the library or call 401-683-9457 x104, portsmouthlibrary.org.

‘Tween Spooky Snacks’ Program Tweens make candy and Halloween snacks, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., for children ages 8–12, space limited, registration required, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m. See Oct. 3.

Improv 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Oct. 3.

Sunday

October 11

Newport Marathon and Half Marathon Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 7:30 a.m., newportmarathon.com.

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.

Festa Italiana Concert “An Afternoon of Arias and Italian Melodies” features soprano Stephanie Tierno and organist and pianist Denis Tetrault, 1:30 p.m. doors open, silent auction and light refreshments, 2:30 p.m. concert, $35, advance sales 401-683- 4378 or 401-480-5397, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave.

Organ Recital Enjoy “Hereford Variations” organ recital by composer Peter Berton with members of The Choir School of Newport County singing in portions of the Variations, St. John the Evangelist Church, 59 Washington St., 4 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-848-2561.

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