2015-10-22 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday October 22

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.

Ballard’s ‘Haunted Forest’ Children ages 7-12 learn about the forest and the creatures that live in Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., rain date Tuesday, Oct. 27, 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.

Gorgeous Gourds Craft Program Children in grades 1-5 enjoy using fine-tip markers and fine paintbrushes, children create a still life using seasonal pumpkins and gourds as their inspiration, preregister, 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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-0573, middletownlibrary.org.

Mushroom Hunting Program Mushroom enthusiasts Ryan T. Bouchard and Emily Schmidt introduce the audience to the fun of mushroom science and the hobby of mushroom hunting, slideshow features local photography, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, 6-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

ShakesFeare's Tragic Trail Newport Children's Theatre presents a frightening walk through the woods with Shakespeare's villains, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, October 22-23, 29-30, general admission $10, tour times Oct. 22, 5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:30, 6:50, and 7:10 p.m., tour times Oct. 23, 8, 8:20, 8:40, 9, and 9:20 p.m.

Make a Beaded Crocheted Bracelet Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Films at the JAC “Short Films of Tension and Turmoil,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation at the door, 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 October 23

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.

Friday Flicks and Fun Children 2-5 and a caretaker enjoy picture book, film, and a craft, featuring “The Day of the Dead: And More Halloween Tales,” 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.

Grimm’s Fairy Trail Newport Children's Theatre presents a not-so-spooky Halloween hike, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, Oct. 23-24, adults $10, children $8, tour times 5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:30, 6:50, 7:10 p.m.

ShakesFeare's Tragic Trail First tour starts at 5:30 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Fortress of Nightmares Featuring Tunnels of Terror Haunted Maze, Zombie Laser Tag, Ghost Hunt, Killer Film Fest, Fort Adams, Oct. 23-25, 6-10 p.m. nightly, halloween. fortadams.org.

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

Saturday October 24

Fall Festival Jewelry and handbags, plants, baked goods, a silent auction, and outside vendors, crafters and more, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 401-683-4005, pumcri.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.

Friends Holiday Book Sale Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Makerspace Open Session Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.mnoon, 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.

‘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.

Redwood Book Club Discuss the first half of Gabrielle Walker's “Antarctica” and watch the first half of the BBC version of the film, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in and build with LEGO, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to build with LEGO and try building the surprise LEGO challenge, leave LEGO at home as they are provided, Newport Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847- 8720, middletownlibrary.org.

Appraisal Day with Skinner's2 Meet privately with an expert appraiser from Skinner, Inc. who will examine your piece, discuss issues of age and condition, and give a verbal appraisal based on current market prices for similar examples. Limit three items per person, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $20 per item or $50 for three, reservations required, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org. 4

A-Maizing Halloween Party An all-ages old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the entire family, fun and games, Escobar’s Highland Farm, Middle Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain date Sunday, Oct. 25. Come in costume and receive $1 off admission, escobarshighlandfarm.com.

Live Jazz Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., $3, 401-847-3777, greenvale.com.

Live Music Mike Baez performs, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 1-4 p.m., 401-848- 5161, newportvineyards.com.

Reducing Stress Through Meditation Learn a simple and effective method to manage stress, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., seating limited, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wine Tasting The Alliance Francaise of Newport holds a wine tasting, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 2-4 p.m., $10 members, $15 for non-members, reservations required, afnewport@gmail.com.

Teen Movie Watch "Mockingjay – Part 1," pizza and popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Haunted Folklore at Rose Island Learn about the island’s past and hear tales of haunted experiences, refreshments, 4-6 p.m., $35 adults, $25 children, 401-847-4242 or roseisland.org to reserve.0

Grimm’s Fairy Trail Starts at 5:30 p.m. See Oct. 23. 1

Murder at the Museum Interactive murder mystery set in the late 1890s, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 6:30 p.m., $10-$30, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Opening Reception Contemporary photography exhibit opening at the Open Aperture Art Gallery, 13 Touro St., 6-9 p.m., 401-619-4627.

Fortress of Nightmares 6-10 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Common Fence Music Series Malcomb Holcombe performs, Common Fence Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. concert, bring picnic basket, $20 in advance, $23 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Haunted Graveyard Tour Tour and games, activities and snacks inside the parish hall for all ages, tour may be too intense for young children, proceeds benefit St. Columba's Youth Group's "pay it forward" program, St. Columba's Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Avenue, Middletown, 7:15-9:45 p.m., $5, tours depart every 15 minutes, space limited, 401-847-5571.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Free Concert “Hey Nineteen” Steely Dan tribute, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., 401-849-5000, newportgrand.com.

‘Heifetz on Tour’ Concert Enjoy classical music by worldclass musicians in an intimate setting, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7:30 p.m., $30 general admission, $25 JAC members, and $15 for age 25 and under, buy tickets online, no paper tickets are issued, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Sunday October 25

Pell Bridge Run Once a year, pedestrians and runners are allowed to cross the Pell Bridge, four-mile run or walk, proceeds to charities, 7:15 a.m., pellbridgerun.com.

Bird Walk Free guided bird walk, bring your binoculars, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 23.

Guided Hike Discover natural history and animal signs on the hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Howl-a-Palooza Dogs of all sizes and ages are welcome to show off their costumes as they parade around the Potter League grounds for an afternoon of Halloween fun, noon -2 p.m. There will be a spooky agility course, photos, prizes, and of course tricks and treats. Dogs must be leashed and dog-and people-friendly. Dog-safe and comfortable costumes are encouraged. Rain or shine, reservations not required, $10 per dog, 401- 846-0592.

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

Not Very Creepy Carousel Non-scary family fun suitable for young children at Easton’s Beach rotunda and carousel, 1 -4 p.m., $5 per child includes a goody bag, two free rides on the carousel, light refreshments and many crafts to make, 401-845-5800.

Pumpkin Carving Vanderbilt Grace has the pumpkins to create your own spooky Halloween pumpkin while enjoying caramel popcorn and apple cider, 1-4 p.m., $10 per person, 401-846-6200.

Friends Holiday Book Sale 1 p.m. See Oct. 24.

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.

Music in the Galleries Enjoy chamber music, folk tunes, classical minuets and more by the Newport String Project, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Fortress of Nightmares 6-10 p.m. See Oct. 23.

Compline at Trinity Stemming from the early prayer traditions of the ancient church, Compline was the last of the daily monastic services, sung as a final prayer before going to sleep, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 7 p.m., 401-846-0660.

Monday October 26

‘Rogues and Scoundrels’ Tour 10 a.m. See Oct. 24.

Story Time for 2-5s Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, stories, songs and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10:15-11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 23.

Multi-Age Drop-In Story Time Children ages 4-6 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a play time, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Friends Holiday Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Oct. 24.

Fracking Documentary Screens “Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water” is a documentary about the grassroots movement challenging the oil and gas industry of fracking, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., 401-847-0675, groundswellrising.com.

Tuesday October 27

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Oct. 24.

‘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’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 24.

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., 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.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Discussion Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Trick-or-Treat Crafts and Costumes Drop in to the Middletown Public Library for crafts and trick-or treats, costumes encouraged, best for ages 3 and up, 4-5 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.

Tuesday Night Book Club Discuss “Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek,” by May Van Wagenen, Newport Public Library, 6-7 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.

Wednesday October 28

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Oct. 24.

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’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 23.

Halloween Story Time Halloween-themed story time, costumes encouraged, children ages two and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Story Time for 2-5s Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, stories, songs and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 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, 2-6 p.m., 401-932-9007, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Kids’ Art Class Children ages 6-12 create a painting of a Newport scene, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., registration required, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Annual Halloween Party and Costume Parade Children enjoy activities, treats and a costume competition, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Series Elijah Wald talks about Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, 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.

Nocturnal NBS Non-spooky program for families to engage with the nocturnal creatures at Norman Bird Sanctuary, costumes encouraged, short night hike, 6-7 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, to register call 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Karaoke 8 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Friends Holiday Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Oct. 24.

Thursday October 29

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. 27.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 24.

Eight Bells Lecture "U.S. Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: The Evolution of an Incidental Superpower" will be discussed Brett Hall, Newport Naval Station, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations are required for those without base acess, limited seating, 401-841-4052.

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.

After School at Ballard Park Learn about bats and their role in the world, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 3:30-5 p.m., children ages 7-12, $5, preregistration required, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

After School Adventure 3:45 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Practice Halloween Party Get feedback on your Halloween costume, games, food and prizes, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

No-Bake Halloween Cookies Teen Program Decorate Halloween treats, supplies provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Creative Reading 4:15-5 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Book Discussion and Signing Deborah M. Child discusses and signs her book, “Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton’s Life on the Fringe in America’s New Republic," Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., 401- 846-0813, seating limited, reservations strongly suggested, RSVP mdelaire@newporthistory.org.

ShakesFeare's Tragic Trail First tour starts at 5:30 p.m. See Oct. 22.

The William & Jacalyn Egan Lecture “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color & Light,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Preservation Society members $5, general public $10, advance registration is required, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

newportFILM Returns "Unbranded," Casino Theater, 7:15 p.m. screening followed by Q&A with executive director, $15, or $25 includes cocktail hour at 6 p.m.

Free Money for Higher Education Bill Bianchi of the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) talks about little-known ways to get free money for school, open to parents and students, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make a Beaded Crocheted Bracelet 6:30-8 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Friday October 30

Halloween Film Series “Death Becomes Her,” with Meryl Streep, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Treats Around the Square Washington Square is everyone’s neighborhood for trick-or-treating, 3 – 5 p.m., a Halloween film at the Pickens, photos ops with special Halloween visitors, and a Grimm Fairy Tale performance by the Newport Children’s Theater, 5 p.m.

ShakesFeare's Tragic Trail First tour at 8 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Saturday October 31

Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Oct. 24.

Trick or Treat at the Library Kids of all ages are invited to dress in costumes and visit the Children's Desk for a free Halloween treat while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Play and Learn 10 a.m. See Oct. 23.

Photographing the Common Burial Ground Walking tour to learn site-specific photography techniques, take pictures, and hear about the burial ground’s history, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 11 a.m., $15, $10 NHS members, 401-846- 0813, newporthistorical.org.

Decorating Program Newport interior designer presents “Decorating for the Way You Live,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Story Fun Children ages 2-4 enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Halloween Bellevue Stroll Look for the orange and black balloons, 3-5 p.m.

Halloween Special Shows Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8, 9:30, 11 p.m., $18, 401- 849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Sunday November 1

‘Discover Colonial Newport’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 23.

Genealogy Workshop Series Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Family History 2 p.m. See Oct. 25.

Gallery Talk Join Elizabeth Duffy and Brian Miller for a gallery talk, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

All Saints Day Concert Choral and organ concert under the direction of Cody Mead, with pieces by Schubert and Brahms, St. Mary's Church, 2 p.m., free.

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