2015-10-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 29

After School at Ballard 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 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.

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.

Boys and Girls Club Open House Games, swimming, drum concert and more, 95 Church St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-6927, bgcnewport.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.

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 Newport Children's Theatre presents a frightening walk through the woods with Shakespeare's villains, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, $10, 5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:30, 6:50, 7:10 p.m.

Tiffany Glass Lecture “Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and 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 R.I. Student Loan Authority (RISLA) talks about littleknown 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 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

October 30

‘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.

Halloween Film Series “Death Becomes Her,” with Meryl Streep, 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.

Treats Around the Square Washington Square is everyone’s neighborhood for trick-or-treating, 3 - 5 p.m., Halloween cartoons at the Pickens, 3:45-4:15 p.m., photos ops with special Halloween visitors and a Grimm's fairy tale performance by the Newport Children’s Theatre, 5 p.m.

Ghost Train Spooky, but safe Cabbage Night on the Newport Narragansett Bay Railroad (formerly the Dinner Train), a witch aboard will tell ghost stories, refreshments, children of all ages welcome, must be accompanied by an adult, Oct. 30, train departs the depot at 6 p.m., free, limited seating, first come first served, sponsored by the Newport Community Police, 401-640-9348.

YMCA Youth Night Sports, swimming, gymnastics, games and pizza for students in grades 4-8, Newport YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 6 - 9 p.m., pizza will only be ordered for those who arrive before 6:30 p.m., $12, Y members $10, 401-847-9200 x 112.

ShakesFeare's Tragic Trail Tour times at 8, 8:20, 8:40, 9, 9:20 p.m. See Oct. 29. for more details.

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

Saturday

October 31

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.

‘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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Sunday

November 1

Coffee for Coats Seamen’s Church Institute will hold its annual coat drive, drop off new or gently-used winter coats, winter clothing or footwear and get a free cup of coffee from the Aloha Cafe, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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

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

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.

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.

Concert in Memory of Deceased Music featuring the parish choir, pipe organ, and other vocal and instrumental music, St. Mary’s Church, William St., 2 p.m., 401- 847-0475.

All Saints’ Day Evensong Emmanuel Church’s choir sings Evening Prayer in the English tradition and features organ and choral music, a reception follows the service, which is free and open to all, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 5 p.m., 401-847-0675.

Taste of Newport Child & Family's signature fundraiser, local chefs and restaurants share tastes and cocktails, Hotel Viking, 5 - 8 p.m., $125, "Dine Experience" a sit-down option 7:45 - 10 p.m., $225, 401-848-4150, childandfamilyri.com.

NAACP Awards Dinner The Newport County Branch of the NAACP celebrates its 95th anniversary, awards dinner and reception, Mainstay Hotel, 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., tickets are $60, 401-338-1075.

Movember Team Newport Muzzy will kick off its month of fundraising for the entire month of “Movember” to raise awareness about cancers that affect men, Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-0374.

Monday

November 2

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.

Beginning Drawing for Adults Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.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.

'Life on the Rue des Martyrs' International author Elaine Sciolino will talk about her new book "The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, "Newport Art Museum’s Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m.

‘A Solemn Requiem’ at St. John’s St. John’s adult choir and guest instrumentalists perform a candlelit service of remembrance for All Saints’ Day with Faure’s Requiem, all are welcome, St. John the Evangelist Church, located at 61 Poplar St., 6:30 p.m., 401-848-2561.

Tuesday

November 3

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.

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 Talk Diane Boumenot talks about the “brick walls” genealogists encounter, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Wednesday

November 4

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.

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.

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-noon, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd and blog about the conversation, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Series Marc Dunkelman speaks on his new book, “The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transformation of American Community,” 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.

Nonfiction Book Discussion Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Interpreting African Heritage’ Keith Stokes and members of the African Alliance of Rhode Island present “Beyond Chattel Property: Interpreting African Heritage as Inclusive History,” Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, doors open at 7 p.m. for light refreshments, 7:30 p.m. talk, 401-846-0660.

Karaoke See Nov. 3.

Thursday

November 5

Eight Bells Lecture “Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging U.S.-China Rivalry” will be discussed by Lyle Goldstein, Brett Hall, Newport Naval Station, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations are required for those without base access, limited seating, 401-841-4052.

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.

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.

Green Drinks Efforts of Clean Ocean Access and their initiatives will be presented at the monthly gathering of Green Drinks, Mission, 20 Marlborough St., 5:30 p.m., greendrinks.org.

‘Cheap Chic’ Author Talk Newporter Caterine Milinaire, a former Vogue editor, will focus on the recently released 40th anniversary edition of her fashion bible, "Cheap Chic" and provide women with helpful suggestions on how to dress better for less while also projecting their unique style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6 - 7 p.m.

Bird Feeding Basics Learn about bird identification and behavior while helping birds survive the harshest months of the year, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 6-7 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

'Culinary History in 100 Bites' Based on her recent book, “The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites,” Dr. Libby H. O’Connell presents a slide lecture about food in America, beginning just after the Civil War and ending with the close of World War I, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., Preservation Society members $10, general admission $15, advance registration required, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Rose Weaver Talk Rose Weaver, a Rhode Island icon, shares her remarkable life story as a singer and actress in her talk "Rose: Weaver of Story and Song,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Connecting the Dots’ Lecture Robert Van Petten presents “Connecting the Dots: A Career in Photography," Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7-9 p.m., 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Friday

November 6

Newport Restaurant Week Enjoy a 3-course lunch for $16 and a 3-course dinner for $35 at some of the area’s finest restaurants, through Nov. 15, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

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

Saturday

November 7

‘Race for Open Space’ 5K Run and Walk Race on Aquidneck Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway Trail, $20 entry fee, proceeds benefit ALT’s operations, register, 401-849-2799.

Annual Harvest Fair Raffle with cash prizes, a quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephants, theme baskets, children's activities, food court and baked goods, St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065.

Unique Boutique Craft Fair Professional local artisans offer hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items including clothing for adults and children, jewelry, pottery, totes and handbags, vintage linens, stained glass, wooden items and home d├ęcor, Easton's Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., Nov. 7 and 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30-11:30 a.m. See Oct. 31.

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.

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 6.

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.

Books and Authors Series Michael Morse, retired rescue captain of the Providence Fire Department, comes to the library with his dog, Mr. Wilson, to discuss his book "Mr. Wilson Makes it Home,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Science Saturday Design and test a loop the loop roller coaster marble run, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road., 2 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Opening Reception Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, original art by local artists and artisans, through Dec. 24, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Concert Heart Parsonsfield with Ian Fitzgerald opening, Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 and 10 p.m. See Nov. 6.

Comedy Show See “The Whole SHE-BANG!” at Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, 9 p.m., free, 401-849- 5000, newportgrand.com.

Sunday

November 8

Guided Bird Walk Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Unique Boutique Craft Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Nov. 7.

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

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 6.

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

Jesus Saviour Church’s Penny Social Vie for 100 items and enjoy free refreshments, 1 Vernon Ave., 1-5 p.m., doors open at noon, 401- 847-0065.

Surviving Cancer Through Poetry Carol Anderheggen reads from her new book, “Writing Down Cancer, a Journey of Dreams and Nightmares,” accompanied by David Dragone on the violin, fellow poets Heather Sullivan and David Dragone read a selection of poems, 2:30 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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