2016-08-25 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 25

Color Club Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Drop-In Families and older kids drop in to make LEGO creations, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Visiting Berkeley Scholars A talk about philosopher George Berkeley by visiting scholars, Whitehall Museum House lawn, 4:30-6 p.m., reception and talk free and open to the public, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, whitehallmuseumhouse.org. or email whitehall.ri@gmail.com.

Beach Cleanup Pitch in to help keep the beach clean, a Clean Ocean Access initiative, Surfers’ End of Second Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., 401-236-2561 or info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Business After Hours Newport County Chamber of Commerce networking event, Newport Beach Club, 8 Newport Harbor Drive, Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., nonmembers welcome, $5-$10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Murder on the Rails Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad offers interactive Gilded Age whodunit on a train, 6 p.m., reservations, 401-295-1203, newportmurdermystery.com.

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children come in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket, Middletown Public

Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Being A.P.” is about jockey A.P. McCoy, Newport International Polo grounds, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m. live music, 7:45 p.m. film followed by conversation, food vendors, bring blankets or chairs, newportfilm.com.

Mixed Mayhem Comedy performances vary weekly, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9 p.m., $10, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, bitplayers.net.

Friday

August 26

49er North American Championships Sail Newport and the International 49er Class Association host the 2016 49er/49er FX North American Championships, through Aug. 28, sailnewport.org.

Baby Time Drop-in story time, 10-10:30 a.m., playgroup, 10-11 a.m., for children ages birth-2 and a caregiver, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Genealogy Workshop Helen Smith leads this genealogy workshop, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Colony House Site Tour Explore the historic Colony House and the surrounding square, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., 401-836-0813, newporthistorytours.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Antique Buttons Program Free antique button appraisal, plus a trunk show and lecture, Marble House Mansion store, 548 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., RSVP by Aug. 23, 401-847-1000 x146, newportmansions.org.

The Well Coffeehouse Once-a-month Christian coffeehouse featuring area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations, all are welcome, refreshments served, the Annex, 40 Marcus Wheatland Blvd., from 7-9 p.m, wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Improv Comedy Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 p.m., BYOB, RSVP, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

August 27

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

St. Barnabas Annual Yard Sale St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, holds its annual yard sale, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., rain date Sept. 3, 401-683-1343.

49er North American Championships See Aug. 26.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Weekend LEGO Club Drop in to make a creation, try building the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, children 4 and up with an adult, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Garden Help at Paradise Park Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions, Paradise Park, Middletown, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., weather permitting, uri.edu/mastergardener.

Large-Scale Living History Event Step back in time to the summer of 1765 as dozens of costumed interpreters re-create a naval press gang incident, Washington Square, Perrotti Park (39 America’s Cup Ave.) and the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House (17 Broadway), 1-5 p.m., newporthistory.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Tower openings are weather-dependent, some restrictions and considerations apply, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m, $5 donation per adult, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org/ visitor.

Paper Airplanes Program Make and test paper airplanes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Concert and Fireworks Newport Naval Station’s Dewey Field opens to the public, 4 p.m. music by The Driftwoods, Navy Band Northeast at 7 p.m., fireworks, 9:15 p.m., bring lawn chairs and blankets, food and drink concessions and a children’s play area, coolers, backpacks, glass bottles, pets, outside food and drinks are not allowed, 401-841-3127.

Newport Polo Newport vs. Philadelphia, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

‘Newport Knights’ Launch Party “Newport Knights,” by local author

H.B. Loomis, launch party Pier Restaurant (lounge side), 10 Howard St., 5-8 p.m., 18+ event, maisondna.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Wedding Belles,” interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $15-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Comedy Night Fundraiser Fundraiser for Horse Play, Rhode Island’s only nonprofit, full-service equine rescue and sanctuary, cash bar, raffle, drawing, FOP Lodge 21, 464 Mitchells Lane, Middletown, 7:30 p.m., $25, 401-294-3565, hptrc.org.

‘Barrel of Laughs’ Comedy Night Several comedians perform, including Ben Hague, one of the hottest young talents in comedy, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8 p.m., 401- 848-5161, newportvineyards.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Sunday

August 28

49er North American Championships See Aug. 26.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover

the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour Walking tour showcases Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal, Newport Congregational and St. Mary’s Catholic churches, starts at Touro, 52 Spring St., at 11 a.m., advance ticketing required, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org.

Miantonomi Exploration Day Miantonomi Tower opens, climb the 100+ steps to the highest point on Aquidneck Island, Miantonomi Park, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance A presentation on the Kennedy wedding, which took place in St. Mary’s Church at the corner of Spring St. and Memorial Blvd. on Sept. 12, 1953, 1 p.m. at the church, $15, tickets, returntocamelot.org.

Harbor Walk Tour Join Friends of the Waterfront for a walking tour of public access points all along Newport Harbor, 1 p.m., meet at Ferrazzoli Park, corner of Washington St. and Long Wharf, parking available at the Visitors’ Center, newportwaterfront.org.

NIMFest Concert Chelley, Bill and Dyl, ZanRicky perform, King Park, Wellington Ave.,

3-6 p.m., lawn seating, cityofnewport.com.

Redwood Garden Party Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., tickets, call 401-847- 0295, x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Concert Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, 6 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

Monday

August 29

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Story Time for Two-Fives Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jametown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 26.

Drop-In Story Time Children ages 2-6 drop in for stories, songs, games and rhymes, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:45 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Gentleman Farm Lecture At “The Gentleman’s Farm,” learn about some of the elegant country homes of Virginia, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Game and Outdoor Movie Night Current students and new military and international students attending Gaudet Middle and Middletown High schools meet new school officials, NAVSTA school liaison officer and other students, enjoy a game and outdoor movie night, bring blanket or chair, food available for purchase, Middletown High School, 130 Valley Road, 6:15-10:30 p.m., mpc@middletownri.com.

Tuesday

August 30

Back to School Story Time Children ages 3-7 drop in for stories, rhymes and songs about school, craft project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, 10-11:30 a.m., Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292.

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 27.

Children’s Safety Program Children ages 3-7 meet Buster, a talking robot, and learn about the importance of safety seats and seatbelts, pedestrian safety and places to play, activity book to bring home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 1 p.m. See Aug. 28.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 3 p.m. See Aug. 28.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Drop in to the Maker Lab to work on your projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Outdoor Concert Jazz with Lois Vaughan, Sweetberry Farm, 953 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Arts Behind the Scenes Features works by Kerstin Zettmar, Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham Street, 2nd floor, 5:30 p.m., $10-$15, space limited, RSVP, newportarts.org/ events.

Late Summer Blues Concert Tool Box Band performs, East Ferry Veterans Memorial Square, Jamestown, 6 p.m., 401-423-7260, jamestownri. gov.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Wednesday

August 31

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Mother Goose Time Children ages birth-2 and a caregiver enjoy books, songs and finger plays, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 10:15-10:45 a.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Toddler Story Time Read alouds, songs or rhymes, finger plays, movement and a craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Story Time for Two-Fives 11:15 a.m.-noon. See Aug. 29.

Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Windmill Wednesday Prescott Farm windmill is open to the public, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-846-4152 x122.

Landscape at Rough Point Learn about the design history of this landscape while enjoying the gardens and breathtaking views, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $10, tickets online or contact Liz for reservations, 401-846-4152 x122 or liz@newportrestoration.org.

‘Baroque Drama’ “Baroque Drama: Castle Howard,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $25, tickets 401-847-0292, x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Adults and teens discuss Robert Heinlein’s, “Have Space Suit, Will Travel,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457 x104, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Thursday

September 1

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 27.

Eight Bells Lecture “War Against All Nations: Piracy and the Fight Against Global Terror,” by Douglas Burgess, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Tech Help Bring in a device or laptop or use the library’s to get tech questions answered, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30- 3:30 p.m., first-come, first-served, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages are invited to create with LEGO bricks, children ages 7 and younger must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen 3-D Printing At this Maker Space program, teens make 3-D puzzle pieces, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Jaws for a Cause’ Beach Cleanup Beach cleanup, participants wear a homemade shark fin, run into the water for the splash mob, sand castle contest, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-7 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Opening Reception “Looking In, Looking Out,” works by Tayo Heuser, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., shown through Oct. 8, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Baby Steps Fundraiser Annual fundraiser to benefit Baby Steps, cocktails, buffet, canapes, China Tea House, Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., ticket prices vary, ebcap.org.

Outdoor Movie “Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back,” a documentary about the contemporary Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave., rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:25 p.m. live music, 7:35 film followed by conversation, bring blankets or chairs, newportfilm.com.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:30 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Lecture “How to Talk about Slavery in 2016,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Friday

September 2

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 26.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Saturday

September 3

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 27.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, tour departs weather permitting from the Brick Market: Museum & Shop at 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space is limited, 401-841-8770 for reservations, newporthistory.org.

Garden Help at Paradise Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See Aug. 27.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 27.

Classic Yacht Regatta Weekend Classic yachts race, 11:55 a.m. first warning signal, 401-848-5777, iyrs.edu/newport-classic-yachtregatta.

Techno Challenge: Artbots Children ages 6 and up see how a few simple elements blend together to create art in this STEAM-inspired program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-2:30 p.m., register, 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Opening Reception Beach Studio artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Sept. 30, 401- 849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Newport Polo Newport vs. England, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Sunday

September 4

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Aug. 26.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 28.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour 11 a.m. See Aug. 28.

Miantonomi Exploration Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. See Aug. 28.

Classic Yacht Regatta Weekend See yachts designed and built by some of the greatest American masters, 10:30 a.m. parade, 11:55 a.m. first warning signal, 401-848- 5777, iyrs.edu/newport-classicyachtregatta.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 1 p.m. See Aug. 28.

Labor Day Reception Drinks and hors d’oeuvres, Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St., 3-7 p.m., 401-236-2454, marinergallery.org.

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