2016-09-01 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

September 1

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

Tech Help Bring a device or laptop or use the library’s to get tech questions answered, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 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.

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.

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.

Music on the Lawn Toe Jam Puppet Band interactive show, open to all, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 6 p.m., 401-848-2561.

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., 6 p.m., 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 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.

Slavery 2016 “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

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.

Corn Maze Grand Opening Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m.- dusk, free for kids under 5, $6 for ages 5-11, $8 for ages 12 and up, 401-864-1064.

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.

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

Saturday

September 3

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main

Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 2.

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.

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

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., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

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

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, 2-3 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, 4 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Sept. 2.

Sunday

September 4

Garden Help at Prescott Farm Master gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, newportrestoration.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Sept. 3.

‘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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 2.

‘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.

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 signal, 401-848-5777, iyrs.edu/newport-classic-yacht-regatta.

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.

Newport Elks Fundraiser Annual Labor Day Weekend Lobster Boil/Steak Fry, Pelham Ave., 2-6 p.m., prices vary, DJ, horseshoe tournament, all proceeds benefit local Elks charities, tickets available in the Elks Lodge lounge, Hutiii@cox.net for additional reservations and inquiries.

Labor Day Reception Drinks and hors d’oeuvres, Mariner Gallery, 267 Spring St., 5-8 p.m., 401-236-2454, marinergallery.org.

Monday

September 5

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 2.

Tuesday

September 6

Redwood Story Time Children ages 1-5 enjoy stories and songs, 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.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 3 p.m. See Sept. 4.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch “The Monuments Men” (PG- 13), starring Matt Damon, George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Get tips and tricks to help you get

the most out of your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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.

Networking Event “Cocktails in the Casemates” Newport Chamber networking event includes cocktails, appetizers and live music, open to members and nonmembers, Fort Adams, North Casemates, 6-8 p.m., $35, RSVP by Sept. 2, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:15 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Wednesday

September 7

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Stone Mattress,” by Margaret Atwood, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 4.

Toddler Story Time Children ages 2-3 enjoy 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.

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

Technology Session The library offers a 3-D printing and design session, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-6:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Talk on the Ocean Liner Normandie Learn about the tragic story of Normandie, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. lecture, $5-$10, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Database Download Workshop Bring your device and library card and learn how to take advantage of the free downloads from the library’s website, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Classic Film Series Watch “Grease” (PG-13), popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, all are welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Fall Wildflower Walk Go over some of the basics of wildflower identification and head

out to the fields to search for and identify some common fall flowers, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., rain date Sept. 8, recommended for ages 8 and up, $8-$10, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Thursday

September 8

Foiling Week Sailing Races The second event of Foiling Week takes place in Newport, races include the Moth North American Championship and the A Class Catamaran Pre-Nationals, through Sept. 11, foilingweek.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers enjoy nature stories and a nature walk substituted by an animal presentation in case of inclement weather, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 10:30-11:15 a.m., general admission $5 for one parent and one child, register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Tech Help 2:30-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 1.

LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Teen Dinner and a Movie Teens watch a movie over pizza and dessert, let the library know of any food allergies ahead of time, small, optional craft offered during the movie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art After Dark Create art in a variety of ways, music, scavenger hunt, Newport Art Museum, 75 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Gallery Night Participating venues offer evening hours, 5-8 p.m., newportgallerynight.com.

Friday

September 9

Foiling Week Sailing Races See Sept. 8.

Baby Story Time Children ages birth-2 drop in for finger plays, stories and fun, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-10:30 a.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Secret Garden Tour Self-guided walking tour of gardens in historic Newport, through Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., sun or showers, $20-$25, 401-439-7253, secretgardentours.org.

Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 2.

‘Tale of Hook and Pan’ “Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan” dance production, North Pier at Fort Adams and the decks and rigging of the Oliver Hazard Perry, through Sept. 10, includes a gala evening on Sept. 9, tickets start at $95, available at islandmovingco.org, 401-847-4470.

Corn Maze 4 p.m.-dusk. See Sept. 2.

Doris Duke Historic Preservation Awards Funds raised by this event support Newport Restoration Foundation’s expanded academic programs and center for the study of historic preservation and material culture, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 6-8:30 p.m., $160, newportrestoration.org.

Murder on the Rails 6 p.m. See Sept. 2.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 2.

Saturday

September 10

Foiling Week Sailing Races See Sept. 8.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Watercolor Workshop Demonstration and assistance painting landscapes at Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., rain date Sept. 11, $25-$40, register, 401-423-0005 x3, historicnewengland.org.

‘Second Saturdays’ at the Museum Each “Second Saturday” is curated based on a theme and includes a variety of activities designed for children ages 3-10, Newport Art Museum, 75 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free or by donation, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Sept. 3.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 2.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

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

Garden Help at Paradise Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See Sept. 3.

Beavertail Lighthouse Opens Discover Jamestown’s most visited landmark, noon-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, time and other restrictions/considerations apply, such as climbers must be at least 4 feet tall, beavertaillight.org/visitor.

Books and Authors Series Presentation and book-signing regarding Newporter Jaimy Mauricio’s book, “Beyond 2012: Watch Where You’re Going,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tween Maker Lab Program Tweens make 3-D pencil toppers, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Tale of Hook and Pan’ See Sept. 9.

Newport Polo New England Challenge, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., general admission $12, free for children to age 15, nptpolo.com.

Mystery at the Museum “A Shocking Shower,” a family-friendly interactive murder mystery, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, newportmurdermystery.com.

Stargazing Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University bring high-powered telescopes to give a tour of the fall skies, Saturn and Mars are visible, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 8-9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, $15 suggested per group/family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Sunday

September 11

Foiling Week Sailing Races See Sept. 8.

Art Market Local art on display, busking too, 136 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Newport Art House.

Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 9.

Art Market Newport Art House presents a community art market, 136 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., second Sunday of the month through December, 401-855-4691, newportarthouse.org.

Corn Maze Grandparents’ Day at the maze, 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 2.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance 1 p.m. See Sept. 4.

‘Read to Me’ Program Performance and reading by locally published author Mifflin Lowe, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

New England Festival of Hope Inspirational speakers, live music, and children’s activities in honor of the fallen and first responders of the 9/11 tragedy, joint effort of 15 New England churches, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4-7 p.m., nefestivalofhope.com.

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