2016-09-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

September 29

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.

Jamestown’s 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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m.

Newport Children’s Theatre Audition Audition for “The Neverending Story,” Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., register online for a time spot, newportchildrenstheatre.com.

Aquidneck Land Trust Program This conservation speaker series program presents an interactive installation by artist Dick Lynn titled “Frackhouse: Choose Your Path,” Paradise Valley Park, Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., RSVP, lpedrick@ailt.org or 401-849-2799 x18.

Festa Italiana Meatball Challenge Sample and vote for your favorite meatball, dessert included, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6-8 p.m., $10, 401-849-7087.

Friday

September 30

Library Downloads Program Bring your device and library card and learn how to take advantage of the library’s free downloads, Jamestown Phlomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rogues and 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.

Knitting Group All knitters, all skill levels welcomed, guidance provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m.-dusk, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com.

Opening Reception Fall exhibitions, new artwork, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Murder on the Rails Newport & Narragansett Bay Railroad offers interactive Gilded Age whodunit on a train, 6:30 p.m., reservations, 401-295-1203, newportmurdermystery.com.

Manhattan Film Festival The same 10 short films each night, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., Sept. 30-Oct. 1, $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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

October 1

Portsmouth Garden Club Yard Sale Home and garden items, books, furniture, and jewelry, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Harvest Fair Annual old-fashioned fair, games, craft tents, music, food and beer vendors, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, through Oct. 2, adults, $6, children ages 3-12, $3, free to children under 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.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., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 30.

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.

Common Burying Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried in the Common Burying Ground who helped shape Newport’s history, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5- $15, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult create with LEGO bricks, try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Technology Session The library offers a technology class, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-4:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Books and Authors Series Michelle Hoover on her latest novel, “Bottomland,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “Everyday Joy,” works by Cindy Crimmin, Elizabeth Lind, Martha Guillette and Jeanne Rosier Smith, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Opening Reception “Inspiration, Imagination and Storytelling,” featuring the art of Elaine Aidinoff-Edelberg, Rita Honnen and Kathy Morton, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.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.

Manhattan Film Festival 8 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Sunday

October 2

Harvest Fair 10 a.m. See Oct. 1.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 1.

‘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.

Superheros Day at the Corn Maze Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 401-683- 1444, escobarfarm.com.

NetWorks Videos World premiere of 2016 NetWorks videos by Richard Goulis accompany the fifth and final NetWorks exhibition at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1:30 p.m., 401-828-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Watson Farm Tour “Off the Beaten Path,” a guided tour of this seaside working farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-5 p.m., $5-$10, 401-423-0005 or buy online, historicnewengland.org.

Beethoven Discussion Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the R.I. Civic Chorale and Orchestra, leads a discussion of Beethoven’s Sixth, Seventh and Ninth symphonies, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., space limited, reserve, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday

October 3

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

Teen Library Program Teens make glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

October 4

Retirement Seminar An Edward Jones financial adviser gives information about planning for retirement, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., chamber members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, supplies 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 Oct. 1.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “The African Queen” (1951), PG, starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Basic Microsoft Word Class Those just beginning to use Microsoft Word learn how to create, edit, save and print a document, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Draw with Phil Children in grades 5 and up sketch characters from “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” with local teen artist Phil Reilly, pencils and paper are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Learn tips and tricks to help you get the most from 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.

Cocktails and Conversation Conversation with exhibiting artist Tayo Heuser and Jamestown Arts Center’s exhibition director, Karen Conway, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal or blanket and hear stories, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:15 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Old Family Photo Workshop Learn how to identify and date old family photographs, with Maureen Taylor, expert on historic photograph identification and preservation, as well as family history research, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-

7:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Noam Chomsky Seminars Lecture on the work and philosophy of Noam Chomsky, includes video clips and Q & A, Channing Church’s parish hall, 135 Pelham St., $5 or $15 series, register and give phone contact information, 401-846-0643.

Wednesday

October 5

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “The Dog Stars,” by Peter Heller, 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 Oct. 2.

Eight Bells Lecture “Before Jutland,” by James Goldrick, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, usnwc.edu.

Growers’ Market Local products and produce, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Oct. 26, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Scratch and Tinkercad Workshop Best geared for ages 9 and up, younger children welcome if accompanied by a caregiver throughout the session, learn, design and create with free Scratch and Tinkercad accounts, participants encouraged to preregister for these accounts (with parental permission), use personal laptops or library equipment, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-6:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Series Short gallery talks that spotlight lesser known stories about the more than 9,000 objects in the Rough Point collection, 680 Bellevue Ave., doors open at 5 p.m., $10 for adults, space limited, advance registration recommended, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Fashion Photographers Talk Michael Gross discusses his book, “Focus,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and

cheese reception, 6 p.m. talk, members free, $10 nonmembers, space limited, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Film Screening “Alice’s Ordinary People,” with filmmaker Craig Dudnick, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Movie Watch “The Shining” (1980), rated R, 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, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Lecture “The Ethical Challenge of New Technologies,” Pell Center, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., space limited, RSVP, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org.

Thursday

October 6

Pre-K Autumn Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers hear nature stories and go for a walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 10:30-11:15 a.m., rain or shine, in inclement weather offers an animal presentation in place of walk, $5 one child and one parent, $2 each additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 1.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Sept. 29.

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.

Jamestown’s LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Rhode Island Furniture Lecture “Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650- 1830,” Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP to the Museum of Newport History, 401- 840-8770, newporthistory.org.

Artists’ Reception Conanicut Island Art Association presents the Portsmouth Art Guild Invitational, Jamestown Town Hall gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., shown through Nov. 10, Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., conanicutartassociation.com.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Paradise Valley Lecture Series Learn about the rich history of Paradise Valley, Norman Bird Sanctuary studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30-7 p.m., register, paradisevalleyri.org.

‘Rock the Mansion’ Fundraiser Benefits the Newport County Community Mental Health Center, live music, silent and live auctions, food, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, 6-10 p.m., $85, tickets, 401-846-

1213 x109 or eventbrite.com, nccmhc.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30-7:15 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Supernatural Evening Researcher and author Jeff Belanger, host of “New England Legends,” offers an evening of true ghost stories, research and evidence throughout the world, Q & A and book-signing follow, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30- 7:30 p.m., space limited, newportlibraryri.org.

Internet Safety Learn about cyber threats and what you can do to keep yourself safe, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:45 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Food Demonstration A Festa Italiana event, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., 401-849- 7087.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival Six comedians including Dan Soder and Corinne Fisher, Brick Alley, Studio 3, and Firehouse Theater, Oct. 6-9, $20 in advance, roguecomedyfest.com.

Friday

October 7

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

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Murder on the Rails 6:30 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 6.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Saturday

October 8

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

Stone Wall Workshop Learn how to build and repair a traditional stone wall at this hands-on workshop, refreshments, bring work gloves if you have them, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $40, reserve, 401-846-4152 x122, newportrestoration.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 30.

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

Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Adventure Brownies, Juniors and Cadettes hike at Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5, register, 401-619-3377, education@ballardpark.org.

Festival in the Park Festa Italiana event, Italian food, novelties, music, dancing, face painting, Elmo, Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, 401-662-0928, visit Newport Festa Italiana on Facebook.

Broadway Street Fair Family activities, food, exhibiting artists, four stages feature local musicians, comedy and dance, noon-6 p.m.

‘Mapping the Newport Experience’ Walking Tour Discover how Newport’s cultural identity is embedded in its urban history and streetscapes, tours depart from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 1-2:15 p.m., free, reservations required, space limited to 20 participants per tour, reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Fall Hike Guided hike of Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 2-3 p.m., rain date Oct. 9, $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Books and Authors Series Family program with natural history writer Todd McLeish, whose recent book is “Narwhals,” includes slide show and Q & A, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Re-create an Animation Device Re-create a phenakistoscope, one of the early animation devices that led to the creation of modern movies, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tween Only Maker Program Children ages 8-12 create with the vinyl cutter and 3-D printer, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Arts Center Event CD release and music video premiere featuring Francisco Pais, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 6.

Sunday

October 9

Clean Ocean Access Event Help Clean Ocean Access for a few hours with dune protection and recycling efforts to make sure no traces are left from the Newport Marathon, 5 a.m.-3 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Newport Marathon and Half-Marathon Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., newportmarathon.com.

Guided Hike Hike along the trails, perfect for families, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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 11 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 30.

Concert Newport String Project season opening concert, Newport Art Museum Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., $10-$25, advanced registration suggested, 401-848- 8200 x7983, newportartmuseum.org.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 6.

Frank Sinatra Tribute Festa Italiana event, Chris Jason performs music by Frank Sinatra, Portofino Restaurant, Ramada Inn, 425 East Main Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m. silent auction, 7:30 p.m. concert, complimentary appetizers, cash bar, proceeds benefit Sen. John O. Pastore Cultural Scholarship, tickets $35, advance sales 401-683-4378, visit Newport Festa Italiana on Facebook.

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