2016-10-06 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

October 6

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.

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.

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

Paradise Valley Lecture Series Learn about the rich history of Paradise Valley, Norman Bird Sanctuary studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30 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 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.

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, 401- 847-8720, 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.

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.

Mangia! Italian Cooking Demo Learn some tips from Sardella’s chef, Patrick Fitzgerald, a Festa Italiana event, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., 401-849-7087.

Olde Town Ghost Walk Guided, lantern-led stroll, discover the ghosts, ghouls and legends of Newport, nightly through Halloween, 8 p.m., rain or shine, meet next to the Mainsail Restaurant and Skiff Bar on the 2nd floor of the Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave., reservations and online tickets at ghostsofnewport.com.

Friday

October 7

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.

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.

‘Saplings & Spirits’ Newport Tree Society fundraiser, reception and tree trolley tour, 5-8 p.m., reservations required, newporttreesociety@gmail.com.

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.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 6.

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 8

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

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.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Take a closer look at the portraits, children create their own portrait or self-portrait and have their face painted like their favorite museum face, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 7.

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.

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.

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 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, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., space limited, register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Carved in Stone Walking Tour Guided tour of Newport’s Common Burying Ground, departs from the Visitors’ Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., 4 p.m., online tickets, ghostsofnewport.com.

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.

Chamber Concert The Newport String Project will be the featured ensemble for the first Chapel Chamber Music concert at St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m. $10-$20, 401-846-9700.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 6.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Oct. 7.

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., newportmarathon.com.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 8.

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.

‘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.

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 Oct. 7.

Newport String Project 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.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Monday

October 10

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See Oct. 7.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 7.

Columbus Day Parade From St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., to the Columbus monument, corner of Bellevue Ave. and Memorial Blvd., noon, Columbus monument ceremony, 1 p.m.

Afternoon Adventure for Kids Hike, leaf hunt, fall craft for children ages 7-12, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-3 p.m., $5, 401-619-3377, register at education@ballardpark.org.

Tuesday

October 11

Coloring Club Open to all, 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. 8.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Basic Excel Class Beginning users of Excel learn to make a spreadsheet, add and manipulate data, and print out the spreadsheet, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 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.

Genealogy Open Studio A librarian assists you with research using the library’s ancestry databases, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.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.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Local Hauntings and Legends Ken DeCosta, founder of the R.I. Society for the Examination of Unusual Phenomena, gives a presentation on local hauntings and legends, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Wednesday

October 12

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 9.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 learn about native and invasive species, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

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

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss, “The Worst Class Trip Ever,” by Dave Barry, and blog about the conversation, snacks provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register,

401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 are invited to tinker, experiment and build to aid in the development of problem solving, critical thinking and STEAM skills, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Yoga for Kids A program for children in grades 1-5, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Series Susan Brind Morrow discusses her book, “The Dawning Moon of the Mind,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 6 p.m. lecture, members free, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

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

Dewey’s Readers Discuss nonfiction that reads like fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Reducing Stress through Meditation Dr. Alan Post discusses the effect of meditation on stress-related responses and presents a simple meditation technique, includes a short meditation sitting, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Speaker Series “Landmarks in the Development of Navigation,” with Capt. Richard Alexander, USN (ret.), Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., register at 401-847-4260 or megan.seamens@gmail.com.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Thursday

October 13

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 8.

Tech Help 2:30 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Jamestown’s LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Dewey’s Readers 3:30-5 p.m. See Oct. 12.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about an artist and then create a project in that person’s style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Dessert Decorating Program Teens enjoy Halloween and fall-themed fun with music, games and cupcake and cookie decorating, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art after Dark Meet the museum’s new curator, Francine Weiss, gallery tour and talk, live model portrait sketching, scavenger hunt and music, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Newport Gallery Night View artwork at participating venues, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Living History Talk “And One for the Pot, Tea and Treason,” Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP to 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Teen Thursdays Children in grades 6-12 use felt, conductive thread and LED lights to create a light-up monster pin, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:*30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Friday

October 14

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 p.m. See Oct. 7.

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

Corn Maze 4 p.m.-dusk. See Oct. 7.

October Full Moon Hike Children ages 5 and up venture onto the trails to view the breathtaking moonlit landscape, learn

about the cycle of the moon, fun activities, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30-7:30 p.m., $8-$10, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Murder on the Rails 6:30 p.m. See Oct. 7.

Scottish Dance Class Learn the energetic steps for Scottish dancing, similar to contra dancing, Jamestown Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 7 p.m., $10 per class, 401-423-1574.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Oct. 7.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Saturday

October 15

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Oct. 8.

Daffodil Bulb Giveaway Newporters receive free daffodil bulbs, Easton’s Beach, Memorial Blvd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., daffodillion.com.

Star Wars Reads Day Come in costume, try your hand at the Wookie Cry Contest, and create things to take home, for all ages, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 9:30- 11:30 a.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Sail for Hope Race around Jamestown, supports charities, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 7.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 8.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 8.

Redwood Book Club Discuss Edith Wharton’s “The Custom of the Country,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., all are welcome, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Common Burying Ground Walking Tour “Photographing Stones and Souls in the Common Burying Ground,” bring a camera, appropriate for photographers of all skill levels, the ground is uneven, proper footwear recommended, departs from the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Café-style seating throughout the wharf, live music, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 16, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 401- 849-2243, bowenswharf.com.

Mini Maker Faire Share your project, tinker, and meet other makers, best for children over 5, organized by Tinker Bristol and FabNewport, Florence Gray Center, noon-5 p.m., free, 401-439-0160 or 401-441-7608.

Rugby Match Newport RFC face off against Portland RFC, 64 Fort Adams Dr., 1 p.m.

Halloween Fun Halloween dance party and costume contest, DJ, celebrity judges, Halloween craft, prizes, Ballard Park quarry, Hazard Road entrance, 1-3 p.m., 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Things that Glow Program Hands-on program for children ages 7 and up to discover why some things glow in the dark and some things don’t, make Glo Lava, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Apple Day at Whitehall Whitehall Museum House open for tours and Apple Day festivities, live music, apple treats, and Colonial games, Whitehall, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown, 2-4 p.m., whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Carved in Stone Walking Tour 4 p.m. See Oct. 8.

Common Fence Music Performance by Wild Ponies, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 advance, $23 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

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.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Improv Comedy 8 and 10 p.m. See Oct. 7.

Sunday

October 16

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 8.

Guided Hike 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 9.

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival 11 a.m. See Oct. 15.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 7.

Piano Concert Classical pianist Clemens Teufel performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $10-15, space limited, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Olde Town Ghost Walk 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.

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