2016-10-20 / Calendar

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Thursday

October 20

Pre-K Autumn Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers hear nature stories and go for a walk, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, 10:30-11:10 a.m., rain or shine, in inclement weather an animal presentation takes the 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 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.

Noon Read/Eat/Chat Discuss “Genius of Place,” by Justin Martin, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Business During Hours’ Catered networking event, Newport Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon- 1:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

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.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.

Teen Program Dinner and a movie, craft project, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquarium ‘Feeding Frenzy’ Visitors help aquarium staff feed the sharks and more, the Exploration Center and Aquarium, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $7-$8, tickets are limited and can be purchased at savebay.org/aquarium.

Thursday Book Group Fiction and nonfiction, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

October 21

Technology Class Basic computing and searching the Internet, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, space limited, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.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.

Gilded Metropolis Study Day Explore the opulent primary residences and lifestyles of notable

families away from the Newport summer colony, The Breakers Stable and Carriage House, Coggeshall Ave., 1:30-5 p.m., $25-$60, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.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.

Art Speaks Mimi Leveque speaks about her book, “My Life Among the Dead,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

A Taste of Portsmouth Fundraiser benefiting the Portsmouth Free Public Library, beer, wine, restaurant specialties, silent and live auctions, 2658 East Main Road, 7-9 p.m., $25, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

ShakesFeare’s Tragic Tales Brave souls can witness betrayal, greed and madness as Newport Children’s Theatre actors portray the Bard’s villains, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, $10, free to children under 10, through Oct. 22, tours at 8, 8:20, 8:40, 9, and 9:20 p.m., email taraohare@hotmail.com to book.

Grimm’s Fairy Trail Directed Children ages 2 and up take a family-friendly walk as Newport Children’s Theatre actors perform scenes from Grimm’s favorites, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Ave., Middletown, $5, free to children under 10, through Oct. 22, tours at 5:30, 5:50, 6:10, 6:30, 6:50, 7:10 p.m., email taraohare@hotmail.com to book.

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.

Fortress of Nightmares Enjoy Tunnels of Terror, an interactive maze of ghoulish horror, as well as “Turned! A Zombie Experience” (space limited, online tickets only), and other attractions, Ft. Adams, Oct. 21-23 and 28-30, 7-10 p.m., fortressofnightmares.org.

Jamestown Arts Center Event Premiere of “PARt,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., through Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., $20, 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 22

5K Mansion Run and Walk Through Bellevue Ave./Ochre Point neighborhood of Gilded Age mansions and seaside landscapes, starts and finishes on Salve’s campus, 8:30 a.m. race, $10-$20 online registration, $20 race day registration (begins at 7 a.m. at Rodgers Recreation Ctr.), salve.edu/run.

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 Oct. 21.

Raptor Program Children ages 4-12 learn about and meet a live hawk and owl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 20.

LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Family Movie “Casper,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Makerspace Open Session Drop in and use the vinyl cutter and 3-D printer, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Author Talk Wendy Walker discusses her book, “All Is Not Forgotten,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spooky Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families watch “Goosebumps” (PG), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720.

Grimm’s Fairy Trail First tour starts at 5:30 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Newport Gulls Event Newport Gulls Hall of Fame dinner and silent auction, cocktails, presentation, induction, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m., $60 tickets at newportgulls.com.

Comedy Night Fundraiser for Knights of Columbus charities, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m. cocktails and appetizers followed by comedy, $25, tickets and information, Tom Murphy, 401-835-1135.

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.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Jamestown Arts Center Event 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Common Fence Music Performance by Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $18 in advance, $20 at the door, 401-683- 5085, commonfencemusic.org.

ShakesFeare’s Tragic Tales Tours start at 8 p.m. See Oct. 21.

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

Sunday

October 23

Pell Bridge Run Run or walk across the Pell Bridge from Jamestown to downtown Newport, first wave 7:15 a.m., online registration closes Oct. 20, $55, pellbridgerun.com.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 22.

‘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.

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

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 21.

Piano Concert A performance by Nadejda Vlaeva featuring Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata in G Major and works by Sergei Bortkiewicz and Bulgarian composer Alexander Vladigerov, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m.

Redwood Library Piano Concert Roxana Bajdechi Frizzi performs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve.

James L. Maher Center's Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser, live music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401- 846-4600.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Monday

October 24

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 21.

Tween Wand-Making Children 8-12 make wizard wands and enjoy Harry Potter crafts and activities, age limit strictly enforced, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Mondays Drop-in craft hour, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Exhibit Opening “Do Lord Remember Me: The Black Church in Rhode Island,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Book club for mystery fans, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Pell Center Talk “Hacking the Election,” Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 7-8:30 p.m., RSVP, pellcenter.org/ events.

Tuesday

October 25

Coloring Club Join the club, an adult activity, supplies provided, Middletown

Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 20.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club A mix of fiction and nonfiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library Watch a film, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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 is on-hand to help you find information about your ancestors, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3-5 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.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.

‘Terrified of Technology’ Talk Learn about cyber safety, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 4-5 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Michael F. Crowley Lecture Series “Fort Adams and the Irish,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., lectures at 4 and 6 p.m., reception follows the 6 p.m. lecture, Museum of Irish History members, $5 donation, nonmembers, $20 donation, space limited, reserve, newportirishhistory.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.

Maker Lab Open Studio Work on projects individually, for ages 12-adult, Newport Public Library,

300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Book Discussion “Etiquette & Espionage,” by Gail Carriger, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-5967, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

October 26

Newport Chamber Event “Cyber Security for Enterprises 101,” Newport Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-10 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Economic Update Luncheon A discussion on the impact of higher education bonds, Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., noon-2 p.m., $25 members, $35 nonmembers, must register by Oct. 21, newportchamber.com.

Growers’ Market The last growers’ market of the season, local products and produce, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 learn about bats, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-2:30 p.m., $5, register at education@ballardpark.org.

Newport Restoration Foundation Event Symposium on Doris Duke’s collection of and caring for Islamic art, coffee and snacks provided, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 1-5 p.m., online tickets, $20-$50, 401-846- 4152 x113, newportrestoration.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 7 and up focus on “The False Prince,” by Jennifer A. Nielsen, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Children’s Halloween Party Candy and a spooky craft, costumes encouraged, for children ages 3 and up, Middletown Pub-

lic Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.com.

Paradise Valley Lecture Series “Stained Glass in Paradise: St. Columba’s Chapel,” Norman Bird Sanctuary studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., register, paradisevalleyri.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Series “How We Form Opinions,” with Steven Sloman, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for members, $10 for nonmembers, seating is limited, 401-847-0295 x 112 to reserve.

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.

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

Thursday

October 27

Halloween Party Food, games and prizes for children in grades K-4, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Broadway Trick or Treat Wear you best costume and get great treats, EBCAP Family Center, 19 Broadway, and lower Broadway, 4-6 p.m.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5-6 p.m. See Oct. 20.

‘Business After Hours’ Newport Chamber event, refreshments and networking, Ocean- Point Insurance Agency, 500 West Main Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., $5 members, $10 nonmembers, register by Oct. 21, newportchamber.com.

Slavery Presentation “Legacies of Slavery and Freedom,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30- 6:30 p.m., seating limited, reserve, newporthistory.org.

Teen Melted Crayon Art Design a pumpkin with melted crayons, all material provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

October 28

Knitting Group All skill levels, guidance provided, all are welcome, Middletown Public

Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., register, 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Corn Maze 4 p.m.-dusk. See Oct. 21.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 21.

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

Murder on the Rails 6:30 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Saturday

October 29

5K by the Bay Starts at 446 Cushing Road, 9 a.m., sna5k.org.

Halloween Howl Youth Regatta Sail Newport’s season-ending youth regatta, through Oct. 30, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 22.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 20.

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.

A-Maizing Halloween Party Old-fashioned Halloween costume party for the whole family, fun and games and crafts, Escobar’s Highland Farm, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain date Oct. 30, $8 for ages 12 and up, $6 for ages 5-11, free for kids under 5, $1 off if in costume, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com.

Paradise Valley Lecture Series “A Geological Walking Tour of Paradise Valley,” walking tour and lecture, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, noon, register, paradisevalleyri.org.

Divorce Talk Learn about co-parenting after divorce, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Mad Scientist Party School-aged children enjoy some spooktacular science experiments including ghosts rising, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Jamestown Arts Center Program “The Faces of the Project 3.8” is

here for one night only, proceeds benefit the Dorian J. Murray Foundation, which works to increase support for pediatric cancer initiatives, and enable the exhibit to move forward with more shows, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 North Road, 6-8 p.m., suggested donation $10, jamestownartcenter.org.

Pipe Screams on the Point Family-friendly Halloween organ recital with singers performing “Double Trouble” from the third Harry Potter movie, costumes welcome, St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., $5 donation, $15 family maximum, benefits Episcopal charities, 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Murder on the Rails 6:30 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 21.

Sunday

October 30

Halloween Howl Youth Regatta See Oct. 29.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 21.

Not Very Creepy Carousel Non-scary family fun suitable for young children at Easton’s Beach rotunda and carousel, 1-4 p.m., $5 per child includes a goody bag, two free rides on the carousel, light refreshments and many crafts to make, 401-845-5800.

Halloween with Gabby the Clown Mr. Bumbles will join Gabby for a Halloween party at the VFW Post, 52 Underwood Lane, Middletown, noon-5 p.m., costume judging 3-4 p.m., children under 12 free, adults $6, 401-846-1591.

Taste of Newport Fundraiser for Child and Family Services, food, cocktails, silent auction, Hotel Viking, 1 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-8 p.m., online tickets, tasteofnewportri.com.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 21.

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