2016-10-27 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 27

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.

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.

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

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.

Design a Pumpkin Teens design a pumpkin with melted crayons, all materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Friday

October 28

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 skill levels welcome, 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.

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.

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, through Oct. 30, 7-10 p.m., fortressofnightmares.org.

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

Saturday

October 29

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

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 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 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 27.

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, bit.ly/paradisevalley.ri.

Co-parenting after Divorce Learn co-parenting tips for the holidays, 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.

Haunted Folklore Hear tales of haunted folklore, tour the lighthouse, visit the haunted barracks, fun for all ages, register, roseisland.org.

Haunted Graveyard Scary and educational fun, proceeds benefit outreach programs, St. Columba’s churchyard, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, tours every 15 min. from 5-9:45 p.m., $5, 401- 847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Haunted Happenings This fun family event starts with a potluck/Halloween party (costumes are optional) in the parish hall, followed by a showing of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in the church, Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 5:30 p.m., 401-846-0643.

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, 6-9 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.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Sunday

October 30

Halloween Howl Youth Regatta See Oct. 29.

‘Trunk or Treat’ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will present its third annual “Trunk or Treat,” 11 a.m.- noon, rain or shine, all are welcome, 401-846-9567.

Colony House Site Tour 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Oct. 29.

‘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.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Carve a pumpkin while enjoying caramel popcorn and apple cider, Vanderbilt Grace, 41 Mary St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $10, 401-846-6200.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 28.

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.

Spooktacular Sunday Family-friendly comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 p.m., $10 for kids, $15 for adults, bitplayers.net.

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. 28.

Monday

October 31

Trick or Treat at the Library Children ages 2-12 are invited to visit the Children’s Desk to receive a Halloween treat, while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 12:30-8:45 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Bellevue Trick or Treat Look for the orange and black balloons along Bellevue and William streets to find treats, 3-5 p.m.

On-the-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a seasonal craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Ha-LOL-Ween Hilarity Lots of Halloween laughs with the Bit Players, costume contest with prizes, BYOB, Firehouse Theater, 9 p.m., $18, bitplayers.net.

Tuesday

November 1

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.

Organizing Basics Learn how to tackle your organizing projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Coloring Club Adult coloring club, all are welcome, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “The Meddler” (PG-13), starring Susan Sarandon, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 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.

Wednesday

November 2

Morning Book Group Discuss “Smoke,” by Dan Vyleta, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Kids’ Book Club Children in grades 3-4 discuss and blog about Sara Pennypacker’s “Pax,” register, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Life of the Mind Salon Series “Our Country’s Future,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, members free, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, 401-847-0295 x112 to make a reservation, redwoodlibrary.org.

Introduction to Zentangle Learn basic steps to create a 3x3-inch Zentangle tile, materials provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 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 “Bishop Berkeley in Paradise,” Norman Bird Sanctuary Studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., register, bit.ly/paradisevalley. ri.

Thursday

November 3

Business Before Hours A Newport Chamber event, St. Clare-Newport, 309 Spring St., 8-9 a.m., members free, nonmembers $10, RSVP, 401-846-1608, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture “At the Point of the Cutlass,” by Greg Flemming, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Oct. 27.

LEGO Thursdays For children of all ages, participants under 7 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.

Decorative Luminary Lighting Make candle-lit luminaries, materials and snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Oct. 27.

YMCA Fundraiser Annual holiday wine and craft beer tasting event, 5-8 p.m., $68 general admission, buy tickets online or at the YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/news_ events.

Lecture and Booksigning “A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley,” Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-5, reservations requested, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport Interactive Marketers Event Newport Interactive Marketers hosts Google analytics expert, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., free, limited space, preregister at bit.ly/NIMevents, sue@anglesandinsights.com.

Friday

November 4

Newport Restaurant Week Participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, through Nov. 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Knitting Group 1:30 p.m. See Oct. 28.

Corn Maze 4 p.m.-dusk. See Oct. 28.

‘Cornucopia’ Preview Party Preview party for the Cornucopia Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., $25, tickets online, at the door if not sold out, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org.

Saturday

November 5

Newport Restaurant Week Through Nov. 13. See Nov. 4.

Pell Artisan Fair The Pell PTO hosts its fourth annual holiday craft and artisan fair, more than 20 crafters and artisans, children's craft table, refreshments, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., free admission.

St. Joseph’s Harvest Festival Enjoy fun, food, children’s activities, a silent auction and more, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065.

‘Race for Open Space’ 5K A 5K run and walk fundraiser for Aquidneck Land Trust, start and finish at The Glen, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 10:30 a.m., ailt.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770 for reservations, newporthistory.org.

LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects put on display at the library for two weeks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 28.

Film Family movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Author Talk Aaron Thier discusses his book, “Mr. Eternity,” Q & A follows, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “Two Barretts: Irving and Julie,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Nov. 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

‘Cornucopia’ Art Sale Buy fine arts and handmade artistic products from New England artisans, café open, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 adults, 401-849- 4646, pennfield.org.

Stargazing Look at the sky through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 6-8:30 p.m., suggested donations: $5 per person, $15 for groups/families, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Common Fence Music Patty Larkin performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

November 6

Newport Restaurant Week Through Nov. 13. See Nov. 4.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Oct. 28.

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