2017-08-24 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 24

Redwood Book Sale The sale offers a wide selection of nonfiction, fiction, music CDs and DVDs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., through Aug. 26, features a $5 a bag option, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Whitehall Tours Visiting philosophers on hand for tours and conversation, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 27, admission by donation, whitehallmuseumhouse.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Philosopher Reception and Lecture Whitehall’s current philosopher in residence, Bishop Michael Ipgrave, gives an informal talk, light refreshments served, Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave, Middletown, 4-6 p.m., whitehousemuseumhouse.org.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, advance reservations required, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Chess Club All ages and skill levels welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700

West Main Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

NewportFilm Screening “Dealt,” Newport International Polo grounds, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 6:30 p.m. live music, 7:45 p.m. film followed by Q&A with film subject Richard Turner and director Luke Korem, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Cabaret “I Love…What’s His Name,” a musical show, parental discretion advised under age 13, BYOB, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, Aug. 24 and 31, 8 p.m., $18 online, $20 at the door, 401-849- 3473, firehousetheater.org.

Friday

August 25

Redwood Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Baby Time Play Group Children ages 2 and under drop in for board books, music and toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

NMAI Guided Tour Learn more about the original

paintings on display at the National Museum of American Illustration, the Golden Age artists behind these artworks, and the architecture and history of the NMAI’s home, Vernon Court, 492 Bellevue Ave., Fridays, 3-4 p.m., 401-851-8949 x18, americanillustration.org.

‘MacBeth’ The Seaside Shakespeare Society presents “MacBeth,” Aquidneck Park playground, 4:30 p.m. preshow fun, 5 p.m. show, through Aug. 26, donations, visit them on Facebook.

Art Exhibition Reception “Visual Development,” by contemporary artist Theresa Girard, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 5-7 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Fall Exhibition Gallery Opening Featured are Rhode Island School of Design alumni, artists from the South of Washington neighborhood in Boston, and a mixture of painting, metal work and sculpture, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, 6-8 p.m., newportcontemporaryart.com.

Disco Throwback Bash Hustle lesson, refreshments, BYOB, themed attire encouraged, proceeds benefit the hall renovation fund, Common Fence Point, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7-11 p.m., $25, eventbrite.com.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

August 26

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Fort Adams Event Civil War reenactment, Fort Adams, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-847-0707, fortadams.org.

Redwood Book Sale 9:30 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 24.

STEAM Play Day The program features LEGO challenges and STEAM-based educational toys, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Classic yacht regatta from Bristol to Newport, first warning signal, 11:55 a.m., see the majority of yachts at IYRS, Thames Street, and Alofsin piers, Fort Adams after the race, iyrs.edu/newport-classicyacht regatta.

British Occupation Living History Event The 1777 British occupation of Newport living history event features more than 75 costumed interpreters who recreate aspects of life during the summer of 1777, Washington Square and other venues, noon-5 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Opens Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., must be in line by 3:30 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401- 423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens This windmill, built in 1787, opens to the public, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 8, plus Monday, Oct. 9, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

NMAI Lecture Mary Jane Begin discusses her upcoming book, “My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island,” National Museum of American Illustration, 492 Bellevue Ave., free parking in the Arboretum parking lot

across the street, 1:30 p.m., lecture with price of museum admission, $10-$20, reserve, 401-851-8949 x18, art@americanillustration.org.

American Revolution in Newport Walking Tour The tour starts at the Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., ends at the White Horse Tavern for a rum sample and a reproduction of an 18th-century Royal Navy cup, 21+ event, 2-4 p.m., $30-$35, reserve, 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

‘Salute to Summer’ Concert and Fireworks Naval Station Newport presents a concert and fireworks at Dewey Field, music begins at 3 p.m., includes a performance by the Navy Band Northeast at 7 p.m., fireworks at approx. 9:15 p.m., for base admission, parking, restrictions and other information, visit navymwrnewport.com.

Newport Polo Series Newport vs. New York, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

‘MacBeth’ 4:30 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Sunday

August 27

Fort Adams Event 9 a.m. See Aug. 26

Fitness in the Park The Aquidneck Land Trust and the YMCA offer a free exercise class for all ages and skill levels, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 10-10:45 a.m., Sailt.org.

Whitehall Tours 10 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Newport Classic Yacht Parade and Regatta The parade begins at 10:30 a.m., some of the best views are from the Goat Island dock, Bowen’s and Bannister’s wharfs, King Park pier, Alofsin piers at Fort Adams, and the IYRS marina, the first warning signal of the race is at 11:55 a.m., see majority of the yachts after the race at IYRS and Alofsin Pier, Fort Adams, iyrs.edu/newport-classicyacht regatta.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial Age to Gilded Age, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., $10-

$15, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Opens Climb the tower for a view of Aquidneck Island, Miantonomi Park, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., ailt.org.

NBS Presentation and Hike Presentation on reptiles and amphibians, then a guided hike (intermediate difficulty) to look for them, for ages 5 and up, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2:30 p.m., $8- $10, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Geology Talk and Walk Learn about the landscape, its natural history and the changes caused by humans, then take a guided walk to view rocks and stone walls, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-4 p.m., $15-$20, historicnewengland.org.

Boyd’s Windmill Visit this historic windmill, Prospect Avenue at Paradise, Middletown, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through Sept. 3, plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Middletown Historical Society Museum This former one-room schoolhouse offers an exhibit of Middletown’s founding families, other items highlight contributions made by our ancestors, Prospect Avenue, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Sept. 3 plus Monday, Sept. 4, donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum Open Among other things, this former church houses some of Julia Ward Howe’s belongings, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

NIMFEST Concert Chelley, Bill and Dyl, Rick and Rory, and Anita Mansfield, King Park, Wellington Avenue, lawn seating, 3-6 p.m., facebook.com/nimfest.

Redwood Garden Party This annual event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live music, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., $75, 401-847- 0295 x115 and redwoodlibrary.org for tickets.

FabNewport Maker Party and Fundraiser FabNewport’s annual maker party and fundraiser includes food and fun, and speaker Peter Grey, author of “Free to Learn,” proceeds go to purchasing machines and tools for the lab, Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 5 p.m., register, 401-439-0160, fabnewport@gmail.com, fabnewport.org.

Jamestown Outdoor Concert The Jamestown Community Band performs, East Ferry Memorial Square, easternmost terminus of Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, 6:30 p.m., jamestownri.gov.

Monday

August 28

Redwood Story Time Children ages 3 and under with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs and toys, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., $10-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meats, crafts and artwork, Fort Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 4, farmfresh.org.

Comedy “Laughter for Locals,” Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org

Tuesday

August 29

Parent and Child Yoga Children ages 1-4 with a caregiver do yoga, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30-10:15 a.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Coloring Club An adult activity, 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 Aug. 24

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Visit four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 31, $20-$28, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org.

North Side Community Market The market features two or more farmers, activities for children, music and community programs, Pell School, 35 Dexter St., 2:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 29, rain or shine, farmfresh.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical performance and video demonstration, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 3-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 31, $15 tickets online and at other locations, 401-847- 0475, returntocamelot.org.

Movie Matinee Watch a movie at Middletown Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio Drop in and work on your 3-D or other projects, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Summer Concert Series Jazz with Lois Vaughan, Sweetberry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 847-3912, sweetberryfarmri.com.

Interactive Marketers Workshop Brainstorming session on design thinking techniques to improve your brand’s goals, Forty 1° North, 351 Thames St., 6-9 p.m., reserve, newportinteractivemarketers.com.

Teen Fiction Book Club Teens discuss “Finding Audrey,” by Sophie Kinsella, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

August 30

Back to School Story Time Children ages 3-5 and a caregiver

drop in for stories, songs and rhymes all about school, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30- 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Open Play Children ages 2-4 with a caregiver play with toys, siblings welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30. See Aug. 27.

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays, through Oct. 25, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

After Five Beach Clean-Up Help clean up Surfers’ End at Second Beach, 315 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-6 p.m., info@cleanoceanaccess.org.

Vaux-Le-Vicomte Lecture Learn about the history of the French chateau, Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $25, reserve, 401-847-0295 x115, redwoodlibrary.org.

Comedy “Laughter for Locals,” Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org

Thursday

August 31

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 24.

Chess Club 6 p.m. See Aug. 24.

Outdoor Film and Picnic Contest “House of Z,” 6:20 live music, 7:35 film followed by Q&A with director, plus a picnic contest, Ocean Cliff lawn, 65 Ridge Road, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 401- 649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Cabaret 8 p.m. See Aug. 24.

Friday

September 1

Oscar Film Series “La La Land,” starring Emma Stone, popcorn provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Aug. 25.

Saturday

September 2

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Exhibit and Opening Reception “All Hands on Deck,” 11 artists celebrate the tradition of recreational and working vessels on Narragansett Bay, exhibit runs through Oct. 4; opening reception Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m., Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. England, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 5 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Opening Reception Opening reception for Liberty Street Painters and Charlene

Carpenzano, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 1, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Poison, Pens, and Poets,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Sunday

September 3

Guided Bird Walk Novice and experienced birders bring binoculars and join experts to prowl the best bird-watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Jamestown Windmill Open 1 p.m. See Aug. 26.

Boyd's Windmill Open 2 p.m. See Aug. 27.

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