2017-08-31 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

August 31

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.

Film Screening “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Jaws for a Cause’ Beach Clean-Up Family-friendly event, beach cleanup, splash mob, prizes for best sand castle and homemade fin, refreshments, Easton’s Beach 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-7 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

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.

Outdoor Film and Picnic Contest “House of Z,” documentary about fashion designer Zac Posen, 6:30 live music, 7:30 film followed by Q&A with director, plus a picnic contest, Ocean Cliff lawn, 65 Ridge Road, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., $5 suggested donation, 401-649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Doug Woolverton and Friends Concert International trumpet player and regular headliner at the Newport Jazz Festival performs, St. John’s lawn (inside the church hall in inclement weather), 61 Poplar St., 6-7:45 p.m., 401-848-2561.

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

September 1

Corn Maze Opens Enjoy getting lost in an 8-acre corn field, Escobar Farm Corn Maze, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, Fridays, 4 p.m.-dusk; Saturdays, 10 a.m.- dusk; Sundays 11 a.m.-dusk, prices vary, 401-683-1444, 401-864-1064.

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.

Jamestown Library Film “Beauty and the Beast” (2017), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, Jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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 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.

Audrain Automobile Museum Gala Primary entertainment by renowned comedian and TV host Jay Leno, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m.-midnight, standard tickets $1,000, tickets at 401- 856-4420, audrainautomuseum.org.

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

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.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Sept. 1.

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 31.

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.

Tour the ‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ Free tour of Rhode Island’s tall ship, Fort Adams, 1-4 p.m., through Sept. 3, 401-841-0080, ohpri.org.

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

Newport Polo Series U.S. vs. England, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

DeBlois Gallery 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.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 1.

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.

‘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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Sept. 1.

Jamestown Windmill 1 p.m. See Sept. 2.

Tour the ‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ 1 p.m. See Sept. 2.

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., donations welcome, middletownhistory.org.

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

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 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.

Monday

September 4

Corn Maze 10 a.m.-dusk. See Sept. 1.

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.

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.

Middletown Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Sept. 3.

Boyd’s Windmill 2 p.m. See Sept. 3.

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

Tuesday

September 5

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 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 31.

‘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

Movie Matinee Watch “The Zookeeper’s Wife” (2017/PG-13), starring Jessica Chastain, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Film Screening Watch a movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Teen Gaming The PS-4 is available to play video games, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-7 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Wednesday

September 6

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Nobody’s Fool,” by Richard Russo, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 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.

Jamestown Story Times Children ages 2 and under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m.; children ages 2-5 with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 3.

Computer Workshop Learn the basics of PowerPoint, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grades 1-2 Book Club Discuss “Nate the Great,” by Marjorie Weisman Sharmat, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Sketching, flower activity, guided garden tour, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, children 12 and under free, reserve, 401-847-8344, Kelsey@newportrestoration.org.

Author Talk Rene Silvin gives an intimate look at the controversial lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by a lecture, $5-$10, register, 401-847- 0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Yes! Dance! Yes! Dance! affirms the power of movement, creativity and expression, all are welcome, experience not necessary, St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., 5:45-6:45 p.m., 401-846-0966.

Gilded Suffragists Hear about the role played by some of the most wealthy and influential women of the Gilded Age in winning the right to vote for women, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10, $15, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org/ learn/lectures.

Yoga on the Beach Enjoy yoga at Surfer’s End, Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., newportyogis.com.

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

Thursday

September 7

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 31.

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages drop in for any amount of time, children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Dinner Theater See “Self Help,” by Norm Foster, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., various dates through Oct. 8, 401-848- 7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Friday

September 8

Book Sale Everything for a dollar, use honor box if store is closed, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Secret Garden Tours See prestigious gardens and properties along Bellevue Avenue and Ocean Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 10, rain or shine, $20 in advance online, $25 day of, group rates and other discounts, tickets good for any or all days, rain or shine, purchase day of tickets at the Visitors’ Center, 23 America’s Cup Ave., and other venues, 401-439-7253, secretgardentours.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 1.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Artist’s Reception View “Level,” by Kelsey Miller, and enjoy a musical performance by St. George’s students, Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., shown through Oct. 13, 401-413- 1467, stgeorges.edu.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Saturday

September 9

Cars and Coffee Event Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum to view cars, Chateau-Sur-Mer, 74 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401-848- 1000, newportmansion.org.

Portsmouth Arts Guild Yard Sale Artisans and crafters, and goods from home, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 401-293- 5278, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., portsmoutharts.org.

Book Sale 9 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Watercolor Workshop Get a demonstration of landscape painting, then paint the many facets of the farm, guidance provided, open to all levels of experience, bring materials and bag lunch,

Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $25- $40, historicnewengland.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Sept. 1.

Secret Garden Tours 10 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Whale Guitar Project Hear about the plight of whale and see this one-of-a-kind, American-crafted, Melville-inspired whale guitar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free with the price of museum admission, members and children under 5 enjoy the program at no cost, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 31.

Art Exhibit “Be of Love and Other Stories,” contemporary highlights from the permanent collection, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., through Jan. 7, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Rug Hooking Demonstration Demonstration by the Little Rhody Thrummers, the R.I. Chapter of the Traditional Rug Hooking Artists, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, projects displayed for a week, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Jamestown Windmill 1 p.m. See Sept. 2.

Rally for Recovery Food, family activities, and entertainment, Pottsy Field, 648 West Main Road (next to the Middletown Public Library), 1-4 p.m., mpc.middletownri.com.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3 p.m., must be in line by 2:30 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Meet the Author Jan Shapin, local author of the recently-published “Red Year,” speaks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Polo Series Newport vs. Baltimore, Newport International Polo Grounds, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $12, free up to age 15, 401-846- 0200, nptpolo.com.

Sunday

September 10

Orchard Family Run Four-mile run/walk, 7 a.m. check-in, walk-ins welcome, 8:30 a.m. start time, 8 a.m. short fun run for kids 8 and under, see alpacas from Glen Ridge Farm, race starts and ends at Pennfield School, Little Slocum Farm, 110 Sandy Point Ave., 401-849-4646, pennfield.org.

Bird Banding Walk and Talk Learn about migratory bird research and watch bird banding, Bailey Brook, meet at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road, 9 a.m., parking limited, carpooling suggested, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Surf Photography Workshop Hunt for surfers at Newport and Middletown beaches and learn the basics of surf photography, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 1-8 p.m., $260-$300, register, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Watson Farm Tour Tour this seaside working farm, learn stories of the land, people, and natural resources of Narragansett Bay, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-5 p.m., $5-$10, historicnewengland.org.

Witherbee School This one-room schoolhouse opens to the public, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., 401-849-1870, middletownhistory.org.

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