2017-09-07 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

September 7

LEGO Thursdays Children of all ages build according to a theme, creations displayed for a week, children 7-and-under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 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

Newport Library 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.

Baby Play Time Children ages 2 and under with a caregiver enjoy toys, music and board books, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportpubliclibrary.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 event, group rates and other discounts, tickets good for any or all days, 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 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.

Corn Maze 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.

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

Saturday

September 9

Cars and Coffee Event Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum to view cars, Chateau-Sur-Mer, 474 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401-848- 1000, newportmansions.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.

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. Newport Library 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. 8.

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

Whale Guitar Project Hear about the plight of whales 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 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.

Art Museum 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.

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 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.

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 per adult, 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.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept .8.

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 x14, ailt.org.

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

‘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. 8.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 9.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Music Fest at Glen Park The Portsmouth-Tiverton Rotary Club hosts a music festival to support military families and local charities, includes food, vendors, family fun and three bands, Glen Park, 100 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 2-6 p.m., admission by donation.

Monday

September 11

Middletown Library Book Sale Items are 50 percent off, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 2-5 with a caregiver enjoy books, songs, finger plays and a craft, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:15- 11 a.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

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.

Newport Library Book Sale Noon-7 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Maker Monday Children ages 5-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Needles Galore Knitting Group Knitting instruction for all skill levels, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, best for ages 4 and over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tuesday

September 12

Newport Library Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Coloring Club An adult activity, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Preschool Story Time Children ages 3-5 with a caregiver enjoy stories followed by an activity or craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss “White Trash,” by Nancy Isenberg, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘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

Middletown Library Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Movie Matinee “Gifted” (2017), 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 Enjoy a movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

On-the-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to make a craft, materials provided,

Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

3-Design and Printing Class A workshop for adults, must have familiarity with computers and Windows OS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Author Talk Local, award-winning author, John. B. Cummings, Jr., speaks about “Murder, Manslaughter and Mayhem,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2657 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., reserve, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

September 13

Newport Public Library Book Sale 9 a.m.-7 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers enjoy nature stories and a walk, animal presentation substituted for walk in inclement weather, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-10:45 a.m., $5 per 1 parent/1 child pair; $2 per additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.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 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 10.

Jamestown Story Times Children 2-and-under with a caregiver, 10:15 a.m.; children 2-5 with a caregiver, 11:15 a.m., Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Kids’ Guitar Sing-Along Children ages 5-and-under with a caregiver sing and dance, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Toddler Story Time Children from 20 months to 3 years old with a caregiver enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a craft or activity, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11- 11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Computer Workshop Learn how to get the most from the Internet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Book Club Children in grades 3-4 read “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEM Science Lab Drop in to create, experiment and

engineer, best for ages 4-8, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Visit conserved properties on the island, tours start and end at Aquidneck Land Trust office, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, leaves at 4:45 p.m., returns by 7 p.m., includes a reception at Sweetberry Farm, free for members, $10 nonmembers, exact change, checks and credit cards accepted, reserve, 401-849-2799, x13, ailt.org.

Meditation for Brain Health Hear a lecture and learn a simple meditation technique, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Seamen’s Church Institute Lecture “Green Boats and Ports for Blue Waters: The Role of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. lecture, $10 suggested donation, reserve, 401-847-4260, leslie@seamensnewport.org.

Computer Class Introduction to computers, no computer experience necessary, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “Lab Girl,” by Hope Johren, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Thursday

September 14

Newport Boat Show Wooden Boat Show, Newport International Boat Show and Newport Brokerage Boat Show, held concurrently, Newport Harbor, Sept. 14-16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Smart Cities Design Lecture Learn about smart cities design concepts and Newport’s smart grid project, Salve Regina’s Pell Center, 518 Bellevue Ave., noon- 1:30, $30 Newport Chamber members, $35 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Sept. 11.

LEGO Thursdays 3 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Construction Club Children ages 5-8 enjoy free play and build with Lincoln Logs, Bristle Builders, K’NEX, Kiva Planks and Goldiblocks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Celebrating Doris Duke as Tastemaker Learn how fine and decorative arts connoisseur and fashion icon Doris Duke left an indelible mark on all things design, tour the house and grounds, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 4-6 p.m., adults $10, 12 and under free, reservations suggested, pay at the door if space allows, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Teen Movie Teens enjoy “Planet of the Apes,” with Charlton Heston, pizza, popcorn and an optional craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Art After Dark Coleman Center “Try it Night,” 5-7 p.m., guided museum tour, 6 p.m., talk on art, fashion and celebrity culture with designer Leah Benjamin, 6:30 p.m., reservations recommended, cash bar and light refreshments, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Mariner Gallery Lecture Peter Arguimbau, Marine Artist will lecture on "Luminisim, Renaissance Movement in America, Combining Old Master Technique with the Hudson River School," 7 p.m., 203-274-6176 mariner gallery.com.

Opening Reception Opening reception for “In Crescita” exhibit, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

September 15

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 11.

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

Grass Court Invitational See the Hall of Fame Tennis Association grass court invitational collegiate tournament, visit the museum ($8 instead of regular $15 admission), International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Sept. 17, tournament admission free, 401-849- 3990, tennisfame.com/visit/events.

Newport Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 14.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Oscar Series Best picture, “Moonlight,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Concert Cabaret Pianist Dynasty Battles performs sonatas and improvisations on audience-submitted themes, child-friendly over age 5, St. John’s guild hall, 61 Poplar St., 7 p.m., suggested donation $20, $15 for seniors and students, tickets at the door or in advance at brownpapertickets.com/event/3072485, information at 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Saturday

September 16

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Newport Landscape Tour “The Green City: Parks and Pleasure Grounds,” starts at Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue and Mill Street, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., $10 suggested donation, reserve, newportarboretum.org.

Southern Bay Lighthouse Tour View 11 lighthouses, tour Rose Island and lighthouse, Alofsin Piers, Fort Adams, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., $50-$55, tickets at savebay.org/ lighthouse-southern.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Sept. 11.

Grass Court Invitational 10 a.m. See Sept. 15.

Firefly Yoga Festival Yoga, meditation, various workshops, music, vendors and food, Glen Park, 100 Frank Coelho Drive, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., facebook.com/fireflyyogafest.

Newport County Days Newport County residents with proof of residency (driver’s license or other ID with an address) enjoy free admission to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, through Sept, 17, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Newport Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 14.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Saturday Stories Children ages 1-4 with a caregiver enjoy reading, rhymes, songs and a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:00 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Bellevue Landscapes Walking Tour Hear stories of past and present gardeners who have worked at many of Newport’s finest homes, stop at a greenhouse and look at historic gardening tools, 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., $5-$20, reservations recommended, call for details about the tour departure site, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Easton’s Beach, Memorial Boulevard, supplies provided, bring recyclable mug for coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Jamestown Windmill Open 1 p.m. See Sept. 9.

Teen Cake Wars Teens in grades six and up work in pairs and decorate their own cakes, materials provided, prizes awarded, alert Sue or Colleen of food allergies ahead of time, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, porlibteen@gmail.com, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Fiddle Workshop and Performance Irish fiddle master Kevin Burke offers a workshop, 4-5:30 p.m., $15, and a concert, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Newport History Event Period dinner inspired by the 1869 meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and Ida Lewis, Colony House, Washington Square, VIP ticket holders enjoy a cocktail hour and reenactment, 5:30 p.m., $250; general admission ticket holders, 6:30 p.m., $175, tickets limited, reserve, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Sunday

September 17

Four Bridges Ride A 26-mile bike ride that crosses all four bridges that connect Jamestown and Aquidneck Island to the mainland, bikers must wear a helmet, starting line in the Park and Ride on Boston Neck Road in North Kingstown, 7 a.m., finishes at Roger Williams University in Bristol, online registration through Sept. 14, $65; on-site registration, $70, 4bridgesride.com/info.

Newport Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 14.

Grass Court Invitational 10 a.m. See Sept. 15.

Newport County Days See Sept. 16.

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

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Medicinal Vinegars Interactive Lecture Join an herbalist to investigate medicinal and culinary vinegars, enjoy a self-guided tour, bring lunch, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-3 p.m., $15- $20, historicnewengland.org.

Book Signing Local cookbook author Laura Blackwell shares her experiences and recipes, and signs copies of “The Fisherman’s Table,” Newport Mansions Store, Bannister’s Wharf, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 9.

Piano Concert Vassily Primakov plays sonatas by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, presented by the Jamestown Community Piano Association, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401- 423-1762.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Sept. 10.

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