2017-09-14 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

September 14

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

Smart Cities Design Luncheon 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 Library Book Sale Items are 50 percent off, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-7 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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.

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, reserve, 401- 847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

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

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.

Film Screening and Reception Free with RSVP, “Of Rails and Sails: The Life of Arthur Curtiss James,” 7 p.m., prescreening reception with filmmakers, seating on first-come, first-served basis, dress is black tie to blue jeans, doors open at 6:30, Jane Pickens Theater, Touro Street, register and print out your ticket or show your smartphone, eventbrite.com.

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

Opening Reception Opening reception for “In Crescita” exhibit, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., shown through Oct. 21, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

September 15

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 14.

Grass Court Invitational See the Hall of Fame Tennis Association grass court invitational collegiate tournament, free, and 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, 401-849-3990, tennisfame.com/ visit/events.

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

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.

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 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 eight-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.

Film Screening Watch “Metropolis,” a 1927 silent, German science fiction, black-and-white film, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 6 p.m., donations appreciated, 401-847-0675.

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, information at 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.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 16

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 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. 14.

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., prices vary, 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 Preservation Society properties, through Sept, 17, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Sept. 15.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Mystery at the Museum "Sleuth’s Symposium,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 15.

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 Parkand Ride lot 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.

Hurricane of 1938 Slide presentation by Norman Champagne about the Hurricane of 1938, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., free.

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 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. 15.

Mystery of the Old Stone Mill Slide presentation and complete history of the mystery of the Old Stone Mill, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., free.

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, register, 401-423-0005 x3, 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. 16.

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 18

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 14.

Whitehorne Open House Community open house to discuss how Whitehorne Museum House’s renowned collection of 18th-century Newport furniture might better serve the interests and needs of 21st-century visitors, 416 Thames St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., reservations suggested, 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.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.

Tween Maker Lab Children ages 8-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, space limited, first-come, first-served, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts 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.

Faux Stained Glass Teens create a work of art that looks like stained glass, Newport Public Library, 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Tuesday

September 19

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

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 16.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Visit four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue,

72 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 24, $20-$28, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Sept. 14.

Tuesday Matinee “Beatriz at Dinner” (2017), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Bring your device and get help from a reference librarian, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical performance featuring historical footage, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 3-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 24, $15 tickets online and at other locations, 401-847- 0475, returntocamelot.org.

Library Movie “Their Finest,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

3-D Design and Printing Class An adult workshop, must have familiarity with the computer and Windows OS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “I Always Loved You,” by Robin Oliviera, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

September 20

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 17.

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

Grades 5-6 Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “Maniac Magee,” by Jerry Spinelli, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Garden tours, gallery talks and activities, lawn chairs and picnics welcomed, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, children 12-and-under free, 401- 847-8344, kelsey@newportrestoration.org.

Teen Travel Club Led by Rogers High School students, this new travel club explores the culture, fashion and food of other countries starting with Italy, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Secret Lives of Sharks Learn how researchers are using cutting-edge, satellite-based tags on Cape Cod sharks to answer some basic questions, Redwood

Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., free for Redwood Library members, $10 nonmembers, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Photo Guild Program The program features author, photographer and documentary filmmaker Henry Horenstein, all are welcome, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., newportphotoguild.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.

Book Talk Dr. Marcus Nevius talks about his upcoming book describing the colonies of escaped slaves and others in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina, Newport Public Library, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-846-0643.

Thursday

September 21

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest Includes a two-day grand tasting, celebrity chef appearances, cooking demos, brunch, dinner and seminars, Marble House, Rosecliff and The Elms, through Sept. 24, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Discover Colonial Newport 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 16.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring a lunch and discuss “Grant Wood: A Life,” by Tripp Evans, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 1-7 p.m. See Sept. 14.

Business During Hours At this Newport Chamber networking event, bring your best sales pitch and marketing materials, lunch provided, Newport Chamber, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, noon-1:30 p.m., chamber members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

LEGO Thursdays 3 p.m. See Sept. 14.

NHS Annual Meeting The theme is “The New Newport Historical Society,” NHS Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 4-5 p.m., RSVP, 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Spotlight on Education Share your ideas and suggestions about the educational possibilities at the Opera House Theater, meeting at the theater offices, 11 Touro St., second floor of the Horgan Building, Washington Square, 4:30- 5:30 p.m., RSVP, 401-619-4599, rsvp@operahouseri.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, free for children ages 3-and-under, advance reservations required, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Sept. 14.

NewportFilm Presentation See “A Fine Line,” Rosecliff ballroom, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m.

reception with music, 7 p.m. film followed by a conversation with the director, newportfilm.com.

‘Sunset and Sequins’ Benefit Black-tie ballroom gala celebrating National Ballroom Dance Week raises money for pediatric trauma kits for Aquidneck Island’s EMS systems, enjoy carousel rides, appetizers and refreshments, live music and dancing, Easton’s Beach rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-10 p.m., $65 tickets at eventbrite.com.

Computer Class Introduction to searching the Internet, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

September 22

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 21.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 14.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 15.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See 15.

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Sept. 15.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 15.

Saturday

September 23

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 21.

Toastmasters Fall Speech Contest Contestants compete in a speech contest, open to the public, refreshments served, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Cider in 18th-Century Newport The Newport History Society offers a free, interactive program featuring cider press demonstrations, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, 10 a.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Rum and Revolution Walking Tour Hear stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, reserve, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Island Moving Co.’s ‘Open for Dancing’ Dances made for iconic Newport landscapes by guest choreographers and collaborating artists, Ballard Park and Fort Adams Redoubt, 2 p.m.; Ballard Park, Fort Adams Redoubt and Greenvale Vineyards, 3 and 4 p.m.; Greenvale Vineyards, 5 p.m., 15 to 20-minute performances, free, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 16.

Harvest Craft Fair Unique creations and products, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cherishthemoments.net.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Sept. 15.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Sept. 16.

Pheasant Drive Beach Clean Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Pheasant Drive Beach, Portsmouth, family friendly, bring a mug for coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Meet the Author Debra Zannelli talks about her new book, “Dark Night of the Soul,” followed by Q&A and book-signing, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

‘Shamrocks and Seashells’ Fundraiser for the Museum of Newport Irish History’s interpretive center featuring a bagpiper greeting, cocktail reception, music, silent auction and carousel rides, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-10 p.m., $75, RSVP by Sept. 16, newportirishhistory.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Sept. 16.

Sky Gazing Get a guided tour of the fall skies through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 7:30-9 p.m., rain date Sept. 24, suggested donation $5 per person, $15 per group/family, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 15.

Sunday

September 24

Middletown Rotary Car Show Car, truck and motorcycle festival, Fort Adams, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., rain date Oct. 1, 401-864-4028, fortadams.org/events.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 16.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 21.

Island Moving Co.’s ‘Open for Dancing’ Dances made for iconic Newport landscapes by guest choreographers and collaborating artists, Greenvale Vineyards and Fort Adams Redoubt, 2 p.m.; Ballard Park, Fort Adams Redoubt and Greenvale Vineyards, 3 and 4 p.m.; Ballard Park, 5 p.m., 15-20 min. performances, free, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org. Portsmouth Historical Museum Society 2 p.m. See Sept. 17.

Boyd’s Windmill 2 p.m. See Sept. 17.

Piano Concert I-Heung Lee’s concert features works by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart and others, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $10-$15, reserve, 401-847-0295 x112, redwoodlibrary.org.

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