2017-09-21 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

September 21

Newport 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.

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 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.

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, advanced reservations required, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

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.

NewportFilm Presentation See “A Fine Line,” Rosecliff ballroom, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. reception with music, 7 p.m. film followed by 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

Festa Italiana The 23rd annual Festa Italiana includes a variety of events on various dates through Oct. 9, 401- 847-7271.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 21.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 21.

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.

John Panaggio Original Ziti Night This Festa Italian event benefits the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship fund, Vasco de Gama Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 5-7 p.m., $18 adults, $5 children under 12, 401- 847-7271.

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 23

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 21.

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.

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.

Touch-A-Truck Event Family-friendly event to benefit Child and Family Services and its Sandpipers Early Learning Center, see trucks and enjoy entertainment, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain date Sept. 30, $10 currently enrolled Sandpiper families, $15 community families, 401-848-4102 or at pcarbone@childandfamilyri.org.

Middletown Public Library Book Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Sept. 21.

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.

Film Screening Watch a movie at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:45 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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., 15-20-minute performances, free, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

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. 22.

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.

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.

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

Jamestown Oktoberfest Family event, German food, wine, beer, music and raffles, Conanicut Marine Facility, 260 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, 3-7 p.m., $15 dinner meal, $5 kids 12-and-under, 401-741-6864.

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.

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

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. 22.

Sunday

September 24

Frosty Freez Family Fun 5K and Kiddie Cone Run Proceeds benefit Lucy’s Hearth and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Sachuest Beach main entrance, day-of registration begins at 7 a.m., Kiddie Cone race starts at 8:30 a.m., 5K race starts at 8:45 a.m., event includes children’s fun, more information and online registration at imathlete.com.

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.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Sept. 22.

Wounded Warrior Paddle Canoe and kayak to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project, on-site registration at 11:30 a.m., Ocean Mist, mewstavern.com

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 23.

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-minute performances, free, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.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.

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.

Monday

September 25

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 Time Children ages 8-12 make their own 3-D drawings, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Teen Book Dominoes Teens in grades six and up design complex patterns and knock down books of all sizes, results posted on library’s Facebook page, Ports-

mouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Read and discuss mysteries, newcomers and drop-ins welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

September 26

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

Building Wealth Seminar “Build Wealth Like a Boss,” with Kevin O’Leary, star of TV’s “Shark Tank,” Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Road, noon, free, register, likeashark.com.

Brown Bag Lunch Book Discussion Bring a sandwich or salad, drinks provided, drop-ins and newcomers welcome, books available at the circulation desk, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, noon-1:30 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour 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

Movie Matinee “Born in China,” a documentary, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tech Help Drop in with your device and get help from a reference librarian, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical performance and 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 Watch “Split,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Maker Lab Open Studio 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 class, must be familiar with a computer and Windows OS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Fiction Book Club Teens discuss “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” by Emily M. Danforth, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Film Screening View the 1989 Academy Award

winning film, “Cinema Paradiso,” Italian with English subtitles, Edward King House, 35 King St., 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 401-846-7426.

Wednesday

September 27

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

Book Club Children in grades seven and up discuss “City of Ember,” by Jeanne DuPrau, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Video Editing Teens bring their device and edit their photos and videos, 10 laptops available, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

MLK Family Dance Party Performance by Jesus Andujar, Dominican master drummer, and his band Grupo Sazon, hot dogs, chips and drinks served, Martin Luther King Center’s Marcia Farrar Community Room, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 5-7:30 p.m., free, all ages welcome, commonfencemusic@yahoo.com.

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

Thursday

September 28

LEGO Thursdays 3 p.m. See Sept. 21.

STEAM Club Children ages 7-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

Business After Hours Network with other professionals, appetizers served, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5-7 p.m., $5 Newport Chamber members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-1600, newportchamber.com.

‘Lost Providence’ Lecture An architectural journalist talks about the development of architectural change and urban planning in Providence, at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, Newport- Mansions.org/Learn/Lectures.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Doc,” by Mary Doria Russell, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Introduction to Email Learn about email, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, basic knowledge of computers, keyboards and the mouse required, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

September 29

Oscar Series Watch best foreign film, “The Salesman,” 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. 22.

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Sept. 22.

Historical Baseball Game The Naval War College hosts an Army/Navy baseball game in period-accurate uniforms to mark the centennial of American involvement in World War I, all are welcome, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 4:30 p.m., free, 401-841-7276, museumeducator@usnwc.edu.

Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception “Pictures and Windows,” and “Be of Love and Other Stories,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Portsmouth Art Guild Opening Reception Members exhibition reception, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through Nov. 5, 401-293-5278, porstmoutharts.org.

Manhattan Short Film Festival Watch shorts from this global film festival, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., through Sept. 30, same films shown both nights, $10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 22.

Saturday

September 30

Sail for Hope Race around Jamestown to support charities, register, 401-846- 1983, sailnewport.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 23.

Portsmouth Garden Club Sale Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Rd., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dahlias Workshop Learn tips and tricks for growing dahlias, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., included with the price of admission to the garden, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Whitehorne Open House Community open house to discuss Whitehorne Museum House’s 21stcentury visitors, 416 Thames St., 1-4 p.m., reservations suggested, 401- 847-2448, newportrestoration.org.

NBS Harvest Fair Live music, games and crafts, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Oct. 1, $3-$6, under 3 free, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Corn Maze Pumpkin Festival at the maze, 10 a.m. See Sept. 22.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Sept. 23.

Art Exhibit Opens “Print Masters,” a collection of original signed prints by noted 20th-century artists, Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, 219 Goddard Row, Brick Marketplace, hours vary, shown through Jan. 1, 401-619-2701, newportcontemporaryart.com.

3-D Printing for Beginners Adults and children learn, design and create using the 3-D printers, best geared for ages 10-and-up, younger children welcome when accompanied by a caregiver, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 23.

Festa Italiana King House Presentation “Italian Ancestors of Today’s Newporters,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free and open to the public, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Family Movie Children ages 6-12 and their families enjoy “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Manhattan Short Film Festival 7 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Comedy Night Live music, 7 p.m.; comedy with the Portuguese Kids, 8 p.m., hors d’oeuvres served, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7-11:30 p.m., $30, tickets at 401- 835-1135 or portuguesekids.com.

Common Fence Music Corey Harris performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $25 in advance, $28 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 22.

Sunday

October 1

NBS Harvest Fair 10 a.m. See Sept. 30.

Opening Reception “Place in Mind” by Bunny Harvey, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., shown through Nov. 4, 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Newport String Project Enjoy Beethoven with the Newport String Project, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-3:30 p.m., $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers, includes admission to the museum, reserve, 401-848- 8200, newportstringproject.org.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Sept. 24.

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