2017-09-28 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

September 28

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.

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 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.

‘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, newportmansions.org.

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, basic knowledge of computers, keyboards and the mouse required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 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 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 cornfield, 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.

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.

Newport Harbor Trash Skimmer Tour Join Clean Ocean Access to learn how the City of Newport is trying to clean up marine debris with the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, Newport Harbor, 39 America’s Cup Ave., 5-6 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

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.

Opening Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild opening reception, Portsmouth Art 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 Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

September 30

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

Portsmouth Garden Club Yard Sale A variety of items on sale to benefit the Portsmouth Garden Club, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, 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 how Whitehorne Museum House’s furniture might best meet the needs and interests of 21stcentury visitors, 416 Thames St., 1-4 p.m., reservations suggested, 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.org.

NBS Harvest Fair Live music, games, activities 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. 29.

Photography Show Annual exhibit featuring photographs by members of the Photographers’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum, shown through Dec. 31, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Thursday

September 28

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.

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 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.

‘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, newportmansions.org.

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, basic knowledge of computers, keyboards and the mouse required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 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 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 cornfield, 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.

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.

Newport Harbor Trash Skimmer Tour Join Clean Ocean Access to learn how the City of Newport is trying to clean up marine debris with the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, Newport Harbor, 39 America’s Cup Ave., 5-6 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

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.

Opening Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild opening reception, Portsmouth Art 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 Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

September 30

Sail for Hope Race around Jamestown to support

charities, register, 401-846- 1983, sailnewport.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.

Portsmouth Garden Club Yard Sale A variety of items on sale to benefit the Portsmouth Garden Club, Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Road, 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 how Whitehorne Museum House’s furniture might best meet the needs and interests of 21stcentury visitors, 416 Thames St., 1-4 p.m., reservations suggested, 401-847-2448, newportrestoration.org.

NBS Harvest Fair Live music, games, activities 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. 29.

Photography Show Annual exhibit featuring photographs by members of the Photographers’ Guild of the Newport Art Museum, shown through Dec. 31, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 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.

Art Exhibit Opens “20th-Century 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-over, younger children welcome when accompanied by a caregiver, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.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.

Festa Italiana 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.

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

‘The Idea Lives On’ Concert The Brookline Consort, an 8-16 voice chamber choir, presents a concert to remember the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 7:30 p.m., free, 401-847-0495, stmarynewport.org.

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. 29.

Music at the Elks’ Lodge The George McMann Band performs, Newport Elks’ Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 8:30-11 p.m., $15 tickets at the lodge or call Christine Regan, 401-864-6778, visit the Elks on Facebook.

Sunday

October 1

Tips from the Masters “Feeding your Family from a Colonial Garden,” Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 11 a.m., 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

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

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.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.

Narragansett Bay Chorus Performance The all-male Narragansett Bay Chorus performs, Parish hall at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 401-847-5571, 2 p.m., $20, purchase tickets at the church office or online at stcolumbaschapel.org.

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 nonmember/general admission, includes admission to the museum, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportstringproject.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.

Talk for Teens Martin Keen presents, “Dream It, Design It, Make It, Sell It,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 6:30 p.m., register, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Monday

October 2

Maker Monday Under the direction of the children’s librarian, children ages 5-12 use the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and Scratch programming, bring a shirt if they want to use the fabric vinyl, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., register for one session, either today’s or the one on Oct. 16, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

3-D Design and Printing The session is for middle school grades 5 and over, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-6 p.m., register, 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

October 3

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

Jamestown Library Movie Matinee Enjoy an afternoon movie, 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.

Middletown Public Library Movie Enjoy a movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Teen Open Gaming The PS-4 is available, choice of video games includes Overwatch, Destiny, FIFA 17, Rocket League, Madden 17 and NHL 17, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-7

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.

Wednesday

October 4

Pre-K Story and Stroll Parents and preschoolers enjoy a series of nature stories and a walk, rain or shine, in bad weather, an animal presentation is substituted for the walk, recommended for children ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-10:45 a.m., $5 for one parent and one child, $2 per additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discuss “Small Great Things,” by Jodi Picoult, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Grades 1-2 Book Club Discuss “A Fine, Fine School,” by Sharon Creech, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Luxury Linens Lecture Brian Coleman discusses his book, “D. Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens,” 5:30 p.m. wine and cheese reception followed by the 6 p.m. lecture, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., free for library members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Art Show Opening “BE” art show opening, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.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.

Documentary About Race “The Difference Between Us,” Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., 401-847-0675.

Moon Walk Enjoy a moon walk with Aquidneck Land Trust, bring a flashlight, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 7 p.m., 401- 849-2799.

Thursday

October 5

Rogue Island Comedy Festival Rhode Island’s only comedy festival, through Oct. 9, various venues and times, rogueislandcomedyfest.com.

‘Pancakes and Politics’ Business community breakfast followed by a politics update with R.I. public radio political pundit Scott McKay, LaForge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., 8-9:30 a.m., $30 Newport Chamber members, $35 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1600, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture “To the Walls of Derne: William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War,” by Chipp Reid, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon- 1 p.m., usnwc.edu/News-and- Events/Events.

Teen Library Program Teens make nail polish with glowin the-dark pigment, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., register, 4:30-6 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Sept. 28.

Illustrated Lecture Urban transformation of Newport in the 1960s, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30-7 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Introduction to ‘Word’ Learn how to create, edit, format and print documents using Microsoft Word, knowledge of how to use a keyboard, computer and mouse required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Italian Pastry Demonstration Learn how to make zeppole, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., free, 401-847-7271.

Friday

October 6

Fall Food Expo Local organizations showcase their food and nutrition services to members of the community while focusing on educating residents of fall produce preparation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., noon-3 p.m.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Saturday

October 7

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Sept. 30.

Festival in the Park Italian food, novelties, live music, dancing, raffles and children’s fun, Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., 401-662-0928.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Seaside Stage Society presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” Washington Square, noon-1 p.m., facebook.com/seasidestagesociety.

Broadway Street Fair Music, family activities, food, and various artisan and retail vendors stretch from Equality Park down to and including Washington Square, noon-6 p.m.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.

Sachuest Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Sachuest Beach, family-friendly, bring a mug for coffee, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

History Event Meet costumed interpreters representing aspects of life in 1774 Newport, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, noon-4 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846- 0813, newporthistory.org.

Opera House Theater Open House As part of the Broadway Street Fair, the Opera House opens its doors to the public, 19 Touro St., noon-6 p.m., operahousetheaternewportri.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 30.

DeBlois Opening Reception Opening reception for Jason Fong, Helen Hadley, Mandy Howe and Ann Marie Shoppell, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Improv 8 p.m. See Sept. 29.

Sunday October 8

Newport Marathon Marathon and half-marathon, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., race starts at 7:30 a.m., fees vary, online registration ends Oct. 5, newportmaarathon.com.-

Art Market Arts, crafts and jewelry, the lot at 136 Broadway, rain location Parlor, 200 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., newportarthouse.org.-

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.-

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 30.

Portsmouth Historical Society Museum 2 p.m. See Oct. 1.

Musical of Antiquity Dr. Edward Markward performs pieces highlighting music of the Age of Antiquity, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Dean Martin Tribute Steven Palumbo tribute to Dean Martin benefits Sen. John O. Pastore Cultural Scholarship, complementary appetizers and cash bar, The Pier Restaurant’s Harborview Room, 10 West Howard Wharf, 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., $35, advance sales 401-683-4378.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.

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