2017-10-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

October 12

LEGO Thursday Drop-In Drop in and create with LEGO bricks, children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Battle of Rhode Island Talk Col. Joseph McGraw presents the context, history and story of what happened on Aquidneck Island leading up to the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island, at Miantonomi Tower, Miantonomi Park, between Hillside and Girard avenues, 4 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Construction Club Children ages 5-8 construct with materials such as Lincoln Logs and Bristle Builders, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Glow-in-the-Dark Nails Teens make nail polish with glow-in- the-dark pigment, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 6 p.m., register, walk-ins accommodated if space is available, 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 Gallery talk, 5:30 p.m., improvisational dance performance practice, 7 p.m., reserve, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Harp Concert The Alliance Française of Newport presents a harp concert of classical French music favorites featuring acclaimed area harpist, Arilyn Mitchell, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m. concert, open to the public, free for Alliance Francaise and Redwood Library members, $15 nonmembers, reserve, afnewportri@gmail.com.

‘One Island’ Celebration Join the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission to celebrate the great work that’s going on around Aquidneck Island, Easton’s Beach Rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., hors d’oeuvres and music, register, aquidneckplanning.org.

Tea Lecture and Book Signing “Luxurious Consumption: The Rituals and Artistry of Afternoon Tea,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

‘The Crazy Time’ A laugh-filled look at the joys and perils of May/December romances, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., doors open at 6 p.m., various dates, times and prices, through Nov. 19, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Introduction to Excel An introduction to Excel spreadsheets and their uses, must have knowledge of computers, the mouse and keyboard, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Documentary Screening “Chick Corea: The Musician,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 7 p.m., free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Friday

October 13

Oscar Series “Manchester by the Sea,” with Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.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.

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.

Artists’ Talk Artists discuss their exhibit, “In Crescita,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Ghost Hunts Visitors learn the history of the Artillery Company of Newport and its ghostly happenings while working with paranormal investigators, Clark Street Armory, 23 Clark St., Oct. 13-14 and 27-28, ghost hunts at 7 and 8:30 p.m., $50, for space availability and tickets, call 508- 768-8158 or email sneparanormalteam@yahoo.com.

Fortress of Nightmares Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem 3-D and Paranormal 360, Fort Adams, 7-10 p.m., Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, prices vary, 401-847-0707, ticket and other information at fortressofnightmares.com.

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

Saturday

October 14

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.

Surfing Contest This Water Brothers event is in memory of Ryan Roberts, Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, either today, tomorrow, Oct. 21 or 22, wave dependent, for details, visit waterbrotherspro.com/about, for registration and contest updates, visit waterbrotherspro.com/contact.

Fall Festival and Health Fair Vendors, arts and crafts, games, rock wall, learn about programs, Newport YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org/newsevents.php.

Second Saturday at the Museum Tour the museum, then Newport police and fire departments give a family safety talk and safety seat belt check, if wanted, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free for members and children under 5, free event with museum admission, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Oct. 13.

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

Seafood Festival Local seafood, signature cocktails and cold beer, live music and family fun, Bowen’s Wharf, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, under tents, free admission, food and beverages for purchase, bowenswharf.com.

Beach Clean-Up Clean up debris with Clean Ocean Access at Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, bring a reusable mug for coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Ballard Park Halloween Event Halloween dance party and costume contest, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-3 p.m., 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Tween Art Program Children ages 8-12 create bad art and vote for the worst artist, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Ghost Hunts 7 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 13.

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 Oct. 13.

Sunday

October 15

Guided Bird Walk Bird watchers bring binoculars, join experts and prowl the best bird watching spots, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Garden Tips and Soil Testing Have your soil sample tested and get gardening tips from URI’s master gardeners, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

German Car Day “Hoods Up” on all German cars inside the Newport Car Museum, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., German car corral outside, 10 a.m.- noon, prices vary, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Oct. 13.

Piano Concert The Jamestown Piano Association presents pianist Henry Kramer in a concert featuring music from the 18th to 20th centuries, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423- 1762.

Artist Talk and Reception A talk by Bunny Harvey; her solo show, “Place in Time,” runs through Nov. 4, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., 401- 619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Seafood Festival 11 a.m. See Oct. 14.

Monday

October 16

Needles Galore Knitting instruction and project assistance, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

After School 3-D Design and Printing A program for middle schoolers in grades 5 and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-6 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Pumpkin Painting Teens decorate a real or ceramic pumpkin to take home, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30- 7 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Irish History Lecture “The French Effect: How Rochambeau’s Occupation Benefited the Irish in Newport,” reception follows, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., museum members $5 donation, nonmembers $20 donation applied to a one-year individual membership, reserve, Museum of Newport Irish History, contact Mike Slein at 401-847-7201 or farmags@cox.net.

Tuesday

October 17

Coloring Club An adult activity, materials provided, 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

Matinee at JPL Watch a movie at the 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 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.

Film Screening “The Circle,” 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 An adult class, must be familiar with the computer and Windows OS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Third Tuesday Book Club Discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry,” by Fredrik Backman, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Pell Center Lecture “The Hacked World Order and Geopolitics of Cyberspace,” Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Bldg., Bazarsky Lecture Hall, Ochre Point Avenue, 7 p.m., open to the public, free tickets, RSVP on the Pell Center’s Eventbrite page, 401-341-2927, pellcenter.org/fall- 2017-lecture-series-announced.

Wednesday

October 18

Chamber 101 Members and nonmembers learn how to take full advantage of the chamber’s benefits, Newport Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, 8:30-9:30 a.m., register, 401-847-1608, newportchamber.com.

Pre-K Story and Stroll Nature walk and nature stories, if raining, an animal presentation is substituted for the walk, recommended for ages 1-5, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10-10:45 a.m., $5 for one parent and one child, $2 additional child per parent, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

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

Intro to Photoshop Elements, Part I Intermediate computer skills and experience using a mouse are required, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Drop-In Halloween Crafts Make Halloween crafts, open to all ages but geared toward elementary and middle school children, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 3-6 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

After School 3-D Printing and Design 4 p.m. See Oct. 16.

Rough Point Beyond the Tour Special garden tours, sketching, gallery talks, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., adults $10, children 12 and under free, 401- 847-8344, kelsey@newportrestoration.org.

Author Talk Silvia Brown discusses her new book, “Grappling with Legacy: Rhode Island's Brown Family and the American Philanthropic Impulse,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, Redwood Library members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Lecture Jim Garman, Portsmouth town historian, presents “Aquidneck Island Ferries and Bridges through History: A Pictorial View,” Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., phsinfo@portsmouthhistorical.org.

Newport Photo Guild Discussion A brief meeting followed with talk, “Is This a Good Photograph?” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., open to the public, 401- 848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Thursday

October 19

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “The Devil and Dr. Barnes: Portrait of an American Art Collector,” by Howard Greenfeld, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In 3 p.m. See Oct. 12.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Help feed hundreds of animals from Narragansett Bay, Save the

Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, register, 401-324-6020, savebay.org/aquarium.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Oct. 12.

Theater Spotlight on Nat'l Arts & Humanities Month Discuss the impact of the arts on education, community, and more, Newport Opera House Theater, 11 Touro St., 2nd Fl., 4:30-5:30, RSVP at rsvp@operahouseri.org or 401- 619-4599.

'Redcoats Among Rebels' Lecture “Redcoats Among Rebels: British Soldiers and Newport Citizens, 1777,” Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport String Project Meeting Open meeting, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5:30-7 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

‘Rock the Mansion’ Fundraiser Benefits Newport Mental Health, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, 6-10 p.m., $85 in advance, $95 at the door, info@nccmhc.org.

Intro to Overdrive Bring a laptop, phone or other device to learn how to use the Overdrive app, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457 or porlibteen@gmail.com.

Thursday Book Group Discuss “Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond, new members welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Theater “The Elephant Man,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., Oct. 19-20, 7 p.m., Oct. 21, 2 and 7 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/ casino-theatre.

Friday

October 20

NMAI Guided Tour 3 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Corn Maze 4 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Grimm’s Fairy Trails Children ages 2 and over take a family friendly walk as Newport Children’s Theatre actors perform scenes from Grimm’s favorites, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, through Oct. 21, 5:20, 6, 6:20, 6:40 and 7 p.m., $5, free to children under 8, email newportchildrenstheatre@yahoo.com or visit newportchildrenstheatre.com to reserve your time.

Film Screening The public views the 1932 classic, “The Mummy,” Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 6-7:30 p.m., donations accepted, 401-847-0675.

‘Pipe Screams on the Point’ Family-friendly, Halloween organ recital, trick-or-treat table, trains appear from within the organ, fog machine used, films shown, costumes encouraged, St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., 6:30- 8:30 p.m., suggested donation $10 adults, children $5, family maximum $20, 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org, krasinski.org.

Opening Reception Enjoy “Epsalante,” an exhibition of paintings by Anna Ortiz, and a

reception with the artist, Hunter Gallery at the Drury and Grosvenor Center for the Arts, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., open to the public, displayed through Nov. 17, karen_roarke@stgeorges.edu.

Theater 7 p.m. See Oct. 19.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

‘Taste of Portsmouth’ Fundraiser A 21-plus event featuring food from Portsmouth restaurants, local beer and wine, auction and raffle baskets to support Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 7-9 p.m., $25, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Shakespeare’s Tragic Tales Brave souls witness betrayal, greed and madness as Newport Children’s Theatre actors portray the Bard’s villains, Paradise Valley Park, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, tours at 8, 8:20, 8:40, 9 and 9:20 p.m., through Oct. 21, $10, free to

children under 8, email newportchildrenstheatre@yahoo.com or visit newportchildrenstheatre.com to reserve your time.

Improv 8 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Saturday

October 21

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Oct. 14.

Pumpkin Decoupage Workshop Collect leaves and decorate pumpkins with them, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth, 10 a.m., open to families with kids of all ages, $15 materials fee, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Oct. 13.

Newport LEGO Club 11 a.m. See Oct. 14.

Genealogy Workshop Learn how to overcome challenges with your Rhode Island genealogy research, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Common Burying Ground Tour Learn about the stone carvers, their art and the diverse people buried there who helped shape Newport’s history, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5-$20, reservations recommended, 401-841- 8770, newporthistory.org.

Stone Wall Workshop Hands-on workshop to learn the art of traditional stone wall construction and repair, light snacks and refreshments provided, bring work gloves if you have them, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 1:30-4:30 p.m., rain date Oct. 22, registrants to be notified on Oct. 20 in event of postponement, $40, register, 401- 849-7300, newportrestoration.org/learningprograms.

Giant Games Teens in grades six and up enjoy giant games, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Theater 2 and 7 p.m. See Oct. 19.

Meet the Author Harle Tinney discusses her book, “The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Halloween Matinee Children ages 6-12 watch a Halloween movie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Grimm’s Fairy Trails First walk at 5:20. See Oct. 20.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Oct. 14.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Shakespeare’s Tragic Tales First tour at 8 p.m. See Oct. 20.

Common Fence Music Performance by the Honey Dewdrops, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 in advance, $22 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Sunday

October 22

Pell Bridge Run Runners or walkers must be able to do three miles in one hour, no pets or strollers, starts at 7 a.m. in Jamestown, ends in downtown Newport, online registration ends Oct. 19 at midnight, prices vary, weather dependent, pellbridgerun.com.

Garden Tips and Soil Testing 10 a.m. See Oct. 15.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Oct. 13.

Formula 1 Viewing Recorded highlights from Oct. 21 qualifiers, 1 p.m., view live racing at Circuit of the America’s in Austin, Texas, 3 p.m., fajita grill, beer and wine, $40-$55 includes admission to the museum, Newport Car Museum, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, register, 401-848- 2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Genealogy 101 Second session of a genealogy course for beginners, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Organ Recital A dedication of St. Matthews Church’s new organ, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 3 p.m., 423-1762.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

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