2017-10-26 / Calendar



October 26

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

Halloween Stroll Join the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) and the lower Broadway community for trick-or-treating, visit EBCAP for treats and activities, 19 Broadway, 4 p.m., 401-847-7821, ebcap.org.

Halloween Party Children in grades K-4 enjoy games, food and prizes, costumes encouraged, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Program Teens make bendy mummies, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-5:30 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

‘Business After Hours’ Network with other professionals at this Newport Chamber event, St. Clare-Newport, 309 Spring St., 5-7 p.m., $5-$10, register, 401-847- 1600, newportchamber.com.

‘Hallowine’ Fundraiser Clean Ocean Access hosts a winetasting fundraiser that includes live music by members of Los Duderinos, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 5-7:30 p.m., $25 advance, $30 at the door, 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Edward King House Fundraiser Cocktail party to support senior programming expansion, includes live music and a mystery wine event, Edward King House, 35 King St., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40, reserve, 401-846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org.

Edith Wharton Lecture “Picturing Edith Wharton’s Work,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Virtual Cemetery Tour The Gravestone Girls present “Welcome to the Graveyard,” a presentation on the art, symbolism and history of New England cemeteries, gravestone castings for sale, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Fall for Lucy’s Hearth’ Fundraiser Hors d’oeuvres, small plates, complimentary wine and beer, silent auction to benefit Lucy’s Hearth, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6-9 p.m., reserve, 401-847-2021, lucyshearth.org/fall-for-lucys-hearth.

NewportFilm Screening “Trophy,” followed by conversation with the producer, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6:30 p.m., newportfilm.com.


October 27

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

Foreign Film Series “Deux Jours, Une Nuit” (“Two Days, One Night”), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 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 eightacre 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.

Halloween Event for Adults Peter Chabot presents Edward Gorey’s eerie cartoons, Washington (Rip) Irving reads from his ancestor’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” actors perform the witches’ scene from “Macbeth,” cake and champagne follow, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $5 members, $10 nonmembers, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Beginners’ Tango Lessons Drop in to learn the Argentine tango as it is danced in Buenos Aires, no experience or dance partner necessary, wear leather or suede-soled shoes, St. Paul’s Faith Community, 12 Marlborough St., 6-7:15 p.m., $10 suggested donation, 401-846-0966, stpaulsumcnewportri.com.

Newport Music Fest Chamber Music The Euclid Quartet performs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $40, wine reception included, reservations advised, pay at the door or call for advance ticketing and requirements at 401- 849-0700, newportmusic.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., ghost hunts at 7 and 8:30 p.m., through Oct. 28, $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., through Oct. 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.


October 28

Halloween Howl Youth Regatta Sail Newport’s season-ending youth regatta, Sail Newport, Fort Adams, through Oct. 29, 401-846- 1983, sailnewport.org.

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, last time this season, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Fall Festival Attic treasures, jewelry, silent auction, books, crafts, bakery and homemade candy, luncheon available, Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 E. Main Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-683-4005.

Halloween-Themed Story Time Children ages 1-4 enjoy a Halloween story time and craft, 10 a.m., Newport Public Library.

Computer Class Get an introduction to Facebook, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10-11 a.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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.

A-Maizing Halloween Party An old-fashioned Halloween party for the whole family, fun, games, come in costume for $1 off admission, Escobar Highland Farm’s corn maze, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., rain date Oct. 29, prices vary, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com.

Treats and Crafts Children can drop in wearing a costume to make a craft and take a treat, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-2:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Haunted Halloween Craft Party Children ages 6-12 are invited to wear costumes, make spooky crafts, and enjoy Halloween treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ghost Hunts 7 and 8:30 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 27.

Improv 8 p.m. See Oct. 27.


October 29

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

Halloween Howl Youth Regatta See Oct. 28.

Mustang/Shelby Day Mingle with people who love their Ford Mustangs and Shelbys, Newport Car Museum, 1847 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., free to spectators and participants, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.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, weather dependent, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Community ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ Candy is distributed from cars, costumes encouraged, if raining, go inside for treats, St. Peter’s, 525 Broadway, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846- 9567, stpetersri@coxmail.com.

St. Barnabas’ Fall Festival Candy walk, pumpkin decorating, face painting, games and food, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass, 401-683-1343.

Not-Very-Creepy Carousel Non-scary family fun suitable for young children, includes goody bag, two free carousel rides, light refreshments and crafts, Easton Beach rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 1-4 p.m., adults free, $5 children, 401-845-5800.

Two Island Poets Poets Carol Anderheggen, Heather Sullivan and others read their works, followed by an open mic session for poets wishing to read, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Halloween Movie “Frankenweenie” (2012), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4:30 p.m., 401-423-

7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Haunted Tales on Rose Island A spooky evening of haunted tales on Rose Island, 3-6 p.m., $40 adults, $25 children, includes boat ride on the Rum Runner II from Bannister’s Wharf at 3 p.m., register, 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Newport String Project Performance Quartet performs works by Haydn, Schumann, Martinu and Schubert, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, 4-5:30 p.m., suggested donation $10 and up, newportstringproject.org.

Taste of Newport Fundraiser An evening of food and drink from various Newport venues to support Child and Family Services, Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-8 p.m., $125, reserve, 401-848-4141, childandfamilyri.org.

Channing’s Haunted Happenings All ages are invited to “Haunted Happenings,” costume party, potluck dinner and screening of the original “Ghostbusters,” Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., 6-8:30 p.m., 401-846-0643.


October 30

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, redwood library.org.

Family Story Time Stories, songs, games and rhymes, best for ages 2-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

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

Tween Time Children ages 8-12 sew their own mitten monsters, 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-over, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Tour de Fright! Take a four-mile Halloween bike ride around town with Bike Newport, 6-7 p.m., begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway and ends at Fastnet Pub, 1 Broadway, 401-619-4900.


October 31

Trick-or-Treat at the Library Children ages 2-12 stop by the children’s desk for a free Halloween treat, while supplies last, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Film Screening “Words and Pictures,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 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 tech help with a reference librarian, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2:30-3:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Treats Around the Square Washington Square is everybody’s neighborhood for trick-or-treating, 4-6 p.m.

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.

Halloween Improv Costume contest and Halloweenthemed improv, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 9 p.m., $15, 401-849-3473.


November 1

Morning Book Group Discuss “Love Medicine,” by Louise Erdrich, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10-11 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Redwood 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.

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

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.

Grades 1-2 Book Club Discussion of “My Father’s Dragon,” by Ruth Stiles Gannett, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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


November 2

Managing Newport’s Veteran Trees Hear from the experts who care for the diverse and exotic collection of historic trees on Preservation Society properties, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, reserve, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org/learn/lectures.

Eight Bells Lecture The public is welcome to a Naval War College Museum’s lecture on “Stanley Johnston’s Blunder: The Reporter Who Spilled the Secret Behind the U.S. Navy Victory at Midway,” by Elliot Carlson, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, free, 401-841-7276.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In 3 p.m. See Oct. 26.

Teens Cook Teens learn how to take ramen from unhealthy to wholesome without losing any of the deliciousness, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Oct. 26.

Holiday Wine Tasting Fundraiser This Newport County YMCA fundraiser includes food, wine, and silent auction, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 5-8 p.m., $70 general admission, $150 VIP tickets for reception prior to event, reserve, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/newsevents. php.

Opening Reception Reception for Jamestown Arts Centers’ members’ show, 26 North Road, 6-8 p.m., shown through Dec. 2, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Extensions Dance Company Performance The Extensions Dance Company has become known for its athletic, dynamic aesthetic and its jazz and contemporary concert dance styles, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., Nov. 2-3, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 and 8 p.m., $8-$15, 401-341-2250, salve.edu/casino-theatre.


November 3

Middletown Baby Time Play Group 10 a.m. See Oct. 27.

Newport Restaurant Week Various Newport and Bristol

County restaurants offer $16 for a three-course lunch and $35 for a three-course dinner, facebook.com/NewportRestaurantWeek.

‘Cornucopia’ Cornucopia preview party: Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.: adults enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres while viewing and shopping for fine arts and handmade artistic products, $30 in advance, $35 at the door; Cornucopia Fine Arts Sale: Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org/development/ cornucopia.

Providence Children’s Film Fest Jury Meet Fun, engaging and free gathering for film-loving families where kids and parents watch and review films for selection in the 2018 Providence Children's Film Festival, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

'Our Town’ The CBC Players present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town,” Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave.,

Jamestown, Nov. 3 and 4, 7 p.m. and Nov. 5, 4 p.m., advance tickets at various locations, $10-$12; at the door, $12-$14, 401-423-1651.

Extensions Dance Company Performance 8 p.m. See Nov. 2.


November 4

‘Cornucopia’ 9 a.m. See Nov. 3.

Race for Open Space A 5K run/walk on the Sakonnet Greenway Trail to benefit Aquidneck Land Trust, strollers and leashed dogs welcome, starts and ends at The Glen, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 9 a.m. check-in, 10:30 a.m. race, register, 401-849-2799, ailt.org/5k.

St. Joseph’s Harvest Fair Raffles, white elephants, handcrafted items, Christmas and boutique tables, a kids’ zone and food, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065.

Pell School Craft and Artisan Fair More than 25 crafters and artisans, children’s craft table, refreshments and raffles, Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St., 10 a.m., 401-842- 1900.

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, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Beach Clean-Up Clean Ocean Access hosts a beach clean-up at Taylor’s Point, Little Compton, bring a reusable mug for tea or coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Veteran Documentary "Journey Home to the U.S.S. Arizona," a documentary for PBS, features R.I. native and WWII Navy veteran Raymond Haerry, who was aboard the battleship the morning it was bombed in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, interactive panel discussion follows, Jane Pickens Theater, 49 Touro St., 1 p.m., free for veterans and students, janepickens.com.

Extensions Dance Company Performance 2 and 8 p.m. See Nov. 2.

Meet the Author Sara Baker talks about her book, “The Timekeeper’s Son,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Jamestown Dance Performance Performances by Ali Kenner Brodsky Co. and Betsy Miller Dance Projects, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 and 7:30 p.m., $15- $18, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Opening Reception A reception for “Les Petites Oeuvres,” featuring the sale of small artistic gems in oils, watercolors, pastels, graphics, stoneware and other media by local artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., the sale continues through December, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

‘Ghost Stories’ Vignettes from various artists centered on the theme of ghost stories, 6:30 p.m. live music, dance and art followed by a 7:30 p.m. reception, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., $11 performance only, $16 performance and reception, space limited, attendees are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at newportarthouse.org/ rewind-tickets, performance recommended for ages 12-and-over, reception is strictly 21-plus, 810- 938-3124.

Swanhurst Cabaret “Give Our Regards to Broadway,” show tunes and cabaret numbers performed by Swanhurst Chorus and friends, small appetizers and cash bar, Fenner Hall (Vasco da Gama Club), 15 Fenner Ave., 7 p.m., $20 adults, $10 children, $50 per family, purchase at 401-324- 9820 or swanhurst.org.

‘Our Town’ 7 p.m. See Nov. 3.


November 5

Piano Concert English pianist Martin Jones performs, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations welcome, 401-423- 0515.

Witherbee School Open House Visit this one-room schoolhouse, exhibits include history of Middletown schools, Revolutionary War, U.S. flag, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., demonstration of an 1890s school day, 2:30 p.m., middletownhistoryorg.

Music and Politics On a newly-restored console Victrola, hear music and political speeches from the past as they were heard by the people of that era, children welcome, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3:30 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

‘Our Town’ 4 p.m. See Nov. 3.

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