2018-08-30 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

August 30

Redwood Book Sale Preview Preview showing of a wide selection of nonfiction, fiction, CDs and DVDs, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-8 p.m., $5 admission, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Jamestown Coloring Program An adult activity, use the library’s supplies or bring your own, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Adults discuss the fourth part of “Gulliver’s Travels” (1726), “The Voyage to the Land of the Houyhnhnms,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

‘Music on the Lawn’ Presented by Doug Woolverton and the Groove Merchants, food truck, beer, wine, raffle, bring blanket or chair, St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., 6 p.m., donations welcome, 401-848-2561.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable,” Second Beach parking lot, 5:30 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:20 p.m. live music, 7:35 p.m. film followed by Q&A with director, free popcorn, $5 suggested donation, rain venue Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., RSVP, 401- 649-2784, newportfilm.com.

Friday

August 31

Redwood Book Sale Nonfiction, fiction, CDs and DVDs, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 2, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30- 11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401- 841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

North Side Community Market 1 York St., 2-6 p.m., Fridays through Sept. 28, newporthealthequity.com/the-fresh-zone.

Maize Craze Escobar eight-acre corn maze opens, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 4 p.m.-dusk, $8, under 5 free, 401-864-1064, escobarfarm.com.

Audrain Auto Museum Gala and After Party Circus-themed event, with celebrities Jay Leno and Don Osborne, Salve Regina’s Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave., 6:30 p.m., after party 9:30 p.m., separate tickets for each event, 401-285-7980, audrainautomuseum.org.

Improv Comedy Watch the Bit Players create bits from audience suggestions, pure improvisation, Firehouse Theater, “Off Broadway,” 4 Equality Park Place, 8-9:30 pm, BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

September 1

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, live music, Newport Vineyards’ grounds, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays through Oct. 27, 401- 256-6627, aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Car Show at Clements Market “Labor Day Weekend Kick-Off Cruise,” no competition, no fee to enter, grilled food, Clements Market, 2575 East Main Road, Portsmouth, cruisinbruce.com.

Redwood Book Sale 10 a.m. See Aug. 31.

Maize Craze Escobar eight-acre corn maze, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.- dusk, $8, under 5 free, 401-864- 1064, escobarfarm.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories about religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations

recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

End of Summer Celebration Live music, potato sack races, arts and crafts table, dunk tank, kids’ activities, Miantonomi Memorial Park, Hillside Avenue, noon-4 p.m., free, discovernewport.com.

Gardening Lecture Share your season’s successful and not-so-successful gardening experiences, bring a brown bag lunch, King Park pavilion, Wellington Avenue, 12:30-1:30 p.m., info@newportwaterfront.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens Built in 1787 and in operation until 1896, this three-story windmill opens for tours, North Road, Jamestown, 1-4 p.m., jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

Newport Waterfront Concert Irish folk music and Ceili dance, King Park gazebo, Wellington Avenue, 2-6 p.m., free, info@newportwaterfront.org.

Newport International Polo U.S. vs. England, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “Above and Below” features works by two pastel artists, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., free and open to all, exhibit shown through Sept. 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception "Spark in the Dark: Igniting Creativity,” acrylic and mixed media by Valerie DeBrule, ceramic sculpture by Brother Ralph Bucci and digital art by Judith Kinzel, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., show closes Sept. 30, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Mystery at the Museum “Hail Mary,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 31.

Sunday

September 2

Around the Island Race At this 91st annual event, one hundred boats compete in an 18- mile race around Conanicut Island, starts at Conanicut Yacht Club, 40 Bay View Drive, Jamestown, at the foot of the Newport Bridge, conanicutyachtclub.org.

Car Show at Fort Getty Top-pick awards format, $15 entry fee, food available, proceeds benefit local charities, Fort Getty, on bluffs overlooking the bay, 1050 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, crusinbruce.com.

Redwood Book Sale Includes a $5 a bag option, 10 a.m., see Aug. 31.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour From Newport’s colonial Golden Age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, reservations strongly suggested, 401-841- 8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Maize Craze Escobar eight-acre corn maze, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m.- dusk, $8, under 5 free, 401-864- 1064, escobarfarm.com.

Gardening with the Masters Bring in a soil sample from your garden for testing, lectures on growing and managing crops in your garden and elemental soil nutrients, 11 a.m., guard house and 1812 windmill open and staffed, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, free, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Miantonomi Park Tower Climb the stairs of this 1929 memorial tower to view Aquidneck Island, Hillside Avenue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

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

Portsmouth Historical Society The museum is housed in a church built in 1865, 870 East Main Road, 2-5 p.m., Sundays through Oct. 8, portsmouthhistorical.org.

Paradise School and Boyd’s Windmill Open Visit the Middletown Historical Society Museum, originally a oneroom schoolhouse built in 1875, and the 1810 windmill, Prospect

Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Monday

September 3

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 10:30-11:45 a.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Four Faiths Walking Tour Visit four houses of worship on an escorted walk beginning at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., tour begins promptly at 10:30 a.m., ends at 1 p.m., Mondays through Sept. 3, $10-$20, 401-290-7535, map and tour notes on 4faiths.org.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Climbers must be at least four feet tall, people and pets cannot be carried, Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3 p.m., $5 donation, 401-423-3270, other rules and regulations, visit beavertaillight.org.

Jamestown Farmers’ Market Local produce, meat, crafts and artwork, Ft. Getty Pavilion, 913 Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 4-7 p.m., farmfreshri.org.

Tuesday

September 4

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 1.

Golf Tournament Benefit Supports Clean Ocean Access, Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club, 152 Browns Lane, Middletown, 1 p.m. shotgun start, lunch included, $150, (dinner only, $35), 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Chappaquiddick” (2018/PG-13), Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Return to Camelot’ Remembrance of JFK and Jackie’s wedding, vintage film clips, live performance of music from their wedding and reception, while Jackie’s stepbrother, Yusha Auchincloss, and local Newporters give impressions of what happened behind the scenes, St. Mary’s Church, 80 Memorial Blvd. West, Tuesdays through Oct. 23, 2-3 p.m., $15, stmarynewport.org/ Return-to-Camelot.

COA Open Meeting Learn about Clean Ocean Access’s programs and volunteer opportunities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Exhibit Opens “Bloom: A Traveling Art Installation about OCD,” by Madeline Walker, St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Road, shown through Oct. 5, 401-413-1467, karen_ rourke@stgeorges.edu.

Wednesday

September 5

Wednesday Morning Book Group Meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, today’s discussion is on “Mr. Flood’s Last Resort,” by Jess Kidd, drop-ins welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10 a.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 2.

Newport Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Wednesdays, 2-6 p.m., through Oct. 31, Memorial Boulevard, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org

If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be Shakespeare A lively reading of selected works from the Bard, all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Italian Villas Lecture “Baroque Masterworks: The Villas of the Lakes and Hills,” reception followed by lecture, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7 p.m., $25 tickets, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fall Lawn Care Workshop Learn how to grow a healthy, beautiful lawn, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Thursday

September 6

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 1.

Jamestown Coloring Program 1 p.m. See Aug. 30.

Teen Sketching Lesson Local artist teaches teens how to sketch, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Documentary Preview “The Lafayette Escadrille,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception followed by lecture, $5-$10, register, 401-847- 0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

NewportFilm Outdoors “Finding 52,” King Park, Wellington Avenue, 5:30 p.m. venue and food vendors open, 6:10 p.m. live music, 7:25 p.m. film followed by conversation with director, $5 suggested donation, reserve, 401-649-2784, rules and guidelines newportfilm.com.

Contemporary Ballet ‘Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan,” an Island Moving Co. performance on the dock, and on the deck and rigging of Rhode Island’s tall ship, Oliver Hazard Perry, for ages 10-and-over, Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive, 6 p.m., Sept. 7, 4 p.m. (post-show reception for donors, 6 p.m., $175), Sept. 8, 2 and 6 p.m., Sept. 9, 1 and 3 p.m., $95, 401-847-4470, islandmovingco.org.

Friday

September 7

Secret Garden Tour Self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 9, rain or shine, 401-439-7253, ticketing and other information, secretgardentours.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Aug. 31.

Contemporary Ballet 4 p.m. See Sept. 6.

Doris Duke Preservation Awards Recognition of three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character, and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Newport Restoration Foundation, cocktail attire, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 6-8:30 p.m., $175 tickets, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

Newport Playhouse “There’s a Burglar in My Bed,” by Michael Parker, Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., dates, times, prices vary, through Oct. 6, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 31.

Saturday

September 8

Fall Bird Migration Ecotour See waves of unique migrant bird species on the Atlantic flyway on a day trip along the Massachusetts coast, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 6:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., register, 401- 846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org/ecotours.

Motors and Mansions Join the Preservation Society and the Audrain Automobile Museum for ‘motors and mansions,’ Marble House, 596 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., audrainautomuseum.org.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Check out the engines under the hoods of more than 70 automobiles, Newport Car Museum, 1947

East Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 7.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 1.

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

Rally4Recovery Food, family activities, entertainment, Pottsy Field, 648 West Main Road, next to Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, noon-4 p.m., facebook.com/rally4recovery.

Contemporary Ballet 2 and 6 p.m. See Sept. 6.

Family Movie View “Sherlock Gnomes” on the big screen, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport International Polo Newport vs. Baltimore, 250 Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 4 p.m., $15, 15-and-under free, 401-846-0200, nptpolo.com.

‘Shamrocks and Seashells’ Fundraiser for Museum of Newport Irish History, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction, carousel rides, Rotunda, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-10 p.m., $85, RSVP by Sept. 1, newportirishhistory.org.

Sail Newport Gala Live music, cocktails, dinner, auction, dancing, nautical chic attire (jacket, no tie), Sail Newport, 72 Fort Adams Drive, 6-11 p.m., $500, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Sept. 1.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 31.

Sunday

September 9

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

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Secret Garden Tour 10 a.m. See Sept. 7.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 2.

Contemporary Ballet 1 and 3 p.m. See Sept. 6.

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

Watson Farm Tour Guided tour of this extensive seaside working farm, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., $5-$10, 401-423-0005 ext. 3.

Opening Reception “Pace of Nature,” three-person exhibit, all are welcome, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., 401-619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

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

Author Event Biographer Donna M. Lucey on “Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas,” light fare and a glass of wine, book-signing, The Chandler at Cliffwalk, 117 Memorial Blvd., 4 p.m., $25-$30 tickets, Eventbrite.com, information, 401- 848-8200.

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