2018-09-06 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

September 6

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.

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 6 p.m. 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., $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 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.

Contemporary Ballet 4 p.m., post-show reception for donors, 6 p.m., $175, 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 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 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.

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.

‘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., 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

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

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.

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.

Guided Cemetery Tour “Stories in Stone: Newport’s Early African Heritage,” Common Burying Ground, Farewell Street, Newport, 11 a.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Rally4Recovery Food, family activities, entertainment, Pottsy Field, 648 West Main Road, next to Middletown Public Library, 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, 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 “Hail Mary,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 7.

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 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.

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

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.

Watson Farm Tour Guided tour of this extensive seaside working farm, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 2-5 p.m., $5-$10, 401-423-0005, ext. 3, Facebook.com.

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

Matsiko World Orphan Choir The Matsiko World Orphan Choir performs, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-423-1651.

Book Signing 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.

Monday

September 10

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.

Needles Galore Instruction and assistance for beginning and more experienced knitters, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Make It, Take It Crafts Children drop in to make a craft, while supplies last, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3:30-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Brick Market Book Club “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” by Erik Larson, all are welcome, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., 401-846-0813, newporthistory.org.

Shakespeare Revisited Friends gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Ukulele Program Information and instruction regarding ukuleles, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

September 11

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Library Matinee “Isle of Dogs” (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.

Curator Talk “Contemporary Art and the Weight of Memory: Pascale Marthine Tayou’s “Remember Bimbia,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6-7 p.m., register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

American History Presentation Local author Frank Grzyb gives a fun, interactive presentation, “American History: Myth vs. Reality,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Wednesday

September 12

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 9.

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

Grades 3-4 Book Club “A Boy Called Bat,” by Elana K. Arnold, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Creative Community Collaborative Launch Launch party, includes music, refreshments, art, Florence Gray Center, 1 York St., left side of main entrance, 3-6 p.m.

Dewey’s Readers Adult Book Discussion Non-fiction that reads like fiction, today’s discussion is on “A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906,” by Simon Winchester, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Sept. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Lecture on Villas “Rococo Fantasies and Beyond: A Craze for Villa Holidays,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 reception followed by lecture, $25, reserve, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Drop in to knit and crochet, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Photographing in Cuba Presentation A Newport Photo Guild event, open to the public, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., newportphotoguild.org.

Thursday

September 13

Newport International Boat Show Powerboats and sailboats, marine products, services and accessories, seminars, boating courses and more, encompasses 13 acres of downtown waterfront, Sept. 13-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., prices vary, 401-846- 1115, newportboatshow.com.

Newport Brokerage Boat Show View over 100 sail and power yachts, Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., Sept. 13-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 401- 846-1115, brokerageboatshow.com.

Newport Wooden Boat Show Spectacular array of wooden power and sailboats, plus in-water and land displays, Bowen’s Wharf Marina, 1 Bowen’s Wharf, Sept. 13-15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., newportwoodenboatshow.com.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Coloring Program 1 p.m. See Sept. 6.

Dewey’s Readers Adult Book Discussion 3:30 p.m. See Sept. 12.

Redwood Classics Reading Program Samuel Johnson's, “The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia,” all are welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Inflatable Lawn Party An extraordinary sunset lawn party and inflatable playscape, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m. lawn party opens, 6 p.m. guided mini-tour of museum, 7:15 outdoor projected presentation, light refreshments, cash bar, donations welcome, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Mark Twain Lecture A talk with Richard Zacks, author of “Chasing the Last Laugh,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Author Talk and Book-signing Neal Sanders describes how his background shaped his writing subjects and speaks about the writing process, books available for sale and signing, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2568 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Friday

September 14

Festa Italiana Begins Celebration of Italian culture, various dates and venues through Oct. 8, 401-662-0928, facebook.com/newportfestaitaliana.

Intercollegiate Tennis Invitational Four teams each of women and men compete for International Tennis Association rankings points, Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 16, free, 401-849- 3990, tennisfame.com/ITA.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Opening Reception Works by the Greater Fall River Art Association, Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., exhibit shown through Oct. 7, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Newport Brokerage Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Newport Wooden Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Essential Oils Learn about essential oils and sample some favorites, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 10:15-11:45 a.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Library Film View Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” (1959), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Original Ziti Night A Festa Italiana event, benefits the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship

Fund, Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 5-7 p.m., $5-$18, 401-849- 7087 to reserve, facebook.com/newportfestaitaliana.

Opening Reception “Visual Development,” music and refreshments, open to all, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Saturday

September 15

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-noon, 401-236-2571, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Intercollegiate Tennis Invitational 10 a.m. See Sept. 14.

Newport County Days Newport County residents enjoy free admission to The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House with proof of residency, through Sept. 16, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Newport Brokerage Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Newport Wooden Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Redwood Book Club All are welcome to discuss Virginia Woolf’s “To the Lighthouse,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport History Walking Tour “When the Puritans Came to Town,” Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $15-$20, 401-841-8770 to reserve, newporthistory.org.

Firefly Yoga and Wellness Fest Live music, local vendors and artisans, henna painting, mediation, Thai massage and more, family and dog-friendly, Glen Park, Glen Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Facebook.com/fireflyyogafest.

Art Exhibit “The Shapes of Birds: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa,” multi-artist, multi-media show through Dec. 30, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

3-D Printing Get a demo and instructions on use of 3-D printers, make your own design files, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10:30 a.m.-noon, register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

LEGO Fun 11 a.m. See Sept. 8.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Climbers must be at least 4 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.

Robert Kennedy Assassination Preview John Hunt’s book, “Journey into Deception: New Evidence in the Robert Kennedy Assassination,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-2:30 p.m., 401-846-1597, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 9.

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

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Sept. 8.

Sky Gazing View the sky through high-powered telescopes, bring a chair or blanket and a flashlight, Ballard Park, 21 Hazard Road, 7:30-9 p.m., rain date Sept. 16, suggested donations $5, $15 group/family, 401-619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 7.

Sunday

September 16

4 Bridges Ride A 26-mile charity ride that crosses the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mount Hope bridges, starts in North Kingstown and ends at Roger Williams University, Bristol, 7 a.m., $75 onsite registration, 4bridgesride.com.

Walk to End Alzheimers A 2.5-mile walk, Fort Adams, 80 Fort Adams Drive, 8:30 a.m. registration, 9:45 a.m. ceremony, 10 a.m. walk, act.alz.org.

Bird Banding Migratory bird research at Bailey Brook, meet at the Middletown Police Station, 123 Valley Road,

limited parking, 9-10:30 a.m., free, register, Eventbrite.com.

Newport International Boat Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 13.

Newport Brokerage Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Newport Wooden Boat Show 10 a.m. See Sept. 13.

Intercollegiate Tennis Invitational 10 a.m. See Sept. 14.

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Sept. 9.

Newport County Days See Sept. 15.

International Coastal Clean-Up Help clean up litter on Third Beach, wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle, for all ages (with parental help), Third Beach Road, Middletown, park in Navy lot, 10 a.m.-noon, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org; Also, at Second Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, rules, regulations, registration, savebay.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 9.

Newport String Project Performs String quartets perform classical music in the galleries, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., $15 general admission, reserve, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Witherbee School Opens Circa 1892 one-room schoolhouse opens, corner of Green End Avenue and Valley Road, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org.

Paradise School and Boyd’s Windmill Open Visit the Middletown Historical Society Museum, originally a one-room schoolhouse built in 1875, and the 1810 windmill, Prospect Avenue, Middletown, 2-4 p.m., donations appreciated, middletownhistory.org.

Piano Concert I-Heung Lee performs pieces by Mozart, Liszt and others, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., $10-$20, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

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