2018-09-20 / Calendar



September 20

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest Dinners, tastings, jazz brunch, seminars, various venues/times/ prices, through Sept. 23, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Read/Eat/Chat Bring lunch and discuss “A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley,” by Jane Kamensky, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, nonmembers $5, 401-848- 8200, newportartmuseum.org.

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.

Yachting History Society Event “Sandbaggers of the mid-1800s,” International Yacht Restoration School library, 449 Thames St., 2 p.m., varnishman@gmail.com.

1938 Hurricane Presentation Video interviews with Jamestowners by Jane Bentley, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘ARC’ Book Club for Teens Advanced Readers’ Copies Book Club (ARC) gives all teens access to the hottest young adult titles before they’re published and review them the next month, snacks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rough Point Open House Exhibition galleries open for roaming, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-7 p.m., free, 401-847- 8344, newportrestoration.com.

Feeding Frenzy at the Aquarium Learn about and assist in feeding some critters from Narragansett Bay, Save the Bay Aquarium, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5-6 p.m., $8-$10, must register by 4:30 p.m., 401-324-6020, savebay.org/feedingfrenzy.

‘Sunset and Sequins’ Benefit Black-tie ballroom gala benefits youth through dance, Easton’s Beach rotunda, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6-7 p.m. carousel rides, 6:30 p.m. dining stations open, 7-10 p.m. dancing, $65 tickets, reserve, Eventbrite.com.

Thursday Evening Adult Book Discussion “Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng, newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Firsthand Accounts of the 1938 Hurricane A reading of letters, and telegram and newspaper accounts of the 1938 hurricane on Jamestown, Carol Cronin discusses her book “Oliver’s Surprise” and the process of creating historical fiction, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.


September 21

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 20.

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.

Gallery Grand Opening Works by local artists, live music, refreshments, D. Chatowsky Gallery, 60-64 Spring St., Sept. 21-22, 5-9 p.m., Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m., davidchatowsky@hotmail.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 p.m., BYOB, $18, 401-849-FIRE (3473), reservations recommended, tickets online at firehousetheater.org.


September 22

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry with a Museum Day ticket, two people per ticket, one ticket per email address, local venues include Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, and International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., visit smithsonianmag.com/museumday for venues and tickets.

Audrain Automobile Museum Event “Cars and Coffee,” Fort Adams State Park, 8-10 a.m., 401-285- 7873, 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.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 20.

Watercolor Workshop Participants of all skill levels get a one-hour demo of landscape painting, and then set up their materials and paint the grounds, gardens and buildings, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $25-$45, advance tickets recommended, 401-423-0005 x3, Watson Farm on facebook.com.

Touch-A-Truck Benefit Family-friendly, 12-15 vehicles, activities and playground fun, benefits Child and Family Services, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain date Sept. 29, 401-848-4102, pcarbone@childandfamilyri.org.

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.

St. Mark Fall Festival Family fun, raffles, beer garden, farmers’ market, games, food, live music, St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 401-423-1421, stmarkjtn.org.

Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up at 200 Pheasant Drive Beach, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236- 2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Special Collections Open House Rare volumes that approach the turning from summer to fall, including astronomical works, almanacs, planting and the harvest from the 16th to 19th century, free and open to all, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1-2:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.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.

Maize Craze Harry Potter Day at Escobar’s eight-acre corn maze, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, rain date Sept. 23, prices vary, cash only, 401-864- 1064, escobarfarm.com.

Italian Traditions A Festa Italiana event, focus is stories and food, Edward King House, 35 King St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-7271.

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

Gallery Grand Opening 5 p.m. See Sept. 21.

Newport Historical Society Event “Culinary Adventure: Celebrating the End of WWI,” reenactors, libations of the time and dinner, Great Friends Meeting House lawn, 21 Farewell St., 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $200 tickets, reserve, 401-846-2669, hrockwood@newporthistorical.org.

Portsmouth Community Theater “Stories from the Churchyard,” St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 7 p.m., by donation, all are welcome to the 5 p.m. worship service and the 6 p.m. potluck dinner, RSVP at woofer64@yahoo.com, 401-847-5148, smcportsmouth.org.

Newport Music Festival Ariel Quartet performs, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. concert, $50 tickets, reserve, at the door if not sold out, newportmusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 21.


September 23

Orchard Family Fun Run Starts and ends at The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 7 a.m. check-in, 8 a.m. short fun run for younger children, 8:30 a.m. 4-mile run/walk, prices vary, register at racewire.com, information at pennfield.org.

Car Show Middletown Rotary at the Fort Car/Truck/Motorcycle Festival, bring a nonperishable food item, Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 8 a.m. if showing car, rain date Sept. 30, 401-864-4028, rotaryatthefort.org.

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders bring binoculars, 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.

Newport Mansions Wine and Food Fest See Sept. 20.

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.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Sept. 22.

Piano Concert Performance by award-winning pianist Zhenni Li, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., free, 401-423- 0515, stmatthewsjamestown.org/community-piano-concerts.html.

Gallery Grand Opening 1 p.m. See Sept. 21.


September 24

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.

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.

LEGO Minute to Win It Games Children ages 8-12 challenge themselves and compete against each other in a series of LEGO themed speed trials, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Paint Party Teens get instruction and create a painting, materials provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Table Game Mondays People of all ages pick out classic and modern tabletop games with friends, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-8 p.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

‘Speaking of Religion’ Lecture “Searching for the Righteous Path: An Immigrant American Muslim’s Journey,” by Dr. Ehsun Mirza, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., 401-847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.

Monday Night Mysteries Adults discuss Martin Walker’s book, “The Templars’ Last Secret,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.


September 25

Brown Bag Lunch Book Club All are welcome to discuss “Thirty Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England,” by Stephen Long, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee “Book Club” (2018/PG-13), comedy/ romance, starring Candice Bergen, 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.

Young Adult Fiction Book Club Anyone 12-and-over is welcome to discuss “Diamond Boy,” by Michael Williams, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30- 7:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Hurricane Documentary “Wake of ’38,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Freestyle Drumming Circle Drumming reduces tension, anxiety and stress, lowers blood pressure and more, use drums provided or bring your own, St. Paul’s Church, Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401- 846-0966.


September 26

Book-Signing “Invest in Death,” the latest addition to Anne Marie Sutton’s Newport Mysteries Series, Newport Mansions Store at The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-4 p.m., through Sept. 27, 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

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

Grades 7-and-Up Book Club Discussion of “The Lie Tree,” by Frances Hardinge, newcomers welcome, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-5 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.

Kids Read to a Dog Children ages 5-12 sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to Tucker, a 2-year-old therapy dog, bring a favorite book or choose one from the library, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-6 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x204, newportlibraryri.org.

Aquidneck Land Trust Trolley Tour Visit protected working farms, wildlife habitats, water resources, outdoor recreation areas and scenic vistas, Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, arrive by 4:55 p.m. for 5 p.m. tour, return no later than 7 p.m., ALT members free, $10 nonmembers, exact change, checks and credit cards accepted, RSVP, 401-849-2799 x13, gmarkert@ailt.org.

Persian Poetry Lecture “Hafez and Persian Poetry in the Classical Era (800-1500),” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6-7 p.m. lecture, $65 general admission, reserve, 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Newport Irish History Lecture Christine Kinealy, Ph.D. with “Frederick Douglass and Ireland,” International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., reserve, $5-$20, newportirishhistory.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.

Car Museum Movie Night “Fast Five” (2011/PG-13), raffle, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., $8 general admission, reserve, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Pell Center Lecture “Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz,” Salve Regina’s O’Hare Academic Bldg., 36 Ochre Point Ave., 7-9 p.m., free, register on Eventbrite.com, info. on pellcenter.org/events.


September 27

Women’s Fashion Lecture “Breaking the Bonds of Popular Fashion,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

Book-Signing Noon. See Sept. 26.

STEAM Program Children ages 6-12 explore STEAM concepts through stories, crafts, games and activities, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Classics Reading Program All are welcome to discuss Mary Beth Norton’s “In the Devil’s Snare,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Marketing Your Business Advice on search engine optimization, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, 6 p.m., newportinteractivemarketers.com.


September 28

Fall Exhibits Opening Reception Lalla Essaydi: From “Converging Territories” to “Harem Revisited,” and “The Shapes of Birds,” light refreshments served, cash bar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., members free, $5 suggested donation for nonmembers, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

North Side Community Market 2 p.m. See Sept. 21.

Library Film View Alfred Hitchcock’s horror movie, “Psycho” (1960), Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30- 4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Art Exhibit Opening Reception “Through a Glass Darkly: New Paintings by Christopher Benson, Jessica Hagen Fine Art and Design, 9A Bridge St., 5-7 p.m., shown through Oct. 19, 401-835-7682, jessicahagen.com.

Middletown Family Day Live music, sandcastle competition, games, bonfire, food trucks, Second Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, 5-9 p.m., Facebook.com/middletownpreventioncoalition.

Manhattan Short Film Festival The same shorts played through Sept. 29, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Hunger Concert Salve students perform, proceeds benefit local community meals, open to all, Ochre Court, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 8 p.m., $5, free for children under 12, 401-341-2295, salve.edu/events/hunger-concert 3.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 21.


September 29

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See Sept. 22.

Genealogy Workshop An introduction to genealogy, basic comfort using a computer for online research required, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 10 a.m.-noon, register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Sail for Hope Sail around Jamestown for charity, 401-846-1983, sailnewport.org.

Harvest Craft Fair Crafters and vendors offer unique creations and products, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cherishthemoments.net.

NBS Harvest Fair Old-fashioned family fun, mud pit, pony rides, games, children’s tent, artisans and crafters, food, beer garden, live music, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 30, $3-$7, under 3 free, bring cash for game tickets, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Ask a Gardener Get tips from estate gardeners, learn about plant identification and fall color, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 11-11:30 a.m., included in admission to house or grounds, 401-847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

Festival in the Park Italian food and novelties, live music, dancing, children’s activities, Touro Park, corner of Mill Street and Bellevue Avenue, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., facebook.com/newportfestaitaliana.

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.

Pumpkin Festival Pick your own pumpkins, face painting, scarecrow-making, pumpkin games, Escobar Farm corn maze, 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth, noon-4 p.m., cash only, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com.

iPhone 101 Instruction on the basics of using the iPhone, participants do not need to bring an iPhone, but it is recommended, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., register, 401-683- 9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

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

Manhattan Short Film Festival 7 p.m. See Sept. 28.

Opera Concert Palladium Musicum performs, reception included, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7:30 p.m., $65 tickets, order through palladiummusicum.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Sept. 21.


September 30

Motors and Mimosas Tour the exhibit, mimosas, coffee and pastries, Audrain Auto Museum, 596 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m.- noon, $20 tickets, 401-285-7751, audrainautomuseum.org.

NBS Harvest Fair 10 a.m. See Sept. 29.

Island Senior Chorus Performs Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, 2-4 p.m., $5- $10, no tickets at the door, sold at the office, 401-683-4106, portsmouthri.com.

Historical Society Event “Celebrating Portsmouth Women,” Portsmouth Historical Society Museum, corner of Union St. and East Main Road, 2-5 p.m., free, open to all, portsmouthhistorical.org.

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