2018-10-04 / Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday

October 4

Eight Bells Lecture “Lincoln and His Admirals,” a book by Craig L. Symonds, MWR McMacken Community Center, Fort Adams, 402 Monroe Road, noon, 401-841-7276, if base access is needed visit the directions and visiting information page, usnwc.edu/news-and-events/events.

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.

Franken Scenes Teens learn how to use green screen technology to insert themselves into a scene from their favorite scary movie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Rogue Island Comedy Fest Fifteen shows, over 50 stand-up comics from Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Late Show and more, various venues, arrive at least 15 minutes before the show for seating, 6-11:30 p.m. through Oct. 8, $20 online, $25 at the door, reservations recommended, rogueislandcomedyfest.com.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Kertzer discusses his new book, “The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Art Class Teens get sketching instruction, experience not necessary, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6-7:30 p.m., register, 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Lecture and Book-Signing Expert on masonry coastal fortifications John R. Weaver, II, discusses the greatly expanded second edition of his book, “A Legacy in Brick and Stone,” Fort Adams’ north casemates, Fort Adams Drive, 6:30-8:30 p.m., RSVP, rmccormack@fortadams.org.

Italian Pastry Demonstration Struffoli demonstration with Shirley Ripa, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., free, 401- 847-7271.

Friday

October 5

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.

Pumpkin Workshop Make creative pumpkins to decorate with, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 10:30- 12:30 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Artist Reception “Bloom: A Traveling Art Installation about OCD,” by Madeline Walker, all are welcome, St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., 401-847- 7565, stgeorges.edu.

Rogue Island Comedy Fest 6 p.m. See Oct. 4.

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.

Saturday

October 6

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.

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.

USODA Championship Hosted by Sail Newport, Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive, through Oct. 8, sailnewport.org.

Cars and Coffee Hosted by the Preservation Society and Audrain Automobile Museum, The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave., 8-10 a.m., 401-268-4966, audrainautomuseum.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.

Beach Clean-Up Join with Clean Ocean Access to clean Second Beach, Surfers’ End, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Broadway Street Fair Music, food, family activities, exhibitors, from Equality Park into Washington Square, noon-6 p.m., rain or shine, pedestrian traffic only, broadwaynewport.com/ street-fair.

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., through Oct. 8, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

Henry Beston Lecture Learn more about Henry Beston’s life and his book, “The Outermost House,” published in 1926, a seminal work that has influenced today’s environmental movement, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Frankenstein Craft Children ages 5-12 drop in to make a Frankenstein-themed craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport String Quartet Performs Broadway Street Fair, 3-3:45 p.m., newportstringproject.org.

Spring Bull Gallery Opening Reception “A Family Affair,” public welcome, Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., exhibit shown through Oct. 31, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Gallery Opening Reception "Lost and Found: Reclamation and Celebration,” Bert Katz, surrealist, R.L. Stetson, sculptor, public welcome, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 28, 401-847-0977, debloisgallery.com.

Broadway Street Fair After-Party A 21-plus event featuring local craft beers and musicians, Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell St., 5-8 p.m., tickets at eventbrite.com, information at broadwaynewport.com.

Rogue Island Comedy Fest 6 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Comedy Night Entertainment by The Portuguese Kids, appetizers included, Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, 7-10 p.m., $30 tickets, contact Tom Murphy at 401-835- 1135, portuguesecomedy.com.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Oct. 5.

Sunday

October 7

Newport Marathon and Half Marathon Both the marathon and half marathon start and end at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 7:30 a.m., half-marathon $80-$90, marathon $100-$110, register, newportmarathon.com.

Guided Bird Walk Experienced and novice birders, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

USODA Championship See Oct. 6.

Gardening with the Masters Lecture by URI master gardeners, “Colonial Foodways of New England,” windmill open and staffed, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd, Middletown, 10 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-8344, newportrestoration.org.

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.

Gilded Newport Mystery Series Book-Signing “Murder at Chateau-sur-Mer,” the newest book in this series by Alyssa Maxwell, along with other works, Newport Mansions Store, The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave., noon-4 p.m., 401-847-1000, newportmansions.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Oct. 6.

Rogue Island Comedy Fest 6 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Monday

October 8

Jamestown Classic Largest bike road race in the state, riders under 14 go, eight miles, otherwise 19 miles, starts and ends at Ft. Getty, Fort Getty Road, Jamestown, 8:30 a.m., rain or shine, prices vary, jamestownclassic.org/EventsUSCF.cfm for rules and regulations.

USODA Championship See Oct. 6.

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.

Columbus Day Parade From St. Joseph’s Church, Mann Avenue and Broadway, at noon, to Columbus Monument on Memorial Boulevard at Bellevue Avenue, 401-847-7271, facebook.com, newportfestaitaliana.

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 Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Oct. 6.

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.

Exhibit Opening Reception Public welcome at reception for Jonathan Stein’s “Phase Change,” St. George’s Hunter Gallery, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., exhibit shown through Nov. 14, 401-847-7565, stgeorges.edu.

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

Rogue Island Comedy Fest 6 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Paranormal Research Talk Presentation by Jeff Belanger, paranormal investigator, author, speaker and TV host and guest, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 7-8 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Tuesday

October 9

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 6.

‘The Artist’ A 2011/PG-13 French comedy/ drama starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo and John Goodman, 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.

Wednesday

October 10

Golden to Gilded Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 7

Interview with John Kerry Live taping of “Story in the Public Square,” featuring former Secretary of State John Kerry, discussion of his book, “Every Day is Extra,” 100 Ochre Point Ave., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., free, sold out for general public, eventbrite.com to be put on waiting list, pellcenter.org.

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

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discussion of “Bat and the Waiting Game,” by Elana K. Arnold, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register, 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.

‘Life of the Mind’ Salon “Sexual Violence and War in Africa,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, members free, nonmembers $10, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Shaggy Muses,” by Maureen Adams, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Author Presentation Former Jamestown resident, artist/author Patsie McCandless, speaks on her forthcoming book, "Becoming Jesse: Celebrating the Everyday Magic of Childhood," Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.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.

Seamen’s Church Institute Lecture Marine industry talk, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 6:30 p.m. wine reception, 7 p.m. lecture, free but $10 donation appreciated, register, 401-847- 4260 or tara@seamensnewport.org.

Photography Talk The Newport Photographers’ Guild invites the public to a free talk, “What Judges Look for in Photography Exhibitions,” Edward King House, 35 King St., 7 p.m., newportphotoguild.org.

Newport Car Museum Movie Night “Smoky and the Bandit,” Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 7-9 p.m., 401- 848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Thursday

October 11

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Aesthetic Furniture Lecture “The Aesthetic Furniture of A. & H. Lejambre,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., $10-$15, advance ticket purchase required, 401-847- 1000, newportmansions.org.

‘Sylvia’ A play by A.R. Gurney, Newport Playhouse, 102 Connell Hwy., times/prices vary, through Nov. 18, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

LEGO Fun 1 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Coloring Program 1 p.m. See Oct. 4.

Dewey’s Readers Book Group Discuss “Shaggy Muses,” by Maureen Adams, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Redwood Classics Reading Program All are welcome to discuss “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” by Jonathan Edwards, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Art After Dark Calligraphy demonstrations, mini-workshops, curator tour, light refreshments, cash bar, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-9 p.m., members free, $10 nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

‘Rock the Mansion’ Supports Newport Mental Health clients with little or no insurance, dinner and dancing, live and silent auctions, OceanCliff, 65 Ridge Road, 6-10 p.m., $85, sales end Oct. 10, newportmentalhealth.org.

Friday

October 12

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 5.

Library Film “Vertigo” (1958), Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Clean Ocean Access Event Newport Harbor trash skimmer tour, learn how skimmers work, what debris is collected, and how to reduce marine waste, Perrotti Park, 39 America’s Cup Ave., 5-6 p.m., register, 401-874-6805, rhodeislandseagrant@gmail.com, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Exhibit Opening Reception Members’ exhibit, Portsmouth Arts Guild, all are welcome, 2679 East Main Road, 6-8 p.m., exhibited through Nov. 11, 401-293-5278, portsmoutharts.org.

Fortress of Nightmares Tunnels of Terror, Mayhem 3-D, Paranormal 360, Spirits Rising Haunted House, Fort Adams, Fort Adams Drive, Oct. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27, prices vary, 7-10 p.m., Fortressofnightmares.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Oct. 5.

Saturday

October 13

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 8:30 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Stone Wall Workshop Learn traditional stone wall construction repair from experts, snacks and refreshments, bring gloves if you have them, Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain date Oct. 14, $40, register, 401-849-7300, newportrestoration.org.

St. Joseph’s Harvest Fair Kids’ activities, food court, vendors, raffle, silent auction, Christmas and Spanish tables, St. Joseph’s church hall, Broadway at Mann Avenue, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065, stjosephsnewport.org.

Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch Opens Buy pumpkins, food, baked goods and more, supports local charities, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, noon-6 weekdays, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. weekends, through Oct. 31, 401-846-0660.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend Check out cars under the hood, Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Oct. 14, 401-848- 2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Community Rain Garden Program Speakers share their stories of building and maintaining a community rain garden, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., RSVP, schurgin.ericd@gmail.com.

Seafood Festival Local seafood, family fun, cocktails and beer, live music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., rain or shine, under festival tents, free admission, bowenswharf.com.

Beach Clean-Up All are welcome to join Clean Ocean Access to this clean-up on Corey’s Lane, Portsmouth, noon-2 p.m., 401-236-2561, cleanoceanaccess.org.

Author Talk Rhode Island native, best-selling author, Ann Hood presents, “The Writing Life,” Salve’s O’Hare Academic Building Ochre Point Avenue, 1-3 p.m., free, reserve, salve.edu/events.

Crafting for a Cause On the second Saturday of each month, teens in grades 6-12 get volunteer service hours by working on such projects as cards for sick kids or active military and making no-sew blankets for the Potter League, supplies and instruction provided, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 12.

Common Fence Music “The Lied To’s with Cardboard Ox,” St. John’s Lodge, 81 Sprague St., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $16-$20, commonfencemusic.org.

Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Oct. 5.

Sunday

October 14

Potter League Fundraiser “Heart and Sole Walk for Animals,” animal lovers and their dogs take a one or two-mile walk around Glen Park, Glen Road, Portsmouth, refreshments, music, demonstrations, vendors, kids’ activities, food trucks, pet contests, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., register, 401- 846-8276, potterleague.org.

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend 10 a.m. See Oct. 13.

Seafood Festival 11 a.m. See Oct. 13.

‘Hawktober’ at NBS Meet a red-tailed hawk, hike in search of wild migratory raptor species, binoculars helpful, recommended for ages 8-and-over, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 1-2:30 p.m., rain date Oct. 21, $12-$14, register, 401-846-2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Herbal Remedies Program Learn about medicinal and culinary vinegars, bring lunch, Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 1-3:30 p.m., $20-$25, advance tickets recommended, 401-423-0005, x3, Watson Farm on facebook.com.

Piano Concert Well-traveled, Bulgarian-born Nadejda Vlaeva performs, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., donations welcome, 401-423-1762.

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