2017-10-05 / Calendar



October 5

Rogue Island Comedy Festival Rhode Island’s only comedy festival, through Oct. 9, various venues and times, rogueislandcomedyfest.com.

‘Pancakes and Politics’ Business community breakfast followed by a politics update with R.I. public radio political pundit Scott McKay, LaForge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., 8-9:30 a.m., $30 Newport Chamber members, $35 nonmembers, register, 401-847- 1600, newportchamber.com.

Eight Bells Lecture “To the Walls of Derne: William Eaton, the Tripoli Coup, and the End of the First Barbary War,” by Chipp Reid, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon- 1 p.m., usnwc.edu/News-and- Events/Events.

LEGO Thursday Drop-In Drop in and create with LEGO bricks, children ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-423- 7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teens Cook Teens make pumpkin cake in a mug and leave with a recipe, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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.

Illustrated Lecture Urban transformation of Newport in the 1960s, Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St., 5:30-7 p.m., $1-$5, RSVP, 401-841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Introduction to ‘Word’ Learn how to create, edit, format and print documents using Microsoft Word, knowledge of how to use a keyboard, computer and mouse required, Portsmouth Free

Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Pell Center Lecture “Empowering Young Women in National Security,” Salve Regina University’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., pellcenter.org/fall-2017-lecture-series-announced.

Sculpture Documentary Three short films about the making and installation of a recent sculpture by Luke Randall, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., free, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Italian Pastry Demonstration Learn how to make zeppole, Edward King House, 35 King St., 7:30 p.m., free admission, 401-847-7271.


October 6

Fall Food Expo Local organizations showcase their food and nutrition services to members of the community while focusing on educating residents on fall produce preparation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., noon-3 p.m.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.

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 eight-acre cornfield, Escobar Farm Corn Maze, 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, Fridays, 4 p.m.-dusk; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-dusk; Sundays, 11 a.m.-dusk, Monday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., prices vary, 401- 683-1444, 401-864-1064.

Jamestown Arts Center Talk “China Redux and the American Empire; or How Xi Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tweet,” with Howard Balloch, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Improv Comedy by the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., $18, reservations suggested, 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.


October 7

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown, Saturdays through Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Festival in the Park Italian food, novelties, live music, dancing, raffles and children’s fun, Touro Park, Bellevue Avenue, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-662-0928.

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.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Seaside Stage Society presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” Washington Square, noon-1 p.m., facebook.com/seasidestagesociety.

Broadway Street Fair Music, family activities, food and various artisan and retail vendors stretch from Equality Park down to and including Washington Square, noon-6 p.m.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.

Sachuest Beach Clean-Up Join Clean Ocean Access to clean up Sachuest Beach, family friendly, bring a mug for coffee, Sachuest

Point Road, Middletown, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

History Event Meet costumed interpreters representing aspects of life in 1774 Newport, Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, noon-4 p.m., donations welcome, 401-846- 0813, newporthistory.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens This windmill, built in 1787, opens to the public, North Road, 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 9, jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

Hip Hop on the Island Hip Hop and R&B music, Newport Library, 3-5 p.m., great clean music for teens.

DeBlois Opening Reception Opening reception for Jason Fong, Helen Hadley, Mandy Howe and Ann Marie Shoppell, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., exhibited through Oct. 29, 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

'Spring Bull Gallery and Tradition' Spring Bull Gallery acknowledges the legacy that Dick Grosvenor brought to the gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., opening reception, 5-7 p.m., exhibit shown through Oct. 31, including on Newport Gallery Night, Oct. 12, 5-8 p.m., 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

Live Music Concert featuring Francisco Pais and La Bella Musica, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $18-$20, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

Mystery at the Museum "Sleuth’s Symposium,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Improv 8 p.m. See Oct. 6.


October 8

Newport Marathon Marathon and half-marathon, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., race starts at 7:30 a.m., register, fees vary, newportmaarathon.com.

BAFL Art Market Arts, crafts and jewelry, the lot at 136 Broadway, rain location Parlor, 200 Broadway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., newportarthouse.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Beavertail Lighthouse Tower Beavertail State Park, Jamestown, noon-3 p.m., must be in line by 2:30 p.m., weather dependent, $5 suggested donation per adult, see website for requirements and restrictions, 401-423-3270, beavertaillight.org.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Oct. 7.

'History Comes Alive' Actors from the Portsmouth Community Theater portray characters from Portsmouth history, 870 East Main Road, 2-4 p.m., free, schmidtgh@gmail.com.

Music of Antiquity Dr. Edward Markward performs pieces highlighting music of the Age of Antiquity, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., free, register, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Dean Martin Tribute Steven Palumbo tribute to Dean Martin benefits Sen. John O. Pastore Cultural Scholarship, complimentary appetizers and cash bar, The Pier Restaurant’s Harborview Room, 10 West Howard Wharf, 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m., $35, advance sales 401-683-4378.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.


October 9

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Columbus Day Parade At noon, the parade goes from St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., to the Columbus Monument on Memorial Blvd. at Bellevue Avenue, followed by the Columbus Monument ceremony at 1 p.m., 401-847-7271.

Jamestown Windmill Opens 1 p.m. See Oct. 7.

Rogue Island Comedy Festival See Oct. 5.


October 10

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

Tuesday Afternoon Book Club Discuss the new release of Chekhov’s short stories, “The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov,” newcomers welcome, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1-2 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Film Screening Enjoy a movie at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour Tour four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 24, $20-$28, 401-290- 7535, 4faiths.org.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance “Return to Camelot,” a live musical performance and featuring historical footage, St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., 3-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 24, $15 tickets online and at other locations, 401-847- 0475, returntocamelot.org.

Library Movie Matinee of "The Big Sick," Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

On-The-Go Craft Children ages 4-12 drop in to work on a craft, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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.

3-D Design and Printing An adult class, must have knowledge of computers and Windows OS, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 6-7:45 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Teen Perler Bead Event

Teens in grades six and up make a perler bead creation, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.


October 11

Olmsted Lecture “Ernest Bowditch: Out of Olmsted’s Shadow,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., free, register, 401- 847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Farmers’ Market Local produce and products, Memorial Boulevard, 2-6 p.m., Wednesdays through Oct. 25, aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

Grades 3-4 Book Club Discuss “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., register for the club, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

STEM Science Lab Drop in to create, experiment and engineer, best for ages 4-8, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Kids’ Art Children ages 6-12 learn various art techniques and complete a painting on canvas, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., register, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

After School 3-D Design and Printing For middle school grades five and up, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 4-6 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Newport Pell Bridge Lecture “A Monument to Perseverance: The Struggle to Build the Newport Pell Bridge,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free to Redwood members, $10 nonmembers, register, redwoodlibrary.org.

Potter League Lecture “Food for Thought: Reading and Understanding Pet Food Labels,” Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, 6-7 p.m., consider registering, 401-846-8276 x120 or eleanorh@potterleague.org.

Historic Photograph Identification Internationally recognized expert on historic photograph identification shares stories of men and women who were members of the first photographed generation, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Dewey’s Readers Discuss “The Winter Fortress,” by Neal Bascomb, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

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

Seamen’s Speaker Series Brad Read from Sail Newport on the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Newport this spring., Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7-9 p.m., 401-847-4260, seamensnewport.org.


October 12

Battle of Rhode Island Talk Col. Joseph McGraw presents the context, history and story of what happened on Aquidneck Island leading up to the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island, at Miantonomi Tower, Miantonomi Park, between Hillside and Girard avenues, 4 p.m., 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Construction Club Children ages 5-8 construct with materials such as Lincoln Logs and Bristle Builders, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Teen Glow in the Dark Nails Teens make nail polish with glow-in-the-dark pigment, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30- 6 p.m., register, walk-ins accommodated if space is available, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

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

Art After Dark Gallery talk, 5:30 p.m., improvisational dance performance practice, 7 p.m., reserve, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., free for members, $10 suggested donation for nonmembers, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Harp Concert The Alliance Française of Newport presents a harp concert of classical French music favorites featuring acclaimed area harpist, Arilyn Mitchell, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m. concert, open to the public, free for Alliance Francaise and Redwood Library members, $15 nonmembers, reserve, afnewportri@gmail.com.

Tea Lecture and Book Signing “Luxurious Consumption: The Rituals and Artistry of Afternoon Tea,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $10-$15, register, 401-847-1851, newportmansions.org.

Introduction to Excel An introduction to Excel spreadsheets and their uses, must have knowledge of computers, the mouse and keyboard, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Road, 6:30-7:30 p.m., register, 401- 683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.

Documentary Screening Film about Chick Corea, “The Musician,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Road, 7 p.m., free, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.


October 13

Oscar Series “Manchester by the Sea,” with Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Artists’ Talk Artists discuss their exhibit, “In Crescita,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 6-8 p.m., 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

‘The Crazy Time’ A laugh-filled look at the joys and perils of May/December romances, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., doors open at 6 p.m.; various dates, times and prices, through Nov. 19, 401-848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.

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., Oct. 13-14 and 27-28, ghost hunts at 7 and 8:30 p.m., $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., Oct. 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28, prices vary, 401-847-0707, ticket and other information at fortressofnightmares.com.


October 14

Aquidneck Growers’ Market 9 a.m. See Oct. 7.

Surfing Contest This Water Brothers event is in memory of Ryan Roberts, Sachuest Beach, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, either today, tomorrow, Oct. 21 or 22, wave dependent, for details, visit waterbrotherspro.com/about; for registration and contest updates, visit waterbrotherspro.com/contact.

Fall Festival and Health Fair Vendors, arts and crafts, games, rock wall, learn about programs, Newport YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 9 a.m.-noon, 401- 847-9200, newportymca.org/newsevents.php.

Second Saturday at the Museum Tour the museum, then Newport police and fire departments give a family safety talk and safety seat belt check, if wanted, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., free for members and children under 5, free event with museum admission, register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Seafood Festival Local seafood, signature cocktails and cold beer, live music and family fun, Bowen’s Wharf, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, under tents, free admission, food and beverages for purchase, bowenswharf.com.

Beach Clean-Up Clean up debris with Clean Ocean Access at Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth,

bring a mug for coffee, noon-2 p.m., cleanoceanaccess.org.

Ballard Park Halloween Event Halloween dance party and costume contest, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 1-3 p.m., 401-619- 3377, ballardpark.org.

Tween Art Program Children ages 8-12 create bad art and vote for the worst artist, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 2-3 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibraryri.org.

Fortress of Nightmares 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Ghost Hunts 7 p.m. See Oct. 13.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Oct. 7.


October 15

Guided Bird Walk Bird watchers bring binoculars, join experts and prowl the best bird watching spots, Norman Bird

Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8-10 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

German Car Day “Hoods Up” on all German cars inside the museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., German car corral outside, 10 a.m.- noon, prices vary, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m. See Oct. 6.

Piano Concert The Jamestown Piano Association presents pianist Henry Kramer in a concert featuring music from the 18th to 20th centuries, St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 2 p.m., 401-423- 1762.

Artist Talk and Reception A talk by Bunny Harvey; her solo show, “Place in Time,” runs through Nov. 4, Atelier Newport, 200 Bellevue Ave., 2-4 p.m., 401- 619-0700, ateliernewport.com.

Seafood Festival 11 a.m. See Oct. 14.

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