2016-11-03 / Calendar

CALENDAR




Thursday

November 3

Eight Bells Lecture “At the Point of the Cutlass,” by Greg Flemming, Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, noon, 401-841-7276.

Color Club Coloring for adults, books and pencils are provided, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

LEGO Thursdays For children of all ages, participants under 7 must be accompanied by an adult even if an older sibling is present, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Decorative Luminary Lighting Make candle-lit luminaries, materials and snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5-6 p.m.

YMCA Fundraiser Annual holiday wine and craft beer tasting event, 5-8 p.m., $68 general admission, buy tickets online at newportymca.org or at the YMCA, 792 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-847-9200, newportymca.org/ news_ events.php.

Lecture and Booksigning “A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley,” Newport Historical Society’s Resource Center, 82 Touro St., 5:30-6:30 p.m., $1-$5, reservations requested, 401- 841-8770, newporthistory.org.

Newport Interactive Marketers Newport Interactive Marketers hosts Google analytics expert, Parlor Kitchen and Bar, 200 Broadway, 6-9 p.m., free, limited space, preregister at bit.ly/NIMevents, sue@anglesandinsights.com.

Friday

November 4

Newport Restaurant Week Participating restaurants offer three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35, through Nov. 13, discovernewportrestaurantweek.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., 401-847-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Knitting Group All skill levels welcome, guidance provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1:30- 3:30 p.m., register, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Corn Maze Get lost in an 8-acre maize maze at Escobar’s Highland Farm, 255 Middle Rd., Portsmouth, 4 p.m.-dusk, 401-683-1444, escobarfarm.com.

‘Cornucopia’ Preview Party Preview party for the Cornucopia Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 6-8 p.m., $25 donation, tickets online, at the door if not sold out, 401-849-4646, pennfield.org.

Improv Comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, firehousetheater.org.

Saturday

November 5

Newport Restaurant Week Through Nov. 13. See Nov. 4.

‘Cornucopia’ Art Sale Buy fine arts and handmade artistic products from New England artisans, café open, Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $2 adults, 401-849- 4646, pennfield.org.

St. Joseph’s Harvest Festival Enjoy fun, food, children’s activities, a silent auction and more, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-0065.

Pell Artisan Fair The Pell PTO hosts its fourth annual holiday craft and artisan fair, more than 20 crafters and artisans, children's craft table, refreshments, 35 Dexter St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m., free admission.

Holiday Showcase Craft Fair Crafters and vendors offer unique creations and products, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., cherishthemoments.net.

‘Race for Open Space’ 5K A 5K run and walk fundraiser for Aquidneck Land Trust, start and finish at The Glen, Linden Lane, Portsmouth, 10:30 a.m., ailt.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s Colonial period, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about Newport’s role in the American Revolution, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $5-$15, space limited, reservations recommended, 401-841-8770 for reservations, newporthistory.org.

Newport LEGO Club Children ages 5-12 drop in to build with LEGO bricks, materials provided, projects put on display at the library for two weeks, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m.-noon, 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Middletown LEGO Club Children ages 4 and up with an adult drop in to create with LEGO bricks and try the surprise LEGO challenge, materials provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 11 a.m.-noon, 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Corn Maze 10 a.m. See Nov. 4.

Family Movie Matinee Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Books and Authors Series Aaron Thier discusses his book, “Mr. Eternity,” Q & A follows, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Spring Bull Opening Reception “Two Barretts: Irving and Julie,” Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., shown through Nov. 30, 401-849-9166, springbullgallery.com.

DeBlois Opening Reception Arts and Crafts Holiday Invitational Show and Sale, DeBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., 401-847-9977, debloisgallery.com.

Stargazing Look at the sky through high-powered telescopes, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 6-8:30 p.m., suggested donations: $5 per person, $15 for groups/families, 401- 619-3377, ballardpark.org.

Mystery at the Museum Interactive mystery, “Deck the Halls with Murderous Folly,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., $10-$30, 401-324-9436, newportmurdermystery.com.

Common Fence Music Patty Larkin performs, Common Fence, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $22 in advance, $25 at the door, 401-683-5085, commonfencemusic.org.

Sunday

November 6

Newport Restaurant Week Through Nov. 13. See Nov. 4.

‘Golden to Gilded’ Walking Tour From Newport’s Colonial age to Gilded Age summer colony, discover the transformation of the city and its people, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-847-8770, newporthistory.org.

Corn Maze 11 a.m.-dusk. See Nov. 4.

Monday

November 7

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 4.

‘Write Rhode Island’ Teen Workshop Children in grades 8-12 receive a private guided tour of Newport Art Museum, close observation and dialogue around 3-4 selected works, followed by several short related writing prompts, 76 Bellevue Ave., 3:30-5:15 p.m., register, 401-848- 2787, registration@newportartmuseum.org.

Make It, Take It Mondays Drop-in craft hour in the Children’s Room, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-5 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday

November 8

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Coloring Club Coloring for adults, open to all, supplies provided, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 10-11:30 a.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday Matinee at the Library “Me Before You” (PG), starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Draw with Phil Draw for the holidays with local teen artist Phil Reilly, Jamestown Philomenian, 26 North Road, 3-4 p.m., 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Computer Assistance Tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your computer, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, 3:30-4:15 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Shakespeare Read the Bard, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org.

Preschool Bedtime Stories Children come in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket and hear bedtime stories, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 6:30-7:15 p.m., 401-846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Wednesday

November 9

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Computer Workshop Basic skills for novice computer users, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2:30-4 p.m., register, 401-847-8720 x208, newportlibraryri.org.

Book Club Children in grades 5-6 discuss “Raymie Nightingale,” by Kate Di- Camillo, snacks, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 3-4 p.m., register, 401-423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Little Makers Children ages 5-8 experiment, tinker and build, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5 p.m., 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Technology Session 3-D printing and design session, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 4-6:30 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Paradise Valley Lecture Series Topic: Mabel Norman Cerio and Paradise Farm, Norman Bird Sanctuary studio, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., register, paradisevalleyri.org.

Life of the Mind Salon “Blasphemy in the Modern World,” with Joseph Steinfield, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. lecture, free for members, $10 nonmembers, seating limited, call 401-847-0295 x112 to reserve, redwoodlibrary.org.

Reducing Stress through Meditation Learn benefits of accurate meditation, every participant gets a personal, instructed demonstration, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road., 6:30-8 p.m., 401- 423-7280, jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org.

Fiber Therapy Knit and crochet drop-in group, open to all, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-8:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

NewportFilm Documentary “Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing,” 7 p.m. film followed by conversation with some survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., newportfilm.com.

Seamen’s Church Institute Lecture Series “The Submarine Force Today: Missions, Challenges, Opportunities,” Seamen’s Church Institute, 18 Market Square, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, register, 401-847-4260 or megan.seamens@gmail.com.

Pell Center Talk “Now What?” panel discussion of the election results, Pell Center, Young Bldg., 518 Bellevue Ave., 7-9 p.m., RSVP, pellcenter.org/events.

Thursday

November 10

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Color Club 1-3 p.m. See Nov. 3.

LEGO Thursdays 3-4 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Artists Workshop Children ages 7-10 learn about an artist then create a work in that style, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4 p.m., register, 401- 847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

3-D Ornament Making Meet in the Maker Lab for 3-D ornament design, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4-5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Newport Gallery Night View artwork at participating venues, 5-8 p.m., newportgalleries.org.

Art after Dark Portrait sketching, 5 p.m., free or admission by donation; 6 p.m. Providence Art + Design Film Festival screening of “Elisabeth Vigee LeBrun: A Touch of Grace” (in French with English subtitles), $10 online or at the door, seating limited, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Nov. 3.

Redwood Award Presentation and Talk Gordon S. Wood receives the Abraham Redwood Medal for Contributions to American History and Culture and gives a talk, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 5:30 p.m., $25 tickets, purchase online or call 401-847-0295 x115.

Preschool Bedtime Stories 6:30 p.m. See Nov. 8.

‘Value of the Book’ Workshop Participants bring up to three books for market value estimates by an expert, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.

Friday

November 11

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Ballard Park Program Children ages 7-12 hike and learn about several animal species, Ballard Park, Hazard Road entrance, 10 a.m.-noon, $5, register, 401- 619-3377 or education@ballardpark.org.

Rogues and Scoundrels Walking Tour 10:30 a.m. See Nov. 4.

Seal-Watching Tour Steam out to Rose Island aboard a Save the Bay vessel, expert guides on-hand with educational materials and binoculars, depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, tour from 11 a.m.-noon, $17-$22, register, savebay.org/seals.

Scottish Dance Class Learn the energetic steps for Scottish dancing, similar to contra dancing, Jamestown Grange/Senior Center, 6 West St., Jamestown, 6 p.m., $10 per class, 401-423- 1574.

Providence Art + Design Film Festival Screening “Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil,” followed by a talk, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., $10 online or at the door, seating limited, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Rose Island Lighthouse Fundraiser Food, fun and silent auction, Cappy’s, 8 Memorial Blvd., 6-9 p.m., 401-847-4242, roseisland.org.

Improv 8 p.m. See Nov. 4.

Saturday

November 12

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Second Saturdays at the Museum Jim Weicherding shares his books and leads a lighthouse painting project, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., register, 401-848-8200, newportartmuseum.org.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair Items from local professional crafters, Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Nov. 13, eventbrite.com.

Norman Bird Sanctuary Program Learn what life was like for local Native Americans many years ago, for all ages, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour 10:30-11:45 a.m. See Nov. 5.

Newport String Project Presentation Storytelling and music for children ages 4-12, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., 401-847- 8720, newportlibraryri.org. Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Nov. 5.

Seal-Watching Tour 11 a.m. See Nov. 11.

Film Family movie matinee, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 1-3 p.m., 401-846- 1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Mushroom Hike An expert shares foraging secrets and the role of fungi along a hike, Ballard Park, Hazard Park entrance, 1-3 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 401-619-3377, or education@ballardpark.org to register.

Harvest Festival Celebrate the completion of the annual grape harvest, Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, 1-4 p.m., 401-847- 3777, greenvale.com.

Books and Authors Series William Giraldi discusses his book, “The Hero’s Body: A Memoir,” Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2-3 p.m., newportlibraryri.org.

Blink Gallery Opening Reception Mini art show, Blink Gallery, 478 Thames St., 2-5 p.m., 401-619- 3717, blinkgalleryusa.com.

Creative Cardboard Design Interactive program tests building and problem-solving skills, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 3-4 p.m., 401- 846-1573, middletownpubliclibrary.org.

Mystery at the Museum 7 p.m. See Nov. 5.

Portsmouth Lions Club Fundraiser Comedy night, Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth, 8 p.m., $20 tickets at 401-714-3518, pre-show dinner reservations, 401-847-9543.

Sunday

November 13

Newport Restaurant Week See Nov. 4.

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair 10 a.m. See Nov. 12.

Guided Hike People of all ages go on a guided hike, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 10:30-11:30 a.m., register, 401-846- 2577, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Seal-Watching Tour 11 a.m. See Nov. 11.

Art Market Newport Art House presents a community art market, 136 Broadway, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., second Sunday of the month through December, 401-855-4691, newportarthouse.org.

Barn Dance features music by the Rusty Pick Up String Band, Boys and Girls Club, 95 Church St., 2-4 p.m. dance preceded by a performance by the Newport String Project, 401-683- 5085.

Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Discussion Dr. Edward Markward, music director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, leads a discussion on Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3-4 p.m., 401-423- 7280, redwoodlibrary.org.

JAC Talk “The Business of Education and Life,” Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 4 p.m., $5-$10, 401-560- 0979, jamestownartcenter.org.

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