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Calendar of Events for November 2016 

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Calendar of Events for Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth, RI

Event listings are free. They are put here in the hope you will find there are many things to see and do on Aquidneck Island. The information is submitted or compiled from promotional material distributed for the events. Information is deemed reliable but you would be wise to call or check the event website for the latest information.

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Newport County Convention & Visitor's Bureau Calendar of Events

Ongoing through Nov. 6 - Portsmouth: Get Lost in Escobar's Corn Maze!
      Come join the Escobar family for some fall fun, with their 8 acre corn maze. Check the web site ( www.escobarfarm.com or www.cornfieldmaze.com ) for more information and special celebration days. Or call 401-683-1444

Saturdays through December 10 - Portsmouth: Jazz Saturdays at Greenvale Vineyards
       1pm to 4pm concerts are held in the Tasting Room at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road. What has great wine, a fun crowd, and live music? Greenvale Vineyards does every Saturday afternoon through December 10th! Join us for just a glass or taste each of our wine offerings. The whole family is welcome, even leashed pets. No reservations necessary, just come on by! Feel free to pack a picnic and a blanket! Price: Just Jazz: $3, Tastings: $15 (free for Case Club members), Wine by the glass: $10

Nov. 5 - Providence: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State 5k walk/ fun-run
        10 a.m. at the Roger Williams Park Carousel - 100 Elmwood Ave. Providence RI. FREE family activities including: Face painting, Coffee, Snacks, Pizza, Goodie Bags for kids, Crafts & More! Event is dog friendly! Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information email: See the web site www.bbbsos.org

November 19 - Portsmouth: Common Fence Music Series - A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen #18 with Mike Laureanno, MC
       doors and music at 6:30 pm. Advance ticket purchase is advised! at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Rd. For more information, ticket prices and reservations click here.

Previous year's events (below) that we haven't gotten current information to update yet.




old listing - please check back Nov. 11 - Portsmouth: Veterans Day Observance
        American Legion Post 18, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5390 and their Auxiliaries will host a Veterans Day Ceremony at Portsmouth Town Hall on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 at 9 AM. The public is encouraged to attend.
        Our theme this year is "Blue Star Families." Keynote speaker is Purple Heart Medal recipient Master Sergeant Lenny S. Vasquez, USMC, from the Aviation Logistics Tactical Information Systems School at the Marine Detachment, Naval Station Newport. He and his wife Maria have four children, and this "Blue Star Family" has endured three combat deployments. Additional speakers include Project Blue Star Coordinator Carolyn Evans-Carbery and Master Sergeant Brian P. Sullivan, US Army (Ret.) of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island.
        The ceremony starts indoors and then continues outside for a wreath-laying and the playing of Taps. Attendees are asked to bring a gently used coat or new hats and gloves to donate to Operation Stand Down's Winter Coat program. A collection box will be in place at Portsmouth Town Hall starting 6 November through Veterans Day.

old listing - please check back November 17 through November 20 - Portsmouth: Music Together of Newport County
      Open House - Free Music Together Demo classes! Music Together® Music and Movement Class for families with Children - ages 0 - 5 Babies, Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers —— Space is limited Please rsvp in advanceChristopher Kavi CarboneCenter Director Music Together of Newport CountyOpen House / Free Demo Class days at our Portsmouth and Newport Locations see times and specific locations at the web site. Prepping for full WINTER Session which begins in JANUARY. For more info see: www.musictogethernewport.com

old listing - please check back November 21 - Newport: Music Together of Newport County
      at 7:30PM/ Doors 7:00PM at Guild Hall at Saint John's, 61 Poplar Street, Newport. Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will be performing a concert of their original classics. Showtime is 7:30pm with doors opening at 7:00PM. Tickets for the concert: $28, http://bit.ly/1PQyuk7 at Guild Hall office, or 401-848-2561. Aztec Two-Step's 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM & college radio, helping to bring the music of the 60s into the '70s and beyond. Since then, they have accumulated over 40 years of awards, accolades and TV & radio appearances, and are still defined by their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar & inspiring harmonies. ATS continues to be one of acoustic music's most respected & enduring acts.


Old listing - please check backFARMERS/GROWERS MARKETS - Winter Market: The Aquidneck Grower's Market
                 Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Newport Vineyard & Winery, 909 East Main Rd. (Rte 138), Middletown. A wide variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables will be available through the winter in addition to fresh breads and pastries; locally sourced fresh seafood; pasture raised meat and eggs and changing weekly artisan vendors.

Old listing - please check backThrough Nov. --- Portsmouth: Get Lost in Escobar's Corn Maze!
      Come join the Escobar family for some fall fun, with their 8 acre corn maze, celebrating Portsmouth's 375th birthday. Though the correct pathways can be walked in under 30 minutes, most directionally challenged visitors – adults and children alike -- will require about one hour to travel through more than two miles of twists and turns, 2 bridges and 85 decision points.
      Hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 – dusk, Sunday 11:00 - dusk. After Labor Day, the maze will open on Fridays 3:30 – dusk, Saturdays 10:00 – dusk and Sundays 11:00 – dusk. Field trip hours, during weekdays, are available by reservation. THE MAiZE is located at 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth, RI. Cost is $7.00 for ages 12 and up, $5.00 for ages 5-11, and free for children under 5. Discounts are offered for civic groups and field trips. For more information or to make reservations, call Lori Clarke at 401-864-1064 or visit www.escobarshighlandfarm.com or www.cornfieldmaze.com.

Old listing - please check backNovember -- - Middletown: Garden in the woods at The Norman Bird Sanctuary
   The Norman Bird Sanctuary features over 300 acres and 7 miles of hiking trails. Join us as we explore mature woodlands, open meadows, rock walls, and puddingstone outcrops to study lichen assemblages. The lichens on site reflect the sanctuary's proximity to the ocean and are typical for southern Massachusetts and coastal Rhode Island. Participants are asked to bring a 10x hand lens. A guide and checklist of the most common lichens will be provided for the walk. The fee for the trip includes admission to the sanctuary. See New England Wild Flower Society web site

Old listing - please check backNovember -- - Newport: Emmanuel Church - Lasagna Dinner fundraiser
     from 5 pm to 8 pm at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street. There will also be craft vendors at the event.The cost for the eat-in or take out Lasagna Dinner, $10/adult, $5/child, $20/family.

Old listing - please check backNovember -- - Newport: Emmanuel Church - A Holiday Fair Fundraiser
      9 am to 3 pm at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street. The silent auction will be held from 9 am to 1:30 pm. The fun filled day will offer live music performed by Focal Winds at 10 am and 1 pm, a Silent Auction, Hot Brewed Tea, Pastries and Sandwiches will be served in the All Saints Chapel Tea Room, Grannies Attic, Homemade wreaths, Christmas ornaments, Homemade Baked Goods, Books, Hot Dog Lunch with Gourmet Baked Potatoes and Homemade Clam Chowder., The Magician Skip Daniels at Noon and face painting, and Local Craft Vendors. Free admission to the event and free parking in the church parking lot on Dearborn St.

Old listing - please check backNovember--- Portsmouth: Teen Fiction Book Club for Adults at Portsmouth Free Public Library
      10:00am at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. Love to read teen books, but you're not a teen anymore? Join us at the Portsmouth Free Public Library for our discussion of Enclave by Ann Aguirre. Copies are available to borrow at the library. Join us to discuss this story of two teens "in an apocalyptic world - - facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known".



Old listing - please check back November -- - Portsmouth: Basic Computer Help at the Portsmouth Free Public Library
           2pm to 4pm at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. Having problems with e-mail? Need help using a computer? Want to learn how to download an ebook? Need help navigating a web site? Stop by with your passwords (we'll need to help you access your email etc.) and we'll try to answer your questions. Bring your computer or use one of ours.


2012 listing - please check back - November -- - Portsmouth: 21st Annual Cornucopia Professional Fine Arts and Crafts Sale
      The Pennfield School,110 Sandy Point Avenue. Over 55 professional artisans display for sale their works of art including woodworking, jewelry, clothing, pottery, photography, home decor and other finely made crafts. Artisans are selected to participate in Cornucopia based on the quality and uniqueness of their art. The Preview Party will be held on Friday, November 9, from 6-8pm and attendees will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and great shopping! The show and sale continues on Saturday, November 10, from 9am-4pm. The Artists' Palette Cafe will be open all day on Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. All proceeds benefit student art education programs at the Pennfield School. Tickets to the preview party are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Admission on Saturday is $2 and children are free. For more information, email: or call The Pennfield School at 401-849-4646. web site for more information

2012 listing - please check back - November -- - Newport: Potters of Newport County Show and Sale
           10am to 4pm at Newport Elks Lodge#104, 141 Pelham Street(corner of Bellevue Ave). Pottery the weekend right after Thanksgiving Day Holiday, Creative & beautiful, original & useful gift ideas for the Holiday season. Decorative & functional. Many bowls, mugs, platters, centerpiece bowls, teapots, lamps, ornaments, kitchen & dinnerware all in one place for your holiday shopping. One booth is dedicated to selling items from each artist with the proceeds being donated to Channing Church's Soup Kitchen, Newport, RI and to Lucy's Hearth, women & children's shelter & soup kitchen in Middletown, RI. Please join us in supporting local artisans and these fine organizations.


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