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Thursday

September 3

Pop Up Dance in the Park “Where in Newport is IMC?” back by popular demand, 12:45 and 1:15 p.m., Rovensky Park at Rovensky and Bellevue, islandmovingco.org.

LivFit Cooking & Nutrition Class returns every Tuesday & Thursday evening at 5 p.m. beginning in September. Class will be socially distanced and masks are required, call or text Kristin if you would like to attend (401) 368- 7614, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., mlkccenter.org.

Friday

September 4

Discover Colonial Newport Hear about Newport’s 18th-century heritage, 11 a.m., walking tour departs from the Colony House, Washington Square, $15, advance tickets required, newporthistorytours.com.

aturday

September 5

Aquidneck Growers Market Dozens of farmers and small food business vendors, COVID-19 protocols in place, 9 a.m.-noon, weekly Pell School, 35 Dexter St., aquidneckcommunitytable.org.

Saturday Food Pantries Once-monthly Saturday food pantries resume on the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., adhere to social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and bring your own bags, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., mlkccenter.org.

Bike Giveaway Walmart & Newport Police donating complete bikes & equipment, bike obstacle course instructed by Officer Nicholas St. Lawrence, snow cone truck, ages 2-6 from 10-11 a.m., ages 6-12 from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m., ages 12+ from 12-1 p.m., masks required, RK Towne Center, 199 Connell Hwy.

Living History Event Feminine Fashion of the 18th Century, costumed living historians will discuss and demonstrate styling and dressing in a gown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colony House, Washington Square, donations welcome, newporthistory.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.-12:30 p.m., $15/$10, children $5, reservations recommended, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Music at Greenvale Vineyards Dick Lupino and friends perform outdoors, 1-4 p.m., weekly, Greenvale Vineyards, Wapping Road, Portsmouth.

Food Trucks & Craft Beer Food Trucks and Craft Beer in the giant parking lot, free parking, admission not required to enjoy food trucks, co-hosted by PVD Food Truck Events, 5-8 p.m., museum admission $8-18, under 4 free with adult, 1947 West Main Rd., Portsmouth, newportcarmuseum.org.

Newport Polo Polo returns, 5 p.m., Glen Farm, Portsmouth, weekly matches through September, strict COVID distancing, limited admission, $20 and up, all tickets sold online, nptpolo.com.

Sunday

September 6

Bird Walks All birding levels welcome, 8-10 a.m., Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, free, no registration required.

Monday

September 7

Take and Make Crafts Prepackaged crafts to take home and make, for families with preschoolers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., available on 1st and 3rd Mondays, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St.

Tuesday

September 8

LivFit Cooking & Nutrition 5 p.m., See Sept. 3.

Wednesday

September 9

Virtual STEAM Club Science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for schoolaged children, 3 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, no registration required, 401-847- 8720 ext. 204.

Redwood Lecture Series Part 4 Palaces of Repose Lecture Series, Redwood Library & Athenæum. 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $15, redwoodlibrary.org.

Thursday

September 10

Pop Up Dance in the Park 12:45 and 1:15 p.m., Queen Anne Square, Thames Street & Church Street. See Sept. 3.

Beach Bash Shake off the COVID blues, fire pits will have fixings for s’mores, music by Greg Ferreira, bring your own beach gear, picnic, and drinks, 5-7 p.m., Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, $25, no walk-ins admitted, register in advance, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

LivFit Cooking & Nutrition 5 p.m., See Sept. 3.

Gallery Night “Four Visions” features the work of artists who seek to capture the world around them, Joseph Hanlon and David DeMelim (photography), Lisa May and Kristine Villeneuve- Topor (sculpture), 5-8 p.m., show continues through September 27, DuBlois Gallery, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, debloisgallery.com.

Friday

September 11

Discover Colonial Newport 11 a.m., See Sept. 4.

Saturday

September 12

‘Hoods Up’ Weekend The museum’s more than 75 car engines can be inspected and admired, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Car Museum, 1947 West Main Road, Portsmouth, $18, seniors/military $15, 401-848-2277, newportcarmuseum.org.

Living History Event Masculine Fashion of the 18th Century, costumed living historians

will portray an 18th century tailor’s apprentice and a peruke (wig) maker, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Colony House, Washington Square, donations welcome, newporthistory.org.

Golden to Gilded Age 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., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $5-$15, reservations required, 401-841-8770, newporthistorytours.org.

Sunday

September 13

“Hoods Up” Weekend 10 a.m.-5 p.m., See Sept. 12.

Virtual Concert The St. Louis Steady Grinders in a livestream concert via Facebook, Ethan Leinwand and Miss Jubilee play old-school blues, featuring powerhouse vocals and foot-stomping piano bringing joy and authenticity, 7 p.m., sponsored in part by the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, commonfencemusic.org.

Tuesday

September 15

Grab ‘n Go lunches Presented in collaboration with McGrath’s Clambakes, menu TBD, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m, free, eating onsite not permitted, also on Sept. 29, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., mlkccenter.org.

Slow Birding Virtual Lecture Bird Diva Bridget Butler will share techniques that will help you look at birds, listen to them and interpret their behavior to not only build your skills as a naturalist but provide you with a practice that will allow you to slow down and reconnect with the natural world, 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom, normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Wednesday

September 16

ALT Trolley Tour Learn about conservation on Aquidneck Island at protected family farms, wildlife habitats and more aboard an old-fashioned trolley, refreshments, Aquidneck Land Trust, 790 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, 4:55-7 p.m., ALT members free, others $10, register, 401-849-2799, ailt.org.

Thursday

September 17

Pop Up Dance in the Park 12:45 and 1:15 p.m., Morton Park, Morton Avenue & Coggeshall Avenue. See Sept. 3.

Beach Bash 5-7 p.m., See Sept. 10

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety Incorporating meditation in a time that often feels confusing and stressful can make a big difference in our lives. Arlene Samsel teaches a simple meditation technique to increase personal well-being, 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, pre-registration required, newportlibrary.org

Are you holding an arts & cultural, educational or nonprofit event? If so, post the information to calendar at www.NewportNow.online.


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