Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of August 31


On Thursday, September 3, newportFILM Outdoors will screen “Tiger, Tiger” at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Photo courtesy of newportFILM/J. Clancy Photography.

It may be back-to-school season, but there’s still time to enjoy the warm weather! Here’s what you need to know to get out and enjoy the week, Newport.

• Join Clean Ocean Access for their Jaws For a Cause beach cleanup at Easton’s Beach on Tuesday, September 1 from 5 to 6 p.m. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate in the “splash mob” – make your own shark fin for a group photo in the water. Held in conjunction with the Newport Mercury, the event aims to raise awareness about protecting our water and shorelines from pollution, and to honor the fortieth anniversary of the movie Jaws.

• On Tuesday, September 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., catch the last act in Sweet Berry Farm’s Summer Concert Series – Lois Vaughan and her quartet. The family-friendly event is free; bring lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic, or purchase food at the farm. (The concert will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather).

• On Thursday, September 3, newportFILM Outdoors will screen Tiger, Tiger at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Set in the Sundarbans, the mystical semi-aquatic belt of mangrove forest shared between India and Bangladesh, the documentary follows an animal in danger of extinction. The film begins at sunset (approximately 7:30 p.m.), followed by a Q&A with Director George Butler and the film’s subject, Alan Rabinowitz. The screening is free (an r.s.v.p. is requested), and a free yoga class will be offered before the film from 6-7 p.m. Tickets are also available for a pre-show party with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and music for $30.

For more stuff to do, check out our events calendar.

Kara DiCamillo loves eating, traveling, shopping, and everything outdoors. She is an active volunteer in her Newport, Rhode Island community and has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count. Kara started her online writing career with TreeHugger in 2005 and currently contributes to several websites focusing on lifestyle, food, and travel.

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