Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of October 5

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The Rogue Island Comedy Festival, which begins Thursday at Brick Alley Pub and runs through the weekend, brings stand-up shows to venues across Newport. Image via Rogue Island Comedy Festival

Hope you enjoyed your hurricane-free weekend, Newport. Here’s what you need to know to get your week started right.

• From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, October 5), Aquidneck Land Trust will host the panel discussion “From Grassroots to Great Things: Developing a Sustainable Community Organization” at Salve Regina University’s Young Building. The panel is a part of ALT’s  Conservation Speaker Series. Light refreshments will be served.

• As part of the Redwood Library’s “Life of the Mind” Salon Series, author Alyssa Lozupone will speak about her new book, A Passion for Preservation: Katherine Warren and the Shaping of Modern Newport, on Wednesday, October 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the author’s presentation at 6 p.m. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; reservations are required.

• Also on Wednesday, October 7, the fourth annual Fall for Lucy’s Hearth fundraiser will serve up live music, a silent auction, and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Museum tours and an open bar will also be on tap. The party begins at 6 p.m.; tickets are $85 per person.

• In conjunction with Newport Gallery Night, the Newport Art Museum debuts a new program, Art After Dark, on Thursday, October 8. From 5 to 10 p.m., the museum will offer special guided tours for kids, late-night tours for adults, and art workshops including a collaborative mixed media collage. Admission is free.

• Laugh it up at the new Rogue Island Comedy Festival, which brings stand-up comedy to the Brick Alley Pub on Thursday, October 8, at 8 and 10 p.m. Each show features six comedians and costs $20; tickets be purchased online. The festival continues through the weekend at various locations.

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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