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Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:45am
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Fun Fridays 
Fun activities after school every Friday at the Island Free Library at 1 p.m. A different activity every week like Legos, arts and crafts, board games, and STEM projects.

Study Hall 
Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., the Island Free Library will be holding “Power Hours for Scholars.” Staff will be on hand to supervise and facilitate research, monitor group projects, and answer basic comprehension questions. Free pizza!

Lunch Bunch 
Lunch Bunch is held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Free Artist Studio Space 
Winter Artist Studio at the Spring Street Gallery. Dec 1, through April 1. Stay creative this winter and connect with other artists. Call Paige (401) 575-8810 or Eileen 466-9725 with questions.

Ecumenical Choir Practice
The Ecumenical Choir will be having practice for the Concert of Lessons and Carols every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Gay-Straight Alliance Social Hour 
The Island Free Library will be hosting a weekly Gay-Straight Alliance Social Hour at 5 p.m. every Friday, all ages are welcome.

Letters to Santa 
Santa Claus will have a special mailbox in the lobby of the Post Office from Monday, Nov. 20, to Wednesday, Dec. 18, for kids who wish to send a letter to the North Pole. Please make sure you include your return address so Santa can write you back before Christmas!

Tuesday Night Winter Markets & Stroll
McAloon’s and the Island Free Library will be hosting Tuesday Night Winter Markets in December from 5 to 7 p.m. Various vendors from the Farmers Market will be selling their goods. (McAloon’s will be closed for dinner). Also Many Shops in town will be open for the Tuesday Night Shopping Strolls. Come do some last minute Holiday shopping!

Library Holiday Events
Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Holiday Movie Night on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. reading of the “Polar Express,” 6:45 p.m. showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 7:15 p.m. showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and 8 p.m. showing of “Elf” (Rated PG).Ornament Needle Felting with North Light Fibers Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. Meet Jill Farinelli, author of “Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. 641 Cookbook Club: Best Dish I Ever Made on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Cookie Exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Annual Gingerbread Houses Program on
Saturday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Kid’s Store on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20 and 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Store on Friday, Dec. 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Kid’s Store on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hurricanes Home Games
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team has games on Friday, Dec. 1, against BCA at 2:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 11, against Middlebridge at 12:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, against Times Squared at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, against Blackstone Valley Prep at 3 p.m. The Girls Varsity Basketball Team has games on Friday, Dec. 8, against St. Patrick at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, against North Smithfield at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, against Blackstone Valley Prep at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 18, against Burriville at 12:30 p.m. All games played at the Block Island School Gym.

Common Ground Coffeehouse 
Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., after the Library party, Common Ground Coffeehouse will present Dave Richardson, a folk singer-songwriter based in Vermont who weaves together threads of folk, country, and traditional music. Complimentary chili and hot dog supper served beginning 6:30 p.m.

Family Support Group
NAMI Block Island offers a support group for anyone in a household with a person living with mental illness. The group will meet Saturday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. in the lower level of the Island Free Library. Facilitators are trained peers who are living with similar situations.

Christmas Tree Sale
The BIVFD is having their annual Christmas Tree sale on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fire Barn.If you are not going to be on the island that day call and reserve your tree 401 466-3220.

Bereavement Group 
The Block Island Bereaved Parents Group has decided to suspend its monthly meetings. We will all be available for conversation and support. Mary Donnelly can be reached at 466-2332, and the Lofaros can be reached at 466-5471.

Early Learning Center Annual Meeting
Block Island Early Learning Center will hold its Annual Members of the Corporation Meeting on Monday. Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. All are invited to attend. New members welcome. Please call (401) 466-9695 with any questions.

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk
There is a Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk on Tues., Dec. 5, at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

Grief Group
There is a free Grief Support Group meeting every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
There is a Prayer Shawl Ministry on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Caregiver Group
There is a free Caregiver Support Group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

School Holiday Concert
The Annual Block Island School Holiday Concert is on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. Come listen to some Holiday music and support our kids!

Helping Hands Food Pantry 
Every other Wednesday at the Harbor Church. The next Helping Hands Pantry will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Santa At The Fire Barn
Santa will be at the BIVFD Fire Barn on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ecumenical Choir Concert
The Ecumenical Choir Concert of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center. All are welcome!