On The Block

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, May 13, will present a jazz piano and vocal concert by Sarah Brindell in the Harbor Church sanctuary at 7 p.m. Brindell is associate professor of songwriting at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. A complimentary chili supper will be served at 6:30. Admission to the concert will be by donation.

Tai Chi Class
Internationally acclaimed Maedée Duprès, leads “The Transformative Healing Power of Tai Chi,” Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Parish Center. Open to the public and therapists. No prior knowledge required. Other instructors are Tom Hobin and Faith Gregor. Cost is $125 and $75 for students and includes lunch. To register, call Tom Hobin at 720-352-8707 or e-mail to TW Hobin1023@Gmail.com. Space is limited.

Hands Food Pantry
The Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open every other Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harbor Church. The final open date is Wednesday, May 18.

Hurricanes Home Baseball/Softball Games
Girls Varsity Plays Hope on Friday, May 13, at 12:30 p.m. Girls JV Plays Wickford on Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. Boys Varsity plays BCA on Monday, May 16, at 12:30 p.m. Girls JV plays Curtis Corner on Wednesday, May 18, at 12:30 p.m. Boys Varsity plays Masters on Thursday, May 19, at 12:30 p.m. Boys JV plays PCD on Friday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m.All games are played at Heinz Field. 

Motorcycle Safety Course
The Recreation Department would like to bring a motorcycle safety course to the island. The course is given by CCRI, and is 16.5 hours over two days. If enough people are interested, the class may be held in May or early June. Call the Recreation Department office at 466-3223.

Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship Applications
The Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for 2016. You can stop by Ballard Hall Real Estate or contact Michele Phelan at 741-6577 and one can be mailed. The deadline is June 11.

Mason's Movers Benefit Dinner
Join us for dinner on Friday, May 13, at 5 p.m. at the Poor People's Pub to help raise funds for the MDA in honor of our favorite mac n' cheese enthusiast,  Mason Miro. We will be donating 10% of our dinner sales to the cause--the more you eat, the more we raise! There will be live music by some familiar faces at 10pm as well as some impressive raffle prizes. So come hungry, thirsty and ready to dance and lets raise some money for the MDA!

Shad Bloom 10K Trail Race
The Shad Bloom 10K Trail Race will be held on Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at the Block Island School. Register at www.active.com or at the Recreation Office starting at the Town Hall.

Conservancy Day
Join The Nature Conservancy on Saturday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Narragansett Inn as they gather together to celebrate conservation on Block Island and this year's Bayberry Wreath Award Winner, Gail Ballard Hall. All are welcome!

Well Water Testing
When was the last time you had your water tested?  And, what should it be tested for and where?  These questions and others will be answered by water quality experts from URI and the RI Department of Health at the Island Free Library on Tuesday, May 17, from 6 to 7 p.m.

AARP Smart Driver Course
The Senior Advisory Committee is sponsoring the AARP Smart Driver Course on Wednesday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center. A light lunch will be provided. Classroom fee is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members. Contact Sandra Kelly at smkelly588@yahoo.com or call 466-2802.

Spring Bird Migration Walk
Witness the spectacular Spring plumage Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. Meet on Corn Neck Rd across from Labyrinth.

Mac & Friends Wine Dinner
On Tuesday, May 24, Winfield’s will be hosting a very special wine dinner to benefit The Thomas McAleer Visual Arts Endowment Scholarship. Tickets are $150, tax deductible, and may be purchased at Lila Delman Realty or by mailing a check to PO Box 1977, BI., RI., 02807. Space is limited. Please make checks payable to McAleer Fund. For more info please visit www.biartfund.weebly.com or email risd.mcaleer.fund@gmail.com.

Child Outreach Screening
It's time to make an appointment for your 3 to 5 yr. old's free annual developmental screening in vision, hearing, speech/language, social/emotional, and general development.  Thursday, May 26, at the Community Center. Please call the Block Island School at 466-5600 x 263 for information and to make an appointment.