On The Block

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday May 27, at 7 p.m. will show the film The Big Short, a comedy about the 2008 market collapse, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling. It won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor. A complimentary supper will be served at 6:30 p.m.    

Hurricanes Home Baseball/Softball Games
Boys varsity plays Grove on Friday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. Girls JV plays Wickford on Saturday, June 4, at 10:45 p.m. Boys JV plays San Miguel on Wednesday, June 8, at 12:30 p.m. All games are played at Heinz Field. 

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. The deadline is June 11.

Historical Society Open House
The Historical Society Open House is on Saturday, May 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be refreshments and all are welcome. There is also a yard/porch sale on the same day from 1 to 3 p.m. "Not quite Historic enough" collectibles & non - Block Island antiques donated to support the Society. All proceeds will support our 2016 intern/educational programs. Stop by & purchase a treasure!

Bake, Book, & Bloom Sale
The Bake, Book, & Bloom Sale will be held on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island Free Library. Delicious baked goods, awesome books, glorious blooms of every sort from Clark Farms.

Gallery Opening
Annual Memorial Day weekend open house at Jessie Edwards Studio from May 28 to May 30. There will be new work, lemonade, and cupcakes to celebrate the 20-year anniversary.

Chowder Cookoff
The Block Island Maritime Institute is having its annual Chowder Cookoff on Sunday, May 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. DJ Libre will be entertaining. $15 for adults, $25 for familes, and children under 12 are free.

Spring Piano Recital
Presented by the students of Carrie Todd on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center. The public is invited to attend to hear our island children play their favorite pieces of music.

Student Art Show
Please join us in celebrating the talent of 4 members of the senior class. Opening Reception on June 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spring Street Gallery. You will love it!

Blood Drive
There will be a blood drive on Friday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Harbor Church. You must be at least 16 years old to donate.

Free Lyme Disease Testing
There will be free Lyme and babesiosis testing at the Medical Center on Saturday, June 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All residents age 18 and older are welcome to attend.

Bereaved Parents Groups
The Bereaved Parents Group will be meeting on Sunday, June 5, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.

Holy Door Designation Service
On June 5, at St. Andrew Church on Chapel St. will receive a great honor and distinction. The Most Rev. Thomas Tobin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will designate the main entrance to the Church as a Holy Door for the duration of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. The service is at 10 a.m. followed by the Mass for Confirmation. People of all Faiths or none are welcome to walk through the Holy Door with the intent to practice mercy: love instead of hate; forgiveness instead of vengeance, and mercy instead of neglect. Misericordes sicut Pater: be merciful like the Father.

Blues on the Block Golf Tournament
On June 6, there will be a Golf Tournament benefiting Blues on the Block. The golf tournament will be held at Meadowbrook golf course in Richmond, RI with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be foursome playing best ball. $100 per person includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, raffle tickets, and hospitality after. Please contact Rob Closter at 401-742-7747 or at rcloster@yahoo.com if interested.

Eco Depot
The Eco Depot will be at the Block Island Transfer Station on Saturday, June 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tai Chi Class
Internationally acclaimed Maedée Duprès leads “The Transformative Healing Power of Tai Chi,” Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, St. Andrew Parish Center. Open to the public. Cost is $125 and students $75. Includes lunch. To register go to www.eventbrite.com/e/functional-therapy-tai-chi-presents-motion-by-the-o.... For more information call 720-352-8707 or e-mail TWHobin1023@Gmail.com. Space is limited.

Motorcycle Safety Course
The Motor Cycle Safety Class is scheduled for June 11, and June 12 at the Block Island School at 9 a.m. The cost is $150.00 per person. Registration forms are available on line at www.new-shoreham.com. in the recreation department section.  Forms are also available in the Recreation office. Registration deadline is May 31. Please read the second page of the registration form for safety requirements for the class.

Bite Of Block Island Food Show
Block Island Times sponsored Food Show "A Bite of Block Island" is being held at the BIMI Center on Sunday, June 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Block Island Times office and the Chamber of Commerce.

BI Prayer Shawl Ministry
The BI Prayer Shawl Ministry is meeting on Monday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Block Island Restauant Week
Sample the menus at island restaurants, take advantage of special pricing, menus, and events. You can pick up a list of events, and resturaunt menus at the Chamber of Commerce. Various venues from June 12 to 17. For more information call (800) 383-2474 or visit www.blockislandchamber.com.

Donations For Legion Yard Sale
American Legion Auxiliary annual yard sale is on June 24 and 25. Donations can be made morning of the sale. For early donations or help with large items, call Rheba McKernan at 466-5920.