On The Block

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
On Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m. Common Ground Coffeehouse will present Cameron Greenlee in concert on the piano in the Harbor Church sanctuary. This will be An Evening of Bop, Swing & Music from the Early Days of Jazz. A complimentary supper will be served in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. Donations for the musician will be encouraged.

Old Harbor Walking Tour
Join the Block Island Historical Society for a walking tour of Old Harbor. Hear about its facts and myths. Meet at Rebecca’s Statue, 10 a.m., Thursdays all summer. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Historical Society Museum in advance or the day of the event.

Movie Night
The Spring House is hosting Family Movie Night, every Monday night at dusk (8:30 p.m.) From now through Sept. 5. See our calendar at www.blockislandtimes.com for movie schedule.

Farmers’ Market
Block Island Farmers’ Market runs every Wednesday and Saturday all season. The Wednesday market is on The Spring House lawn and the Saturday market is at Legion Park. Both are from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Art Night At The Museum
Every Thursday all summer from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Block Island Historical Society. This is a free event.

Not New Boutique
The Not New Boutique will be open on Wednesdays in July and August from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center.

Gallery Openings
There is a gallery opening Friday, July 15, at HeartSpace Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Featuring sculpture by Peruko Ccopacatty. There is a gallery opening on Saturday, July 16, at Jessie Edwards Studio from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Whitney Knapp Bowditch. There is a gallery opening on Saturday, July 16, at the Spring Street Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring photography by Robin Bell and photography by Tom Kalb. There is a gallery opening on Thursday, July 21, at the Spring Street Galley from 5 to 7 featuring paintings by Bill Padien. There is a gallery opening on Friday, July 22, at the Island Free Library from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Marilyn Bogdanffy.

Salt Marsh Creatures
Seine and observe unique salt marsh animals. Everyone gets to let a fish go! Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. Meet at Andy’s Way. Sponsored by the James Stover Block Island Exploration Series.

Teen Dance
There is a Teen Dance being held at the Town Beach Pavilion on Sunday, July 17, at 9 p.m.

Full Moon Cruise
There will be a Full Moon Cruise to celebrate conservation and the 25th anniversary of The Nature Conservancy’s Block Island office. A sunset and full moonrise cruise around the island from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Adults $25 and children under 12 are free. Meet at the Old Harbor ferry dock.

Evening of Improv
Stand-up comedian and author Matt Bellace is hosting an improv and stand-up comedy workshop. Learn how to tell a good joke or story in front of others. Seventh grade and up. Wednesday, July 20, Fred Benson Beach Pavilion, 8:30 p.m. Free.

Blues On The Block
Blues on the Block will be on Wednesday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the Town Beach Pavilion. The band that will be playing is Four Barrel Billy presented by the Block Island Residents Association.

BIMI Lecture Series
On Wednesday, July 20, Stephen C. White, President, Mystice Seaport, will be speaking at the BIMI Center at 7 p.m. The topic is Charles W. Morgan.

Twilight/Night Walk
Sense Of Wonder Twilight/Night Walk sponsored by the Ocean View Foundation is on Wednesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

American Legion Meeting
Merrill Slate Post 36 of the American Legion Block Island will have its monthly meeting Thursday, July 21, at 5:15 p.m. at Legion Hall on West Side Rd. All visiting military and veterans are invited to join us.

Under 21 Dance
There is an Under 21 Dance Party featuring DJ Libre on Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m. at Elevation Studio.

Harbor Church Fair & Auction
From 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 23, Jazz Brunch with Cameron Greenlee at the keyboard until 10:30 a.m. when the Live Auction begins.  Plus, Silent Auction, Mystery Balloon Prizes, "Tony’s Tag Sale” - tickets for this year’s quilt raffle, and so much more!  On the lawn of the church.  Come for food and music, good deals, and great fellowship, all to support the wide ministries of Harbor Church.

Barbershop Quartet Festival
The Barbershop Quartet Festival is on Saturday, July 23, at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew Church on Chapel St. There will be four men and womens quartets and a Barbershop Chorus. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Red Bird Package Store and Island Bound Bookstore.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair
There is an Arts and Crafts Guild Fair on Sunday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

American Legion Picnic
Merrill Slate Post 36 Block Island is having its annual Family Picnic on Sunday, July 24, from noon to 3 p.m. at Legion Park on West Side Rd. Great food, entertainment, and  all you can eat. $12 per person and kids eat free. All active military are free.

B.I. Gardeners Annual Meeting
The B.I. Gardeners are having thier annual meeting on Tuesday, July 26, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Parish Center.  The guest speaker is Dr. Rebecca Brown, Asst. Professor of Plant Sciences and Entolmology at URI, who will present “Improving productivity through building soil health and extending the gardening season.”  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

Bingo at the BIVFD is on Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Ask The Archaeologist
Spend an hour with Archaeologist Kevin McBride at 4:30 p.m. at the Block Island Historical Society.

BIMI Lecture Series
On Tuesday, July 26, Kevin McBride, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut, Director of Research, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, will be speaking at the BIMI Center at 7 p.m. The topic is New Perspectives on the Native American Archaeology and Archaeology of Block Island.

Taize Prayer Service
Taize Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Ann's By-The-Sea.

Health Services Talk
The Block Island Health Services is sponsoring a talk on "Building and Investing in Health Services. The Next 25 Years." On Friday, July 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the BIMI Center.

Night Sky Viewing
There is a night Sky Viewing on Friday, July 29, at 9 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve. Bring insect repellant, blanket and/or beach chair for your comfort. Program will be the following night if sky conditions are poor.