On The Block

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 11:45am
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Common Ground Coffeehouse
Island musician Vaux Finnimore will perform at Common Ground Coffeehouse at Harbor Church on Friday, July 29, at 7 p.m. with mellow original songs and favorites. Complimentary supper served at 6:30 p.m. Donations for the musician are encouraged.

Old Harbor Walking Tours
Join the Block Island Historical Society for a walking tour of Old Harbor. Meet at Rebecca’s Statue, 10 a.m., Thursdays all summer.

Movie Night
The Spring House is hosting Family Movie Night, every Monday night at dusk (8:30 p.m.). 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 event is free.

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

Gallery Openings
There is a gallery opening on Saturday, July 30, at the Spring Street Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Kate Bird. There is a gallery opening Thursday, August 4, at the Spring Street Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Leslie Hartnett. There is a gallery opening on Saturday, August 6, at the Jessie Edwards Studio from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Kate Knapp.

Celebrate The Health Care Team
Block Island Health Services is sponsoring, "Celebrate The Health Care Team” 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 repellent, blanket and/or beach chair for your comfort. Program will be the following night if sky conditions are poor.

Vacation Bible School
Harbor Church invites children ages four to eleven to join the fun: games, music, crafts, and stories at Vacation Bible School on August 1 to 5, from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge and a light supper is provided each evening. Island visitors and all faiths welcome. Call 401-466-5940 to sign up.

BIMI Lecture Series
On Tuesday, August 2, Bruce Parker, Visiting Professor at the Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology; former Chief Scientist of the National Ocean Service in NOAA, and former Dircector of the World Data Center for Oceanography, will be speaking at the BIMI Center at 7 p.m. The Topic is "The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters."

Blues On The Block
Wednesday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fred Benson Town Beach. The band performing is the Truck Stop Troubadours. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy great music on the beach Sponsored by Deep Water Wind.

Ocean View Film
Green Screening film: "Black Fish" presented by the Ocean View Foundation and the Island Free Library on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. at the Island Library (side entrance)

Night Sky Viewing
There is a night Sky Viewing on Friday, August 5, at 9 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve. Bring insect repellent, blanket and/or beach chair for your comfort. Program will be the following night if sky conditions are poor.

Triathlon
This race begins with a quarter mile open water ocean swim. Followed by 12 miles of biking over rolling hills with breathtaking views of the island. The last stretch is a 4 mile run on beautiful Cresent Beach. Saturday, August 6,  at Fred Benson Town Beach. August 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the Town Beach Pavilion. Register at www.active.com or call the BI Recreation Dept at 401-466-3223.

Block Island Art & Artisan Festival
More than 20 artisans will be exhibiting Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 7, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  at the annual Block Island Art Festival on the lawn of the Harbor Church. Paintings, jewelry, glass, home goods, and photography. Free and open to the public.

Mary D. Ball
The annual Mary D. Ball is being held on Saturday, August 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sullivan House.

Medical Center Fun Run
Sunday, August 7, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Fred Benson Town Beach. The Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Register at www.active.com. This race benefits the Block island Medical Center.

Great Toy Boat Race
Sunday, August 7, at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocean Ave. Bridge. Benefits the Block Island Early Learning Center.
 
Bereaved Parents Group
The Bereaved Parents Group will be meeting on Sunday, August 7, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's By-The-Sea.

Bingo
Bingo night is on Tuesday, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Block Island volunteer Fire Department's Fire Barn. 

Attwater & Donnelly Performances
The group Attwater & Donnelly will be performing a kids program at 10:30 a.m. and an all ages show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 10, at the Island Free Library.

Block Island Gardeners Luncheon
Join the Block Island Gardeners for Luncheon at the National on Wednesday,  August 10, at noon. Dr. Jessica Lubell, Assoc. Professor of Horticulture at UCONN, will present "Landscaping with Natives, they are tougher than you think." The cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Contact Mary Sue Record at 466 5356 or marysuerecord@gmail.com to reserve your seat by August 3.