On The Block

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Poet Jen Lighty will read from her newly published book Breaking Up with the Moon at the Harbor Church on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The show will feature music by local artists Gillian Carson and Lydia Mott. A complimentary supper of RI clam chowder donated by the Lions Club will be served at 6:30 p.m. along with other goodies and coffee. No charge but donations for performers are welcomed.

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

Run Around The Block
The Run Around The Block 15K Road Race is being held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. Register at active.com. The starting line is at Isaac’s Corner and the finish is at Champlin’s Marina. There are water stops along the way.

CGSP Annual Meeting
The Committee for the Great Salt Pond Annual Meeting is being held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. at the BIMI Center. Come learn what’s under the Great Salt Pond. Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be open. For more information visit www.CGSPBlockIsland.org.

Bird Walk
The Ocean View Foundation’s Bird Walk is at Andy’s Way is on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.

Gallery Openings
There is an opening on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Spring Street Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. to begin a new show of paintings by Lisa Robb.

Guest Speaker On Haiti
On Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Island Free Library, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Business Development Manager of Haven (an Irish Non-profit), will speak on the progress made in Haiti since the 2012 Quake. She will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

Not New Boutique
Friday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 to 5 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center. These are the last sales for 2016. No donations after Sept. 10.

Taste Of Block Island Weekend
The Taste of Block Island Weekend is Sept. 16 through 18. Sample all of the great activities, food and spirits that Block Island has to offer. Discounts, events, and all sorts of specials. Buttons can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office for $5 each.

Reducing Stress through Meditation
Join Dr. Alan Post at the Island Free Library on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.  Dr. Post will be discussing meditation as a  healing modality and a way to reduce stress-related responses, improve concentration, enhance clarity of thought and mental equilibrium.  He will also present a simple meditation technique and provide time for a short meditation sitting.  Call 466-3233 with questions.  Free and Everyone is welcome!

Historical Society Annual Meeting
the Historical Society's Annual Meeting is Saturday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. business meeting with Program to follow at 4:30 p.m. with a short talk about photographs from the 1970's by Dennis Lopez. The location is the St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring Street.

BI Beach Clean-up
The International Coastal Clean - up, Block Island Beach Clean-up is on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Fred Benson Town Beach.

Archaeology Stakeholder Meeting
This meeting will feature a presentation by the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. on a seventeenth-century Native American site exposed by the washout of Corn Neck Road, the only land route between the northern and southern portions of Block Island. Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Island Free Library.

Trip Around The Block
The Wronowski Family, Block Island Express, and Dead Eye Dick's invite all Block Island residents and businesses to take a Trip Around the Block aboard the Jessica W. high speed ferry. Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Trip leaves from the Old Harbor ferry dock.

Raptor Migration
This is a unique oppertunity to see and learn about migrants which depend on Block Island's optimal habitat. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. Saturday, Sept. 24, at 3 p.m. Meet at Lewis Farm Follow the signs off Cooneymus Rd.

Sock Hop and Dinner
50's & 60's Rock 'n Roll Music by DJ Josh for the benefit of St. Ann's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Sunday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ballard's Inn. $30 per person includes dinner, dancing, and silent auction. Tickets available from Linda Spak and the St. Ann's church office. For more information call 401-466-2911 or email saintannsbythesea@verizon.net.

Wild Mushroom Hunting
Join Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt for a presentation about the safe, edible, wild mushrooms of our state featuring mushrooms that can be found in the fall. Their presentation, with Q & A, will introduce the audience to the fun of mushroom science and the hobby of hunting, with a slideshow of stunning all local fungi photography.  At the Island Free Library on Tuesday, Sept.30, at 6pm.

Free Lyme Disease Testing
Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the BI Medical Center. People age 18 & older are welcome to attend. All people who have participated in the Yale/BIMC sponsored serosurvey study in the past are encouraged to return.

Motor Cycle Safety Class
The Recreation Department would like to offer a Motor Cycle Safety Class on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2. Registration and payment are due Sept. 21. Please call Cindy or Dave at 466-3223 . Registration forms are also available on-line at www.new-shoreham.com. under Recreation Department.