On The Block

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
This Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Common Ground Coffeehouse will present Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal of Boston who blend blues, folk, country, jazz, and pop in what they call "Y'All-Ternative" music. A complimentary supper of bean soup and chowder will be served at 6:30 p.m. Donations for the musicians are encouraged.

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.

Gallery Opening
There is a gallery opening at HeartSpace Gallery on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring new work by Alex Chapman.

Not New Boutique
Friday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 to 3 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. 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.

Literacy Volunteers At The Library
Literacy Volunteers of Washington County will be at the library on Monday, Sept. 19, at noon to discuss their adult ELL program and provide training. For more information or to volunteer, visit their website www.literacywashingtoncounty.org or email Kbaumann@islandfreelibrary.org.

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.

Academic Achievement Discussion
Laurie Hazard, Ed. D. from Bryant University, will be speaking on The Habits of Mind for Academic Achievement and Lifelong Success. Laurie will be with the BI School students grades 5 thru 12 throughout the morning and then along with the BI School and the BI Wellness Coalition welcoming parents, faculty, and community members to attend the program in the afternoon. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m. at The BI School Library.

Community Outreach Day
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. meet with the Staff of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Senator Whitehouse's staff will be on hand to provide information on how their office may be able to assist you. For additional information, please call Senator Whitehouse's office at (401) 453-5294.

Computer 101
Covering both PCs and Macs, this workshop is designed specifically for those who are new to computers, or who feel they would like to have more instruction to be confident using a computer for personal use. Tuesday, Sept. 20, Tuesday, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, from 5 to 6 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.

American Legion Meeting
Merrill Slate American Legion Post 36 will have its monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 22, at 5:15 at Legion Hall on West Side Rd. All visiting military and veterans are invited to join us.

At the Block Island Airport Saturday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. Sponsored by RIAC. Bring out your flying and driving machines! Contact: Henry@blockisland.com for more information.

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

BI Tourism Coucnil Annual Meeting
The Block Island Tourism Council invites all to their Annual Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at the Spring House. Reception is at 5 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. Hear about their efforts and plans as well as an update from the State Tourism Office.

BI Ecumenical Choir Rehersals
The BI Ecumenical Choir will start rehersals for the Thanksgiving and Christmas concerts on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Church. If you love to sing but can't read music they can help you learn the music!

Taize Prayer Service
Taize Prayer Service is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's By-The-Sea.

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. 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.

Archaeology Day
Come learn about the archaeological heritage of the Manisseans, the island’s original Native American residents, who  made their living for thousands of years in this unique homeland.  Saturday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Historical Society.

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.

BI Conservancy Annual Meeting
The public is invited to attend the BI Conservancy's annual meeting. Sunday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Empire Theater. The guest speaker is Michael Oppenheimer discussing "Defending against sea level rise." 

Bereaved Parents Group
The Bereaved Parents Group will be meeting on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann's By-The-Sea.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair
The Arts and Crafts Guild Fair is being combined with the last Farmers' Market of the season. Sunday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawn of the Historical Society.

This year Beatlefest is on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The BI Prayer Shawl Ministry wil be held on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.