On The Block

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
On Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. Common Ground Coffeehouse will feature a "sneak preview" of a new musical about the fall of Lucifer called "Luci," performed by composer Mark Kelso and NYC actress Chelsea LeSage. Complimentary supper at 6:30 p.m. then the show at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. No admission charge, but donations will be 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.

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.

Ski Trip Fundraiser
The Recreation Dept. is having a Ski Trip Fundraiser at the JV Soccer Tournament. Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Field.

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

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. 27 and Oct. 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Island Free Library.

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! All are welcome!

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 Friday, 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.

Book And CD Release Party
There is a Book and CD release party with Jen Lighty and Virginia Dare at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Stop by to celebrate poetry, song, and artwork by Steven Lighty.

Motor Cycle Safety Class
The Recreation Department would like to offer a Motor Cycle Safety Class on the weekend of Oct. 1 and 2.  For more information call Cindy or Dave at 466-3223 .

Blessing Of The Animals
The Blessing of the Animals is at Noon at the Abrams Animal Farm on Sunday, Oct. 2.

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." 

Bereavement Group
The Bereavement 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.

Block Island BeatleFest will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. at the Empire Theater. A dozen musicians will perform their favorite Beatles songs. Tickets are $20 and will benefit the programs of 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.