On The Block

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Common Ground Coffeehouse will present The Cashmans on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. This duo from Orlando perform acoustic gospel and praise music. Complimentary supper served at 6:30 p.m. No charge but donations for musicians encouraged.

Tai Chi Classes
Every Friday at the Community Center at 4 p.m. The classes are outside depending on the weather. Any age and beginners are welcome. Donations cover the costs. Studies show Tai Chi helps balance, blood pressure, depression, back pain, mood disorders, and sleep apnea. For more information contact Tom Hobin, PT at (720) 352-8707.

Artist Studio Space
Artist studio space available at Spring Street Gallery, from Nov. 1 to April 1.  Stay inspired and productive through the winter! Call Eileen Miller for more information at 466-9725.

Choir Rehearsal
The Block Island Ecumenical Choir rehearsals are every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church. All are welcome.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry date is Wednesday, Nov. 2. Helping Hands Food Pantry is open every other Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Halloween Double Feature
The Island Free Library is showing “Hocus Pocus” (PG) at 6 p.m. and “The Blair Witch Project” (R) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Popcorn will be provided.

School Halloween Dance!
There is a Halloween Dance at the Block Island School on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. for grades eight to 12. DJ Josh will be performing and there will be refreshments. Costumes and mainland friends welcome. $5/ person. Sponsored by B.I. Wellness Coalition.

Hurricanes Home Soccer Game
There is a Varsity Soccer game on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 12:15 p.m. at Heinz Field against Times Squared Academy.

Library Halloween Party
There is a Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for grades PreK to Third at the Island Free Library. There will be a costume party with crafts, treats, and a parade.

Animal Rescue Program
Mystic Aquarium is having a free First Responder Animal Rescue Training. Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Town Hall. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Halloween Party
The annual Yellow Kittens Halloween Party is on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover at the door to benefit the B.I. Volunteer Fire Department.

Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk
Ocean View Foundation's Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk is on Tuesday, Nov.1 at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch begins Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Library Stay Curious Events
1. Block Island Stories with co–sponsor the Block Island Historical Society on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 5pm.
2. Wuthering Heights on Wednesday, Nov. 9.  Book discussion at 5 p.m. and film at 7 p.m. Books available for check-out at the library.
3. Environmental Literature on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 5pm.

Boy Scout Meeting
There is an open house to organize a new Cub Scouts Program on Block Island! Open to all boys grades K - 5 and their families. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Harbor Church Rec Room (downstairs) from 4:30 to 5:45p.m. Stop by to learn about the program, receive information, and meet regional representative Grant Van Eck. Boy Scout Troop 30 will be meeting prior to this kickoff in the same space from 3 to 4:15 p.m this is open to all boys 11 to 17 years old!

Bereavement Group
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann's By-The-Sea.

Blood Drive
The Rhode Island Blood Center will be in the main hall of the Harbor Church for blood donations from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. For information call 800-283-8383.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Hunter Safety Course
The Recreation Department is sponsoring a Hunter Safety Course. It is a two day class given by the Department of Environmental Management. Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (must attend both classes) at the Island Free Library. For more information call Cindy or Dave at 466-3223 or register at new-shoreham.com.