On The Block
CommonGround Coffee House
Common Ground Coffeehouse will show the stop-motion animated feature for all ages "Kubo and the Two Strings" on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. or immediately after the Library Open House. There will be no supper served. This critically acclaimed film set in ancient Japan stars Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey. No charge.
Artist Studio Space
Artist studio space available at Spring Street Gallery, through April 1. Stay inspired and productive through the winter! Call Eileen Miller for more information at 466-9725.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry is Wednesday, Dec. 14. Helping Hands Food Pantry is open every other Wednesday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harbor Church.
Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m the Island Free Library will be holding Power Hours for Scholars. Staff will be on hand to supervise and facilitate research, monitor group projects, and answer basic comprehension questions. Enter through the side door.
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.
Winter Market & Holiday Sroll
The Winter Market is open every Tuesday night in December at the Island Free Library along with many of the other stores in town.
Hurricanes Home Basketball Games
There is a Boys Varsity game on Friday, Dec. 2, at 2:30 p.m. against BCA. There is a Boys Varsity game on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m. against New Testament. There is a Girls Varsity game on Friday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. against Burrillville. There is a Girls Varsity game on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m. against Wheeler. There is a Girls JV game on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. against JF Wilbur. There is a Boys JV game on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 12:45 p.m. against JF Wilbur. All games are played at the Block Island School in the gym.
Library Holiday Party
The Friends and staff of the Island Free Library invite you to the Annual Holiday Open House at the Library on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Come and enjoy the food, drink, and festive holiday music.
Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale
The Block Island Fire Department annual Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale is on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Fire Barn. No Early Birds! Not going to be here for the day of the sale? Call 401-466-3220 to reserve your tree.
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.
Library Holiday Events
1. Felt crafts with North Light Fibers on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5p.m.
2. Atwater/Donnelly Concert is on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
3. Kids Movie Night is on Thursday, Dec. 15, Starting at 6 p.m. with "Frosty The Snowman" then "How the grinch Stole Christmas" and "Elf."
4. Gingerbread Houses Program is on Friday, Dec. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Minisrty will be meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.
School Holiday Concert
The Block Island School is having its Holiday Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. in the school gym.
BIYC Maritime Scholarship
Applications for the B.I. Yacht Club Maritime Scholarship will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2017. Students who have graduated from the Block Island School, intend to pursue maritime careers, and are currently enrolled in a college undergraduate maritime program are eligible. Information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jim Fiorato at 466-3000.