On The Block
Commonground Coffee House
There is no Commonground Coffee House this Friday, Dec. 30.
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, Jan. 11. 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.
Hurricanes Home Basketball Games
Boys Varsity plays Highlander on Friday, Jan. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Girls Varsity plays Tiverton on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 12:30 p.m. Boys Varsity plays Oxford on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 12:30 p.m. Boys Varsity plays Middlebridge on Friday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Boys Varsity play Times Square on Friday, Jan 27, at 2:30 p.m. All games are played at the Block Island School.
New Year's Eve Ball
The New Year's Eve Ball is at The Yellow Kittens on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 9:30 p.m. Music, Dancing, and Champagne Toast at Midnight! Music by DJ Libre. Door Proceeds to benefit the Early Learning Center.
Annual Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge sponsored by the Block Island Leo Club is on Sunday, Jan. 1, at noon at Fred Benson Town Beach.
After Polar Plunge Warm Up
After the Polar Plunge on Sunday, Jan.1 at the Yellow Kittens. Enjoy drinks, hot beverages, and food. Donations benefit the B.I. Recreation Dept. Ski Trip.
There will be no meeting on Sunday, Jan. 1. The next Bereavement Group meeting will be on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.
Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk
The Ocean View Foundation's Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk is on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 9 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.
The next blood drive will be held at the Harbor Church on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. Age 16 May donate with a form signed by a parent and age 17 and above can donate. Bring your drivers license. Call 453-8307 if you have any questions.
Service Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Block Island Ecumenical Ministries invites the whole community to a service honoring Dr Martin Luther King Jr on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Two African-American pastors from Providence, Rev Jabulani McCalister and Rev Nikita McCalister will be speaking. There will be readings from Dr. King and songs from the movement.
Prayer Shawl Minisrty
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.
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.