On The Block

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffee House
Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. Common Ground Coffeehouse will show the movie "A Man Called Ove", based on Fredrik Backman's international best-selling novel. Ove is an isolated, grumpy old man who softens as he forms an unlikely friendship with the boisterous young family that moves in next door. Soup and goodies will be served at at 6:30 p.m.

2017 July 4th celebration
The theme of this year’s parade is “Block Island Memories.” Fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 2 (rain date July 3). Donations are needed to reserve bands and fireworks. Please send to Double Ender Committee, PO Box 808, Block Island, R.I. 02807.

Amnesty Month at Library
January is Amnesty Month at Island Free Library. All current fines will be waived. The library asks that instead of paying fines, please bring in a non-perishable food item for the Helping Hands Food Pantry.

Artist Studio Space
Artist studio space available at Spring Street Gallery, through April 1. Call Eileen Miller for more information at 466-9725.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry is Wednesday, Jan. 25. Helping Hands Food Pantry is open every other Wednesday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Study Hall
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
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Hurricanes Home Basketball Games
Boys Varsity plays Middlebridge on Friday, Jan. 20, at 2:30 p.m. Boys Varsity plays Times Squared Academy on Friday, Jan 27, at 2:30 p.m. Girls Varsity plays Hope on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 12:30 p.m. Girls Varsity plays Blackstone Valley Prep on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 p.m. Boys Varsity plays Blackstone Valley Prep on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. All games are played at the Block Island School.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

North End Winter Walk
Hike to see the unique creatures only here in winter. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Hodge Preserve parking lot on Corn Neck Road.

Bow Hunter Safety Course
The Recreation Department is sponsoring a Bow Hunter Safety Course. The class is two days. Saturday, Feb. 18,  will be an Archery Proficiency test and Sunday, Feb. 19, will be classroom instruction. The cost is $35 per person. The DEM requires a minimum of 10 students. Deadline for registration is Friday, Feb. 10. Registration forms will be available at the Recreation office or online at new-shoreham.com.

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 biyc02807@gmail.com or call Jim Fiorato at 466-3000.