On The Block

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffee House  
On Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. the Common Ground Coffeehouse will present "Sully," starring Tom Hanks. With Clint Eastwood directing, you'll see there is much more to the true story of the January 15, 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson” than just landing an airliner in the Hudson River. Complimentary supper at 6:30 PM. No charge, donations welcome.

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.

Tech Talk
The Island Free Library is hosting discussions about the latest technology and Q & A about digital devices every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free advice and free tips. Everyone is Welcome!

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, Feb. 22. 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  
Girls Varsity plays Tiverton on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 12:30 p.m. Boys Varsity plays St. Andrews on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1:45 p.m. JV Boys play Msgr. Clark on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. JV Girls play Msgr. Clark on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. Girls Varsity plays Hope on Monday, Feb. 20, at 12:45 p.m. All games are played at the Block Island School.

How To Tie Flies
This Weekend Only the Island Free Library is hosting a class on “How to Tie Flies.”  Fresh water class on Friday, Feb. 17, and Saltwater Class on Saturday, Feb. 18. Both classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Sign up at the Island Free Library. For details call (401) 466-3233.

Bow Safety Course  
The Recreation Department is sponsoring a Bow Hunter Safety Course. The class is two days. Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, The cost is $35 per person. The DEM requires a minimum of 10 students. Anyone interested in signing up can either see Recreation Director Dave Sniffen at Town Hall, or call 466-3223, or send an email to recreation@new-shoreham.com.

Crazy-as-Coot Bird Walk
There is a Crazy-as-Coot Bird Walk on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

CPR Class 
A community CPR and first aid class is being offered by the Rescue Squad on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Rescue building. The cost is $25.00 per person. Call 466-3220 or stop in to dispatch to sign up.

Follow The Voyage
The Island Free Library is showing “The Finest Hours” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. as part of their Follow The Voyage Program. Pizza will also be served!

Taize Prayer Service 
Taize Prayer Service will be meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.

Bereavement Group
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Sunday, Mar. 5, at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea at 3 p.m.