On The Block
Common Ground Coffeehouse
Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. the Common Ground Coffeehouse presents Americana duo Cardboard Ox, formed by RI solo artists Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain. They are known for sweet and soulful harmonies, thoughtful musicianship, and delicately crafted lyrical storytelling. Free supper at 6:30 p.m. along with international students, or join us at 7 p.m. for coffee and cookies. Donations for the musicians are appreciated.
Soup Group is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Need a ride? Call Gloria Redlich at (401) 486-9278.
The Farmers Market is every Wednesday on The Spring House Lawn, and every Saturday at Legion Park, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The Block Island Restaurant Week runs through Saturday, June 17, at 8 p.m. Participating restaurants offer a two course prix-fixe lunch and a three course prix-fixe dinner. Participating “Blue Ticket” retail businesses will give customers one blue raffle ticket for each $25 spent at their business. There will then be a drawing at the end of the week to award three cash prizes.
Block Island Music Festival
The Block Island Music Festival runs through Sunday, June 18, at 12 a.m. In accordance with the organic nature of The Block Island Music Festival, admission is free of charge. The festival is a 21-plus years of age event and proper identification is absolutely required. Children will be admitted between the hours of 5 to 9 p.m. only under strict parental supervision. For more information visit blockislandmusicfest.com.
St. Ann’s By-The-Sea is having a Tagless Sale on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. under the tent. There will be a BBQ lunch available. Drop off your items at St. Ann’s Monday to Friday. No books, clothes, mattresses, or electronics. For more information or questions call (401) 466-2911.
There is a Meadow Walk at the Great Salt Pond on Sunday, June, 17, at 9 a.m. Learn about the species that thrive where salt and fresh water meet. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. Meet at the trail on Beach Avenue, west of Dunn’s Bridge.
Jewelry & Crafts Sale
African Team Ministries jewelry and crafts will be on sale at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea from June 18 to June 25. Proceeds go to serving the church in East Africa for providing clean water, medical care, and much, much more.
Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk
There will be a Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk on Tuesday, June 20, at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.
Not New Boutique
The Not New Boutique is every Wednesday from 9 to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center. Still accepting good, clean clothing for our summer sales. Sponsored by the Catholic Ladies Guild.
Social Security On Island
Representatives from the Social Security Adminstration are coming to the island on June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Block Island Chamber of Commerce Office to assist foreign workers. You will need to bring a passport, DS2019, and I94 form. There will be applications there to fill out. For more information call the Chamber at (401) 466-2474.
Annual American Legion Auxiliary Yard Sale
The American Legion Auxiliary is accepting donations of household goods, furniture, kitchen tools, and decorative items for its Annual Yard Sale on June 23 and 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Ocean Ave. and Connecticut Ave. If you need help or pick up of large items, please call 401-465-9943. All other items can be dropped off early morning on sale days.
There is a gallery opening at Jessie Edward Gallery on Saturday, June 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Marilyn Bogdanffy. There is a gallery opening on Tuesday, June 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring printmaking and mixed media by Karin Bruckner. There is a gallery opening at the Spring Street Gallery on Tuesday, July 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Amy Veldman-Wilson.
Night Sky Viewing
There will be a Night Sky Viewing on Saturday, June 24, at 9 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve on Corn Neck Rd. Bring a blanket or chair. Alternate date of Sunday, June 25, if sky conditions are too cloudy.
BIMI Tuesday Night Lecture
On Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at the BIMI Center will be hosting Bob Oberg, Vice President for Development at The College Crusade with a lecture on Kayak Fishing for Big Stripers. This presentation will bring together the various components of kayak fishing – rigging, tackle, electronics, strategy, and safety, with special focus on tube and worm fishing.
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: Double Ender Committee, PO Box 808, Block Island, R.I. 02807.
Free RISD Classes
Expand your artistic abilities. If you love art, are between the ages of 14 and 25, and attended the Block Island School for at least one year, you can apply for the Thomas McAleer RISD Scholarship. The Rhode Island School of Design has more than 500 continuing education and community classes that are offered all year round. Email Sue Black for details: Sueb3@verizon.net.