On The Block

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
This Friday, July 14, at 7 p.m. the Common Ground Coffeehouse presents the movie “A Quiet Passion, the story of Emily Dickinson.” All are welcome at 6:30 p.m. for a free supper, along with international students, or join us at 7 p.m. inside for coffee and cookies.

Gallery Openings
There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Tuesday, July 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Deborah Navas. There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Sharon Lehman. There is a reception at Jessie Edwards Gallery on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by William T. Hall.

Night Sky Viewing
There will be a Night Sky Viewing on Friday, July 14, at 9 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve on Corn Neck Rd. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

Salt Marsh Creatures
Come seine and observe unique salt mash animals. Everyone gets to let a fish go! Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. Saturday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. Meet at Andy’s Way.

Discussion & Book Signing
In “Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower,” Tom Krattenmaker, award-winning USA Today columnist, describes his journey to Jesus without need of invoking the supernatural.  Tom will share why he finds Jesus so – but the idea of God less so -- compelling at the Harbor Church on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Q&A and book signing to follow.

BIMI Lecture Series
Exploring Rhode Island’s Largest “Ship Graveyard” and Its Block Island Connection – David S. Robinson, Marine Archaeologist, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. at the Block Island Maritime Institute.

Poetry Reading
Island poet Steve Hollaway will present a "Third Time's the Charm" Poetry Reading on Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the sun room of Harbor Church. He gave two readings during the spring of poems he wrote during a two-month sabbatical in Santa Fe and Taos.

Blues On The Block
Blues On The Block is on Wednesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. at the Town Beach Pavilion. Bring a chair and enjoy some music!

Summer Concert Series
The 2017 Summer Concert Series presents Joe Parillo, Jazz Piano, on Wednesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center.

Sense of Wonder Night Walk
There is a Sense of Wonder Night Walk on Sunday, July 19, at 8 p.m. Call 401-595-7055 to sign up for this space limited walk. Suggested donation: $5 per person, $20 per family.

Butterflies, Beetles & Bees
The Nature Conservancy program Butterflies, Beetles & Bees is on Thursday, July 20, at 2 p.m. Meet at Cooneymus Rd. and Dickens Farm Rd.

Songs of the Sea and Shore
Songs of the Sea and Shore sung by Bonnie Milner and Jon Campbell on Thursday, July 20, at BIMI at 7 p.m. Songs the sailors used to sing- sea chantries, as well as contemporary nautical songs written by Jon. A fun night, it's FREE compliments of BIMI and refreshments will be served.

Moth Mingle
The Nature Conservancy program Moth Mingle is on Thursday, July 20, at 9 p.m. at the Block Island Club on Corn Neck Rd.

Harbor Church Fair & Auction
Harbor Church's annual Fair and Auction will take place under the big tent on Saturday, July 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. A Jazz Brunch will be served from 9 to 10:30 a.m. featuring music by Cameron Greenlee as you enjoy home-baked goodies, fruit, egg dishes, and bacon. The Live Auction will begin at 10:30 a.m. but Tony's Treasures and Mystery Gifts will be available starting at 9 a.m. Call Ellen Jacke at 466-2827 or the church office at 466-5940 for information or to volunteer to help with this event.

Acappella Festival
The Block Island Acappella Festival is on Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew Church on Chapel St. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds go to the Mary D. Fund.

Great Salt Pond Stroll
There is a GSP Stroll on Saturday, July 22, at 11 a.m. and on Sunday, July 23, at 12 noon. Meet at Andy’s Way parking area for this 2 - part perimeter walk around the Great Salt Pond. Questions call 401-595-7055.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair
The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair is on Sunday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

Library Exhibit  
“Seeking Shelter from the Storm: Daniel Berrigan, William Stringfellow, and Block Island,” an exhibition,  runs from July 11 to Oct. 9, at the Island Free Library.

Early Learning Center Registration
Fall Registration is now open for the Early Learning Center. For information call (401) 466-9695.

Movie Night
Every Monday night at dusk ( 9 p.m.) the Spring House Hotel will be showing movies on their lawn.

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. Email Sue Black for details: Sueb3@verizon.net.

Soup Group
Soup Group is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Need a ride? Call Gloria Redlich at (401) 486-9278.

Farmers Market
The Farmers Market is every Wednesday on The Spring House Lawn, and every Saturday at Legion Park, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Not New Boutique
The Not New Boutique is every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center.

Sunday School
This season the Harbor Church is offering child care and fun activities during the Sunday morning worship service from 10 to 11 a.m. No charge and no reservation required. Two adults stay with the children, one of them certified in babysitting and first aid.