On The Block

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse
There is no Common Ground Coffeehouse this Friday, Aug. 4, due to Vacation Bible School.

Gallery Openings
There is a reception at the Jessie Edwards Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Kate Knapp. There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Photography by Tom Kalb. There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Paintings by Eileen Miller and Ceramics by John Warfel. There is a reception at the Spring Street Gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Photography by Joan Kocak.

The Block Island Triathlon is popular with both seasoned racers and beginners. The race starts with a 1/4 mile open water swim off of beautiful crescent beach. After the swim racers hop on their bikes for a 12 mile ride around the island with stunning views of the Atlantic, old stone walls, pastures and rolling hills. The final leg of the race is back at the beach for a 4 mile run in the sand. Saturday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m. at Town Beach. Register at active.com.

Mary D. Ball
The annual Mary D. Ball is being held on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Sullivan House on Corn Neck Rd. Music provided By DJ Jon O'Neill and Walter McDonough. Proceeds to benefit the Mary D. Fund. Tickets are $40 Supporter, $75 Sponsor, or $150 Club Mary. Tickets available at the door or send a check made out to The Mary D. Fund, Box 303, Block Island, RI 02807.

ConserFest is on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Narragansett Inn. On Sunday, Aug. 6, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Town Beach, and from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Yellow Kittens.

Fun Run
The Medical Center Fun Run is on Sunday, Aug. 6, at  at town Beach. A 3.2 mile/5k run on the most beautiful beach on Block Island. Check in is located at the Fred Benson Beach Pavilion at 8:30 a.m. Register on active.com.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair
The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair is on Sunday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Historical Society Lawn.

Bereavement Group
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.

Sense Of Wonder Walk
There is a Sense of Winder Walk on Monday Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location and to register. Space is limited.

There is Bingo at the BIVFD Fire Barn on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

"Faith, Resistance, and Healing”
Jim Wallis, editor and CEO of Sojourners, will give a talk at Harbor Church on Tuesday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. His topic will be "Faith, Resistance, and Healing--Bill Stringfellow, Daniel Berrigan, and Us Right Now." Open to everyone, no charge.

BIMI Lecture Series
Beijing’s Strategy in the South China Sea – Andrew Wilson, Professor of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the BIMI Center.

Block Island Gardeners Annual Luncheon
The Block Island Gardeners will host their annual luncheon at the National on Wednesday, August 9, at noon.  The cost is $30.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.  Contact Mary Sue Record (466 5356 or marysuerecord@gmail.com). Following the luncheon, Dr. Rebecca Brown, Associate Professor of Plant Sciences and Entomology at URI, will present "Gardening into Fall".  The talk will take place at the Library, starting around 1.30 p.m. and is open to the entire community.

Blues On The Block
Blues on the Block is on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8p.m.
Fred Benson Town Beach on Corn Neck Rd.Featuring Four Barrel Billy.

Night Sky Viewing
There is a Night Sky Viewing on Saturday, Aug.12, at 8:30 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve on Corn Neck Rd.

Arts & Artisans Festival
The Block Island Arts and Artisans Festival is at the Harbor Church on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors include glass, jewelry, paintings, photography, and much more.

There is a CROP Walk to fight hunger on Sunday, Aug. 13, register 7 a.m, walk at 7:30 a.m. Two mile routes starting at Rebecca. For information and sponsor sheets call 466-2827.

Great Toy Boat Race
The annual Great Toy Boat Race will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at the Ocean Ave. Bridge. Tickets are $10. Benefits the Block Island Early Learning Center.

Summer Concert Series
The Summer Concert Series presents Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio, latin Jazz, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring St.

House & Garden Tour
The Historical Society House and Garden Tour is on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour is of the Spring St. area. Get your tickets and map of homes at the Historical Society.

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. For just Saturday Aug. 5, The market is moving from Legion Park to the lawn of the Spring House due to the Triathlon.

Seeking Shelter
”Seeking Shelter from the Storm,” Daniel Berrigan, William Stringfellow and Block Island, the exhibition is open for viewing during Island Free Library hours. Weekly programming for this exhibition is scheduled for every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Island Free Library. Exhibition runs until Oct. 9.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.