On The Block

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

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. the Common Grounds Coffeehouse presents Will Houlihan of Haunt the House. Weather permitting, the coffeehouse will be on the front porch and lawn. You are also invited to join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner with the international students. Donations for the musician encouraged.

Gallery Openings
Spring Street Gallery has the following artist receptions: Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Eileen Miller and ceramics by John Warfel; Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring photography by Joan Kocak; Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring jewelry by Felicia Cinquegrana Puckett. There is a reception at Jessie Edward Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Peter Michael Gish.

Special Musical Sabbath Program
Sponsored by Congregation Sons & Daughters of Ruth on Friday, Aug. 11, at at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring St. Rabbi Danny Price will lead services, singing, and playing guitar, accompanied by pianist/singer Barbara Orwick. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. Contact: Gloria Redlich at gloryb311@gmail.com or 401-486-9278. 

Hal Madison Race
Block Island Club to host the 34th Annual Hal Madison Yacht Race on Saturday, Aug. 12. Skippers’ meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the Block Island Club. The entry fee is $35 for each boat registered on-line and $40 on the day of the race. Interested sailors should contact the Race Chair Henry DuPont at (401) 741-5136 or at henry@blockisland.com.

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 Road.

Arts & Artisans Festival
The Block Island Arts and Artisans Festival is 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. Harbor Church.

There is a CROP Walk to fight hunger on Sunday, Aug. 13. Register at 7 a.m, walk at 7:30 a.m. Two mile routes starting at the Statue of Rebecca. For information and sponsor sheets call (401) 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.

BIMI Lecture Series
Rhode Island’s Tall Ship: the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry – Jessica Wurzbacher, Executive Director on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. at the BIMI Center. 

Film Showing
The Harbor Church will show the film “I Am Not Your Negro,” based on novelist James Baldwin's notes for his last book about his friends Martin, Medgar, and Malcolm on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The film features many powerful clips of Baldwin's own take on the civil rights movement and the situation of blacks in the US. Jim Wallis and Elliot Taubman will give a response to the film. All welcome, no charge.

Beane Point Open House
Join Fish and Wildlife volunteers for a morning at the Beane Point Refuge. Arrive by kayak, paddleboard, dinghies, or walk. There will be a guided walk from West Beach Rd. to the lodge at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Questions call or text Corrie Heinz at 401-578-2773.

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 Street area. Get your tickets and map of homes at the Historical Society.

Book Signing
“Your Freshman is Off To College” book signing with author Laurie Hazard will be held on Friday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. at Island Bound Bookstore.

West Beach Walk
Great beach walk for wildlife along the scenic north end. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 a.m. meet at the end of West Beach Rd.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair
The Arts and Crafts Guild Fair is on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

Block Party On The Block
Sunday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Legion Park; clam chowder, hot dogs, dancing to music with DJ Josh.Tickets are $20/adult, $8/kids 6 to12, under 12 free; families of 4: $50, wine $4 and beer $3. For tickets call Rheba McKernan at 466-5920 or Linda Spak at 466-5440.

Mystery Walk
This walk will be to an undisclosed location during a partial solar eclipse. Monday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. Call 401-595-7055 to sign up for this space limited walk.

Night Sky Viewing
There will be a night Sky Viewing on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve. Bring a blanket or beach chair.

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.

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.