On The Block

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse 
Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. the Common Ground Coffeehouse. Complimentary supper with international students at 6:30 p.m. Donations for musician encouraged.

Gallery Openings 
Spring Street Gallery has the following artist receptions: Saturday, Sept. 2, From 5 to 7 p.m., featuring photography by Aleksander Baba-Vulic; Tuesday, Sep. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring paintings by Amy Ryan; Saturday, Sep. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring plein air paintings by Enid Braun. There is a reception on West Side Road (just before Grace’s Cove) on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring paintings by Fred Poisson.

Clam Bake 
The Block Island Lions Club is hosting a Clam Bake on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Narragansett Inn. Clam Bake Dinner cost is $40 and the BBQ option is $20.Tickets are available online at eventbrite.com or at the Narragansett on the day of the event beginning at 12 p.m.

“Y-art” Sale at the Spring Street Gallery 
Artwork and creations by gallery members at discounted prices. Featuring pieces from past years that have perhaps never been sold before or have been around the “Block” once too often. Sunday, Sept. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the gallery. Raindate: Monday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No early birds, please.

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

Andy’s Way Bird Walk
There is an Andy’s Way Bird Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. meet at Andy’s Way.

Block Island Gardeners’ Edibles Luncheon 
The Block Island Gardeners will host the Edibles Luncheon at the Narragansett on Thursday, Sept. 7, at noon. This event is open to the entire community. Bring a lunch dish “from your garden” (or someone else’s) to share. Following the lunch, Dr. John Taylor, assistant professor of agroecology at URI, will discuss the latest trends in gardening throughout Rhode Island.

Blood Drive
There is a Blood Drive on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the Block Island School Gym. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s License or another form of ID. For information call 1-800-283-8385.

Not New Boutique 
The Not New Boutique is on Friday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center. Please do not drop off anything after Sept. 1.

Family Support Group 
NAMI Block Island is offering a free Family Support Group for anyone with a family member living with mental illness. The group will meet monthly beginning Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room C of the Island Free Library. Facilitators are locals who have received extensive training, and also have family with mental health challenges.

Run Around The Block 
The Annual 15K Run Around The Block road race is on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 1:30 p.m. at Isaac’s Corner. Register at active.com.

Historical Society Annual Meeting
The BI Historical Society Annual Meeting is on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. Program: PowerPoint presentation by Director Dr. Gerry Abbott under the tent on the side lawn of the museum with highlighted images from the 75th anniversary exhibit. Reception to follow with wine and nibbles. Public welcome.

Lions Club Golf Tournament
Monday Sept. 11 at the Winnapaug Golf Course in Westerly. Leave on the 8 a.m. ferry and return on the 5 p.m. ferry. Contact Gary Delaney at (401) 742-1516 to sign up.

Andy’s Way Bird Walk
There is an Andy’s Way Bird Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 8 a.m. meet at Andy’s Way.

Historical Society Tours 
There will be special guided tours of “The Island’s Attic — interesting objects from the archives and special items celebrating the Historical Society’s 75th anniversary.” Tours: Friday, Sept. 15, at noon and 2 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 16, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. Tickets are $10/adults; $5 children. Tour includes a free poster and postcard set.

Annual Block Island Residents Association Annual Meeting
Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the BIMI Center. Linda Closter will be the Island Treasure honoree.

Taste Of Block Island 
The Taste of Block Island Weekend is Sept. 15 to 17, island-wide at various venues.

Night Sky Viewing 
There will be a Night Sky Viewing on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hodge Preserve.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair 
There is an Arts and Crafts Fair on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

International Coastal Cleanup
There is an International Coastal Cleanup day on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. Island Wide.

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.

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.