On The Block

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse 
Common Ground Coffeehouse is cancelled for Sept. 29, due to health problems of the scheduled performer.

Enjoy a trio of musical acts at Club Soda, Friday, Sept. 29, at 9 p.m. Silver Teeth, Dave Flamand with Analog, and Jackie Hopkins.

Raptor Migration
A unique opportunity to see and learn about these migrants which depend on Block Island’s optimal habitat. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. meet at Lewis Farm Rd. Follow the signs off Coomeymus Rd. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series.

Enjoy Fall fun and games all day at Poor People’s Pub for Octoberfest 2017 on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Blessing Of The Animals
There is a Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 1, at Noon at the Abrams Animal Farm.

BI Conservancy Annual Meeting
The Block Island Conservancy is having their annual meeting on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Empire Theater. There will be a reception following the meeting.

Bereavement Group 
The Bereavement Group will be meeting on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 5 p.m. at St. Ann’s By-The-Sea.

Care Giver Support Group
There ia a free care giver support group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

Block Island Gardeners' Fall Wrap-up
Everyone is invited to the Block Island Gardeners' annual Fall Wrap-up is at the Island Free Library (lower level) ‪on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. Enjoy some refreshments while participating in a round-table discussion with our local experts to review the highs and lows of the 2017 gardening season. Come away with fresh inspiration for next year!

Fall Lecture Series
On Friday, Oct. 6, Chris DeSorbo, Biodiversity Research Institute’s Raptor Program Director, will speak about their ongoing raptor research at Lewis Farm, Block Island. Lecture is at 6 p.m. at the BIMI Center. Sponsored by the BIMI and The Nature Conservancy.

Farmers Market 
The Farmers Market is every Wednesday and Saturday on The Spring House lawn from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Arts & Crafts Guild Fair/Last Farmers Market 
The last Farmers Market of the year will be combined with the Arts and Crafts Guild Fair on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn of the Historical Society.

Family Support Group
NAMI Block Island is offering a free Family Support Group for anyone with a family member living with mental illness. The monthly group will meet Saturday, Oct, 7,  from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Room C of the Island Free Library. Facilitators are locals who have received extensive training but also have family with mental health challenges.

Hurricanes Home Soccer Games 
There is a Varsity game on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 12:30 p.m. against Middlebridge. There is a Varsity game on Friday, Oct. 13, at 12:45 p.m. against Times Squared. There is a Varsity game on Friday, Oct. 20, at 2:15 p.m. against Oxford. There is a Varsity game on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. against Grove. All games are played at Heinz Field.

Half Marathon
There will be a Half Marathon at Fred Benson Town Beach on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. Register at active.com

The Third Annual BeatleFest will be held at Harbor Church on Sunday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Five island acts and five mainland musicians will perform 2 or 3 favorite Beatles songs. Tickets, $20, benefit the church's programs; musicians and producers are donating their talents.

Lyme Testing
There is Lyme Disease Testing at the Block Island Medical Center Monday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All residents are welcomed to participate, especially those who have participated in the Yale/BIMC sponsored serosurvey study in the past. People age 18 & older are welcome to attend.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
There will be a Prayer Shawl Ministry on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Grief Group
There is a free grief support group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

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.

Ecumenical Choir Practice 
The Ecumenical Choir will be having practice for the Thanksgiving concert every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

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.