On The Block

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:45am

Common Ground Coffeehouse   
Wisconsin folk musicians Fendrick and Peck will perform at Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. A complimentary light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Study Hall   
Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., the Island Free Library will be holding Power Hours for Scholars. Staff will be on hand to supervise and facilitate research, monitor group projects, and answer basic comprehension questions. Free pizza!

Fun Fridays 
Fun activities after school every Friday at the Island Free Library at 1 p.m. A different activity every week like Legos, Arts & Crafts, Board Games, and STEM projects.

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.

Hurricanes Home Soccer Games   
There are varsity games on the following dates: Friday, Oct. 13, at 12:45 p.m. against Times Squared; Friday, Oct. 20, at 2:15 p.m. against Oxford; Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. against Grove. There is a Junior Varsity game on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:30 p.m. against JF Wilbur. All games are played at Heinz Field.

Family Fort Night
The Island Free Library is having a Family Fort Night at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13. Bring some blankets and join in the fun!

Shred It & Forget It 
A free paper shredding and recycling event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town Beach parking lot. Limits: two file boxes or three grocery bags. Residents can drive up to the secure shredding truck provided by Affordable Shredding and safely dispose of unneeded or sensitive documents.

Sachem Pond Paddle Tour 
Bring your own canoe/kayak or contact (401) 466-2129 if you need to reserve one. Saturday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Meet at Settlers’ Rock. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series. 

Better Together Community Pot Luck
Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon, at the Ocean View Pavilion. Bring something yummy to eat and celebrate the fall with your neighbors.

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk
There is a Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

Caregiver Group 
There is a free Caregiver support group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

Book Presentation
A presentation of the book, Venice’s Finest Hour: The Journey from Near Destruction to Greatest Glory, given by its author, Joel Farrell, at the Library on Tuesday, Oct.17, at 5:30 p.m. The author will introduce the gripping story of how the beautiful, otherworldly city of Venice came within a hair’s breadth of destruction at the hands of its arch-rival, the maritime Republic of Genoa. Refreshments will be served.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
Every other Wednesday at the Harbor Church starting Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. The next Helping Hands Pantry will be Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m.

American Legion Meeting
American Legion Merrill Slate Post 36 will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:15 p.m. at Legion Hall on West Side Rd. All visiting military and vets are invited to join us.

Club Soda Thanks You!
Stop by Club Soda for Customer Appreciation Day, Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. Free food, beer, and wine!

Fall Lecture Series
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Diandra Verbeyst, TNC’s Great Salt Pond Scientist, will present an overview of her broad assessment of the Great Salt Pond ecosystem. Lecture is at 6 p.m. at the BIMI Center. Sponsored by the BIMI and The Nature Conservancy.

Roll Call Dinner
Why wait until Thanksgiving! Roll Call Dinner will be on Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch will be starting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.