On The Block

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:45am

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 and Crafts, Board Games, and STEM projects.

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!

Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch is every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Free Artist Studio Space
Winter Artist Studio at the Spring Street Gallery. Dec 1, through April 1. Stay creative this winter and connect with other artists. Call Paige 575-8810 or Eileen 466-9725 with questions.

Common Ground Coffeehouse
On Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. the Coffeehouse will show the Bollywood movie “Dangal”, the uplifting true story of an Indian wrestler and his daughters. Supper at 6:30 p.m. will include some Indian treats. There is no Coffeehouse on Friday, Nov. 24.

Holiday Craft Class
The Senior Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a craft class to make Gingerbread Girl Christmas Decorations on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Harbor Church. To sign up please contact Gloria Redlich at (401) 486-9278.

Student Leadership Training
Matt Bellace will be speaking about comedy, public speaking, and brainstorming ideas on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Community Center. Middle school, high school, and parents are all welcome. Sessions run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., and 8 to 10 p.m. To pre-register email biwcoordinator@gmail.com or call 401-654-9960.

Ecumenical Choir Concert
There is an Ecumenical Choir Concert of Thanksgiving and Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Ecumenical Choir Practice
The Ecumenical Choir will be having practice for the Concert of Lessons and Carols every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk
There is a Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale
The Block Island School Friends are having a Thanksgiving Pie Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Island Free Library. They will also have Hurricanes Gear available!

Grief Group
There is a free Grief Support Group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

17th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk
The Thanksgiving Beach Walk to honor the Late Capt. John R. “Rob” Lewis is on Friday Nov. 24, at 9 a.m. Meet at the Town Beach Pavilion. Join us to celebrate this great man, who inspired so many  people to donate land and resources to support conservation on this beautiful island. (weather permitting).

Holiday Open House
The Nature Conservancy is hosting an Open House to give thanks to the Island community for supporting our program. Friday, Nov. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the 1661 Inn on Spring Street. Please stop by after the stroll for some holiday cheer!

Book Signing Event
Artist Josie Merck and poet Nancy Greenaway will hold a reading and signing event for their new book, “Present on Block Island,” at the Island Free Library on Friday, Nov. 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Shopping Stroll
The annual Holiday Shopping Stroll is on Friday, Nov. 24 to Sunday, Nov. 26, at various locations around town. Check with the Block Island Chamber of Commerce for participating stores and restaurants.

Winter Market
Join us at the Island Free Library for the annual Winter Market on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop for baked goods, crafts, island décor, and other great gift ideas!

Further Afield Tag Sale Fundraiser
Support the 10th grade’s Further Afield program, an annual  environmental service and learning trip to The Nature Conservancy’s St. Croix program. Saturday, Nov. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Yellow Kittens.

It’s That Time Of Year Again
 On Saturday, Nov. 25, runners and walkers will line up near Fred Benson State Beach for the start of the 13th Annual Block Island Turkey Trot. The race begins at 1 p.m. Make sure you register early to reserve your t-shirt and if you would like to sponsor the race contact Kathy Szabo at the Chamber Office at (401) 466-2474.

Holiday Greens Sale
The Block Island School Friends are having their annual Holiday Greens sale on Tuesday, Nov. 28 to Thursday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Block Island School. There will be all sorts of wreaths and holiday plants for sale. They will also have Hurricanes Gear available!

Caregiver Group
There is a free Caregiver Support Group meeting every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Nov. 28, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
Every other Wednesday at the Harbor Church. The next Helping Hands Pantry will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m.

BIED Foundation/BIED Housing Corporation Annual Meeting
The Block Island Economic Development Foundation and Block Island Economic Development Housing Corporation Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

Mainland Shopping Trip
There will be a mainland Holiday Shopping Trip to the Wrentham Mall on Thursday, Nov. 30. Taking the 8:15 a.m. ferry off and coming back on the 4:45 p.m. To sign up contact Gloria Redlich at 401-486-9278 or gloryb311@gmail.com.

Holiday Open House
The Friends and Staff of the Island Free Library invite you  to the Annual Holiday Open House at the Library on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 PM. Come and enjoy the food, drink, and festive holiday music.

Bereavement Group
After three years, the coordinators of the Block Island Bereavement group, formerly known as the Block Island Bereaved Parents Group, have decided to suspend our monthly meetings. We will all be available for conversation and support for anyone who desires to meet with us.  Mary Donnelly can be reached at 466-2332, and the Lofaro’s can be reached at 466-5471.