On The Block

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 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 held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center and will resume Nov. 28.

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 (401) 575-8810 or Eileen 466-9725 with questions.

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.

Social Hour
The Island Free Library will be hosting a weekly Social Hour at 5 p.m. Every Friday, all ages are welcome.

Letters to Santa
Santa Claus will have a special mailbox in the lobby of the Post Office from Monday, Nov.20, to , Wednesday, Dec. 18, for kids who wish to send a letter to the North Pole. Please make sure you include your return address so Santa can write you back before Christmas!

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

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.

Common Ground Coffeehouse
There is no Coffeehouse on Friday, Nov. 24.

Shopping Stroll
The annual Holiday Shopping Stroll is on Friday, Nov. 24 through 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 through 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.

Film & Soup
The Nature Conservancy & Island Free Library presents Film  Soup showing ShellShocked: Saving Oysters to Save Ourselves on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at Island Library. Bring a spoon and a bowl/cup to share in the soup.

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 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 come 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 Lofaros can be reached at 466-5471.

Early Learning Center Annual Meeting
Block Island Early Learning Center will hold its Annual Members of the Corporation Meeting on Monday. Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center. All are invited to attend. New members welcome. Please call 401-466-9695 with any questions.

Grief Group
There is a free Grief Support Group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.