On The Block

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:45am
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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.

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 (401) 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.

Gay-Straight Alliance Social Hour  
The Island Free Library will be hosting a weekly Gay-Straight Alliance 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 until 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!

Tuesday Night Winter Markets & Stroll 
McAloon’s and the Island Free Library will be hosting Tuesday Night Winter Markets in December from 5 to 8 p.m. Various vendors from the Farmers Market will be selling their goods. (McAloon’s will be closed for dinner). Also, many shops in town will be open for the Tuesday Night Shopping Strolls. Come do some last minute holiday shopping!

Library Holiday Events 
Meet Jill Farinelli, author of “Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. 641 Cookbook Club: Best Dish I Ever Made on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. Cookie Exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m. Annual Gingerbread Houses Program on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Kid’s Store on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 20 and 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Store on Friday, Dec. 22, from 12 to 4 p.m. Kid’s Store on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hurricanes Home Games 
The Boys Varsity Basketball Team has games on Monday, Dec. 11, against Middlebridge at 12:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 15, against Times Squared at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 16, against Blackstone Valley Prep at 3 p.m. The Girls Varsity Basketball Team has games on Friday, Dec. 8, against St. Patrick at 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9, against North Smithfield at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, against Blackstone Valley Prep at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 18, against Burriville at 12:30 p.m. All games played at the Block Island School Gym.

Common Ground Coffeehouse  
Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. will show “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” a movie about the Kentucky farmer-poet-novelist-environmentalist who has been compared to Thoreau. Complimentary supper served at 6:30 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry 
There is a Prayer Shawl Ministry on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Caregiver Group 
There is a free Caregiver Support Group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Dec. 12, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

School Holiday Concert
The Annual Block Island School Holiday Concert is on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. Come listen to some holiday music and support our kids!

Helping Hands Food Pantry 
Every other Wednesday at the Harbor Church. The next Helping Hands Pantry will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Mainland Shopping Trip
The Senior Advisory Comm. and The Recreation Dept. are hosting a trip off island for shopping, doctor appointments, errands, and lunch. Thursday, Dec. 14, leaving Block Island on the 8:15 a.m. boat and returning on the 4:45 p.m. boat. To sign up contact Gloria Redlich at 401-486-9278 or gloryb311@gmail.com.

Preschool Theme Storytime
Thursday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. the Island Free Library is hosting Preschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Storytime. The theme this month is “Observation Science”.

Santa At The Fire Barn
Santa will be at the BIVFD Fire Barn on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ecumenical Choir Concert
The Ecumenical Choir Concert of Lessons and Carols is on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center. All are welcome!

Grief Group 
There is a free Grief Support Group meeting every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m. at the Community Center meeting room.

BIYC Maritime Scholarship
Applications for the B.I. Yacht Club Maritime Scholarship will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2018. Students who have graduated from the Block Island School, intend to pursue maritime careers, and are currently enrolled in a college undergraduate maritime program are eligible. Information email biyc02807@gmail.com or call Jim Fiorato at 466-3000.