On The Block

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 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
The final Lunch Bunch of 2017 will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Community Center at noon. Lunch Bunch will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 9. See you then!

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.

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
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 Basketball Games
The Boys Varsity has games on 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 has games on Saturday, Dec. 16, against Blackstone Valley Prep at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 18, against Burrillville at 12:30 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity has a game on Wednesday, Dec. 20, against JF Wilbur at 11:30 a.m. The Girls Junior Varsity has a game on Wednesday, Dec. 20 against JF Wilbur at 12:45 p.m.All games played at the Block Island School gym.

Book Signing Event
Nancy Greenaway and Josie Merck will be at Island Bound Bookstore on Friday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 6 p.m. to talk about their new book and sign copies. All are invited.

Common Ground Coffeehouse
Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. is a Christmas Singalong led by the Block Island Ukuladies and featuring the young band of local students “The View from Here.” Complimentary supper served at 6:30 p.m.

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!

Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk
There is a Crazy-As-A-Coot Bird Walk on Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 9 a.m. Call 401-595-7055 for location.

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.

Caregiver Group
There is a free Caregiver Support Group every other Tuesday afternoon. The next session will be held on Dec. 26, 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, Dec. 27, from 1 to 5 p.m.

200th Anniversary Walk
The Nature Conservancy is having a 200th Anniversary Walk at Lewis Farm on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 1 p.m. Follow the signs off Cooneymus Road. Sponsored by the James Stover Exploration Series.

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.