On The Block

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:15pm

Common Ground Coffeehouse

This Friday, April 20, the Common Ground Coffeehouse at the Harbor Church will show the Academy Award Best Picture nominee, "The Post." Director Steven Spielberg “offers a tight, lucid and highly satisfying account of the Pentagon Papers from the point of view of The Washington Post and its publisher, Katherine Graham.” — Toronto Globe and Mail. Critics praised Spielberg’s direction and performances by Meryl Streep as Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper (earning her another Best Actress Academy Award nomination). Tom Hanks, as editor Ben Bradlee, heads an outstanding ensemble cast. The Washington Post’s own critic said the movie "works on many levels, from polemic and thinly veiled cautionary tale to fun period piece and rip-roaring newspaper yarn.” It’s set in 1971, but the themes are timely today. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m.; coffee and dessert will be available before the film begins at 7:15. No charge, but donations are welcome.

Island Free Library Events 

- Fun activities after school every Friday at the Island Free Library at 1 p.m. A different activity every week: Legos, arts and crafts, board games, and STEM projects. 
 - Friday, April  20 - 5 to 7 p.m.: After Hours at the Underground (Grades 6 through 12)

- Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. Film and Soup, “Saving Sea Turtles, Preventing Extinction.” Bring a bowl or cup. This is an enjoyable, all-ages, environmentally-themed movie.

Lunch Bunch

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

Stop the Bleed Training

Uncontrolled bleeding accidents happen every day, and providing bystanders with basic training can help save lives. Learn these skills at Operation: Stop the Bleed on Sunday, April 22 at the Fire Barn from 1 to 3 p.m. Register at blockislandstb.eventbrite.com, or for more information contact info@stopthebleedri.org

B.I. Gardeners’ Arbor Day Celebration

Join the Block Island Gardeners in the 22nd annual celebration of Arbor Day at the Block Island School on Thursday, April 26, at 9 a.m. Meet at the front entrance. The Block Island Gardeners will present a short program, and distribute crape myrtle shrubs to students.

Leo Club Earth Day Cleanup

Join the Block Island Leo Club for an Earth Day pickup Sunday, April 22 all along Ocean Avenue. Meet at Negus Park. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gloves and waterproof footwear are recommended.

Hurricanes Softball

The Hurricanes Girls Varsity Softball team will have home games on Saturday, April 28, 12:30 p.m. at Heinz Field. Come show your support. Go Hurricanes!

Not New Boutique

Spring is here! Time to clean out your closets! Accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes, hats, and belts starting May 1. Items may be dropped off at the St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street (lower level box). Opening Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 9. Then every Wednesday starting June 20 throughout the summer.

Helping Hands Food Pantry

The last Helping Hands Food Pantry of the season will be Wednesday May 2, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Harbor Church.

An Evening With Walt Whitman

The words of “America’s poet” will ring out at the library as acclaimed actor Stephen Collins presents his one-man show “Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman.” Join us at the Island Free Library on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.