On the Block
Common Ground Coffeehouse
Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, May 25, will feature a performance by singer-songwriter Carrie Johnson at 7 p.m. Carrie has been singing since childhood, toured with her sister for years as the band 22 Brides, went solo to have a family and has produced four solo CDs. Her songs cross genres of pop, rock, and country, but are always personal. Carrie will perform a half-set, so that audience members will have time to chat informally with her and her husband Peter Preiser, who has been recommended as the new pastor of Harbor Church. A complimentary supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. and desserts will be available after the music. This event is open to the general public; let's welcome Carrie and Peter to the island!
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. (The last Fun Friday will be June 15.)
- May Film Series, May 31: “Lars and The Real Girl.”
Not New Boutique
Time to clean out your closets. Accepting donations of good, clean used clothing. Items may be dropped off at the St. Andrew Parish Center. Opening sale is Saturday, June 9 and then every Wednesday starting June 20 throughout the summer.
Held Wednesdays through June 6 from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. at the Island Free Library. Learn how to live with diabetes and to make healthy choices. The event is open to those living with diabetes or their caregivers. For more information, contact Deb Olivier at (401) 788-2314.
Registration is now open for summer camp at the Block Island Early Learning Center for ages 18 months through five years. Please call (401) 466-9695.
Bake, Book, And Bloom
The Bake, Book & Bloom event will be held on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island Free Library. There will be delicious baked goods, awesome books, and glorious blooms of every sort from Clark Farms. Early bird bidding for the silent auction starts Thursday, May 24, at noon.
BIMI’s Chowder Cookoff
Chefs from the island’s finest restaurants compete to earn the title of “Best Chowder on Block Island. Sunday, May 27, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the BIMI Center. Entertainment by DJ Libré; service provided by Block Island School students.
Meet The Author
Author/artist Stephanie Peterson Jones will be offering a special drawing class at Island Bound bookstore on Sunday, May 27, beginning at 3 p.m. The class will be focused on her book, Drawing for Joy. For more information, please call 466-8878.
Horseshoe Crab Survey And Tagging Programs
To learn about the ecology of horseshoe crabs and Project Limulus, a citizen science program based at Sacred Heart University, join one of these horseshoe crab survey and tagging workshops. Meet at Andy’s Way. No experience is necessary, just be prepared to get your feet wet. Sunday, May 27 at 12 p.m., Monday, May 28 at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 9 p.m., Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m.
Scholarship Fund Deadline
The Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee has applications ready for the 2018-2019 school year. Please stop by Ballard Hall Real Estate to pick one up or contact Michele Phelan at (401) 741-6577 to have one emailed to you. Completed applications can be dropped off at Ballard Hall or can be mailed to: P. O. Box 276, Block Island, R.I. 02807. The deadline is June 9 at 5 p.m.
Spring Piano Recital
The Spring Piano Recital, presented by the students of Carrie Todd, will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center. The public is invited to attend and hear island youth play their favorite songs.
Night Market On Dodge Street
Stroll the shops. Every Thursday starting June 14.
Lions Club Fundraiser
The Lions Club will be hosting a benefit event for Robbie and Irina Murphy on Wednesday, June 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Yellow Kittens to help offset the cost of medical expenses. There will raffles, auctions, and entertainment. The public is invited.