On The Block

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 7:00pm

Common Ground Coffeehouse

Common Ground Coffeehouse will present a concert by Krista Baroni on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. A folk-oriented singer-songwriter, Krista takes her inspiration from favorites like Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel, and Cat Stevens. She also cites influence by contemporary folk artists like Josh Ritter and Patti Griffin. Her second CD,  “Alabaster Girl,” set out to reflect the sounds of the Laurel Canyon songwriters from the 70s and won rave reviews. A complimentary supper will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m. Donations for the musician are appreciated. 

Lions Club Family Picnic

Sunday, June 3, noon to 2:30 p.m. at Ball O’Brien Park. Everyone welcome! Please come enjoy the beautiful pavilion built by the Lions Club.  A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato chips, corn on the cob, watermelon and lemonade will be offered; $10 per adult and $5 for children over five (Under five are free.) We hope that all of our Lions Club members will be there.

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.)

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk

All are welcome! No one is too young, or too old, or too novice, or too expert, to join this band of happy birders/walkers. Call Kim Gaffett at (401) 595-7055 on Monday before the Tuesday coot walk to learn of the location, which changes based on weather, wind, and hot bird sighting tips. Tuesday, June 5 at 8 a.m.

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.

Diabetes Workshop

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.

Hypnotist On Island

Tommy Vee “Hypnotist Extraordinaire” at the Ocean West Theatre on Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, children $4.

Summer Camp

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. 

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. No experience is necessary, just be prepared to get your feet wet. Meet at Andy’s Way. Workshops are: Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, June 12 at 8 a.m.; Thursday, June 14 at 9 p.m.; Saturday, June 16 at 11 a.m.; June 16 at noon in two different locations: Andy’s Way and Cormorant Cove; Tuesday, June 26 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, June 28 at 9 a.m. at Andy’s Way and Cormorant Cove; Saturday, June 30 at 10 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.

Gardeners Spring Plant Swap

Please join the Block Island Gardeners for the annual Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) at the Chasse home off Spring Street.  Bring a plant if you have one, or pick up some free seeds for your garden. All are welcome, and refreshments will be served.  Any questions, call Maude Chasse at (401) 466-5676.

Blues On The Block Golf Tournament

On Monday, June 11 there will be a Golf Tournament benefiting Blues on the Block. The golf tournament will be held at Meadowbrook golf course in Richmond, R.I., with a 10:15 a.m. shotgun start. The format will be foursomes playing best ball. $100 per person includes 18 holes, cart, lunch, raffle tickets, and hospitality after. Please contact Rob Closter at (401) 742-7747 or at rcloster@gmail.com if interested.

Night Market On Dodge Street

Stroll the shops. Every Thursday starting June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Ann’s Tag Sale

Friday, June 15 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase (pulled pork, BBQ chicken, coleslaw and baked beans). 

American Legion Auxiliary Annual Yard Sale

Will be held on Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23. Early donations will be accepted by prior arrangement only. Call (401) 465-9943 or 466-5920. All other donations can be dropped off the morning of the sale.

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.

Senior surveys

The Senior Advisory Committee invites members of the island community (ages 35 and over) to participate in two surveys — one considers issues related to Aging on Block Island. The second is for caregivers — paid and unpaid —about issues related to their work and needs. Both surveys are voluntary, anonymous and held in strictest confidence. Senior Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8FVHHT9; Caregiver survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/83RHVY8. For further information, contact Gloria Redlich/Sr. Coordinator gloryb311@gmail.com.