On The Block

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 9:30pm

Common Ground Coffeehouse

Kim Trusty returns to the Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. with her blend of soul music, jazz singing, and gospel. Providence Journal music writer Rick Massimo wrote, “Trusty’s voice has long been one of Rhode Island’s treasures: Think Tracy Chapman and give her twice the power, twice the silk and three times the range.” A complimentary light supper is served at 6:30, or you can come for coffee and brownies at showtime. No charge, but donations for the musician are encouraged.

The Nature Conservancy and The Block Island Conservancy

The TNC and BIC co-sponsor free, guided nature programs on Block Island throughout the year. Together, they offer many different ways to connect to the fields, marshes, and beaches that make the island so exceptional. Check out the advertisement on page 11.

Island Free Library

July 11, at 11 a.m., Nathan The Magician is performing at the Island Free Library. Nathan is a local Magician to Rhode Island. He is also an active member of “The Society Of American Magicians,” one of the oldest magic organizations in the World. Nathan believes that not only is magic an entertaining form of art, it also brings people together. Magic is changing the way we look at things in a magical point of view.

Friday July, 6 Pop-Up Story Time will be at Ball O’brien Park at 11 a.m.

Soup Group

Every Tuesday, Soup Group will meet at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. If you need a ride or have a question, call Gail Pierce at 466-5470 or Debbie Martin at 466-5224. 

Farmers Market

Farmers Markets will be on Wednesdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Spring House and Saturdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Legion Park for the rest of the summer.

Not New Boutique 

Every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street, lower level and barn. Good clean used clothing, shoes, and hats at great prices! Accepting donations throughout the summer at the drop-off box at the Parish Center. Please no household items.

Dodge Street Nightmarket

Join Dodge Street businesses Thursday evenings for shopping and entertainment offerings geared toward all ages and families. Games, stories, and workshops, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Senior Surveys

The Senior Advisory Committee invites members of the island community (ages 35 and over) to participate in two surveys — one related to aging; the second for caregivers. 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, Senior Coordinator at gloryb311@gmail.com.

Lions Club Golf Tournament

The Block Island Lions Club will be having its annual July Golf Tournament on Monday, July 9 with a 10:30 a.m. tee time at Richmond Country Club. Golfers leave on the 8 a.m. boat.  $100 includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, traditional ferry boat ticket and breakfast ticket. Please contact Gary Delaney at (401) 742-1516 or Michele Phelan at (401) 741-6577.

Sense of Wonder Night Walk

There will be a Sense of Wonder Night Walk on Friday, July 6 at 8:30 p.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location and to sign up. Suggested donation: $5 each/$20 family.

Wedding Show

The Block Island Wedding Show is being held on Sunday, July 8, from 12 to 3 p.m. at The Sullivan House on Corn Neck Rd.


There will be Bingo at the B.I.V.F.D. fire barn on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Blues On The Block

The first Blues On The Block concert of the season is on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. Bring a chair and enjoy some music.

Block Island Medical Center Summer Party

Support your local Medical Center. Tickets are available. Sunday, July 22 under the tent at The Sullivan House. Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dining, dancing, and special entertainment. Please call Pat Doyle (203) 770-6832 for more information.