On The Block
Common Ground Coffeehouse
Mark Culter will perform Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Mark has been one of the best-known rock singers in Rhode Island since the 80s; he was the front man for the Schemers, the Raindogs, and the Dino Club. He’s won the statewide Motif award as Best Vocalist several times, and has been inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame. His solo career has taken a more rootsy orientation, but there is still a 60s style with pop hooks. All welcome at 6:30 p.m. for a free supper or join us at 7:00 for coffee and cookies. No charge, but donations for the musician are appreciated.
The Nature Conservancy & 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
- Book Around The Block, Wednesday, July 18 invites everyone to read and discuss “The Left Hand of Darkness” by Ursula K. Le Guin, at 9 a.m. at the Library. Another book discussion follow sat Island Bound Bookstore at 6 p.m.
- 641 Cookbook Club is meeting Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. at the Library. Fire up your grill and make that favorite BBQ dish to celebrate summer. All are welcome, call the library or stop by to register.
- Pop-Up story time with Ms. Morgan will be at BIMI on Friday, July 13 at 11 a.m. and Fred Benson Town Beach on Friday, July 20 at 11 a.m.
Sea Shanties: Songs sailors sang
BIMI is taking a break from its Tuesday Lecture Series and instead on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Cove Room at the BIMI Center, two of the most popular shanty and ballad singers on Block Island in the late 80s, Jon Campbell and Everett Brown, will have a nostalgic reunion and entertain us with contemporary and old sea shanties. You’ll be laughing and singing like “a drunken sailor.” Bring the family. It’s free, and refreshments will be served.
Saint Andrew Summer Concert Series
Cameron Greenlee and Megan Hennessy perform an evening of new twists in jazz standards. Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saint Andrew Parish Center on Spring street. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.
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 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.
Shore 2 the Pour Beach Run
Three mile beach run sponsored by Two Roads Brewery. Saturday, July 28 meet at the Block Island Club for check in at 4 p.m. Race starts at 6 p.m. at Scotch Beach. $40 entry fee includes a tee shirt, medal and beer!
Sign up at runsignup.com/race/RI/newshoreham/s2pblockisland
Hartnett Open Studio
Come visit the studio, follow the red arrows off Cooneymus Rd., Saturday, July 21 from 4 - 7 p.m. Rain Date Sunday, July 22.
American Legion Family Picnic
Sunday, July 22 at Legion Park on West Side Road from 12 to 3 p.m. All you can eat, adults $12, kids $5, under 6 free. Barbershop quartet entertainment. Kids games. Great food. Fun for all. Support our Vets.
Create your own flower arrangement
The public is invited to a program, “Create your own Flower arrangement,” at St. Andrew Parish Center, Tuesday July 24, at 3 p.m., sponsored by the Block Island Gardeners. Instruction and all materials provided by Melissa Sitbon Phillips of My Oyster. Cost to participate is $15 per arrangement. Bring a friend and enjoy flowers and refreshments. The B.I. Gardeners’ annual meeting will follow the program. For more information and to register to make an arrangement, please call Maude at 466-5676.