On The Block

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:15pm

Common Ground Coffeehouse

Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m, Virginia Dare, island chanteuse, will bring her mix of folk music, standards, and humor to the Common Ground Coffeehouse at Harbor Church. Virginia has a guitar collection and several electronic gizmos to add layers to her singing. All welcome at 6:30 p.m. for a free chili supper, or join us at 7 p.m. for coffee and cookies. No charge, but donations for the musician are appreciated.

The Congregation of the Sons and Daughters of Ruth

The Congregation welcomes Armin Rozencranz as the guest leader for its Friday, July 20 evening service at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring Street. Dr. Rosencranz teaches International Environmental Law at Stanford and Berkeley, and at the Jindal University in India. 

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

On Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m., Join musician/storyteller Greg Lato for TRY, an inspiring and motivational singalong book about not being afraid or discouraged to take a chance on anything you want to do.  

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. 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.

Block Island A Capella Festival

The 54th annual “A Capella Festival” is Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. St. Andrew Church, Chapel Street, Tickets $25. All net proceeds go to The Mary D. Fund. Purchase tickets at the door, or at Island Bound Bookstore and Red Bird.

Island Bound book signing

Josie Merck and Nancy Greenaway will be signing their book of poetry on Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m.

Open Studios

The Hartnett’s will host an open studio, Saturday, July 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. Follow the red arrows off Cooneymus Road., Rain date is Sunday, July 22. Ben Wohlberg will have an opening reception, Saturday, July 28, from 4 - 7 p.m. 806 Payne Rd. 

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.


Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, July 22 on the Historical Society’s lawn from 9 to 11:30 a.m.


Tuesday, July 24 doors open at the Fire Barn at 6:30 p.m.

Blues on the Beach

Wednesday, July 25 come and enjoy the music, Town Beach at 6 p.m.

Create your own flower arrangement

“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. For more information and to register to make an arrangement, please call Maude at (401) 466-5676.

Island Cemetery Tour

Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m. To explore history and mystery in a beautiful setting, don’t miss the Island Cemetery Tour led by Pam Gasner and Karin Sprague, noted Rhode Island stone carver. The tour costs just $15 per person, $10 Society members, children $5.

Knitting Workshop 

North Light Fibers is sponsoring a special brioche two-color knitting workshop on Sunday, July 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. Kay Mehls from Newport will lead the workshop, which includes instruction and two skeins of Atlantic yarn (your choice of colors). Seating is limited to 10. Email Sven@northlightfibers.com or call (401) 466-2050 for more information.