On The Block

Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:15am

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 nine.

Island Free Library

- Friday, Aug. 10 at 11 a.m. Ms. Morgan’s  Pop-Up storytime will be at the Southeast Light.

- Saturday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. TED talks at the Island Free Library with NAMI-BI: "Serious Mental Illness.” Come and watch this TED talk, then join Q/A and discussion, all views welcome. 

- Wednesday, August 15 at 6 p.m. the 641 Cookbook Club will be having a meeting, bring your favorite seafood dish to the library.

- Friday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. the library will be presenting Bwana Iguana Reptile Adventure, a show about the mysterious world of reptiles. Ray Ward’s presentation is educational and fun.

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.

Palatine Grave Tour

Friday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. Author Jill Farinelli, who wrote the book “The Palatine Wreck,” will be present on the tour. Contact the Historical Society at (401) 466-2481 or blockislandhistorical.org for more information.

Great Salt Pond Stroll

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. Two part stroll along the Great Salt Pond perimeter, meet at Andy’s Way.

Hal Madison Boat Race

The Block Island Club will host the 35th Annual Race on Saturday, Aug. 11 at noon. There will be a skippers' meeting at the Block Island Club on Corn Neck Road at 9:30 a.m. Any questions should be directed to the Block Island Club at (401) 466-5939.

Night Sky Viewing

Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:45 p.m., Hodge Preserve on Corn Neck Road. Bring a blanket or chair. (In the case of poor weather this will be postponed to Aug. 12.) 

Art and Artisans Festival

The festival is at the Harbor Church all weekend starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 - 13.

Block Island Soccer Classic

Saturday Aug. 11. An all-day tournament. Kick off for the first game is 10 a.m. at Heinz Field.

Great Toy Boat Race

Sunday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. on the bridge on Ocean Ave. (below the police station). The rain date is Monday, Aug. 13 starting at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased the day of the race. All proceeds go to the Early Learning Center. Come and see if your boat wins. Great prizes will be awarded.

Crab Races Return to BIMI

Crab races will return to BIMI following the Toy Boat race at about 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12. From the Toy Boat event just walk down Ocean Avenue to BIMI Center (next to Dead Eyes), become a Crab Jockey, put on your colored cap, catch your crab (we help), we paint the crab, your crab is entered in one of the races, they’re off, cheer for your crab, be a winner, win a prize. or be a judge and watch the fun.

Visit a Block Island Garden

The public is invited to visit a unique Block Island garden that supplies the weekly Farmers Market. The Block Island Gardeners will host a tour through the garden of Amy Keeler of Mitchell Lane, on Monday, Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. This event is free to all, and refreshments will be served.  Follow the daffodil markers from Lakeside Drive. Call Maude at 466-5676 if any questions.

SoundWaves, Movies At The Beach

Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m. the evening starts with music and experimental art. Then at 8 p.m. The movie “The Princess Bride” will be played. All this happens at the Fred Brenson Town Beach.

Blues On The Beach

Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at Fred Benson Town Beach.

House And Garden Tour

Thursday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. This year, seven homes and select gardens have been chosen along Corn Neck Road. Contact Historical Society (401) 466-2481, blockislandhistorical.org for more information.

2018 Block Island Conservancy Big Fair

Thursday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to the Solviken property for a cookout, fair games and much more. Contact biconservancy.org/bic-fair for more information.