On The Block

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 11:00pm

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 19.

Island Free 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.

Green Screening: environmental films presented by The Nature Conservancy and Island Free Library, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m., at Island Free Library: showing “Wall-E.”

- Ms. Morgan’s Pop-Up Storytime will be at Island Bound Bookstore at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.

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.

Fall BIELC Registration 

Registration is now open for the 2018/2019 school year at the Block Island Early Learning Center. Ages 18 months through five years. Please call (401) 466-9695.

Outdoor Ecumenical Service 

Saturday, August 18 at 8 a.m. on Old Mill Road. Look for chairs on mowed pasture beside Shirley’s pond. Refreshments afterwards at Woods’ barn across road.

B.I. Arts & Crafts Guild

On Sunday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Historical Society lawn.

SoundWaves, Movies At The Beach

Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. the evening starts with music and experimental art. Then at 8 p.m. The movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” will be played. All this happens at the Fred Brenson Town Beach.

Dark Morning Sky Viewing

Friday, Aug. 24, at 4 a.m. at the Ocean View Pavilion, a different time of day to appreciate the starry sky between moonset and sunrise. If the sky is cloudy, this program will be cancelled. Questions: call or text (401) 595-7055.


BIMI Center, Saturday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., at the BIMI Center.

Sense of Wonder Night Walk

Sunday, Aug. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Call Kim Gaffett at (401) 595-7055 for location and to sign up.

Benefit For John Henry

Saturday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m. (Rain Date Sunday, Sept. 2), at Capt. Nick’s. $10 donation at the door. All proceeds directly benefit John Henry Tripler.