On The Block
Common Ground Events On Friday Nights
May 10 — Meal and live music by our island ukulele group, The UkeLadies, and singer/songwriter Carrie Johnson. May 17 — No Common Ground event. NAMI BI Conference begins with ‘TED Talk’ at Island Free Library. May 24 — Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue and Cookout: Bring a dish to pass or something to grill. Beverages and desserts provided. May 3 — “Ben is Back” movie. A dramatic, suspense-filled story about the challenges surrounding a recovering addict’s family as he strives to live clean and sober. All events start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at the Harbor Church.
Pickle Ball at the school gym on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Equipment and play instructions provided. All levels welcome. For information call Bud Martin at 466-5224 or email Bud_Martin2001@yahoo.com.
The last two Lunch Bunches will be held on Tuesday, May 14 and May 21 at the Community Center. See everyone in the fall!
Environmental Care Discussion Group
All are invited to come explore vital concerns for our planet. Topics will include environmental ethics, climate change, consumer choices, environmental justice, and becoming better stewards. Groups will meet on four Saturday mornings, May 11 through June 1, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Harbor Church.
Shad Bloom Walk
Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. Meet at Clay Head parking area off Corn Neck Road.
Shad Bloom 10K Trail Run
The run starts at the Block Island School off High Street at 1 p.m. Registration costs $25 per person. Sign up in advance and view the course by visiting active.com. If you have questions, call Dave or Cindy at the Recreation Department at (401) 466-3223. The race runs rain or shine; Saturday, May 11. Mother’s Day bouquets will be sold by the Friends of the Block Island School.
Earth Mothers’ Day & Pavilion Celebration
Sunday, May 12 at 11:15 a.m. Refreshments and debut of the 2019 Pavilion Bag. All are welcome.
Early Learning Center Annual Dinner
Come join the Early Learning Center for its annual pasta dinner. Tuesday, May 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Narragansett Inn.
Children & Teens: Won’t They Just Grow Out Of It?
NAMI BI presents its Third Annual Spring Conference. Starting Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Island Free Library. Free and everyone is welcome.
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location.
Bake, Book & Bloom
Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island Free Library. There will be delicious baked goods, awesome books, and glorious blooms of every sort from Clark Farms. Early bird bidding for the Silent Auction starts Thursday, May 23 at noon.
Night Sky Viewing/Twilight Walk
May 25, at 8:45 to 9:45p.m. Meet at Hodge property. Sit or lay back, in the mowed circle at Hodge Preserve, while an amateur star gazer annotates the night sky pointing out constellations, planets, named stars and passing satellites.
BIMI’s Annual ChowdaFest
Chefs from the island’s finest restaurants compete to earn the title of “Best Chowder on Block Island. Sunday, May 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the BIMI Center. Entertainment by DJ Libré; service provided by Block Island seventh graders.
Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship
Applications are ready to be picked up at Ballard Hall Real Estate. If you need one emailed to you, please contact Michele Phelan at (401) 741-6577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 9.
Not New Boutique
Now accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes, hats, and belts. No household goods. Items may be dropped off at the St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street (lower level) every day throughout the spring and summer. Opening sale is Saturday, June 8. and then every Wednesday starting June 19.