On The Block

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 9:00pm

Common Ground Events On Friday Nights

Friday, May 24 — Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue and Cookout: Bring a dish to pass or something to grill. Beverages and desserts provided. All events start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at the Harbor Church.

Pickle Ball

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 (401) 466-5224 or email Bud_Martin2001@yahoo.com.

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  Saturday mornings, May 25 through June 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Harbor Church.

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.

Block Island Historical Society Open House

Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Historical Society is having an open house in the newly renovated west gallery. The public is welcome. Wine and cheese will be served. 

Night Sky Viewing/Twilight Walk

Saturday, 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.

Photoshop Boot Camp At The Library

On Island Collaborative for artists and makers invites you to learn about using Photoshop from your camera or phone. Photographer Robin Bell will be teaching evening classes from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Island Free Library. Students will take two classes. Choose one from each section. Begin with a Section One class on May 26, 27 or 28. Follow up with a Section Two class offered on June 2 or 3. Sign up at the Library. Space is limited. Classes are free. 

Film & Soup

Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Monthly environmental film series, showing "The Million Dollar Duck.” Bring a spoon and cup/bowl to share the soup.

Spring Piano Recital

The Spring Piano Recital, presented by the students of Carrie Todd, will be held on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center. Public invited to attend to hear Island children play their favorite songs. 

Horseshoe Crab Survey & Tagging

Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. Andy’s Way, Corn Neck Road.

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 michelezphelan@gmail.com. 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.

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk

Tuesday, June 4 at 8 a.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location.

St. Ann's Annual Tag Sale

Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the new deck at St. Ann's. Rain date June 9.

Spring Festival

Saturday, June 8 starting at 4 p.m. till dusk. Food, children’s activities, live music, auction and vendor tables. All happening at Harbor Church.