On The Block
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. Programs not included in the ad are: - Insect Sweep with R.I. Natural History Survey. Thursday, July 11, at 2 p.m., at the Hodge Preserve. - Green Screening environmental film: “Artifishal” on Thursday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at the Island Free Library. - Moth Night with R.I. Natural History Survey on Thursday, July 11 at 9 p.m. Meet at second Bluffs parking area. - Sense of Wonder Evening Walk on Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m. Call Kim at (401) 595-7055 to sign up, and to learn meeting locations.
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.
Every Tuesday, Soup Group will meet at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. If you need a ride or have a question, call Gail Pierce at (401) 466-5470 or Debbie Martin at (401) 466-5224.
Not New Boutique
Open every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street, lower level and barn. Good clean used clothing, shoes, and hats at great prices! Accepting donations throughout the summer at the drop-off box at the Parish Center. Please no household items.
NAMI BI Family Support Group
Saturday, July 6 in the Island Free Library Room C, from 10 to 11.30 a.m. Anyone with a close friend or family member who is affected by living with mental illness is welcome. There is no commitment required, just see if the support helps.
Hartnett Open Studio
Come visit the studio, follow the red arrows off Cooneymus Road. Saturday, July 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Rain date Sunday, July 7.
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 throughout the summer.
Photoshop classes with Dr. Robin Bell will be offered on Tuesdays through Aug.13. Both morning (9 to 10:30 a.m.) or evening (7 to 8:30 p.m.). All classes are free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Visit with a Gardener Program
“Visit with a Gardener” on Tuesday, July 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the home of Penny and Will Young, Elephant Hill, on Center Road. The event is free and refreshments will be served. Any questions, please contact Maude at (401) 466- 5676. Rain date is Wednesday, July 10.
Block Island Maritime Lecture Series
Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. Developing fisheries and markets for the invasive European green crab.
SoundWaves Movie Night
Tuesday, July 9. The movie “Wayne’s World” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8:15 p.m.
Blues On The Block
first Blues On The Block concert of the season is on Wednesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. Bring a chair and enjoy some music.
Common Ground Summer Concert Series
Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. Featuring George Potts at the Harbor Church.
Two Book Signings at Island Bound Bookstore
Saturday, July 13 at 4:30 p.m. with author Meg Mitchell Moore. Moore’s recent book “The Islanders” is set on Block Island. Author Larry Smith will appear on Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m., to read from and sign copies of his book, “Hidden Hearts; The Peterborough Letters.” The letters, found in an old barn in a family home in Michigan, offer a fascinating glimpse into a world long gone. The public is invited.
The Block Island Wedding Show is being held on Sunday, July 14, from 12 to 3 p.m. at The Sullivan House on Corn Neck Road.
Lions Club Golf Tournament
On Monday, July 15 at Richmond Country Club. $100 per player includes boat ticket, breakfast voucher, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, and one drink ticket. Please contact Gary at (401) 742-1516 or Michele at (401) 741-6577 to sign up in advance.