On The Block

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:00am

The Nature Conservancy & Block Island Conservancy

The TNC and BIC co-sponsor free, guided nature programs 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. Programs not included in the ad are: National Moth Week, Friday, July 26 at 8:30 p.m. Meet at Clay Head Trail.

Island Free Library Events

- Thursday, August 1 at 11 a.m. Pop-Up Story Time is at Darius Inn.

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.

Soup Group

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.


Saturday, July 27 at the Island Free Library 10 to 11 a.m. NAMI BI invites everyone to watch a TEDTalk. Lindsey Ray: What Trauma Taught me about Happiness. All welcome, all views and opinions, or just listen.

Harbor Baptist Church Yard Sale

Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Great Salt Pond Swim

Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. starts at Andy’s Way.

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 throughout the summer.

Magical History Tour

Saturday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. Block Island Chamber of Commerce invites you to ride the bus with a local historian. Call to reserve (401) 466-2474

Historical Society’s Events

Tuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. Old Harbor Walking Tour, meet at Chamber of Commerce benches. Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Island Cemetery Tour With Karin Sprague.

Block Island Maritime Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. A Climate Change Primer, George Mellor explaining the physics of climate change.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, July 30. The movie “Back To The Future” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8:15 p.m.


At the B.I.V.F.D. fire barn on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

5k Family Fun Run/Walk

The National Alliance on Mental Illness-BI and the Block Island Medical Center are sponsoring a beach run or walk on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Beach Pavilion. Register in advance at RunSignup.com or the day of the race. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., race starts at 10:30 a.m. Pets welcome. 

The Mary D. Ball

The 25th annual Mary D. Ball will be held at The Sullivan House on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. It’s a family friendly event, put your dancing shoes on and come to the ball.


Sunday, August 4 at The Narragansett Inn from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

“Jaws” On The Water

Monday, Aug. 5 at the Block Island Club, “Jaws” will be played watch from the water movie starts at 8:45 p.m. All proceeds go to the Block Island Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Vacation Bible School

August, 5 - 9 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. School be held at the Harbor Baptist Church. To Register come on first night or call Kristen O’Brien at (508) 951-0608. Or kristeneobrien@ymail.com.

Gardening for the Future - Going Green

Nationally recognized garden club presenter Paul Split will speak on “Gardening for the Future - Going Green” at the Library on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m.  Wine, cheese and other refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Block Island Gardeners and the Friends of the Island Free Library.

Preschool Registration

The Block Island Early Learning Center 2019/2020 academic school year registration is now open for all children 18 months to five years of age. Deadline is Aug. 9. Please call 466-9695  for more information, or with any questions.