On The Block

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 10:15pm

The Nature Conservancy & B.I. 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  13. 

Island Free Library Events

-Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the moon. Ages 5 to 12.

- Thursday, August 8 at 11 a.m. Pop-Up Story Time is at Block Island Historical Society.

-Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. Dave Marchetti’s Animal Experience. Learn about snakes and other reptile friends up close and personal.

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

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. Accepting donations throughout the summer at the drop-off box at the Parish Center. Please no household items.

Block Island Triathlon

Sat., Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. Register: Active.com. 

NAMI BI Family Support Group

Saturday, Aug. 3 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. No commitment required, just see if the support helps.

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.

Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, August 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the Historical Society lawn.

5k Family Fun Run/Walk

The National Alliance on Mental Illness-B.I. 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. 


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

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.

“Jaws” On The Water

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

Historical Society’s Events 

Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Island Cemetery Tour with Karin Sprague.

Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. Old Harbor Walking Tour at the Chamber of Commerce. 

Thursday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual House and Garden Tour. The corner of Old Center and Corn Neck Road.

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. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by B.I. Gardeners.

Block Island Maritime Lecture Series

Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. “What Animals Think and Feel” lecture by Carl Safina.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, Aug. 6. The movie “The Sandlot” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8:15 p.m. 

Vacation Bible School

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

Blues on the Beach

Wednesday, Aug. 7 come and enjoy the music. Town Beach at 6 p.m.

Boating Safety Course

Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payne’s Dock. Pre-register by calling (401) 466-5572.

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 Friday, Aug. 9. Please call 466-9695 for more information or with any questions.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Sept. 22, the Alzheimer’s Association, R.I. Chapter will put on Block Island’s first ever “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” Registration is live and can be done online at www.alz.org/ri/walk or by contacting Bella Garcia at either (401) 421-0008 or agarcia@alz.org.