On The Block

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:15pm

Common Ground Summer Concert Series

Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. Frank Critelli will be playing at the Harbor Church.

Ecumenical Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. Join the Ecumenical Ministries and Peter Wood to celebrate music, dance and prayer. On Old Mill Road. In the meadow across from Peter’s house. Refreshments will follow.

The Nature Conservancy and 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 11. 

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.

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.

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.

TED Talk

Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Island Free Library from 10 to 11 a.m., NAMI BI invites everyone to watch a TED Talk: “Kate Raworth: A Healthy Economy Should be Designed to Thrive, not Grow” — an alternative way of describing what a good economy should look like and its impact on humanity and the environment. Everyone welcome to listen and discuss.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, Aug. 27. The movie “Wet Hot American Summer” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.

American Legion Meeting

American Legion Merrill Slate Post 36 will have its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Legion Hall on West Side Road. A 5 p.m. social hour will be followed by our regular meeting at 6. Membership renewal cards are in, so please renew. All visiting active military and vets are invited as well.

Island Free Library Events

Thursday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. Pop-Up Storytime will be at The Block Island Pizza Pie Company. Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. Family Dragstravaganza. Dancing and fun for all. Friday, Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Drag Queen Story Hour. All are welcome.

Lions Club Clambake

Saturday, Aug. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Narragansett Inn.

B.I. Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the Historical Society lawn. Ten percent of sales go to scholarships for Block Island art students.

Gardeners’ Edibles Luncheon

The Block Island Gardeners’ “Edibles from the Garden” is a pot-luck luncheon and speaker presentation. Noon on Thursday, Sept. 5 at The Narragansett. Bring a favorite dish or dessert containing an ingredient from the garden (or sea). URI Master Gardener Roger Jadosz will speak on outsmarting invasives, and creating a backyard habitat. Bring a friend, too. Any questions, please contact Maude at (203) 233-4889.

CGSP Annual Meeting

Committee for the Great Salt Pond Annual Meeting. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Narragansett Inn at 4 p.m.

Run Around The Block

The 44th Annual 15k Road Race will take place Saturday, Sept. 7. Register at active.com.

Block Island Historical Society Annual Meeting

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at The Narragansett Inn

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.