On The Block

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 9:00pm

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

The Boutique is extending sales into September. The Not New Boutique will be open Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to  2 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring Street. A final sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with blow-out prices. Please do not send in donations after Sept. 1.

Farmers Market

Farmers Markets will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays  from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Spring House until Columbus Day Weekend.

NAMI BI Family Support Group

Saturday, Sept. 7 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.

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. Annual business meeting with program to follow. “Storm Stories,” panel of islanders and open mic hour. Share your extreme weather experiences.

CGSP Annual Meeting

Committee for the Great Salt Pond Annual Meeting. Sunday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. at the Narragansett Inn. Learn about life on the Pond. See ad on Page 6.

Golf Tournament

Monday, Sept. 9,  at 10:30 a.m. Elmridge Country Club.  Leave on the 8:15 a.m. boat and return on the 5 p.m. $100 ticket includes 18 holes of golf, boat fare, breakfast voucher, lunch and snacks. Call Gary (401) 742-1516 or Michele  (401) 741-6577 for tickets.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, Sept. 10. The movie “Romeo & Juliet” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.

Bird Walk

Wednesday, Sept. 11. Meet at Andy’s Way at 11 a.m. Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.

641 Cookbook Club

Wednesday, Sept .11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Island Free Library. End of the summer bash and line dancing. All are welcome, but space is limited so please call or stop in to register. Phone is (401) 466-3233.

Island Free Library Events

Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Stephen Collins will perform “Sailing Towards My Father” by Carl A. Rossi, a one-man play about Herman Melville. Many of you may remember Stephen's extraordinary show last year, "An Evening with Walt Whitman."

Sign up for Sign

Have you always wanted to learn how to sign? Now’s your chance. Manny Martin from the American Sign Language Academy will be on the island teaching ASL on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. Contact Sue Black at sueb3@verizon.net or call (603) 677-2356 for details. 

Wilcox Park Tour & “Champion Trees of R.I.”

The Block Island Gardeners invite the community to a private tour of Westerly’s Wilcox Park and its exceptional “Champion Trees of R.I.” on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (Rain date Wednesday, Sept 18.) Leaving on 8:15 a.m. ferry, returning on 5 p.m. ferry. Tour and van transport are free. Please call Maude (203) 233-4889 to reserve your spot.

International Coastal Clean-up

Sunday, Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Fred Benson Town Beach at 9 a.m.

B.I. Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, Sept. 22 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. 

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 can be done online at alz.org/ri/walk or by contacting Bella Garcia at either (401) 421-0008 or agarcia@alz.org.