On The Block

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 9:00pm

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."

James Stover Exploration Series: Clam Walk

Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 4 p.m. Everything you ever wanted to know about clam species and clamming. Meet at Cormorant Cove.

Sign up for Sign

Manny Martin from the American Sign Language Academy will be on the island teaching ASL on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Sign up at the Library.

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.

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.

Not New Boutique

A final sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with blow-out prices. No donations accepted at this time.

Citizen Science: Monarch Butterfly Walk

Sunday, Sept., 15 at 1 p.m. Meet at Hodge Preserve, Corn Neck Road. Bring an insect net if you have one.

Block Island Ecumenical Choir

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harbor Church, rehearsals begin for the fall concert. All who love to sing are welcome to join.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, Sept. 17. The movie “My Cousin Vinny” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.

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.) Call Maude (203) 233-4889 to reserve your spot.

Author Event at Island Free Library

Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Author Steven Dunn will read from his latest novel, “Water & Power.”  Dunn teaches at Regis University’s Mile High MFA. Light refreshments will follow.

Bird Walk

Wednesday, Sept. 18. Meet at Andy’s Way at 4 p.m. Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy.

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. 

5th Annual Block Island Tango Invasion

Sunday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Harbor Church. Come with or without a partner. Introductory level class from 1 to 2:15 p.m.; practice dancing until 4 p.m. Donations accepted in support of Harbor Church programs. Contact: Willie Feuer or Susan Matheke at (401) 466-5149; wpfeuer@att.net; sqmatheke@att.net.

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.