On The Block

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 9:00pm

Movie and a Meal at Harbor Church

A light supper will be served every Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee accompany the film at 7 p.m. Tell your friends about this great off-season social time.

Nov. 22 - “Murder Mystery.” Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler play a couple whose vacation trip brings them more than they bargained for in a comedic whodunit.

Nov. 29 - Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Senior Ride Service Up and Running

The Senior Advisory Committee has re-started the Senior Ride Service for island seniors, persons with special needs, and caregivers without transportation. The cost is $3 per round trip. To sign up, contact Gloria Redlich, Senior Coordinator, at gloryb311@gmail.com. For a taxi, call Vin McAloon at (401) 741-1648.


Every Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. at the Block Island School gymnasium. All levels. Instructions and equipment provided.

Lunch Bunch

Meet at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. If you need a ride or have a question, call Gail Pierce at (401) 466-5470 or Debbie Martin at (401) 466-5224. 

Island Free Library Events

- Friday, Nov. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be Library Underground. Grades six through 12 welcome. Come and enjoy movies, snacks, music and more.

- Drop-In Holiday Crafts. Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome and all materials provided.

- Indigenous Cultural Exploration with Tomaquag Museum, Wednesday, Nov. 27 Kids’ program at 10:30 a.m. Family program for all at 1 p.m. 

Lobster Pot Christmas Tree Bake Sale

Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. Stop by Esta’s Park, the kids will be selling coffee, hot chocolate and baked goods. Proceeds go to the Roots and Wings Program and Esta’s Park. Tree lighting will be at dusk on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28.

Ecumenical Choir Concert

A service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance will be on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church, with a collation to follow.

Oyster Fundraiser

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Sun Farm Oysters will be having its annual Thanksgiving oyster benefit for Block Island-based non-profits starting at 3 p.m. at the Old Island Pub. A dozen oysters can be purchased for a donation of $5. Please bring a bag to put your oysters in. We ask that participating non-profits bring a donation container (with your name on it) to the parking lot at 2:45 p.m. and retrieve it at 5:30 p.m. Please email with any questions to cwarfel@aol.com.

Block Island School Friends Pie Sale

The Block Island School Friends are having a pie sale on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Island Free Library. There will also be Hurricanes clothing for sale.

19th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk

To honor the late Capt. John R. “Rob” Lewis. Friday, Nov. 29 at 9 a.m. Meet at the Town Beach Pavilion

Shopping Stroll

The annual Holiday Shopping Stroll is Friday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 1, at various locations around town. 

Winter Market

Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The library will be hosting its annual Indoor Market. Vendors include craftspeople, artists, and bakers.

Further Afield Fundraiser

There will be a Lunch Café during the Stroll on Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Yellow Kittens. The Block Island School 10th Grade class will be serving up soup, grilled cheese, and more.  

Holiday Open House

The Nature Conservancy is hosting an Open House on Friday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m. at The 1661 Inn on Spring Street to give thanks to the island community for supporting the program.

James Stover Exploration Series: Night Walk

Friday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Meet at Second Bluffs on Mohegan Trail. Bring a flashlight and please dress warmly.

Block Island Turkey Trot In Memory of Michael Coords

Get ready to run or walk off your Thanksgiving feast with the annual 5K Turkey Trot on Saturday, Nov. 30. The race kicks off at noon at The Fred Benson Town Beach. Register early to reserve your race tee shirt at active.com.

Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk

Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 8 a.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting 

Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of Harbor Church. Bring the whole family. Hot cocoa and coffee will be served.

Helping Hands Food Pantry 

The next Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harbor Church.

Holiday Greens and Plant Sale

The Block Island School Friends will be selling holiday greens and plants, along with Hurricanes clothing, at the Block Island School. Starting Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 6 from 12 to 3 p.m.