On The Block

Thu, 11/26/2020 - 8:15pm

20th Annual Thanksgiving Beach Walk
To honor the Late Capt. John R. “Rob” Lewis the walk
will be held all day on Friday, Nov. 27 on Crescent Beach.
Walk when it’s best for you and your family and please
follow social distancing guidelines.
Many of us, when we think of Rob Lewis, Block Island’s
conservation visionary, remember him striding down
Crescent Beach where he walked almost every day, often
barefoot, in all kinds of weather. Please help us celebrate
this great man, who inspired so many people to donate
land and resources to support conservation on this beautiful island. Leashes are required for canine participants.
Of course, shoes are optional!

B.I. Yacht Club Scholarship
The Block Island Yacht Club is now offering scholarship applications for the 2021
BIYC Maritime Scholarship program. Students who have already graduated from the
Block Island School, intend to pursue a maritime career, and are currently enrolled in
a college undergraduate maritime program at an accredited institution may receive
up to $1,000 annually to advance their education. Request for application forms or
for any questions, contact Jim Fiorato at biyc02807@gmail.com or at (401) 466-3000.
Applications must be submitted to Block Island Yacht Club, P.O. Box 502, Block
Island, R.I. 02807 by Feb. 1.

Island Free Library Programs
Two chances for kids to explore books, reading and singing:
Ms. Morgan’s Storytime: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. live on Facebook and Thursdays
at 10:30 a.m. live on Zoom. Please contact the library at (401) 466-3233 to have the
Zoom link sent to you.
Music Time with Ms. Carrie: Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Watch live on the Island Free
Library’s Facebook page.
Book Group: With the Senior Advisory Committee. “Antelope Woman” by Louise
Erdrich on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from Gloria Redlich at
gloryb311@gmail.com or the library.
Found Poetics: A joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee. Interested
participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.
New Program: In Our Kitchens. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Ask Gloria or the Library for
the Zoom link.
Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free
Library YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.
Take and Make Craft Kits: In the Kids’ Room at the Library. Take home craft kits
available for pick-up when the Library is open.
Library Hours: The Library is now open for in-person browsing. Tuesdays 11 a.m. -
7 p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food on
Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask
and bring your reusable shopping bags. The dates for the remainder of the year are
Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Dec. 30.

Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s podcast of community conversations is available on Anchor and
Spotify. Contact wakeupwellblockisland@gmail.com to join the discussion.

Two Guys On Block Island Podcast
A new podcast hosted by Rich Tretheway and Marc Scortino who will, each week,
feature guests and chat about Block Island. New episodes will drop on Wednesdays
wherever podcasts can be heard.

Block Island Fall 2020 Series
Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s OVF Naturalist, will be hosting the fall
season of “Zoom on Nature.” Each month Kim will take us on a tour of one of the
island’s many natural areas, chosen with the beauty of the season in mind. In addition to getting a glimpse of the island’s beauty, participants may get hints on where
to look for orbs.
Go to www.natureblockisland.org to join the Zoom. All Zooms start at 9 a.m.
and will be recorded and made available to view on www.natureblockisland.org.
Programs co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy.
To learn more about our self-guided and virtual program offerings please visit www.

The Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home
The 2020 Mary D. Ball is being celebrated virtually this year. Covid-19 will keep
us apart but can not stop love, The Mary D. Ball, or the work of The Mary D. Fund
during this challenging time. If possible, make a donation of your ticket price starting
at $40. Tickets to the online event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mary-d-ball-athome-2020-tickets-114948279398 We’ll meet again at the Sullivan House in 2021! To
learn more about the Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home, call at (401) 466-2332 or
email at grammymaryd@gmail.com.