On The Block

Thu, 12/10/2020 - 5:45pm

Harbor Church Events
A Live Nativity Scene at Harbor Church
Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. Experience the wonder of the first Christmas through
a stable setting under the pergola with actors, animals, music, and a reading of the
Christmas story. Drive or walk by any time during the hour for a magical moment at
the Christmas manger.
Service of Remembrance
Monday night, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. A service of comfort and encouragement for those who
have lost loved ones recently. This will be an in-person event and also streamed on the
Harbor Church BI Facebook page.
A Fireside Christmas Eve
Stay safely close to home and hearth on Christmas Eve, warm and cozy, and still
enjoy a multimedia holiday celebration and a seasonal reflectional with Harbor Church.
There will be music by Carrie Johnson, dance by Susan Matheke, and holiday message
by Pastor Peter. This virtual event will be posted online to Facebook and YouTube on
Thursday, Dec. 24

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
The Island Free Library invites all to stay local and enjoy the pause on-island. 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.
Saturday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Winter Market
Outside and full of fun. Support local excellence and shop safely this Saturday at the
library’s annual Winter Market. Art, crafts, music and more!
Music Time. With Ms. Carrie at 11 a.m. on Facebook.
Book Group. With the Senior Advisory Committee on “Antelope Woman” by Louise
Erdrich on Zoom at 2 p.m.
In Our Kitchens A Zoom discussions with the SAC at 4 p.m.
Storytime. With Miss Morgan on Facebook at 4 p.m.
Storytime. With Ms. Morgan on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Found Poetics. On Zoom with the SAC at 2 p.m.
Frankenstein Tea. A short story program for adult listeners on YouTube at 3 p.m.
Take & Make Craft Kits. Available for pick-up. Something for everyone, from preschool
to adult!
And the return of The Kids’ Store. Outdoor and by appointment on Dec. 18 and 19.

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

Block Island School Student Council Holiday Lights Contest
The Student Council is holding its first-ever island-wide holiday house decorating contest. To sign up, write to blockislandstudentcouncil@gmail.com. Contest runs through
Jan. 1. Prizes to the first, second and third place winners.

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. With hosts Kristen
Baumann and Alison Warfel.

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.natureblockisland.org.