On The Block

Thu, 12/24/2020 - 5:30pm

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 season on-island. Note:
Some programs will not be happening between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
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.
Tuesdays Music Time. With Ms. Carrie at 11 a.m. on Facebook. Resumes Jan. 5.
Wednesdays Book Group. With the Senior Advisory Committee on “Antelope
Woman” by Louise Erdrich on Zoom at 2 p.m.
In Our Kitchens A Zoom discussion with the SAC at 4 p.m.
Storytime. With Miss Morgan on Facebook at 4 p.m. Resumes Jan. 6.
Thursdays Storytime. With Ms. Morgan on Zoom at 10:30 a.m. Resumes Jan. 7.
Found Poetics. On Zoom with the SAC at 2 p.m.
Everyday 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!

Helping Hands Food Pantry
The Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food on Wednesday,
Dec. 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask and bring your
reusable shopping bags. The January 2021 dates are Wednesday, Jan. 13 and Jan. 27.
(Rain or snow date will be the next day, Thursday.)

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.