On the Block

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 5:00pm

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.
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.
Music Time. With Ms. Carrie at 11 a.m. on Facebook. Resumes Jan. 5.
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.
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.
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 Wednesdays,
Jan. 13 and Jan. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask and
bring your reusable shopping bags. (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.

Not-the-Polar Bear Plunge
There will be no Block Island Polar Bear Plunge this year. Instead, the Block Island
Leo Lions Club asks you to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in memory of John
Henry Tripler. Donations in John Henry’s name may be sent to: ALS Assoc. of R.I.,
2374 Post Road, Suite 103, Warwick, RI 02886-2270.

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 Kristin Baumann and Alison Warfel.

Two Guys On Block Island Podcast
A 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.