On the Block

Thu, 01/07/2021 - 5:45pm

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, 2021.

Island Free Library Programs
The Island Free Library invites all to stay local and enjoy the winter 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.
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.
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!

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.)

Not-the-Polar Bear Plunge
There was 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 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 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.

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-dball-at-home-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.