On the Block

Thu, 01/21/2021 - 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.
Memoir Writing. With the Senior Advisory Committee on Zoom at 2 p.m.
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
Wednesday, 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.) The next date will be Wed. Feb. 10.

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-

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.

Zoom on Nature with Coffee & Kim
New series for 2021 with two zooms a month! Kim Gaffett, The Nature
Conservancy’s Naturalist on Block Island, will be hosting two Zoom calls a
month focusing on the island’s unique ecosystems, flora and fauna. Next up is:
Cormorant Swamp and Environs. Monday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. To join the Zoom,
go to: www.natureblockisland.org/copy-of-virtual-tours-nature-highli