On The Block
B.I. Arts and Crafts Guild Scholarship
The Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild is accepting applications for the annual art scholarship awards. Graduating high school seniors may be eligible for $1,000 and college students pursuing the arts may be eligible for $750. Both are nonrenewable awards. The application, with portfolio, should be submitted by the deadline May 3, 2021 to either Teri
McCombe (401-742-5501) or art teacher Lisa Robb (401-466-5600). Scholarship criteria
and applications are available in the B.I. School guidance office.
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.
The Return of the Knitters Meet up on Zoom to ask your question, share your project, and
of course,visit and knit. 6 p.m.
Book Group “The Kitchen God’s Wife” by Amy Tan on Zoom at 2 p.m. with the Senior
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.
Healthy Kids Nature Show & Tell Naturalist Kim Gaffett meets up on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
to explore the outdoors and inspect curious finds.
Kid Yoga at 11:00 a.m. This YouTube yoga program is geared for kids but every body is
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
Celebrate Black History Month on our Facebook page every day throughout February.
Film screening at Harbor Church
The Harbor Church is resuming its Friday evening event series with the recent movie “Burden,” on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. No refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Call 860-
970-5695 to sign up.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
The Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food on Wednesday, March
10, 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. March 24.
Block Island Community Coastal Clean-up Challenge. Now through April 22
Help clean up the shores of the Great Salt Pond and local beaches, have fun, and enter for a
chance to win a weekly prize. Just pick up some marine debris, take a selfie of your efforts
and your team, and post to Instagram at blockisland_shorelinecleanup. Tag your photo, add
the date and location, plus a fun fact if you wish. Let Corrie Heinz know if you need help
taking your trash to the Transfer Station, or if you need to be reimbursed for transfer fees.
Text her at (401) 578-2773 for more information.
Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s community podcast, Wake Up Well, launches its second season and continues to ask questions about personal well-being and our collective responsibility and power
to keep the island well. You can listen to Season Two, Episode One on Anchor or Spotify
and you can join the conversation at email@example.com.
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: March Mystery! Wednesday, March 10, at 9 a.m. To
join the Zoom, go to: www.natureblockisland.org/copy-of-virtual-tours-nature-highli