On the Block

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 5:45pm
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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.
Tuesdays:
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.
Wednesdays:
Book Group “The Kitchen God’s Wife” by Amy Tan on Zoom at 2 p.m. with the
Senior Advisory Committee.
In Our Kitchens A Zoom discussion with the SAC at 4 p.m.
Storytime with Miss Morgan on Facebook at 4 p.m.
Thursdays:
Storytime with Ms. Morgan on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.
Fridays:
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.
Saturdays:
Kid Yoga at 11:00 a.m. This YouTube yoga program is geared for kids but every
body is welcome.
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!

Film screening at Harbor Church
This Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m. the Harbor Church will show the film “My Octopus
Teacher.” A diver learns some of the mysteries of life by forging an unusual relationship with an octopus in a South African kelp forest. No refreshments will be served
and all pandemic protocols will be observed.. 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,
April 7, 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. April 21.

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 wakeupwellblockisland@
gmail.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: Early spring flowers, a
view of spring’s early, ephemeral flowers. Wednesday, April 7 at 9 a.m. To join the
Zoom, go to: www.natureblockisland.org/copy-of-virtual-tours-nature-highli