ON THE BLOCK
Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship
The Fred Benson Scholarship Fund Committee has applications ready for Block Island School graduates who have completed at least one year of post-secondary education. The deadline is June 4, 2021. Please contact Michele Phelan at (401) 741-6577 to have an application emailed or mailed to you.
Island Free Library Programs
The Island Free Library invites all to stay local and enjoy the spring 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: will resume soon.
Outdoor Storytime with Ms. Morgan at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and all safety protocols will be followed.
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.
Mah Jongg at 11:00 a.m. Come join us outdoors and play a game or two of 2021 Mah Jongg. 10 a.m. to 12 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.
Film screening at Harbor Church
May 14 at 7 p.m., the Harbor Church will show the film “Fireproof” (2008). In an attempt to save his marriage, and encouraged by his father, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as “The Love Dare.” Kirk Cameron stars.
Fundraiser for Andrei Cerbu
Club Soda is hosting a fundraiser for Andrei Cerbu on Friday, May 14 at 8 p.m. featuring Tyler-James Kelly of the Silks. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
The Helping Hands Food Pantry will be open for distribution of food on Wednesday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please wear your mask and bring your reusable shopping bags. (Rain date will be the next day, Thursday.)
Wake Up Well Podcast
Block Island’s community podcast, Wake Up Well, has begun 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: A Walk in the Boy Scout Camp. Monday, May 17 at 9 a.m. To join the Zoom, go to: www.natureblockisland.org/copy-of-virtual-tours-nature-highli
Not New Boutique
Spring is here. Time to clean your closets! The Not New Boutique will be accepting donations of good, clean, used clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, hats and belts, starting May 10. (No early drop-offs, please.) Items may be dropped off at St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street, at the lower level box. Watch for the opening sale on Sat. June 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Parish Center, and then on every Wednesday starting June 16. Face masks must be worn.