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 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.
Zoom Knitting & Crafts: Meet up on Zoom to ask questions, share your project,and of course, visit and create. 6 p.m.
Outdoor Storytime. With Ms. Morgan on Facebook 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. Contact the Island Free Library for the link.
Healthy Kids Outdoor Exploration: Pre-registration required for the Healthy Kids nature exploration with Naturalist Kim Gaffett at 10:30 a.m. Explore the outdoors and inspect curious finds. (Space is limited.)
2021 Mah Jongg: Come join us outdoors to play a game or two of 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
This Friday, May 21 at 7 p.m., the Harbor Church will show the film “Wonder Woman 1984” (2020), with Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Kristen Wiig, among many others. No refreshments will be served and all pandemic protocols will be observed. Seating is limited. Call (860) 970-5695 to sign up.
Book signing with Edie Blane at Island Bound Bookstore
This Saturday, May 22, Edie Littlefield Blane will be at Island Bound between 1 and 2 p.m.for the launch of her memoir “Bound by Blue: A Life on Block Island.” Blane has lived all but one winter of her life on Block Island and she has a wealth of knowledge about Block Island, its history, its stories, and its challenges.
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 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: Horseshoe crabs and Project Limulus. Wednesday, June
9 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. 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.