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
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.
Outdoor Storytime: With Ms. Morgan on Facebook at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required and all safety protocols will be followed.
Book Group: by Zoom. “Circe” by Madeline Miller, starts June 2, at 2 p.m. Books available at the library. All readers welcome.
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 out-
doors 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. 2021 Mah Jongg cards are available.
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!
Free pH soil testing
The URI Master Gardener program is now offering free pH soil testing on Block Island. Take a soil sample, then place it in the drop-off box at the Island Free Library during business hours. Directions are available at https://web.uri.edu/master-gardener/soil-testing-service. Questions? Call Maude Chasse at (203) 233-4889.
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.
Living with Loss and Caretakers Group
Living with Loss and Caretakers Group will once again be meeting in person at the Block Island Community Center on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. June 1 will be the Caretakers Group. Please wear a mask to be on the careful side.
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-na-ture-highli
Not New Boutique
Opening sale - Saturday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the grounds of St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street. Then every Wednesday (rain date Thursdays) starting June 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August. Accepting donations of good, clean clothing, shoes, pocketbooks, hats and belts throughout the summer. Please, no household items.