On The Block
Common Ground Events On Friday Nights
On April 19 — Good Friday — there will be no event.
April 26: "Voices from the Village" poetry reading.
The events start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner, all at the Harbor Church.
YA Movie Night
Friday, April, 19 at 5 p.m. at the Island Free Library: The underwater superhero “Aquaman.” All are welcome.
Pickle Ball at the school gym on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Equipment and play instructions provided. Cancelled for Easter Sunday. All levels welcome. For information call Bud Martin at 466-5224 or email Bud_Martin2001@yahoo.com.
Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Community Center.
Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Meet at Fresh Pond entrance on Lakeside Drive.
Easter Bunny in the Park
Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m.Rain or shine at Ball O’Brien Park. Children kindergarten age and under are welcome.
Ecumenical Choir Easter Concert
The concert will be held on Easter Sunday, April 21, 9 a.m. at the Harbor Church.
Earth Day Walk
Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Meet at the first Sachem Pond turnout, Corn Neck Road.
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk
Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location.
Helping Hands Food Pantry
The next Helping Hands Food Pantry will be held on Wednesday, April 24 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harbor Church.
Arbor Day Community Celebration
The Block Island Gardeners invite the community to the annual Arbor Day celebration on Thursday, April 25 at 8:40 a.m. in front of the Block Island School. Learn about Arbor Day and enjoy the distribution of tree saplings to elementary students. This year’s tree will be Hamamelis virginiana, or common witch-hazel. For more information, call Maude at 466-5676.
American Sign Language On Island
The Friends of the Island Free Library is sponsoring classes this spring. Teacher Manny Martin from the ASL Academy is lots of fun and extremely knowledgeable in ASL and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Culture. The beginner class is during the evenings on April 26 and April 27. Classes are free. Sign up with Sue Black. firstname.lastname@example.org, (603) 677-2356.
Film & Soup
Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Island Free Library, “Smog of the Sea and Straws.” Bring a spoon and cup/bowl to share the soup.
Block Island 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 are eligible. The applications with portfolio should be submitted by May 3, 2019 to either Teri McCombe (401-742-5501) or art teacher Lisa Robb (401-466-5600). Scholarship criteria and applications are available in the Block Island School guidance office.
Not New Boutique
Spring is here! Time to clean out your closets! Accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes, hats, and belts starting May 1. Items may be dropped off at the St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street (lower level box). Opening sale scheduled for Saturday, June 8. Then every Wednesday starting June 19 throughout the summer.