On The Block
Children & Teens: Won’t They Just Grow Out Of It?
The Block Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness presents its 3rd Annual Spring Conference. Starting Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. and continuing on Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. Conference topics include: Managing Risk in Vulnerable Youth; Positive Parenting of the Teenage Brain; and What Adolescents Need to Thrive. All events at the Island Free Library. Free and everyone is welcome.
Common Ground Events On Friday Nights
May 17 — No Common Ground event. NAMI BI Conference begins with TEDTalk at Island Free Library.
May 24 — Memorial Day Weekend Barbecue and Cookout: Bring a dish to pass or something to grill. Beverages and desserts provided. All events start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at the Harbor Church.
Pickle Ball at the school gym on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. Equipment and play instructions provided. All levels welcome. For information call Bud Martin at (401) 466-5224 or email Bud_Martin2001@yahoo.com.
Horseshoe Crab Tagging and Monitoring
Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 p.m., and Monday, May 20 at 9:30 p.m. Meet at Andy’s Way parking area.
The last Lunch Bunch will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the Community Center. See everyone in the fall!
Environmental Care Discussion Group
All are invited to come explore vital concerns for our planet. Topics will include environmental ethics, climate change, consumer choices, environmental justice, and becoming better stewards. Groups will meet on four Saturday mornings, May 18 through June 1 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Harbor Church.
First Aid and CPR Class
In honor of National EMS week (May 20 to May 26), the Rescue Squad will be hosting a First Aid Class Monday, May 20 and a CPR class Thursday, May 23. Both will be at 6 p.m., in the Rescue Building, $20.00 per person (cost covers materials). Classes are limited to 16 people. There is a sign up sheet at the Police Dispatch for each. Call (401) 466-3220 or stop by to sign up.
Crazy-as-a-Coot Bird Walk
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 a.m. Call (401) 595-7055 for location.
Bake, Book & Bloom
Saturday, May 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Island Free Library. There will be delicious baked goods, awesome books, and glorious blooms of every sort from Clark Farms. Early bird bidding for the Silent Auction starts Thursday, May 23 at noon.
Block Island Historical Society Open House
Saturday, May 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Historical Society is having an open house in the newly renovated west gallery. The public is welcome. Wine and cheese will be served.
Night Sky Viewing/Twilight Walk
Saturday, May 25, at 8:45 to 9:45p.m. Meet at Hodge property. Sit, or lay back, in the mowed circle at Hodge Preserve, while an amateur star gazer annotates the night sky pointing out constellations, planets, named stars and passing satellites.
BIMI’s Annual ChowdaFest
Chefs from the island’s finest restaurants compete to earn the title of “Best Chowder on Block Island. Sunday, May 26, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the BIMI Center. Entertainment by DJ Libré; service provided by Block Island seventh graders.
Film & Soup
Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Monthly environmental film series, showing "The Million Dollar Duck.” Bring a spoon and cup/bowl to share the soup.
Frederick J. Benson Memorial Scholarship
Applications are ready to be picked up at Ballard Hall Real Estate. If you need one emailed to you, please contact Michele Phelan at (401) 741-6577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: June 9.
Not New Boutique
Now accepting donations of good, clean used clothing, shoes, hats, and belts. No household goods. Items may be dropped off at the St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street (lower level) every day throughout the spring and summer. Opening sale is Saturday, June 8, and then every Wednesday starting June 19.
St. Ann's Annual Tag Sale
Saturday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the new deck at St. Ann's. Rain date June 9.
Saturday, June 8 starting at 4 p.m. till dusk. Food, children’s activities, live music, auction and vendor tables. All happening at Harbor Church.