On The Block

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 9:30pm

Common Ground Summer Concert Series

Friday, August 19 at 7 p.m. T.J. Sweeney will be playing at the Harbor Church.

The Nature Conservancy & B.I. Conservancy

The TNC and BIC co-sponsor free, guided nature programs throughout the year. Together, they offer many different ways to connect to the fields, marshes, and beaches that make the island so exceptional. Check out the advertisement on page 15. 

Soup Group Every Tuesday

Meet at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. If you need a ride or have a question, call Gail Pierce at (401) 466-5470 or Debbie Martin at (401) 466-5224.

Not New Boutique

Open every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Parish Center, Spring Street, lower level and barn. Good, clean, used clothing. Accepting donations throughout the summer at the drop-off box at the Parish Center. Please no household items.

Farmers Market

Farmers Markets will be on Wednesdays, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Spring House and Saturdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Legion Park throughout the summer.

Dodge Street Nightmarket

Join Dodge Street businesses Thursday evenings for shopping and entertainment offerings geared toward all ages and families. Games, stories, and workshops, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Ted Talk

Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Island Free Library 10 to 11 a.m., NAMI BI invites everyone to watch a TED talk: “Everything You Know About Addiction is Wrong” by Johann Hari. Join us in discussion, agree or disagree.

B.I. Arts and Crafts Guild Fair

Sunday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On the Historical Society lawn. Ten percent of sales go to scholarships for Block Island art students.

Block Island Conservancy Fair

Sunday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 6 p.m. at The Solviken Nature Preserve on Corn Neck Road. Bring the whole family to the Solviken property for a cookout, fair games and much more. Contact biconservancy.org/bic-fair for more information.

Block Island Maritime Lecture Series

Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Sarah Callan, Mystic Aquarium, assistant manager of the Animal Rescue Program and coordinator for Block Island Seal Rescue, talks about the collaboration between Mystic Aquarium and Block Island for the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles.

SoundWaves Movie Night

Tuesday, Aug. 20. The movie “Jurassic Park” will be playing at the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion starting at 8 p.m.

Boating Safety Course

Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Payne’s Dock. Pre-register by calling (401) 466-5572.

Ecumenical Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m. Join the Ecumenical Ministries and Peter Wood to celebrate music, dance and prayer. On Old Mill Road. In the meadow across from Peter’s house. Refreshments will follow.

Lions Club Clambake

Saturday, Aug. 31 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Narragansett Inn.

CGSP Annual Meeting

Committee for the Great Salt Pond meeting. Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Narragansett Inn at 4 p.m. U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will be the guest speaker.

Run Around The Block

The 44th Annual 15k Road Race will take place Sept. 7. Register at active.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Sept. 22, the Alzheimer’s Association, R.I. Chapter will put on Block Island’s first ever “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” Registration is live and can be done online at www.alz.org/ri/walk or by contacting Bella Garcia at either (401) 421-0008 or agarcia@alz.org.