On The Block

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 6:00pm

Island Free Library Programs

Two chances to explore books, reading, singing and crafting with Ms. Morgan’s Storytime, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. live on Facebook and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. live on Zoom. Please contact the library at (401) 466-3233 to have the Zoom link sent to you.

-Music Time with Ms. Carrie returns on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Live on Facebook.

The following programs, presented by the library and the Senior Advisory Committee, will be on Zoom. Please contact Gloria Redlich at gloryb311@gmail.com or the library to register.

-Book Group (with the Senior Advisory Committee) discusses “The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Request a Zoom invite from Gloria Redlich or the library.

-Frankenstein Tea: A short story program for adult listeners on the Island Free Library YouTube channel daily at 3 p.m.

-Found Poetics, a joint program with the Senior Advisory Committee, will be returning in October. Interested participants can contact Gloria Redlich or the library.

Library Outside Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. At our front entrance and at the Kids’ Garden take-out window.

Take and Make Tuesdays at the Kids’ Garden take-out window. Take home craft kits available for pick-up during Tuesday’s Library outside hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals

The Blessing of the Animals will take place Sunday, Oct. 4 at St. Ann’s at the 9 a.m service and at the Abrams Farm at 11:30 a.m. Masks are required.

Farmers Market

The Farmers Market will take place at Legion Park on Saturdays, and at the Manisses parking lot on Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The final market of the season will be Saturday, Oct. 10.

Political signs available

- BIDEN/HARRIS signs are available by contacting Democratic Town Committee members Sean McGarry, Kristin Baumann or Molly O’Neill. Signs are $25 each and all proceeds will fund the committee’s campaign to elect Democrats for Town Council.

- TRUMP/PENCE signs are available at RIGOP Headquarters at 1800 Post Road, Suite 17-I, Warwick, R.I. 02886 or by calling (401) 732-8282. There is no charge for the signs, but donations are always appreciated.

BIMI Fall Aquarium Tank Hours

The Block Island Maritime Institute’s aquarium tanks are open for general viewing. Mondays 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays closed. Wednesdays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Individuals and small groups can schedule activities during other hours. Call (401) 500-3501 for information or reservations.

The Mary D. Ball 2020 Celebrate at Home

The 2020 Mary D. Ball is being celebrated virtually this year. Covid-19 will keep us apart but can not stop love, The Mary D. Ball, or the work of The Mary D. Fund during this challenging time. If possible, make a donation of your ticket price of $40 to The Mary D. Fund at P.O. Box 323, Block Island, Rhode Island 02807.For more information, call at (401) 466-2332 or email at grammymaryd@gmail.com.

Wake Up Well Podcast

Block Island’s podcast of community conversations released its 17th episode. All are available on Anchor and Spotify. Contact wakeupwellblockisland@gmail.com to join the discussion.

Two Guys On Block Island Podcast

A new podcast hosted by Rich Tretheway and Marc Scortino who will, each week, feature guests and chat about Block Island. New episodes will drop each week on Wednesday wherever podcasts can be heard.

Block Island Fall 2020 Series

Kim Gaffett, The Nature Conservancy’s OVF Naturalist, will be hosting the fall season of “Zoom on Nature.” Each month Kim will take us on a tour of one of the island’s many natural areas, chosen with the beauty of the season in mind. In addition to getting a glimpse of the island’s beauty, participants may get hints on where to look for orbs. Go to www.natureblockisland.org to join the Zoom. All Zooms start at 9 a.m. and will be recorded and made available to view on www.natureblockisland.org. Programs co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Block Island Conservancy. To learn more about our self-guided and virtual program offerings please visit www.natureblockisland.org.