The Block Island Times

Adventures on and off the island

By Kathleen Mitchell | Nov 26, 2012

Monday, November 26

Mabel’s meals: If you would like to have a delicious, homemade meal delivered right to your kitchen table today, why not have Mabel’s make you one? Call Lonnie Todd at 466-2324 or email her at to order. $9.50.

Tuesday, November 27

Chair aerobics: At the Community Center at 10:30 a.m. This class will be 30 minutes of mostly seated exercise designed to tone, strengthen, improve balance and put a smile on your face. All you need are comfortable clothes, a dishtowel (we will use it for some resistance work) and an open mind. This workout is great for seniors, people recovering from an injury, or anyone looking to find more ways to sneak a workout into your day. Almost anyone can be successful in and challenged by this work-at-your-own-pace class. Led by Robin Lewis, an IFA certified instructor. $3.

Lunch Bunch: I am sure that you have had enough turkey leftovers by now, so come and see what is cooking instead at the Community Center at 12:30 p.m. All ages are always welcome, whether you have been here for generations or this is your first visit to the island! Gather round the table as we share our stories and enjoy a full course meal. $4.

Wednesday, November 28

Gentle Nia Class: Cindy Kelly is hosting a free, introductory Gentle Nia class this week. Nia is designed to help you improve your balance, mobility, stability, flexibility, agility and cardiovascular health. Nia is a fun way of moving, and this class is designed to be at a slower pace and a lower level of intensity. Chairs are available for your workout if you wish. If you have any questions you may contact Cindy at 466-5694 or This class will be held at the Community Center on Wednesday at 3 p.m. This is a one-time, free, introductory class so you can come and check it out!

Thursday, November 29

Mabel’s meals: Call Lonnie Todd at 466-2324 or email her at to order. $9.50.

Friday, November 30

Soup Group: Warm soup is simmering at the Community Center. Dine with us today at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy soup with a very cordial group! All ages, even visitors, are always welcome. $3.

Fun with Facebook: What should you do if you don’t know how to work Facebook? Ask our youth! Today at the Island Free Library, starting at 1:30 p.m., we have a very special treat because Kathleen Hemingway, a 10th grade student at the Block Island School, will demonstrate how to use Facebook. Free.

Saturday, December 1

Coffee, tea or a smoothie: At the Community Center at 9 a.m. Have a cup of joe, a spot of tea, or try something new and tasty like a smoothie! Stop in for a chat and a nibble. Free.

Upcoming Trips to America:

(Call 466-7712 to sign up and remember we have confidential scholarships available.)

Monday, December 3: Are you ready to rock n’ roll? Then you will want to take this trip to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets to kick off your holiday shopping. We will leave on the first boat Monday morning and return on the last boat Monday evening. You are responsible for your boat fare and anything that you may wish to purchase. We will have about four hours where you can shop from 170 outlet stores and find impressive savings. You may choose to pack a brown bag lunch or dine at the many restaurants located in the food court. Please call 466-7712 to reserve your spot. Cost is the boat ticket.

Thursday, December 13: Get in the spirit with a trip to Newport for the holiday show “Greetings” at the Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant. In this play, a young man brings his Jewish fiancé home to meet his sweet, Catholic Mother and his grouchy, Catholic father on Christmas Eve. See what happens in this warm and funny comic jewel. Doors open at 11 a.m., buffet starts at 11:30 a.m. and the play begins at 1 p.m. (There is a slim chance that we may be able to stay for a cabaret following the show, but it all depends on the time.) Dinner and the show is $45 (plus an additional cost if you choose to purchase alcoholic beverages). Please call me to reserve your seats, as I have to make the final ticket purchases. Thank you. You can call me at 466-7712 or email me.

Thursday, December 20: Window shop in beautiful downtown, scenic Wickford. Stroll the streets or find that last minute gift and treat yourself to a bite before we head back to the boat to do food shopping for the holiday. This promises to be a very leisurely and enjoyable day. Your cost is the boat ticket and anything that you purchase.



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