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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
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There are 63 events for
Thursday 24th of July 2014
6:30 AM to 7:50 AM
Public Skating for Early Birds at Nantucket Ice
Adults $8, Youth $5, Skate Rentals $5. 1 Backus Lane, 508-228-2516.
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Hatha Yoga Classes
Enjoy relaxing yoga class early in the morning with Kripalu-ceritified instructor Bettina Broer. Now in her 25th year, Broer concentrates on using postures to center and calm the mind. For more information contact bettina at 508 498 7475. Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Morning Coffee Cruise
Start your day on Nantucket with a relaxing harbor cruise. Complimentary coffee & muffin. $38. Offered daily by Shearwater Excursions, ExploreNantucket.com, 508-228-7037. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Surfing Lessons
For families of individuals with any special need. Lunch included. Free, courtesy of Nantucket Island Surf School. Co-Sponsored with Autism Speaks. Registration Necessary: khoryn@autismspeaks.org; 646.341.3043. Cisco Beach.
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Family Nature Walk
Join us for a family friendly nature adventure! Every other week is a Family Insect Hunt to a nearby park. The other weeks focus on birds, ponds, and geology - come on all of them to become an expert! Adult $10, Child $5. Register: mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. Meet at MMA Natural Science Museum, Corner of Milk and Vestal Streets.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Feeding Frenzy
Join the Maria Mitchell Aquarium staff as they feed their ever-hungry creatures before the Aquarium opens to the public. A great program for all ages. This program is very popular so please pre-register at mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. $10 or $5 for MMA members. Maria Mitchell Aquarium, 28 Washington St.
9:00 AM
Free Farm Tours
Go behind the scenes and find out why hot house tomatoes taste so great. Take a look at our organic production and learn the history of Bartlett's Farm. Meet in front of the market at 9 am. 33 Bartlett Farm Road.
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Dance (Sing) Movement and Yoga for Children
Join Marjorie Trott in her 20th year of teaching yoga classes specifically designed to encourage creative expression in children of all ages. For more information contact Marjorie at 508 228 4209 or mtrottdance@aol.com Children's Beach, Harbor View Way.
9:00 AM
Pirate Adventure aboard the Endeavor
Join Robin of Raven's Walk and discover the legends of Nantucket's most infamous pirates. During the voyage we will learn about the pirate life. The adventure will end with a search for pirate treasure. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations recommended: 508-228-5585. Slip #1015, Straight Wharf across from the Hyline office. www.endeavorsailing.com
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
Join a guided oversand adventure tour and discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and Great Point. Tour starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street, with a convenient stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Private tours (8 people) can be scheduled by appointment. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
9:30 AM
Hinckley Rendezvous
A celebration of the beauty and performance of this unique yacht and an assembly of a special community of yacht owners. View these gorgeous yachts in the Nantucket Boat Basin.
9:30 AM
"A Walk Down Main Street"
NPT's classic tour provides an overview of Nantucket in its heyday and focuses on the portion of Main Street between the Pacific National Bank and the Civil War Monument. Learn about the street's development and the area's early residents and architectural styles, as well as how the houses have come to symbolize the island's whaling era. Participants in the 75 minute tour will receive a copy of the NPT's acclaimed history, A Walk Down Main Street. $10 pp. For more information please call the NPT office 508-228-1387 or visit www.nantucketpreservation.org
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Anything That Flies, Things With Wings, Workshop for Kids 9+
Learn about birds, butterflies, dragonflies, digger wasps and even airplanes as we explore flight and all it entails. We will talk about how to identify flying creatures, what they eat, how long they live and much more. We will attempt to locate and identify butterflies and discuss their biology and survival strategies. For more information email vlaux@llnf.org or call Vern Laux at 508-325-0873. Preregistration required. Members $10, Nonmembers $50 (per day). For Registration and further information check elsewhere on llnf.org. 110 Eel Point Rd.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Clara Williams Trunk Show
Designed to create a bold statement, be subtly elegant or remain classically simple, Clara Williams Jewelry is a perfect fit for every occasion. Come see the designs at Figaro Fine Jewelry, 21 Main St.
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Babies Into Books
A 15-20 minutes program designed to introduce babies and their caregivers to books and the library. Learning begins at birth! Rhymes, songs, simple books and finger plays will be used to foster pre-literacy skills. Join us for some fun with books and babies! No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 babies + caregivers. Tickets available at 10am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum, 1 India St.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marine Ecology Field Trip
What sea creatures live in Nantucket Harbor? Find out as you help collect, identify and release fish, crabs, shrimp, and other marine life! Members $10, Non-members $20. Register: mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. Meet at the end of Washington St. Extension.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 1 pm and 4 pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harbor Tour & Ice Cream Cruise
Enjoy ice cream on a narrated tour of the inner harbor with Shearwater Excursions, Straight Wharf #1011. www.ExploreNantucket.com. 508-228-7037. $38. Also at 11:15 am, 1, 2:15, 4, 5:15 pm.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Keep the Lights Burning
Join us as we learn about life before electricity. We will learn about different lamps and candles used and about the craft of tinsmithing practiced by Maria Mitchell's uncle and her brother - and then make our own candle and lantern to take home. Ages 7-10. $40 or $35 MMA members. Learn more at mariamitchell.org or 508.228.2896. Mitchell House, 2 Vestal St.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kickball for Kids
Head down to Children's Beach for an energetic organized game of kickball! Ages 7-13 are invited to play. Sneakers required.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise & Eco Tour to Great Point
Cruise to Great Point to see & learn about the Grey Seals and view historic Great Point Light. Reservations: 508-228-7037. $95/adults, $75/kids (12 and under). Shearwater Excursions. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Plein-Air Art Class at Greater Light
Join Artist Association of Nantucket guest art instructors and NHA interpretive staff for a one-day art retreat at Greater Light, featuring an insider tour of the historic house and a plein air art class in the Greater Light garden. Also included: a catered picnic lunch, light refreshments, and the company of fellow artists. Space is limited. To register, contact AAN at www.nantucketarts.org or 508-228-0722.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Water Mixable Oils with Katie Trinkle Legge
Katie is back once again this summer from New Zealand to teach her ever-popular water-mixable oil workshop. Known for her vibrantly painted still life and landscape paintings and for her exciting workshops, her classes sell out quickly so be sure to register early. All levels welcome. $300, members: $270. Nantucketarts.org. 508 228 0722. Artists Association Workshop, 1 Gardner Perry Lane.
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pirate Cruise
For families of individuals with any special need. Lunch included. Free, courtesy of Westmoor Club. Co-Sponsored with Autism Speaks. Registration Necessary: khoryn@autismspeaks.org; 646.341.3043. Swain's Wharf.
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Toddler Time
A 20-25 minute free story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 toddlers + caregivers. Tickets available 10am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum, 1 India St.
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Robot Explorers
After an introduction to robots and robotic spacecraft that have explored our solar system, teams assemble robot 'cublets' to learn how robots work. They practice using a robotic arm to pick up items. They then program roving robots to explore a challenging 'Martian' surface like a real planetary rover would, ending with a fun robot competition. Children must be accompanied by an adult. One adult admitted free of charge with registered child. For ages 8 and up. Cost per child: $50 (Members $35). Register at mariamitchell.org or 508.228.9198. Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington St.
10:30 AM
Lighthouse Walk: Tales of Pirates, Shipwrecks & Ghost Ships
Join Pirate Robin on a walk to the Brant Point Lighthouse. During our walk, you will hear tales of infamous pirates who sailed past our shores, shipwrecks, and the mysterious ghost ships of New England. Meet outside The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens: $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations Required: 508-257-4586.
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Bike Tour: Town View
An easy 5-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Travel with us through some secret places in Nantucket Town, peeking at the old whaling streets and quintessential town sights. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories & songs for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 20 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk when the library opens. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
11:00 AM
The Legacy of Reggie Reed
Karol Lindquist, juried basket maker and noted basket making instructor will reminisce about her apprenticeship in Reggie Reed's shop. Reggie Reed is one of the featured basket makers in this year's exhibit. Reggie was a great mentor to Karol and influenced her style of basketry. The program is free for museum members. There is a $5 admission charge for non-members. 49 Union St., a short walk from Main Street, parking available.
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Outdoor Walking Tour of Downtown Nantucket
Learn about people, places, & events that transformed Nantucket. $10. Tour departs from Whaling Museum, rain or shine, 13 Broad St.
12:30 PM
Barrett's Island Tours
See highlights of Town and Sconset Village guided by native islanders who know Nantucket. Our bus is air-conditioned with reclining seats and large windows. Daily departure from 20 Federal St, across from Information Center. Charters also available. 508 228 0174
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Read to a Buddy
Reading Education Assistance Dogs are therapy dogs trained to be good listeners. Our furry friends just want to listen and make you feel great about your reading!! This program is a fun, relaxed and nonjudgmental way to become more confident and simply enjoy reading! Open to ages 6-9; registration required; free! Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 4 pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Hands-On History for Kids
Crafts for kids + caretakers in the Discovery Room at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street. Each craft is designed to encourage participants to visit the Whaling Museum and explore the historical significance of the artifacts and souvenirs that Nantucketers carried home from their journeys aboard whaleships. Mondays: China teacups & dancing masks. Tuesdays: Scrimshaw. Wednesdays: Wampanoag arrowheads & whirligigs. Thursdays: Whale mobiles & rope bracelets. Fridays: Whaleboats & whale stamps. Saturdays: Lighthouses & signal flags. Sundays: Sailors' valentines & coral necklaces. Free with museum admission or NHA membership.
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Vestal Street Observatory Tour
Learn about the life and scientific legacy of Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer. If weather permits, see an outdoor scale model of the solar system and view the sun through our safe solar telescope. $3. Free for MMA members. 2 Vestal Street.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bike Tour: Town View
An easy 5-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Travel with us through some secret places in Nantucket Town, peeking at the old whaling streets and quintessential town sights. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Bike Tour: To The Brewery!
A moderate 8-mile tour with your friendly Nantucket Bike Tours guide. Bike with us to some must-see highlights of Nantucket. We end at Cisco Brewery, where you can experience local brews and live music. Reserve your spot at www.nantucketbybike.com or call 508-825-5362. Meet at 31 Washington Street.
2:15 PM to 3:30 PM
Historic House Walking Tour
Visit 2 NHA Historic Houses. $10 adults, $4 ages 6-17, free to NHA members. Rain or shine daily. Departs daily from the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Buck a Shuck at TOPPER'S
$1 Oysters $1 Shrimp on TOPPER'S Bayview Deck. Don't miss out! TOPPER'S at The Wauwinet, 120 Wauwinet Road.
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. Departs again at 7pm. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Apres la Plage
Special midday cocktails, light meals, and snacks on the patio and in the garden at Fifty-Six Union. Offered daily. 508-228-6135, 56 Union St.
4:30 PM
Tony Lee Thomas Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM
Widows Walk: The Remarkable Women of Nantucket
Did you know that a sea captain could be away for as long as five years? What was a Nantucket woman to do? Some accompanied their husbands on whaling voyages, while the others became involved in astronomy, the Temperance Crusade, the struggle for women's suffrage, the Abolitionist movement, and the Underground Railroad. What remarkable women! Join us on our walk to hear their stories. Meet outside the Jared Coffin House, corner of Centre and Broad Streets. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens $15. Reservations required: 508-257-4586.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Concert Featuring NCMC Jazz Band
Under the direction of Nigel Goss, the Big Band delivers every swing rhythm and melody you've come to expect from their huge sound of brass and percussion. Come hear the music of the swing era and beyond and just try to stay seated while the danceable strains of all the classics fill the sanctuary and bring down the house! Purchase tickets at the door. $10; $5 Seniors; Children Free. Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 11 Orange Street.
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner and Dance Class at the Breeze
Dine at Breeze Bar and Caf and enjoy a complimentary dance class either before or after your meal! Learn how to Swing, Cha Cha, and Hustle with Andrey Stanev, the Bulgarian National Dance Champion. The one-hour dance class is offered from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Located at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street, Downtown. For Dinner and Dance Class Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Noel Middleton, Food & Beverage Manager at fb@thenantuckethotel.com
6:00 PM
OKLAHOMA by Rodgers & Hammerstein
This exuberant, groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning musical tells the love story of Laurey, a spirited farm girl, and Curley, the cowboy who loves her. Presented by Theatre Workshop Nantucket in Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Box office: 508-228-4305 www.theatreworkshop.com
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LVA Beginner's English Classes
This beginner's English class is for those seeking to improve their English skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in beginner's English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no pre-registration is required. For more information please call 508-228-1110 ext. 113. Atheneum, 1 India St.
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Intermediate/Advanced English Classes
Intermediate/Advanced English skills class. Free, open to all, no pre-registration required. Unitarian Church, Hendrix Hall, 11 Orange St.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Carnival
The carnival is in town! Rides, games & prizes, cotton candy, fried dough and more! Presented by East Coast Midways. Come visit us at the Tom Never Fairgrounds now until July 28th.
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Sunset Cruise
Nothing beats a Nantucket sunset! Bring your favorite beverage and join us $55.00 per person or $550.00 for the whole boat. Shearwater Excursions, Straight Wharf #1011. www.ExploreNantucket.com. 508-228-7037. Time may vary slightly.
6:30 PM
Adult Nantucket Edge Figure Skating Clinic
Contact nantucketskatingclub.com. Nantucket Ice. Backus Lane.
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Enjoy watching the sun set over one of the world's most magnificent harbors. Captain James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history and sights along the waterfront. $50 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
7:00 PM
Sunset Tour
Enjoy a 2-hour guided trip to Coskata-Coatue to bask in the setting sun. Departure times varies according to sunset. Reservations required. Call 508.228.6799 to pre-register. Tour starts/ends at Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington Street; with a convenient stop at Wauwinet Gate House. Timing is critical so please be at your departure location 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour.
7:30 PM
BLACK TIE by A.R. Gurney
Father of the groom, Curtis, simply wants to make a memorable toast at his son's rehearsal dinner. But before he is able to raise his glass, he must defend the time-honored ways of his past, including his attire. Curtis finds that balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair. Presented by Theatre Workshop Nantucket in Centre Stage, 2 Centre Street. Box office: 508-228-4305 www.theatreworkshop.com
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got The Blues Plays Live
Local favorite at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.
7:30 PM
Family Furniture
Family Furniture, the newest play by prolific, award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney, received its world premiere at New York City's The Flea Theatre last fall. One reviewer said of the playwright's voice, "as always, Gurney has plenty of amusing points to make, about the alleged iniquity of dry martinis and the sexual politics of football weekends " Tickets: $42.50 at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268. White Heron Theatre, 5 N. Water St.
7:30 PM
Book Discussion with Leslie Maitland
Book discussion with Leslie Maitland, author of "Crossing the Borders of Time," upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
8:00 PM
The Raven's Night Walk: Ghosts of Nantucket's Past
Come on a haunted history tour of Nantucket Town! Hear about Nantucket's incredible history and the ghostly tales of its past. We will visit the houses that have stories to tell, and you will view the mysterious pictures from Nantucket's most haunted house. Keep your eyes open, expect the unexpected, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Meet at The Hub, corner of Main and Federal Sts. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. For details, call 508-257-4586.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Live Music at the Breeze Bar & Cafe
Pair your Cabernet with some Cabaret! Join us in the Breeze lounge during dinner and enjoy lively Cabaret entertainment! Diane and Bob Lehman will be performing live piano music and singing. Now featuring "The Kids Deck," Nantucket's only daily, supervised activity program offered during dinner. Enjoy adult dining while our counselors entertain your children for free. Located at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street, Downtown. For Reservations, call 508-228-4730 or e-mail Noel Middleton, Food & Beverage Manager at fb@thenantuckethotel.com
8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk (Cemetery Route)
Experience Ghostly Nantucket on this 1&1/3 mile, 90 min., eerie evening stroll to 5 of the island's most chilling haunted locations, led by the original guide. Gather 8:15 pm at Centre & Main, top of Main St. $20; $15 for teens and 65+; $5 for 7-12; under 7 free. 508-332-0953. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Stars & Senses Night Hike
Join MMA staff for an evening hike under the stars. You will test your night vision, listen for nocturnal animals and learn about their adaptations, take a solo journey if you dare, learn the stories of summer constellations and more. Pre-registration required. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. $15; members: $10.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Every Thursday night at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.