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Our Nantucket Calendar of Events is the most up-to-date listing of Nantucket special events, island festivals, Nantucket concerts, theater, entertainment, exhibits, lectures, art shows, antiques shows, and all Nantucket activities! The calendar is updated several times a week, year-round.

There are 45 events for Thursday 21st of September 2017
6:30 AM to 8:50 AM
Public Skating at Nantucket Ice
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. 1 Backus Lane.
8:00 AM
Nantucket Walkabout Hike: Shawkemo Hills
A hiking experience through a portion of the island dramatically shaped by the last glacier to cover most of North America. From a high spot on this hike, see and learn about the formation of Coatue, Great Point, the Haulover, Nantucket Harbor and inner harbor shores. And from a low spot along the trail, sometimes called a frost bottom because frost prevails only at these lowest of island elevation when it does nowhere else on Nantucket, discover how the glacier shaped the hills and dells — kames and kettles in geologic terms — of this north central part of the island. Registration required: NantucketWalkabout.com
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Whaling History Tour
Enjoy complimentary coffee while you cruise through Nantucket Harbor and hear stories from the Whaling Era. Shearwater Excursions. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Coaching at the Corner
Get a great start to your Thursday mornings - join Nantucket's Professional Certified Coach Marsha Egan, PCC, upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street. Discussions start at 8:30 am sharp. $15 at the door. Today's Topic: How to Manage Your Boss
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Paint Together
Students will be able to paint alongside with Goerge Van Hook for two days en Plein air. Open only to students enrolled in his class on 9/18 & 9/19. Held at AAN's Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive. 508-228-0722
9:00 AM
Coffee Bike Tour
A caffeinated view of Nantucket. Tour is 2.5 hours. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Capture Nantucket's Photography Walk - Miacomet
A walking tour of Miacomet will take you from narrow tree lined walking paths out to the pond area and surrounding beaches. This area is rich with bird life and flora and fauna unique to the island. Capture the serenity of Miacomet Pond and end at the beach where we use long exposure techniques to capture beautiful shots of breaking waves. $80 includes transport, tour and refreshments. Book at capturenantucket.com
9:00 AM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr. Repeated at 1 pm.
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Peace Day
The United Nations designated this day as an International day of Peace. At noon people all over the world offer a minute of silence to support the mission of world peace. Visit our peace garden and add a rock to the garden as a symbol of peace. The Toy Boat, 41 Straight Wharf
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com. Repeated at 1 pm.
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ice Cream Cruise & Harbor Tour
Enjoy ice cream while you relax during a narrated tour of Nantucket Harbor with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations 508-228-7037 or Shearwaterexcursions.com. Also at 11:15am, 1pm, 2:15pm, 4pm, & 5:15pm
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Whaling Museum Open - Closing Early
?Nantucket's world-class museum devoted to Nantucket history at 13 Broad Street, 508-228-1894
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Toddler Time
A 20-25 minute story time for toddlers ages 18-36 months. Free Admission. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers. Tickets available 10 am at the Children's Desk. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street.
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Capt. James Genthner will acquaint you with Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. $45. Again at 1 pm & 4 pm. Sunset sail: $60. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
10:45 AM
Town View Bike Tour
An easy 5 mi. tour thru Nantucket Town down old whaling streets & seeing quintessential sights. We have a few secrets only to be seen with your Nantucket Bike Tour guide. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com
10:45 AM
Glorious 'Sconset
A 2/3 mile, 90 minute historic walk through the beautiful village of Siasconset. $20 adults, $15 for seniors (65+) and teens, $5 Kids (7-12). Cash only. No reservations necessary. Catch the 10:15 am bus at the Greenhound Depot on Washington Street for 20 minute ride to Siasconset. Meet guide at rotary bulletin board in Sconset. 508-332-0953.
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
NHA Historic Sites Open
Old Mill, Oldest House, Greater Light, Fire Hose Cart House & Old Gaol are open daily; some sites will close during inclement weather.
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Preschool Story Time
Stories, songs and finger plays for children 3 years and older. No reservation required, but program is limited to first 15 attendees. Tickets available at the Weezie desk 30 minutes before start of program. Held at The Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Taco Bar + Nachos, Pizza & Salad Bar. Easy Street Cantina, corner of Easy St. & Broad St. 508-228-5418
11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
iPhone / Snapseed Photography Workshop with Capture Nantucket
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google's Snapseed app for optimization, you'll leave with pictures people will think you took with that expensive camera. Tour Location vary. Tours include transport, tutorial and refreshments. $60 Times are flexible. Book at capturenantucket.com
12:55 PM
RSC Live: Titus Andronicus
The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare's most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Royal Shakespeare Company showing in The Dreamland Main Theatre, 17 South Water Street. Tickets $20, $18 for students/seniors & children.
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Seal Cruise to Great Point
See seals and birds on this fun, family-friendly journey over water to beautiful Great Point with Shearwater Excursions. Reservations at 508-228-7037 or ShearwaterExcursions.com.
1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Big Hug Dumplings
Delicious handmade dumpling, available in both Pork & Vegetarian options at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Yoho Rawbar
Rawbar at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
1:00 PM
Natural History Discovery Tour
A guided oversand adventure tour. Discover the wonders of this remote Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge & Great Point. Pickup at 33 Washington St or at Wauwinet Gate House. 508 228 6799. www.thetrustees.org/ccwr.
2:00 PM
To the Brewery! Bike Tour
A moderate 7 mi. tour: cycle out to Cisco with scenic stops along the way, tour the brewery, & savor a locally brewed beverage. We'll help arrange a cab to get you home- this tour ends at the brewery. Reservations: 508-825-5362 or nantucketbybike.com
2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Nantucket Historical Assn. Downtown Walking Tour
Walk the Old Historic District with an NHA guide and learn about the people, places, and events that transformed Nantucket from the whaling capital of the world to a resort destination of international acclaim. Tours depart from the Whaling Museum lobby 13 Broad Street, and are offered rain or shine. No reservations - first come, first served.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Plein Air Force
Get out & Paint. Capture the beauty of the island in this free, weeky meeting series. Call for location 508-228-0722 Free for all
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
?Play Tennis for Free at Jetties Courts
?Book a court for free this month at the tennis courts at Jetties Beach, 2 Bathing Beach Road: 508-325-5334. Offered Monday-Friday through September.
3:00 PM
Chris & Ricky Performs Live
Live music at Cisco Brewers, 5 Bartlett Farm Road.
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
iPhone / Snapseed Photography Workshop with Capture Nantucket
Leave the heavy camera at home and learn how to compose and capture interesting images on your phone. With a few pre- and post-shooting pointers and a brief lesson in editing with Google's Snapseed app for optimization, you'll leave with pictures people will think you took with that expensive camera. Tour Location vary. Tours include transport, tutorial and refreshments. $60 Times are flexible. Book at capturenantucket.com
5:00 PM
Sunset Sail Aboard the Endeavor
Watch the sun set over Nantucket harbor as Capt. Genthner talks about Nantucket's maritime history & waterfront sights. Tickets: 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Savvy Styles of Sauvignon Blanc Tasting at Epernay
Not all Sauvignon Blanc wines are created equal when they come from different growing climates, varying soil types and diverse production methods. Discover how the flavor profile and styles of this savvy white wine vary based on these influencing factors from South Africa, California, New Zealand and beyond. Epernay Wine & Spirits, 1 North Beach Street, near The Nantucket Hotel and The White Elephant. epernaywines.com
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunset Cruise with Shearwater Excursions
Bring your favorite snacks & beverages and enjoy a narrated tour ending with a Nantucket Sunset. Reservations: 508-228-7037 or come by Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Dragonfly Mental Illness Fundraiser at The Nantucket Hotel
Join us at The Nantucket Hotel for the 2nd Annual Dragonfly fundraiser to help raise awareness and support for those individuals affected by mental illness. Complimentary beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Listen to live music by Jeff Ross and take part in a silent auction. This event is open to the public. Tickets: $150 per person. To order, visit: www.namicapecod.org/Dragonfly-Event-Registration. Net proceeds from this event will be donated to the National Association on Mental Illness on the Cape and Islands (NAMI) (CC&I). This organization serves individuals and their families on Nantucket who are affected by the broad spectrum of mental illnesses and neurological disorders. They offer support, education and advocacy, and also promote wellness for everyone. Held downtown at The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street.
6:00 PM
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a searing, intimate look at the decaying corpse of Martha and George's long dead marriage. Young couple Honey and Nick get caught in the crossfire at a dinner party that quickly turns twisted. Showing at Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street. Tickets available at theatreworkshop.com
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Beginner's English
Beginner's English class for those seeking to improve their English language 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 preregistration is required. Held at The Atheneum Gallery, 1 India Street
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
LVA Intermediate / Advanced English Class
Intermediate/Advanced English class for those seeking to improve their English language skills. The Literacy Volunteers of the Atheneum offer a drop-in intermediate/advanced English class every Thursday evening. The class is free, open to all, conducted in English and no preregistration is required. Held at The Atheneum Learning Lab, 1 India Street
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Capture Nantucket's Madaket & More Photography Tour
This 2.5 hour tour will take you to different locations in Madaket to photograph beaches, birds, piers, lakes and inlets as they change color during Nantucket's epic sunsets. You will be picked up at your hotel or home, enjoy an informational and fun evening in Madaket & end the evening with a couple of local, delicious appetizers and refreshments. $80 includes transport, tour and refreshments. capturenantucket.com
7:00 PM
"Tulip Fever"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
7:30 PM
White Heron Theatre Presents "Constellations"
What would it look like if one word could alter the course of your life? Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland's relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that's delighted audiences. Tickets at whiteherontheatre.org or 508-825-5268.
7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Earth Got the Blues Performs Live
Local live music at Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street.
7:30 PM
"It"
Showing in The Dreamland Theatre, 17 South Water Street.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Karaoke at the Rose & Crown, 23 South Water Street. 508-228-2595
Sunrise: 06:31:04 AM
Sunset: 06:35:09 PM
(use calendar above for daily events)

2017 Annual Events

April 28-30, Daffodil Festival

May 17-21, Wine Festival

June, Nantucket Preservation Month

June 16-18, Book Festival

June 21-26, Film Festival

July 4 - Independence Day Downtown Celebration
& Fireworks

July 12-15, Comedy Festival

July 18-20, Nantucket Garden Festival

July 24-29, Dance Festival

August 12, Boston Pops

Oct. 7, Cranberry Festival

Dec. 1-3, Stroll Weekend

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