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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
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There are 52 events for
Wednesday 23rd of July 2014
6:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Birding Downtown Nantucket
Join Maria Mitchell Assn. staff on a stroll through downtown Nantucket identifying and learning about the bird species that live in the area. Birds are an important part of Nantucket's ecosystem and the island is known as an excellent birding spot. Members: $5, Non Members: $10. Meet at Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Sts.
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.
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 to 12:00 PM
Painting in the Greater Light Garden
Drop-in watercolor workshops for the whole family at its Greater Light historic property, 8 Howard Street. $5 per person, supplies included. A Nantucket Historical Association program.
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
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 to 10:00 AM
Carnivorous Critters
Before the museum opens to the public, join Maria Mitchell staff for the unique experience of seeing the museum animals eat. Learn about the feeding habits of the turtles, frogs, fish, snakes, and more! Register at mariamitchell.org. 508-228-0898. $10 or $5 for MMA members. Natural Science Museum, corner of Milk & Vestal Sts.
9:30 AM
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Youth Master Ballet Classes
Members of the New York City Ballet dance company will lead a ballet class for young ballet dancers ages five to 18 who have two years or more of class experience. The class is free but registration is required. Please call 508-228-1110 ext. 105 to register. Students are asked to arrive with their ballet shoes and appropriate dance clothes. High School Auditorium. 10 Surfside Road.
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 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.
10:15 AM
Story & Craft
Story and craft program for children 4-10 years of age. This week we will be reading Clementine by Sebastian Loth and creating mini foam rockets of our own to kick off FIZZ BOOM READ! All supplies will be provided. Free admission. Space is limited. Program tickets are available at the Children's Desk when the library opens. Atheneum, 1 India St.
10:30 AM
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.
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
Nantucket Atheneum Dance Festival Youth Master Ballet Classes
Members of the New York City Ballet dance company will lead a ballet class for young ballet dancers ages five to 18 who have two years or more of class experience. The class is free but registration is required. Please call 508-228-1110 ext. 105 to register. Students are asked to arrive with their ballet shoes and appropriate dance clothes. High School Auditorium. 10 Surfside Road.
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.
11:30 AM to 1:30 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.
12:00 PM
Rotary Club Meeting
The weekly meeting of Nantucket's Rotary Club, at Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Rd.
12:00 PM
Film: "White Squall"
Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum in partnership with the Dreamland present "White Squall." Survivor of the brigantine Albatross, Chuck Gieg, will be present for Q&A. $10. Dreamland, 17 South Water Street.
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
Great Expectations: The History of Nantucket
Join us as we walk though Nantucket's past. Hear all about the founding settlers, the impact of Quakerism, whaling as a global economy, the effect of three wars, and the tragedy of the whaling ship Essex. Meet at The Hub, corner of Main and Federal Sts. Adults $20. Seniors & Teens $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. Call 508-257-4586 for details.
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.
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Memoir Writing Group
No experience necessary. Come with a desire to write... Upstairs at Mitchell's Book Corner, 54 Main Street.
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.
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Meet the Animals
The Science Museum is home to frogs, turtles, snakes, and insects that you can safely touch in this unique program. If you love animals, this is a great way to learn about them up close. Ages 4-12. Members: $5, Non-members: $10. Pre-registration required at mariamitchell.org or 508.228.9198. MMA Science Museum, corner of Milk and Vestal Sts.
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
Andrea Campise Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM
Children's Ghost Hunt in Nantucket Town
Join Robin and her raven, Edgar, as we embark upon our ghostly adventure. Put on your ghost hunter hats as we stop by the houses that have stories to tell. Learn what to look for and how to become a Ghost Hunter. Bring whatever tools you may need for our adventure. The ghost hunt is educational, exciting and lots of fun. Meet at The Hub, corner of Main and Federal Sts. Adults $15. Children $10. Kids under 6 free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations required: 508-257-4586.
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Health, Wellness & Nutrition Event
Join Follain as they host Authentic Body and 02554 Juice. Light refreshments and juice will be served, along with helpful tips on beauty, health, and nutrition. 9A South Beach Street.
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Dinner at the Breeze w/ Kids Entertainment
Dine as a family at Breeze, then drop off your children at our complimentary Kids Deck Nantucket's only supervised activity program offered during dinner. Our counselors will entertain your kids while you linger longer over dessert or enjoy a cocktail on our outdoor deck. 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
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dressed to the K-nines
An evening of fashion, food, and fun to help support Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals. Under the tent at Bartlett's Farm. Tickets $100; preferred seating tickets $250. nantucketsafeharborforanimals.org
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 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.
7:00 PM
Cultural Arts Lecture
Join the Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts for conversation, installations, and works of art from faculty & island artists. 23 Wauwinet Road.
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.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Figure Drawing Drop-In
Don't let the figure scare you. Students will explore the basic building blocks of an accurate figure. A great class for students and artists of any level who would like to sharpen their skills. John will share tips and tricks he's developed after many years of teaching and drawing the figure. Participants are always free to work on their own as well. Tuition: $25 per night, $15 for AAN Members. Materials are provided. 1 Gardner Perry Lane.
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
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.
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Live Music at Kitty's
Enjoy live music at Kitty Murtagh's, 4 West Creek Road. 508-325-0781.
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.
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Stargazing Night
Join Maria Mitchell's professional astronomers for an impressive tour of the starry sky and for telescopic viewing of the Moon, planets, nebulae, & galaxies. Loines Observatory at 59 Milk Street Ext., weather permitting. All are welcome. $10.
9:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Night Marine Walk
Nantucket Harbor teems with marine life at night that is not visible in the day. Join our Aquarium staff to learn about the fish, squid, crabs, and more that come out to feed at night in the shallow water. $20; Members $15. Register: mariamitchell.org or 508-228-5387. Meet at MMA Aquarium, 28 Washington St.