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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
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There are 52 events for
Friday 22nd of August 2014
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.
7:00 AM
Open Stick Hockey at Nantucket Ice
Players from 7th grade thru adult. Morning pick up hockey at Nantucket Ice. Full gear required. 1 Backus Lane.
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Birding Field Trip
Meet at the LLNF at 110 Eel Point Road, and then carpool to various island hotspots in search of whatever birds we target. Dress appropriate for the wind and weather. 508-325-0873. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Whale Watch with Shearwater Excursions
Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime seeing whales in their natural habitat. Sightings guaranteed! 508-228-7037. Trips depart from the Town Pier. Straight Wharf, Slip #1011.
8:00 AM to 8:50 AM
Hidden Nantucket: Fabulous Mansions Route
A 2.5 mile, 50 min. non-stop exercise walk--with historic commentary--past the breathtaking houses of the Cliff and Brant Pt. $15 for everyone. Gathers 7:50 am at Centre & Main, in front of bank. $15. Cash only. No reservations necessary. 508-332-0953.
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 12:30 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.
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
JRI System of Care Meeting
Justice Resource Institute's Cape & Islands Community Service Agency will be facilitating a System of Care meeting. Justice Resource Institute's Cape & Islands. CSA works with families with children that have a serious emotional disorder through the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative's Wraparound process. The purpose of the meeting is to educate and inform the community of the local Systems of Care. A Systems of Care is a comprehensive array of mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children and their families. Atheneum Gallery, 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
Inside Fashion: A Pop Up Studio With Jay Calderin
Fun and interactive, this program gives participants a behind the scenes look at the process of developing an original fashion design. Jay will start a garment from scratch, demonstrating how to drape fabric, make patterns, and assemble the pieces. Guests will be able to ask questions throughout the process and try their hand at some of the techniques. The workshop is free admission, but registration is required. Please sign up online at nantucketatheneum.org. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Nantucket and the Civil War
Hear the dramatic story of Nantucket's vital role in the American Civil War. Starts at corner of Federal and India sts. Come 10 min. prior to this 2/3 mile, 90 min. walk. 508-332-0953. $20; $15 for teens and 65+; $5 for kids 7-12. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
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.
11:15 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.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Tie Dye Clinic
Our ever popular make your own Tie Dye shirt activity returns for yet another summer. $5 for all materials; $2 if you bring your own white tee shirt. Children's Beach.
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 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.
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Drawing Fashion: A Fashion Art Workshop With Jay Calderin
Sketches are one of the most powerful creative tools that fashion designers have to communicate function as well as fantasy. Jay Calderin will introduce participants to the basic elements of drawing faces, figures, and fashion with flair. The workshop is free admission, but registration is required. Please sign up online at nantucketatheneum.org. Teens and adults. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Spanky's Raw Bar
Listen to live music, sip specialty drinks like Spanky's Mule and White Sangria, and munch on buck-a-shuck oysters and clams at Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton Street.
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
Left Coast Country Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
AstroKids Night
Drop your children at MMA while you blast off for dinner during AstroKids Nights. Your child will play games, build solar systems, create works of art, or go on a night hike. Ages 6-10. Registration at mariamitchell.org. 508-228-5387. $75 per child. $60 for MMA members. **Medical Form Required** Maria Mitchell Science Center, 33 Washington St.
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free Concert in the Park
Free acoustic concert on Friday evenings in the Fair Street Park at the corner of Main & Fair; all genres. Weather permitting. Organized by Nantucket & Company.
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
Refrigerator Red
The temps are up and drinking red wines in the heat of the summer can be a challenge. But put a little chill on them, and they turn into refreshing libations. Learn what red wines are worthy of the refrigerator. Brix Wine Shop, 1 Windy Way, 508-228-9123.
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Artist/Patron Exhibition Reception
Opening reception for this juried exhibition in the Artists Association Gallery at 19 Washington Street.
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Opening Reception at Robert Foster Fine Art
Art opening featuring Daniel Sutherland. See his show at Robert Foster Fine Art, 8 India St through September 3.
6:00 PM to 7:20 PM
Disco Skate Night at Nantucket Ice
Public Skating with disco lights. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Great activity for all ages! Call for additional skating sessions 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
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 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.
7:30 PM
THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert Brown
A stunning musical that ingeniously chronicles the five year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up . . . or from break-up to meeting, depending on how you look at it. 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 9:30 PM
Inside Fashion: The Future of Fashion With Jay Calderin
With the advantage of over 30 years in the industry Jay Calderin sees the world of fashion a little differently than most. Instead of focusing on color trends and the latest hemlines, he has dedicated himself to exploring the bigger picture. What does the future of fashion look like? And what role do we all play in it? Free admission. nantucketatheneum.org. Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India 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 to 10:30 PM
Bob Lehman Trio
Performing live in the Brant Point Grill, 50 Easton St.
8:00 PM
Friday Night Flicks: TBA
Come enjoy a weekly fun movie at Children's Beach on our brand new projection screen. Chosen by audience. Children's Beach.
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.
8:30 PM to 9:50 PM
The Original Nantucket Ghost Walk (Town Route)
An eerie, 80 min., 1 mile evening stroll featuring the most famous haunted locations in Nantucket town. Led by the original guide. Gather 8:15pm at Centre and Main, top of Main St. $20; $15 for teens and 65+; $5 for kids 7-12; children under 7 free. 508-332-0953. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
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.
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Urban Beatbox with Good Lyfe Entertainment
Awesome new DJ format with blend of new and familiar music at Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.