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P.O. Box 626, Nantucket, MA 02554  
© 2014 Yesterday's Island, Inc.

There are 24 events for
Thursday 2nd of October 2014
6:30 AM to 7:50 AM
Public Skating for Early Birds
$5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. 508-228-2516. Call for additional skating sessions. Backus Lane.
8:00 AM
Ice-R-Cise & Adult Skating Class
Instruction and practice. Focus on stretching, breathing, balance, core strength and muscle tone while refining speed and edges on the ice. Beginners through advanced. Please register at the rink. Drop ins Welcome. 508-228-2516. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane.
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.
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 again later in the afternoon. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
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.
10:30 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.
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 to 2:30 PM
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet
Thursday's buffet specialty is tacos, and also includes pizza, salad bar, nachos, buffalo wings or onion rings and mozzarella sticks. $10.95. Salad bar can be purchased alone for $9.95 and includes items such as grilled chicken, shrimp, avocado, spinach and real bacon. Check the calendar of events in this publication for each weekday buffet menu. Easy Street Cantina at corner of Easy and Broad Sts. 508-228-5418.
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 1:00 PM
Food for Thought Lecture Series
A free weekly program, the Food for Thought lecture series features speakers and talent. Today: "Creating the Mendocino Music Festival" - Musicians and co-founders of the Mendocino Music Festival, Susan Waterfall and Allan Pollack will share their experiences on the creation and execution of the MMF, a thriving California music festival now in its 29th year. They will be joined by their son Julian, a musical prodigy and accomplished pianist. Bring your brown bag lunch. Whaling Museum, 13 Broad 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 later in the afternoon. Call for time. $40 per person. 508-228-5585. Endeavor Sailing, Slip #1015, Straight Wharf.
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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. Reservations: 508-228-7037. $38. Also at 2:15, 4 pm, and a sunset cruise at 5:15. (Sunset cruse times may vary.)
1:45 PM
Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Nantucket
Led by the runner-up in the 2014 Nantucket History Quiz Bowl, this is a 2/3 mile, 90 min. stroll featuring the island's dynamic history. Gathers at top of Main St., at Centre, beside bank steps, at 1:40 pm. $20 adults; $15 for teens and seniors (65+); $5 for kids 7-12. 508-332-0953. Cash only. No reservations necessary.
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.
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Introduction to Letterpress Printing: Notecards
Create a set of personalized letterpress cards featuring historic images. $75 (NHA members $50). Register at 508.228.1894. For more information visit NHA.org/1800house. NHA 1800 House, 4 Mill Street.
4:30 PM
Tony Lee Thomas Band Performs
Live music at Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:00 PM
Parent & Tot Skating
A positive first skating experience with the child's favorite companion. Ideal for pre-schoolers ages 2 and above. 8 week session. Please register at Nantucket Ice. 508-228-2516.
5:15 PM
Wine & Cheese on the Wine Deck
Taste 8 wines including 3 New Reserve Reds, Souvenir Wine Glass, $25 per person. Call Wine Guy Mike at 415-548-0374 to make a reservation. Limited to 15 people. Cisco Brewery, 5 Bartlett Farm Rd.
5:30 PM to 7:00 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.
6:00 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
Waterfall Pollack Family Concer
Join the NHA for an unforgettable night of music featuring the Waterfall Pollack Family. Co-founders of the Mendocino Music Festival, pianist Susan Waterfall and composer/saxophonist Allan Pollack will perform with their son Julian, a musical prodigy and accomplished pianist. Featuring a range of musical styles from classical to hip hop to jazz, this special concert will also feature engaging conversation with the Waterfall Pollacks about music in our changing world and the importance of place in the musical community. Doors open at 5:30 pm; $10. In the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.
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
A PICASSO by Jeffrey Hatcher
Paris, 1941. Pablo Picasso has been summoned from his favorite caf by German occupation forces and is visited by Miss Fischer, an attractive officer from the German cultural ministry. He is faced with an impossible decision: in exchange for his life he must surrender one of his beloved works of art to the regime. A perilous game of cat and mouse ensues as Picasso attempts to outwit his dangerously beautiful opponent and save his masterpiece. A Picasso is an intriguing drama about art, politics, truth, sex and love. This play runs in repertory with RED. Presented by Theatre Workshop Nantucket in Centre Stage, 2 Centre Street. Box office: 508-228-4305 www.theatreworkshop.com
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Karaoke
Every Thursday night at the Rose & Crown, 23 S. Water St.