N TOP TEN: NOVEMBER 15 – 21, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of November 15 – 21, 2019.


1. 27th Annual Marla Ceely Lamb Cancer Travel Fundraiser
Friday, November 15
5:00 – 10:00 pm @ Faregrounds

Honor local cancer fighters and help to offset the cost of their battle with this important community fundraiser. Raffles, silent and live auctions, hors d’oeurvres, and Nantucket’s own Shepcats will all be part of the fun at Faregrounds this Friday evening. The $20 suggested donation at the door helps to pay for travel costs for cancer patients’ off-island care. For more information, click here


2. S.T.A.R. Chopped
Saturday, November 16
10:00 am – 11:30 am @ Nantucket Culinary Center

The next Bobby Flay, Ina Garten, or Wolfgang Puck could be right here on Nantucket, and the S.T.A.R. Chopped Series is ready to find them! Classes focus on food prep, safe food handling, menu planning, and basic cooking. The class will culminate in the sharing of a meal of the mini chefs’ creation. For more information, click here


3. Moby-Dick Marathon
Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17
Saturday @ 10:00 am – Sunday (until the book’s Conclusion) @ Nantucket Atheneum

Warm up those pipes and grab a bottle of water – the Moby-Dick Marathon is back! Nat Philbrick will kick off the all-night event, with other readers following to continue reading the other 134 (!) chapters. This event is cosponsored by the NHA and concludes the year-long celebrations for Herman Melville’s 200th birthday in 2019. For more information, click here


4. Nantucket Comedy Festival Presents: Jessica Casciano & Andrew Della Volpe
Saturday, November 16
7:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Tickle your funny bone with this laugh-out-loud Saturday night event. Join Nantucket Comedy Festival executive director Kevin Flynn as he hosts comedians Jessica Casciano and Andrew Della Volpe for a night of fun and funnies. The entertainers will also host Stand Up & Learn, a comedy education program for people aged 8 – 18. For more information, click here


5. Nantucket Science Pub
Monday, November 18
6:00 – 8:00 pm @ Saltbox Tavern & Table

Nature lovers and science junkies will love this casual and enlightening event. Join Dr. Sarah Bois, Director of Research and Education at the Linda Loring Nature Foundation, and Dr. Jen Karberg, Research Program Supervisor at the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, as they host the first Science Pub of the Fall. The two scientists will be discussing climate change and how it affects our island community specifically. The talk is free and open to all, with food and drinks available to purchase. For more information, click here


6. 2020 – 2021 Guidebook Cover Competition 
Tuesday, November 19
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Nantucket Chamber of Commerce, Zero Main Street

Local artists and photographers have been hard at work creating their own rendition of a cover for the 2020 – 2021 Nantucket Chamber of Commerce Guidebook, and now it’s time to pick the winner! Head to the Chamber’s headquarters this Tuesday for your chance to vote for your favorite. Refreshments will be provided, and the event is free. For more information, click here


7. November Connect for Coffee
Wednesday, November 20
8:30 – 10:00 am @ Nantucket Design Center

Three things that we love that start with N: Nantucket, networking, and new friends, and all three will come together at Connect for Coffee! Be sure to bring your business cards and a firm handshake. Brought to you by Nantucket Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Isle Designs and Design Center Nantucket. For more information, click here 


8. Film for Thought: When Lambs Become Lions 
Wednesday, November 20 + Thursday, November 21
6:30 pm + 2:00 pm @ The Dreamland

Following the tumultuous ivory trade in Africa, this documentary examines how we value life and the troubling decision-making process in how to preserve it. One question pervades the film’s storyline: whose life is more important? The innocent elephant’s, or the humans’, struggling to support themselves? Director Jon Kasbe followed the leading subjects for three years to create a vivid tale defending both sides of the story. For tickets and more information, click here


9. A Thousand Leagues of Blue Book Launch
Thursday, November 21
5:00 pm @ Whaling Museum

While both Charles and Susan Veeder get top billing in Betsy Tyler’s new book A Thousand Leagues of Blue, Susan is the real protagonist, and readers will love her extraordinary life story. After living on a whaleship for more than four years and carefully recording her experiences in an illustrated journal, Susan returns home to Nantucket, only to have her husband Charles leave the island permanently for… well, you’ll have to read it to find out! The book launch will feature a lecture, light bites and a book signing. For more information, click here 


10. Epernay Wine Tasting: Fall Staff Favorites
Thursday, November 21
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Get the inside scoop on Epernay’s staff favorites at this celebratory tasting! Enjoy a taste of what’s inside their cellars as they share their top fall selections and picks for the upcoming holiday season. For more information, click here

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