N TOP TEN: October 16 – 22, 2015

The Ultimate Activities Guide for October 16 – 22, 2015

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1. Bartlett’s Fall Harvest Dinner
Friday, October 16 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm

Enjoy a freshly harvested, family-style fall meal of sautéed hake, mashed amber cup squash, lots of autumnal vegetables and more. That’s not enough for you? Top it off with a homemade Long Island cheese pumpkin tart. How could you say no? To reserve your seat at the table, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 3.18.07 PM2. Cranberry Cup Hockey Tournament
Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17

Benefitting Autism Speaks, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Asperger/Autism Network and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, players from all over the country will take the ice on island for the 12th annual Cranberry Cup. Take a look at the game schedule here and be sure to bundle up before you head to the rink!

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3. LLNF Birding Weekend
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18

Novice and experienced birders will come together to learn and hone their skills with the gorgeous setting of Nantucket as their background! Join the Linda Loring Nature Foundation for a weekend of field trips and speakers. To register and see a schedule of events, click here.

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4. NHA Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 17 || 12 – 3 P.M. || Old Mill

Enjoy a day celebrating the history of Nantucket harvests with our good friends at the Nantucket Historical Association. Head up to the Old Mill for games, crafts, and fall refreshments… And while you’re there, take a tour of the oldest functioning mill in the country!

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 3.22.43 PM5. Fall Gardening Tutorial
Saturday, October 17 || 10 – 11 A.M. || Bartlett’s Farm

Bartlett’s Garden Center manager, Liz de Souza, is ready to show you the ropes when it comes to fall gardening. Swing by the Farm for an overview of fall gardening including perennial division, pruning, bulb planting and planning for spring. While you’re there, grab a free cup of coffee and donut, and enjoy 10% off your plants!

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Saturday, October 17 || 8:30 A.M. || Miacomet Golf Club

Commence swinging for Access Nantucket’s 4th annual golf tournament, this year benefitting both Access Nantucket and Family & Children’s Services of Nantucket. In addition to time on the links, this fun-filled day will include raffles, prizes, food and more. For more information, click here.

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7. Dispatch’s Brad Corrigan LIVE
Saturday, October 17 || 4:30 – 7 P.M. || Cisco Brewers

The perfect combo: Your favorite late-90s singer will be right here on island at your favorite brewery for a one-day only performance! So head over to Cisco and enjoy these last outdoor days while you still can.

NHA-Logo8. Loss of the Whaleship Essex: Readings & Music
Sunday, October 18 || 7 P.M. || Whaling Museum

Join the NHA and the Nantucket Atheneum for a staged reading of excerpts from Owen Chase and Thomas Nickerson’s narratives of the Essex disaster, the Nantucket whaleship that was stove by a whale in the Pacific Ocean in 1820 and is the storyline for the upcoming “In the Heart of the Sea” feature film based on local author Nat Philbrick’s book. The evening will feature sea chanteys, popular songs of the era, and Herman Melville poems set to music by singer-songwriter Joe Flood. Get your tickets here!

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 3.26.54 PM9. Flashback Film Series: Back to the Future
Wednesday, October 21 || 6 P.M. Pre-Party / 7:30 P.M. Film || Handlebar Cafe / The Dreamland

The Nantucket Dreamland, along with Handlebar Café and Atlas BBQ & Fish House, are bringing your favorite VHS films from the 80s and 90s to the big screen. $25 gets you a ticket to the film and access to the PRE-PARTY at Handlebar Café with libations and lite bites provided by Atlas, or $10 for the 7:30 film only. Get your tickets here.

Sauv Blanc tasting10. Sauvignon Blanc Tasting
Thursday, October 8 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits

The name says it all in its French translation to “Sauvage White.” Join Épernay to taste this wild one of a grape varietal and discover why its flavor profile differs so much from one region to the next! On tap: White Elephant from Napa Valley, Dourthe ‘La Grande Cuvée’ from Bordeaux, Harbor Town from New Zealand, and La Petite Perriere from Loire Valley.

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