N TOP TEN: October 21 – 27, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for October 21 – 27, 2016.

moby-dick1. Moby Dick Marathon
Friday, October 21 – Sunday, October 23

Two island institutions, the Atheneum and the NHA, are banding together for the annual community reading of Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. This free event will span three days and two locations: Friday 12 – 6 P.M. at the Atheneum; Friday 6 – 10 P.M. at the Whaling Museum; Saturday 10 A.M. – 9 P.M. at the Atheneum; and Sunday 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. (or until finished) at the Atheneum.

aan2. People’s Choice Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, October 21
5 – 7 P.M. @ Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

Get yourself over to the Artists Association’s Washington Street gallery and put your vote in for your favorite exhibition piece while enjoying some delicious refreshments this Friday evening. With everything from ceramics and wood carvings to jewelry and watercolors, we have no doubt you’ll be able to find something to your liking.


3. PASCON Yoga Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22
9:30 – 10:45 A.M. @ The White Elephant Ballroom

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join local yoga instructor Caitlin Marcoux for a special donation-based yoga class to benefit Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket. Every $10 donation will be matched by Nantucket Island Resorts, so grab your mat and get ready to lift up and give back.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-3-42-05-pm4. Pumpkin Carving at the Farm
Saturday, October 22
10 A.M. – 12 P.M. @ Bartlett’s Farm

Purchase a pumpkin from Bartlett’s garden center and head over to the greenhouse for some good, old fashioned carving and painting fun. Tools will be provided and you won’t even have to clean up the mess! Keep the fall festivities going with a hay ride around the fields and we have no doubt you’ll be in the autumnal spirit.

18141_245799868060_6462688_n5. Harvest Dinner
Saturday, October 22
6 P.M. @ The Westmoor Club

Support the Montessori Children’s House of Nantucket at the second annual Harvest Dinner, hosted at The Westmoor Club’s Clubhouse, while enjoying a raw bar, open bar, delicious dinner and s’mores by the fire. Seats are limited, tickets are $150 and can be purchased by emailing ackmontessori@gmail.com.

llnf6. Trails & Treats
Monday, October 24
3 – 4 P.M. @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Looking for a family-friendly activity Monday afternoon? Grab the kids and head out to Eel Point Road for a Halloween-themed hour of trivia, stories and more on the beautiful Linda Loring nature trail. This event is free and costumes are welcome but not required.


7. Nutrition Talk with Kris Beebe
Wednesday, October 26
5 – 6 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Looking to trim down after a summer spent sipping rosé? Join certified health coach Kris Beebe for a free discussion of the foods that may be causing you to hold onto weight and how to counteract it. For more information and to RSVP, click here.


8. Spooky Stories at Old Gaol
Wednesday, October 26
6 – 7 P.M. @ Old Gaol

Join the NHA and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket for an evening of spooky stories at the NHA’s recently-restored historic jail, Old Gaol. This all-ages family event is only $5 per person at the door and will certainly get you in the Halloween spirit.

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-46-26-pm9. 3 for Thursday
Thursday, October 27
5 P.M. – Close @ Atlas

Start the weekend early at Atlas for dinner and enjoy three of their many, perfect fall dishes. That’s right. 3 courses PLUS a glass of prosecco or draught beer for only $35. For that deal, how can you say no? Make your reservations now by calling 508-825-5495.

yoga-book-club10. Yoga Book Club
Thursday, October 27
7:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Bookworks

Nantucket yogi Evie-Marie O’Connor will be hosting a combined guided meditation and book discussion as part of Nantucket Bookworks’ Yoga Book Club event. Pick up your copy of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” now be prepared for an enlightening evening.

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