N TOP TEN: OCTOBER 25 – 31, 2019

The ultimate activities guide for the week of October 25 – 31, 2019.


1. LLNF Trails and Treats
Friday, October 25
3:00 – 4:00 pm @ Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Come one, come all for this festive Friday afternoon activity! Join the Linda Loring Nature Foundation for their 4th Annual Trails and Treats event, where attendees will earn treats for their participation. Stations will be set up with fall and Halloween-themed nature activities along the trails. For more information, click here


2. AAN Reception: Inside Art
Friday, October 25
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Cecilia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery

From still life images to building interiors, it’s the inside story that counts at this Friday’s AAN reception. New AAN artist member salon will be featured in the upstairs gallery space. Bring your friends and enjoy mulled cider as you mull over which piece is your favorite! For more information, click here


3. Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, October 26
8:30 am – 1:00 pm @ Island Pharmacy

Keep kids and loved ones safe by bringing back unused medication to Island Pharmacy this Saturday, no questions asked. In the past this program has brought in over 100 controlled substances in one day – let’s beat that number this weekend. Sponsored by the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, the NFD and the NPD. For more information, click here


4. S.T.A.R. Chopped
Saturday, October 26
10:00 – 11:30 am @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Are you a star in the kitchen? Put your skills to the test at this Saturday’s S.T.A.R. Chopped class! Sessions focus on food prep, safe food handling, menu planning, and basic cooking. Each class culminates in the sharing of a meal of the class’s creation. For tickets and more information, click here


5. Pumpkin Decorating and Scarecrow Building Day
Saturday, October 26
10:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

Get your home Halloween-ready with Bartlett’s Farm’s event this Saturday! Paints and decorations will be provided with the purchase of a pumpkin from Bartlett’s. Bring your clothes and accessories for scarecrow building – they’ll supply the hay and stuffing assistance. Your home will be spook-tacular in no time! For more information, click here


6. Mindful Practices in Self Compassion with Teri Sica, LICSW
Sunday, October 27
10:00 – 11:00 am @ Nantucket Culinary Center

This event brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “Self-Care Sunday.” Join Teri Sica for a workshop focusing on the benefits of mindfulness, including how to relax negative emotions, feel more alive, and live more authentically and joyfully. Bring a yoga mat, a pen, and a journal with you and dress in comfy clothes! For more information, click here


7. Double Feature: John Stanton’s The Last Bay Scallop and Last Call
Monday, October 28
6:00 pm @ The Dreamland

You might want to grab two bags of popcorn for this special double feature. Featuring John Stanton’s The Last Bay Scallop about the fight to save the commercial bay scallop fishery, followed by a panel discussion with local fisherman Carl Sjolund, Town biologist Tara Anne Riley, and filmmaker John Stanton. The second film, Last Call, focuses on Bosun’s Locker and the changing scene of Nantucket’s downtown. The evening will end with an audience Q&A. For more information, click here


8. Spooky History Day
Thursday, October 31
3:00 – 6:00 pm @ Whaling Museum Discovery Center

Nothing spooky about this fun afternoon at the Whaling Museum! Head to the Discovery Center to trick or treat, explore Halloween-themed interactives, and create a craft before and during the Halloween parade. For more information, click here


9. Annual Halloween Parade
Thursday, October 31
4:00 pm @ Main Street

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, Wonder Women and Super Men, this year’s Halloween parade is only days away! Stores all along Main Street will be handing out candy for trick or treating. Dress in your spirited best for one of Nantucket’s favorite fall traditions. For photos from last year’s parade, click here


10. Epernay Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 31
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Bring out the boos! Booze, that is. Red wine pairs perfectly with chocolate, so bring your Halloween candy and your costume to this ghoulish tasting featuring hearty red wines from around the world. Little goblins ands dogs in costume are welcome to come for non-alcoholic sips too! For more information, click here

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