N TOP TEN: October 5 – 11, 2018

The ultimate activities guide for October 5 – 11, 2018.

1. Osona Auctions Columbus Day Weekend Auction
Saturday, October 6
9:30 am @ The American Legion Hall

Get your wallets and paddles ready! Osona Auctions is back for its second-to-last auction of the year. Featuring a wide range of antiques including furniture, flatware, art, and one-of-a-kind Nantucket finds, this auction is sure to delight collectors new and old. For more information and a preview of what will be sold, click here


2. Book Signing with Steve Axelrod
Saturday, October 6
10:30 am – 12:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Nantucket author and resident mystery expert Steven Axelrod’s latest book may be titled Nantucket Counterfeit, but his talent as a writer is the real deal. This story, the fifth in his popular Henry Kennis series, is sure to be the hit of the season! Be sure to bring a pen for this special signing, and to purchase the book online from Nantucket Book Partners, click here


3. Open Day at Sankaty Head Lighthouse
Saturday, October 6
11:00 am – 2:00 pm @ Sankaty Head Lighthouse

For one day only this fall, the ‘Sconset Trust will be opening Sankaty Head Lighthouse for tours. Be prepared to climb to the top and see a whole different view of Nantucket’s eastern landscape. With free admission, this is truly a priceless (and rare!) experience. For more information, click here


4. Cranberry Festival
Saturday, October 6
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ The Milestone Cranberry Bog

Join the 15th Annual Cranberry Festival to experience a fall day full of fun. Guests will be able to see how cranberries are harvested, learn about the history of cranberry farming, and participate in family activities. The event will also include live music, berry bouncing machine demonstration, and antique tractor displays. For more information, click here


5. Nantucket Shorts Festival
Saturday, October 6
4:00 – 6:00 pm @ The Dreamland

The annual Nantucket Shorts Festival is here once again, bringing together experienced and amateur filmmakers to show their work. Hosted by actor and director John Shea, the festival sheds light on new talent and highlights our community here on Nantucket. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll have a great time – but tickets are almost sold out, so grab yours while you can! To purchase tickets and find out more information, click here


6. Nantucket Half Marathon
Sunday, October 7
8:00 am @ Nantucket Lighthouse School

Runners, tie those laces and stretch those legs, because the Nantucket Half Marathon is this weekend! The 8th annual 13. 1 mile race has become a fall favorite, and covers much of our beautiful island. The race will make a full loop and will start and end at the Nantucket Lighthouse School. To register and find out more information, click here


7. Wet Paint/Fresh Works AAN Benefit Auction & Dinner
Sunday, October 7
3:00 pm Silent & Live Auction Preview, 5:00 pm Live Auction, 6:30 pm Benefit Dinner @ Nantucket Yacht Club

This exciting, one-day event features works created by local artists in the days leading up to the auction – meaning the paintings are literally wet and fresh! AAN will host the three-part evening, beginning with a preview of the silent and live auction items, followed immediately by the live auction, and then finally a delicious dinner prepared by Nantucket Yacht Club. For more information, click here


8. CRU’s Columbus Day Studio 54 Brunch
Monday, October 8
11:00 am – 4:00 pm @ CRU Restaurant

CRU is putting the Studio 54 in the 02554 for their closing brunch this Columbus Day. Known for being one of the liveliest events of the year, this disco dance party will be DJ’d by Ryan Brown and feature Absolut Elyx Cocktails. Don’t forget to wear your best sequined jumpsuit! For more information and to make a reservation, click here


9. 86 Straight Wharf
Monday, October 8
Dinner starting at 5:30 pm @ Straight Wharf Restaurant

In the restaurant industry, the term “86” means something is sold out or over, and Straight Wharf puts a new spin on it for their end-of-summer party. All the food is half-off, and as things sell out, they cross them off the menu in real-time. The race is on to get some of the best dishes on the island before they’re gone! For more information and to make a reservation, click here


10. Nantucket Community Dinner
Tuesday, October 9
6:00 – 9:00 pm @ The American Legion

All are invited to participate in this month’s Nantucket Community Dinner, sponsored by Spiritual Heritage Nantucket. This free, 3-course meal happens every 2nd Tuesday of the month, and invites the community to share a meal, conversation, and a few laughs with your neighbors. Seating is limited to 120, so come early! For more information, click here


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