The ultimate activities guide for the week of September 27 – October 3, 2019.


1. Scallopers Ball
Friday, September 27
6:30 – 11:30 pm @ The Nantucket Yacht Club

Celebrate the start of this year’s Scalloping season with the annual Scallopers Ball! Attendees can expect plenty of activities including silent auctions, live music, and (of course) loads of delicious seafood provided by local fisheries. The event is open to the public, and tickets are $50 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here


2. Film for Thought – Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Friday, September 27
8:00 pm @ Nantucket Dreamland

Get an up close and personal look at the life of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of our time. This film follows the musical journey of Ronstadt, including her exploration into classical opera and country music following a wildly successful pop music career. Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie, Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Aaron Neville are just some of the featured artists in the film who discuss Ronstadt’s impact on music. For tickets and more information, click here


3. Saturdays in September: Baking Class for Adults
Saturday, September 28
10:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Join Pastry Chef Amanda Baker for a sweet class this Saturday! Staying true to her name, Chef Baker will show attendees how to bake individual fruit tarts. For tickets and more information, click here


4. 2nd Annual 5K Run for Recovery
Sunday, September 29
9:00 am – 12:00 pm @ Bartlett’s Farm

Stretch those legs for a great cause this Sunday. Last year’s first annual run raised over $25,000 for Addiction Solutions of Nantucket with 200 runners and walkers taking part – let’s beat those numbers this year! Walkers are also welcome for the 2-mile walk. Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on Friday. For more information, click here


5. Book Signing with Kenneth Blackshaw
Sunday, September 29
1:30 – 3:00 pm @ Mitchell’s Book Corner

Birders, rejoice: you won’t be needing your binoculars for this sighting! Kenneth Blackshaw will be on hand this weekend to sign copies of his 38-year collaborative project with Edith F. Andrews titled Birding Nantucket, now in its eighth edition. This comprehensive guide to birding on the island describes Nantucket’s different ecological zones and what time of year is best to find each kind of bird. For more information on the book signing, click here


6. Manhattan Short Film Festival
Sunday, September 29 + Tuesday, October 1
7:00 – 9:00 pm @ Nantucket Atheneum

You don’t have to go off-island to get a taste of the big city and see some of the best short films in the world! Attend a screening of the 22nd annual Manhattan Short Film Festival to enjoy some cinematic magic. For more information, click here


7. Fall Restaurant Week
Monday, September 30 – Sunday, October 6
Various Times and Locations

Looking to expand your palette? Or maybe just wine and dine at an affordable price? Nantucket Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to do both! Visit restaurants like Brant Point Grill, Ventuno, and Toppers to experience fabulous flavors and wonderful wines for around $50 dollars per person. For more information, click here.


8. Connect for Coffee with Nantucket Bank
Tuesday, October 1
9:00 – 10:00 am @ Handlebar Cafe

Grab a cup of coffee and a few professional connections at this networking event sponsored by Nantucket Bank and hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. This is a great opportunity to chat with other local business owners about fresh ideas, strategies for the off-season, and how to take your business to the next level. Event registration is free, and don’t forget to bring your business cards! For more information, click here


9. Nantucket Community School: Cooking for Kids
Tuesday, October 1
3:00 – 4:30 pm @ Nantucket Culinary Center

This one’s for the kids! The Cooking for Kids class series focuses on hands-on student activities in the kitchen. Topics include Mexican food, Italian food, comfort food, breakfast food, after school snacks, and more. Appropriate for ages 7 – 11. For tickets and more information, click here



10. Cheers to Charities: Fall French Selections Benefitting Nantucket Wheelers
Thursday, October 3
5:00 – 7:00 pm @ Epernay Wine & Spirits

Welcome a new season at this tasting of Fall French Selections with Carl McCoy of fine wine importer Frederick Wildman & Sons. Ten percent of sales during the event will be donated to Epernay’s non-profit partner Nantucket Wheelers, an innovative wheelchair biking program designed to reconnect Nantucket’s elderly with the great outdoors. For more information, click here

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