The ultimate activities guide for November 16 – 22, 2018.
With all that’s going on in the political sphere these days, we don’t blame you if you have a few things you need to get off your chest. Make your voice heard by attending State Representative Dylan Fernandes’ office hours when he is on Nantucket this week. For more information on Fernandes, click here.
Whether you have been personally affected by cancer yourself or know someone who has, the Marla Ceely Lamb Fundraiser is a great way to give back to those fighting this terrible disease. The fund supports patients who incur travel expenses while seeking cancer treatment off-island, and helps local community members all year long. The fundraiser will feature hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle, live music by the Shepcats, and more! For more information, click here.
Bring your wallets and your eye for treasure to the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum yard sale! Featuring a variety of artwork, furniture, lamps, kitchenware, home goods, knick knacks, toys, linens, clothing, outdoor furniture, and more, you never know what you might find at this sale of all sales! On Saturday morning, get an exclusive preview at 9am for just $10 at the door – otherwise it’s free all weekend. For more information, click here.
Take time to honor those we have lost at the Tree of Remembrance Service hosted by PASCON. This peaceful community event focuses on friends and family who are no longer with us, and gives community members a chance to grieve and remember together. A warm reception at Dune Restaurant will follow immediately after. For more information, click here.
Get your popcorn and your mind ready. Over the course of 8 months, the Nantucket Project will be hosting 8 film screenings as part of their Neighborhood Project series. The movies will focus on acceptance, racism, forgiveness, duties, and satisfaction. In addition, film buffs and participants will chow down on a potluck before each movie to build a stronger sense of community and togetherness. For more information, click here.
Wrap yourself in holiday cheer and head over to the Whaling Museum for the Festival of Wreaths Preview Party! This celebratory evening features an exclusive first-look at the wreaths created by local community members before they are put on display during the week of Thanksgiving. This seasonal event benefits the NHA’s year-round efforts and will encircle you in fun. For more information, click here.
7. Film for Thought: Free Solo
Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 pm @ The Dreamland
Break out your hiking shoes for this Film for Thought. Free Solo is the story of Alex Honnold, a free soloist climber who achieves new heights in the world of free climbing. The film follows his journey as he prepares to hike El Capitan (3,000 ft) in Yosemite National Park without a rope… and it will have you on the edge of your seat! For tickets and more information, click here.
Think warm thoughts and take the plunge on Thanksgiving Day. This frosty family favorite sees hundreds of participants brave the chilly temperatures tot take a dip and support the Athenaeum. To donate and sign up for the plunge, click here.
9. A Nantucket Christmas Carol World Premiere
Thursday, November 22, 7:30 pm @ White Heron Theatre
The beloved holiday tale gets the Nantucket treatment. Set on the far away island, Mark Shanahan’s A Nantucket Christmas Carol will feature classic Christmas tunes, amazing quick changes, and humor for the whole family. For tickets and more information, click here.
Looking for a way to skip cooking Thanksgiving dinner altogether? Head over to 29 Fair to gobble up a delicious gourmet Thanksgiving dinner, free of mess and hassle. With three seating times, you can dine at an hour that works best for you (and your post-Thanksgiving nap, of course). For more information, click here.