The Ultimate Activities Guide for November 20 – 26, 2015
1. N Magazine Winter Issue Release
Friday, November 20
The final issue of 2015 has arrived and you don’t want to miss it! We’ve got the Philbricks, podcasts, local nonprofits, holiday party planning, sustainability and much, much more. Not on island to grab a hard copy? Check out N-Magazine.com and sign up for our weekly NBlast e-newsletter here.
2. A Christmas Carol Opening Night
Friday, November 20 || 6 P.M. || Bennett Hall
Charles Dickens’ classic novella hits the stage – with music! – this Friday as Theatre Workshop of Nantucket ushers in the holiday season. Join Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and all your other favorite characters for this delightful film fit for children and adults alike. Buy your tickets here.
3. “Unacceptable Levels” Documentary Film Screening
Friday, November 20 || 7 P.M. || The Atheneum
Presented by Glen Weimer as part of the “Think Different” film series, “Unacceptable Levels” is filmmaker Ed Brown’s examination of the chemical revolution of the 1940s and how it brought us to where we are (and of where it may take us if we’re not vigilant). This eye-opening film is not to be missed. For more information and to watch the trailer, click here.
4. Fare Isle Trunk Show
Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21 || 10 A.M. – 4 P.M. || Nantucket Looms
Looking to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping? Shop local and join local Kaity Farrell of Fare Isle for a trunk show as she showcases her many organic, Nantucket-made products. From teas to herbs and spices, and beautiful prints to soaps and candles, Fare Isle has everything for those on your list.
5. Annual Yard Sale to Benefit Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
Saturday, November 21, 10 – 3 P.M. & Sunday, November 22, 11 – 2 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Two words. Treasure. Hunt. This weekend, Bartlett’s Farm will turn their Garden Center into a HUGE yard sale benefitting the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum. Furniture, clothes, housewares, art…there’s something for everyone! Admission is free (early bird 9am entry for $10).
6. “Go for a Ride” Day
Sunday, November 22
What’s better than a Sunday spent outdoors? It’s “Go for a Ride” Day and there’s nowhere we’d rather be than Nantucket. Grab your bike and head to one of the island’s many bike paths for an afternoon of adventure!
7. Festival of Wreaths Preview Party
Tuesday, November 24 || 5 – 7 P.M. || The Whaling Museum
Once again the Nantucket Whaling Museum’s Candle Factory will be adorned with eighty spectacular wreaths for a silent auction. We know you won’t want to miss the festive preview party, but should you be unable to attend, don’t fret. These wreaths will be on display until November 29th. Buy your tickets to the Preview Party here.
8. Birding Field Trip
Wednesday, November 25 || 7:50 A.M. || 110 Eel Point Road
Renowned birder, and subject of this month’s N Magazine story “Fight & Flight,” Vern Laux will be leading a morning birding field trip through the Linda Loring Nature Foundation. Vern knows all the island hotspots and loves to share his endless knowledge of the numerous species that call our little island home. This event is free for LLNF members and $10 for non-members.
9. Annual Turkey Plunge
Thursday, November 26 || 10 A.M. || Children’s Beach
There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than stripping down and jumping into the frigid waters along Children’s Beach. Past Plunges have seen some famous participants as Vice President Joe Biden. More importantly, the Turkey Plunge benefits the Atheneum’s Weezie Library for Children.
10. Thanksgiving Feast at The Nantucket Hotel
Thursday, November 26 || 2 – 6:30 P.M. || The Nantucket Hotel
Looking for somewhere to go for your Thanksgiving feast? The Nantucket Hotel has you covered! Enjoy live piano by Molly Glazer and live guitar by Sean Lee, antique fire truck rides, and fun family activities as you celebrate with family and friends and enjoy a lavish buffet in the Grand Ballroom. To reserve your table (seatins are available from 2 – 6:30 P.M.), call 508-228-4730.