N TOP TEN: October 13 – 19, 2017

The ultimate activities guide for October 13 – 19, 2017.

1. Off Shore Scalloping Lesson
Friday, October 13
10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Dive in for an island delicacy with captain Phil Osley on this guided off-shore search for scallops. Learn first-hand about the long-standing tradition of bay scalloping and how to produce the highest yield with the least environmental impact. For tickets and more information, click here.

2. Pumpkin Pond Farm Tour + Tasting
Saturday, October 14
1:15 – 2:15 P.M. @ Pumpkin Pond Farm

Hit the hay at Pumpkin Pond Farm this Saturday for an educational farm tour by led Marty McGowan followed by a gourmet tasting. With farm fresh ingredients, chefs Ryan Quigley and Travis Potter of 21 Broad will create an autumn-inspired spread as part of the NantucketGrown Festival. For tickets and more information, click here.

3. Community BBQ
Saturday, October 14
5 – 8 P.M. @ Nantucket Boys & Girls Club

Toast the fall with the Boys & Girls Club this Saturday at their annual Community BBQ. With an open bar, 50/50 raffle, corn hole tournament, and live music by Dalton and the Sheriffs, there is something for everyone in the family! For tickets and more information, click here.

4. Wild Harvest Cocktail Party
Saturday, October 14
6 – 7:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

This Saturday, stir, shake and serve up carefully crafted cocktails and appetizers made with wild edibles. Renowned forager and author Tama Matsuoka Wong will share tasty techniques for using island-grown ingredients, paired with local cheeses and charcuterie from Bartlett’s. For tickets and more information, click here.

5. An Evening with Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, October 14
7 – 8:30 P.M. @ The Atheneum

Travel back in time with Henry David Thoreau as he returns to Nantucket to deliver a transcendental lecture for the first time since 1854. Performed by longtime Thoreau historian Richard Smith, “What Shall It Profit” highlights life in the 19th century in a scathing critique, followed by a lively discussion with Smith as he shares stories of life as the iconic writer of Walden Pond. For more information, click here.

6. Foggy Roots
Saturday, October 14
10 P.M. @ Atlas

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t keep dancing to the summery, reggae sounds of Nantucket’s own Foggy Roots! Atlas will turn into a dancehall this Saturday night so don’t miss your chance to cut a rug and leave it all on the dance floor.

7. Regional Oysters & Bubbles Tasting
Sunday, October 15
12 – 2 P.M. @ Nantucket Yacht Club

Join the island’s expert oyster farmers in shucking some deliciously local oysters paired with regional bubbles and prepared meats from New England Charcuterie. Farmers from Nantucket, Maine and Cape Cod, will be sharing their oysters as well as tips on raising sustainably sound products. For tickets and more information, click here.

8. Hogtoberfest
Sunday, October 15
6 P.M. @ Proprietors Bar & Table

Pig out at Proprietors with Chef Michael LaScola as he shows guests the beauty of farm-raised, heirloom bred, whole-animal eating. Learn just how versatile Berkshire-Tamworth pigs can be cooked in this deliciously interactive demonstration. For more information and reservations, click here.

9. Film for Thought: Lucky
Wednesday, October 18
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Follow 90-year-old atheist, Lucky, as he goes off-the-map to embark on a spiritual journey of self-exploration. A fiercely independent tale of enlightenment, this comedic drama has been acclaimed as a love letter to the life and career of actor Harry Dean Stanton. For tickets and more information, click here.

10. Taste of Spain
Thursday, October 19
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Expand your palate from sangria to the many Spanish varietals of white and red wines offered at Épernay this Thursday. Focused on small-production wineries in the classic regions of Spain, this fun-filled tasting will highlight the quality, diversity and great value of Spanish wine.

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