N TOP TEN: October 14 – 20, 2016

The ultimate activities guide for October 14 – 20, 2016.

pumpkin1. October Pumpkin Painting
Friday, October 14
1:30 – 3:30 P.M. @ Saltmarsh Senior Center

Join the Atheneum’s Nancy Tyrer for an afternoon of good, old fashioned fall fun just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins, tools, hot cider and cookies will be provided, all you need to bring is $3 and a creative idea for your masterpiece. To register, call 508-228-4490.

bay_scallop_sand2. Sunset Scalloping Lesson
Friday, October 14
3 – 5 P.M. @ Madaket Harbor

Pull on your waders and head to Madaket for an evening of scalloping in the open water. Seasoned scallopers John Goodwin and Bill Liddle will guide the group through a hands-on experience as the sun begins to set. Note that only participants with family scalloping permits may remove their catch from the harbor. Tickets are $100 (includes an equipment fee) and are refundable in the event of inclement weather. Reserve your space here.

food-fest3. NantucketGrown Food Festival Opening Party
Friday, October 14
5:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Yacht Club

Join Sustainable Nantucket for the kickoff to the first ever NantucketGrown Food Festival! All weekend long, join chefs, farmers, beekeepers, fishermen, brewers and more for farm tours, tastings, cooking lessons and workshops. Enjoying learning about where your food comes from before it ends up on your table while supporting our local producers. For tickets and more information, click here.

ruthie-b4. Tour of Ruthie B
Saturday, October 15
2 – 3 P.M. @ Town Pier

Join Nantucket’s Captail Bill Blount for a special FREE tour of our last remaining offshore commercial fishing vessel. Learn about current fishing industry regulations and how they affect Nantucket’s own fishermen. Click here for more information.

notch5. Cocktail + Notch Tasting
Saturday, October 15
2 – 3 P.M. @ Cisco Brewery

Cisco Brewers’ Notch, deemed the best single-malt whiskey in the world, outside of Scotland, at the 2015 International Spirits Challenge, is pure heaven on the palate. So head over to the brewery for a tasting of this renowned delicacy, as well as some of Cisco’s unique vodkas and liqueurs. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

props6. Hog’toberfest
Sunday, October 16
6 – 9 P.M. @ The Proprietors Bat & Table

Proprietors’ 6th annual Hog’toberfest has arrived! Enjoy an exciting introduction to small farm raised, heirloom bred, whole-animal eating by Chef Michael LaScola and guests. Berkshire-Tamworth pigs, hand-raised on Nantucket’s Faraway Farm, will be the centerpiece of this special autumn meal. $120 includes dinner and drinks, and be sure to make your reservation now!

debate7. Presidential Debate Live Stream
Wednesday, October 19
8:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Tired of sitting at home and yelling at the TV during the presidential debates? Head over to the Dreamland and watch this final showdown between Clinton and Trump alongside your fellow neighbors and friends. Tickets are free but be sure to reserve yours here.

epernay8. Épernay Wine Tasting
Thursday, October 20
5 – 7 P.M. @ Épernay Wine & Spirits

Sauvignon Blanc’s lesser known cousin Chenin Blanc will be front and center at this special Épernay tasting. Join Jenny and Kirk as they explore what this magnificent other grape from the Loire Valley has to offer in a variety of styles from different parts of the region. Cheers!

desserts9. Fall Desserts with Carole Murko
Thursday, October 20
6:30 – 9:30 P.M. @ Nantucket Culinary Center

Apples and pumpkins and autumn, oh my! Join Carole Murko, well-known PBS and NPR chef, for an evening spent whipping up apple cake, pumpkin pie (including the crust), and low-sugar pumpkin muffins. We promise you’ll leave with the confidence and know-how to blow your family away this holiday season. Buy your tickets here.

still-i-rise10. And Still I Rise: Film Screening
Thursday, October 20
6:30 P.M. @ The Dreamland

Premiering to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, And Still I Rise is the first film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou. This unprecedented masterpiece weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Don’t miss this exclusive viewing before it’s general broadcast later this winter on PBS. Tickets are available here.

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