Nantucket Island's
Complete Year-Round Calendar of Events!

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There are 12 events for
Wednesday 16th of April 2014
9:00 AM
Birding Field Trip
Meet at the LLNF at 110 Eel Point Road, and then carpool to various island hotspots in search of whatever birds we target. Dress appropriate for the wind and weather. 508-325-0873. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Turtles and Tots for Ages 2-5
Get up close to our reptilian friends in this interactive program designed for our younger visitors. Learn what they eat, how they live, and see them move! After the program, check out all the other animals and exhibits on display in the Museum. Preregistration required. www.mariamitchell.org
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Peeps Contest Voting
Stop by the Nantucket Atheneum to vote for your favorite among the dioramas created using marshmallow Easter Peeps. People's Choice Winners will be announced the week of April 21. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St.
12:00 PM
Rotary Club Meeting
The weekly meeting of Nantucket's Rotary Club, at Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Rd.
2:00 PM
Movie: Noah
Rated PG-13; open caption. Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Story Stretchers
Story time with a game or activiity that connects to the story. All ages welcome. No registration necessary. Held at the Early Childhood Center for preschool children in Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
World Wide Voices Book Group: "Margaret Fuller"
From an early age, Margaret Fuller provoked and dazzled New England's intellectual elite. Her famous Conversations changed women's sense of how they could think and live; her editorship of the Transcendentalist literary journal the Dial shaped American Romanticism. Now, Megan Marshall, whose acclaimed The Peabody Sisters "discovered" three fascinating women, has done it again: no biography of Fuller has made her ideas so alive or her life so moving. The program is free of charge and open to all. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St.
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Drop-in Art Studio
Experience is not required, Bruce Beni monitors but there is no formal instruction. Bring beverages or food to share with the group. Artists Association of Nantucket Workshop, 1 Gardner Perry Lane
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Knitting and Crocheting Workshop
Join Liz Flanagan and Nancy Tyrer for a weekly knitting and crocheting workshop. We will be making 8" squares to send to the Knit-a Square project for the AIDS orphans of southern Africa. Also bring your own project pattern, yarn, needles and hooks and we will help each other with pattern directions and stitches as we go along. Beginners are welcome. Nantucket Atheneum Main Floor Reading Area, 1 India St.
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
"Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid"
Community Forum presented by Sisters and Co Authors, Patty Terrasi, who has a daughter with Autism, and Gina Gallagher, who has a daughter with Bi-Polar Disorder. They have chosen to find the humor and fun in our "imperfect world." Childcare included. Co-sponsored by Autism Speaks, Family Support Services, Nantucket Public Schools and Nantucket S.T.A.R. Questions or to register for childcare: khoryn@autismspeaks.org; 646.346.3043
7:30 PM
Movie: Divergent
Rated PG-13. Showing in The Dreamland Main Theater, 17 South Water St.
8:00 PM
Trivia Night at Kitty's
Cash prizes at Kitty Murtagh's, 4 West Creek Road

Yearly Events for 2014

Daffodil Festival:
April 25-27, 2014

Wine Festival:
May 14-18, 2014

Figawi Race Weekend:
May 24-26, 2014

Nantucket Film Festival:
June 25-30, 2014

Dance Festival:
July 21-26, 2014

Comedy Festival:
July 16-19, 2014

Nantucket Race Week:
August 9-17, 2014

Opera House Cup Regatta:
August 17, 2014

The Nantucket Project:
September 26-28, 2014

Nantucket Christmas Stroll Weekend:
December 5-7, 2014