The Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Kickoff Celebration will be held this Saturday, June 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Whaling Museum, featuring Dr. Howard Shane from Children’s Hospital Boston as guest speaker. Attire is Nantucket casual. More information at 617-924-3353. This event leads off the Nantucket Walk for Autism on Saturday morning, August 25th. Time to get your teams together.
The Nantucket Lightship will be in town from July 1st through the 7th. The Nantucket Lighthouse School has the ship for the week, to benefit their capital campaign for the new building, and is making it available for rent for parties of up to 12 people, who can also sleep over. The boat will be docked at the Steamship Authority. The School will be hosting Casino Royale, an evening of fine food, dancing on the upper deck, and games of chance on Saturday, July 7th, from 6 to 10. For tickets and information: 508-228-0427.
The new Easy Street Gallery opening reception for the group show “Land Escapes: The Nantucket Horizon and Beyond”, featuring paintings by Janis Sanders, Robert Head, Susan Briskman, Beatrice Dauge, Andrew Casner and Claudia Cortinez. Festivities start at 7 p.m. tonight.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd Annual Canine Couture Fashion Show “Put Your Best Paw Forward”, to take place on August 8th at the MSPCA. 25 pre-selected canine contestants will strut their stuff down the red carpet. Open bar, appetizers, music, auctions and more. Tickets are $150 and on sale by calling 508-825-2287. Last year’s show sold out. For front row seats and other luxuries, ask about VIP tables. All proceeds benefit Nantucket’s homeless animals. Tickets are available at MSPCA, Geronimo’s, Vis-à-vis, Cold Noses, Sandy Paws and Meilko Gallery.