Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

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This Week on Nantucket: 11/21/08

Please take note:
The 3rd Annual Sustainable Nantucket Benefit Dinner, originally scheduled for Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 7:00pm at Water Street has been cancelled.

HIGHLIGHTS
Festival of Wreaths Preview Party
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at Peter Foulger Gallery
Now a Nantucket tradition, the annual Festival of Wreaths and its Preview Party mark the start of Nantucket’s winter holiday season. The event showcases the remarkable talent of local artists, artisans, schoolchildren, merchants, and nonprofits that decorate and donate the wreaths, which are displayed as part of the silent auction.

Festival of Wreaths
Wed, Nov 26 to Sun, Nov 30, 2008 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Peter Foulger Gallery (Except Thanksgiving Day

Cold Turkey Plunge
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 from 10:00am – 10:30am at Children’s Beach
6th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge. Hundreds of swimmers plunge into the harbor as a fundraiser for the Nantucket Atheneum. Pick up pledge forms at the library or a variety of locations. Put together a team made up of family members, friends or coworkers.

NIGHTLIFE
Spooky Daly Pride
Fri, Nov 21 to Sat, Nov 22, 2008 from 10:00pm – 1:00am at Chicken Box

Bob Lehman Trio
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at Brant Point Grill at the White Elephant

Poker Night
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 7:30pm at Rose & Crown

Trivia Night
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:00pm at Rose & Crown

Jeff Ross
Thu, Nov 27, 2008 from 7:30pm – 10:30pm at White Elephant

NON-PROFIT EVENTS
NLBM Yard Sale
Sun, Nov 23, 2008 from 10:00am – 4:00pm at Nantucket Yacht Club
Early bird’s special, get in at 9 am for only $10. Merchandise from estates, Nantucket retail stores and relocation projects. Furnishings for every room in your home and garden. Gifts for the holidays, men, women, and children. To benefit the Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum.

THEATER
Junior Musical Theatre
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 5:30pm at Preservation Institute
Nantucket School of Music.

EXHIBITIONS
Cambridge Street Local Artist Show: Wendy Mills
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Cambridge Street Victuals

SPEAKERS AND FORUMS
Community Energy: Solutions for Your Home and Our Future
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:30am at High School Gym
Free public forum, with refreshments. Presentations, prices, discounts, financing on gas and oil bills, etc. Free home energy audits, fuel assistance and weatherization programs. Speaker Andrew Vorce, director of the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission; Sponsored by National Grid, the Nantucket Council on Aging, the Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs, the Nantucket Planning Office and CIRenew.

FILM
High School Musical
Fri, Nov 21 to Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at Starlight Theatre
Nov 21, 2008 – 7:00 & 9:30
Nov 22, 2008 – 1:00 & 4:00 & 7:00 & 9:30
Nov 23, 2008 – 1:00 & 5:00 & 7:30
Nov 28, 2008 – 1:00 & 4:00 & 7:00 & 9:30
Nov 29, 2008 – 1:00 & 4:00 & 7:00 & 9:30

Documentary Film: ‘A Fish Story’
Fri, Nov 21, 2008 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Nantucket Atheneum
Tale of two women who lead their communities in a battle for control of the ocean. Their way of life is threatened when a powerful coalition of national environmental groups file a lawsuit that could put hundreds of fishermen out of business.

Significant International Films Series: “Half Moon” (2008)
Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 6:15pm at Cyrus Peirce Middle School in the conference room
Director: Bahman Ghodabi, Kurdistan. Funny magical and breathtaking; story of musician traveling with a dozen sons to attend a cry for freedom concert to celebrate fall of Saddam Hussein. Philippe Schreiber provides background information about the film culture of the country of origin, the director and his work, the political or social background, the actors and the making of the film, and leads a discussion after the film.

THE HOLIDAYS
Make and Take Home your own Wreath
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 10:00am at Bartlett’s Farm
Wreath Class. Liz Morcone will guide you through the making of a holiday wreath using a wire frame and evergreen cuttings. Once the wreath is complete, you can decorate it using supplies provided or you can bring you own. $45.00 per person

Nantucket Headlines 11/21/08

Headlines from local publications, and links to the full story. Sources: Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket Independent, Yesterday’s Island, and the Cape Cod Times.


ISLAND LIFE

Gas prices slashed (Inquirer and Mirror)

Eagle trips canceled after vessel strikes dolphin (Inquirer and Mirror)


BUSINESS

State eases scallop regulations (Inquirer and Mirror)

Scallopers hire high-powered attorney to fight state regulation (Inquirer and Mirror)

State issues emergency regulation for Nantucket scallopers (Nantucket Independent)

Judge now controlling Sherburne Commons budget


NON-PROFITS

Community Preservation Committee picks projects (Nantucket Independent)


ARTS

Searching for a new home, theater group examines its mission (Inquirer and Mirror)

Rising Star: Julie Gifford (Nantucket Independent)

Vince Calarco In The Studio (Nantucket Independent)