(Sept. 16, 2017) It's looking to be a beautiful early-fall day here on Nantucket, and there’s plenty to do both indoors and out. Here’s a quick look at 11 events happening today and this evening you might want to check out. For a complete list of activities, pick up the Island Calendar in Thursday’s Inquirer and Mirror, or log on to www.ack.net and check out the Calendar about halfway down the page. Access it directly here.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Nantucket Clean Team
8 a.m. Handlebar Café, 15 Union St., and Sewer Beds Beach, end of South Shore Road. The Nantucket Clean Team meets each Saturday beginning in April, rain or shine, and picks up trash for one hour.
Sustainable Nantucket Farmers & Artisans Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cambridge and North Union streets. Fresh local produce, island cottage-industry artisans and food. Free, weather permitting.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. The Saltmarsh Senior Center presents this free event for the 10th year, offering a variety of activities and guest speakers for aging baby boomers, seniors and their families. Free flu shots with insurance cards. For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 228-4490.
Nantucket Island Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tom Nevers Field, end of Tom Nevers Road. An old-fashioned country fair to celebrate the end of the summer season. Live music, food, farm animals, fruit, vegetable and flower judging, scarecrow contest, skillet toss, corn-husking, arts and crafts and more.
“Sound of Music” Auditions
Noon-2 p.m. Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket is auditioning for the majority of adult and children’s parts in its Nov. 17-Dec. 10 production of “The Sound of Music.” For details, visit www.theatreworkshop.com
Suicide-Prevention Ribbon Ceremony
12:30 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. Ribbons of remembrance will be hung in memory of those lost to suicide and to support their families. Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands will also hold a Safe Harbor Support Group afterward.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
6 p.m. Bennett Hall, 62 Centre St. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket presents Edward Albee’s Tony Award winning play about a couple’s tumultuous marriage. www.theatreworkshop.com.
Rock the Restoration
6:30 p.m. VFW Post 8608, 22 New South Road. The Chane Gang, led by retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. John Bryson Chane, will perform in this benefit for the First Congregational Church. Tickets, $50, at www.eventbrite.com or by calling (508) 228-0950.
7-9 p.m. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. Nantucket singer-songwriter Jacob Butler will perform.
7:30 p.m. White Heron Theatre, 5 North Water St. White Heron Theatre Company presents Nick Payne’s unorthodox love story. www.whiteherontheatre.org
10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Chicken Box, 12 Dave St. Boston Funk/Pop band Ripe will perform. 21 and over.
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