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AUGUST 1

David Gergen Lecture
8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 2 Centre St. Gergen, of Harvard University and U.S. News and World Report. $25 admission. Tickets available beginning June 1 at the Atheneum. Part of the Geschke Lecture Series.

AUGUST 2

August Antiques Show Gala
6 p.m. Nantucket New School, 15 Nobadeer Farm Road. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, the show exhibits exceptional American and English furniture, fine art, Oriental rugs, books, maritime antiques, folk art and Nantucket memorabilia. Benefits Nantucket Historical Association. For gala tickets, call (508) 228-1894, ext. 0.

AUGUST 4&5

August Antiques Show
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nantucket New School, 15 Nobadeer Farm Road. Managed by the prestigious Antiques Council, the show exhibits exceptional American and English furniture, fine art, Oriental rugs, books, maritime antiques, folk art and Nantucket memorabilia. For tickets, call (508) 228-1894, ext. 0.

AUGUST 4

Film Screening
8 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. “Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place,” with director Henry Ferrini. Free with a ticket available June 1 at the library.

AUGUST 5

Slide lecture
8 p.m. Nantucket Whaling Museum. By glass sculptor Christopher Reis. Free. Sponsored by Dane Gallery, 28 Centre St. (508) 228-7779.

AUGUST 7

Emil Chudnovsky concert
First Congregational Church, 62 Centre St. Join the Nantucket Musical Arts Society for this violin concert. For tickets and other information, contact the box office at the Antiques Depot at 14 Easy St. (508) 228-1287.

AUGUST 8

John Howe Lecture
8 p.m. Unitarian Church, 11 Orange St. Howe, the Project Hope president and CEO, will speak. $25 admission. Tickets available beginning June 1 at the Atheneum.
Canine Couture Fashion Show
Check The Inquirer and Mirror Calendar for time and place. Benefits homeless animals. Sponsored by The Nantucket MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center. For more information, call (508) 825-2287.

AUGUST 9

A Moveable Feast
6 p.m. Darling Street. An evening of fun, food and preservation pointers. A progressive tour of eight historic houses restored to accommodate modern life while keeping their 19th-century integrity intact. Enjoy these fine historic homes and a community block party. Reservations required, tickets $125. For more information, call (508) 228-1387.
Jill Ker Conway
5:30 p.m. at the Coffin School, 4 Winter St. Conway will speak about education for women. For more information call (508) 228-2505.
Colonial Herb & Kitchen Gardening
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Come in and learn about herb gardens of colonial times and the vital role they played in the households of that time period.
Antiques Show Preview Party
5-7:30 p.m., Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. Benefits the Nantucket Fireman’s Association. $50. For reservations/tickets call (757) 220-0400.

AUGUST 10-12

Nantucket Antiques Show
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. Benefits the Nantucket Fireman’s Association. $8 per day.

 




AUGUST 10

Storytelling with Jay O’Callahan
7 p.m., Mary P.Walker Auditorium, Nantucket High School, 10 Surfside Road. The Lighthouse School and the Nantucket Atheneum present this beloved storyteller.

AUGUST 11

Pops on Nantucket
7 p.m. at Jetties Beach. Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in a concert to benefit Nantucket Cottage Hospital.
Storytelling Workshop
9 a.m.-noon, Nantucket Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St. Lighthouse School and the Nantucket Atheneum present a workshop with master storyteller Jay 0’Callahan.

AUGUST 14

Jung Lin Concert
First Congregational Church, 62 Centre St. Join the Nantucket Musical Arts Society for this piano concert. For tickets and other information, contact the box office at the Antiques Depot at 14 Easy St. (508) 228-1287

AUGUST 15

Jack and Suzy Welch Lecture
8 p.m. Nantucket High School, Mary P. Walker Auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. The authors of “Winning” will speak. $25 admission. Tickets available beginning June 1 at the Atheneum.

AUGUST 16

Creating Miniature Nantucket Lightship Baskets
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Nap Plank shares over 20 years experience making miniature Nantucket lightship baskets in this lighthearted and informative program.

AUGUST 19

Reggie Reed and Karol Lindquist
2 p.m. at the Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St. The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum and the library join together in presenting basket-makers Reed and Lindquist as they discuss Nantucket lightship basketry past and present.

AUGUST 21

LaCatrina String Quartet
First Congregational Church, 62 Centre St. Join the Nantucket Musical Arts Society for this concert. For tickets and other information, contact the box office at the Antiques Depot at 14 Easy St. (508) 228-1287.

AUGUST 23

Purse Parade with Lee Ann Papale
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Accompany your Nantucket lightship purse basket and get free admission along with helpful hints for care and cleaning of your purse from scrimshander and lightship basket enthusiast Lee Ann Papale.
Martha LaGuardia-Kotite
8 p.m. at the Coffin School, 4 Winter St. A lectured entitled “So Others May Live: Coast Guard’s Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death.” For more information call (508) 228-2505.

AUGUST 27

The Art & Artifice of Audiobook Narration
8 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India St. George Guidall will speak. $15 admission ($10 for students and senior citizens). Tickets available beginning June 1 at the library.

AUGUST 30

Silk Lightship Basket Embroidery by Vietnamese Children
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Mimi Burnham provides a fascinating story of how landmine-injured and handicapped Vietnamese children in a Hanoi craft center came to weave Nantucket lightship baskets in silk thread.