Lightship Basket Museum Annual Meeting
5 p.m. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Come in to hear about the museum’s successes and challenges. All current members are invited.
Historical Garden Tour
2 p.m. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Slow down and smell the roses with an enlightening tour of the museum’s historically-dated rose garden.
Margaret Moore Booker
8 p.m. at the Coffin School, 4 Winter St. She presents her new book “Among the Stars: The Life of Maria Mitchell.” For more information call (508) 228-2505.
Nantucket Film Festival
Now in its 12th year, the festival is renowned for its focus on the substantive art of screenwriting. For more information, call (508) 325-6274 or visit www.nantucketfilmfestival.org
Custom Scrimshaw and Island Influences
2 p.m. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St.Well-known scrimshaw artist Dorothy O’Hara demonstrates her use of color and Nantucket Island as inspiration for her custom designs.
Climate Project Slideshow
8 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India St. Global warming is real, its impacts can already be seen and America needs to take action now to confront the climate crisis. Keith Bergman was among the first 50 people trained by former vice president Al Gore and his nonprofit, The Climate Project, to present the slideshow on global warming featured in “An Inconvenient Truth.” Free.
Joni Eareckson Tada
7 p.m. Nantucket High School auditorium, 10 Surfside Road. Free. Presented by Spiritual Heritage Nantucket. For more information call (508) 257-4007.
8 p.m. at the Coffin School, 4 Winter St. Beegel will speak about Nantucket women in history. For more information call (508) 228-2505.
Janet Wallach Talk
8 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India St.Wallach has penned eight books and is a contributing writer to The Washington Post Magazine and Smithsonian. She has written biographies of Yasar Arafat and Gertrude Bell, as well as the novel “Seraglio.” $15 admission ($10 for students and senior citizens). Tickets available beginning June 1 at the library.
Painting in the Garden
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Join the Artists’ Association of Nantucket among our roses in full bloom for a floral painter’s opportunity of a lifetime.
Ghosts of the Great Hall
8 p.m. Nantucket Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India St. Maggie Conroy brings her one-woman show about Maria Mitchell to the Atheneum. Sign up online or pick up tickets at the Atheneum beginning June 1. Free. For more information call (508) 228-2505.
Ritch Leone Demonstration
2 p.m. Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St.Watch as Ritch Leone applies Nantucket -style basketry to more contemporary forms such as mirror and photo frames. Ritch’s programs are always educational as well as entertaining.