Life-Savers Recognition Day
6 p.m. at the Coffin School, 4 Winter St. For more information call (508) 228-2505
Clean, Authenticate & Appraisal Day
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. One of its most popular events and a great opportunity for you to learn more about your lightship basket. Lee Ann Papale, scrimshander and basket-care expert; renowned basketmaker Alan Reed; and antiques expert John Sylvia, will be available to authenticate and provide an appraisal for $15 per basket.
Swing for Nantucket Cottage Hospital Reception
6 p.m. at The Rose & Crown. Pretournament reception for the hospital’s annual fall golf tournament.
Lightships of Nantucket
2 p.m. The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Join the museum and the author of “Historic Nantucket Lightships on New South Shoal: 1854-1896,” as he brings to life the treacherous existence of the sailors who first created the Nantucket lightship basket.
Nantucket Basketry Today
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St.Well-known basket maker Karol Lindquist shares her views of recent trends and developments in contemporary basketry.
Lightships: Guardians of Nantucket Island
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Shipwrecks, lives lost, cargo ruined…the dangerous waters around Nantucket saw it all. Lightship historian Doug Bingham brings to life the stories of these floating guardians where our basket craft began.
Tim Parsons Carving Demonstration
2 p.m. at The Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum, 49 Union St. Free admission all day and a special treat.Watch as island basket-maker and carver Tim Parsons demonstrates the art of carving wood, ivory and fossilized mammoth.
SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 7
Nantucket Arts Festival
A celebration of the arts on Nantucket sponsored by the Nantucket Arts Council. This week-long festival brings together the best of performing, visual and literary arts with venues throughout town. For more information, call (508) 325-8588.
Nantucket Chowder Contest
The island’s best restaurants vie to see who has the best chowder. Check out The Inquirer and Mirror Calendar for location and time.
Short Play Festival
7:30 p.m. Performance Center, Methodist Church, 2 Centre St. Theatre Workshop of Nantucket and Nantucket Theatrical Productions present the fall Short Play Festival.
Storytelling with Katie Latimer
7 p.m., Nantucket Lighthouse School, Rugged Road. The Lighthouse School and the Nantucket Atheneum present this award-winning storyteller.
5 p.m. Main Street. A Halloween costume parade for kids of all ages. Check out The Inquirer and Mirror Calendar for more information.