(photo by Terry Pommett) Fall brings its own special traditions on Island and some of our favorites are listed below:
Walking Tours including “Moby Dick and Nantucket” discovering the ties both factual and mystical that bind them; “Great Writers on Nantucket” recalling Melville, Steinbeck and Hemingway from the past. Why not add the present day of Nat Philbrick, Elin Hilderbrand, Nancy Thayer, Sara Chase Cary Hazlegrove to name a few.
Water Excusions including “Seal Cruise” exploring the outer island of Muskeget; “Whale Watching” observing Humpback, Finback and Minke Whales in their natural habitat; other sightings include White-Sided Dolphins, Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Ocean Sunfish and Basking Sharks on this thrilling off-shore adventure.
Nature Walks including Marine Ecology Field Trip collecting and identifying fish, crabs, shrimp and other marine life as part of the Maria Mitchell Aquarium biodiversity study of life in Nantucket Harbors; Bird Watching; anf Family Nature Walks from the UMass Nantucket Field Station.
Restaurant Week starting Monday, September 27, when participating restaurants present their fare at reduce fix pricing for lunch and/or dinner; always a favorite with Century House guests;
Cranberry Festival Saturday, October 9,2010 highlighting the crimson red cranberries being gathered from a flooded bog on a cool, crisp Autumn day. Held at the beautiful Milestone Cranberry bog, this traditional New England harvest celebration features fresh Nantucket Cranberries, children’s events, sheep shearing demonstrations, live music, hay rides and delicious food. Presented by the Nantucket Conservation Foundation.
Century House Fall Artist in Residence Program September 12 – October 8, 2010 will again this Season feature the Thursday night “Art on the Piazza” festivities where visiting artists meet and greet fellow guests, neighbors and friends. Easels are set on the veranda, paintings displayed, wine, seltzers, and snacks complete the ambiance. At time of Century House Newsletter distribution, this Fall Artists include:
Ken Knowles www.kenknowlesfineart.com
David Schock www.davidschock.com
Christopher Wheat www.christopherwheat.com
Carolyn Blaylock www.carolynblaylock.com
Renee Lammers www.reneelammers.com
September and October Events