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Island Calendar: This Week on Nantucket: Jan. 2-9 – Entertainment – Barnstable Patriot

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Thursday, Jan. 2

Tai Chi for Seniors
9 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Experience this ancient martial art and non-impact exercise with an instructor. Free for seniors 60 and older.

Toddler Time
9:45 a.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. A 25- to 30-minute story time for toddlers 18-36 months. No reservation required, but class size limited to first 10 toddlers and their caregivers.

Yoga for Seniors
10 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Led by Barbara Rives. Call (508) 228-4490 to RSVP.

Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. Stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3 and older. Free, but class size limited to first 15 attendees.

Health Insurance Counseling
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Weekly free and confidential health-insurance counseling for seniors or those eligible for Medicare. Appointments recommended. Please bring health insurance. Call (508) 228-4490 to schedule an appointment.

Film for Thought
2 p.m. Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St. The Dreamland will screen “63Up,” the latest installment of director Michael Apted’s documentary about people whose lives have been followed since they were 7, as part of its Film for Thought series.

Wii Bowling
3 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Nantucket might not have a bowling alley, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bowl. Join the video-game fun.

Free English Classes: Beginners
6-7 p.m. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St. A beginner’s class for those seeking to improve their English skills. Classes open to all, conducted in English at no charge and no registration required. (508) 228-1110, ext. 113.

Free English Classes: Intermediate
6-7 p.m. Atheneum learning lab, 1 India St. A class for those seeking to improve their English skills. Classes open to all, conducted in English at no charge and no registration required. (508) 228-1110, ext. 113.

Friday, Jan. 3

Adult Open Hockey
9-9:50 a.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Pick-up hockey. Full gear required.

Puck and Stick
11:30 a.m.-12:50 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Hockey skates, gloves, helmet and stick required.

Contract Bridge
1 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Contract bridge games and lessons. Call (508) 228-4490 to register.

Public Skating
1-2:20 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Call (508) 228-2516 for additional skating times.

Live Music
7-9 p.m. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. 50 Shades of Greyson will perform with special guests.

Narcotics Anonymous
7 p.m. Parish House of St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair St. Newcomers Meeting.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Thrift Shop Donation Day
10 a.m.-noon, Nantucket Cottage Hospital Thrift Shop, 17 India St. The thrift shop accepts donations in the off-season. For large donations, call (508) 228-1125.

Winter Walk
11 a.m. Squam Farm. RSVP for directions. Neil Foley and Allen Reinhard of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation lead this hour-long walk through Masquetuck. (508) 228-2884.

Nantucket Fencing Club
3 p.m. Nantucket Health Club, 10 Young’s Way. Free lessons, but participants must be willing to gear up with a mask, jacket, gloves and blade, roughly $130-$150. Over 21. Call (508) 228-5228 for more information.

Piano Showcase
3 p.m. Nantucket Cottage Hospital main lobby, 57 Prospect St. Isaiah Williams will perform on the hospital’s new Steinway Spirio piano, accompanied by vocalist Libby Veilleux and cellist Mollie Glazer. Free.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Bird Walk
8 a.m. Nantucket High School parking lot, 10 Surfside Road. Two and a half hours of social birding. Dress for the weather. Ride-sharing recommended.

Puck and Stick
1-2:20 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Hockey skates, gloves, helmet and stick required.

Public Skating
2:30-3:50 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Call (508) 228-2516 for additional skating times.

Monday, Jan. 6

Pickleball
9-11 a.m. Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave. A low-impact racket sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and Ping Pong. Drop-ins welcome.

Contract Bridge
1 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Contract bridge games and lessons. Call (508) 228-4490 to register.

Crafting Club
1:15 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Working on a craft at home? Bring it to the Saltmarsh for feedback and encouragement. Paper crafting supplies always available. Drop-ins welcome.

Art for Seniors
1:30 p.m. Landmark House, 115 Main St. Island educator and artist Linda Zola provides instruction in drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, collage and more. Call (508) 257-6342 to register.

Mommy and Me Play Time
3 p.m. Nantucket Family Resource Center, 1 Freedom Square, Suite B. Children and their mothers are invited for an hour of play time. For more information, call (508) 815-5115.

Narcotics Anonymous
7 p.m. Parish House of St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair St. Literature discussion.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Adult Open Hockey
9-9:50 a.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Pick-up hockey. Full gear required.

Yoga for Seniors
9 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Led by Barbara Rives. Call (508) 228-4490 to RSVP.

Music in the Morning
9:45 a.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. Lizza Obremski will lead songs, games and movement activities for children 2-7.

Indoor Walking Club
10 a.m. Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave. Free indoor walking. Clean pair of indoor walking shoes required.

iPhone Help
11 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. August Maloney volunteers his time to assist seniors with iPhone issues and questions. Call (508) 228-4490 to register.

Library LEGO Challenge
3 p.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. The library supplies the LEGOs and a challenge, children 5-10 provide the creativity. Free, but registration required on calendar page of www.nantucketatheneum.org

Skating Open House
5-5:50 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. The rink will host an open house inviting the community to “Discover the Magic of Skating.” Games on ice and mini group lessons. Free.

Mixed Media Class
5:30 p.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. Learn how to use a die cutting machine with watercolor paper and then paint a new paper garden for a frame or vase. Free, but registration required on calendar page of www.nantucketatheneum.org

Have Dice, Will Adventure
6 p.m. Atheneum Great Hall, 1 India St. Meet up with tabletop gamers and form new adventuring parties with friends, family and neighbors.

Island Tunes
7 p.m. Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. A showcase of live, local, original music.

Narcotics Anonymous
7 p.m. Parish House of St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair St. 12 Steps & 12 Traditions.

Short Play Festival Review
7 p.m. Atheneum learning lab, 1 India St. Drop-in readers are invited to read submissions to the Nantucket Short Play Festival. Regular attendance required to vote.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Hearing Tests
11 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Free hearing tests. Call (508) 255-1285 to make an appointment. 

Wellness Clinic
11:15 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. Registered nurse Ella Finn will check blood pressure and answer general health questions. Drop-ins welcome.

Rotary Club Speaker
Noon, Faregrounds Restaurant, 27 Fairgrounds Road. Nantucket police chief Bill Pittman will speak. Lunch, $15. All are welcome.

Music History Class
5:30 p.m. Atheneum learning lab, 1 India St. Cellist and music educator Mollie Glazer leads this class about the prodigious work of Richard Rogers and shows how the Queens-born composer reshaped American music. Free, but registration required on calendar page of www.nantucketatheneum.org

Sustainable Sewing Class
5:30 p.m. Atheneum gallery, I India St. Emma Young and Calin Duke demonstrate how to sew a pillow cover made from a button-up shirt on a machine. Free. 14 and up.

Film for Thought
6:30 p.m. Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St. The Dreamland will screen “Midnight Family,” a documentary about a family who runs a private ambulance service in Mexico City, as part of its Film for Thought series.

Knitting and Crocheting Circle
6:30 p.m. Atheneum main floor, 1 India St. All levels welcome to create pieces for decoration, donation and display. Free.

Narcotics Anonymous
7 p.m. Parish House of St. Paul’s Church, 20 Fair St. Topic discussion.

Adult Basketball
8-10 p.m. Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave. The club will host pick-up basketball for adults.

Thursday, Jan. 9

Tai Chi for Seniors
9 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Toddler Time
9:45 a.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Coffee with a Cop
10 a.m.-noon, The Beet, 9 South Water St. Learn more about the Nantucket Police Department in an informal setting.

Yoga for Seniors
10 a.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Preschool Story Time
10:30 a.m. Atheneum gallery, 1 India St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Health Insurance Counseling
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Indoor Walking Club
10 a.m. Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, 61 Sparks Ave. Free indoor walking. Clean pair of indoor walking shoes required.

Public Skating
11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. $5 youth, $8 adult, $5 skate rentals. Call (508) 228-2516 for additional skating times.

Film for Thought
2 p.m. Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St. See Wednesday, Jan. 8 listing for details.

Kids on Ice
2:30-3:45 p.m. Nantucket Ice, 1 Backus Lane. Free after-school skating for children age 4-fifth grade. Register at the rink.

Wii Bowling
3 p.m. Saltmarsh Senior Center, 81 Washington St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Wintertide Arts Festival
5 p.m. Nantucket High School art rooms, lower level, 10 Surfside Road. Featuring works from the Nantucket High School art department. Entertainment from the music department and refreshments from the culinary arts classes.

Free English Classes: Beginners
6-7 p.m. Atheneum Gallery, 1 India St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

Free English Classes: Intermediate
6-7 p.m. Atheneum learning lab, 1 India St. See Thursday, Jan. 2 listing for details.

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