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Quilt 'N' Fabric's April Shop Hop
Quilt 'n' Fabric is participating in the annual April Shop Hop. We are giving a 20% discount off of all fabrics in April, except for our fabric already at $5/yard. We will be open every day 9AM - 5PM (closed Easter Sunday). Or call us at 207-244-1233 for an appointment. Yarn will also be on sale-10% off one skein, 20% off two skeins, 30% off three or more skeins.

Sunday, April 23
Coda Presents: Classic Movie Night: Charade
Never were two charming actors better displayed than Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in "Charade." Doors open at 6PM and the film starts at 6:30. Admission is $5. Running time is 113 minutes with an intermission. Our bar will be open with $1 off glass wines and draft beers, and we'll feature some small bites from our Happy Hour menu. And popcorn, of course.

Tuesday, April 25
SWH Library Presents: National Poetry Month Open Mic Night
5:30PM: In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Library and featured poet Anne Britting Oleson would like to invite area poets to a reading and open mic event. Readers will have a limit of five minutes or two poems, in order to allow all to participate. The poems can be originals, or favorites from other authors. Light refreshments will be served. For info, call 244-7065.

Wednesday, April 26
Acadia Family Center and SWH Public Library Present: Dick Dimond, MD
6PM: Dick Dimond, MD is a retired physician from Southwest Harbor, the Steering Committee Chair of the Hancock County Adult Drug Court, and a member of the Acadia Family Center's Board of Trustees. He will be presenting "Addiction IS a Brain Disease". For more information, contact Acadia Family Center at 244-4012, visit

Saturday, April 29
Friends of Acadia's Annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-up
8:30AM: Join friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers for the 18th annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup, to collect a winter's worth of trash from roadsides on MDI and Trenton. Always the last Saturday in April, it's a great day to take pride in your community, get outside, and celebrate spring, FOA-style! For more info: (207)288-3340

Saturday, April 29
SWH Library Presents: "Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs: The Shipbuilding Crooker Brothers of Bath, Maine"
1:30PM: C & WD Crooker ran one of the most successful shipbuilding businesses in Bath, Maine. A great-great grandson explores its rise and fall. Former foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, Fred Hill's book tells the many layered history of the author's shipbuilding family. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Sunday, April 30
Coda Presents: Classic Movie Night: The Lady Vanishes
The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave, based on the 1936 novel The Wheel Spins. Doors open at 6PM; film starts at 6:30. Admission is $5. Our bar will be open with $1 off glass wines and draft beers, and we'll feature some small bites from our Happy Hour menu. And popcorn, of course.

Tuesday, May 2
SWH Library Presents: Savvy Social Security Planning: What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income
Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions baby boomers make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits they stand to receive over their lifetime. Whether you are recently retired or are approaching retirement age, this workshop - presented by Brian Beaulieu of Allen Insurance and Financial- will answer many questions. 244-7065

Wednesday, May 3
SWH Library & Acadia Family Center Present: Developmental Implications of Addiction talk by Dan Johnson, PhD
6PM: This is the second in a three-part Speaker Series offered by the Acadia Family Center. Dan Johnson, PhD is the Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center, the only licensed outpatient treatment center for substance use and related mental health disorders on Mount Desert Island. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, May 6th
SWH Library's Annual Mother's Day Sale
Continues through May 13th, regular library hours: The Library invites you to its annual Mother's Day Sale. This fun event benefits the Children's Program. Many items will be for sale, including jewelry, scarves, china knick-knacks, lotions, baked goods and more - all things children would buy for their mothers. Everything is priced to sell. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Tuesday, May 9
SWH Library Presents: Financial Planning for Women
3PM: In this workshop Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, Certified Trust and Financial Advisor with Allen Insurance and Financial, will explore the financial issues and challenges faced by women today – sharing planning suggestions with the resources necessary to maintain stability and independence for life. Pre-registration is required - call 244-7065.

Tuesday, May 9
SWH Library Presents: Vaxxed: From Coverup to Catastrophe
7PM: This controversial documentary presented by Southwest Harbor resident, Dick Atlee, is the story of Dr William Thompson, a whistleblower from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr Meryl Nass, expert on vaccines and bioterrorism, will be available to answer questions. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, May 10
SWH Library and Acadia Family Center Presents: Addiction: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
6PM: This is the final talk of a three-part Speaker Series offered by the Acadia Family Center. Dan Johnson, PhD is the Executive Director of the Acadia Family Center, the only licensed outpatient treatment center for substance use and related mental health disorders on Mount Desert Island. For more information call the Library, at 244-7065.

Saturday, May 13
Harbor House's Annual Touch A Truck
10AM - 2PM: Come Touch A Truck! Fun for the whole family! Come see the inside and outside of TONS of vehicles! Construction vehicles, rescue vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, antique cars, trash compacter, Coast Guard boat and much more! MDI High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor. Food, fun and more! $5.00 per person/$20.00 per family. More info: 244-3713

Thursday, May 18
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Demo Day
On the third Thursday of each month, one of the vehicles in the museum's collection will be fired up and demonstrated, or an invited guest will share their own automotive technology. Information and discussion about the vehicle or technology will be presented. Rides in antique autos, weather permitting. Info: 244-9242

Sunday, May 28
Wendell Gilley Museum's Spring Open House and Carving Show
Noon - 4PM: Come see the newly-fledged flock of bird carvings by our members at our spring carving show. Enjoy refreshments and admire your talented neighbors' work. Sign up for summer classes while you are here. For more information, call 244-7555.

Thursday, June 1
19th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Continues thru June 4: Acadia's birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. For more information and to register, click here to go to our web site, or call: (207) 233-3694.

Saturday, June 10
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Cars and Coffee Day
9AM to Noon: An opportunity for proud drivers to show off their own special cars, and all auto enthusiasts to congregate to kick tires, peer under hoods, and enjoy coffee with their fellow car-lovers. All are welcome, with or without their own antique or vintage automobile. There will be autos of all sorts, something for everyone to enjoy and admire! Second Saturday of each month. 244-9242

Tuesday, July 4
SWH & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Presents the Annual Fireworks Display
9PM: The fireworks will be held on July 4th and shot from the Acadia Fuel barge which will be placed in the middle of Southwest Harbor providing unobstructed views from Manset to the Coast Guard base. (Rain date: July 8th) To be successful we need broad based support for this project and we hope you will consider contributing to this event. Call 244-9264 for more information or to make a donation.

Friday, July 7
21st Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine
Continues July 8: This multi-day sailboat racing event is held to raise money for local nonprofit hospices. Hundreds of sailors, organizers, sponsors and supporters around the country raise more than $1 million each year, while enjoying the competition and unique camaraderie of these events. For more information, click here or call 667-2531.

Tuesday, July 11
MDI Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Festival
1-3PM Join us at the Somesville Firehouse for our Annual Strawberry Festival. Taste the best of the season! Our volunteers will dish you up our secret-recipe shortcake covered with succulent berries. You can buy pints to take home, as well. But come early or you will miss out! More info: (207) 276-9323

Friday, July 14
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
The annual Harbor House Flamingo Festival is whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly pink, this fun filled family festival truly has something for everyone. Join us from July 14-17th, 2017. Stay tuned for this years' theme and a schedule of events!

Sunday, July 17
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival 4-Miler
Our 4 mile race is part of the Eden Athletics – Smile Design Points Series. This scenic race runs through part of Acadia National Park and ends at the Tremont Community Center. Walkers are welcome. Following the race is a free Fun Run for kids 12 & under. All Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Tremont Community Center on Sunday. to register: 244-3713

Thursday, July 27
Charlotte Rhoades Park Annual Butterfly Release
3:30PM: This annual event is a wonderful family affair that is fun for everyone! Money raised at the event helps support the park by providing funds for plants, supplies, and equipment for maintaining the garden, and producing educational materials. $30 per person 12 and over, includes one butterfly. Children under 12 free admission butterfly not included. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, August 1
Harbor House's Annual Lobsters on the Sound
Come join us at The Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor for a night of fun. 5:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction; 7:30pm Dinner, Live Auction & Dancing. Proceeds from Lobsters on the Sound support the many programs and services Harbor House provides to the communities of Mount Desert Island. For information about Harbor House or to purchase tickets, contact Diana Novella at 207-244-3713.

Thursday, August 3
Wendell Gilley Museum's Annual Flight of Swallows
The Museum's annual wine tasting benefit will feature superb selections of fine wines. Spread your wings and fly to Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor to enjoy delicious fare and fellow friends from the flock. Mark your calendar to save the date! For tickets, call 244-7555.

Friday, August 18
Camp Beech Cliff Presents: Circus Superstar Show
5:30 - 6:30PM: Don't miss MDI's only circus performance. Acrobatic Stunts! Juggling! Aerials! Comedy! And more! Come experience Circus Superstar by professionals from CirqOvation, the most fantastic show in all the island! Fir directions and information, call 244-0365

Saturday, September 9
Maine Open Lighthouse Day: Bass Harbor Head Light
9AM to 3PM: This popular annual event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 6
SWH & Tremont Chamber of Commerce's Annual Wine Tasting
4-6PM: The ticket includes the wine itself. And food, cheese and other substantial eats. There will be around 45 different wines from eight or nine different regions or countries. This is an intimate event, with opportunities to taste the wines, talk to the experts, and place orders for your favorites. Click here for more information.

Saturday,October 7
Acadia's Annual Oktoberfest
Noon to 5PM: Our annual brewfest features live music, great food, local crafts, games, and of course, great beers! Get your tickets in advance or at the gate. Click here to visit our website for lots more information!

Saturday, November 4
Friends of Acadia's Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day
8AM: Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia's historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. Because of the size of this event, registration is required. Click here or call: 207-288-3340. This event typically fills to capacity, so early registration is recommended!

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