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Friday, April 20
Camden National Bank Presents: Cybersecurity Info Session
2:30 - 3:30 PM. Join us at the Birch Bay Village, 25 Village Inn Rd, Bar Harbor, for this program. Session highlights include: How to spot email fraud, Social Media safety, and How to keep your computer secure. A questions and answer period will follow. Open to all!

Saturday, April 21
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Celebrate the start of National Park Week with free admission to Acadia National Park on Saturday, April 21.

Tuesday, April 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Our Last Six Months: An Illustrated Memoir about Death, Cancer, End-of-Life Care, Love, Family, and Forgiveness with Emily Bracale
1:30 - 3 pm: Aubrey Bart (1949 - 2017), former resident and bus driver of Southwest Harbor, is the subject of this graphic memoir. Author Emily Bracale tells this memoir as a story that contains much helpful information for those in similar circumstances, whether caregivers or patients. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Tuesday, April 24
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Community Play Reading: William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest with Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker
5:30PM: All are invited to participate in a Shakespeare Community Play Reading, hosted by the Barn Arts Collective's Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker. Participants will break up into two groups to read the Barn Art's cut versions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest. Everyone in attedance will get the opportunity to read a part. Refreshments will be served. Open to all ages. 244-7065

Wednesday, April 25
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Drama Club
5:00 - 7:00 pm: Bring a bag dinner to participate or just listen as the Southwest Habor Drama Club meets. The Drama Club will concentrate on the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, for National Poetry Month. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite soliloquies, sonnets, or scenes from the vast Shakespearean cannon. Scripts will be provided. 244-7065

Wednesday, April 25
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Password Safety Workshop with George Grohs
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Preregistration required. Are you having trouble remembering all of your passwords? Losing control of them can be a big security issue. Although data breaches are out of your control, it is still imperative to create passwords that can withstand brute-force attacks and relentless frenemies. To register, call 244-7065

Saturday, April 28
ArtWaves Presents: Make a Glass Bead with Tara Parker
10 AM - 2 PM: This experience introduces you to the basics of flameworking and offers a focused experience with hot glass. Tara Parker demonstrates how to work with molten glass at the torch, and guides you through the process of making one of your very own glass beads. Click here for info on how to register.

Saturday, April 28
Friends of Acadia's Annual Earth Day Roadside Clean Up
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!

Tuesday, May 1
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Exhibit Opening: Selling Lifestyle and Leisure: Art, Advertising and the Automobile
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Help us celebrate the opening of the new exhibit! Using a mix of original advertisements, large scale reproductions, special ‘guest’ vehicles, and multi-media presentations, this exhibit will tell the story of automobile advertising and design, the social trends that shaped the ads, and the talented artists and illustrators who created them. More info: 244-9242

Tuesday, May 1
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Car Talk! with Skip Wilson
5:30 - 7:00 pm. Click and Clack, the NPR "Car Guys" are gone, but take heart, automotive genius and all-round good guy, Skip Wilson, will be on hand to answer your questions about cars, cars, trucks and cars. Join us for a wide ranging, free-wheeling (get it?) discussion on anything you might want to know about the best car, the worst car, the right fix, the wrong fix. 244-7065

Thursday, May 3
Charlotte Rhoades Garden's Gardening Class
$10.00 per class. Classes include mulching, dividing plants, and composting. New or experienced gardeners are always welcome! For more information or to reserve a place email us at

Saturday, May 5
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Annual Mother's Day Sale
Continues thru May 12. 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. 244-7065

Tuesday, May 8
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Savitri Bess's Ireland
5:30 - 7:00 pm. Savitri Bess will give a talk about her year living in Ireland, on the Isle of Doagh, in Inishowen, County Donegal. Donegal's west coast highway is known as the Wild Atlantic Way, and Savitri was living just over a hill from the wild Atlantic and right on Trawbreaga Bay that circles the Isle of Doagh. She will illustrate with slides. 244-7065

Saturday, May 19
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Annual Plant Sale Library Fundraiser
8:00 am - noon: Buy your spring plants at the Southwest Harbor Public Library's annual Plant Sale Saturday morning. In addition to plant divisions donated by area gardeners, there will be a variety of vegetables, annuals, herbs and hanging baskets supplied by Islandscaping Garden Center to benefit the Library. 244-7065

Thursday, May 31
20th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Continues thru June 3rd: Acadia's birding community invites you to celebrate the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons! Click here for more info and to register for events.

Saturday, June 9
Friends of Acadia's Annual Spring Plant Sale
Each spring since 1961, the volunteers of the Wild Gardens of Acadia have held a benefit plant sale to support the maintenance of the Gardens. The sale is held at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Offerings include native plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs, annuals, and perennials. Plants are donated and proceeds go to the Wild Gardens of Acadia.

Sunday, June 10
Margaret Todd Presents: Newfie Sail
10AM - 2PM: Come join us in Bar Harbor, Maine for a "Newfie Mayhem" fun day! There is a cruise on the Margaret Todd, followed by a "bring your own lunch" in the park and a hike to Bar Island while the tide is low! There are also quite a few dog-friend restaurants and shops. Discount if you bring a Newfie! Click here for more information and ticket prices.

Tuesday, June 12
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Climate Change and Maine Coastal Communities with Dr. Tora Johnson
5:30 - 7:00 pm. The changing climate is already reshaping Maine's coastlines and communities. In this presentation, Dr. Johnson, director of GIS at UMaine at Machias, will discuss current and future impacts of climate change in our region and what communities can do to prepare and prosper. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, June 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Claremont Dinner & Silent Auction
6PM: Join us for this Fundraising Event benefiting the Library at the Claremont Hotel. Contact the library at 244-7065 for details.

Saturday, June 23
The Salty Dog Gallery Hosts: Phil Steel's Celebration of a Colorful Life
2 PM - 5 PM: At the Causeway Club Red Barn. Come eat, drink, sing, dance and tell tall tales--- all the things Phil loved about being on the planet.

Tuesday, June 26
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Lyme Disease Talk with Emily Bracale
5:30 - 7:00 pm. Emily Bracale has been a Lyme awareness advocate since 2009 when first diagnosed with Lyme disease and co-infections. Her educational art exhibit and book by the same name, In the Lyme-Light: Portraits of Illness and Healing have helped raise awareness of Lyme, giving voice to what thousands of other patient have experienced. 244-7065

Thursday, June 28
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: The Great Race Visit
11AM - 1PM: Participants in the Great Race will be visiting the Seal Cove Auto Museum for lunch as a part of their journey. The Great Race is a long distance time-speed-endurance rally, in which 150 racers with vintage pre-1972 cars test their cars’ abilities over 2,000 miles cross-country. The route will take drivers from Buffalo, NY to Halifax, NS over the course of ten days. Click for more info

Thursday, June 28
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Car-B-Que
6-10PM: Car show, food, and live music, all wrapped up into one super-fun event! Held in conjunction with the Great Race visit earlier in the day. Stay tuned for additional details. 244-9242

Wednesday, July 4
Southwest Harbor's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks
(Rain date: July 7) Join us at 9PM for our Annual Fireworks Display! This is a true community event, made possible by your generous donations. Help us celebrate the birth of our Nation by supporting this event. 244-9264 for more information.

Friday, July 13
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
Continues thru July 18: Every year, Harbor House holds this very PINK fun-filled family festival that truly has something for everyone. This 3-day festival has a parade and kid’s carnival, a lobster dinner, a cocktail party, a road race and a concert. 244-3713

Friday, July 13
22nd Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine
Friday, July 13: Juniors & SWH Fleet Races. Saturday, July 14: NEH Fleet Races and Hospice Regatta Rendezvous - Rendezvous: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Morris Yachts, NEH More information to come!

Sunday, July 15
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo 4-Miler
Our 4 mile race is part of the Eden Athletics – Side Street Cafe Points Series. This scenic race runs through part of Acadia National Park and ends at the Tremont Community Center. Walkers are welcome to join this event. Click here for more info!

Thursday, July 26
Charlotte Rhoades Garden's 2018 Annual Butterfly Release
3:30 PM - Reservations required. 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. Click here for info and to purchase tickets.

Thursday, August 2
Wendell Gilley Museum's Annual Flight of Swallows
Join us at the Neighborhood House for another round of delicious wines and food pairings. Learn more about each wine through conversation with the pourers and The Field Guide to the Swallows created for this event. Bird carving demonstration, jazz music, and excellent conversation make for a fun and festive evening. Please call 244-7555 for info and tickets.

Saturday, September 8
Maine's Open Lighthouse Day: Bass Harbor Head Light
9-3PM: 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.

Saturday, September 22
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to Acadia National Park on Saturday, September 22.

Friday, October 5
9th Annual Wine Tasting
4-6PM at Smuggler's Den Campground. Join us for our 9th Annual Wine Tasting. Sample more than 30 wines from around the world, and from around Maine. Tasty treats will be served, and enjoy the beautiful fall season with your friends. Click here for more information.

Saturday, October 6
23rd Annual Acadia's Oktoberfest
Noon - 5PM at Smuggler's Den Campground. What could be greater than craft beer, music, food and games in the autumn on Mount Desert Island? You will get all these and more at Acadia's Invitational Oktoberfest! For more info, click here!

Sunday, October 14
Mount Desert Island Marathon
Presenting the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon, voted 'most scenic' and runner-up 'best overall' marathon by Runner's World! Race day is held annually on the Sunday following Columbus Day. Hosted by Crow Athletics. Click here for more information.

Saturday, November 3
Friends of Acadia's Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day
Each fall, enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia’s historic carriage roads to rake leaves & clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. Perhaps the most important volunteer event of the year in Acadia, Take Pride in Acadia Day is key to the park’s ability to maintain the carriage roads in pristine condition. We hope you’ll join us! Info: 288-3340

Sunday, November 11
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Celebrate Veteran's Day with free admission to Acadia National Park on Sunday, November 11.

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