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9th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
Continues thru Sept. 24. Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. We will have a full schedule of events. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. Click here for more details.

Friday, September 22
SWH Library Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival Exploring Jupiter
5:00 - 6:00 pm. In this program planetary geologist and mission specialist on the Jupiter Juno Mission, Daniel Krysak, will discuss the various images acquired as well as how the public can engage with the camera system on the spacecraft. At the American Legion Hall. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Monday, September 25
SWH Library Presents: An Introduction to the New Digital Archive
6:00 - 7:30 pm. The Tremont Historical Society and the Southwest Harbor Public Library invite you to an introduction to the Digital Archive – a new online catalog of thousands of historic photographs and the stories behind them. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Monday, September 25
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
6-9PM at ArtWwaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. No instruction, just fellow friendly artists, some easels and complimentary tea. $10 to the model, extra hour is $5 if wanted for extended pose. More info: (207) 478-9336

Tuesday, September 26
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM: Come visit our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. You are welcome to stop by the garage, see them in action, and ask our knowledgeable mechanics about the cars. You may get to see the insides of one of our cars, see it fired up, or possibly even see one driven or go for a ride, if circumstances allow. 244-9242.

Tuesday, September 26
ArtWaves Presents: Art for Tweens!
4 PM - 6 PM at ArtWaves, 1349 state Highway 102, Town Hill. Explore a variety of media: wax, glass, charcoal, papers, inks, paint and wire focusing on a new medium each week! After completing individual projects, the final portion can be considering mixed media projects as the studio has many possibilities. We supply the materials, bring a snack for the break. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, September 26
SWH Library Presents: Anton Chekhov and the Barn Arts Collective "What's So Special About Chekhov?"
5:30PM: Spend an evening exploring the work of Russian writer Anton Chekhov with the Barn Arts Collective. The evening will begin with a panel discussion followed by food and drinks. At 7pm, attendees are invited to join the Chekhov Club - a local group that meets to read Chekhov's plays and stories together – and meet around tables to participate in reading a part out loud. Info: 244-7065

Wednesday, September 27
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Chekhov Film Festival
5pm at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road. Come enjoy a series of short films based on Chekhov's short stories, created by MDI’s own Chekhov Club. Rated PG-13. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, September 27
YWCA MDI Presents: Founding Principles: A 5-Part Series
5:30 - 7:30 pm. YWCA MDI and the League of Women Voters-Downeast present "Founding Principles" – a 5-week video series produced by Bowdoin College about the basics of US Government. Refreshments provided. Admission is free. 5:30 at YWCA MDI 36 Mt. Desert St.

Friday, September 29
The Barn Arts Collective & SWH Library Present: Chekhov Film Festival
5:30PM at the Library. 5pm at the Barn, 130 Tremont Road. Come enjoy a series of short films based on Chekhov's short stories, created by MDI’s own Chekhov Club. Rated PG-13. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 29
YWCA MDI Presents: Women of Distinction - Trailblazers 2017
6-9PM at the Kebo Valley Golf Club, 136 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor. The YWCA Women of Distinction "Trailblazers 2017" will be held on September 29th from 6-8 at Kebo Valley Golf Club. Winners will be announced for the 2017 Women of Distinction and hear stories from other trailblazers here on MDI. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the YWCA or by calling 288-5008.

Wednesday, September 27
ArtWaves Presents: Fundamentals of Painting
Join Rob Pollien at ArtWaves studio for an introductory series of structured oil painting exercises. Artists of all levels of experience are welcome, although the course is recommended for artists new to oil painting or returning after a long absence. Some materials required, click here for details and to register.

Wednesday, September 27
ArtWaves Presents: Modeling the Figure
This 8-week class for all levels will focus on modeling in clay the figure from life. From a live model, we will investigate anatomical structure and identify the basic structure of the human figure. Working on an 18 inch armature, we will first find the physical movement and flow. We will explore volume and unity in space working to simplify the form as we refine shapes. Click here to register.

Saturday, September 30
National Public Lands Day: Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free today!

Sunday, October 1
ArtWaves Presents: Plein Air At the Bar
2-4:30 PM at the Bar, Bar Harbor. Join us-The tide is right! No instruction, no cost just friendly fellow plein air artists meeting up at the Bridge St Sand Bar 2 pm on the following Sunday. Look for the easels! Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, October 3
SWH Library Presents: Book Talk with Joe Coomer
5:30PM: Joe Coomer, author of eight novels, including Beachcombing for a Shipwrecked God and Pocketful of Names, will be at the Library to read from his first book of poetry Other Lives, and to answer "any questions I've been trained to answer. Other answers will be made up." For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, October 4
SWH Library Presents: Medicare Talk with Carroll Harper
3PM: Carroll Harper, President of Carroll Harper and Associates, will give a presentation at the Southwest Harbor Public Library about the ins and outs of Medicare. Whether you are turning age 65, or are older and have questions about your Medicare benefits, or enrollment eligibility, this seminar is for you. For more information about this Medicare Talk call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, October 4
ArtWaves Presents: Making Masks of Me
4-6PM: This workshop begins with a facial-Some organic olive oil, some nice warm plaster laid on by a family member, friend or fellow maskmaker -and the chance to reciprocate. Add an array of embellishments – paint, local maps, feathers, fleece, wax, glass and whatever personal bits you may bring in to collage with. Sign up with a friend or do it as a family. Click here to register!

Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 15
Southwest Harbor Week - Celebrate the Quietside of Acadia
Beginning with Oktoberfest on October 6th and ending with the Marathon on October 15th, SW Harbor Week will celebrate the culture and resources of the Quietside of Acadia. Throughout the week there will be events--talks, tours, concerts, demonstrations, and parties. Click here to see the events calendar.

Friday, October 6
Liquor Locker Presents: Free Pre-Oktoberfest beer tasting
3-6PM at the Liquor Locker, 11 Seal Cove Road, SWH. Free Pre-Oktoberfest beer tasting, featuring a variety of brews, perfect for the Fall season! For more information, call 244-3788.

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
Island Arts Association's Oktoberfest Downtown
10AM to 3PM on the Pemetic School Lawn, downtown SWH. Wonderful locally made arts and crafts to help you celebrate the harvest season! 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, October 7
SWH Library Presents: Remembering the Fire of 1947
1:30 - 3:00 pm: MDI native, Sean Cox, will be at the Library to share his research about the Fire of '47 and about how the world took notice of a small island in Maine. He will also explore the many changes MDI has experienced since the catastrophic fire. If you remember the fire or have stories that have been passed down to you, please come and share them! For more information, call 244-7065

Sunday, October 8
Atlantic Brewing's 14th Annual War Canoe & Belt Sander Races
Join us for our annual season ending festival starting with the war canoe races on Long Pond and an afternoon of beer, BBQ, and belt sanders! $20 entry to both or either race comes with a free pint glass, all you can eat BBQ and is CASH ONLY! For more info, call: (207) 288-2337 ext. 112

Tuesday, October 10
SWH Library Presents: Settling Twice - Lessons From Then and Now
5:30 - 7:00 pm. In her memoir, Deborah Joy Corey probes the complex bonds between family, lovers, and neighbors that shaped her sense of identity, both as a girl growing up in rural New Brunswick and a wife and mother living on the coast of Maine. Deborah will be reading from her memoir and will be interviewed by fellow author Genevieve Morgan. For more information, call 244-7065

Saturday, October 14
SWH Library Presents: Polar Wanderings with Gary Moore
1:30 - 3:00 pm: "Polar Fever" has taken him to parts of Iceland, Greenland and Spitsbergen in the north and South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula in the south. In this presentation, you will travel with Gary to snow covered mountains, glaciers, icebergs, ice caves. The scenery will be breathtaking and the wildlife, incredible. Don't miss this unique adventure! For more information, call 244-7065

Sunday, October 15
MDI Marathon
This annual marathon, relay and half-marathon draws participants and viewers from all over. "Most Scenic & runner-up Best Overall Marathon!" says -Runner's World. Whether you are a runner or a viewer, you can find all the information you need by clicking here and exploring our web site.

Monday, October 16
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Tremont Historical Society Presentation
6:30PM: The Tremont Historical Society holds their monthly programs at the Bass Harbor Library. These programs are open to the public. For more information, please call 244-3798.

Saturday, October 21
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Maine's Wild Dogs- Foxes and Coyotes
2-3PM: Discover how different these two common canines are from each other and what traits they share. Crazy like a fox? Or a wiley coyote? Both of these dogs are our beautiful neighbors! Come learn more about them with naturalist Lynn Havsall. For more info call 207-244-3798.

Tuesday, October 31
Bass Harbor Memorial Library's Annual Trick or Treat for Books!
5-7PM: Bring your ghouls and goblins to the Library to trick or treat for books! Cider, popcorn and other goodies to warm you up. Free Admission. More info: 207-244-3798

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!

Tuesday, November 14
SWH Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Medical Center Reception
5:30 - 7:00 pm. Please join us for a wine and cheese reception to meet the new Nurse Practitioner, Kary Davidson, FNP, Southwest Harbor Medical Center. For more information, please call 244-7065

Thursday, November 30
SWH Library Presents: A Reading by American Poet and Novelist, Baron Wormser
5:30PM: Baron Wormser was Poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. He will be at the Library for a reading from his forthcoming novel, Tom o' Viet Nam. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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