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Monday, July 24
The Barn Arts Collective Presents: Daily Morning Gathering
8AM, continues daily through Friday, July 28: Led by Julia Hirsch. A morning practice of stretching, meditation, and reflection led by artist-in-residence Julia Hirsch. For all ages. FREE

Monday, July 24
ArtWaves Presents: Explore Drawing Materials & More
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at ArtWaves, 1349 state Highway 102, Town Hill. This course is geared to strengthen your observational drawing skills while allowing you to explore different drawing materials. Some materials will be available to experiment with but students are encouraged to bring materials that they have and are familiar with. Click here for more information.

Monday, July 24
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at ArtWwaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. Learn to draw at ArtWaves, take single lesson or a punch is card available. There are some materials provided by generous donations of art supplies to ArtWaves so you can experience a variety of paper and media.

Monday, July 24
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Tremont Historical Society Presentation
6:30: The Tremont Historical Society presents John Anderson from COA speaking about "The Human Side" approach to the history of Great Duck Island and how an island's human history and natural history intersect and influence one another. For more information, please call 244-3798.

Tuesday, July 25
ArtWaves Presents: Art for Tweens ages 4-6
We are offering the opportunity to 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, July 25
SWH Library Presents: Library Talk Master of Suspense, Tess Gerritsen at the Library
5:30PM: International bestselling author and one of Maine's most admired writers will be at the Library to talk about her work. Space is limited - Pre-registration Required! Call 244-7065

Wednesday, July 26
ArtWaves Presents: Basic Block Printing
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM At ArtWaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. Block printing has been practiced for hundreds of years. You will learn some of the basic techniques in this two hour workshop. We will be etching into Styrofoam plates and printing with colorful inks. All materials will be provided, including hot tea! Children above the age of 9 & adults are welcome! Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 27
ArtWaves Presents: Jewelry From Found and Recycled Materials
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM At ArtWaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. Learn how to make jewelry out of found or recycled materials. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the wonders of shrinking plastic and all of its versatility. We will be combining plastic with thread, beads or our 3D Doodler. We will also be wrapping sea glass with wire and embellishing with beads! Click here for more information.

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.

Thursday, July 27
SWH Library Presents: Children's Program Summer Story Camp: Dinosaurs New Dinosaur Play by Tara Elliot, with Story Camp kids
6:30PM: NYC based theatre-maker Tara Elliott will present Dinosaur Play, a new show about some very old reptiles. Summer Story Campers from Dinosaur week will be featured guests in the performance! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, July 27
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: Lenin and the "Sealed" Train: Reflections on the Man, the Myth, and the Russian Revolution, 100 Years Later
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Page Herrlinger: Associate Professor of History, Bowdoin College. Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Friday, July 28
ArtWaves Presents: Fun with a Pencil 2 Evening Workshop
6:30 PM - 9 PM: At ArtWaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists for his mastery of drawing, illustration & cartooning. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, (1939) is an engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject- all while having fun. We supply pencils, erasers, small drawing pads. Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 29
ArtWaves Presents: Watercolor and the Figure Narrative
8:30 AM - 11 AM At ArtWaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. Using the model and reference material, fundamental watercolor technique for clean, confident work and solid composition will be explored. All levels welcome. Click here for more information.

Saturday, July 29
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Simple Printmaking
1-3PM: Here is your chance to experiment with printmaking using a reduction method similar to (but simplified) that of Andrea Rich's woodcuts. Free with admission or membership. Registration encouraged. 244-7555

Saturday, July 29
ArtWaves Presents: Summer Ballroom Blitz
2pm - 6:30pm at Artwaves Dance Space, Rt. 102 Town Hill. Each workshop is 1 ½ hours: West Coast Swing at 2pm, Salsa at 3:30pm, Night Club at 5pm. No partner necessary. Social Dance Party, 7-10pm. Cost: $25 for all workshops and dance. $8 per individual session or dance. For more information, please call 244-5286.

Sunday, July 30
ArtWaves Presents: Plein Air At the Bar
2 - 5 PM. Join us-The tide is right! No instruction, no cost just friendly fellow plein air artists meeting up at the Bridge Street Sand Bar in Bar Harbor at 2 pm ....... Look for the easels! For more information, click here.

Monday, July 31
ArtWaves Presents: Drawing in Color
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM at ArtWaves, 1349 state Highway 102, Town Hill. This course is geared to strengthen your observational drawing skills while allowing you to explore different drawing materials. Each week we will emphasize a specific topic in drawing and students may choose to try a suggested material and technique or work in their preferred method. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 1
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM - 3PM: Our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum on Tuesdays to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. If you visit 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, go for a ride if circumstances permit! (207) 244-9242

Tuesday, August 1
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, 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. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! For more info, contact Diana Novella at 207-244-3713.

Tuesday, August 1
SWH Library Presents: Barbara Kent Lawrence: The Other Island: Ben's Story
5:30PM: Love and Fish? Camden resident Barbara Kent Lawrence explores both in her new novel The Other Island: Ben's Story - the sequel to her 2013 debut Islands of Time. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Making Masks of Me
4PM - 6PM at Artwaves, 1349 state Highway 102, Town Hill. 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. Click here for more info!

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.

Thursday, August 3
SWH Library Presents: Children's Program Summer Story Camp: Sharks 4 Kids with Story Camp kids
6:30PM: Swim on into the library to dive deep into the world of SHARKS! Sharks are one of the most important animals we have on this planet. Join Sharks4Kids for an adventure into the ocean to explore these magnificent animals. Learning more about their role in the ecosystem will help to demonstrate why we should protect these animals instead of fearing them. More info: 244-7065

Thursday, August 3
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: PaddleQuest 1500, An Expedition to Inspire Outdoor Desire: Linking the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and Maine Island Trail
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: John Connelly: Leader of the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools. Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Saturday, August 5
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Simple Printmaking
1-3PM: Here is your chance to experiment with printmaking using a reduction method similar to (but simplified) that of Andrea Rich's woodcuts. Free with admission or membership. Registration encouraged. 244-7555

Tuesday, August 8
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM - 3PM: Our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum on Tuesdays to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. If you visit 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, go for a ride if circumstances permit! (207) 244-9242

Tuesday, August 8
SWH Library Presents: Dr. Stephen Kress and the Puffin Project
5:30PM: "Puffins are an excellent indicator of the health of the oceans," said Kress, the Director of the Seabird Restoration Program and Vice President for Bird Conservation of the National Audubon Society. Recent ocean conditions are threatening the puffin colonies Project Puffin has worked so hard to rebuild. Learn more at this important talk! For more information call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, August 9
Wendell Gilley Museum's Family Program: Woodblock Print Demonstration
Join us from 5:30-7pm for a Woodblock Print Demonstration with Maine artist Blue Butterfield. Ms. Butterfield has recently published "Coloring Maine", a woodblock printed coloring book for people of all ages. For more information, call 207-244-7555.

Thursday, August 10
SWH Library Presents: Children's Program Summer Reading Showtime Red Carpet Event
6:30PM: Join Barn Arts for the red carpet event of the season - it's the Summer Reading Showtime Finale! Dress in your Hollywood best as we premiere a series of short films created by young readers over the summer. Each short film features a favorite scene from a book read by the young participants, brought to life on the screen with the help of Barn Arts and filmmaker Peter Logue. 244-7065

Thursday, August 10
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: Hamilton-Burr Duel - the Most Famous Duel in American History
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Ralph Nurnberger: Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University. Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Saturday, August 12
Camp Capella's Maine Oxy 4th Annual Golf Benefit
8AM to 2PM at the Traditions Golf Club, 1 Main Road, Holden. The 18 hole scramble, with a total of 12 four person teams, will take place at a new venue this year! We are excited to be playing at Traditions Golf and Learning Center. Maine Oxy and Camp CaPella are seeking corporate hole sponsors and donations for what promises to be a fun day! For more info call 207-843-5104 or click here.

Saturday, August 12
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Cars and Coffee Day: Street Rods & Muscle Cars
9:00am - 12:00pm: Rods! Mud trucks! Stock cars! Drag Racers! You got one? Come show it off. In collaboration with our Kid’s Day also on this Saturday, the Museum will additionally be featuring remote controlled cars and drones. (207) 244-9242.

Saturday, August 12
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Kids Day
9:00am - 3:00pm: Held in conjunction with the morning Cars & Coffee event, street rod and muscles cars will be featured, as well as remote controlled cars and drones. There will also be games, toy car races, educational activities, and photos in period clothing. Rides in antique autos will be offered, weather permitting. Free admissions for kids 12 and under. (207) 244-9242.

Tuesday, August 15
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM - 3PM: Our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum on Tuesdays to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. If you visit 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, go for a ride if circumstances permit! (207) 244-9242

Tuesday, August 15
SWH Library Presents: Charles Kowalski - Mind Virus
5:30PM: Associate Professor at Tokai University in Japan, international writer of mystery, winner of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Award, and son of the Library's own Vesta Kowalski will be at the Library to talk about his new novel, a fast-paced thriller! For more information call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, August 17
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Demo Day: Hidden Gems, 1910 Stoddard Dayton
10am - 3pm: As a part of its July Demonstration Day, we will be offering a series of curator led discussions featuring four "Hidden Gems of the Collection." Highlighted vehicles will include the 1911 American Underslung, the 1908 Stanley Model K Semi-Racer, the 1910 Stoddard Dayton, and the 1905 Pierce Great Arrow. For more information, call 244-9242.

Thursday, August 17
Wendell Gilley Museum: Ten Days in Acadia Book Talk and Signing
5:30PM: Join author Hope Rowan for a conversation about her recently published book, Ten Days in Acadia: A Hiking Guide to Mount Desert Island. She will talk about her map-making process, taking field notes, and the value of exploring outdoors. The Museum will provide materials to make bookmarks. 244-7555

Thursday, August 17
SWH Library Presents: Children's Program Summer Story Camp: Pirates The Return of the Captain McFinniginagin Shadow Puppet Show with the Story Camp kids
6:30PM: Captain McFinniginagin is a folktale musical about the high-sea adventures of a farmer-turned-sea-captain and his first mate, a chicken named Shirley. Performed with shadow puppetry created by the Summer Story Campers and music from a rockin' pirate band. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, August 17
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: Ocean Warming, Ecosystem Change, and Marine Fisheries in the Gulf of Maine
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Kathy Mills: Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

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

Tuesday, August 22
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM - 3PM: Our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum on Tuesdays to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. If you visit 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, go for a ride if circumstances permit! (207) 244-9242

Tuesday, August 22
SWH Library Presents: Christina Baker Kline - A Piece of the World
5:30PM: Join Ms. Kline for a talk and wine and cheese reception. $35 includes a signed copy of her new book, A Piece of the World. Limited seating. Tickets available at the Library. For more information call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, August 24
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: Creating the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument: A Conversation With Lucas St. Clair
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Lucas St. Clair: President, Eliotsville Plantation Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Friday, August 25
National Park Service Birthday: Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Combine great scenery and history with great savings and visit a national park for free today!

Tuesday, August 29
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Technician Tuesday
10AM - 3PM: Our volunteer mechanics come to the Museum on Tuesdays to work on the cars, helping to get them up and running again. If you visit 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, go for a ride if circumstances permit! (207) 244-9242

Tuesday, August 29
SWH Library Presents: Ann Judd and the Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden
5:30PM: Learn more about Monarch butterflies and about this Monarch Waystation – and about organic gardening practices that can sustain and protect butterflies. Ann Judd of the Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden has for some years recorded when the first monarchs arrive in the garden - usually the last ten days in June. For more information call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, August 31
Claremont Hotel's Lecture Series: Decoding the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt’s Pyramids
8:15 PM - 9:30 PM: Mark Smith: Professor of Egyptology, Oxford University. Free admission. For more information, call 244-5036. Please use parking at the end of Claremont Road.

Tuesday, September 5
SWH Library Presents: The Geologic Evolution of Mount Desert Island
5PM: Have you ever wondered about the geological origin of Mount Desert Island? How it was put together? What effect the glaciers had on the current landscape? The Brauns are back by popular demand to take us on a geologic history tour! Their talk will begin around a billion years ago! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Saturday, September 9
Acadia Family Center's Annual Hike or Bike for Mike
Continues through September 17. Sign up today! You will have 9 days to hike and/or bike as much as you would like in Acadia National Park or anywhere else on MDI or nearby. Recruit friends, family, and co-workers to sponsor you and see how much money you can raise for Acadia Family Center. And be sure to keep track of how far you go. For more info, call 244-4012.

Tuesday, September 12
SWH Library Presents: Ron Chase and The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery
5:30PM: This true-crime biography chronicles the life of Bernard Patterson, a much decorated Vietnam War hero turned real-life version of Don Quixote, Butch Cassidy, and Robin Hood all rolled into one. On November 12, 1971, Patterson robbed the Northern National Bank in Mars Hill, Maine, escaping with $110,000. For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, September 16
Camp Capella Presents: Touch A Truck!
11AM to 3PM at Speedway 95, 1070 Odlin Rd, Hermon. We have over 100 participants ranging from emergency vehicles, fire trucks, police vehicles, construction equipment, long haul trucks, tow trucks of all sizes, and more! Monster trucks. Mud trucks. Race cars. Buses. All the vehicles in the event are open for viewing. $5 per person or $20 per family (max 6 people). 207-843-5104 for more info.

Thursday, September 21
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.

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

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!

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!

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.

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!

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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