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Thursday, November 23
SWH Firehouse's 3rd Annual Fitness Fundraiser
7:30AM: The one-hour workout is suitable for all ages and abilities, organizer Kristy Sharp said. "Be prepared to sweat alongside some of Southwest Harbor's firefighters. Don’t forget water and a towel!" This year's event is a fundraiser to support the purchase an additional LED tower light for one of the fire trucks. The suggested donation is $5 per person, $10 per family. Call Sharp at 712-1345.

Saturday, November 25
ArtWaves Presents: Decorative Ornaments
2:30-4:30PM: This workshop will be focused on decorative ornaments. Glass and plastic holiday balls will be provided for collaging with magazines, pictures, salvaged music sheet, glitter and/or using various painting techniques. All tools and supplies are provided, yet feel free to bring in some of your own if you feel inspired. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 28
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Printmaking Workshop: Holiday Cards
5:30-7pm: We had so much fun with printmaking in October, that we decided to do more! Carve a block and print your own design on a set of cards to send or share. All materials are provided, though we suggest you come with an idea for the image- whether it be a holiday bird, etc. that you would like to make. Limit of 16 participants; pre-registration required. Click here for more info.

Thursday, November 30
SWH Public Library Presents: A Reading by American Poet and Novelist, Baron Wormser
5:30PM: Baron Wormser was Poet laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. This novel is Wormser's fifteenth book, and in it he traces the travels of a Vietnam vet in the fall of 1982. Tom O' Vietnam is a blend of poetry, history, and dark wit. Please do not miss this unique opportunity offered by a masterful storyteller. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, December 2
SWH Public Library Presents: Holiday Book Sale
9AM - 1PM: Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books! A special selection of wonderful books for children! Join us and find a special gift for everyone on your holiday list! All proceeds support the Library's ongoing programs and operations. (You can also help by signing up to be a volunteer!) Books will continue to be on sale throughout the month as supplies last. For more info call 244-7065

Friday, December 8
First National Bank's Annual Holiday Open House
11:00am to 2:00 pm. All are welcome to come to join us in the festivities at the SWH branch. 350 Main Street, Southwest Harbor.

Monday, December 11
SWH Public Library Presents: Holiday Concert and Sing Along with the Acadia Bell Choir
7PM: Get in the holiday spirit with the Acadia Bell Choir! Carefully choreographed, the entire choir acts as one instrument, and will perform a mix of traditional carols and holiday tunes. Audience members are invited to raise their voices in a sing along at the end of the program. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, December 13
SWH Public Library Presents: What is a Photograph?
5-7PM: Space is limited; call 244-7065 to reserve. The issues and arguments that surrounded "the problem of photography as art" is the subject of this slide illustrated talk. Henry Barendse directed art galleries at two universities. He studied with Beaumont Newhall and was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship and two Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Saturday, December 16
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Family Program: Felt and Embroidered Bird Ornaments
10-11:30 AM: Using felt cut outs and embroidery floss we will stitch up some sweet bird ornaments to brighten our homes. Learn about birds that dwell in pine and spruce forests while working on this craft. Activities are designed for ages 5–12 with an adult companion. All materials are provided; free with museum admission or membership. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call 207-244-7555

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