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Monday, August 21
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, August 22
ArtWaves Workshop: Art for Those Under 3...and their Double Digit Partners
9AM - 10:30 AM at ArtWaves, 1349 Hwy 102, Town Hill. We are offering a morning programs for the very young to create in our art studios. We will follow a monthly theme that ties into the current season for our projects while developing language, geometry, social and motor skills with more than a touch of general merriment. We will provide the aprons and art materials. Cick here to register!

Tuesday, August 22
Salty Dog Gallery Presents: Watercolor Workshop with Phil Steel
9AM to 4PM daily through August 26. Spend a week this summer learning from the world-renowned artist Phil Steel. Tuition is $125.00 For more information, please call Cricket Brown at 207-460-2691.

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
ArtWaves Presents: Figure Drawing
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 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, August 22
Artwaves Workshop: Studio time for kids 6 and up Painting
3:30 - 4:30 PM: We supply it all -Aprons to Zinc white, and step by step instructions to bring home a frameable matted piece of art work- and a few new skills. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, August 22
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 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.

Tuesday, August 22
YWCA MDI Presents: Women's Equality Day with Posie Cowan
6-8PM at the YWCA in Bar Harbor. "My great-grandmother fought for women's suffrage and equal rights. I'm still working on her dream." Posie Cowan will show copies of her great-grandmother's suffrage banners and talk about winning the right to vote. She will discuss why women still do not have constitutionally guaranteed equal rights and what's happening with the Equal Rights Amendment. 288-5008

Wednesday, August 23
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, August 24
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, 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!

Friday, August 25
ArtWaves Presents: Basic Bookbinding
9:30AM: This 2 hour workshop will teach you how to make a few different types of books: meandering, accordion fold, star fold & saddle stitch. These books make great journals, sketchbooks or gifts! Materials will be provided for this workshop, but feel free to bring any special papers that you might like to use. Age of 9 and above. Click here for more information.

Friday, August 25
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaic - Birches
5:30-7:30PM: There is something special about a birch grove. Here's your chance to spend an evening creating at our art center studio. We guide you through and supply everything you need to design, cut glass, fit the pattern and grout your piece to take with you for your window or wall! Click here for more information.

Sunday, August 27
ArtWaves Presents: Intuitive Assemblage
9AM to 1PM: A work of art is constructed by combining a variety of found and created materials and objects chosen for their aesthetic appeal or the memories they evoke. Compositions formed by these objects, perhaps a piece of rope, a button from grandma's sewing basket, and a seed pod, evoke meaning through their juxtaposition. For more info and to register, click here!

Monday, August 28
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Tremont Historical Society Presentation
6:30: 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.

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.

Wednesday, August 30
Bass Harbor Library Presents: Christina Baker Kline
6-8PM: Join author Christina Baker Kline for a reading and discussion of her latest book, "A Piece of the World." Copies of her latest book will be for sale at the library and at her event for signing this evening. More info: 244-3798.

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.

Sunday, September 3
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, September 5
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 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.

Thursday, September 7
SWH Library Presents: The Railroad and the Art of Place
5:30PM: With 100 black and white images the book and presentation were built around David Kahler's six visits to photograph working railroads and the cultural landscape in southern West Virginia's coal country during the most trying weather conditions. The major theme is ART first and RAILROADS second. For more information, call 244-7065

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
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 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.

Thursday, September 14
SWH Library Presents: Elvira Madigan
7PM: Set in Denmark in 1889, film tells the story of star-crossed lovers Elvira Madigan, a beautiful circus performer, and Sixten Sparre, a dashing cavalry officer. The film won Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival as well as Best Actress for its star, Pia Degermark. For more information, call 244-7065

Saturday, September 16
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee: Two Wheelers
9AM: Motorcycles, dirt-bikes, scooters, and other fun vehicles of the two-wheeled variety will be the theme of September’s Cars & Coffee. The Museum will feature some of its early motorcycles from the Brass Era, such as the 1911 Flying Merkel, a 1913 Thor, and a number of Indian motorcycles from 1903 -1913. 244-9242

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.

Sunday, September 17
Harbor House and Acadian Youth Sports Present: 3rd Annual Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament
This is event will raise funds for Harbor House's youth sports programs and Acadian Youth Sports' Scott Phelps Scholarship fund. Businesses and families who have benefited from the programs offered by both organizations are encouraged to become hole sponsors. To register to play or to become a sponsor please contact Diana Novella at 207-244-3713 or email at diana@harborhousemdi.org.

Tuesday, September 19
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.

Wednesday, September 20
SWH Historical Society Presents: Memories of the 1947 Fire
7PM, upstairs at the Harbor House. Organized by Lynne Birlem. Free

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 19
SWH Library Presents: Fisheries Restoration in Maine: A Closer Look at River Herring
5:30PM: Learn why river herring are vitally important to the ecology of freshwater, estuarine, and marine environments along Maine's coastline. River herring – alewives and blueback herring – tie our ocean, rivers and lakes together, while providing essential nutrients and food needed to sustain healthy watersheds. For more information, call 244-7065

Thursday, September 21
Seal Cove Auto Museum's Demo Day: Hidden Gems, 1905 Pierce Great Arrow
10AM: Today we will highlight the 1905 Pierce Great Arrow. Visitors will learn about the car’s manufacturer, provenance, and mechanical features during these up-close, photo-friendly events. Talks will be scheduled for 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM on each day. Rides in antique autos will be offered, weather permitting. 244-9242

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
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.

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.

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
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!

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

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.

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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