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Wednesday, January 24
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Southwest Harbor Drama Club
5-7PM: Bring a bag dinner to participate or just listen as the Southwest Harbor Drama Club meets to begin reading "Copenhagen," by Michael Frayn. Winner of the 2000 Tony Award for best play, this play centers on the historic and mysterious meeting of two nuclear physicists at the onset of World War II. What did they discuss? And how did their discussions change the course of history? 244-7065
Thursday, January 25
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Winter Travel Series
5:30 - 7PM: Join Cookie and Bill Horner as they share information and photographs from their trip to Newfoundland. More information to come. For more information, call: (207) 244-3798
Friday, January 26
Coda Presents: Board Game Night
Do you love strategy games? Word games? Puzzles? Come join us for the first ever Coda Board Game Night! Play a game you already know or learn how to play a new one. Meet others who enjoy games like Ticket to Ride, Code Names, Upwords, Settlers of Catan or Chick-a-Pig! Julie Meltzer and Jonathan Bender will bring a selection of games from their collection. Food and drinks from the bar. Click here!
Saturday, January 27
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Saturday Morning Games with Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson, and Linda Hayward
9:30 - 11:30AM: People of all ages are invited to play games at the Library on Saturday morning. There will be a wide variety of interesting games. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone! Come and join the fun. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.
Wednesday, January 31
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: "Heart of a Dog" Film by Laurie Anderson
6PM: Laurie Anderson is a songwriter, visual and performance artist, musician, and NASA's first (2003) artist-in-residence. "Heart of a Dog" is not a dramatic film or a documentary but it is a story, a memoir, told by the filmaker in her famously mesmerizing voice, about her dog, Lolabelle, her mother, and her husband, Lou Reed. a little bit different and thoroughly entertaining. Info: 244-7065
Friday, February 2
Coda's Film Night: Groundhog Day
Celebrate Groundhog Day at Coda with a screening of the 1993 Bill Murray Classic. Doors open 4pm. First showing at 6pm. Admission is free. 244-8133
Saturday, February 3
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Better Body Habits 2018 with Sarah O'Neil
1:30 - 3:00 pm: Join yoga teacher, herbalist, mindful educator, and certified yoga health coach Sarah O'Neil for an afternoon of warmth, laughter, and practical advice on staying healthy this winter. Sarah will lead you through the steps to bring simple daily practices into your life that will help boost your immunity, keep digestive fire strong, and chase away the winter blues. 244-7065
Tuesday, February 6
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Printmaking Workshop: Valentine Cards
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Carve a block and print your own valentine 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 you would like to make - whether it be a romantic lovebird, Cupid's sparrow, or other special message. Limit of 14 participants, call us to register 207-244-7555. Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members.
Saturday, February 10
Bass Harbor Public Library Presents: Wildlife Signs with Naturalist Lynn Havsall
2-4PM: Have you ever wondered what kind of animal dug a burrow under the tree roots, or found some mysterious scat on a trail? Have you seen tracks in the snow or remnants of berries, seeds or even some feathers or bones and wondered what kind of animals had been there? Join naturalist Lynn Havsall for a primer on how to look and notice the animal signs all around us! 244-3798
Sunday, February 18
Camp Capella: World's Greatest Sleigh Ride
10AM - Noon: Make your plans to attend the 25th Anniversary World's Greatest Sleigh Ride! Proudly sponsored by Pejepscot Sno-Chiefs and Farmers Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club. This family fun event includes old fashion sleigh rides, wicked good food like homemade donuts and chowders. Lots of activities for the kids! All proceeds to benefit Camp Capella. For more information call 312-2128.
Saturday, February 24
Southwest Harbor Library Presents: Felted Embellished Vessels with Liz Cutler
10AM - Noon: Here's a chance to sample wet and dry needle felting! You will start with raw fleece, tease it, add colors, and felt it over a form to create a small vessel. Then embellish it - a bit of beading, embroidery, fur, and feathers! Liz Cutler of ArtWaves will supply a wide array of materials and embellishment possibilities. Pre-registration is required - call 244-7065.
Saturday, February 24
Camp Capella Polar Dip
11AM - 2PM: Take the plunge into Phillips Lake to help send children and adults with disabilities to summer camp! We cut a hole in the ice, provide a hot tub, and lots of hot foods. You collect pledges to jump into said hole in ice! Easy Peasy! Prizes are available to the top two dippers who collect the most pledges! 207-843-5104 for more info!
Wednesday, February 28
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: History Happy Hour - Two Truths & A Lie
5:00pm - 7:00pm; Location TBD: Test your knowledge of trivia and exercise your powers of deduction! Participants will hear six rounds of three stories each, told by local actors, and will have to determine which story is the lie. Free of charge, drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. This exciting event is a membership drive for the SC Auto Museum & the MDI Historical Society. 244-9242
Friday, March 16
Harbor House's Great Harbor Shoot Out
Every year in March, junior high and high school basketball players from all over Maine gather on Mount Desert Island,Trenton & Ellsworth to compete for the winner’s title in the Great Harbor House Shootout. This hugely popular event has grown from a small group of 7 local teams in 1992 to an exciting 3-day event with over 80 teams participating. Click here for more info and to register!
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.
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
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.
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. 277-3713
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!
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.
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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