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November
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Plein Air Painters of Acadia November Exhibit
Southwest Harbor Public Library will host a show of Plein Air Painters of Acadia’s work during November, featuring recent pieces. Plein Air Painters of Acadia, PAPA, is a group of oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor painters who gather at scenic spots on Mount Desert Island and Blue Hill Peninsula. Their goal is to share the love of painting out-of-doors. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 29
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Discovering Tunisian Cuisine
5:30PM: Join us for the online presentation "Discovering Tunisian Cuisine" with author Judith Dwan Hallet. In 2019 she published a cookbook, Discovering Tunisian Cuisine, with her Tunisian co-author Raoudha Guellali Ben Taarit. Signed editions of the cookbook are now available to purchase here at the library. Click here to register for this on line event.

Wednesday, November 30
ArtWaves Presents: Colored Pencil Techniques
1-3PM: Join Rick Huck and learn new techniques of working with colored pencil from a guy who knows. Recently featured in Maine Magazine, award winning artist Rick Huck is a charming educator with a quirky gift for storytelling, and about a bazillion hours of working with colored pencils! Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, November 30
YWCA MDI Presents: Tupperware Party!
5-7PM: Proceeds to benefit YWCA's Benni Fund. Hosted by Pam Garland, from 5 - 7 pm. At the YWCA MDI, 36 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. FMI: 207-749-4189. Come to see the latest designs.

Saturday, December 3
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Fantastic Felted Fish Class
9AM or 1PM: Make a Fantastical Felted Fish with Cristy Benson at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Saturday, Dec. 3. All materials provided. $15 for non-members and $12 for members. Click here to register.

Saturday, December 3
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Acadia Explorers: Acadia Animals in Winter
10AM At Fabbri Picnic Area: Join an Acadia National Park Ranger at Fabbri Picnic Area to learn about animals in winter with hands-on activities and more. Caregivers must accompany children for the entirety of the program. Registration for caregiver & children required for each program. Sign-up for one or for all. Details and questions, email childrens@swhplibrary.org, (207) 244-7065. Click here!

Saturday, December 3
ArtWaves Presents: Monoprinting with Liz Cutler
10:30AM: Monoprinting is using gelli plates, colorful inks, botanicals & stencils making a series of individual cards. Monoprint holiday cards, gift wrapping, and DIY gift bags!Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, December 3
ArtWaves Presents: Simple Holiday Star Books & Popup Cards
12:30PM: Start getting ready for the holiday season by making some great pop up cards with matching envelopes and some unique Star books. No experience necessary! Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, December 4
ArtWaves Presents: Balsam Wreath Workshop with Beth Renault
1-3PM: In this fun hands on class you'll learn to work with an assortment of festive fresh greenery, such as pine, cedar, and fir, and locally foraged materials. Additional decorative pieces from Floret will be available to create your own unique seasonal decor. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, December 6
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Polar Express Rehearsal
3:15PM: Calling all kid performers: are you interested in performing in a Polar Express themed play, based on the picture book by Chris Van Allsburg? Andrew Simon from Barn Arts will lead and guide students in this wonderful play adaptation to perform for our community. Click here for more information!

Tuesday, December 6
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Cards for 5th - 8th Graders
3:30PM: This is an adaptation to traditional batik and pysanky egg art. We will layer the two on a variety of small papers and fabrics, crumple, swish dye on then iron it out to get a series of colorful wows to place on card stock. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, December 6
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: How Local Government Works with Carolyn Ball
5:30PM: What can your local government do and how does it work? Join us to hear from Carolyn Ball about how local government works. Our local governments have a surprising amount of responsibility. Carolyn will present the basics and in an interactive discussion break down the steps to decision-making at the local level and how you can become more involved. Click here for more info & to register.

Wednesday, December 7
ArtWaves Presents: Colored Pencil Techniques
1-3PM: Join Rick Huck and learn new techniques of working with colored pencil from a guy who knows. Recently featured in Maine Magazine, award winning artist Rick Huck is a charming educator with a quirky gift for storytelling, and about a bazillion hours of working with colored pencils! Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, December 9
Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off!
5-7PM at the Legion Hall, SWH: Everyone is invited to taste amazing chili from some of the Islands best amateur and professional chefs! Santa will be at the Village Green to light the Christmas tree, then at the Hall for photos with the kids. The Pemetic School PTO will be on hand with their annual cookie sale! Come join the fun and vote for your favorite chili! Click here for more details.

Saturday, December 10
YWCA MDI Presents: Annual Children’s Bazaar
9AM - 2PM: Join us for the Annual Children’s Bazaar, 9 am - 2 pm at the YWCA MDI, 36 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor. Reservations must be made by December 1. FMI: contact Abby at 288-5008.

Saturday, December 10
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Polar Express Community Performance
10AM: Join us for a community performance of a Polar Express themed play, based on the picture book by Chris Van Allsburg. Andrew Simon from Barn Arts will lead and guide students in this wonderful play adaptation to perform for our community. Click here for ore information and to register - seating is limited!

Saturday, December 10
ArtWaves Presents: Holiday Fleece Angels
11AM: We will be making exquisite fleece angels for ornaments, gift wrapping or window decor. Join ArtWaves Founder and greatest supporter, Liz Cutler! She is a fine artist with skills across many media. She has an unparalleled enthusiasm for community art! Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, December 10
ArtWaves Presents: Wish Upon Felted Stars with Liz Cutler
1PM: Make a wish upon a Star! Make beautiful wet felted stars that can decorate your tree, use for unique gift wrapping, a mobile or bring the stars into your home! Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, December 13
ArtWaves Presents: Angels, Bowls and Cards that Pop!
3:30PM: A bit like a North Pole workshop as we start this afternoon in the Kaleidoscope studio with a flurry of white - plaster infused gauze over forms to make bowls, and sheep's wool for fleece angels. As they rest we will snip and fold card stock into a few pop up cards then add color to all the pieces! Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, December 13
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Maine's Climate Action Plan & Community Action Camden Conference Lecture
5:30PM: Join us for a Camden Conference Lecture “Maine’s Climate Action Plan and Community Action” with Sarah Curran, Deputy Director, Climate Planning and Community Partnerships, with the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. Registration required; click here for more information and to sign up.

Tuesday, December 13
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: People-Nature-Art with Fiber Artist Catherine Danae
7PM: Catherine Danae sculpts animals with needle and felting wool. She calls herself ‘a maker who loves the outdoors,'” and she will be the December People-Nature-Art presenter for the Gilley on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7pm in an online-only program. Click here to reserve a spot for this free program.

Wednesday, December 14
ArtWaves Presents: Colored Pencil Techniques
1-3PM: Join Rick Huck and learn new techniques of working with colored pencil from a guy who knows. Recently featured in Maine Magazine, award winning artist Rick Huck is a charming educator with a quirky gift for storytelling, and about a bazillion hours of working with colored pencils! Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, December 17
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Build a Bee House
1:30PM: Build a bee house for non-stinging Mason bees and leaf-cutter bees in this special workshop. In these bee houses, the cavities are 5-inch-deep drilled holes — deep enough, we hope, to be safe from a woodpecker tongue. This is a great family project. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your spot.

Tuesday, December 20
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Candle Cups and Dipped Candles
3:30PM: If you love the scent of beeswax join in for a colorful afternoon of combining paper and glass mosaic. We begin by creating the mosaic glass candle cups while the wax melts. Then we form a dipping circle to grow the candles to fit! Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, January 10
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: A Collaborative Approach to Climate Change Planning for MDI’s Tourism Industry
5:30PM: learn about the work being done to prepare Mount Desert Island's tourism industry to adapt to climate change impacts. Lydia Horne, lead author of the study recently published in the journal Tourism and Hospitality Research, University of Maine, and her collaborator Alyssa Soucy will talk about the study conclusions based on a series of workshops. Click here for more info and to register.

Tuesday, January 17
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: People-Nature-Art with Rebekah Raye
7PM: Rebekah Raye is surrounded by nature in her Maine home, and it inspires the artwork she does every day. "It doesn’t seem to matter where I am," she says, "the sight of an animal, near or far calls my attention. They are consistently in my dreams and daily thoughts..."Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

Saturday, January 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Acadia Explorers: Corn Husk Dolls
10AM at the Library: Join an Acadia National Park Ranger at the library as they teach us all about Corn Husk Dolls. Make your own Corn Husk Doll with their guidance. Caregivers must accompany children for the entirety of the program. Registration for caregiver & children required. Sign-up for one or for all. Details and questions, email childrens@swhplibrary.org, 244-7065. Click here to sign up.

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