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Thursday, December 13
MDI Historical Society Presents: Sound Schoolhouse Holiday Party
5-7PM: Celebrate the closing of the year with seasonal refreshments and a traditional sing-along. Carpooling encouraged! Pictured on this Christmas card are schooners docked in Hall Quarry to load granite. For more information, please call: (207) 276-9323

Thursday, December 13
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Drawing Boats, Yachts, Ships & the Sea
6-7:30 PM: $50 for 4 week class, or $15 per session. The essence, and a lot of the fun, of marine art is in drawing. Art Paine will teach perspective, vanishing lines, and proportions, along with analysis of the aesthetics of boats and the sea.

Saturday, December 15
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Art for the Youngest
10-11:30AM: We are offering a morning program for the very young to create in our art studios. $12 drop-in ($10 members) $60 for 6-session punch card ($50 members) 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. Click here for more info or to sign up!

Sunday, December 16
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Holiday Open House, Carving Show & Student Art Show
12 to 4pm: Carvings by members, watercolors and nature journals by local students, puffins by the kids at the Schoodic Arts for All after-school program. Plus, music, food and great conversation. Don't miss it! 244-7555

Monday, December 17
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Peace Crane Folding
3:30PM: Mondays starting Oct. 29 (not on Monday holidays). All are welcome. Folding cranes brings community, respect, calmness, focus, storytelling, kindness, understanding, and togetherness. These current days are an appropriate moment to come together and spread this energy. Will we have projects? Will we fold a thousand cranes? Will we have special visitors sharing expertise? 244-7065

Tuesday, December 18
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Still Life Drop In
1-3PM: Stop in and paint or sketch with other artists of all skill levels. We'll have the still life set up but feel free to bring in items to add to the tableau. Every Tuesday except holidays! $5 suggested donation.

Thursday, December 20
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Holiday Tea at the Library
2:00 - 3:30 pm: You are invited to the Library for a holiday themed tea. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enjoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music. For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, December 20
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Gnome Juice Release Party and Solstice Celebration
4-9PM: Join us in celebrating solstice and the release of Gnome Juice, a collaboration brew between Fogtown Brewing Company and The Community School of Mount Desert Island. This fundraiser is family friendly, and will also feature a pop-up shop of hand crafts by The Community School, plus live music by Noah and Shawn Keeley! Click here for more information!

Saturday, December 22
Coda Presents: Holiday Feast with Jordan Mercer
Guest chef Jordan Mercer from Gather is taking over Coda’s kitchen again for a holiday feast featuring Southern cooking with an Asian twist: Southern-style local beef steaks pan-fried served with Asian curry gravy, lemongrass herbed mashed potatoes, tasting boards and deserts. Join us for an informal, family-style meal at the community table to celebrate the season. Click here to register!

Tuesday, January 1
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Open House Potluck
11 AM – 4 PM: Join us at ArtWaves for a fun afternoon of food and art! Pot-luck lunch and snacks. Sample ArtWaves: Make & Take art projects! FREE to members and their families. Suggested $10 donation for non-members.

Friday, January 4
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Community Appreciation Party
5:30 - 7:00 pm: The staff and trustees of the Library invite you to a party to show our appreciation for this wonderful community. There will be music, refreshments, and the fun of getting together. For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, January 12
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Camden Conference Talk
1:30 - 3:00 pm: Professor Vekasi, of the University of Maine, will speak on how Chinese domestic politics and American national interests have set a course for potential conflict over the South China Sea. The talk will unpack the complex political and economics conflicts in the region, and discuss policy options to de-escalate military tensions and increase peaceful cooperation. 244-7065

Tuesday, January 15
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Anatomy Class for Artists
6 PM – 8:30 PM: Begins January 15, runs for 6 weeks. From reproductions of great masters drawings we will investigate anatomical structures and identify the structure of the human figure. Instructor: France Hilbert. Click here for more information and to register for this series.

Thursday, January 17
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Day Hiking In Luxembourg
5:30 - 7PM: Suzanne and Pete Madeira visit Luxembourg on a regular basis for good reason: they have two teenage grand-daughters (and daughter Heather and son-in-law Leon Ni) to visit. While the family members are at work and school, Suzanne and Pete often head off to explore and hike in the Grand Duchy. Harvey Kelly Room, lower level of the Tremont Town Office. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, January 19
Atlantic Brewing Presents: 4th Annual Winter Beerfest 2019
1-5PM: Grab your mittens and hats, it is time to get outside and have a beer with us at the fourth Annual Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest! Come celebrate Downeast Maine’s craft beer scene outside at Atlantic Brewing Company, at our Bar Harbor Midtown location. There will be warming stations to keep you toasty warm while you work your way through all the craft beer samples. Click here for more info!

Thursday, January 24
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Free Fly-Tying Workshop
5-6:30PM: Join Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and Maine Outdoor School to learn the basics of how to make a traditional fishing fly used in fly-fishing. Also learn about the conservation efforts DSF is engaged in. Every participant will walk away with their very own hand-tied fly! Samples of local smoked fish will be available (by donation)! Questions? Email Joe:

Saturday, March 23
At Home Presents: MDI Pong-a-thon
11AM - 4PM: Bring your paddle! Come join us as we play ping-pong to raise funds for At Home! Where: MDI High School Gymnasium - Register by March 1, 2019! Prizes! Food available for sale! All levels welcome! Progressive Knock out Format, ITTF rules, including serve, will apply.

Saturday, April 20
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park! Explore the lesser-known Isle Au Haut and Schoodic Sections for a new adventure.

Saturday, June 15
At Home Presents: Rowing Regatta
8AM - 2PM: We will have our first annual Rowing Regatta fundraiser at Hinckley’s in Manset. All proceeds from the event will support the guaranteed nurse visits. There will also be a marine salvage sale from 9-2. For more information please call the main office at: (207)374-5852 or send us an email: Sponsored by the First National Bank.

Sunday, August 25
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park! Explore the lesser-known Isle Au Haut and Schoodic Sections for a new adventure.

Saturday, September 28
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park! Explore the lesser-known Isle Au Haut and Schoodic Sections for a new adventure.

Monday, November 11
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park! Explore the lesser-known Isle Au Haut and Schoodic Sections for a new adventure.

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