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Continues thru August 21
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: The Importance of Being Earnest
Jack Worthing is a fashionable young man who lives in the country with his ward, Cecily Cardew. He has invented a rakish brother named Ernest whose supposed exploits give Jack an excuse to travel to London periodically to rescue him. Click here for show times and to purchase tickets.

Continues thru August 26
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Silent Art Auction Library Benefit
Continues thru August 26: The 2022 Celebration of Art to benefit the Library will be live from August 1 to August 26. Works of art will be on public display in the library, either on the wall or in the locked display case, August 1 – 26 (unless sold via a "Buy it Now," i.e. immediate purchase at full price). Judy Taylor as one of our annual art auction anchor artists. Click here for more details.

Friday, August 12
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Fun with Feathers
10:30AM: Draw feathers. Use a magnifying glass to see them up close. Learn about their structure and function. Use a feather to draw or paint your own work of art. Workshop size is limited and masks are required. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 12
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Are Birds Like You and Me?
1:30PM - 2:30PM: Join us to discover the special adaptations that allow birds to survive life in Maine. Through using our curiosity, problem solving skills, senses and imagination we will better appreciate how and what birds eat, build a nest, stay warm, protect themselves, find a mate, move about, and use their senses. Click here to reserve a spot.

Friday, August 12
ArtWaves Presents: Liviah's Crafternoons - Fairy Houses and Fleece Fairies
3-5PM: Everyone gets their own glue gun to build the fairy house of their dreams - Liviah will demonstrate safe gluing techniques and show some super creative ways to give our local fairies a home! Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 12
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Penobscot Artist Explores "Sense of Place"
7PM: Artist James Eric Francis, Sr. explores an indigenous sense of place in the landscape, along with art that expresses that sense of place, in a presentation at the Museum. This program is free but registration is required. When you sign up, please indicate whether you will attend in person or online. Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, August 13
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Acadia Explorer Program 3 of 4: Location - Seawall
10AM: Calling all outdoor explorers! The Southwest Harbor Public Library is teaming up with Acadia National Park Service to offer adventurous, educational, outdoor programs that will focus on nature, hiking, leave no trace, weather, local wildlife, literacy, and more. Much more information available - click here!

Saturday, August 13
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee – Ford Day
10AM - 1PM: Join us for this ever-popular event with your Ford or Ford Derivative. Whether you drive a Model T, Mustang, Lincoln, Sable, Edsel, or even Merkur, all are welcome to participate in this event. The Museum will showcase some of its early Ford vehicles for all to enjoy. The Museum is FREE until 1PM!

Saturday, August 13
Southwest Harbor Historical Society Presents: Open House
Noon - 4PM: The Southwest Harbor Historical Society will be hosting an Open House on Saturday August 13th from 12-4pm. Come and see the progress we have made. There will be a door prize for a copy of "Traditions and Records" by Mrs, Seth Thornton. Hope to see you there. Click here for more information.

Saturday, August 13
ArtWaves Presents: Artist Pop-up Event Show and Sell
1-4PM: Original local art and prints and a raffle to support ArtWaves! Meet our artists and see their latest work! Click here to register.

Saturday, August 13
ArtWaves Presents: Draw Your Pet
1:30PM: Do you find yourself wishing you could draw your pets? Well then this workshop is for you! Join Gabrielle to learn how to draw your pets, or to just take time from your busy schedule to sit down and doodle them. Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, August 14
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaic Landscape
10AM: Try out our glorious assortment of colors and textures to create your own ocean or sea of flowers. You will learn basic elements of design and composition while creating a landscape out of glass. Step-by-step instruction, demonstrations on designing, cutting glass, grinding and grouting. It’s like coloring with glass! Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, August 14
ArtWaves Presents: Oil Color Palette Mixing for Still Life Painting with Artist-in-Residence Christine Lafuente
10AM: This one-day workshop will focus on how to set up a palette, mix oil colors, and establish tonal relationships in a still life painting. The morning will include lecture and demonstration, followed by an afternoon of painting with individual instruction. Click here for more information and to register.

Monday, August 15
ArtWaves Presents: Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing with Liz
3:30PM: We supply it all - and the results are stunning! Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers. The gelatin plates pick up the intricacy of the plants and our Akua inks are vibrantly colored. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Click here to register.

Monday, August 15
ArtWaves Presents: Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult)
6:15PM: In this introductory level class, we’ll work to develop a movement practice that centers both self-care and togetherness. Students will investigate basic patterns of choreography, experimenting with principles of velocity and momentum and exploring personal and shared movement impulses. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 16
ArtWaves Presents: Creating a Pet Portrait with Gloria Avner
9AM: If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful portrait of your favorite furbaby (or bird or horse or snake), you have two choices: Pay a professional artist or have an energizing learning experience and do it yourself! Pet Portrait Artist - Gloria Avner will give you step-by-step guidance, working with soft pastels, pastel pencils, and velour paper. Click here for more info and to register.

Tuesday, August 16
YWCA MDI Presents: Pie Sale!
YWCA MDI will be having their annual pie sales every Tuesday starting 6/28/22 and running through 8/30/22 from 10 am until sold out. Homemade pies are lovingly baked by our volunteers. All proceeds go towards our lodging program for women and girls. Be sure to get yours before they are gone!

Tuesday, August 16
ArtWaves Presents: Modigliani Oil Pastels
1:30PM: Modigliani was an innovative Italian Artist, early 20th c., who became famous for his stylized portraits of long-necked women. We will create our own striking portraits in this step-by-step guided course. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, August 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Chris Van Dusen, Author Illustrator
3PM: This is a hybrid in-person and online event with the beloved Maine Author Illustrator Chris Van Dusen to celebrate “Oceans of Possibilities,” this year’s Maine Libraries and Gulf of Maine Research Institute partnership theme. Chris will be reading and discussing three of his books that feature oceans, including his latest, BIG TRUCK Little Island. Click here for more information and register.

Tuesday, August 16
ArtWaves Presents: Ballroom Dance for Beginners
6PM: Learn basic steps and spins to popular ballroom dances including Swing, Foxtrot, Rumba, Waltz, Hustle, and Merengue. No partner necessary! Please bring shoes that have not been worn outside or prepare to dance in socks or barefoot. Drinks may be kept in the office area. Click here for more info and to register.

Tuesday, August 16
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Master Carver Floyd Scholz Talks Bird Carving
7PM: Master Carver Floyd Scholz is the Wendell Gilley Museum’s People-Nature-Art speaker for August. This talk will happen in person, and be live cast simultaneously; registration is required. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, August 17
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Master Carver Offers 4-Hour Painting Demo
10AM - 2PM: "The art of bird carving is not 'wooden taxidermy,'" Mr. Scholz says. "Bird carving is sculpture in its highest and purest sense." Mr. Scholz replicates a dazzling array of feather colors, patterns and plumage variation as part of his work. No fee, but registration is required. You may attend all or part of this demo. Click here to sign up.

Wednesday, August 17
ArtWaves Presents: Liviah's Crafternoons - Mosaic Jewelry and Magnets
3-5PM: With ArtWaves amazing array of wee gems, heaps of colorful stained glass and beads, fill in a cabochon with a scene or design. All materials and step by step instructions in this unique workshop! Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, August 17
ArtWaves Presents: 3D Felting Fantasy
6-8PM: Do you find yourself daydreaming of dragons, monsters, or unicorns? Do you like to draw creatures that you make up in your mind? Then this is the perfect workshop for you! In this workshop you will learn how to 3D needle felt beasts of your choice. Click here for more information ans to register.

Thursday, August 18
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Painting: Ancient Art with a New Twist
9:30AM: Learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You'll be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork. Click here to register.

Thursday, August 18
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Painting: Ancient Art with a New Twist
1:30PM: Learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You'll be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork. Click here to register.

Thursday, August 18
Mount Desert Island Historical Society Presents: "Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America"
5-7PM: Laurence Cotton, writer, historian, and filmmaker, will present “Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America,” a deep dive into Olmsted’s life and prolific career, at a special Mount Desert Island Historical Society event at College of the Atlantic’s Gates Auditorium. Click here to register.

Friday, August 19
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Awesome Owls
10:30PM: Museum Educator Cynthia Ocel will guide you through the fascinating world of these avian superstars. Discover how they find food, mates, and a safe place to hang out. Learn about their feathers, talons, eyes and ears. Awesome Owls is open to curious adventurers age 10 and older. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 19
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Build a Birdhouse
1:30PM: Join naturalist Rich MacDonald in the Wendell Gilley Museum's outdoor classroom to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds who will live there. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about the life history and ecology of some of the other bird species that might visit your birdhouse, and how best to site your creation to entice birds to use it. Click for details and to register.

Friday, August 19
ArtWaves Presents: Rock Felting and Rock Painting
3-5PM: A bit of topsy turvy when something soft like sheep's wool becomes hard (felted) into looking like a rock, then we paint real rocks to resemble something soft...like a cat or a bird or split the difference with a hedgehog! Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, August 20
ArtWaves Presents: Comprehensive Introduction to Encaustic with Dietlind Vander Schaaf
10AM - 4PM, continues Sunday August 21: This hands-on studio course will introduce participants to safety, supports, and encaustic history while providing demonstrations and the opportunity to practice and apply 2D techniques including application, fusing, color mixing, etching, texturing, graphite and Xerox transfers, collaging, and working with R&F Pigment Sticks. Click here to register.

Saturday, August 20
ArtWaves Presents: 2D Felt Wildlife
1:30PM: Join Gabrielle to paint with felt and create beautiful 2D art! In this workshop you will admire wildlife by creating a felted composition. Bring an image of your favorite bird, amphibian, canine, reptile etc. as reference. Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, August 21
Camp Capella's Charity Golf Scramble
7AM: Camp CaPella's Annual Charity Golf Scramble is Gearing up. August 21st at Hermon Meadows. We need hole sponsors and 10 more teams. Camp is looking to raise even more money for our campers this year! www.campcapella.org use the donate button. Email: melanie@campcapella.org to sign up. We want the best turnout yet! Tee time everybody!

Sunday, August 21
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Pet Portrait
1:30PM: Bring a picture of your pet(s) and recreate them in stained glass! You will learn basic elements of design and composition while creating a critter out of glass. We have fridge-ready magnets, or build a larger portrait of your friend! Click here to register.

Monday, August 22
ArtWaves Presents: Liviah's Crafternoons - Painted Plaster Bowls
3-5PM: This afternoon work with gauze infused plaster to create 3D bowls, sculptures, and elbow pots. As they dry fairly quickly embellishment can include beads, feathers, and paint to bring home something very unique! Click here for more information an to register.

Monday, August 22
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaic Still Life
3:30PM: Here is your chance to try out our glorious assortment of colors and textures with step-by-step instruction, demonstrations on designing, cutting glass, grinding and grouting. It’s like coloring with glass! Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 23
ArtWaves Presents: Paint With Ink, String, and Watercolor: Freeing Your Creativity with Gloria Avner
11:30AM: This class is excellent at freeing you from blocks to your creative spirit. It is also meditative, playful and satisfying. You will use ink, string, your own energy and watercolor on watercolor paper to create and go home with one to three completed pieces. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 23
ArtWaves Presents: Creating a Pet Portrait
1-5PM: If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful portrait of your favorite furbaby (or bird or horse or snake), you have two choices: Pay a professional artist or have an energizing learning experience and do it yourself! Pet Portrait Artist - Gloria Avner will give you step-by-step guidance, working with soft pastels, pastel pencils, and velour paper. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 23
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Red Herring by Michael Hollinger
Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Click here for show times and to purchase tickets.

Tuesday, August 23
Southwest Harbor Public Library Present: "The Model in the Landscapes" Judy Taylor Talk & Demonstration
5:30PM: Join us on Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m. for "The Model in the Landscapes" Talk & Demonstration with Judy Taylor. Judy will give a demonstration with a live model placed as a figure in the landscape and discuss how it changes the aesthetic of the painting. This program will be outside on the lawn of St. John's Church across from the library. No rain date.

Tuesday, August 23
ArtWaves Presents: Salsa Dance for Beginners with Caitlin Camarda
6PM: Learn basic dance steps and spins in Salsa dancing! Including Hip Action techniques and foundations to Partnering. No partner necessary! Please bring shoes that have not been worn outside or prepare to dance in socks or barefoot. Drinks may be kept in the office area. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, August 24
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Nature Journaling Workshop
9AM: Bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors with this Nature Journaling Workshop taught by artist and nature-lover Erika Rosso. Gather tips and techniques for capturing your memorable moments. All materials supplied.Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, August 24
ArtWaves Presents: 2D Felting Flowers and Plants
3:30PM: Join Gabrielle to 2D felt lovely flowers and luscious plants. You will learn the basics of 2D needle felting starting from a sketch to a finished piece. Bring reference pictures of the flora you want to feel. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, August 24
ArtWaves Presents: Liviah's Crafternoons - Painting on Canvas for Kids
3-5PM: Yes! You can paint! ArtWaves supplies it all from aprons, easels, to Zinc white to bring home a frameable treasure and some tips to continue painting. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, August 25
ArtWaves Presents: Modigliani Oil Pastels
11:30AM: Modigliani was an innovative Italian Artist, early 20th c., who became famous for his stylized portraits of long-necked women. We will create our own striking portraits in this step-by-step guided course. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, August 25
ArtWaves Presents: Paint With Ink, String, and Watercolor: Freeing Your Creativity with Gloria Avner
1:30PM: This class is excellent at freeing you from blocks to your creative spirit. It is also meditative, playful and satisfying. You will use ink, string, your own energy and watercolor on watercolor paper to create and go home with one to three completed pieces. Click here to register.

Friday, August 26
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Plein Air Painting with Erika Rosso
9AM: This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate painters but does require curiosity and a willingness to experiment! Erika has a positive and experimental teaching style that builds confidence in budding artists, making it joyous to learn and create. This is a class for adults but also accepts mature students aged 12 and older. Registration is required and space is limited. Click here!

Friday, August 26
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Are Birds Like You and Me?
1:30PM - 2:30PM: Join us to discover the special adaptations that allow birds to survive life in Maine. Through using our curiosity, problem solving skills, senses and imagination we will better appreciate how and what birds eat, build a nest, stay warm, protect themselves, find a mate, move about, and use their senses. Click here to reserve a spot.

Friday, August 26
ArtWaves Presents: Liviah's Crafternoons - Water Balloon Art
3-5PM: Imagine this, water balloons filled with a mixture of water and paint to be thrown onto a canvas! This activity is more about the process than the overall creation. Get Messy, HAVE FUN!! Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, August 27
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee – Brass Day
10AM - 1PM: This special Cars & Coffee features the Museum’s favorite era of cars, those from the Brass Era! Pre-1917 vehicles will be showcased and demonstrated in a celebration of one of the most significant and prolific periods of automobile history. If you are planning to trailer your Brass Era vehicle, please contact the Museum in advance to make arrangements for trailer parking.

Saturday, August 27
ArtWaves Presents: Felting 3D Beetles and Moths
10AM: Join Gabrielle to felt lovely beetles and moths. In this workshop you will learn how to needle felt 3D form starting with a pipe cleaner armature and evolving it into a complete form. All felting skill levels are welcome. Bring a reference photo or sketch of what you want to make. Materials will be provided. Click here to register.

Saturday, August 27
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Beetles, Moths, and Insects
1:30PM: Learn how to mosaic insects with Gabrielle. In this workshop you will plan and execute a mosaic starting with a sketch and turning it into a glorious glass mosaic. Bring reference images of an insect of your choice. Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, August 28
ArtWaves Presents: Drawing From a Different Perspective
10AM: Join Gabrielle for an instructed drawing session. Feel free to bring your questions and current work in progress! Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, August 30
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Painting: Ancient Art with a New Twist
9:30AM: Learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You'll be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 30
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Painting: Ancient Art with a New Twist
1:30PM: Learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You'll be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork. Click here to register.

Tuesday, August 30
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and Geological Insights from the Search Data
5:30PM: The tragic disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 led to a deep-ocean search effort of unprecedented scale and detail. Marine geophysicist Mike Coffin investigates interactions between the oceanic environment and the solid Earth. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, September 1
ArtWaves Presents: Creating a Pet Portrait with Gloria Avner
1-5PM: If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful portrait of your favorite furbaby (or bird or horse or snake), you have two choices: Pay a professional artist or have an energizing learning experience and do it yourself! Pet Portrait Artist - Gloria Avner will give you step-by-step guidance, working with soft pastels, pastel pencils, and velour paper. Click here to register.

Friday, September 2
ArtWaves Presents: Felted Geodes and Bates Cairns
3:30PM: Felted rocks can be stacked and restacked into fun cairns, but what happens when we slice up those rocks? The process is so much fun and then there is the oooohs and ahhs. See the beautiful and surprising results of the geode inside! All materials a including ArtWaves amazing array of colorful fleece and gear to wet felt sheeps wool included. Click here to register.

Monday, September 5
ArtWaves Presents: Painting with Fleece - Floral Landscape
3:30PM: Felting galore with a rainbow of colors, beads and feathers to add in. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, September 6
ArtWaves Presents: Modigliani Oil Pastels
1:30PM: Modigliani was an innovative Italian Artist, early 20th c., who became famous for his stylized portraits of long-necked women. We will create our own striking portraits in this step-by-step guided course. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, September 9
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaic Landscape
3:30PM: Try out our glorious assortment of colors and textures to create your own ocean or sea of flowers. Step-by-step instruction, demonstrations on designing, cutting glass, grinding and grouting. It’s like coloring with glass! Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, September 10
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee – Cars and Canines featuring Hancock County SPCA!
10AM - 1PM: The Seal Cove Auto Museum and Hancock County SPCA are teaming up to bring you a very special Cars & Coffee! Come down to the Museum on September 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to learn more about what the SPCA does for the community. More details will be coming on this special event. Click here!

Tuesday, September 13
ArtWaves Presents: Creating a Pet Portrait
1-5PM: If you’ve ever wanted a beautiful portrait of your favorite furbaby (or bird or horse or snake), you have two choices: Pay a professional artist or have an energizing learning experience and do it yourself! Pet Portrait Artist - Gloria Avner will give you step-by-step guidance, working with soft pastels, pastel pencils, and velour paper. Click here to register.

Monday, September 12
ArtWaves Presents: MonoPrinting
3:30PM: Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, September 13
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Geology of MDI Presentation with Duane & Ruth Braun
5:30PM: Have you ever wondered about the geologic origins of Mount Desert Island? How the island was put together? What effects did glaciers have on the current landscape? The Brauns will take us on a geologic history tour. Registration is required to attend both in-person and to receive an online link. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, September 15
ArtWaves Presents: Modigliani Oil Pastels
11:30AM: Modigliani was an innovative Italian Artist, early 20th c., who became famous for his stylized portraits of long-necked women. We will create our own striking portraits in this step-by-step guided course. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, September 15
ArtWaves Presents: Paint With Ink, String, and Watercolor: Freeing Your Creativity with Gloria Avner
1:30PM: This class is excellent at freeing you from blocks to your creative spirit. It is also meditative, playful and satisfying. You will use ink, string, your own energy and watercolor on watercolor paper to create and go home with one to three completed pieces. Click here to register.

Friday, September 16
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Build a Birdhouse
1:30PM: Join naturalist Rich MacDonald in the Wendell Gilley Museum's outdoor classroom to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds who will live there. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about the life history and ecology of some of the other bird species that might visit your birdhouse, and how best to site your creation to entice birds to use it. Click for details and to register.

Friday, September 16
ArtWaves Presents: Native Botanical Printing
3:30PM: Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers. The gelatin plates pick up the intricacy of the plants and our Akua inks are vibrantly colored. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Click here to register.

Saturday, September 17
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Writing Workshop with Annaliese Jakimides
9AM: This workshop is designed to help you unlock your creativity and leave with some works in progress, and to have some fun along the way. Get inspired by pieces from the museum's permanent collection and current exhibitions, with writer and artist Annaliese Jakimides. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, September 21
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Continues thru Sept. 25: Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi River. Click here to discover the many events that will take place over the 5 day festival!

Wednesday, September 21
ArtWaves Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival - Starry Night Fleece Tapestry
3-5PM: ‘Paint’ the night sky with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can be a meditative experience - it’s like coloring with sheep's fleece. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, September 21
ArtWaves Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival - Printing the Night Sky
6-8PM: Create gorgeous one of a kind prints with our brilliant inks! Gelatin printing is an easy medium to learn, we give step by step instructions to roll out, dab, swipe, brush and pull your print. Make a fabric banner, cards and a matted piece for framing. ArtWaves supplies it all in our studio. This is a great family workshop, brown bag dinners welcome. Click here to register.

Thursday, September 22
ArtWaves Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival - Toddlers Create the Night Sky
10-11AM: Here’s a great way for children to be part of it all (since they are prone to sleeping when it’s dark). We offer you and your child(ren) a chance in our studio to paper mosaic a star, paint your own banner, and explore rich darks and brilliant lights through age appropriate media! Click here to register.

Thursday, September 22
ArtWaves Presents: Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transcription-Oil Painting
5:30PM: The studio table is all set for you to explore this iconic painting by replicating it. Here’s your chance to work in oil paint even if you have never tried it - discover how forgivable and easy to correct oil paint can be. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, September 23
ArtWaves Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival - Watercolor Painting the Night Sky
3:30PM: In this workshop students will learn and experiment with watercolor painting. Students will learn to use resist methods, splatter techniques, wet on wet, and other fun techniques to create texture and life in their paintings. Students will be encouraged to play with what is often a very structured paint, yet is extremely versatile and loose. Click here to register.

Friday, September 23
ArtWaves Presents: Acadia Night Sky Festival - Stained Glass Mosaic
5:30PM: Try out our glorious assortment of colors and textures to create your own mosaic inspired by the night sky. Step-by-step instruction, demonstrations on designing, cutting glass, grinding and grouting. It’s like coloring with glass! Click here to register.

Saturday, September 24
Downeast Scenic Railroad Presents: Autumn Gold Train Ride
10:30AM or 1:30PM: Join the Downeast Scenic Railroad for a special autumn train ride! This event is part of Ellsworth's Annual Autumn Gold weekend. Click here to book your ride today!

Sunday, September 25
Downeast Scenic Railroad Presents: Autumn Gold Train Ride
10:30AM or 1:30PM: Join the Downeast Scenic Railroad for a special autumn train ride! This event is part of Ellsworth's Annual Autumn Gold weekend. Click here to book your ride today!

Tuesday, September 27
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: "Russia, the War in Ukraine and the Problem of Peace" with Seth Singleton
5:30PM: Join us on Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30 for a hybrid program with Seth Singleton, "Russia, the War in Ukraine and the Problem of Peace." Registration is required to attend both in-person, masked, and to receive an online link. Each in-person attendee must complete a registration. We will have a waitlist so register just in case a space becomes available. Click here to sign up.

Thursday, September 29
Mount Desert Island Historical Society Presents: “We Change With Them” - Populations: Oysters, Shrimp, and Squid
4-6PM: Join us at ArtWaves in Town Hill! Catherine Schmitt of Schoodic Institute, along with “We Change With Them” exhibit artist Jennifer Steen Booher, will be on campus to talk about their research on these species and their populations. Click here for more information.

Friday, October 7
Acadia Chamber Presents: 11th Annual Wine Tasting
4-6PM at our new location: Archie's Lobster at 90 Tremont Road in Bass Harbor! Come try wines from multiple countries, hosted by Scott from Sawyer's Specialties. Awesome nibbles and great views of Bass Harbor to enjoy as well. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 8
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee – Grand Finale
10AM - 1PM: For our last Cars & Coffee of the 2022 season, we invite vehicles of all makes and models to participate before the Museum’s season ends. We hope to see you here! Museum admission is free until 1:00 p.m. on show days!

Saturday, October 8
Acadia Chamber Presents: 25th Anniversary Oktoberfest!
Noon to 5PM PM at our new location: Archie's Lobster at 90 Tremont Road in Bass Harbor! Oktoberfest offers great Maine craft beers to sample, music, tasty treats by area food vendors, and even some games! Great views of Bass Harbor to enjoy as well. Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 15
Downeast Scenic Railroad Presents: Pumpkin Trail Rides
10AM, 12:30PM or 2:30PM: We are offering our Pumpkin Train ride, where the train will stop at a local pumpkin patch and allow families to bring pumpkins home to decorate! Be sure to book your trip today - click here!

Sunday, October 16
Downeast Scenic Railroad Presents: Pumpkin Trail Rides
10AM, 12:30PM or 2:30PM: We are offering our Pumpkin Train ride, where the train will stop at a local pumpkin patch and allow families to bring pumpkins home to decorate! Be sure to book your trip today - click here!

Friday, October 21
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Build a Birdhouse
1:30PM: Join naturalist Rich MacDonald in the Wendell Gilley Museum's outdoor classroom to build a birdhouse and learn about the birds who will live there. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about the life history and ecology of some of the other bird species that might visit your birdhouse, and how best to site your creation to entice birds to use it. Click for details and to register.

Saturday, October 22
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Awesome Owls
10:30PM: Museum Educator Cynthia Ocel will guide you through the fascinating world of these avian superstars. Discover how they find food, mates, and a safe place to hang out. Learn about their feathers, talons, eyes and ears. Awesome Owls is open to curious adventurers age 10 and older. Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, November 12
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Writing Workshop with Annaliese Jakimides
9AM: This workshop is designed to help you unlock your creativity and leave with some works in progress, and to have some fun along the way. Get inspired by pieces from the museum's permanent collection and current exhibitions, with writer and artist Annaliese Jakimides. 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.

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