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Harbor House and Sawyer's Specialties's Fundraiser: $30,00 for 30 Years
Scott Worcester, of Sawyer's Specialties and a HH Board member for 30 years. As he ends his board tenure, he'd like to raise $30K for Harbor House. Enjoy a private wine tasting for eight in the privacy of your home. You choose the country – France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, or the U.S. and Scott will bring everything else for a fantastic evening! Click here or call 207-244-3713 to book

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Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Ann Jones Show & Benefit
From July 12th to July 27th, Southwest Harbor Public Library will host “The Art of Ann Jones,” a collection of pieces by multimedia artist Ann Jones. All proceeds from the sale of artwork will benefit the library. These pieces have been generously donated for the benefit by Ann’s family. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 17
Acadia National Parks' Save Our Summits Program
In collaboration with Friends of Acadia and Schoodic Institute, we invite tenacious hikers to bring bags of soil to the summits of Penobscot and Sargent Mountains. This year, the recurring Save Our Summits Volunteer Program will take place every Wednesday from June through September, 2024. Hikes run from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., weather permitting. Click here to register.

Thursday, July 18
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Create Art with Mike Duffy
10AM: Join beloved artist Mike Duffy for an art program at the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 18th. Ages 9+. Complete a registration for each child. Click here to register!

Saturday, July 20
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Susan Deborah King -- Poetry Reading
1PM: Susan Deborah King, a summer resident of Great Cranberry Island, will give a reading from her poetry, including excerpts from her two most recent books: Moon Dance (island poems) and Though It Can’t Last (a dialogue between her and a colleague who is a photographer). Click here for more details.

Monday, July 22
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Kneisel Hall Concert at St. John's
7PM: This in-person concert is at St. John's Church in Southwest Harbor. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear one of the most significant chamber music programs in the country and to see students perform who are about to move onto major orchestras and chamber groups. The concert is free and open to all – a gift to the community. This event fills up quickly so come early. Click here for more!

Tuesday, July 23
YWCA MDI's Tuesday Pie Sale
It's summer, and our Tuesday pie sales have started! Stop by this Tuesday and pick up a pie or two for your summer picnics! 36 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Sale starts at 10 AM and goes until we run out of pies!

Thursday, July 25
Charlotte Rhoades Park's 26th Annual Butterfly Release
1PM or 2:30PM: The Annual Butterfly Release is divided into two sessions to ensure that guests can enjoy all of the activities and stroll through the park at their own pace, allowing families and individuals to come and go at their leisure during their session time. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Painting a Masterpiece in Fiber
9:30AM: Learn the basics of needle-felting and re-create a masterpiece using your own images of Acadia or one of the iconic ones. It's like coloring with wool . ArtWaves has an amazing array of dyed fleece, embellish with spun wool and frayed silk saris. Not only will you leave with a wonderful felted piece but you leave saying "I felt great"! Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Mirror Workshop
5:30PM: Making a stained-glass mosaic mirror is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium. Participants will learn how to cut, grind, glue, and grout if desired using ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and pottery to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like surrounding a round or rectangular mirror. Click here to register.

Saturday, August 3
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Acadia Explorers: at the Library - Beavers
10AM: Calling all outdoor explorers - we’re teaming up with Acadia National Park again to offer this adventurous, outdoor educational program for grades K-5 & caregiver. Registrants will receive a free book at each program and have the chance to enjoy a storytime by an SWHPL librarian, then explore and learn at park locations by a Park Ranger. Click here to register.

Monday, August 12
ArtWaves Presents: En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente- 4 sessions
Join Christine Lafuente, our August Guest Artist- August 12-15. Experience the magic of MDI as you paint En Plein Air. A basic review of outdoor set-up, palette organization, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations. Click here for details & to register.

Wednesday, August 14
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, August 18
Camp Capella's Annual Charity Golf Scramble
7AM registration, 8AM Shotgun start: Jpin us at the Hermon Meadows Gold Club (281 Billings Road, Hermon ME) for GOLF! contests, prizes, food and fun! All proceeds for the Campers!

Wednesday, August 21
Charlotte Rhoades Park Barn Talk "Bring Back the Pollinators"
10AM - Noon: Barn Talk "Bring Back the Pollinators" by Master Gardener and Xerces Society Ambassador Martina Dittmar. Stick around for the 2 pm - Monarch Tagging Demonstration! Free and Open to the Public. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 6
ArtWaves Presents: Celestial Felting
2:30PM: Here’s where you ‘paint’ 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. Under 9 needs a double digit partner. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, September 11
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, October 2
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

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