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Saturday, September 18
At Home's 8th Annual At Home Tennis Round Robin
This popular event is a major fundraiser for At Home, a program of the Downeast Community Partners, which supports aging in place on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Mount Desert Island. In addition to tennis, there will be a silent auction, with wonderful collections of items to bid on provided by local artists and businesses. Click here for more information!
Thursday, September 23
ArtWaves Presents: Batik Painting with Gloria Avner
9:30 - 1:30: Come learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, 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. No experience necessary. Click here for more info and to register.
Saturday, September 25
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Flute Making Workshop with Hawk Henries Rescheduled
9AM - 4:30PM: Learn from a master of the Eastern Woodland Flute, Hawk Henries, and make your own flute from bamboo using only hand tools – carving knives, files, sandpaper and fire. All tools and materials will be provided. Click here for more information and to register.
Tuesday, September 28
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Confronting the Challenges of Affordable Housing - Island Housing Trust
5:30PM: MDI is facing an acute housing crisis. But there are solutions. Join us for a Southwest Harbor Pubic Library hosted online program to learn how Island House Trust (IHT) is providing sustainable year-round housing opportunities to prevent MDI from becoming a hollowed out ‘shell.’ Registration required for this free event; click here for more information.
Wednesday, September 29
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Continues thru October 3: Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. Click here for more information!
Sunday, October 10
Atlantic Brewing Presents: 17th Annual Belt Sander Races
3PM: Belt Sander Races are a friendly but fierce competition of decorated belt sanders, raced down two tracks in a double elimination bracket. The winners receive prizes, glory, and bragging rights. This year's theme is Oktoberfest! Let's see some lederhosen & pretzels on those belt sanders! To benefit The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the Muir Fund for Cancer Support. Click for info!
Sunday, October 17
Mount Desert Island Marathon - CANCELED
The 2021 MDI Marathon has been canceled. This was not an easy decision. Race organizers have been working hard and preparing for a variety of contingencies. Complications stemming from the recent surge in local COVID-19 infections due to the Delta variant, coupled with an already strained medical and emergency services community has lead to too many uncertainties to safely hold the race.
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