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Thursday, January 17
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: January Tea at the Library
2 - 3:30PM: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, 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!

Monday, January 21
Mount Desert Island Historical Society's Annual Bean Supper
6-8PM: Join us for our Annual Bean Supper - not only a treat, a tradition. Followed by a lecture by Nat Fenton in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We'll be at the high school again this year. Mark your calendars! $5 for children, $10 for adults.

Tuesday, January 22
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Valentine's Day Printmaking Workshop
5-8PM: Valentine's day is approaching and we are excited to announce our Valentine's day printmaking workshop! No experience necessary, all are welcome! To maximize your creations during the workshop time we suggest you come with an idea for the image you'd like to make - a romantic lovebird, Cupid's sparrow, or any other special message. All materials are provided - call to register: 244-7555

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: joseph@maineoutdoorschool.org

Monday, January 28
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Peace Crane Folding
3:30PM: The act of 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. Come and fold a crane. Come and fold many. Come one day, come every time. Spread the word! For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Tuesday, January 29
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Home Brewing 101
6PM: Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer in a two-class course taught by Jon Stein, owner and head brewer at Fogtown! You must be at least 21 years old to register for this class. Makeup class (if needed) 02/26/19. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, January 31
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Knit & Sip with Maine Outdoor School
5-8PM: Never learned to knit but always wanted to try? Come on down to Fogtown and learn to knit your very own woolen koozie from Maine Outdoor School fiber artist Hazel Stark. Koozies will be specifically designed to fit Fogtown's glassware. $25 per person; includes yarn and needles (which you keep) made by Joe Horn of Maine Outdoor School. Limited space - preregistration required. Click here!

Wednesday, February 6
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Teenagers, Immature Brains, and Risks of Addiction
6PM: "History will note that we have abandoned an entire generation of people to this preventable disease," said Governor Janet Mills in her inaugural address. Dick Dimond, a retired physician, the Steering Committee Chair of the Hancock County Adult Drug Treatment Court, and a Board member of the Acadia Family Center, will speak at the Library about this serious health care crisis. 244-7065

Saturday, February 9
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Fisheries in the Gulf of Maine with Dennis Damon
2PM: Dennis Damon is a fourth-generation commercial fisherman and also a former Maine State Senator. As senator, he chaired the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources. Currently, he serves as chair of the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries whose mission statement reads to "Secure a sustainable future for fisheries and fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond." 244-7065

Saturday, February 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Neighbors We Hardly Know with Craig Kesselheim
1:30 PM: Come and learn about owls: those mysterious, diverse, powerful and highly adapted species who reside on MDI and populate the world. Learn which owls live here and how to identify them. Southwest Harbor resident Craig Kesselheim has been a passionate birder for 45 years and has birded on MDI for many of those. 244-7065

Thursday, February 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: February Tea
2:00 - 3:30 pm: 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.

Saturday, February 23
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Saturday Morning Games
9:30 - 11:30 am: People of all ages are invited to play games at the Library on Saturday morning. There will be a wide variety of interesting games. Something is bound to catch the interest of everyone. Come join the fun!!! For more information please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, March 2
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Bird Watercolor Painting Workshop with loacl artist Erika Rosso
5:30-8PM: We're excited to have local artist Erika Rosso teach here for the first time. A College of the Atlantic alumna, Rosso is a passionate watercolor artist and teacher, as well as Yoga instructor! All materials provided - no previous experience necessary. Contact us at info@wendellgileymuseum.org or 244-7555 for more information and to register.

Tuesday, March 12
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Quietside's Unsung Civil Rights Heroines: LaRue Spiker and Louise Gilbert and the Wade House Bombing with Carolyn Gage
5:30PM: La Rue Spiker is celebrated in SWH as an activist, environmentalist, and editor for the Bar Harbor Times. Carolyn Gage will talk about what many people do not know -- that she and her partner Louise Gilbert courageously put their lives and their freedom on the line in one of the most violent landmark incidents in the Civil Rights Era: the Wade House Bombing. 244-7065

Friday, March 15
Harbor House Presents: Great Harbor House Shootout
Junior high and high school basketball players from all over Maine gather on Mount Desert Island,Trenton & Ellsworth to compete for the winner’s title in the Great Harbor House Shootout. This hugely popular event has grown from a small group of 7 local teams in 1992 to an exciting 3-day event with over 80 teams participating. Click here for more information!

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.

Thursday, May 30
21st Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Continues thru June 2. Acadia's birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Click here for more information and to register for events.

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: at.home@downeastcommunitypartners.org. Sponsored by the First National Bank.

Thursday, July 4
Acadia Chamber Presents: Fourth of July Fireworks
9PM: This community sponsored event is hosted by the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce. Join us for our annual fireworks, which will be shot off a barge in the middle of the harbor, viewable from several locations around the harbor. More details to come!

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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