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Continues through September 29
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Hook 'n I Rug Hooking
Don’t miss the annual exhibit of Mount Desert Island’s rug hooking group, Hook ‘n I on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library from September 1-29. Members of Hook ‘n I have created original designs while also working from traditional and modern hooking patterns. The Hook ‘n I group was formed more than 15 years ago, and the group meets weekly from September to May at the library. 244-7065

Saturday, September 30
A Climate to Thrive Presents:Community Climate Solutions Fair
10AM on the Bar Harbor Village Green & other locations: representatives from sustainability efforts for all island towns for a full day of workshops, music, food, an EV expo, and more. Celebrate and discover the exciting, innovative climate solutions driven by our community, and come together to envision what’s next. Hear from local leaders and energy experts, learn about the many EV options, etc.

Saturday, September 30
Tremont Celebrates the Bass Harbor Country Store Museum
2-4PM: Join us for a guided tour of the premises, corn husk doll making and cider pressing demonstrations, as well as chowder, baked beans and other treats. Members of David Rapkievian’s Fish House Fogey’s band will provide some lively fiddle,bass, guitar and button accordion music. Admission is free (donations welcome.) Park nearby at the Seafood Ketch. For more info, call 244-9753.

Monday, October 2
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Nan Ulett’s “Found Art” Fish & More
Nan Ulett’s “Found Art” Fish and more will be on display from Monday, October 2nd to Monday, October 30th, 2023 at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. All works are for sale. A portion of the proceeds benefits the library. For questions or for more information call the Library at 207-244-7065, visit, or email

Monday, October 2
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Monday Motors
11AM: Join the team at Seal Cove Auto Museum each Monday at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a special demonstration and talk about one of the special vehicles from the collection. A rotating schedule of vehicles will be featured at each Monday Motors. Free with Museum admission. Events are weather permitting.

Tuesday, October 3
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Medicare 101 Seminar - Get the Basics
2-4PM in person: Whether you are turning 65, or are older, or have a qualifying disability and have questions about your Medicare benefits, or enrollment eligibility, this seminar is for you. Learn basic information about Medicare; compare the two main ways to get your Medicare coverage, Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage; and more. Click here for more info and to register.

Tuesday, October 3
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Wicked Pissah! Storms, Survival, and Sea Level Rise with Raney Bench, Ex. Director, MDI Historical Society
5:30pm in-person and live online: Raney Bench will tell several tales of storms and survival from our past, starting with the bridge connecting the island to the mainland washing out in 1851, hurricane Edna sinking boats in 1954, Daisy washing over Mount Desert Rock in 1962, and what the December 24, 2022 storm tells us about our future. Click here to register.

Friday, October 6
Acadia Chamber's 12th Annual Wine Tasting
4-6PM at Archie's Lobster, 90 Tremont Rod, Bass Harbor. We had so much fun last year at Archie's Lobster in Bass Harbor, that we are going to do it again! Come taste a wide variety of wines and tasty hors d'vouers. Scott Worcester from Sawyer's Specialties once again hosts this intimate event. Click here for tickets!

Saturday, October 7
ArtWaves Presents: Plein Air Felted Landscape Workshop with Kristen Walsh
9AM: Join our October Artist in Residence, Kristen Walsh, for a two-day Plein Air Landscape Workshop! In this workshop, participants will experience the ancient art of felting and learn foundational art techniques as you create plein air landscapes. Click here for more information and to register.

Saturday, October 7
ArtWaves Presents: Batik from Photographs with Gloria Avner
10AM: 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.

Saturday, October 7
Acadia Chamber's 26th Annual Oktoberfest
Noon - 5PM at Archie's Lobster, 90 Tremont Road, Bass Harbor: We had so much fun last year at Archie's Lobster in Bass Harbor, that we are going to do it again! Join us for a great beer tasting event! (Yes there will be some wine too!) There will be music, food, games, arts and crafts, and - of course great beer! Click here for ticket information and much more.

Friday, October 13
Southwest Harbor Public Library & Jesup Memorial Library Present: Tay-gate at the Jesup!
3PM at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor: Southwest Harbor Public Library and Jesup Memorial Library are teaming up for Tay-Gate at the Jesup! To celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s The Era’s Tour Movie at Reel Pizza, join us at Jesup Memorial Library for Taylor Swift trivia, photo ops, a food-tasting based on each Era, and more! Click here to sign up!

Sunday, October 15
Run MDI: Annual MDI Marathon
The MDI Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain passing tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, sleepy Maine villages, and stunning seaside vistas —including Somes Sound, the only fjord on the Eastern Seaboard— all set against the backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, October 17
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Angkor Wat with Bob Thayer
5:30PM: Hidden in the jungles of Cambodia for a thousand years the Angkor Empire is again revealed in its majestic temples and intricate bas reliefs. Angkor Wat is the largest such temple in the world and one of many in the area around Siem Reap, Cambodia. Bob’s program gives a sample of the beauty and history of these spectacular temples. Click here to register.

Wednesday, October 18
Mt. Desert Historical Society Presents: History Happy Hour-Halloween Edition
5:30PM at the Rusticator Room at Bayview Hotel Bar Harbor. Are you a master of historical trivia, a fan of fantastic island stories, or a novice know-it-all? The evening’s game promises to be deviously delightful as we play pictionary-style trivia about the more sinister side of Mount Desert Island's history, past events, and inhabitants. Click here for information on how to join the fun.

Saturday, October 21
Fogtown Brewing Presents: 5th Annual Fogtoberfest!
11AM - 7PM: Every late autumn, we invite our fans and community to our original location and brewing headquarters in Ellsworth to explore a slew of Fogtown craft brews and libations, with multiple tasting stations featuring reserves from our cellar, brand new releases, one-time creations, live music in the beer garden, wood-fired pizza, and more! Click her for ticket info!

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