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Southwest Harbor Public Library Announcement: Reopening the Library
The library is now welcomes limited walk-ins, and appointments for 30 minutes Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 10AM - 12:30PM. Closed Sunday. Curbside pickup is also available. Click here for more information.

Acadia Repertory Theater Presents: Fully Committed
Continues thru August 15. This riotous one-man play centers on Sam, a struggling actor who works as a reservation clerk at a chic Manhattan restaurant. The story, which has 36 characters, takes place during an extremely busy shift, during which the overworked and underappreciated clerk. Click here for show times and more!

Friday, July 30
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: 'Stained Glass' Bird Craft
10:30AM: Create faux suncatchers from tissue paper with staff art teacher Allison Maurais in this fun craft project. Allison will have tissue paper squares and bird shapes available, or create your own nature-inspired shape. Suitable for families and children 5 and older; children younger than 8 should be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $7. Registration required. Click here!

Tuesday, August 3
Harbor House Community Center Presents: Lobster on the Sound
5:30 - 8PM: This year’s event will consist of a cocktail party, silent auction, mini live auction and paddle pledge. Guests will once again enjoy cocktails, our Dark & Stormy bar, and sumptuously catered hors d’oeuvres. Attendance will be Limited to 300 guests. This event is SOLD OUT! To get on the wait list, call 244-3713.

Thursday, August 5
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Flight of Swallows
6-7PM: Our yearly Flight of Swallows will soar as it did last year, as an online wine tasting with special guests and wonderful wine. Sommelier Chris Campbell of Village Wine Imports in New York City teams with Scott Worcester of Sawyer’s Specialties for a festive celebration. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, August 7
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
Continues Sunday, August 8. The Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine (CFAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating exhibit and sales opportunities for our participating artists. Founded in 1999, we are a group working artists that coordinates three juried outdoor festivals held on Mount Desert Island every summer. More details to follow!

Tuesday, August 10
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Pretty Rugged: True Stories of Women of the Sea
5:30 PM on the lawn at St. John Church. Join us for author Ali Farrel, Holly Masterson and other featured women from Farrell’s book Pretty Rugged: True Stories from Women of the Sea. “Pretty Rugged” dives into the gritty lives of females in the commercial fishing industry here in Maine. No reservations needed. You can purchase copies of the book at the library. 244-7065

Wednesday, August 11
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: All About Owls
1-3PM: Museum Educator Cynthia Ocel will guide you through the fascinating world of owls. Discover how they find food, mates, and a safe place to hang out. Learn about their feathers, talons, eyes and ears. This fun exploration will include video, examination of the museum’s owl carvings, and hands-on activities including dissection of owl pellets. Age 10+. Click here to reserve your spot

Saturday, August 14
YWCA MDI Presents: 20th Annual Carol Dyer Memorial Luminaria
7-9:30PM (rain date August 21): Luminarias are candles placed in personalized bags that can be decorated by you or by us and are dedicated to those lost to and those living with cancer. Each bag represents a life and the hope for a cancer-free world. To pre-order luminarias online, please visit For more information you can call 207-288-5008.

Tuesday, August 17
Acadia Repertory Theatre Presents: Dear Murderer
Continues thru September 5: When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover, kill him, and make it look like suicide. But soon complications set in...Click here for show times and more!

Tuesday, August 24
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: What Makes A Strong Portrait
5:30PM on line: Artist Judy Taylor will look at portraits from the early Renaissance to present day and discuss what are the principles that make them strong, emotive, alive and interested in knowing more about the subject. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 27
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Chickadee Homecoming - Build a Birdhouse
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Join naturalist Rich MacDonald at the Museum to build a house for chickadees and learn about the birds who will live there in this two-hour workshop, Learn about the life history and ecology of chickadees and 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 here for more information and to register.

Saturday, September 11
Bass Harbor Head Open Lighthouse Day
9AM - 3PM: This popular annual event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights, including our own Bass Harbor Head Light. Parking is limited. 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 17
Mount Desert Island Marathon
The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. he Marathon and Team Relay start in the world-famous resort town of Bar Harbor, while the Half-Marathon starts in the opulent village of Northeast Harbor. All three races finish in the hardworking lobster fishing community of Southwest Harbor. Click here for all the details.

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