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Tuesday, October 23
Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
4:30 - 6PM in the Visitor Center, 329 Main Street, Southwest Harbor. Please join us for the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting. All are welcome, members and nonmembers. Have a voice in determining the direction of the Chamber. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, October 24
Free Fly-Tying Workshop at Fogtown Brewing Company
5 PM – 7:30 PM: 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! DSF's fish smoker will be there for anyone who'd like to try some local smoked fish! Click here for more info.

Thursday, October 25
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Pumpkin Festival
Pumpkin Carving, 1- 5pm: Supplies provided while they last, OR bring your own! Local musicians will provide live music! (Library closed from 5:00 - 5:45 for setup.) Spooky Science with Scientist Elli, 6pm; Jack-o-Lantern Display on the Stone Wall, 7pm; Hot cider, popcorn, and music! If bad weather we will carve at Harbor House. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, October 27
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Exploration of Freedom
10AM: During this full day workshop, Greer Jonas & Robin Spiegel will guide you through a meditative journey to reach deeper into yourself to support greater levels of consciousness with freedom, joy, love, and truth. Our personal journey is ever changing and ever expanding. Join us as we joyfully dance together and paint our authentic potential. Click here to register.

Saturday, October 27
Bass Harbor Memorial Library Presents: Nature Series: Owls
11AM - 1PM: Naturalist Lynn Havsall returns with her seasonal series at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, exploring the world of owls.This all ages nature program will introduce you to the owls one might find on MDI and Maine, and explore their habits, environment and behavior. 244-3798

Saturday, October 27
Harbor House Presents a Community Halloween Party!
5-8PM: Games, face painting, (not too scary) Haunted underground, treats to eat, photo booth, and for the older kids (a scarier) Haunted Hayride out by the ball field. So much to do for all ages! There is a $5 suggested donation at the front door for families. (This helps off-set some of the expenses.) 244-3713

Sunday, October 28
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Acadia in Stained Glass
1-4PM: We have piles of gorgeous glass, bins of beautiful china, smooth stones for you to create and bring home your own version of our national park. Plus, you learn to cut, grind and grout a stained-glass mosaic! It’s like coloring with stained glass, no experience necessary. We supply it all, with step by step instructions in our spacious Kaleidoscope Studio. Click here for info and to register

Wednesday, October 31
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Annual Halloween Book Give-Away
5-7PM: Stop in for a "treat" - a free book! This is a great way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy by enjoying stories and books together. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, November 3
Friends of Acadia's Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day
Each fall, enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia’s historic carriage roads to rake leaves & clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. Perhaps the most important volunteer event of the year in Acadia, Take Pride in Acadia Day is key to the park’s ability to maintain the carriage roads in pristine condition. We hope you’ll join us! Info: 288-3340

Sunday, November 4
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Holiday Workshops
1PM: "Maker's Fairs" at ArtWaves! A different collection of holiday-themed crafts each Sunday. Make popcorn strings, cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, picture frames, ornaments, stars and snowflakes out of different materials such as printmaking, fiber, glass, and more. $25 for one or $100 for all five weeks. Click here for info and to sign up!

Wednesday, November 7
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Holiday Book Making
6-9PM: Learn how to make beautiful soft cover books incorporating block printed papers you will design and print in class. While papers are drying we will fold tiny “star” books, which are also as lovely holiday ornaments. Click here for more info and to register.

Saturday, November 10
Coda Presents: Gather
Save the date. Jordan Mercer from Gather will be hosting a special pop-up dinner at Coda with family-style dining and music. We hope to do this throughout the winter. Stay tuned for more details.

Sunday, November 11
Fee Free Day in Acadia National Park
Celebrate Veteran's Day with free admission to Acadia National Park on Sunday, November 11.

Wednesday, November 14
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Midwives and Safe Motherhood Promoting Respectful Care of Women with Linda Robinson
5-7PM: Linda Robinson, CNM, has spent the last two years living and working in Malawi, Africa, teaching midwifery at Kamuszu College of Nursing. She is part of the Global Health Service Partnership, which works in five ocuntries in Africa to train medical professionals in their national setting, utilizing available resources. She will talk about her experiences. 244-7065

Thursday, November 15
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Thanksgiving Tea
2:00 - 3:30 pm: You are invited to the Library for a Thanksgiving themed tea. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on a homemade treat, and enoy the company of others. Ruth Grierson and friends will provide live music. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Friday, November 30
Island Arts Association's 44th Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Friday 11/30 9AM-5PM & Saturday 12/1 9AM-3PM: At the Atlantic Oceanside, Rte. 3, Bar Harbor. The Island Arts Associaton's 44th Annual Holiday Craft Fair is a two day event held at the Atlantic Oceanside. Proceeds from raffles and food vending benefits the YWCA MDI's Heating Fund. Various vendors from Mount Desert Island. A great place to shop for your holiday gift giving needs!

Friday, December 7
Harbor House's Annual Holiday Celebration!
3PM: Come shop for great gifts at the craft fair, and watch Southwest Harbor's finest fire truck brings Santa to town to light the Village Christmas Tree. Then have your photograph taken with Santa at the Harbor House! Other activities will be announced as they are scheduled. 244-3713

Friday, December 7
Harbor House's Annual Holiday Craft Fair
Friday 12/7 3-7PM & Saturday 12/8 9AM-2PM: Upstairs at the Harbor House, 329 Main Street, SWH. 3:00-7:00 pm Craft Fair. Local crafters will be selling beautiful gifts for the holiday season in the Old Yellow Schoolhouse. 244-3713

Saturday, December 8
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Holiday Book Sale
9AM - 1PM: Come to our annual Holiday Book Sale! Hundreds of hardcover and paperback books will be for sale, in new, or nearly new, condition -- perfect for gift giving. We'll also feature a selection of rare and collectible books. Find wonderful treasures for everyone on your holiday gift list. All proceeds support the Library's ongoing programs and operations. 244-7065

Wednesday, December 12
ArtWaves MDI Presents: Woven Ornaments Workshop
6-9PM: Join Cristy Benson this evening to create beautiful hand-woven ornaments. Stars, hearts, and others. These make wonderful gifts or home decorations. Click here for info and to register.

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