Things to Do and Story Round Up

Upcoming events and the past week’s stories all in one place

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Things to Do and Story Round Up

It’s our weekly roundup of future events and past stories. Week of August 8

Every Monday, we’ll have a quick preview of events happening that week in Bar Harbor and you can look for in-depth features later on in the week.

And if you’d like something listed, just let us know by commenting or contacting us!

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GET YOUR NEWS ON!

I’m just one person, so some weeks there will be more news than others as I try to fit things around my editing novels, podcasting and writing my own books, but here you go!

Here are the links to our stories from the past week in case you missed any.

UPDATE: Electricity Outages in Downtown Bar Harbor Not Because of Grid Overload

Neighbors Request Lowering Roads’ Speed Limits

Bar Harbor Will Vote on Cruise Ship Caps This November

Long-term Rental Task Force Presents Its Findings

UPDATE: Proposed Cruise Management Plan Now Available For Viewing on Town’s Website

Curb Cut Request Sparks Short-Term Rental Discussion


Get Your Book On!

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Author Talk

Author Dr. Chuck Radis “Island Medicine”

Following an internal medicine residency, Radis moved his family to Peaks Island logging more than 100 house calls each year traveling to the four islands in Casco Bay. Absent-minded and initially oblivious to island mores, Radis slowly adapted to a medical practice where x-rays and advanced laboratory testing are available only on the mainland. When he travels to the outer islands of Casco Bay for house calls, he relies on his physical examination skills and a tackle box of emergency medications to successfully manage his patients.

Radis has written two books about his island practice: “Go by Boat” and “Island Medicine.” Both books feature stories filled with equal parts hilarity, heartache and wisdom. In recognition of his commitment to public health, Radis has been named both the Louis Hanson Maine Physician of the Year and Teacher of the Year at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Date and Time

Thursday Aug 11, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

To attend

Register here or email eventsignup@jesuplibrary.org.

Location

Jesup Library

34 Mount Desert Street Bar Harbor ME 04609


Get Your Music On!

Bar Harbor Town Band Concert

Join the Bar Harbor Town Band for an hour of march and concert band music under the stars on the Bar Harbor Village Green.

Date and Time

Monday Jul 25, 2022
8 a.m. – 9 p.m. EDT

Monday and Thursday evenings through August 15, 2022

Location

Village Green in Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

FREE

More Info

https://barharborband.org/


Get Your Honor On


Get Your Art On!

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Open Studio – Member Mondays

Members can reserve a table in our studio for an hour or the whole session and have access to our non-consumable tools or use some materials from our stock!

$10 for reserved space – participant brings supplies. 

OR $25 for reserved space plus access to consumable materials; felting, glass, paint, printmaking.

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Masking, vaccinated, and social distancing for staff and participant safety.

Date and Time

Monday July 25, 2022
2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$42.00

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


En Plein Air Oil Painting with Christine Lafuente

Experience the magic of Mount Desert Island as you paint En Plein Air with renowned artist Christine Lafuente. A basic review of outdoor set-up, paint application, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations on the Island’s beautiful coves and shores.

Artists of all levels and styles are welcome, experience working in oils is recommended. The half-day sessions provide you the opportunity to work in the mornings with the instructor, leaving you the afternoons to continue to work independently, as you develop your own individual style. Pack a lunch and paint all day!

Date and Time

Monday Aug 8, 2022
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

August 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2022

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$600 for a 4-day workshop ($590 for members) plus independent painting time on campus in the afternoons.

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4803298

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Monday Evening Figure Drawing – Emotion Through Body Language

To Register:  https://artwavesmdi.org/event

Join Gabrielle for instructed sessions on portraiture and clothed figure drawing or use the time to practice with our model! Mondays – instruction from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m then drawing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Masking, vaccinated, and social distancing for staff and participant safety.

Date and Time

Mondays, 2022
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EDT

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$50.00

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-4849702

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Monday & Thursday Night Figure Drawing

Please register, space is limited

Artists will have a few quick warm-up poses then be able to spend time refining a long pose. Registration necessary- ArtWaves maintains distances for safety.

The model is the star, no instruction, but plenty of easels, boards, horses, paper, charcoal and fellow friendly artists. Feel free to bring your paints and brushes as well!

18 and over, under 18 allowed with parental attendance or prior signature.

Date and Time

Monday, Jul 25, 2022 and Thursday
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. EDT

Mondays 6-9 single pose and Thursdays multi poses

Location

ArtWaves Fine Arts Studio

Fees/Admission

$15 for 3-hour session
Members: $25 month fee

Contact Information

office @artwavesmdi.otrg
Send Email


Elements of a Graphic Novel – Summer Series

Join Gabrielle and feel free to bring your questions and current work in progress! See the syllabus below.

To Register:  https://artwavesmdi.org/event

Gabrielle is a young illustrator and multimedia artist. She grew up on a small island in Maine, and consistently finds her art influenced by her upbringing. She worked for the Illustration Institute based out of Portland Maine in 2020 producing a short documentary series about how drawing influences thinking. Gabrielle is currently enrolled at College of the Atlantic and is on course to graduate with a study in visual narratives. When she’s not drawing or crafting you can find her planning her next cross-country bike tour.

Date and Time

Sundays until August 28
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EDT

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$42 per session

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event

Contact Information

office@artwavesmdi.org
Send Email


Kids Crafternoons

ArtWaves  is devoting afternoons of studio (under the big tent) sessions for children to create. Most workshops use unique materials like fiber, ink, stained glass and wax.  Weekly themes. Open to kids between 7-11. No skills required.

Masks, vax’d (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety. 

To Register:  https://artwavesmdi.org/event

Date and Time

Every Monday Wed and Friday

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDT

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$30 materials included or bring some of your own! ($20 for members) Student membership is $36 a year!

Contact Information

office@artwavesmdi.org
Send Email


MAKE OCEAN ART!

Kids can join Abby to create some ocean-themed art to take home.

Location

Jesup Library

Fees

Free


Liviah’s Crafternoons – Embroidery

Enjoy the excitement that comes by creating your own unique ideas with your own hands, a needle, and thread! Kids aged 7-11 years of all skill levels Masks, vax’d (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

Date and Time

Monday Aug 8, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 p.m.

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$30 materials included or bring some of your own! ($20 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4878637

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


GET YOUR MOVEMENT ON!

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Yoga by the Bay

Date and Time

Daily
9 a.m – 10 a.m. EDT

Location

Bar Harbor Inn & Spa, 1 Newport Drive, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$15 per person.

Contact Information

Contact Beth for questions (340) 643-6467
Send Beth an Email


ZUMBA!

It’s a dance party, no experience needed!

Come take care of yourself, shake, smile & sweat!  Every class is different; the music, people and weather, and we always have a blast! Erin leads a workout that caters to all levels of fitness and ability. All you need is a love for music and movement (or come to class to fall in love with dancing), but no experience necessary. You can follow along and give it your own flair! Come join our classes throughout the week, in the gorgeous dance studio at ArtWaves!  If you haven’t tried Zumba and want to talk with Erin, feel free to email anytime. 

Date and Time

Thursdays
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT

Location

Dance Studio at ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$40-$50 per month ($10 per week paid monthly)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event


Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult)

Modern Dance Technique (Teen/Adult) In this introductory level class, we’ll work to develop a movement practice that centers both self-care and togetherness. We’ll work to access availability, spaciousness, presence, and pleasure both individually and collectively. Students will investigate basic patterns of choreography, experimenting with principles of velocity and momentum and exploring personal and shared movement impulses.

Participants of diverse abilities, needs, and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Dance experience is welcomed, but not necessary. No outdoor shoes or tap shoes in the studio. Please change out of shoes in the office area. Drinks in the office area only.

Date and Times

Monday Aug 8, 2022
6:15 PM – 7:15 p.m.

Mondays through Aug. 29

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$70 for 5 sessions ($60 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4849036

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Get Your Movie On!

Seaside Cinema – Outdoor Family Movie Night

Bring the whole family and a blanket to sit on to our weekly outdoor movies under the stars! Movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen in Agamont Park, overlooking Frenchman Bay. 

Free popcorn will be available! 

Movies will start at dusk each Wednesday once the sun has gone down enough to show on the screen.

Date and Time

Wednesdays
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Movies are shown on Wednesday once the sun has gone down enough to see the screen. 

Location

Agamont Park is located on the corner of West and Main Streets in Bar Harbor.

Fees/Admission

FREE

Website:

https://www.visitbarharbor.com/seaside-cinema

Contact Information

Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Send Email

Presented by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

Produced by the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.


OTHER CINEMAS

REEL PIZZA

https://www.reelpizza.net/now-playing

Location: 33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor


CRITERION THEATRE

https://www.criteriontheatre.org/

Location: 25 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor


Get Your Food On!

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Homemade Pies at the YWCA MDI

Join the Y for its Tuesday pie sales at the YWCA Mount Desert Island.  All the pies are homemade by YWCA volunteers, and the proceeds go to the Y’s lodging program for women and girls.

Date and Time

Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. or until sold out.

Location

36 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, ME
207-288-5008

Cost

$20 – $30

Website

Homepage

Contact Information

Suzanne White-Kelly
Send Email


Bar Harbor’s Eden Farmer’s Market

Maine grown, raised and value added delights in Bar Harbor. Sundays, 9 a.m. – Noon, rain or shine, Mother’s Day weekend until the end of October. 

Date and Time

Sundays
9 a.m. – Noon

Location

Park and Main Street at the YMCA parking lot, Bar Harbor

Website

http://mdifarmersmarkets.com


MDI Hospital Auxiliary Bake Sale

Date and Time

Thursday Aug 11, 2022
10:00 AM – 1:00 p.m.

Location

Carter’s Real Estate Lawn, 116 Main St. Northeast Harbor

116 Main St. Northeast Harbor ME 04662

Website
Contact Information

Julie Hagle
Send Email


GET YOUR CIVIC DUTY ON!

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TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

SOUTHWEST HARBOR:

Regular Meeting Schedule (meetings held at the Town Office unless otherwise noted)

Board & Committee Meeting Schedule
Select Board: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of every month @ 6 p.m.
Conservation Commission: 1st Tuesday of every month @ 4 p.m. via zoom
Planning Board: 1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month @ 6 p.m. at the Town Office and via zoom
Historical Cemetery Committee: 3rd Wednesday of every month @ the Town office or otherwise specified @ 2 p.m.
Harbor Committee: 2nd Monday of every month @ 6 p.m.
Shellfish Committee: 2nd Monday of every month @ 5 p.m. 
Board of Appeals: 2nd Wednesday of every month (as needed) @ 6 p.m.
Warrant Committee: as needed


TREMONT:

No meetings this week.


BAR HARBOR:

According to the town’s website, “Meetings that are broadcast live can be viewed at home by watching Cable Access Channel 7 or 1303 (Spectrum Cable only) and online at Town Hall Streams.”

Task Force on Climate Emergency

August 8, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

@ Auditorium

More Details

Appeals Board Meeting

August 9, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM via Zoom

More Details

Cruise Ship Committee

August 10, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM via Zoom

More Details

Comprehensive Planning Committee

August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

@ Council Chambers

More Details

Design Review Board

August 11, 2022, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

@ Council Chambers and via Zoom

More Details

Regular Schedule of Bar Harbor’s Main Committee/Board Meetings

· Town Council Meetings- the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.

· Planning Board meetings- the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m.

· Design Review Board- the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.

· Appeals Board – As needed, call the Planning Office for meeting times


MOUNT DESERT:

Upcoming Events

Planning Board Meeting

August 10, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen Meeting

August 15, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Summer Residents Association Annual Meeting

August 16, 2022 – 5:30 p.m.

Sustainability Committee Meeting

August 18, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.

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