Things To Do in Bar Harbor

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

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.

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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 and actually making a living, but here you go!

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

Library’s Festival of Fun Full of Hee-Haws, Learning, and Fun

Weeding Through The Process: Warrant Committee hears presentations about retail marijuana proposal, potential two-thirds majority rule change, and historic properties

To Boldly Go Where No Cat Has Gone Before

Split Warrant Committee Rules Two Members Do Not Have Conflicts of Interest When Listening To Cruise Ship Petition Discussion: Petitioner accused members Eben Salvatore and Kevin DesVeaux of conflicts of interests


Get Your Comedy On!


Get Your Run On!

5th Annual Running for Rides Mary Parker Memorial 5k Race

This annual race was created to honor and celebrate Mary Parker’s passion for Island Connections’ mission, neighbors, and volunteers.  The race will begin at 9am on Saturday, October 15. Same-day registration will begin at 8am.

Costs

Cost for registrations received prior to race day are $25 for Adults and $15 for Youth 15 & under. T-shirts will be given out to the first 50 participants. To pre-register, click below.

All proceeds benefit Island Connections.

Location and Time

October 15, 2022 at 9 a.m.

To Find Out More and Register

https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/BarHarbor/5thAnnualRunningforRidesMaryParkerMemorial5kRace

Downeast Horizons 2022 Color Fun 5K

This year’s theme is Spooky Neon! Come dressed in your favorite costume attire! Gather your family and friends and start planning your group costumes!

All pre-registered race participants will receive a race packet containing a t-shirt, protective sunglasses, color powder packet, temporary tattoos & stickers while supplies last.

Location and Time

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 AT 9 AM; Ellsworth

Costs

Vary between $12 and $25

For information and to register.

Four 5ks

The MDI YMCA is co-hosting 4 5k’s this fall. All start and finish at the Y, all have different race courses and different vibes and all are for a great cause. Join MDI Hospital, Island Connections, and the Y this fall.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION


Get Your Costume On!


Get Your Book On!

woman reading a book while sitting on black leather 3-seat couch
Photo by Seven Shooter on Unsplash

VIRTUAL WRITE ON! WRITING GROUP

Want support for your craft? The Write On! writer’s group has been meeting at the Jesup since 2014, and remotely during the pandemic. Each meeting, members may bring in up to 1200 words to read for feedback, and in turn offer feedback to others. Although each member doesn’t get to read work every time, the group shares the time fairly. The group meets on Zoom, and hold in confidence what is shared. This group welcomes adults 18 and up writing in many genres. There’s no homework–the only commitment is two hours on Saturday mornings.

Date and Time

SATURDAYS

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location

Zoom

How to Attend

Call the library, 207-288-4245, for more about us and how to join, or email info@jesuplibrary.org.

“Invisible Libraries: Six Elusive Collections in Building the Dorr Archive” with Ronald Epp

Ronald H. Epp Ph.D. is the author of Creating Acadia National Park : the Biography of George Bucknam Dorr. It was published in 2016 by Friends of Acadia during the celebratory centennials of Acadia National Park and the National Park Service. Epp has given scores of lectures on the Father of Acadia at bookstores, libraries, historical societies, and museums.

Epp’s talk at the Jesup will focus on the excitement of discovering six concealed manuscript collections now part of the Dorr Research Archive.

Date and Time

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2022

7 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Location

Jesup Memorial Library

For more information or to register

https://www.jesuplibrary.org/events/epp


Author and Poet Gary Rainford

We lose keys. We lose wallets. We lose cellphones. We lose remote controls. We lose our glasses. We lose notes we specifically write to remind us of important tasks. We lose names of people and places on the tips of our tongues. We lose fleeting thoughts, ideas so brilliant and original, if we could have only held on to them. And some of us lose our minds.

“These poems,” says Rainford, “tell the stories of my mother’s dementia and Alzhehimer’s disease. I never thought I’d have to take care of my mother like this, but we don’t get to cherry pick when people need us most.”

Rainford, author of three poetry collections, Adrift, Salty Liquor, and Liner Notes, lives on Swan’s Island year-round. Rainford’s poems, shaped by tides, saltwater, music, and experience, are published in a wide range of literary magazines, university journals, and newspapers.

Date and Time

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Location

Jesup Memorial Library

For more information or to register

https://www.jesuplibrary.org/events/rainford


GET YOUR MUSIC ON!

purple vinyl record on black and white table
Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash

 Christopher Cross

Christopher Cross 40th Anniversary Tour.

Time and Date

Wednesday, September 7

8:00 P.M.

Location

Criterion Theatre, Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

Tickets/Information.

https://www.criteriontheatre.org/live-events


GET YOUR ART ON!

blue and orange abstract canvas painting
Photo by Steve Johnson on Unsplash

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


MONDAY EVENING FIGURE DRAWING – EMOTION THROUGH BODY LANGUAGE

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

Mondays and Thursdays
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


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, Wednesday, and Friday

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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


Calming Crafts for Adults – Creating Collages with Paper and Sparkles

Each Friday the Jesup Memorial Library will provide a space for people to gather in a no pressure, minimal skills required, fun, social way to engage in stress free crafts. You can bring your own craft project or take part in one we provide. This is a drop-in gathering. You are welcome to stay the whole hour or grab the project and go create in your own space.

We will even have craft projects available after Friday to grab and go. Check in at the circulation desk to see what we have available.

Date and Time

FRIDAYS

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Location

Jesup Library

Fees

Free


LIVIAH’S CRAFTERNOONS

Kids aged 7-11 years of all skill levels Masks, vax’d (over 5), and distancing for staff and participant safety.

Date and Time

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

3 p.m – 5 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


You Can Draw! – Drawing for Beginners

Anyone can learn to draw. This class will teach you how to draw what you see.  It will give you a jump start with confidence to draw for pleasure or for a base for your painting.

Get ready for a whole world of seeing details that you have never noticed before!

Date and Time

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022
8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Location

ArtWaves

Fees/Admission

$192 for 3 sessions ($182 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4574333

Contact Information

office@artwavesmdi.org
Send Email


BATIK PAINTING: ANCIENT ART/ NEW TWIST with Gloria Avner – Ink, Wax and Watercolor on delicate rice paper – Morning Session or Afternoon Session

Come learn the ancient art of Batik Painting with Master Batik Teacher Gloria Avner! Using wax as a resist, we will create layers of brilliantly graduated color and experience effects not possible with other painting techniques. Learn to use ink, wax and watercolor on delicate Japanese rice paper. You will be guided step-by-step through the creation of beautiful artwork.

Date and Time

Tuesday Aug 30
9:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

OR

1:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday Aug 30th, 2022 from 9:30am to 1:00pm

Location

ARTWAVES 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$82.50 ($72.50 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4892936

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Island Arts Association’s Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair

Date and Time

Saturday Sep 3, 2022 Sunday Sep 4, 2022

Saturday: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Sunday: 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.

Location

Village Green, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

free

Website

Who We Are

Contact Information

Island Arts Association
Send Email


Felted Geodes and Bates Cairns

Felted rocks can be stacked and re-stacked into fun cairns, but what happens when we slice up those rocks? The process is so much fun and then there is the oooohs and ahhs. See the beautiful and surprising results of the geode inside!

Date and Time

Friday, Sep 2
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$50 ($40 for members)Ages 10 to Adult of all levels

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4844185

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


GET YOUR MOVEMENT ON!

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


Get Your Movie On!

turned on projector
Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash

REEL PIZZA

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

Location: 33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor

This week’s showings include Bullet Train and Elvis.


CRITERION THEATRE

https://www.criteriontheatre.org/

Location: 25 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor


Get Your Food On!

red tomato lot on blue baskets
Photo by Anne Preble on Unsplash

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


GET YOUR CIVIC DUTY ON!

person holding man wearing black suit figurine
Photo by Ben Noble on Unsplash

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 scheduled, but you can check out upcoming ones here.


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.”

Warrant Committee General Government Subcommittee

Location and Time

August 30, 2022,

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Location

Council Chambers

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:

No meetings scheduled for this week, for a town calendar, check here.

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