Things to Do and Story Round Up

What adventures will you have this week in Bar Harbor?

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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.

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 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.

Dance Away Hunger: Soul Benders Help Take on Food Insecurity

Cruisin’ Forward: Split Warrant Committee Votes Against Citizens’ Petition About Cruise Ship Disembarkation Plan Echoing Town Officials’ Worries, Petition Still Goes to Voters in November

High On Success: Split Warrant Committee Recommends Adopting Ordinances That Would Allow and License Retail Marijuana in Bar Harbor

A Super Majority Recommends Rejecting Bar Harbor’s Super Majority Requirement

When Kids Make Lemonade, They Make A Difference: Local kids raise $1k for Jesup Memorial Library

Warrant Committee Has A Lot To Deliberate About

The MDI Marathon Is Back, Baby

The Possible Haunting of Compass Harbor


Get Your Healthcare On!


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


MDI Marathon

The Mount Desert Island 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 awe-inspiring backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage season. The Marathon and Team Relay start in the world-famous Bar Harbor, while the Half-Marathon starts in the well-to-do village of Northeast Harbor. All three races finish on the quietside of MDI in the hardworking lobster fishing community of Southwest Harbor.

Held annually the weekend following Indigenous Peoples’ Day, this fall classic has earned national and international accolades. Once you #RunMDI, you’ll see why!

Proudly hosted by Crow Athletics.

To register

To find out more

START TIME & LOCATION ➤MARATHON

October 16 – 8:00 A.M. (eastern time)
200 Main Street, Bar Harbor – Maine

START TIME & LOCATION ➤HALF

October 16th – 8:30 A.M. (eastern time)
5 Manchester Road, Northeast Harbor – Maine


Get Your Costume On!


Get Your Book On!

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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.


PJ Story Time

Join Abby on Wednesday evenings for PJ Story Time! This program is for kids of all ages and their adults.

Time and Date

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

6:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


Write On! Authors Share Their Work

Jesup Memorial Library’s Write On! group has been meeting, in person and remotely, on Saturday mornings since 2014. Attendees share group leadership, bringing manuscripts of fiction, memoir, poetry, and just about anything else for individualized feedback, and in turn offering feedback for others. Join them to hear more about their work and find out how to become a member.

Time and Date

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

8 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


“The Pigeon Will Ride the Rollercoaster” Storytime

Join Abby to read Mo Willems’ new book, “The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster.”

Time and Date

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


GET YOUR MUSIC ON!

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 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!

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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

Mondays
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


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


Painting with Fleece – Floral Landscape

Felting galore with a rainbow of colors, beads and feathers to add in.

Date and Time

Monday, September 5
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$50 ($40 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4844101

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Paint like the Masters: Modigliani Oil Pastels with Gloria Avner

Modigliani was an innovative Italian Artist, early 20th c., who became famous for his stylized portraits of long-necked women. We will create our own striking portraits in this step-by-step guided course.

Date and Time

Tuesday Sep 6, 2022
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

Tuesday Sept 6th, 2022, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$42.50 ($32.50 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4891223

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival II

This is the second show of the very popular festival featuring juried fine arts and crafts exhibited by local, national and international artists. Held on the harbor-side grounds of the Bar Harbor Inn.

Date and Time

Friday Sep 9, 2022 to Sunday Sep 11, 2022

Friday noon to 7:00 P.M.

Saturday 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Sunday 10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M.

Location

1 Newport Dr, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Fees/Admission

free to the public

Website

http://www.marcfink.com/shows

Contact Information

207 266 5884
Send Email


Glass Mosaic, Botanical Prints, Batik, Felting-Your Custom Workshop

Here’s where you can select a convenient time to create in a relaxed, wonderfully stocked studio.

Bring your family, friends or colleagues to experience stained glass mosaic, pulling botanical prints, batik, candle dipping, oil painting (yes!, you can!) or anything you see on our website at a time of your choosing under the big tent or in one of our spacious studios!

Unique ways to create a gorgeous memory of Acadia!
Complete this form to request a time and to review more info on all the possibilities! 

Date and Time

Saturday Sep 10, 2022
12:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Saturdays 12-2

Location

ArtWaves Campus

Fees/Admission

$180.00 for a two hour workshop for 2 to 6 people, plus materials fees 

$30.00 for each additional person up to 12 total for two hour workshop, plus materials fees 

$270.00 for a three hour workshop for 2 to 6 people, plus materials fees 

$45.00 for each additional person up to 12 total for three hour workshop, plus materials fees 

MATERIALS FEE: Materials pricing is dependent on the type of workshop, so we will work with you regarding the fees once you have determined what you will do. 

Contact Information

liz@artwavesmdi.org
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


Get Your Movie On!

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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


Reel Pizza and ImprovAcadia Presents ImproVision

ImprovAcadia returns to Reel Pizza for their hilarious collaboration. The cinema will present an old B movie without sound and the cast of ImprovAcadia will improvise a voice over for an entire new story with new characters. The cast won’t know what the film will be until it comes on the screen and a style of movie will be picked by an audience member.


Oh, and there’s delicious pizza and drinks available!

Date and Time

Monday Sep 5, 2022
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Monday 9/5 8pm-9:30pm

Location

Reel Pizza
33 Kennebec Pl
Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$7

Website

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

Contact Information

207 288 3811
Send Email


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

GET YOUR CIVIC DUTY ON!

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TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

SOUTHWEST HARBOR:

Conservation Commission Meeting
Tuesday September 6, 2022 
4:00 p.m. 
Town Office or Zoom 
Agenda / Zoom 

~
The Town of Southwest Harbor Planning Board
will hold a Public Hearing
September 15, 2022
for:
Eighty Degrees South LLC


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


New Task Force!

The Solid Waste Reduction Task Force is looking for members. 

Please contact the Town Office to sign up. 
~
Nomination papers are still available at the Southwest Harbor Town Office until September 23, 2022 for the following position: 

Select Board Member remainder of a three-year term
                                    
Nomination papers must be returned by 5:00 P.M., Friday, September 23, 2022
Please direct questions to the town clerk


TREMONT:

Check out upcoming meetings 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.”


Bar Harbor School Committee

September 6, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Conners-Emerson School Library

More Details


Town Council

September 6, 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

@Council Chambers

More Details

Planning Board Meeting

September 7, 2022, 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

@Council Chambers

More Details

Design Review Board

September 8, 2022, 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

@Council Chambers 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:

Harbor Committee Meeting

September 6, 2022 – 4:30 P.M.

Board of Selectmen Meeting

September 6, 2022 – 6:30 P.M.

For a town calendar, check here.


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