Things to Do and Story Round Up September 19

What adventures will you have this week in Bar Harbor?

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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.

Bar Harbor Town Council Preview for its September 20 Meeting

Harbormaster Says Cruise Ship Tendering at Ocean Properties Has Decreased Traffic Congestion

The Accountant Who Went Missing

Appeals Board Sides With Abutters In Retaining Wall Issue

Woman Survives Ocean Plunge Near Thunder Hole

Comprehensive Planning Committee Gears Up & Solicits Community Input

Things to Do and Story Round Up

GET YOUR STARS ON!



Get Your Hero On!

Community Narcan Training

We have all known for many years now that the opioid epidemic has been in full swing. One death from an overdose is too many, and we would like to offer an opportunity for you to maybe help prevent the next one.

Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. It is not harmful to someone who is not experiencing an overdose but can be a lifesaving tool that is very easy to use. We would love to see as many folks locally trained as possible. Additionally, if you are the owner or manager of a business that serves alcohol, we urge you to have trained staff. 

We know that schedules are very busy to be asking folks to attend a training of this kind, but this is a very important issue. The training is not long, can be onsite, and the benefits could be lifesaving. There is no cost.

If you would like to have this training or have any questions, please contact John Lennon at 207-288-5533 or johnlennon@barharbormaine.gov.

This training is in cooperation with Healthy Acadia. A public community session is coming on Wednesday, October 5th at COA in Bar Harbor at 6:00 pm, more info to follow soon.


BECOME A BHFD FIREFIGHTER

Full-Time Employment

To check if Bar Harbor Fire Department is currently hiring, please go to the town’s jobs page.

Become A Call Member

Becoming a call force firefighter requires extensive training, hard work, and dedication to the community. We rely on call force firefighters to respond quickly to emergencies, to perform firefighting duties, and to provide assistance and support to career firefighters. To be a fall force firefighter is to have a chance to aid and serve the community, which is an extremely rewarding experience.


Get Your Belt Sander On!

Seriously.

It’s time for The Maine Event!

Join Atlantic Brewing Company & Mainely Meat BBQ October 9th, for the annual Belt Sander Races!

Belt Sander Races are a friendly but fierce competition in which decorated belt sanders are raced down two tracks in a double elimination bracket. The winners receive prizes, glory, and bragging rights.

This year’s theme is Maine! Lobsters, Moxie, red snappers, Blueberry Ale, whatever your favorite bits of Maine are, get ’em on a belt sander! Remember the best decorated takes home a fabulous prize!

Anyone can enter the races! Sign ups for the races start at 2 o’clock day of, no need to sign up in advance! Simply bring your decorated sander (no engine modifications please!) to the starting line to sign up before 2:50!

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center and the Muir Fund for Cancer Support are the beneficiaries of this competition.

DATE AND TIME

Sunday, October 9, 3 P.M.

Mainely Meat BBQ is open from 11:30-close
Live music from Mondo Charlie 12-3pm
BELT SANDER RACES begin promptly at 3pm
This is an outdoor event, rain or shine!

More information


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

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


MOUNT DESERT ISLAND 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 quiet side 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


HAUNTED HUSTLE!

Join us for MDI Hospital’s first annual Haunted Hustle 5K Run/Walk! The race will begin and end at MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor. Registration is from 7:00-7:45 am, with the race beginning at 8:00 am.

Date and Time

October 29, 7 a.m.

Location

21 Park St, Bar Harbor, MDI YMCA

More Information

Pre-Registration cost is:
$25 for ages 12+, $15 for ages 5-11, and free for under 5 years.
Day-Of Registration cost is:
$30 for ages 12+, $20 for ages 5-11, and free for under 5 years.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and runner up in both female and male categories, as well as an award for best costume!

Questions? Please contact Ben Billings at ben.billings@mdihospital.org or 207.288.5082, Ext 1319.

Register online: www.mdihospital.org/giving/5k/


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


Author Talk: Morgan Talty “Night of the Living Rez” in Conversation with the Abbe Museum

Talty will be in conversation with Nolan Altvater, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, for this event.

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.

In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty―with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight―breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a dealer, discovers a friend passed out in the woods, his hair frozen into the snow; a grandmother suffering from Alzheimer’s projects the past onto her grandson; and two friends, inspired by Antiques Roadshow, attempt to rob the tribal museum for valuable root clubs. 

A collection that examines the consequences and merits of inheritance, Night of the Living Rez is an unforgettable portrayal of an Indigenous community and marks the arrival of a standout talent in contemporary fiction

Time and Date

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


Author Talk: Dan Burt “Every Wrong Direction: An Emigré’s Memoir”

“Every Wrong Direction” recreates and dissects the bitter education of Dan Burt, an American émigré who never found a home in America. It begins in the row homes of Jewish immigrants and working-class Italians on the mean streets of 1950s South Philadelphia. “Every Wrong Direction” follows the author from the rough, working-class childhood that groomed him to be a butcher or charter boat captain, through America, Britain and Saudi Arabia as student, lawyer, spy, culture warrior, and expatriate, ending with a photo of his college rooms at St John’s College, Cambridge. Between this beginning and end, through a Philadelphia commuter college, to Cambridge, then Yale Law School, across the working to upper classes, three countries, and seven cities over 43 years, it maps his pursuit of, realization, disillusionment with and abandonment of America and the American Dream.

Burt is a prolific author whose work has appeared in The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, and The New Statesman, among numerous other publications, newspapers, periodicals, and anthologies. He is also the author of four books of poetry and prose and a brief childhood memoir, “You Think It Strange.”

Date and Time

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


Star Party with Author & Illustrator Jamie Hogan

“Where are the stars, Mom?” Tamen asks in Jamie Hogan’s picture book Skywatcher. The bright lights in the city where he lives hide the stars, but a roadtrip into the woods reveals beautiful dark skies, the Milky Way, and nocturnal animals!

Join us at the Jesup Library on Saturday, September 24, from 10:30am–12:30pm for a Skywatcher story time and art workshop with Maine author & illustrator Jamie Hogan! Together we will explore constellations and what makes the dark skies over Mt. Desert Island so special. Each participant will receive a free signed copy of Jamie’s book Skywatcher.

This program is recommended for children ages 6–11; the Star Party is free of charge but registration is required due to limited space. This is a partner program with the Jesup Memorial Library.

Time and Date

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Location

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY

34 MT. DESERT STREET


GET YOUR ART ON!

blue and orange abstract canvas painting
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Starry Night Tapestry

Here’s where you  ‘paint’ with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can be a  meditative experience – it’s like coloring with sheep’s fleece. Complete a piece ready to hang and the knowledge to continue needle felting as it is oh so satisfying to work with all the colors.  We provide all materials with step by step instructions. 

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 21
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves

1345 ME state 102 bar harbor me 04609

Fees/Admission

$45.00 (ArtWaves members get $10 discount)

Website

http://www.artwavesmdi.org

Contact Information

liz@artwavesmdi.org
Send Email


Printing the Night Sky

Acadia Night Sky Festival Printing the Night Sky – Create gorgeous one of a kind prints with our brilliant inks! Gelatin printing is an easy medium to learn, we give step by step instructions to roll out, dab, swipe, brush and pull your print. Make a fabric banner, cards and a matted piece for framing. ArtWaves supplies it all in our studio. This is a great family workshop, brown bag dinners welcome.

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 21
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$45 ($35 for members)

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-4915590

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transcription-Oil Painting

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Transcription-Oil Painting – Sept 2022 Yes – here’s where you find out how easy oils are to work with. The studio table is all set for you to explore this iconic painting by replicating it. Here’s your chance to work in oil paint even if you have never tried it – discover how forgivable and easy to correct oil paint can be.

Date and Time

Thursday, September 22
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$47 ($37 for members)

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-4915639

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Watercolor Painting the Night Sky

In this workshop students will be given the opportunity to learn and experiment with watercolor painting. Students will learn to use resist methods, splatter techniques, wet on wet, and other fun techniques to create texture and life in their paintings.Students will be encouraged to play with what is often a very structured paint, yet is extremely versatile and loose when it comes to creating wild and abstract skies. All materials included.

Date and Time

Friday, September 23, 2022
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$44 ($34 for members)

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-4915685

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


Acadia Night Sky Festival Stained Glass Mosaic

Try out our glorious assortment of colors and textures to create your own mosaic inspired by the night sky. Step-by-step instruction, demonstrations on designing, cutting glass, grinding and grouting. It’s like coloring with glass!

Date and Time

Friday, September 23, 2022
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$65 ($55 for members)

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-4900119

Contact Information

207-266-0010
Send Email


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


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

Tuesdays and/or Saturdays
12:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

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


man wearing black hooded jacket
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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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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


Trail of Treats

Join Birch Bay Retirement Village and MDI Hospital for our 2nd annual Trail of Treats! Well-spaced tables with pre-packaged treats will be situated outside, on a paved pathway around the Birch Bay Inn. Parking is available and all community members are welcome!

For more information, contact Susanne Hopkins:
shopkins@birchbayvillage.us
288-8014, ext. 5211

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


New Task Force!

The Solid Waste Reduction Task Force is looking for members. 

Please contact the Town Office to sign up. 
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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:

Selectboard Meeting

Monday, September 19, 2022 – 5:00 pm

Board of Appeals Meeting

Thursday, September 22, 2022 – 5:00pm

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.”


Design Review Board workshop

September 19, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @Zoom

More Details

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting

September 19, 2022, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @Council Chambers

Town Council

September 20, 2022, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @Council Chambers

More Details

Age Friendly Committee

September 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ 3rd Floor Meeting Room – Suite 301

More Details

Marine Resources Committee

September 21, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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:

All upcoming events

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Board of Selectmen Meeting

September 19, 2022 – 6:30pm

LUZO Advisory Group and Planning Board Public Meeting

September 20, 2022 – 5:00pm

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

September 24, 2022 – 10:00am to 2:00pm

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