Things to Do In Bar Harbor

Week of November 6, 2022


Carrie Jones

It’s our weekly round-up and I may have missed some things so apologies!

I’m just one person and very imperfect, 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!

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

Things to Do Week of October 31

The Haunting of Bar Harbor

Ledgelawn Continues Halloween Tradition

MDI High School Goes on Lockdown for Hours After Serious and Credible Threat, Suspect Apprehended

MDI LOCKDOWN

Paul Paradis Receives Cadillac Award

Judge Rules 2020 Changes to Bar Harbor’s Town Charter Should Be Set Aside

Voters Will Decide Fate of Retail Marijuana and Cruise Ships, November 8

Kebo Street Seasonal Workers’ Housing Project Goes Before Planning Board

Can You Capture The Essence of the Conners Emerson School?



BE A COMMUNITY HERO

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

But even if it isn’t, you can 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.


School Visioning!


GET YOUR TOY DRIVE ON!


GET YOUR MUSIC ON!

Fogtown Live Music

Live music at Fogtown Bar Harbor on Friday nights ~ enjoy great craft brews and fine local and traveling musicians! This Friday, Nov 11th, they’ll be featuring Fishblot, the improvising duo project of jazz musicians Danny Fisher-Lochhead and Ryan Blotnick.

No cover.

8-10 p.m.

33 Cottage Street, downtown Bar Harbor. 

More information at fogtownbrewing.com


GET YOUR SHOPPING AND BED RACE ON! AND OTHER CHAMBER ACTIVITIES, TOO


Get Your Run On!

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 Auction On!

The Summit Project – 3rd Annual Online Auction (WEEK 1)

The Summit Project tries to answer one question: How can we as a community of Mainers come together and ensure that our state’s post 9/11 fallen heroes are NOT forgotten?

Since Memorial Day 2013, The Summit Project has collected biographical stories and tribute stones that uniquely represent our fallen, and we have invited members of our community to carry them on tribute treks across Maine and all over the world. In just nine years, the lives of Maine heroes have been honored on Katahdin, Kilimanjaro, Everest, Iceland, Cadillac, Denali and have been carried through parades, marathons and marches across Maine and the USA.

Thousands of participants have come together to honor our heroes through action. In short, The Summit Project is a proven living memorial and helps us fulfill our duty as Maine citizens.

Run completely by volunteers, every fundraising dollar returns in full to directly improve the program. After nine strong years and a lot of hard work, TSP is setting the standard for honoring and remembering our heroes from Maine.

Our goal for this year is $10,000. Reaching this goal would: Allow more Gold Star families to attend each of our hosted events; broaden the outreach to our target audience; help improve the Honor Room at Portland MEPS where our heroes’ stones are displayed; maintain the Honor Case and other critical assets of the organization; provide for the ongoing operational needs of our program; contribute toward the purchase of a new trailer to assist with transporting our stones and stories across all 16 counties of Maine.

Date and Time

Sunday, October 30, 2022 – Saturday, November 5, 2022

Website
Contact Information

207-602-8626
Send Email


Get Your Handwork On!

CLASSES OFFERED (Click on link for more information)

Weaving a Heart Bundle with Susan Merrill (at ArtWaves)

Two Wednesday afternoons: Part 1/November 9th and Part 2/November 16th

Anatomy of Knitting with Susan Dewey (at the Wendell Gilley)

Saturday, November 12th

Beginning Greenwood Spoon Carving with Troy Dickens (at ArtWaves)

Saturday, November 12th

Stained Glass for Beginners with Lisa and Dave Roy (at ArtWaves)

Sunday, November 13th

Making Cornhusk Dolls with Kathie Pratt (at ArtWaves)

Sunday, November 13th

Making a Felted Rug with Liz Cutler (at ArtWaves)

Wednesday, November 16th



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.


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:

Thursdays

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

LOCATION:

Jesup Memorial Library, Mt Desert Street, Bar Harbor


Author Talk: Mac Smith

In an era when the only means of travel to the new, glamorous, and growing resort of Bar Harbor was through a small, isolated, rural-yet-elegant point of land on the mainland in the small town of Hancock, Disaster at the Bar Harbor Ferry tells the true story of what was, at the time, Maine’s deadliest disaster.

The heartbreaking tale starts with the arrival of a train overcrowded with passengers anxious to be among the first to cross the bay and their rush for a ferry with too few seats, turning a casual summer Sunday outing into a scene of chaos, tragedy, death and heroism, occurring as quickly as the break of a wooden gangplank. Disaster at the Bar Harbor Ferry tells not only the complete story of the people and the events of that day, but of a time and way of life long gone by and nearly forgotten.

DATE AND TIME

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

LOCATION:

Jesup Memorial Library, Mt Desert Street, Bar Harbor


GET YOUR WRITING ON!

TODO

Annaliese Jakimides Teaches Workshop at Wendell Gilley Museum

Award-winning writer and mixed media artist, Annaliese Jakimides, will teach a writing workshop at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the museum. She will use pieces from the Gilley’s permanent collection and visiting exhibits to spark inspiration and creativity for students, a technique called “ekphrastic writing.”

“Ekphrastic writing can be analytical, deep and playful—but more than anything,” says Jakimides, “it provides an endless stream of possible entries into writing. love the way ekphrastic writing opens doors I didn’t see.” Students will write a few short pieces, have opportunities to read their work, and leave with “handouts, ideas, rough starts, and, likely, new work.” 

Winner of the Acadia Prize in Poetry, Annaleise Jakimides has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and named a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards in both Poetry and Nonfiction. She raised a family in northern Maine, growing almost all their food and pumping water by hand. In addition to working with urban environmental justice organizations and international arts groups, she has developed humanities programs for schools and discussed life through the lens of children’s literature in a variety of settings, including prisons, community centers, and libraries. Cited in national competitions, her poetry and prose have been included in many journals and anthologies, and broadcast on Maine Public and National Public Radio. 

Date and Time

Saturday Nov 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Location

Wendell Gilley Museum
4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679

4 Herrick Road Southwest Harbor ME 04679

Fees/Admission

The fee is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. 

Website

https://www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/events

Contact Information

mel@wendellgilleymuseum.org , (207) 244-7555 , http://www.wendellgilleymuseum.org/events
Send Email


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

Mondays
2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. EDT

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$42.00

Websitehttps://www.artwavesmdi.org/event

Contact Information207-266-0010
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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 limitedArtists 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.

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
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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 Informationoffice@artwavesmdi.org
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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
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Family Gift Making Workshop

Children and their families are welcome to join us for a “crafternoon” of making gifts! There will be projects for kids, tweens, and teens. Stop by any time from 1-4 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022

1:00 PM 4:00 PM

JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY,

34 MT. DESERT STREET

BAR HARBOR, MAINE 04609 USA (MAP)


GET YOUR MOVEMENT ON!

man wearing black hooded jacket
Photo by Patricia Palma on Unsplash

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


Downeast Community Dance

Downeast Community Dance meets every Sunday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth (first and third) and ArtWaves in Town Hill (second, fourth and fifth).

These free form dance gatherings are not facilitated, with music provided by volunteer DJs. Move to rhythms in your own way and have fun.

Admission is by donation.

For more information, contact Susan at 288-8103 or cloudnine@gwi.net.

Location

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


Contra Dance at COA

The dance will feature local musicians Chrissy Fowler, Gus LaCasse, David Manski, and Michael Marion, along with an ensemble of College of the Atlantic students who have organized the show as a class project.

November 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

College of the Atlantic’s Thomas S. Gates Jr. Community Center.

Admission is free.



Get Your Movie On!

turned on projector
Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash

CRITERION THEATRE

The Criterionfor showtime and all dates. The image below is not inclusive.

Location: 25 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor


Get Your Food On!

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

Open Table MDI!

For more information, click here.


TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

brown wooden blocks on white surface
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

SOUTHWEST HARBOR

Regular Meeting Schedule (meetings held at the Town Office unless otherwise noted). Calendar is here.

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

Absentee Ballots available at the Town Office until Thursday November 3rd, 2022.


TREMONT:

Calendar is 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.”

Full calendar is here.

Bar Harbor School Committee

November 7, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

@Conners-Emerson School Library

More Details

Comprehensive Planning Committee

November 9, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

@Council Chambers

More Details

Conners Emerson Building Project Community Forum

November 9, 2022, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Conners Emerson School Cafeteria

More Details

Design Review Board

November 10, 2022, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

@Council Chambers and via Zoom

More Details

Town Offices Closed for Veterans Day

November 11, 2022, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

@Municipal Building

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:

Board of Selectmen Meeting

November 7, 2022 – 6:30pm

Harbor Committee Meeting

November 8, 2022 – 4:30pm

Planning Board Meeting

November 9, 2022 – 6:00pm

Town Office Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

November 11, 2022 (All day)

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