Things to Do In Bar Harbor

Week of December 12, 2022

It’s our weekly round-up, and I may have missed some things so apologies! To check out our news stories from the past week. Click on the archive section and you’ll see them in chronological order.


GET YOUR HERO ON!

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.



The Holiday Stars Project was started in the 1990s and provided a great need in our community—a place to remember or honor those whose lives were affected by cancer. Charlotte Skiff, a dedicated Auxiliary and community member, was instrumental in starting the program and for many years, you could find Charlotte hanging Stars in our hospital’s reception area during the holiday season. Sadly, Charlotte lost her hard-fought battle with cancer in November 2014, but the Holiday Stars Project is a way for us to remember her nurturing spirit—a spirit that always reminded us that no one is alone when battling and/or recovering from cancer. We are all in this together!

Holiday Stars are available through December 2022.

To Purchase a Star: Call Julie Hagle at 288-5082, ext 1430

An acknowledgment note can be sent to the family of the person being remembered or honored. Proceeds from the sale of the Stars will support MDI Hospital’s palliative care program. Fabric crafted stars are available as a memento of your gift. Paper stars with names of those being honored will be displayed at the Hospital

Learn More!


GET YOUR HOLIDAY CELEBRATION ON!

You’re invited to an open house solstice party to celebrate the year and the start of winter. Join us for cider, music, crafts, snacks, and community. Drop in for some holiday cheer!


Outdoor Living Nativity in Bar Harbor

  • Fri at 6:00 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.

Bar Harbor Congregational Church

29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor


Bagaduce Chorale Concert, “A Festive Christmas!”

The Bagaduce Chorale will perform “A Festive Christmas!”

The program will feature traditional and contemporary seasonal music — spanning the 15th and 21st centuries — including composers Molly Ijames, Craig Courtney, Karl Jenkins and Fred Waring.

Founded by Mary Cheyney Gould in 1974, the Chorale’s members hail from all corners of Hancock County and beyond. Tickets cost $20 per person and go on sale online Dec. 1.


Get Your Resource On!


Get Your Music On!

Live music at Fogtown Bar Harbor on Friday night! Enjoy great craft brews and fine local and traveling musicians! Lasers in the Jungle returns to bring you another night of funk, folk, rock & reggae.

Friday, December 16,

8-10 p.m.,

33 Cottage Street, downtown Bar Harbor. 


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


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

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event

Contact Information207-266-0010
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 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
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 Informationoffice@artwavesmdi.org
Send Email


Angels, Bowls and Cards that Pop!

A bit like a North Pole workshop as we start this afternoon in the Kaleidoscope studio with a flurry of white – plaster infused gauze over forms to make bowls, and sheep’s wool for fleece angels. As they rest, we will snip and fold card stock into a few pop up cards then add color to all the pieces!

Date and Time

Tuesday Dec 13, 2022
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Tuesday, December 13th 3:30 – 5:30

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill  Bar Harbor

1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor ME 04609

Fees/Admission

$30.00

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-5037095

Contact Information

2072660010
Send Email


Colored Pencil Techniques

Join Rick Huck and learn new techniques of working with colored pencil from a guy who knows. Recently featured in Maine Magazine,  award winning artist Rick Huck is a charming educator with a quirky gift for storytelling, and about a bazillion hours of working with colored pencils! Students need to bring colored pencils, white and or kneaded erasers. These items can be found locally at Sherman’s, Reny’s, and Walmart.

Date and Time

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Three Sessions: November 30th, December 7th, and December 14th. 1:00- 3:00pm

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$100.00

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5027615

Contact Information

2072660010
Send Email


Anime Your Way with Carlos Nieto III

Middle School and High School Students are invited to join us for this Anime Workshop!

Anime Your Way is a comprehensive step by step drawing program developed over 10 years by former Simpson’s artist Carlos Nieto III that teaches you how to create and modify an anime character from scratch, no matter what your drawing level is! Using simple shapes and easy to understand instructions, patrons will gain the knowledge to create their very own unique anime characters. All materials are provided and patrons are encouraged to bring their preferred art materials.

  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
  • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY34 MT. DESERT STREET, BAR HARBOR, MAINE 04609 (MAP)
  • GOOGLE CALENDAR ICS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!


Colorful Fleece Painting

Does a painting mean just using paint? 

Here’s an Introduction to painting with colored sheep’s wool using needles.  It’s a very simple concept with numerous variations of colors and is somewhat addictive.

Come and learn a new skill during a mini workshop where you may bring home a magnet, a coaster and leave saying, “I felt great” combined with a general sense of merriment.  

All materials donated by ArtWaves.

  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
  • 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY34 MOUNT DESERT STREET, BAR HARBOR, ME, 04609UNITED STATES (MAP)
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GET YOUR MOVEMENT ON!

man wearing black hooded jacket
Photo by Patricia Palma on Unsplash

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


Student Massage Clinic

At Acadia School of Massage Student Massage Clinic, our students gain hands-on experience while our clients receive relaxation or therapeutic massage and bodywork treatments at discounted rates. Enjoy a soothing massage from one of our gifted student massage therapists. The Student Clinic is open to the public and we highly encourage anyone to try a massage!

TODO
Date and Time

Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST

Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the end of April 2023 from 1:30 to 6:15pm.
No clinic on last two weeks of December
 

Location

Hosted by Tree of Life Day Spa,

108 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$35 for 1 hour massage
Appointments highly recommended

Book online at

http://www.AcadiaSoM.com

Website

http://www.AcadiaSoM.com

Contact Information

Acadia School of Massage
Send Email


GET YOUR MOVIE ON!

turned on projector
Photo by Jeremy Yap on Unsplash

CRITERION THEATRE

Check with The Criterion for showtime and all dates. The image below is not inclusive.

Location: 25 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor


Winter Community Film Screening: A Wrinkle in Time

Come join the Jesup for a cozy community film screening. Masking is required. Bring your own blanket to get cozier. This program is free and all ages are welcome!

Our series continues with the 2018 adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time.”

“After her astrophysicist father goes missing, 13-year-old Meg meets three supernatural beings named Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which. They transport her, her friend Calvin and her brother Charles Wallace through the universe to rescue her dad by traversing strange new planets and unlocking the power inside themselves.”

  • WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2022
  • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY34 MT. DESERT STREETBAR HARBOR, MAINE 04609 (MAP)
  • GOOGLE CALENDAR ICS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!


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

Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.


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.”

Harbor Committee

Monday, December 12, 2022 – 4 P.M.

Council Chambers

Task Force on the Climate Emergency – 4 P.M.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Auditorium

Conservation Commission – 5:30 P.M.

Monday, December 12, 2022

3rd Floor Conference Room


MDI Regional High School School Board Meeting – 5 p.m.

Monday, December 12.

MDI HS Library


MDI Regional School System AOS 91 Board Annual Meeting – 6 p.m.

Monday, December 12, 2022

MDI High School Library


Marine Resources Committee – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Port Security Building


Comprehensive Planning Committee – 6 p.m.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

#There was no agenda available at press time.

Full calendar is here.

·· 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

Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Appeal Withdrawn

Monday, November 14, 2022 – 5:00pm

Appeal Withdrawn– Zoning Board of Appeals

11-4-2022_-_agenda.pdf

LUZO Advisory Group & Planning Board Public Meeting

11-15-2022_-_agenda.pdf

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 5:00 p.m.

Sustainability Committee Meeting Agenda

sustainability_committee_agenda_november_17_2022.pdf

Thursday, November 17, 2022 – 4:30 p.m.

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