Things to Do In Bar Harbor

Week of December 18, 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

  • Now MONDAY, DECEMBER 19 at 6:00 P.M. – 7:20 P.M.

Bar Harbor Congregational Church

29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor


Get Your Resource 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.


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


Mosaic Candle Cups and Dipped Candles

If you love the scent of beeswax join in for a colorful afternoon of combining  paper and glass mosaic. We begin by creating the mosaic glass candle cups while the wax melts. Then we form a dipping circle to grow the candles to fit!  Join ArtWaves Founder and greatest supporter, Liz Cutler! She is a fine artist with skills across may media. She has an unparalleled enthusiasm for community art!

Date and Time

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022
3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. EST

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$20/members and $30/non-members

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5037106

Contact Information

2072660010
Send Email


Crafternoon with Mike Duffy: Make your own neck pillow

  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2022
  • 3:00 P.M. 4:00 P.M.
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY34 MT. DESERT STBAR HARBOR

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



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

Select Board meeting is cancelled.


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.”

·· 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.


PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

Public comment for desires/discussion about the Glen Mary Wading Pool Revitalization Project will occur. There is also an email for public comment, which needs to be received prior to the meeting. That email is Glenmarypool@barharbormaine.gov .

Date:

December 19, 2022

Time:

4:30 PM - 6:00 P.M.

Location:

Council Chambers

93 Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


TOWN COUNCIL

The Council’s agenda includes the appointment of statutory officers, the beginnings of an impact fee on housing types discussion, a public hearing about Pat’s Pizza’s special amusement permit, Council priorities, a potential extension to the Comprehensive Plan timeline of work and added funds to do that work, a resolution honoring Alf Anderson, director of the Bar Harbor Chamber, potential creation of a fund to allow people to donate the the Conners-Emerson Building project, and updates on the Cruise Ship Passenger Disembarkation Plan and the ferry terminal site and potential signing of a memorandum of agreement about a proposed dog park.

Town Manager Kevin Sutherland wrote in the Town Council packet about impact fees:

“Several requests have been made by Councilors to explore impact fees to address prioritizing housing development over transient accommodations. I’ve been working this week to pull together some information for Council discussion and consideration.”

The above image is a screen grab of the town’s definitions of transient accommodations. This definition is within the town’s Land Use Ordinance.

Date:

December 20, 2022

Time:

6:30 PM - 9:00 P.M.

Location:

Council Chambers

93 Cottage
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


MANAGER’S MINUTES

The open discussion with Town Manager Kevin Sutherland that was originally scheduled for this Wednesday is now on December 28 because of the library’s Solstice celebration.


MOUNT DESERT:

All upcoming events

Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda and Packet

Monday, November 21, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

bos_meeting_agenda_2022-11-21.pdf

bos_meeting_packet_2022-11-21.pdf


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