Things to Do In Bar Harbor

Week of January 8, 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.

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My Darling Maine Island Boutique Raising Funds for the Jesup

My Darling Maine Island Boutique is thrilled to be partnering with the Jesup Memorial Library this holiday season to help raise funds for its expansion campaign. We still have socks in stock, so come “sock” up on these fun and comfy stocking stuffers. Also available online by clicking below. 

Thank you to so many folks who have come in to support! You are all amazing! Happy Holidays!

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Get Your Trivia On!

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Trivia Night at Fogtown Brewing Company Bar Harbor

Join us for Fogtown Trivia Nights this winter at Fogtown Brewing Company in Bar Harbor!  Register your team of no more than six at the bar with the bartender or host.  (Be sure to check social media for updates or weather cancellations!)

Date and Time

Saturdays, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Location

33 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

No cover!

Website

http://www.fogtownbrewing.com

Contact Information

(207) 801-9165
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GET YOUR LIVE MUSIC ON!

Crooked Road at Finback!

Saturday night, check out Crooked Road at Finback Alehouse for live tunes.

Date:

January 14, 9:30 p.m.

Location:

Finback Alehouse, 30 Cottage Street


GET YOUR SCIENCE ON!

MDIBL presents Virtual MDI Science Cafe with Clifford Rosen, M.D.

What impact does access to clinical research have on the health of those living in rural communities? That is one question Clifford J. Rosen, M.D. is striving to answer as he seeks to address health equity and disparities encountered by at-risk populations. Dr. Rosen, along with the Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network (NNE-CTR), collaborated to establish a set of research cores to support clinical and translational research in Northern New England, with one focus being the engagement of rural providers and practices in research. Some of the pilot projects that researchers developed, such as using telemedicine to quickly identify newborns at rural hospitals who need treatment with therapeutic hypothermia, have now become standards of care in Maine.

“In just a few years, we are seeing the impact that access to clinical research has on rural communities,” Dr. Rosen said.

Once the COVID-19 pandemic became a threat to health throughout the region, the NNE-CTR also supported the NIH-funded RECOVER study of long COVID, a study of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, as well as the National COVID Cohort Collaborative registry that shares clinical data as a part of national COVID research. Join us online for our first Science Café of 2023 on January 9 at 5:00 pm to hear more about Dr. Rosen’s goal to promote health equality and improve access to care across all of Maine’s communities.

Date and Time

Monday, Jan 9, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Location

Virtual – Register Here: https://mdibl.org/event/21606/

Fees/Admission

Free admission, attendees must register to receive the Zoom link.

Website
Contact Information

Contact our team at events@mdibl.org with any questions.
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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:

Thursdays

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

LOCATION:

Jesup Memorial Library, Mt Desert Street, Bar Harbor


RESCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK: Michael J Good: Birds of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island

Michael J. Good will be presenting on Birds of Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.

One of his most recently publications can be found in “Bird Observer: New England Birding Journal”, Volume 50, #3. The Bird Observer’s mission is to support and promote the observation, understanding, and conversation of the wild birds of New England.

 Michael is an Ornithologist/Biologist/Naturalist and the founder of Maine’s first Acadia Birding Festival. As a Registered Maine Guide, Michael has been guiding professionally for many years through his company Down East Nature Tours, LLC which focuses on avian ecology in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.

Starting in 2002, Michael has been a birding diplomat in Cuba where he conducted the “Cuba Bird Survey” with the Caribbean Conservation Trust. Cuba is vitally linked to Mount Desert Island through our breeding birds in Maine who winter or stopover. Michael is currently one of the top eBird contributors in Cuba and Hancock County, Maine. Michael has traveled extensively in the US, Alaska, Europe, Australia, South America and Cuba and is a regional business leader promoting sound ecologically practices in business, government and land development. 

Michael was the founder and one of six participating organizers developing the Penobscot Watershed Eco Center in Bar Harbor, Maine which focused on river and stream restoration and the importance of sea-run fish for a healthy Gulf of Maine.  Michael was founder and director of the Warblers and Wildflowers Festival (1998-2007) and in 2008 organized a committee of concerned and forward-thinking people. From the work of this committee, the event evolved into the Acadia Birding Festival, currently in its 24 th  year.  He has over 35 years’ experience studying the birds of North America and brings a wealth of knowledge about Neotropical migrants and the avifauna of the Eastern United States. 

Michael spent many years studying numerous aspects of the Gulf of Maine while employed at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In his spare time, he maintains Three Pines Bird Sanctuary in Town Hill, Maine, studying micro-habitat of Neotropical migratory birds on Mount Desert Island, Maine and winter ecology in various Neotropical countries like Cuba, when given the opportunity. He and his wife Lori have two children, Graham and Madeleine. He currently holds a BA (Biology) from Earlham College and an MS (Developmental Biology) from Utrecht University, The Netherlands, has taken several courses at College of the Atlantic and works with GIS students mapping eBird data.

Time and Date:

Thursday, January 19

7:00 P.M.

LOCATION:

Jesup Memorial Library, Mt Desert Street, Bar Harbor


Author Talk: “Finding Myself in Aviation” by Mary S. Build

Once Mary earned her pilot certificate, there was no stopping her.  She began flying scenic flights, ran a very successful flight training operation teaching hundreds of pilots to safely fly from the water, and shared her love of aviation with them. She also became an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, flew to Alaska from Maine four times, as well as competed in the Air Race Classic, and exhibited her airplane at the world’s largest gathering, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Mary writes, “I never expected that surviving an overturned seaplane and almost drowning would be a turning point in my original desire to be a seaplane charter pilot before I even had a pilot’s license. Or that those clouds dropping down on me in the middle of mountainous terrain on one of my trips to Alaska would make me a stronger person.”

Many told Mary that her journey to discovering flight inspired them to go after their own dreams, whether it was like hers, learning to fly, or their own, such as running for elected office or going after a new career. Now that she is no longer flying, she hopes to inspire many more people through her journey of discovering herself through flight. Mary is the mother of two daughters and lives in Bridgton, Maine.

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023
  • 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY34 MOUNT DESERT STREET

This event is a hybrid program and registration is required to attend either in person or on Zoom. Register at jesuplibrary.org/events/build or email eventsignup@jesuplibrary.org.


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 Information207-266-0010
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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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Bringing Color to Black and White

This class will cover some of the basics of acrylic painting and open the window into personal expression through color. Working from the simple black and white silhouettes of plants, like branches against the sky, we will explore color mixing, layering, composition, and an abstract approach to looking and translating what we see.

Kaitlyn Miller began her painting career by observing the immeasurable beauty of simple branches against the sky and painting them. Having worked as a studio potter on Little Cranberry Island for the last 15 years she is newly transplanted to the mainland and is excited for more color to come into the world. She has her BFA in Ceramics from Maine College of Art and is a full time studio potter and pleinair painter who has set her roots on Little Cranberry Island for the past 15 years. Newly transplanted to the mainland, she is now branching out into teaching and is excited for more color to come into the world.     

Facebook :: Kaitlyn Miller StudioInstagram :: @kaitlynmillerstudioEtsy :: www.kaitlynmillerstudio.etsy.com

Date and Time

January 10th, 17th, and 24th
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

$135.00

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5067475

Contact Information

2072660010
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Recycled Landscapes with Mariah

Join Mariah Reading for a recycled materials landscape workshop. Mariah will give you step-by-step instructions about how to create lively landscape paintings using repurposed marine-debris. Blending the recycled materials into the backdrop of the location where they were rescued reminds you to see the world around you through a different lens.  All materials included! $45 ($35 for members) Teens and adults of all levels welcome!

Date and Time

Saturday Jan 14, 2023
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Saturday January 14,  2023 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor ME 04609

Fees/Admission

$45 ($35 for members)

Website

http://:https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5078789

Contact Information

2072660010
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Community Peace Flags

Date and Time

Sunday Jan 15, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Six Monthly Sessions starting on Sunday January 15th 15 Jan 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)#2.19 Feb 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EST)#3.19 Mar 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)#4.16 Apr 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)#5.21 May 2023, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (EDT)#6.18 Jun 2023, 12:00 AM 1:00 PM

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor ME 04609

Fees/Admission

This class is donation based with a suggested donation of $10

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5062357

Contact Information

2072660010
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Community Peace Flags

The intention of Children, Families and Communities Peace Flag Project is to provide a space for people of all ages to come together and explore their personal meaning of peace. By gathering collectively and mindfully creating peace flags we also manafest  a space of peaceful collaboration. These peace  flags, one is carried home and one is left behind, are a visual representation of our intentions. The flag left behind will become an installation of peace blessings that will spread on the wind.  The flag carried home is a reminder of the maker’s inner peace.

This class is donation based with a suggested donation of $10 for each session.

Sunday Jan 15, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Six Monthly Sessions starting on Sunday January 15th; 19 Feb 2023; 19 Mar 2023, 16 Apr 2023; 21 May 2023; Jun 2023

Location

ArtWaves 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

Fees/Admission

This class is donation based with a suggested donation of $10

Website

https://artwavesmdi.org/event-5062357

Contact Information

2072660010
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GET YOUR DANCE AND MOVEMENT ON!

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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


Latin Line Dancing

Join David Lamon for Latin Line Dancing!

No partner? No problem! Line dancing is a great way to have fun while dancing with others in a group. This class will focus on dances that use steps from common Latin dances including cha cha, rumba, salsa and more! No experience necessary. No street shoes allowed in the studio, please bring a pair of clean, non-marking shoes for dancing. Masking is encouraged, but optional.

Date and Time

January 9 to January 30 4 sessions
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Location

ArtWaves, 1345A, Hwy 102

Fees/Admission

$50

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-5062192

Contact Information

2072660010
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Ballroom Dance Salon

Step into the Salon and enjoy an evening of social dance and instruction! The first part will present a short dance pattern with time to practice.

Open dancing will then proceed with a mix of music for many social ballroom dance styles.

Please bring a pair of dance shoes to wear in the studio; no outdoor shoes allowed. Masking is optional, but encouraged.

Date and Time

Sunday Jan 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

January 15th. 6:00 – 730PM

Location

ArtWaves. 1345A Hwy 102 Town Hill Bar Harbor

1345A Hwy 102 Bar Harbor ME 04609

Fees/Admission

$8

Website

https://www.artwavesmdi.org/event-5062366

Contact Information

2072660010
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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
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GET YOUR MOVIE ON!

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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!

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Open Table MDI!

For more information, click here.


TOWN GOVERNMENT MEETINGS

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR

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


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.”

To see this week’s events with agendas, click on our story here.


MOUNT DESERT:

All upcoming events

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