Things to Do In Bar Harbor

Week of January 22, 2023

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

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GET YOUR HERO ON!

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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.


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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


Get Your Climb On!

Family Climbing Night At Camp Beech Cliff

For novices or experienced climbers, our indoor 30-foot wall provides an instructional and exciting experience. Our programs are designed for a variety of ages and include equipment (harnesses and helmets) and belay instruction from trained staff. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Pizza and healthy snacks will be available for sale. In addition to climbing, the gym is open, and recreation equipment will be available to be used by all participants.

*There will be no Family Climbing Nights on February 24th or April 21st

Date and Time

Friday Jan 20, 2023
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST

Beginning January 13th and running every Friday through April 28th from 5pm – 7:30pm

Location

Camp Beech Cliff Eagle’s Nest Gymnasium 264 Beech Hill Rd. Mount Desert, ME 04660

Fees/Admission

$5 per participant

Website

https://www.campbeechcliff.org/climbing-wall

Contact Information

2072440365
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


GET YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON!

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Pam Kallner: Girl Power and Gender Equity

How might we advocate to remove the barriers and biases that stand in the way of gender equity?

 Please join Pam for a lively discussion about gender equity around these topics: girl power, education, the workplace, and leadership. She will help attendees examine strategies for moving forward, resources regarding gender issues, and actions that individuals and groups can take to help create a more inclusive and equal society for women and girls.  

Pam is a retired teacher and a 30 year member of the American Association of University Women. She spent 30 years in education, teaching elementary aged gifted students and the last 20 years of her career in the Bexley City Schools, which are in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.

While there she served as the Multicultural Education Coordinator. In that role, she was responsible for professional development with teachers and administrators K-12 around many aspects of diversity and multicultural education, which included gender equity. When Pam is on MDI, she lives in Southwest Harbor.

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2023
  • 7:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY. 34 MOUNT DESERT STREET
  • GOOGLE CALENDAR ICS

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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Crafternoon with Mike Duffy: Surprise Craft!

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023
  • 3:00 PM 4:00 PM
  • JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 34 MT. DESERT STGET YOUR MOVIE ON!Photo by Denise Jans on UnsplashREEL PIZZA

Reel Pizza is back! Check below for movies running this week or click here.

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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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!

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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.

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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DANCE NIGHTS AT FOGTOWN BAR HARBOR WITH DJ POPTART

Come on out and dance away your cabin fever at Fogtown Bar Harbor!  Every Friday from 8-10 p.m., DJ Poptart/Gary Allen will be spinning groovy tunes!

Date and Time

Friday Jan 20, 2023
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Fridays, 8-10pm

Location

33 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Fees/Admission

No cover

Website

http://www.fogtownbrewing.com


GET YOUR FOOD ON!

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OPEN TABLE MDI!

For more information, click here.


GET YOUR FUNDRAISER ON!

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Benefit Dinner for Journey Rose

A community dinner to benefit 10-year-old cancer patient Journey Rose will be held at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor. The event will include a silent auction, door prizes, a bake sale and live music by Banned from Eden. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, bake sale and more.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28

Time: 4-7 PM

Location: Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor.

Fees: The suggested donation is $15 per adult and $5 per child. For more information or to donate, email julia.axtell@gmail.com.


Winter Warm-up at Camp Beech Cliff

A Winter Community Event! Help us kick off our 2023 season with soups from local restaurants, hot cider, campfire S’mores, and outdoor games for everyone. Also a great opportunity to learn about registration for summer camp 2023! This event is free, but requires pre-registration at our website.

Date and Time

Sunday Jan 29, 2023
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

1/29/2023 from 11am to 1pm

Location

Camp Beech Cliff 264 Beech Hill Rd. Mount Desert, ME 04660

Fees/Admission

Free, but pre-registration is required at https://form.jotform.com/220035674753152

Website
Contact Information

For more info call our office at 2072440365 or email elly@campbeechcliff.org
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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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