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Wednesday, February 22
Coda Presents: History Happy Hour Trivia Night
New Night! The Mount Desert Island Historical Society, the Seal Cove Auto Museum, and Coda Restaurant are hosting a Trivia Night at Coda in Southwest Harbor, from 6-8PM. Food and drink will be available to purchase. There will be a special Trivia Night menu and full bar. The event is free of charge. Please call (207)244-8133 for reservations.
Sunday, February 26
Camp Capella's Polar Dip
Registration at 11AM; event starts at Noon: Join our intrepid Dippers as they brave the icy waters to raise money for Camp Capella. To register, go to our web site and download the form. Call 843-5104 for more information.
Tuesday, February 28
SWH Library Presents: "Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving."
5:30 - 7:00 pm: Can you imagine what this island would be like without a hospital? This is one of the questions posed by local filmmaker Peter Logue in the new collaborative documentary-style film, "Celebrating MDI Hospital: A history of caring. A community of healing. A legacy of giving." The screening begins with a wine and cheese reception. Info: 244-7065
Saturday, March 4
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: 3rd Annual Brass Club Speakeasy
7PM: New to the Speakeasy this year: a hula-hoop performer will wow you, and a roulette wheel will be added to the gambling room. The popular charity blackjack will return, as will Shane Ellis' Swingin' Overtime with their old-school acoustic big-band show, prohibition-era beers, and a specialty drink created just for the event. Period-inspired dress is encouraged but optional. Tickets: 244-9242
Sunday, March 5
Coda Presents: Film Night: Meet John Dee
Meet John Doe (1941) is Frank Capra's wonderful, message-laden populist comedy/drama about the common man, and it feels surprisingly contemporary. Doors open at 6pm & the film starts at 6:30. Our bar will be open with $1 off glass wines and draft beers, and we’ll feature some small bites from our Happy Hour menu. And popcorn of course! Call 244-8133 for more information.
Friday, March 17
Harbor House Community Center Presents: Great Harbor Shoot Out
Every year in March, junior high and high school basketball players from all over Maine gather on Mount Desert Island, Trenton & Ellsworth to compete for the winner's title in the Great Harbor House Shootout. This hugely popular event has grown from a small group of 7 local teams in 1992 to an exciting 3-day event with over 80 teams participating. For more info: 244-3713
Saturday, April 29
Friends of Acadia's Annual Earth Day Roadside Clean-up
8:30AM: Join friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers for the 18th annual Earth Day Roadside Cleanup, to collect a winter's worth of trash from roadsides on MDI and Trenton. Always the last Saturday in April, it's a great day to take pride in your community, get outside, and celebrate spring, FOA-style! For more info: (207)288-3340
Thursday, June 1
19th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
Continues thru June 4: Acadia's birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. For more information and to register, click here to go to our web site, or call: (207) 233-3694.
Tuesday, July 4
SWH & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Presents the Annual Fireworks Display
9PM: The fireworks will be held on July 4th and shot from the Acadia Fuel barge which will be placed in the middle of Southwest Harbor providing unobstructed views from Manset to the Coast Guard base. (Rain date: July 8th) To be successful we need broad based support for this project and we hope you will consider contributing to this event. Call 244-9264 for more information or to make a donation.
Tuesday, July 11
MDI Historical Society's Annual Strawberry Festival
1-3PM Join us at the Somesville Firehouse for our Annual Strawberry Festival. Taste the best of the season! Our volunteers will dish you up our secret-recipe shortcake covered with succulent berries. You can buy pints to take home, as well. But come early or you will miss out! More info: (207) 276-9323
Friday, July 14
Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
The annual Harbor House Flamingo Festival is whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly pink, this fun filled family festival truly has something for everyone. Join us from July 14-17th, 2017. Stay tuned for this years' theme and a schedule of events!
Thursday, July 27
Charlotte Rhoades Park Annual Butterfly Release
3:30PM: This annual event is a wonderful family affair that is fun for everyone! Money raised at the event helps support the park by providing funds for plants, supplies, and equipment for maintaining the garden, and producing educational materials. $30 per person 12 and over, includes one butterfly. Children under 12 free admission butterfly not included. Click here for more info.
Saturday, November 4
Friends of Acadia's Annual Take Pride in Acadia Day
8AM: Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia's historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter. Because of the size of this event, registration is required. Click here or call: 207-288-3340. This event typically fills to capacity, so early registration is recommended!
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