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Quilt N Fabric Presents: 2019 Maine Yarn Cruise
During Regular business hours, enjoy a great summer visiting yarn shops! It all starts on Friday, May 24th (Memorial Day Weekend) and goes until Labor Day. Plenty of time to plan weekend trips with friends or take a whole week! Click here to go to the web site, where you can learn all about the Yarn Cruise, and find some info on yarn shops, sales, prizes, classes and more.

Friday, September 20
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Friday Ride Day
All Day: This season, every Friday we will be offering rides in one of our antique automobiles (weather permitting)! 207-244-9242

Friday, September 20
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaics
12:30pm with Cristy Benson. $30. Capture the magic of stained glass! Learn to cut, grind and grout glass, feel free to do your own design. We can help you use a photo as a pattern or use one of our patterns. No experience necessary! All ages, however 8 and under require a double digit companion. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org

Saturday, September 21
At Home's 6th Annual Tennis Round Robin Fundraiser
8:30AM: The Blue Hill Country Club will be the site of this year's Tennis Round Robin. 40 players will go five rounds of mixed doubles tennis, with the winners determined by tallying points across the five rounds. A Silent Auction, light meals served throughout the day, and at the close of play a celebration with wine, beer, refreshments, and the award ceremony. Players must register; click here!

Saturday, September 21
ArtWaves Presents: 2 Drift Wood Mobile Workshops
9:30AM or 1PM: Calder meets Beachcomber. Bring your own drift wood and shell treasures or work with our collection to create a unique floating seascape. We will have the tools on hand to drill holes and balance your creation. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Saturday, September 21
ArtWaves and Seal Cove Auto Museum Present: Sketch a Ride with Rob Pollien
1-4PM at the Auto Museum. $35. The early Brass Era cars at the Seal Cove Auto Museum are captivating to look at and fun to draw. We'll spend the afternoon studying the forms and materials presented by the Brass Era beauties, and working out the challenges presented by rendering the forms and materials of the vehicles. Some materials provided. Click here for more info! 266-0010

Wednesday, September 25
Acadia's Night Sky Festival
Continues thru September 29. Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. Click here for a full schedule and other information.

Saturday, September 26
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Annual Fall Cleanup Day
8-11AM: Come and help the library get ready for fall! Sign up at the front desk or just show up. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, September 26
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Mauna Kea: Gateway to the Heavens, Discoveries, and the Future with Dr Shawn Laatsch
5:30PM: Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island is home to 12 world-class international observatories which have been shaping astronomical knowledge over the last several decades. Join Shawn Laatsch, director of the Emera Astronomy Center and Jordan Planetarium and President of the Int'l Planetarium Society as he shares some of the latest discoveries and gives a glimpse at into the future to this key site.

Friday, September 27
Seal Cove Auto Museum and Acadia Night Sky Fesitval Present: Star Party
8:30 - 11PM: Join Astronomy Volunteers in the Park and local astronomers at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. Volunteers will point out constellations and other night sky features visible with the naked eye, and through binoculars and telescopes.Dress warmly and please minimize flashlight use, or use red lights, to preserve night vision. The museum will be open that evening for free tours. 244-9242

Sunday, September 29
Camp CaPella's Charity Golf Tournament
7AM - 1PM at Lucerne Golf Club: 7am Registration, 8am Shotgun Start. BBQ Lunch at Camp CaPella. 1st and 2nd Prizes for Net and Gross. Golf Ball Cannon Option, Hole in One Cash Prizes, Longest Drive, Chipping Contest into canoe on lake at Camp, Prizes & Silent Auction at Camp. Click here for more info, to register or sponsor a team.

Monday, September 30
ArtWaves Presents: Barre, Buti Burn and Glow Flow with Aquene
5:30PM, 6:30Pm or 7PM: Get your workout on with Aquene. $15 per session. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Wednesday, October 2
ArtWaves Presents: Shuttle Tatting for Beginners
9AM - Noon with Dani Piquette. $45. Learn the basics of this fun and portable lace making technique. Shuttle included. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Friday, October 4
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaics
9:30-11:30 a.m. with Liz Cutler. $35. Capture the magic of stained glass. Learn to cut, grind and grout glass, feel free to do your own design. We can help you use a photo as a pattern or use one of our patterns. No experience is necessary. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Saturday, October 5
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Working from the Masters Sketch Class with Artist Judy Taylor
10AM - 2PM: Please join Artist Judy Taylor for this unique opportunity to work directly from the special exhibition of Maine Masterworks, Treasures of the Farnsworth, now on display at the Wendell Gilley Musuem. The class takes place at the exhibit, and includes 4 hours of sketch time to learn the Maine Masters composition & techniques. Cost $75 To register, call the museum directly 207-244-7555.

Saturday October 5
ArtWaves Presents: Preschool Art Saturday
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with Mike Duffy. $15. An art class that is hands on and at times messy. We’ll explore all kinds of art, like painting with watercolor and tempera paint. Using clay and making sculptures. Drawing with markers, pastels and pencils. For 3-5 year olds with a grown up companion. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Saturday, October 5
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Beers & Gears
5-7:30PM: BEER - SNACKS - GAMES - OPEN MIC! Beer from a local brewery will be featured. $10 cover charge includes museum admission & two drink tickets. Free for musicians participating in the open mic. The bar will accept drink tickets and donations. 244-9242

Monday, October 7
ArtWaves Presents: Painting with Fleece
3p.m. - 5p.m. with Liz Cutler. $35. Using dry felting techniques, raw sheep's wool, dyed fleece and frayed silk saris, we will create landscapes. No art experience necessary and all ages welcome. Under 8 needs a double digit partner. Here's where you leave saying you felt great, and with a stunning piece of art, and the knowledge that you can do this at home! 266-0010 email office@artwavesmdi.org

Monday, October 7
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Calling all Graphic Novel Fans!
4PM: Rick Lowell and Laura O'Meara from Casablanca Comics, Maine's coolest comics store for over 30 years, will be at the Library to talk Graphic Novels. Learn about a wide variety of genres covering all ages, with a focus on classic adaptations, as well as biographies. autobiographies, and memoirs. Discounted graphic novels will be for sale. Supported by a Rudman Library Trust grant. 244-7065

Tuesday, October 8
ArtWaves Presents: Felted Rocks and Geodes
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.with Liz Cutler. $15. Learn wet felting and create lovely soft rocks to mimic your favorite memento from walks on the shore. Add color and create naturally impossible lovely creations. ArtWaves, 1345-A State Highway 102, Bar Harbor. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Tuesday, October 8
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: A Culinary History of Downeast Maine with Sharon Joyce
5:30PM: Join author Sharon Joyce as she takes us back in time. Before Champlain arrived in 1605, the Wabanakis were preparing and preserving food in ways that are still in use today. The "rusticators" and other wealthy families created fashionable food trends as well as simple foods like fish chowder. Sharon will give us the details of this delicious history! 244-7065

Tuesday, October 9
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Medicare Presentation with Carroll Harper
3PM: Carroll Harper, of Carroll Harper and Associates, Inc returns to the Library for another free informational seminar. Whether you are turning 65 , or are older and have questions about your Medicare benefits or enrollment eligibility, this seminar is for you! Registration required. Please stop by or call us at 244-7065.

Friday, October 11
3rd Annual Southwest Harbor Week
Kicking off on Friday with Acadia's Annual Wine Tasting, and finishing with the MDI Marathon on October 20, Southwest Harbor Week is 10 days filled with great programs highlighting the Quietside of Acadia. Cruises, walks, talks, tours and activities featuring the wonders of Acadia and our great museums. Stay tuned for more information as the events are scheduled.

Friday, October 11
Acadia's 10th Annual Wine Tasting
4-6PM: Join us at Smuggler's Den Campground under the big tent for an evening of wines from around the world. Hosted by Sawyer's Specialties and catered by Sips Restaurant, this intimate evening is always a treat. Click here for more information and a link to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 12
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars & Coffee: Two-Wheelers
9AM - Noon: An opportunity for drivers to show off their own special cars, and for all auto enthusiasts to congregate to kick tires, peer under hoods, and enjoy coffee with their fellow car-lovers. All are welcome, with or without their own antique or vintage automobile. The October Cars & Coffee will feature motorcycles and other two- and three-wheelers. 207-244-9242

Saturday, October 12
ArtWaves Presents: Preschool Art Saturday
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with Mike Duffy. $15. 3-5 year olds with a grown up companion. An art class that is hands on and at times messy. We’ll explore all kinds of art, like painting with watercolor and tempera paint. Using clay and making sculptures. Drawing with markers, pastels and pencils. Call 266-0010 or email office@artwavesmdi.org.

Saturday, October 12
Acadia's 24th Annual Oktoberfest
Noon - 5PM: Join us at Smuggler's Den Campground under the big tent for our annual brewfest! More than 20 brewers, pouring more than 60 craft beers for your tasting pleasure. Music by Banned from Eden and Pitch Black Ribbons, great food from local vendors, crafts, games and our 2nd home brewers competition are just some of the highlights.Click here for more info and a link to purchase tickets.

Sunday, October 13
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Fogtoberfest!
11:30AM - 9PM: Join our all-day indoor and outdoor party featuring tastings of new releases as well as brews from our reserve cellar, live music from open til close, and food specials. Multiple tap areas, including in our garden! No cover Tasting tickets for sale at door. $20 = 5 taste tickets + Fogtoberfest 2019 taster glass $15 = 5 additional taste tickets. Click here for more info!

Sunday, October 13
Atlantic Brewing's 16th Annual War Canoe & Belt Sander Race
WAR CANOE RACES 12pm at Long Pond -$20 each gives entry to war canoe races, a sampler platter (with seconds!), and a pint glass. Mainely Meat BBQ open from 11:30-close serving their regular menu. Mondo Charlie plays music 12-3pm. BELT SANDER RACES begin promptly at 3pm. Rain or Shine! Belt Sander Races are a friendly but fierce competition with decorated belt sanders. Click for more info!

Tuesday, October 15
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Director's Tour: Treasures of the Farnsworth
11AM: Join Museum Director Sean Charette for a tour of the 2019 exhibit "Treasures from the Farnsworth". Last chance to see this outstanding collection of works by Maine artists from the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Included in regular museum admission. 277-7555

Wednesday, October 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Ed Rice and Robin Emery Robin Emery: Maine's First lady of Road Racing
5:30PM: Join Robin Emery & author Ed Rice, two members of the Maine Running Hall of Fame! Lamoine resident, Emery, is a true pioneer & elite competitor in long distance running in Maine for women. At 51, she had won more than 250 races in Maine & two national championships. In his book, Rice tells her story. Rice is also an avid long distance runner and creator of Bangor's Terry Fox 5K. 244-7065

Wednesday, October 16
Southwest Harbor Historical Society Presents: Past Insults, Planned Restorations, and Preparing for an Uncertain Future in the Marshall Brook Watershed
7PM: Brian Henkel, Wild Acadia Project Coordinator. The Marshall Brook watershed, including Bass Harbor Marsh, has been impacted by many activities. Friends of Acadia, along with Acadia National Park, are working to assess and hopefully repair some of these impacts. Brian Henkel will discuss some of the known impacts and potential improvements to promote ecological integrity. Click for more info.

Thursday, October 17
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Director's Tour: Treasures of the Farnsworth
11AM: Join Museum Director Sean Charette for a tour of the 2019 exhibit "Treasures from the Farnsworth". Last chance to see this outstanding collection of works by Maine artists from the collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Included in regular museum admission. 277-7555

Thursday, October 17
Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting
5:30PM at the Visitor Center, 329 Main Street, SWH: Get a recap of 2019 and hear plans for 202. Give your input on questions facing the Chamber, and learn who the next board member will be. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP: 244-9264

Friday, October 18
Southwest Harbor Artisans Presents: Wine & Cheese & Meet the Artists
5-7PM: Join us as we celebrate Southwest Harbor Week with an evening of wine, cheese and a chance to meet our artists! For more information please call 244-5107.

Saturday, October 19
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Woodburning workshop
10AM - Noon: Join us for a Woodburning workshop with artist Ranee Levasseur of Gemini Pyrography. Ranee says "Pyrography or pyrogravure- the art of burning pictures into wood. Writing with fire with special pyrography tools is a fun and creative art that I have enjoyed for a quite while now. I do my wood burning on up-cycled and reused pieces of pine or bass wood." 244-7555

Sunday, October 20
MDI Marathon
The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain passing tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, sleepy Maine villages, and stunning seaside vistas. This fall classic has earned national and international accolades. Click here for much more information!

Tuesday, October 22
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: It Takes a Community A Documentary Film by Peter Logue
5:30PM: This documentary tells the story of The Parish House, a model of supported housing on Mount Desert Island for young adults with disabilities. The creation of the Parish House is also the story of Local Solutions, a nonprofit formed by parents and community activists for the purpose of creating inspired housing. Q&A to follow the 25 minute film. 244-7065

Friday, October 25
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Pumpkin Festival at the American Legion Hall
1-8PM: Pumpkin Carving: 1:00-5:00 pm Supplies provided while they last OR bring your own! Local musicians will provide live music! Spooktacular Halloween Show with Brittany Parker: 6:00 pm Jack-o-Lanterns: 7:00 Hot Cider, Popcorn & Music! For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Tuesday, October 29
Fogtown Brewing Presents: Brewing Basics for the Aspiring Home Brewer
6PM: Discover the centuries-old art of brewing beer in a two-class course taught by Jon Stein, Fogtown's head brewer and co-owner! We’ll cover the basics: sourcing ingredients and equipment, recipe building, brewing technique and methodology, beer styles and approaches, troubleshooting and off-flavors, and the craft, science, and magic behind it all! Click here for info on how to register.

Wednesday, October 30
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Grace Coffin and the Badly-Sewn Corpse with Winter Fox, aka Bowen Swersey
5:30PM: Winter Fox will talk about writing, self publishing, and the Grace Coffin Series, as well as read excerpts from the three Grace Coffin books, all of which take place right here on MDI. Grace Coffin and the Badly-Sewn Corpse is the first in the series by Bowen Swersey, who has been writing novels since 2010. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Thursday, October 31
Southwest Harbor Public Library's Annual Halloween Book Give-Away
5-7PM: Stop in for a "treat" - a free book! This is a great way to celebrate the season and promote family literacy by enjoying stories and books together. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Saturday, November 2
Friends of Acadia's Take Pride in Acadia Day
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This volunteer effort, now in its twenty-seventh year, focuses on areas where clogged drainage ditches and culverts could result in significant damage to road surfaces during the freeze-and-thaw cycles of a coastal Maine winter. Take Pride in Acadia Day is key to the park’s ability to maintain the carriage roads in pristine condition. Click here for registration information.

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