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Southwest Harbor Public Library Announcement
We are pleased to announce that we will expand our services beginning on Monday, June 1st, to offer Curbside Pick-up. After weeks of planning with the Maine State Library and other Hancock County libraries, we are ready to serve you in a new way. Click here for more information.

Friday, July 3
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Paint a Peacock with Erika Rosso
10:30AM: We will use interesting patterns and colorful paints on canvas to create beautiful peacocks in the style of artist Starla Michele. Class limited to 5 and is held outside under our new tent! Ages 8+. Paints and canvas provided. $10 fee to cover materials. Contact reservations@wendellgilleymuseum.org for questions or to register.

Saturday, July 4
ArtWaves Presents: Beeswax Orbs & Hand-dipped Candles OUTDOORS
3-5PM: Dip and create your own beeswax candles and orb candle holders and then embellish with colored wax, leaves, and shells to personalize your creation. Just like the olden days! No experience necessary. Open to all ages. Click here for more info and to register. All outdoor classes are weather-dependent.

Monday, July 6
ArtWaves Presents: Making Space, Space Making
Online Mondays from 5-6 pm, starting May 11. In this creative practice, we will work to make space in ourselves for creativity and hope. Using writing, drawing, movement, and working with household materials, we will discover the play and curiosity at the root of improvisation. Open to bodies of all abilities and experiences. Classes held live via ZOOM. $5-10 donation. Ages 14+ Click to register.

Tuesday, July 7
ArWaves Presents: Concise Comics OUTDOORS
10-11:30AM: Ever wanted to write a story but don’t want to write for hours and hours? Bring that idea here! In this two-hour class, kids can develop a beginning, middle, and end for their stories and then represent them visually. Ages 7+. Instructor: Piper Charron. Click here for info or to register. All outdoor programs are weather dependent.

Wednesday, July 8
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaic Flamingo OUTDOORS
3-5PM: Using our gorgeous, shimmery piles of glass, we will each make a framed 5x7" pink flamingo. No experience or equipment needed--we provide everything and guide you through the entire project. Kids under 10 will need an adult partner. Bring a picture for inspiration if you'd like. Instructor: Carrie Eason. Click for info and to register. Outdoor classes are weather dependent.

Wednesday, July 8
A Climate to Thrive Presents: Talk with Dr. Habib Dagher
7-8PM: Dr. Habib Dagher, founding Executive Director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures & Composites Center (ASCC), will speak at a virtual program co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library. Dr. Dagher will discuss the latest developments around the largest 3D printer in the world, mass timber, and floating offshore wind turbines. Registration is required: https://jesuplibrary.org/event/dagher/

Thursday, July 9
ArtWaves Presents: Colorful World OUTDOORS
10-11:30 AM: Knowing how people perceive different colors--and what those colors say when used together--is a powerful storytelling tool. In this morning workshop, we will explore the basics of color theory and how to use it to your advantage in art. Ages 10+ Instructor: Piper Charron. Click here for info or to register. All outdoor programs are weather dependent.

Thursday, July 9
Camp Capella Presents: Star Hour
10AM: Every Thursday we will host a virtual dance party!! Each week will have a theme and campers are invited to dress up for the theme! To receive the special access code, you must email Heidi at heidi@campcapella.org

Thursday, July 9
ArtWaves Presents: Modern for Young Dancers
Online Thursdays from 4-5 pm, starting May 21. This class looks to engage young dancers in both modern dance and improvisation. Classes held live via ZOOM. Suggested donation of $5-10 per class. Ages 12+ Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, July 9
ArtWaves Presents: Fun with Fleece online 4-week class
with Carrie Eason and Liz Cutler of ArtWaves. Enroll anytime through July. Delivered to your door, each fleece & fiber kit contains materials to make 7 unique projects. The class includes online instructional videos which you can watch at your leisure and live weekly interactive sessions via ZOOM on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm. Click here for more informations and to register.

Friday, July 10
Harbor House Community Center's Annual Flamingo Festival CANCELED
We are sad to report that the 2020 Flamingo Festival will not happen in July. It has been part of this community for over 20 years and we will continue that tradition in 2021. We will still be turning the town pink and displaying Flamingos! We hope you will do the same. Flamingos available starting Monday, July 6.

Monday, July 13
ArtWaves Presents: Self Portraits OUTDOORS
10AM - Noon: With a base knowledge of how to draw a self-portrait, you will gain the ability to create an expressive portrait using your own image. No experience necessary. Ages 13+. Instructor: Allison Maurais. Cost: $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Household table for up to 4 people: $100/$150. For info or to register email eileen@artwavesmdi.org. All outdoor classes are weather-dependent.

Tuesday, July 14
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Climate Change and Your Neighborhood: Sea-Level Rise and Flooding
5:30PM: The Nature Conservancy’s Climate Adaptation Program Director Jeremy Bell presents a new tool developed in a partnership with Bowdoin College that enables Maine communities to assess & respond to areas vulnerable to flooding. Datasets show homes, roads, & emergency services that would be affected with each additional foot of water. Register for this Zoom program: circulation@swhplibrary.org

Wednesday, July 15
ArtWaves Presents: Colorful World OUTDOORS
10-11:30 AM: Knowing how people perceive different colors--and what those colors say when used together--is a powerful storytelling tool. In this morning workshop, we will explore the basics of color theory and how to use it to your advantage in art. Ages 10+ Instructor: Piper Charron. Click here for info or to register. All outdoor programs are weather dependent.

Wednesday, July 15
ArtWaves Presents: Master Reproductions in Glass OUTDOORS
3-5PM: Choose your favorite artist and recreate a piece of artwork using our gorgeous bins of stained glass. You will make and take your own 5"x7" personalized reproduction to hang on your wall! No experience necessary. All materials are included, with step-by-step instructions. Ages 8+; under 10 need an adult partner. Instructor: Carrie Eason. Click for info and to register. Weather permitting.

Friday, July 17
ArtWaves Presents: Intro to Watercolor On-Line
9AM - Noon. With Erica Qualey. In this online class we will dig deep into some of watercolor’s core techniques to learn the “ins and outs” of how to use it successfully. I will provide weekly demonstrations via ZOOM, step-by-step instructional painting assignments, and individual (1-to-1) midweek 10-minute check-ins. Click here for more info and to register.

Friday, July 17
ArtWaves Presents: Taking the OY out of OIL OUTDOORS
3-5PM: Paint the prismatic geology of MDI! Liz Cutler will guide you step by step—from mixing warm and cool grays, to seeing the cast shadows and reflections using oils on an 8x10 canvas. Cost: $25 members; $35 nonmembers. For more info or to register, email eileen@artwavesmdi.org. All outdoor classes are weather-dependent.

Saturday, July 18
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars & Coffee: Motorcycles and 2, 3 and 4-Wheelers
9AM - Noon: Our monthly Cars & Coffee events are special opportunities for drivers to show off their own special cars, and for all auto enthusiasts and community members to peer under hoods, drink some coffee and enjoy a morning at the museum. All are welcome, with or without their own antique or vintage automobile. This month we will feature motorcycles and other non-auto 2, 3 & 4 wheelers.

Saturday, July 18
ArtWaves Presents: Paint Like the Masters OUTDOORS
10-11:30AM: Make your own Munch, Modigliani, and Mondrian-like works of art. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Families welcome. All outdoor classes are weather-dependent; we will make the call in the morning by 8 am. Click here for more information and to register.

Monday, July 20
ArtWaves Presents: Self Portraits OUTDOORS
10AM - Noon: With a base knowledge of how to draw a self-portrait, you will gain the ability to create an expressive portrait using your own image. No experience necessary. Ages 13+. Instructor: Allison Maurais. Cost: $35 members; $45 nonmembers. Household table for up to 4 people: $100/$150. For info or to register email eileen@artwavesmdi.org. All outdoor classes are weather-dependent.

Tuesday, July 21
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Carolyn Gage on Letters Between Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman Virtual Event
5:30PM: Carolyn Gage will be joined by Portland actor Denise Poirier and Waterville actor Juli Brooks Settlemire for a reading of excerpts from Always, Rachel: The Letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman, 1952-1964. To register for this virtual talk and receive a link to the Zoom presentation, please email us at circulation@swhplibrary.org.

Wednesday, July 22
ArWaves Presents: Concise Comics OUTDOORS
10-11:30AM: Ever wanted to write a story but don’t want to write for hours and hours? Bring that idea here! In this two-hour class, kids can develop a beginning, middle, and end for their stories and then represent them visually. Ages 7+. Instructor: Piper Charron. Click here for info or to register. All outdoor programs are weather dependent.

Friday, July 24
ArtWaves Presents: Intro to Watercolor On-Line
9AM - Noon. With Erica Qualey. In this online class we will dig deep into some of watercolor’s core techniques to learn the “ins and outs” of how to use it successfully. I will provide weekly demonstrations via ZOOM, step-by-step instructional painting assignments, and individual (1-to-1) midweek 10-minute check-ins. Click here for more info and to register.

Saturday, July 25
ArtWaves Presents: Abstracting the Landscape On-Line
9:30AM - 3:30PM with Philip Frey. The workshop will include individual painting time, live demos, individual assistance and group critiques. For intermediate and advanced skill levels. A detailed instruction list will be supplied after registration. 10 students maximum. Click here for more information and to register.

Thursday, July 30
Charlotte Rhoades Park's Annual Butterfly Release CANCELED
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to cancel this event.

Friday, July 31
ArtWaves Presents: Intro to Watercolor On-Line
9AM - Noon. With Erica Qualey. In this online class we will dig deep into some of watercolor’s core techniques to learn the “ins and outs” of how to use it successfully. I will provide weekly demonstrations via ZOOM, step-by-step instructional painting assignments, and individual (1-to-1) midweek 10-minute check-ins. Click here for more info and to register.

Tuesday, August 4
Harbor House's Annual Lobsters on the Sound - Reinvented!
5:30PM: LOS will be a bit different this year due to constraints of the epidemic. Here's the news! While we can't be together this year at the Hinckley Company we are still in need of your support! Click here to see what you can do!

Sunday, September 13
Harbor House Presents: 6th Annual Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament
Harbor House & Acadian Youth Sports are excited to announce the 6th annual Phelps/Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament. The two organizations joined forces in an effort to raise funds for Harbor House’s youth sports programs and Acadian Youth Sports’ Scott Phelps Scholarship fund. To register to play or to become a sponsor please contact Diana Novella at 207-244-3713 or email at diana@harborhousemdi.org

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