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Southwest Harbor Public Library Announcement: Reopening the Library
The library is open by appointment Monday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Curbside pickup is also available Monday - Friday. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, May 18
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: All Aboard? Rethinking Transformational Travel on a Cruise ship
5:30PM on line: Geoff DeVito is a trained Anthropologist focused on innovative, cooperative, holistic approaches to tourism consulting and research. As the cruise industry readies to return to service it is worthwhile to look at the impact cruise tourism may have on both visited destinations and the visitor to the destination. Click here for more info and to register for this event.

Thursday, May 20
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Bird Walks with Seth Benz
7AM: Seth Benz, director of the Schoodic Bird Ecology Lab, will lead bird walks on Thursday mornings in May from the Wendell Gilley Museum. Group size is limited to 10 people and all ages are welcome. $25 per person fee, and registration is required. Mask required and social distancing will be observed. Click here for more information.

Thursday, May 27
Wendell Gilley Museum Presents: Bird Walks with Seth Benz
7AM: Seth Benz, director of the Schoodic Bird Ecology Lab, will lead bird walks on Thursday mornings in May from the Wendell Gilley Museum. Group size is limited to 10 people and all ages are welcome. $25 per person fee, and registration is required. Mask required and social distancing will be observed. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, June 1
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: The Geology of Mount Desert Island with Duane & Ruth Braun
5:30PM on line: Have you ever wondered about the geologic origins of Mount Desert Island? How the island was put together? What effects did glaciers have on the current landscape? The Brauns will take us on a geologic history tour. Purchase their book A Guide to the Geology of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park here at the Library for $20.00. Click here to register for this event.

Thursday, June 3
22nd Annual Acadia Birding Festival
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.

Saturday, June 12
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee
9AM - Noon: Join us for Cars & Coffee, which is featuring convertibles. June is usually pleasant to drop the top and cruise around Mount Desert Island, so make us your first stop of the day! As always, museum admission is free until noon on show days! Cars & Coffee events are opportunities for drivers to show off their own special cars, and all are welcome, with or without an antique car!

Sunday, July 4
Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce Presents: Fireworks on July 4
About 9PM: Along with the help of numerous Quietside businesses, residents & visitors, we will host the Fireworks Display in Southwest Harbor on July 4th. (Rain date is July 10th) Central Maine Pyrotechnics is planning a great 20-30 minute program, launched from one of Acadia Fuel's barges moored off Clark Point. The display will be visible from many locations around the harbor. Click for a map!

Saturday, July 10
Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: Cars and Coffee
9AM - Noon: Today we feature steam powered cars. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, our 1914 Stanley Mountain Wagon is once again fully functional, and we can’t wait to pull it out and demonstrate it for you for steam day. Of course we hope that you will bring your own to display too! We are working on a special steam related surprise for this day as well, so come on down!

Saturday, July 10
Harbor House Community Center Presents: Flamingo Festival
It has been part of this community for over 20 years and we will continue that tradition in 2021. Get ready for the 2021 Flamingo Festival. Craft Fair & Parade will happen. Stay tuned for more details! The annual Harbor House Flamingo Festival is whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly pink, this fun filled family festival truly has something for everyone.

Saturday, July 17
Bar Harbor Garden Club's Public Garden Tour
Tour six beautiful Island Gardens on July 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Parking is free and easily accessible. Included in the $35 ticket price is Oli’s Trolley shuttle to the gardens so no worries about traffic congestion or parking. Tickets and details available online at barharborgardenclub.org. Questions? Call 207-460-8496.

Saturday, July 24
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
Continues Sunday, July 25. The Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine (CFAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating exhibit and sales opportunities for our participating artists. Founded in 1999, we are a group working artists that coordinates three juried outdoor festivals held on Mount Desert Island every summer. More details to follow!

Saturday, August 7
Coastal Fine Arts Alliance of Maine's Annual Gallery on the Green
Continues Sunday, August 8. The Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine (CFAAM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating exhibit and sales opportunities for our participating artists. Founded in 1999, we are a group working artists that coordinates three juried outdoor festivals held on Mount Desert Island every summer. More details to follow!

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