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Southwest Harbor Public Library Announcement
In order to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Southwest Harbor Public Library is closed to the public through Tuesday, March 31st. During this time, there will be no public services or programs, and the Library will not be accessible for any private events. No fines will be charged for any overdue items. Click here for more information.

ArtWaves Announcement
ArtWaves is suspending on-site programs until August. We will be sending out more info on future programs once it is determined when it will be safe to congregate again. In the meantime, we may be able to offer some programs virtually!

Saturday, March 21
Fogtown Brewing and Acadia's Oktoberfest Present: Wee Heavy Collab Brew Release Party
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - Stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, April 14
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Vietnam Talk and Slideshow with Bob Thayer
5:30PM: For many "Vietnam" conjures memories of war and discord. But after nearly 50 years, visiting the country again, with a friendlier mission, is both revealing and rewarding. Vietnam today maintains much of the ancient culture while embracing a growing modernism. This program looks at Vietnam from both sides of the war and reveals the beauty of the land and its people. 244-7065

Thursday, April 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: April Tea
2PM: Come to the Library for our April Tea to welcome spring! Everyone is welcome to enjoy a cup of tea by the Library's fireplace, nibble on delicious homemade treats, and enjoy the company of others. Live music will be provided. For more information, please call the Library at 244-7065.

Wednesday, April 22
Charlotte Rhoades Buttergly Garden Presents: Earth Day 50th Anniversary
Join us at 9:30AM for a Pruning Class taught by Hancock County Cooperative Extension Educator Marjorie Peronto ($15.00 donation), followed by " Grow your own Milkweed to feed the Monarchs" (free) at Noon – seeds and starting kits provided!

Thursday, May 28
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. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Our combination of lectures, walks, and adventures will connect you to Downeast Maine’s many bird species, diverse habitats and local birding experts. Click here for all the details!

Friday, June 26
Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Garden Open House
2-4:30PM: Free! Stop by and see the gardens. Special activities may be scheduled, depending on the weather!

Sunday, June 28
Bass Harbor Boat Races and Pancake Breakfast
7:30AM - 1PM: Fuel up for a day of fun on the water with a Pancake Breakfast & BBQ lunch sponsored by the Bass Harbor Memorial Library at the Bernard Town Dock. Join us to support the Library and to cheer on our racers! Click here for more information.

Friday, July 10
Harbor House Community Center's Annua Flamingo Festival
Continues thru July 13 - click here for more info! The annual Harbor House Flamingo Festival is whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly pink, this fun filled family festival truly has something for everyone. Details to come!

Thursday, July 30
Charlotte Rhoades Park's 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. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, August 4
Harbor House's Annual Lobsters on the Sound
5:30PM: Cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres from many local restaurants, a lobster bake, live and silent auctions and music and dancing under the stars at the Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor. Proceeds from Lobsters on the Sound support the many programs and services Harbor House provides to the communities of Mount Desert Island. Tickets sell out fast - call 244-3713 to get yours today!

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

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