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April 2024
Quilt N Fabric Presents: Shop Hop!
Quilt N Fabric and independent owners of 25 Maine Quilt Shops invite you to participate in the 24th Annual Maine Shop Hop! Click here to get details and to print you own passport!

Friday, April 12
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Art Reception Liz Cutler
4-6PM: Artist and cold-water dipper, Liz Cutler transforms creative and physical challenges into wonder and joy. Drop in to see her exhibit “Opting To See Joy” during the month of April at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Join us for an Artist Reception and Birthday Party with merriment and refreshments. Hats are welcome. Click here for more info!

Saturday, April 13
ArtWaves Presents: Yoga Dance for Families
10-11AM: Parents with children between the ages of 3 and 5 (and younger siblings) will move together to music using free form and circle dance as well as yoga and qigong for expression. There is no right or wrong way to move. Let's have fun! Classes are led by Susan Sassaman. Click here for more iformation and to register.

Saturday, April 13
Acadia National Park's Federal Resume Workshop
10-12PM: On line or in person: Acadia National Park hires more than 100 seasonal employees each year in jobs that have great potential for developing into exciting careers. Seasonal employees are eligible to enroll in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, as well as vision and dental insurance. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, April 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Your Safety Matters
5:30PM: Discover safety with Southwest Harbor Fire Department! Join Chief Tom Chisholm for an enlightening session on 911 intricacies, insights into county and island fire/EMS collaboration, a deep dive into our cutting-edge equipment, and a peek into our community outreach training opportunities This program is in-person only. For questions or more information, call the Library at 207-244-7065.

Thursday, April 18
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Library Tea
2-3:30PM: Please join us for tea in a fine china cup, homemade treats, music, conversation, and friends. Everyone is welcome to stop in the middle of a busy day and relax with a nice cup of hot tea by the Library’s fireplace. For more information, call the Library, 244-7065.

Monday, April 18
Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber Presents: Business After Hours at The Swan Agency
5-6:30PM: Join the Acadia Chamber for an evening of networking at Swan Agency Real Estate's Southwest Harbor Office, 322 Main Street in Southwest Harbor. Please RSVP to office@acadiachamber.com. Non-Chamber members are most welcome to join us!

Saturday, April 20
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Swiftea Party
11AM: Celebrate the release of Taylor Swift's new album with a Swiftea party. We'll have Butterfly-Tea, Goodies, Poetry Crafts, Karaoke, a Reading of Taylor Swift Little Golden Book and more! This program is geared towards grades 4-8 and will be held at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Registration required. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, April 23
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Images of Acadia
5:30PM: Discover previously unheard stories and images about Acadia! Freelance writer and retired professor emerita from College of the Atlantic, Ann Kozak, will be speaking at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 23rd at 5:30 p.m. The program will be in-person and online. Click here for more information and to register. In Person or On Line!

Wednesday, May 1
A Climate to Thrive Presents: Resilient Tremont Community Supper
6PM:Come enjoy a free, family-friendly supper and learn about Tremont’s Community Resilience Plan. Hear from Tremont students and the Sustainability Committee on the values and science behind this roadmap to a resilient future that’s up for adoption at Town Meeting. Please RSVP for food-planning purposes and learn more at https://fb.me/e/hqNA5OIZb.

Friday, May 3
ArtWaves Presents: Ocean Themed Stained Glass Mosaic
5:30PM: Our studio provides heaps of colors, step by step instructions - ages 8 an up. Think fish, mermaids, birds, boats, seals and whales or choose one of your photos. All instructions, samples and materials are included to bring home something for your wall or window. Click here for more info and to register.

Sunday, May 12
ArtWaves Presents: Botanicals and Beyond: Exploring Gelli Printing
10AM: Delve a little further into the possibilities of gelatin monoprinting on a variety of papers. The gelatin plates pick up the intricacy of the plants and our Akua inks are vibrantly colored. Take home your own unique printed postcards, tags, booklets, in addition to matting your favorite piece to frame. Great for families! under 10 needs adult companion. Click here to register.

Thursday, May 16
Southwest Harbor Public Library Presents: Library Tea
2-3:30PM: The Library invites all to set aside time for yourself, your family, and your friends to enjoy tea in fine china cups. Treat yourself to tasty homemade baked goods, and start up a friendly conversation while listening to live music in our historic Holmes Reading Room. All are welcome. For more information, email programs@swhplibrary.org or call the Library, 207-244-7065.

Saturday, June 1
ArtWaves Presents: Rock on - Stained Glass Mosaic
1-4P: Shoreline boulders, or cairns in Stained Glass! We have colorful piles of gorgeous glass, bins of beautiful china, and smooth stones for you to create with so you can bring home your own version of Acadia national park. Plus, you learn to cut, grind and perhaps grout a stained-glass mosaic! Use your photos as inspiration. It’s like coloring with stained glass! Click here to register.

Friday, June 7
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Birches
3PM: There is something magical about a birch grove. Maybe the sense of light, the texture, or the distinctive black and white patterns that look so good in stained glass. Here is your chance to work with our glorious assortment of colors and textures. No experience necessary. All materials are included, with step-by-step instructions. Click here for more info and to register.

Friday, June 7
ArtWaves Presents: Lap Loom Weaving
5:30PM: Gather and be surrounded by texture, color and possibilities as we get familiar with our lap looms. The process begins with considering designing, warping a loom, using a shuttle, and trying special techniques using our incredible array of yarns, ribbon and wool roving. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, June 26
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, July 2
ArtWaves Presents: Stained Glass Mosaics - Magnets, Mirrors & and More
2-5PM: If you are a beginner this is the workshop for you!, learn to Cut and Color with Stained glass. Let your light shine- learn to design, cut glass and Make and take home some unique mosaic pieces. We include it all Anyone over 5 can work with our heaps of colored glass to create shimmery light filled gifts, ornaments. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, July 10
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Painting a Masterpiece in Fiber
9:30AM: Learn the basics of needle-felting and re-create a masterpiece using your own images of Acadia or one of the iconic ones. It's like coloring with wool . ArtWaves has an amazing array of dyed fleece, embellish with spun wool and frayed silk saris. Not only will you leave with a wonderful felted piece but you leave saying "I felt great"! Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, August 2
ArtWaves Presents: Mosaic Mirror Workshop
5:30PM: Making a stained-glass mosaic mirror is an opportunity to create with a unique hands-on medium. Participants will learn how to cut, grind, glue, and grout if desired using ArtWaves extensive supply of glass, tiles, natural materials, and pottery to create whatever mosaic pattern or image they like surrounding a round or rectangular mirror. Click here to register.

Monday, August 12
ArtWaves Presents: En Plein Air with Christine Lafuente- 4 sessions
Join Christine Lafuente, our August Guest Artist- August 12-15. Experience the magic of MDI as you paint En Plein Air. A basic review of outdoor set-up, palette organization, composition, and atmospheric color theory will be covered; however, most of the time spent together will be “hands-on” in the field with individual instruction at four select locations. Click here for details & to register.

Wednesday, August 14
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Friday, September 6
ArtWaves Presents: Celestial Felting
2:30PM: Here’s where you ‘paint’ with a barbed needle using ArtWaves amazing array of dyed wool, silk fibers and other embellishments. Needle felting in our spacious studios can be a meditative experience - it’s like coloring with sheep's fleece. Under 9 needs a double digit partner. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, September 11
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Wednesday, October 2
ArtWaves Presents: Batik: Ancient Art, New Twist with Gloria Avner
10AM - 2PM: Use your photographs or mine. Transfer reality to artistry with ink, wax and watercolor on delicate rice-paper. Learn ancient techniques, play with layering color and go home with two wonderful paintings. All materials and step by step instructions are provided. Click here for more information and to register.

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