• May celebration on tap

    May celebration on tap

    MOUNT DESERT — A May celebration with maypole dancing will the hosted by the Community School of MDI in cooperation with Beech Hill Farm at the farm, 171 Beech Hill Road, on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dancing for all starts at noon. The farm will offer a tour and information

  • Chamber music trio to play free concert

    Chamber music trio to play free concert

    ELLSWORTH — Three members of the chamber music ensemble Traveling Sounds of Noree Performing Arts will perform a free public concert in the theater of the Moore Community Center on Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m. The concert, by violinist Kobi Malkin, cellist Yi Qun Xu and pianist Yoon Lee, is being presented by the

  • Smart turns 50

    Smart turns 50

    MOUNT DESERT — Smart Studio in Northeast Harbor is celebrating 50 years this summer with a retrospective show. The exhibit will hang during the month of July at the Northeast Harbor Library. “I am searching for older Wini Smart and Gail Cleveland paintings to borrow for the show,” said Gail Cleveland. “If there is anyone

  • On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Raptor Supercab

    On the Road Review: Ford F-150 Raptor Supercab

    This is the new Raptor, Ford’s interpretation of a muscle truck for the desert, the dirt. No one else builds anything like the Raptor. The Raptor, like its menacing name (plunderer, bird of prey), stands in a field of one. But boy, it doesn’t stand for long. This baby can fly! A high-performance off-road truck

  • ‘Blue on Black’ on stage

    ‘Blue on Black’ on stage

    BAR HARBOR — Blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his band will play at The Criterion Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $60 for balcony and center orchestra seats, $50 for orchestra sides, left and right. Visit or call 288-0829.

  • Event celebrates wonders of seeds

    Event celebrates wonders of seeds

    BAR HARBOR — A Spring Seed Spectacular will take place at the George B. Dorr Museum at College of the Atlantic on Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Geared toward children ages 2 through 10, this celebration of the seed features a seed-themed relay race, gardening, facts and figures about seeds, and

  • Orchestral work celebrates Maine music teachers

    Orchestral work celebrates Maine music teachers

    ORONO — The Maine Music Educators Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary this month with the performance of a special orchestral piece written by College of the Atlantic Composer-in-Residence John Cooper. Cooper’s “Capriccio for Orchestra (the Sublime Struggle)” will debut on May 20, the final day of the 2017 All-State Music Festival. The Maine All

  • Puppeteers bring pirates to stage

    Puppeteers bring pirates to stage

    BAR HARBOR — Local puppet troupe Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will perform “Everybody Loves Pirates” at The Criterion Theatre on Saturday, May 27, at 2 p.m. The show, which includes 15 hand-crafted mouth-and-rod puppets and an 8-foot paper mache pirate ship, tells the story of 8-year-old Lucy and her pal Little Chucky as they search for

  • Story slam theme: ‘May day’

    BAR HARBOR — “May day” is the theme of the next Jesup Memorial Library Words Unleashed Story Slam on Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Whether it’s a Mayday call or a celebration of May Day, participants are invited to step up to the mic and share their true stories. Those familiar with “The Moth”