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  • ‘Christians’ takes the Rep stage

    ‘Christians’ takes the Rep stage

    MOUNT DESERT — “The Christians” is playing at the Acadia Repertory Theatre Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. with Sunday matinees on July 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. In the production, 20 years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now, he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms

  • Galera-López to perform in music festival

    Galera-López to perform in music festival

    BAR HARBOR — Pianist Antonio Galera-López will perform a solo recital at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Tuesday, July 18, at 8 p.m. as part of the continuing Bar Harbor Music Festival. He will perform music by Debussy, de Falla, Fauré, Chopin and Granados. “Galera-López represents all that we admire in a pianist: warm

  • Wissler to talk about his artwork

    Wissler to talk about his artwork

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Former Heliker-LaHotan Foundation artist fellow-in-residence John David Wissler will speak about his work at the second Meet the Artist event of the foundation and Great Cranberry Island Historical Society on Tuesday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. Wissler is on Great Cranberry to conduct a plein-air painting workshop. Wissler, from Lancaster, Pa., received

  • Fitzgerald to talk about evangelical movement

    Fitzgerald to talk about evangelical movement

    MOUNT DESERT — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and historian Frances Fitzgerald will talk about her newly published book, “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America,” at the Northeast Harbor Library on Wednesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. Fitzgerald will tell the story of how the Christian evangelical movement has come to play such an influential role

  • ‘Gwich’in  Women’ film

    ‘Gwich’in Women’ film

    BAR HARBOR — “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich’in Women Speak” will be screened by Reel Pizza Cinerama, 33 Kennebec Place, on Sunday, July 16, at 2 p.m. In this short film about the plight of native people in the region of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, Gwich’in women speak out to

  • George Nixon Black subject of Goodrich biography

    George Nixon Black subject of Goodrich biography

    BAR HARBOR — Author Jane Goodrich will discuss her fictionalized biography of George Nixon Black, “The House at Lobster Cove,” when she visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m., almost 90 years after Black’s death. While Black spent much of his life in Boston, Black’s family built Woodlawn in Ellsworth

  • Island Artisans celebrates 35th anniversary

    Island Artisans celebrates 35th anniversary

    BAR HARBOR — Thirty-six years ago, 11 Mount Desert Island-area artisans came together with one simple goal. “The main mission was to provide a space for craftspeople to sell their work,” said Abigail Goodyear, one of the original founding members and co-owners of Island Artisans on Main Street. The following year, on May 10, 1982,

  • Barn Arts plans series of shows

    Barn Arts plans series of shows

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Barn Arts Collective will present an all-night Chekhov Marathon at the Legion Hall from Friday, July 14, at 6 p.m. till Saturday, July 15, at 10 a.m. to raise funds for the first ever Chekhov Festival, set for the end of September. The Chekhov Marathon will feature the work of playwright

  • Dahlin to debut

    Dahlin to debut

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Emilia Dahlin will make her Mount Desert Island concert debut at the American Legion on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. With a voice that defies the size of her body and with strong storytelling sensibilities, Dahlin weaves tales (complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods and tax evaders) with raw,