Lifestyle

  • Personal finance classes offered

    Personal finance classes offered

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A series of classes in personal money management will be led by experts from local banks at the Southwest Harbor Public Library beginning Wednesday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The first class will cover how to establish and maintain credit and avoid identify theft. Investment planning and life insurance products will be

  • Author of Mitchell biography to speak

    Author of Mitchell biography to speak

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Douglas Rooks will discuss his book, “Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible,” at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. This political biography explores Mitchell’s public work before and after he began his elected career as well as his time in office. Mitchell is

  • Chris Ross and the North to play at The Criterion

    Chris Ross and the North to play at The Criterion

    BAR HARBOR — Local Americana band Chris Ross and the North will release their new album, “Over Lonesome,” with a concert at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, June 2, at 8 p.m. Praised for their lyrics, emotional depth and artistry, Chris Ross and the North has built a large fan base in the region. Ross

  • Planned Parenthood training set

    BAR HARBOR — Planned Parenthood will present “In this Together,” an advanced activist training, in the Gates Auditorium at College of the Atlantic on Tuesday, May 23, from 6-8:30 p.m. The training will answer these questions: Who is Planned Parenthood and what does it do? What fights is Planned Parenthood currently facing? How can Planned

  • Thayer to share impressions of Iceland

    Thayer to share impressions of Iceland

    BAR HARBOR — Photographer and naturalist Bob Thayer will provide a glimpse into the unique character of Iceland’s landscape and its people during a talk and slideshow at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Any country with “ice” in its name has an uphill battle attracting visitors. But beyond the

  • Kids art and music featured at the Jesup

    Kids art and music featured at the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — Young artists and musicians will showcase their talents at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 13. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., visitors can browse the imaginative works of young artists who are students of Mary Lyman. The work this year includes collage, weaving, scratch and linoleum printing, watercolor, polymer clay

  • Havsall to teach about wildflowers

    Havsall to teach about wildflowers

    TREMONT — Naturalist Lynn Havsall will teach how to identify spring wildflowers when she visits the Bass Harbor Memorial Library on Saturday, May 13, from 1-3 p.m. At each event in the Library’s Seasons Series, Havsall will open participants’ eyes to the wonder in nature that abounds in Maine. Call 244-3798.

  • Mother’s Day brunch set

    Mother’s Day brunch set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The eighth-annual Common Good Mother’s Day brunch will be held on Sunday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for kids ages 6-12, free for kids under 6. Summer daily popover service, which raises most of the money used to support winter programming,

  • ‘Baskerville’: Students strike comic gold

    ‘Baskerville’: Students strike comic gold

    BAR HARBOR — The cast and crew of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Mount Desert Island High School are so successful in creating a laugh-out-loud funny performance, it’s easy to miss the hard work that made it that way. Director Chris Dougherty marshaled a lot of energy and a lot of moving parts to