Select Acadia Centennial Events



For the most complete list and latest updates visit www.acadiacentennial2016.org and check the weekly calendar in the Mount Desert Islander.

Thursday, July 14

Opening Reception: Glaciers to Granite: Acadia-A Centennial Celebration: 5-7 p.m. with Tom Blagden. Blum Gallery, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Call Jen, 801-5622.

Sunday, July 17

Whale Watch Cruise Benefit: 4:30-7:30 p.m. for Schoodic Institute. Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, 1 West St., Bar Harbor. Call Megan, 288-1337.

Monday, July 18

Book Signing and Presentation: “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration” 5:30-7 p.m. with photographer Tom Blagden. Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Rd. Call Elly, 276-3333.

Tuesday, July 19

Wonder and Protect Workshop: 2-4:30 p.m. with Zoe Weil. Ages 13 and older. The Institute for Humane Education, 729 Surry Rd., Surry. Call Zoe, 460-6242.

Acadia authors Night: 5-7 p.m. Christian Barter, Ronald Epp, David Hackett Fisher, Christina Gillis, Judith Goldstein, Carl Little, Bunny McBride, Bill Newlin, Ken Olson and Ann Rockefeller Roberts. Gates Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Call Jen, 801-5622.

Wednesday, July 20

Evening Lantern Stroll: 7:30-9 p.m. Asticou Azalea Garden, corner of Rte. 3 and Rte. 198. Northeast Harbor. Call the Land and Garden Preserve, 276-3727.

Thursday, July 21

Kid’s Day at Seal Cove Auto Museum: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. free admission for ages 12 and under, games, toy car races, car displays, photos in period clothing and car rides. 1414 Tremont Rd. Call Hope, 244-9242.

Lecture Series: “Whole Communities and Healthy Landscape” 5 p.m. with Peter Forbes and Tim Glidden. Reception to follow. Gates Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Call Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 607-4366.

Friday, July 22

Summer Festival of the Arts Junior Finale Performances and Grand Art Show: 6 p.m. Call Alex, 244-3855.

Lecture Demonstration: “Bach’s Lunch” Noon-1 p.m. with Blue Hill Bach. Blue Hill Public Library. Call Niki, 613-5454.

Music Program: “Pleasures of the Enchanted Island” 5-7 p.m. with Blue Hill Bach. Mainescape Garden Center, South St., Blue Hill, Call Niki, 613-5454.

Saturday, July 23

Acadia National Park Bioblitz with Michael Sabourin on butterflies and moths. Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor. Call Seth, 288-1310.

Pink Granite Bead Making Demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willis Rock Shop, Main St., Bar Harbor. Call Cheryl, 288-4935.

Summer Festival of the Arts Senior Finale Performances and Grand Art Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Alex, 244-3855.

Sunday, July 24

Pink Granite Bead Making Demonstration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Willis Rock Shop, Main St., Bar Harbor. Call Cheryl, 288-4935.

Acadia National Park Bioblitz with Michael Sabourin on butterflies and moths. Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor. Call Seth, 288-1310.

Monday, July 25

Author Visit and Reception: “The Wild Gardens of Acadia” 5-7 p.m. with Anne Kozak and Sue Leiter. Gates Center. College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Call Jen, 801-5622.

Tuesday, July 26

Outdoor Film: “Dancing at the Mill: Two Centuries of Life on Mount Desert Island” 8 p.m. Northeast Harbor Village Green. Call Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce, 276-5040.

Thursday, July 28

Pop-Up Performance: “En Plein Air” 7-8:30 p.m. with Alison Chase/Performance. The Schoodic Institute, 9 Atterbury Cir, Winter Harbor. Call 963-2569. Rain location is at Hammond Hall, 427 Main Street.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Somes Sound Windjammer Parade: 2-4 p.m. Call Meg, 374-2993.

Friday, Aug. 5

Mount Desert Summer Chorale Concert: 7-9:30 p.m. by donation. St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call 244-0042.

First Friday Art Walk: 6-9 p.m. downtown Bar Harbor. Pick up walking map at Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Mount Desert Summer Chorale Concert: 7-9:30 p.m. by donation. St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call 244-0042.

Northeast Harborfest: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Downeast Maine Fine Arts Festival. Harbor Drive, Northeast Harbor. Call Marc, 266-5162.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Northeast Harborfest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downeast Maine Fine Arts Festival. Harbor Drive, Northeast Harbor. Call Marc, 266-5162.

Seal Cove Auto Museum Picnic: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Rides offered. Weather permitting. 1414 Tremont Rd. Call Hope, 244-9242.

Thursday, Aug. 11

Author Visit: “Art of Acadia” 7-8 p.m. with David and Carl Little. Jesup Library, 34 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call Mel, 288-4245.

Author Visit: “The Granite Kiss” 6-7:30 p.m. discovering New England stone walls with Kevin Gardner. Ellsworth Library, 20 State St.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Exhibition Opening: “Acadia: Nature As Teacher” Noon-4 p.m. Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 818 Bagaduce Rd., Brooksville. Call 367-5886.

Monday, Aug. 15

Art Meets Science Café: “The Making of Art of Acadia” 5-6 p.m. with Carl Little. MDI Biological Laboratory, 159 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Salisbury Cove. Call Bonnie, 288-3147.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Opening Art Reception and Talk: “Becoming an Artist” 5-6:30 p.m. with Robert Hagberg. Argosy II, 6 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call Amy, 288-9226.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Southwest Harbor Historical Society Slide Presentation: ‘Life in Southwest Harbor 100 Years Ago” 7-8 p.m. with Phil Whitney. Harbor House, Southwest Harbor. Call Karen, 244-5267.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Seal Cove Auto Museum Demonstration Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. rides offered. 1414 Tremont Rd. Call Hope, 244-9242.

Presentation: “My Two Decades of Writing about Acadia’s Founder” 7-9 p.m. with Ron Epp on his book “Creating Acadia National Park: The Biography of George Bucknam Dorr” Blue Hill Library. Call Karen 374-5515.

Mount Desert Island Historical Society’s Annual Meeting: “The Champlain Society: Science and the Origins of Conservation in Acadia” 5-7 p.m. with Catherine Schmitt. Neighborhood House, Northeast Harbor. Call Virginia, 276-9323.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Exhibition Opening: “Acadia: Nature as Teacher” 2 p.m. readings inspired by Acadia National Park. Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 818 Bagaduce Rd., Brooksville. Call 367-5886.

Adventure and Discovery Cruise: “Before Acadia” 5-7:30 p.m. speakers on the Champlain Society. Bar Harbor Pier, 1 West St. Call MDI Historical Society, 276-9323.

Monday, Aug. 22

Centennial of First Acadia Celebration: 2-4 p.m. historic speeches. St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church, Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call Diane, 669-8256.

Lecture: “Glaciers to Granite” 5-7 p.m. with photographer Tom Blagdon. Gates Center, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Call Jen, 801-5622.

Saturday, Aug. 27

The Gift of Acadia: “A Celebration of the Acadia Centennial” 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. singers and special presentations. Shuttle service from MDI High School. Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park. Call 288-8805.

Friday, Sept. 2

First Friday Art Walk: 6-9 p.m. downtown Bar Harbor. Pick up walking map at Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Abbe Museum Backyard Bash: 3-9 p.m. Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor. Call 288-3519.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Sierra Club Volunteer Workday: 10 a.m. work alongside park personnel on hiking trails in Acadia. Participants need to sign up in advance. Rain or shine. Call Ken Cline for meet up location, 288-3381.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Night Sky Festival: workshops, speakers, hands on experiences. Various locations on Mount Desert Island. Call Jenny, 801-2566.

Friday, Sept. 23

Night Sky Festival: workshops, speakers, hands on experiences. Various locations on Mount Desert Island. Call Jenny, 801-2566.

Saturday, Sept. 24

National Public Lands Day: help with trail maintenance. Light refreshments. Register, call Friends of Acadia, 288-3340.

Interactive Program. “Life in Jordan Pond”: 11 a.m.-noon with Tony Sohns. Ellsworth Library. Call 667-6363.

Night Sky Festival: workshops, speakers, hands on experiences. Various locations on Mount Desert Island. Call Jenny, 801-2566.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Night Sky Festival: workshops, speakers, hands on experiences. Various locations on Mount Desert Island. Call Jenny, 801-2566.

Monday, Sept. 26

Film Screening, Question and Answer Session: “America’s Best Idea” with Dayton Duncan. Criterion Theatre, 36 Cottage St., Bar Harbor. Call Lisa, 288-3340.

Friday, Sept. 30

PechaKucha MDI: “Centennial Session” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Criterion Theatre, 36 Cottage St., Bar Harbor. Call Abbe Museum, 288-3519.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Concert: “The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra for Young People” 6-8 p.m. performing “Music of Acadia” The Grand, 165 Main St., Ellsworth. Call Gail, 667-5911.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Author Visit: “Art of Acadia” 5-7 p.m. with Carl Little. Northeast Harbor Library, 1 Joy Rd. Call 276-3333.

Acadia National Park Science Symposium: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Keynote speech “Let’s be Realistic about Sustainability” by William H. Schlesinger. Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor. Call Mark, 288-1310.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Artist Visit: “Photographing Acadia National Park: Finding Your Creative Voice” 6-7:30 p.m. with Colleen Niniuk-Sperry. Ellsworth Library, Call 667-6363.

Friday, Oct. 7

First Friday Art Walk: 6-9 p.m. downtown Bar Harbor. Pick up walking map at Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Seal Cove Auto Museum Demonstration Day: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. rides offered. 1414 Tremont Rd. Call Hope, 244-9242.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Great Fire of 1947 Commemoration and Reception: 4-7 p.m. speakers will recount the fire damage and resurrection. Reception to follow. Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main St., Bar Harbor. Call Heather, 288-1482.

Friday, Oct. 28

Acadia Senior College Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. with a talk by Carl Little. Birch Bay Village, Hulls Cove. Call Jude, 288-9500.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Take Pride in Acadia Day: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteer to rake leaves, clear drainage ditches in Acadia. Acadia National Park Headquarters, Eagle Lake Rd., Bar Harbor. Call Paige, 288-3340.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

“Century One: Acadia” 6-7:30 p.m. 100 paintings, stories and discussion with Kaitlyn Metcalf. Ellsworth Library, Call Sandy, 667-6363.

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