Arts & living

  • Film explores ancient carvings

    MOUNT DESERT — The Northeast Harbor Library will host a screening of “Song of the Drum: The Petroglyphs of Maine” Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 5 p.m. The 2004 film was made by Ray P Gerber in 2004 with the cooperation of the Passamaquoddy tribe. Wayne Newell, Passamaquoddy elder, is the narrator. The petroglyphs, or stone

  • Artists celebrate inspiration from women

    Artists celebrate inspiration from women

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Visionary women come in many different forms. Each of the more than 40 artists displaying their work at the Southwest Harbor Public Library through March, Women’s History Month, has focused on a different kind of visionary. The “Visionary Women: Her Story/My Story” art exhibit opens for viewing March 4 at the library.

  • Games morning at library

    Games morning at library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Volunteers Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson and Linda Hayward will host Saturday Games Morning on Feb. 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. People of all ages are invited to play chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, dominoes, pick-up-sticks and puzzles. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact the

  • Health care is talk topic

    Health care is talk topic

    BAR HARBOR — Retired surgeon Jeff Dunn will speak about health care systems Feb. 22 at Birch Bay Village at an Acadia Senior College Food for Thought talk. Dunn will discuss the current health care systems in the U.S., explore models for accomplishing universal health care and the impact such models may have on Maine,

  • Open primaries discussed

    Open primaries discussed

    BAR HARBOR — Dennis Damn of Trenton and Jill Goldthwait of Bar Harbor will discuss a proposed change to Maine’s primary election system Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Currently, a plurality of Maine voters (37 percent) are unenrolled, meaning they are not registered in any of the state’s three

  • Brando in ‘Burn!’

    Brando in ‘Burn!’

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The 1969 film “Burn!” starring Marlon Brando will be screened Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. The story is set in the 1840s on a fictional island in the Antilles where the Portuguese control the vital sugar

  • Film features family road trip, discoveries

    Film features family road trip, discoveries

    BAR HARBOR — “Farmer of the Year,” a feature film by the Vermont husband and wife team of Kathy Swanson and Vince O’Connell, will be screened Feb. 22-24 at the Criterion Theatre. “Shot largely in Swanson’s Minnesota hometown (pop. 1,100) and at the farm on which she grew up, the film tells the story of

  • Watercolor workshop at Gilley

    Watercolor workshop at Gilley

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Erika Rosso will teach a watercolor bird painting class on Saturday, March 2 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Wendell Gilley Museum. Wet-on-wet and dry brushing techniques will be demonstrated and explained, so students can expand their knowledge and skill bases. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

  • History of racism in Maine explored

    History of racism in Maine explored

    BAR HARBOR — Professor Todd Little-Siebold of the College of Atlantic will discuss racism in Maine history Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The talk is part of a series hosted by the Racial Equity Working Group. “America’s oldest, whitest state is just as racist as the rest of the

  • 125th Hayseed Ball set

    125th Hayseed Ball set

    BAR HARBOR — The annual Hayseed Ball, the longest-running event of its kind still being held in Downeast Maine, is slated for Friday, March 1 at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel on Eden Street in Bar Harbor. The Shane Ellis Band will perform. The dance runs from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. with a Grand March