Arts & living

  • Colt to discuss 1968 Harvard-Yale game

    Colt to discuss 1968 Harvard-Yale game

    MOUNT DESERT — A Harvard-Yale football game that was played on Nov. 23, 1968 is the subject of a book by George Colt, who will speak at the Northeast Harbor Library Aug. 28 at 5:30 p.m. In researching “The Game: Harvard, Yale and America in 1968,” Colt spoke at length with almost all of the

  • Ingalls to discuss bat research

    Ingalls to discuss bat research

    MOUNT DESERT — Acadia National Park researcher Morgan Ingalls will give a talk about local bat populations Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary. Ingalls will discuss bats’ preferred habitats, movement patterns and efforts to support their survival. Contact to reserve a space.

  • Paine on painting

    Paine on painting

    BERNARD — Art Paine has piece of advice for his painting students: “Honestly, have a friend that shoots you at the two-day mark. You really need to be shot at that point. There’s a horrible temptation to overwork it.” Anyone who’s been around boats in Maine is likely familiar with the Paine name. Art (whose

  • Traveling inspiration

    Traveling inspiration

    MOUNT DESERT — Smart Studio in Northeast Harbor will present its fall show, titled “Traveling Sketchbooks,” from Aug. 19-Sept. 27. The show will feature watercolor sketches from artist Gail Cleveland’s recent trip to British Columbia. “Travelling from Vancouver to Tofino on the West Coast to paint the giant trees was amazing,” said Cleveland. “We also

  • Car-B-Que Festival set

    Car-B-Que Festival set

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum will host the Car-B-Que Festival on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The event will feature food by Wing Dingahs, Frank Pendola of Nostrano and Frankie’s Barbecue, music by three bands, a car show, activities for kids and antique car demos. Gate tickets are $10

  • Butler to speak on conservation

    Butler to speak on conservation

    BAR HARBOR — Conservationist Gil Butler will discuss his efforts to establish outdoor education programs and conservation projects in Maine and throughout North and South America Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at College of the Atlantic. The free, public Coffee and Conversation program will be held in Deering Common Community Center. Butler is the

  • Dance at the Legion Hall

    Dance at the Legion Hall

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A contra dance featuring the Big Moose Band and caller Mike Fay will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor American Legion Hall. The evening begins with a free dance where people can learn the steps and brush up on contra dance skills. From 7:30 p.m. on,

  • Library art auction ends Saturday

    Library art auction ends Saturday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Bidding ends Saturday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. in the Southwest Harbor Public Library’s annual “Celebration of Art” exhibition and silent auction. Proceeds support the libraries programs, collections and services. Contact 244-7065.

  • Acadia’s ‘triple threat’ discussed

    Acadia’s ‘triple threat’ discussed

    BAR HARBOR — The role played by science in charting the course of Acadia National Park’s future will be the subject of an MDI Science Café to be held Monday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. at MDI Biological Laboratory. The presentation, entitled “Keeping Acadia Healthy With New Science” will be delivered by Abraham J. Miller-Rushing,