Arts & living

  • Dust in ice cores gives climate clues

    Dust in ice cores gives climate clues

    BAR HARBOR — Paleoclimate scientist Bess Koffman will talk about her research using mineral dust to track wind patterns over thousands of years May 3 at the College of the Atlantic. The free talk is open to the public and takes place at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. Koffman’s research focuses on learning about

  • Film features midwife

    MOUNT DESERT — A screening of “A Midwife’s Tale” is planned for Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library as part of the library’s Local Film Series. The documentary recounts the life of Martha Ballard, a midwife who worked in what’s now central Maine in the post-Revolutionary War period, based on

  • Library contra dance set

    Library contra dance set

    BAR HARBOR — The Big Moose Band will play and Chrissy Fowler will be the caller for a community contra dance Saturday, April 27 at the Jesup Memorial Library. A free family dance begins at 6:30 p.m. and the regular contra dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Fowler will teach and lead all the dances. Big

  • Chamber music week for adults

    Chamber music week for adults

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Arthur Russell Week is accepting applications for its inaugural summer chamber music program for adults. Sessions will occur July 8-11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The program is sponsored by Ellsworth Community Music Institute. Participants will be under the direction of Noreen Silver, a director and cellist who was born and

  • Henkel to discuss human impacts on the Great Meadow

    Henkel to discuss human impacts on the Great Meadow

    BAR HARBOR — Brian Henkel, Project Coordinator for Wild Acadia, will speak on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Henkel will discuss the Great Meadow in Acadia National Park, and how changing rainfall patterns and past manipulations to the landscape have created more frequent flooding and other problems. The Wild

  • Lego Day to feature games and challenges

    Lego Day to feature games and challenges

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum will host its annual Lego Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are invited to come and be inspired by the unique collection of the earliest cars and motorcycles at the museum, and then build their own creations

  • Reader’s Theater group forms

    Reader’s Theater group forms

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Reader’s Theater group will be meeting Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in April and May at the Southwest Harbor Library. The first meeting will be on April 25. Andrew Simon of the Barn Arts Collective will lead the multigenerational program, open to any age reader, adult or child, to read plays

  • Poet speaks on Alzheimer’s

    Poet speaks on Alzheimer’s

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Gary Rainford, a poet who lives on Swan’s Island, will hold a reading and discussion on April 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Library. He is at work on a new collection of poems that tell the story of his mother’s first year living with Alzheimer’s disease. Rainford will discuss

  • Scott Cleveland to play at The Barn

    Scott Cleveland to play at The Barn

    TREMONT — Scott Cleveland will perform “The Blues Spectrum,” a “docu-concert” about the history of the blues, Saturday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at Barn Arts. “With a little help from the audience, Scott sings, plays, and speaks through the history of the blues — from 18th century field hollers to early acoustic Delta Blues

  • Mozart, Schumann at midday

    Mozart, Schumann at midday

    ELLSWORTH — Violinist Claudia Warburg, violist Robert Dan and pianist James Parakilis will perform works by Mozart and Schumann April 29 at 1 p.m. at the Moore center in Ellsworth. The free community concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI). Warburg is an active member of the musical community in Durham, N.C.