Arts & living

  • Bread bake-off

    Bread bake-off

    BAR HARBOR — The Kids Bread Bake-Off will be held at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Contestants can submit their bread to be judged in three different categories: best yeast-based bread, best gluten-free bread and best shaped or molded bread. Contestants must create and bake their bread at home

  • Science-based fiction

    Science-based fiction

    BAR HARBOR — Local author Jane Potter finds inspiration living and writing on Mount Desert Island, though her books take place in locations all over the world. “Sharkbait,” a 2011 novel available at Sherman’s Books, is set in Hawaii. The main character, a Bar Harbor marine biologist, must solve the mystery of apparent shark attacks

  • Racial Equity Group speaking series

    Racial Equity Group speaking series

    BAR HARBOR — The MDI Racial Equity Working Group will hold three talks as part of their winter speaking series at the Jesup Memorial Library, beginning with “Immigration Law in These Challenging Times” with Anna Welch and Felix Hagenimana on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Welch and Hagenimana will talk about a wide range

  • Nature, art, and science at the sixth annual Acadia Winter Festival

    Nature, art, and science at the sixth annual Acadia Winter Festival

    WINTER HARBOR — The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park will host the sixth annual Acadia Winter Festival, February 7-9. This year’s festival offers fun activities for adults, children, families and friends to explore the natural world in winter, from presentations on seasonal affective disorder, drawing in the Arctic, pond life under the ice, bird-feeding

  • Sweet art for your sweetheart

    Sweet art for your sweetheart

    BAR HARBOR — Nothing says “I love you” like an original handmade work of art or a plate of cookies … or a combination of the two. Jennifer Jones, a self-taught cookie decorator, is offering a cookie decorating class on Saturday, Feb. 8 that will result in enough artfully decorated cookies to share with those

  • Saturday games morning

    Saturday games morning

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — People of all ages are invited to play games at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Volunteers Dick Atlee and Sarah Corson will host the event and provide a variety of interesting games including chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, dominoes, pick-up-sticks, and beautifully crafted puzzles. Children must

  • Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors set to play

    Nat Baldwin of Dirty Projectors set to play

    BAR HARBOR — Art-pop experimentalist Nat Baldwin will perform a free show at College of the Atlantic’s Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Baldwin, who plays double bass, is a core member of Dirty Projectors and has contributed to albums by Grizzly Bear, Department of Eagles, and others.

  • Artists sought for Women’s History Month exhibit

    Artists sought for Women’s History Month exhibit

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — In celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2020, women and girls of all ages are invited to create and exhibit an item inspired by the theme “Our History is Our Strength” at libraries around Mount Desert Island. There will be exhibits at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Jesup Memorial Library,

  • Open Table MDI benefit dinner set

    Open Table MDI benefit dinner set

    MOUNT DESERT — Open Table MDI will hold its third annual benefit dinner at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4:30-9 p.m. The menu includes vegetarian tacos with assorting toppings. Dessert and nonalcoholic beverages will also be served. Dinner will be accompanied by music from several local bands and musicians,