Arts & living

  • Night Sky Fest on the horizon

    Night Sky Fest on the horizon

    BAR HARBOR — The 11th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is set for Sept. 25-29. The festival is a community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Maine’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. The festival will feature dozens of events, including workshops, lectures, films,

  • Gage to talk about ‘Unsung Civil Rights Heroines’ of MDI

    Gage to talk about ‘Unsung Civil Rights Heroines’ of MDI

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Carolyn Gage will discuss the civil rights activities of the late Southwest Harbor activists LaRue Spiker and Louise Gilbert Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. The presentation, “Quietside’s Unsung Civil Rights Heroines: LaRue Spiker and Louise Gilbert and the Wade House Bombing,” is part of the

  • Exhibit features encaustics, etchings

    Exhibit features encaustics, etchings

    MOUNT DESERT — Encaustic paintings and prints from copper plate etchings by Mark Fink will be on display in the Mellon Room of the Northeast Harbor Library during the month of September. A reception and a brief “Ask-The-Artist” session is set for Friday, Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m. Fink was raised and went to school

  • Argosy II gallery presents ‘Winners Circle’

    Argosy II gallery presents ‘Winners Circle’

    BAR HARBOR — Argosy II gallery presents a “Winners Circle” show through October. The 28 participating artists come from across the country and have all been award winners in the gallery’s invitational shows 2006-2018. They include Maine artists Scott Moore of Stockton Springs, Ronal Parlin ofTemple, Steven Hileman of Bucksport, Nancy J. Hill of Prospect

  • Wood-bodied cars in spotlight

    Wood-bodied cars in spotlight

    TREMONT — The Seal Cove Auto Museum’s monthly Cars and Coffee event, dedicated to “Woodies and Boat Tails,” will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Most early automobiles, including those in the collections at the Seal Cove Auto Museum, have bodies or coachwork made of wood; it wasn’t until 1926 that

  • Auditions set for Bagaduce

    BLUE HILL — Auditions for the Bagaduce Chorale fall concert season will be held on Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Bagaduce Music Rehearsal Hall. Holiday concerts will be performed Dec. 20 and 21 at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill and Dec. 22 at St. Saviour’s Church in Bar Harbor. The

  • Timbered Lake to play Lompoc on full moon

    Timbered Lake to play Lompoc on full moon

    BAR HARBOR — A full moon performance and release party for Timbered Lake’s new album “World Undivided” will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9:15 p.m. at the Lompoc Café. In 2003, singer/songwriter/guitarist Diana Ramsdell Newman joined poet/singer/indigenous percussionist Crow Suncloud to become the indie/folk duo Timbered Lake. Through their repertoire of original songs, the

  • Story slam

    BAR HARBOR — Jeff Miller will emcee the next Words Unleashed! Story Slam on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The theme of the night’s slam is “I’ll never do that again” and everyone is welcome to share a story that fits the theme. The story slam follows the form

  • Robert Cray to play

    Robert Cray to play

    BAR HARBOR — Singer-guitarist Robert Cray will play at The Criterion Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. For his latest project, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, the Blues Hall of Famer travelled to Memphis with his friend, renowned Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan, to make a classic Soul album with Hi Rhythm,

  • Community Book Club kicks off

    Community Book Club kicks off

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Island Readers & Writers (IRW), in collaboration with local libraries and the Seal Cove Auto Museum, is offering a free, month-long book program for kids and adults featuring award-winning author Gary Schmidt. The IRW Community Book Club is open to all fifth and sixth graders living on MDI or attending Mount Desert