Arts & living

  • Abbe Museum Indian Market starts Friday

    Abbe Museum Indian Market starts Friday

    BAR HARBOR — The second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market will be held in downtown Bar Harbor May 17-19. Nearly 100 Native American artists and performers from over 40 Nations across the U.S. and Canada will be at the event, which will feature a fashion show, film festival, storytelling, dancing, music and other internationally acclaimed

  • MDI Open begins May 23

    MDI Open begins May 23

    MDI OPEN … Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor will host an art exhibition, now in its 19th year, open to the public. The event will open Thursday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m. “As usual, the only requirement is that you have a close association with Mount Desert Island, and you have a piece of work

  • Family  adventures

    Family adventures

    TREMONT — The Bench family will be at the Harvey Kelley Room of the Bass Harbor Memorial Library to discuss their travel experiences on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. John, Raney, Oakley and Emery will share stories of their most recent adventures exploring the mountains of Thailand, the undersea universe of the Philippines and

  • Genealogy workshop

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Cathy Willey will lead a genealogy workshop at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. She will share how to access and use two databases: MyHeritage and Ancestry.com Library Edition. MyHeritage is available to all Maine residents as part of the Maine Digital Library. The workshop

  • COA’s Carpenter to read from his work

    COA’s Carpenter to read from his work

    BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic creative writing professor, novelist, poet and founding faculty member William Carpenter will read from his work and hold a question-and-answer session at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m. The free, all-ages event is sponsored by the Bateau/Jesup Reading series. After 48 years

  • Kristen Klint Arts Fund benefit

    Kristen Klint Arts Fund benefit

    BAR HARBOR — Cate Pope of Northeast Harbor is the latest recipient of a Kristen Klint Arts Fund (KKAF) award. Pope, who is currently a sophomore at Mount Desert Island High School, will be attending a summer program in ballet with the prestigious Joffrey Ballet in Manhattan. The KKAF is hosting its annual Spring Celebration

  • Fox to discuss the ‘Northland’

    Fox to discuss the ‘Northland’

    BAR HARBOR — Porter Fox will discuss his book “Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border” Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Fox grew up in Southwest Harbor, attending Pemetic Elementary. He graduated from MDI High School in 1990, where he said his classes were much harder than the

  • Birder to speak

    Birder to speak

    BAR HARBOR — A book launch for Randi Minetor’s “Birding New England: A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont” will be help at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. The book includes a section on birding technology and features detailed advice

  • Film tackles homelessness

    Film tackles homelessness

    BAR HARBOR — A film based on a true story of homeless people seeking shelter at a public library will be screened May 21-23 at Reel Pizza. The screenings, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. both days, are presented in concert with the Jesup Memorial Library and the YWCA Mount Desert Island. A representative from