Arts & living

  • Gallery features Mullen

    Gallery features Mullen

    BAR HARBOR — Paintings by artist James Mullen are on display at College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery during the month of September. “Mullen’s recent work is an investigation into the disparities between primary and mediated experience, especially as seen in images of the landscape,” a statement from the college said. “He travels

  • Novel imagines elderly writers

    Novel imagines elderly writers

    BAR HARBOR — Terri-Lynne DeFino will discuss her book, “The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their Muses),” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. “In the book, authors have come to Bar Harbor to spend their days among kindred spirits, the publishing industry’s nearly gone but never

  • Mad Wolf’s author to speak

    Mad Wolf’s author to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Diane Magras, author of the new middle grade novel “The Mad Wolf’s Daughter” will discuss the book Saturday, Sept. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. She will read from the book and talk about her inspiration as well. She’ll also discuss the medieval castles that are featured in the

  • Natural history and the “more-than-human world”

    Natural history and the “more-than-human world”

    BAR HARBOR — Tom Fleischner, the Executive Director of the Natural History Institute in Prescott, Arizona, will discuss the importance of natural history Sept. 18 at 4:10 p.m. at College of the Atlantic’s McCormick Lecture Hall. Fleischner’s talk is the college’s first Human Ecology Forum of the academic year. He defines natural history as “a

  • Parting with plastic: students lead discussions, film screening events

    Parting with plastic: students lead discussions, film screening events

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mount Desert Island High School freshmen Caroline Musson, Logan Wilbur, Charlotte Partin, and Ella Izenour are set to present their research about plastic pollution and screen a condensed version of the documentary “A Plastic Ocean” at four events in October. The students will also speak about a citizen initiative underway in all

  • Health insurance info sessions

    Health insurance info sessions

    BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital is offering free community health insurance education sessions at libraries across Mount Desert Island in the coming weeks. The sessions, titled “Health Insurance Basics,” will help participants understand acronyms, the difference between silver, gold, and bronze plans, what to look for when picking a health care plan, what

  • Cycling through Scandinavia

    Cycling through Scandinavia

    BAR HARBOR — Anna Carr will discuss her recent four-month cycling trip around Scandinavia on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the YWCA MDI. This talk is part of Age By Design, a series of programs co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, the YWCA MDI, the Mount Desert Island YMCA and Island Connections that

  • Baker Island book

    Baker Island book

    MOUNT DESERT — Cornelia Cesari will discuss her new book about Baker’s Island Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. Cesari’s book, “Images of America: Baker Island.” is the first book dedicated solely to the history of the island. Baker Island, one of the five Cranberry Isles, is mostly owned by

  • Christmas play auditions

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia Community Theater (ACT) will hold auditions for “A Christmas Story” Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the Mount Desert Island High School Theater. The play will be directed by Doug VanGorder and produced by Heather Dillon. “Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows