Arts & living

  • Jazz groups hit big time

    Jazz groups hit big time

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mount Desert Island High School musicians earned high marks at the Maine High School Instrumental Jazz Festival, held Friday and Saturday at South Portland High School. Two MDI students, Dawson Burnett and Sarah Knox, received the Dale Huff Award for overall best musicianship in their respective divisions. Burnett earned musicianship recognition for

  • Board games at the library

    Board games at the library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Volunteers Dick Atlee, Sarah Corson and Linda Hayward will host Saturday Games Morning on March 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. People of all ages are invited to enjoy a huge variety of games including chess, backgammon, Chinese checkers, dominoes, Mancala, pick-up-sticks, table skittles and some

  • St. Patrick’s Day-themed library tea

    St. Patrick’s Day-themed library tea

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library will host afternoon tea Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s Holmes Room. Homemade treats will be available along with the company of others. The library’s volunteers will create a tea room atmosphere, complete with china cups and saucers and homemade tea cozies.

  • Inspired by butterflies

    Inspired by butterflies

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A “Paint & Sip” will be held at the American Legion Hall with artist Jean Forbes on Sunday, March 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Park is the inspiration for this acrylic painting activity. Forbes will offer painting tips and techniques. This event has been organized by The

  • Scarves for sale

    Scarves for sale

    For the third year in a row, some of the knitters who meet every week at the Jesup Memorial Library are selling their handmade wares during the month of March to support the Jesup. Knitters pictured from left are Tiffany Laufer, Laura Levin and Michelle McCann. The group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at

  • Mother-son duo to perform

    Mother-son duo to perform

    ELLSWORTH — Deirdre McArdle, flute, and Deiran Manning, piano, will play a midday concert at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, at the Moore Community Center. This concert is sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute with help from the city of Ellsworth. The mother-son duo will perform works by Bach, Melanie Bonis and Gottschalk.

  • Theater tech skills showcased at festival

    Theater tech skills showcased at festival

    BAR HARBOR — In addition to performances of one-act plays, the Maine Drama Festival regional competition includes a special event designed to showcase the students’ skills in technical theater. Hampden Academy finished in first place in the Tech Olympics Saturday afternoon, winning this year’s Golden Wrench. The team from MDI was the runner-up and will

  • Movie poster sale planned

    Movie poster sale planned

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand will hold a movie poster sale Friday, March 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Posters will be sold for $5 each and proceeds will benefit The Grand’s Skip Baker Memorial Film Fund. Baker was the film programmer and projectionist at The Grand for decades. “Those who grew up in the

  • Epigenetics is talk topic

    Epigenetics is talk topic

    BAR HARBOR — Mary Ann Handel will speak on Friday, March 22, at noon at Birch Bay Village Inn as part of Acadia Senior College’s lunch and lecture series, Food for Thought. The event is open to the public. Handel will discuss the differences between genetics and epigenetics, how epigenetics shapes expression of genes and