Arts & living

  • Spring fling at the Bass Harbor Library

    Spring fling at the Bass Harbor Library

    TREMONT — The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will host a school vacation Spring Fling at Pacific Hall on Thursday, April 18, from 3-4:30 p.m. There will be the opportunity to plant flowers to take home, create spring-themed crafts, and enjoy snacks and refreshments. The event is for children ages five and up. Contact 244-3798.

  • Kestenbaum to read

    Kestenbaum to read

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will do a poetry reading at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. Kestenbaum is the author of four collections of poems: “Pilgrimage,” “House of Thanksgiving,” “Prayers and Run-on Sentences” and “Only Now.” He has also published a collection of essays, “The

  • Auto Museum after school

    Auto Museum after school

    TREMONT — Registration is open for a free after school art and writing program planned for April 22-26, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Seal Cove Auto Museum. In the program, students in grades 4-8 will create anthropomorphic representations of cars in the Seal Cove Auto Museum and contribute to their current exhibit, “Selling

  • Musical is freakishly fun!

    Musical is freakishly fun!

    BAR HARBOR — Something new and freakishly fun has come this way! The Acadia Community Theater launched its terrific new show this past weekend on the Higgins Demas stage at Mount Desert Island High School. The show was the Broadway musical version of the film “Freaky Friday,” in which a battling mother and teenage daughter

  • David Sedaris to speak

    David Sedaris to speak

    BAR HARBOR — Writer and regular public radio contributor David Sedaris will speak and read from his new book, “Calypso,” Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Criterion Theatre. The event is presented by Maine Public. Sedaris is the author of previous bestsellers “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “Dress Your Family in Corduroy

  • Quilters’ work on display

    Quilters’ work on display

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — An exhibit of work by members of the Island Quilters Guild at the Southwest Harbor Library through the month of April. An opening reception is planned for Wednesday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. The guild was formed in 1992 and meets twice a month from September through May. Each year the group

  • Who owns Maine beaches?

    Who owns Maine beaches?

    BAR HARBOR — University of Maine School of Law emeritus professor Orlando Delogu will discuss legal controversies over Maine’s intertidal lands Tuesday, April 16 at the College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology forum. The free talk gets underway at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall. Delogu has taught and conducted research at the University of

  • Youth summer music fest now accepting applications

    Youth summer music fest now accepting applications

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Applications are now available for the annual Arthur Russell Week, set for July 8-12, sponsored by the Ellsworth Community Music Institute. Arthur Russell Week is a one-week summer festival for musicians ages 8-13. Students will be grouped into small ensembles according to their experience and skills to play a variety of pieces.