Arts & living

  • Bryan receives award, video tribute

    Bryan receives award, video tribute

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Islesford resident Ashley Bryan, acclaimed illustrator, poet, puppeteer, storyteller and scholar of African-American folklore, received the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire Citizen of the Year Award at the annual Black New England Conference last Friday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. In announcing the award, the Black Heritage Trail

  • TEMPO to play

    TEMPO to play

    BAR HARBOR — The Eastern Maine Pops Orchestra, or TEMPO, is set to play a concert including the 1812 Overture, the theme from “The Titanic” and other favorites Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at St. Saviour’s Church. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for middle and high school students and free for children 12

  • Harper to play

    Harper to play

    SOUTHWEST HARPER — The Southwest Harbor Historical Society presents a benefit concert with the Danny Harper Band Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at their new headquarters, the Manset Union Meetinghouse. The Meetinghouse, located on Seawall Road, is the former Manset Union Church. It was purchased earlier this year by the Society. Contact

  • Contra dance set

    Contra dance set

    BAR HARBOR — The monthly contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library is on for Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler provide the music. No experience is necessary; each dance is taught before the music starts. Big Moose features Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred

  • Boatbuilder to discuss Japanese craft education

    Boatbuilder to discuss Japanese craft education

    BAR HARBOR — Writer and boatbuilder Douglas Brooks will discuss what he learned in three decades apprenticing with traditional Japanese boatbuilders Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4:10 p.m. at the College of the Atlantic’s McCormick Lecture Hall. Brooks has apprenticed with seven boat builders in Japan since 1996, building more than a dozen types of traditional

  • Best dressed pets

    Best dressed pets

    BAR HARBOR — Acadia Veterinary Hospital presents a Halloween Party for pets and their owners Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 21 Federal Street in Bar Harbor. The event is free and includes refreshments, games and prizes. Contact 288-5733.

  • “CineGrand” film series set

    “CineGrand” film series set

    ELLSWORTH –— The Grand’s Weekly CineGrand series continues its Fall 2018 season with a pair of scary movies, “Mary Shelley” and “Hereditary.” “Shelley” tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning). Godwin was the author of one of the world’s most famous Gothic novels, “Frankenstein.” She has a fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic

  • Brechlin to speak in NEH

    Brechlin to speak in NEH

    MOUNT DESERT — Author and Registered Maine Guide Earl Brechlin will be speaking Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Northeast Harbor Library. He will read from “Return to Moose River,” his new collection of essays about Maine’s iconic landscapes, the power of family and the search for meaning and renewal in the embrace