Arts & living

  • 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

  • Gallon to discuss history of opera

    BAR HARBOR — Bob Gallon, a clinical psychologist and musician will talk about the history of opera at Birch Bay Village Inn on Oct. 26 as part of the Acadia Senior College Food For Thought lunch and lecture series. Opera was invented in the late 1500s as part of what was believed to be a

  • Day of the Dead festivities

    Day of the Dead festivities

    TREMONT — The Bass Harbor Memorial Library will host an after-school crafting session for children and families to learn about Day of the Dead traditions on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 3:30 p.m. Activities will include making a family tree ofrenda, a display celebrating ancestors, family members or pets who have passed away. On Oct. 25,

  • Rosenfelt headlines Murder by the Book

    Rosenfelt headlines Murder by the Book

    You don’t have to love dogs to be a fan of David Rosenfelt’s mystery series featuring criminal defense attorney Andy Carpenter, but it doesn’t hurt. The eighteenth book in the series, the Christmas-themed “Deck the Hounds,” has just been published. The cover photo is of a litter of puppies, all sound asleep and wearing Santa

  • Night of the living queens

    Night of the living queens

    Bar Harbor — The 1932 Criterion Theatre is embracing the Halloween season with a trio of special events Oct. 26-27, including a drag show, silent film screening with live music, and a midnight ghost tour. Portland Drag artist Cherry Lemonade takes the stage in a brand new drag show, “Night of the Living Queens” at

  • Vegetarian demonstration

    ELLSWORTH — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, Mahan Deva Singh Khalsa of the Open Table Community Dinners in Bar Harbor will be in the Beth Wright Center kitchen to offer a free cooking demonstration preparing vegetarian dishes using healthy spices. Participants will learn how to prepare flavorful meals with an exotic flare. Sampling these specialty foods

  • Pumpkin  festival

    Pumpkin festival

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Pumpkin carving, storytelling and trick-or-treating for books await kids at the Southwest Harbor Public Library this October. On Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1-5 p.m., the library will offer Pumpkin Carving. Pumpkins and tools will be provided while supplies last, or bring your own. Local musicians will provide live music during the afternoon.