Arts & living

  • Freaky Friday auditions

    Freaky Friday auditions

    BAR HARBOR — Auditions for Acadia Community Theater’s spring musical, Freaky Friday, are set for Dec. 19 and 20 beginning at 6 p.m. at Mount Desert Island High School. Those planning to audition should download audition materials at and be prepared to sing a song, read dialogue, and learn a dance from the show.

  • Meether to kick off Sunday concert series

    BAR HARBOR — Maxx Meether and Friends will perform Sunday, Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library to kick off of the Sundays at the Jesup Concert Series. The jazz ensemble includes Meether on the drums and Bailey Giles on the tenor saxophone. They have been playing together since they were in

  • Dino story time

    Dino story time

    BAR HARBOR — Dinosaurs are the theme of a special pajama story time on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Join Miss Mae and become a dinosaur,” a statement from the library said. “We’ll roar and march, read stories, make a dino-themed craft and enjoy a snack. Come in your

  • Student storytellers

    Student storytellers

    BAR HARBOR — Student storytellers from Conners Emerson in grades three through five will perform original stories Thursday, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The event is open to the public. The students spent the past few weeks studying oral storytelling with Andrew Simon of the Barn Arts Collective as part

  • Gilley Museum open house

    Gilley Museum open house

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Wendell Gilley Museum presents an open house and carving show Sunday, Dec. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. “Flocks of marbled godwits, cardinals and puffins will land at the Gilley, drawn in by vibrant art by local student artists,” a statement from the museum said. “Join us to celebrate new carvings

  • Poetry slam set

    Poetry slam set

    BAR HARBOR — The next Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam is set for Friday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. “Whether it’s a haiku, free verse or sonnet, come share your work. Unlike traditional slams, the Jesup’s poetry slam is all about community and camaraderie, not competition,” event organizers said. “Bring your

  • Wood carver, birch bark artist to speak at library

    Wood carver, birch bark artist to speak at library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Two local artisans, wood carver Ash Powers and birch-bark crafter Marilyn Hermann, will talk about the discovery and process of their unique crafts on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 5-6 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Hermann started her craft with birch bark when her part-Passamaquoddy grandson was born in 1981. Since

  • ‘Paranormal adventures’ by Smallidge

    ‘Paranormal adventures’ by Smallidge

    MOUNT DESERT — Heidi Smallidge is going to be busy for quite a while. Having already published two novels for young teens and pre-teens, she has another one coming out soon and about 10 more in her head. The main character in her books is 13-year-old Night Wilder, whose mother is an archaeologist. Together, they

  • Women’s History Month project seeks submissions

    Women’s History Month project seeks submissions

     SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library invites women and girls of all ages to submit artwork in any medium for its 2019 Women’s History Month exhibition. Item should be inspired by a “visionary woman,” a statement from the library said. “This visionary woman may be alive today or from the past. She may

  • Photography, jewelry on display at library

    Photography, jewelry on display at library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Work by photographer J.K. Putnam and jeweler Jayne Dwyer will be on display at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for the month of December. Putnam’s photographs depict dramatic, color-intense landscapes and close-ups of nature. Dwyer sculpts her designs from many colorful logs of polymer clay. All of her pieces are one-of-a-kind and