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  • Phil Kell and friends to play

    Phil Kell and friends to play

    BAR HARBOR — Phil Kell and friends will play a concert of “jazzy blues and bluesy jazz” on April 28, at 2 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Kell, who plays the bass, guitar, piano and mandolin, will play a selection of original tunes inspired by the jazz standards and popular songs from the first

  • Let’s go fly a kite

    Let’s go fly a kite

    BAR HARBOR — A kids’ pajama story time all about kites is set for Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Youth Services Librarian Mae Corrion will read “Curious George Flies a Kite” by Margaret and H.A. Rey, “Someone Bigger” by Jonathan Emmett and “The Kite Festival” by Leyla Torres. Following

  • Library offers star-making craft time

    Library offers star-making craft time

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A window star-making workshop led by Margot Haertel is planned for Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. “These paper window stars will brighten your home at any time of year and are especially cheerful during mud season!” organizers said. The workshop is free,

  • Poetry and improv

    Poetry and improv

    BAR HARBOR — Students from Conners Emerson School will celebrate National Poetry Month and share their poetry at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m. The reading sponsored by The Wright Stuff, a collaborative program between the Jesup and local schools designed to help children become storytellers orally, in writing and

  • Researcher to discuss species loss in Acadia

    Researcher to discuss species loss in Acadia

    BAR HARBOR — Conservation scientist Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie will share her work at the college of the Atlantic Human Ecology Forum on Wednesday, April 24, at 4:10 p.m. in the McCormick Lecture Hall. The event is free and cosponsored by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Through fieldwork, experimental gardens, and “historical ecological detective work,”

  • Rainford, Little to read poems

    BAR HARBOR — To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Jesup Memorial Library will host poets Gary Rainford and Carl Little on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Both poets will share selections of their work. Rainford, who lives on Swan’s Island, is the author of two poetry collections, “Salty Liquor” and “Liner Notes.” His suite

  • Poetry slam at the Jesup

    Poetry slam at the Jesup

    BAR HARBOR — A Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam is planned for Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. This slam will feature a tribute to the late Mary Oliver, whose poetry explored the connection between the natural and spiritual world. Oliver won multiple awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National

  • Vacation camp set

    BAR HARBOR — Summer Festival of the Arts will hold April Vacation Camp, held April 15-19 at the Criterion Theatre and the YWCA MDI. This year’s camp features an “April Fools” theme, with comedic theater classes in the mornings at the Criterion and visual art classes in the afternoon at the YWCA. Theater classes are

  • Chris Ross to play at Coda

    Chris Ross to play at Coda

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Maine singer-songwriter Chris Ross will play a solo acoustic concert at Coda in Southwest Harbor on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. A Hancock County native, Ross has released two albums, “Once Young” (2015) and “Over Lonesome” (2017). He was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 New England Music Awards.