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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Downeast TU Monthly Meeting
(Wed. 15 May, 2019 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Downeast chaper of Trout Unlimited will meet for their last meeting of the season Wed. May 15 from 5-8 pm at Pat's Pizza in Ellsworth. Shir Verrill from Downeast Salmon Federation will describe their habitat restoration project on Smelt Brook in Sullivan. For more information contact Tammy Packie at [email protected], georgesrivertu.org or Facebook at Downeast Trout Unlimited. 

Barbour Boats Historical Presentation at the Brewer Public Library
(Wed. 15 May, 2019 1:30 pm - 1:30 pm)

Enjoy this local history talk about Brewer’s Barbour Boats company and family! Presented by members of the Orrington Historical Society at the Brewer Public Library. No registration necessary; contact Library staff for details at 989-7943. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life”
(Thu. 16 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

  If you have ever dreamed of running away from it all and living off the land, join author and homesteader Kirsten Lie-Nielsen at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. as talks about her book “So You Want To Be A Modern Homesteader?: All the Dirt on Living the Good Life.”   Lie-Nielsen moved to an abandoned farm in Liberty, Maine and is currently restoring the property to its former glory. Her farm is now home to goats, geese, chickens and an extensive vegetable garden. With her farm, Lie-Nielsen says her goal is to break the mold of traditional farming with a modern take on homesteading. Her book “So You Want to Be A Modern Homesteader?” aims to do just that. It is a “look before you leap” guide to the joys and pitfalls of homesteading. Lie-Nielsen gives in in-depth look at homesteading for people considering the lifestyle, and talks about the surprises of country living as well as explaining practical things like heating with a wood stove and raising animals for food. She also covers topics like finding the right property, practical “must-have” skills, earning an income and farming on a budget, creating community and much more.    Lie-Nielsen runs Hostile Valley Farm with her husband. After starting a small hobby homestead, her endeavors quickly grew to encompass geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and extensive vegetable and herb gardens. Her first book is “A Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese” is a practical guide for homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add geese to their land. She also writes about her experiences as a homesteader and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and Hobbyfarms.com.   For more information on Lie-Nielsen visit www.hostilevalleyliving.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]    

Friday, May 17, 2019

Knitting Social at the Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 17 May, 2019 5:30 am - 6:30 am)

Come to the Brewer Public Library for our weekly knitting social. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Orchid Terrarium Workshop
(Sat. 18 May, 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am)

  Orchid Terrarium Workshop       Join the Eastern Maine Orchid Society for a hands-on orchid terrarium workshop on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roger Clapp Greenhouse, University of Maine, Orono.       The workshop is free to EMOS members and $10 for non-members. The fee includes an orchid plant suitable for terrarium culture and the charcoal, gravel and moss needed to build a terrarium. Please bring your own glass container. You will take home a fascinating plant in a micro-environment that, with a little care, should last for years.       For more information contact Janelle (207-944-8822), Melanie (207-408-7988) or MaryLou (207-852-6706).    

Benton Alewife Festival
(Sat. 18 May, 2019 8:04 am - 9:04 am)

Saturday May 18 Noon to 4:00. Benton Town Office, Dam and School.This festival celebrates the run & harvest of alewives with an afternoon filled with family friendly activities. Visit the Benton Dam to witness the fish ladder in operation, visit the school for educational speakers, activities for children, food and music. Free. Rain or shine. Contact Melissa at Benton Town Office 1279 Clinton Ave. Benton 04901 207-453-7191  [email protected] or Facebook: Benton Alewife Festival 

Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper
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Hampden Congregational Church Chicken Pie Supper 101 Main Road North ~ Hampden Saturday, May 18th 5 to 6:30 p.m. Adults: $9   Children:  $5 Takeout is Available!   Menu:  chicken pie, whipped potatoes, squash, petite peas, cranberry sauce, strawberry shortcake, assorted beverages   Enjoy a family night out or invite a friend!  Hope to see you there!

Abbe Museum Indian Market Fashion Show
(Sat. 18 May, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

The Abbe Museum Indian Market Fashion Show highlights the work of Indigenous fashion designers who draw inspiration from their tribal identities to present their culture through a modern lens. More information on the weekend-long Indian Market can be found on the Abbe Museum Website.   This year's designers are ACONAV (Acoma Pueblo/Navajo), Ingrid Brooks (Mi'kmaq), Leslie Deer (Muskogee Nation of Oklahoma), Niio Perkins (Haudenosaunee), Dawn Spears (Narragansett/Choctaw).    VIP tickets are available directly through the Abbe at this link. VIPs will get exclusive seating during the fashion show and be invited to a reception directly after to mix & mingle with the designers, plus get to see the designs close up — all with some good food and beverages.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Children’s Art Workshop at the Brewer Public Library
(Mon. 20 May, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Students in grades 2-5 are invited to the Brewer Public Library for this FREE art workshop to Imagine, Explore, Create! Space is limited, so call the Library to register today— 989-7943. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dog Ears at the Brewer Public Library
(Wed. 22 May, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper or Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Pre-Opera Talk at the Brewer Public Library
(Wed. 22 May, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Join us at the Brewer Public Library to discuss the opera Dialogues des Carmélites. There is no admission fee for this event, and a drawing for a pair of Met Live tickets will be held at the end of the presentation. Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Bar Harbor Citizens' Initiative Discussion
(Wed. 22 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Learn more about the two citizens’ initiatives that will be on the June 11, 2019 ballot in Bar Harbor at a discussion at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.    The two initiatives on the ballot are Article 4 “Only registered voters in the Town of Bar Harbor shall be permitted to vote on any appointed board, committee or commission.—Shall the above-described ordinance be enacted,” and Article 5 “LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – Limits on Pier Length and Size of Berthed Cruise Ships – Shall an Ordinance entitled ‘An Amendment to the LUZO to Prohibit Berthing Piers for Large Cruise Ships’ be enacted?” Charles Sidman will do a presentation on what these two articles mean and what voters will be deciding. Following the presentation of each article there will be a panel discussion with members of the Planning Board, Warrant Committee, Ferry Terminal Visioning Committee, Cruise Ship Committee and the Communications and Technology Task Force. Finally, there will be time for questions from the audience.    For more information on this event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Book Launch: Dan and Leslie Landrigan "Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island"
(Thu. 23 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Mount Desert Island has been called home by a collection of murderers, thieves, cheaters and scammers. Join authors Dan and Leslie Landrigan at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. for the launch of their book “Bar Harbor Babylon: Murder, Misfortune, and Scandal on Mount Desert Island.” They will share the stories of some of the real, colorful characters that they highlight in their book.    For decades, the wealthy came to Mount Desert Island and tried to hide their gambling, drinking and extramarital affairs. Bed-hopping Wall Street tycoons hid behind church-going veneers, while Philadelphia socialites hid their involvement with a murdered New York showgirl. Other people who called the island home, included a gold miner who made millions and then got murdered—perhaps by the former King of England and a Washington newspaper publisher who fed whiskey to his pet seal. Other true stories featured in the book include a cursed diamond, a murderous butler, a gold digger who survived the Titanic and a serial killer whose criminal career began at the Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal. Learn more about the stories of misadventure and misfortune that dot the island’s past.    The Landrigans are the authors of the blog New England Historical Society, which has been visited more than three million times. With backgrounds in journalism and publishing, they now live on the coast in Stonington, Maine, where they pursue their passionate interest in history.     This talk is sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Friday, May 24, 2019

Knitting Social at the Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 24 May, 2019 5:30 am - 6:30 am)

Come to the Brewer Public Library for our weekly knitting social. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

"The Public Film" Discussion
(Fri. 24 May, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join the Jesup Memorial Library for programming around the screening of the film “The Public” at Reel Pizza. The film tells the story of a group of homeless people in Cincinnati who stage a sit in at the library to seek shelter from a bitter cold snap. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a standoff with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what is really happening. The film looks at challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy: a public library. Emilio Estevez directed this movie and stars in it along with actors Jeffrey Wright, Christian Slater, Jena Malone, Alec Baldwin, Gabrielle Union and Michael Kenneth Williams. The film is based on an actual event that happened in Salt Lake City.   Reel Pizza will be playing the film on May 21, 23 and 23rd at 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. A representative from the Jesup will be at each screening to introduce the film. After seeing the film, join the library, the Bar Harbor Police Department and the YWCA MDI for a discussion about homelessness on Mount Desert Island on Friday, May 24 at 3 p.m.   There will also be collection spots around town where people can donate toiletries from May 20 to May 21. Toiletries, including travel-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and more, can be donated at the library, Reel Pizza and the YWCA MDI.   For more information on the film visit reelpizza.com and for more information on the discussion contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Island Arts Association's Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair
(Sat. 25 May, 2019 6:00 am - 8:00 am)

The Island Arts Association's Annual Memorial Day Weekend Craft Fair will be on Satuday and Sunday, May 25th & 26th from 10am - 5pm at the Village Green in Bar Harbor. This annual event features local artisons from MDI and the surrounding islands with their beautiful hand-made crafts for sale. Make this fair a part of your holiday weekend and visit Bar Harbor.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Porter Fox “Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border”
(Tue. 28 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Porter Fox spent three years exploring the 4,000-mile border between Maine and Washington State. Join Fox, who is from Southwest Harbor and graduated from Mount Desert Island High School, as he talks about his book “Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border” and his journey at the Jesup Memorial Library on  Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m.    The northern border of the United States was America’s primary border for years and is the world’s longest international boundary. While the southern border is now the fixation of much discussion, Fox sets out to demystify the northern border telling stories of its past and the people who now call this area, called “Northland,” home. Fox traversed the border by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain’s adventures across the Northeast; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America’s fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox packs his narrative with colorful historical characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill and Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle and Washington’s North Cascades). Along the way, he weaves in the tales of the border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders he meets during his travels to tell the story of a border racked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and border security.   The book was recommended by the New York Times for its holiday gift guide and The New York Times Book Review writes, “Whether experiencing run-ins with crusty locals, reviving long dead historical characters last heard from in high school history books, enduring rough weather or savoring majestic landscapes, he brings it all to vivid life. With strong descriptive powers and a clear appetite for his task, Fox succeeds in making his journey sound romantic, urgent, valuable and appealing as hell.” Kirkus adds in their starred review “Richly populated with fascinating northlanders, Native Americans, and many border patrol agents, [“Northland”] is highly entertaining and informative travel literature.”   Fox is the editor of Nowhere and the author of the book “Deep.” His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Believer, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and The Best American Travel Writing. He lives in New York.    This talk is sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management.  Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information about the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 and for more information on Fox visit porterfox.com.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Dog Ears at the Brewer Public Library
(Wed. 29 May, 2019 11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Contact Brewer Public Library staff to schedule your 15-minute appointment to read to Copper or Jade, our Tail Waggin' Tutors! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information or to sign up. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Book Launch: Randi Minetor "Birding New England"
(Wed. 29 May, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Author Randi Minetor makes birding in New England easy for everyone, first-time birders and experts alike. Join her for the launch of her book, “Birding New England: A Field Guide to the Birds of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont” on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. The guide was created with both the beginner birder, the traveling birder and those looking to identify certain species on their checklists, in mind.    “Birding New England” includes a section on birding technology and features detailed advice on equipment, identification techniques, birding ‘by ear,’ field guides, optics and other essentials. For each bird, there are descriptions of behaviors including feeding, flight, courting and breeding, nesting, and migration, which helps readers not just identify the bird but also know more about what it is doing at the time. Each listing featuresGPS coordinates for up to six locations where the bird can be found. The guide features 320 different species of birds and is illustrated with more than 500 color photos.    Minetor along with her husband and photographer Nic Minetor have collaborated on more than twenty books about hiking, exploring historic cities, America’s national parks, and birds and nature. Their books include “The New England Bird Lover’s Garden” and “Backyard Birding: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Birds” and they also worked together on eight quick reference guides to the native birds, trees, and wildflowers of New York State, New York City and the Mid-Atlantic States.    This talk is sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management. Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Minetor visit www.minetor.com/minetor-books and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.  

Friday, May 31, 2019

Knitting Social at the Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 31 May, 2019 5:30 am - 6:30 am)

Come to the Brewer Public Library for our weekly knitting social. Bring your own yarn projects of any sort and socialize in our comfortable conference room. Experienced or new knitters, crocheters, or needle-workers welcome! Call the Library at 989-7943 with any questions or for more information. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

Pop-up Store Tour at the Brewer Public Library
(Fri. 31 May, 2019 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Join the Brewer Public Library for this pop-up store presentation from our local Maine SNAP-Ed educator! The time will include FREE Hannaford gift cards and other gifts for participants. Registration is required, and space is limited! Call the Library at 989-7943 to sign up today. We are located at 100 South Main Street in Brewer.

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