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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Suffrage Discussion with the League of Women Voters
(Tue. 18 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join the Jesup Memorial Library, the Southwest Harbor Public Library and the League of Women Voters for a series of talks about women’s suffrage and the right to vote. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote. Come learn more about what women’s suffrage accomplished and what is still left to do.    On Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. join Rhea Côté Robbins, Maulian Dana and Anna Keller at the Jesup Memorial Library for a panel discussion about how the passing of the 19th Amendment was both an incredible feat but also incomplete in its mission. While many people campaigned for the 19th Amendment, many of these same people could still not vote until many years later. Côté Robbins is a founder and Executive Director of the Franco-American Women's Institute, which is an organization to promote awareness about the contributions of the Franco-American women to the culture, their families and the communities they live in. Dana is a Penobscot Tribal Citizen and serves as the appointed Ambassador for the Nation.  She was appointed by Chief and Council in 2017 and reappointed to a four-year term in 2018. This position serves as the government relations representative for local, state and federal governments. Keller is the executive director of the League of Women Voters Maine.    There will be another talk in the fall at the Jesup Memorial Library. For more information on the talk at the Jesup, call 207-288-4245. And, for more information on the League of Women Voters Maine visit www.lwvme.org.  

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: Author Megan Miranda "The Last Guest House"
(Thu. 20 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

In New York Times best-selling author Megan Miranda’s new book “The Last Guest House,” the fictional town of Littleport, Maine is dealing with the suspicious death of one of their own, and her best “summer” friend is trying to uncover the truth of what happened before fingers point her way. Join Miranda at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing. “The Last House Guest” is a smart, twisty read with a strong female protagonist determined to make her own way in the world.   Littleport, where “The Last Guest House” is set, is a town divided between wealthy summer visitors and year-round residents who rely on these visitors to make a living. Friendships between locals and summer residents usually do not happen, however, visitor Sadie Loman and Littleport resident Avery Greer become fast friends, and the girls are inseparable for more than a decade— until Sadie is found dead on the night of the town’s end-of-summer party. While the police rule the death a suicide, Avery feels like some people in the community blame her and she knows someone knows more than they are saying.    Publisher’s Weekly in their starred review writes, “This searing small-town thriller from bestseller Miranda (‘The Perfect Stranger’) explores the complexities of female friendship and the picturesque fictions that money can buy...Sharply drawn characters both ground and elevate the bombshell-laden plot, while evocative prose heightens tension and conjures place. Miranda delivers a clever, stylish mystery that will seize readers like a riptide.” New York Times-bestselling author Mary Kubica writes, “No one can be trusted in the latest chilling thriller from master of suspense, Megan Miranda. ‘The Last House Guest’ is a lightning-fast mystery, full of menace and unexpected twists and turns that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”   Miranda’s is the New York Times bestselling author of “All the Missing Girls.” She has also written several books for young adults, including “The Safest Lies,” “Fragments of the Lost” and “Come Find Me.” She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. “The Perfect Stranger” is her second novel of psychological suspense and “The Last House Guest” is the latest.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. For more information on Miranda, visit meganmiranda.com and for more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Friday, June 21, 2019

“Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover” Wine Tasting at House Wine
(Fri. 21 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Join House Wine and the Jesup Memorial Library for House Wine’s annual fundraiser to support the Jesup. Stop by House Wine on Friday, June 21 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a wine tasting called “Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.” The night will feature wines from the South Portland Wine Company and a portion of the proceeds from the tasting will be donated to the Jesup. Stop by sample some great wines and support a great cause!   For more information on the tasting contact House Wine at 207-288-1200.

Poetry Slam at the Jesup
(Fri. 21 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Stop by the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 21 at 7 p.m. to share your poetry or a piece of poetry that inspires you at the Verse Unleashed! Poetry Slam. Whether it is a haiku, free verse or sonnet, we want to hear it. Unlike traditional slams, the Jesup’s poetry slam is all about community and comradery not competition. Bring your friends or family and share poetry in a supportive atmosphere.    For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Touch A Train
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 5:00 am - 6:06 am)

Touch A Train will be held at Washington Junction yard, June 22nd, 2019.  The address is 8 Railroad Siding Road, Hancock, Maine.  This is 5 miles north of the intersection of Main Street Ellsworth and Route 1A.  This year combines the 135th anniversary of the first passenger train on the old Calais Branch, the 10th anniversary of the Downeast Scenic Railroad, and the start of the third year of restoration of Maine Central steam locomotive #470.  Caboose-hop rides, a hot riveting demonstration, model trains, complimentary ice cream and cookies from two of our sponsors.  Bring your cameras, your questions, and especially your kids!  TAT runs between 9AM and 1PM, so come early. 

Touch A Train
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 5:00 am - 6:06 am)

Touch A Train will be held at Washington Junction yard, June 22nd, 2019.  The address is 8 Railroad Siding Road, Hancock, Maine.  This is 5 miles north of the intersection of Main Street Ellsworth and Route 1A.  This year combines the 135th anniversary of the first passenger train on the old Calais Branch, the 10th anniversary of the Downeast Scenic Railroad, and the start of the third year of restoration of Maine Central steam locomotive #470.  Caboose-hop rides, a hot riveting demonstration, model trains, complimentary ice cream and cookies from two of our sponsors.  Bring your cameras, your questions, and especially your kids!  TAT runs between 9AM and 1PM, so come early. 

Island Arts Association's Spring Craft Fair in Southwest Harbor
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 6:00 am - 7:00 am)

The Island Arts Association's Spring Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am - 5pm at the Pemetic Green, Main Street, Southwest Harbor. The IAA's local artisans will have their beautiful hand-made crafts for sale. Visit the "Quietside" and stop by the craft fair.  

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

Put on your dancing shoes and drop by the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. for a contra dance with the Big Moose Band. Caller Chrissy Fowler will teach you the steps and have you dancing along in no time.   From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., there is a free dance where you can drop by and learn more about contra dancing. This hour is a great time for people who have never contra danced to stop by and learn basic steps and if you have contra danced before it is a perfect time to brush up on your knowledge. From 7:30 p.m. on there is an $8 per person requested donation to help pay the caller or $25 per family. Children ages 12 and younger and College of the Atlantic students can dance all night for free.    That night the Big Moose Band will provided the amazing music that will have you wanting to dance. Big Moose features some of the area’s finest musicians including Ruth Grierson, Keith Davis, Jim Vekasi, Charlie Richardson, Fred Benson, Ed Damm and Anne Damm, among others.   For more information on the dance, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

    "The Martin and Lewis Tribute" is a show in a class all its own. Charming Dean Martin and his lovable goofball pal, Jerry Lewis were one of the hottest acts in America in the 1950's. Today, Tom Stevens and Jerry Lewis recreate the look, songs, hilarious skits, and the witty chemistry of these two icons in a show for all ages. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform.  Not only will this show bring back memories to those who remember the Martin and Lewis era but will also entertain a whole new generation of fans who will grow to respect the talents of Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis as two of the world's best tribute artists.   "The Martin and Lewis Tribute" is a show in a class all its own. Charming Dean Martin and his lovable goofball pal, Jerry Lewis were one of the hottest acts in America in the 1950's. Today, Tom Stevens and Jerry Lewis recreate the look, songs, hilarious skits, and the witty chemistry of these two icons in a show for all ages. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform.  Not only will this show bring back memories to those who remember the Martin and Lewis era but will also entertain a whole new generation of fans who will grow to respect the talents of Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis as two of the world's best tribute artists.     "The Martin and Lewis Tribute" is a show in a class all its own. Charming Dean Martin and his lovable goofball pal, Jerry Lewis were one of the hottest acts in America in the 1950's. Today, Tom Stevens and Jerry Lewis recreate the look, songs, hilarious skits, and the witty chemistry of these two icons in a show for all ages. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform.  Not only will this show bring back memories to those who remember the Martin and Lewis era but will also entertain a whole new generation of fans who will grow to respect the talents of Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis as two of the world's best tribute artists.  

An Evening with Dean & Friends
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 3:30 pm - 4:32 pm)

Tom Stevens' astounding performance as the legendary Dean Martin, combined with his remarkable impressions of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and dozens of other celebrities evoke the era when Vegas was the capitol of cool. Recognized as the personification of "Retro Vegas," Tom transports his mesmerized audiences to that radiant place in time and space where the Las Vegas dream lives on and everyone feels lucky to be here.

An Evening with Dean Martin & Friends
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

<br> The timeless music of Rat Pack legend Dean Martin will be brought to life for one night only at Husson University’s Gracie Theatre on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The show "An Evening with Dean Martin & Friends" features renowned Vegas performer and impressionist Tom Stevens. <br>  <br> “Tom Stevens is amazing as Dean Martin,” said Jeri Misler, managing director of the Gracie Theatre. “His remarkable physical and vocal resemblance to “The King of Cool” is uncanny. In fact, Dean Martin's own daughter, Deana, enthusiastically endorsed Tom's portrayal of her father, saying ‘I've never seen anyone look and sound more like my Daddy.’” <br>  <br> Martin isn’t the only celebrity impersonation that Stevens will dazzle the audience with during his upcoming performance. Stevens also performs singing impersonations of Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Anthony Newley, Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra and Cher. His vocal impersonations evoke an era when Las Vegas was the capitol of cool. <br>  <br> Along with his remarkable singing impressions, Stevens incorporates many other celebrity voices into his act including Jerry Lewis, Archie and Edith Bunker, Jimmy Stewart, Bill Clinton, George Burns, Paul Lynde, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Carol Channing, Bill Cosby, and Robert DeNiro, to name a few. <br>  <br> Stevens puts a lot of work into each impersonation. In an interview that appeared in the June 2014 edition of Vegas Indie Artists magazine, Stevens revealed that he spent years watching movies and videos of Dean Martin, practicing his voice, his accent, his mannerisms and his cadence of speaking. This same process has been repeated with the many other celebrities he impersonates. “It’s a whole process when I do an impression or when I’m studying a voice,” he said. “I have an eight-track recorder at home… I record them, I listen to them while I’m singing with them and I hone in on the voice.” <br>  <br> A native New Yorker, Tom Stevens began impersonating others when he was six-years old. When he was a child, his mother used to dress him up to go to church and provided him with a little fedora to wear. He used to turn the fedora around and imitate Frank Fontaine from the Jackie Gleason show to the delight and laughter of his parents. Once he became an adult, he began appearing in clubs on the East Coast. This led to corporate events and a one-man show in Las Vegas. Today, Stevens tours both nationally and internationally, bringing his show to audiences all over the world. <br>  <br> Tickets for the upcoming performance of “An Evening with Dean Martin & Friends” range from $22-$30. Call (207) 941-7888, visit the Gracie Box Office in person, connect online at gracietheatre.com or purchase tickets at the door if you would like to relive the golden age of Vegas showmanship. <br>  <br> More about the Gracie Theatre <br>  <br> The Gracie Theatre gratefully acknowledges the generous support this show has received from Husson University alumni and friends. Completed in October of 2009, the Gracie is Husson University's center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful 500-seat theatre is considered one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, the Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more information, visit GracieTheatre.com. <br>  <br> More about Husson University <br>  <br> For more than 120 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. According to a recent analysis by U.S. News & World Report, Husson University is the most affordable private college in New England. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu. <br>  <br>

Lula Wiles
(Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

What will we do? For Lula Wiles, the trio made up of Isa Burke, Eleanor Buckland, and Mali Obomsawin, the question is central to the creation of their music—and it’s the title of their sophomore album, out in 2019 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. “We wanted to make an album that reflected, in a current way, what we are all staying up late thinking about and talking about over drinks at the dinner table,” says Obomsawin. “What is everyone worried about, confiding in their friends about, losing sleep about?”    Anchoring the band’s sharp, provocative songcraft is a mastery of folk music, and a willingness to subvert its hallowed conventions. They infuse their songs with distinctly modern sounds: pop hooks, distorted electric guitars, and dissonant multi-layered vocals, all employed in the service of songs that reclaim folk music in their own voice. Lula Wiles exists in the tense space where tradition and revolution meet, from which their harmonies rise into the air to create new American music,    

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pints & Pups
(Sun. 23 Jun, 2019 7:00 am - 8:00 am)

Pints & Pups is a family-friendly, tail-waggin' day of fun to celebrate the dogs we love and raise shelter and adoption awareness while enjoying live music, craft beers, games, contests, prizes, entertainment, shopping and more! This event will benefit and feature Rescue and No-Kill Shelters with adoptable dogs, education, and take-a-ways. Are you ready to PAW-TY! Grab a cold one and enjoy toe (or paw) tapping live music! Those over 21 who choose to enjoy a drink will be ID'd and wristbanded. THE SCOOP: Get tickets online or at Damon’s Beverage in Penobscot Plaza, Bangor This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly event This is a non-refundable, rain or shine event Please feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair No outside food, drinks, coolers or weapons The selling of animals outside a designated organization is NOT allowed Please keep your pup on a leash, thank you! Those over 21 who choose to enjoy a drink will be ID'd and Wristbanded Free admission for kids 2 & under Alcohol sales are cash only For more details, visit: z1073.com and click on “Events” and select “Pints & Pups.” Location: Bangor Waterfront Contact information: Denise Kimball Email:  [email protected]    

Monday, June 24, 2019

Internet Safety - Bangor, ME
(Mon. 24 Jun, 2019 1:00 pm - 1:03 pm)

The National Digital Equity Center is pleased to offer FREE digital literacy classes to the residents and businesses in Bangor, ME. The AmeriCorps Digital Inclusion Initiative is a program of the National Digital Equity Center committed to closing the digital divide in rural Maine. Our AmeriCorps Members are trained Digital Literacy Instructors who will be providing a FREE Internet Safety Class at Penquis’ Rape Response Services office in Bangor, ME on Monday, 6/24/19, from 5 – 8 PM.  If you are interested in joining the class, please register online at enroll.digitalequitycenter.org, by phone at 207-259-5010, or by email at [email protected]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

“How Good are the Brakes on This Train?” with Burt Neuborne
(Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Find out what challenges our democracy faces and what measures are in place to keep our country on track during a series of programs called “Democracy: The Constitution, The Courts and The People.”  Three scholars will speak more about the basis of democracy in the United States during these events which are co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, the League of Women Voters of Maine Downeast and Acadia Senior College. All of these talks will take place at the Jesup and there will be a catered reception directly following each of the talks.   First on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. join Burt Neuborne, one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers, teachers and scholars, for a talk called “How Good are the Brakes on This Train?” Neuborne will speak about our nation’s constitutional braking mechanisms and look at how they are working today. These mechanisms include a well-functioning representative democracy, the two Bills of Rights protecting autonomy and equality, separation of powers, federalism and judicial review.    Neuborne is the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He has served as national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, special counsel to the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund and a member of the New York City Human Rights Commission. He challenged the constitutionality of the Vietnam War, worked on the Pentagon Papers case, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she headed the ACLU Women’s Rights Project and anchored the ACLU’s legal program during the Reagan years.   Doors to these events open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be live music before each event. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

“How Good are the Brakes on This Train?” with Civil Liberties Lawyer Burt Neuborne
(Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Find out what challenges our democracy faces and what measures are in place to keep our country on track during a series of programs called “Democracy: The Constitution, The Courts and The People.”  Three scholars will speak more about the basis of democracy in the United States during these events which are co-sponsored by the Jesup Memorial Library, the League of Women Voters of Maine Downeast and Acadia Senior College. All of these talks will take place at the Jesup and there will be a catered reception directly following each of the talks.   First on Tuesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. join Burt Neuborne, one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers, teachers and scholars, for a talk called “How Good are the Brakes on This Train?” Neuborne will speak about our nation’s constitutional braking mechanisms and look at how they are working today. These mechanisms include a well-functioning representative democracy, the two Bills of Rights protecting autonomy and equality, separation of powers, federalism and judicial review.    Neuborne is the founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He has served as national legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, special counsel to the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund and a member of the New York City Human Rights Commission. He challenged the constitutionality of the Vietnam War, worked on the Pentagon Papers case, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she headed the ACLU Women’s Rights Project and anchored the ACLU’s legal program during the Reagan years.   ​Doors to these events open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be live music before each event. For more information, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Bar Harbor Police Department Community Forum
(Wed. 26 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Join the Bar Harbor Police Department for a community forum at the Jesup Memorial Library on Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Representatives from the department will be on hand to talk about what the they do in the community and answer any questions you have.    Learn more about the structure and ranks within the department as well as the training that all officers have to go through. The officers will also cover what kind of calls that they respond to each year as well as what laws they enforce. Finally, they talk about “community caretaking” which includes handling mental health calls, citizen disputes, civil complaints, animal control issues and citizen-drive enforcement.    After the presentation, the officers will be on hand to answer your questions. If you have any questions about the department or about law enforcement on the island or in general, this is your time to have them answered. Finally, the officers would like to hear residents’ thoughts on areas that need additional attention or enforcement during the course of the summer.    Refreshments will be provided. For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Author Talk and Book Signing: "Philip Frey: Here and Now" with Carl Little and Philip Frey
(Thu. 27 Jun, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Artist Philip Frey is a landscape painter, who paints Maine’s harbors with a bold palette that captures the light and moods of the state. Join Frey and author and art critic Carl Little as they speak about Frey’s career and the book “Philip Frey: Here and Now” on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.     “Philip Frey: Here and Now,” which was written by Little and co-author Daniel Kany, is the first in-depth look into Frey’s body of work and highlights Frey’s place in Maine’s contemporary art scene. Kany writes, “Frey’s art occupies the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” The book features Frey’s work alongside commentary from the authors and an introduction from curator George Kinghorn.    Frey is a nationally exhibiting artist best known for his bold paintings of Maine’s coastline, landscape and working waterfronts. His primary focus is color and light, and the inherent forms found in nature, interiors and figures. He paints from direct perception, preferring the dynamic quality, richness and challenges of working from life. In 2016, the University of Maine Museum of Art mounted a solo exhibition of Frey’s work. His work is in private and corporate collections, including those of writer Harlan Coben, Dick Wolf Films, Representative Chellie Pingree, Donald Sussman, and the University of Maine Museum of Art. Frey studied at Columbus College of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University. Frey lives in downeast Maine, where he maintains a full-time studio.   Little is the author of numerous art books, including monographs on John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Dahlov Ipcar, Beverly Hallam, Francis Hamabe, Joel Babb, William Irvine, Jeffery Becton, Wendy Turner, Irene Olivieri, and Philip Barter. “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond” won the first John N. Cole Prize from Maine Writers & Alliance. He edited his brother David Little’s book “Art of Katahdin” and co-authored “Art of Acadia” and “Paintings of Portland.” Little writes for Art New England, Island Journal, Hyperallergic, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, and Ornament. He has helped produce several Maine Masters films, including the award winning “Imber’s Left Hand.” He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Columbia, and Middlebury. Little is the communications manager at the Maine Community Foundation.   Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books. For more information about the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Friday, June 28, 2019

Cherry Lemonade presents Bar Harbor Pride
(Fri. 28 Jun, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Hosted by Cherry Lemonade and featuring Bunny Wonderland, Lady Ginger, Geo Neptune, Ophelia Johnson, and Gigi Gabor.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Turkey Supper at Frankfort Congregational
(Sat. 29 Jun, 2019 12:30 pm - 12:32 pm)

FRANKFORT — Frankfort Congregational Church, 42 Main Road South, will be holding it’s monthly turkey supper on Saturday, June 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu will include roast turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry, peas and your favorite piece of pie. The cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children, and free for preschoolers. Takeout is available at $10 per takeout. For more information, contact Pastor Jacob Gran at (207) 323-0050. 

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