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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019

32nd Annual Quilt Show (Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Atkinson United Methodist Church

Atkinson, ME

Saturday July 20th, 2019

9AM-3PM $2 Donation

Luncheon 11AM-1PM


FMI Linda Roebuck 564-7060


Arlo Guthrie (Sat. 20 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

"Guthrie is philosophical in a naturally funny and folksy way, and as with great storytellers such as Will Rogers and even his own father, he always manages to pluck a gem from a lot of dirt." - The Los Angeles Times   Nothing quite captures the intimacy and easy rapport with the audience as one of Arlo Guthrie's solo shows. On the advent of the fiftieth anniversary of quite a few milestones for the folksinger, Arlo is doing a limited number of rare solo concerts. Guthrie will bring with him an extensive catalog of affecting songs and brilliant stories, with his quirky yet precise and timely ruminations woven throughout. Bringing people together, Arlo delivers a worldview of optimism profoundly needed today.    Evoking his early days on the road Arlo reflects, "I'd love to have a chance to do it like I did with nothing but a couple of guitars and a harmonica."

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cherryfield Band 150th Celebration Concert (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Cherryfield Band will have a Celebration Concert Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the 150th year of the band.  The concert will be on the Cherryfield Bandstand, located on Main Street.  If there is rain or chance of rain the concert will be held in the American Legion Hall, located right next door to the bandstand.  Bring a chair and join us and enjoy a variety of styles of music !  We look forward to entertaining you !  Thank you to the American Legion Hall for the weather, backup plan !

“Can Biotechnology Be Ethical: The CRISPR Conundrum” (Tue. 23 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The advent of genome editing in humans has led to many ethical questions. Join bioethicist Deborah Matthews, Ph.D., from the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. for a talk about CRISPR technology, how it can be used and what the ethical questions are surrounding its use. This talk is part of the Primary Source Speaker Series, which is a partnership between The Jackson Laboratory and the Jesup. This year’s series is “Getting Personal: How Your Genes are Shaping the Future of Healthcare” and focuses on how genetic research is affecting your healthcare.    CRISPR technology allows researchers to alter DNA sequences and gene function. Its many potential applications include correcting genetic defects, treating and preventing the spread of diseases and much more. However, the use of technology raise questions about the ethics and consequences of changing a genome. Dr. Matthews will discuss the latest, dramatic changes in genetics research, how both the research and healthcare communities are utilizing these technologies and what cultural shift is needed to respond to the ethical questions that are being asked.   Dr. Matthews is the Assistant Director for Science Programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As the Assistant Director for Science Programs, Dr. Mathews is responsible for overseeing the Stem Cell Policy and Ethics program and the Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences. She is also a member of the steering committee of The Hinxton Group, an international collective of scientists, ethicists, policymakers and others, interested in ethical and well-regulated science, and whose work focuses primarily on stem cell research. Dr. Mathews has been an active member of the International Neuroethics Society since 2006 and has served on the Society’s Board of Directors since 2015. Dr. Mathews’s academic work focuses on ethics and policy issues raised by emerging biotechnologies, with particular focus on genetics, stem cell science, neuroscience and synthetic biology.    For more information on this talk visit jesuplibrary.org/primarysource or call 207-288-4245.   

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

"Owl Love You Forever" Pajama Story Time (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm)

Kids can pull on their pajamas and join Miss Mae on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. for a pajama story time. The theme of the story time is “Owl Love You Forever” and kids can enjoy owl books and craft.   Miss Mae will read “Little Owl's Night” by Divya Srinivasan, “Owl Babies” by Martin Waddell and “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen. Then kids can make an owl craft to take home with them. Finally, to end the night we will have light snacks.   For more information on this event, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or [email protected]   

Science Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson and Abraham Miller-Rushing (Wed. 24 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join preeminent science fiction author and environmentalist Kim Stanley Robinson for a talk about the environment, science and more at the Jesup Memorial Library. Robinson, who is a Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winner, will be in conversation with Abraham Miller-Rushing, the science coordinator at Acadia National Park, on Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.   Robinson and Miller-Rushing will talk about Henry David Thoreau as well as his role as a citizen scientist, whose data is still used today. They will also discuss Miller-Rushing’s work on assisted migration, which includes experiments in Acadia and Miller-Rushing’s work with citizen scientists. Robinson was a contributor to “Naming Mt. Thoreau” a book about the efforts of writers, including Robinson, to name an unnamed peak in the Sierra Nevada’s after Thoreau.   Robinson is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the Mars trilogy and the critically acclaimed “Forty Signs of Rain,” “The Years of Rice and Salt “and “2312.” His newest book “Red Moon” is a novel about space exploration and political revolution. In 2008, he was named a “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, and he works with the Sierra Nevada Research Institute. Robinson is a member of the Jesup Memorial Library’s honorary committee.   For more information contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Arts Insight: Acadia Dance Festival & Nimbus Dance (Thu. 25 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Get a sneak peek of the Acadia Dance Festival at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. The festival, which features performances by Nimbus Dance, will be at the Criterion Theatre on Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. This event at the Jesup is free and open to the public.    During this event, Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott and Nimbus company dancers will perform excerpts from the dances that will be showcased during the festival. Along with the dance excerpts, Pott will discuss Nimbus’ creative process and the ways that Nimbus uses contemporary dance as both art form and as tool for community and youth engagement. Nimbus Dance has been working with local students from the community as well as adult companies and other movement artists. The groups they have been working with will perform before the main dance performance at the Criterion.    Nimbus was called one of “Best Dance Performances of 2016” by The Huffington Post and called “gorgeous [and] exquisite” by Broadway World. The Festival’s program includes “Hollow Square,” created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated musician Tim Eriksen, as well as, Dawn Marie Bazemore's vibrant new work, “The After Party,” and Pott’s 2015 piece “Patch of Turf.”    For more information on the festival visit criteriontheatre.org and for more information on Nimbus visit nimbusdanceworks.org. For more information on the show at the Jesup call 207-288-4245.   

Friday, July 26, 2019

Take Your Best Shot Photography Workshop (Fri. 26 Jul, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Learn to instantly take better photos on your camera and cell phone at series of talks at the Jesup Memorial Library with Mike Leonard of “Photo Tourism by Mike.” There will be three sessions with Leonard, on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library and Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. at the YWCA MDI. These talks are co-sponsored by the Bar Harbor Whale Watch and are before the Whale Watch’s lighthouse tours.    Bring along a camera for this hands-on workshop and Leonard will walk attendees through the easy changes they can make instantly to take better photos. Each session will break down things that are seen as difficult photography concepts and attendees will leave the session knowing much more about how to use their camera. He will talk about exposure, white balance, using the HDR setting, basic composition and more. Leonard will also highlight free apps that everyone can download on their cell phone to improve images on the phone as well.    Leonard’s work is frequently seen in books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, textbooks, in television segments and nationally on the Weather Channel. Some of his work has also been seen on the National Geographic Wild program.   Come to one session or come to all of them. These talks are free and open to the public and registration is not required. To learn more about Leonard visit phototourismbymike.com and for more information on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch and their lighthouse tours visit barharborwhales.com. For more information on the talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.   

Judy Collins 2019 (Fri. 26 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

One year after a sold out show, Judy Collins returns to the Criterion!   Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.   The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Judy Collins, now 77, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.   For more information or to buy tickets visit www.criteriontheatre.org 1932 Criterion Theatre35 Cottage StreetBar Harbor, ME 04609 207-288-0829    

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Contra Dance with Big Moose Band (Sat. 27 Jul, 2019 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm)

Put on your dancing shoes and join Big Moose Band for a contra dance at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, July 27. The caller for the evening will be Mike Fay and he will have you dancing in no time.    The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a free dance where you can learn the steps and brush up on your contra dance knowledge. This is great if you have never contra danced before or who want to make sure you know the steps. It is also a great time for families to try contra dancing. From 7:30 p.m. on there is an $8 requested donation per person or $25 per family to help pay the caller. Children younger than 12 can dance for free.    That night the Big Moose Band will provide 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.   

Acadia Dance Festival featuring Nimbus Dance (Sat. 27 Jul, 2019 4:00 pm - 4:02 pm)

Nimbus Dance returns to the Criterion Theatre for the debut of the Acadia Dance Festival, bringing world-class dance to Mount Desert Island, including performances, workshops, artist talks, and opportunities for MDI community members and visitors to engage closely with dance. Named among “Best Dance Performances of 2016” by The Huffington Post, Nimbus anchors the festival with an evening of superbly rendered, highly physical, and emotionally gripping dance.   The Festival’s 8pm evening program includes Nimbus Artistic Director Samuel Pott’s Hollow Square, a rumination on unseen bonds: dancer to dancer and dancer to audience created in collaboration with Grammy-nominated musician Tim Eriksen. Additionally, Dawn Marie Bazemore's vibrant new work, The After Party, pays tribute to jazz greats Nina Simone and Nancy Wilson. And Patch of Turf, Pott’s 2015 tour-de-force for four women who manipulate a 12’ x 8’ piece of artificial grass, underscores the tenuous and fraught relationship of humankind to earth.   Also, Don’t Miss: Prelude at 5pm.  This early evening performance features select performing groups from the MDI-area including talented youth performers, adult companies and other movement artists invited to perform in the inaugural season of the Acadia Dance Festival.