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GET YOUR PIE AT THE Y(W)!

Date and Time: 07/07/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pie Sale at the YWCA MDI every Tuesday during July and August  10 a.m., proceeds to support YWCA MDI and its programs

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Sen. George Mitchell at Jesup

Date and Time: 07/07/2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sen. George Mitchell has received many awards and honors for his work in the United States and across the globe, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the US government. Sen. Mitchell will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. with his book, “The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life.”

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Poetry Event

Date and Time: 07/08/2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Poetry will be discussed and read at the Northeast Harbor Library. 

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The Extreme Weather Tour Comes to Southwest Harbor Public Library

Date and Time: 07/08/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Authors Kathryn Miles and Bill Roorbach will be at Southwest Harbor Public Library, Wednesday, July 8, 6:30pm to talk about their books which address climate change from two different angles. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.
 

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Basic Drawing

Date and Time: 07/09/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Thursday evening
6/4/15 - 7/23/15, 6-8 PM


An introduction for new students or for more advanced artists - a review of the fundamentals of drawing.

Bar Harbor painter Robert Pollien holds an MFA from the U of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Rob served as the first Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park and has held numerous residencies and fellowships. He is represented by the Dowling Walsh Gallery of Rockland and Artemis.

Materials for the class:
a 14 x 17 inch pad of drawing paper,
a kneaded gum eraser,
2 Prismacolor Jet Black EBONY pencils
and a pencil sharpener or single-edged razor blade

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Comedian Krazy Jake Hodgdon

Date and Time: 07/09/2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Come see Maine comedain Krazy Jake Hodgdon perform LIVE on Thursday July 9th at the newly renovated 1932 Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor.

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Art Meets Science Café -- Sculpting in the Moment and A Dialog with Material and Process

Date and Time: 07/13/2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

“The act of creating is an attempt to understand connections. They can be between the conscious and the unconscious, personal and public, intellectual and emotional, or almost anything, perceived or not perceived.”
 
Artists work through these connections to give themselves and the world glimpses of possibilities as to how things fit into our world. For Mark Herrington that process is important. Having a plan that allows for discoveries to be made and acted on along the way results in magnificent sculptures using primarily glacial erratics, stone, which are carried by glacial ice, often over hundreds of kilometers. For this evening’s presentation he will be joined by Harold W. Borns, Ph.D., professor emeritus, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine, whose work as a glacial geologist has analyzed erratics as tracers of glacial flow directions. The two will discuss the stones Herrington uses in his sculptures and the journey of the stones, both artistically and geologically.

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Young Adult Author, G. A. Morgan Visits Southwest Harbor Public Library

Date and Time: 07/13/2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young adult author, G. A. Morgan will be at Southwest Harbor Public Library, Monday evening, July 13, 6:30 to talk about her new book Chantarelle. This is the second book of her Five Stones Trilogy, which began with The Fog of Forgetting. There will be books for sale and signing. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

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Talk By Nancy Gleason

Date and Time: 07/15/2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Nancy Gleason talks at the library about The State of the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations, What is Working and What is Not. 

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Preserve Your Stories at Jesup

Date and Time: 07/15/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Capture your story in a memoir-writing workshop at the Jesup Memorial Library with the award-winning journalist, screenwriter and playwright Eddie Adelman on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m. 

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Beloved Nurse Midwife Linda Robinson Prepares for Next Journey

Date and Time: 07/16/2015 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Bar Harbor—After 23 years of dedicated service, Certified Nurse Midwife Linda Robinson is leaving Mount Desert Island Hospital and the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center to pursue her next adventure.  Linda’s last day with the organization will be Tuesday, July 7. 
 
As a founding member of the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center, Linda’s commitment to women’s health on MDI has improved the health and the lives of countless women and girls, mothers, daughters, families and children.
 
Linda will remain an integral part of the care community that she and fellow providers Jane Tawney, PA-C and Mary Dudzik, MD, and Health Center Practice Manager Carmen Sanford, sought to provide when they founded the Women’s Health Center in 1993.“We've been a solid team and we have shared the vision of providing the most compassionate and complete care for women,” said Linda. “I am incredibly grateful to have been a founding member of an organization that strives to provide women with the best care possible, and though I am leaving full-time practice, I do not intend to leave the area. Mount Desert Island is my home and I remain committed to working for the needs of women here. I will remain a driving force on the Women’s Health Center Advisory Committee and hope to expand our educational offerings to women, girls, and families in our community.”
 
MDI Hospital is now in the process of recruiting a new full-time nurse midwife who will carry on Linda’s tradition of excellent care. “The entire MDI Hospital family wishes Linda the very best as she embarks on her next adventure. Her spirit, compassion and dedication are unparalleled and will truly be missed,” said Art Blank, MDI Hospital President/CEO. Linda wishes to thank her patients, colleagues and friends for the amazing journey that they have shared. “I am filled with gratitude for all the loyalty, support, friendship, and camaraderie. I look forward to seeing you around the community for years to come.”
 
Join us to celebrate Linda and her 23 years of dedicated service to our community at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center at 330 Main Street on Thursday, July 16 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center at 288-8100.

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Basic Drawing

Date and Time: 07/16/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Thursday evening
6/4/15 - 7/23/15, 6-8 PM


An introduction for new students or for more advanced artists - a review of the fundamentals of drawing.

Bar Harbor painter Robert Pollien holds an MFA from the U of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Rob served as the first Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park and has held numerous residencies and fellowships. He is represented by the Dowling Walsh Gallery of Rockland and Artemis.

Materials for the class:
a 14 x 17 inch pad of drawing paper,
a kneaded gum eraser,
2 Prismacolor Jet Black EBONY pencils
and a pencil sharpener or single-edged razor blade

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Paperback Book Sale

Date and Time: 07/18/2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, the Southwest Harbor Public Library will hold its Paperback Book Sale on the front lawn of the Library from 9am to 5pm. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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Paperback Book Sale

Date and Time: 07/19/2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, July 18 and 19, the Southwest Harbor Public Library will hold its Paperback Book Sale on the front lawn of the Library from 9am to 5pm. For more info. call the Library at 244-7065.

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MDI Science Café -- A Sixty Year Progression in a Scientific Investigation

Date and Time: 07/20/2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

When John H. Crowe, Ph.D., was 15 years old he started an investigation of a phenomenon called “anhydrobiosis” or life without water. Numerous microorganisms are capable of surviving loss of almost all their body water, and they come back to life when they are returned to water, even after decades in the dry state. For close to 60 years those studies on dry organisms, based entirely on curiosity driven research, have led to a plethora of applications in human welfare, ranging from storage of human cells in the dry state to potential therapies for some of the most devastating of human diseases.

Crowe is a professor emeritus of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis. His research interests are cellular dehydration and freezing. Current work is on stabilization of mammalian cells during freeze-drying. The first such cells, human platelets, have been successfully freeze-dried and clinical testing is in progress.

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MDI Hospital To Offer Safe Sitter® Course

Date and Time: 07/23/2015 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

MDI Hospital has become a registered Safe Sitter® Teaching Site and will offer a course on Thursday, July 23 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm in the Wolf Conference Room at the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center.
 
This nationally-recognized program was developed by Indianapolis pediatrician Dr. Patricia Keener after a colleague’s toddler choked to death while in the care of an adult sitter who didn’t know what actions to take. Students who complete the Safe Sitter® program gain confidence and learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. They are taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR. The program follows the American Heart Association standards for rescue skills as well as instruction in first aid techniques from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
 
Ellen Beauchaine, BSN, RN is a member of MDI Hospital’s Education Department, the American Heart Association’s Training Center Coordinator, and Safe Sitter® instructor. She states, “I’m excited to provide this educational opportunity to our community’s teenagers. These serious life and safety skills will be taught in a fun way.”
 
Students will also learn how to prevent problem behavior, run their own babysitting business, discuss issues of online and cell phone safety, and must pass a practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts, and life and safety skills.
 
All participants will receive a Safe Sitter® Kit that includes an official Babysitter’s Handbook, a Drawstring Bag/Backpack, Important Numbers Note Pad, Bandage Dispenser and LED Flashlight.
 
Ms. Beauchaine adds, “These students will be prepared with the knowledge they need to prevent problems and handle unexpected emergencies that may occur while taking care of children – this gives everyone, especially parent and adults, piece of mind.”  
 
Space is limited and a deposit is required. For more information and to register, contact Ellen at ellen.beauchaine@mdihospital.org or call 288-5082, ext. 1444.

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Basic Drawing

Date and Time: 07/23/2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Every Thursday evening
6/4/15 - 7/23/15, 6-8 PM


An introduction for new students or for more advanced artists - a review of the fundamentals of drawing.

Bar Harbor painter Robert Pollien holds an MFA from the U of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Rob served as the first Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park and has held numerous residencies and fellowships. He is represented by the Dowling Walsh Gallery of Rockland and Artemis.

Materials for the class:
a 14 x 17 inch pad of drawing paper,
a kneaded gum eraser,
2 Prismacolor Jet Black EBONY pencils
and a pencil sharpener or single-edged razor blade

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Art Meets Science Café -- Abstracted Systems of Pigment and Line: Symbolic Code for the Dynamic Forces of Nature

Date and Time: 07/27/2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

“Scientists’ specific language terms and mathematical formulas are symbolic codes for known concepts about the dynamic forces present in the universe. Can a different code and “truth” describing nature’s moving forces within the landscape be validly conveyed by the artists’ symbolic language of reality by use of pigment, line and stroke?”
 
Terry Hilt’s work is influenced by the constant motion and force of the landscape — the physics of gravity, velocity, and electricity as these create continual movement with the sea, fields, and sky. In this café, Hilt will take participants on an exploration of her use of strong lines and richly applied watercolor as medium.
 
Born in Bar Harbor, Terry Hilt is a many generation Maine native, a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, Boston University, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. She is a psychotherapist as well as an artist and published poet, and married to Dr. Dana C. Hilt, a neurologist. Today she summers and paints in Lamoine on Frenchman Bay, and winters between their Gorham residence and their Boston area condominium.

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Derek Ostergaard Visit

Date and Time: 07/29/2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Derek Ostergaard wil be at the Northeast Harbor Library to discuss On the Playing Fields of Privilege: The Residential Work of Aldrich 1903-1940. 

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PLAYING WITH NATURE -DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Date and Time: 07/29/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  Notn-artists and artist alike will enjoy using your own beachcombing treasures or Jennifer Steen Boohers extensive collection, to make patterns and scenes using only a piece of white paper and your phone camera!

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MDI Science Café -- Climate Whiplash: What Happens AFTER Global Warming?

Date and Time: 08/03/2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Most discussion of global warming looks only as far ahead as 2100 AD, but what happens after that? Jay Curt Stager, Ph.D., will show us how clues from the geologic past are a sign of how we are changing the world in ways that could last tens of thousands of years.  Exactly how that future plays out is up to us as we search for a sustainable path forward in this new Anthropocene epoch, the “Age of Humans.”
Stager’s main area of interest is Paleoecological research into environmental changes of the last 20,000 years, particularly with respect to lakes and climates in Africa, Peru, and the Adirondacks. He is also interested in most aspects of the natural sciences, ranging from coral reef ecology and psychology to glacial geology and bee behavior.
 
Dr. Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University. He has published over three dozen peer-reviewed articles in major journals including Science and Quaternary Research, and has written extensively for general audiences in periodicals such as National Geographic, New York Times, Fast Company, and Adirondack Life.  Since 1990, he has also co-hosted Natural Selections, a weekly science program on North Country Public Radio that is syndicated internationally, and has toured widely to offer presentations on his research to audiences ranging, as one colleague put it, “from middle-schoolers to formal scholars.” In 2013, he was named the New York State Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. He currently teaches at Paul Smith’s College and holds a research associate post at the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute.

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