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Upcoming Events!

The Hub of Bar Harbor Design Team to host an Open House Tuesday March 31st, 2015 6-8pm Town of Bar Harbor Auditorium
The "Hub of Bar Harbor" is a citizen led Main Streets & National Trust for Historic Places affiliated program that strives to help develop and enhance the downtown area to support a vibrant and active, year-round community.
Come join us to learn more about the organization and help brainstorm new activities and projects to tackle.
This open forum is to build consensus and awareness of design issues for Town of Bar Harbor Residents and Stakeholders and is your opportunity to be part of the process.
If you want to get involved we will be identifying potential projects in which you can participate.
If you have a vision or idea for a better Bar Harbor, this is the forum for you!
For more information please contact info@HUBofbarharbor.com or 207-801-2566 ext. 17

Save the Date: Employee Appreciation Day!
It's been a long hard winter and The Hub of Bar Harbor would like to recognize our year round employees and say Thank You! for making Bar Harbor the place to be all year long.
We will be holding An Employee Appreciation Coffee Morning on Monday April 13th at The Thirsty Whale Tavern 7.30 am - 9.30am.
Coffee and pastries will be available to fuel your days work and we will have some giveaways and door prizes while supplies last.
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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's Jenny Saunders will be at the Bar Harbor Office on Friday March 27th to answer questions regarding your retirement planning 11am-2pm. Refreshments served Come and grab a snack and explore the possibilities or set up an planning appointment for in depth retirement planning.

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The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

It’s a late Spring, so your year round BHMA members are here to keep you warm, entertained and well fed. Below are featured some of the upcoming events. For current events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce.

Friday, March 27th, 2015
St Saviour’s Bar Harbor
FREE Movie and BYOD Night at St. Saviour’s in Bar Harbor!
Screening in theParish Hall. Bring Your Own Dinner or snack, and a cushion for our chairs or your own comfy picnic chair if you like, as we watch “The Passion” and share great discussion and fellowship!  St. Saviour’s Parish Hall (handicap accessible) is at 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. www.stsaviours.me  All are welcome, so bring a friend!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015 10am – 2pm
Abbe Museum
Storytelling and Craft Activity

For the final program in the Winter in the Dawnland series, join Museum Educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy, to hear Wabanaki stories about Koluskap and the creation of the Wabanaki people. When Koluskap came to this land, there were no people here, so he took an arrow and shot a brown ash tree. From that tree, the Wabanaki people were born. To this day, Wabanaki people use strips of brown ash to weave their baskets. In the second part of the program, you will have the opportunity to weave with ash and make your own woven bookmark to use while you wait for next year’s series!
Registration required, space limited, recommended for families. Please contact George at (207) 288-3519 or george@abbemuseum.org.
26 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04690


Saturday, March 28th, 2015 7pm – 10pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Contra Dance

Kick off the new season by kicking up your heels at a contra dance at Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Mar. 28. Back by popular demand is Big Moose Band. The dance begins at 7:00 p.m. No partner necessary, and all dances will be taught. Everyone is welcome – bring the family!
As with all contra dances at the library, admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted at the door to help defray actual costs. Suggested donation is $6 per adult, free for children.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

March 30th – April 3rd, 2015
Seal Cove Auto Museum

Children’s Art Program
For more info. email: Info@sealcoveautomuseum.org

Wednesday, March 1st, 2015 5.30pm – 6.30pm
McKay’s Public House
MDI Science Cafe – The Effects of Stress on Health & Aging

When we experience chronic stress early in our lives, even before we’re born, we’re more likely to develop health problems and to age more rapidly later in life. James Coffman, Ph.D., will discuss what is known about this phenomenon, called “developmental programming,” and how it relates to the increase in inflammatory diseases in the developed world and to diseases of aging.
Coffman is an associate professor in the Davis Center for Regenerative Biology and Medicine at the MDI Biological Laboratory. He studies zebrafish to learn about the genetic and molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of stress on health and aging, with a particular focus on the stress hormone cortisol.
The MDI Science Cafés are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory. They offer a relaxed, informal way to learn about the latest scientific developments. Each café lasts about an hour. Presentations are made in everyday language and questions are welcome. Cafés are free of charge, and refreshments are available. Sponsored by: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Cross Insurance, and McKay’s Public House.
McKays Public House, 231 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME

Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Neighbourhood House, North East Harbor
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Relay For Life Fundraiser
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Relay for Life team “Banking on a Cure” is hosting their 8th annual Spudtacular Supper at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Thursday, April 9 starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner consists of a jumbo baked potato with your choice of more than a dozen toppings, along with a drink and dessert for a suggested donation of $9.00 per person.  No reservations or advance purchase required.  Come on out for dinner and help the team!  For more information call Deb Scott-Henderson at 667-0660 x2267.
During the Supper there will also be a silent auction, raffle and 50/50 drawing.  Numerous items donated by local businesses will be available for bidding.  All proceeds from this Spudtacular Supper and silent auction will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The annual Relay For Life event in Hancock County will be held on May 29-30, 2015 at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School.  The Ellsworth event raises around $100,000 annually.  2015 will mark the 15th consecutive year that Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has participated in Relay for Life Hancock County.  Over the last fourteen years combined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees have raised more than $142,500 through this event, for the American Cancer Society.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity with more than 4 million people in over 20 countries participating each year in this global phenomenon to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.  Relay For Life offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around the track during an 18-hour period. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.  Those who participate celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and are doing what they can to help fight back against this disease.  To learn more about Relay For Life go to www.relayforlife.org.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.4 billion in assets.  Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 15 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Maine and one of the 2014 Top 200 Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.

Sunday, April 12, 2015,  2 p.m.
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert #6
Acadia Chorale
On Sunday, April 12th, at 2 p.m., the 60-strong community chorus, Acadia Choral Society, will close out the Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert Series with a preview of their spring show. The series has brought an eclectic selection of musical artists to the community throughout the winter season. Join us for this grand finale! This and all of the Jesup’s winter concerts are free to all, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Machias Savings Bank. For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 10am – 2pm
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Lego Day
Come play with us! Kids of all ages are invited to come and be inspired by the unique collection of the earliest cars and motorcycles, and then create their own automobile inspiration with the museum’s Lego® brand blocks.

May 14th – 17th. 2015
Village of Bar Harbor
Taste of Bar Harbor Food Festival

Bar Harbor, 207-288-5103. www.barharborinfo.com Come celebrate the rich culinary traditions of our region, and explore the exciting industries that are shaping the new flavors of Bar Harbor. With a variety of world-class dining experiences, the Taste of Bar Harbor has something for every palate. Featuring the Chef’s Table Evening, Pub Tour, The BHMA Dessert Night, Eden Farmer’s Market and Waiter Race, among other events like cooking classes, tastings, tours and much more. For more information and tickets, please visit our website www.barharborinfo.com.

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Galyn’s Restaurant

A Taste of Maine Wines
Galyn’s invites you to join several of Maine’s wineries for an afternoon tasting of locally made wines. Meet Maine wine makers, learn about the Maine Winery Guild and its Maine Wine Trail, while enjoying samples that compliment and enhance Maine foods. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, go to www.galynsbarharbor.com or www.mainewinetrail.com.

 

Monday, May 25th, 2015 10am
Town Pier
Memorial Day
207-288-5103, 10am, Town Pier, Bar Harbor, 207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com. Commemorate the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country at a traditional Memorial Day Ceremony in Bar Harbor. Join the Legion, Coast Guard, Fire Department and our nation’s veterans on Monday, May 26th at 10 am on the Bar Harbor Town Pier.

Sunday June 14th, 2015 3pm – 6pm
Galyn’s Restaurant
Galyn’s 10th Annual “Art on Deck” Fine Art Show

Sunday, June 14,  3 – 6 pm Join us for a celebration of Maine’s fine art heritage! Galyn’s upstairs Deck Room will be filled with fine art paintings by nationally recognized artists represented by Bar Harbor’s Argosy Gallery.
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and meet local artists while enjoying a stunning display of paintings. Free and open to the public.
Galyn’s Restaurant 17 Main St, Bar Harbor 2nd floor Deck Room

Saturday, June 20th – Sunday, June 21st, 2015 10am-5pm
Village Green
65TH ART IN THE PARK
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, Bar Harbor Village Green, 207-288-5103. www.barharborinfo.com. Tour and shop at one of Bar Harbor’s longest running art shows. Over 30 artists will display and sell their original works on the Village Green at the corner of Main & Mount Desert Streets. Rain or shine

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 5pm
Agamont Park
FATHER’S DAY CONCERT
207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com Bring your family to Agamont Park on Father’s Day for a free outdoor concert. With lively music from ‘Flash! In the Pans’ steel drum band, it’s fun for dancing with the entire family. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 6am onwards
Various locations in the Village of Bar Harbor
JULY 4- FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS
207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com. Voted the best small town Fourth of July celebration in the country, Bar Harbor offers a fun-filled day for the whole family. Fuel up with a blueberry pancake breakfast on the town’s athletic field, before watching the parade on Main Street with over 80 floats and displays. Then head back to the athletic field for Bar Harbor’s own seafood festival, complete with lobster races! Once you’ve had enough lobster, come on down to the waterfront for the Harborside Concert Series that begins at 3pm and plays all the way up to the fireworks.

Wednesday’s In July & August 8.30pm
Agamont Park
MOVIES BY THE BAY
Every Wednesday from through mid-July through the end of August, beginning shortly after dusk, Agamont Park in Downtown Bar Harbor, 207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com. Come enjoy an outdoor movie every Wednesday in August in Agamont Park in downtown Bar Harbor. Family-friendly movies will begin at 8:30pm, with free popcorn provided by presenting sponsor Camden National Bank.

September 10-14, 2015
Acadia National Park/Mount Desert Island
7TH ANNUAL ACADIA NIGHT SKY FESTIVAL
207-288-5103, www.acadianightskyfestival.org Come enjoy the pristine night skies above Acadia and Downeast Maine at this singular festival. Star gaze atop Cadillac Mountain with astronomers, take a boat cruise under the stars while listening to Wabanaki folklore, listen to one of the nationally renowned speakers that are featured annually. Get hands on with activities including night sky photography workshops, night hikes, and viewing events among so many others. Visit www.acadianightskyfestival.org for updates and a complete schedule of events.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015 6am
Village of Bar Harbor
21ST ANNUAL EARLY BIRD SALE & BED RACES
207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com. Set your alarm, because the early bird gets the deals as you shop in your PJs for extra discounts in downtown Bar Harbor. The sale hours are 6-9am, with the bed and pajama parade beginning at the Village Green at 10am with the 8th Annual Bed Races immediately following on Cottage Street. Come join us for Bar Harbor’s most favorite and silliest tradition.
Friday, December 4th, 2015 5pm – Midnight
Village of Bar Harbor
VILLAGE HOLIDAYS & MIDNIGHT MADNESS SALE
207-288-5103, www.barharborinfo.com. Help us ring in the holidays by welcoming Santa to Bar Harbor on the Village Green at 5pm, before having a chance to join him and his elves at the MDI YMCA for activities including having your picture taken with Santa, decorating cookies or enjoying a horse drawn “sleigh” ride among many others. The 14th Annual Midnight Madness Sale will also be held later in the evening, from 8pm-midnight. There will be great discounts, music, food, drink and midnight raffles!

 

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