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The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

It’s a beautiful Winter, 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, December 19th, 2014 11am-2pm
Bar Harbor Savings & Loan

Holiday Open House
Please join Bar Harbor Savings and Loan at their Open House Friday, December 19, 11:00-2:00, 2014 Stop by and say hello, share our holiday refreshments, and view Art on the Wall, featuring work by students of the George Stevens Academy. We will also be collecting donations for the MDI Pet Food Pantry.
Alexander Phillips will be there playing the accordion, and we¹d love to see you, too

Friday, December 19th, 2014  9.30pm
The Thirsty Whale

Live Music: The Rocking Apostles

Friday, December 19th, 2014 6pm-7.30pm
Swan’s Island School
Santa’s arrival and Christmas Concert
Santa will arrive at the school at 6:00.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014  Noon-4pm
Swan’s Island Library
Community Craft Sale
Another chance to purchase Swan’s Island made crafts and shop locally will be held at the library.

Monday, December 22nd, 2014  1pm-4pm
Swan’s Island Library
Cookie Exchange and Ugly Sweater Party and Children’s Craft Afternoon.

Cookie Swap/Ugly Sweater Party Rules;
1. Bring 4-dozen cookies-please no store bought!
2. Let the hostess know what kind you are bringing, first reply, first choose! We don’t want duplicates.
3. Bring a copy of a recipe we will photo copy and pass out to everyone.
4. Bring a container to take some cookies home in!
5. Wear your Ugly Sweater/outfit.
6. Have FUN!
7. Be creative.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 4pm-7pm
Swan’s Island Library

Community Craft Fair
This will be the last opportunity to shop locally this holiday season.  Join the crafters at the library.

Friday, December 26th, 2014 4.30pm
Reel Pizza Cinerama

RE-OPENS For The Winter
Come on you know you’ve been waiting….

Friday, December 26th, 2014 9.30pm
The Thirsty Whale

Live Music: Tomorrow Morning
A fun central Maine band.  This band plays a wide range of genres from Pop, Rock, Dance, Reggae and Hiphop.

Wednesday December 31st, 2014 9.30pm
The Thirsty Whale

NYE Live Music: The Pitch Black Ribbons
A Favorite Rock/Alternative band
Champagne at Midnight

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 9pm
Side Street Cafe

NYE Party
The party starts at 9pm and features a DJ dance party, photo booth, desserts, champagne, a pro photographer and the best party of the year! There’s no better to end this year and begin the new one. 207-801-2591. Tickets on Sale Now

Sunday, January 11th, 2015 2pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert #3 SlaneyRose Jordan

A local girl who is making a name for herself as a singer, SlaneyRose returns to the Jesup with a brand new show, featuring standards and show tunes. She will be accompanied by popular local pianist Michelle McCann.
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Sunday, February 8, 2015,  2 p.m.
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert #4 – Hawk Henries

This renowned Native American flutist and traditional flute maker will perform his own songs and traditional songs.
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Sunday, March 15, 2015,  2 p.m.
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert #5
Gus LaCasse & Friends
A prodigy, Gus plays fiddle in the Celtic and Cape Breton traditions and will be accompanied by performers on guitar, pipes, and bodhran.
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
Gayln’s
RE-OPENS for the season….

Sunday, April 12, 2015,  2 p.m.
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at the Jesup Winter Concert #6
– Acadia Chorale
Members of this 60-strong community chorus come from far and wide-from Brewer and MDI to Bucksport, Franklin, and Thorndike. A popular group of devoted music lovers, they will preview their spring show at Jesup’s last concert of the winter season.
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
For more information, call the Jesup Memorial Library at (207) 288-4245 or email lrooney@jesuplibrary.org.
Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

 

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