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Spring 2018 is starting slowly – quite the mix, but beautiful at any time and soon we’ll be seeing the greening of our gardens and the flowers blossoming. Easter, Spring Break and Mother’s Day will be here soon, so lots of thing to see and do before we hit the craziness of Summer in Bart Harbor. Your year round shops, businesses and restaurants are here to make your Spring fun and entertaining. Whether you want to get out and climb a mountain, Start that yard work or simply enjoy the sun, Bar Harbor Merchants can help you embrace the frosty mornings, snow days and cozy nights. Reconnect with your friends and family for treasured adventures and memories. For current non donor events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar
What is ADHD, ADD, autism, Asperger’s…
How do I get my neurodivergent employee to do x, y, and z?
How do I talk to my neurodivergent boss?
I’m self-employed! What can I do about my own neurotype?
Come find answers to these and more questions about neurodiversity at Neurodiversity in the Workplace: a Conversation with Kelley Sanborn.
Kelley Rush Sanborn is a special education teacher at Mount Desert Island Regional High School and former special services director for MDI schools. She also teaches the course Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Regular Classroom, a mandatory course for students who are pursuing public teaching certification at the College of the Atlantic.
While working with students with disabilities and varying needs, Kelley’s focus is to grow the student’s capacity for independence and collaboration in the classroom and the outside world. At the same time, she is passionate about encouraging our community’s awareness and understanding of diversity.
At this Anchorspace professional development workshop, Kelley will bring her knowledge built from years in special education to talk with adults who have questions about the neurodiversity in their workplaces or their own particular neurotypes. In the process, participants will gain an understanding that good business management and “accommodation” for differences are often one and the same.
Friday, April 27th, 2018
4.00pm House Wine
Big Score, Small Price Wine Tasting
227a Main Street, Bar Harbor
Friday, April 27th 4-7pm
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
1.00pm Abbe Museum
Abbe Museum Indian market Info Session: Jennifer Pictou, Micmac
We’re gearing up for the inaugural Abbe Museum Indian Market May 18-20, 2018, and invite you to join us at the Museum for an informational session with Micmac beadworker Jennifer Pictou. Jennifer won her first ribbon at the Heard Guild Indian Fair and Market in March of this year and will share her experiences and inspiration for doing juried markets.
Admission is free in April thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbe Museum, 26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
5.00pm – 7.00pm, Seal Cove Auto Museum
Selling Lifestyle and Leisure: Art, Advertising and the Automobile
Using a combination of original advertisements, large scale reproductions, special ‘guest’ vehicles, and multi-media presentations, this exhibit will tell the story of automobile advertising and design, the social trends that shaped the ads, and the talented artists and illustrators who created them.
Be among the first to see the new exhibit, while enjoying wine, beer, hor d’oeuvres, and camaraderie.Seal Cove Auto Museum, 1414 Tremont Road, Seal Cove, Maine
Saturday May 12th, 2018
1.00pm – 3.00pm, Village Green, Bar Harbor
The Mother March is a chance for Mainers and visitor to show their commitment to Peace, Love, and the Planet. It will be a great day to spend in Acadia and connect in solidarity with folks who share a passion for creating a better world. A march through downtown Bar Harbor begins at 1 pm followed by a rally on the Village Green featuring music and speakers. Saturday, May 12, 1 – 3 pm, Bar Harbor Village Green. For more information go to https://indivisiblemdi.wordpress.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/230334451036774/
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
1.00pm – 6.00pm 3rd Annual Driving for Rides Tournament
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Visit www.islandconnections.org for more information
18 Holes of Golf – Gross and Net Prizes Awarded
BBQ Dinner, Awards, Raffle drawings and Silent Auction to follow
$85 per individual, $340 per 4 person team
Friday, May 18th, 2018
3.00pm – 5.00pm Anchorspace
May Professional Development Workshop: Tech Tapas
Dave Charron of Compusult, Inc will present our May Professional Development Workshop – Tech Tapas.
He’ll be serving up a platter of all sorts of bits & bytes to help you get more out of Google Apps, optimize your Google Docs usage and expand your Gmail functionality.
The session will also cover some more advanced Google products such as Google Vault for archiving and data management, Google groups information and maintenance of your Google Business page.
Then it’s on to tips to help you with screen shots, security and maintenance of your computer, WiFi applications, password management, virtual tours, e-signatures and more!
Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Abbe Museum & Village Green Bar Harbor
The importance of creative placemaking and how it supports Wabanaki artists, as well as the local community, has led us to a very important initiative. The Abbe Museum Indian Market will shine a bright light on Wabanaki artists and deepen the economic impact of art making for tribal communities. In addition to a two-day market, we are planning a concurrent Indigenous film festival and a fashion show. And, as the event grows: a marketplace in the streets, an artist competition, a gala event, and the opportunity to taste Native cuisine.
Tuesday June 26th, 2018
7.00pm Jesup Memorial Library
International Book Launch: “Bimini Twist” by Linda Greenlaw
The International launch of Linda Greenlaw‘s newest book, “Bimini Twist,”
“Bimini Twist,” the fourth book in Greenlaw’s Jane Bunker mystery series, is partially set in Bar Harbor. Jane takes on the missing persons case of Bianca Chiriac, a foreign exchange student working at the Bar Harbor Inn. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn’t just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town and must find the missing woman before the worst happens. Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books.