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Schoodic Area 2017 Local Events Calendar:

Dear Friends, Welcome to our new local 2017 Events Calendar! Here you will find a list of local events both at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute on our inn property and at locations within five to fifteen minutes of the inn. For our new patrons and visitors to the area, the Innstitutes’ home base is the restored 1820’s timber framed barn on the 200 acre preserve at Oceanside Meadows Inn in Prospect Harbor, Maine. The Innstitute was established by Ben and Sonja Walter-Sundaram with the goal of supporting the arts and sciences, encouraging research and development, and offering opportunities for learning. We hope you will join us for the following season of events on Schoodic Peninsula. Our daughter Kalyani (now 9) who loves reading, acting & piano as well as swimming and exploring nature with her big brother, Kieran (now 15), who is now budding scientist and artist. Our family is looking forward to welcoming you all to our programs.

We hope that this new line-up of events will entertain, amuse, and enrich you this summer season. The Schoodic Peninsula area is a wonderful place to experience a collaboration of varied, engaging programs that are an important part of our community life and are right on our doorstep. Please feel free to contribute to our local events listing by emailing us at oceaninn@oceaninn.com with an event you would like us to add to our calendar. Enjoy!

June 2017 Events

June 10th, Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

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June 10th, Hammond Hall, Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance, 7:30 PM. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

June 10th, Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

June 10th, Dorcas Library, Writer's Workshop, 10:30 AM.

June 13th, Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

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June 16th, Hammond Hall, Open Mic, 7:00 PM. Musicians! Now is your time to shine! Experience a few minutes of fame on stage at Hammond Hall In Winter Harbor Open to the public.

June 17th, Dorcas Library, Poet's Gathering, 10:30 AM. Every one has a story, everyone has a voice. A person may not be able to read or write, but if they can speak or sign, they can be a poet!

June 18th, Dorcas Library, Sarah Redmond - Sorrento Seaweed, 3:00 PM. Sarah recently presented a talk at the 2017 Earth Optimism Summit hosted by the Smithsonian Institute. Her farm is in Sorrento.

June 20th, Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

June 21st, Dorcas Library, Dorcas Book Discussion, 3:00 PM. Description: Interested readers are always welcome!

June 23rd, Oceanside Meadows, Lecture, 7:30 PM. Join horticulturists Dr. Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto who will present their new book, The Life in Your Garden. This book is a must-read call to action for gardeners concerned about Earth’s biodiversity crisis. Reeser and Marjorie Peronto describe how to create gardens that will help stem the tide of species extinctions among insects, birds, amphibians, and other endangered creatures. The authors recommend ecologically-functional plants – native trees and shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and annuals – that will nurture a wide variety of garden wildlife. Additionally, they will present numerous examples of insect-garden interactions to demonstrate that a garden can and should be a stable, self-regulated ecosystem in which insect herbivores are held in check by their predators. Their new book suggests a major rethinking of North American yards and gardens. When you notice that most of the leaves on your oak tree are riddled with holes, remember that the caterpillars that created those holes are what bird food looks like. When you spot a colony of aphids on the stem of a favorite plant, leave them for the ladybird beetles and woodpeckers. Enjoy the biological diversity in your garden. Admission free with all donations supporting the food security work of Hancock and Washington County Master Gardener Volunteers. Seat reservations recommended Tel: 207 963 5557.

June 25th, Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

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June 27th, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Fearless Stir-Frying, 6:00 PM. A cooking demo and tasting with Gouldsboro resident Helen Chen, daughter of of culinary legend Joyce Chen. Helen will share her secrets to this healthy cooking style and teach you basic knife skills, best oil for frying, proper temp., cooking vegetables tender-crisp and keeping meat/shellfish moist. Learn correct food prep and tools, Chinese sauces and spices, and how to make the perfect fried rice.

June 27th, Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

June 28th, Pierre Monteux School, Mainely Chamber Music, 7:30 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of chamber music.

June 30th, Hammond Hall, The Night and Day Jazz Quintet Coffeehouse, 7:00 PM. The Night & Day Jazz Quintet includes Steve Orlofsky on Sax and Flute, Chris Poulin Guitar and vocals, Joel Mann Bass, Steve Pfister keyboards and Scott Allen, drums. All accomplished musicians bringing together their love of Jazz for a very enjoyable evening. Beautiful melodies of your favorite Jazz standards will guarantee a night of pleasurable listening. July 2017 Events July 1st, Dorcas Library, Young Writers Group, 10:30 AM A space for kids (ages 10-15) to explore ideas; talk with each other about books; write book talks or design video book trailers; and, participate in many other literary activities.

July 2017 Events

July 1st, Dorcas Library, Young Writers Group, 10:30 AM. A space for kids (ages 10-15) to explore ideas; talk with each other about books; write book talks or design video book trailers; and, participate in many other literary activities.

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July 2nd, Hammond Hall, “Oceanic Pottery” made by Jane Louise Reception, 3:00 PM. One of a kind oceanic vessels representing diatom and dinoflagellate forms of phytoplankton, kelp, oysters, coral, whale flukes, boats, sand and waves, water….. a retrospective of Jane Louise’s pottery.

July 2nd , Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

July 4th, Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

July 5th, Gouldsboro Historical society, Priscilla Audette, 4:30 PM. Audette will talk about her second novel, Court Appointed, which celebrates the humanity of the elderly and challenges the way our society cares for them.

July 5th, Pierre Monteux School, Mainely Chamber Music, 7:30 PM Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of chamber music.

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July 6th, Oceanside Meadows, Pianist George Lopez, 7:30 PM. Bowdoin College’s Artist in Residence presents Saints and Sinners in 19th century music: Liszt, Brahms and the Divine. Mr. Lopez has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for over 25 years. Known in Europe, South America and the US for his “...kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception...” (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, Mr. Lopez recently premiered a new piano concerto here in Maine and is fluent in several languages of music ranging from jazz and ragtime to more contemporary styles of improvisation. In 2016 he toured Philadelphia, NYC, the Bay Area, Seattle, Mexico and around New England, making his first visit to Cuba last May to give masterclasses and concerts with the Aries Trio. His “Music in the Museum” series at Bowdoin College has consistently sold out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas. Mr. Lopez has recently returned from a month long tour of the South and the Caribbean. Mr. Lopez has taken up the baton and conducts the Bowdoin Chamber Orchestra made up of students from the college and local high schools. .Reservations strongly recommended please Tel: (207) 963 5557 Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

July 8th, Dorcas Library, Writers Workshop, 10:30 AM.

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July 8th, Hammond Hall, Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance, 7:30 PM. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

July 9th, Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM.Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

July 9th, SERC, OceansWide Scuba Science Summer Camp, 8:00 AM. OceansWide is accepting applicants for the 2017 program. Students will spend eight days on the coast of Maine nurturing a love and understanding of the ocean and science through hands-on learning and research.

July 11th, Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

July 11th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP - COAST GEOLOGY WITH ??, 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts. July 12th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP - WATERCOLOR WITH REBECCA, 9:00 AM Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

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July 12th, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Reclaiming the American Dream, 4:30 PM. David T. Ellwood, former Dean of the JFK School of Government at Harvard University, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on poverty and welfare. His work has influenced public policy in the U.S. and abroad. He will give a talk on this subject.

July 12th, Pierre Monteux School, Mainely Chamber Music, 7:30 PM Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of chamber music.

July 13th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP - ROBOTICS WITH CHARLIE & ??, 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 13th, Pierre Monteux School, Children’s Concert Music, 10:30 AM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of music for children.

July 13th, Oceanside Meadows, Lecture, 7:30 PM. Dr. Kaitlyn Mullen Executive Director of Frenchman Bay Research Boating, and the captain of the Schoodic Research Ferry will present the scientific research conducted in 2016 in Frenchman’s Bay, its initial results, discuss the ferry impacts, and explain potential future ferry needs. Dr. Mullen will introduce International Protected Species Observer Clare Echlin, Strandings Coordinator Rosemary Seton of Allied Whale, and Dr. Kristina Cammen from the Evolutionary Applications Lab at the University of Maine. Each scientist will spend 3-5 minutes presenting their research backgrounds and identifying how they partner with the ferry, and explain what the ferry’s presence means for their work. After presentations the event will then be opened up to a panel-like discussion entertaining questions from the audience. Admission free with all donations going to support the important work of the Schoodic Research Ferry. Reservations strongly recommended please Tel: (207) 963 5557

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July 13th, SERC, Gaining Perspective with Lighthawk, 7:00 PM. Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation Thursday, July 13, 2017 presented by Jonathan Milne, Eastern Program Manager, Lighthawk. The perspective gained from a small plane reveals the connections between landscapes and watersheds

July 14th, Hammond Hall, Summer Luncheon, 12:00 PM. SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL is pleased to announce their Sixth Annual Schoodic Summer Luncheon, to be held Friday, July 14, 2017, at Noon. This year’s luncheon again features delicious fare by The Crocker House, exceptional live auction & raffle items donated by local businesses and supporters especially for this event. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling Schoodic Arts For All at 207-963-2569. e-mail – info@schoodicartsforall.org. SEATING IS LIMITED, SO RESERVE EARLY.

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July 14th, Hammond Hall, Open Mic, 7:00 PM. Musicians! Now is your time to shine! Experience a few minutes of fame on stage at Hammond Hall In Winter Harbor Open to the public.

July 14th, Dorcas Library Steam Camp, 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 15th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP – Poetry Play 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 15th, SERC, Whale Watch, 8:30, 1:00, 4:30. We invite all to join us for 'Schoodic Institute Day' on board one of Bar Harbor Whale Watch's three deep water cruises on July 15th: 8:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. July 16th , Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

July 14th, Hammond Hall, Open Mic, 7:00 PM. Musicians! Now is your time to shine! Experience a few minutes of fame on stage at Hammond Hall In Winter Harbor Open to the public.

July 14th, Dorcas Library Steam Camp, 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 15th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP – Poetry Play 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 15th, SERC, Whale Watch, 8:30, 1:00, 4:30. We invite all to join us for 'Schoodic Institute Day' on board one of Bar Harbor Whale Watch's three deep water cruises on July 15th: 8:30 a.m, 1:00 p.m., or 4:30 p.m. July 16th , Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

July 18th , Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

July 18th, Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP - GARDEN WHERE YOU ARE WITH HILLY & SUI, 9:00 AM. Description: Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 19th , Pierre Monteux School, Mainely Chamber Music, 7:30 PM Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of chamber music.

July 20th , Dorcas Library, STEAM CAMP - ROBOTICS WITH CHARLIE & ??, 9:00 AM Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

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July 20th, Oceanside Meadows, Concert, 7:30 PM. The Tough End String Band will serve us a spicy brew of acoustic music including traditional and novel approaches to a mix of old-time, gypsy, bluegrass, and jazz favorites. The band got its start performing in the Tough End section of Orono, Maine where a century ago, this neighborhood, at the confluence of two rivers, was occupied by mills, taverns, and brothels. A surge of people came from throughout the world bringing with them a mix of cultures and traditions. We believe folks back then, similar to now, were making spicy hot music in the Tough End and to this end, the band now performs regularly throughout Maine. The members of the Tough End String Band are Anthony Viselli on mandolin, Ryu Mitsuhashi on fiddle, Paul Riechmann on bass, and Sam Furth on guitar. Join us for what promises to be a livley nighty of music. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.

July 20th, SERC, Thoreau’s Journeys in the Maine Woods, 7:00 PM. The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail consists of traditional Wabanaki canoe routes and portages in Maine’s Kennebec and Penobscot River drainages over which Henry David Thoreau traveled in his three excursions into the Maine Woods, his last two with Penobscot Indian guides.

July 21st , Dorcas Library Steam Camp, 9:00 AM. Hands-on workshop in science and the arts.

July 21st, Hammond Hall, Bill Stains, 7:00 PM. New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston- Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960’s, and in 1971 The Phoenix statedthat Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” His wit and gentle humor draw his audiences right in, and he resonates such ease and comfort that you would be satisfied if he sang. Tickets $15.

July 22nd , Gouldsboro Women’s Club, Book Extravaganza, 8:00 AM.

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July 23rd , Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

July 25th, Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

July 26th, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Author Talk, 4:30 PM. Essayist, teacher and lay minister, Richard Wile, discusses his first novel, Requiem in Stones, which deals with the difficult questions about suffering loss.

July 26th, Pierre Monteux School, Mainely Chamber Music, 7:30 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of chamber music.


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July 27th, Oceanside Meadows, Lecture, 7:30 PM. Caitlin Shetterly will present her new book “Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future” A disquieting and meditative look at the issue that started the biggest food fight of our time--GMOs. From a journalist and mother who learned that genetically modified corn was the culprit behind what was making her and her child sick, a must hear discussion and must-read book for anyone trying to parse the incendiary discussion about genetically modified foods. Caitlin Shetterly is also the author of Modified, Made for You and Me: Going West, Going Broke, Finding Home and the bestselling Fault Lines: Stories of Divorce. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Elle, and Self, Oprah.com, Medium.com, as well as on “This American Life” and various other public radio shows. She lives with her family in Maine. “Caitlin Shetterly’s powerful new book, Modified, through dogged research and with the fierce determination of a mother, exposes, in elegant prose, the wholesale genetic modification of our food supply. The book is, “her personal odyssey pursuing the truth, colored with clear scientific and historical context, is a clarion call about the dangers of corporate control of our food supply and, importantly, what people can do about it.””— Amy Goodman, host and executive producer, Democracy Now! Admission is free, with all donations going to support The Schoodic Community. Seat reservations strongly recommended.

July 30th, Pierre Monteux School, Orchestra Concert, 5 PM. Join the world renowned Monteux School for a concert of orchestral music.

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July 31st, Handmade Mexican Food, 9:00 AM. Make fresh corn tortillas! We’ll fill them with tasty salsa rice, chipotle chicken, cheese, and fresh lettuce. Yum! We’ll also make an easy cold avocado soup. Everyone will make and use a tortilla press. And take it home!

July 31st, Granite Garden Gallery, Stone Sculpture, 9:00 AM. Traditional and modern stone-working techniques, with a variety of activities for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. Make a birdbath, Leaf sculpture, or a stacked stone sculpture.

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July 31st, Combs Studio, Making Small Clay Animals, 10:00 AM. We will be making small clay animals of your choice. Hand form the animals using the pinch method and glazing them the same day using underglazes.

July 31st, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Travel Journal Workshop,10:00 AM. Going on a trip? Having a special event? Wanting to do something more on a weekend? Learning to do watercolor journaling can enhance your trip or make a memory for you to enjoy in the future. This class is for painters and beginners alike. The technique is friendly to beginners and experienced painters will enjoy the process. 

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July 31st, Hammond Hall, Singing Circle, 12 PM. Get together and sing. If you enjoy informal singing, please join us. Singers of all ages are encouraged to bring a song to share / teach. Instruments are most welcome. During the festival, we meet at Hammond Hall. Ongoing Program Information: The Singing Circle gets together at the Schoodic Arts for All Schoolhouse to sing songs from various genres. Begins Monday, June 1st and is held on alternating 1st and 3rd Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. Singing Circle and Variable Winds held at the Schoodic Arts for All Schoolhouse, 23 Harbor Road, Winter Harbor.

July 31st, Combs Studio, Pinch Pot Animals, 2:30 PM. Make a clay pinch pot and transform it into an animal or creature of your choice! We will be hand forming the animals using the pinch method and glaze them the same day using underglazes.

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July 31st, Hammond Hall, Schoodic Summer Chorus, 7:00 PM. Inspired by Chilean Nueva Canción pioneer Violeta Parra’s song Gracias a la Vida, the Schoodic Summer Chorus sings music of a multitude of times and places, with a focus on the poetic passion of the Spanish language. The Schoodic Summer Chorus is an a cappella community chorus founded and directed by Anna Dembska and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All.

August 2017 Events

August 1st, Combs Studio, Raku Pottery, 9:00 AM. A class for both the beginner and advanced clay artist: Come enjoy the experience of creating your own piece of ceramic art.

August 1st , Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard

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August 1st, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall, Make Ravioli,. 9:00 AM. Rolling out a combination of flour and eggs and boiling for two minutes creates the ultimate comfort food. Combine that with fresh sauces, vegetables, herbs, meat, or seafood and…YUM! We’ll make plain and flavored pastas along with two choices of sauces.

August 1st , Granite Garden Gallery, Stone Sculpture, 9:00 AM. Traditional and modern stone-working techniques, with a variety of activities for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. Make a birdbath, Leaf sculpture, or a stacked stone sculpture.

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August 1st, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Watercolor Journaling Kids' Class, 9:30 AM. Record your family vacation, a special weekend trip, a boring afternoon or your friend’s birthday party with a quick pen sketch. Fun and easy to do! A skill you will enjoy for the rest of your life. Your grandmothers will think you are wonderful. We will paint Maine birds to get you started on this endeavor.

August 1st, Who Paints Studio, Beginning Watercolor, 10:00 AM. Colors, how to mix them; Brushes, how to handle them; Water, how to let it move across the paper. Come explore the unique property of this ethereal medium.

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August 1st, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club Alcohol Inks, 10:00 AM. Use alcohol ink to dye non-porous surfaces like glass, ceramic, metal and more. Create beautiful tiles, vases, or candleholders to keep for yourself or give as gifts.

August 1st , Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

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August 1st, Combs Studio, Intro to Metal Jewelry, 1:00 PM. Learn the basics of working with sheet metal and wire to create lovely, textured, 2 and 3 dimensional jewelry. We’ll be working in copper and brass, but all techniques apply to sterling silver as well. You’ll learn the proper techniques for cutting, filing, shaping, annealing, texturing, riveting and more! You’ll leave with several finished pieces to keep for yourself or give as gifts.

August 1st, Hammond Hall, Puppet Making, 3:00 PM. Join the Barn Arts Collective to create your own harbor seal puppet! Create and personalize your puppet and learn a song to perform later that evening as part of the Cecily’s Summer performance at Hammond Hall.

August 1st, Hammond Hall, Cecily’s Summer, 7:00 PM. Cecily’s Summer is a musical written by Barn Arts Collective Co-Artistic Directors, Andrew Simon and Brittany Parker, based on the popular children’s books by local Mount Desert Island author, Nan Lincoln. The story follows the triumphs and challenges that Nan encounters as she finds and cares for an abandoned baby seal pup, which she names Cecily. Told from two perspectives, that of Nan and of Cecily, the musical explores the growth of this beautiful friendship between human and animal.

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August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Felting Pictures with Kids, 8:00 AM. Learn how to create your own felted wool paintings using wool and a felting needle.

August 2nd, SAFA Schoolhouse (Upstairs), Festival Yoga, 9:00 AM. Experience this ongoing multi-level class in the Iyengar tradition. Stretch, breathe, relax and restore energy for enjoying Festival activities.

August 2nd, Granite Garden Gallery, Stone Sculpture, 9:00 AM. Traditional and modern stone-working techniques, with a variety of activities for any skill level, from beginner to advanced. Make a birdbath, Leaf sculpture, or a stacked stone sculpture.

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August 2nd, Hammond Hall, Creative Memoir, 9:00 AM Creative Memoir takes a “moment” from a participant’s past and conveys a dominant idea through anecdote. This writing experience not only connects the writer to his/her own authentic self but to the selves of others as well.

August 2nd, Combs Studio, Spinning Rings, 9:00 AM. In this intermediate metalsmithing workshop, you’ll learn how to make a flared sterling silver ring with an independently spinning outer ring. You can add lots of different textures to both the inner and outer ring, and use mixed metals as well. There are lots of ways to make this ring uniquely yours!

August 2nd, Hammond Hall, Basics of Chinese Cooking Secrets, 9:00 AM. Learn to choose, use, and care for woks, cleavers, and chopsticks. You’ll learn the three key flavoring spices in Chinese cooking. Come prepared for some hands on lessons with pork wonton soup, stir fry veggies, and wok baked chicken.

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August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 9:00 AM. Participants will be helped to make their favorite things about summer in Maine visible in concert with their fellow muralists. Great fun to be had by all.

August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Felt Working,10:30 AM. Using a felting needle and wool we will create lovely and unique ornaments. The ability to do simple hand stitching is important.

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August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Paint Your Pet's Portrait, 1:00 PM. Immortalize your pet and learn some painting techniques at the same time. This workshop will teach you how to use acrylic paint to create a portrait of a beloved pet on canvas.

August 2nd , Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

August 2nd, Combs Studio, Animal Keychain or Necklace, 1:00 PM. Use copper and brass to create bodies, feet, wings, arms, faces and more, then sweat solder them together to create adorable little creatures/people. Use these creatures to make necklaces or keychains.

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August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, 1:00 PM. Using a felting needle and wool we will create a working felted clock. It’s always nice when form meets function! No experience necessary.

August 2nd, Hammond Hall, Around Cape Horn Historic Film, 7:00 PM. Around Cape Horn is a historic film presented in collaboration with the Winter Harbor Historical Society. Captain Irving Johnson sailed aboard the bark “Peking” in 1929, as the sun set on the day of commercial sail. During his voyage on the big German windjammer, Johnson compiled unequaled footage of the crew’s daily activities, and spectacular images of a wild storm as the ship made the dangerous passage around. Johnson’s narration of the trip is a delight. 37 minutes, Black & White.

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August 2nd, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 8:30 AM. Craft fun miniature sculptures and beads using polymer clay and bake them on site. At the end of the class there will be the opportunity to string your beads into jewelry you can wear home. Materials will be provided, so bring your creativity!

August 3rd, Combs Studio, Torch Fired Enameling, 9:00 AM. Enameling is the process of fusing powdered glass material to metal to give it a smooth colored glass coating. Learn the proper techniques of cutting, filing, cleaning and prepping the metal for the enameling process. You’ll then have the rest of the class to play with the enameling techniques I’ll teach you. You’ll leave with several beautiful pieces. Some people use a kiln to enamel, I teach this skill using a propane torch.

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August 3rd, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Felted Gnomes 9:00 AM. Learn to make needle felted gnomes like the ones seen in the book The Gnome Project- it’s so much fun! No experience necessary.

August 3rd, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall, Hands on Chinese food, 9:00 AM. Make fresh eggrolls, wontons, spareribs, chicken wings, and potstickers along with some fun dipping sauces.

August 3rd, SAFA Schoolhouse, Painting Group, 9:30 AM. Painting group meets every week all year. Come paint with us. Bring your art supplies. All mediums.

August 3rd, Hammond Hall, Balkan Singing, 10:00 AM. Learn 3 or 4 Balkan Songs with 2 or 3 part harmonies. These songs will also be used in our Balkan dance workshop. Students will have the opportunity to sing a couple of the songs with the Maine Balkan Choir during their evening performance.

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August 3rd, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Go Solar! Create Mixed Media Sun Prints 11:00 AM. Forget smartphones or cameras. Use the sun to create your own photograms. Using special paper and fabric to print natural elements and images. Once printed we’ll use paint and mixed media to create exciting works of art.

August 3rd, Winter Harbor Town Office, Historical Walking Tour of Winter Harbor, 1:00 PM. Participants will be guided throughout the village of Winter Harbor by Mrs. Barto, in character, as Annabelle Myrick Weston (1873-1943), granddaughter of the first settler on Schoodic Point.

August 3rd, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Felted Greeting Cards, 1:00 PM. Using a felting needle and wool we will create a set of unique greeting cards that double as tiny works of original artwork. No experience necessary.

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August 3rd, Hammond Hall, Balkan Dancing, 1:00 PM. Learn 4 or 5 Balkan style folk dances. These will be danced to songs learned in the Balkan singing workshop. Students are encouraged to participate in the evening performance with the Maine Balkan Choir.

August 3rd, Combs Studio, Cloisonne Intro, 1:00 PM. Cloisonné is a style of enamel decoration in which the enamel is applied and fired in raised cells on a metal background. Learn the basic techniques of cloisonné enameling. It is designed for students who have previously taken the Intro to Torch Fired Enameling Workshop.

August 3rd, SAFA Schoolhouse, Metal Clay Segmented Pendants, 1:00 PM. Create a multi-section necklace with a continuous design using natural objects such as leaves or man-made textures. Learn the basics of working in base metal clay and leave with a necklace woven together with Irish linen cord

August 3rd, SAFA Schoolhouse, Ukulele Club, 6:00 PM. Schoodic Arts for All has a Ukulele Club that meets every week in Winter Harbor all year long. We all help each other learn as a group. We have a great collection of music for both right and left handers. Instruments are available for you to use during the club meetings. Come and sample the club during the festival and continue on if you get hooked.

August 3rd, Hammond Hall, Maine Balkan Choir, 7:00 PM. The Maine Balkan Choir is an enthusiastic and diverse group of women and men who specialize in the powerful and beautiful traditional songs of Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia and many other countries of Eastern Europe.

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August 3rd, SAFA Schoolhouse, Eurythmy an Introduction, 8:00 AM. Eurythmy is a performance art which makes visible, through movements, what is invisible in music and in the spoken word. With a certified Eurythmy instructor, begin working from the space between the physical body and the intention or impulse to move.

August 4th, Combs Studio, Charm Bracelet, 9:00 AM. Use a jeweler’s saw to cut tiny charms from copper or brass, then attach to a charm bracelet.

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August 4th, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall Roll you own Sushi, 9:00 AM. Combine rice, vinegar, seaweed, fish, and fresh vegetables creating beautiful and tasty food! We’ll also make fresh seafood miso soup and green tea. No raw fish will be used in this class. Everyone leaves with a sushi rolling mat!

August 4th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Folded Gift Boxes, 10:00 AM. Learn to make your own small gift boxes (2 different methods) with a simple folding/cutting method which requires no glue. Custom fit to the size or shape you want.

August 4th, Combs Studio, State House Jewelry, 1:00 PM. Using basic introduction to metal jewelry techniques, learn to use material from the former Maine State House roof in Augusta to create beautiful pieces of wearable art!

August 4th, Hammond Hall, Ukin’ Do It! Ukulele, 1:00 PM. Play the Uke – It’s play, not work! Music making skills -tunes and embellishments to suit all levels. We have instruments if you need them. All levels welcome.

August 4th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Book Binding Japanese Stab-Binding Style, 1:00 PM. Make a personalized “stab-binding” book with your choice of size, color, paper and creative embellishments. Books can be used for gardening journals, diaries, travel or sketchbooks, or just a great gift for someone.

August 4th, Hammond Hall, UMM Ukulele Club, 7:00 PM The UMM Ukulele Club – a purveyor of musical fun of all sorts. An energized, eclectic electric, acoustic, almost Aroostook – well – Washington County, stage full of Ukes. Call out a number from and encyclopedic song book of 1400 songs. With over 200 new songs added this year. – Another hoot is in store!

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August 4th, Prospect Harbor Womens Club, Pastel Landscape, 9:00 AM. Using conté crayon or chalk pastels to create a realistic landscape is easy and you will be pleasantly surprised at your results. Pastels are easy to blend and uncomplicated to apply. Bring your own photo or use the ones provided.

August 5th, Combs Studio, Tiny Copper Memento Box, 9:00 AM. Cut copper pipe, file it, solder a top and bottom, then create a tight lip for the lid to fit snugly. You’ll also create a handle atop the lid so you can wear it as a necklace if you’d like.

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August 5th, SAFA Schoolhouse, Facing Me Collage Portraits, 9:00 AM. Begin with a photo, layer colors, textures, shapes, words and ephemera to build this portrait. This playful and insightful class will focus on your roots, passions, aspirations, fantasies and propensities.

August 5th, SAFA Festival Tent, Build a Bird House, 10:00 AM. Using a wooden birdhouse as the basic structure, paint and embellish with found natural object. Each birdhouse will have a screw eye to hang from.

August 5th, Dorcas Library, Young Writers Group, 10:30 AM. A space for kids (ages 10-15) to explore ideas; talk with each other about books; write book talks or design video book trailers; and, participate in many other literary activities.

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August 5th, Prospect Harbor Womens Club, Pastel Bird Painting 1:00 PM. Using conté crayon or chalk pastels is easy and you will be pleasantly surprised at your results. Pastels are easy to blend and apply to create a realistic image. Bring your own bird.

August 5th , Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

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August 5th, Combs Studio, Copper Wall Spray, 1:00 PM. Use copper and brass sheet and heavy gauge wire to create beautiful wall sprays with leaves or simple flowers!

August 5th, Hammond Hall, Honky Tonk Confidential, 7:00 PM. Honky Tonk Confidential retro and alt country/western/rockabilly performance and dance. Retro country/western/rockabilly group Honky Tonk Confidential entertains audiences with clever, finely crafted tunes from the group’s four award-winning albums as well as classic country music.

August 6th, SERC, Painting Acadia, 8:00 PM. Join artists at Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park. Rock formations, pounding surf, and stunning mountain views make every painting an adventure.

August 6th, Hammond Hall, Portraits! 9:00 AM. Portraits invites actors, musicians, models, and anyone else who wants to explore how to create effective portraits for portfolios, presentations, or publicity. Covering the basics of lighting, composition, and camera, we’ll use the stage at Hammond Hall, so bring the props and wardrobe that will make your portraits stunning!

August 6th, Mike Summer’s Studio near Dorcas library, Introduction to Woodturning, 1:00 PM. This class is intended for students with minimal (or long ago) experience with woodturning. Participants are encouraged to take Woodturning 1 and 2 as a unit. The focus on day one will be on becoming familiar with a lathe and related tools, safe and efficient technique, and students will leave with useful items to take home.

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August 6th, Prospect Harbor Womens Club, Relief Printmaking, 1:00 PM. Print your own 4”x6” postcards using relief carving techniques. Carve images into linoleum, and transfer these images to paper to create your own postcards. Each student will create at least three one-color relief-printed postcards: one for themselves, one to send to a special someone, and one or more to trade with the class. This workshop is great for those interested in bringing back the art of snail mail. Students will go home with their own block cutting tool.

August 6th, Hammond Hall, I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan, 7:00 PM. A child artist of 93, erudite poet of 50+ children’s books, maker of magical puppets and seaglass windows inspired by his African heritage, Ashley Bryan lives on the remote Little Cranberry Island, ME, making art to celebrate beauty and joy, meditating the darkness of war and racism.

August 7th, Schoodic Arts Festival Tent, Banners Illustrating Issues You Care Most About, 8:30 AM. We are members of ARRT! (Artists’ Rapid Response Team), a committed group of artists who collaborate to use our talents to make complex issues visible for Maine’s social, economic and environmental justice groups. We will brainstorm ideas with you and help design/paint/construct whatever you decide on making.

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August 7th, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Japanese Tie-Dyeing, 9:00 AM. Shibori is a Japanese textile dyeing technique dating from the 8th century, similar to tie dying. Learn the pleating and binding technique, as well as the pebble technique, using indigo dye.

August 7th, Prospect Harbor Womens Club, Clay Smartphone Amplifiers, 9:00 AM. Design and sculpt a personalized amplifier to play all of your favorite tunes through…LOUDER! Use simple hand building techniques and your imagination to create your one-of-a-kind amplifier. All materials provided.

August 7th, Winter Harbor Masonic Hall, The French Art of the Tart, 9:00 AM. Learn the basics of traditional French tart making. Explore sweet and savory, simple, and easy to impress tart recipes from the south of France.

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August 7th, Combs Studio, Marbleized Paper, 10:00 AM. Float ink and paint on marbling medium to create swirled and other patterns on paper.

August 7th, Hammond Hall, Variable Winds Recorder Group, 12:00 PM. Variable Winds is a recorder club that meets twice a month in Winter Harbor during the warmer months. We all help each other learn as a group. Come and practice with us. We have instruments to borrow during practice sessions.

August 7th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Felted Slippers: Wet Felting with a Resist, 1:00 PM. Use classic wet felting techniques to create something perfect for winter: a custom pair of warm, woolen slippers. Create seamless slippers customized to your feet using the resist felting method. Participants will have a variety of wool colors to choose from in order to make the slippers uniquely their own. There will be the option to embellish your slippers with needle felting as well. Please note that this workshop requires some hand strength and standing for extended periods of time.

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August 7th, Schoodic Arts Festival Tent, CitraSolv Altered Paper Collage, 1:00 PM. CitraSolv/Paper Workshop. Each student will “paint” an entire National Geographic magazine with the non-toxic cleaner, Citrasolv, in order to create beautiful and unique altered art paper. We will then use the altered papers to create beautiful collages. Note: This is a very messy workshop: wear clothes that you don’t care about / can be thrown away. Contact Diana@muddypaws.com with questions. CitraSolv has a pleasant orange aroma, but contact me if you are extremely sensitive to smell.

August 7th, Combs Studio, Silver Stacking Rings, 1:00 PM. Are you a ring lover? This easy class will show you how to create your own simple sterling silver stacking rings. Fun AND stylish!

August 7th, Hammond Hall, An Evening with Judith Sloan: Off the Record, 7:00 AM. Judith Sloan who wowed the Schoodic Arts Festival audience in 2016 with her solo show Yo Miss! presents a new solo work of characters and stories of humor, pathos, and a love of the absurd that investigate the way people remember or mis-remember and how we collect evidence from eyewitness accounts.

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August 8th, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Encaustic Painting Workshop: Creating with Hot Beeswax, Resin and Pigments, 9:00 AM. his class demystifies the ancient and newly popular medium called encaustic, which is hot beeswax + resin + pigments. First create colorful tissue collages on boards, and learn how to fuse layers of encaustic medium to create luminous paintings. Then learn several techniques including scraping, incising, using image transfers, and incorporating found objects. For the brave, we will also set some of our works on fire. Go home with at least two small artworks. Those who have taken this class before can learn some advanced techniques and can try some monotypes.

August 8th , Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

August 8th, Prospect Harbor Womens Club, Decorative Animal Portraits, 9:00 AM. Show your favorite animal how much you love them with a portrait as unique and colorful as they are! We will seek inspiration from the brightly colored patterned works of Brazilian artist Romero Britto.

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August 8th, SAFA Schoolhouse, Monotypes & Mark-Making, 9:00 AM. We will build unique prints by layering imagery using a variety of drawing and painting tools, stencils, stamps or wood/linocuts and imagination.

August 8th, Hammond Hall, Capture light through a pinhole, 9:00 AM. Capture light through a pinhole! Explore the magic of pinhole photography by constructing a simple camera, taking images, developing in the darkroom, and printing the results. Create a small display of your work.

August 8th, Combs Studio, Drilled Beach Stone Bangle Bracelet, 9:00 AM. Do you have a collection of favorite beach stones and sea glass? Bring your favorite pieces and learn how to drill holes in them, and then create a simple, but beautiful sterling silver bangle bracelet! Don’t have a favorite piece? No problem- there will be a collection to choose from in class.

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August 8th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, Not Your Grandma’s Embroidery, 1:00 PM. Learn how to transfer an image onto fabric, using wintergreen oil, to do basic hand embroidery stitches. Explore the variations of simple stitches which can be used to embellish the desired image or create a simple piece of embroidered art. This workshop will focus on giving students the confidence to do hand embroidery and use it in creative, unexpected ways!

August 8th, Hammond Hall, The Galley Rats, 7:00 PM. The Rats are back for another raucous night! The Galley Rats are always excited to be a part of Schoodic Arts for all and are looking forward to bringing their unique brand of maritime rock to Hammond Hall. Featuring formidable vocal and instrumental skills, the Rats bring you the best of music past and present for an unforgettable night.

August 8th, SERC, Acadia and Points South, 7:00 PM. Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening program presented by researcher Zara Dowling. Hoary, silver-haired, and eastern red bats fly hundreds of miles between their southern wintering grounds and summer territory in New England and Canada. With new technology, we are at last beginning to track these elusive creatures over the vast distances they travel.

August 9th, SAFA Schoolhouse, Festival Yoga August 9th, 9:00 AM. Experience this ongoing multi-level class in the Iyengar tradition. Stretch, breathe, relax and restore energy for enjoying Festival activities.

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August 9th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Clubs, Tissue Paper Sculptures, 9:00 AM. Mixing nature photography and sculpting techniques, transform your two dimensional photograph into a relief sculpture with tissue paper and decoupage medium.

August 9th, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Muffin Basket, 9:00 AM. Make a rectangular woven bottomed basket that is perfect for your table.

August 9th, Combs Studio, Clay with Me, 10:00 AM This parent and child clay experience will have you teaming up with your child or grandchild to create elegant clay forms (or maybe doorstops) together at the pottery wheel. Come, create, get a little messy and have fun making something together! Workshop space sold as pairs

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August 9th, Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Repurposed Sweater Mittens, 1:00 PM. It will get chilly! These warm and toasty mittens in adult size are made from repurposed wool or wool blend sweaters and cozy fleece. Bring your portable sewing machine in working order if you can! Sweaters and fleece available.

August 9th, Hammond Hall, Americans Who Tell the Truth, 7:00 PM. Robert Shetterly’s Americans Who Tell the Truth portraits and narratives highlight citizens who courageously address issues of social, environmental, and economic fairness. By combining art and other media, Americans Who Tell the Truth offers resources to inspire a new generation of engaged Americans who will act for the common good, our communities, and the Earth.

August 10th, SAFA Festival Tent, Adirondack Chair, 9:00 AM. Construct a standard Adirondack chair from Down East cedar with the ability to add your touch with cut out and stain.

August 10th Prospect Harbor Methodist Church, Casserole Carrier Basket, 9:00 AM. Weave this basket with two swing handles and colored accents. The basket is large enough to carry your 9”X13” rectangular baker.

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August 10th, Combs Studio, Copper Tile Embossing/Repousse, 9:00 AM. Craft a design in a sheet of copper using repoussé techniques. Stretch and bend the metal and press lines to create a low relief sculpture on a 12 inch square sheet of 36 ga. copper that is provided. Patina can be added as desired. Please bring a drawing or printout of your desired subject matter; tools will be provided to transfer the image.

August 10th, SAFA Schoolhouse, Painting group, 9:30 AM. Painting group meets every week all year. Come paint with us. Bring your art supplies. All mediums.

August 10th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, 10:00 AM. Decorative techniques such as drawing, scoring and dyeing, applying objects such as feathers and beads and sewing with wire will be explored.

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August 10th, Hammond Hall, Theater Staged Reading Workshop, 12:00 PM. Always wanted to act but were afraid you couldn’t memorize the lines? We’ll work on voice, movement, acting, and being part of an ensemble. The play, Loose Canon, includes 6 short satirical comedies in the style of Euripides, Moliere, Neil Simon, Beckett, Shakespeare, and Chekhov. We will choose a few, rehearse, and perform, scripts in hand, for the public in the evening.

August 10th, Schoodic Woods Ranger Station, Ecology Hike, 1:00 PM. Join a ranger for a woodland nature hike and a tour of the Schoodic Woods Campground. Moderate hike through uneven terrain, along roads and gravel trails. A few steep sections. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, and bring water. No pets.

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August 10th, SAFA Schoolhouse, Ukulele Club, 6:00 PM. Schoodic Arts for All has a Ukulele Club that meets every week in Winter Harbor all year long. We all help each other learn as a group. We have a great collection of music for both right and left handers. Instruments are available for you to use during the club meetings. Come and sample the club during the festival and continue on if you get hooked.

August 10th, Hammond Hall, Loose Cannon by Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman-Stagged Reading, 7:00 PM. The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab’s performance of a staged reading during the Schoodic Arts Festival, on Thursday, August 10, will be Loose Canon by Brian Reno and Gabriel Vega Weissman. From Moliere in IKEA to Chekhov in a Taco Bell, this series of short comedies satirizes the world of the American consumer in the style of canonical playwrights. It’s a walk through history . . . if history were a strip mall.

August 11th, Combs Studio, Annimal Folk Art, 9:00 AM. Make a portrait of your favorite animal by shaping and carving parts to assemble into this whimsical, fanciful, gestural animal relief that will hang on your wall. Wood burning methods will be used to draw details. Layer and color your pieces to highlight the animal’s features.

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August 11th, Hammond Hall, Hit Songwriter for a Day, 9:00 AM. Hit songwriters use smart strategies to make a song “unforgettable”. We’ll write an unforgettable song, record it, and perform it at Monte’s concert. The recording becomes a lifelong reminder of the songwriter strategies we practice in the workshop.

August 11th, Hammond Hall, Monte Selby 36,000 Voices, 7:00 PM. An acclaimed performer sharing songs written with 36,000 co-writers from across three continents. This concert is captivating and engaging for all ages, collaborative and responsive, deeply inspiring and unconventionally funny!

August 12th, Combs Studio, Animal Shadowbox Carving, 9:00 AM. Carve animals and assemble them in a whimsical environment. Do your animals like to go sailing? Do they like to ride in the car? Critters in a shadowbox are like actors on a stage. Create a world for them to live in.

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August 12th, Prospect Harbor Women’s Club, All Wrapped Up, 9:30 AM. Nuno felting combines the technique of wet felting merino wool with the structure of silk fabric to make a lightweight and flexible textile. You will learn key design considerations for making unique wraps and many ways to embellish your garment. This can be your launching point for many creations to come! The class is best for those with some felting experience, but beginners are also welcome.

August 12th, Hammond Hall, Modern Dance, 10:00 AM. Modern Dance will focus on group movement and creating shapes. We will be working on portraying an idea through dance. The choreography is a piece about the concept of acceptance: What acceptance personified looks like, what the lack of acceptance feels like, and how we as a society collectively move from cliques and fear to inclusivity and acceptance.

August 12th, Dorcas Library, Writer's Workshop, 10:30 AM.

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August 12th, Hammond Hall, Hip Hop Beats, 1:00 PM. This workshop will focus on the street-based beats at the heart of Hip Hop. In Hip Hop the body becomes a sort of percussion instrument – a bodily drum set. Techniques such as locking, waacking, step and body winding will be developed. Come explore the R & B beats that live inside you.

August 12th, Winter Harbor, Winter Harbor Lobster Festival Parade, 5:00 PM.

August 12th , Hammond Hall, Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance, 7:30 PM. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

August, 13th, Dorcas Library, Peg Cruikshank - Fierce with Reality, 3:00 PM. Peg Cruikshank will present her new anthology, “Fierce with Reality,” a culturally diverse literary collection on aging.

August 13th, Hammond Hall, Schoodic Arts Festival Celebration, 7:00 PM. Join us for a party celebrating the Schoodic Arts Festival! Meet some of our teachers, our employees and volunteers. View a sampling of works and performances from our workshops and perhaps win a prize!

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August 15th, Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

August 16th, Dorcas Library, Dorcas Book Discussion, 3:00 PM. Description: Interested readers are always welcome!

August 16th, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Tomas Jefferson Lecture, 4:30 PM. Jeffersonian scholar from the University of Virginia and part-time Winter Harbor resident Peter Onuf will give a talk on President Thomas Jefferson. Onuf’s most recent work on Jefferson, Most Blessed of the Patriarchs, was published last year.

August 17th, SERC, Finding Your Creative Voice, 12:00 PM. Looking to be more creative in your daily life? For anyone who has visited a favorite place over and over, it's easy to succumb to habit and boredom. It's even easier to default to photographing the iconic scenes-ones that no doubt offer striking beauty, but often lead to a repeatable, documentary photo "everyone" else has.

August 17th SERC, Turning Back the Clock on Ocean Declines, 7:00 PM. Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation Thursday, August 17, 2017 presented by Loren McClenachan, Colby College. Historical marine ecology has revealed long-term, and previously unknown, changes to marine species and ecosystems, providing information relevant to managing and conserving marine resources. This talk will use a variety of examples to demonstrate the ways that historical data can be used to assess long-term ecological change and inform management.

August 17th, Oceanside Meadows, Concert, 7:30 PM. The Winter Harbor Music Festival Gala Chamber Music Concert recital. An extraordinary lineup of internationally acclaimed artists and teachers that make up the faculty of the Winter Music Festival will perform together with the festival participants for our delight in support of the maintenance fund for the vintage 1924 Battersby Steinway Concert Grand D piano that presently resides in our hall. Taking the stage will be Flutists Deirdre McArdle, Artistic Director, and James Rucinski, pianists; Deiran Manning, Executive Director, Gena Raps, Paula Roy Miller and Sasha Beresovsky, oboist, Gerard Reuter, French horn players David Dickerson and Louis Denaro, violinists, Charles Raps, Gary Kosloski and Anatole Wieck, violist Ryu Mitsuhashi and cellists, Evangeline Benedetti and Lachlan Dent, travelling all the way from Australia. Vocalists include Lisa Blanchette, Valerie Kanovsky, Alexander Grant, Ben Rardin and Judy Gray and more shall all be performing in an unforgettable evening of baroque, romantic, and classical music. Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door. Reservations recommended.

August 18th, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor Music Festival Summer Sing and Potluck, 5:30 PM. Join the participants and Faculty of the Winter Harbor Music Festival for our annual Summer Sing. This year we turn to comedy, with sing style productions as well of Bach’s Coffee Cantata and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. No rehearsal time is required, just show up and sing or watch. There will be food and of course coffee , but feel free to bring more.

August 19th, Hammond Hall, Side by Side Family Friendly Chamber Music Concert, 7:30 PM. Join the acclaimed members of the Winter Harbor Music Festival for our final concert of the season. The program will feature an eclectic range of styles and is garneted to be a good time for viewers of all ages.

August 18th, SERC Winged Migration, 8:00 AM. This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. Then, we’ll shift to the Eastland Motel in Lubec for two nights, which sits within 15 minutes of Quoddy Head State Park and the South Lubec Sand Flats.

August 19th , Dorcas Library, Poet's Gathering, 10:30 AM. Every one has a story, everyone has a voice. A person may not be able to read or write, but if they can speak or sign, they can be a poet!

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August 19th, Dorcas Library, SUMMER READING CELEBRATION - ICE CREAM SOCIAL 12:00 PM. Description: Celebrate the end of Summer Reading Program. Ice Cream Social. Prizes. Reading Aloud. Katie the READ Dog. Sign up for Virtual Reading Groups. Musical Group.

August 22nd , Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

August 24th , Oceanside Meadows, Lecture, 7:30 PM. Dr. Marcus LiBrizzi will resent his latest book Ghosts of Acadia , Haunted Islands in the Gulf of Maine, which comes out this summer and even has a reference to Schoodic Mountain What is it about islands that make them ideal settings for ghost stories? Maybe it’s because an island is the perfect place to dispose of a body or bury treasure, or maybe there’s some truth to the lore than spirits cannot travel over water. Whatever the case, with over 3,000 coastal islands, Maine has more than its share of those that are haunted. The book features twenty-one haunted islands off the coast of Maine. A partial list of hauntings includes the following: Outer Heron Island: Death, panic, and mysterious fog plague this island, which is home to a vengeful ghost guarding a lost grave and a legendary treasure linked to a sea cave embellished in strange hieroglyphics. Swan’s Island: A number of ghosts haunt Swan’s Island, but the most noteworthy is a spirit appearing as a young, disoriented girl who leads people to the cemetery in the village of Atlantic and then mysteriously disappears before anyone discovers her grave. Mount Desert Rock: The station at this remote rock in the ocean contains a demonic spirit that targets anyone who spends the night in one particular room, inducing petrifying dreams that reenact a tragedy that took place there. Roque Island: This private island, which contains a mile-long white sand beach, is inhabited by the ghosts of a 19th century patriarch, a maid, and a young boy known as Gus, who spent his life in a cage due to incurable madness. Sable Island: The graveyard of the Atlantic, with more 350 shipwrecks, Sable Island is haunted by the spirits of those who drowned there, those who were left to fend for themselves in a bloody penal colony, and two women, one who was murdered, and one whose lifeless body was desecrated to remove the ring she wore. Come enjoy an evening that will not necessarily bring you sweetest of dreams. Admission is free, with all donations going to support Dr LiBrizzi’s continuing research of Maine folklore. Seat reservations recommended.

August 25th, SERC, Island Kayak Retreat, 8:00 AM. Two days on a Maine island. No distractions, but full-on immersion. Restoration to the max. Join us for sea kayaking, yoga, nature meditation, beach combing, music and natural history in a wonderful setting in downeast Maine.

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August 25th, Hammond Hall, Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers Coffeehouse, 7:00 PM. For almost four decades Claudia Schmidt has been exploring the nuances of acoustic music with her voice, 12 string guitar and mountain dulcimer with an exciting collection of original, traditional, and contemporary writing. She has been featured on PRI’s A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, a television documentary on KTCA-TV in St. Paul called “I Sing Because I Can’t Fly”, and has written music for and acted in the musical “Bag Lady Tendencies” with Friends Mime Theater in Milwaukee and Frank Galati’s production of “Good Person of Szechuan” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, for which she won a Jefferson Award.

August 29th , Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

August 31st , Oceanside Meadows, Concert, 7:30 PM. Romantic Period Art Song, concert and commentary: Jarrell Strickland, tenor, Deiran Manning, pianist and Deirdre McArdle, flutist will present a program of lieder by Romantic composers including works by Schumann and Schubert, featuring the vintage 1924 Battersby Steinway concert grand piano which resides in the hall. Tenor Jarrell Strickland is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and studied with Dr. Hope Koehler. An active performer in WVU’s Opera Theatre, he played the roles of Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro and Dr. Gregg in Gallantry, as well as various roles in opera scenes. Strickland has been recognized as a Classical Singer Competition national semi-finalist, as well as a WV NATS and Tri-State NATS winner. Additional credits include solo in Schubert’s Mass in G, Fauré’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bach’s Cantata 80. As a Masters degree candidate, and a student of Timothy Noble, at the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, he performed with the IU Opera Theater in The Marriage of Figaro as Don Basilio and the Vicar in Albert Herring. Local Pianist, Deiran Manning, well-known to Downeast audiences, will be teaching at New York University this fall. Founder of the Winter Harbor Music festival, Deirdre McArdle was recognized by New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone.” Elliott Schwartz, David Loeb and Phillip Thomas, have honored her with dedications of new compositions for the flute. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Reservations recommended.

September 2017 Events

September 1st , SERC Winged Migration, 8:00 AM. This tour will spend two nights at the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park surrounded by the mainland portion of Acadia National Park. Then, we’ll shift to the Eastland Motel in Lubec for two nights, which sits within 15 minutes of Quoddy Head State Park and the South Lubec Sand Flats. September 2nd, Dorcas Library, Young Writers Group, 10:30 AM A space for kids (ages 10-15) to explore ideas; talk with each other about books; write book talks or design video book trailers; and, participate in many other literary activities.

September 9th, Dorcas Library, Writers Workshop, 10:30 AM.

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September 9th, Hammond Hall, Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance, 7:30 PM. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

September 10th, Dorcas Library, The Bee Whisperer - Peter Cowin, 3:00 PM.

September 12th , Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

September 14th, Darlings Auto Mall, Museum Trip, 9:30 AM Join us for a day trip to Waterville’s Colby College Museum of Art! The tour topics are the traveling exhibitions: Marsden Hartley and the Audubon exhibition. We will enjoy lunch on campus before our 1-2pm museum tour.

September 12th , Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

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September 15th, Hammond Hall, Open Mic, 7:00 PM. Musicians! Now is your time to shine! Experience a few minutes of fame on stage at Hammond Hall In Winter Harbor Open to the public.

September 16th, Dorcas Library, Poet's Gathering, 10:30 AM. Every one has a story, everyone has a voice. A person may not be able to read or write, but if they can speak or sign, they can be a poet!

September 20th, Dorcas Library, Dorcas Book Discussion, 3:00 PM. Description: Interested readers are always welcome! Septerber 22nd , SERC,Capture the Night, 6:00 PM Attending the Acadia Night Sky Festival? Photographer Brent Ander offers two night sky photography workshops! Don't put your camera away just because the sun has set. With today's digital cameras, taking photographs at night is easier than ever and a lot of fun.

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September 26th , Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

September 26th , Dorcas Library, TCG [Trading Card Game] Club!, 5:00 PM. Community play for ages 10+Share pizza and talk about your favorite TCG/CCGs. Then, play [or learn to play] Yu-Gi-Oh or Vanguard.

September 29th, Hammond Hall, David Dodson and the Lowdowns Coffeehouse, 7:00 PM. David Dodson writes great songs that run the gamut of American styles-folk, rock, blues, jazz and country. They cover a variety of topics and range from poignant to hilarious. He plays a mean guitar, tells a good story, sings like a bird, and he’s got rhythm. Who could ask for anything more? John and Rachel Nicholas will join David Dodson with Michael Nickerson on bass.

October 2017 Events

October 3rd, Combs Studio, Pottery Wheel for Adults, 6:00 PM. If you have always thought that it looked like fun to throw clay on the potter’s wheel, here’s your chance to try it! In this hands-on pottery class, you get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials, instruction, demonstrations and hands-on assistance.

October 6th, SERC, Lost to the Sea, 7:00 PM. Schoodic Institute invites the public to an evening presentation Friday, October 6, 2017 presented by Alice Kelley, Climate Change institute, University of Maine. Currently, Maine is losing an important cultural and paleoenvironmental record as virtually all of the State's 2,000+ shell middens are eroded by climate-change induced sea level rise.

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October 7th, Dorcas Library, Young Writers Group, 10:30 AM. A space for kids (ages 10-15) to explore ideas; talk with each other about books; write book talks or design video book trailers; and, participate in many other literary activities.

October 10th , Dorcas Library, Exploring Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry.com, 2:30 PM. Description: What do we do with family records once we find them? How can we manage and analyze the data we collect? How do we present our information in visual format?

October 14th , Hammond Hall, Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance, 7:30 PM. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers.

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