COA events May 5-20

Thursday night, El Muro, Self-Defense workshops on the weekend (for kids and adults), openings and talks on Tuesday afternoons and coming up next Thursday, Ted Ames speaks on cod and alewifes, and on the weekend, Fandango! visit the press release page on for longer descriptions. Enjoy! – Donna

EVENTS El Muro Thursday May 5 at 7 p.m. Alumnus Greg Rainoff screens his film about the human and environmental consequences of the fence between the United States and Mexico. Discussion follows. McCormick. or (207) 801-5624

Impact – Self Defense Workshop Saturday May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from noon to 6 p.m. A workshop helping people become effective in the face of fear. Ages 9-13 Saturday; 14 and older Sunday. Gates. $40. 207-801-5671 or

My Truth Opening Tuesday May 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. Amelia Eshleman hosts reception for her senior project “My Truth: An Anthology of Visual Responses to Literary Works.” Blum., or 207-801-5733.

Alternative Philosophies for Backyard Forests Tuesday May 10 at 4:10 p.m. A panel discussion by COA faculty: “Working with Nature: Alternative Philosophies for Backyard Forests and Neighborhood Landscapes,” for the Human Ecology Forum. McCormick.

Bird Walk Wednesday May 11 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Meet at Dorr. or 288-5395.

Ted Ames Thursday, May 12 at 4:10 p.m. On the population structures of the cod family and 1920s alewives. The final Marine Policy Speaker Series. McCormick. or 207-801-5715.

Harry and the Potters Friday, May 13 at 8 p.m. A rock concert. Gates. $10.

Fandango Saturday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dance, music, food, fun and more from COA’s talented, international student body. Gates.

Poet Gary Lawless Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. Reading from his work for the Human Ecology Forum. McCormick.

Duality Opening Tuesday, May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Grace Cherubino and Aisha Loofa Mohamed show oil paintings and black and white photographs of women. Blum. Live music., or 207-801-5733.

Sky Dancer Friday, May 19 at 4:30 p.m. Alumna Jody Kemmerer screens her film on the great female masters of Tibetan Buddhism, followed by questions. McCormick.

Bird Walk Wednesday May 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. Search trails and the pier with student naturalist Anna Stunkel. Meet at Dorr. or 288-5395.

Nature Dioramas Opening Friday, May 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. Jordan Chalfant’s new dioramas. Dorr. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or

EXHIBITS Ethel H. Blum Gallery One State, Three Projects: Yucatan Ethnographies Monday-Friday, May 2-6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Zimmerman Cardona, Adelina Mkami, and Neil Oculi show research from their senior project in the Yucatan. My Truth: Visual Responses to Literary Works Monday-Saturday, May 9-14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Amelia Eshleman ’11 displays visual response to ten novels., 207-801-5733. Duality Monday-Saturday, May 16-21 Senior project show by Grace Cherubino (oil paintings of COA women) and Aisha Loofa Mohamed (black and white photos depicting the shadow element in women).

Dorr Museum of Natural History Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening May 20: Jordan Chalfont’s taxidermy and dioramas of local animals, including a hummingbird, a river otter, and a mountain lion. Through May 21: Melita Westerlund’s coral sculptures and student marine lanterns. Through May 28: “Plants and People of New England” images and text on plant usage by Hazel Stark Through June 4: Photography of animals from the local SPCA by Mark Abdallah and Henry Owen Through Sept. 3: Skin and Bones: recent work from taxidermy club and independent studies Also tidepool creatures, more dioramas sounds of the wild, and a selection of special exhibits that vary by the month. Plus a gift shop. Donations suggested. 288-5395, 207-801-5839 or

Donna Gold Director of Public Relations, Editor, COA Magazine College of the Atlantic 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 207-801-5623, office 207-266-4470, cell

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