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Father Jim Gower Memorial Celebration
Friday, June 28 at 11 a.m.
A celebration of Father Jim’s life at Holy Redeemer Church on 21 Ledgelawn Ave., followed by a 12:30 reception at COA’s Gates Community Center. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History
Tuesday, July 2 at 9 a.m.
John Gillis, Rutgers emeritus professor of history and Gotts Island summer resident, and Tim Garrity, executive director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, discuss the human connection to the ocean for the first Coffee & Conversation of the season. Deering Common Campus Center. South Entrance. email@example.com.
Kevin Burke, Irish fiddler, with piper Cillian Vallely
Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Legendary performers from Ireland’s premier band, Lúnasa, with Maine’s Velocipede opening. Gates. $20. www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchoolConcerts-2013.html.
Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts student concert
Thursday, July 4 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Short sets from their new repertoire. Gates. $5. www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchoolConcerts-2013.html. (Show ends in time for July 4 fireworks.)
Bruce Molsky, Irish duo Pat O’Connor & Eoghan O’Sullivan
Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Legendary old-time music master joins counties Clare and Cork duo. Vermont Katie Trautz opens. $20. Gates www.acadiatradschool.com/AcadiaTradSchoolConcerts-2013.html.
Native American Festival
Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual event with basketmakers, musicians, herbalists and more. Produced by the Abbe Museum and Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, hosted by COA, sponsored by the Maine Arts Commission. Campus. maineindianbaskets.org.
Blakeney Sanford ’02 and Bonnie Tai on art
Tuesday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Sanford ’02 and Tai talk about the natural world as a source of inspiration to the artist’s creative process for the Coffee and Conversation Series. Deering. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebekah Raye’s Children’s Art Workshop
Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon
Through hands-on activities and readings, local author and illustrator talks about book creation. Ages 8+. George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, email@example.com
An Evening with DeWitt Sage, filmmaker
Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m.
Award-winning documentarian shows excerpts from his signature films on noted artists: Pavarotti, the Fitzgeralds, Havel, and Hemingway. Gates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Loebl on The Collecting Rockefellers
Tuesday, July 16 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Author of America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy, talks to COA’s Jamie McKown. Coffee and Conversation. Deering. email@example.com
ETHEL H. BLUM GALLERY
David Vickery ’89 and Blakeney Sanford ’02
Friday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 23
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Two alumni artists celebrate the features of two coasts:
Vickery, of Cushing, Maine, paints local interiors and exteriors with an eye for the imperfect, quirky, and sometimes elegant adaptations humans make. Sanford, of Santa Barbara, exhibits a sculptural installation using steel and signature epoxy resins to celebrate color and light, connecting nature and industry. Blum and COA grounds. firstname.lastname@example.org.
DORR MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through Summer selected works of 2013 graduates:
A Natural History Field Guide to Common Birds of MDI Illustrated guide by Anna Stunkel (copies for sale).
Plankton Ecology Field Guide by Kate Mathews
Exotic Snakes: Trade & Introduction by Hunter McAdam
Paper, Plants, & Prehistoric Life Forms by Nathaniel Maddix
Also: Touch tank filled with critters of the sea, active dioramas of local animals in natural habitats, and sounds of the wild. All exhibits made by students trained in taxidermy and diorama creation. Donations accepted. www.coa.edu. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 207-288-5395.
Beech Hill Farm Stand
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feast on delicious, local, organic produce and more at COA’s farm. Currently carrots, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic scapes, kale, lettuce, peas, radishes, rhubarb, and local, low-spray strawberries Route 102. Mount Desert. 244-5204 or BeechHillFarm@coa.edu