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Aside from its thought-provoking opener, “Red,” about the life and work of painter Mark Rothko, the Acadia Repertory Theatre has focused on fun this season with a French farce and a silly spy thriller.

ELLSWORTH — Author Kate Webber will speak about her two-year stay on Swan’s Island, brought alive in her book “Swan’s Island Chronicles: Borrowed, Exaggerated and Half-Forgotten Tales of Island Life,” at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Ellsworth Public Library.

GOULDSBORO — Seven sculptors are putting their noses to the grindstone at the fifth and final Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, which runs from Aug. 3 to Sept. 14.

BAR HARBOR — The First Friday Art Walk and Fashion Night Out merge in September with the debut of the Art of Fashion on Friday, Sept. 5. Dress in haute couture or simply in your own funky style and hit the sidewalks of Bar Harbor to enjoy fabulously fashionable events.

MOUNT DESERT — The Mohawk Arts Collective will present a showcase performance for their annual hallmark event, The Hamilton Project, now in its sixth year, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 5 p.m. at the Barn.

BROOKLIN — A gift of hot peppers lit the fire and — like so many finely crafted homemade things — eventually became an enterprise. In this case: jams, jellies and sauces.

BAR HARBOR — Sandy Phippen will read from and sign copies of “Sturge: A Memoir” at the Jesup Memorial Library Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m.

BAR HARBOR — The final show of the Summer Family Film Series will feature the silent film “Seven Chances” starring Buster Keaton, with life music accompaniment from a local jazz quartet. The film will be shown in Agamont Park on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at dusk.

BAR HARBOR — Saint Saviour’s Parish Church presents the world premier of the folk opera “Natural Causes Killed Victor” on Friday, Aug. 22, and Saturday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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