Acadia Winter Festival 2019 Program of Events FEBRUARY 8 – 10, 2019 Connect with nature and celebrate winter in Maine! Many programs and workshops are free. Some require registration as space is limited. Others and those with meals do have a fee, and with limited space. Don’t miss out! Register for all today!
Friday, February 8 1:00-3:00: Wintering Waterfowl. Birding with Seth Benz on the Schoodic auto loop. $20 /person, Limited to 12. 3:15-5:15: Seed in your Feeders. Feed your backyard birds! Seth Benz presents. Wright Hall. Free. 5:30: Dinner Theater. Hope Lewis, Northeast Storytellers in Schooner Commons. Baked Ham supper. Discounted winter festival meal rates $12, $8 children under 10
Saturday, February 9 AM Offerings: 7:00- 8:30: Breakfast. Eggs Benedict or Veggies Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce, Fruit Salad, Yogurt. Discounted winter festival meal rate – all ages $8.00 8:00-10:00: Winter Nature Walk. Seth Benz, Hannah Webber, Nick Fisichelli lead this ecology hike. Dress for the weather. Free. 10:00-3:00: Painting with Wool Audra Christie Moore $50.00 (class breaks for included lunch) 10:00 – 3:00: Build a Quinzhee Snow Shelter option to spend the night in it too! Chuck Whitney leads outdoor workshop. $10.00 11:30 – 1:00: Bag Lunch. $8.00 Our “bag lunch” option invites you to select soup and/or sandwich, chips, beverages and freshly baked dessert all set out buffet style in the lobby of Moore Auditorium. Join friends and neighbors for a winter related film (see below) during lunch in our state of the art auditorium. Discounted winter festival meal rate – all ages. 11:00-2:00: Ice Sculpture Demonstration by Sub Zero Ice Carving. Outside Moore Auditorium. Free. 12 Noon -1:00: Film: Into Twin Galaxies. Free. With Bag lunch/hot soup cost is $8.00
PM Offerings: 1:00-4:00: Nature Journaling with an outdoor component. Dress for the weather. Tanya Rucosky $30.00 1:00-2:30: A Child’s Introduction to Mammals of Maine. Animal Pelts and more with Tomas & Mya Dundzila. Free. 2:30-4:00: Feathered Friends. Patrick Kark, ANP Campus Host leads this fun outdoor workshop for all! Free. 4:00-5:30: “From Block of wood to a Belted Kingfisher” Bird carving demo by Ed Hawkes. Schooner Dining Room. Wine & Cheese. Free 5:30-7:00: Dinner. Pasta bar with garlic bread and salad. Schooner Commons. Discounted winter festival meal rates $12.00 Adult. $8.00 kids 10 & under 7:00-8:00: Lecture: Old Bucket Nose – Icon of the North Woods. Lee Kantar, State Moose Biologist will discuss aspects of moose biology and management in Maine. Free.
Sunday, February 10 AM Offerings: 7:00-8:30: Breakfast. Waffle bar with sausage. Discounted winter festival meal rate – all ages $8.00 9:00-12 Noon: Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking. Ed Pontbriand leads this popular workshop. This program includes lunch. $25.00 9:00 – 3:00: Capture the Moment Photography Workshop. Brent Ander Photography leads this workshop. Lunch is included. $75.00 10:30-11:30: Winter Scavenger Hunt. Tomas Dundzila leads this outdoor children’s activity . Free 11:30-1:00: Lunch. Chili and hotdogs with all the fixings! Discounted winter festival meal rate – all ages. $8.00.
PM Offerings: 1:00-3:00: Matinee: Smallfoot w/ popcorn! Free. 1:00-3:00: Make felted balls for decorations or accessories. Audra Christie Moore leads this workshop. $20.00 3:00-4:30: Ice Cream Social. Free and open to the public!