Views on the arts: conference on garden design, Angkor Wat program, conference on wild mushrooms

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Garden Design Conference

BAR HARBOR – The Beatrix Farrand Society program season at Garland Farm ends Wednesday, September 14 at 4 p.m. with “Winterland: Create a Beautiful Garden for Every Season.” The speaker is Cathy Rees.

“Winterland” was written for northern gardeners and designers who want to celebrate their outdoor spaces during the winter months. In his talk, Rees will discuss design strategies to employ, elements to highlight, and gardening practices to adopt that will make a garden more attractive throughout winter and other seasons.

Registration is requested. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Students are admitted free of charge. All programs are also available online via Zoom.

For more information, visit

Talking about travel

BAR HARBOR — Hidden in the jungles of Cambodia for a thousand years, the empire of Angkor is once again revealed in its majestic temples and intricate bas-reliefs.

Jesup Memorial Library will host a lecture by Bob Thayer on Angkor Wat on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

Angkor Wat is the largest such temple in the world and one of many in the Siem Reap area. Thayer’s program gives a sample of the beauty and history of these temples.

For more information, call the library at (207) 288-4245.

Conference on wild mushrooms

WINTER HARBOR – The Schoodic Institute is hosting a conference titled “Wild Mushrooms in Maine: Entering a World of Wonder and Ecological Treasure” on Tuesday, September 13 at 7 p.m.

The speaker is Greg Marley, author of “Mushrooms for Health: Medicinal Secrets of Northeastern Fungi” and the award-winning “Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystic of Mushrooms.”

Marley has been collecting, studying, eating, growing and teaching mushrooms for over 45 years. He has passed on his love of mushrooms to hundreds of people through walks, talks and classes held across New England over the past 30 years.

For more information, call (207) 288-1310 or visit

Bagaduce Chorale to start the fall season

BLUE HILL — The Bagaduce Chorale will begin rehearsals for its fall season on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

The choir welcomes new singers and returning members. Rehearsals will be held Monday nights at Bagaduce Music Rehearsal Hall at 49 South St. in Blue Hill and will run from 7-9 p.m. through December 12. The holiday concerts will take place the weekend of December 16 in Bar Harbor and Blue Hill.

All singers are welcome with no auditions required. Arrive early to register and

receive music. Membership fees are $60 and all singers must register online at At this time, masking during rehearsals will be optional, subject to change based on CDC recommendations.

For more information, go online to the group’s website or send an e-mail [email protected].


In an article in the August 25 issue titled “Celebrating 40 Years of Island Artisans,” a photo of pottery was attributed to the wrong artist. The correct artist is Kaitlyn Miller.

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