The Neighborhood House
The Neighborhood House has been many things to many people since its doors opened in 1905. In those hundred-plus years, the Town of Mount Desert has certainly gone through a plethora of change, as too has The Neighborhood House itself. One thing that has remained the same, however, is the mission of The Neighborhood House and the important role it plays within our community.
The vaudeville performances and bowling lanes from years past may have long since been superseded by community celebrations, yoga classes, and the like; but the spirit with which it was founded remains the same. In fact, today, The Neighborhood House offers more programs and events than it has at any other point in its long history.
Chili Challenge & Valentine Dance Among Upcoming Events at NHH...
12th Annual NHH Chili Challenge- Thur., Jan. 30 @ 6pm
The thermometer might say we're in the cold depths of winter... but things are heating up with the 12th Annual NHH Chili Challenge, on Thursday, January 30th. Competitors from all over MDI will gather to see who has what it takes to be crowned, "Chili Challenge Champ," and who's just a "Chili Challenge Chump." The best part is, everyone in attendance gets to help us decide which pots of chili deserve the title!
Admission is just $5, and includes all the chili you can handle! If you'd like to enter your own pot of chli into the competition (makes a great family project too!), just give us a call at 276-5039, and we'll happily add you to our list!
Father~Daughter Valentine Dance- Fri, Feb 7 @ 6pm
Girls are invited to grab their dancing shoes, along with dad, grandad, or any other “father figure” in their life, and join us on Friday, Feb. 8 for our annual Father-Daughter Valentine Dance. As always, the evening will inclulde music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, lots of sweets and fun! Festivities get underway at 6pm, and tickets ($20/”couple” and $10 ea. additional child) may be RSVP’d at 276-5039.
*Snow Date: Saturday, Feb 8
MDI Campfire Coaltion Heating Assistance
Application forms for the MDI Campfire Coalition are now available online. With colder temperatures here, the Campfire Coalition will aid dozens of families on MDI, Swan's Island, and the Cranberry Islands this heating season. Hard copies of the application form are also available at Neighborhood House, Harbor House, and the Sea Coast Mission, as municipal offices, churces, and libraries around the island.
The Campfire Coalition is independent from any addititional state or federal assistance programs, and is much more flexible and responsive to those in need. Please note, however, that if your application is accepted, it can sometimes take several days for fuel to be delivered-- so we urge you to plan ahead and complete the application BEFORE you run out of heat.
The MDI Community Campfire Coalition is a collaborate effort of The Neighborhood House, Harbor House, and Maine Sea Coast Mission.