Wow, what a wonderful Saturday we've got ahead of us, chances of continuing gray showers notwithstanding. The island is going to be hopping with lots of fun activities, and we wanted to fill you in on a couple of them.

Many hearty souls will be out biking the roads in support of MS research. MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and occurs primarily in young adults. There is no known cure. Check here for more information on how to make a donation. This is a cause near and dear to our hearts, so please consider making a pledge, no matter how small. 

In downtown Southwest Harbor from 9 am til 3:30 pm, you'll find the Acadia Fiber Faire. Because of a prior commitment (see below), Michelle and I can't go, and we are very, very sad. A fair for fiber enthusiasts of any age, they will have free workshops, a swap table, exhibits by fiber artists, activities for kids and teens, and vendors offering fiber related goodies. In addition, they'll have gatherings for fiber work, so bring your project and attend a knit-in, a spin-in, a hook-in, a felt-in… so fun! All proceeds will go toward funding more fiber teachers for the Summer Festival of the Arts, a summer day camp for young people in grades 1 through 11. 

Also on Saturday (phew!) in Bar Harbor, will be The Taste of Bar Harbor, Merchant Street Stroll and Craft Fair. From 9 am til 3 pm, restaurants and shops will be offering special tastings, previews and sales. Also, over 20 area artisans and non-profit organizations will have tables set up in the parking lot at the First. Some of our favorite crafters will be there, including Jennifer Booher of Quercus Designs, Jennifer Judd-McGee of Swallowfield, and Kirsten Hardy of Anabelfuzz. Here at Spruce & Gussy, we'll have a table on the sidewalk with some super sales, and inside we'll have snacks and coffee, and a drawing for a gift certificate. 

So we're looking forward to a fun-filled Saturday, and we hope to see you. In addition to the sale, snacks and drawing, we've got lots of fun new stuff, including some new pieces by Susan Fleming Jewelry.

We just love the burst of color that Sue's jewelry brings to a gray spring. There are many more pieces in addition to these pictured, and we've got her new belt buckles, too. 

We're looking forward to this weekend, and to the beginning of the season here on our beloved island. We hope you can join us!