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03/31/17 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Twice-Told Tales - Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

 Twice-Told Tales will host a Brunswick Downtown Association Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of their renovated store located at 11 Pleasant Street.Everyone – booklovers and the just plain curious – is invited to celebrate the reopening of Twice-Told Tales, on Friday, March 31st from 4 to 6 p.m.   Enjoy refreshments and admire the new location of the quality used bookstore on the lower level of its original location at 11 Pleasant Street.

The bookstore quietly opened its doors for business on March 11 after having been closed for renovations since late December.   The larger store has been spruced up with fresh flooring, lighting and a cheerful coat of yellow paint. Expanded shelving now accommodates many more titles in all categories, from reference books to fiction – classics to bestsellers — mystery, history and biography, health and parenting, travel, cooking, crafts, gardening, children’s from board books to teens, together with CDs, DVDs and audio books.

Twice-Told Tales is sponsored by the Friends of the Curtis Library and is manned entirely by volunteers, many of whom will be on hand at the reception to welcome guests and to provide an introductory tour of the store and the behind-the-scenes spaces.

The store was founded in 2105; all purchases and donations support a variety of Library programs and activities.

04/07/17 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Diva Night! Celebrate Your Inner Diva!

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Join the Brunswick Downtown Association and Maine State Music Theatre for an exciting ladies night out! April 7, 6 to 8:30 PM.

Gather your girlfriends for an exciting evening of indulgence and fun with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, paraffin hand dips, make-up application tips, personalized style consultations for eye & sunglass frames, a psychic readings and more!

The Fashion Show is back! Local “celebrity” models will show off the latest fashions provided by our local retail shops.

Tickets: In advance: $30 – includes one Diva cocktail and free feather boa! At the door: $35 – includes free feather boa!



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This event takes place at Maine State Music Theatre’s rehearsal space at 22 Elm Street, Brunswick. Space is limited. Cash Bar. This is a 21 and over event.  
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04/20/17 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA Speaker Series presents: Bob Ludwig

The 2017 BDA Speaker Series presents:
“Maine’s Mastering Maestro” 

Bob Ludwig
Bob Ludwig is a 10x Grammy, 2x Latin Grammy, Les Paul Award and 18x TEC Award winner.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.
Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick. Breakfast service will begin at 7:30 am. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. $20 per person.

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 Bob-Ludwig_credit-Peter-Luehr smAs an 8-year-old child in South Salem, New York, Ludwig was so fascinated with his first tape recorder he used to make recordings of whatever was on the radio. Ludwig is a classical musician by training, having obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York, where he was also involved in the sound department and played Principal Trumpet with the Utica Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Phil Ramone when he came to the school to teach a summer recording workshop, he ended up working as his assistant for the course. Phil asked him if he would like to work at A&R Recording. Together, they did sessions on projects with The BandPeter, Paul & MaryNeil DiamondBurt Bacharach etc.

After a few years at A&R, Ludwig received an offer from Sterling Sound becoming their first employee, where he eventually rose to become a Vice-President. After seven years at Sterling, he moved to Masterdisk, (the 2 companies were once owned by the same public company), where he was Vice President and Chief Engineer. In 1992, Ludwig decided to take control over his career by starting his own record-mastering facility in Portland, Maine named Gateway Mastering.


Bob-Ludwig-Grammys smHis mastering credits are extensive, and include albums for many major classic artists, such as the Kronos QuartetSteve Reich and rock acts, including Led ZeppelinJimi HendrixPhishMegadethMetallicaGloria EstefanNirvanaThe StrokesQueenU2Guns N’ RosesToolSimple MindsBryan FerryTori AmosBonnie RaittBeckDavid BowiePaul McCartneyBruce Springsteen, the Bee GeesMadonnaSupertrampWill AckermanPet Shop BoysRadioheadElton JohnDisney’s “Frozen” soundtrack and Daft Punk to name a few.

Bob was a former co-chair of the Steering Committee and currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Producers and Engineer’s Wing of The Recording Academy. Ludwig holds an APRS Sound Fellowship and as well as being a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. He was awarded the AES Gold Medal at the last convention.



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06/24/17 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community BBQ

Kick off Summer at a Community BBQ! Join us on the Town Mall on Maine Street in downtown Brunswick between 11:30 AM and 2 PM on Saturday, June 24th. Rain date: Sunday, June 25Community BBQ 1 web

Adults: $5 per person. Kids: 5 and under $3 all cooked by Celebrity grillers!
Meal includes choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Everyone welcome!

Fun games for the whole family and live music by a variety of local musicians.


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06/28/17 - 08/30/17 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick TownMOM text test new color Mall (Green- see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.

Check back soon for the Summer 2017 concert schedule!

All concerts start at 6 PM unless except for Children’s Night (5 PM).
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.

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08/19/17 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information and applications for the 2017 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival

Applications are now available for the 2017 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival!

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2016 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival:
Thank you to all the amazing Artists & Artisans who exhibited at the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival on Saturday! Thank you to the thousands of people who attended the event and purchased art to make it such a successful day.  Thank you to the musicians and performers for providing outstanding entertainment.

And – THANK YOU to our sponsors for supporting the event! See everyone in 2017!

Congratulations to the award winning artists:

** Best in Show – Peggy Clark Lumpkins **
1st Place Painting – Stephen Previte
2nd Place Painting – Christine Prosser
1st Place Mixed Media – Catherine Worthington
2nd Place Mixed Media – Lonnie Laffeley Ellis
1st Place Photography – Herman Meisner
2nd Place Photography – Debbie Stubbs
1st Place Craft – Myra Dileo and A. Mure
2nd Place Craft – Carl Winter
1st Place Graphic/Drawing – Kathleen Buchanan
2nd Place Graphic/Drawing – Linda Mahoney
1st Place “Other” – Susan Barnes
2nd Place “Other” – Susan Seldon

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11/11/17 at 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early Bird Sale

Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale starting at 6 am, Saturday, November 11th. Exciting sales discounts and specials offered by many Brunswick Downtown businesses. Wear your pajamas and SAVE!

Don’t forget to take a break from shopping to watch the Rolling Slumber Bed Races on Park Row at 11:00!



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11/11/17 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

The 7th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races will take place on November 11th at 11 AM on Park Row, Downtown Brunswick. You won’t have to wonder if you’re dreaming….there really WILL be beds racing on Park Row!  In the spirit of Community, families, businesses and local organizations can create a bed to race in this amazing, fun-filled event. The Rolling Slumber Bed Race will delight spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels!Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic - Brunswick, Maine

Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. The event is free for spectators. Since the race can be fast-paced, only adults (over age 18) will be able to participate.

If you are interested in participating, we are looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show, win prizes and bragging rights in the process!  Get your team together now and start planning to create your entry, whether for fun, speed or creativity!  For additional information, please contact the BDA staff at 729-4439 or

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11/25/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Tree Lighting with Santa

Ring in the season with neighbors and friends at the Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Tree Lighting thumb

  • 2 – 5:00: Enjoy free Horse and Carriage rides, hot cocoa and coffee and cookies.
  • 3:00: Santa and Frosty the Snowman will arrive at 3 PM on a firetruck Santa will then take a seat in the Gazebo to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes.
  • 4 – 5:00: The Brunswick High School Chorus will sing carols.
  • 5:00: The tree will be lit!

Small Business Saturday – Check back for the list of specials at our local shops & restaurants!

Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick.
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