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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 TownMusic on the Mall Brunswick, Maine logo 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.

Summer 2017 concert schedule:

DATEBAND/PERFORMER
June 28Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 5Liz Lannon Band - Influenced by the Chicago blues, but rockabilly, jazz, and sixties soul influences are infused in the repertoire
July 12JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
July 19Colwell Brothers Band - A unique brand of high energy electric Blues and R & B.
July 26Mes Amis - A Gypsy Jazz trio. A mix of traditional Gypsy, Latin and American jazz standards.
August 2Delta Knights - Specializing in the best of R&B, blues, classic rock and swing.
August 9Honest Millie - Music from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Lot’s of swing, some blues, and a bit of jazz and bossa.
August 16Children's Night with Anne Sparling - Children's sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play! Concert starts at 5 PM
August 23Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers including The Taffetas!
August 30Three's Country - Country music

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.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

07/03/17 - 07/28/17 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Over and Under at Points of View Art Gallery

Points of View Art Gallery presents Over and Under in July – two sides of the same coin yielding different perspectives.  14 Points of View Artists show interpretations of these perspectives in a range of media in the main gallery.  Jackie Melissas and Ann Slocum are Exploring the 3rd Dimension in the third floor gallery.  The second floor gallery hosts Barbara Snapp and her Images of IrelandReception:  Friday, July 14, 5-7 pm.   Gallery: 18 Pleasant Street;  9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.  FMI: povartistsmaine.com; 373-9300.

07/10/17 - 09/11/17 at All Day

Fall Semester Registration Opens for Midcoast Senior College

Registration for Fall 2017 classes offered by Midcoast Senior College opens! Thirty-five classes from 5 weeks to 8 weeks and ranging in topic from literature to history to arts and more! For more information, go to: midcoastseniorcollege.org/fall-2017-courses

07/19/17 - 08/05/17 at 12:00 am

Grease

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 07/23/17 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

Topic: Humphrey’s Shipyard with Chris Gutscher. Bug/tick spray suggested. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on July 21 for reservations. Tour is 90-120 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum. Free to members, $5 public.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine

07/23/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

07/23/17 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Young Artists Series

07/23/17 at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sebasco Harbor Resort Community Concert

Moving Company Dance logo 07/24/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/24/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Highlands Community Concert

07/24/17 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

MSMT Summer Blast

Join the cast of Grease for an evening of dancing and fun! Tickets to the Blast include heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary drink and two MSMT $5 “Bucks” to be used on various concessions. Event will also include a live band, cash bar, live auction, crowning of Prom King & Queen, muscle cars display,  dancing with “Danny & Sandy” …and more! You can also buy a Golden Ticket to be entered to win a trip for two to MSMT’s London Theatre Tour!

Buy your Blast Ticket and Golden Ticket Raffle at www.msmt.org or by calling 207-725-8769.

07/24/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jupiter String Quartet - SOLD OUT

The Festival is delighted to welcome back the Jupiter String Quartet this season for their own concert program. Artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois, the Jupiter String Quartet maintains a busy touring schedule across the globe, and has performed complete Beethoven cycles at Aspen and at MIT. Tonight they share their interpretations of early and late Beethoven, and will be joined by pianist Elinor Freer for this season’s freshest composition: Pierre Jalbert’s Piano Quintet, just premiered by the Quartet in March 2017. 

Jupiter String Quartet
Nelson Lee, Megan Freivogel, violin • Liz Freivogel, viola • Daniel McDonough, cello

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 18

PIERRE JALBERT
Piano Quintet
Elinor Freer, piano 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127 

Moving Company Dance logo 07/25/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/25/17 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Masterclass: Almita Vamos

Masterclasses give the audience a first-hand look into the teaching and learning process that goes into creating music. Honing technical craft, understanding the nuances of musical language, and finding personal meaning in music are all part of a great masterclass.

07/25/17 at 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Summer Community Acupuncture

HS-ACUPUNCTURE.COM’s Community Acupuncture will be offered from 3:30-6:30 pm ~ “Tuesdays in July” ~ July 11, 18 & 25  … Text ahead for reservations for acupuncture in this peaceful, group setting: (207) 266-8633. Suggested donation is $20.

The community format is an affordable way to support your health goals, de-stress after a long day, or try acupuncture for the first time. Many people are now experiencing the increased quality of life that results from regular and good acupuncture care. Come join us, on your own or bring a friend.

07/25/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

07/25/17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Young Artists Series

07/25/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Moving Company Dance logo 07/26/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/26/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thornton Hall Community Concert

As part of the Community Concert series, students will engage with various audiences in non-traditional performance venues such as coastal resorts, libraries, community centers, care centers, breweries, and more. Through these opportunities and mentorship in outreach, students will widen their reach and identify entrepreneurial ways to interact and grow through music. Concerts feature a variety of traditional classical repertoire and are typically 45 minutes in length.

The series is generously sponsored by Thornton Oaks.

07/26/17 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Meet the Author & Book Signing featuring Diane Schetky

Meet the Author- Diane Schetky as she shares her intriguing story and her book Taking Flight, Poems and others. Her writing is accessible, poignant, empathetic and sometimes biting and sometimes humorous.
When not traveling or writing, she enjoys serving as a docent at The
Bowdoin College Arctic Peary Museum leading tours for children.
She is a CHANS Hospice volunteer and facilitates bereavement
groups. She also facilitates a writers’ group at the retirement community
where she resides.

Refreshments will be offered. For information contact Brigit 449-9100.

07/26/17 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Mid Coast Hospital will host a blood drive on Wednesday, July 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Mid Coast Hospital Café, 123 Medical Center Drive in Brunswick. Offered by the American Red Cross, the blood drive is open to all community members. Appointments can be made online by going to redcrossblood.org and using “MCH” as a sponsor code.

The Red Cross provides more than 40% of the nation’s blood supply to approximately 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The blood drives at Mid Coast Hospital are organized quarterly, helping to keep supply adequately stocked to provide for those patients in need.

07/26/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beethoven, Norman, and Schumann

This week the Festival welcomes Andrew Norman, named Musical America’s 2017 Composer of the Year. Norman’s work frequently demands unconventional techniques of performers, drawing inspiration from narrative forms, temporal distortions, and architecture. Indeed, in Frank’s House, Norman contemplates the residence of architect Frank Gehry, transporting the audience to Santa Monica, California. The evening also features Schumann’s Piano Quartet, composed in 1842, his breakthrough year of chamber music.

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
String Trio in C Minor, Op. 9, No. 3
Renée Jolles, violin • Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola • Denise Djokic, cello

ANDREW NORMAN
Frank’s House
Amalia Rinehart, Min Joo Yi, piano • Luke Rinderknecht, TBA, percussion

ROBERT SCHUMANN
Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 47
Robin Scott, violin • Ivo-Jan van der Werff, viola • Rosemary Elliott, cello • Elinor Freer, piano

07/26/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Moving Company Dance logo 07/27/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/27/17 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Music of Andrew Norman

“The Music of” series is an opportunity to learn about and experience the creative process of a living composer. These distinguished artists will discuss aspects of their music and inspirations for 90 minutes and then accept questions from the audience.

07/27/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

07/27/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Portland Public Library Community Concert

07/27/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

ALVIN SINGLETON
Secret Desire to Be Black
2 violins, viola, cello

DAN WELCHER
The Moerae
flute, oboe, bassoon, piano

ANDREIA PINTO CORREIA
La Minotauromachie
cello, piano

PAOLA PRESTINI
Listen, Quiet
cello, percussion, electronics

PAQUITO D’RIVERA
La Fleur de Cayenne
clarinet, piano

MATTHEW TOMMASINI
Towards the Wall
contrabass, piano

ANDREW NORMAN
Meme
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion

07/27/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

07/28/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thornton Oaks Community Concert

07/28/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

07/28/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Prokofiev, Shaw, Norman, and Brahms

It’s not a misprint – tonight, percussionist Luke Rinderknecht will play the flower pots alongside cellist Jeffrey Zeigler in Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s work, Boris Kerner, named for a transportation engineer who developed an influential theoretical model for vehicular traffic. Shaw’s composition is aptly juxtaposed with Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo, inspired in part by traffic flows of another sort: high-speed race cars in video games. On the second half, faculty artist Mikhail Kopelman leads a performance of Brahms’s rich second String Sextet.

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
Five Melodies, Op. 35
Sergiu Schwartz, violin • Tao Lin, piano

CAROLINE SHAW
Boris Kerner
Jeffrey Zeigler, cello • Luke Rinderknecht, flower pots

ANDREW NORMAN
Gran Turismo
Renée Jolles, Robin Scott, Janet Sung, Nelson Lee, Megan Freivogel, Misha Vayman, Jennifer Gersten, Linda Lee, violin

JOHANNES BRAHMS
String Sextet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 36
Mikhail Kopelman, Janet Sung, violin • Liz Freivogel, Phillip Ying, viola • Keiko Ying, Ahrim Kim, cello

Sponsored by Maine Public.

Moving Company Dance logo 07/29/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/29/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Curtis Memorial Library Community Concert

07/29/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

DAN VISCONTI
Rave-Up
violin, piano

MING-HSIU YEN
Lego City
clarinet, violin, cello, piano

DAVID LANG
frag
flute, oboe, cello

JENNY BECK
TBA – World Premiere
2 violins, viola, cello, harp

LEO KRAFT
Six Pieces for Violin and Piano Obbligato
violin, piano

STEVE REICH
Cello Counterpoint
cello, pre-recorded tape

DEREK BERMEL
Wanderings
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon

07/29/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 07/30/17 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

Topic: Maine and Green Streets in Topsham Village with Dana Cary and Susan Sorg (co-sponsored by Topsham Historical Society). Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on July 28 for reservations. Tour is 60-90 minutes. Check in/pay outside of Blueberries Restaurant at the Bowdoin Mill Complex in Topsham. Free to members, $5 public.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine

07/30/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

07/30/17 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Young Artists Series

07/30/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music

CAROLINA HEREDIA
Lus in Bello
2 violins, viola, cello, clarinet

 

GIACINTO SCELSI
Okanagon
harp, tam-tam, doublebass

PAUL FRUCHT
Rhapsody
2 violins

HAROLD MELTZER
Trapset
flute

MICHEL VAN DER AA
Transit
piano, video projection

JULIAN GRANT
Études Transcendentales
toy piano

VIVIAN FUNG
Sketch
cello, electronics

VALERIE COLEMAN
Red Clay and Mississippi Delta
flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon

07/30/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Moving Company Dance logo 07/31/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
07/31/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Independence Association Community Concert

07/31/17 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Who's Tommy

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is a breathtaking story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, “deaf, dumb and blind” kid who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.

After witnessing a murder, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. But when he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball his mother finally breaks through to him and he becomes an international pinball superstar.

The Who’s Tommy features an exhilarating score including “Acid Queen,” “Pinball Wizard,” “See Me, Feel Me,” “Wicked Uncle Ernie,” or “I’m A Sensation” in this rock classic!

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

 

07/31/17 - 08/04/17 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School  Brunswick United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School returns this year – July 31st through August 4th.

COSMIC CITY

Explore the Awesome  Wonder of God! 

Ages: 4 – 11. 5 to 7 pm – Supper is provided

Puppets, outdoor fun, music and learning. ?

Call the church office for more information at 725-2185.

Advance registration is needed – registration form can be found on the web at www.umcbrunswick.org/2017-vbs-registration or call the church office at 207-725-2185.

Moving Company Dance logo 08/01/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
08/01/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/01/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Moving Company Dance logo 08/02/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
Moving Company Dance logo 08/03/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
08/03/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/03/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/04/17 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/04/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Moving Company Dance logo 08/05/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
08/05/17 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn to Watercolor with Doris Anne Holman

I am pleased to announce that Doris Anne Holman has agreed to once again run a watercolor class in our area and she will be using Life Balance Studio as her base of operation on August 5th. Her unique style encompasses an impressionistic manner using unusual media, specifically gesso, ink, and rice paper. Some of her watercolors are mixed media.
Class is limited to 15 so sign up quickly to reserve your spot at lifebalancehealthcoaching.wordpress.com/learn-to-watercolor-with-doris-anne-holman

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/05/17 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grease at MSMT

Dust off your leather jackets, twirl your poodle skirts! It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies”.

Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high school romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through the unforgettable songs from the hit movie including “You’re The One That I Want,” “Grease Is The Word,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Greased Lightnin’” and many more.

So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand jive the night away with the show that’ll make you want to stand up and shout, ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, a-wop-bam-boom!’

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 08/06/17 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

Women’s History I: Downtown Loop with Candace Kanes. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on August 4 for reservations. Tour is 60-90 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum. Free to members, $5 public.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine

Moving Company Dance logo 08/07/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
08/07/17 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DaPonte String Quartet concerts

Met Opera Star Kate Aldrich Joins DSQ for “Innerscapes”

 “Innerscapes” consists of Respighi’s string quartet Quartetto Dorico plus two pieces for quartet and mezzo soprano: Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach Op. 3 and Respighi’s Il Tramonto.

“Innerscapes” Performances 

  • Aug. 1, 7:30 pm, Rockport: Opera House, 6 Central St.  Tickets $30
  • Aug. 2, 7:30 pm, E. Boothbay: Bigelow Labs, 60 Bigelow Dr. Tickets$30 
  • Aug. 3, 7:00 pm, Wells: Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road. Tickets from 646-4521

A final August concert will feature Quartetto Dorico and Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 7 in F Major Op. 59 No. 1.

Aug. 11, 7:00 pm, Paris: First Baptist Church, Paris Hill Rd. (No guest artist.) Tickets $20 at door. Info: 754-7970

Tickets 

Tickets (except for Wells and Paris) are $30 at www.daponte.org and are also available at Longfellow Books, Portland; Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick; Sherman’s Books in Damariscotta, Camden and Boothbay Harbor. Information at 529-4555. For Wells tickets call 646-4521.; for Paris call 754-7970. 

Moving Company Dance logo 08/08/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
08/08/17 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Garden Chat

HOW WILL SEA LEVEL RISE AFFECT YOUR COMMUNITY?

Curtis Memorial Library is thrilled to host a 90 minute, interactive experience exploring sea level rise with Gayle Bowness of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Sea level in Maine has risen 8 inches over the past century and will continue to rise at greater rates. Ensuring the region’s resiliency to sea level rise requires an informed and engaged public, now and in the future. Join us to examine sea level rise impacts in your community and examine potential resiliency measures.

Location: Morrell Meeting Room

08/08/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

08/09/17 - 08/26/17 at 12:00 am

Newsies

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

Inspired by the real-life ‘Newsboy Strike of 1899,’ when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against powerful newspaper publishers. This timely and fresh fictionalized adaptation addresses age-old themes of social injustice, exploitative labor practices, and David-versus-Goliath struggles as the young learn to harness their power against a corrupt establishment.

This all singing, all dancing, high-energy show features a score by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman including “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” “King of New York” and “Santa Fe.”

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

Moving Company Dance logo 08/09/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
Moving Company Dance logo 08/10/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
Pejepscot Hist. Soc. photo 08/11/17 - 08/13/17 at All Day

Pejepscot Historical Society presents Chamberlain Days

The popular biannual event is back August 11-13! Activities include a field trip to the U.S. Custom House in Portland (where Chamberlain worked later in life), the Centennial Brass Band in the Sanctuary of First Parish Church, a reception and tours at the Chamberlain Museum, a Birthday Tea Party for Fanny Chamberlain, walking tours, speakers, a Civil War Trivia Night and Moustache Contest, and much more! All the details and full registration information at pejepscothistorical.org/events/chamberlain-days-2017.

08/11/17 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick!

The BDA is reviving 2nd Fridays as an inclusive series of events which will encompass ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street.

The 2nd Friday Brunswick event will occur from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month from June through September, (June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th). Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: 2ndFriday-Artists-17. Questions? Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist should email admin@brunswickdowntown.org or call 207-729-4439.

Art and performance venues will include:

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Spindleworks
  • The Theater Project
  • Curtis Memorial Library
  • Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery
  • Bayview Gallery
  • Frank Brockman Gallery
  • Points of View Gallery
  • Maine State Music Theatre
  • ArtVan
  • Restaurants and Shops throughout downtown

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

The event is sponsored by:

 

 

  Camden National Bank logo

Moving Company Dance logo 08/12/17 at 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Dance at The Moving Company Dance Studio

This year’s 5-week summer dance session will run July 10 – August 12, and features our popular preballet, ballet/tap combo, ballet, modern and tap classes for ages 2 through adult. And new this summer, we are happy to be able to offer:

Hip Hop FUNdamentals! – Focusing on the basics of hip hop dance for dancers age 8-12. Students will learn about improvisation, popping, locking, breakdancing and other fundamental styles that make up hip hop dance culture. High energy and fun!

Making Dances – An opportunity for dancers age 8-12 to explore different choreographic concepts as a means to creating their own works. In-studio performance for family and friends at the end of the final class!

Newsies Jr – A high energy musical theater dance class for ages 8-12, featuring a final performance outside Bowdoin College’s Pickard Theater before Maine State Music Theatre’s August 9 production of Newsies!

QUICK LINKS:

Summer Dance Schedule

Registration 

*please email to confirm availability before sending in a registration*

 
Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 08/13/17 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

African Americans, Abolitionists, and Southern Ship Masters at Pine Grove Cemetery with Barbara Desmarais. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on August 11 for reservations. Tour is 60-90 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum.

Free to members, $5 public.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 08/13/17 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

Bowdoin Through the Years with John Cross. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on August 11 for reservations.

Tour is 60-90 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum. Free to members, $5 public.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 08/13/17 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

First Parish Church with Elizabeth Newman. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on August 11 for reservations.

Tour is 60-90 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum. Free to members, $5 public.

08/14/17 at 12:00 am

The Taffetas

Journey back in time for a fun, nostalgic romp through the songs of ‘50s. A quartet of sisters – THE TAFFETAS – from the Midwest is determined to sing their way onto national television. Enjoy being a part of their debut studio audience as they knock your bobbysocks off with a musical revue paying tribute to the McGuire Sisters, The Fontane Sisters and the Chordettes with hits like “Johnny Angel,” “Mr. Sandman,” “You Belong to Me,” “Sh-Boom,” “Where the Boys Are,” and many more. Be there or be square!

Show times at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/15/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

08/17/17 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tea With Harriet

Bowdoin College is proud to present Tea With Harriet, a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe. This event is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852). It was there that Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabinduring the time her husband, Calvin, a Bowdoin graduate, was asked to return to the College as a professor of religion.

Stowe House guide Cathi Belcher will read some witty excerpts from The American Woman’s Home, a domestic science book Stowe co-authored with her sister, Catharine. Readings include excerpts from chapters such as “Good Temper in the Housekeeper,” “The Healthful Home,” “The Management of Young Children,” “Care of the Homeless, the Helpless and the Vicious” and others.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.

 

08/17/17 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Movies in the Park

Free Family Fun!

Free parking, begins at dusk!

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!

BOAF LogoArtists & Artisans: Visit our “Just for Artists” page to apply by clicking here

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 2016 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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2016 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival press release.

 

 

08/20/17 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Run for our Fallen Heroes 10K & 5K Walk/Run

Run for our Fallen Heroes 5K Walk/Run & 10K Road Race

The Maine Fallen Heroes Foundation will be holding it’s 2nd annual 5K run/walk & 10K road race on August 20, 2017.

The Summit Project will be joining us to show their support by bringing the stones of the attending families & spirit stones to our event. We’ve got 68 Awards to give out to the Top 3 runners in each age group and every runner will receive a medal.

All family members of our fallen are welcome to attend this great event free of charge!

Same Day Registration Opens at 7 AM. Start Time 9:30

Opening Ceremony starts at 9:00…

PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS!!

For Insurance Reasons – All Event Attendees Must Register

GET REGISTERED NOW & Get a Free T-shirt & a meal with the families of our allen.

08/20/17 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sensory Friendly Performance of Alice in Wonderland

Maine State Music Theatre is committed to helping young audiences experience the magic of theatre by providing Theatre for Young Audiences performances each season. However, a standard theatrical experience may not always be accessible for children with social, cognitive, or physical challenges.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Anna-Maria Moggio Foundation, Maine State Music Theatre will create sensory-friendly performance of Alice in Wonderland during the 2017 season designed for families with children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

The performance will take place in the 22 Elm Street Rehearsal Hall – a performance environment that is safe and accessible for children who may be uncomfortable in the theatre’s more traditional main stage setting at the 600-seat Pickard Theater.

The project – inspired by a 2016 successful pilot performance – gives the theatre the opportunity to demonstrate further its commitment to be an inclusive, supportive community providing theatrical experience for all patrons.

There is no admission fee for these events but reservations are required. Seating is limited. Call 207-725-8769 to reserve seats.

Pejepscot Historical Society Brunswick Maine 08/20/17 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Pejepscot Historical Society Summer Walking Tour

Union Street, from McKeen to Lincoln and the Mill area with Dick Snow. Email info@pejepscothistorical.org or call (207)729-6606 by 12pm on August 18 for reservations.

Tour is 60-90 minutes and leaves from the Chamberlain Museum. Free to members, $5 public.

 

 

08/21/17 at 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland where everything is curiouser and curiouser!  Live on stage, this fun-loving musical by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark brings Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic to life as Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, the Mad Hatter’s frantic tea party, the watch-carrying White Rabbit, and a trial headed by The Queen of Hearts during which Alice suddenly finds herself the accused!  This is a modern view to an old classic, where nonsense makes quite good sense. Running time approximately 1 hour.

Show times at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Call 207-725-8769 or visit www.msmt.org for tickets!

08/22/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

08/26/17 at 8:00 am

Save a Stray 5K

Formerly Paws for a Cause, SAVE A STRAY 5K is a event to raise money for shelter animals at Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick and sister shelter Lincoln County Animal Shelter of Edgecomb. Our two wonderful shelters merged in the summer of 2016. Nearly 3,500 animals come through our doors every year, and 97% of those animals leave our facilities for loving homes. We serve 40 towns along Maine’s mid-coast, covering over 1,000 square miles and over 150,00 people. But our adopters come from all over! Join us, and bring your friends (both human and canine!) for a beautiful August morning in Maine to support shelter pets. Many of us have shelter pets, and they mean the world to us. Here’s our chance to make surethese animals get everything they need until they make it home where they belong.

Please ask your friends and family to support you in SAVE A STRAY. Every little bit counts! Did you know $25 can feed 10 cats for a week? That $50 can vaccinate 5 animals? That $100 can spay or neuter 3 animals? Donations can be made quickly and easily online (paper pledge sheets are available by request).

Whether you’re running the 5K through downtown Freeport or enjoying a shorter walk route with friends, your participation makes the difference for our shelter residents.

Register NOW! —–> http://saveastray5k.org/

08/29/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

09/05/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

09/08/17 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick!

The BDA is reviving 2nd Fridays as an inclusive series of events which will encompass ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street.

The 2nd Friday Brunswick event will occur from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month from June through September, (June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th). Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: 2ndFriday-Artists-17. Questions? Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist should email admin@brunswickdowntown.org or call 207-729-4439.

Art and performance venues will include:

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Spindleworks
  • The Theater Project
  • Curtis Memorial Library
  • Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery
  • Bayview Gallery
  • Frank Brockman Gallery
  • Points of View Gallery
  • Maine State Music Theatre
  • ArtVan
  • Restaurants and Shops throughout downtown

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

The event is sponsored by:

 

 

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09/09/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: LIPBONE REDDING

Storyteller, songwriter, guitarist and voice-strumentalist Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding will appear at Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick on Saturday, September 9th at 7:30pm. Lipbone is most noted for his ability to vocally imitate trombones, trumpets, bass and percussion and incorporate them into live musical performances.  His original songs effervesce with New Orleans jazz, swing, soul and funk.

Despite humble beginnings as a New York City subway singer, Lipbone has released 8 albums and over 20 live recordings and now performs in festivals, theaters and concert halls all across America and Europe. His music is rich and soulful because it comes from a life of travel and fascinating experiences.

A one-man orchestra with no electronic effects, his natural human sounds of throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning are a must-experience event—as he weaves his stories with funky rhythms, catchy melodies, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing.    You can hear a sample of his music here:  vimeo.com/191295166

An engaging and entertaining show for all ages and musical tastes, Lipbone performances always have folks tapping, clapping and dancing the night away.

TICKETS:

$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $8 Students/Children
Available at the church office (729-8515), Gulf of Maine Books, or online at http://lipbone.brownpapertickets.com.

Proceeds from the Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.

 

09/12/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

09/15/17 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Big Swing Golf Tournament

 Golf For Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is recruiting golfers for the annual Big Swing Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, September 15th at the Brunswick Golf Club. Teams of four will enjoy 18 holes with cart, contests, lunch, awards, and prizes. Registration is $500 for a team(foursome). A team can also sponsor a hole sign to be displayed on the course for an additional $100. Register your team today! Email: Christine@BBBSBathbrunswick.org or call 729-7736. or visit our website at BBBSBathbrunswick.org.

Funds raised will help support and maintain one-to-one mentoring relationships between youth facing adversity and adult or older student volunteers, increasing each child’s chances for success. Last year we served 290 children through our programs. There are currently 20 children waiting for the right match.

09/19/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

09/21/17 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tea With Harriet

Bowdoin College is proud to present Tea With Harriet, a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe. This event is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852). It was there that Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabinduring the time her husband, Calvin, a Bowdoin graduate, was asked to return to the College as a professor of religion.

Stowe House guide Cathi Belcher will read some witty excerpts from The American Woman’s Home, a domestic science book Stowe co-authored with her sister, Catharine. Readings include excerpts from chapters such as “Good Temper in the Housekeeper,” “The Healthful Home,” “The Management of Young Children,” “Care of the Homeless, the Helpless and the Vicious” and others.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.

 

09/26/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

09/28/17 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA Speaker Series: Bill Green

The BDA Speaker series features Bill Green:
Bill Green – Maine’s Community Anchor”

Date: September, 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: The historic sanctuary of First Parish Church

Bill Green has been in the television industry for four decades. Join us for highlights of the feature stories that he has shared on-air during 15 years of “Bill Green’s Maine”.
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Bill Green is a lifelong Mainer. Born in Bangor (1953) he was educated in Bangor schools (Bangor High 1971) and the University of Maine (1976). As a freshman at UMaine, he worked as a cameraman at WLBZ 2 on Eddie Driscoll’s “My Backyard” and “Dialing for Dollars” shows.

Bill recalls, “The first night I worked, March 17, 1972, I was asked to stay late and run camera for the news. As they played the opening music, and the camera light came on, I remember thinking, I’m going to do this until I’m 65.”

Bill debuted as a sportscaster on WLBZ 2 in 1975. He moved to Portland in 1981 where he anchored weekend sports statewide on WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2. During this period, Bill began to flourish as a feature reporter and developed an expertise in recreation and the outdoors.

In 1993, Bill came off the anchor desk to produce feature stories and documentaries, including 10 documentaries on Maine and the environment under the banner “Color Me Green,” in addition to his weekly features, “Green Outdoors” and “My Hometown.”

In 2000, Bill Green launched an original series, “Bill Green’s Maine.” This program airs Saturdays at 7:00pm and has become the most-watched show in its time period. Among his many interesting life experiences which include climbing Katahdin three times, parachuting and SCUBA diving, Bill was a bone marrow donor to a young girl who lives Michigan. He is also a Registered MaineGuide. Bill and his wife Pam reside in Cumberland. They have two children, Sam and Emily.

You can find Bill Green’s Maine on Facebook here: Bill Green’s Maine

For further information call the BDA at 729-4439. Register for the BDA Speaker Series. BDA Speaking Events are open to the general public. Space is limited and an Pre-Registration is required. Please arrive early for all events to ensure seating. Walk-ins will be allowed, pending seating availability.

Thanks to the generous support of our Speaker Series sponsors:


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09/30/17 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Great Brunswick Brownie Bake-Off

Join us for a community event that will surely sweeten your weekend! Bakers will compete to see who has the best brownies in town. There will be lots of brownies, live music, and fun for kids.

Your ticket gets you 10 tasty brownies and the chance to choose the best Brownie Baker in Greater Brunswick. This even supports Oasis Free Clinics, so it tastes and feels good!

For more information on the event, visit www.oasisfreeclinics.org/the-great-brunswick-brownie-bake-off

Tickets are limited, so get yours today! commitchange.com/events/the-brunswick-brownie-bake-off

10/03/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

10/10/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

10/17/17 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday Night Plat du Jour Dinners

Enjoy dinner by the fire every Tuesday evening featuring creative local fare by Chef Ali Waks-Adams. Reservations suggested. Call or visit our website for each week’s menu. 7294914

www.thebrunswickinn.com

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

Joshua Chamberlain Statue

10/19/17 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tea With Harriet

Bowdoin College is proud to present Tea With Harriet, a monthly tea and conversation series about the life and legacy of Harriet Beecher Stowe. This event is held the third Thursday of each month, 1 p.m.–2:30 p.m., at 63 Federal Street, in the home where Harriet Beecher Stowe lived (1850-1852). It was there that Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabinduring the time her husband, Calvin, a Bowdoin graduate, was asked to return to the College as a professor of religion.

Stowe House guide Cathi Belcher will read some witty excerpts from The American Woman’s Home, a domestic science book Stowe co-authored with her sister, Catharine. Readings include excerpts from chapters such as “Good Temper in the Housekeeper,” “The Healthful Home,” “The Management of Young Children,” “Care of the Homeless, the Helpless and the Vicious” and others.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

Tea and light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 207- 721-5059.

 

10/19/17 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BDA's Benefit Auction

Magic on MaineYou are invited to the Brunswick Downtown Association (BDA) Live & Silent Auction on ThursdayOctober 19th from 5 to 7:30 pm at The DanielAuction proceeds support the Free community events hosted by the Brunswick Downtown Association! Music on the Mall, 2nd Friday Brunswick!,  Community BBQ, Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund!

 This Silent and Live Auction will offer a variety of items which will be auctioned off by John Bottero Auction Services. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres created by The Daniel. We will offer a selection of desserts provided by our Downtown Brunswick bakeries and restaurants, cash bar, and BDA’s signature cocktail, “The Downtowner”. 

 

2016 Auction photos;

BDA’s 2017 Benefit Auction is generously sponsored by:


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