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Blackbridge Crossfit logo 02/01/17 - 02/28/17 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free Test Drive for CrossFit/ Bar bell Club

WHAT TO EXPECT

Before you commit to CrossFit, we want you to have an idea of what it’s like. We call this our “test drive”. This workout will be appropriately scaled for your ability level (we’re not going to kill you.) This is an introductory CrossFit workout or “WOD” (Workout of the Day) designed to “get your feet wet” and give you an idea of what a CrossFit workout is like.

You will meet one-on-one with a coach who will work with you and answer any questions you may have. You will then be taken through a warm-up in preparation for the workout. You will get familiar with the basic movements of the workout, and then we will take you through the sample workout. This Test Drive will get your feet wet and provide you with an understanding of what CrossFit is.Black Bridge Crossfit logo-  downtown brunswick

This “Test Drive” will take about an hour. It’s a great opportunity for you to ask as many questions as you want and help us get an understanding of who you are, what your current fitness level/ability is and your fitness goals.

This workout is on us. It’s free. No obligation. We want you to know before you commit, it’s important to us that you know we are here to show you why we love our program and what CrossFit is about.

Blackbridge Crossfit logo 02/01/17 - 02/28/17 at 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Weightlifting/ Bar bell Club

BARBELL CLUB

This class focuses on Olympic lifting and aspects of Power Lifting specifically. This is not “CrossFit” programming, and the primary focus is on perfecting the Olympic lifts in terms of form, technique and execution.

This program is one on one coaching in a casual atmosphere from a skilled coach. You will receive critiques in your movements as well as video analysis to break down your movement patterns and make the necessary adjustments to bring your Olympic lifting skills to a higher performance level. If you are an experienced Olympic Lifter or Power Lifter, we welcome you to drop in and work out with us and share knowledge and skill. This is a less structured atmosphere than our CrossFit classes.Blackbridge Crossfit logo - downtown Brunswick

We have found that this will improve overall performance in CrossFit as well. However, if you are not interested in “CrossFit” but want to improve your power out­put, get stronger and work on your speed and mobility, this is the option for you.

02/05/17 - 02/26/17 at 12:00 am

Longfellow Days 2017

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Since the 1830s, Longfellow’s works have often been interpreted visually: countless illustrations accompanying his poetry, theatrical productions, movie adaptationsand memorabilia. This year we will view some of these forms – and also glimpse the 19th-century world that Longfellow witnessed, sketched, and from which he drew inspiration.

Sunday, February 5, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART ONE
Many superb writers have graced Brunswick and its vicinity through the years. We feature twelve of them in a four-part Sunday series named for the late poet and great Longfellow Days friend, Herbert Coursen. We begin with Mohamed Omar, Daniel Duff Plunkett, Zosia Szatkowski, and Jeffrey Thomson. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Thursday, February 9,  10:00 AM | COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THORNTON OAKS
This informal gathering, facilitated by poets Ted and Ruth Bookey, is open to everyone, so please bring and share 
a poem. Refreshments. Merrymeeting Room, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way (off Baribeau Drive)

Saturday, February 11, 11:00 AM | MORNING AT THE MOVIES
To reflect on Longfellow’s times and our own, a screening of John Ford’s 1939 film Young Mr. Lincoln with Henry Fonda, accompanied by a short subject featuring one of Longfellow’s best-known works. Opening remarks by Tricia Welsch, Professor of Film Studies at Bowdoin.Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College

Saturday, February 11, 1:00-3:00 PM | AFTERNOON AT THE CHAMBERLAIN MUSEUM
Tours on the half-hour of one of Longfellow’s residences in Brunswick – later home to Maine Governor and Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain – courtesy of the Pejepscot Historical Society. Behind the scenes glimpse of the apartment originally part of the Longfellow Rooms.  Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 226 Maine Street

Sunday, February 12, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART TWO

Maine poets Valerie Egar, Jim McKenna and Kathleen Sullivan are featured. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 15, 12:15 PM | LOOKING AT THE 19TH CENTURY
Bernard Fishman, Director of the Maine State Museum, is also an avid collector and presenter of stereo views. He will bring his discerning eye and knowledge of history to a presentation of scenes from HWL’s New England environs and European travels, all contemporary withLongfellow’s life and seen as the poet would have seen them. 3-D glasses provided! Presented in partnership with the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program. Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Sunday, February 19, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE
Come in out of the cold.  Poets Julia Bouwsma, Suzanne Simmons, and Doug Woodsum present their work. Refreshments. Fireplace Room,Curtis Memorial Library

Thursday, February 23, 10:00 AM | COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THE HIGHLANDS
Ted and Ruth Bookey facilitate more informal sharing of favorite poems (your own or others’) at The Highlands. Refreshments. GeorgetownParlor, Maine Lodge, 30 Governors Way, Topsham

Friday, February 24, 7 PM | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY!
We’re celebrating a few days early, and Maine’s Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will be our special guest and featured reader for aneveryone’s-welcome poetry open mic. Come read your work and enjoy some cake.  Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 26, 10:00 AM | LITERARY CHAPEL SERVICE
The theme for the service, led by Rev. Sylvia Stocker, will be “An Artist in Changing Times.” Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his Unitarian church in 1878. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 26, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART FOUR
The final installment features poets Dennis Camier, Sonja Johanson, and Suzanne Langlois. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

EXHIBITION!

Throughout the month of February, the Curtis Memorial Library will display a variety of images associated with Longfellow: Victorian illustrations, sheet music covers, souvenir items, and a few of the poet’s own sketches.

Longfellow Days is a program of the Brunswick Downtown Association, with support from Bowdoin College, the Nathaniel Davis Fund, and the Association of Bowdoin Friends. All programs are free of charge.

 

Blackbridge Crossfit logo 02/06/17 - 02/24/17 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fundamentals of CrossFit

We require all of our new athletes, regardless of fitness level, to go through our Fundamentals program.

If you are a seasoned CrossFitter (CrossFitting for more than 6 months) from another gym you will not be required to retake our fundamentals program. 

Our comprehensive fundamentals program takes you through the following:

• CrossFit’s 9 foundational movements.Black Bridge Crossfit logo

• Familiarization with the basic Olympic Lifts.

• Familiarization with CrossFit vernacular and acronyms.

• You will learn how to work out and do it well.

• Proficiency with the basics of CrossFit so that we can prepare you for the regular classes.

Is CrossFit is for you? You can always find out with a free Test Drive!

 
02/17/17 - 02/24/17 at All Day

2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

FILM: 2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

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Fri Feb 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Feb 18 | 2pm
Sun Feb 19 | 3pm, 7pm
Tues Feb 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Feb 22 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 23 | 2pm
Fri Feb 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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2017 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Exact program and running time TBA after the nominations are announced on January 24th

For the 12th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 10th. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26th.

New Ventures Maine logo 02/23/17 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work for Yourself@50+

Are you over 50 and looking for ways to improve your current financial situation? Work for Yourself@50+ has the information you need to succeed. It will help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps; it is a careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself.New Ventures Maine

For additional information, visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself.  Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible in part through a grant from The Hartford.

To register please call 888-339-5617.

02/23/17 at 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Yoga for Cancer

Yoga for Cancer is a FREE weekly program designed to limit stress, reduce fatigue, and promote healing for cancer patients—pre, post, or during treatment. What to expect: A better sense of well being, stimulated immune system, help with building bone density, increased strength and flexibility. Walk-ins welcome!

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02/23/17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Appalachian Odyssey: a 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail

SPECIAL: Appalachian Odyssey: a 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail

SHOWTIMES: Thurs Feb 23 | 7pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

Maine native and insatiable (10,000 mile) hiker Jeff Ryan has just published his first book: Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail. For nearly 3 decades, Jeff hiked a section of the trail with the same friend (they started hiking in 1985 and completed the AT in 2013).

This is not a “we ate oatmeal and walked 12 miles” narrative. It is a story rich with meaning that speaks to challenges, perseverance and friendship. It is one told through a mixture of stunning photography and humor as well. This is a fundraiser for Teens To Trails, a local non-profit dedicated to increasing outdoor opportunities for teens.

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