04/03/17 - 04/13/17 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
04/05/17 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ArtWalks Strengthen Maine Communities –
Tips, tricks and impact at the first ArtWalk Maine Summit
The Brunswick Downtown Association, CEI, and the Maine Arts Commission teamed up to make this statewide “ArtWalk Maine Summit” event happen in Brunswick!
FMI and event registration, visit: artwalkmaine.org
What enticing events is your community planning this summer? While Mainers are slowly emerging from the winter doldrums, communities from all across the state are beginning to plan for warmer days ahead. For many towns, this means organizing artwalks.
On April 5 in Brunswick, the Maine Arts Commission invites community organizers to participate in the ArtWalk Maine 2017 Summit. Event organizers and community development leaders are invited to share their ideas for the upcoming season; how they are doing it; and to explore new ways the arts community can contribute to the vibrancy of Maine towns and cities.
“If you’ve never been to an artwalk in Maine, you’re missing out,” said Kerstin Gilg, the Maine Arts Commission coordinator of the ArtWalk Maine Summit. “It’s a great way to get out into your
The April 5 summit is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Coastal Enterprises Inc. at 30 Federal Street. The event will include a panel discussion followed by focused breakout sessions related to the triumphs and challenges of producing community events.
Artwalks gather artists, arts organizations, and community members in the celebration of the arts and cultural tourism within local communities. First Friday in Portland is the most attended Maine artwalk, but there are over a dozen additional walks that happen regularly throughout the state.
Each year Maine communities host over 80 artwalks that highlight world-class art museums, galleries, artist studios, revitalized mills, local businesses, restaurants, and even live performances. Some walks occur year-round every month, while others focus on a May to December timetable, and some are semi-random. While some walks are supported by the city, others rely on local organizations and individual contributions. All artwalks share a common interest in creating value for the local culture and economy.
The Artwalk Maine initiative was started in 2010 with support from the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Office of Tourism and The Maine Community Foundation. As part of the project, information from Maine communities hosting regularly scheduled artwalks, open studios, and gallery crawls is collected and posted to a dedicated website. In 2011 The Maine Arts Commission took over the administration of the site and became the primary contact for ArtWalk Maine.
For more information and event registration, visit: http://artwalkmaine.org/
The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state’s cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.
04/05/17 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary is seeking donations for the Grand and Glorious Yard Sale.
Donations can be dropped off every Wednesday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon through May 13 at Merrymeeting Plaza, 147 Bath Road in Brunswick.
For furniture pick-up, or if donating the contents of a home or business, call (207) 373-6015. All donations are tax deductible.
The Yard Sale is open to the public in a suite of boutiques at Merrymeeting Plaza May 19 – 21.
04/05/17 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Junior Kids Tennis is a fast growing lifetime sport! Have your kids join us at Maine Pines on the court for fun games and drills as they learn to play tennis.
Preschool kids meet Thurs from 11:45-12:30, kids ages 4-7 meet on Mon and/or Wed from 4-5, kids ages 8-11 meet on Mon and/or Wed from 5-6.
Middle School kids meet on T/Th/Fri from 4-5 pm
High School kids meet on T/Th/Fri from 3-4.
Costs vary based on program, but ranges from $40-$69/month. We also offer Saturday Jr. Tennis for kids ages 11-18 and Learn to Rally Saturday tennis for kids ages 4-11.
FMI email email@example.com, or call 729-8433. We hope to see your kids on the courts!
04/05/17 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Eat Our Yards- Food for Thought to Plant Your Plot
Join us for a series of lectures meant to help anyone turn their yard into an edible paradise. Learn to decorate your front lawn with edible ornamentals, turn your backyard into a living kitchen pantry, or grow your own medicine. Beginner gardeners can benefit from talks on vegetable gardening strategies, while experts at small-scale growing can expand their skills with knowledge of perennial fruits and vegetables. All can explore gardening beyond traditional crops with the series’ lectures on how novices can care for bees, mushrooms and livestock. Bring your questions, leave with notes, and grow with us! FMI 725-5242 ext. 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is FREE and open to the public. For more information, visit www.curtislibrary.com/eatouryards
April 5th, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8 PM
04/05/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge. Featured acts include Los Galactacos, Tom Porter and Friends, MicroMassé, Viva and the Reinforcements, LQH, and Darlin’ Corey. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.
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