04/03/17 - 04/13/17 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
04/07/17 - 04/08/17 at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Used Book Sale will take place on Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 at Merrymeeting Plaza, 147 Bath Road #A1 (between Shaw’s and CVS) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thousands of gently used books have been donated and sorted into every major category and will be available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Herb Paris Health Career Scholarship Fund and other vital hospital projects.
Book donations will be accepted Saturday, March 4 and continue every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. – 12 noon through April 1. Just pull up to the door and volunteers will assist in unloading your car of the books. All books, except encyclopedias, text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, magazines or soiled and damaged books are welcome. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call (207) 373-6015.
04/08/17 at 12:00 am
The Theater Project of Brunswick, Maine is excited to continue their 45th Anniversary Season with the next production in a season of original plays by Maine playwrights. “The ANZACS: Lest We Forget”, will be a multi-media evening of story and song, onstage April 6 – 15, written by Michele Livermore Wigton and based on The Anzacs, 100 Years On by author Ted Egan. “The ANZACS: Lest We Forget” will tell the story of the beginnings of a formidable fighting force – the Australian New Zealand Army Corps – as well as the extreme conditions of war in the 20th century, and the effects of battle on the ANZACS and those who waited at home during WWI.
Ted Egan, listed among “Australia’s National Living Treasures,” has generously allowed The Theater Project to use his music, his words, and his family’s own history to produce this new work. Ted Egan has for 40 years been writing and recording songs, filming and writing about the spirit of the Australian people. “I come to this topic with a strong family connection and interest,” writes Egan. “My mother, Grace Brennan, had three brothers who volunteered to join the Australian Light Horse in 1914. Jack Brennan was killed at Gallipoli, Bob Brennan served three years straight in the horror of the Western Front. Martin Brennan went to the Middle East after Gallipoli, engaged in many conflicts, was briefly a prisoner of war, escaped, and rejoined his regiment. I wrote my Song for Grace to record, word for word, the story my mother told me when I was twelve.”
Three years ago, local businessman Sam Kelley – a huge fan of Ted Egan’s music for over 30 years – approached Michele Livermore Wigton, Theater Project veteran and playwright, with the idea for this work. A Vietnam veteran himself, Kelley believed that Egan’s music and his family’s story of war would make an incredible play. The Theater Project decided to commission the piece and with the help of Sam Kelley in Maine and Ted Egan in Australia, they will open “The ANZACS, Lest We Forget” on April 6th for two weekends. “Sam’s passion for the music has inspired us all and his love of America and the injustices of war has led to a beautiful relationship and meaningful play”, said Executive Director Wendy Poole.
“The ANZACS: Lest We Forget” runs April 6 – April 15. Performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Friday/Saturdays at 8:00 pm, and Sunday 4/9 at 2:00 pm (no Sunday performance on 4/16). All performance dates are Pay-What-You-Want, with a suggested price of $20, available online anytime at theaterproject.com or at 729-8584. The Theater Project is located at 14 School Street in Brunswick, and is a 501(c)(3) organization.
04/08/17 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. Visit www.midcoasthealth.com/yardsale for more information.
04/08/17 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Chamberlain Museum and Skolfield-Whittier House Volunteer Guide Training
Pejepcot Historical Society is seeking volunteer tour guides for both the Chamberlain Museum and the Skolfield-Whittier House in downtown Brunswick. Learn more about local history and connecting with the community at one of our volunteer training sessions! Refreshments will be served. Please call or email to reserve a spot!
04/08/17 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Saturday, April 8th, from 10am to 4pm, IT’S ALL GOOD RESALE will host their 6th anniversary event with an RED CARPET gala and IT’S ALL GOOD Fashion Show featuring all of the shop’s lovely shoppers as models. Hit the runway with your favorite IT’S ALL GOOD outfit and accessories and receive 30% off your total purchase.
04/08/17 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Good Food, Good Friends!
Brunswick United Methodist Church’s Public Supper
Reservations are accepted but not required.
Corners of 320 Church and Raymond Rds., Brunswick, Maine
207-725-2185 for reservations or more information. Adults $8, Children $4
04/08/17 - 04/09/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Oratorio Chorale presents the rich and diverse music of 17th- and 18th-century composers with “Baroque Beauties” April 8–9 in Falmouth and Brunswick. Concerts take place Saturday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Falmouth, and Sunday, April 9, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.
Sweetest in the Gale, the Chorale’s women’s chamber chorus, shares the contrast and brilliance of works by Tomàs Victoria, Giovanni Pergolesi, Claudio Monteverdi, and Baroque women composers Barbara Strozzi and Caterina Assandra.
The chorus will be joined by soloists Mary Sullivan, the Oratorio Chorale’s artist-in-residence, and Jenna Guiggey of St. Mary Schola.
“‘Baroque’ is synonymous with drama, emotions, and magnificence,” says Oratorio Chorale Artistic Director Emily Isaacson.
“Opera was invented during this period, and the theatrical flair resonated through all other art forms. Composers were interested in how they could use music to move the listener’s emotions. This music dances, soars and tugs at your heart strings.”
The chorus and soloists will be accompanied by a string quartet (two violins, a viola and cello) and organ continuo from the Maine Chamber Ensemble.
04/08/17 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The UUCB Concerts for a Cause series presents the esteemed choral group WOMEN IN HARMONY on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle Street, Brunswick.
Women in Harmony is a Portland-based chorus of 60 women’s voices, which has been singing for social justice for over 20 years. It is a diverse group of gay and straight, musically sophisticated and musically untrained women who unite in song and a spirit of fairness. Women in Harmony is dedicated both to musical excellence and social justice. This intersection of high-quality music and thoughtful social action gives them a unique niche among singing groups in Northern New England. The chorus serves the community by providing learning opportunities for women of diverse musical backgrounds, partnering regularly with other local organizations, and promoting the work of women composers and musicians. Women in Harmony sings for unity among women, advocating social, political, and economic equality for all. Their music is culturally and stylistically varied, daring, and full of life. The songs, while diverse in style, all convey the importance of connection and community.
Under the direction of Dr. Catherine Beller-McKenna, Women in Harmony presents a concert of choral music that reflects its vision for the world, including songs about working to make the world a better place. Their songs convey the need for action, for honoring the earth and one another, for seeking unity among people, and helping those in need. The program includes Holly Nears “Fired Up”, “Common Woman” by The Righteous Mothers, “Arlington” and “One Voice” by the Wailin’ Jennys, “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House” (made famous by Cab Calloway), “Bound for Freedom”, “Swimming to the Other Side” by Emma’s Revolution, and more.
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
Proceeds from the Concerts for a Cause series raises money for church programming and local charities.
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