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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:

Curtis Memorial Library logo 09/01/17 - 09/30/17 at All Day

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month at Curtis

September is National Library Card Sign Up Month at Curtis! A World of Possibility awaits you at Curtis Curtis Memorial Library logoMemorial Library, with nearly 140,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, audio and e-books/e-magazines available to library cardholders, as well as hundreds of free educational programs, films, hands-on workshops and more.

Learn more about acquiring a Curtis Library Card (free to all Brunswick and Harpswell residents – fee for others), click here.


09/06/17 - 09/07/17 at 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Whiskey Wednesday

Join us in The Tavern every Wednesday for the featured premium Whiskey- it could be Scotch, Bourbon, or Rye.

Join us each week to see what we open next. The special pricing lasts for the night – or until the bottle is empty!

The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern


09/07/17 at All Day

Ride The Amtrak Great Dome Car

Passengers who ride on the Amtrak Downeaster between August 19 and September 24, 2017, will be able to see Northern New England like never before!  Amtrak’s Great Dome rail car is returning to Maine and will travel along with the Amtrak Downeaster on four trips each day.  The vintage Dome was built in 1955 and features an upper level with windows on all sides (including the roof) that will offer passengers panoramic views of the scenic villages, coastline, marshes, streams and landscapes located all along the Downeaster route.

The seats in the upper level of the dome car are available at no extra cost, but they are unreserved and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passengers are encouraged to rotate in and out of the Dome car to allow all passengers the ability to enjoy this unique experience.

The Great Dome Car is available on the following Downeaster trains*:

M-F Weekday Train #682, #683, #688, #689

Saturday Trains #692, #693, #696, #697

Sunday Trains #690, #691, #698, #699

Chans Home Health & Hospice logo 09/07/17 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hospice Volunteer Training Program

CHANS Home Health & Hospice is offering a free training course for individuals interested in becoming a Hospice Volunteer. The Volunteer Training Program will begin on September 7 and run for ten consecutive weeks on Thursdays, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Classes will be held in the conference room at CHANS Hospice located at 45 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted to the program.

This free training prepares individuals to deal compassionately and sensitively with end-of-life issues in a volunteer capacity. Topics covered will include an introduction to the hospice philosophy, ethical issues, communication, spirituality, grief and loss, and other topics that facilitate the therapeutic relationship between the patient, family, and volunteer.

Once certified a Hospice Volunteer will be able to offer individualized support, through the CHANS Home Health & Hospice, to a person with a terminal illness, and their family, during the last phases of life. Volunteers serve as companions to the terminally ill and may be a supportive listener, run errands, and/or provide respite for caregivers. Volunteers may also be in contact with family and friends after a loved one has died in order to provide grief support. Volunteers are supported by the Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, the Hospice Volunteer community, and continuing educational offerings.Chans Home Health & Hospice logo

For more information, or to register for the training, please call Margaret Zillioux, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator at (207) 721-1271, or email Applications will be accepted through August 25.

09/07/17 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Conversation With Sir Paul Ruddock

In conjunction with the opening of the Ivory Mirror at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, collector and philanthropist Sir Paul Ruddock, will talk about the pleasures of collecting, the delights of medieval ivories, and the importance of art to civilization. Facilitated by Stephen Perkinson, Peter M. Small Associate Professor of Art History. This event is free, but registration is required as seating is limited. Photo: Sir Paul Ruddock at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Register to attend this event.

Curtis Memorial Library logo 09/07/17 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get Reel! Film Series: Sacred Cod

SACRED COD is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.

Join Coastal  Enterprises Inc., Camden International Film Festival, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, The Nature Conservancy, Curtis Memorial Library, and Working Films to learn more about the fight for this New England  tradition.

This documentary screening is part of Curtis Library’s Get Reel! Film Series, pairing a documentary with local relevance and inviting community conversation and discussion around the topic.

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