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02/04/18 - 02/27/18 at All Day

Longfellow Days 2018

LONGFELLOW DAYS 2018
“THE HEART HATH ITS OWN MEMORY”
This year we explore the phenomenon of nostalgia, of looking back, through the lens of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The poet was fascinated with heroic figures of antiquity, and he wrote sensitively, emotionally about his own life experiences and the aging process. We will also look back at Longfellow’s reputation, the ways in which his talents have been viewed through the decades.

Sunday, February 4, 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 Longfellow Days’ friend, Herbert Coursen. Each has been nominated by a poet from a prior year. We begin with Kristen Case, Maureen Thorson, and Beau Williams. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library.

Thursday, February 8,  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).

Sunday, February 11, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART TWO
Longfellow Days continues with Maine poets, Jim Glenn Thatcher and Sheila Wellehan, and New Hampshire’s Sarah Anderson, as featured readers. Refreshments with the poets follow.  Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library.

Wednesday, February 14, 12:15 PM | THE CHARM OF READING AND REREADING
Tricia Welsch, Professor of Cinema Studies, is also a passionate, prodigious reader – and she’s writing a book about it. She will share a preview of Loose Leaves, which reflects on a lifetime of reading, here talking about adult rereading of childhood favorites like Heidi and Little Women, and leading a conversation about the books we treasure. There’ll be Valentine’s Day treats. Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library.

Saturday, February 17, 11:00 AM | MORNING AT THE MOVIES
Rather than a Longfellow film, we’re presenting the fourth (1994) film adaptation of one of his contemporary’s classic works: Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. Directed by Gillian Armstrong, it features Christian Bale, Claire Danes, and Winona Ryder. Tricia Welsch returns to provide context and lead discussion around the screening. Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College

Saturday, February 17, 1:00-3:00 PM | AFTERNOON AT THE CHAMBERLAIN MUSEUM
Longfellow Days and Pejepscot Historical Society co-host unique tours of one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s residences in Brunswick – later home to Maine Governor and Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain.. Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum, 226 Maine Street.

Sunday, February 18, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE
Come in out of the cold. Maine college faculty poets Derek Meader (SMCC), Ellen Taylor (UMA), and Shana Youngdahl (UMF) present their work. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library.

Monday, February 19, 10:00 AM | COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THE HIGHLANDS
Ted and Ruth Bookey facilitate an informal gathering for the area community to share favorite poems (your own or others’) at The Highlands. Refreshments. Georgetown Parlor, Maine Lodge, 30 Governors Way, Topsham.

 Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 PM | WE SALUTE YOU!
Come participate in a public read-in as we parse the quintessential “looking back” poem, Moritori Salutamos, which Longfellow wrote for the fiftieth reunion of his Bowdoin College graduating class. Gary Lawless, poet and co-owner of Gulf of Maine books, will emcee. The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row.

Friday, February 23, 7 PM | HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY!
We’re cheating; he’d be 211 in four days, but who’s counting? Gary Lawless is back as our featured reader for an everyone’s-welcome poetry open mic. Come read your work and enjoy some birthday cake. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street.

Sunday, February 25, 10:00 AM | LITERARY CHAPEL SERVICE
The theme for the ecumenical service, led by Rev. Sylvia Stocker, is “Poetry Through the Lifespan.” Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his church in 1878. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

 Sunday, February 25, 1:00 PM | THE COURSEN READINGS, PART FOUR
The final installment features poets Dave Morrison, Jefferson Navicky, and Mihku Paul. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Tuesday, February 27, 4:00 PM | HISTORY OF HENRY IN BRUNSWICK
We have invited John Cross, Secretary of Development and College Relations at Bowdoin, and an unofficial historian of the College, to talk about Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s experience in Brunswick during the 1820s and ‘30s, first as a Bowdoin student and later as an influential faculty member. Note:  This date is HWL’s actual birthday, so bring a kazoo or confetti to celebrate. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Our 2018 theme, the quote at the top, comes from Longfellow’s 1880 poem “From My Arm-Chair.”

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

 

02/10/18 at 12:00 am

Adult Tennis Beginner 123

Looking to learn the sport of a lifetime? Played before but haven’t picked up a racket in awhile? Adult Tennis 123 is perfect for you!

You will learn all tennis strokes over the course of a month. Session start the beginning of each month; choose from one of the following: Tues. 9-10am, Wed. 6-7pm, or Sat. 10-11am. Cost is $55 and includes free court time on the weekends, a free cardio tennis class, a free social tennis mixer, and more! There is an option to join fitness and yoga as well.

Right now there is a half price Groupon for Maine Pines Tennis 123: www.groupon.com/deals/maine-pines-racquet-fitness-1-3. Call 729-8433 or email jason.terry718@gmail.com. See you on the courts.

02/10/18 at 9:15 am - 10:00 am

Broadway Baby Class

Studio 48 Performing Arts Center is launching a new program for Toddlers starting the week of November 6, 2017.

  • Mondays- Twinkle Star Dance 2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots  3-4 pm  Petite Ballet (ages 5-8) 4-5 pm
  • Tuesdays- Creative Movement   3:45-4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – Twinkle Star Dance  2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots 3-4 pm
  • Fridays –   November 10-December 22  ( 6 week program),   Fairy Tale Theater  1:20-2:30 pm
  • Fridays –  January 12-February 16, 2018  (6 week program),  Tiny Tot String Class   1:30-2:30 pm
  • Saturdays-  Broadway Baby Class  9:15-10 am 

To download a brochure, visit us on the web at www.studio48pac.com and on the home page download our brochure.

02/10/18 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

2nd Annual Polar Plunge

Take the plunge to support Oasis Free Clinics! Join us as we jump into the bracing
waters of Casco Bay to raise money for Oasis programs.

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Entry fee is $15.  Register at www.tinyurl.com/OasisPolarPlunge2.  We even have an option to virtually plunge from the warmth of your home!

We encourage you to raise additional money to support Oasis’s work to provide free medical, dental and prescription assistance services to those in need.  Prizes will be given to the highest fundraiser, most creative costume, and others.

We can’t wait to see you in your best swimming attire to support Oasis!

 

 

 

02/10/18 at 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Tiny Tot String Class

Studio 48 Performing Arts Center is launching a new program for Toddlers starting the week of November 6, 2017.

  • Mondays- Twinkle Star Dance 2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots  3-4 pm  Petite Ballet (ages 5-8) 4-5 pm
  • Tuesdays- Creative Movement   3:45-4:30 pm
  • Wednesdays – Twinkle Star Dance  2-3 pm,  Tumble Tots 3-4 pm
  • Fridays –   November 10-December 22  ( 6 week program),   Fairy Tale Theater  1:20-2:30 pm
  • Fridays –  January 12-February 16, 2018  (6 week program),  Tiny Tot String Class   1:30-2:30 pm

  • Saturdays-  Broadway Baby Class  9:15-10 am 

To download a brochure, visit us on the web at www.studio48pac.com and on the home page download our brochure.

02/10/18 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"Ticket To Ride" Game Day

Join us this Saturday at 3 pm for our first game day featuring “Ticket to Ride”, a strategy game that involves collecting cards to ultimately build railroads across the US joining cities along the way.  This is a fun and educational game for ages 8 and up.

Stop in to our shop or call us at 207-729-9545 to reserve your seat at the game table; walk-ins are welcome if space is available.  Come join the fun and meet some friends!  

The event is FREE and refreshments will be available.

02/10/18 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Public Supper

Good Food and Good Friends!

Brunswick United Methodist Church’s Public Supper

Saturday, February 10, 5 – 6:30pm

  • Beans
  • Salads
  • Casseroles
  • Homemade Pies

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

02/10/18 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Picture of Dorian Gray

By Oscar Wilde. Adapted by Merlin Holland and John O’Connor. Directed by Al Miller and featuring The Theater Project’s Professional Ensemble. Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him.
He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old. Oscar Wilde’s only novel caused an immediate scandal when it was first published in 1890 and its themes of youth and decay, innocence and corruption, art and reality are even more relevant to us in the 21st century than in the 19th. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Feb 8 – 18

Thurs/Fri/Sat at 7:30; Sun at 2:00

All tickets Pay-What-You-Want

http://www.theaterproject.com/coming-up

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