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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.

 

02/12/18 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ounce of Prevention: Healthful Eating

On Monday, February 12, the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness presents Healthful Eating, the latest discussion in the Ounce of Prevention series.

Join Christa Jacobs, RD, LDN, Director of Food & Nutrition Services for Mid Coast Hospital, as you learn how to select foods to optimize health, the ways food can impact energy levels, and how to modify food choices to suit medical needs.

For more information, please call (207) 373-3646.

02/12/18 at 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Scooping for Community

Scooping for Community is Gelato Fiasco’s largest community initiative.

Join us on February 12, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m at the Brunswick Gelato Fiasco located at 74 Maine Street.

On the day of the event, 100% of eligible sales from customers identifying themselves as our supporters are donated to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust. You only need to tell the server you are a BTLT support or show a flyer, email, newsletter, or webpage and the full amount of your eligible purchase will be donated to BTLT.

Eligible sales include pre-tax sales of gelato dishes, cones, coffees, teas, affogatos, Create-a-Pints (limit three per party for donation), and Mystery Pints. Pre-packed freezer pints, bottled drinks, bagged coffee, cookies, shakes, specials, The Fiasco, gift cards, and other gifts are not eligible.

A HUGE thank you to Gelato Fiasco and all the community members who are willing to support us in this way!

02/12/18 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Twinkle Star Dance & Tumble Tots

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.

02/12/18 at 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

HS-ACUPUNCTURE.COM's Community Acupuncture

MONDAYS in JANUARY for All Your Health Intentions.

HS-ACUPUNCTURE.COM‘s Community Acupuncture will be offered from 3:30-6:30 pm ~ February 5, 12 & 26. 

…. Text ahead for reservations for acupuncture in this peaceful, group setting: (207) 266-8633. Suggested donation is $20.

The community format is an affordable way to support your health goals, de-stress after a long day, or try acupuncture for the first time. Many people are now experiencing the increased quality of life that results from regular and good acupuncture care. Come join us, on your own or bring a friend.

02/12/18 at 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Tennis for Kids

Have your kids join us on the court to learn the sport of a lifetime!

Kids will play fun games as they learn skills and strategies. RED BALL (ages 4 1/2-7) meets Mondays and/or Wednesday from 4:15-5pm.

Cost is $40/1 day/week for a month; $65/2 days/week for a month. ORANGE BALL meets Mon and/or Wed from 5-6pm, same cost. To register call 729-8433 or email jason.terry718@gmail.com. See you on the courts!

02/12/18 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ying Quartet Winter Concert

Bowdoin International Music Festival Artistic Directors David Ying and Phillip Ying bring their Quartet to Brunswick for a special concert this Bowdoin International Music Festival logoFebruary in partnership with Bowdoin College. The program begins with Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 74, composed amid the tumultuous invasion of Vienna by Napoleon’s army, and nicknamed the “Harp” after the frequent pizzicato figures bounced between the players. This is followed by Conference of the Birds, commissioned by the Ying Quartet with funds from the Institute of American Music and freshly composed by Christopher Theofanidis, who was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. The program closes with Dvo?ák’s String Quartet No. 11, a work commissioned by a Viennese ensemble in which Dvo?ák pays tribute to the quartet tradition of that city, but not without evoking his Czech heritage in the folk music gestures of the exuberant Finale.

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