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02/03/19 - 02/27/19 at All Day

Longfellow Days 2019

LONGFELLOW DAYS 2019
A LITERARY LEGACY
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was inspired by earlier poets, both international and local, and his influence on those who followed him was enormous. For our fifteenth year of Longfellow Days, we expand our lens to look at some other 19th-century poets from Maine – some well-known, and others perhaps too easily forgotten.

Sunday, February 3, 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 Dawn Potter, Judith Robbins, and Reid Urban. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Thursday, February 7, 10:30 AM • COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THORNTON OAKS
This informal gathering is open to everyone, so please bring and share a poem (your own or another’s). Refreshments. Merrymeeting Room, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way (off Baribeau Drive)

Friday, February 8, 6:30 PM (snow date, February 9) • ANTICIPATING MAINE’S BICENTENNIAL
As we look ahead to Longfellow Days 2020 and a focus on Maine’s 200th birthday, University of Maine Professor Liam Riordan will offer perspectives on Maine Statehood, including the role of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s relatives in that history. In partnership with the Pejepscot Historical Society. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 10, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART TWO
Maine poets Mike Bove, Colin Cheney, and Cyndle Plaisted Rials are featured. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Sunday, February 10, 4:00 PM • IN THE POET’S PARLOUR
John Babin, author and visitor services manager for the Maine Historical Society’s Wadsworth-Longfellow House, will offer two talks on Longfellow’s literary relationships. The first, this evening, will discuss HWL’s connections with the Fireside poets and writers such as Nathaniel Hawthorne. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Saturday, February 16, 11:00 AM • FAMILY MORNING AT THE MOVIES: CAPTAIN JANUARY
Yes, we’re showing a Shirley Temple movie! That’s because Captain January, one of her sweetest, was based on a novel by Maine’s Laura E. Richards. The author was also renowned for her nonsense poetry for children, over which we’ll twist our tongues a bit. And Bowdoin College film professor Tricia Welsch will tell us more about Shirley. Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College

Saturday, February 16, 1:00 & 2:00 PM • TOURS OF THE JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN MUSEUM
Longfellow Days and the Pejepscot Historical Society co-host tours of one of Longfellow’s residences in Brunswick – later home to Maine Governor and Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain. 226 Maine Street

Sunday, February 17, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE
Come in out of the cold. The Library’s fireplace will be glowing as poets Adrian Blevins, Jason Whitney, and meg willing present their work. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Monday, February 18, 7:00 PM • THE POET OF TILBURY TOWN
Gary Lawless, poet and co-owner of Gulf of Maine books, will guide us in an appreciation of Gardiner’s Edwin Arlington Robinson, of Richard Cory fame. Come help us read Robinson’s always interesting, sometimes downbeat, often life-affirming poems aloud. The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row

Tuesday, February 19, 2:00 PM • COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THE HIGHLANDS
Ted and Ruth Bookey host this informal poetry-sharing gathering for the community. Bring your own work or favorites by others. Refreshments. Georgetown Parlor, Maine Lodge, The Highlands, 30 Governors Way, Topsham

Wednesday, February 20, 12:15 PM • LONGFELLOW LEADING THE WAY
John Babin of the Maine Historical Society continues his examination of Longfellow’s literary relationships, highlighting some of the poets who were shaped by the writer and his work. (Perhaps you’re one of them!) This event is part of the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program. Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Sunday, February 24, 10:00 AM • LITERARY CHAPEL SERVICE
The focus of this ecumenical service, led by Rev. Sylvia Stocker, is Brunswick poet Robert Peter Tristram Coffin (note exhibit below). Great-nephew James P. Coffin will share poetry and family history. Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his church in 1878. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 24, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART FOUR
Our final installment features poets Alan Clark, Thomas Moore, and Mihku Paul. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 27, 7 PM • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY
He’s a mere 212 today – and always a party animal. Gary Lawless is back to assist with our everyone’s-welcome poetry open mic. Pam Burr Smith is our featured reader. Add your voice! Come read your work, and enjoy some cake. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

 

Bolos Brunswick Maine Logo 02/28/19 at 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The BDA Bowl + Mardi Gras Party Fundraiser!

Please join us for a fun night of Bowling, Mardi Gras Party, Food and Prizes at Bolos Cantina Kitchen & Candlepin on Thursday, February 28th!

Get your friends or co-workers together to form a bowling team, don your best Mardi Gras attire and have fun while fundraising for the Brunswick Downtown Association at Brunswick’s newest hot spot – Bolos!

$105 per team*. Teams consist of 2 to 6 bowlers. Limit of 4 teams per hour. REGISTER your team today! 

*Ticket price includes one free House Margarita, Craft Beer or glass of wine. Plus, fun prizes!!

Register Here button for the BDA Bowl and Mardi Gras Party at Bolos

 

 


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04/05/19 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA Speaker Series presents: Dale Arnold

The BDA Speaker Series presents:

Dale Arnold
Named “Best Boston Sports Talk Show Host” by Boston Magazine.
Author of “If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Bruins: Stories from the Boston Bruins Ice, Locker Room, and Press Box”.

Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick. Breakfast service will begin at 7:30 am. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. $20 per person.

 

 


Dale Everett Arnold
 is a New England sportscaster, host of Boston Bruins broadcasts on NESN and co-host of talk radio shows on WEEI. He was the Bruins’ play-by-play announcer on NESN, the only person who has done play-by-play broadcasts for all five of the Boston area’s major professional sports franchises. Arnold grew up in Maine and attended Brunswick and Mt. Ararat High Schools prior to attending Bowdoin College.Dale Arnold is the co-host of the Dale & Holley Show on WEEI and host of Boston Bruins hockey on NESN. He is a two-time Emmy Award winning sportscaster and the only person to do play-by-play for all five Boston teams. Now an author, he will be signing copies of his first book “IJThese Walls Could Talk Bos­ton Bruins”. As a longtime broadcaster for the team, he has witnessed more than his fair share of that history up close and personal. Through singular anecdotes only Arnold can tell as well as conversations with current and past players, this book provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, insider’s look into the great moments, the low­lights, and everything in between. Bruins fans will not want to miss this book.

Career
Bowdoin College alumnus, Arnold began calling games for the school teams while a student there in the mid-1970s. In 1979, he succeeded Mike Emrick as the voice of the Maine Mariners. He joined the New Jersey Devils with Doc Emrick as their radio announcer in 1986, before returning to New England two years later. Dale also hosted a weekend show on WFAN with The Mad Dog Chris Russo to discuss Greater New York City Sports. Arnold called New England Patriots games from 1988–90, and provided play-by-play coverage for Bruins home games from 1995-2007. In July 2007 he was replaced by former ESPN sportscaster Jack Edwardsas Bruins play-by-play telecaster.

Arnold has been with WEEI radio since its inception in 1991 at 590 kHz, then as Sportsradio 850, then moving to WEEI-FM with other locally produced programs. He first hosted a late-morning show from 10 AM to 1 PM, before being teamed up with Eddie Andelman on a show called the A-Team. After Andelman’s departure from WEEI in 2001, he was paired with former television sportscaster Bob Neumeier on the Dale & Neumy Show. After Neumeier left the station in 2005, Arnold paired with former Boston Globe columnist Michael Holley on The Dale & Holley Show from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Houston, TX 2-2-17: Dale Arnold (left) and Michael Holley (right) co-hosts of the Dale & Holley Show are pictured as they do their show on “Radio Row” in the Media Center at the Super Bowl. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) reporter: various topic: Super Bowl

On February 11, 2008, Entercom put Arnold on the four-person Boston Red Sox radio broadcast team, working with Joe Castiglione when Dave O’Brien was on ESPN.

In February 2011, WEEI shifted Arnold to weekend duty while Holley became co-host of the Big Show during afternoon drive time.[5] Arnold subsequently hosted a Sunday morning talk show on WEEI with Steve Buckley.

On February 28, 2018, the show was renamed the Dale and Keefe show after long time co-host Michael Holley announced at the 5 o’clock hour that he would be leaving WEEI immediately after the show to pursue a full time television role with NBC Sports Boston.


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06/14/19 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK
ARTWALK • MUSIC • THEATER
4 to 7 PM, 2nd Friday each month (June – September)

2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Schedule: to follow
2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Map & Listings: to follow

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: events.constantcontact.com/register. Questions? Call 729-4439 or email admin@brunswickdowntown.org
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing admin@brunswickdowntown.org.

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

       

06/22/19 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community BBQ

Please join the BDA at a Community BBQ as we pay Tribute to First Responders to recognize their service and dedication to our community AND WELCOME New Residents to Brunswick! 

A tribute to Emergency Service Providers. Fun, family, food & music on the Town Mall.

Adults: $5 per person. Kids: 5 and under $3, all cooked by Celebrity grillers! No fee for First Responders.
Meal includes choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage. Tickets only available at the door.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Everyone welcome!

Fun games and activities for the whole family.  

Event sponsors:

The Senter Fund

 

 

   

Live music, Family Games, Face Painting, Bounce House by Pathway Vineyard, Tractor-Train Rides by Ray Labbe & Sons, Active Fire Trucks to explore, and more!

Music on the Mall summer concerts graphic 06/26/19 - 08/28/19 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick Town Mall (Green- see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.

2019 Concert Schedule:

DATEBAND/PERFORMER
June 26Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 3 Nicki Hunt Band - Pop Rock
July 10Ronda Dale - Patsy Cline Special
July 17Mes Amis - Gypsy Jazz
July 24Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations - A powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music.
July 31JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
August 7Delta Knights - Swing, Rock n' Roll, Blues
August 14Dirty McGurdy - Dance Music from the 50's on
August 21Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers from MSMT's shows. Begins at 5:30!
August 28Three's Country - Country rock

All concerts start at 6 PM unless otherwise noted.
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.

 

07/12/19 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK
ARTWALK • MUSIC • THEATER
4 to 7 PM, 2nd Friday each month (June – September)

2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Schedule: to follow
2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Map & Listings: to follow

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: events.constantcontact.com/register. Questions? Call 729-4439 or email admin@brunswickdowntown.org
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing admin@brunswickdowntown.org.

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

       

08/09/19 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK
ARTWALK • MUSIC • THEATER
4 to 7 PM, 2nd Friday each month (June – September)

2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Schedule: to follow
2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Map & Listings: to follow

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: events.constantcontact.com/register. Questions? Call 729-4439 or email admin@brunswickdowntown.org
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing admin@brunswickdowntown.org.

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

       

08/17/19 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information for the 2019 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival. Exhibiting Artists:  Click Here to apply.

Best in Show: Stephen Previte

Congratulations to the 2018 award winning artists:

** Best in Show: Stephen Previte – Previte Fine Art

1st Place Painting: Ryan Kohler – Ryan Koher Paintings
2nd Place Painting: Irene E. Rothe
1st Place Mixed Media: Ann Rinehardt Fine Artist
2nd Place Mixed Media: Erik Minzer – 
Minzner Fine Art
1st Place Photography: Josh Axelrod –  Josh Axelrod Photography
2nd Place Photography: Benjamin Williamson – Benjamin Williamson Photography
1st Place Craft: Lacey Goodrich – Lacey Pots
2nd Place Craft: Jeffrey Lipton – Jeffrey Lipton Pottery
1st Place Graphic/Drawing: Kathleen Buchanan, Grey Seal Press
2nd Place Graphic/Drawing: Greg Stones – 
Greg Stones Art & Illustration
1st Place Jewelry: Janet Moller – Dancing Stone Studio
2nd Place Jewelry: Lee Centeno – 
Leep Jewelry/Lee Centeno Designs

Judging the exhibiting artists this year was Mark Little, Artist/Painter & Curator for The Frank Brockman Gallery, Lynne Thomas-Harrison, Jeweler, and Tim McCreight, metalsmith, designer, and teacher.

2018 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival Sponsors:

 

 

Ray Labbe & Sons


 

 

 

 

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09/13/19 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK

2nd FRIDAY BRUNSWICK
ARTWALK • MUSIC • THEATER
4 to 7 PM, 2nd Friday each month (June – September)

2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Schedule: to follow
2nd Friday BRUNSWICK Map & Listings: to follow

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex. Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 40 artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register at: events.constantcontact.com/register. Questions? Call 729-4439 or email admin@brunswickdowntown.org
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing admin@brunswickdowntown.org.

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

       

10/17/19 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Magic on Maine - BDA's Benefit Auction

Brunswick Downtown Association Benefit Auction graphic

Join us for BDA’s benefit auction!

You are invited to Brunswick Downtown Association’s Magic on Maine, a Live & Silent Auction, taking place on ThursdayOctober 17th from 5 to 7:30 pm at The DanielSilent Auction: 5:00 to 6:30. Live Auction: 6:45 to 7:30. Appetizers, Silent Auction, Live Auction, Desserts. Cash Bar.

Magic on Maine will offer a wide variety of enticing items and exciting experiences or bid at a Silent and Live Auction.

Auctioneer: John D. Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Auction proceeds support BDA programs and community events:  Music on the Mall, the Community BBQ, the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, The Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund to light up the trees on the Town Mall and Maine Street! The BDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

2018 Live AUCTION items (partial list): 

2 tickets to Patriots VS Jets with  transportation + tailgate party.

Rough & Tumble Tote + 1/2 Day Sail with Harpswell Sailing Co.

2 tickets on the Downeaster + 2 tickets Bruins VS New York Islanders in Executive Suite over Center Ice. Value $750

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 night stay at Bailey Island Motel. GC to Cook’s Lobster & Ale, 2 hour sail on Schooner ALERT.

Dinner for 2 at The Brunswick Inn Tuesday Plat Du Jour Dinners.

Authentic Chinese Appetizers for 8, delivered to your home. Prepared by Mike Feldman.

1 night at Boothbay Harbor Oceanside Golf Resort + two rounds of golf at the country club. Value: $500

4 rounds of golf (18 hole course) at the Brunswick Golf Course with carts. Value $240

Poland Springs Golf Package – 4 rounds of golf with cart (18 holes course), lunch, tour of Museum. Value: $400

MSMT 2019 Season Tickets for two to four Main Stage Shows: GC’s to four restaurants. Value $650

 

Sebasco Harbor Resort – Oceanside Golf Getaway: Overnight Stay; 2 Days Unlimited Golf. Value: $425

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 event, generously sponsored by:

    

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