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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

 

02/10/19 at 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

GMOW Fat Bike+ Brews for a Cause Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Fundraiser

Join the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust on the new trails at Neptune Woods on Brunswick Landing where Six Rivers NEMBA will lead a fat tire mountain bike ride at 11:30am.

After you’ve worked up your appetite, head to Flight Deck Brewing for tasty taps and great company at the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Brews for a Cause Fundraiser. 20% of beer sales and 100% of bar tips will be donated to BTLT!

Riders need to provide their own bikes.

For more information, visit www.btlt.org/events
Event presented by:
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
207-729-7694
info@btlt.org
www.btlt.org

02/10/19 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Longfellow Days - THE COURSEN READINGS, Pt. 2

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 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

Other Longfellow Days Events:

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

 

02/10/19 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Winter Garden Workshop – Plant Propagation from Seeds to Cuttings

Learn to start seeds indoors with this workshop by Stan Wakely, manager at the Urban Garden Center in Topsham.

$5 suggested donation at the door.

This event is one of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Winter Gardening Workshops, a part of our Tom Settlemire Community Garden. The Workshops are a wonderful opportunity each winter to learn from master gardeners through practical lectures and hands-on training. Gardeners of all levels can improve their skills.

Workshops are held on Sundays from January – March each year, from 2:00-3:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

For more information, visit https://www.btlt.org/events/
Event presented by:
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
207-729-7694
info@btlt.org

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02/10/19 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Family Game day

Game day at Fascination Station Toys is BACK.  Please join us Sunday afternoons from 3-5pm for a fun, social, and lightly competitive afternoon playing board games, card games, and more!  This is a great chance to meet new folks, enjoy some refreshments, and check out our game selection and special deals!  Drop us an email, stop in to the store, or call us at 207-729-9545 to reserve your seat at the table!  FREE beverages and snacks.

02/10/19 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date Night: A Relationship Enhancement Workshop for Couples

We welcome ALL couples to our Date Night: Conversations for Connection couples workshops. These 2.5 hour workshops are based on the Hold Me Tight® weekend retreats, and they are intended as introductory educational relationship enhancement workshops based on the book by Dr. Sue Johnson, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love. The structured curriculum used in this workshop is based on the theory and practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).  EFT is a systematic approach that aims to reduce relationship distress and help couples create trust and intimacy. In this private 2.5 hour introductory workshop, you will learn how to identify and begin to change the negative cycles that get in the way of intimacy.

  • Do you want to feel more accepted by your partner and have less conflict in your relationship?
  • Would you like to feel like your partner is more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with you?
  • Is it time to improve your relationship and learn how to communicate in new ways that promote better understanding and closeness?

The workshop is lead by EFT trained psychologist, Julie Quimby, Ph.D. and an EFT trained therapist, Andrea Medaris, Psy.D. The leader will guide you and your partner through facilitated conversations, video presentations, guided exercises and one-on-one discussions to help you reconnect and identify and begin to resolve the stuck points in your relationship. Although we encourage questions and comments at our Couples Workshops, there is no requirement or expectation for all attendees to share in the group. All of the conversations with your partner will be in private room, and we always emphasize privacy and comfort. We welcome people of all backgrounds, ages, faiths, and sexual orientations.

TESTIMONIALS

“It is all great information and so true and powerful.”

“It gave me a different outlook on the negative in my relationship.”

“This was a wonderful introductory and I’m looking forward to learning more.”

“I learned so much from this experience.”

“We both found this helpful, and I agree that it will jumpstart the work we are doing in couples therapy.”

“Excellent supplement to couples counseling and something I think will be helpful to reference throughout relationship.”

“This workshop allowed me to see my spouse in a different light. It made me want to attend more workshops together.”

“Excellent workshop—I would definitely recommend to others!”

“This workshop is a great first step for couples seeking to understand their relationship further.”

“It was a very eye-opening experience.”

“This was a good and valuable use of time—not usually my thing but I was pleasantly surprised it was useful. I think the alone time with my wife was key. She was available (and so was I) which is not always the case and looking face to face to discuss with no distractions I think important.”

WORKSHOP FORMAT

The heart of the workshop revolves around an exercise where you will practice conversations to create closeness.

The workshop leader will present information about love and attachment to help you make sense of the cycles of disconnection in which couples often find themselves. We will also show a video of actual couples working through common cycles of conflict.  During the workshop, you will privately engage in a structured conversation with your partner regarding your particular cycle. The workshop leader and trained helper will offer assistance with this exercise.

The videos, lectures, and one-on-one exercises create opportunities to:

  • Recognize the negative patterns where ALL couples get stuck and discover what you are really trying to communicate
  • Understand what drives conflict in relationships
  • Explore the feelings and needs underneath your behaviors
  • Create and nurture emotional safety and intimacy
  • Affirm strengths in your relationship

Is group participation required at the workshop?

This educational workshop is not group therapy and there is no requirement for group participation.  There is no pressure or expectations for you to interact with other couples. We understand that many people are very private and can be anxious about being in a group. Please rest assured that we emphasize a warm and supportive environment, and you will not be asked to share anything personal beyond your comfort level.

Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples is ideal for:

  • Couples who want to improve and enhance their relationships.
  • Distressed couples who are stuck in conflicts and disconnection.
  • Couples who are interested in learning experientially about Attachment, Hold Me Tight, and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

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LOCATION

The workshop is located in Brunswick Maine in the private suite and offices at Psychology Specialist of Maine. The office is located in an historic mill overlooking the Androscoggin River at 14 Maine Street, Suite 309, Brunswick, ME 04011. There are three options for attending a workshop this winter. Plenty of free parking is available on weekends and evenings.

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION

The Date Night couples workshop is a $150 investment in your relationship.  Limited to 6 couples!

The registration fee covers the participation of both partners and all workshop materials and booklet. There will be lite appetizers and beverages to enjoy.

 

REGISTER HERE

02/10/19 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Longfellow Days - IN THE POET’S PARLOUR

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 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

Other Longfellow Days Events:

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

 

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