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MSMT logoFor the first time EVER, you can subscribe to all three of our stage series including Main Stage, Monday Performance Series and Theatre for Young Audiences!

For more information on these subscriptions visit www.msmt.org or call the Box Office at 207-725-8769.

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

 

02/12/19 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bowdoin Book Lecture Series

Bowdoin College professor Ann Kibbie will lecture on “The Island of Dr. Moreau” by H.G. Wells.  In this early science fiction classic, a shipwrecked man is left on the island of a mad scientist – Dr. Moreau. 

The talk is free and open to the public.   Sponsored by the Association of Bowdoin Friends.

 

02/12/19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lectures on Natural Treatment Alternatives for Common Health Problems

Lectures on Natural Treatment Alternatives for Common Health Problems – by Dr. Mike Noonan, DC, Dipl Ac.  Drawing on his 35 years’ experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Nutritionist, Dr. Noonan will give a series of talks about natural treatments for common health problems.

The talks will be on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM at Augat Chiropractic, 9 Pleasant Street, Brunswick.  Open to all – Call 725-7177 to reserve your seat today!

 January 22nd- Shoulder pain- what exactly is a torn rotator cuff? Does it always mean surgery? 

January 29th- Knee and Foot pain- arthritis, plantar fasciitis, chronic knee, ankle and foot pain

February 12th– Digestion Problems- GERD, Heartburn Irritable Bowel

February 19th– Headache- Migraine, Sinus and Tension type headaches, “Rebound” headaches

March 12th– High Blood Pressure- Effective natural treatments for this common condition

March 26th– Hormone Balance- Fatigue, Weight gain, “Hot Flashes”, menstrual problems, low sex drive

02/12/19 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

What is a Healthy Diet? Separating Fad from Fact

Food for Health is offered free monthly throughout the year. It provides cooking demonstrations and education showing how chronic diseases can be prevented, treated, and even reversed with a plant-based diet for an overall healthier lifestyle.

On Tuesday, February 12, join us at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness for a cooking demonstration and discussion titled What is a Healthy Diet? Separating Fad from Fact, presented by Timothy R. Howe, MD.

For more information, please call (207) 373-6585 or visit the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness website.

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