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Events - Oct 26 19

Bowdoin College Museum of Art 05/02/19 - 01/12/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: The Nineteenth Century: American and European Art

This exhibition features outstanding nineteenth-century paintings and sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights collectors such as James Bowdoin III, George William Boyd, and Mary and Harriet Walker who were instrumental in building a fine arts collection at Bowdoin College.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

06/29/19 - 11/10/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts

Sharing personal discoveries, challenging assumptions, probing identities, and shaping communities, artists engage their audiences with the contemporary world. Presenting exceptional works of art since 1970 from the collection, many on view for the first time, this exhibition highlights art’s purposes as tool for observation, inquiry, and learning in a liberal arts context. Selections include works by Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Glen Ligon, Chris Ofili, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Cui Xiuwen, and many others.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)


Illustration: Shapes in the Sky During Rainy Season, 1974, mixed media on denim by Twins Seven-Seven, Nigerian, 1944–2011.

08/27/19 - 12/31/19 at 12:00 am

Matthew Alexander Henson: First African-American at the North Pole

Matthew Henson spent years exploring the Arctic with Robert E. Peary and in 1909 he was the only other American to stand with Peary at the North Pole. Henson was excluded from receiving the many honors showered on white members of the expedition. Only near the end of his life did Henson received recognition for his remarkable career as an Arctic explorer. This exhibit is in conjunction with the AF/AM/50 celebrations, celebrating fifty years of Africana Studies, the African American Society, and the John Brown Russwurm African American Center.

Photograph by: Donald Baxter MacMillan, Matthew Henson on Deck by Sledges, aboard the S.S. Roosevelt at Battle Harbour, Labrador, September 1909. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

09/16/19 - 11/17/19 at 12:00 am

Ft Kent to Ft Myers Fitness Challenge!

Gather a team and get ready for an epic virtual walk — from Ft. Kent, Maine to Ft. Myers, Florida! You and your teammates will count every step you take and with luck, log enough to “travel” the 1,842 miles.

Prizes and incentives all along the route … The best prize is fun and fitness! Register now!

10/01/19 - 10/31/19 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Shine A Light - Art and Written Works from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex

Founded in 2001, College Guild provides free non-traditional correspondence courses that connect incarcerated people with a community beyond prison walls, fostering mutual respect through a shared passion for learning.

The very special Gallery Show of Art and Written Word represents some of the 8000 prisoners from all 50 states  that have been offered the opportunity to participate in course work with College Guild and our many volunteers.

Why does College Guild exist? Because the United States has a prison problem and education reduces recidivism.

We are 5% of the world’s population, but hold 25% of the world’s prisoners.

The total incarcerated population in the U.S. is a staggering 2.4 million— a 500% increase over the past 30 years.

One in every 108 adults was in prison or jail in 2012.

One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars.

At the end of 2007, 1 in 31 adults was behind bars, on probation or on parole.

Currently, 65 million Americans have a criminal record.

There are more people behind bars today for a drug offense than there were in 1980 for all offenses combined.

The U.S. spent $80 billion on incarceration in 2010 alone.

10/02/19 - 11/30/19 at 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Art Show Opening: Self Portrait with Secret Everything

Thornton Oaks invites the public to the opening reception of Self Portrait with Secret Everything, an exhibit by DiTa Ondek from Tenants Harbor. The reception begins at 4:00 at which time DiTa will discuss her work and respond to questions. There is no admission fee.

DiTa’s zest for life are evident in her still life room vignettes of empty kitchens and old parlors. Her work is the connection of evocative colors, unexpected patterns of light and the sublime quality of ordinary objects.

The exhibit will run through October and November.


10/15/19 - 10/26/19 at All Day

Scottish Clans and Castle Tour!

Cruise Planners Maine is planning an amazing trip to Scotland!The Scottish Clans and Castles trip is October 16-26 2019. This 10 days/ 9 nights/ trip includes transportation from Portland, Maine to Logan Airport in Boston, RT airfare from Boston to Glasgow, Scotland, hotels, guides, and tour, any entree fees to the castles we visit and 17 meals for the amazing price of $3,449 per person, double occupancy.

Eight people have already signed up and we’re looking for a few more. FMI:

Our company, Cruise Planners Maine is a local Maine travel agency based in Brunswick. We’ve had a booth at the Maine Highland Games and took the Kora Temple Highlanders to Scotland in 2017. Thanks for helping us spread the word on this trip to Scotland!

10/26/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

4th Annual Brunswick Fine Craft Show - Maine Crafts Guild

Saturday, October 26: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, October 27: 10am – 4pm

Admission: $4 adults; under 18 free

The 4th Annual Brunswick Fine Craft Show will offer works of excellence in fine craft, designed and handmade by professional Maine artisans from wood, metal, clay, glass, natural fibers and mixed media.

Admission: $4 adults; under 18 free.

Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine. For more information please email:

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket 10/26/19 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Adult Tennis Beginner 123

1-2-3 Tennis is geared toward the beginning player or player returning to tennis. It includes 3 weeks of lessons designed to instruct the player in all aspects of the game. For the time of the program, it includes a court fee membership with free Sat & Sun court time. 123 also includes a complimentary cardio tennis class, social tennis mixer, a fitness & yoga pass for the length of 1-2-3, and the option to purchase a ball machine card for $30 during the month of the membership.

It meets beginning the first week of the month. Session choices are as follows: Tues 9 am, OR Wed 6 pm, OR Sat 10 am
COST: $55.00 per session (3 classes) (Go to Groupon for a 1/2 price coupon!).

Register by calling 729-8433 or email

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket

10/26/19 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Family Saturday at the Museum of Art

Museum of Art student education assistants lead a weekend program for all ages, including a discussion of works on view and a related hands-on activity.

Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Families enjoy a program at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

10/26/19 at 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Black Pug Brewing First Year Anniversary Party

Help us celebrate our 1 year anniversary party with a special anniversary beer release (Year of the Pug)!

We’ll have fancy new collectable glassware, Iris slingin fine grilled cheeses out on the patio, and merch and beer sales all weekend long!

Visit our Facebook page for updates at:

Plus, Iris Eats will be serving up comfy gourmet grilled cheese!

10/26/19 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Join us for a fun afternoon searching for clues and solving a riddle for a chance to win prizes. Treats and sweets abound.

Costumes are encouraged.

You will be visiting various stores on and around Maine Street to find clues, Solve the riddle with the clues you find to be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Maine Street Sweets will be donating at least 9 3/4% of the day’s sales to Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. We are asking for a donation to MCHPP in the form of non-perishable food items or cash to participate. (Not required)

This is our first year doing this event. Let’s make it a good one!

Shop local. Stay local.

Participating Businesses:
Little Dog Cafe
Timeless Cottage
Morning Glory
The Mix
Moderation Brewing
Cool as a Moose

10/26/19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: SUEDE

Pop/Jazz/Blues phenom Suede will bring her blend of warmth, wit, and musical artistry to the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church on October 26th at 7:30 pm as part of the Concerts for a Cause series. Two-thirds of all monies raised from the 2019-20 Concerts for a Cause Series will be donated to 2 local charities: Tedford Housing and Oasis Free Clinics.

Suede has been a headliner with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan and was also Joan Rivers’ opening act. Imagine a cross between Adele, Diana Krall and Bette Midler and you’ll have some idea of Suede’s powerful presence, musical talents, and well-honed skills. Suede plays piano, guitar and trumpet, but voice is her first instrument, and entertaining is clearly her first love.

If Suede doesn’t fit the mold of your typical jazz singer, it’s be-cause of her eclectic repertoire. Her recordings and shows not only include jazz, blues, and swing, but also rock and roll, popular standards, and showtunes. Her early influences have been incredibly varied from the Dukes of Dixieland, Billie Holiday Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey and Louis Arm-strong to James Taylor, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and the Rolling Stones.

Suede calls Cape Cod home but tours nationally and internationally all year filling the best venues from Boston and New York to San Francisco to New Zealand. She has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, NPR, MTV, and in the film “A Simple Matter of Justice”. Her PBS fundraiser “Suede, Live at Scullers Jazz Club” has aired on over 50 stations nationally. She also holds the dis-tinction of being the first and only female member of the world renowned a cappella group The Flirtations, seen in Jonathan Demme’s film “Philadelphia”. Her CD “On the Day We Met” features “Emily Remembers”, which became the number 1 song of the year on WJZW jazz radio in Washington, DC.

When the late great Bea Arthur (“Maude”) saw Suede perform, she told her, “Thank you for the most f#!*ng incredible night of my life in an audience. You are to die for.”

Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 students/children. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at


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