01/31/20 - 02/16/20 at 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!
This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
02/02/20 - 02/28/20 at All Day
On the cusp of Maine’s Bicentennial, we’re looking back 100 years instead. This lets us pause in tribute to two Maine-born artists active in the 1920s: filmmaker John Ford and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. We’ll also recall Bowdoin College’s 1925 literary tribute to 1825 graduates, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Sunday, February 2, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART ONE
We present twelve contemporary poets in a four-part Sunday series named for Herbert Coursen, the late poet, Shakespearean scholar, and Longfellow Days’ friend. We begin with Arielle Greenberg, Judy Kaber, and David Stankiewicz. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Sunday, February 9, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART TWO
Come be inspired by Maine poets David Paffhausen, Kevin Sweeney, and Ellen Taylor, the latter reading her own work and that of Duff Plunkett, in tribute. Refreshments.
Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Monday, February 10, 7:00 PM • LOVE SONGS FOR VINCENT: A MILLAY READ-ALONG
Gary Lawless, poet, activist, and co-owner of Gulf of Maine books, launches our three-event appreciation of the 100th birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Bring your favorite Millay poems to share, respond to, and talk about while burning our candles at both ends.
The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row
Thursday, February 13, 1:00 PM • COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THORNTON OAKS
This informal gathering will feature local poets and a Celtic harpist. The readings are 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)
Saturday, February 15, 10:00 AM • FAMILY MORNING AT THE MOVIES: THE IRON HORSE
How did Academy Award-winning director John Ford, born in Cape Elizabeth in 1894, come to make so many amazing Westerns? Bowdoin College film professor Tricia Welsch will give us some clues before we screen Ford’s milestone 1924 silent film about the construction of the transcontinental railroad, selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry. Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine Street
Saturday, February 15, 1:00 & 2:00 PM • TOUR THE JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN MUSEUM
Longfellow Days and the Pejepscot History Center 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 16, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE
Come in out of the cold. The Library’s fireplace will be glowing as poets Jane Costlow, Audrey Gidman, and David Sloan present their work. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Tuesday, February 18, 2:00 PM • COMMUNITY POETRY READING AT THE HIGHLANDS
Enjoy more poetry sharing for residents and the broad community. Bring your own work or favorites by others. Refreshments. Georgetown Parlor, Maine Lodge, The Highlands, 30 Governors Way, Topsham
Wednesday, February 19, 12:15 PM • EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY AND RAGGED ISLAND
Gary Lawless shares more about the life, work, and reputation of the poet, who lived and wrote in Maine’s mid-coast in the first decades of the 20th century. Passionate, feminist, brilliant Millay was a dazzling reader whose unique style and beauty left an impression on everyone she encountered. The event is part of the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program. Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Sunday, February 23, 10:00 AM • LITERARY CHAPEL SERVICE
“Hope” is the focus of this year’s ecumenical service, led by Rev. Sylvia Stocker. Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his church in 1878. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street
Sunday, February 23, 1:00 PM • THE COURSEN READINGS, PART FOUR
Our final installment in this uplifting series features poets Deborah Rosch-Eifert, Jason Whitney, and Ruth Bookey, the latter reading her own work and that of Ted Bookey, in tribute. Refreshments. Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM • TWELVE DAYS IN MAY OF 1925
John Cross, secretary of development and college relations at Bowdoin College, discusses a momentous literary gathering held as Bowdoin celebrated the 100th anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1825, which included Longfellow and Hawthorne. Among those invited to speak at a two-week Institute of Modern Literature were Robert Frost, Willa Cather, John Dos Passos, Carl Sandburg and Edna St. Vincent Millay. In partnership with the Pejepscot History Center. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street
Friday, February 28, 7 PM • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY!
One day after his 213th birthday, there are even more reasons to celebrate. Please come listen to other Maine poets and read your own writing as a way of honoring HWL. Join in this fun and festive, everyone’s-welcome poetry open mic – and enjoy some birthday cake. Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street
Longfellow Days is an annual program of the Brunswick Downtown Association, with support from Bowdoin College, The Brunswick Inn, Nathaniel Davis Fund, Eveningstar Cinema, Maine Humanities Council, Alfred M. Senter Fund, and Union Street Bakery. All programs are free of charge.
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02/10/20 - 02/11/20 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Calling all kids ages 4 – 7! Maine Pines is offering FREE Red Ball Tennis Sessions this year on USTA approved red ball courts.
Players ages 4 – 7 will be taught hand-eye coordination, tennis footwork, and the basic skills and strategies of the game. Players will have fun while learning to play through game-based play.
The sessions meet Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 5 – 6 PM. You must register: calling 729-8433 or email email@example.com .
Free One Month Sessions begin the first of each month. We can’t wait to see your kids on the courts!
02/11/20 at 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Justin Wolff ’92, professor of art history, University of Maine, Orono, discusses the artist-inventor’s diverse networks with works on view in Rufus Porter’s Curious World: Art and Invention in America, 1815–1860.
Presented by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Free and open to the public.
Illlustration: Rufus Porter, inventor, unidentified engraver, Plumb and Level Indicator, ca. 1846, New York, N.Y., hand-colored engraving, metal pointer, wooden frame. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. Photography by Luc Demers.
02/11/20 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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
Register by calling 729-8433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
02/11/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This exhibit at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum presents a selection of Donald B. MacMillan’s gorgeous hand-tinted glass lantern slides, recently digitized with support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Photo credit: Donald B. MacMillan, Makkovik from the Air, Labrador, 1931. Hand-tinted glass lantern slide. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.
02/11/20 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Preschool Tennis is a great way for little players (ages 2 1/2-5) to be introduced to the game for tennis. Players will learn hand eye coordination and the basic tennis strokes, with a goal of their learning to rally on their own.
Meets on Tuesdays from 11:45-12:30, cost is $55.
Register at 729-8433 or email email@example.com.
02/11/20 at 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tune Up Tuesdays!
HS-ACUPUNCTURE.COM‘s Community Acupuncture will be offered from 3:30 – 6:30 PM.
…. Text ahead for reservations for acupuncture in this peaceful, group setting: (207) 266-8633. Suggested donation is $25.
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.
02/11/20 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
JDP is a program for middle school and high school players of all levels. JDP meets three times a week and offers a combination of drill, instruction, and play.
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be for drill and instruction; Fridays will be for match play with coaching. Participation in the JDP program includes a Junior Membership and discounts on tournaments, leagues, and individual instruction, as well as junior club tournaments. This program is perfect for the junior player who aspires to play high school or college tennis. Age exceptions can be made depending upon ability.
Cost With Adult Family Member: $59/month; Without Adult Family Member: $69/month.
02/11/20 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Natural disasters are expected to become more severe and less predictable, while agencies will be hindered with more people to help. Be better prepared for the inevitable disasters that strike Maine each season. This FEMA workshop provides tools to educate and empower the public to act in an emergency situation before professional help arrives by taking five Until Help Arrives key actions: call 9-1-1, protect the injured from harm, stop bleeding, position the injured so they can breathe, and provide comfort.
This workshop requires people to commit to attending in order to run.
Please register in advance for this special workshop by calling:(207) 725-5242 x2
02/11/20 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Food for Health is offered free monthly. 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 11, join us at the Mid Coast Center for Community Health & Wellness for a cooking demonstration and discussion titled Heart Disease: Are Forks Better than Knives? by Timothy R. Howe, MD.
For more information, please call (207) 373-6585 or visit midcoasthealth.com/wellness/lifestyle-medicine/.
02/11/20 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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