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MSMT's Turn Up the Limelight Campaign 01/11/23 - 10/31/23 at All Day

MSMT's Turn Up the Limelight Campaign

In January, MSMT is launching the Turn Up The Limelight campaign. Our goal is to raise $500,000 by the end of the 2023 season. As a part of this campaign, we will be shedding some “limelight” on what it takes to produce Broadway-quality theatre in Brunswick, Maine with backstage tours, exclusive interviews with our annual and production staff, and inside looks at the MSMT production process. For more information please visit: 

Bouquets to brighten someone's day 02/01/23 - 05/31/23 at All Day

Bouquets to brighten someone's day

Edible Arrangements would like to offer you an opportunity to purchase floral bouquets at a great price-$20!  Each Wednesday they receive a limited supply of bouquets that go unsold and would rather they be used to brighten someone’s day.  Bouquets vary in variety (roses sometimes available) and size, and are on a first-come, first-served basis at their location at 2 Station Avenue in Brunswick. 

The bouquets are wrapped only and are not available for delivery or reservation, but stop by and see if you can grab a bunch for someone who needs a floral uplift!  Call or stop by for more information.  See sample photos below



Longfellow Days 2023 02/01/23 - 02/28/23 at All Day

Longfellow Days 2023

We’re back again with full programming after a two-year absence. Join us as we embark on a month-long celebration of Longfellow, poetry, and community. All events are free!


Longfellow Days is Brunswick’s month-long celebration of the great American poet, who lived here while he was a student and, later, as a faculty member at Bowdoin College. Throughout February – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s birth month – entertaining cultural events all over town will explore themes that are suggested by the poet’s life and work. This year’s event is titled “Travel: Abroad and Within.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was inspired by traveling, whether internationally or close to home. His adventures shaped his writing, even when his subject had nothing to do with journeys or locales. Truly, travel can happen over great distances or within our thoughts.

Please Note – Date Change for Longfellow Trivia ChallengeFriday, February 17, 1 PM has been changed to February 24, 1 PM


Thursday, February 2, 2-3 PM
Exhibition Excursion

A docent-led tour of two BCMA exhibits illuminating aspects of HWL’s time in Italy. Antiquity & America: The Ancient Mediterranean in the United States features sculpture and paintings that influenced artists like Longfellow. In Light of Rome: Early Photography in the Capital of the Art World, 1842-1871 reveals the eternal city’s impact on the development of early photography. Co-sponsored by the Pejepscot History Center.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Sunday, February 5, 1 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.  We begin with Maine poets Jen Walker Grace, Claire Hersom, and Marcia Simmons. Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
Parsing a Poem: Devilish Dante 


A literary and social event hosted by Gary Lawless, who guides us in exploring the First Canto of Dante’s Inferno, translated by Longfellow, as well as “Mezzo Cammin,” Longfellow’s sonnet written while grieving the sudden death of his first wife. Refreshments and cash bar.

OneSixtyFive, The Inn on Park Row 

Friday, February 10, 1 PM
Poetry Reading with Wesley McNair


Wes, the Poet Laureate of Maine from 2011-2016, will read from his recently published volume Late Wonders: New and Selected Poems.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Saturday, February 11, 10:30 AM
Morning at the Movies

Be transported back to Victorian America by I Heard the Bells, the 2022 feature film about Longfellow and the inspiring story behind the beloved Christmas carol. Introduced by Tricia Welsch, Bowdoin College Professor of Cinema Studies.

Eveningstar Cinema, 149 Maine Street

Watch the movie trailer here

Sunday, February 12, 10 AM
A Lyrical Service

Poetry is the focus of this ecumenical service, led by Rev. Kharma Amos and with music from Jud Caswell. Visit the Bible that Longfellow signed and donated to his church in 1878.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street

Sunday, February 12, 1 PM
The Coursen Reading, Part Two 


Maine poets Cate Marvin, Jefferson Navicky, and Jonathan Pessant are featured. Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 15, 12 PM
Poetry & Travel: Longfellow in Europe

As a Professor of Modern Languages, Longfellow toured Europe, expanding his worldview and his art. Gary Lawless, another continental traveler, speaks about HWL, poetry, and the value of travel in strengthening the creative arts. This event is part of the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program.

Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library


DATE CHANGE: Friday, February 24, 1 PM
Longfellow Trivia Challenge

We bet you know more than you think you do and, either way, you are sure to have fun. Trivia master Andrew Hamilton emcees, and there’ll be prizes!

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street


Saturday, February 18, 12:30 & 2 PM
Tours of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum

Longfellow Days and the Pejepscot History Center co-host visits to one of Longfellow’s residences in Brunswick – later home of Maine Governor and Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain.

226 Maine Street




Sunday, February 19, 1 PM
The Cousen Readings, Part Three


Maine poets Dennis Camire, Jim Donnelly, and Anna Wrobel are featured today. Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 22, 2 PM
Community Poetry Reading at the Highlands

Local bard David Sloan will read from his work and host this informal poetry-sharing gathering for the community.  Bring yours or favorites by others. Refreshments.

Georgetown Parlor, Maine Lodge, The Highlands, 30 Governors Way, Topsham





Thursday, February 23, 12:30 PM
Community Poetry Reading at Thornton Oaks

Poet David Sloan shares his own writing and hosts this informal verse-sharing session for the community. Bring yours or favorites by others. Refreshments.

Merrymeeting Room, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way (off Baribeau Drive)





Sunday, February 26, 1 PM
The Coursen Readings, Part Four


Maine poets Kara Douglas, Valerie Lawson, and John Reinhart are on deck for our final Coursen Reading. Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library


Monday, February 27, 6:30 PM

He’s a mere 216 today – and always deserving of a fuss. Ren Bernier hosts our popular poetry open mic, and we invite you to add your voice! Come share your poem or another’s that you love, and enjoy some delicious cake, courtesy of Union Street Bakery.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Middle Street



Longfellow Days is an annual program of the Brunswick Downtown Association, with support from Bowdoin College, Nathaniel Davis Fund, Eveningstar Cinema, OneSixtyFive: The Inn on Park Row, Union Street Bakery, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. 

Check out this site and our Longfellow Days Facebook page for updates.

And Joyful New Year Wishes to All!



Choral Workshop 02/18/23 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Choral Workshop

Harmonizing with David K. North: Making Music to Change the World

On Saturday, February 18th, Rev. David K. North will present a choir workshop open to the public, and participants in that workshop will have an opportunity to provide music for our Sunday worship, at which David will provide a sermon with song. (It is not mandatory for participants to take part in the Sunday service.)


David North has been the Director of Mosaic Harmony, an interfaith choir in the greater Washington DC area, for 26 years. Mosaic Harmony, which is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, seeks to inspire audiences to embrace ALL people. “Think UU words set to black gospel music.”
David has been sharing his ministry in word and song his entire life. He has been the director of many musical groups, including the Southern Illinois University Gospel Choir; the Youth for Christ Fellowship Mass Choir of Washington, DC; the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington Gospel Choir; and David North and the Gospel Celebration. David has been singing and performing professionally for more than 50 years.
David has produced and performed on multiple recordings and has been a soloist at the Kennedy Center with the Men and Women of the Gospel. In addition, he has played the lead role of Oedipus in The Gospel at Colonus at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and at the H Street Playhouse of Washington, DC. David feels a special calling to be a “bridge person” in interfaith opportunities, and he loves writing music that communicates peace, unity, and harmony.
To register, visit: or contact
Suggested donation: $20 (not prohibitive) can be paid at the door by cash or check.
Jazz @ Lemont: 004 02/18/23 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jazz @ Lemont: 004

The Lemont Hall bringing some heat to your February with our 004 session of Jazz @ Lemont featuring the Titus Abbott Collective.

Jazz Pianist, Jed Wilson will join the ensemble playing our 1909 Baby Grand Piano that’s original to the room for this evening of jazz. You won’t want to miss this amazing event!

Titus Abbott Collective:

Titus Abbott – Reeds

Jed Wilson – Piano

Dan Klingsberg – Bass

John Suntken – Drums

Doors open at 7pm – please come enjoy the space with us then.

We will offer a selection of charcuterie, this event is BYOB.

Elevator Available for accessing the Lemont Hall on the second floor upon request


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Do You Feel Anger by Mara Nelson-Greenberg 02/18/23 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Do You Feel Anger by Mara Nelson-Greenberg

The Theater Project is proud to present Do You Feel Anger by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, directed by Christopher Price, running February 9th – 19th on the Theater Project stage!  Do You Feel Anger is an absurdist comedy about the danger of a world where some people’s emotions matter more than others. It follows Sofia, an empathy coach, hired to work at a debt collection agency, and she has her work cut out for her.  This show will feature talk backs after the Sunday matinees with HR professionals from Range Culture Co!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinee’s begin at 2:00 PM. The show runs about an hour and a half, and is for mature audiences only.  All TICKETS are pay-what-you-want and can be purchased on our website,, 0r by calling our box office at 729-8584. You don’t want to miss this powerful show! CW: overt sexual harassment and unhealthy workplace.

Valentine's Day Party 02/18/23 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Valentine's Day Party

Maíz Brunswick will be having our monthly dance party, but this time, with the theme of amor! Feel free to come alone, or bring a loved one because we are running a special that you won’t want to miss out on! We are teaming up with Marissa – The Gluten Free Baker – to have a most decadent treat. You will have the option to choose between two types of dreamy cake, and a wine of your choosing to accompany it. It will be a sweet deal to get them as a pair, but of course you can get just one or the other if you prefer! So come join us for a romantic evening of specials and sway to the sounds of love provided by DJ Sergio!

This event will be free to the public!

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