04/01/23 - 04/30/23 at All Day
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This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, the Brunswick High School Library and the Brunswick High School Art Department, along with Spindleworks, People Plus, and participating Brunswick businesses, have created a Poetry Stroll through downtown Brunswick. Enjoy classic poems displayed along Maine Street featuring poetry-inspired BHS student artwork, along with original poetry and artwork created by Spindleworks and People Plus.
Trevor Campbell with his artwork inspired by the poem “The Garden by Moonlight”
Maia Pietraho with her artwork inspired by the poem “Flowers in the Dark”
Participating businesses include:
04/01/23 - 04/28/23 at All Day
Mark your calendars! The 21st annual Music in April silent auction and live auction Gala – two premier happenings in the Brunswick community are coming this April!
This year’s fundraiser will include the popular month-long online “silent auction,” which runs April 1 through the 28th, and the “live auction”
Gala event on April 28th, from 5-8 pm at the St. John’s Community Center.
Tickets are on sale now for our gala event with live music, delicious food and auction items. Seats are $50 each or two for $90. Contact People Plus at 729-0757 to reserve your seat! Get ready to bid!
04/01/23 - 04/28/23 at All Day
The 21st annual People Plus Music in April online auction is now OPEN, launched on April 1, and features over 300 items! It will run the whole month of April, closing on April 28 at 10:00 pm.
The online auction will feature a variety of items including local gift certificates, jewelry, private dinners, variety baskets, clothing, paintings, vintage treasures, hand-made items, adventures and much more – there is something for everyone – in every price range! Visit www.peopleplusmaine.org, and click on the link for the auction to view the catalog of amazing items. New items will be added every Thursday afternoon so check back often and place your bids (you’ll be notified if someone outbids you so you can bid again!). The auction closes April 28 at 10 pm so watch your bids!
Music in April is THE signature fundraiser for People Plus. It enables us to serve over 1300 People Plus members who represent an ever-increasing population of retirees and elders on the Mid Coast. This non-profit could NOT do it without the income from Music in April – which has become a signature event in our community. The Center has raised over $650,000 from the event over the last 20 years. These last few years have demonstrated exactly how vital People Plus is to the lives of the older adult populations. In addition to hundreds of classes, clubs and meals held safely at the Center, we made over four thousand deliveries of groceries, food pantry boxes, meals and prescriptions – and provided over 30,000 miles of transportation – just last year, keeping seniors safe!
People Plus serves the greater Brunswick community by offering a variety of activities to support engaged, healthy and independent lives for older adults, as well as hosting the Teen Center where young people can meet safely to explore creative outlets, eat a healthy meal, and develop into well-rounded adults. People Plus also provides outreach and transportation services, and offers many volunteer opportunities.
People Plus wishes to thank Lead Sponsors Coastal Landing Retirement Community, Mid Coast-Parkview Health Maine Health, Bill Dodge Auto Group, Rusty Lantern Market, Bowdoin College, Priority Real Estate Group, Bangor Savings Bank, Bath Savings Institution, and Maine State Credit Union. Also sponsors Brackett Funeral Home, Off Their Rockers, Spectrum Generations, Norway Savings Bank, Maine State Music Theatre, Goodwin Motor Group, The Times Record, Darling’s Ford, Dead River Company, Kennebec Savings Bank, The Highlands, Thornton Oaks, Avita of Brunswick/Sunnybrook, Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick Instant Print, Maine Community Bank, Insurance and Retirement Solutions, Developers Collaborative, Edward Jones Brunswick & Topsham, and Topsham Tractor & Manchester Motors.
FMI visit “www.peopleplusmaine.org”
04/13/23 - 04/14/23 at 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bowdoin College is celebrating 50 years of Environmental Studies at the College with a Symposium
Keynote address by Teona Williams ‘12
Teona Williams is a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at Rutgers University and will be Assistant Professor of Geography beginning in Fall 2024. Her work revolves around Black Geographies, 20th century African American and environmental history, and Black feminist theory. She completed her doctoral degree at Yale University in the Departments of African American Studies and History and a master’s degree in Environmental Justice at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Environmental Storytelling | 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Climate Change and Sustainability | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Environmental Design and Planning | 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
04/13/23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Works by Points of View artist Barbara Bean will be on display from April 1-30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. Barbara’s solo show demonstrates how she is mixing media to express new directions with old materials, telling a story of a journey that is still in progress. Visit the gallery Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Press the intercom button to be buzzed in or call 207-712-8343.
To see more of Barbara’s work visit http://povartistsmaine.com/.
04/13/23 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
We see and hear birds all around us, almost everywhere we go, but do you know what they are doing? Join Maine Audubon’s Staff Naturalist, Doug Hithchcox, for a program about bird behavior to learn what birds are doing, and why. From singing to sleeping, and flying to surviving, we’ll answer all your questions about our feathered friends.
FREE for all ages and abilities!
CLICK HERE to Register (register by April 10)
04/13/23 at 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
After School Music with 317 Main Community Music Center*
Children will use their bodies, voices, and a variety of instruments to explore rhythms and musical concepts such as pitch, tempo, and dynamics. They will play as a group and have individual activities using new songs and familiar favorites.
FREE and open for children pre-k through elementary ages accompanied by a parent, guardian, or trusted adult.
*These sessions take place at AOEC Brunswick.
Every second + fourth Thursday through June 2023, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM.
04/13/23 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pejepscot History Center Presents:
Visit the collections of any New England historic house museum and you’re guaranteed to find a spinning wheel–a physical representation of hominess. From the clacking of home looms to the hum of cotton mills, textile production has long brought people together. Despite the important place the textile arts hold in our society, the utilitarian origins of these arts often overshadows the creative expression and skill they require.
Join expert textile artists and historians Laurie LaBar (Maine State Museum Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts), Christine Macchi (Executive Director, Maine Fiberarts), Alicia Plummer (Knitwear Designer), and Vivian Cunningham (Maine College of Art and Design Fashion & Textile Student) as they speak about the deep past of their specialties and their experiences in the textile arts today. Through illustrations and original pieces, they will address the tension between expression and utility that both advance and complicate the legacy of the fiber arts. Moderator (and knitter) Aimée Keithan will then lead a discussion into the deeper issues textile artists have historically faced–and still feel today–to have their skills valued and the resulting pieces appreciated as art, and if doing so compromises the intimacy and inclusivity the modern crafting community seeks to foster.
This program will be held at NOMAD, in the beautiful historic Fort Andross mill building–a site of textile production for over 150 years. Pizza will be provided by NOMAD, and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets: $10 PHC Members; $15 General Admission; we are also offering a special $5 if you would like to attend this event but find yourself in need. Space is limited.
Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/common-threads-perspectives-on-historical-textile-arts-tickets to register now!
04/13/23 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ArtBar is ArtVan’s take on “Paint & Sip” workshops. At ArtVan we focus on the process of creating art rather than the final product. Each participant works on an original inspiration so at the end of the night, each artwork is unique. For a modest fee, participants are invited to paint with the guidance of ArtVan’s professional staff, similar to how we invite our program groups to express themselves. Although this is not a therapy group, it is an experience of creativity. We provide a canvas, paints, brushes, drawing materials, and any artistic support needed.
Taking place at OneSixtyFive. Cash bar available. No outside food or drinks permitted.
Registration is required, and may be done here.
04/13/23 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Are you feeling stressed, depleted or run down? Wishing you could find more peace or joy in your everyday life? Please join us for a 9-week mindfulness class based on the book “Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World” by Mark Williams and Danny Penman. Together, we will discuss its teachings, and learn mindfulness practices that can reconnect you to a greater sense of ease and enjoyment in your life.
This program is open to all adults. No prior experience with mindfulness is needed.
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