04/01/23 - 04/30/23 at All Day
2nd Annual Downtown Brunswick Poetry Stroll
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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:
Daurene Jerome, Library Media Specialist
Brunswick High School
116 Maquoit Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011
04/01/23 - 04/28/23 at All Day
People Plus Music in April Auction
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
People Plus Music in April Online Auction Closes April 28!
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”
04/25/23 at 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Learn to Play Tennis Adult 123
1-2-3 adult tennis at Maine Pines 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 month-long program, it includes a court fee membership with free weekend scheduled court time, a complimentary cardio tennis class, a social mixer, and free fitness membership during the month. Players can purchase a discounted ball machine pass for $50.
Select a session that meets for 3 consecutive weeks on either Saturdays at 10am, Tuesdays at 9am, or Wednesdays at 6pm. Come join us for fun on the tennis courts at Maine Pines!
04/25/23 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fabric and Florals - an art show by Barbara Bean
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/.
04/25/23 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jr Development Tennis Program
JDP is a program for junior high and high school players of all levels. JDP at Maine Pines 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.
Meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. High School 4:00-5:00pm / Middle School 4:00-5:00pm
04/25/23 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Androscoggin River: Ripe for Renewal
Join Cathance River Education Alliance and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for a virtual presentation to learn more about this spectacular river in our backyard, including its geography and inhabitants, how dams affect the river system and its fish populations, and ongoing efforts to restore the river to health.
The dam on the Androscoggin next to the bridge connecting Brunswick and Topsham has long been a part of the landscape. What do you know about its role in the river’s ecological health? You’ll learn about all of the above and more, including how you can support efforts to influence upcoming dam relicensing to ensure the river’s continued recovery.
Charlie Spies will be our guide to the Androscoggin River. He and his wife, Bonnie, raised their family in the Androscoggin River Valley. Charlie has an MS in Forest Biology from the University of Maine and currently serves on the board of the Merrymeeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He lives on the banks of the Androscoggin at Head of Tide in Brunswick and is on or near the river every day. These connections have led to a deep interest in the health of the river and its surrounding environment. He will be joined byBowdoin Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Emeritus John Lichter, who researches the ecology of the river system, andMaine RiversPresident Chuck Verrill, who has experience with river restoration elsewhere in Maine.
This is the second of a three-part series that focuses on the Androscoggin River. Check out Part One, Shimmying Shad and Splashing Sturgeon, to learn about research on fish populations in the Androscoggin. Learn more about Part Three, A New Look at an Old Fish: The Amazing Sturgeon, scheduled for May 23, 2023.
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