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Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series 06/26/24-08/28/24 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6PM* throughout the summer on the Brunswick Town Mall (Green, see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. Hosted by the Brunswick Downtown Association!

Find updates on our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/brunswickdowntown

In the case of inclement weather, check back for updates. 

DATEBAND/PERFORMER
June 26BLUES BUZZARDS - Classics, current and past.
July 3 The Clements Brothers - The Clements Brothers are George and Charles Clements and they play and write music together for you!
July 10 Jimmy Jo and the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Based in Phippsburg, the Jumbol'Ayuhs serve up music from Cajun Louisiana with a Downeast accent.
July 17The Cobblestones - Playing a variety of songs from artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Natalie Merchant, Mellencamp, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt and many more.
July 24Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations- A powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music
July 31Pete Kilpatrick - Brunswick based indie singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick has released eight studio albums
August 7Bonnie Edwards & The Practical Cats -The Practical Cats are an eclectic group of seasoned musicians that know how to lay down a groove!
August 14Maine State Music Theatre
Performing songs from a variety of exciting shows!
*Concert begins at 5:30!
August 21Breaking Strings - Maine's premier Bluegrass Band.
August 28Dirty McCurdy - A rockin "4-piece Power Trio" that packs a whole road case full of musical spiked-punch with implements of melodic carnage like Bagpipes, Saxophone, Banjo, Keyboards, Flute, Fiddle, and Blues Harp.

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If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact director@brunswickdowntown.org

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Discussion Group About Race (Sacred Ground) 07/12/24-07/31/24 at All Day

Discussion Group About Race (Sacred Ground)

Sacred Ground Groups are Now Enrolling for Fall 2024!

We all want to see improvements in the racial disparities in our society, but it can be difficult to have meaningful conversations about this issue. The Sacred Ground program uses discussion groups led by trained facilitators in order to make this conversation safer and more impactful. Groups of 6-9 participants and two trained facilitators meet for 90 minutes over the course of eleven sessions. During this time they watch and discuss films exploring the history of racism in American society and begin to envision a different future together. More than 200 people in the Brunswick area have participated in these groups so far, and the feedback has been so positive that we are starting additional groups in the fall. We plan to offer both in-person groups at Curtis Library and  Zoom groups at a variety of times. We hope you will join the conversation!

Please note: While this program began in The Episcopal Church, these groups are specifically designed to be interfaith and are NOT religious in nature.
 
Learn more by visiting our website at stpaulsmaine.org/learning-sacred-ground-new
or by contacting our Program Coordinator at SacredGroundME@gmail.com / (207)295-7856.
 
People Plus Senior Health Expo - Registration OPEN 07/28/24 at All Day

People Plus Senior Health Expo - Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for the 13th annual People Plus Senior Health Expo to be held on Thursday, October 10, 2024 at the Brunswick Recreation Center in Brunswick from 9 am – 1 pm. Both sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Thank you to our current lead Partners for this year: Bill Dodge Auto Group, Bowdoin College, Coastal Landing Retirement Community, Gateway Retirement Solutions, Live + Work in Maine, Mid Coast-Parkview Health, Maine Health, Islebrook Village at Wiscasset, Priority Real Estate Group, Riley Insurance Agency, Rusty Lantern Market, Aetna Medicare, Highland Green, and Spectrum Generations, plus Sponsors Avita of Brunswick & Sunnybrook, Brackett Funeral Home, Maine Community Bank, and Bath-Brunswick Respite Care, Bath Savings, Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness, Norway Savings Bank, and Reform Physical Therapy

Maine has the highest percentage of older adults in the country; and the Mid Coast is where this population is growing the fastest. The People Plus Senior Health brings together a variety of resources for this increasingly important segment of our community. The Expo provides an excellent opportunity to learn about products and services in the categories of medical services, fitness and health, technology, legal, community services, housing/respite care, and finance. In addition to providing a link between consumers and providers, this gathering also encourages networking within the community, thereby strengthening the value of products and service.

Registration deadline is September 6, 2024 (Sponsor deadline to “be on the bag” is August 23)! Visit www.peopleplusmaine.org for more information including registration form and sponsorship opportunities or call 729-0757.

Woods Walk: Crystal Spring Farm 07/28/24 at 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Woods Walk: Crystal Spring Farm

Join Wayne Whitney, member of BTLT’s Stewardship Committee, for a guided walk of Crystal Spring Farm. The walk will cover the history of the property and information on how the land is stewarded.

Crystal Spring Farm reflects many core aspects of the Land Trust’s mission including conserving land while also promoting local agriculture and supporting diverse community needs. Located only 1.5 miles from busy downtown Brunswick, the property is a visible working farm valued by the community for its many resources and the important sense of place that it provides the town. The farm is home to rare habitat, protects groundwater in a significant aquifer and waters flowing into Maquoit Bay. It also played an important historic role in the region as a dairy that collected milk from surrounding farms, and, for a time, made Dee’s Ice Cream.

Wayne has been a BTLT member for 35 years and an active volunteer for 11 years. His volunteer work primarily involves stewardship issues – trail construction, trail maintenance, and monitoring. Wayne is a native Mainer, a retired attorney, and a long-time Brunswick resident. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, biking, kayaking, and X-country skiing

The walk should take 1 hour. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes and bringing water, sunscreen and a hat. This event is free but we encourage registration! 

The BTLT Woods Walks Series seeks to introduce the community to the ecological significance of our properties, land conservation and stewardship, property history and/or exploration of the ecosystems and critters present on various properties. These guided walks are led by knowledgeable volunteers and the Land Trust’s incredible Stewardship Team! 

Sunday Brunch @ Social Goose 07/28/24 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday Brunch @ Social Goose

Serving Brunch every Sunday 9a – 2p

A fun variety of brunch menu items are available to you along with $5 Mimosas & Bloody Marys!

Check out the menu online – www.socialgoosebar.com/menu

Portland Pie BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday 07/28/24 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Portland Pie BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday

Portland Pie is now serving BRUNCH every Saturday and Sunday!

It’s a new day at the Pie. Pizza, sandwiches, pastries, cocktails, coffee, tea, and much more.

We’re serving up the goods every Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 am. Get dressed, throw on a hat to hide your bedhead and get on down to your local PPC for a delicious selection of brunch awesomeness: pizza, sandwiches, pastries, cocktails, coffee, tea and much more.
So, whether you’re looking for a great way to start your weekend day or a cure for the night before, we’re here for you. Great food. Delicious drinks. Good times. Gather around. Brunch is served.
Check out our Brunch Menu below or visit: https://tinyurl.com/3jkwpc3a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking Tour: Pennellville’s Shipbuilding Past 07/28/24 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Walking Tour: Pennellville’s Shipbuilding Past

Learn the fascinating story of shipbuilding in Brunswick on this walk through the Pennellville Historic District on the southern end of town. Nancy Pennell, a family member and longtime former resident of the area, will be your expert guide. Several Pennell family homes are included on the tour.

Participants meet at Livesay Soccer Field in Pennellville, 18 Middle Bay Road. Note: There is no restroom available on the tour or any place to stop for water. The tour is approximately 2 miles and takes 90 minutes. Cars are not allowed on the tour; it is for walkers only.

Tickets here: pejepscothistorical.org/event/july-28th-walking-tour

OTTO Happy Hour 07/28/24 at 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

OTTO Happy Hour

We Are Open For Dine In!

Come Hang Out With Us and Your Friends For….

Happy Hour @ OTTO daily from 3 pm-5 pm

Free Slice with your first adult beverage!

-$2.50 High Life Drafts

-$5.50 Allagash White Drafts

-$5.00 House Wine Pours

-$7.00 House Margaritas

Feel Free To Call For More Details @ 1-207-406-2784

Open Sunday- Thursday 11-8, Friday and Saturday 11-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Writers Podcast: Secret Encounter: Harriet Beecher Stowe 07/28/24 at 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Dead Writers Podcast: Secret Encounter: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dead Writers takes listeners inside famous American authors’ homes. Riffing on literature, history, home décor, gardens, and ghosts, literary critic Tess Chakkalakal and novelist Brock Clarke bring great American writers and the books they wrote back from the dead.

The first episode, “Secret Encounter: Harriet Beecher Stowe,” will air on Maine Public Radio at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2024. Six more episodes will follow, one each week in the same time slot. Following the airing of each installment on Maine Public Radio, the episodes will be available on the Dead Writers Podcast website and wherever you get your podcasts.

Dead Writers brings classic American authors back to life for a contemporary audience through a podcast series that takes listeners on a tour of literary homes, transporting them inside the houses in which the authors lived and wrote. The first season is dedicated to Maine’s literary landscape and will highlight such authors as Harriet Beecher Stowe (Brunswick), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Portland), and Nathaniel Hawthorne (Raymond).

Chakkalakal says it was during her decade-long battle to preserve the Harriet Beecher Stowe House that she became fascinated with literary houses and the ways in which people interpreted these homes and used them for various purposes.

“I was surprised by the important role these houses played in bringing people from various backgrounds and experiences together,” says Chakkalakal. “That was quite amazing and interesting to follow as we met the people who worked and visited the houses.”

Using humor and storytelling, Chakkalakal and Clarke structure the first season’s seven episodes as a guided conversation–talking to the people who take care of the houses and fellow visitors to give listeners a chance to get inside American literature and introduce these authors to a new generation.

“I hope listeners will read the books written by the authors whose homes we visited,” Chakkalakal says. “They are really good and underappreciated, because they were written such a long time ago, but still relevant today.”

Chakkalakal, associate professor of Africana studies and English and director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House at Bowdoin College, (pronounced “Chah-KAHL-ickle”) has published widely on nineteenth-century African American and American literature. She is the author of Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America (Illinois, 2011) which earned the Robert K. Martin Prize for best book on American literature and “a must read” title designation by Choice. She is coeditor of Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs (Georgia, 2013). She is also coeditor of Imperium in Imperio by Sutton E. Griggs: A Critical Edition (West Virginia Press, 2022).

Clarke, Bowdoin’s A. Leroy Greason Professor of English, is the author of four previous novels, including the bestselling An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers Homes in New England, as well as three collections of short stories, the most recent being The Price of the Haircut.

 

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