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Tuesday 14 October

People Plus Center (Union and Cumberland Sts.)

7 p.m.

Meet the candidates, enjoy some of Marybeth’s famous apple pie!

Candidates for the Town Council at-large seat will be John P. Portela and Katherine E. Wilson.

John Portela is featured in a Times Record story from 8/20/2014.

Katherine Wilson is featured in a Times Record story from 8/19/2014.

School Board candidate-at-large William H. Thompson will also join us.

 

Fall Block Party / Potluck

Nwbna Block Party 2014

 

Movies in the Park!

Next in the series:

Frozen (2013)

Thursday August 21

about dusk (8:15 p.m.)

Nathaniel Davis Park (entrance near Tess’ Market, Pleasant and Cushing Streets)

(plenty of free parking at the Atlantic Regional FCU lot on Cushing St.)

Open to all — free of charge! Bring a blanket or lawn chair
(plenty of free parking at the Atlantic Regional FCU lot on Cushing St.)

Refreshments available

With thanks to the town of Brunswick’s Nathaniel Davis Fund and our many generous sponsors who made it happen!

(Rain date: Sunday June 22)

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Movies in the Park PDF flyer

It’s coming up! Plan to get your attic / basement / garage tidied up and sell your stuff at the Neighborhood Yard Sale!

June 21, morning. See below for details. We have the Salvation Army truck coming around in the afternoon, if you want to have stuff taken away at the end.

Northwest District Yard Sale

Northwest District Yard Sale PDF flyer

Our annual meeting and picnic is coming up soon!

Davis Park Picnic Invite 2014

The NorthWest Brunswick Neighborhood Association

cordially invites you to an evening of

 Art and Architecture

The Daniel Booker House

34 Cumberland Street

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7 P.M.

(Listed as one of the most significant 100 historic homes in Brunswick in the 2001 Landmark Criteria Rating)

Come and meet your neighbors Vicky and Betsy Marr who will provide a short history and an opportunity to walk through this Victorian Stick Style home circa 1865.

Refreshments follow.

PDF Flyer: share with your neighbors!

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LONGFELLOW DAYS 2014 THE POET AND THE CIVIL WAR

The 10th anniversary of Longfellow Days in Brunswick coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  A century and a half ago, throughout the bloodiest conflict in American history, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was like every parent, fearful for his children and for his nation.  In this period he composed such stirring works as The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, a call for patriotism that harkened back to the American Revolution, and Christmas Bells, a call for peace. Throughout February, join us for cultural events that reflect on the war and the revitalizing, healing power of words.

 Saturday, February 1, 2:30 PM ▪ CELEBRATION OF MAINE’S POETS LAUREATE

Senator Angus King hosts a trio of gifted poets who have served as Poet Laureate for the State of Maine – a program that King initiated while serving as Governor.  Wesley McNair, Betsy Sholl and Baron Wormser will read their work and the poetry of Kate Barnes, Maine’s first distinguished poet, who died in 2013. Refreshments.

Kresge Auditorium, Bowdoin College

 Sunday, February 2, 1:00 PM THE COURSEN READINGS, PART ONE

Many superb writers have graced Brunswick and its vicinity through the years. We feature nine of them in a three-part Sunday series named for the late poet and great Longfellow Days friend, Herbert Coursen. First up: Marcia Brown, Stephen Cowperthwaite, and David Sloan. Refreshments. 

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

 Sunday, February 9, 1:00 PM THE COURSEN READINGS, PART TWO

Second installment in the series of readings featuring contemporary Maine poets.  Steve Gibbon, Pam Burr Smith, and George Van Deventer are featured today. Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

 Tuesday, February 11, 10:30 AM ▪ COMMUNITY READINGS AT THE HIGHLANDS

This gathering, facilitated by poets Ted and Ruth Bookey, is informal and open to everyone. Please bring a poem to share. Refreshments.
Ballroom, Holden Frost House, The Highlands, 24 Elm Street, Topsham

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 AM ▪ SILENT FILM: BUSTER KEATON’S THE GENERAL

If anyone could find humor in the tragedy that was the Civil War, it was Buster Keaton. He plays a Southern railroad engineer who is not allowed to enlist – making it more challenging to woo the woman of his dreams.  Remarks by Tricia Welsch, Associate Professor of Film Studies at Bowdoin. Piano accompaniment by Doug Protsik.
Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College

Sunday, February 16, 1:00 PM THE COURSEN READINGS, PART THREE

Three more poets, Carolyn Gelland, Terry Grasse, and Amy Spens, present their work as the Coursen series concludes.  Refreshments.

Fireplace Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Wednesday, February 19, 12:15 PM LECTURE: NORTHERN WRITERS AND THE CIVIL WAR

Bowdoin College Professor of English Peter Coviello speaks about literary responses to the Civil War by our focal poet and his contemporaries Alcott, Hawthorne, Stowe, and Whitman. This lecture is part of the Midcoast Senior College’s Winter Wisdom program.

Morrell Room, Curtis Memorial Library

Thursday, February 20, 10:00 AM ▪ COMMUNITY READINGS AT THORNTON OAKS

This gathering, facilitated by poets Ted and Ruth Bookey, is informal and open to everyone. Please bring a poem to share. Refreshments.
Merrymeeting Room, Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way (off Baribeau Drive)

Sunday, February 23, 10:00 AM ▪ CHAPEL SERVICE & CONCERT

Spend a musical and reflective morning in the Chapel erected a few years after Longfellow left Brunswick, ME for Cambridge, MA. Offering will benefit the reconstruction of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

Bowdoin College Chapel

Thursday, February 27, 4 PM ▪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY

Students from local elementary schools pay tribute to the poet by sharing work they have composed during special Longfellow Days’ school visits.  All that, plus cake.

People Plus, 35 Union Street

All events are free.

Longfellow Days is a program of the Brunswick Downtown Association, with support from
Bowdoin College, the Nathaniel Davis Fund, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Humanities Council, and the Association of Bowdoin Friends ▪

Longfellow Days Official Press Release

Longfellow Days Participant Biographies

Longfellow Days 2014 Poster

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