Points of View Art Gallery – exhibit “Four Square”
Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant Street. Opening reception to meet the artists on Friday, July 8, 5 to 8 pm during Second Friday ArtWalk. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Special Gallery hours on Saturday, July 9, 10 am to 2 pm. FMI: (207) 373-9300.
Five River Arts Alliance, Second Friday ArtWalk – July 8th – Make an evening of it!
The third self-guided ArtWalk of the season extends one mile from Maine Fiberarts in Topsham to Bowdoin College Museum of Art. More than two-dozen galleries, artist studios, restaurants and businesses are open for the evening. A number of new art, woodworking and design studios will be open in Fort Andross. Receptions will be held at Bayview Gallery, Summer Island Studio, Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks, Points of View, Gallery Framing and The Brunswick Inn. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open for the evening. Summer Island Studio features “New England Villages” by Jan Kilburn, a well-known watercolorist from Damariscotta. Music will be offered at Frontier, Byrne’s Irish Pub and the Bank of America plaza at 108 Maine St. http://www.fiveriversartsalliance.org
Hop Fest at the Lion’s Pride
July 1st – July 10 – Great Beers, Hip Hop night, Live Music, 7 course meals! Join the fun! http://www.lionspridepub.com
4th of July “Fun and Games” on the Mall
10 – 11:30 am – Area kids of all ages are invited to the Mall in Downtown Brunswick to participate in FREE traditional games like 3-legged, sack and balloon races, pie and watermelon eating contest and much more! Free water, oranges, popsicles and juice – great family activity…Bring your camera!
A Moveable Feast/Itinerant Art Gallery – Art Rave
The Brunswick Inn – July 8th 6-9pm – featuring Pottery, Textile Arts, Encaustic Paintings, Glass Bead Jewelry, Mixed Media on Canvas and Figurative Drawings. Live Music/Cash Bar.
The Theater Project presents “STANLEY’S CHOICE”
Saturday, July 9, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Following each performance, the audience is invited to stay for a discussion with the playwright, cast and director.
The Brunswick Inn’s Second Saturday Music Series presents Lisa Redfern
July 9th 7-9pm. Cash bar. $8 suggested donation. With, eight solo recordings, Redfern is a singer-songwriter who blends folk, bluegrass, country, and gospel to create something unmistakable. http://www.lisaredfern.com
Morning Glory Natural Food’s “30 Years On Maine Street!” Celebration
Friday, July 15th. All day – 30-year celebration at 60 Maine Street. Food tastings, 15 vendors, raffles, and lots of free stuff, collapsible bike. Live broadcast with WCLZ. 729-0546. http://www.moglonf.com
Bowdoin College Museum of Art Presents Edward Hopper’s Maine
Exhibit of Hopper’s artistic production in Maine opens July 15, showcasing nearly 90 rarely seen examples of the artist’s formative work. Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. The Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday evenings until 8:30 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m.; closed Mondays and national holidays.
Sunday Walking Tour “Where Merrymeeting Park Once Stood”
Sunday, July 10th – 1 PM. Guided tour led by Chris Gutscher. Call 729-6606 to register and for more information. Meet in front of the Pejepscot Historical Society Museum at 159 Park Row.
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Luxe Salon and Spa at 97 Maine Street (formally Red Dragon) is now open and taking clients. Sharing space with “The Find” a women’s clothing consignmnt store, this co-venture can be reached at 729-2700. Check it out!
Timeless Cottage on Maine Street – Please join Owner Patricia Porell and the BDA for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on July 15th at 1:30. http://www.timelesscottage.com
The Inn at Brunswick Station is OPEN! Stop in to see the new Hotel and Tavern. Excellent menu serving breakfast, lunch or dinner, with a full bar and an outdoor patio. Ribbon Cutting with the BDA and Chamber on July 13th at 1pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Vintage Perkins is opening soon in the space at 53 Maine Street (formally Second Hand Rose). Featuring handcrafted reclaimed wood furniture, Michael Perkins has everything you need to make your home or camp a cozy retreat. http://www.vintageperkins.com
|Special Offers and Promotions|
|What’s going on at The College Store? SALE SALE SALE For the month of July, The College Store will be offering Brunswick gear at 25% off, art supplies at 15% off, select Bowdoin tee-shirts are 2 for $20, select Bowdoin sweatshirts at 25% off, “Maine” sweatshirts are only $12.99, and you never know what you will find on our 40% off on very eclectic clearance rack. Books, gifts, glassware, greeting cards, jewelry, apparel,….that’s just for starters! Come check us out! Open Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sundays 11-4.|
|At Last…Salon & Day Spa, 185 Park Row in Brunswick hosts first annual silent auction to benefit Meals on Wheels. This auction will run for August to coincide with One Year Anniversary. Bidding at salon and online, http://www.atlastsalondayspa.com Now accepting tax deductible donation of services, products or gift certificates to our auction please contact: email@example.com 207-373-0751. Please donate and bid!Byrne’s Pub at Brunswick Station has live music this week – “The Roberts” Irish-American Sing-Along 6-8 PM Friday, Jud Caswell “Brunswick’s own singer-songwriter playing your favorite Folk, Irish, Pub Favorites” 9-Midnight Friday, Paddy Mills, Irish and Folk Tunes Saturday 8-11 PM. The Outdoor Patio is open and very relaxing!!|
|Did You Know?|
|Days News closes this week after 30 years on Maine Street. Owners Rachel and Jerry Bernier look forward to “retiring” to run only one business – Jenny Station also on Maine Street in Downtown. Please stop in to see them and pick up the paper!
Maine Street construction at the Route One Bridge affecting the closure of the Southbound exit of Route 1, onto Maine Street towards Topsham, is scheduled to be completed by July 8th. The south exit ramp will open Friday July 1 for right turn only for up to three weeks while concrete hardens. At that point the left hand turn will be activated. Project completion approximately, July 21. http://www.brunswickme.org
That you can be a volunteer driver for People’s Plus! With our aging community the demand is higher than ever for drivers. People Plus informs consumers about all of the available transportation options, including Coastal Transportation (MaineCare only), The Explorer Bus, and private companies. For more info, contact Joanne Rosenthal at 729-0757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please find included an update on the Fireworks Over the Falls event and a few events for this weekend:
·Fireworks over The Falls – The plan initiated by some Downtown Brunswick businesses to create a July 2 celebration including fireworks has had to be postponed. Stay tuned to your Brunswick Blast for future announcements on the rescheduling of this event!
·The Rumpus Room is celebrating its first year in business with a free party on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! Cake and refreshments will be served. FMI – http://www.rumpus-room.com
·Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program Annual Garden Tour – Sunday, June 26th. Sunday 10:30-2:30pm – self-guided tour. Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be purchased at Hannaford, MCCHP office, Skillins, Imperial Hosta, Dyers, and Gulf of Maine Books. Tour begins anytime between 10:30 and 2 pm at theGazebo on the Downtown Mall and ends at the MCCHP office for strawberry shortcake and tours of the garden/facilities. Event hosted by Ron Carroll. Rain date is July 10th. FMI – http://www.mcchp.org
·The Theater Project is proud to present “The Real McGonagall”, originally presented by the Portland Stage Company, at The Theater Project June 23 – 26. “The Real McGonagall” performances times are Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, June 26 at 5:00 pm. All tickets are $18 and are available anytime on line, http://www.theaterproject.com or by calling the Theater Project box office at 729-8584.
Stacy V. Frizzle
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Brunswick Downtown Association
85 Maine Street PO Box 15
Brunswick, ME 04011