Regular readers know I do this from time-to-time in this column, especially when we have lots of things going on in our communities. This is a 10 x 100 update- ten updates around 100 words apiece about June happenings. Here we go, in no particular order 

Maine State Music Theater Opens their Season this Week Many of you know about the world-class theater that MSMT provides for our region, but I’m not sure everyone grasps the significant regional economic impact that Maine State Music Theater has. I was reminded of it last month when I was visiting with a dozen Maine Street businesses and they all mentioned how much benefit they get from theater patrons exploring downtown shops or grabbing a bite before or after the shows. The first show is Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies a jazz and dance heavy production with tap dance numbers that rival Newsies and Singin’ in the Rain. Many classic show-stopping tunes include “I’ve Got it Bad and that Ain’t Good” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing).” Reach the box office at (207) 725-8769. 

2019 Eat Play Stay Hits the Street this Week After a minor delay, the chamber’s regional guest guide, the Eat Play Stay: 2019 Companion Guide to Bath-Brunswick & Midcoast Maine is being delivered to us this week and then throughout the region. Look for the new guides at the Bath Regional Information Center, Brunswick Train Station by Friday and throughout the restaurants and lodging properties in the area after that. This year’s guide includes new top ten lists of things to do, updated maps, a new directory of recommended businesses, game pages for travelers to enjoy in the car or on the beach and our well-liked driving distance chart that includes times. Look for a deeper profile on all that the guide includes later this month in this column. 

ConvenientMD Opens in Cook’s Corner this Week There’s a ribbon cutting and grand opening at the new ConvenientMD location in Brunswick this Wednesday, June 5 from 4pm to 6:30. ConvenientMD is an urgent care center that is open 8AM-8PM, 7 days a week and is a walk-in facility. Average waits are under an hour, and they can offer treatment for a wide spectrum of medical needs including: X-rays, labs, EKGs, IV fluid, labs, allergic reactions, bee stings, foreign object removal, UTIs, colds and flu and much more. Check them out Wednesday or online at www.convenientmd.com 

Brunswick Downtown Association’s 2nd Friday Brunswick begin June 14 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free. They run every 2nd Friday in downtown Brunswick from June- September. Get more details at www.brunswickdowntown.org Also…. 

…Brunswick Downtown Association’s Community BBQ, June 22 The BDA will pay tribute to Brunswick’s Fire, Police and Rescue personnel to recognize their service and dedication to our community as well as welcoming new residents to the community on June 22, from 11:30- 2:00pm at the Community BBQ. The event happens right on the downtown mall. Adults: $5 per person. Kids: 5 and under $3, all cooked by celebrity grillers! No fee for first responders. Meal includes choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage. Tickets only available at the door. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Everyone welcome! Live music, games for the whole family, face painting presented by Bangor Savings Bank. tractor train rides by Ray Labbe & Sons, bounce house by Pathway Vineyard Church, puppies and other furry creatures from the Midcoast Humane and a chance to climb in and explore active Brunswick fire trucks. Don’t miss it! 

Hundreds of Cyclists Coming to Brunswick for Trek Across Maine The Trek Across Maine is beginning and ending in Brunswick this year which will bring hundreds, and possibly over 1,000, cyclists to the region on Father’s Day weekend. It all begins with registration on the afternoon of June 13 with a welcome party that afternoon and evening at Flight Deck Brewing. They head off on Friday morning and will be cycling down to Harpswell before coming back to Brunswick and heading towards Lewiston-Auburn for their Day 1 stop. Day 2 they will go from L/A to Waterville. On Sunday June 16, they will be arriving back n Brunswick from Waterville. Please be aware on the roads for the cyclists and please welcome these new people into our region. 

2019 Calendar of Events The Chamber is still gathering all of the events happening in the region from June through December to have in one event calendar. This list combines the event calendars of two dozen local organizations and last year listed over 800 events. Look for the calendar on the Chamber website, and at many of the information centers listed above, beginning June 15. 

Chamber After Hours at Sitelines, June 19 Are you a chamber member looking to connect with other businesses? Are you not a chamber member but were thinking about it? Then join us at our next monthly networking event, Chamber After Hours, hosted this month at Sitelines new location on Brunswick Landing. You can find them on GPS at 119 Purrinton Road in Brunswick. Help celebrate their new space and meet many business leaders. 

Members Helping Members Q & A on Sick Leave & Paid Family Leave, June 26 J0rdan Payne Hay of Skelton Taintor & Abbott will be holding a free lunch seminar called Sick of Dealing With Sick Leave? A (non-sickness inducing) Interactive Presentation About Medical and Sick Leaves for Employees. The event will be in the Community Room at MTI, 8 Venture Avenue, Brunswick, from 12noon to 1PM. 

Need More Info? For more information on any of these updates, including registering to attend the Chamber events, check out www.midcoastmaine.com or call 725-8797. 

 

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