Getting Your Garden Ready For The Winter

Getting Your Gardens Ready for the Winter with Anne Perkins of Headacre Farm at the Bremen Library on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00.

Anne Perkins will discuss the steps you can take this fall to prepare your gardens to winter over well and be prepared for next year’s growing season.  She will discuss both flower, shrub, and vegetable garden preparation and cleanup, with tips for encouraging the survival of beneficial insects and other native wildlife that will benefit your gardens and grounds.  Recordkeeping and planning for your gardens will also be covered.

Perkins grows award-winning, vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit at Headacre Farm in Owls Head on land leased from Kerry Altiero the chef/owner of Café Miranda in Rockland.

The program is free and all are welcome. FMI: 529-5572.

The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Please join us on Thursday, August 29, at 7:00 pm for a showing of the newly released 30-minute documentary on The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins, produced by the Frances Perkins Center. Based on its Senior College course of several years, this program includes interviews with lecturers Leah Sprague, Christopher Breiseth, Charles Wyzanski and Sarah Peskin who cover her Maine Roots and early career, the woman behind the New Deal, the letters of Charles Wyzanski’s father, the Solicitor of the Labor Department in the New Deal, and jobs, infrastructure and Art in the New Deal.


Michael Chaney, Executive Director of the Frances Perkins Center since 2014, will be on hand to answer questions and participate in audience discussion.  A companion traveling exhibit will be on display from Wednesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 29 at the Bremen Library.


Barbara Ross author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries to speak on Thursday, 8/22 at 7:00

Barbara Ross, author of the Maine Clambake Series will speak at the Library on Thursday, August 22nd at 7:00.

Ross is the author of seven Clambake Mysteries. The eighth, “Sealed Off”, will be released in December of this year. A new anthology, “Haunted House Murder”, will be released this month. Ross will speak about becoming a novelist later in life and how her series came to be.

Ross’ books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Ross and her husband live in Portland.

The event is free and all are welcome.

Town Center Property Open for Public Inspection


The Bremen Town Center Project Committee invites the public to walk the newly mowed paths and future play/recreation area on the Town property directly off the library parking lot. This will give the public an opportunity to experience where the paths and play/recreation area will likely be established in the future. Come one come all at your convenience!

The History of Hog Island with Eric Snyder on Thursday, August 8th at 7:00.

The program will be led by Eric Snyder, the manager of facilities on Hog Island as well as Audubon’s mainland property on Keene Neck Road in Bremen. Snyder has been working at the Audubon camp for 15 years where he instructs classes in geology, island ecology, astronomy and island history. He has a BA in Geology from Vassar College.

Snyder will be discussing the history of Hog Island with a focus on the National Audubon Society’s association with the island and the current programming and initiatives.

The event is free and appropriate for the whole family.

Plein Air Painters – The Real Thing

The group is called “Plein Air Painters – The Real Thing”, and consists of 28 painters from the Mid-Coast Maine area and a bit further north who paint plein air in the wider Damariscotta area on Thursday mornings during the summer months.  The group was formed 25 years ago by several artists who painted in watercolor classes with Tom McCobb at the former Round Top Center for the Arts in Damariscotta.  They now enjoy painting Maine’s beautiful summer scenes at a different venue every week, at either private homes or public spaces. They paint in all media: pastel, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and pencil. Many of the painters have shown individually in the area and/or in their winter home locations, and the group as a whole has had previous shows at the Damariscotta Library, the Bristol Library, The Damariscotta River Grill, Yarmouth’s 137 Main Music Center and the Round Pond Coffee Shop.  The artists in the Bremen Library exhibition are: Carole Blanton, Marcia Brandwein, Dianne Dolan, Sarah Fisher, Caroline Janover, Penny Markley, Kay Miller, Carol Papa, Judy Schuppien, Becky Shorb, Carol Smith, Nancy Stadtlander, Kathleen Sutherland, Bob Vaughan, Connie Vickery, Carol Wiley and Barbara Youtz.

An opening Reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, July 11 from 4:00-6:00 in the Library. All are welcome. FMI: 529-5572.

Bremen Library Garden Tour

The Bremen Library Garden Tour, “Bremen Flowers, Farms and Fish,” will be held on Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM rain or shine.  This fundraiser for the library is a “Garden Tour and More” that includes a silent auction and a number of raffle items.

One of the items offered in the silent auction will be an original garden sculpture designed by Hilary Olson who grew up in Bremen and learned metal work from her father, a professional welder and blacksmith.  This is the second year she will be offering an original garden sculpture for the silent auction.  Other items offered in the silent auction include a hand turned wooden bowl from Richard Corson of Bremen, a handcrafted piece of pottery from Peter Jones of Camden, and a piece of silver jewelry from Mary Hall of Damariscotta.

Tickets for the garden tour will only be available at the library on the day of the tour.  The library is the site of the silent auction and raffle.  Items will be displayed beginning Wednesday, July 10, for the July 17 auction.  The tour will end at 4:00 PM, but the auction and raffle will not end until 5:00 PM.