All News and Updates

07/03/2019: The Clothes Closet will be switching over to fall/winter clothes beginning in August. Winter coats will be available in September. The Clothes Closet is open on Wednesdays from 3:30-6pm. Donations of clean clothes in good condition can be dropped off during those hours. Anyone is welcome to “shop” at the Clothes Closet - it is open to anyone regardless of need. The clothes are free, but donations are welcome and help with expenses. The Clothes Closet is located at the Nazarene Church (in the house behind the church).
07/03/2019: A community favorite, the Chicken Run is back this year! During Celebrate Bowdoinham the Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run will begin at 5:30pm followed by the Chicken Run 5K at 6:00pm!  All proceeds from this event support the Bowdoinham Community School. Learn More and Sign Up 
07/03/2019: The Town of Bowdoinham now offers a “Tax Club Plan” that allows property owners to pay their annual property tax bill in monthly installments without incurring interest. This plan was first authorized by a vote at the Town Meeting in June of 2014 and is re-authorized each year.
07/03/2019: All summer long the kids can earn prizes by spending time reading. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.” Special programming will be offered on Tuesday mornings: July 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. From music with Susan Brown, to a stargazing planetarium show, to learning about bird watching- you won’t want to miss the Tuesday morning fun. All ages are welcomed and all programs are free.
07/03/2019: Bryce Muir’s Local Myths sculpture collection was generously donated to MAC by Peggy and Seth Muir. There are twelve sculptures remaining in the collection (four others were sold to private owners years ago). MAC will be featuring one sculpture a year as a tribute to Bryce, and a celebration of this outstanding wood sculpture collection. The highlighted sculpture will be a focus of our programming throughout the year, and the subject of each year’s Community Art Show.
07/03/2019: Dr. Teel is coming to Bowdoinham on Wednesday, July 10th at 6pm to talk about this program. It will be held at the Town Hall. Dr. Teel graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont Medical College. He trained at the Family Medicine Residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA and returned to Maine where he has been a family physician in private practice in Damariscotta since 1988. He has a certificate in geriatrics and has been a medical director and provided patient care at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
07/03/2019: The library is pleased and proud to announce that they now have a Maine State Park pass to loan to library patrons! The pass covers day use for all passengers in a vehicle heading to Maine’s parks, historic sites and public lands anywhere in the state. Loan periods are Tuesday to Friday and Friday to Tuesday. So grab the pass, get outside and explore our state! 
07/03/2019: Maine lore has it that if you don’t lock your car during the months of July and August you’re apt to come out and find it full of zucchini! Zucchini plants almost always produce more zucchinis than anyone knows what to do with. This year the Merrymeeting Arts Center is offering a creative solution to the question of what to do with all those zucchinis, especially the huge, overgrown ones: Turn them into racing zucchinis and enter them in the 1st Annual Zucchini Races at Celebrate Bowdoinham at 11am, on September 14th!
07/03/2019: Our friends at the Topsham Public Library are offering free summer library cards to any children in the school district. This is a wonderful way to access their resources and their summer reading offerings as well.