Community Calendar


Upcoming events

“Cobblers to Capitalists: Two Centuries of Freeport Shoemaking,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit, runs through Jan. 15, 2016, Harrington House, 45 Main St. $3 admission. Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Labor Day; open Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Labor Day to Memorial Day. For more information, see or call 865-3170.

“My Dad’s Perspective: Preserving Beauty Amid War,” collection of photographs curated and presented by Margo Pullen, on display through October at Freeport Community Library. Photos taken in South Korea during Korean War by photographer and Maine native Galen E. Leavitt

Freeport Rotary, meets every Wednesday, 7 a.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport. Feel free to stop by and see what the group is about, or call Matt Morrison, 691-8747, for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m.; AlAnon, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Business Debtors Anonymous, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Parkinson’s disease support group, for people just diagnosed, caregivers and people who have been living with the diagnosis, every Wednesday, 10 a.m., YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Branch, Freeport. For more information, call 865-9600.

“Comets, Meteorites, and Asteroids – Messengers from Space,” family-friendly presentation with scientist and science teacher Jon Wallace, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Grief support group, for those grieving the death of a loved due to overdose or substance abuse, meets the first and third Thursday of the month, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. For more information, call 721-1357.

Taking specialty food products to market, five-session workshop offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5:30-9 p.m., UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Participants must have specific food product or recipe and are expected to attend all sessions. $95, scholarships available. For more information, call 781-6099 or email

“Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Thursday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Food Addicts Anonymous, Thursdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., through May 19, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. For families with toddlers or preschoolers. $5, registration is not necessary. Program will not run on holidays or in inclement weather. For more information, see

Virtual journey to Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, with Jordan Cargill, Bates College geology student, Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department. Free; space limited.

FreeportUSA’s Freeport Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., L.L. Bean campus. More than 100 artists exhibiting, live music, activities, Maine food producers, Freeport Community Services Chowdah Challenge. For more information, see

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club White Cane Day, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-noon, Shaw’s Supermarket, Freeport. Benefit for Maine Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. Donations of money, eyeglasses, hearing aids, cellphones sought.

Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, speaks Saturday, Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, in celebration of 100th anniversary of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. For more information, call 725-7686.

Debtors Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

South Freeport Congregational Church, UCC, worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. Sunday school for kids pre-K through eighth grade provided during the service as is nursery care. Coffee and refreshments after the service.

First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport, Sunday schedule: Adult ed, 9 a.m.; worship with the Rev. Leslie Foley, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. All are welcome.

Walk for Epilepsy, Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Walk benefits Epilepsy Foundation New England. Pre-registration (before Oct. 1) $15. Day-of registration $20. Children under 12 free. For more information, contact Becky Daniel at or call 504-4406. To register online visit

Freeport Board of Appeals, Monday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Community Library Board of Trustees, Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Weekly grief group, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Led by the Rev. Leslie Foley. For more information, call 865-6022.

Story times, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Tuesdays, Babies & Toddlers, 10-10:30 a.m.; Pre-schoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. For more information, call 865-3307 or see

Tashi Gatsel Ling, Tibetan Buddhist center, 20 Independence Drive in Freeport, offers regular programming and teachings by recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Visit for information about teachers, study group meetings, meditation classes, dharma teachings, and “sacred cinema” movie nights.

Cribbage, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, Durham. For more information call the Town Office, 353-2561.

Freeport Town Council District 4 Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, followed by regular council meeting at town hall.

Intermediate beekeeping course, Tuesdays from Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Master beekeepers Jack Hildreth, Chris Rogers and Peter Richardson, president of the Cumberland County chapter of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, will teach. $140 fee includes textbook and reference notebook. For more information, call 781-6099. Register at

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Monthly book discussion group, “Middlemarch,” by George Eliot, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For more information, call Belinda Stewart, 865-3307.

Historian Kerck Kelsey, launches new Wednesday Wisdom series, Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church. Kelsey will trace various high and low points in this area’s history. $5 donation welcomed. Those interested in attending can contact Beth at 865-4012, or email

“When We Build It, They Will Run,” Tri Town Track and Field Project event to build public awareness of effort to build synthetic turf field and surrounding track at Freeport High School, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m., William Allen Farm, 284 Allen Road, Pownal. Food, beverages, entertainment. For more information, email Attendees can RSVP at

Animal Tracks & Signs, a Wolfe’s Neck State Park program. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Park rangers will talk about what kind of tracks skunks, rabbits, coyotes and other animals leave. Kids can make their own mammal track to take home. For ages 5 and up.

Fire Prevention Open House, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 5-7 p.m., Freeport Fire and Rescue Department. Displays and demonstrations from the Freeport Fire, Rescue and Police departments for children and adults, including safety equipment, performance from the Maine Pipes and Drum Corps, demonstrations of police K-9 and medical providers. Grilled burgers and hot dogs available for sale.

Fall Senior Expo, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport.

Representatives from senior communities, home health companies, estate management, rehabilitation and many more will showcase services and be available for questions all day. Flu shots, prizes and more. All free. Hosted by Maine Senior Guide and Beach Glass Transitions. For more information, see

Lego Club, for ages 5-12, starts Wednesday, Oct. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Club meets first Wednesday of every month through June.

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Norman Ng, nationally known magician, performs Saturday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10 in advance, $13 at the door (general admission). Fundraiser for Freeport High School class of 2016. Tickets at Freeport Hardware, 262 US Route 1 South; from Melanie Sachs at Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St.; or by contacting Susan Karnes, 837-2925.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Vendor spaces available. For more information, see or email Patty Kennedy,

Fall Festival , Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Activities and demonstrations, live music, hay-bale climbing, face painting, animal interactions, local food, pumpkin hayrides. Admission is $5, free for those 3 and under.

Installation service for the Rev. Donald Keith Thomas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Freeport.

Betty ReeZ 5K and 1 Mile Cross-Country Trail Run, Monday, Oct. 12, Pownal Road Recreational Facility, Freeport. One-mile race begins at 9 a.m., 5K at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration $8 for the 1-mile and $12 for the 5K. Sign up available at or registration formsavailable through local sponsors and will also be distributed at RSU 5 schools. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m., $15 for 1 mile and $20 for 5K.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Oct. 14, 1-2:30 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive (opposite the post office). Ongoing monthly support group meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Walk-ins welcome.

Flu vaccination clinic, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 9-11 a.m., Freeport Town Council Chambers. For more information, see

Support group open to anyone touched by cancer, sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care, meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Group facilitated by social workers Chesley Flotten and Andy Sokoloff. For more information and to register, call 721-1357.

The Dartts, gospel music group, Thursday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. For more information about the group, see

Earth Jams concert, with Matt Loosigian, Thursday, Oct. 15, 10:15 a.m., Freeport Community Library. For toddlers through first grade.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Oct. 18, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets the last Tuesday of the month, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road in Durham, through April. New members welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

Fuego Diablo Open Mic Music Night, Saturday, Oct. 31, 5:30 p.m., 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. All genres, ages, abilities welcome. For more information, call 408-3185 or see

Monthly book discussion group, “Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story,” Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For more information, call Belinda Stewart, 865-3307.

“Far From the Madding Crowd,” starring Carey Mulligan, screens Thursday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

We love to eat

Public lunch, Friday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Homemade fish chowder and desserts, specials, and grilled sandwiches. Takeout available.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Oct. 3, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets, homemade pies. $8, $3 for children 4-12, free for those 3 and under.

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, coffee or tea, juice, $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 12 and under. Deluxe breakfast is scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, biscuit, coffee or tea, juice, $4.50, $4 for seniors.

Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 3, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni & cheese and homemade pie. $10, $5.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, corner of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30. Suggested donation $-2 $4. Those interested in helping can call Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

Annual Harvest Supper, Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6:00 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Baked ham, potatoes, onions, carrots, turnip and cabbage, homemade cornbread and biscuits, beverages, homemade apple and pumpkin pies, apple crisp. $10, $4 children 4-12, free for kids 3 and under. Proceeds to benefit church.

Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 24, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Three kinds of home-baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, pies and beverages. $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10 and free for children 3 and under. Final supper of season.

Ongoing Events

Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-9 a.m., Broad Arrow Tavern, Harraseeket Inn, Main Street, Freeport. Prospective new members welcome.

North Pownal United Methodist Church food pantry, open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. All are welcome.

Durham Town Office, open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays closed; and Thursday, 10:30-6:30. For more information, call 353-2561.

Pownal Town Office, open Mondays from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 688-4611.

Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.

Open play, Thursdays,10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Open for kids from infants to age 5, for more information, contact the Freeport Families Network at

Religion and spirituality

Durham Congregational Church, 73 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Sunday services each week at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Durham Friends Meeting, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road.Worship services every Sunday 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

First Parish Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. All-ages Sunday school follows at 11 a.m. For more information, call 688-4846.

First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Freeport, Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school from nursery school to adult, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4404.

First Parish Church Congregational, UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport. Sunday services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-6022.

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Worship service Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Freeport. Masses Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 846-5584 

Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pownal Road, Freeport. Saturday worship at 11 a.m. Sabbath School, Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-3990.

South Freeport Church, UCC, South Freeport Village. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4012.

Shiloh Chapel, Shiloh Road, Durham. Nondenominational services Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, visit