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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 www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or call 865-3170.

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.

Monthly book discussion group, “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For more information, call Belinda Stewart, 865-3307.

“The Woman in Gold,” starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, screens Thursday, Sept. 3, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Board of Appeals, Thursday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

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

Freeport Farmers Market, open every Friday from 1-5 p.m., through Sept. 11, on the L.L. Bean Campus, rain or shine. For more information, contact Angela Streeter, 841-2954.

Welcome Tour, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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

Annual tag sale, sponsored by Freeport Masonic Lodge, Saturday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., lodge parking lot, 33 Mallet Drive, Freeport. Hundreds of items available. Proceeds earmarked for charitable purposes. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 6.

Andy Grammer, Saturday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m., L. L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free.

Barnyard and organic garden tours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the hour every Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 6, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Drop-in program for all ages. $5, free for ages 3 and under. Tours begin at the red animal barn and end with an oceanfront haywagon ride. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Freeport Half Marathon and 5K road races, Sunday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m., near the FreeportUSA tower, downtown Freeport. Register online at www.freeporthalfmarathon.com or on site on the morning of the race. Portion of proceeds benefit Freeport, Pownal and Durham Education Foundation and Freeport Community Services. Those who want to help volunteer can contact Debbie Daggett at Freeport Community Services, 865-3985, ext. 206.

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.

Shore Tour, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about our varied shores through talks, activities, and views along the accessible path. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Casco Bay Walk, Monday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy views of rocky shores, nesting ospreys, and islands in the bay on this 1-mile hike with a park ranger. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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 www.freeportlibrary.com.

Tashi Gatsel Ling, Tibetan Buddhist center, 20 Independence Drive in Freeport, offers regular programming and teachings by recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Visit http://tashigatselling.org/ 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.

Durham Historical Society, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Union Church/Old Town Hall. Anyone interested welcome to attend.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Pownal Planning Board workshops, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Coastal Waters Committee, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Lou Ureneck, author of “The Great Fire: One American’s Mission to Rescue Victims of the 20th Century’s First Genocide,” talks Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Sept. 9, 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.

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.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Sept 10, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

9-11 Remembrance Ceremony, organized by the Freeport Flag Ladies, Friday, Sept. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Freeport Fire Department, Main Street, Freeport.

Wagon Ride to the Past, history haywagon tours, Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Wolfe’s Neck Farm,184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Climb aboard the haywagon and travel back in time to learn the stories of the land the past 200 years. $6 adults and children 13 and older; 12 and under are free. Reserve by calling 869-5433. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org/history-haywagon-tours/.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Other dates are Sept. 26 and Oct. 10. Vendor spaces available. For more information, see www.FirstParishMarket.org or email Patty Kennedy, eventcoordinator@firstparishmarket.org.

Fond of Fronts, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport Learn about the multitude of fern species that inhabit our forest and how to identify them. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Pettengill Farm Day, Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pettengill Farm, off Flying Point Road, Freeport, hosted by Freeport Historical Society. Featuring animals, craftsmen, actors and entertainers, food and more. $5, $2 for children 3-16, free for children under 3. For more information, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus begin rehearsals, for winter concerts, Sunday, Sept. 13, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Registration will run from 6-6:30 p.m., with rehearsal to follow. Membership dues $70. New singers are welcome to attend up to four rehearsals before deciding whether to join and pay dues. For more information, call 666-8817, visit www.gfccsings.org or find the chorus on Facebook.

Stories in Stone, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the story of Maine’s rockbound coast on this walk with talks and activities. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Freeport Town Council District 3 Workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., South Freeport Church, followed by regular council meeting at town hall.

Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Challenge Golf Tournament, held in conjunction with Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday, Sept. 16, Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. For more information, call 847-5240.

We love to eat

Friday lunch, Friday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Homemade fish chowder, desserts, specials and grilled sandwiches. Takeout available. Proceeds benefit the church and its work in the community.

Bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 5, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade pies and biscuits, beverages. $10, $4.

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.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Sept. 5, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets and assorted homemade pies. $8, $3 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 5, 5-6:30 p.m., Triangle Club of Casco Masonic Lodge dining hall, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni and cheese and homemade pie. $10, $5 ages 5-12, free for 5 and younger.

Pasta dinner, Saturday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, to benefit the food pantry. Chicken Alfredo with broccoli, spaghetti with meatballs, macaroni and cheese, salads, bread and beverage, strawberry shortcake and chocolate cake. $8, $3 for children and free for children 4 and younger.

Bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 663 Royalsborough Road, Route 136 across from the River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. $7.50, $3 for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Sept. 15, noon, Durham Congregational Church, corner of routes 9 and 136. Home-cooked lunch and desserts. Suggested donation $2-$4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Those interested in volunteering can contact Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Sept. 19, settings at 5 and at 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. $8, $4 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. To reserve tickets, call Lois at 688-4433.

Wolfe Neck Farm’s Farm-to-Table Dinner, harvest dinner, with Rosemont Market and Bakery, Sunday, Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m., at the farm. For information and reservations, or to join the host committee, visit www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 26, 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.

Suppers are scheduled for the fourth Saturday of every month through October.

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 freeportfamiliesnetwork@yahoo.com.

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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 www.shilohchapelmaine.org.

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