Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar

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Upcoming events

RSU 5 High School Student Art Exhibit, multi-media works by more than 70 students on display during April, Freeport Community Library. Sponsored and juried by the Freeport Woman’s Club. Judging Wednesday, April 13, 2 p.m.

Free tax preparation assistance, conducted by AARP, Wednesday mornings, Freeport Community Center. Assistance is for low- to moderate-income households, with special attention to those 60 years and older. For appointment, call 865-4743, ext. 100.

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 Jeffrie Wetherhold, 272-2635, 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.

Adult coloring group, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Dedicated space provided every Wednesday for anyone 18 and older to drop-in and color for an hour or so. Library will detailed coloring book pages, colored pencils, large assortment of crayons.

“You Can Have Your Book and Eat It Too!” Edible Books Festival, Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sign up to enter at FCLbooks2eat@yahoo.com. Bring edible book entry to the library 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Participants cast their vote for best entry in the five categories: Funniest, Most Creative, Most Bookish, Best in Show.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m., Pownal Elementary School.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Lego Club, for ages 5-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Club meets first Wednesday of every month through June. Due to book sale, club will meet Thursday, April 14.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Pat Falci speaks on, “Lee’s Forgotten General: A. P. Hill at the Battle of Gettysburg.” Lectures free and open to the public.

How to track and dispose of drugs properly, program for seniors presented Casco Bay CAN (Create Awareness Now) and law enforcement representatives, Thursday, April 14, 11 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Bring any expired or unwanted drugs for law enforcement to dispose.

Pastor Nelson Ida, talks on the Kakamega Orphans Care Centre in Kenya, Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Kakamega. For more information, see www.friendsofkakamega.org.

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.

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 9-10 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 www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

“Living for 32,” documentary about Colin Goddard, survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting, Friday, April 15, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Hosted by Maine Moms Demand Action.

Lynn Hannings, musician and bow maker, speaks to Freeport Woman’s Club, Friday, April 15, 1:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Club business meeting at 1 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240, or elizhard32@aol.com.

Casco Bay Walk, Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy views of rocky shores, nesting osprey and islands on this one-mile walk along the Casco Bay Trail. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

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: worship at 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. All welcome.

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, worship service Sunday, 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Ray St. Pierre. Sunday School for children and adults 10:30 a.m. For more information, see www.northpownalumc.org.

Steamer Dig, Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about the soft-shell clam. Then try your hand at digging this delicacy of the deep mud with an experienced guide. Bring mud sneakers or high boots, rubber gloves, bucket, and clam hoe or spading fork. Registration required. Contact the park, 865-4465.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, April 17, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, April 18, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

B2B Marketplace Expo, co-hosted by Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce and Southern Midcoast Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, April 19, 1-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport. Some 30 local businesses on hand. Seminars, new Portland Metro bus on display and more. For more information, contact stephanie@freeportmainechamber.com or vicepresident@midcoastmaine.com.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Commission, Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

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 Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Durham Historical Society, Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 pm., Eureka Community Center. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday of the month, April 20, 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.

“Grow Your Own Organic Garden,” MOGFA workshop, Wednesday, April 20, 6-9 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Instructor Dave Colson operates New Leaf Farm in Durham. $5 fee collected at class. Pre-registration required. Call 865-3307.

Freeport Republicans, meet Wednesday, April 20, 6:45 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge, 33 Mallett Drive, lower level. Guest speaker is Ande Smith of North Yarmouth, candidate for the 1st Congressional District seat. Those attending asked to bring non-perishable items to donate to Freeport Community Services. Needed are men’s, women’s and children’s personal items. For more information or to be added to the email list, contact Jason Thyen, jason.thyen@gmail.com.

Plant a Seed, craft project, Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

“The Intern,” starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, screens Thursday, April 21, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Rated PG-13.

“The Good Dinosaur,” screens Thursday, April 21, 11 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Rated PG.

“Earth Day: Progress to be Proud of,” presentation by Dan Zukowski, Friday, April 22, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Tiny Pioneers, Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get up close to the wild and wooly world of mosses and lichens. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Welcome Tour, Sunday, April 24, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the plants abd creatures that live in the park’s forest and on its shores on this eye-opening tour. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Freeport Sewer District trustees monthly meeting, Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., treatment plant, 43 South Freeport Road. For more information, call 865-3540.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Freeport Players open auditions, for female version of “The Odd Couple,” Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Roles for six women and two men, ages approximately 35-65. Actors should be prepared to cold-read excerpts from the play. For more information, see www.fcponline.org/auditions/.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m., Durham Community School.

Pownal Planning Board ordinance review workshop, Wednesday, April 27, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Writer Deborah Gould, author of “The Eastern: The Early Years,” talks Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

How to track and dispose of drugs properly, program presented Casco Bay CAN (Create Awareness Now) and law enforcement representatives, Thursday, April 28, noon, First Parish Church, 461 Elmwood Road, Pownal. Bring any expired or unwanted drugs for law enforcement to dispose.

“Freeport’s Got Talent,” Friday, April 29, 6-8 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Lasagna dinner served as the audience views the performances by students and community members. Fundraiser for Freeport High School Interact Club’s Uganda Project, a charity that raises money to send Ugandan youths to trade school or college. Those interested in participating in the competition should contact club president Ethan Pierce, ethan.pierce@students.rsu5.org. Tickets $10, $35 for family of four.

Feathers over Freeport, Saturday, April 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, and Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m-4 p.m., Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal. Special birding opportunities featuring top Maine experts, plus hikes, workshops and other activities for people of all abilities and interests. Avian highlights include the hawk watch at the top of Bradbury Mountain, the osprey nest at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, and the live birds of prey sessions by Wind Over Wings. Sponsored by Bureau of Parks and Lands and Freeport Wild Bird Supply. For schedule, see www.maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport.

Merriconeag Poetry Festival, Sunday, May 1, 3 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Twenty high school poets to be honored.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, May 2, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, May 11, 6 p.m., Freeport High School.

Run of the Royal canoe race, Saturday, May 14, beginning and ending at Yarmouth History Center, East Elm St., Yarmouth. Corporate-sponsored, four-leg canoe relay race will raise money for the Royal River Conservation Trust and its plans to acquire and improve paddling access points and shoreline habitat. Canoes and paddles provided. Food, live music, art show, raffle on site. For more information and to register, see www.rrct.org.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, May 16, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

“He Named Me Malala,” documentary about Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, screens Thursday, May 19, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Raged PG-13.

Cul de Sax, saxophone quartet benefit concert, Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St. Tickets $10, available in the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at http://culdesax.brownpapertickets.com. Concert raises money for the church and local nonprofits.

First Parish Market, featuring artists, crafters and other vendors, Saturdays, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. For more information, email Patty at FirstParishMarket@gmail.com or call 865-6022.

We love to eat

Third Friday Free Lunch, April 15, noon-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Barbecue chicken dinner, Saturday, April 16, 4:30-6 p.m., Durham Congratulation Church, 173 Royalsborough Road. Wood-smoked barbecue chicken, potato and green salads, homemade desserts. $9, $3 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under.

Ham supper, hosted by Freeport Masons, Saturday, April 16, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, Freeport. Ham, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, home-made biscuits, special dessert and beverage. $9, children under 12 half-price.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, April 19, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Macaroni and cheese, vegetable, homemade desserts. $2-$4 donation. Proceeds fund future lunches. General schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month. Those interested in helping or have questions can call Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

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.

“The Intern,” a comedy starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, screens Thursday, April 21, at 1 p.m., at the Freeport Community Library.

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