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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.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, 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.

Durham Cub Scout Pack 145 informational sessions, for parents and boys in grades 1-5, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7 p.m., Durham Community School cafeteria; Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Durham Rod & Gun Club, 59 Pound Road. For more information, email lapointem@ymail.com.

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

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.

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.

Porters Landing Cemetery clean-up, Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m-noon, South Street, Freeport. Volunteers are welcome. No previous experience is needed.Those interested should bring a bucket and soft cleaning brush. Sponsored by Freeport American Legion Post.

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

Folk musicians Liz Simmons and Hannah Sanders, perform Saturday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., The Barn at Windpointe Address: 14 Windpointe, Freeport. For more information, see www.facebook.com/hannahsanderslizsimmons.

Cast Iron Cook-Off, Saturday, Sept. 12, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal. Events include cast iron swap meet at 9:30 a.m.; talk by cast-iron cooking expert and L.L. Bean employee Georgette Kanach at 12:30 p.m.; talk on cast iron cookware history and proper care and cleaning by park Manager Fritz Appleby at 1:30 p.m.; cast iron skillet toss and bean bag toss at 2:45 p.m.; cooking competition judging and awarding of prizes at 5 p.m. To register for cook-off, call 688-4712. For more information, see www.maine.gov/bradburymountain.

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.

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.

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.

We love to eat

Pig roast and contra dance, Friday, Sept. 11, 5-8 p.m., Old Crow Ranch, 427 Davis Road, Durham. Featuring one of Old Crow Ranch’s heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs, salads and sides made with local ingredients. Maine-based fiddle and contradance duo Velocipede provides music and dancing. $20, kids free. Tickets available at the door or online at www.mainefarmlandtrust.org. For more information, call 338-6575.

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.

Bean and pasta supper, served Saturday, Sept. 12, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Three kinds homemade beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, cole slaw, pickles, rolls, beverages, desserts. $8, $4 for children. Profits benefit church outreach.

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.

Upcoming

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.

HenryFest Music Festival, Sunday, Sept. 13, noon-6 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth.

Outdoor family-oriented music with kids activities, food trucks, microbrews. Music by Molly Tuttle Band, Downeast Soul Coalition, Cornell Brothers, The Gather Rounders and The Press Gang. Tickets at www.317main.org or 846-9559.

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

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., Mallett 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.

Maine geologist Walter Anderson, speaks to members of the Freeport Woman’s Club, Friday, Sept. 18,1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Public invited. For more information, contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240 or elizhard32@aol.com.

“Sister Heart: the Story of an Indian Nun,” new documentary film about Maher (“Mother’s Home”), interfaith, caste-free refuge for battered women and children in India, Saturday, Sept. 19, 7-9 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. The film’s subject, Sister Lucy Kurien, who founded Maher in 1997, will be present to answer audience questions. All donations benefit Maher in India. Maher-made crafts available for purchase. For more information, contact Darcy Cunningham, 829-2700 or turninglight.org/maher-india.

Hike with a Ranger, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

The Ledge Trail, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Come and learn about the life of the forest along one beautiful trail. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Sept. 20, 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, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Harvest Dance, Saturday, Sept. 26, 6-10 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Mallet Barn. Local food, local brews , music by local band North of Nashville. Advance tickets $20, or $25 at the door (unless sold out). For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Tide Pools, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Visit this informal program on the rocky shore near Googins Island to discover the secrets of a tide pool. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Steamer Dig, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-3:30 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about the soft-shell clam, and thentry your hand at digging with an experienced guide. Registration is required. Bring mud sneakers or high boots, gloves, and clam hoe or spading fork, and bucket. For more information, call 865-4465.

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 extension.rlreception@maine.edu.

“The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain,” starring Hugh Grant, Ian McNeice and Tara Fitzgerald, screens Thursday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

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 www.freeportusa.com.

Freeport Town Council District 4 Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Merriconeag 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 umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture.

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.

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 www.Darttmusic.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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