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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.

Summer Free Lunch for Kids program, through Aug. 28, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-noon, Freeport Community Center, Village View Apartments Community Room, Mast Landing School, Wildwood Acres on Elm Street. No income or residency requirements. All children under the age of 19 welcome. Sponsored by Freeport Community Services. For more information, call Sarah Lundin, 865-3985, ext. 205.

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 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.

Forest Detective, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. The forest is an open book, if you know how to read it. Learn how on this tour of natural history. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Music on the Mall Summer Concerts, Backlash, classic and Southern rock, blues, oldies, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m., Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be on Thursdays when available. For more information, see www.brunswickdowntown.org.

South Freeport Village roads pre-reconstruction meeting, for residents in the area, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers. Hosted by the town’s Public Works Department.

“Singin’ in the Rain,” classic Gene Kelly musical, Thursday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Rated. G.

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

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.

Fond of Fronds, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Come to identify and understand the multitude of fern and moss species that inhabit our forests. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

What Should I Be Asking about Medications, presentation by Courtney Oland, director of pharmacy operations, Waltz Long Term Care Pharmacy, Thursday, Aug. 20, 4-5 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Part of a free monthly support group for caregivers. For more information, call 373-4656.

Tree Hunt, Friday, Aug. 21, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot for this self-guiding hunt, and then come back afterward to see how well you did. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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.

Pownal Elementary School all-class reunion, including those who attended the one-room schoolhouses in Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pownal Elementary School. For more information, see Pownal Elementary Alumni Day on Facebook or call Mari Smith, 650-3593.

Dog Days of August, Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., L. L. Bean campus, Freeport. Bring your canine best friend for activities, contests and more. Free.

“Young Frankenstein,” Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, through Saturday, Aug. 22, Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theatre on the Bowdoin College campus, Brunswick. Tickets $43-$70. For times and tickets, call 725-8769 or see www.msmt.org.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, Aug. 22; Tuesday, Aug. 25; Sunday, Aug. 30, all at 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys, weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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

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.

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.

Edge of the Sea, Monday, Aug. 24, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy walk, short talks, and activities on the natural history and ecology of our varied shore. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Bustins Island annual meeting, with Freeport town officials, Tuesday, Aug. 25, boat leaves the Town Dock at 5 p.m. for Bustins Island.

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.

Casco Bay Walk, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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.

Music on the Mall Summer Concerts, North of Nashville, contemporary country, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street. In the case of inclement weather, concerts will be on Thursdays when available. For more information, see www.brunswickdowntown.org.

Pownal Planning Board ordinance review workshop, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Maine writer James Hayman, creator of the McCabe/Savage thriller series, talks Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library, about his newest book, “The Girl in the Glass.”

Tide Pools, Thursday, Aug. 27, 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.

Secrets of the Shore, Friday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the secrets of life in the salt marsh, mud flat and rocky shore. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Other dates are Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10. Vendor spaces available. For more information, see www.FirstParishMarket.org or email Patty Kennedy, eventcoordinator@firstparishmarket.org.

Know Your Neighbors, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the various ecological communities at the park. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Lake Street Dive, Saturday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., L. L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free.

Maine Woodworking Expo 2015, Saturday, Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort Andross Cabot Mill Building, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. High-quality furniture and wood accessories by noted Maine craftsmen and women in 25 display areas. For more information, see Maine Woodworking Expo on Facebook.

Wild Relatives, Monday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get acquainted with the wild relatives of plants in and around your home. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

North Pownal Community Club annual meeting, Monday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., 857 Lawrence Road. Members, neighbors, friends welcome to attend. Call 688-4728 for more information.

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.

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

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.

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/.

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.

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.

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.

We love to eat

Pig roast, Saturday Aug. 22, 5-6:30 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. $12 at the door, $7 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and under. For more information, call Deb, 240-1637.

Bean supper, Saturday, Aug. 22, 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.

Wolfe Neck Farm’s Farm-to-Table Dinner, family farm feast, with Gather Farm Fresh Eatery and Frontier Café, Sunday, Aug. 30, 5-8 p.m., at the farm. For information and reservations, or to join the host committee, visit www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Sept.1 and 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.

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.

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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