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IN FREEPORT 'Artists of the Past' The Freeport Historical Society’s Holly Hurd, curator of the exhibit, "Freeport Artists of the Past," presents a visual lecture that expands on exhibit’s themes, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at Harrington House, 45 Main St.

Paintings of Freeport artist Shelley Breton, on exhibit during September, Freeport Community Library.

“Freeport Artists of the Past, 1870-1950,” on display through Dec. 16, Freeport Historical Society’s Harrington House, 45 Main St. Admission $5, $3 for members and children 12 and under. For more information, call 865-3170.

Freeport Creative Arts Urban Sketchers Group, meets Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Coffee by Design, L.L. Bean. All welcome.

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.

“One Day in September,” 1999 documentary film, screens Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. Hosted by Merrill Film Society.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School Library.

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 provide detailed coloring book pages, colored pencils, large assortment of crayons.

Browntail moth caterpillar information session, with Charlene Donahue, state forest entomologist, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission , Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Municipal Facilities Committee, , Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. Town Hall Conference Area.

Freeport Active Living Committee, Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

“Race,” biopic based on the true story of track and field star Jesse Owens, Thursday, Sept. 15,1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Starring Stephen James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons and William Hurt. Rated PG-13.

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. For more information, visit www.foodaddicts.org or call 775-2132.

“The Complete Works of Wm Shakespeare (Abridged),” presented by Freeport Players, Sept. 16-Oct. 2, Freeport Performing Arts Center. Preview Thursday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 for high school students at the door. For more information, call 865-2220 or see www.fcponline.org.

Yarmouth Farmers Market, Thursdays through Sept. 29, 3-6 p.m., in front of 317 Main.

Farmer for the Morning program, for parents and their toddlers or pre-schoolers, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. through May, Wolfe’s Neck Farm. $5 fee, drop-in program. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Marsea Spiegel, holistic health practitioner and licensed massage therapist, speaks at Freeport Woman’s Club, Friday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Public invited. New members welcome. For more information, contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240, or [email protected]

Author Kate Christensen, talks about her most recent book, “How to Cook a Moose: A Culinary Memoir,” Friday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Freeport High School Homecoming Weekend, Friday, Sept. 16-Saturday, Sept. 17. Friday: Boys and Girls cross country meet, 4 p.m., Hunter Road; student and community cookout, 6 p.m., Morse Street parking lot and soccer snack shack; bonfire, 7:15 p.m., parents should pick up students at about 8:15 in Morse Street Circle. Saturday: Boys first-team soccer vs. Falmouth, 9 a.m., Freeport Middle School; boys varsity soccer vs. Wells, 9:30 a.m.; girls varsity/JV soccer vs. Wells, 11 a.m.; varsity/JV field hockey vs. Poland, 11 a.m.; varsity football vs. Gray-New Gloucester, 2:30 p.m., Pownal Road field; 7:30-10:30 p.m., homecoming dance.

Know Your Neighbors, Saturday, Sept. 17, 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 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Ssg. Thomas Field Memorial Ride, Saturday, Sept. 17, with registration at $25 starting at 10 a.m. at the post, 1049 Royalsborough Road. Ride begins at noon. Food, live music with Five Shadow and silent auction follow ride. Public dance,8 p.m.-midnight, featuring 95 North. Admission $10. Proceeds benefit local veterans in need and the Ssg Field Memorial Scholarship. For more information, see www.facebook.com/amvets.durhammaine or email [email protected]

5K Trail Run/Walk, Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Preregistration fee is $20 at www.RunSignUp.com. Race Day registration fee is $25 from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Skyline Farm. For more information, contact Jennifer at 415-6830 or [email protected] Held in conjunction with North Yarmouth Fun Day.

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

Haywagon rides, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 25, every 30 minutes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. $3 per person. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Farm fields and livestock tour, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. $5 per person. 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: 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.

Pine Tree Academy benefit golf tournament, Sunday, Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m., Toddy Brook Golf Course, North Yarmouth. Cost is $95, includes continental breakfast, 18-hole green fees, golf cart, lunch following the tournament. Proceeds go toward tuition assistance, scholarships and transportation for students. For more information or to sign up, contact Barb Glover, [email protected] or 865-4747.

Stroll with the Ranger, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Take a relaxed tour with the ranger on this wheelchair- and stroller-accessible path. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

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

Presentation on deep-brain stimulation surgery for people with Parkinson’s disease, Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2-4 p.m., YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay branch, Freeport. For more information, call 865-9600.

Authors Roger Guay and Kate Flora, talk their book, “A Good Man with a Dog,” Monday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Griefshare group, 13-week, faith-based program, starts Monday, Sept 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Shiloh Chapel, Shiloh Road, Durham. Materials cost $10. For more information, call 353-2434 or see www.griefshare.org.

“WFCP Home Time Radio Hour” auditions, Monday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School music room, 30 Holbrook St. Singers should be prepared to sing a 90-second excerpt from a 1960s song; actors should be prepared to cold read excerpts from sketches. Performances are Dec. 2-4. For more information, call 865-2220 or see www.fcponline.org.

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.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

“The Zany Majestic Bard,” a program celebrating the inventive language of Shakespeare, presented by David Greenham, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Workshop on season extension techniques, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 5:30-7 p.m., Tidewater Farm, off of Farm Gate Road, Falmouth, Maine. Jason Lilley, sustainable agriculture professional in Cumberland County, talks about specific crops, tools and techniques for extending vegetable crop growing season. For more information, contact Extension Office, 781-6099 or wee www.umaine.edu/Cumberland.

Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday of the month, Sept. 21, 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.

“How Do Colleges Really Choose Students,” an inside look at college admission process, talk by Wendy Thompson, former Bowdoin College assistant dean of admissions, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Republicans, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:45 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, lower level. Those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable items for the Freeport Community Center. For more information contact Jason Thyen, chairman, [email protected]

Holly Hurd, curator of Freeport Historical Society exhibit, “Freeport Artists of the Past,” presents visual lecture that expands on exhibit’s themes, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St. Reception at 6:30. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

“Zootopia,” screens Thursday, Sept. 22, 2:20 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For grades 6-8. Free popcorn. Rated PG.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, Friday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Falmouth Fire Dept Falmouth, 8 Bucknam Road, Falmouth To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Fall in the Forest, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Fall is a great time to get to know the trees, and this program is a fun way to do it. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Secrets of the Shore, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the secrets of life in the salt marsh, mud flats, gravel beach and rocky shore. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Slide presentation and readings by Carolyn Locke, Maine author and world traveler, Monday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, Monday, Sept. 26, 1-6 p.m., L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Durham Republican Committee, Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., in the meeting room behind the Shiloh Chapel. Guest speaker is state GOP Secretary Barbara Campbell Harvey. All registered Republicans welcome to attend.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, Monday, Sept. 26, 1-6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth. To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Free flu vaccine clinic, organized by the Yarmouth Health Council, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-noon , and Wednesday, Oct. 12, 4-6 p.m., AMVETS Post 2, 148 North Road, Yarmouth. No appointment necessary. Bring insurance ID card.

4-H Livestock Auction, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m., Cumberland Fair fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland. For more information, see https://extension.umaine.edu.

“The Great Dictator,” written, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin, screens Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library. Hosted by Merrill Film Society.

Freeport Ordinance Committee, Thursday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

10×10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, Friday, Sept. 30, 6-8:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Meeting Room and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church’s Parish Hall, Brunswick, with 300 works representing 175 Maine artists on sale. Public previews Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m., and Sept. 30, noon-3 p.m., at both venues. Proceeds support Arts Are Elementary in Brunswick schools. For more information, and to view works online beginning the week of Sept. 4, see www.10x10brunswick.org.

Red Cross Bloodmobile, Friday, Sept. 30, 1-6 p.m., Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport.To make an appointment to give blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Maine State Music Theatre costume sale, Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Chance to own genuine theatrical costumes from the theatre’s stock, including ball gowns, shoes, hats, fabrics, modern clothing, historical replicas, masks, accessories, men’s wear, vintage clothing, furs, children’s costumes, etc. Proceeds benefit Maine State Music Theatre. For information, call 208-8950 or see www.msmt.org.

Freeport Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 -2, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., L.L. Bean campus and Freeport Village Station courtyard. Some 120 artists will exhibit works; children’s art activities ; Freeport Community Services benefit Chowdah Challenge Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., L.L.Bean Home Store porch; Saturday’s music starting at 11 a.m. includes Midcoast School of Music, Dark Hollow Bottling Company and Gunther Brown; Sunday’s music starting at 11 a.m. includes Midcoast School of Music, Bellamy Jazz Band and Raging Brass Reggae. For more information, see www.freeportfallfestival.com.

Pettengill Farm Day, Sunday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pettengille Farm, Freeport. Hot air balloon rides, 9- 11 a.m., agility dog exhibition, hayrides, kids’ crafts, family games, geocaching, scarecrow contest, carriage display by Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, Maine Squeeze Accordion Band, lunch and more. Suggested donation $5, $2 for kids; lunch $10, $5 for kids. Full schedule at www.historicfreeport.org.

“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” through Sunday, Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment, Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Exhibit focuses on the West End area of Portland during the horse era 1840-1910. Free admission, donations welcome.

“Exploring Maine by Foot,” presentation by Rebecca Goldfine of MainebyFoot.com, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Presented by Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter. Free and open to public. For more information, see www.amcmaine.org/calendar.

Writer Charlene D’Avanzo, author of “Cold Blood, Hot Sea: A Mara Tusconi Mystery,” talks Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Cooking for Crowds: Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks workshop, Oct. 6, 12 and 25, 9 a.m.-noon, UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth. Up-to-date information about safely preparing, handling, transporting, serving and storing food at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers. 15 fee includes materials; limited financial assistance is available. Register online at umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds. For more information, contact 781-6099 or [email protected]

First Parish Market, featuring artists, crafters and other vendors, Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. For more information, email Patty at [email protected] or call 865-6022.

Betty ReeZ Columbus 4-Miler, Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Buck’s Naked BBQ, Freeport. Net proceeds will be donated to the Tri-Town Track & Field Project. Register online at Running4Free.com.

We love to eat

Baked beans and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Sept. 17, seatings at 5 and 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9, Pownal. $9, $4 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. To reserve tickets call Lois, 688-4433.

Baked ham supper, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, Freeport. Baked ham, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, dessert, beverage. $9, $4.50 for children under 12.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. 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.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 24 , 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Three kinds of homemade beans, hot dogs, pickles, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, cole slaw, pasta salad, homemade pies, coffee, beverages. All homemade. $9, all you can eat. $4 for kids 6-12, free for kids under 6. Suppers the fourth Saturday of the 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.

Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 8, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Three kinds of homemade baked beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, rolls, pickles, coleslaw, pies, beverages and more. $9, children $4. Profits support outreach programs. Suppers held the second Saturday of every month.

Farm to Table Dinner, Sunday, Oct. 16, 5-8 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Mallett Barn, Freeport. Harvest dinner with Union. $75. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Third Friday Free Lunch, Oct. 21, noon-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

IN FREEPORT

‘Artists of the Past’

The Freeport Historical Society’s Holly Hurd, curator of the exhibit, “Freeport Artists of the Past,” presents a visual lecture that expands on exhibit’s themes, Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at Harrington House, 45 Main St.