“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.
Photography by Aldona Shumway, on exhibit in November, Freeport Community Library.
Freeport Creative Arts Urban Sketchers Group, meets Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Coffee by Design, L.L. Bean. All welcome.
“Dementia Conversations,” with Mark Pechenik, manager of Community Engagement and Outreach with Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library.
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 provide detailed coloring book pages, colored pencils, large assortment of crayons.
Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.
Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Town Council chambers.
Freeport Coast Waters Committee, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.
Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.,
Freeport High School.
Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.
Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Gardner Shaw, “Five Months in Andersonville: A Survivor’s Account.” Free and open to the public, donations appreciated.
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.
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.
“Letters at Sea: The Tale of the Ship Hornet,” musical performed by the Freeport High School drama club, Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10 and $5 for students and seniors. Available at the door or at http://our.show/lettersatsea.
Michael Beattie, veteran who biked across the country to raise awareness about homeless and hungry veterans, speaks Friday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean, 95 Main St., Freeport. Free.
Debtors Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.
Durham Community School Craft Fair, Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., DCS gym. Variety of vendors selling items including dips, Scentsy, sewing-quilting supplies, crafts. Baked goods, soups and stews, popcorn and more.
Music Jam-Along, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2-4 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Make music together with your acoustic stringed instruments. Some folk and bluegrass lyrics with chords will be projected for all to see. Listeners, singers, and all musician levels welcome.
Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Nov. 13, 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 beautiful Casco Bay Trail. 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.
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.
4-H Maker Mondays, free for youth ages 9-18, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 3:30-5 p.m., UMaine Extension Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Nov. 14, learn how to bake easy pumpkin spice cupcakes and use basic cake decorating tips; Dec. 12, learn how to make snowflake window clings and a winter-themed mason jar luminary. Sign up for one session or all three. For more information or to register, see visit: https://extension.umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/4-h-maker-mondays/ or call 781-6099.
Maine author and former detective Bruce Coffin, talks on his debut novel, “Among the Shadows,” Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.
Martin Steingesser, Portland’s first poet laureate, leads poetry-writing workshop, “Seeing With the Heart’s Ear,” on Mondays, Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Limited to 12 participants, 50 or older. For more information, call 846-4763.
Winslow Park Commission, Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.
Freeport Sustainability Advisory Committee, Monday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., Town Hall.
Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.
Freeport Town Council, organizational meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.
Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., town office.
Presentation by Coleman Burke, “Fort Andross 30 Years of Revitalization,” Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m., $20 per person. Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. $20. Sponsored by Brunswick Downtown Association. Registration and more information at www.brunwickdowntown.org or 729-4439.
Summer/Semester/Gap Year Programs Forum, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. Presented by Freeport High School Guidance Department. For more information, contact Dana Clark, 865-4706, ext. 304, or email [email protected]
Story times, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Tuesdays, Babies & Toddlers, 10-10:30 a.m.; Pre-schoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. Yoga for toddlers and preschoolers, first Tuesday of the month, 10:30 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 Youth Baseball annual meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Eureka Community Center. Several board seats and officer positions are up for election this year, including vice president, treasurer and secretary. Also seeking people interested in running the website, coordinating sponsorships and fundraising, and more. For further information, contact Joe Howe, [email protected] or call 353-9110.
Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday of the month, Nov. 16, 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.
Making herbal pillows, program for children ages 5 and up, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Program iimited to 20 participants so sign-ups are required. 865-3307.
Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 7 a.m., Mallett Hall.
“A Royal Night Out,” screens Thursday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Released in 2015, film depicts a real event in the young life of the modern-day Queen Elizabeth. Stars
Rupert Everett, Emily Watson Rated PG-13.
“A Christmas Carol,” Durham Community School student production, Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the school. Tickets $5 at the door.
“Gundalows & Gunpower: Approaching Freeport’s Early History from the Sea,” talk by Alan Hall, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sponsored by Freeport Historical Society. Admission $5 for non-members of the historical society, free for members. For more information, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.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.
Cultural Plan Launch meeting, hosted by Freeport Arts and Cultural Alliance, Friday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.
Freeport Lioness-Lions Holiday Craft Fair and Fish “Chowdah” and Chili Luncheon, Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Harraseeket Grange, Elm Street, Freeport. Homemade knit items, stained glass, canned goods, jewelry, crafts and more. Hourly drawings, free coffee. Lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., includes chowdah, chili, hot dogs, corn bread, homemade pies. For more information, call Cindi, 798-0047, or Martha, 865-6188.
Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Unique country crafts, hand-knitted items, vintage and antique items, extra-sharp cheese from a wheel, cookie walk, baked goods, candy, fresh greens, ornaments, jewelry, plants, face-painting for children, chicken pie luncheon, silent auction, gift basket raffle. Handicapped accessible.
Bradbury Mountain Arts holiday show and sale, Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Route 9, Pownal Center. Some 17 artists will show painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, sailcloth bags, jewelry, wood-turning, ceramics, fiber arts and more. Food will be sold by Girl Scouts. For more information, call 688-4744 or www.facebook.com/bradburymountainarts.
Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Nov. 20, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.
Hike with the Ranger, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy the best that the park has to offer in this season on a hike with a knowledgeable guide. 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.
DaPonte String Quartet concert, music from Mozart to modern, Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Tickets $20, available at www.DaPonte.org.
Ready, Set, Sleep!, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover how nature prepares for winter in this program for children and fun-loving adults. 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.
Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., town office.
Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road, Durham. Meetings are last Tuesday of each month from September to April. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188 or Mike Yates, 865-3555.
Freeport Players’ “WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4, Freeport Performing Arts Center. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $15 at the door, or $10 online at www.fcponline.org or at Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile, 304 US Route 1 South, Freeport.
Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, Dec. 4, Mast Landing School, 116 Mollymauk Lane, Freeport. Registration 9 a.m., start at 10 a.m. Participants raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Preregister at www.jbr.org/freeport.
Lego Club, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.
Club meets first Wednesday of every month. No need to sign up, just show up and build (all Legos provided). For children 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holiday Concert, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Pownal Elementary School.
Master Gardener training course, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, begins Friday, Feb. 3 in Falmouth. Program will focus on fruits and vegetables and take place on 16 consecutive Friday afternoons. Participants must be residents of Cumberland County and are selected through an application process. For more information, call 781-6099 or see http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/mg_app_cumb/. Application deadline Dec. 30.
We love to eat
Free public supper to honor veterans, Wednesday Nov. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road. All veterans invited to attend with a guest. Spaghetti, homemade sauce, homemade meatballs, garlic bread, assorted pies and desserts. Meanl sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 145 of Durham. For more information, call Larry, 837-3735.
Bean supper, Saturday, Nov. 12, 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.
Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Nov. 15, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2-$4. 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.
Third Friday Free Lunch, Nov. 18, noon-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center.
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.
Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport is hosting its Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m., weather permitting.