Community Calendar


Upcoming events

Art exhibit by Freeport High School students, on display through April, Freeport Community Library main reading room. Mixed-media exhibit showcases works by more than 70 area young people. Sponsored and juried by the Freeport Woman’s Club.

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.

Workshop for kids on keeping birds safe, plus a bird-friendly craft, Earth Day Wednesday, April 22, 3:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Grades 1-5. Presented by Center for Wildlife Health and Research and Community Spay-Neuter Clinic. Space is limited. Sign up at the children’s desk. 865-3307.

Freeport Republican Committee, Wednesday, April 22, 6:45 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, lower level. All Freeport registered Republicans invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring men’s or ladies’ personal items for donation to the Freeport Food Bank. For more information or to be added to the email list, contact Jason Thyen, chairman,

“Fresh,” documentary film with Will Allen, Joel Salatin, Michael Pollan, George Naylor, Diana Endicott and more, screens Thursday, April 23, 6:45 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road. For more information, see

Business to Business Connection, Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce’s business networking group, Thursdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St. For more information, call 847-5240.

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

Farmer for the Morning, Thursdays during the school year, 9-10 a.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnette Road, Freeport, for toddler or pre-school-aged children. Interactive hands-on experience that includes feeding and caring for barnyard animals. For more information, see

Aztec Two-Step, “Classic Duos” concert, Friday, April 24, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick. Tickets: $25, available at the church office by calling 729-8515, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick or online at Fundraiser for the church.

Compost sale, Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m.-noon, Justalittle Farm, 58 Ridge Road, Lisbon Falls. Compost seasoned for three years and is suitable for use this growing season. Cost is $5 per cubic foot bag; truckloads are available for $35 per tractor scoop. Bags of compost also will be available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 25 at Tractor Supply Company, 1619 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Project of area 4-Hers and is sponsored by and benefits the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc 4-H Leaders’ Association. For more information, contact KymNoelle Sposato, 353-5550,

Stroll with the Ranger, Saturday, April 25, 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. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see

Fuego Diablo Open Mic Music Night, Saturday, April 25, 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. Creative world served from 5:30-6:30 p.m., music starts at 6:30. Musicians, singers, storytellers, poets and entertainers of all ages and abilities invited to take the stage. Performers requiring gear should bring their own. Free and open to the public. For more information, see or call 408.3185.

Feathers over Freeport, Saturday, April 25, Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal; and Sunday, April 26, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, starting at 8 a.m. and running all day both days. Free with park admission.

National Drug Take Back Initiative, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Public Safety Building. Residents can bring unused, unwanted or expired medications for proper disposal. A list of acceptable items and how to properly store them can be found at or call 865-4800.

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, worship service, Sunday, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. 40 Main St., Freeport. Choir practice precedes service at 9:15. New choir members welcome.

Pownal Conservation Commission, Monday, April 27, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

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

Tashi Gatsel Ling, Tibetan Buddhist center, 20 Independence Drive in Freeport, offers regular programming and teachings by recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Visit 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.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets last Tuesday of each month, April 28, from September to April, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road, Durham. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

Public meeting on proposed Freeport arts and cultural center, Tuesday, April 28, 6-8 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. All invited.

Six-week course on chronic pain management, April 28-June 9, 1-3:30 p.m. Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road. For more information or to register, call 396-6583 or email

Regional School Unit 5 budget review with public comment, Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School. Final opportunity for the public to comment.

Helping seniors to keep drugs safe and properly disposed of, program presented Wednesday, April 29, 10-10:30 a.m., Freeport Community Center. Those who attend can bring any expired or unwanted drugs for disposal. Free coffee and snacks. Program is sponsored in collaboration with Casco Bay CAN. For more information, call 865-3985, ext. 208.

“Grow Your Own Organic Garden” workshop, sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Wednesday, April 29, 6-9 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Instructor Sarah Bostick has been farming and gardening in southern Maine for 13 years. Workshop designed to provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to make the transition from conventional to organic gardening. $5 materials fee. Pre-registration necessary. Call 865-3307. For more information, see

Active Living Public Forum, Wednesday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Two leading traffic engineers speak about national and regional trends in the design and implementation of improvements to roadways for all modes of transportation. For more information and a link to the Freeport Active Living Plan, see

Complete your own advanced health directive workshop, Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, Community Room at Pejepscot Terrace, Brunswick. Sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care. RSVP by calling Grace at 729-8006.

Tribute to Bowdoin College President Barry Mills and the Honorable Karen Mills, Thursday, April 30, 7:30-9 a.m., The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble St., Brunswick. Hosted by the Brunswick Downtown Association. For more information or to register, see

We love to eat

Bean supper, Saturday, April 25, 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.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, May 2, 4:30-6 p.m. North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets, assorted homemade pies. $8 adults, $3 children 4-12, free for those under 3.

Barbecue, Saturday, May 2, 5 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. Barbecued foods, beverages and bingo. $25 per person, which includes two beverages; 20 percent discount for tables of 10. Call 865-4012 for reservations. Free food and child care for kids under 12.

Bean supper, Saturday, May 9, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 663 Royalsborough Road, across from the River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.

Bean supper, Saturday, May 23, 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.

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

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