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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.

“Havana: An Insider’s Look at People, Cars and Places,” exhibit by Portland photographer and artist Ann Tracy, through July 31, Freeport Community Library.

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.

Small Wonders, Wednesday, July 8, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the extraordinary things that are right before your eyes. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Outside concert featuring Pan Fried Steel, Wednesday, July 8, 6-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and a picnic supper.

Freeport Coastal Waters Committee, Wednesday, July 8, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, July 8, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, July 8, 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.

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.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Hike with a Ranger, Thursday, July 9 and Saturday, July 19, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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

Tours of historic Pettengill farmhouse, operated by Freeport Historical Society, Thursday, July 9, at 5 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m.; Wednesday, July 22, at 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 5 p.m. $10, $8 for Freeport Historical Society members. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or call 865-3170.

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.

Researcher Jeremy Miller, from the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, talks on invasive green crabs, and offers a few ideas on what to do about these marsh invaders, Friday, July 10, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. See www.llbean.com/adventure for reservations.

Brunswick ArtWalk, Friday, July 10, 5-8 p.m., around Maine and Pleasant streets, downtown Brunswick. For more information, see www.fiveriversart.org.

Edge of the Sea, Friday, July 10 and Thursday, July 30, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465

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

Wagon Ride to the Past, history haywagon tours, Saturdays, July 11, Aug. 15, 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/.

KidsFest, Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., L.L. Bean campus, Freeport. Family day full of games, music and more. To register for events or for more information, see www. llbean.com/freeport.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, July 11; Tuesday, July 14; Sunday, July 19; Tuesday, July 21; Saturday, July 25; Tuesday, July 28, 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.

“Sister Act,” through July 11, 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.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Other dates are July 25, Aug. 8 and 29, Sept. 12 and 26, Oct. 10. Vendor spaces available. For more information, see www.FirstParishMarket.org or email email Patty Kennedy, eventcoordinator@firstparishmarket.org.

Fuego Diablo Open Mic Music Night, Saturday, July 11, 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. Rhythm-and-groove band Slygo Road plays from 6-7:30 p.m., followed by open mic. The event is free and open to the public. Creative world cuisine, including gluten-free and vegetarian friendly, from 5-6 p.m. Attendees should bring their own seating, Performers requiring gear should bring their own. For more information, see www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal or call Jamie or Wren Pearson at 408-3185.

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.

Steamer Dig, Sunday, July 12, 2-3:30 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about the soft-shell clam, and then try your hand at digging with an experienced guide. Bring mud sneakers or high boots, gloves, and clam hoe or spading fork, and bucket. Registration is required. Contact the park, 865-4465.

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.

Talk by author and architectural historian Thomas Hubka, Sunday July 12, 3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. Hubka will interpret the cultural landscape of the Greenfield Pote house and barn and the Mallet barn, 18th- and 19th-century structures on Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Sponsored by Freeport Historical Society and Wolfe’s Neck Farm. $5 in advance for members of the Freeport Historical Society or Wolfe’s Neck Farm, and $10 at the door or for the general public. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 865-3170 or online at www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Winslow Park Commission, Monday, July 13, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, July 13, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Casco Bay Walk, Monday, July 13 and Wednesday, July 29, 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.

Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17, 9-11:15 a.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. Prizes, games, Bible lessons, snacks and crafts. All children ages 5-12 welcome. Younger children accepted with a parent present. For more information, call Doris Blackstone, 688-4791.

Pownal Solid Waste Committee, Tuesday, July 14, 6 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Durham Historical Society, meets Tuesday, July 14, 6:30 p.m., Union Church/Old Town Hall. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

“Keeping Your Hands Well,” presentation about signs and symptoms of common hand problems in older adults by Dr. Peter H. Hutchinson, orthopedic surgeon, and Stephen Vance, physical therapist, Tuesday, July 14,11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Part of monthly Ounce of Prevention series. For more information, see www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com.

Weekly grief group, Tuesdays, 1:30 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.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Wednesday, July 15, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Stories in Stone, Wednesday, July 15 and Friday, July 31, 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.

“The Sun Our Closest Star,” Wednesday, July 15, 4 p.m., Freeport Community Library. View the sun with special telescopes, and weather permitting, try out a solar oven.

“The Music Man,” July 15-Aug. 1, 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.

“Unbroken,” biographical film about Olympian Louis Zamperini, screens Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Directed by Angelina Jolie, rated PG-13.

“Love and Lobsters,” Freeport Players production of original musical by John Linscott, July 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 7:30 p.m., and July 19 and 26, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10, $15 at the door. Pay what you can July 16. For more information or to order tickets, see www.fcponline.org.

Stroll with the Ranger, Thursday, July 16 and Saturday, July 18, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

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, contact Andy Sokoloff, CHANS grief and bereavement support coordinator, 721-1357.

Welcome Tour, Friday, July 17, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores. 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, July 19, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Maine writer Vaughn Hardhacker, author of the novels “Sniper” and “The Fisherman,” talks Monday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

We love to eat

Bean supper, Saturday, July 11, 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, Saturday, July 11, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St. Three kinds of homemade baked beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, rolls, pickles, cole slaw, homemade desserts, beverages and more. $8, $4 for children. Profits support outreach programs.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, July 18, 5 and 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. $8, $4 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5. To reserve tickets, call Lois at 688-4433.

Bean supper, Saturday, July 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 supper, Saturday, Aug. 1, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St, Yarmouth. Three kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade pies and biscuits, beverages. $8, children under 12 $4. Suppers first Saturday of the month: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5.

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.

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.

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.

Pan Fried Steel, a Yarmouth-based steel band, performs a free outdoor concert on Wednesday, July 8, at 6 p.m., at the Freeport Community Library. Courtesy photo

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