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Upcoming events

Freeport United Travel Soccer Club sign-ups, for new and returning players, Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m., Hunter Road Field Complex, Freeport. Rain dates are May 14 and 15. For more information, visit www.freeportunitedsoccerclub.com or email alan_j_gould@yahoo.com.

Tech Talk: Be an Informed Utility Consumer, Wednesday, May 8, 2-3 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Wayne Jortner and Eric Bryant, Freeport residents and senior counsels for Maine’s Public Advocate Office, will speak about available providers and rates for electricity, local and long-distance telephone service, bundled plans, VOIP, cell phone and Internet.

‘The Maine Thing,” a talk on state’s new tourism campaign by Carolann Ouellette, director of Maine Office of Tourism, Thursday, May 9, 7:30-9 a.m., Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Road, Brunswick. Hosted by Brunswick Downtown Association. For more information and to register, see www.brunswickdowntown.org.

“Unbelievable Mentalism & Sword Swallowing,” by Roderick Russell, May 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. For tickets and information, see www.awesometheater.com.

May Celebration and Medieval Faire, Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Free admission. Family day of festive activities: Maypole dancing, games, food and drink. Medieval garb encouraged. For more information, call 207-865-3900 or see www.merriconeag.org.

Plant and bake sale, sponsored, by Wolf Neck Club, Saturday, May 11, 9-11 a.m., on the lawn at Key Bank, Main Street, Freeport. Wide selection of local perennials and home-baked goods available, with proceeds to benefit a scholarship for a Freeport High School senior.

Doo-Doo Drive Thru, compost sale, Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m., Justalittle Farm, 58 Ridge Road, Lisbon Falls, sponsored by 4-H Leaders’ Association of the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties 4-H Clubs. Seasoned compost, aged three years, was a project of area 4-Hers. Cost is $5 per cubic-foot bag; level truckloads are also available. Proceeds benefit Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties 4-H scholarships, camps and programs, including national educational trips for youths.To schedule truckload pickups or for more information, contact KymNoelle Sposato, 353-5550, or email kymnoelle.sposato@maine.edu.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” Freeport Middle School musical, Saturday, May 11, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m., Mast Landing School, Freeport. Tickets $5, available at the door. Proceeds support student-led FMS musical program.

Durham roadside cleanup, through May 15. Special 55-gallon trash bags available at the Durham Town Office during business hours. Bags are the only ones that Pine Tree Waste will recognize as roadside cleanup. When you have cleaned up a road, leave the bag on the side of the road and Pine Tree Waste will pick up. Those with questions can call 2353-2561.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m., “Argo,” with Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Popcorn will be served.

Stroke risk assessment, Thursday, May 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Freeport Community Services. Free. For more information about the clinics, call CHANS Home Health Care, (207) 729-6782.

AARP Safe Driver Class, Thursday, May 16 8:30 a.m-12:30p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornon Way, Brunswick. Classroom course teaches safe driving techniques. All participants receive completion certificate. $14; members of AARP pay $12. Advance registration required. Call instructor Joe Hahn, 207-751-9364.

Durham bulky waste cleanup, Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Durham Eureka Community Center Field. For Durham residents only. For more information, call Durham Town Office, 353-2561.

Spring church fair, Saturday May 18, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., First Congregational Church. 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Local crafters, vendors, farmers, musicians, cheese sale, pie sale, silent auction, raffles and more. Coffee and muffins early, grilled cheese for lunch. Music by Jeff Chipman and Larissa Smith, 1-3 p.m. Crafters and vendors invited to rent space. For more information, call Betty Kettell, 353-2464, or email bdkettell@aol.com.

Annual yard sale, sponsored by Durham Friends Woman’s Society, Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine, Quaker Meetinghouse, corner of Route 125 and Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Durham. Plants, clothing, books, and jumble. There will also be a lunch counter.

Plant sale, Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Durham Eureka Community Center, sponsored by the Eureka Committee. Hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, vegetable and herb plants. Eureka Café features Ernie’s chili, hot dogs, chips, cold drinks and coffee. Looking for donations of unusual perennial plants. Call Anita, 353-6217. Proceeds benefit the Eureka Center.

“Road to Memphis” music competition, sponsored by Maine Blues Society, Sunday May 19, noon-6 p.m., American Legion Post 31, 426 Washington St., Auburn. Winners will be eligible to compete in the 2014 International Blues Competition in Memphis. For more information on how to participate, contact blues society president Duane Little at mainebluessoc@gmail.com.

Pownal Conservation Commission, Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., on the Verrill Road (tarred section), to assess a town-owned property. Meeting is public.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Lunchtime Food for Thought, new Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce series, Monday, May 20, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Seafood Co., 175 Lower Main St., Freeport. Brandon Cohen, from Norton Financial Services, will provide an overview of the federal Affordable Care Act. $20, includes lunch. For more information, call Sande or Carolyn, 847-5240.

Winslow Memorial Park and Campground, Staples Point Road, Freeport, opens to seasonal campers, Monday, May 20, and all campers Thursday, May 23. For reservations, call 865-4198.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Pownal Planning Board, ordinance review workshop, Tuesday, May 21, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall, Old Selectmen’s Office.

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Pancake Breakfast, first and third Saturday of the month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Deluxe: Pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits, OJ, tea and coffee, $4.50. Regular: Pancakes, sausages, OJ, tea or coffee, $3.50. Seniors deduct 50 cents.

Bean supper, Saturday, May 11, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from the River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles, homemade pies. Adults $7.50, children 5-12 $3, children under 5 free.

Bean supper, Saturday, May 11, 5-6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. $8 adults.

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

Bean supper, Saturday, May 25, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport. All-you-can eat home-baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, pies and beverages. Adults $7, children under 10 $3 and children under 3 free.

Chicken barbecue, Saturday, June 1, 4:30-6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Barbecue chicken, green salad, potato salad, rolls, beverage, homemade pies. Adults $9, children 6-12 yrs $3, children under 5 free. Proceeds benefit the church.

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