Tri-Town Community Calendar – 1/29

Upcoming events

Local artists’ work on display, through end of January, Maine Roasters, 305 Route 1, Yarmouth. Paintings and collage by the Tuesday Painters, a group of Yarmouth and Freeport artists who create together on Tuesdays in Yarmouth.

February cat spay-neuter opportunity, now through Feb. 28, Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, Route 1, Freeport. $20 fee. Free transport of pets available in several Maine locations. Visit communityspayneuterclinic.com or call 207-865-0772 for more information. Funded by PetSmart Charities.

Durham Republican Committee, meets Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., meeting room behind the Shiloh Chapel, Durham. All registered Republicans welcome.

RSU Withdrawal Negotiating Committee, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Council Chambers.

Free blood pressure clinic, Thursday, Jan. 30, 10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St. Sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care.

Hunter Road Fields Advisory Committee, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30 a.m., Freeport Town Hall Conference Area.

Business to Business Connection, Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce’s new business networking group, Thursdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. For more information, call 847-5240.

“The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School’s Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Merriconeag Waldorf High School’s ninth and 10th grades perform the Thornton Wilder play. Tickets $5.

The Yo-Yo People, Friday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. For tickets and more information, see www.theaterofawesome.com or call 675-4000.

“Peter Pan,” performed by the Freeport Middle School Drama Club, Friday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center at the high school. Tickets at the door, $5 per person or $15 per family. Email hooperj@rsu5.org for more information.

Fuego Diablo open mic music night, Saturday, Feb. 1, creative cuisine from 5:30-6:30 p.m., music starting at 6:30 p.m., 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. Seating limited. Music free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jamie and Wren Pearson, 408-3185, or visit www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal.

Come read to a service dog, first and third Mondays of the month, 5-6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sign up by calling 865-3307. No appointments.

RSU Working Group public meeting, Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Durham Community School.

Screening of “Fresh,” a documentary film on the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing the food system, Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. David Levi, chef/owner of Vinland Restaurant in Portland, will provide a tasting and talk prior to the screening. Snow date Feb. 10. Tickets $15. Order online at brownpapertickets.com/event/559512. For more information, see www.merriconeag.org or call 865-3900, ext. 105.

Freeport Appeals Board, Monday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Business after Hours, with Freeport, Yarmouth, and Southern Midcoast Maine chambers of comerce, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 5-7 p.m., Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern, Freeport. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 847-5240 or email to sande@freeportmainechamber.com.

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 Town Council, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Municipal Facilities Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 a.m., Town Hall.

Free tax preparation assistance, for low to moderate-income households, with special attention to those 60 years and older, Wednesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, Freeport Community Center. Assistance by AARP available by appointment only. Call 865-4743, ext. 120 to schedule.

Winter travel series, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Visit the Great Wall, old Beijing and the Forbidden City with Andrew Finnegan.

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport First Friday, with bluegrass music by the Windy Ridge Band, Friday, Feb. 7, Freeport Community Center. Concert at 6 p.m., dinner 7. $15 in advance, $20 on Friday. Seating is limited. For tickets, call Kim Hudak, 865-3985, ext. 202.

“Our Funny Valentine,” musical exploration of the wonders and woes of love and relationships through classic and contemporary story songs performed by Nick Dolthe and Meg Doherty, Friday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 8, 2 and 8 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. For tickets and more information, see www.theaterofawesome.com or call 675-4000.

Pownal Planning Board, ongoing ordinance review workshops, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 8-9:30 a.m., Mallett Hall/Old Selectmen’s Office.

“Pitch Perfect,” screens Thursday, Feb. 13, 2:20 p m., Freeport Community Library. For grades 6-8. Free popcorn. Students need a signed permission slip for PG-13 movies. Slips are available at the children’s desk.

The Comedia Tales Of King Arthur,” Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. A company of witty, young, energetic performers will look for help from the audience to bring Merlin, Lancelot, Arthur Guenevere and even an Ogre to life onstage. For tickets and more information, see www.theaterofawesome.com or call 675-4000.

“Comfort Food: Now and Then,” program by food historian Sandy Oliver, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2-3 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. Storm date Feb. 23. Sponsored by Freeport Historical Society. Tickets $7 available at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets online, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Winter travel series, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Visit Yellowstone National Park, with professional photographer Jonathan Strout.

Magician George Saterial, Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. For tickets and more information, see www.theaterofawesome.com or call 675-4000.

Flavors of Freeport, Friday, Feb. 21, 5-8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Featured are two premier events, the Chef’s Signature Series and the Flavors Ice Bar. Tickets $35. For more information, see www.freeportusa.com.

“Talking With…”, a play by Jane Martin, Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Freeport. “Talking With…” gives voice to idiosyncratic characters who will both amuse and move the audience in this collection of monologues. Tickets $10, available online at www.fcponline.org/tix.htm or at the Thrift Store at Freeport Community Center. Seating limited. For more information, see www.fcponline.org or call 865-2220.

Couch to 5K training, Feb. 24-April 25, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 6:05 a.m., Bates College Merrill Gymnasium indoor track, Lewiston. Sponsored by Prevention & Wellness Services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. $55. To register, call 777-8898.

Pownal Planning Board, ongoing ordinance review workshops, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8-9:30 a.m., Mallett Hall/Old Selectmen’s Office.

Hospice volunteer training, 10-week program sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care Hospice Care Program, Thursdays beginning Feb. 27, 4-7 p.m. Completed application and pre-training interview required before being admitted to the training program. Information and applications are available by contacting Margaret Zillioux, 721-1271 or mzillioux@midcoasthealth.com.

Durham Historical Society meets, Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., Eureka Community Center. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

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.

Benefit supper and silent auction, for the Scott and Argraves families, Saturday, Feb. 1, 4-8 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, Freeport. Home-baked beans, macaroni and cheese, desserts and beverages. $7 per person. Both families recently lost their homes to fire.

Baked beans and ham supper, Saturday, Feb. 8, 4:30-6 p.m., First Congregational Church of Durham UCC. All-you-can-eat baked beans, bam, cole slaw, potatoes (sweet or white), pies, rolls, beverage. $9 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, free for children 5 and younger.

Valentine’s Dinner, Saturday, Feb. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 28 Mallet Drive, Freeport. Baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert and beverage. $8 adults, half-price for children under 12.

Spaghetti supper, Saturday, Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m., Durham Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from the River Park. $7.50 for adults and $5 for those 12 and under. Fundraiser for Interact Club of Freeport High School, whose members will be going to the Dominican Republic in June to install water filters in poor communities.

The documentary film, “Fresh,” which focuses on farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing the food system, will be screened Monday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at Merriconeag Waldorf School Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. 

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