Tri-Town Community Calendar

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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 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.

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 Planning Board, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Lego Club, for ages 5-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Club meets first Wednesday of every month through June.

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.

“The Shop Around the Corner,” screens Thursday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

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

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., through May 19, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. For families with toddlers or preschoolers. $5, registration is not necessary. Program will not run on holidays or in inclement weather. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

“Village Life in Tanzania, East Africa,” presentation by Pat and Tom McCabe, Friday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Snow date Jan. 15. Part of the Camden Conference “New Africa” programs. For more information, see www.camdenconference.org.

First Fridays Just Desserts, Friday, Jan. 8, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert with a capella group BluTonic begins at 6:45. Desserts provided by volunteers. $5 at the door, proceeds benefit Freeport Community Services. Donations accepted for the band.

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, 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.

Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy views of islands and rocky shores on this 1-mile walk along the 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.

“Mindful Eating,” talk by Allison Basile, behavioral health therapist at Mid Coast Center for Weight & Lifestyle Change, Monday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Presentation will help participants learn the difference between head, heart and body hunger. Part of the ongoing Ounce of Prevention series. Learn more at www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com.

Winslow Park Committee, Monday, Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Recycling/Solid Waste Committee, workshop with the Brunswick Topsham BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) group, Monday, Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 13, 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.

Meet Moxie, Maine search-and-rescue dog, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Ages 5 and up.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Camden Conference Community Event, with young writers from Portland’s Telling Room, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. For more information, call 846-2422 or see www.yarmouthlibrary.org.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Gina Hamilton, “Civil War Letters of Hardan and Addison Bailey” (both of Woolwich). Free and open to the public.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Jan. 15, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Featured guest is Mair Honan, founder of Grace Street Ministry, an outreach ministry in Portland. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240 or elizhard32@aol.com.

Ed Webster, American rock climber, author and photojournalist, presents lecture, “Mallory & Irvine: The Unsolved Mystery on Mount Everest,” Friday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium, Freeport. To register and for schedule of events, see www.llbean.com/adventure.

Using local foods in the home kitchen, University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop series, Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Learn how to create Maine baked bean supper, including cole slaw and brown bead, using local ingredients. $40. Registration and more information at http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen/. For more information, call 781-6099.

Hike with a Ranger, Sunday, Jan. 17, 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 this 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.

Infant massage series, with Katiya Gettys, certified infant massage instructor, Wednesdays, Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 and 10, 10:30 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Babies are welcome, ages newborn to pre-crawling (9 months). Sign-ups are required, space is limited to 15 babies. For more information and to register, call 865-3307 and ask for Holly.

“Stealing Africa: Why Poverty?” PBS documentary screens Friday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Snow date Jan. 29. Part of the Camden Conference “New Africa” programs. For more information, see www.camdenconference.org.

Rabies clinic, Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Freeport Town Hall. Rabies vaccines for dogs and cats, $15. Freeport residents can also license their dogs during the clinic. For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office, 865-4743, ext. 122 or 123.

Rabies clinic, Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, Pownal Town Office. Sponsored by Pownal Veterinary Hospital. For more information, call 688-4843.

Winter in the Woods, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the ways in which plants and animals survive winter. 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.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets the last Tuesday of the month, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road in Durham, through April. New members welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

Animal Tracking on Snowshoes, Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 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.

First Fridays Just Desserts, Friday, Feb. 6, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45. Desserts provided by volunteers. $5 at the door, proceeds benefit Freeport Community Services. Donations accepted for the band.

Flavors of Freeport, Friday, Feb. 19-Sunday, Feb. 21. Featuring Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Chef’s Signature Series, Tickets for either Friday or Saturday night are available for $27.37 or both for $43.19. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-flavors-of-freeport-tickets-19911412571. For more information, call 865-1212 or see www.freeportusa.com.

We love to eat

Beans and pasta supper, Saturday, Jan. 9, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Homemade baked beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, rolls, pickles, cole slaw, pies, beverages and more. $9 for adults, $4 for children. Profits support outreach programs.

Bean supper, Saturday, Jan. 16, 4-6 p.m., Topsham Fair Exhibition Hall, Topsham. Three kinds of beans, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs and buns, cole slaw, corn bread, two kinds of brown bread, water, soda, coffee, pies and desserts. $7, $3 children, free for children under 10. All proceeds benefit Topsham Trail Riders and the Topsham Fair Association.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Jan. 19, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Serving chili and corn bread. All 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.

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