Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Town Office.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March 7, 1 p.m., “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with Gregory Peck. Popcorn will be served.
Irish Fiddling Workshop and mini concert, with Liz Knowles, Friday, March 8, Frost Gully Violins, 457 US Route 1, Freeport. Irish fiddle workshop at 7 p.m., followed by mini concert at 8. Tickets $20 for concert only and $30 for combined workshop and concert. Reservations recommended as seating is limited. Call Frost Gully Violins at 865-9457.
“AudioBody,” grand opening of Freeport Theater of Awesome, Friday March 8, 7:30 p.m., 5 Depot St. Performances also Saturday, March 9, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18 for adults, $12 for children and can be purchased directly through www.awesometheater.com.
Hand-to-Hand Food Drive, Saturday, March 9,10-11:30 a.m., in front of First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Drop off bags of non-perishable food, personal care items and cleaning supplies. Items will be passed “hand-to-hand” to the Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St., to help stock the Freeport Community Services food pantry. Goods can also be dropped off in advance at the lobbies of the Morse Street School, Mast Landing School and Durham Community School. For more information, call 865-6171 or see www.rsu5-rce.org.
Rum tasting and presentation, “Peddling Your Wares: A Look at Itinerant Merchants in Early 19th Century New England,” Sunday, March 10, 1:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Tom Kelleher, curator at Old Sturbridge Village, talks about how goods reached settlements and the importance of the exchange of news. Presentation followed with questions and answers and a tasting of Eight Bells rum from New England Distilleries. Tickets $5 at the door. For more information, call 865-3170, or see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or Facebook.
Durham public information meeting, Monday, March 11, 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School Gym. To be discussed are the Public Work Feasibility Study findings, what residents want from their local cable TV; and ordinance amendments. For more information, call 353-2561.
Pownal Solid Waste Committee, Monday, March, 11, 6 p.m., Mallett Hall.
Freeport Town Council workshop, Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.
University of Maine Singers, Saturday, March 12, 7 p.m., Freeport High School Performing Arts Center. Free.
“Seeing to Your Eyes,” presentation by Midcoast Eye Associates physician Dr. Kurt H. Kelley, Tuesday, March 12, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Free.
Northern Stars Planetarium, Wednesday, March 13, at 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Take a look at the seasonal night sky as seen with the unaided eye. Talk about stars, constellations, visible planets, meteors, the noon and Northern Lights while inside Northern Star’s inflatable, traveling planetarium.
Children’s yoga, Tuesday, March 14, at 10 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Parents invited to bring toddler and/or preschooler for a morning yoga program by Freeport Yoga Co.
“The Joy of Birdwatching,” talk by Dr. Ted Allen, Freeport Woman’s Club, Friday, March 15, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Visitors welcome.
Auction, to benefit Freeport High School Interact Club trip to the Dominican Republic, Friday, March 15, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Club will be taking a service trip to the Dominican Republic to install water filters, teach residents how to maintain the filters, donate money to hospitals and bring shoes and clothing to the children of La Romana.
Freeport Lions-Lionesss variety show, Saturday March 16, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Adults $10, 12 and under $3. This year’s theme is “Thank you for being a friend.” For tickets or more information, call 865-9523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshop on pruning fruit trees, Sunday, March 17, 2-3:15 p.m., Pettengill Farm, Freeport, taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Dr. Richard J. Brzozowski. Tools and goggles provided. $5 per person, free for Freeport Historical Society members. Registration and payment is required in advance. To register or for more information, call 865-3170 or see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.
Pownal selectmen, Monday, March 18, 7 p.m., DeWitt Room, Mallett Hall.
Pownal Planning Board, ongoing review of Zoning Ordinance draft, Tuesday, March 19, 8-9:30 a.m., at Mallett Hall.
Freeport special council election, to fill District 2 seat, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 30 Main St., For more information, contact the Freeport Town Clerk’s office at 865-4743, ext. 123.
Free blood pressure clinic, Thursday, March 27,11 a.m.-noon, Freeport Community Services 53 Depot St., Freeport. Sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care.
Registration for Durham Youth Baseball, in-person signups, Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School Discovery Room. Program is for ages 4-13 (as of April 30) in Durham, Freeport and Pownal. Signups and payment can be made on the website at www.durhambaseball.com. Registration open through April 5. For more information, see the website or contact league president Rod Stimpson, 353-9431.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m., “Waking Ned Devine.” Popcorn will be served.
Joe Crookston community concert, Saturday, March 22, 7 p.m., Durham Friends Meeting House, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road, Durham. Concert a tribute to Bee Douglas, who died last June at 103 years old and was the oldest Durham Friend. Simple meal served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $12. For more information, email Wendy at email@example.com or see durhamfriendsmeeting.org.
Durham selectmen, Tuesday, March 26, 6: 30 p.m., Durham Town Office.
Freeport Historical Society “Lunch With Locals” series, Friday, March 22, noon-1:30 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch for informal discussions about particular aspects of the collection as well as a rare close-up view of the society’s collections. The project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For more information or to RSVP, contact the historical society at 865-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sitting Pretty: The Mirror is the Canvas, charity auction featuring more than 75 hand-painted and sculpted mirrors of all shapes and sizes created by teen and adult artists, Sunday, March 24, 4-6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Benefit for Port Teen Center. Preview artwork at https://picasaweb.google.com/portteencenter/SittingPretty2013MirrorPreview. For more information, call RSU5 Recreation & Community Education at 865-6171 or visit www.rsu5-rce.org.
Maine Garden Day, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Saturday, April 6, Lewiston High School. Registration is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch, a trade show and an opportunity to take up to four workshops. Limited scholarships available. For more information, see http://www.umaine.edu/gardening/maine-garden-day, or call 743-6329.
Auditions for “The 39 Steps,” to be presented by Freeport July 19-Aug. 4, Sunday, April 7 and Monday April 8, from 6:30-8 p.m., Freeport High School cafeteria. Auditions are for one woman and three men. Appointments are not required, but actors should notify Elizabeth Guffey at email@example.com .
Freeport Historical Society “Lunch With Locals” series, Tuesday, April 16, noon-1:30 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch for informal discussions about particular aspects of the collection as well as a rare close-up view of the society’s collections. The project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For more information or to RSVP, contact the historical society at 865-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m., “Skyfall,” with Daniel Craig, Judy Dench, Javier Bardem. Popcorn will be served.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m., “It Happened One Night,” with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Popcorn will be served.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m., “Argo,” with Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Popcorn will be served.
Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, June 6, 1 p.m., “Lincoln,” with Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones. Popcorn will be served.
Androscoggin Beekeepers Club monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the month through May, 6:30 p.m., Auburn City Building, 60 Court St., Room 206. Meetings are open to anyone interested in honeybees. Parking is available in the garage behind the building. For more information, call Blaine Richardson at 576-0571 or Charles Armstrong at 784-9757, or visit androscogginbeekeepers.org.
Weekly story time, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library. Three different sessions. 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., separate 15-minute story times for toddlers. Thirty-minute story time for pre-schoolers at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.
Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.
Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 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.
12-step meeting, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. For more information call Linda G. at 650-4536.
Durham Town Office, open Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., the office is closed all day on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. The town office is closed Fridays and weekends. For more information, call 688-4611.
Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The offices are closed on 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 email@example.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.
We love to eat
Haddock chowder lunch, every second and fourth Friday during March, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. The lunch is buffet style and includes haddock chowder, coleslaw, corn muffins, cake and a beverage. The cost is $8, which includes seconds. Pints of chowder are also available for take-out for $6. The church is located opposite the Post Office in South Freeport. For more information, call 865-4012.
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.
Community supper, Saturday, March 10, 5 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Donations accepted. Concert by New Wine to follow. Admission is free, free will offering will be taken. For mor e information, contact the Rev. Ray St.Pierre, 837-0682, or Deb Larrabee, 240-1637.