Tri-Town Community Calendar – 9/25


Upcoming events

“What’s My Next Book?”, class at Freeport Community Library, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. The class will highlight offline and online resources such as NoveList, the Bestsellers and Awards page on the library website, Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust series and GoodReads.

Pownal Town Office, closed for election training, Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27. The office will reopen on Monday, Oct. 1.

The Freeport Players’ “Can U Rel8?” through Sept. 30, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. Shows on Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at the Freeport Community Center thrift shop, 53 Depot St., Freeport, or buy at For more information, call 865-2220.

Business after hours, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Freeport/Durham KOA, 82 Big Skye Lane, Durham. Free flu shots will be available. For more information, call 847-5240.

Durham Amvets yard sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends through Nov. 1, Amvets hall, located at 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham. For more information, call Bill at 713-2100 or Harvey at 256-2203.

Blessing of the Animals, Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. Event sponsored by the parish’s Church & Family Life Commission, which includes St. Jude Church of Freeport. For more information, contact the rectory at 847-6890.

16th annual Harvest Dance, Saturday, Sept. 29, 6-11 p.m., Mallett Barn at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Music provided by the Mallett Brothers Band, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at for $15, or $27 with food. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20, or $34 with food. 21-plus event.

Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, 46th annual concert, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. The concert, entitled,“We Get Around,” is a tribute to the Beach Boys featuring the Back Bay Four and Downtown Crossing, Brunswick High School quartets and the Nor’easters Chorus. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. For information or reservations, call Charlie at 353-2464 or see visit

Durham Community School PTA, Monday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School library.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Historic Barns and Quilts tour, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Freeport Historical Society, the event will feature visits to four unique barns built during the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Vintage and antique quilts selected to coincide with the timeframe of each barn will be on display. For more information, call 865-3170 or visit

Freeport High School class of 1977 reunion, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-11p.m., Freeport Community Center. $10. Attendees are asked to BYOB and an appetizer. RSVP to Terry Allen at 688-4022 or search Facebook for Bonnie Gifford Reunion.

Freeport kitchen tour, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., various locations. Join the Freeport Chamber of Commerce on a tour of kitchens in the greater Freeport area. Tour is self-guided and tour booklets will be available at the chamber prior to the event. $20 per person. For more information, call 847-5240.

Meet the new Freeport Town Manager, Peter Joseph, Tuesday, Oct. 16, Freeport Town Hall. Contact Johanna Hanselman at 865-4743, ext. 120 for an appointment.

Business after hours, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Provisions, 97 South Freeport Road, Freeport. For more information, call 847-5240.

Freeport Community Services’ Chowdah Challenge, Saturday, Oct. 20,11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery park, Freeport. Sample chowders donated by local restaurants along with homemade pies and ice cream for $10. For more information, go to

Tri Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station meeting room.

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

We love to eat

The Durham Friends pig roast/harvest dinner, Saturday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m., Quaker Meetinghouse, 532 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, Durham. Menu includes roast pork, vegetarian baked beans, cornbread, squash and a variety of salads with pies and crisp for dessert. $10 in advance for adults, $8 for seniors and teens with a family of five $25. Adults are $12 at the door, seniors and teens are $10 and a family of five is $30. Children 12 years and under are $5 both in advance and at the door. Proceeds to benefit the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry. For more information and tickets, call Daphne Clement at 353-6354.

Fifth Saturday baked bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 29, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuttle Road UU Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Three kinds of beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade biscuits and pies. Continuous serving, takeout available. $8 for adults and $5 for children.

Spaghetti dinner and auction, sponsored by the Freeport Democrats, Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St. in Freeport. $5 minimum donation and children are welcome. Meet the candidates and bring items for auction. For more information, call 865-4311.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Oct. 6, 4:30 – 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church Lawrence Road, Pownal. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and tots under 3 are free.

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 $0.50.

Third Friday free lunch, third Friday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

Ongoing Events

Durham Amvets scrap metal drive, through Nov. 1. Drop off items by the Dumpster at the Amvets hall, located at 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham. For more information, call Bill at 713-2100 or Harvey at 256-2203.

“Buttons, Rum & Rakes,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit celebrating Freeport’s mercantile past, runs through March 2, 45 Main St., Freeport, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit

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 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.

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.

Pownal selectmen, meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Mallett Hall. Check the community calendar for dates or call the town office at 688-4611.

Freeport Third Friday, through December. Visit local merchants and check out arts and crafts from local artisans. Freeport residents receive 10 percent off purchases at select merchants. For more information, visit

Aikido class, Wednesdays, 4 -6 p.m.- Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

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

The Mallett Brothers Band will be providing the music at Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s 16th annual Harvest Dance on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 6-11 p.m. at the Mallett Barn at Wolfe’s Neck Farm.