Tri-Town Weekly calendar – 5/2


Upcoming events

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, May 1, 7 p.m., town office.

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.

Four sessions of Feldenkrais, a program of therapeutic movement, will be offered Thursdays, May 2-23, 1-2 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Fee is $50 and size is limited. For more information, contact Meredith Smithson, RN, 373-4643.

“Unbelievable Mentalism & Sword Swallowing,” by Roderick Russell, May 3, 4, 10 and 11, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. For tickets and information, see

Presentation on community gardening, with Laura and Eric Evans of Camden, Saturday May 4, Durham Friends Meetinghouse, 534 Quaker Meeting House Road (corner of Route 125 and Durham Road). Potluck supper and tour of Durham Friends communal garden, 5:30 p.m., followed by presentation. For more information, call 353-6354.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus spring concert, “Everyday People,” Saturday, May 4, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport; and Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Admission $10 for adults, children under 12 free. Tickets available at the door. For more information, see or call 751-6301.

Merriconeag Poetry Festival, Sunday, May 5, 3-4:30 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Featuring 20 student poets from area high schools reading their prize-winning work, with awards ceremony and reception following.

“A Celebration of Spring,” Wescustago Youth Chorale’s 15th annual spring concert, featuring selections of traditional choral, international and pop music, Sunday, May 5, 4:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. $10 adult, $5 student, available at the door. Reception to follow. For more information, see or call 846-0705.

Pownal Planning Board, ordinance review workshop, Tuesday, May 7, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall, Old Selectmen’s Office.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Freeport United Travel Soccer Club sign-ups, for new and returning players, Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8, 5:30 p.m., Hunter Road Field Complex, Freeport. Rain dates are May 14 and 15. For more information, visit or email

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

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

“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.

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, 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.

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

“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

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

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.

Cow Chip Raffle, Monday, May 27, Durham Community School, 654 Hallowell Road, Durham. Festivities begin at 11 a.m., rain or shine. Jenna the cow arrives at noon. Tickets are $10 each and the grand prize is $1,000. Lunch and dessert will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets, contact Shawna Hall, 321-1993, or Durham Community School, 353-9333. Proceeds benefit sixth-grade trip to the University of Maine 4-H Camp.

ReFresh!, a spring celebration of style, Saturday, June 1, 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, Park Street, Freeport. Sponsored by FreeportUSA. Live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, style and skin-care consultations and more. For more information, see

Road-Ride-Riddle, benefit for Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry and Clothing Bank, Saturday, June 1, registration 9:30-10:30 a.m., First Congregational Church UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road (corner routes 9 and 136), Durham. Registration $10 or 10 non-perishable food items; half price for those under age 12. Any street-legal vehicle eligible. Surprises each stop, and lunch provided at the finish. For more information, call Priscilla, 353-2552.

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.

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.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, May 4, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. $6 adults, $3 children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under.

Bean supper, Saturday, May 4, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray. To support veterans and their families. Beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and desserts. $8; $15, couple; $2.50, children under 12.

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.

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.