Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar – 12/19

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Upcoming Events

Christmas story time at Freeport Community Library, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m., Children’s Room. Stories read by Joanne, songs sung by Miss Lisa and cookies baked by the library elves.

Durham code enforcement officer, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., “The King’s Speech,” with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Popcorn will be served.

Winter in the Woods, Sunday, Dec. 23, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Increase your understanding and appreciation of some of the ways in which plants and animals survive winter. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Children under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information, or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

“A Seussified Christmas Carol,” Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 23, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sunday at 1:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets $8-9. www.kitetails.org or 828-1234, ext. 231.

“The Legend of the Golem,” by Michael Levine, Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 23, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. $15 adults, $12 children 12 and under. For tickets, call 854-0065 or visit www.acorn-productions.org.

Durham code enforcement officer, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

“Phyzgig,” vaudeville festival, in three venues, Sunday, Dec. 27-Monday, Dec. 31. Tickets $10-$20, depending on show. Performances at Portland Stage Company, SPACE Gallery and Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook. For more information, call 854-0065 or visit www.phyzgig.org.

Freeport town clerk special office hours, Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-noon, Freeport Town Hall. For more information, contact the town clerk at 865-4743 ext. 123.

Plants Alive in a Cold World, Sunday, Dec. 30, Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport. Learn the strategies of the park’s plants for surviving winter. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Children under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information, or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

Polar Bear Plunge and 5K Race, to support Natural Resources Council of Maine, Monday, Dec. 31, East End Beach, Portland. $30 registration fee. Registration at 10 a.m. Pre-registration online at: nrcm.kintera.org/dipdash. More information at www.nrcm.org/dipdash.asp.

New Year’s Eve Day celebration for the family, Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., L.L. Bean campus. Concerts, kids’ crafts and more. Special guests include Grammy Award nominee Elizabeth Mitchell, magician Norman Ng and Maine entertainer Rick Charette. All of the events are free. Fireworks at 6 p.m. For more information, visit llbean.com/events or call 877-755-2326.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., “The Artist,” starring Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin. Popcorn will be served.

Durham selectmen, Thursday, Jan. 3, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

“Adventure in Art,” opening reception for exhibit of works by Louise Minot, Thursday, Jan. 3, 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick. Exhibit runs through Feb. 12. Open daily, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call ahead, 800-729-8033.

Freeport First Friday concert, featuring Crabapple Jam, Friday, Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Tickets are $18 and include a three-course meal. BYOB. For tickets and information, contact Kim at 865-3985.

Maine-based film “Dead River Rough Cut,” Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. The event will feature one of the filmmakers, Stu Silverstein. The film follows the life of Bob Wagg and Walter Lane through four seasons of their life in the remote backwoods in a tarpaper shack. Film for mature audiences only.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., “Sweet Land,” with Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Reaser. Popcorn will be served.

“White Nights – Keep the Light on All Year Long,” Freeport Community Center fundraiser, Saturday, Jan. 26, 5:30-10 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Food, live music and community spirit. Tickets are $50. For tickets or information, contact Kim Hudak at 865-3985.

Rabies clinic, Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-noon., for dogs and cats. Cost is $15 per vaccine.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., “The Long, Hot Summer,” with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., “Undertaking Betty,” with Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March, 1 p.m., “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with Gregory Peck. Popcorn will be served.

Ongoing 
Events

“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 www.freeporthistoricalsociety.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.

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 Freeportusa.com.

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 freeportfamiliesnetwork@yahoo.com.

We love to eat

Bean supper, Saturday, Dec. 29, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuttle Road UU Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Three kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, beverages, homemade biscuits and pies. Take out available. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, call 829-3766.

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

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.

Grammy Award nominee Elizabeth Mitchell, who has been recording and performing music for children and families since 1998, is among the entertainers Monday, Dec. 31, at the L.L. Bean New Year’s celebration.
A self-portrait by artist Louise Minot, whose works will be on exhibit starting Thursday, Jan. 3, at Thornton Oaks in Brunswick.    

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