Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar


Upcoming events

Exhibit by members of Art Guild of Freeport, February during regular hours, Freeport Community Library.

Free tax preparation assistance, conducted by AARP, Wednesday mornings beginning in February, Freeport Community Center. Assistance is for low- to moderate-income households, with special attention to those 60 years and older. For appointment, call 865-4743, ext. 100.

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 Jeffrie Wetherhold, 272-2635, 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.

Freeport Active Living Committee, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Players potluck party and business meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Prizes will be given for notable hats. Attendees can bring food or non-alcoholic drinks to share. Desserts and entertainment provided. For more information, see or email

Freeport Republican Committee, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 6:45 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, lower level. Bring non-perishable food items for the Freeport food bank. For more information, contact Jason Thyen, chairman,

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.

Monthly support group for caregivers of someone with memory loss, Thursday, Jan. 21, 4-5 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Presentation by Ken Capron of MemoryWorks, “The Value of Socialization & the Harm of Isolation.” Group meets third Thursday of each month.

Blood drive, Thursday, Jan. 21, 1-6 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 247 Walnut Hill Road (Route 115), North Yarmouth. For an appointment, see or call 800-RED-CROSS.

Freeport High School open house, for eighth-grade students and parents, Thursday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m. Information provided by ninth-grade teachers and administrators and guidance department.

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

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 9-10 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

“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

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.

White Nights, Freeport Community Services annual fundraiser, Saturday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Food, auction, music, more. For tickets, call Kim Hudak, 865-3985, Ext. 202, or see

International folk dancing, Saturday, Jan. 23, 5-10 p.m., Pownal Town Hall. Latin America theme with food, music, traditional dance. Sponsored by Pownal/Portland International Folk Dancers. For more information, call 688-2293 or email

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

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

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.

Infant massage series, with Katiya Gettys, certified infant massage instructor, Tuesdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 11:15 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.

“Birds On Tap” series, sponsored by Freeport Wild Bird Supply, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5-7 p.m., Rising Tide Brewing Co., 103 Fox St., Portland. Brad Winn presents his talk, “Understanding Shorebird Migrations to Help Direct Conservation Action.”

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

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.

Friends of Casco Bay, Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and annual members meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport. Meet new Casco Baykeeper and hear about the updated Casco Bay Health Index. Snow date Jan. 28. RSVP to Sarah Lyman,, 799-8574 or

Blood drive, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1-6 p.m., Pine Tree Academy, 67 Pownal Road Freeport. For an appointment, see or call 800-RED-CROSS.

Freeport Ordinance Committee, Thursday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Family Game Night, Friday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Pownal Elementary School.

Climate change research update, presentation by Mike Retelle, Bates College, Friday, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at

Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Auction, Friday, Jan. 29, 5-9 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. 1920s “Great Gatsby” theme with a silent auction and awards. $50 per person, $450 for a table of 10. For more information, call 847-5240 or see

“Cinderella,” Freeport Middle School production, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2 and 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center.

Sleigh Day, Saturday, Jan. 30, noon-3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. Held in conjunction with Skyline Farm Carriage Museum’s new exhibit, “Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” which showcases vintage sleighs and artifacts. Ben Lapointe and his pair of miniature horses give mini sleigh rides for children up to age 12, noon, $5 donation per child. Narrated demonstration of horses and drivers using 19th-century skills and vintage sleighs, 1 p.m., outdoor arena. Bring snowshoes or cross-country skis for a 2 p.m. guided tour of Skyline’s trails through the woods. Storm date Jan. 31. Museum exhibit open Sundays through March 27, from 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, contact Pam at 829-5708 or, or see

Dance to benefit Durham AMVETS, Saturday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.-midnight, at the post, 1049 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Music by country-rock band 95 North. Tickets $10, purchase at Durham Get & Go. Ticket buyers must be at least 21 years old. Proceeds will help with the rebuilding of AMVETS building after the pipes broke. For more information, call 576-0193 or 353-9400.

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

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

First Fridays Just Desserts, Friday, Feb. 5, 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.

“The Isle of Shoals: 5,000 Years of Marine Ecology,” Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at

Poet Jennifer Lamson-LaPlume, reads from her published collection of poetry, “Anything But Empty,” Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Feb, 10, 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.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Curtis Mildner talks on, “True, Untrue, Surprising and Amazing Stories of the Soldiers of the 5th Maine”. Lectures are free and open to the public.

“The Shetland Islands, UK: Archaeology and History,” presentation by Gerry Bigelow, Bates College, Friday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at