Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar


Upcoming events

“Cobblers to Capitalists: Two Centuries of Freeport Shoemaking,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit, runs through Jan. 15, 2016, Harrington House, 45 Main St. $3 admission. Open Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Labor Day to Memorial Day. For more information, see or call 865-3170.

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.

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.

Meet Moxie, Maine search-and-rescue dog, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Ages 5 and up.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Camden Conference Community Event, with young writers from Portland’s Telling Room, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth. For more information, call 846-2422 or see

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 13, 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, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Gina Hamilton, “Civil War Letters of Hardan and Addison Bailey” (both of Woolwich). Free and open to the public.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Jan.14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Appointments Committee, Thursday, Jan. 14, 7:45 a.m., Town Hall.

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

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, Friday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Featured guest is Mair Honan, founder of Grace Street Ministry, an outreach ministry in Portland. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240 or

Ed Webster, American rock climber, author and photojournalist, presents lecture, “Mallory & Irvine: The Unsolved Mystery on Mount Everest,” Friday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium, Freeport. To register and for schedule of events, see

Using local foods in the home kitchen, University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop series, Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon, UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Learn how to create Maine baked bean supper, including cole slaw and brown bead, using local ingredients. $40. Registration and more information at For more information, call 781-6099.

Debtors Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Hike with a Ranger, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy the best that the park has to offer in this season on this hike with a knowledgeable guide. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Jan. 17, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

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

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

Tashi Gatsel Ling, Tibetan Buddhist center, 20 Independence Drive in Freeport, offers regular programming and teachings by recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Visit for information about teachers, study group meetings, meditation classes, dharma teachings, and “sacred cinema” movie nights.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Commission, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers,

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.

Blood drive, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1-6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth. For an appointment, see or call 800-RED-CROSS.

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.

“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, call688-2293 or email

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.”

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.

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

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

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.