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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 www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or call 865-3170.

“East Meets Weston,” photography exhibit by Bruce Barlow of Westport Island, on display at Freeport Community Library during December.

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 Matt Morrison, 691-8747, 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.

Woodblock print demonstration and readings, by Maine illustrator Blue Butterfield, from new edition of Robert P. T. Coffin’s “Christmas in Maine,” Wednesday, Dec.16, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Book signing for “A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers,” Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Book was edited by Liza Bakewell, with photography by Kerry Michaels, both Freeport residents.

Support group for caregivers, at Mid Coast Senior Health Center, hosst Nancy Herk, executive director of Brunswick Area Respite Care, for presentation, Thursday, Dec.17, 4-5 p.m., 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Group meets the third Thursday of every month. For more information, call 373-4656.

Freeport Middle School winter concert, Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center.

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.

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

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 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 www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

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

Making gifts with local foods, workshop offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Saturday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Participants will make spiced cranberry-pear jam, cranberry rice pilaf mix and cranberry granola, featuring local cranberries and Maine grains. Kate McCarty, food preservation community education assistant, will lead the workshop. $40. Register at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781-6099 or email extension.rlreception@maine.edu.

Winter’s Grace Christmas Cantata, by Joseph Martin, performed by the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church Choir and friends, Saturday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., at the church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Free. Handicapped accessible. For more information, call 829 3766.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Dec. 20, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Hike with a Ranger, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy the best the park has to offer in this season on a 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 www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

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 www.northpownalumc.org.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” classic 1947 film, screens Monday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., at Merrill Memorial Library, 15 Main St., Yarmouth.

Freeport Sewer District trustees, Monday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., treatment [lant, 43 South Freeport Road.

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 www.freeportlibrary.com.

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

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.

Christmas Eve service, Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Family service with blessing of the children. Communion service, 11 p.m. For more information, call 829-3766.

Winter in the Woods, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the ways both plants and animals survive the winters in Maine. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets the last Tuesday of the month, Dec. 29, 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.

New Year’s Eve Celebration, Thursday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., L.L. Bean campus. Festive “KidNight,” featuring live music from Rick Charette and a wintertime fireworks display at 6 p.m.

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

“Village Life in Tanzania, East Africa,” presentation by Pat and Tom McCabe, Friday, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Snow date Jan. 15. Part of the Camden Conference “New Africa” programs. For more information, see www.camdenconference.org.

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.

“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 www.camdenconference.org.

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.

Flavors of Freeport, Friday, Feb. 19-Sunday, Feb. 21. Featuring Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Chef’s Signature Series. Tickets for either Friday or Saturday night are available for $27.37 or both for $43.19. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-flavors-of-freeport-tickets-19911412571. For more information, call 865-1212 or see www.freeportusa.com.

We love to eat

Baked ham supper, Saturday, Dec. 19, 5-6:30 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive. Baked ham, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, dessert and beverage. $9, half-price for children under 12.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Jan. 5, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Serving corn chowder and rolls Door prize drawing. All proceeds fund future lunches. General schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month. Those interested in helping or have questions can call Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, coffee or tea, juice, $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 12 and under. Deluxe breakfast is scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, biscuit, coffee or tea, juice, $4.50, $4 for seniors.