Tri-Town Weekly Community Calendar

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Upcoming events

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

“Logging in the Maine Woods, 1915-1928: The Paintings of Alden Grant,” featuring 19 paintings loan from the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, through March 25, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., Freeport. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 865-3170.

Free tax preparation assistance, conducted by AARP, Wednesday mornings, 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.

RSU 5 Board of Directors budget workshop, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., Morse Street School, Freeport.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

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.

Pownal Planning Board, workshop on ordinance review, back lots and definitions, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

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.

Freeport Creative Arts presents Urban Sketchers Group, Wednesdays, Feb. 10, 17, 24, Coffee by Design, 95 Main St., 8-10 a.m. Bring materials, buy a cup of coffee or tea and sketch away. Free.

Ash Wednesday service, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Pastor will be at the church at 6:30 a.m. for those who want to receive ashes on the way to work. For more information, call 829-5238.

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.

Comedy Showcase, with Karen Morgan, Zac Stearn and friends, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Mediterranean Grill, 10 School St., Freeport. Stand-up comedy for adults, hosted by Freeport Players. $15, seating limited. info@.fcponline.org.

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.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

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 www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

“Eclectica II,” presented by Freeport Writers Group, Friday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Readings by local authors.

“The Summit Project,” presentation by David Cote, founder, Friday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Tom Acousti in concert, Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, Main Street. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. For reservations, email gracie@tomacousti.com.

“Bike Packing Bolivia,” presentation by Bill Yeo, Saturday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Fuego Diablo Open Mic Music Night, Saturday, Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m., 52 Loring Lane, Pownal. Musicians, singers, storytellers, poets and entertainers of all ages and abilities are invited to take the stage. Performers requiring gear should bring their own. Seating is limited. Creative world cuisine, including gluten-free and vegetarian, served from 5:30-6:30. See www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal for videos and photos from past music nights. For more information, call 408.3185.

Beginning hiking/snowshoeing for women, Saturday, Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Meet at the benches by the second parking lot unless otherwise noted. In case of inclement weather, call 865-4465 the day of the program for trail conditions and program updates.

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

Reading animal tracks, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn how the park’s animals survive winter and how to identify their tracks. 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.

“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” exhibit celebrating Portland’s era of the horse, Sundays through March 27, 1-4 p.m., Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. With Greater Portland Landmarks’ help, dozens of photographs of existing re-purposed West End carriage houses will be on display. Admission free, donations appreciated. For more information, call Pam, 829-5708, email info@skylinefarm.org or see www.skylinefarm.org.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

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.

Freeport Republican Committee, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:45 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, lower level. Guest speaker Ande Smith, candidate to represent Maine’s 1st Congressional District. Those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable or personal items Freeport Community Services. For more information or to be added to the email list, email Jason Thyen, chairman, jason.thyen@gmail.com.

Susan Cherbuliez, Maine landscape architect from South Freeport, speaks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, as part of Wednesday Wisdom Series. $5 donations welcome. Dessert and beverages provided.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

“Chasing Ice,” documentary film, screens Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, East Elm Street. Sponsoredd by Royal River Conservation Trust and the Yarmouth Historical Society.

“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 www.llbean.com/adventure.

Freeport Woman’s Club, hosts Joe Montisano, executive director of Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick, Friday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library meeting room. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240, or elizhard32@aol.com.

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.

Using local foods in international cuisine, hands-on workshop Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Extension volunteer Sheri Fistal leads class. $40. Register at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781-6099 or email extension.rlreception@maine.edu.

Pownal Board of Selectmen informational session, about programs offered to qualifying taxpayers to help reduce land values, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m., Mallett Hall. Those unable to attend can find information and application forms at www.pownalmaine.org.

“Warm Your Heart” Freeze Out, Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Freeport. Freeport Community Services staff, board members and volunteers will be outside, collecting non-perishable food and personal care items and money, and raising awareness of poverty and hunger in Maine and need for services for residents of Freeport and Pownal. For more information, call 865-3985.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Feb. 21, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Winter birds, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds during the winter months. 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.

Mushroom expert Gertrude (Jimmy) McWilliams, author of the book, “Fungi,” gives presentation Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, East Elm Street. Sponsored by Yarmouth Historical Society and the Maine Mycological Association.

Durham Republican Committee, Monday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., meeting room behind Shiloh Chapel, Durham. Information will be given out regarding the March 5 GOP Presidential Preference Poll/County Caucus. Androscoggin County GOP Committee meets at 7 p.m. All registered Republicans welcome to attend.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Hospice volunteer 10-week training program, starts Monday, Feb. 22, 4-7 p.m., conference room at the Hospice Building, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Offered by CHANS Home Health Care Hospice Program. Application, pre-training interview required. For more information or to register, call Margaret Zillioux, 721-1271, email mzillioux@midcoasthealth.com.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets the last Tuesday of the month, Feb. 23, 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.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Pops concert with Coastal Winds and the Pine Tree Academy Band, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Pine Tree Academy gymnasium, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport. 865-4747.

“Identifying Wines in Blind Tasting,” Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bow Street Market, Freeport. Develop knowledge of many wines by tasting with a purpose. RSU5 Community Programs. $29, $34 non-RSU 5 residents. Register at www.rsu5-fce.org.

Pownal Planning Board, workshop on ordinance review, back lots and definitions, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Hiker Jonathan Rundell, gives presentation, “Timing is Everything: Backpacking in Glacier National Park,” Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter. For more information, see www.amcmaine.org/calendar or call Michelle Moody, 406-5221.

“Celebrating Citrus,” culinary arts workshop with instructor Christine Burns-Rudalevige, Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. RSU5 Community Programs $39, $44 for non-RSU 5 residents. Register at www.rsu5-fce.org.

“Stories and Readings from the Poemobile,” with Freeport poet Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. www.freeportlibrary.com.

“Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec: Geologic and Topographic Challenges,” presentation by Bruce Rueger, Colby College, Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers in concert, Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Freeport First Parish Church Congregational. Donations accepted. 865-4747.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Cabaret Night, music from members of Greater Freeport Community Chorus and Freeport Players in a cabaret format, Friday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Admission $15, reservations recommended. For more information, call 844-1166

Open Stage Coffee House, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Opportunity for performers to get in front of a supportive audience of peers and fans. Performers can sign up for slots upon arrival until schedule is full.

Phase 2 of Solarize Freeport, Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Freeport Town Hall. Participants will learn how to reduce energy costs in homes or businesses. For more information, contact Town Planner Donna Larson, 865-4743, ext.103, or dlarson@freeportmaine.

Plants Alive in a Cold World, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds during the winter months. 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.

We love to eat

15th annual Chocolate Bash, Wednesday, Feb.10, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sample array of chocolate desserts theme for $2 per plate. Live music by Cul de Sax. Raffles for chocolate desserts, treat basket, art basket made up of donations from members of the Art Guild of Freeport. Raffle tickets, $1 or six for $5, can be purchased at Chocolate Bash or any time before at the main desk.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Shepherd’s pie, vegetable, homemade desserts. $2-$4 donation. 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.

Bean supper, Saturday Feb 20, 4-6 p.m., Topsham Fair Exhibition Hall, Topsham. Three kinds of beans, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, buns, cole slaw, corn bread, two kinds of brown bread, water, soda, coffee, desserts. $7, children $3, children under 10 free. All proceeds benefit Topsham Trail Riders and the Topsham Fair Association.

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.

Send calendar items 10 days in advance to jlord@keepmecurrent.com.

Comic Karen Morgan is among performers at the Comedy Showcase, Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Mediterranean Grill, 10 School St., Freeport. It’s part of FebFest.