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“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.
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.
Monthly book discussion group, “Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story,” Wednesday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For more information, call Belinda Stewart, 865-3307.
Lego Club, for ages 5-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Club meets first Wednesday of every month through June.
Author Paul Doiron, talks on “The Precipice,” his latest book in the Mike Bowditch crime series, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.
“Far From the Madding Crowd,” starring Carey Mulligan, screens Thursday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.
Durham Fire & Rescue Recruitment Night, Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., at the station, 615 Hallowell Road. For more information, contact Chief Bill St. Michel, 353-2473, ext. 21.
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.
Artisan Market opening night, Friday, Nov. 6, 6-9 p.m.,, Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Peaceful shopping evening prior to the Fall Fair and Open House on Saturday. For more information, see www.mainecoastwaldorf.org or call 865-3900.
“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Friday, Nov. 6-Sunday, Nov. 15, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets. $12. For more information, call 729-8584 or see www.theaterproject.com.
“Wild Utah: America’s Redrock Wilderness,” presentation by Travis Hammill, Friday, Nov. 6, 7-8 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Registration requested at www.llbean.com/adventure.
Fall Fair and Open House, Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Dehsert Road, Freeport. Artisan market, craft activities, food, live music, games, puppet shows, campus tours. For more information, see www.mainecoastwaldorf.org or call 865-3900.
Debtors Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.
Open Stage Coffee House, Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Performers show up and sign up. For more information, contact Andrea Bryant, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 939-5399.
Miss Lisa’s Songs and Stories, Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:30-11 a.m., Freeport Community Library.
Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy views of rocky shores, nesting ospreys, and islands in the bay on this 1-mile hike with a park ranger. 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.
Nature journaling workshop at Pettengill Farm, Freeport, with author Andrea Lani, Sunday, Nov 8, 1-4 p.m., sponsored by Freeport Historical Society and Maine Island Trails Association. Reservations required. Contact Chris Wall at email@example.com or 761-8225.
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: Adult ed, 9 a.m.; worship with the Rev. Leslie Foley, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. All are 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.
Daponte String Quartet, Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Program, “Enemies of the State,” features works by three composers who were persecuted, or even died, at the hands of the state: Mozart’s Quartet in A Major, Erwin Schulhoff’s String Quartet No.1, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet in C Minor, Op. 110. Tickets $20, available at www.DaPonte.org, Maine Coast Books or River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Longfellow Books in Portland, Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, or at 529-4555.
“Men’s Health,” presentation by Dr. Craig A. Hawkins, urologist at Mid Coast Medical Group, Monday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Part of the Ounce of Prevention monthly series. For more information, see www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com.
Illustrated talk on Freeport’s shoemaking history, by Holly Hurd, Freeport Historical Society’s collections manager, Monday, Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Call 865-3170 or visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org to for more information.
Weekly grief group, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Led by the Rev. Leslie Foley. For more information, call 865-6022.
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.
Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Nov. 11, 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.
Support group open to anyone touched by cancer, sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care, meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Group facilitated by social workers Chesley Flotten and Andy Sokoloff. For more information and to register, call 721-1357.
Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Jared Peatman, “So Clumsily Done: the 2nd Maine Mutineers.”
“Spamalot,” Monty Python musical presented by Freeport High School, Friday and Saturday, Nov 13, 14 and 21, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov 15 and 22, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Tickets $5 students and seniors, $10 adults.
Erica Bartlett, author or “Winning the Losing Battle, A True Story of Weight Loss and Transformation,” talks Friday, Nov. 13, 7-8 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Registration requested at www.llbean.com/adventure.
Five Rivers Arts Festival and Sale, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 13- Fort Andross, 14 Maine St, Brunswick, gallery space next to Frontier restaurant. Friday 5-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m.Wooden bowls, scarves, glass dishes, fabric wall hangings, baskets, photographs, paintings, stationery and more. Free music and food daily, cash bar Friday. SpindleWorks, a nonprofit enabling disabled artists, hosts a show and sale of its artists during the same hours at 7 Lincoln St, Brunswick.
Durham Community School PTA craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., school gymnasium. Lunch of homemade soups and baked goods will be served. Those interested in purchasing a table should contact Durham PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 522-1919.
Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale & Rolling Slumber Bed Races, Saturday, Nov. 14, downtown Brunswick. Sales start at 6 a.m. Rolling Slumber Bed Races start at 11 a.m. For more information, see www.brunswickdowntown.org or call 729-4439.
Shore Tour, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about our varied shores through talks, activities, and views along the accessible path. 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.
Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Nov. 15, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.
Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.
Friends of the Freeport Community Library annual meeting, Monday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., at the library. On the agenda will be a brainstorming session about the coming year and election of officers, including president, vice president and board members at large. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, see www.FCLfriends.org.
Dr. Paul L Nguyen, national leader on prostate cancer treatment, speaks about advances in prostate cancer screening and treatment, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., MidCoast Hospital, Brunswick, rooms 1 and 2 adjacent to the cafeteria. All welcome to bring questions for the doctor. For more information, call 855-552-7200 ext 800.
Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.
Durham Historical Society, Tuesday, Nov, 17, 6:30 p.m., Union Church/Old Town Hall, Durham. Group meets third Tuesday of each month.
“The Tides of Change: How Climate Change and Development is Impacting Freeport’s Marine Resources,” talk by Sara Randall, environmental consultant and policy expert, , Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30- 8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Part of the church’s Wednesday Wisdom series. $5 donation. Those planning to attend should call 865-4012 or email email@example.com.
Making savory pies, from fall and winter harvest vegetables, University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth.Extension educator Kathy Savoie will lead workshop, part of the “From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen” cooking series. Pies will include carrot, mushroom, kale and pesto cheesecake. $40. Registration and more information are available at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781-6099.
Fine Art & Craft Annual Holiday Showcase, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Juried show includes more than 20 women artists and craftswomen, showcasing pottery, jewelry, handwoven items, wearables, home accessories, fine art. Sponsored by Designing Women. $2 donation. Proceeds from refreshments and lunch benefit University of Southern Maine’s Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic.
Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Art, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mallett Hall, Route 9, Pownal. Painting, sculpture, wood-turning, sailcloth bags, photography, jewelry, pottery, print-making, paper arts and more. Baked goods sold by local Girl Scouts. For more information, call 688-6555.
Stories in Stone, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the story of Maine’s rockbound coast on this walk with talks and activities. 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, Nov. 24, 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.
Annual Tree Lighting with Santa, Saturday, No. 28, 2-5 p.m., Brunswick Town Mall. Free horse and carriage rides, hot cocoa, coffee and cookies, all provided by the Brunswick Downtown Association. Santa arrives on fire truck and visits with children from 3-5 p.m. in the gazebo.
Hike with a Ranger, Sunday, Nov. 29, 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 www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.
Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.
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Public lunch, Friday, Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Homemade fish chowder, desserts, specials, grilled sandwiches.
Bean supper, Saturday, Nov. 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade pies and biscuits, and beverages. $10, $5.
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.
Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Nov. 7, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits, brown bread, pickled beets, assorted homemade pies. $8, $3 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and younger.
Free spaghetti supper, to all area veterans and active-duty personnel and a guest, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 5-6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Durham. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 145. Spaghetti, homemade sauce, homemade meatballs, salads, garlic bread, desserts.
Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Nov. 17, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2 to $4. All proceeds fund future lunches. The 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 Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.
Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-9 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, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays closed; and Thursday, 10:30-6:30. 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. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 688-4611.
Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.