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.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8 a.m., at Mallett Hall.

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.

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.”

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

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Durham Historic District Commission, Thursday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

“Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” Friday, Nov. 13-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

“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

Five Rivers Arts Festival and Sale, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 13-Nov. 15, 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 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 or call 729-4439.

Freeport Ski Boosters’ Ski Swap, Saturday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport High School cafeteria, 30 Holbrook St. Drop off sale donations at Freeport Middle School, Nov. 11 and 12, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations and consignments can be dropped off Nov. 13, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 14, f 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., at Freeport High School. Proceeds benefit RSU 5 alpine and Nordic ski programs.

Red Cross blood drive, Saturday, Nov.14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mormon Church, 247 Route 115, North Yarmouth. Sponsored by the churches of Cumberland and North Yarmouth. For an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS, or drop in.

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: 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

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.

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

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

Freeport Sewer District trustees monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., treatment plant, 43 South Freeport Road, Freeport. For more information, call 865-3540.

Freeport Recycling/Solid Waste Committee, Monday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Durham Historical Society, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., Eureka Community Center, Durham. Group meets third Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested welcome to attend.

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.

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

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.

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.

“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

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

“Inside Out,” free after-school movie for grades 6-8, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2:20 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Rated PG.

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 For more information, call 781-6099.

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, with guest speaker Bill Yeo, Friday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library meeting room. Yeo will speak about his ascent of the northeast ridge of Mount Everest. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240 or

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.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Chicken pie luncheon, silent auction, gift basket raffle, unique country crafts, hand-knitted items, extra-sharp cheese from a wheel, cookie walk, baked goods, candy, fresh greens, ornaments, jewelry, plants, face painting for kids. In support of Maher (‘Mother’s Home’) in India, their crafts available for purchase. For more information, call 829-3644 or email

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club holiday craft fair, fish chowder and chili lunch, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Daly at 865-6188 or Cindi LaHay at 865-3555.

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

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

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

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

Freeport Sparkle Weekend, Dec. 4-6. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, Parade of Lights, visits with Santa, Talking Christmas Tree, Sparkle Express Train Adventure, Sparkle Express Mini Fest and more. For full schedule, see

“WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” Freeport Players production of music and radio sketches, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Tickets $15 at the door. Also available at Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile, 304 U.S. Route 1, and R&D Automotive, Varney Road; or online at

We love to eat

Breakfast buffet, Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30-10 a.m., West Cumberland United Methodist Church, 5 Upper Methodist Road, Cumberland. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, muffins, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea. Takeout available. $7, $3.

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 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.

Ongoing Events

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

“Inside Out” is the free after-school movie for grades 6-8 on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 2:20 p.m., at the Freeport Community Library.