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.

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.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School.

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.

Durham Planning Board public hearing, on proposed land-use ordinance changes, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m., Town Hall.

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Lego Derby Day, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Derby racers build a car using only library Legos, make a test track to see how it runs, then run it down giant race track. For ages 5-11. Limited to 30. Sign up in Children’s Room. Childrenust be accompanied by an adult. 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 Creative Arts presents Urban Sketchers Group, Wednesdays, Feb. 3, 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.

“Getting Comfortable, On Stage and Off,” theater workshop with Carmela Castro of Freeport Players, Wednesdays, Feb. 3 and 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Freeport High School room 103, presented by RSU5 Community Programs. $15, $20. www.rsu5-fce.org.

Free six-week diabetes workshop, hosted by Sweetser, starts Thursday, Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m.-noon, 329 Bath Road, Brunswick. Participants will make weekly action plans, share experiences, and help each other solve problems. Workshops based on the Stanford Diabetes Self-Management Program. Registration is required. For more information, call 294-4414 or email training@sweetser.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.

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.

First Fridays Just Desserts, featuring music from David Watts and friends, Friday, Feb. 5, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45. Desserts provided by volunteers. $5 at the door, proceeds benefit Freeport Community Services. Donations accepted for the band.

“The Isle of Shoals: 5,000 Years of Marine Ecology,” Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Miss Lisa’s Songs & Stories, Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Music, dancing, songs and stories for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Folk Traditions Music Session, facilitated by Randy Lindsey, Saturday, Feb. 6, 4-7 p.m.: Freeport First Parish Church Congregational, Main Street.

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: 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.

Rinker Buck, author of “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey,” speaks Sunday, Feb. 7, 3 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. With brother Nick, they retraced the 2,000 mile Oregon Trail, a journey chronicled in Rinker Buck’s 2015 book, “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey.” For more information, call Greg Cuffey, 892-0188.

Report from Jeju Island and Okinawa, with Veterans For Peace member Bruce Gagnon, Sunday, Feb. 7, 4 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. For more information, call 725-7686 or see www.peaceworksbrunswickme.org.

Public retirement party for Beth Edmonds, Freeport Community Library director, Sunday, Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m., library Community Room.

Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m., 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.

Poet Jennifer Lamson-LaPlume, reads from her published collection of poetry, “Anything But Empty,” Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Recycling & Solid Waste Committee, Monday, Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Town Council workshop, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.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.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Feb, 10, 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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

“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.

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

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.

Bean supper, Saturday, Feb. 6, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A. M., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni and cheese, homemade $10, $5 for children 5-12, free for children under 5.

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. $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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Meet-and-greet with Jason Lilley, sustainable agricultural professional with UMaine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 25, 5-7 p.m., UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. For more information, call 781-6099 or email lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu.

“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, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School. Musical from members of Greater Freeport Community Chorus and Freeport Players in a cabaret format. Admission $15, reservations recommended. 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.

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.

“Maine Humor: A Night with Kendall Morse and Friends,” Friday, March 4, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Beginner sheep shearing, Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, offered by Maine Sheep Breeders Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. $45 fee includes shearing manual and lunch. Enrollment limited to 16. Spectators welcome. Register online at umaine.edu/livestock/sheep/sheep-shearing-schools. For more information, call Melissa Libby, 581.2788.

“Float Fishing in Alaska,” presentation by Dan Tarkinson, Friday, March 11, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

1940 national canoe race on Maine’s rapid river, film screening with Zip Kellogg, Friday, April 8, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

“Earth Day: Progress to be Proud of,” presentation by Dan Zukowski, Friday, April 22, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

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