Tri–Town Weekly's Community Calendar – 9/18



Durham code enforcement officer, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Hall.

Van Reid, Maine author of the Moospath League series, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Breakfast forum, Thursday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9 a.m., Muddy Rudder, U.S. Route 1, Freeport. Breakfast forum hosted by Yarmouth and Greater Freeport chambers. Kristine Schuman from the state Department of Economic and Community Development will be speaking. $13 per person. For more information, call 847-5240.

The Freeport Players “Can U Rel8?”, weekends through Sept. 30, Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. Shows on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door and are available at the Freeport Community Center thrift shop, 53 Depot St., Freeport, or buy at For more information, call 865-2220.

Freeport Women’s Club program, “What We Should Know About Elder Law,” with attorney Michelle Allott, Friday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Refreshments will be served after the program and all visitors are welcome.

Durham Amvets yard sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends through Nov. 1, Amvets hall, located at 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham. For more information, call Bill at 713-2100 or Harvey at 256-2203.

Durham Selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Durham Educational Exploration Committee, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., Durham Fire Station.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8-9 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Tri Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, Tuesday, Sept. 25, Durham Fire Station meeting room, 7 p.m.

“What’s My Next Book?”, class at Freeport Community Library, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. The class will highlight offline and online resources such as NoveList, the Bestsellers and Awards page on the library website, Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust series and GoodReads.

Pownal Town Office, closed for election training, Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27. The office will reopen on Monday, Oct. 1.

Business after hours, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Freeport/Durham KOA, 82 Big Skye Lane, Durham. Free flu shots will be available. For more information, call 847-5240.

Blessing of the Animals, Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth, Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. Event sponsored by the parish’s Church & Family Life Commission, which includes St. Jude Church of Freeport. For more information, contact the rectory at 847-6890.

16th annual Harvest Dance, Saturday, Sept. 29, 6-11 p.m., Mallett Barn at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Music provided by the Mallett Brothers Band beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at for $15, or $27 with food. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $20, or $34 with food. 21-plus event.

Nor’easters Barbershop Chorus, 46th annual concert, Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. The concert, entitled,“We Get Around,” is a tribute to the Beach Boys featuring the Back Bay Four and Downtown Crossing, Brunswick High School quartets and the Nor’easters Chorus. $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students. For information or reservations, call Charlie at 353-2464 or see visit

Historic Barns and Quilts tour, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Freeport Historical Society, the event will feature visits to four unique barns built during the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Vintage and antique quilts selected to coincide with the timeframe of each barn will be on display. For more information, call 865-3170 or visit

Freeport High School class of 1977 reunion, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-11p.m., Freeport Community Center. $10. Attendees are asked to BYOB and an appetizer. RSVP to Terry Allen at 688-4022 or search Facebook for Bonnie Gifford Reunion.

Freeport kitchen tour, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., various locations. Join the Freeport Chamber of Commerce on a tour of kitchens in the greater Freeport area. Tour is self-guided and tour booklets will be available at the chamber prior to the event. $20 per person. For more information, call 847-5240.

Meet the new Freeport town manager, Peter Joseph, Tuesday, Oct. 16, Freeport Town Hall. Contact Johanna Hanselman at 865-4743, ext. 120 for an appointment.

Business after hours, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Provisions, 97 South Freeport Road, Freeport. For more information, call 847-5240.

Tri Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station meeting room.

Ongoing Events

Durham Amvets scrap metal drive, through Nov. 1. Drop off items by the dumpster at the Amvets hall, located at 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham. For more information, call Bill at 713-2100 or Harvey at 256-2203.

“Buttons, Rum & Rakes,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit celebrating Freeport’s mercantile past, runs through March 2, 45 Main St., Freeport, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit

Weekly story time, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library. Three different sessions. 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., separate 15-minute story times for toddlers. Thirty-minute story time for pre-schoolers at 10 a.m. For more information, visit or call 865-3307.

Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., the office is closed all day on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. The town office is closed Fridays and weekends. For more information, call 688-4611.

Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The offices are closed on Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.

Pownal selectmen, meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Mallett Hall. Check the community calendar for dates or call the town office at 688-4611.

Freeport Third Friday, through December. Visit local merchants and check out arts and crafts from local artisans. Freeport residents receive 10 percent off purchases at select merchants. For more information, visit

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Pancake Breakfast, first and third Saturday of the month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Deluxe: Pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits, OJ, tea and coffee, $4.50. Regular: Pancakes, sausages, OJ, tea or coffee, $3.50. Seniors deduct $0.50.

Third Friday free lunch, third Friday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

BBQ dinner and auction, South Freeport Congregational Church, Saturday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. Live bluegrass music and a cash bar with a barbecue dinner provided by Riverfront Barbeque and Grille of Augusta, followed by both a live and a silent auction. Auction items include vacation retreats, an afternoon yacht cruise on Casco Bay, a handmade quilt or a lunch on a Casco Bay Island. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 865-4012 to reserve tickets.

Religion and spirituality

Durham Congregational Church, 73 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Sunday services each week at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Durham Friends Meeting, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road.Worship services every Sunday 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

First Parish Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. All-ages Sunday school follows at 11 a.m. For more information, call 688-4846.

First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Freeport, Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school from nursery school to adult, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4404.
First Parish Church Congregational, UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport. Sunday services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-6022.

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Worship service Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Freeport. Masses Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 846-5584 

Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pownal Road, Freeport. Saturday worship at 11 a.m. Sabbath School, Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-3990.

South Freeport Church, UCC, South Freeport Village. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4012.

Shiloh Chapel, Shiloh Road, Durham. Nondenominational services Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Actors, from left, Michael Millett, Alicia Ouellette Bellmore and Chris Clemens rehearse a scene from the Freeport Players’ “Can U Rel8?” The show will be performed at the Freeport Performing Arts Center on weekends through Sept. 30.