September 17, 2013


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Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 712-5191 or visiting

WWII aircraft on display

Wings of Freedom Tour of World War II vintage aircraft will be part of a display stopping at the Portland International Jetport Wednesday and Thursday at North Ramp Road.

The Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour includes rare bomber and fighter aircraft. It is part of a 110-city nationwide tour honoring World War ll veterans.

The display will include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" heavy bomber; the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" heavy bomber; and a P-51 Mustang fighter. The event runs from 2 p.m. Wednesday to noon Friday.

Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States and the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out.

Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12, with discounted rates for school groups. World War II veterans can tour the aircraft at no cost.

Visitors may also take a 30-minute flight aboard the rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call (800) 568-8924.

The 30-minute flights will be scheduled before and after the ground tour times.

For more details, go to


Rick Charette at Awesome

Entertainer Rick Charette will perform his catchy children's songs at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Freeport Theater of Awesome at 5 Depot St.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 4 to 12; children under 3 get in free if seated on a parent's lap.

The ticket price increases to $3 more at the door.

Tickets can be purchased online at

For more details, email or call 518-8839.


Reich Museum closing soon

Orgonon, the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays only through September.

The facility will close for the 2013 season on Oct. 1, with private tours offered through October for a fee of $100 for up to 10 people.

Orgonon was home to one of the 20th century's most controversial figures, Austrian-born physician-scientist Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957).

Now maintained as a museum, Orgonon is a historic site and nature preserve comprising 175 acres of fields and woodland, a system of trails, a conference center and the Orgone Energy Observatory.

Children can explore a hands-on discovery room. The observatory provides spectacular vistas of the region.

Reich's tomb, with its dramatic bronze portrait bust, is in a forest clearing nearby.

A bookstore/gift shop gives access to all Reich's published work.

For more details, call 864-3443, e-mail: or go to


Extension meeting set

The public is invited to the 2013 annual meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UMaine Regional Learning Center.

The theme for this year's meeting is "100 years of 4-H."

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will give the keynote address on the history of 4-H in Maine and its relevance today.

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