Upcoming Events

Free blood pressure clinic, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St., Freeport. Sponsored by Community Health and Nursing Services (CHANS) Home Health Care.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., town office.

Freeport library reading group, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Discussion of Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.”

Freeport Rotary blood drive, Wednesday, Sept. 5, noon-6 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Call the American Red Cross at 1-800-RED-CROSS to schedule an appointment.

“Over Deep Water: Songs from the War of 1812 and Beyond,” Sunday, Sept. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at the public landing, Cove Road, Freeport, 4-5:30 p.m. Presented by the Freeport Historical Society. Program features Mainers Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, who will join their tenor and baritone voices with a variety of acoustic instruments including concertina, guitar and five-string banjo to present a performance of sailors’ naval songs and sea shanties. $5 donation. For more information, www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or call 865-3170.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 8-9 a.m., Mallett Hall.

17th annual Chamber Golf Classic, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 11 a.m., Val Halla Golf Course, 60 Val Halla Road, Cumberland. Sponsored by the Yarmouth and Greater Freeport chambers. Proceeds to benefit chamber programs. For more information, call the Greater Freeport Chamber at 847-5240.

Durham Cub Scouts information night, Thursday, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m., Durham Amvets Hall. Open to all boys in grades 1-5 (or ages 7-10). For more information, email [email protected]

“A Time to Remember,” Friday, Sept. 14, 7-8 p.m., Main Street, Freeport. Bring your candles or lights to stand with the Freeport Flag Ladies along Main Street from School Street to West Street for an hour to be together to rekindle the light of the American Spirit.

Quilt and hooked rug show and bake sale, hosted by the Durham Historical Society, Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union Church-Old Durham Town Hall, Route 136, Durham. Quilts and hooked rugs by local crafters on display; homemade baked beans and brown bread available for takeout, along with pies, breads, cookies and fudge. Admission free, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit fund to repair and preserve the Union Church-Old Durham Town Hall. Anyone interested in displaying quilts or hooked rugs can contact Rita Merrill at 319-5866 or Margaret Wentworth at 725-6935.

Taste of Brunswick food festival, Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Town Mall, Brunswick. Featuring dozens of restaurants and cafe?s, as well as entertainment by Maine bands.

Fall in the Village Music & Arts Festival, Sept. 15 and 16, L.L.Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Take home art from renowned New England artists and craftsmen.

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.

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

Southern Maine Senior Expo, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport. The Expo features 18 speakers, more than three-dozen vendor booths, free flu shots and more. For more information, see www.MaineSeniorGuide.com or call 232-7847.

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.

Ongoing Events

“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 www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

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 www.freeportlibrary.com 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.

Nomination papers available, for Freeport’s November elections, Freeport Town Clerk’s office, Freeport Town Hall. Offices available are: District 4 Town Councilor, Town Councilor at-large, Sewer District trustee, Water District trustee, and RSU 5 Board of Directors, two seats available. Nomination papers are due back to the town clerk’s office by Sept. 12. For more information, call the town clerk at 865-4743, ext. 123.

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 Freeportusa.com.

Nature programs, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport, daily at 2 p.m. through Labor Day. One-hour programs include walks, talks and activities and are free with park admission. No reservations needed, except for large groups. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465 or visit www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Freeport Farmers’ Market, Fridays through Sept. 7, 1-5 p.m., L.L. Bean Discover Park.

Aikido class, Wednesdays, 4 -6 p.m.- Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

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 [email protected]

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 www.shilohchapelmaine.org.

We love to eat

Public church supper, Saturday, Sept. 8, First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, 5-6 p.m. The menu includes: three kids of beans, chop suey, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, rolls, desserts and beverages. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. For more information, call 865-6022.

Masonic Lodge bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 8, Durham Masonic Lodge on Route 136 across from the River Park, 4:30-6 p.m. The menu includes: baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $3 for kids ages 5-12 and kids under 5 eat free.

Lobster bake, Pownal Elementary School fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., in front of the Pownal Elementary School. $20, include one lobster, clams, corn on the cob, potatoes, salad and blueberry cake. Children eat free with no lobster. Tickets on sale starting end of August at Short Stop, Edna and Lucy’s and Pownal Elementary School. Call Lisa Pardus at 671-6006 for more information.

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.,

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 www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Freeport High School Class of 1977 reunion, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-11p.m., Freeport Community Center. The cost is $10 and 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 fabulous 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.

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.

The Pownal Town Office, located in Mallett Hall, is 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. The office will be closed for election training, Wednesday, Sept. 26 and Thursday, Sept. 27. The office will reopen on Monday, Oct. 1.   

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