Gas line being installed in town

Maine Natural Gas will be installing a gas line at School and Main streets from Tuesday, Sept. 11- through Thursday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m.-6 a.m. For questions or concerns, contact the Freeport Public Works Department at 865-4461.

First Friday Chamber Music Series

This month, the First Friday Chamber Music Series concert will be held on Sept. 7 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Freeport Community Center. It will feature string quartet music and Schubert songs with Andrea Graichen. All ages are welcome and admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.

More hours, events at library

Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 8, the library will resume Saturday hours from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Freeport Community Library offers its visitors wireless Internet access, story time for toddlers, monthly art exhibits, inter-library loans, Freeport history and genealogy research. Regular library hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fridays 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

On Wednesday, September 12 from 6:30pm-7:30pm, the library will hold the first of its technology classes: “Library website Basics,” an introduction to the library’s website, that will show you how to search for items in the online catalog and how to log in to renew items, place holds, create lists and more.

The library will be hosting an exhibit of photography and poetry by J.C. Cournoyer of Off the Wheel Photography. The exhibit is called “Neptune’s Cap: A Selection of Photos and Poems.” The exhibit will run through September.

A reading group meets the first Friday of every month at 6 p.m. On Sept. 5, join the group on a discussion of Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.”

Van Reid, author of humorous Moosepath League series of novels, will speak at the library on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The latest title in the series, “Moss Farm, or the Mysterious Missives of the Moosepath League,” has just been released and will be available for purchase and signing. In the summer of 1998, the world outside of Maine was introduced to an adventurous band of friends who had formed a gentlemen’s club in late- 19th century Portland and came to be know as the Moosepath League. “Cordelia Underwood, or the Marvelous Beginnings of the Moosepath League”, the first novel by Reid, who lives in Edgecomb, was published by Viking Penguin in New York and quickly gathered rave reviews. It was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” And the book even has a local connection, with a Fourth of July hot air balloon mishap occurring in Freeport.

In the next few years, Reid published four more Moosepath League novels, following this band of unlikely heroes as they foiled criminal plots, rescued kidnap victims, chased after Viking artifacts, and even found themselves confronted by possibly supernatural events.

Mercantile past subject of exhibit

The Freeport Historical Society presents “Buttons, Rum & Rakes”, an exhibit celebrating Freeport’s Mercantile Past. The exhibit runs through March2. Hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 45 Main St. For more information, visit .

Sunday School begins Sept. 9

The First Parish Congregational Church begins Sunday school on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. The first class is a Creation Pizza Party where participants create pizzas to the steps of the creation story. For reservations, call Patty at 865-6022.

Upcoming meetings

Sept 10 – Winslow Park Commission, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center

Sept. 12 – Coastal Waters, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center

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