Upcoming

Haunted house, for school-aged children,Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., Pownal Veterinary Hospital, 191 Hallowell Road, on Route 9, Pownal. Come prepared to be scared.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., “The Philadelphia Story,” with Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn. Popcorn will be served.

Fall Festival and Open House, Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Family fun, campus tours, artisans, craft activities for all ages, food, live music, games, puppet shows and more. For more information, call 865-3900 or see www.merriconeag.org.

Tribute to five who did much for Pownal, Sunday Nov. 4, 2 p.m. in Mallett Hall, Pownal, presented by the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society.

Freeport Planning Board public hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m., Freeport Town Hall. Two proposed amendments to zoning ordinance and a proposed amendment to expand the definition of “agricultural farm stand.” Submitted materials are available for viewing in the Freeport Town Planner’s office.

Financial seminar, “Staying Calm when the Market Goes Wild”, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Hosted by Caleb Stephens and the Freeport Edward Jones office. Jim Ignaizo, associate director of MFS Mutual Funds will be the guest speaker. Contact the Freeport Edward Jones office at 865-6826 to make a reservation.

Benefits of having a Portland Public Library Card, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. Learn about some of the online resources that can be accessed from home with a Portland Public Library card.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 p.m., “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” with Amy Adams and Frances McDormand. Popcorn will be served.

Pownal Scenic and Historical Society annual meeting, Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., DeWitt Room at Mallett Hall. Major acquisitions to the society will be on display and their provenance discussed. Pownal Scenic and Historical Society supported projects for 2012 will be reviewed, and a budget for 2013 will be adopted. For more information, call Donna Boyles, 688-4780.

Freeport Lioness-Lions annual craft fair and luncheon, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, Elm Street, Freeport. Lunch,11 a.m.-2 p.m., with homemade fish chowder, chili, steamed hot dogs, homemade pies, soda and water. Fair features fresh balsam wreaths, jewelry, hand knit items, homemade cards and ornaments, stained glass and photography. Raffle with many items donated by local businesses. Proceeds benefit the club’s efforts in Freeport and surrounding communities. For more information, visit the Freeport Lioness-Lion website at eclubhouse.org/sites/freeportlioness.

Durham PTA craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Durham Community School gym. PTA will serve coffee, breakfast pastries, baked goods, homemade soups and breads and a hot dog lunch.

U.S. Air Force Colonial Brass free concert, Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Seating limited. Audience should arrive early.

We love to eat

Public church supper, Saturday, Nov. 10, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Three kinds of beans, chop suey, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, rolls desserts and beverages. Adults $8, kids $4. For more information, call 865-6022.

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.

Harvest supper, Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30-6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Ham, harvest vegetables, homemade pies, coffee tea or punch. Proceeds benefit the church. $10 for people 13 and older; $5 children 6-12 years; children 1-5 years free.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, Lawrence Road. Adults $6, children $3, and tots under 3 no charge.

Spaghetti dinner, with silent auction, benefit for Grace Cloutier and family, Saturday, Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m., Freeport Community Center. $5 adults, $3 children, $15 family. For tickets and auction donations, contact Jen Ulrickson, 751-5670, [email protected]; Bambi Ulrickson, 865-1998, [email protected]; or Laura Randall, 865-2219; [email protected] Tickets also available at door.

Ongoing Events

Firewood raffle, to benefit Alexandra Daniel, a Freeport teenager with epilepsy. The raffle prize is one cord of firewood delivered to the winner’s home. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The firewood will be on display at the North Freeport General Store until the drawing on Nov. 23. Tickets are available at the store, or by calling Becky and James Daniel at 865-0645.

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 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.

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.

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.

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