Upcoming

Durham Code Enforcement Officer, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Christmas sing-a-long, Thursday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church of Pownal. All welcome. For more information, call Jared Blake at 329-2273.

Freeport Shellfish Commission, Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Women’s Club, Friday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Program will feature the Freeport High School Chamber Choir. Refreshments will be served. Visitors welcome.

“Immigrant Kitchens” cooking class, featuring Costa Rican Arroz Con Polo, Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center kitchen. For more information, contact Lindsay Sterling, www.immigrantkitchens.com.

A night of Christmas music, featuring the Brunswick-Bath Nor’Easters Barbershop chorus, Friday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Durham Congregational Church, 73 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Also featured are the church choir and a carol sing-a-long, seasonal readings and stories for children, with refreshments to follow. Admission by a free-will donation that will benefit the church’s general fund and its missions.

Italian Heritage Center Concert Band, Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and free for students. For more information, contact Bob Swerdlow at 781-8284 or go to the band’s website at italianheritagecenterband.com.

“The Promise of Light,” Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport, and Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. The 70-member chorus directed by Virgil Bozeman and accompanied by Dorothy Cuprak. Tickets $10 per person or $25 per family and can be purchased from chorus members, Music and Moore located at Cooks Corner in Brunswick, the Freeport Community Center or at the door. For more information, visit www.gfccweb.org.

Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds and the ways in which people can help birds around their homes survive winter. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Children under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information, or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

“Christmas Winds,” holiday music by the Pine Tree Coastal Winds, Freeport’s community concert band, Sunday, Dec.16, 5 p.m., Life Source Ministry Church, 34 Grover Lane, Brunswick. Suggested admission is a non-perishable food item for community food pantries. For more information, call 865-4747.

Free concert and “Kids Only Christmas Shop,” Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m., St. Matthew’s Church, off Route 196, Lisbon. Christmas shop features free gifts (or some for $1 and under) that children can give to someone they love. Free Christmas concert and sing-along, 2 p.m. Free desserts, coffee and hot cocoa. For more information, see www.StMatthewsLisbon.org.

Durham Planning Board, Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Pownal Conservation Committee, Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall. For more information, contact Ruth Hannan, 688-4919.

Pownal selectmen, Monday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., DeWitt Room, Mallett Hall.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.

Durham Code Enforcement Officer, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1 p.m., “The King’s Speech,” with Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Popcorn will be served.

Winter in the Woods, Sunday, Dec. 23, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Increase your understanding and appreciation of some of the ways in which plants and animals survive winter. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Children under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information, or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

Durham Code Enforcement Officer, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 5-7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Plants Alive in a Cold World, Sunday, Dec. 30, Wolfe’s Neck State Park, Freeport. Learn the strategies of the park’s plants for surviving winter. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission. Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Children under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information, or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 3, 1 p.m., “The Artist,” starring Berenice Bejo and Jean Dujardin. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m., “Sweet Land,” with Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Reaser. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., “The Long, Hot Summer,” with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., “Undertaking Betty,” with Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March, 1 p.m., “To Kill a Mockingbird,” with Gregory Peck. Popcorn will be served.

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.

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.

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

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.

Members of the Brunswick-Bath Nor’Easters Barbershop chorus sing Christmas music Friday, Dec. 14, at the Durham Congregational Church.  

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