Upcoming events

Freeport special council election, to fill District 2 seat, Wednesday, March 20, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Town Hall Council Chambers, 30 Main St., For more information, contact the Freeport Town Clerk’s office at 865-4743, ext. 123.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, March 20, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Registration for Durham Youth Baseball, in-person signups, Wednesday, March 20 and Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School Discovery Room. Program is for ages 4-13 (as of April 30) in Durham, Freeport and Pownal. Signups and payment can be made on the website at www.durhambaseball.com. Registration open through April 5. For more information, see the website or contact league president Rod Stimpson, 353-9431.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m., “Waking Ned Devine.” Popcorn will be served.

Joe Crookston community concert, Friday, March 22, 7 p.m., Durham Friends Meeting House, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road, Durham. Concert a tribute to Bee Douglas, who died last June at 103 years old and was the oldest Durham Friend. Simple meal served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets $12. For more information, email Wendy at [email protected] or see durhamfriendsmeeting.org.

Freeport Historical Society “Lunch With Locals” series, Friday, March 22, noon-1:30 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch for informal discussions about particular aspects of the collection as well as a rare close-up view of the society’s collections. The project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For more information or to RSVP, contact the historical society at 865-3170 or [email protected]

Egg hunt, hosted by the First Baptist Church in Freeport, Saturday, March 23, 1-3 p.m., at 185 Main St. The egg hunt is for children grades K-5 accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Janet Schwanda at 865-4470.

Sitting Pretty: The Mirror is the Canvas, charity auction featuring more than 75 hand-painted and sculpted mirrors of all shapes and sizes created by teen and adult artists, Sunday, March 24, 4-6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Benefit for Port Teen Center. Preview artwork at https://picasaweb.google.com/portteencenter/SittingPretty2013MirrorPreview. For more information, call RSU5 Recreation & Community Education at 865-6171 or visit www.rsu5-rce.org.

Pownal Conservation Committee, Monday, March 25, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

William David Barry, research historian with the Maine Historical Society, speaks on his book, “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Monday, March 25, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, March 26, 6: 30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Free blood pressure clinic, Thursday, March 27,11 a.m.-noon, Freeport Community Services 53 Depot St., Freeport. Sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care.

Sing, Move, Dance, Play, program for families with children from infancy to 6, with Jess Day, owner and director of Midcoast Music Together, Thursday, March 28,10 a.m., Freeport Community Library.

Traditional Maundy Thursday Service, March 28, 7 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 98 South Freeport Road.

Maundy Thursday Service, March 28, 7 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. Joint service with North Pownal United Methodist Church.

Holy Thursday Service, March 28, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Freeport, 185 Main St. Foot washing and the Lord’s Supper will be included in the service.

Egg hunt, Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.-noon, weather permitting, Wilbur’s Chocolate Factory, 174 Lower Main St., Freeport. The Easter Bunny and Wilbur the Moose will be at the free event, open to children from toddler to Grade 5. Call 865-4071 for more information.

“The Days of Elijah” Easter Pageant, Sunday, March 31, 9:30 a.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal.

Easter Sunrise Service, March 31, 6 a.m., South Freeport Wharf, sponsored by South Freeport Congregational Church.

Easter Services, March 31, 9 and 11 a.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport.

Easter Service, March 31, 9 a.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal.

Easter Sunrise Service, March 31, 6:15 a.m., at the peak of Bradbury Mountain, with the Rev. John Wentworth of First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal, officiating. There will also be a service under the shelter at the foot of the mountain with Pastor Sandy Williams for those unable to climb (or in the First Parish Congregational Church in case of severely inclement weather). Sponsored by the First Parish Congregational Church in Pownal and the First Baptist Church of Freeport.

Freeport Town Council public hearing, Tuesday, April 2, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall Council Chambers, to discuss the proposed Capital Program for FY 2014.

Opening reveal, for murals by Francine Shrock commissioned for Schooner Estates Independent Living, Assisted Living and Residential Care Retirement Community, Tuesday, April 2, 4-6 p.m., 200 Stetson Road, Auburn. Refreshments, raffle for the framed, preliminary paintings of the final murals. RSVP by calling (207) 784-2900 or email [email protected] Estates.com.

FCL Reading Group discusses “When We Were the Kennedys,” by Maine author Monica Wood, Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Pre-Kindergarten Parent Information Night, Thursday, April 4, 6:30-7 p.m., Pownal Elementary School. For more information, call 688-4832.

Durham municipal election, Friday, April 5, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Durham Community School, 654 Hallowell Road. Residents will elect two selectmen, three Budget Committee members and one RSU 5 director. All are for three years. Voters should park in lot closest to Town Office and enter side door. Those with questions can call Town Clerk Shannon Plourde, 353-2561, ext. 11.

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

Haddock chowder lunch, every second and fourth Friday during March, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. The lunch is buffet style and includes haddock chowder, coleslaw, corn muffins, cake and a beverage. The cost is $8, which includes seconds. Pints of chowder are also available for take-out for $6. The church is located opposite the Post Office in South Freeport. For more information, call 865-4012.

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 50 cents.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, April 6, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults $6, children 4-12 years $3, and 3 and under no charge.

upcoming

Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 30, Durham Town Meeting, Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m., Durham Community School Gym, 654 Hallowell Road.

Maine Garden Day, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Saturday, April 6, Lewiston High School. Registration is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch, a trade show and an opportunity to take up to four workshops. Limited scholarships available. For more information, see http://www.umaine.edu/gardening/maine-garden-day, or call 743-6329.

Auditions for “The 39 Steps,” to be presented by Freeport July 19-Aug. 4, Sunday, April 7 and Monday April 8, from 6:30-8 p.m., Freeport High School cafeteria. Auditions are for one woman and three men. Appointments are not required, but actors should notify Elizabeth Guffey at [email protected] .

Pownal Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair and Talent Show, Tuesday, April 9, 6-8 p.m., Pownal Elementary School, 587 Elmwood Road. Book fair begins at 6, talent show at 6:30. Admission is free. Proceeds go to IMPACT in support of student enrichment programs.

Concert by Heaven’s Blend, Saturday, April 13, 6:30-8 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Hallowell Road, Pownal. Admission is free; free will offering. Proceeds benefit the church. For more information, contact the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre at 837-0682 or Deb Larrabee at 240-1637.

Freeport Historical Society “Lunch With Locals” series, Tuesday, April 16, noon-1:30 p.m., Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. The public is invited to bring a brown bag lunch for informal discussions about particular aspects of the collection as well as a rare close-up view of the society’s collections. The project is funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. For more information or to RSVP, contact the historical society at 865-3170 or [email protected]

“Wreck it Ralph,” April Vacation Movie, Tuesday, April 16, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Admission is free and includes a bag of popcorn.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, April 18, 1 p.m., “Skyfall,” with Daniel Craig, Judy Dench, Javier Bardem. Popcorn will be served.

Armchair Travel Series, Monday, April 22, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Tour guides Burt Brewer and Chris Hasted will present an encore of their sailing trip to Newfoundland, St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, May 2, 1 p.m., “It Happened One Night,” with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, May 16, 1 p.m., “Argo,” with Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman. Popcorn will be served.

Free movie at Freeport Community Library, Thursday, June 6, 1 p.m., “Lincoln,” with Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones. Popcorn will be served.

Ongoing Events

Androscoggin Beekeepers Club monthly meeting, first Wednesday of the month through May, 6:30 p.m., Auburn City Building, 60 Court St., Room 206. Meetings are open to anyone interested in honeybees. Parking is available in the garage behind the building. For more information, call Blaine Richardson at 576-0571 or

Charles Armstrong at 784-9757, or visit androscogginbeekeepers.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.

12-step meeting, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. For more information call Linda G. at 650-4536.

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.

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

Haddock chowder lunch, every second and fourth Friday during March, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. The lunch is buffet style and includes haddock chowder, coleslaw, corn muffins, cake and a beverage. The cost is $8, which includes seconds. Pints of chowder are also available for take-out for $6. The church is located opposite the Post Office in South Freeport. For more information, call 865-4012.

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 50 cents.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, April 6, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults $6, children 4-12 years $3, and 3 and under no charge.


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