Middle school boosters collecting shoes

Members of the Freeport Middle School Sports Boosters are accepting donations of unwanted shoes to help provide shoes to people in third-world countries and raise money for the sports booster club. Shoes must be in wearable, good condition and in pairs. They are not accepting winter boots, Ugg boots, rubber boots, slippers, skates or flip flops.

Collection boxes can be found during March at Freeport Middle School, Mast Landing School, Morse Street School and Bath Savings Bank in Freeport. For more information, contact Sherry Brown-Spaulding at [email protected] .

Monthly tea tasting

on April 1

Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 201 Main St. is hosting a free monthly tea tasting on April 1 from 6-7 p.m. There will be five varieties of tea to sample. The gift shop will be open and 100 varieties of tea will be for sale. For more information, call 865-2123 or visit www.jacquelinestearoom.com .

Church hosting egg hunt March 23

The First Baptist Church will host an egg hunt on Saturday, March 23, from 1-3 p.m. at 185 Main St. The egg hunt is for children grades K-5 accompanied by an adult. Children will learn about the meaning of Easter through a presentation featuring “Resurrection Eggs,” a short movie and crafts. Children will receive their own set of Resurrection Eggs and a book to take home. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Janet Schwanda at 865-4470.

Wilbur’s hosts

annual egg hunt

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

Sitting Pretty Auction

to benefit PORT Teen Center

The fifth annual “Sitting Pretty Auction: The Mirror is the Canvas,” will be Sunday, March 24, from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. Local teen and adult artists have painted and sculpted more than 75 mirrors that will be auctioned to benefit the PORT Teen Center in Freeport. Tickets can be purchased at the door, $25 per family or $10 per person.

Those who would like to bid and cannot attend can place a ‘secret’ bid by calling Randall at 522-1383. One mirror will be raffled. Tckets are on sale at Freeport Hardware. Some mirrors that will be auctioned can be viewed at Clayton’s Cafe?, Freeport Hardware, Mainely Hair and Bath Savings Institution.

Town road

postings listed

The town has posted certain town roads to limit heavy loads until May 15 depending on the weather. All regular delivery route trucks are exempt. See www.freeportmaine.com for a list of posted roads and exempt vehicles. For information or questions, contact the public works department at 865-4461.

Shellfish license renewals due

Commercial shellfish license renewals must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s office no later than the last business day in April. The renewal license fees are: Resident Commercial $200, Non-Resident Commercial $400, Resident Student Commercial $25, and Non-Resident Student Commercial $50. There is a water-testing surcharge of $30 per license. The application must be accompanied by payment of 50 percent of the required license fee. The remainder of the fee must be paid no later than the last business day in May. To be eligible to purchase a renewal license, a person must have been licensed the previous year and must have completed conservation work as determined by the Shellfish Conservation Commission.

For more information, go to www.freeportmaine.com.

Freeport Players

to hold auditions

The Freeport Players have announced auditions have been scheduled for the production of “The 39 Steps”, a fast-paced, comedic adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock classic that will run from July 19- Aug. 4. The auditions are for one woman and three men and will take place on Sunday, April 7 and Monday, April 8, from 6:30-8 p.m., at the Freeport High School cafeteria.

Appointments are not required, but actors are recommended to notify Elizabeth Guffey at [email protected]

Public hearing scheduled

There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the Freeport Town Hall Council Chambers to discuss the proposed Capital Program from FY2014.

Seeking volunteers

Freeport Community Services is in need of volunteers to work with customers at the new Estate Furniture Annex, at 2 Depot St. The group is also looking for drivers to offer rides to medical appointments on a flexible basis. To volunteer, call Debbie at 865-3985.

Free tax help

AARP will be providing free tax preparation assistance for low- to moderate-income households with special attention to those 60 or older through April 10 on Wednesday mornings at the Freeport Community Center. Assistance is available by appointment only. Call 865-4743 ext. 120 to schedule an appointment.

Holy week services

A Holy Thursday Service will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Freeport, 185 Main St. Foot washing and the Lord’s Supper will be included in the service and all are welcome. The First Baptist Church of Freeport and the First Congregational Church in Pownal are sponsoring an Easter Sunrise Service on March 31 on the peak of Bradbury Mountain at 6:15 a.m. The Rev. John Wentworth will be officiating. There will be a service at the foot of the mountain with Pastor Sandy Williams for those unable to climb. In the case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the First Congregational Church in Pownal. Coffee and doughnuts will be served at the Pownal church following the service and all are welcome.

‘Lunch with Locals’ series continues

The Freeport Historical Society is hosting a series of lunchtime meetings to assess the strengths and weaknesses of its collections with input from the community. The “Lunch with Locals” series will take place on Friday, March 22 and Tuesday, April 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The meetings will be at the historical society’s headquarters at the Harrington House, 45 Main St. 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] .

Parking ban reminder

The town parking ban, which prohibits parking on all town streets from 11 p.m.-7 a.m., is in effect until April 15.

Library news

and notes

The GWC (Giving Children Warmth) program will be making blankets for children in Afghanistan by knitting squares and sewing them together. The group meets on Mondays from 2:45 – 4 p.m. to teach volunteers from age 11 through adult to knit.

Story time for toddlers and preschoolers takes place every Tuesday morning. There are two 15-minute story times at 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. for younger kids with shorter attention spans. At 10, there is a 30-minute story time for preschoolers. The morning features songs and a small snack.

The Thursday midday movie on March 21 at 1 p.m. will be “Waking Ned Devine.” The movie is rated PG.

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

Jess Day, owner and director of Midcoast Music Together, will present “Sing, Move, Dance and Play” on Thursday, March 28 at 10 a.m. It is open to children from infancy to 6. Siblings and grownups are welcome.

The FCL Reading Group will discuss “When We Were the Kennedys,” by Maine author Monica Wood, Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

The April Vacation Movie on Tuesday, April 16 at 1 p.m. will be “Wreck it Ralph,” rated PG. The movie is 1 hour 50 minutes long. Admission is free and includes a bag of popcorn.

The library presents the Armchair Travel Series. Friends of the library share travels abroad with digital photos and personal stories. The tour guides on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. will be Burt Brewer and Chris Hastedt who will present an encore of their sailing trip to Newfoundland, St. Pierre and Miquelon.

Freeport Yoga Co. will present “Yoga for Kids” on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their toddler or preschooler for morning yoga that includes stretching, breathing and fun.


March 26 – Town Council workshop, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.

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