Upcoming events

“Grow Your Own Organic Garden” workshop, Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Register by calling 865-3307. A $5 fee for handouts will be collected.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

National Library week celebration, Wednesday, April 17, 2-7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Tours, refreshments and other goodies.

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

“Cinderella, The Story You Never Knew,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, April 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.; April 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; April 21 at 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook Street. Tickets $5 for 12 and under, $10 for adults or $25 per family. April 18 show is “pay as you go” night. For more information, see www.freeportfpa.com.

Freeport Women’s Club, Friday, April 19,1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Dr. Ed Corbitt, horticulture professor at Senior College, University of Maine, speaks on “Plant Explorations in India and South Korea.” Visitors welcome.

Festival of Prayer, Saturday, April 20, 3-8 p.m., West Bowdoin Baptist Church, 4 West Road, Bowdoin. Six prayer topics with be presented by a variety of clergy. Dinner served. Cost is $7. For more information, contact the Rev. James Lufkin, 353-6030, or Pastor Ron Parker, 353-2434.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, April 20, 2-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time, weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Earth Day Volunteer Workday, sponsored by Pownal Conservation Commission, Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-noon, Goddard Road town property, Poland Range Road, a quarter-mile south of Route 9. Help take back town lands from invasive bush honeysuckle. Bring gloves, water, shovels, and other tools if available. For more information, contact Ruth, 688-4919.

Signs of Spring, Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Look for signs of spring including newly arrived birds, fragrant trailing Arbutus and other wildflowers. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one-hour program, weather permitting. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Maine author Betty Williams, reads from her recently published autobiography, “Mumma, Do You Hear Me?” Monday, April 22, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Conservation Commission, Monday, April 22, 6 p.m., Mallett Hall.

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.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Yoga for Kids, presented by Freeport Yoga Co., Tuesday, April 23, 10 a.m. , Freeport Community Library. Parents are encouraged to bring their toddler or preschooler for morning yoga that includes stretching, breathing and fun.

Cub Scout Pack 145 Bike Rodeo, for Durham boys in grades K-4, Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m., Durham Community School. Activities include bike safety information and inspection, helmet fitting, obstacle course, refreshments, raffles and Cub Scout registration information. Bring your own bike and helmet (helmets required to participate in any riding activities). Rain date April 28, 2 p.m. For more information, email [email protected]

“Poetry and Popcorn,” celebration of National Poetry Month at Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus, Tuesday, April 23, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Hannaford Auditorium, Academic Building, Brunswick Landing. Each session includes an hour of poetry followed by a popcorn reception. Afternoon poets include Jim Thatcher, Paul Dostie, Elizabeth Potter and members of the Wiscasset Adult and Community Education Program Writing Circle. Poets for the evening program include Helene McLaughlin, Joyce Pye, Maryli Tiemann, Margie Kivel, and two SMCC students. For directions or more information, contact Nancy Collins, 207-844-2064 or [email protected] Directions also at www.smccME.edu/midcoast.

Gluten-free breadmaking, with Suzanne Dunham, Tuesday, April 23, 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston, hosted by Living Gluten-Free Support Group. For more information, call (207) 513-3848 or email [email protected]

Regional School Unit 5 budget review, Wednesday, April 24, Durham Community School cafeteria. Light meal at 5:30 p.m., public comment starting at 6:30.

Tech Talk: Protect Yourself from Financial Exploitation and Scams, Wednesday, April 24, 3-4 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Key Bank representative and Lt. Susan Nourse of Freeport Police Department speak about common types of financial scams and how to protect yourself or a loved one from becoming a victim.

Community Night, Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Community discussion and opportunity to share thoughts and ideas. There will be snacks and socializing from 6:30-7 p.m., followed by a discussion of programs that support the community and help identify what is lacking, led by moderator Lesa Andreason. For more information, see www.fcsmaine.org.

National Jazz and Poetry Month celebration, Friday, April 26, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Live jazz by vocalist Nancy Bowker, harmonica virtuoso Thom Hanes, and British guitarist Jamie Pearson accompanied on piano by Wren Pearson; poetry readings by Maine poets Gary Lawless, Terry Grasse and Merriconeag student Skyler Samuelson; duet of poet/thespian Pam Blake and daughter Robin Jellis, professional cellist and Portland Conservatory of Music professor; open mic for audience members to share a poem. Light buffet is included. Free.

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 50 cents.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, April 27, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport. All-you- can-eat three kinds of homebaked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, homemade pies, beverages. Adults $7, children under 10 $3, free for children 3 and younger. Suppers held fourth Saturday of each month through September.

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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