Grange cooking beans for supper

There will be a public baked bean supper at Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport, on Saturday, June 22 from 5-6 p.m. The all-you-can-eat supper features three kinds of homemade baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, pies and beverages. Adults eat for $7, children under 10 eat for $3 and children under 3 eat for free.

Community Services seeks summer lunch help

Freeport Community Services is in need of volunteers to help with the Free Summer Lunch for Kids program. Volunteers are needed to help make sandwiches or deliver them to meal sites for children without summer lunches during the week. Help is also needed in the thrift shop and furniture store as well as other special projects. To volunteer, call Debbie at 865-3985.

Vintage baseball game on June 23

The Freeport Historical Society will be hosting the fourth annual Vintage Baseball Game on Sunday, June 23, at Pettengill Farm, on Pettengill Road. The day will begin with a baseball camp for kids ages 7-12 by Maine Baseball Hall of Famer Mort Soule from 10 a.m. -noon. The cost is $15 per child or $40 per family. Kids are urged to register early. There will be a Hit for Distance Contest from noon-12:20 p.m., followed by a Fun Flag Run from 12:30-1 p.m. At 1:15 p.m., Soule will read “Casey at Bat,” as he did at Fenway Park during Maine Day.

The Vintage Baseball Game between Dirigo (Maine) and Ipswich (Massachusetts) will begin at 1:30 p.m. The teams will play according to 1860 rules. Umpire Peter Pert will be on the field to explain the rules to the fans. Tickets are $5 for adults; members and children are free. The accordion band the Maine Squeeze will be performing and hot dogs, ice cream and beer will be available.

For more information, contact the historical society at 865-3170 or [email protected].

South Freeport church readies for festival

The South Freeport Congregational Church will hold its Summer Festival on Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 30. The festivities start on Friday with the jewelry, clothing and treasures sale from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and a lobster dinner for $20 or lobster and clams for $25 from 5-7 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be a large outdoor flea market, pie, craft and artisan food items sale, along with the jewelry, clothing and treasure sale. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring a lobster roll for $10 or a hot dog for $5. A sock hop with music, trivia, hula hoops, classic cars, competitions, raffles and dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 30 will feature a pancake breakfast from 8-9:30 a.m. under the tent. For more information, call 865-4012 or visit www.southfreeportchurch.com.

Spring clean-up

Freeport residents will have the entire month of June to take advantage of spring clean-up at the recycling center. The town has sent residents flyers with a coupon for free disposal of one load of waste material at the recycling center, along with a list of acceptable household items. Acceptable material can be brought to the recycling center in June during the normal operating hours: Wednesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Household hazardous waste coupons are also available to the first 100 residents who request them with a limit of one per household. The coupons have a value of $20 toward the cost of disposal of household hazardous waste at the Riverside Recycling Center, which is open the first Saturday of the month from April through November, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Freeport Recycling Center at 865-3740.

Street construction update

The Maine Department of Transportation is re-paving North Main Street and Route 1 between Maple Avenue and I-295 Exit 24. There will be drainage work and new granite curbs on both sides of the road between Maple Avenue and East Street. Delays can be expected, and the project is scheduled to be completed by July 3.

The town will be reconstructing West Street and building a new asphalt sidewalk with granite curb along the north side. The street will be slightly re-aligned and widened for safer use. The project will start by the middle of June and the curb and sidewalk should be completed by the end of September. At least one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times and flaggers will be used when necessary.

Historical society hosting walking tours

The Freeport Historical Society is hosting guided walking tours of historic Freeport Village every Thursday at 3 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. beginning June 13. Tours start at the Harrington House, 45 Main St., and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable footwear. Tickets are $10 for adults, FHS members are $5.

Monthly tea tasting on July 1

Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 201 Main St. is hosting a free monthly tea tasting on Monday, July 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.

Library news and notes

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.

Art in the Library for June features the water-based oil paintings of Betheda Edmonds

The library is beginning its summer reading program. Sign ups are in the Children’s Room.

Nicola McEldowney will present a Puppet Show and Workshop on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m. with a double feature: “The Princess and the Pea” and “Swineherd” followed by a puppet-making workshop. The puppet shows are open to all but the workshop has limited space. Advanced sign up and details are available in the Children’s Room.

Zach Fields will present “Juggle your Way into Summer” on Wednesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. He will show participants the tricks of the trade.

The library will hold a New Books and New Series Day on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. The presentation invites readers to look at and check out new books and series available at the library.


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