Immigrant Kitchens offers Congolese dinner

Lindsey Sterling of Immigrant Kitchens will be teaching how to make Congolese fried fish, yellow rice, and red sauce on Friday, July 12, from 6 -9 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. The event is a fundraiser for the Freeport Community Services food pantry. Cost is $15-$35 and is BYOB. Contact Sterling at [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Tolerance and Respect Project exploring new program

TARP, Tolerance and Respect Project, is exploring the possibility of starting an anti-bullying program, Watch D.O.G.S, Dads of Great Students at Morse Street School in September. Fathers will be asked to volunteer one full school day a year in the classroom, lunchroom, and playground. For more information, call the Freeport Community Center at 865-3985 or Carol Southall at 865-4602.

Wilbur’s Chocolates declared ‘Best of Maine’

Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections was named Best Chocolate and Best Candy Store by Down East Magazine readers in the July Best of Maine issue. Wilbur’s of Maine has been in business in Maine for more than 30 years and offers a wide variety of chocolates and confections. The company offer factory tours, fundraising opportunities and chocolate parties and events for kids. For more information, visit or call 1-877-CHOCLIT (1-877-246-2548).

‘The 39 Steps’ coming July 18

The Freeport Players will present “The 39 Steps,” with Chris Holt, Chelsea Cook, Bill McDonough and Eric Worthley, and directed by Dan Burson. The production will run from July 18-Aug. 4 at the Freeport Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available online at and cash sales are available at the Freeport Community Center Thrift Store. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Group discounts are available. For more information, contact Elizabeth at [email protected].

Alumni field hockey team practicing

The Freeport High School alumni field hockey players have begun practices for the second annual Field Hockey Alumni Fundraiser. All practices are on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. at the high school field hockey field on Holbrook Street. All are welcome to participate.

Program focuses on tick, mosquito illnesses

Kate Colby, field epidemiologist from Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, will present general information focused on the prevention of tick-borne infections such as Lyme disease, mosquito-borne infections such as West Nile, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and rash caused by brown tail moths, on Wednesday, July 17, from 5-6 p.m. in the Freeport Town Hall Chambers.

The program is sponsored by the town and the Cumberland District of the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention. The session is free and open to the public.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 5-8 p.m., at the Freeport Masonic Hall, 33 Mallett Drive. Adults are $7 and children are $3. Proceeds will benefit Caleb Rice, a local teen who will be attending the National Youth Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.

West Street construction

The town is 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 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.

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 July features the en plein air oils of Alexandra Perry-Weiss

The Library Book Group’s July selection is “The Host,” by Stephanie Meyer. The group typically meets the first Wednesday of the month but because of the July 4th holiday they will meet on July 10 at 6 p.m.

The Thursday Midday Movie for Thursday, July 11, at 1 p.m., will be “Life of Pi.” The running time is 2 hours, 7 minutes and is rated PG.

The Library Book Group’s August selection is “My Family and Other Animals,” by Gerald Durrell. The group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m.

Upcoming meetings

July 10 – Coastal Waters, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

July 16 – Town Council District 1, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

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