Upcoming events

Art at the Library October exhibit, featuring artist Wren Pearson, Freeport Community Library. On display all month.

Library Tai Chi, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Introduces those age 16 and older to the flowing art of Wudang style Tai Chi Chuan.

Fire Prevention Open House, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5-7 p.m., Public Safety Building, Main Street, Freeport. On hand are representatives from Parkview and MidCoast hospitals, the Poison Control Center, Rotary, fire auxiliary, police and new K-9 officer and more.

Lindsay and her Life-size Puppet Pals, Thursday, Oct. 10, 10:15 a.m., Freeport Community Library. For ages 3-8.

Lincoln’s Forgotten Admiral,” Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture by Kevin Weddle, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. For more information, call 443-2296.

Natural Gas Task Force, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 a.m., Freeport Town Council Chambers.

Business to Business Connection, Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce’s new business networking group, Thursdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. For more information, call 847-5240.

Meet the Author” book talk and signing with retired Maine Game Warden John Ford, Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Ford is the author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine” and his latest, “This Cider Still Tastes Funny!” Sponsored by Friends of the Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Farmers Market Columbus Weekend Market, Friday 1-5 p.m., L.L.Bean campus. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/FreeportMaineFarmersMarket.

Pownal Fire & Rescue Department Open House, to Saturday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pownal Center Station. Meet members of the department and Fire Company who help to support them, trucks and equipment on display, hot dogs, ice cream and drinks while they last.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12,10 a.m.-3 p.m. Family activities will include apple pressing, nature art, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. Little ones can climb on a tractor or hay bale or explore the hay-bale maze. Live music for kids and families with singer-songwriters Rick Charette and Roger Tincknell. Also Saturdays and Sundays in October, Pumpkin Hayrides, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $6 person or $20 family (including pumpkin), benefit for Wolfe’s Neck Farm Education Program; Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., Farmer for the Morning Program for toddlers/preschoolers. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Freeport Elders “Bits & Pieces, Odds & Ends sale,” Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Elders meeting room, Freeport Community Center. On sale will be material, skeins of yarn, thread spools, embroidery thread, puzzles and craft items. Fundraiser for insurance, maintenance and gas for the new bus expected to arrive this winter. Raffle tickets also on sale for new American Girl Doll, with a wardrobe of handmade15 outfits. Drawing in mid-December.

Book signing by author Elise Richer and illustrator Teresa Lagrange, whose newly published cookbook is “Always in Season – Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer’s Markets of New England,” Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-3 p.m., The Wishful Moon, 12 School St., Freeport. Artist reception for Linda Murray, with an extended selection of her work in acrylics and watercolors, 3-5 p.m.

Family Fun Fair, Saturday, Oct. 12, noon-3 p.m., Shilo Chapel, off Route 125 on Shiloh Road, Durham. Everything free. Games for kids with prizes, scavenger hunt, lawn games for adults, tours of Shiloh, hot dogs, drinks and more.

“Civil War Medicine, Myths, and Minie Balls,” with Carolyn E. Lawson, Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sponsored by Freeport Historical Society. $5. Call 865-3170 to register in advance. Payment also at the door.

Freeport Volunteer Recognition barbecue, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Harb Cottage, Winslow Park.

Betty ReeZ 5K, Monday, Oct. 14, Pownal Road Field, at the entrance to Freeport Transfer Facility. One-mile race begins at 9 a.m., 5K at 9:30 a.m. Runners of all ages and abilities encouraged to take part. Runners will traverse the cross-country course that includes a well-marked woods trail mixed with grassy fields. Pre-registration is $8 for the 1 mile and $12 for the 5K. Sign up at www.runinrace.com or registration forms available through local sponsors and will be distributed at RSU 5 schools. Race-day registration at 8 a.m. Race day fees $15 for the 1 mile and $20 for the 5K, with registration closing at 8:45 a.m. T-shirts are available for registrants for an additional $11 until Sept. 30.

Winslow Park Commission, Monday, Oct. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Come read to a service dog, first and third Mondays of the month, 5-6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Sign up by calling 865-3307. Library closed Oct. 21, no appointments.

Freeport Town Council District 3 workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., L’Ecole Francaise du Maine, 99 South Freeport Road. Regular Town Council follows at 7:30 p.m.

Story times, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Tuesdays, Babies & Toddlers, 10-10:30 a.m.; Pre-schoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. For more information, call 865-3307 or see www.freeportlibrary.com.

Freeport Traffic & Parking Committee, Tuesday, Oct.15, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Cribbage, Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m., Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, Durham. For more information call the Town Office, 353-2561.

Gentle yoga, led by Moriah Salter, founder of Healing Earth Yoga, six-week series starts Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4-5:15 p.m., Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, Durham. Fee is $50. Register at the Durham Town Office. Registration closes Friday, Oct. 11. For more information, call 353-2561.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Wednesday, Oct.16, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Recycling/Solid Waste Committee, Wednesday, Oct.16, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Free genealogy classes, with Brian Bouchard, vice president of the Maine Genealogical Society, begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, Freeport Community Library. All classes at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics needed to research their ancestry. Other classes are Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6 and 13. Call 865-3307 to pre-register or see or see www.freeportlibrary.com.

Halloween Harvest Moon Halloween Party, to benefit Durham AMVET Post 13, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.-midnight, Durham Town Hall. Bring a carved pumpkin and enter “Best Pumpkin” contest. 50/50 raffle, snacks will provided and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. BYOB. 21-plus party, IDs to be checked. Advance tickets $6 per person or $10 a couple; $10 and $14 at the door. Proceeds to help AMVETS stay open during the winter and continue to offer their facility to residents. For questions or tickets, email [email protected] or call Jess at 319-9383, Tia at 353-9110 or Erica at 353-3272.

Freeport Woman’s Club, Friday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Guest speaker Geri Rose will give fall dried flower arrangement demonstration.

Dynamic Schooling to Meet the Future, public talk by Jack Petrash, Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School’s Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. $10 suggested donation at the door. For more information, see www.merriconeag.org or call 207.865.3900, Ext. 105.

The Art of Raising Strong, Resilient Children, workshop with Jack Petrash, Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-noon, Merriconeag Waldorf School’s Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. $30 per family of adults. To register, email [email protected]. For more information, see www.merriconeag.org.

Halloween Family Show with AudiBody, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 and 7 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. For tickets, see http://freeport-theater-of-awesome.myshopify.com or email [email protected].

Rabies clinic, Sunday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Durham Eureka Community Center.

Warm Winter Walk 2, Sunday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Road, South Durham. Proceeds from the 5.3-mile walk divided between the church and Durham Heating Assistance. Bikes and strollers welcome. Water and snacks provided, plus refreshments at the end at 1289 Royalsborough Road (outside). For more information, call 353-2464.

Kids Krusade, Sunday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon, First Parish Congregational Church, Hallowell Road, Pownal. Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks and prizes. All children welcome. For transportation or for more information, call 688-4846 or 688-4791.

Flu shot clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 9-11 a.m., Freeport Town Office, conducted by CHANS.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6: 30 p.m., Town Office.

Dams and the Royal River study update, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Log Cabin, 196 Main St., Yarmouth. The evening will include a PowerPoint presentation and time for the public to ask questions and make comments. Organized by the town of Yarmouth, Maine Rivers and the Royal River Conservation Trust. For more information, contact Vanessa Farr, Yarmouth town planner, [email protected] or 846-2401.

“Meet the Author” book talk and signing with Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Coffee House, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Entertainers invited to perform for 10-15 minutes. The coffee house has been described as a “safety zone for creativity” and all levels of ability and talent are welcome.

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.

Harvest Supper, Saturday, Oct. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Adults $8; children 4-12 years old, $4; 3 years and under no charge.

Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 12, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from the River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. $7.50 adults, $3 children 5-12, free for children under 5. Proceeds benefit the Durham Giving Tree.

Baked beans and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Oct. 19, 5 and 6 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal. Adults $8; children 5-12, $4, children under 5 eat free. To reserve tickets, call Lois, 688-4433.


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