Upcoming events

February cat spay-neuter opportunity, now through Feb. 28, Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, Route 1, Freeport. $20 fee. Free transport of pets available in several Maine locations. Visit communityspayneuterclinic.com or call 207-865-0772 for more information. Funded by PetSmart Charities.

Free tax preparation assistance, for low to moderate-income households, with special attention to those 60 years and older, Wednesdays through April 9, Freeport Community Center. Assistance by AARP available by appointment only. Call 865-4743, ext. 120 to schedule.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Winter travel series, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Visit Yellowstone National Park, with professional photographer Jonathan Strout.

Doctor in the House, open forum with Dr. Thomas Hattan from Southern Maine Geriatric Associates, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive (opposite the post office).

Freeport Conservation Commission, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Recycling Committee. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Dr. Wayne Moody, of St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics is the first orthopaedist, talks about innovative knee replacement surgery technology, Thursday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m., Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Seating is limited. For reservation, call 777-8458.

Monthly support group for those caring for someone with dementia, Thursday, Feb. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Dentist Polly Nichols of Topsham Dental Arts will discuss how to assist someone with memory loss in caring for their dental health. For more information about the support group and future presentations, call (207) 373-4656.

“It’s Never Too Late to Quit,” program on quitting smoking, Thursday, Feb. 20,11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Presentation by Linda Christie, prevention specialist, and Stacey Schmidt.

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.

Freeport Active Living Task Force, Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Woman’s Club meeting, Friday, Feb. 21, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Guest speaker is a Coast Guard liaison officer, who will talk about the duties of the Coast Guard. Refreshments will follow the program. All are invited to attend.

Magician George Saterial, Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport. For tickets and more information, see www.theaterofawesome.com or call 675-4000.

Flavors of Freeport, Friday, Feb. 21, 5-8 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. Featured are two premier events, the Chef’s Signature Series and the Flavors Ice Bar. Tickets $35. For more information, see www.freeportusa.com.

“Talking With…”, a play by Jane Martin, Saturday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Freeport. “Talking With…” gives voice to idiosyncratic characters who will both amuse and move the audience in this collection of monologues. Tickets $10, available online at www.fcponline.org/tix.htm or at the Thrift Store at Freeport Community Center. Seating limited. For more information, see www.fcponline.org or call 865-2220.

Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds and the ways in which people can help birds around their homes survive winter. For children and adults. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Fort Andross Winter Antique Show, Sunday Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.,Fort Andross Building, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Featuring more than 50 antique dealers. Early buying 8-10 a.m., admission $6. General admission starting at 10, $3. For more information or to exhibit, contact Deborah J. Stufflebeam, 207-607-4514 or 207-725-2855.

First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport, services at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, with former Freeport resident Eric Smith. His sermon is “Fearless Love.”

Pownal selectmen, Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Pownal Conservation Commission, Monday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

RSU Withdrawal Working Group, Monday, Feb. 24, 6:15 p.m., Pownal Elementary School Library.

Couch to 5K training, Feb. 24-April 25, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays at 6:05 a.m., Bates College Merrill Gymnasium indoor track, Lewiston. Sponsored by Prevention & Wellness Services offered through St. Mary’s Health System. $55. To register, call 777-8898.

Winter travel series, Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Visit China with Freeport resident, Andrew Finnegan, whose program is entitled, “The Great Wall, Old Beijing and The Forbidden City.” For more information, see www.freeportlibrary.com or call 865-3307.

Discovering Buddhism, series that gives students foundational teachings, readings and practices related to Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Tashi Gatsel Ling, a Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist Center, 20 Independence Drive, Freeport. All welcome. For more information, see http://tashigatselling.com.

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.

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

Pownal Planning Board, ongoing ordinance review workshops, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 8-9:30 a.m., Mallett Hall/Old Selectmen’s Office.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

“UnHappily Ever After” and “Murphy’s Law,” Freeport High School’s student-written one-act plays to be entered into the Maine Drama Festival, performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27, 28 and March 1, at 6:30 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, free for Regional School Unit 5 employees.

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month (except January, February and December) 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Saturday, March 1 breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, coffee or tea, juice, $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors, $2 for children 12 and under. Deluxe breakfast is scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, biscuit, coffee or tea, juice, $4.50, $4 for seniors.

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