Upcoming events

Free spaying/neutering and vaccinating feral cats, through month of April, Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, Freeport. Assistance with traps and trapping provided. Transport available from some areas. For more information, call 865-0772. Sponsored 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.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, April 9, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Regional School Unit 5 public meeting on proposed $27.3 million budget, Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m., Pownal Elementary School.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, April 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive (opposite the post office). Ongoing monthly support group meeting for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Walk-ins welcome.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, April 10, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Wayne Motts, “Fighting the Civil War: National Civil War Museum.” Free and open to the public.

Business to Business Connection, Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce’s business networking group, Thursdays, 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St. For more information, call 847-5240.

Freeport Active Living Task Force, Thursday, April 10, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Shellfish Commission, Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

RSU Withdrawal Committee, Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School Conference Room.

Annual Book Sale, through Thursday, April 10, Freeport Community Library. Wednesday, April 9, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 10, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Program on drug safety for seniors, Friday, April 11, 10-11 a.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Pownal. Learn about how to keep drugs safely and dispose of them properly. Those who attend can bring any outdated or unwanted medications and law enforcement will dispose of it. For more information, contact Beth 865-3985, ext. 208 at Casco Bay CAN.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2-3 p.m. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Early Childhood open house, Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 60 Desert Road, Freeport. Activities in every classroom, puppet show at 11:30. For more information, call 865-3900, ext. 103, or see www.merriconeag.org.

Signs of Spring, Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Look for signs of spring including newly arrived birds and wildflowers. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 13, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Hunt is for children 12 and younger. Refreshments, games, crafts and more. All welcome. RSVP to Deb Larrabee, 240-1637.

Long Time Courting, all-woman group playing traditional Irish and Scottish and original music, Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m., Barn at Windpointe, Freeport. Vocal harmonies, and flute, accordion, cello, guitar and fiddle instrumentals. $15; free for children under 12. For more information and to make reservations, see http://windpointeevents.brownpapertickets.com or call Lyra Engel, 869-5554.

Open house, Sunday, April 13, 2-4 p.m., Coastal Studies for Girls, 308 Wolfe’s Neck Road, Freeport. Now accepting applications from ninth-grade girls for the fall or spring semesters of the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, visit www.coastalstudiesforgirls.org or call 865-9700.

Bowdoin College Concert Band Spring Concert, Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. Studzinski Hall on the Bowdoin campus, Brunswick. Theme for the performance is “Out of This World: A Space Odyssey.” Open to the community. Free.

Eat Brunswick, featuring special pricing by participating restaurants, through April 13, Downtown Brunswick. Look for the Eat Brunswick spoon insignia, which will denote participating businesses. For details, visit www.brunswickdowntown.org.

AARP program overview, presentation by Lori Parham, AARP Maine state director, Monday, April 14, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Part of the ongoing Ounce of Prevention series. Presentation will also include question-and-answer session.

Friends of the Freeport Community Library, meets Monday, April 14, 6:30 p.m., at the library. All welcome to attend and join volunteers who support and promote the library. For more information, see www.FCLfriends.org.

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

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

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Program on “Patient Center Medical Home Model of Care,” Tuesday, April 15, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Presenters are Dr. Christopher Meserve and Jana Purrell, both of Mid Coast Medical Group, who will discuss the advanced primary care delivery model adopted in all three of Mid Coast’s primary care practices. Part of the ongoing Ounce of Prevention series

Medicine Buddha Pujas, held monthly at 7 p.m. on date of full moon, April 15, May 14, June 13, Tashi Gatsel Ling Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist Center, 20 Independence Drive, Freeport. All welcome. For more information, see 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.

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 tashigatselling.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.

Oil and Water art exhibit opening and reception, Tuesday, April 15, 4 p.m., Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way, Brunswick, with artists Lois Jordan and Carolyn Bachman. For more information, see www.ThortonOaks.com.

Edible Books Festival, Wednesday, April 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Participants invited to submit a prepared dish, based on a book or a poem, to be judged. Separate voting for kids and adult creations. For more information or to register, email [email protected].

Pownal Planning Board public hearing, on proposed changes and updates to land use codes, Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m., De Witt Room, Mallett Hall.

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

Freeport Train Safety Committee, Wednesday, April 16, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

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

Screening of “Lee Daniel’s The Butler,” Thursday, April 17, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Maundy Thursday service, April 17, 7 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, with the First Parish Congregational Church. All faiths welcome.

Community Visioning Forum, focusing on Freeport High School, Thursday, April 17, 5:30 p.m. social hour, 6-9 p.m. conversation facilitated by Pam Plumb, Freeport Community Center. Hosted by the Freeport Withdrawal Committee.

Good Friday service, April 18, 6:30 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road.

Freeport Woman’s Club, meets Friday, April 18, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Guest speaker is local sailmaker Wyn Fowler.

Stroll with the Ranger, Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Take a relaxed tour with the ranger on this wheelchair- and stroller-accessible path. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Easter Service, Sunday, April 20, 9 a.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road.

Osprey Watch, Sunday, April 20, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2-3 p.m. Free with park admission. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

International folk dancing, Sunday, April 20, 7-9 p.m., Pownal Town Hall, 429 Hallowell Road. Traditional music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and around the world. Mixed-level dances will be taught, followed by requests. No cost for first-timers. Adults $5, children $3, family $12. Sponsored by Pownal/Portland International Folk Dancers. For more information, call 688-2293 or email [email protected]

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, April 20, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, April 22, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Pownal Planning Board ordinance review workshop, Tuesday, April 22, 8-9:30 a.m., Mallett Hall, Old Selectmen’s Office.

Organic garden workshop, sponsored by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Wednesday, April 23, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Instructor is Dave Colson. $10 materials fee, pre-registration necessary. Call 865-3307.

Blood pressure clinic, Thursday, April 24, 10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Sponsored by CHANS. For more information, call 729-6782.

Jazz and Poetry Celebration, Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Music by Crabapple Jam, featuring Meg and John Albright, Eric Bryant and Shari Broder. Readings by Maine poets Betsy Sholl and Robin Merrill, followed by poetry open mic. Doors open at 6:30pm. Refreshments. For more information, see www.freeportlibrary.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2-3 p.m. Free with park admission. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Feathers over Freeport, Sunday, April 27, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport. Bird watching programs all day for all ages. Free with park admission. For more information, see www.maine.gov/feathersoverfreeport or call call 865-4465.

Living Well For Better Health Workshop, Tuesdays, April 29-June 10, 1-3:30 p.m., Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport. Workshops teach how to better handle pain and fatigue, tips for eating well, fun ways to get and stay active, skills on how to talk to your doctor and family about your health, and more. To register or to learn more, call Maria DeFabritiis, 396-6583.

Regional School Unit 5 public meeting on proposed $27.3 million budget, Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m., Durham Community School.

Freeport Day, Wednesday, April 30, Nordica Theatre, 1 Freeport Village Station. Freeport residents can see a movie at no charge. Donations for Freeport Middle School Sports Boosters will be collected. Proof of residency is required.

Meet Officer Matt Moorhouse and Cassie, new police dog from the Freeport Police Department, Wednesday, April 30, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Novelist Lily King, author of “Father of Rain” and the new novel, “Euphoria,” book talk and signing, Friday, May 2, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Part of the “Meet the Author” series funded by Friends of the Freeport Community Library. For more information, see www.freeportlibrary.com.

Regional School Unit 5 public meeting on proposed $27.3 million budget, Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School.

Screening of “Philomena,” Thursday, May 8, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Novelist Eleanor Morse, author of “White Dog Fell from the Sky,” book talk and signing, Friday, May 9, 7p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Durham Bulky Waste Day, Saturday, May 17. Vendors and crafters sought for fair, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., First Congregational Church, UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, Durham, held in conjunction with Bulky Waste Day. Fair features local crafters, vendors, farmers, musicians, a cheese sale, pie sale, silent auction, raffles and more. Coffee and muffins available early, grilled cheese for lunch. To rent a table, call 353-2464.

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month, April 5, 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.

Baked bean and mac and cheese supper, Saturday, April 12, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Three kinds of beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, rolls, cole slaw, pickles, homemade pies, cakes and beverages. $8 adults, $4 children. Profits will benefit church outreach.

Boston-based band Long Time Courting, which includes, from left, Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals), Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals) and Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals), will perform April 13, at 4 p.m., at the Barn at Windpointe in Freeport. 


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