Upcoming events

“You Can Get There from Here – How Transportation Defined Freeport,” Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Freeport Historical Society Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. $3 donation suggested. Exhibit open through Feb.1, 2015. For more information, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

“Precious Not Parents” spay-neuter for kittens and puppies, 3-6 months old, $20 through June, Community Spay Neuter Clinic, Freeport, sponsored by PetSmart Charities. Free transport available from several locations. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call 865-0772 or visit www. communityspayneuterclinic.com and on Facebook.

Freeport Recycling/Solid Waste Committee, Wednesday, June 4, 5:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, June 4, 7 p.m., Town Hall.

“Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” Wednesday, June 4-Saturday, June 21, Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. For times and tickets, call 725-8769 or see www.msmt.org.

“Wolfe’s Neck Woods: Through the Lens of History,” presented by Andy Hutchinson, park ranger, and Michael Frey, interpretive ranger, Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

“Almost, Maine,” by John Cariani, performed by the senior class of Merriconeag Waldorf School, June 4, 5, 6, 7 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. Tickets $5 through www.brownpapertickets.com/event/664843. For more information, see www.merriconeag.org.

Business Debtors Anonymous, Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, Wednesdays, noon and 7:30 p.m.; AlAnon, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

“The Monuments Men,” Freeport Community Library’s First Thursday film series, June 5, 1 p.m. With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett. Rated PG-13.

Yarmouth Farmers Market, every Thursday rain or shine, 3-7 p.m., Town Hall Memorial Green. For updates and market events, see Yarmouth Farmers Market on Facebook.

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.

Food Addicts Anonymous, Thursdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Writer Sharon Peters, author of “Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor’s Heart,” talks Friday, June 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Tickets $20, including lunch, and must be purchased in advance. For reservations, call Beth, 865-4012.

Magic of the Steelgraves, Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 7:30 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St. For tickets, see www.theaterofawesome.tixato.com/buy.

Open Stage Coffee House, Saturday, June 7, 7 p.m., Community Room of the Freeport Community Library. Opportunity for budding artists, established entertainers, and everyone young, and old. Performers can show up at the library and sign up. Two-song limit. For more information, contact Eric Bryant, 865-0052.

Road-Ride-Riddle, Saturday, June 7, rain or shine, starting at Durham Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Road, corner of routes 9 and 136. Registration 9-10 a.m., $10 or 10 non-perishable food items, kids under 12, half price. Benefit for Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry. Self-guided ride through Durham, Lisbon, Lisbon Falls, and Bowdoin. Road-Ride-Riddle is to be solved by following designated route where the answers to three questions can be found. For more information, call Priscilla, 353-2552.

L.L. Bean annual fishing derby, Saturday, June 7, 8-11 a.m., rain or shine, Durham Rod and Gun Club, Pound Road. Open to children and grandchildren of employees and retirees, ages 3-11, as well children ages 3-12 who live in Durham, Freeport, Pownal and Yarmouth. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No reels or overhead casting. Kids can bring a pole with a line, hooks, bobbers, worms and sinkers. Prizes for biggest fish, most fish (in total weight) and first fish caught.

Tortoise and Hare 5K race, Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m., starting at Leon Gorman Park near Park Street and Bow Street Market. Register at www.runinarace.com. Pre-registration $15 plus $2.50 registration fee at checkout before June 5 (T-shirt guaranteed to first 100 registrants.). Registration forms also available at RSU5 school offices. Day of race registration 8 a.m., $20 cash. Proceeds benefit the Freeport Running Boosters, a group that supports youth running groups and maintains Pownal Road community trails. For more information, call 232-8394 or email [email protected].

Debtors Anonymous, Saturdays, 9 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, June 7; Sunday, June 15; Tuesday, June 17; Saturday, June 21; Tuesday, June 24; Sunday, June 29, 2-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys, weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Tide Pools, Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Visit this informal program on the rocky shore near Googins Island to discover the secrets of a tide pool. Meet on the shore across from Googins Island. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

South Freeport Congregational Church, UCC, worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. Sunday school for kids pre-K through eighth grade provided during the service as is nursery care. Coffee and refreshments after the service.

Choir practice, Sundays, 9 a.m.; study and discussion group, 9:15 a.m.; regular church service, 10 a.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport.

Compost and greenhouse-building workshop, Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., Durham Friends Community Garden, 848 Pinkham Brook Road, Durham. Ian Toal and Leslie Heyl from Wolfe’s Neck Farm will lead workshop.

Pine Tree Academy graduation, Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m., school gymnasium, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport.

Pownal Solid Waste Committee will meet Monday, June 9, 6 p.m., Mallett Hall.

“Elder Self-Neglect: A Hidden Form of Mistreatment,” presentation by Doreen Siddall, nurse practitioner, Monday, June 9, 11 a.m.-noon, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Part of the ongoing Ounce of Prevention series.

Winslow Park Committee, Monday, June 9, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Planning Board, Tuesday, June 10, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Withdrawal Committee, Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m., FHS Library (proposed).

Durham Historical Society, Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m., at Old Union Church, Route 136. Visitors welcome.

Coastal Winds Band Spring Community Concert, in a partnership with the Harraseeket Inn, Tuesday, June 10, 6-8 p.m., Harraseeket Inn, Casco Bay Room. Free admission with donation of a non-perishable food item for the Freeport Community Services Food Pantry. Refreshments and cash bar. For more information, contact Melanie Sachs, [email protected] or 865-3985.

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 http://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.

Farewell reception for retiring RSU 5 Superintendent Shannon Welsh, Tuesday, June 10, 3-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Hotel, 5 Park St., Freeport.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, June 11, 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.

Genealogy workshop, “Using Newspapers to Discover Your Family History,” Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Led by Brian Bouchard of the Maine Genealogical Society. To pre-register, call 865-3307.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, June 11, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, June 11, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Medicine Buddha Pujas, held monthly at 7 p.m. on date of full moon, June 13, Tashi Gatsel Ling Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist Center, 20 Independence Drive, Freeport. All welcome. For more information, see http://tashigatselling.com.

Freeport Farmers Market, every Friday starting June 13, 1-5 p.m., Moose Lot between L.L. Bean Flagship and Home stores, Freeport. Through Sept. 12.

Food drive, Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Shaw’s supermarket, Freeport, sponsored by Freeport Lioness-Lions Club. Donations of non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations accepted. Those who would like to donate but need items picked up, or for more information, email [email protected].

Portland Public Library bookmobile, which holds 1,700 items for all ages, visits Merrill Memorial Library, 65 Forest Falls, Yarmouth, Saturday, June 14, 10-11:30 a.m. A financial expert will be on hand to answer questions about personal finances. Cumberland County residents can obtain a Portland Public Library card free of charge.

Chamberlain Ball, gala named for the Civil War hero from Maine, Joshua Chamberlain, Saturday, June 14, 6:30 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. Sponsored by Maine State Music Theatre. Dancing to authentic Civil War-era fiddle band, hors d’oeurves, themed photo booth and the opportunity to dance with the cast of “Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance.” Tickets $35 for individuals and $50 for couples. Available at www.msmt.org or by calling 725-8769.

Stroll with the Ranger, Saturday, June 14 and Saturday, June 28, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Take a relaxed tour with the ranger on the wheelchair-accessible path. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Taste of Brunswick, Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Town Mall, downtown Brunswick. Food, drink and music, featuring 15 area finest restaurants, the Mink Hills Band and the Colwell Brothers Band. For more information, see www.brunswickdowntown.org.

Freeport High School graduation, Saturday, June 14, 11 a.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland.

Merriconeag Waldorf High School graduation, Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m., Community Hall, Merriconeag Campus, 57 Desert Road, Freeport.

Pownal town meeting, Monday, June 16, 7 p.m., Pownal Elementary School. For more information, call the town office, 688-4611.

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month, June 7, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. 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 beans and spaghetti supper, Saturday, June 7, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets and assorted homemade pies. Adults $7, children 4-12 $3, free for children 3 and under. Suppers are the first Saturday of every month through November.

Bean supper, Saturday, June 7, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade pies and biscuits, and beverages. $8, $4.

Bean supper, Saturday, June 14, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. $7.50 for adults, $3 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.

Baked beans and spaghetti supper, Saturday, June 21, settings at 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.

Pig roast and local-flavors tasting, with chef Masa Miyake, Sunday, June 22, 5-8 p.m., Wolfe Neck’s Farm, 134 Burnett Road, Freeport. Includes live music and dancing. $75. Tickets available to members on Tuesday, April 22 and to the general public on Friday, April 25. For more information, call 865-4469 or see www.wolfesneckfarm.org/maine-farm-to-table-dinners.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, June 28, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange No. 9, 13 Elm St., Freeport. All-you- can-eat three kinds of homebaked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, homemade pies, beverages. Adults $8, children under 10 $4, free for children 3 and younger. Suppers held fourth Saturday of each month through September.

“The Monuments Men,” a World War II film based on a true story, with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett, will be screened as part of Freeport Community Library’s First Thursday film series, June 5, at 1 p.m.  

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