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.

Community Spay-Neuter Clinic, offering $20 spay/neuter rates for pit bull terrier-type dogs during August, during PetSmart Charities’ annual “Primp Your Pit” campaign. Promotion based on availability and space is limited. For more information, see www.communityspayneuterclinic.com or call 865-0772.

Exhibit of wildlife and fine art photography, by midcoast Maine resident Leon Vanella, through September, Freeport Community Library. For more information on his works, see www.leonvanella.com.

Freeport Rotary, meets every Wednesday, 7 a.m., Harraseeket Inn, 162 Main St., Freeport. Feel free to stop by and see what the group is about, or call Matt Morrison, 691-8747, for more information.

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

Parkinson’s disease support group, for people just diagnosed, caregivers and people who have been living with the diagnoses, every Wednesday,10 a.m., YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Branch, Freeport. For more information, call 865-9600.

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.

Preschool Nature Exploration, every Thursday, 11 a.m., through September, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park. For children 5 and younger. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Freeport Farmers Market, Fridays, 1-5 p.m., Moose Lot between L.L. Bean Flagship and Home stores, Freeport. Through Sept. 12.

Welcome Tour, Friday, Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Brett Dennen, Saturday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m., followed by special fireworks display (postponed from July 4), L.L. Bean Discovery Park. Part of the Concerts in the Park series. Free.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Other dates are Sept. 13 and 27, Oct. 11 and 25. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, see www.FirstParishMarket.org.

Potluck supper and music jam, Saturday, Aug. 30, home of Robin, Michael and Malia Morin, 252 Hodsdon Road, Pownal. Bring a lawn chair, an instrument or talent and food to share. Potluck at 5:30 p.m., music wstart around 6:30. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 688.4212. Look for weather updates and schedule changes at www.facebook.com/fuegodiablopownal.

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

Family Barnyard Programs, Saturdays in August, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Visit the barn, pastures and discovery garden and take a tractor ride up into West Bay. $8 per person, free for infants not walking. Participation limited to 12 per session. Reservations recommended. Call 865-4469 or see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Osprey Watch, Saturday, Aug. 30, 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.

Annual tag sale, Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 28 Mallett Drive, Freeport. Hundreds of items will be available at bargain prices, with all donations going toward Masonic charitable activities. For more information, call 865-3536.

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.

Wild Relatives, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get acquainted with the wild relatives of things in and around your home on this tour. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Fort Andross/Cabot Mill History Walking Tour, Sunday Aug. 31 1 and 2:30 p.m., meet at the main entrance of Fort Andross, Brunswick. Sponsored by Pejepscot Historical Society in partnership with Cabot Mill Antiques/Fort Andross. $5, free for Pejepscot Historical Society members. Preregister by calling 729.6606. For information on other tours in the series, see www.pejepscothistorical.org.

Calico Quilters, a chapter of the Maine Pine Tree Quilters Guild, meets the first and third Monday evening of each month at the Masonic Hall in Yarmouth. For more information, see www.mainequilts.org or www.maineshophop.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.

“Upstairs at Azure,” a writers and poets soiree, meets Tuesday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Azure Cafe ?, 123 Main St., Freeport. Writers share their work in an intimate and affirming group. Enrollment limited to ensure all attendees participate. Writers and poets, published or unpublished, are invited to join. Call 272-3641 or email Gar Roper, [email protected].

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.

Freeport Community Library book group, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m., at the library. Selected book is “The House of Sand and Fog.” Book lovers invited to join.

“Roman Holiday,” with Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, Thursday, Sept. 4, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Part of free First Thursday film series.

Nor’easters Annual Barbershop Concert, Saturday, Sept. 6, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 320 Church Road, Brunswick. Featuring Exchange Street Quartet, 2013 Granite and Pine Division Champions, chapter Quartets In the Mix and Off the Rails, and the Nor’easters Chorus. For more information, call Charlie at 353-2464 or Brad at 729-4062, or see noreasterschorus.org.

Dan Schall’s Gospel music ministry, Saturday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal.

Wagon ride to the past, history tour, Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-noon, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $6 adults and children 13 and older, 12 and under are free. Reserve tickets at 869-5433. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

The Greater Freeport Community Chorus, directed by Virgil Bozeman, begins rehearsals for winter concerts, Sunday, Sept. 7, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Desert Road, Freeport. Registration from 6-6:30 p.m., with the rehearsal to follow. Rehearsals held Sundays from 6:30-9 p.m. at the school. For more information, call 666-8817, see www.gfccweb.org or find the chorus on Facebook.

Maine writer Brian Daniels, talks on his humorous new book,“Thoughts of an Average Joe,” Monday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.,Town Office.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Sept. 10, 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.

“Almost, Maine,” play by John Cariani presented by Freeport Players, Thursday, Sept. 11-Sunday, Sept. 21, Freeport Performing Arts Center. Preview Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. See www.fcponline.org.

Northern Harmony concert, by Vermont-based world music vocal ensemble, Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 97 Main St. Yarmouth. Admission $12 adults, $10 students. For more information, see www.villageharmony.org.

Career consultant Cindy Edwards, from the Portland CareerCenter, gives a two-hour workshop on job hunting, Monday, Sept. 15, 2 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Open house at Freeport Habitat for Humanity neighborhood,Tuesday, Sept. 16, 3-5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m., Hummingbird Lane (off West Street), Freeport. For more information, visit www.habitatportlandme.org or call 772-2151.

Lose with Me, 12-week session focused on helping participants obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle, Wednesdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 3, noon-12:30 p.m., Saint Hyacinth Conference Room, 96 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 777-8898 or seewww.stmarysmaine.com.

Photographer Bruce Barlow, shares stories and photos about his 39,583-mile, 71?2-month “trip of a lifetime,” Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Durham Historical Society Quilt Show, Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Union Church (old Town Hall), Route 136, Durham. Quilt displays, baked goods and homemade baked beans and brown bread for sale. Donations are always welcome. All proceeds to benefit the historical society. For more information, contact Rita Merrill, 319-5866.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Sept. 21, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Writer Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, reads from her newly published collection of short stories, “Bookends: Stories of Love, Loss And Renewal,” Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Durham selectmen, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Town Office.

Writer Steve Pinkham, author of “Old Tales of the Maine Woods,” Talks Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

We love to eat

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month, Sept. 6, 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 bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 6, 5-6:30 p.m., Triangle Club of Casco Lodge 36 A.F. & A. M dining hall, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni and cheese, homemade pies. Adults $8; children 5-12 $5; children 5 and younger free.

Bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 13, 4:30-6 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from the Durham 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. Proceeds benefit Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Food Pantry.

Harvest Dinner featuring chef Masa Miyake, Sunday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m., Wolfe Neck’s Farm, 134 Burnett Road, Freeport. $125. For more information, call 865-4469 or see www.wolfesneckfarm.org/maine-farm-to-table-dinners.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 27, 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.

Dan Schall’s Gospel music ministry has scheduled a concert at the North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road in Pownal, for Saturday, Sept. 6, starting at 6:30 p.m.  

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