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.

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 diagnosis, every Wednesday, 10 a.m., YMCA of Southern Maine, Casco Bay Branch, Freeport. For more information, call 865-9600.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Jan. 14, 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.

Couponing for the Community, Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Eureka Community Center, Durham. Group meets two Wednesdays each month. Learn couponing basics including where/how to find and collect coupons; how to organize them; and how to begin using them. For more information, call Pat Provost, 212-5156.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School Library.

Upstairs at the Azure, writers and poets group, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m., upstairs at Azure Cafe?, Main Street, Freeport. For more information, contact Gar Roper, [email protected] or call 272-3641.

Juggler Zack Field, performs Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library Meeting Room. Snow date Jan. 21, 6 p.m.

“How to Train your Dragon 2,” teen movie, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2:20 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Appointments Committee, Thursday, Jan. 15, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Grief support group, for those grieving the death of a loved due to overdose or substance abuse, meets the first and third Thursdays of the month, 3:30-5 p.m., CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. For more information, cntact Andy Sokoloff, CHANS grief and bereavement support coordinator, 721-1357.

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.

Farmer for the Morning, Thursdays during the school year, 9-10 a.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnette Road, Freeport, for toddler or pre-school-aged children. Interactive hands-on experience that includes feeding and caring for barnyard animals. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Freeport Woman’s Club, meets Friday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Guest speaker Eric Horne talks about Flying Point oyster farm on Maine’s Maquoit Bay. New members welcome. Contact membership chairwoman Betty Duckworth, 847-0240.

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

Pownal Planning Board site walk, Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m., R. Schmidt property, 58 Poland Range Road.

Make sourdough onion bread, with artisanal baker Sheri Fistal, Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Michael Scholz, miller at Maine Grains in Skowhegan, will discuss locally grown, stone-milled grains. Workshop participants will make sourdough starter and bread to take home. Cost is $40; register online at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781.6099 or email [email protected] Proceeds benefit the UMaine Extension Cumberland County Nutrition Program.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Jan. 18, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Casco Bay Walk, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Enjoy views of islands and rocky shores on this one-mile walk along the Casco Bay trail. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

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.

First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport, worship service, Sunday, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. 40 Main St., Freeport. Choir practice precedes service at 9:15. New choir members welcome.

Freeport Traffic and Parking Committee, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

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.

Tashi Gatsel Ling, Tibetan Buddhist center, 20 Independence Drive in Freeport, offers regular programming and teachings by recognized Tibetan Buddhist teachers. Visit http://tashigatselling.org/ for information about teachers, study group meetings, meditation classes, dharma teachings, and “sacred cinema” movie nights.

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, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Jim Baume, Maine author and small press publisher, talks about his book, “The Perfect Number: Essays and Stories,” Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Conservation Commission, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Learn to make origami, with Beth Edmonds, Thursday, Jan. 22, 3:45 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For ages 6 and up. Sign-up is required.

“Winter Cabaret,” sketch comedy presented by the Theater Project Professional Ensemble, Friday, Jan. 23-Sunday, Feb. 1, 14 School St., Brunswick. Performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2. pm. All tickets pay-what-you-want, with suggested price of $18. Limited table seating available by special request. For tickets or more information, call 729-8584 or see www.theaterproject.com.

Reading Animal Tracks, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Add to your knowledge and appreciation in which the park’s animals survive winter and how to identify their tracks. For children and adults. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Memory Cafe, Sunday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m., Clover Healthcare, 440 Minot Ave., Auburn. For more information, see www.memoryworks.org.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Memory Cafe, Tuesday, Jan. 27, raffle drawing at 11 a.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth. For more information, see www.memoryworks.org.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets last Tuesday of each month, Jan. 27, from September to April, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road, Durham. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

“Steamboats of Casco Bay,” program presented by Rebecca Hotelling, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library meeting room. In conjunction with the Freeport Historical Society’s exhibit, “You Can Get There From Here: How Transportation Defined Freeport.” Admission to talk is free for historical society, $5 for non-members. For more information, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Animals Wintering, Saturday, Jan 31, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Add to your knowledge and appreciation of the ways in which the park’s animals survive winter. Meet at circle of benches by second parking lot. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465 or see www.maine.gov/wolfesneckwoods.

Free tax-preparation assistance, for low- to moderate- income households, with special attention to those 60 and older, Wednesday mornings, Feb. 4-April 8, Freeport Community Center. Assistance available by appointment only. To schedule, call 865-4743, ext. 120. Offered by AARP.

Meeting for current and interested elderberry growers, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m., University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Tori Lee Jackson, UMaine Extension educator and associate professor of agriculture and natural resources, and David Handley, UMaine Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist, will facilitate. For more information, to make a reservation, or to request a disability accommodation, contact KymNoelle Sposato, 353-5550, [email protected]

Hospice volunteer 10-week training program, offered by CHANS Home Health Care, starts Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-7 p.m., CHANS Hospice Building, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. A completed application and pre-training interview is required before being admitted. For information and applications, contact Margaret Zillioux, hospice volunteer coordinator, 721-1271 or [email protected]

Durham town meeting, Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m., Durham Community School.

We love to eat


Baked ham supper, Saturday, Jan. 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive, baked Baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, homemade biscuits, dessert and beverage. $9 adults, children under 12 half-price.

Bean supper, Saturday, Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Three kinds of beans, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, homemade pies, beverage. $8 adults, $5 children.

Freeport Elders Association Pancake Breakfast, first Saturday of each month except December, January and February, 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.

Ongoing Events

Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-9 a.m., Broad Arrow Tavern, Harraseeket Inn, Main Street, Freeport. Prospective new members welcome.

North Pownal United Methodist Church food pantry, open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. All are welcome.

Durham Town Office, open Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays closed; and Thursday, 10:30-6:30. For more information, call 353-2561.

Pownal Town Office, open Mondays from 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 688-4611.

Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.

Open play, Thursdays,10-11 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Open for kids from infants to age 5, for more information, contact the Freeport Families Network at [email protected]

Religion and spirituality

Durham Congregational Church, 73 Royalsborough Road, Durham. Sunday services each week at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Durham Friends Meeting, 532 Quaker Meeting House Road.Worship services every Sunday 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

First Parish Church, 422 Hallowell Road, Pownal, Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. All-ages Sunday school follows at 11 a.m. For more information, call 688-4846.

?First Baptist Church, 185 Main St., Freeport, Sunday services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday school from nursery school to adult, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4404.??First Parish Church Congregational, UCC, 40 Main St., Freeport. Sunday services at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-6022.

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Worship service Sundays at 9 a.m.

St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Freeport. Masses Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 846-5584 ??Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pownal Road, Freeport. Saturday worship at 11 a.m. Sabbath School, Saturdays at 10 a.m. For more information, call 865-3990.??South Freeport Church, UCC, South Freeport Village. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 865-4012.

Shiloh Chapel, Shiloh Road, Durham. Nondenominational services Sundays at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.shilohchapelmaine.org.

Maine author and small press publisher Jim Baume talks about his book, “The Perfect Number: Essays and Stories,” Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., at Freeport Community Library. Courtesy photo


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