Upcoming events

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

Couponing for the Community, two Wednesdays a month, March 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Eureka Community Center, Durham. 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.

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.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, March 4, 6, p.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 Thursday 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.

“The Secret of Roan Inish,” screens Thursday, March 5, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library Community Meeting Room.

Freeport Climate Action Team, energy symposium, Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

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.

First Friday Just Desserts, with pianist Laura Kargul and violinist Ronald Lantz, March 4, doors opening at 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Program is “50 Shades of Faure?: The Secret Loves of the Great Romantics,” featuring works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Dvorak, Jacques de la Presle, Piazzolla and Faure?. $5, and donations to the piano fund will be accepted. For more information, call 865-3985, ext. 202.

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

Beginner sheep shearing, Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, sponsored by Maine Sheep Breeders Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. $40 fee includes shearing manual and lunch. Enrollment limited to 16. Spectators welcome. Register at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture/sheep-shearing-school. For more information, call Andrea Herr, 781-6099.

Barbecue buffet and bingo night, Saturday, March 7, 5 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Bingo at 7 p.m. Ribs, pulled pork, chicken, sides, two complimentary drinks and dessert. Child care provided on site with pizza and a movie. $25 per person, by reservation. Call 865-4012 for tickets.

“Speakeasy,” Theater Project fundraiser, Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m., 14 School St., Brunswick. A 1920s-style event with a password to get in the door, special cocktails reminiscent of the era, games, etc. 1920s dress code is encouraged. Tickets $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Call box office, 729-8584, or see www.theaterproject.com.

The Southern Maine Astronomer’s Club astronomy demonstration, Saturday, March 7, viewings at 2 and 7 p.m., lecture at 6 p.m., L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Free.

“What Sunlight Doesn’t Touch,” Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Freeport’s student-written play is part of the One-Act Play regional competition March 6 and 7.

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.

Winter Birds at Wolfe’s Neck, Sunday, March 8, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds in 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.

Armchair Travel series, “Greek Islands, Dalmatian Coast and Venice,” with Chris Leighton, Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library.

Pownal selectmen, Monday, March 9, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Winslow Park Committee, Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m.,Town Council Chambers.

Town Council workshop with committees, Tuesday, March 10, 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.

“Lunch with Locals,” Tuesday, March 10 (snow date March 11), Freeport Historical Society Harrington House, 45 Main St., Freeport. Topic is “Bare Your Sole.” Lunch provided. RSVP is requested. For more information, visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org, or contact Freeport Historical Society at 865-3170 or [email protected]

Book talk by Lea Wait, Agatha Award finalist for her Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Book talk by Frank O. Smith, author of “Dream Singer,” Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

We love to eat

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

Bean supper, hosted by Triangle Club of Casco Lodge No. 36 A.F. & A. M., Saturday, March 7, 5-6:30 p.m., 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni and cheese and homemade pie. $8, $5 children 5-12, Free for children 5 and younger.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, March 28, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal. Three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, coleslaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets and assorted homemade pies. Adults $8, children 4-12 years $3, free for kids 3 and under.

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.


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