Office hours

The Durham Town Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8: 30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Wednesday; and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 353-2561.


The Durham Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m., in the Town Office.

Durham Pack 145 hosting info sessions

Durham Cub Scout Pack 145 will host an informational session for parents and boys in grades 1-5 on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Durham Community School cafeteria. Another informational session will be available during the annual Pack 145 kick-off campout event on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Durham Rod & Gun Club, 59 Pound Road. Parents and boys are invited to come learn more about Scouting and the opportunities it can provide. For more information, email [email protected]

Pig roast and dance at Old Crow Ranch

Maine Farmland Trust is inviting the public to a pig roast and contra dance, Friday, Sept. 11, from 5-8 p.m., at Old Crow Ranch, 427 Davis Road in Durham. Old Crow Ranch is a pasture-based livestock farm that raises beef, pork and chicken. The pig roast will feature one of Old Crow Ranch’s heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs, as well as salads and sides made with local ingredients.

Maine-based fiddle and contradance duo Velocipede will provide music and dancing. Velocipede plays original and traditional fiddle tunes from New England, Quebec, Appalachia, Scandinavia, and the British Isles.

The event is presented with Royal River Conservation Trust. Tickets are $20. Kids are free. Tickets are available at the door or online at

For more information, call 338-6575.

Next Community Lunch Sept. 15

Lunch and conversation are the focus of the Durham Community Lunch, with the next one scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at noon, at the First Congregational Church of Durham, at the corner of routes 9 and 136 at Southwest Bend. There will be a home-cooked lunch and desserts made by Durham’s best bakers. A suggested donation of $2-$4 is appreciated to support future lunches. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the church is handicapped-accessible.

Those who are interested in meeting other Durham residents and join like-minded folks for lunch are welcome to attend. Those interested in volunteering to get the Durham Community Lunch off the ground can contact Julie Wagoner at 353-9715.

Masons set date for next supper

The Masons will host a bean supper on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4:30-6 p.m., at the lodge,

663 Royalsborough Road, Route 136 across from the River Park, Durham. On the menu are baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. The cost is $7.50, $3 for children ages 5-12 and free for children under 5.

Food pantry seeks veggies

Lisbon Area Christian Outreach seeks fresh produce that gardeners would care to donate. Drop them off Wednesdays between 5-6 p.m., behind the former Marion T Morse School in Lisbon Falls. LACO serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin and Lisbon Falls

CEO hours

Hours for Paul Baines, Durham’s codes enforcement officer, are Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. He can be reached at 376-6558 or [email protected] For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561, ext. 13.

Couponing sessions

Couponing for the Community meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Eureka Community Center. It is a chance to learn couponing basics from Pat Provost, who also shows members how to use some of their coupons to benefit families in the community and military families overseas. For more information, call 212-5156.

Historic commission seeks associate members

The Durham Historic District Commission is looking for associate members. For those interested, applications are available at the Durham Town Office. For more information, call the town office, 353-2561.

Weekly cribbage

The Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon.

Rent Eureka Center

The Durham Eureka Community Center is available for rent. The maximum amount of people the hall holds for an event is 50. Contact Nancy Decker at 751-1323 or the Town Office at 353-2561.

Food pantry

The Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) food pantry, which serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin, and Lisbon Falls, is open Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. The LACO Food Pantry is located at the Marion T. Morse School on School Street, Lisbon Falls. The parking lot is behind the Lisbon United Methodist Church, off Berry Avenue. There is also a free clothing bank. For more information, see or call Deb, 240-1637.

Town info

Durham puts out a weekly bulletin of all posts, events and meetings for the upcoming week in the town/area. To sign up for weekly emails, go to and enter your email at bottom of the home page. To get nonprofit information/event or meeting on the website or town channel, email it to [email protected], or [email protected] or call 207-353-2561 EXT 16. All town meetings can be seen on demand at

Church services

The First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, holds

Sunday worship at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Mercer.

Shiloh Chapel, Beulah lane off Shiloh Road, holds services

Sundays at 10 a.m. Ron Parker is pastor.

Durham Monthly meeting of Friends, 532 Quakermeeting House Road, at the corner of Route 125, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Douglas Gwyn.

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