Upcoming events

“Cobblers to Capitalists: Two Centuries of Freeport Shoemaking,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit, runs through Jan. 15, 2016, Harrington House, 45 Main St. $3 admission. Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. through Labor Day; open Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Labor Day to Memorial Day. For more information, see www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or call 865-3170.

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

“Old Families and Old Houses of Flying Point and Wolf’s Neck: 350 Years of Living on the Edge,” a presentation by John Mann, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

RSU 5 Board of Directors meet, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., Freeport High School Library.

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.

Support group open to anyone touched by cancer, sponsored by CHANS Home Health Care, meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Group facilitated by social workers Chesley Flotten and Andy Sokoloff. For more information and to register, call 721-1357.

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

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., through May 19, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. For families with toddlers or preschoolers. $5, registration is not necessary. Program will not run on holidays or in inclement weather. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

“Exit the Body,” comedy-mystery performed by the Freeport Players, Sept. 25-26, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 27, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, can be purchased at www.fcponline.org.

Annual 10×10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, Friday, Sept. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Meeting Room and St. Paul’s Church Parish Hall, Brunswick. Each work sells for $200 with half going to nonprofit Arts Are Elementary and half to the artist. See the works at www.10x10brunswick.org.

Maine writer Susan Conley, speaks about her novel, “Paris Was the Place,” and memoir, “The Foremost Good Fortune,” at the Author Luncheon, Friday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Tickets $15 and must be reserved by Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. Call 865-4012 or email [email protected]

Robbie Foundation No Limits Run-Walk-Roll, Saturday Sept. 26, 10 a.m., Bowdoin College Field House, Brunswick. Opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Participants can register the day of from 9-9:45 am or online. For more information, see www.robbiefoundation.com.

Harvest Dance, Saturday, Sept. 26, 6-10 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Mallet Barn. Local food, local brews, music by local band North of Nashville. Advance tickets $20, or $25 at the door (unless sold out). For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Tide Pools, Saturday, Sept. 26, 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. Free with park admission. For more information, call 865-4465.

Arts & Crafts Market, Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational Church front lawn, 40 Main St., Freeport. Last date is Oct. 10. Vendor spaces available. For more information, see www.FirstParishMarket.org or email Patty Kennedy, [email protected]

Apple Fest, Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Ppple pie baking contest, apple cider samples made fresh with an apple press, guest appearance by Johnny Appleseed, food, games, music, raffles, all sponsored by Friends of the Freeport Community Library. Contributions for the apple pie contest sought. Openings for 10 to 12 entries. Interested pie makers should call 607-3188 by Sept. 20.

Weekend barnyard and organic garden tours, Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sept. 27, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. See the barn and pastures, meet and learn about the animals, see the farm’s educational gardens, ride the tractor. $5, free for ages 3 and under. Advance registration not necessary. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

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

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, Sunday schedule: Adult ed, 9 a.m.; worship with the Rev. Leslie Foley, 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. All are welcome.

Steamer Dig, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-3:30 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Learn about the soft-shell clam, and thentry your hand at digging with an experienced guide. Registration is required. Bring mud sneakers or high boots, gloves, and clam hoe or spading fork, and bucket. For more information, call 865-4465.

Author E. J. Bouinatchova, reads and talks about her debut memoir, “Fresh Cut,” Monday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Pownal Conservation Commission, Monday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Weekly grief group, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Led by the Rev. Leslie Foley. For more information, call 865-6022.

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.

Habitat for Humanity block party, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., residences at Hummingbird Lane in Freeport. RSVP to [email protected] or call 772-2151 by 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28.

Meet Stephanie Petkers, executive director of the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 8:30-10 a.m., Durham Town Office, 630 Hallowell Road. For more information, call 847-5240 or email [email protected]

“Comets, Meteorites, and Asteroids – Messengers from Space,” family-friendly presentation with scientist and science teacher Jon Wallace, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

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, call 721-1357.

Taking specialty food products to market, five-session workshop offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 5:30-9 p.m., UMaine Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Participants must have specific food product or recipe and are expected to attend all sessions. $95, scholarships available. For more information, call 781-6099 or email [email protected]

“Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Thursday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Virtual journey to Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, with Jordan Cargill, Bates College geology student, Friday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department. Free; space limited.

FreeportUSA’s Freeport Fall Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 and 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., L.L. Bean campus. More than 100 artists exhibiting, live music, activities, Maine food producers, Freeport Community Services Chowdah Challenge. For more information, see www.freeportusa.com.

Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-Violence and recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation, speaks Saturday, Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, in celebration of 100th anniversary of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. For more information, call 725-7686.

Walk for Epilepsy, Sunday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Walk benefits Epilepsy Foundation New England. Pre-registration (before Oct. 1) $15. Day-of registration $20. Children under 12 free. For more information, contact Becky Daniel at [email protected] or call 504-4406. To register online visit www.firstgiving.com/efne/2015FreeportWalk.

Freeport Town Council District 4 Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, followed by regular council meeting at town hall.

Intermediate beekeeping course, Tuesdays from Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Master beekeepers Jack Hildreth, Chris Rogers and Peter Richardson, president of the Cumberland County chapter of the Maine State Beekeepers Association, will teach. $140 fee includes textbook and reference notebook. For more information, call 781-6099. Register at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/agriculture.

Monthly book discussion group, “Middlemarch,” by George Eliot, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Library. For more information, call Belinda Stewart, 865-3307.

Historian Kerck Kelsey, launches new Wednesday Wisdom series, Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church. Kelsey will trace various high and low points in this area’s history. $5 donation welcomed. Those interested in attending can contact Beth at 865-4012, or email [email protected]

“When We Build It, They Will Run,” Tri Town Track and Field Project event to build public awareness of effort to build synthetic turf field and surrounding track at Freeport High School, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m., William Allen Farm, 284 Allen Road, Pownal. Food, beverages, entertainment. For more information, email [email protected] Attendees can RSVP at www.letsbuildit.eventbrite.com.

We love to eat

Bean supper, Saturday, Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Three kinds of home-baked beans, hot dogs, biscuits, brown bread, potato salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, pies and beverages. $8 for adults, $4 for children under 10 and free for children 3 and under. Suppers are scheduled for the fourth Saturday of every month through October.

Public lunch, Friday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Homemade fish chowder and desserts, specials, grilled sandwiches. Takeout available.

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.

Baked bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 3, 5-6:30 p.m., Casco Masonic Lodge, 20 Mill St., Yarmouth. Three kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, hot biscuits, macaroni and cheese, homemade pie. $10, $5 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under.

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

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Oct. 6, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, corner of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30. Suggested donation $-2 $4. Those interested in helping can call Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

Bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:30-6 p.m., Durham Masonic Lodge, Route 136 across from the River Park, Durham. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles, homemade pies. $7.50, $3 children 5-12, free for children under 5.

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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