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, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

A meeting of the Durham Historic District Commission will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Durham Town Office.

There will be a Durham Eureka Committee meeting on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the Eureka Center. All are welcome to attend. The group is always seeking new members.

Scouts cooking breakfast

Durham Boy Scout Troop 145 is hosting a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 8-10:30 a.m., at the Durham Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Road. The price is $8, and $5 for kids 5 and under. All proceeds go toward equipment, trips and training.

Absentee ballots

now available

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election are available until Friday, Oct. 30. Polls in Durham, at the Durham Community School, 615 Hallowell Road, will be open from 8 a.m-8 p.m. Residents can register to vote on Election Day with proper identification and Durham address confirmation. The specimen ballot is posted at the Town Office, Durham Community School and Durham Get & Go. For more information or questions, call the Town Office during regular business hours at 353-2561.

Historical society

hosting open house

The Durham Historical Society is planning an open house and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon, at the Union Church/Old Town Hall. Anyone interested in donating baked goods should contact Tia Howe at 720-0015 or email [email protected] Fall

Book fair starts Saturday

The Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the Durham Community School PTA, will be held Saturday, Oct. 24-Friday, Oct. 30. Hours are Saturday, 3-5 p.m. (during the Halloween party); Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30- 7 p.m.; and Friday, 2:30-4 p.m.

Support of the book fair promotes reading, adds more books to the school library or lending libraries, and assists the PTA in its efforts to fund programs at the school, including field work and enrichment opportunities for all grade levels.

Snowmobile club

meeting monthly

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club meets the last Tuesday of the month through April, at 7 p.m., at the Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road in Durham. The next meeting is Oct. 27. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly at 865-6188 or Mike Yates at 865-3555.

PTA planning

annual craft fair

The Durham Community School PTA is having its fifth annual craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., in the school gymnasium. There will be more than 35 local crafters. A lunch of homemade soups and baked goods will be served. Those interested in purchasing a table should contact the Durham PTA at [email protected] com or call 522-1919.

Gun raffle

tickets on sale

Durham Fire & Rescue has launched its annual “30 Days – 30 Guns in November” gun raffle.

The organization is again working with Johnson’s Sporting Goods. Tickets are $20 each and can be

purchased from any member of the Durham Fire & Rescue Department. Those interested can stop by the station at 615 Hallowell Road or call 353-2473. Tickets can also be purchased at the Durham Get & Go at 697 Royalsborough Road. Sales are limited to 3,000 tickets, so the odds of winning are 1 in 100.

For more information, contact department members Scott St. Michel, 837-354, or Keith Russell, 837-8748.

AMVETS membership

Veterans who want to belong to an organization that supports other veterans, families and the local are welcome to join the Durham AMVETS. For membership information, call Chad Burke, 798-0956.

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.

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 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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