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 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 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.

“The Tides of Change: How Climate Change and Development is Impacting Freeport’s Marine Resources,” talk by Sara Randall, environmental consultant and policy expert, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30- 8 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. Part of the church’s Wednesday Wisdom series. $5 donation. Those planning to attend should call 865-4012 or email [email protected]

Freeport Project Review Board, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

“Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory,” documentary film presented by PeaceWorks, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., Patten Library, Bath. Sherri Mitchell, Penobscot indigenous rights attorney, will introduce the film and lead discussion afterward.

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.

“Inside Out,” free after-school movie for grades 6-8, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2:20 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Rated PG.

“Peter Pan,” presented by Durham Community School students, Thursday, Nov. 19, and Friday, Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the school. $3 for adults, $1 children, free for RSU 5 employees.

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

Pownal Scenic & Historical Society annual meeting and election of officers, Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall, Route 9, Pownal Center. For more information, call Donna Boyles, 688-4780.

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.

Freeport Woman’s Club monthly meeting, with guest speaker Bill Yeo, Friday, Nov. 20, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library meeting room. Yeo will speak about his ascent of the northeast ridge of Mount Everest. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240 or [email protected]

“Spamalot,” Monty Python musical presented by Freeport High School, Saturday, Nov 21, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov 22, 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Tickets $5 students and seniors, $10 adults.

Making savory pies, from fall and winter harvest vegetables, University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth.Extension educator Kathy Savoie will lead workshop, part of the “From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen” cooking series. Pies will include carrot, mushroom, kale and pesto cheesecake. $40. Registration and more information are available at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781-6099.

Fine Art & Craft Annual Holiday Showcase, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Juried show includes more than 20 women artists and craftswomen, showcasing pottery, jewelry, handwoven items, wearables, home accessories, fine art. Sponsored by Designing Women. $2 donation. Proceeds from refreshments and lunch benefit University of Southern Maine’s Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic.

Bradbury Mountain Arts Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Art, Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Mallett Hall, Route 9, Pownal. Painting, sculpture, wood-turning, sailcloth bags, photography, jewelry, pottery, print-making, paper arts and more. Baked goods sold by local Girl Scouts. For more information, call 688-6555.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Chicken pie luncheon, silent auction, gift basket raffle, unique country crafts, hand-knitted items, extra-sharp cheese from a wheel, cookie walk, baked goods, candy, fresh greens, ornaments, jewelry, plants, face painting for kids. In support of Maher (‘Mother’s Home’) in India, their crafts available for purchase. For more information, call 829-3644 or email [email protected]

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club holiday craft fair, fish chowder and chili lunch, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m-3 p.m., Harraseeket Grange, 13 Elm St., Freeport. Lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, contact Martha Daly at 865-6188 or Cindi LaHay at 865-3555.

Christmas in the Country Fair, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland. Christmas crafts, gifts, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, candy, variety of baked goods including pork pies, fresh doughnuts by Donna Storey Kane Luncheon served.

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

Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m., Shiloh Chapel, Beulah Lane, Durham. Those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable food item or items or cash donation. For more information, call 353-2434.

Thanksgiving worship, Sunday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road.

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: worship at 10 a.m., followed by coffee hour. All welcome.

North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, worship service Sunday, 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Ray St. Pierre. Sunday School for children and adults 10:30 a.m. For more information, see www.northpownalumc.org.

Stories in Stone, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Get to know the story of Maine’s rockbound coast on this walk with talks and activities. 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.

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.

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.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, meets the last Tuesday of the month, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road in Durham, through April. New members welcome. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188, or Mike Yates, 865-3555.

“Alabama Moon,” 2009 coming-of-age movie, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Le Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Moonlight Madness Fun Run/Walk, Thursday Nov. 26, 11:45 p.m., Olympia Sports, Main Street, Freeport. Event kicks off Black Friday, when many stores open at midnight. Registration 10:30-11:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night or register at www.runinarace.com/MoonlightMadness/registration.html. Entry fee $10, $15 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit fuel assistance fund at Freeport Community Services. Sponsored by Freeport High School Student Interact Club.

Holiday grief support group, open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 3:30-5:30 p.m., CHANS Hospice, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Facilitated by Andy Sokoloff. To RSVP, call Andy 721-1357, by Monday, Nov. 23.

Fuego Diablo Holiday Sale, Nov. 27-29 and Dec. 4-6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 52 Loring Lane, Pownal.

Annual Tree Lighting with Santa, Saturday, No. 28, 2-5 p.m., Brunswick Town Mall.

Free horse and carriage rides, hot cocoa, coffee and cookies, all provided by the Brunswick Downtown Association. Santa arrives on fire truck and visits with children from 3-5 p.m. in the gazebo.

Hike with a Ranger, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 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.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Merrill Memorial Library community forum, Monday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m., 215 Main St., Yarmouth. Denise Clavette, economic development director, talks about recent survey, then the public will be asked to talk about what they like about the library and what the library can do to serve them better.

“I Dream the Colors: The Artists of Spindleworks,” independent documentary following artists of Spindleworks, a program for adults with intellectual disabilities, as they work on their art, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free and open to the public.

Lego Club, for ages 5-12, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Freeport Community Library. Club meets first Wednesday of every month through June.

“Miracle on 34th Street,” 1947 holiday classic film, Thursday, Dec. 2, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Tea, coffee and homemade cookies will be served.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Freeport Sparkle Weekend, Dec. 4-6. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, Parade of Lights, visits with Santa, Talking Christmas Tree, Sparkle Express Train Adventure, Sparkle Express Mini Fest and more. For full schedule, see www.sparklecelebration.com.

“WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” Freeport Players production of music and radio sketches, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. Tickets $15 at the door. Also available at Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile, 304 U.S. Route 1, and R&D Automotive, Varney Road; or online at www.fcponline.org/tix.htm.

Christmas fair, Friday, Dec. 4, 3-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Crafts, handmade items, baked goods, the Candy Cane Cafe? and more. Tables available, $30. For more information, call Fay, 837-4339.

Holly Jolly Fair, Friday, Dec. 4, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Homemade baked goods, crafts items, white elephant, cake party, cookie walk and raffle. Fish chowder/Italian sandwich luncheon plus a special visit from Santa, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Introduction to Radio Astronomy,” with scientist Jon Wallace, Monday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Snow date Dec. 14.

Parkinson’s Support Group, second Wednesday of the month, Dec. 9, 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.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Dec. 20, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

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.

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.

We love to eat

Roast chicken supper, Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 21, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Mallett Drive, Freeport. Chicken, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, dessert and beverage. $9, half price for children under 12.

Thanksgiving community dinner, through the generosity of Azure Cafe?, Thursday, Nov. 26, noon-2 p.m., Freeport Community Services, 53 Depot St. To sign up or donate, call or stop in to see Sarah Lundin, 865-3985, ext. 205.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Dec. 1, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, of routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2 to $4. All proceeds fund future lunches. The general schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month. Those interested in helping or have questions can call Julie Wagoner, 353-9715.

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]