Upcoming events

Exhibit by members of Art Guild of Freeport, February during regular hours, Freeport Community Library.

“Logging in the Maine Woods, 1915-1928: The Paintings of Alden Grant,” featuring 19 paintings loan from the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, through March 25, Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St., Freeport. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 865-3170.

Free tax preparation assistance, conducted by AARP, Wednesday mornings, Freeport Community Center. Assistance is for low- to moderate-income households, with special attention to those 60 years and older. For appointment, call 865-4743, ext. 100.

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 Jeffrie Wetherhold, 272-2635, 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.

Freeport Creative Arts presents Urban Sketchers Group, Wednesdays, Feb. 17 and 24, Coffee by Design, 95 Main St., 8-10 a.m. Bring materials, buy a cup of coffee or tea and sketch away. Free.

Freeport Republican Committee, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:45 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Mallett Drive, lower level. Guest speaker Ande Smith, candidate to represent Maine’s 1st Congressional District. Those who attend are asked to bring non-perishable or personal items Freeport Community Services. For more information or to be added to the email list, email Jason Thyen, chairman, [email protected]

Susan Cherbuliez, Maine landscape architect from South Freeport, speaks Wednesday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., South Freeport Congregational Church Community Hall, 98 South Freeport Road, as part of Wednesday Wisdom Series. $5 donations welcome. Dessert and beverages provided.

Pownal Planning Board, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday of the month, Feb. 17, 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.

“Chasing Ice,” documentary film, screens Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, East Elm Street. Sponsoredd by Royal River Conservation Trust and the Yarmouth Historical Society.

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.

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

Farmer for the Morning program, Thursdays, 9-10 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.

Durham Historic District Commission meeting, Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., Durham Town Office, 630 Hallowell Road.

“The Shetland Islands, UK: Archaeology and History,” presentation by Gerry Bigelow, Bates College, Friday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Freeport Woman’s Club, hosts Joe Montisano, executive director of Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick, Friday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., Freeport Community Library meeting room. New members welcome. Contact Betty Duckworth, 847-0240, or [email protected]

Flavors of Freeport, Friday, Feb. 19-Sunday, Feb. 21. Featuring Flavors of Freeport Ice Bar at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Chef’s Signature Series. Tickets for either Friday or Saturday night are available for $27.37 or both for $43.19. Purchase online at www.eventbrite.com/e/9th-annual-flavors-of-freeport-tickets-19911412571. For more information, call 865-1212 or see www.freeportusa.com.

Using local foods in international cuisine, hands-on workshop Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-noon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Extension volunteer Sheri Fistal leads class. $40. Register at umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/from-scratch-your-maine-kitchen. For more information, call 781-6099 or email [email protected]

Pownal Board of Selectmen informational session, about programs offered to qualifying taxpayers to help reduce land values, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9-11 a.m., Mallett Hall. Those unable to attend can find information and application forms at www.pownalmaine.org.

“Warm Your Heart” Freeze Out, Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Freeport. Freeport Community Services staff, board members and volunteers will be outside, collecting non-perishable food and personal care items and money, and raising awareness of poverty and hunger in Maine and need for services for residents of Freeport and Pownal. For more information, call 865-3985.

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: 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.

“Portland’s Horse-Drawn Heritage,” exhibit celebrating Portland’s era of the horse, Sundays through March 27, 1-4 p.m., Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. With Greater Portland Landmarks’ help, dozens of photographs of existing re-purposed West End carriage houses will be on display. Admission free, donations appreciated. For more information, call Pam, 829-5708, email [email protected] or see www.skylinefarm.org.

Grief support group, hosted by Life Choice Hospice, third Sunday of every month, Feb. 21, noon-1 p.m., Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive, Falmouth. No registration required and drop-ins welcome. For more information, call 761-6967.

Winter birds, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds during the winter months. 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.

Mushroom expert Gertrude (Jimmy) McWilliams, author of the book, “Fungi,” gives presentation Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m., Yarmouth History Center, East Elm Street. Sponsored by Yarmouth Historical Society and the Maine Mycological Association.

Durham Republican Committee, Monday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., meeting room behind Shiloh Chapel, Durham. Information will be given out regarding the March 5 GOP Presidential Preference Poll/County Caucus. Androscoggin County GOP Committee meets at 7 p.m. All registered Republicans welcome to attend.

Pownal Board of Selectmen, Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Mallett Hall.

Hospice volunteer 10-week training program, starts Monday, Feb. 22, 4-7 p.m., conference room at the Hospice Building, 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. Offered by CHANS Home Health Care Hospice Program. Application, pre-training interview required. For more information or to register, call Margaret Zillioux, 721-1271, email [email protected]

“The Martian,” film staring Matt Damon, screens Monday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

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, Feb. 23, 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.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall.

“An Evening at the Pops” by the Coastal Winds, Freeport’s community concert band, combined with the Pine Tree Academy Band for a big-band sound, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Pine Tree Academy gymnasium, 67 Pownal Road, Freeport. Free. 865-4747.

“Identifying Wines in Blind Tasting,” Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Bow Street Market, Freeport. Develop knowledge of many wines by tasting with a purpose. RSU5 Community Programs. $29, $34 non-RSU 5 residents. Register at www.rsu5-fce.org.

Cabin Fever Film Fest, Tuesday, Feb., 23, 7-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Freeport premiere of “1000 Feet & Below,” a movie about Maine’s smaller ski areas produced by Joel Osgood, FHS class of 1997. Also showing short movies by local filmmakers. $5 donation appreciated. For more information, see www.freeportconservationtrust.org.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Pownal Planning Board, workshop on ordinance review, back lots and definitions, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

“Meet Millie,” short play about Mildred Pettengill, the last resident to live at Pennengill Farm, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Historical Society, 45 Main St. Tricia Scott of Falmouth stars. $5, $3 for FHS members and children 12 and under.

Hiker Jonathan Rundell, gives presentation, “Timing is Everything: Backpacking in Glacier National Park,” Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter. For more information, see www.amcmaine.org/calendar or call Michelle Moody, 406-5221.

“Celebrating Citrus,” culinary arts workshop with instructor Christine Burns-Rudalevige, Thursday, Feb. 25, 6-8:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center. RSU5 Community Programs $39, $44 for non-RSU 5 residents. Register at www.rsu5-fce.org.

“Social Inclusion: Breaking the Patterns of Bullying & Exclusion,” public talk by educator Kim John Payne, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School’s Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, Donation at the door. Snow date March 3. For more information, see www. MaineCoastWaldorf.org or call 865.3900 ext 105.

Freeport Active Living Committee, Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport Ordinance Committee, Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 p.m., Town Council Chambers.

Freeport High School One-Act Drama, “Out of the Machinery,” by senior Maxwell Greenwood, Thursday, Feb. 25, Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. Tickets at the door, $5.

“Stories and Readings from the Poe Mobile,” with Freeport poet Walter Skold, founder of the Dead Poets Society of America, Friday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library. www.freeportlibrary.com.

“Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec: Geologic and Topographic Challenges,” presentation by Bruce Rueger, Colby College, Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Cabaret Night, music from members of Greater Freeport Community Chorus and Freeport Players in a cabaret format, Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. Admission $15, reservations recommended. For more information, call 844-1166

Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers in concert, Saturday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m., Freeport First Parish Church Congregational. Donations accepted. 865-4747.

Open Stage Coffee House, Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. Opportunity for performers to get in front of a supportive audience of peers and fans. Performers can sign up for slots upon arrival until schedule is full.

Phase 2 of Solarize Freeport, Saturday, Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-noon, Freeport Town Hall. Participants will learn how to reduce energy costs in homes or businesses. For more information, contact Town Planner Donna Larson, 865-4743, ext.103, or [email protected]

Maine State Music Theatre local auditions, Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. for children and 1:30 p.m. for adults, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Actors should prepare 16 bars of a song, bring sheet music, as well as photo and resume. Maine child and adult actors of all ages sought for “Evita,” first rehearsal June 11, runs June 29-July 16; “Fiddler on the Roof,” first rehearsal July 2, runs July 20-Aug. 6. Adult actors also sought for “Mama Mia,” first rehearsal July 23, runs Aug. 10-27; “Jack and the Beanstock,” first rehearsal May 23, runs June 15; The Irish … And How They Got That Way,” first rehearsal Aug. 2, runs Aug. 19-Sept. 3 with possible two-week extension. For more information, see www.msmt.org/local or email Kathi Kacinski, [email protected]

We love to eat

The Third Friday Free Lunch, Friday, Feb. 19, noon-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Homemade chicken and mashed potatoes. Freeport Community Services will also host community conversation sponsored by United Way of Greater Portland. Participants encouraged to arrive by 11:45 p.m.

Roast pork supper, Saturday, Feb. 20, 5-6:30 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallet Drive. Roast pork, mashed potatoes, assorted vegetables, homemade biscuits, dessert and beverage. $9, $4.50 for children under 12.

Bean supper, Saturday Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m., Topsham Fair Exhibition Hall, Topsham. Three kinds of beans, American chop suey, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, buns, cole slaw, corn bread, two kinds of brown bread, water, soda, coffee, desserts. $7, children $3, children under 10 free. All proceeds benefit Topsham Trail Riders and the Topsham Fair Association.

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

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.

More upcoming events:

Plants Alive in a Cold World, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover the needs and adaptations of the park’s birds during the winter months. 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.

Freeport Town Council/RSU 5 joint workshop, Monday, Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

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

Adult coloring group, begins Wednesday, March 2, 10:30 a.m., Freeport Community Library. Dedicated space provided every Wednesday for anyone 18 and older to drop-in and color for an hour or so. Library will detailed coloring book pages, colored pencils, large assortment of crayons.

“Maine Humor: A Night with Kendall Morse and Friends,” Friday, March 4, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

First Fridays Just Desserts, Friday, March 4, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 6:45. Desserts provided by volunteers. $5 at the door, proceeds benefit Freeport Community Services. Donations accepted for the band.

Beginner sheep shearing, Saturday, March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, offered by Maine Sheep Breeders Association and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. $45 fee includes shearing manual and lunch. Enrollment limited to 16. Spectators welcome. Register online at umaine.edu/livestock/sheep/sheep-shearing-schools. For more information, call Melissa Libby, 581.2788.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture, Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Speaker Noma Petroff, “The Biggest Secret of the Civil War: Ulysses S. Grant Crosses the James, June 1864.” Lectures free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.

“Float Fishing in Alaska,” presentation by Dan Tarkinson, Friday, March 11, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

“Designer Fruit Tree Series: Grafting, Budding, Planting & Pruning,” sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, starts Saturday, March 12, 9 a.m.-noon, UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth. Arborist Tom Hoerth teaches proper methods for grafting, budding, planting and early care and pruning of fruit trees. Each session covers separate topic: Thursday, April 21, proper pruning procedures; Saturday, May 21, proper planting and early care of fruit trees; Tuesday, July 19, chip budding and “T” budding of fruit trees. $50 per session. For more information and to register, see umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/gardening-workshops.

1940 national canoe race on Maine’s rapid river, film screening with Zip Kellogg, Friday, April 8, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

Freeport Lioness-Lions Club Variety Show, Saturday, April 9, 7 p.m., Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10 adults, $3 for children under 12.

“Earth Day: Progress to be Proud of,” presentation by Dan Zukowski, Friday, April 22, 7 p.m., L.L. Bean camping department atrium. Space is limited. Reserve spot at www.llbean.com/adventure.

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