“Freeport Artists of the Past, 1870-1950,” on display through Dec. 16, Freeport Historical Society’s Harrington House, 45 Main St. Admission $5, $3 for members and children 12 and under. For more information, call 865-3170.

Photography by Aldona Shumway, on exhibit in November, Freeport Community Library.

Freeport Creative Arts Urban Sketchers Group, meets Wednesdays at 8 a.m., Coffee by Design, L.L. Bean. All welcome.

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.

Adult coloring group, Wednesdays, 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 provide detailed coloring book pages, colored pencils, large assortment of crayons.

Parkinson’s Support Group, third Wednesday of the month, Nov. 16, 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.

Freeport Community Services Thanksgiving dinner, prepared by Azure Café, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Freeport Community Center. Those who want dinner delivered should call Sarah Lundin 865-3985, ext. 205, email [email protected], or stop by the community center to sign up. Home deliveries only for people who live in Freeport or Pownal.

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. For more information, visit www.foodaddicts.org or call 775-2132.

Farmer for the Morning program, for parents and their toddlers or pre-schoolers, Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. through May, Wolfe’s Neck Farm. $5 fee, drop-in program. For more information, see www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

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

Tree lighting ceremony with Santa, Saturday, Nov. 26, 5 p.m., Town Mall, Brunswick. Free carriage rides, cocoa and cookies, 2-5 p.m.; visit with Santa and Frosty the Snowman, 3-5 p.m.; Brunswick High School Chorus performs, 4-5 p.m.

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.

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

Story times, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive, Tuesdays, Babies & Toddlers, 10-10:30 a.m.; Pre-schoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. Yoga for toddlers and preschoolers, first Tuesday of the month, 10:30 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

Ready, Set, Sleep!, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m., weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. Discover how nature prepares for winter in this program for children and fun-loving adults. 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.

“Love Actually,” screens Monday, Nov. 28, 1 p.m., Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Tri-Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, for Durham, Freeport and Pownal residents, meets Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station, 615 Hallowell Road, Durham. Meetings are last Tuesday of each month from September to April. For more information, contact Duncan Daly, 865-6188 or Mike Yates, 233-6952.

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, reads from his collections of poems and essays, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., at Merrill Memorial Library, 215 Main St., Yarmouth.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

RSU 5 Board of Directors, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. question-and-answer period on high school name, 6:30 p.m. meeting, Durham Community School.


Northern California’s White Trinity Alps, Appalachian Mountain Club Maine chapter presentation by Bill Geller, Thursday, Dec 1, 7 p.m.,Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Optional potluck starts at 6. For more information, see www.amcmaine.org.

Sparkle Weekend, sponsored by FreeportUSA, Dec. 2-3. Free horse-drawn wagon rides, Parade of Lights, free hot cocoa, visits with Santa, Talking Christmas Tree. For full schedule of events, see www.sparklecelebration.com.

Freeport Players’ “WFCP Home Time Radio Hour,” Friday-Sunday, Dec. 2-4, Freeport Performing Arts Center. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $15 at the door, or $10 online at www.fcponline.org or at Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile, 304 US Route 1 South, Freeport.

Holly Jolly Fair, Friday, Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Friday features cake party, cookie walk, crafts, knitted and quilted items, jewelry, soaps, honey, LuLa Roe clothing and more. Saturday features fish chowder and Italian sandwich luncheon, cookie walk, crafts, knitted and quilted items, jewelry, quilted items, soaps, honey, LuLa Roe clothing and more.

“Night Tree” event, Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Burnett Road, Freeport. Each the book “Night Tree,” will be read aloud and then children decorate pinecones with birdseed and string popcorn, dried fruit and cranberries. Participants then take a short hike on the trails to leave the treats in the woods for the animals. $5 for those ages 2 and older, free for members of Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Register at www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, Sunday, Dec. 4, Mast Landing School, 116 Mollymauk Lane, Freeport. Registration 9 a.m., start at 10 a.m. Participants raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Preregister at www.jbr.org/freeport.

Durham Comprehensive Planning Committee, Monday, Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Freeport Board of Appeals, Monday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Town Council chambers.

Freeport Town Council, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Town Council chambers.

Lego Club, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Freeport Community Library.

Club meets first Wednesday of every month. No need to sign up, just show up and build (all Legos provided). For children 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., town office.

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., Town Council chambers.

Freeport Shellfish Conservation Commission, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Holiday Concert, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., Pownal Elementary School.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. Dec. 13, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Pownal Planning Board workshop, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m., Mallett Hall.

Durham Board of Selectmen, Tuesday, Nov. Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m., town office.

Master Gardener training course, offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County, begins Friday, Feb. 3 in Falmouth. Program will focus on fruits and vegetables and take place on 16 consecutive Friday afternoons. Participants must be residents of Cumberland County and are selected through an application process. For more information, call 781-6099 or see http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/mg_app_cumb/. Application deadline Dec. 30.

We love to eat

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.

Durham Community Lunch, Tuesday, Dec. 6 and 20, noon, First Congregational Church of Durham, routes 9 and 136. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $2-$4. 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.

Bean supper, Saturday, Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m., First Parish Church Congregational, 40 Main St., Freeport. Three kinds of homemade baked beans, macaroni and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, rolls, pickles, coleslaw, pies, beverages and more. $9, children $4. Profits support outreach programs. Suppers held the second Saturday of every month.

Third Friday Free Lunch, Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center.


Art exhibit

Only a few weeks remain to catch the Freeport Historical Society’s exhibit, “Freeport Artists of the Past, 1870-1950,” which runs through Dec. 16.