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Tri–Town Weekly Community Calendar – 10/2

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 1:02 pm | Updated: 9:27 am, Wed Oct 3, 2012.

Upcoming Events

Freeport Planning Board, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m., Freeport Town Hall.

Durham Planning Board, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Durham Town Office.

Freeport First Friday dinner and concert, Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center. The duo NE Town, featuring Rob Babson and Sandy Pardee of the popular Delta Knights Band will be playing. NE Town performs rock, blues and soul classics. Music begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 and the event is BYOB. Call Kim at 865-3985 to reserve tickets.

Historic Barns and Quilts tour, Saturday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by the Freeport Historical Society, the event will feature visits to four unique barns built during the late 18th through the early 20th centuries. Vintage and antique quilts selected to coincide with the timeframe of each barn will be on display. For more information, call 865-3170 or visit

Falmouth Kitchen Tour, Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6, 10- a.m.-4 p.m., Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Drive, Falmouth. Nine homes will be featured, highlighting several of Maine’s top designers, cabinetmakers and countertop crafters, as well as the newest lighting, tile and appliance trends. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and available online at Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30. The tour begins at the Falmouth Country Club, 1 Congressional Drive in Falmouth, where guests will receive the program book and tour map. For more information, visit or call Lana Wescott at 229-3866 or email or Marcy Boynton at 831-0201 or email

Winslow Park Commission, Monday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Coastal Waters Commission, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center.

Freeport High School class of 1977 reunion, Saturday, Oct. 13, 7-11p.m., Freeport Community Center. $10. Attendees are asked to BYOB and an appetizer. RSVP to Terry Allen at 688-4022 or search Facebook for Bonnie Gifford Reunion.

Freeport kitchen tour, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., various locations. Join the Freeport Chamber of Commerce on a tour of kitchens in the greater Freeport area. Tour is self-guided and tour booklets will be available at the chamber prior to the event. $20 per person. For more information, call 847-5240.

Baby sitting and home alone safety class, Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital medical office building, Suite 3208, 121 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick. One-day class is for children 11 and older who want to be responsible babysitters and who sometimes care for themselves as well. The class covers safety and AHA first aid training, fire safety tips, choking prevention, safe discipline, household safety, when and how to call 911 and more. For more information, call 373-6585.

Meet the new Freeport town manager, Peter Joseph, Tuesday, Oct. 16, Freeport Town Hall. Contact Johanna Hanselman at 865-4743, ext. 120 for an appointment.

Business after hours, Wednesday, Oct. 17, Freeport Chamber of Commerce, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Provisions, 97 South Freeport Road, Freeport. For more information, call 847-5240.

Five-mile walkathon fundraiser, Sunday, Oct. 21, 11:30 a.m. First Congregational Church of Durham, Route 136, Durham. Pledge sheets are available at the Durham Town Office. Call 353-9040 for more information.

Portland Pirates sixth annual “Pink in the Rink” breast cancer awareness night, Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Birch Street, Lewiston. Includes Mid Coast Hospital’s Breast Center raffle. All proceeds from auction and a portion of ticket sales benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk, which will be held in Brunswick at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. For more information about this walk, contact Crystal Derocher at 373-3719 or email Tickets and commemorative t-shirts for the “Pink in the Rink” night can be purchased online at For more information on the event, contact Rita at or Bennett Cassidy at or by calling 828-4665 x308.

Maine mystery writer Paul Doiron, Monday Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Freeport Community Library. The award-winning author will read from his latest book, “Bad Little Falls,” in the Community Meeting Room. Light refreshments will be served.

Tri Town Penguins Snowmobile Club, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Durham Fire Station meeting room.

Durham PTA craft fair, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Durham Community School gym. Admission is free. The PTA will be serving coffee, breakfast pastries, baked goods, homemade soups and breads and a hot dog lunch.

Ongoing Events

Durham Amvets scrap metal drive, through Nov. 1. Drop off items by the Dumpster at the Amvets hall, located at 1049 Royalsborough Road in Durham. For more information, call Bill at 713-2100 or Harvey at 256-2203.

 “Buttons, Rum & Rakes,” Freeport Historical Society exhibit celebrating Freeport’s mercantile past, runs through March 2, 45 Main St., Freeport, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. For more information, visit

Weekly story time, for toddlers and pre-schoolers, Tuesdays, Freeport Community Library. Three different sessions. 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., separate 15-minute story times for toddlers. Thirty-minute story time for pre-schoolers at 10 a.m. For more information, visit or call 865-3307.

Freeport Community Thrift Shop, open Mondays through Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed on Sundays, Freeport Community Center.

Freeport Rotary, breakfast meetings every Wednesday from 7-8 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m., the office is closed all day on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 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. The town office is closed Fridays and weekends. For more information, call 688-4611.

Freeport Town Hall, open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. The offices are closed on Fridays. For more information, call 865-4743.

Pownal selectmen, meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in Mallett Hall. Check the community calendar for dates or call the town office at 688-4611.

Freeport Third Friday, through December. Visit local merchants and check out arts and crafts from local artisans. Freeport residents receive 10 percent off purchases at select merchants. For more information, visit

Aikido class, Wednesdays, 4 -6 p.m.- Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

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

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

We love to eat

Spaghetti dinner and auction, sponsored by the Freeport Democrats, Friday, Oct. 5, 6 p.m., Harraseeket Grange Hall, 13 Elm St. in Freeport. $5 minimum donation and children are welcome. For more information, call 865-4311.

Baked bean and spaghetti supper, Saturday, Oct. 6, 4:30 - 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church Lawrence Road, Pownal. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and kids under 3 are free.

Freeport Elders pancake breakfast, first and third Saturday of the month, 8-10 a.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. Deluxe: Pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits, OJ, tea and coffee, $4.50. Regular: Pancakes, sausages, OJ, tea or coffee, $3.50. Seniors deduct $0.50.

Freeport Community Services’ Chowdah Challenge, Saturday, Oct. 20,11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., L.L. Bean Discovery park, Freeport. Sample chowders donated by local restaurants along with homemade pies and ice cream for $10. For more information, go to

Harvest dinner, Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Eureka Community Center on Route 136, Durham. The Durham Community School Garden committee will be hosting the all-day harvest dinner. The cost is $3 and residents are invited to drop in to enjoy a simple meal aimed at supporting the future of Durham Community School gardens. For more information, call 944-8273.

Third Friday free lunch, third Friday of every month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

The Durham Masonic Lodge bean supper, Saturday, Oct. 13, 4:30-6 p.m. Masonic Lodge, Route 136, Durham. The prices are $7.50 for adults, $3 or children ages 5-12 and children under 5 are free. The menu includes: baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies.

Barbecue dinner and auction, South Freeport Congregational Church, Saturday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center. Live bluegrass music and a cash bar with a barbecue dinner provided by Riverfront Barbeque and Grille of Augusta, followed by both a live and a silent auction. Auction items include vacation retreats, an afternoon yacht cruise on Casco Bay, a handmade quilt or a lunch on a Casco Bay Island. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 865-4012 to reserve tickets.

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