Greater Community

(Items are listed for up to 3 weeks)

The Freeport United Soccer Club’s U-14 Boy’s team recently won the Championship of the Patriot’s Challenge Soccer Tournament in Gray.  The core of this team has been together for five years now; reaching this outstanding level of play represents the culmination of all their hard work and dedication.  The boys went undefeated in four games.  Jacob Haldeman (G-8) came back from injury to play in two games on Sunday, scoring in the first one and assisting on two goals in the final.  The 2-1 win was a thrill for everyone concerned, and the atmosphere of teamwork, supreme effort and good sportsmanship echoed nicely with the values of our school. 10/19

Freeport High School is Seeking a Nordic Ski Coach: For more information, please contact Craig

Sickels, Athletic Administrator at 865-4706x228, 10/19

STREB Extreme Action Raw:  Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 7 pm  (No school the next day!) Presented at a special family-friendly time with discounted ticket price of $20 for students. Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine. FMI: STREB Extreme Action Raw.

Once called the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb is an innovative pioneer who never stops exploring. Her choreography, which she calls PopAction, intertwines the disciplines of dance, athletics, boxing, rodeo, the circus, and Hollywood stunt-work. The result combines daring with strict precision in pursuit of the public display of pure movement. Breathtaking and heart-stopping, Raw is a truly unique dance experience sure to amaze. It may cause you to imagine what Extreme Eurythmy could look like! (10/19)

STREB’s unique movement art...has reached a peak of theatricality and dare-all virtuosity. – The Village Voice

Managing your nervous system: a 5 week class at Bowdoin College. Our autonomic nervous system determines our basic perception of and responses to our environment. We can retrain our autonomics; doing so allows us to see the opportunities and resources in any situation. Creativity and compassion can become more available no matter the circumstance. We will use simple and easily memorable breathing, movement, and awareness exercises to increase our capacity to adapt with grace on all levels: physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
No experience necessary. Buck 301, 5 Tuesday nights, 7-8pm 10/19-11/5.
$50. For more information, contact Dameron Midgette (currently teaching martial arts at Merriconeag high school) dameron@midgette.org373-1236 (10/19)

Benefit spaghetti supper sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 648: October 22nd, 5-7 pm St Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St. Brunswick Maine. Proceeds cover the expense of needed camping equipment and helps fund youth outings. Suggested donations $7 adults, $4 ages 5-11, 4 and under free. Thank you. Submitted by Tyler Barnhart, grade 8. (10/19)

Vinyasa Yoga with Melissa-Roberts Fishman: Sunday mornings, 9 – 10:30am @ Jai Yoga in Brunswick. $16/class. Individual or small group Yoga instruction in private, serene Freeport studio also available @ $60/hour for up to 5 participants. Please contact Melissa, 409-8713 or, for more information. (10/12)

Thai Yoga Massage Workshop:5-day immersion in Freeport with Ariela Grodner LMT. November 3-7, 2010. Part 1 of a 3-level, 108-hour training. $500. For more information, please see Ariela's website: Or contact Lara Schneider @ 408-3043. (10/12)

Monday, October 25th, Freeport Community Services Annual Meeting, 7pm, Freeport Community Center: Steve Wessler, of the Center for Preventing Hate, will speak on the importance of empowering community members with the knowledge that they have the ability to positively impact the culture around them. The Center's work is premised on the understanding that when any members of a community are targeted with bias-motivated harassment or violence, none of us are truly safe. They work in schools to raise awareness of the damaging impact of degrading language and then develop an action plan with their partners to interrupt the pattern of escalation.Steve Wessler is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston University School of Law. As an attorney, he practiced law both in the Maine Attorney General’s office and in private practice for over 22 years. Please visit for more information. Submitted by Trace Salter (10/12)

Fall Carnival at the Portland YMCA: Oct 23,11 – 3. Tickets sold in order to purchase food/beverages/play games. Games include pumpkin toss, pumpkin relay, and scarecrow relay, among others. Children all ages welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Maine Chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. Volunteers needed. Contact Heidi Henninger for further information or to make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation in Maine @ 233- 2689.(10/12)