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Come satisfy your need for sweets and help support a worthy organization just in time for Mother's Day. Open Gates Equine Rescue in New Gloucester is hosting

a Chocolate Buffet at Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Confections on May 7, 2011 from 2pm - 4pm at 174 Lower Main St. in Freeport. This event will raise much needed money to help with the care and rehabilitation of the wonderful horses they have taken in. You will be able to indulge on platters upon platters of decadent chocolates and eat as much as you possibly can while you are there. Beverages are included as well as a special treat to take home to enjoy later. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased by April 30. They can be purchased from Rose Stansfield or 207.926.6083 or Wilbur's of Maine at 207.865.4071. (04-26-11)


Functional Home Sewing for Beginner/Intermediate Sewers: Spaces open in upcoming sewing class in Falmouth. This class is geared toward adults with minimal/moderate sewing experience and an interest in becoming confident home sewers. Students will choose projects (from baby shoes to children's clothes to sewn home goods and clothing alterations) and will be guided through the process of using a pattern, creating a pattern from & recreating an existing piece, and gaining confidence with different types of seams, button holes & gathers along the way. Our meetings will be held in an intimate setting with plenty of space for creativity and guidance. Please bring yourself and your sewing machine. FMI please contact Jane at (04-26-11)

Hike with friends on May Day! Kids and grown-ups, please join us for a low-key family outing at the Powell Point Preserve, located off Lambert Road in Freeport this Sunday, May 1, from 2-4 p.m. Make the stream your destination: float boats and play Poohsticks, build dams and gnome homes. Or continue on to a fantastic troll bridge. Walk another five minutes, and the trail reaches a dramatic bluff overlooking Casco Bay. Park on Lambert Road, one mile from S. Freeport Road. Event organized by the Freeport Conservation Trust. For directions to any of our trails, visit and click on "Properties." Got Questions? Call 869-1012 or email for friendly answers. Submitted by Victoria Stefanakos (04-26-11)

Class on Geology of Maine and North America: On Monday evenings in June, I'll be offering the following course in Geology through Freeport and Yarmouth Adult Education. Perhaps you might like to join the class or know of someone who might be interested.
John McPhee's In Suspect Terrain will be our guide as we explore the world of physical and historical geology. Following our four-week class, we'll schedule a Saturday field trip for a first-hand look at our landscape.
Instructor: Bill Rixon
Dates: June 6-27
Days: Mondays
Time: 7:00 - 8:30p
Location: PORT Teen Center, Freeport Community Center
Fee: $35/$45 non-rsu5
Course #: 24-117 call Liz Burtt at 865-6171

Submitted by Bill Rixon (04-26-11)

2011 Brunswick's All Species Parade, May 13, 4:30 p.m. Celebrate community! Bring your costume or puppet to Brunswick's Green at 4:00 on May 13th. Everyone is invited to participate. The only rules are no live animals, no motorized vehicles and no banners or words. Free! For all ages! Music welcome! More info at (04-26-11)

2011 Summer Arts Festival: We are very pleased to be offering these workshops this summer at the East Bay Waldorf School, in the San Francisco California Bay Area. We are highlighting the first three weeks as being particularly interesting for the parents of your school, and the third and fourth week will be of particular interest to your teachers.
The offerings this year are:

June 20 - 24: Care of the Child; Wellness and Illness

June 27 – July 1: How to be a Grown-up; Cultivation and Maintenance of the Soul

July 5 – July 8: The Genius of the Curriculum; Not an End but a Means
And for the Waldorf professionals in your community, Christof Wiechert will be with us again to continue the work with Study of Man for the fourth week, July 11 – 15.
Thank you for sharing these with the appropriate members in your community. The brochure is available on our website at (04-12-11)

Join us for another fun summer on the farm: Morningsong Farm, in Pownal that is!!! We will be spending time in the garden, hanging out with the goats and sheep, collecting eggs, baking a bit, riding horses, swimming, berry picking and new this year: a trapeze in the barn!!! (sorry, not the flying kind) Camp dates are July 11-15 (especially for younger campers) July 18-22 and July 25-29. Camp runs from 9-3. Call me, Amy O’Brien 688-3245 if you have any questions and to reserve your spot!!! (04-12-11)

Greetings from Camp Sew & Sew: Spring is here and I have begun to feel very restless in a GOOD way! How about YOU? It's time to CREATE, to bring forth your new found creative energy and get busy, sewing, playing and being in community with other like-minded, enthusiastic & aspiring sewists!

     A new session of Camp Sew & Sew has begun and we are having a blast! We would love to have you join us and just see what you can do with fabrics, threads

and some great support from other campers! Some of the fun projects NEW sewers are doing:
• Beautiful pillow tops and pillow forms to go inside your new pillow,
• creating a pattern from a favorite piece of clothing, making bags for friends and family members.
• And a “real” quilter is even learning how to stitch “outside the lines” and LOVES it!

    We have a rolling enrollment with ongoing sessions. You will not have to “catch up” because you simply work on what YOU want to work on, getting help in places when
you NEED the help! This is a safe place to create and play for grownups!
Come break a few rules with us!

When: Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to Noon Where: Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, Rt. One in Freeport (across from Bucks Naked BBQ)

Price: $85.00 for 8 weeks of pure JOY!

For more information call Susan Pennoyer @ 807-1815 or call/stop by Cotton Weeds to sign up @ 865-4600
See you at Camp! (04-12-11)

laceypots Annual Seconds & Wholesale Show:

Thursday april 28th 2011, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Friday april 29th, 10 a.m .- 7p.m. 

70 merrill street, Portland ME.

questions: lacey 207-450-5767.

Since most prices will be so low, I am discouraging credit cards

and encouraging cash sales due to cc fees. (04-12-11)

New Yoga Studio in Freeport: Welcome in the Spring with small group or individual yoga classes at Inner Stream Yoga, 48 Upper Mast Landing Road, in Freeport. Currently registering students for eight week sessions beginning May 3. For more information, including class descriptions, please contact or call 207.838.0551. Submitted by Cindy Berliner, RYT and Certified Iyengar Instructor. (04-05-11)

What: Coastal Youth 5K and Fun Run

When: Saturday, April 30th 2011 9:00 AM

Contact: Nancy Roderick,, 729-5156

Brunswick~The 1st annual Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K and Fun Run, "Go for Baroque...out and Bach", is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 30th in Brunswick. The course is an out and back run and is generally flat and scenic, starting at the intersection of Old Pennellville and Pennellville Roads taking Pennellville Road, right onto Pennell Way, left and out to Simpson's Point Rd. to the end and returns to the start.

     The race is being held by the Coastal Youth Orchestra and will benefit the organization's music progams for youth in the area. CYO musicians will be playing music at the start, post race and at each mile marker!

     The Coastal Youth Orchestra's mission is to provide the best orchestral experience possible for young musicians. By promoting a supportive educational environment and a challenging, yet nurturing atmosphere, our conductors provide an ideal place for young musicians to learn and grow.

     Race fees are $25 for the 5K, $20 for 5K (18 and under). The first 100 5K runners to register will receive a t-shirt. Fun Run registration is $10 or $20 including a t-shirt. Fun run participants who'd like a t-shirt must preregister.

     The Fun Run will start at 9 a.m. and the 5K will follow at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available along the soccer field on Pennellville Rd. Race day registration and packet pick up will start at 7:30 AM.

     Mens and Women's divisions include 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over. Timing will be by Diane Fornier.

     Race infomation and a downloadable registration form is available at

     Contact Nancy Roderick at , 729-5156 to be mailed a registration form. Online registration is also available at:   (04-05-11)