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Foraging for Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms: Grand Adventures and Possible Pitfalls
Join the Freeport Conservation Trust for a presentation by Maine mushroom expert Greg Marley
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm, Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street, Freeport. Come learn about Maine’s wild mushrooms. This talk will cover the best tasting easily identifiable edibles that anyone can confidently collect as well as the worst of the toxic mushrooms found in Maine’s fields and forests. Greg’s talk will be complemented by fresh, stunning photos of his favorites, foraged on the paths of a locavore mushroomer For more information on Greg visit his website at Copies of Greg Marley’s books will be available for purchase and signing. (01/22)



BABY IT'S COLE OUTSIDE! MWS parent, Lisa Bossi will be singing the wonderful and witty music of Cole Porter at a dinner concert, on Friday, February 1st at the Freeport Community Center. Dinner is served afterwards in a friendly, casual setting. Tickets are limited and go fast.

6pm concert plus 3-course dinner at 7pm: $18 (BYOB)
Limited seating, call Kim at FCS, 865-3985 for tickets. (01/22)




Meghan Nathanson will be leading an 8-week, weekly gathering of women in their Journey Toward Mindful Mothering beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2013 through Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The group will meet from 7:15pm – 8:45pm at Jai Yoga in Brunswick, ME and is open to all mothers interested in bringing more meaning into their relationships with their children and more peace into their lives. The energy and sharing of this group will always be kind, never judgmental, and never preachy. We will simply meet each other where we are.
To register, please visit the Jai Yoga webpage, click on “Practices to Go Deeper” and scroll down to the 3rd offering. The cost is: $75 for the entire 8 week series or $16 class drop in. The class will be held at the River Studio at Jai. Please feel free to contact Meghan directly with any questions. (mindful (01/15)

Winter Camp at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, New Hampshire is the perfect way for your child to enjoy the best of a New England winter: playing in the snow, bonding with friends around a wood stove, and riding through the woods and fields on a horse-drawn sleigh. The week’s zany Winter Olympics and the quirky Music Festival are annual highlights. Winter Camp 2013 will take place during the February break - February 18 - 23. Won't your child join us? Visit our website: for more information and to apply.
Please contact me if you have any questions.Shelley Goguen Hulbert, Executive Director, Camp Glen Brook
35 Glen Brook Road, Marlborough, New Hampshire, 03455, Tel: (603) 876-3342, Fax: (603) 876-3763,

Email: (01/15)

Upcoming Events at the Freeport Library:
Tuesday, January 22nd, 10:0am
Freeport Community Library Meeting Room
Miss Lisa is coming to sing, wiggle and giggle with you!

Wednesday, January 23, 6:30pm
Freeport Community Library Meeting Room
Join us for an evening of activities with the Chewonki team as they help us take a closer look into the world of amphibians and reptiles. The night will have hands on activities plus live animals to see as well.

Saturday, January 26, 10:00am
Freeport Community Library Community Meeting Room
What is Laughter Yoga? Laughing and breathing, breathing and laughing. Find out how this wonderful technique can bring joy and good health into your  (01/15)

Freeport will be holding a panel discussion on Thursday 1/31/13:

Promoting a Culture of Safety and Tolerance in our Community.
What we can do to prevent violence and foster understanding

On Thursday January 31 at 6:30pm, TARP, the Tolerance and Respect Project of Freeport Community Services, and State Representative Sara Gideon are co-sponsoring a conversation with an expert panel in wake of the Newtown, CT shootings in December. Experts will address mental health issues, gun laws and regulations, school safety, parenting, school climate concerns as well as looking at the burdens of the culture of masculinity. Panelists include: Drew Wing, Executive Director of Boys to Men, Mental Health Professionals from the community, Rebecca Francis from Community Counseling Services and Officer McManus, RSU5’s School Resource Officer, among others.
The Safety & Tolerance Panel Discussion will take place at the Freeport Performing Art Center, 30 Holbrook St. Freeport High School. It is open to the public. Free childcare is available upon request (please call ahead to make a booking for childcare). Click here to read the complete press release. (01/15)

The White Mountain Waldorf School invites you to: Media’s everywhere…now what?” Please join us on Thursday January 24 6:30-7:45pm With Guest Speaker: David Barham, of Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport ME at our Albany campus, 1371 White Mountain Highway Rt 16 – just south of Conway Village. For more information call the school: 603-447-3168 or email: (01/15)

See Merriconeag's High School Senior Holly Perkins in Tap Tap Jazz, January 25-26, 2013. Performed live at the Maine State Ballet Theater
"slick and sophisticated...with fast transitions and fabulous formations... Tap, Tap, Jazz is great fun for the audience!" - Portland Press Herald
Buy Tickets Online
New Reserved Seating. $15, $18, $20. ($2 discount for children and seniors). Theater Box Office: 207.781.3587
$5.00 Processing Fee for Box Office and Phone Orders. Save this fee by ordering tickets online. (01/15)

The Heart of the Matter: A 10 day residential Shamatha/Vipashyana Retreat
Friday, February 1st through Sunday, February 10th
Visit our Website at for more info or to register
Dzogchen Meditation Center, West Bath, Maine, (207) 607-3392,

See flyer. (01/08)