Just a reminder that the next Freedom Conservation Commission meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. at the town hall. Matt Howe, the new Green Mountain Conservation Group director, will attend with his staff, present a 20-minute water-quality update, and also discuss potential best management practice projects. The meeting is open to the public. There are currently two vacancies on the Freedom Conservation Commission, one full member and one alternate.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for March 11 when Melissa Florio will be in the Freedom Village Store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to answer any questions and discuss her candidacy. Stop in and find out more about her goals for helping Freedom and why she is running for selectperson.

Freedom photographer and “Catamount” author Rick Davidson will visit the Freedom Public Library on Thursday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. to talk both about his photography and his newest book.

Davidson is the author of three local bestselling thrillers, “Catamount: A North Country Thriller,” “Murder at Stillwater Lodge” and, now, “Catamount Unleashed” which are all set in the North Country of New Hampshire.

During his talk on March 12 at the Library, Davidson will discuss his new book, his photographs, and his many experiences roaming New England with his camera. Learn more by visiting his website at rick-davidson.com or contact the library at 539-5176 or freedompubliclibrary.org.

Green Mountain Conservation Group’s 22nd annual meeting is happening Saturday, March 14, at The Preserve at Chocorua from 1 to 4 p.m. This annual celebration of conservation work in the Ossipee Watershed will include a silent auction and raffle, a delicious lunch served up by The Farmstand, staff presentations, and a keynote talk by renowned turtle artist and nature writer David Carroll, “Beyond Conservation.”

Auction and raffle prizes include: exotic vacation getaways, a cheese-making class, art class, round of golf with cart and lunch for four, fitness and yoga classes, mushroom id class, cozy cabin rental on Ossipee Lake, private plane fly-over of Ossipee Lake, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, multiple gift baskets, sunset cruise on Silver Lake, Brookstone picnic backpack, Echo Dot, handmade basket, handmade glass art bowl, Conway Scenic Railroad pass, Squam Lake Science Center pass, AMC pass and many more. Tickets are $25 per person. Purchase online at gmcg.org or call (603) 539-1859 for more payment options.

A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Freedom Community Club will be held at the town hall on March 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $8 and children under 12 are free. Menu includes pancakes, sausages, juice and coffee.

Janet Johnson is once again offering a basket class on Tuesday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. at the town hall. At this class you will make and take home a gorgeous wood base fruit basket. By adding your own choice of color, you will create your own unique basket. Beginners welcome. Cost is $45. RSVP to janet.johnson.a@gmail.com

Are you looking for the annual town report? A cup of coffee? A lovely handmade gift for someone special? The Freedom Village Store is open and can supply all of these for you. Stop in and check out beautiful quality items, local meat, ice cream, milk, pies and eggs.

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