Holiday Calendar: Dec. 17-30

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Holiday Donations

Coats for Seniors, drive to collect winter coats for elders, sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, donations accepted by calling 800-427-7411.

Holiday Toy Drive, collecting toys for distribution to needy children, drop-off at Cumberland Fire Department, 366 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.

Project FEED, drive to collect non-perishable items for emergency food pantry, donations accepted each Sunday, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Holiday Events/Shows

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” A Company of Girls, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 18-19, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., call for ticket prices, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 874-2107.

“A Christmas Carol,” Portland Stage, to Dec. 24, various times, $15-$42, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465, portlandstage.org.

“A Christmas Story: The Musical,” The Portland Players, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19-20, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m., $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

“A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol,” Dec. 18-21, various times, $10, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

“Christmas of 100 Years Past,” Victoria Mansion, to Jan. 4, 2015, daily, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $15, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841.

“Christmas With Renaissance Voices,” acapella holiday music, Saturday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., $15, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 729-4958, renaissancevoices.org.

“Deck the Walls,” paintings, sculpture, wall hangings and more by YES Art Works, on view to Dec. 31, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 747-4414.

Holiday Art Show, with guest artist Jackie Melissas and local artists, on view to Dec. 24, Centre Street Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Holiday House Tours, Christmas-themed tours of Wadsworth-Longfellow House, to Dec. 28, adults $15, seniors $12, children $3, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

“Holiday Offerings,” works by nearly 20 artists, on view to Jan. 18, 2015, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydartgallery.com.

“Nutcracker Burlesque,” Dec. 17-20, 8 p.m., $18, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 800-838-3006, vividmotion.org.

“The Magic of Christmas,” with Portland Symphony Orchestra and others, to Dec. 21, various times, $25-$70, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800, porttix.com.

The Polar Express, holiday-themed train rides, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, to Dec. 25, $25-$40, 58 Fore St., Portland, mainenarrowgauge.org, 828-0814.

Friday 12/19

Holiday Concert, Scarborough High School Chorus, 10 a.m., free, SHS Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” film screening, 2 p.m., free, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Yuletide Concert, with Castlebay, 7:30 p.m., $10, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick, uubrunswick.org.

Saturday 12/20

Christmas Cantata, “Emmanuel,” 7 p.m., free, Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland.

“Miniatures” Art Show & Holiday Reception, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., show on view to Jan. 27, 2015, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Sunday 12/21

Community Carol Sing, 6:30 p.m., with refreshments, free, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 797-4066.

Christmas Concert and Sing-Along, 9 a.m., free, North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave., Portland.

Neighborhood Caroling, 4:30 p.m., with refreshments, free, Elim Community Church, 1184 Washington St., Bath, 443-2663.

Monday 12/22

“Sing! It’s Christmas,” community caroling party, 7 p.m., free, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

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