Holiday Calendar: Dec. 3-16

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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.

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 Child’s Christmas in Wales” and “A Christmas Memory,” costumed reading by local actors, Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $10, children $5, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland.

“A Christmas Carol,” Portland Stage, Dec. 6-24, $15-$42, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465, portlandstage.org.

“A Christmas Story: The Musical,” The Portland Players, Dec. 5-21, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m., $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337, portlandplayers.org.

“Christmas at the Cathedral,” various works with Choral Art Society, Saturday, Dec. 6, noon and 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $22-$35, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland, 828-0043.

“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.

“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 & Craft Show, Rosemont Artists Guild, Friday, Dec. 5, 3-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave., Portland, 831-6184.

Holiday Art Show, with artist Maria Castellano-Usery and various artists, Friday, Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 118 Pleasant Point Road, Topsham, 251-1973.

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 Offerings,” works by nearly 20 artists, Dec. 5 to Jan. 18, 2015, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097, richardboydartgallery.com.

Sparkle Weekend, including caroling, family events, and Parade of Lights, sponsored by FreeportUSA, Dec. 5-7, most activities free, various locations, Freeport.

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet, Friday Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m., $15-$55, 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.

Winter Art Show and Sale, sponsored by Casco Bay Art League, Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, 725-6084.

“Yuletide Celebration,” Portland Community Chorus, Friday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., $15, Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive, Scarborough, 370-5320, portlandcommunitychorus.org.

Friday 12/5

“Beatrix Potter’s Christmas,” Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 6 p.m., free, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 707.

Holiday Art Show, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, 4:30-9 p.m., Chaya Studio Jewelry, 22 Cottage Road, South Portland, 221-6552.

Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting, sponsored by South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, 4:30-7 p.m., free, Mill Creek Park, South Portland.

Saturday 12/6

Art & Craft Show, Artisans at The Log Cabin, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

Christmas on the Cape, sponsored by Cape Business Alliance, family events 2-5 p.m., Christmas tree lighting 5:15 p.m., free, Public Safety Building, 325 Ocean House Road, and other locations, Cape Elizabeth, 650-2493.

Community Carol Sing and Tree Lighting, sponsored by Yarmouth Community Services, 5 p.m., free, Memorial Green, Yarmouth.

“Early Music in the Chapel,” baroque carols, 7 p.m., $15, students and seniors $10, Cathedal Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 829-9959.

Holiday Tea & Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, Portland North Business Park, 60 Gray Road, Building 1, Suite 16, Falmouth, 541-9171, DaVinciExperienceGallery.com.

Santa in the Park and Tree Lighting, 5-6:30 p.m., free, Memorial Park, Scarborough.

Sunday 12/7

Festival of Carols, with bell-ringers and eight mid-coast Maine choirs, 2:45 p.m., $10 donation, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-7331.

“Night of the Nutcracker,” with Portland Ballet dancers, on every half hour 5:30-7 p.m., adults $15, two children free, Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841, victoriamansion.org.

Monday 12/8

Christmas Tree Lighting, sponsored by Harpswell Historical Society, 5:30 p.m., free, Centennial Hall, Harpswell.

Saturday 12/13

“An Italian Christmas,” concert with Newpoli, 7:30 p.m., $25, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455, chocolatechurcharts.org.

Christmas Concert, with Heather Connolly, to benefit Portland Community Free Clinic, 7 p.m., free/donations accepted, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland, 774-8740.

Holiday Fairs/Sales

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale, Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Holiday Sale, Dec. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, Sunny Acre Farm, 165 Middle Road, Falmouth, sunnyacrefarm165@gmail.com.

Holly Jolly Fair, Friday, Dec. 5, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport

Joy of Christmas Fair, Friday, Dec. 5, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Corliss Street Baptist Church Annex, 17 Weeks St., Bath, 751-3023.

Winter Holiday Sale, Dec. 5-7, Blueberry Ridge Farm, 167 Loring Lane, Pownal, 688-4153.

Saturday 12/6

Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St., Scarborough, 883-2814, wsumc@maine.rr.com.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 747-5910.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, stbartsyarmouth.org.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5342.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, 116 Main St., Yarmouth.

Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale, 8-11 a.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 65 Columbia Ave., Brunswick, 729-9721.

Craft Fair, Poinsettia & Wreath Sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Morrison Center, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough, 883-6680 ext. 102.

Holiday Craft Fair and Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St., 154 Main St. and 23 Storer St., Yarmouth, 847-5423.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Unitarian-Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick,729-8515.

Holiday Fair: A Maine Christmas, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church of Scarborough, 167 Black Point Road, Scarborough, 883-2342.

Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, 883-5344, indyhaiders@aol.com.

Just an Old-Fashioned Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland, 756-0605.

Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland.

Victorian Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 799-1413.

Saturday 12/13

Christkindlsmarkt, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-9437.

Christmas Craft Show, sponsored by St. John’s Catholic School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, 725-5507.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

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