Holiday Calendar of Events Nov. 18- Dec. 4

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Collections & Donations

Coats for Seniors, Maine-based initiative to collect coats for older Mainers in need. For each coat collected, Goodwill will provide Area Agencies on Aging with a voucher to give to an older adult who needs a winter coat.

Coat collection, men’s and women’s clean, gently used winter coats needed, People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick, until Nov. 20. L.L. Bean will donate $5 to KeepME warm for each coat.

Food Drive, bwellhealth, 40 Forest Falls Dr., Yarmouth. To benefit Preble Street. Raffle ticket for donations; deadline Nov. 25, 846-1665.

Craft Fairs

Wreath sale, Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, Brunswick. Call 373-6020 to order by Dec. 2.

Holiday Pottery Shop, Central Maine Clay Artists, 100 Water St., Hallowell, Nov. 20, 21-27 and Dec. 24. Call 713-4248 for hours,

Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thur., Dec. 3; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Fri., Dec. 4, Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Dr., Brunswick.

Saturday 11/21

Christmas Fair, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, corner of 320 Church and Raymond roads.

Halls of Holly Church Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Parish Church, UCC Pilgrim House, 9 Cleveland St., Brunswick. Cookie walk, crafts, jewelry, food, used books, CDs & DVDs, 729-7331.

Village Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30. p.m., Congregational Church in Cumberland, 282 Main St. Boutique, holiday ceramics, baked goods, gift baskets, Christmas décor, hand crafts, books, raffles, fresh wreaths, White Elephant, lunch.

Holly Days Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, 781-3413.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road. Chicken pie lunch, silent auction, raffles, crafts, cookie walk, face painting, 829-3644,

Knit Wits Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, Rt. 24, coffee and muffins, crafts, baked goods, White Elephant; lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 833-0092.

St. Pius Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 492 Ocean Ave, Portland.

Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Casco Bay High School, 196 Allen Ave., Portland. Silent auction, cafe, children’s activities, Portland’s longest cookie walk.

Downeast Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. Attic treasures, books & DVDs, crafts, decorations, jewelry, pantry, raffles, snack bar, visit with Santa, wreaths,

Once Upon A Holiday Christmas Fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland. Live music, food, Thanksgiving and Christmas items,  797-2525,

Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2112 Broadway West, South Portland. Benefits Partners for World Health, items from mission trips to Ethiopia, India and Ghana, with profits used to ship medical supplies.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., American Legion, 79 Foreside Road, Topsham. Call 729-9023 to reserve a table.

Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, lunch, greens, gifts, White Elephant, cookie walk, baked goods.


Saturday 11/28

Motown Christmas with Pat Colwell & The Soul Sensations, 7:30 p.m., The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Tickets $15 in advance by calling 442-8455 or online $18 at the door.

Wednesday 12/2

Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Portland Ovations Big Band Holidays, 7:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Tickets $45-$70 at, 842-0800.

Friday 12/4

Holiday concert with Dana Cunningham & Max Dyer, 3 p.m., OceanView at Falmouth, Hilltop Lodge, 18 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth. Reception to follow. Limited seating, RSVP, 781-4460,


“A Christmas Carol,” Will Rhys’ one-man version, four performances Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27-29. Good Theater at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 885-5883,

“The Nutcracker,” Maine State Ballet at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Sat., Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.; Friday Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets through Porttix at 842-0800, online at or

Tree Lighting

Friday 11/27

Monument Square, Portland, 5:30 p.m., featuring Santa Claus, Rick Charette & The Bubblegum Band and Jason Spooner Band.

Saturday 11/28

Brunswick Town Mall, 2-5 p.m, free carriage rides and treats, Santa will visit from 3-5 p.m., followed by tree lighting.