Holiday Calendar

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Greater Portland

Fairs, Food, Fun

Thursday 11/24

Thanksgiving Day Dinner, 12-3 p.m., V.F.W. Hall Post #832, Peary Terrace, South Portland, FMI and reservations 767-2575 (after 3 p.m.).

Thanksgiving Dinner, 12-2 p.m., Thatcher’s South Portland, 35 Foden Road, South Portland, FMI 253-1808.

Thanksgiving Dinner, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland, FMI

Friday 11/25

Holiday Book Sale, 12-3 p.m., 25 authors will be on hand for book signings, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, FMI 228-8263.

Christmas Tree Sale, South Portland & Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, begins Nov. 25, Mill Creek Park, FMI

Art Guild Holiday Show & Silent Auction to benefit Freeport Community Services, 5 p.m., Art Guild Gallery, 140 Main St., Freeport, 865-5413.

Saturday 11/26

Harvest Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond.

Friday 12/2

Bringing Art Home for the Holidays, 5-8 p.m., The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, 584 Congress St., Portland, FMI 774-5948.

Holly Jolly Fair, 5-8 p.m. and Dec. 3 10 a.m.-4 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeprot, FMI 865-3573.

Season of Light, 7 p.m., Southworth Planetarium, 70 Falmouth St., Portland, FMI 780-4249.

Saturday 12/3

Sparkles Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI 781-3366.

Artisans at the Log Cabin, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 196 Main St., Yarmouth.

A Walnut Hill Christmas holiday gift show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., The Wescustogo Hall, Route 115, North Yarmouth.

Christmas Fair, Blue Point Congregational Church, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, FMI 883-6540.

Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-2272.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland.

Christmas Fair, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Parish Congregational Church, Main St., Yarmouth

Christmas Fair to benefit the Root Cellar, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church of Yarmouth, 346 Main St., Yarmouth, FMI 846-5814.

Coastal Community Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, FMI 799-1413.

Jolly Snowman Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, FMI

Steamed Clam Supper, 5-7 p.m., Freeport Masonic Lodge, Mallett Dr., $15 adults/$5 children, FMI 615-5640.

St. Bart’s Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, FMI 781-3805.

The Big Chill Arts, Crafts and Vintage Holiday Sale to benefit Mayo St. Arts Center, Mayo St. Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, FMI 615-3609.

Christmas Tree/Wreath sale, sponsored by Cheverus High School Haiti Solidarity Club, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., also runs Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, FMI 774-6238.

Sunday 12/4

Bradbury Mountain Arts show and sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, MFI 688-2272.

Thursday 12/8

Holiday Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., please bring vegetable or salad, Cumberland Congregational Church, 282 Main St., Cumberland, RSVP 829-3419.

Good Deeds

Wednesday 11/23

Blood Drive, in memory of Tom Bakker, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, South Portland, to make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Friday 12/2

Kimmy’s “Odd Ball” for the Open Sky Fund, 6 p.m., also on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., $10 tickets available through, guests encouraged to come in costume, donations of gently used instruments appreciated.

Saturday 12/3

Toys for Tots Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Governor William King Lodge, 649 U.S. Rt. 1, Scarborough, FMI

Holiday Entertainment

Friday 11/25

Polar Express, runs Fri-Sun. through Dec. 23, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Thames St., Portland, FMI or to purchase tickets visit or call 842-0800.

Portland Tree Lighting, 5:30 p.m., Monument Square.

White Christmas, runs through Dec. 11, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m. and Sun. 2:30 p.m., The Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, FMI 799-7337.

Saturday 11/26

“The Nutcracker” performed by the Maine State Ballet, runs through Dec. 4, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., Portland, for times call 781-7672, tickets available through or at Merrill Auditorium box office, FMI 874-8200.

Sunday 11/27

New Gloucester Tree Lighting, 4:30 p.m., New Gloucester Town Hall, Rt. 231, New Gloucester.

Thursday 12/1

A Celtic Christmas, runs through Dec. 11, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, for tickets and showtimes visit

Friday 12/2

“Death in Venice,” a performance by Daponte String Quartet, St. Mary’s Church, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth, FMI

Millcreek Tree Lighting, 4:30-7 p.m., Millcreek Park, South Portland.

Saturday 12/3

The Night Tree, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road, Freeport, $5 per child, pre-register 865-4469.

Under the Milk Wood, 6:30 p.m., Brackett Memorial Church, Peaks Island, cash donation or non-perishable food for the Peaks Island Community Food Pantry, FMI 766-2735.

Wednesday 12/9

Magic of Christmas, runs through Dec. 18, Merrill Auditorium, 389 Congress St., for tickets and showtimes visit, the Merrill Auditorium box office, or 842-0800.

Thursday 12/15

The Christmas Bride, runs through Dec. 21, Lucid Stage, FMI and showtimes 899-3993 or

Friday 12/16

Nutcracker Burlesque, runs through Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $15 available at Longfellow Books.

Saturday 12/17

“Christmas with Renaissance Voices,” 8 p.m., additional 12/18 show at 2 p.m., Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, $15 door/$12 advance, tickets available at Starbird Music or Longfellow Books, FMI 729-4958.

Mid Coast

Fairs, Food, Fun

Thursday 12/1

Invitational Ornaments Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., runs through Dec. 31, Markings Gallery, 51 Front St., Bath, FMI 443-1499.

Saturday 12/3

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bath United Methodist Church, 150 Congress Ave., Bath, FMI 442-0420.

Holiday Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 Middle St., Brunswick.

Holidays in Harpswell, runs Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11, tour through 25 area shops, restaurants and galleries, maps for the event available at the Brunswick Visitors Center and Five Rivers Alliance, FMI 833-6088.

Tree, Wreath, Poinsettias sale, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Brunswick Junior High School, 45 Columbia Ave, Brunswick, FMI 725-9436.

Good Deeds

Patten Free Library Food for Fines, Nov. 15-Nov. 26. Patrons may pay overdue fines by donating food for the Bath Area Food Bank. Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. FMI 443-5141.

Thursday 11/24

InspireME Turkey Trot, 7 a.m. registration, $20, 30 Front St., Bath.

Holiday Entertainment

Friday 11/25

Brunswick Tree Lighting, 4:30-8:29 p.m., Town Green, Brunswick.

Santa Welcoming Committee, 4:30 p.m., Gazebo, Town Green, Brunswick.

Tuesday 12/6

Festival of Trees, Dec. 6, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Dec. 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Winter St. Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, FMI 443-4112.

Friday 12/9

“Miracles on School St.,” Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18, Fri./Sat. shows 7:30 p.m. and Sun. shows 2 p.m., The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, suggested donation $12, FMI 729-8584.

Friday 12/9

Swing into the Holidays, 7 p.m., The Orion Performing Arts Center, 96 Republic Ave., Topsham, tickets $5 students/$7 seniors/$10 general admission available at Music ‘n More, Topsham Fair Mall, Topsham, FMI 798-9201.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, shows Dec. 9-10 & 16-17 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 11 & 18, 2 p.m., Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Ave., Bath, FMI and tickets 442-8455.