'Shop Falmouth' and more this week

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FALMOUTH — “Shop Falmouth,” a buy-local campaign, is the centerpiece of five days of holiday events this week.

All events for “Shop Falmouth” are on the town’s website at town.falmouth.me.us, where you can click onto the business specials and through to the business websites.

Here are the other events happening this week:

• Wednesday, Dec. 5

The 26th Annual Falmouth Community Tree Lighting will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Falmouth Village. There will be cookie decorating, singing and a visit from Santa. Honoring the holiday spirit, please bring a canned good to donate to the Falmouth Food Pantry.

• Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 and 8

The Theatre Company at Falmouth High will present, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Show times are Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m.; Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 8 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students, children and senors. FMI E-mail [email protected]

• Friday, Dec. 7

Falmouth Community Programs is sponsoring a “Drop and Shop” for children from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Plummer Motz School. The cost is $16 per child. Children must be kindergarten to Grade 6. Pizza and a good evening of fun and games are planned for the children. Reservations required 781-5253 x 5302

The Falmouth Town Council is collecting new, unwrapped toys and books for children in need this Holiday season from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Plummer-Motz School Office. The METRO TOY Bus will deliver your generous donations to WGME for distribution through The Joy of Sharing holiday giving program.

• Saturday, Dec. 8

The Maine Audubon is sponsoring their extremely popular annual morning “Eyes on Owls” program. Naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson will present the owls. There will be hooting lessons, an entertaining slide show and a close-up look at several different species. The morning is tailored to young children. This is one of the most popular events at the Audubon so you are encouraged to make a reservation at 781-2330 x 273.

10:30-11:15 a.m.; suitable for children

1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

The Falmouth Memorial Library will hold a used book sale between 9 a.m.. to 4 p.m. The sale will be held in the Motz

School building at the corner of Middle and Lunt roads. FMI 781-2351

• Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9

Family Ice Public Skating 5-8 p.m.; Fee $5 per person (children 5 and under skate free)

• Sunday, Dec. 9

Volksmarch – the “People’s Walk” will start at the Maine Audubon Society at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Gather friends and family of all ages and enjoy this non-competitive walk. You may chose a 5K or 10K route. This is a self guided walk that you do at your pace with a few treats and surprises along the way. Walking routes are available the day of the event. Start time is anytime between 9 a.m. to Noon. Pre-registration is not required. FMI 781-2330

“Wreaths Across America” will be coming through Falmouth Route One between 4:25 and 4:45 p.m. on its’ way to Arlington Cemetery. The convoy is made up of 50 vehicles including tractor trailers, motorcycles, support vehicles and police vehicles.

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December 7, 8 & 9

Visit these participating businesses for special offerings:

Allen Sterling & Lothrup

Cara & Company

Casco Bay Eyecare

Cork & Barrel

DaVinci Experience Gallery



Elizabeth Moss Galleries

Falmouth Dental Health Care

Falmouth Hearing Aids

Falmouth Memorial Library

Falmouth Vet Clinic

Falmouth Vision Center

Foreside Antiques

Foreside Tavern


Galeyrie Maps and Custom Framers

Healthy Living Health Care

Lazy Bones and Dog Grooming Spa

Leavitt & Sons

Maine Audubon Society

Martin’s Point Health


Morong Brothers

Kenneth Myers, DDS, P.C.

Paragon Salon and Spa

Quaker Tavern

Rainbow Toys

Ray and Robin’s Hobby Center



Shirley’s Hallmark

Simply Home

Skillins Greenhouse

Springdale Tack Shop


The General Store for Pets

The Maine Real Estate


The Studio Upstairs

Trip Quipment

True North

UPS Store

Shopping specials for “Shop Falmouth” are on the town’s website, town.falmouth.me.us. Click on to the business name and the specials will come up. Websites for each participating business can be accessed by clicking the “specials.”