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  • Sunday December 17 2017

    New Horizons Adult Concert Band @ Woodfords Congregational Church

    Research shows that learning music can improve physical health and emotional well-being for adults, but there are often limited options for those looking to take up an instrument later in life. Portland Conservatory of Music’s New Horizons Adult Concert Band seeks to fill the gap, welcoming both adults with experience and those learning music for […] View event

  • Winter Solstice Overnight Retreat @ Maine Huts & Trails

    Let certified Maine guide and Kripalu yoga/meditation teacher, Kimberly Truskowski lead you in a rejuvenating experience. With a hike into Poplar Hut, scrumptious meals, yoga and meditation offerings, this is a perfect holiday gift for yourself. Get ready to feel renewed, refreshed and ready to take on anything. $175 / Person For additional information, please […] View event

  • Artist of the Month Luanne Wrenn @ SugarWood Gallery

    Works by SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Luanne Wrenn will be on display Nov. 3 through Dec. 31, and is available for purchase. SugarWood Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. View event

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    Sisters in Song Auditions @ Woodfords Congregational Church

    Sisters in Song is the Portland Conservatory’s young women’s vocal ensemble, conducted by Dr. Carolyn Paulin, with accompanist Eve Sawyer.  Choral repertoire is varied, engaging and wide-ranging, from great classical works from the Renaissance, to Bach and Mozart, to choral song from the 19th 20th and 21st centuries, to World Music and vocal jazz.  This […] View event

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    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood @ Maine State Museum

    Thos. Moser: Legacy in Wood, a traveling exhibition illustrating the artistic vision of Moser, Maine’s legendary furniture maker, on view through Jan. 13, 2018. “The traveling exhibition is the first retrospective of Tom Moser’s 45-year contribution to art, craft, design, and entrepreneurship in Maine,” comments the exhibition’s curator Donna McNeil. “This version of the traveling […] View event

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    “People, Places and Things” @ Campus Center – UNE, Biddeford campus

    “People, Places and Things” Susan Paradis, November 14,‘17-mid-January ‘18, UNE CC An exhibit of portraits, landscapes and still life in oils and acrylics will be on display at the UNE Biddeford Campus Center. Susan Paradis has illustrated over twenty books for children, four of which she authored. She was chosen as one of five American […] View event

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    Paintings by Chelsea artist Sandra Leinonen Dunn @ Savory Maine Organic Restaurant

    Damariscotta’s Savory Maine Dining & Provisions is pleased to exhibit the paintings of Chelsea artist Sandra Leinonen Dunn through November and December. Dunn is best known for her realistic still lifes, lyrical florals, and Maine landscapes. In her work she seeks to capture a fleeting moment of joyful beauty. A native Mainer, she finds the […] View event

  • “Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying” @ Bates College Museum of Art

    Bates College Museum of Art Exhibit: A couple since the mid-1970s, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch share interests in making work that uses the body to pursue psychologically suggestive meanings: Both believe that the body speaks. This remarkable exhibition, the first substantial exhibition of both their work together, includes sculptures and prints by […] View event

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    Backpacks for Homeless Youth donation drive @ Lithgow Public Library

    This holiday season, the Teen Room is partnering up with the Lithgow LGBT+ Teen Group and Mindful Queer Collective to collect items for Backpacks for Homeless Youth. There is an epidemic of homelessness among LGBT+ youth here in Maine, and these backpacks of supplies help homeless teens as they reach a housing solution, providing for […] View event

  • Rejoicing Spirits @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook

    All are welcome to attend Rejoicing Spirits at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main Street, Westbrook on Sunday March19 at 4:00 p.m. Rejoicing Spirits, a special worship service for persons with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, includes brief meaningful messages with music and joyous singing followed by Fellowship and Supper. Wheelchair accessibility and ASL interpreter provided for […] View event

  • 5th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Show @ Chaya Studio Jewelry

    Local jewelry artist Chaya Caron, owner of Chaya Studio Jewelry, will host the 5th annual holiday art show to spotlight local artists, encourage holiday shoppers to buy local, make shopping fun and easy, and give back to the community. The show has become a boutique shopping tradition for the holidays. As always, shoppers will find […] View event

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    Maine Photography Show 2018 Accepting Entries @ Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery

    The Maine Photography Show invites all Maine residents (and part time residents) to submit a total of 3 photos in a mix of categories: Color, Black and White, or “Remnants” (Special Category). Students 18 years or younger may enter all photos in the Student category. Accepting entries December 1 to midnight January 26. More info […] View event

  • Planning Board Site Visit @ Lamb property

    The Norridgewock Planning Board will conduct a site visit of the property at 542 Sandy River Rd., Norridgewock, in consideration of a Flood Plain Application. View event

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    Portland Pottery Annual Holiday Show & Sale 2017 @ Portland Pottery

    Giving hand-made items for the Holidays is always extra special. Join us for a wonderful selection of clay, metal, art and craft creations from local artists. A portion of the proceeds goes to Portland Education Foundation (PEF) to support arts programs in Portland Public Schools. We have about 100 artists selling handmade functional and sculptural […] View event

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    Celebrate the creative spirit! @ Markings Gallery

    The best of Maine’s artisans with handmade work in multi media…clay, metal, fiber, glass, polymer, and some surprises! Featured Artisans are Jo Diggs, Wayne Robbins, Charlotte moore, Judith Barker, Jennifer Nielsen,Susan MIlls, Janice Jones, and Nan Kilbourn-Tara. Others are included in this wonderful group showing. Markings gallery 50 Front Street Bath, Maine 04530 open daily […] View event

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    10th Annual Holiday Pottery Shop @ Holiday Pottery Shop

    Presented by the Central Maine Clay Artists, the 10th annual Holiday Pottery Shop will be found at 100 Water St. in Hallowell, Maine. Open from November 17 through Christmas Eve, the Holiday Pottery Shop is a one stop shop for craft lovers + gift shoppers in search of unique, high quality arts and crafts sourced […] View event

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    Season of Giving Arts Sale @ Brick Store Museum

    The Brick Store Museum will be opening a Season of Giving Arts Sale during the first three weeks in December (through December 17th). Over thirty artists, crafters, and makers of locally-crafted handmade items will be displaying their works for sale. Part of the Brick Store Museum’s mission is to celebrate current local arts and entrepreneurs. […] View event

  • Holiday Shopping at the Bath Antique Sale @ Bath Middle School

    The monthly Bath Antique Sale continues Sunday, December 17. Open 10:00 am-2:00 pm. The Bath Sale is an antiques market for quality aged merchandise and fine collectibles. Fifty established antiques dealers from ME and NH. Café on premises. Admission $5.00, $4.00 with card or ad; free to those born after 1992! Bath Middle School, 6 […] View event

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    5th Annual Holiday Bazaar @ Common Street Arts

    Common Street Arts is pleased to Present its 5th annual Holiday Bazaar! Prior to the winter holidays, the gallery will be transformed into a marketplace filled with handmade items, created by Maine artists and craftspeople through this juried exhibition. The most unique holiday gifts will be available at Common Street Arts! We look forward to […] View event

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    “Holiday Offerings 2017”

    (Portland, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present an annual group exhibition of original two and three-dimensional works of art on December 1 at 10:00 a.m. The show features over 30 works created en plein air or in studio, depicting a range of scenes, in a variety of mediums. The exhibition includes paintings […] View event

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    Vintage Bazaar New England @ Brick South at Thompson's Point

    Vintage Bazaar New England – Brings Bazaar Cheer to Portland!! Come celebrate the spirit of the season and have bazaar good time at the Vintage Bazaar Holiday Edition on December 16th & 17th at Thompson’s Point in Portland. 85 talented vendors, spread inside a historic 25,000sqft brick industrial building, will offer thoughtfully decorated and curated […] View event

  • 25th Annual Last Minute Christmas Art & Crafts Fair @ Augusta State Armory

    The 25th Annual Last Minute Christmas Art & Crafts Fair at the Augusta Armory located at 176 Western Ave., Augusta.  Featuring artists & crafters from Maine and all over New England on Saturday & Sunday December 16 + 17, 10-4 PM both days. It’s the perfect time to start buying all your holiday gift items […] View event

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    A day of football @ Dockfore

    Start your Sundayfunday with us ! Open @ 10:00 with $2.95 mimosas ($10.95 for a pitcher ) , $3.95 Bloody Mary bar until 5:00. Up to 7 NFL games @ once with free hot dogs and peanuts. $7.95 pitchers of Bud , Bud light or Rolling Rock $1.95 pints from 3:00 until 7:00 20oz Bud […] View event

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    Festival of Style @ Brick Store Museum

    “The Festival of Style” is presented by the Captain Lord Mansion, with additional support from Nvest Financial Group. It is a “festival of trees mashup,” which features costumes spanning 200 years of local history, and includes pieces selected by local companies Boulangerie, Gorham Savings Bank, Cloth Interiors, and more. Visitors to the exhibit are invited […] View event

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    Buddhism unwrapped @ Merry Meeting Arts Center

    This is a great class for those who want to explore what Buddhism is really about and how to practice. Open to both beginners and advanced practitioners. We will have teachings from the Sutras (words of the Buddha) and lectures on some of the great treatises of Buddhism. After the lectures we will have a […] View event

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    Kittery Art Association Holiday Sale @ Kittery Art Association Gallery

    Looking for a unique, charming, and memorable gift? The Kittery Art Association Holiday Sale and Show is the answer to your holiday shopping quest! Our sale features a wide assortment of affordable, unique, and locally produced items, such as paintings, pastels, ceramics, textiles, cards, and those indefinable mixed media objects. The sale opens Thursday, December […] View event

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    Gingerbread house decorating workshop & visit from St. Nick! @ Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

    Celebrate the holidays with your family as you craft colorful gumdrop chimneys, slanting roofs shingled with confections, dangling frosting icicles, and anything else you dream up! Whether this is your first or 50th gingerbread house, this festive tradition has something for everyone! We’ll supply a pre-constructed gingerbread house, an array of candy and icing, plus […] View event


    Amnesty International – Portland Write for Rights 2017 @ Arabica Coffee House

    Amnesty International USA will be celebrating our 2nd annual Writes for Rights in Portland, Maine! This global letter-writing initiative will be held in Arabica Coffee on December 17th from Noon-4pm. From now until December 31, Amnesty mobilizes hundreds of thousands of activists, in over 180 countries, in our largest letter writing campaign. This year is […] View event

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    “It’s A Wonderful Life: Adapted” Live Radio Play @ Portland Stage Company

    Celebrate the Holiday Season with this beloved American classic. This heartwarming story of renewal is presented as a 1940’s radio broadcast with sound effects performed live on stage adapted by Joe Landry. With the help of an ensemble and an angel named Clarence, George Bailey learns the million different ways that we are tied to […] View event

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    New Horizons adult concert band for beginners and returning musicians @ Portland Conservatory of Music

    PORTLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC LAUNCHES NEW HORIZONS ADULT CONCERT BAND “It’s never too late” is a cliché that is coming to life right here at PCM!! This new program provides an entry point to instrumental music making for adults, including those with no musical experience at all and those who were active in school music […] View event

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    Santaville @ Madison/Anson Information Booth

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  • Maine Ski Museum @ Camden Public Library

    Representatives from the Maine Ski Museum will give an overview of the local history of Maine’s favorite winter sport. View event

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    Polar Express @ Ocean Gateway Terminal

    The Polar Express returns for a 10th season in 2017! Guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and listen to a reading of the enchanting story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the […] View event

  • Scrooge @ Chocolate Church Arts Center

    Friday and Saturday, Dec 15 and 16 at 7:30pm. Saturday and Sunday, Dec 16 and 17 at 2pm. $12 adv / $15 door Like the film, the musical closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a […] View event

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    A Christmas concert: Downeast Brass with Jay Zoller, organist @ South Parish Congregational Church

    The Downeast Brass, five popular Maine musicians and educators from southern and central Maine, will join Jay Zoller, organist at South Parish Congregational Church, Augusta. There will be a wide variety of holiday music that will appeal to members of all faiths. View event

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas @ City Theater

    A play by Charles M. Schulz with music by Vince Guaraldi: The classic animated television special A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation. Charlie Brown and the Peanut’s Gang discover the real meaning of Christmas. The performance will include a Christmas Concert featuring many of City Theater’s lead performers. Dec […] View event

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    The Nutcracker @ Waterville Opera House

    Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 15-17. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true. View event

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    Texas Hold-Em Poker @ American Legion Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. Post 40, Winthrop

    every Sunday Anyone can sign up Dinner served at 3 p.m. for $7 View event

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    A Christmas Story: The Musical @ The Portland Players

    A Christmas Story: The Musical December 1 – 17, 2017 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 2:30pm ​ Book by Joseph Robinette Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ​ Directed by Janie Downey Maxwell Music Direction by Evan Cuddy Choreography by Victoria Perreault Back by popular demand! Ralphie Parker only wants […] View event

  • The Most Amazing Man of the Nineteenth Century @ University of Maine at Farmington, North Dining Hall

    The Most Amazing Man of the Nineteenth Century John Rosenwald, scholar, teacher, and collector, will speak on “The Most Amazing Man of the Nineteenth Century”, an overview of the work of William Morris, on Sunday, December 17th at 2:30 in the North Dining Hall at UMF in Farmington. The talk is free and open to […] View event

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    Season of Light @ Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine

    The popular holiday show “Season of Light” returns in full dome splendor! We are delighted to announce that the “Season of Light” holiday program is returning to the Southworth Planetarium in full dome format. NPR’S Noah Adams narrates this omni-dome planetarium program about the history and astronomy of the holiday season. What are the origins […] View event

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    Wescustago Youth Chorale’s 20th Annual Winter Concert @ Freeport Performing Arts Center

    Wescustago Youth Chorale presents the 20th Annual Winter Concert “A Wescustago Winter” on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3 PM in the Freeport Performing Arts Center. Please join us as we celebrate our 20th season with favorites from the past twenty years, including “Holiday Lights,” “30 Second Fa La La,” “Imagine,” “Sure on this Shining […] View event

  • Holiday concert: Joelle Morris, mezzo soprano and Mary Sullivan, soprano @ St. Andrews Church

    Joelle Morris, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Sullivan, soprano, present a festive program of Christmas and Advent music, with pianist Randy Day. These unusually versatile singers explore the mystery and the celebration of the season in duets and solos, standard and original arrangements, of ancient chants and traditional carols, to popular Christmas songs and rockin’ Gospel tunes! […] View event

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    Circus Solstice 2017 @ Circus Maine

    Circus Maine announces a fast­paced and electrifying Winter Solstice cabaret celebrating the evolution of circus arts through the ages. Set to coincide with the theatrical release of The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical about circus mastermind, P.T. Barnum, the cabaret weekend (Dec 15-­17) will feature not only astounding feats of skill and artistry, but […] View event

  • Portland Community Orchestra Holiday Concert @ Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland

    The Portland Community Orchestra (PCO) will present a Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 17th at 4:00 pm. The concert will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland, under the direction of Music Director Vinny Fuerst. The program will feature works by Corelli, Schiassi, Bouvard, Handel (selections from Messiah), as well as Christmas […] View event

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    Traditional Christmas carol sing along @ Stroudwater Village Church & Community Center

    Sunday, Dec 17 at 4:00 P.M. at Historic Stroudwater Village Church, 1729 Congress St., Portland. Bring the whole family, neighbors, & friends. FREE. Refreshments following. View event

  • Circus Solstice 2017 @ Circus Maine

    Circus Maine announces a fast­paced and electrifying Winter Solstice cabaret celebrating the evolution of circus arts through the ages. Set to coincide with the theatrical release of The Greatest Showman, a new movie musical about circus mastermind, P.T. Barnum, the cabaret weekend (Dec 15-­17) will feature not only astounding feats of skill and artistry, but […] View event

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    Rock My Soul @ One Longfellow Square

    Join the Rock My Soul choir and band (complete with horns!) for a spirit-soaring afternoon of “gospelized” Christmas carols and R&B- and doo-wop flavored arrangements of popular holiday favorites. Numbers range from high-energy, emotionally charged arrangements of familiar songs such as “White Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” and “O Holy Night” to the less familiar […] View event

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    Rock My Soul Rockin’ Holiday Concert at One Longfellow Square @ One Longfellow Square

    Rock My Soul Rockin’ Holiday Concert at One Longfellow Square Rock My Soul, a highly acclaimed, 25-member secular choir that specializes in lively, roots-based gospel, and its “sister group” The RMS Five, a 5-member vocal ensemble that specializes in rich harmonies and unique arrangements of roots, Americana, and gospel, will perform a Rockin’ Holiday Concert […] View event

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    Oakland Candlelight Christmas @ Oakland Waterfront Park

    Join us for our candlelight service at the Oakland Waterfront Park Gazebo! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors and join us for a wonderful celebration for the whole community to enjoy. We will spend the evening serving hot chocolate, singing Christmas classics, and having a candle lighting. Pastor Jamie Dickson of Kingdom Life Church will […] View event

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    Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet @ Victoria Mansion

    Join members of Portland Ballet as they perform scenes from the Victorian Nutcracker in the Stair Hall at Victoria Mansion. This family-friendly event is fun for all ages! With each paying adult, two children are admitted free (additional kids are just $5). Before and after the performance, walk through the house, see the decorations and […] View event

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    Jonathan Edwards @ Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center

    Jonathan Edwards will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center on Water Street in Gardiner. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 for all seats. Tickets are available between noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at Johnson Hall’s Box Office or at 582-7144 or by visiting www.johnsonhall.org. […] View event

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    Christmas in the Stable @ Ever After Mustang Rescue

    Sunday, December 17th @ 6 PM, Ever After Mustang Rescue 463 West Street, Biddeford ME – – Christmas in the Stable: A non-denominational service, caroling, treats. Bring a chair and flashlight, dress warmly. A free, fun family event. mustangrescue.org View event

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    Basketball @ Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons

    Drop in on Sunday and Wednesday evenings for pick-up basketball games. View event

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    Bess Jacques &The Strays @ MJ's Wine Bar

    Bess Jacques & The Strays draw on a mix of vintage Americana, including beloved jazz standards from the American Songbook along with more modern, R&B-inspired tunes and Americana. The trio’s musical offerings range from hard swinging to honky-tonk, Louis Armstrong to Fats Domino and Tom Waits, and include beautiful originals, for a mix of sounds […] View event


    Nutcracker Burlesque @ St. Lawrence Arts

    For our 15th annual holiday show, Vivid Motion’s Nutcracker Burlesque is going back to the 80’s! Clarence dreams of being a dancer at the Rat Queen’s club, but despite the support of his friend the Nutcracker Princess, the Queen doesn’t see his talent and his busy with bachelor/bachelorette party that’s quickly getting out of control. […] View event