FRIDAY, NOV. 25:
• Midway There at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, this Friday and Saturday, with performances at 2 p.m. and seven:30 p.m. each days. The theater’s resident firm gives the comedy by Canadian playwright Norm Foster and brings audiences to small-town Rangeley, the place Janine and her closest associates begin to surprise in the event that they’ve discovered the whole lot they’re searching for after an out-of-town physician exhibits up. For dates, occasions and tickets ($15 adults, $13 LT members, $5 ages 18 and below), go to LincolnTheater.web.
• Award-Successful Essayist in Rockland and Damariscotta, Sherman’s Maine Coast E-book Outlets will host guide signings by midcoast creator Eddie Adelman in Rockland this Friday, and in Damariscotta this Saturday, each from 1 to three p.m. Adelman’s just lately printed guide is titled Don’t Get Me Began. It accommodates 35 columns and essays which have run in The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Every day Information and on Maine Public Radio since 1998. Many of the essays fall into the class of humor and satire, overlaying subjects as different as mission statements, residence possession, politics, ageing rock stars, cell telephones, allergic reactions, junk meals, Maine winters, sketchy drivers, and Fb.
• Yuletide in St. George, this Friday and Saturday, alongside Route 131 and within the villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde. St. George enterprise homeowners and organizations are holding craft gala’s and gross sales of paintings and antiques, books, vacation ornaments and wreaths, Dutch bulbs, distinctive presents, stocking stuffers and meals objects. Crimson YULETIDE indicators and colourful occasion maps will determine collaborating areas. That is the 18th 12 months that greater than 20 St. George retailers and nonprofits will welcome vacation buyers to their outlets, galleries, eating places, and meals venues over Thanksgiving weekend. On Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Odd Fellows Corridor and Wileys Nook Grange will host craft gala’s at their St. George areas. Jackson Memorial Library and St. George Historic Society in Tenants Harbor might be open with artwork, crafts, and historic memorabilia on show. For downloadable Yuletide maps, go to stgeorgebusinessalliance.com.
• Rockland’s Pageant of Lights, this Friday to Sunday. On Friday, Santa arrives on Center Pier at midday, and the tree lighting is at 6 p.m. Actions happen all day Saturday round city, after which Fundamental Avenue is closed to visitors for the 6 p.m. Parade of Lights. Breakfast with Santa is served Sunday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the Elks Lodge.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26:
• Millay Home Pageant of Lights Open Home, 198A Broadway in Rockland, from 11 a.m. to three p.m. Contractor Kirk Rouge of KR Development has accomplished the renovation of the 131-year-old home, which is listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations. See the progress, partake of cider and cookies, and share your ideas and concepts for future applications and occasions on the birthplace of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29:
• Civil Struggle Presentation at Belfast Free Library, 6:30 p.m. Civil Struggle authors Diane Monroe Smith and Ned Smith will share the outcomes of their analysis into the lives of Civil Struggle veterans from Belfast. The free presentation will happen within the library’s Abbott Room. Diane Smith is the creator of Washington Roebling’s Civil Struggle (2019), Fanny and Joshua, Chamberlain at Petersburg, and Command Conflicts in Grant’s Overland Marketing campaign. Ned Smith’s books are unit histories on the twenty second Maine and the 2nd Maine Cavalry. In 2020 when the pandemic canceled all guide excursions and journey, the Smiths began visiting cemeteries in central and coastal Maine, discovering veterans’ resting locations after which researching their histories.
• Tinsel & Tails Vacation Gala & Silent Public sale, Thursday, Dec. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Be a part of PAWS at 16 Bay View in Camden for a vacation celebration with wine, heavy appetizers, music, and a silent public sale. Tickets are $100 and restricted to simply 75 people, so make sure to buy them earlier than they promote out. Be taught extra at pawsadoption.org. In the meantime, the PAWS 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is below method and can shut on Dec. 7, awarding one winner with a jackpot price 50% of the whole quantity raised.
• “Past Provide Chains – America’s Altering Financial and Commerce Coverage,” Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. The Camden Convention and Rockland Public Library current Invoice Corridor in a free discuss open to all. It can even be out there on Zoom. E-mail email@example.com to obtain the Zoom hyperlink. Corridor ponders world provide chains and the way they have been affected by the pandemic. He asks whether or not the Biden administration’s new strategy to worldwide commerce – and the actions being taken or thought of by different international locations – can have profound results on globalization and whether or not these developments can be good or dangerous for U.S. prosperity. Corridor was an intelligence officer for the U.S. He’s the instant previous president of the World Affairs Council of Maine and serves on the boards of a number of Maine nonprofit organizations. For info on the thirty sixth annual Camden Convention – World Commerce and Politics: Managing Turbulence – February 17-19, go to camdenconference.org.
• thirty sixth Annual Christmas by the Sea Weekend, Thursday to Sunday, Dec. 1–4. It kicks off with the vacation parade in downtown Camden on Friday at 6 p.m., adopted by the lighting of a Christmas tree in Harbor Park, with Santa presiding over each occasions. These wishing to take part within the Christmas by the Sea parade ought to contact Holly Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a participation kind. On Saturday at 9 a.m., Santa will arrive by boat on the Camden Public Touchdown, the place he’ll have time to greet kids earlier than he heads to the Camden Snow Bowl for an additional official entrance and his conventional studying of “’Twas the Evening Earlier than Christmas” at 10 a.m. Photographs with Santa and Elf Ellen will happen immediately following story time, between 10:30 a.m. and midday. On Saturday at 5 p.m., Santa will make an look on the Lincolnville Seaside bonfire earlier than retiring for the night. All through the weekend, in Camden, Lincolnville and Rockport, occasions will embody horse-and-carriage rides, cookie adorning for all ages, the CBTS Storefront Treasure Hunt, a standard Christmas Market, vacation craft gala’s, Beltie Vacation, a Stroll By Bethlehem, musical performances, and extra. For all the main points, choose up a Christmas by the Sea occasions brochure on the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce workplace (2 Public Touchdown) or go to the Christmas by the Sea Fb web page.
• Knox Museum Preview Occasion, Friday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. Be among the many first to view the Thomaston home musuem’s embellished distinctive and grand rooms. With cocktails, tables laden with a large number of savories and sweets, and music by the Invoice Barnes Trio. Montpelier, residence of the museum, is at 30 Excessive Avenue in Thomaston. Tickets $75 on the door; members $60.
• Wiscasset Vacation Marketfest, Friday to Sunday, Dec. 2–4. Seasonal actions all through Wiscasset village embody visits with Santa, a petting zoo, carolers, historic home excursions and horse-drawn wagon rides. All through the weekend, the historic and seasonally embellished Nickels-Sortwell Home gives self-guided excursions with educated docents close by. For particulars and a schedule of actions, go to wiscassetholidaymarketfest.com.
• Belfast Maskers Current The Finest Christmas Pageant Ever, at Basil Burwell Neighborhood Theater, 17 Court docket Avenue in Belfast, Dec. 2 to 11, with exhibits at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays. On this Christmas traditional, a pair struggling to placed on a church Christmas pageant is confronted with casting the Herdman kids – in all probability probably the most inventively terrible children in historical past. Tix can be found at belfastmaskers.com and within the foyer a half-hour earlier than every efficiency. Common admission $18, with a $3 low cost for college students and seniors. The primary Friday present has a Preview Evening value of $10 for all ages. A reduction of 15% applies to orders of six or extra tickets bought on the web site.
• Atlantic Ballet Firm’s Nutcracker at Camden Opera Home, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, with each performances at 3 p.m. ABC’s visitor artist, Cristian Laverde Koenig, will journey from New York Metropolis to carry out. Tickets are $16 and $20, out there at Planet Toys in Camden and the Grasshopper Outlets in Belfast and Rockland and on-line at buynutcrackertickets.com.
• Beltie Vacation at Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport, on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to midday. Have fun the vacations at Maine Coast Heritage Belief’s farm that’s residence to Belted Galloway cattle. Actions embody a photo-booth with Beltie calves, free Beltie-ornament-making kits, 4-H Membership bake sale, balsam fir wreaths sale by Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, and free sizzling cocoa. In lieu of admission, donations might be accepted to fund supplying beef to meals pantries. For more information, name 236-2739 or go to aldermere.org.
• Downtown Christmas Pageant in Thomaston, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. A bunch of family-friendly occasions is deliberate, totally on downtown Fundamental Avenue. From 2 to three:30, guests are invited to view and vote on their favourite downtown window shows, cease by RisingTide Boxing (144 Fundamental Avenue) to make wildlife-friendly decorations to hold in town Christmas tree, and head over to Watts Corridor (174 Fundamental Avenue) to write down letters to Santa and partake of complimentary sizzling chocolate and cookies. At 3:30 attendees can parade to the City Mall and sing Christmas carols led by pastor JB Usher of Strong Rock Church. On the mall, kids will embellish the city Christmas tree with their handmade ornaments and Santa Claus might be readily available to mild the tree. The Downtown Christmas Pageant coincides with different occasions on the town, together with the primary day of Knox Museum’s Vacation Open Home at Montpelier and the second evening of Watts Corridor Neighborhood Arts’ presentation of “Walkin’ the Line – A Tribute to Johnny Money.” Extra info and a breakdown of occasions will be discovered on Thomaston Fundamental Avenue’s Fb web page.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27:
• Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra Vacation Live shows, with the primary this Sunday at 3 p.m. on the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Industrial Avenue in Belfast. The 18 piece-big band will play a mixture of trendy and conventional jazz and vacation favorites. Hear, dance and sing alongside. All ages welcome; donations requested. MoJO will carry out Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. at John Avenue United Methodist Church, 98 John Avenue in Camden. All ages welcome, with donations in assist of the church’s mission requested.
• Tom DiMenna Sings the Songs of Gordon Lightfoot at Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, Friday Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The Maine singer-songwriter delivers a present filled with nostalgia, storytelling, and music. Tickets for the live performance are $15 upfront and $20 day of the present. Assistive listening gadgets can be found on the field workplace. Doorways open at 6 p.m. Concessions (together with beer and wine) might be out there for buy. For extra info go to thewaldotheatre.org.
• “Walkin’ the Line – A Tribute to Johnny Money,” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and three, at 7 p.m. each nights, within the upstairs auditorium of Watts Corridor, 174 Fundamental Avenue in Thomaston. The stay present stars Scott Moreau as The Man in Black, backed by a band of native musicians. Moreau, a local of Litchfield, has traveled the world performing as Johnny Money for greater than a decade. Ten years in the past, he wrote “Walkin’ the Line” based mostly on interviews, anecdotes and parts of the autobiography Money and that includes greater than 25 of Money’s finest liked songs. He’s additionally toured as Money in Million Greenback Quartet, together with a run at Maine State Music Theatre. “Walkin’ the Line” runs two hours and contains an intermission. The close by Block Saloon will present a money bar, and concessions might be out there by donation. Seating is normal admission; doorways open at 6:30 p.m. each nights. Tickets are $35 upfront by means of midday on the day of every present through EventBrite, linked at wattshallthomaston.com. If out there, tickets on the door might be $40.
• Sheepscot Valley Refrain “Handel and Christmas Pops!” Live shows, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, at 3 p.m. each days, at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. Handel’s Messiah might be carried out with skilled soloists and chamber orchestra. Vacation pops favorites accompanied by a chamber orchestra will spherical out the second half of this system. A spotlight might be considered one of Robert Shaw’s preparations of Christmas carols, The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite IV. Tickets can be found at purplepass.com/sheepscotchorusmessiah2022. For extra info, electronic mail email@example.com, or go to fb.com/sheepscotchorus and sheepscotvalleychorus.org.
• DaPonte String Quartet Chamber Music Efficiency, Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m., at Union Corridor, 24 Central Avenue in Rockport. Live performance Collection I’ll encompass the Mozart String Duo in B flat Main for Violin and Viola, Dohnanyi Serenade for String Trio, Op. 10, and Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 no 3. Tickets could also be reserved for $25 or pay-what-you-wish on the door.
• Shawn Colvin on the Strand Stage, Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs in downtown Rockland. Tickets are $35 upfront, $40 day of present. Beer and wine can be found at concessions. To purchase tickets, or for extra info, go to rocklandstrand.com or name 594-0070.
• Lúnasa: Irish Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The Irish band, with particular visitor Dave Curley, returns to Camden Opera Home, 29 Elm Avenue, for an additional vacation season live performance. Tickets are $54 upfront and $64 day-of-show at camdenoperahouse.com or by calling 236-3154.
• Vacation Live performance: Songs of Solomon Gospel Choir, at Rockport Opera Home on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Bay Chamber Live shows hosts the Harlem-based choir based in 2001 by veteran conductor Bishop Chantel Wright. The ensemble has carried out with notable artists together with Ashford and Simpson, Elton John, and “American Idol” winners Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino and Ruben Studdard. For his or her return to Bay Chamber, the choir will carry out a program of Gospel and vacation favorites. Tickets, at baychamber.org, are $35 for ages 35-plus, $20 ages 22 to 34, pay-what-you-wish 21 and below at Baychamber.org.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25:
• Sound of Music Sing-Alongside at Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, at 4 p.m. A one-show-only screening of the 1965 Technicolor musical, with subtitles so that everybody can sing alongside to the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. With a number, a fancy dress contest, and free interactive prop luggage for viewers members of all ages. Ticketholders might be eligible to win considered one of a number of door prizes donated by native retailers, and refreshments and snacks might be out there for buy. The Waldo is asking those that are capable of carry a canned meals donation for the Waldoboro Meals Pantry. Grownup tickets are $10 on-line/$15 on the door. Youth tickets are $5. Extra info at thewaldotheatre.org.
• How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Stockton Springs Neighborhood Library, 6:30 p.m. Everyone seems to be invited to the vacation screening of the 1966 animated movie based mostly on the kids’s guide of the identical identify by Dr. Seuss. It’s the story of the Grinch attempting to remove Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville under his mountain hideaway. Boris Karloff, in considered one of his remaining roles, narrates the movie and likewise offers the talking voice of the Grinch. Along with the movie screening there might be snacks, an exercise, and surprises. The occasion is free. For extra info, name 567-4147.
• Vacation Household Film Collection on the Rockport Opera Home: Elf, Saturday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Have fun Christmas by the Sea with a screening of the favored 2003 Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell as a human raised by Santa’s elves. Everyone seems to be welcome to take part in an Elf Your self exercise earlier than the film begins at 4 p.m. Free and open to everybody. Register on-line: at rockportoperahouse.org or 691-7388. The household sequence continues Saturday, Dec. 10, 3:30 p.m. with The Grinch, and Saturday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m. with It’s a Great Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.
• Watts Corridor Neighborhood Gamers Announce Merry Model Celebration, set for Saturday, Dec. 10, at Watts Corridor in Thomaston. Solo designers and groups are invited to rework evergreen boughs (and their very own ribbons, ornaments, extra greenery, twinkle lights, and different elaborations) into a vacation robe. Set-up within the morning might be adopted by a public viewing from 3 to five p.m., together with voting for the favourite. Donations from voters will assist the AIO Vitality Help program. There’s a $10 supplies price per staff. To enroll or for extra info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; put Merry Mannequins within the topic line.
• Name for Artwork by Belfast Free Library, which seeks submissions from artists to exhibit within the library’s Barbara Kramer Gallery in 2023. The gallery, positioned within the library’s entrance on the bottom ground, can exhibit as much as 20 framed items. Reveals are typically scheduled month-to-month, although typically for 2 months. Submit just a few digital photos of your work with an outline and temporary bio to Brenda Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is Dec. 1. Acceptance notification might be despatched by the top of Dec..
MONDAY, NOV. 28:
• Shakespeare Society of Rockland to Meet, through Zoom, from 2 to 4 p.m. Macbeth, Act 5 might be learn and mentioned. Based in 1889, the society is in its 133rd 12 months. That is the ultimate assembly of the autumn time period. The group resumes conferences on January 30 with The Winter’s Story. For additional info, electronic mail President Hope Kocian at email@example.com.
• Sally Loughridge Present at Rutherford Library in South Bristol, all through Dec., with a public reception on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 to five:30 p.m. This exhibit shares native photos in addition to others alongside the coast and from Monhegan Island, the place she has painted yearly for over 15 years with a gaggle of artist associates. The exhibit contains each oil and tender pastel works, all of that are on the market. Rutherford Library is open Wednesday and Thursday midday to six p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FOOD & DRINK
THURSDAY, NOV. 24:
• St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Thanksgiving Neighborhood Meal, 12:30 to 2 p.m. This 12 months, the church returns to a sit-down meal within the parish corridor. The free turkey dinner will nonetheless have all the normal dishes: roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, cranberry sauce, peas and carrots, and plenty of pies. Gluten-free and vegan objects can even be out there. The church is positioned at 11 White Avenue in Rockland. In case you are contemplating serving to or need to present meals, contact coordinator Ron Staschak at 691-7578. To assist this neighborhood meal with a donation, achieve this electronically on the St. Peter’s parish web site or ship a test, made payable to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with “Thanksgiving Meal” within the memo line, to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Avenue, Rockland, ME 04841.
SUNDAY, NOV. 27:
• First Church in Belfast Free Neighborhood Meal, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu contains a wide range of sizzling soups together with gluten-free and veggie, together with sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Serving is within the upstairs fellowship corridor of the church. Households and kids are inspired to attend, and all are welcome. For extra info, name the church workplace, 338-2282.
• Kitchen Licensing Workshop, Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to three p.m. at MOFGA’s Frequent Floor Training Heart in Unity. Designed for farmers and aspiring small enterprise operators involved in meals processing for resale, this workshop will cowl licensing, meals security finest practices, labeling and extra. There can even be a tour of MOFGA’s business kitchen, indicating precisely what is roofed throughout an inspection, and a panel with small enterprise homeowners. This occasion is priced on a sliding scale from $25 to $75. Pay the quantity that matches your funds. Urged general-admission value: $60. Urged MOFGA member value: $45. Members in MOFGA’s Journeyperson or MFRP applications and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or Individual of Coloration): freed from cost. Register by Nov. 27 at mofga.org.
KIDS & PARENTS
• Public “Waffles with Santa” Breakfast in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Lodge. Served might be waffles, bacon, juice and occasional. Free picture with Santa for kids. Adults $8, kids below 8 years previous $4. Situated 1 / 4 mile north of Washington village on Route 220.
• Share the Mild Exercise Kits for Youngsters Accessible, Buddies of Sears Island gives the free grab-and-go exercise kits for kids ages 5 to 12, with supplies to make home made fireplace starters for staying heat on winter nights, gold paper to make star ornaments or a garland for the solstice, a kindness calendar, concepts for serving to animals in winter, and solutions for celebrating the solstice. To request a equipment, electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving a affirmation electronic mail, households can choose up their kits now by means of Dec. 2 at Carver Memorial Library in Searsport. Kits are free; donations to Buddies of Sears Island permit the group to proceed to supply programming for free of charge.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23:
• Breastfeeding Help Group, Wednesdays, Nov. 23 and 30, from 11 a.m. to midday at Beebe Well being Heart, 15 Anchor Drive, Rockport. This casual assist group for breastfeeding households offers interplay in addition to particular person help when wanted. Ladies wanting extra details about breastfeeding are additionally welcome. Facilitated by a lactation marketing consultant from the Ladies and Infants unit. Due to room occupancy constraints, the assembly is proscribed to a most of seven mothers with infants in arms. Siblings won’t be allowed presently. Name 301-8337 for extra info. This group is free to attend however registration is required at journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25:
• Indoor Preschooler Story Time at Camden Public Library, 10 to 11 a.m. Kids’s Librarian Miss Amy hosts story occasions particularly themed for preschool-aged kids, within the Picker Room on Friday mornings. For info, electronic mail email@example.com.
• Stockton Springs Neighborhood Library Storytime Friday Mornings, 10 to 11 a.m. For kids of all ages, together with preschoolers and homeschoolers. Will probably be held every week, providing enjoyable and seasonal tales, a craft and a snack. For more information, name 567-4147.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26:
• Share the Surprise, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Farnsworth campus in downtown Rockland. At the side of the Rockland Pageant of Lights, the Farnsworth will provide an assortment of family-friendly actions: artmaking, an outside climbing construction, refreshments, music, a guide signing, and extra. Free to all, with actions for all ages.
• Bear Hunt Storytime at Rockland Public Library, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Youngsters are invited to carry their stuffed bears (or different stuffies) and be a part of Miss Katie for a bear-themed storytime. Get pleasure from bear books and songs, then be a part of Miss Katie in a bear parade, adopted by a bear scavenger hunt across the library.
• Story Stroll at Erickson Fields Protect, Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10:30 a.m. Households are invited to hitch Rockport Public Library Youth Providers Librarian Stephanie Miller for a narrative stroll by means of the Rockport protect. Miller might be studying aloud from the guide Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. The guide tells the story of a younger lady and her father who go “owling” late on a winter evening. This free program is offered by the Rockport Public Library and Maine Coast Heritage Belief.
• Polar Categorical Household Occasion at Rockport Opera Home, Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 5:30 p.m., offered by Rockport Public Library. Attendees might be greeted by the Polar Categorical conductor; costumed cooks might be serving baked items and sizzling cocoa; and considered one of Santa’s elves might be distributing jingle bells. Households might be transported with a movie screening of The Polar Categorical, a 2004 traditional celebrating friendship, bravery, and the spirit of the vacations. Extra info will be discovered at rockport.lib.me.us.
• Vacation Ocean Animals for Ages 3 to five, in Herring Intestine Coastal Science Heart’s Aquatots Program, on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. and once more on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 11 a.m. to midday. Kids are invited to hitch within the jingle-shell enjoyable whereas studying about sweet cane shrimp, snowflake moray eels, pinecone fish, and extra. Periods happen in Herring Intestine’s Decrease Classroom, 17 Lobster Pound Street in Port Clyde. $10 per household. Register at herringgut.org.
• 2022 Undertake-A-Household Program, Knox County Homeless Coalition invitations individuals to carry pleasure to midcoast households. In case you are involved in adopting a household, order from the net Amazon wishlist at amzn.to/3SFnlVZ and have the objects shipped on to KCHC, the place “elves” will wrap and ship the presents. To make a financial donation, go to homehelphope.org/donate-now and select “Undertake-A-Household” from the drop-down menu. Signal as much as volunteer to be a wrapper by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the schedule.
• Pet Raisers Wished, by the Maine Area of Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which is searching for individuals within the midcoast prepared to absorb a pet for 14 to 16 months to show it fundamental expertise and socialization. Pet courses are held in Belfast. Raisers obtain ongoing, native assist each step of the best way and free veterinary care. E-mail for particulars: email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23:
• Take a Break with Guided Meditation, Wednesdays, Nov. 23 and 30, on-line from midday to 12:30 p.m. Discover a quiet spot and check in for as a lot of this quick meditation break as you may. The category will start with a guided meditation, adopted by silent meditation and a quick time for reflections/questions. This class is free. Go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or name 301-3950 to register.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24:
• Fifth Annual Foodbank Farm 5K, at Coastal Rivers Conservation Belief’s Salt Bay Farm in Damariscotta, with a 5K path run and 1-mile stroll/enjoyable run at 9 a.m. to profit Twin Villages Foodbank Farm. Open to runners and walkers of all ages. Properly-behaved canine on leashes are welcome. Registration is required and could also be executed on-line at coastalrivers.org or at twinvillagesfarm.org. There isn’t a price to take part, although financial donations are inspired and will be made on-line throughout registration.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26:
• Annual Pageant of Lights Tree and Wreath Silent Public sale and Raffle, held by Buddies of the Rockland Public Library on the library. Bidding on the person bushes and wreaths will start at 1 p.m. and finish at 4 p.m. Successful raffle tickets might be drawn at 4 p.m. The public sale options greater than 30 embellished tabletop bushes and wreaths. Native companies trim every tree and wreath in creative methods and sometimes embody present certificates. The library might be decked out within the vacation spirit as effectively, with free cider and cookies out there whereas provides final. Proceeds immediately assist the Rockland Public Library.
• forty second Annual Pageant of Lights Craft Present, hosted by Pope Memorial Humane Society, at Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin Avenue in Rockland, from 9 a.m. to three p.m. A urged donation of $2 is requested on the door, with all entrance proceeds going on to Pope Memorial Humane Society. The Elks Lodge’s kitchen might be open and serving lunch for buy. Over 40 artists from throughout Maine will showcase ornaments, jewellery, pottery, candles, clothes, holiday-themed objects, and extra. Moreover, there might be a silent public sale, bake sale, and the chance to buy the cookbook Recipes to the Rescue, a group of recipes from the Pope Memorial Humane Society neighborhood.
• Introduction Vigil for Disarmament at Tub Iron Works, Saturdays, Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The group will collect in entrance of the Administration Constructing at Tub Iron Works on Washington Avenue in Tub after which stroll all the way down to leaflet the employees on the shift change. For more information, name 763-4062.
• Weekend Vacation Open Homes at Museum of Maritime Pets, 75 Mechanic Avenue in Rockland, that includes displays, a volunteer alternatives showcase, and present purchasing for individuals and pets, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 26 by means of Dec. 24. Extra data: 390-5909, museumofmaritimepets.org.
• “Serving to to Calm Sturdy Feelings with Resonant Language,” a three-day on-line workshop within the College of Maine Hutchinson Heart’s skilled improvement program, on Wednesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14, from 1 to three p.m. through Zoom. Members will be taught sensible methods for serving to calm robust feelings in themselves and others. These methods will be employed to mitigate battle between college students, dispel rigidity throughout customer support interactions, cut back office friction, and decrease stress with household and associates. The associated fee is $175 per individual. Extra info is on the market on the Hutchinson Heart web site.
• Completely happy Wanderers Hike at Stover Protect in Belfast, with Coastal Mountains and Journey to Well being, Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. This path is a simple .9-mile hike that meanders alongside the Passagassawakeag River. After ending this loop, you’re welcome to cross the highway to the Head of Tide Protect, the place the group will do an extra mile on reasonable terrain. Hunter orange is usually recommended for mountain climbing security. Parking might be at Head of Tide Protect, throughout the road from Stover Protect. A Coastal Mountains staffer will direct parking. Instructions: From downtown Belfast, take Fundamental Avenue west and instantly flip proper onto Waldo Avenue. In 1.5 miles, flip proper onto Doak Street. Parking space is on the left instantly after Doak’s Machine Store. Completely happy Wanderers meet on the primary Thursday of every month. The hikes vary in location from Rockport to Stockton Springs. Every outing is led by a Coastal Mountains Land Belief and Journey to Well being employees member. Go to journeytohealth.coursestorm.com to register for this hike.
• E-book Sale at Rockport Public Library, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and three, from 8 a.m. to three p.m. The Rockport Room within the library’s decrease degree might be crammed with gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles for all ages and tastes. Volunteers from the Buddies of the Rockport Public Library will hold guide tables stocked stuffed with fiction, nonfiction, thriller, Maine-themed, specials, and extra. Annual Buddies members will obtain 10% off purchases. Solely money or checks might be accepted. Contact the library at 236-3642 if you want to volunteer on the sale. Help is required with set-up and breakdown (shifting tables and books) and cashiering. Volunteers can have entry to free books.
• Boothbay Area Backyard Membership Annual Vacation Pageant, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and three, from 9 a.m. to five p.m., at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 32 Emery Lane in Boothbay Harbor. The annual Vacation Pageant (previously Pageant of Timber) gives vacation floral preparations, desk décor, handmade presents from nature, baked items, and a brand new Dinner’s Prepared part, with members’ favourite meals frozen and able to take residence. Timber, present baskets, wreaths and present certificates can even be out there on the market. Proceeds assist scholarships and environmental and neighborhood tasks. Money or test solely.
• Rockport Backyard Membership’s Holly Berry Truthful, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to midday, at a brand new location for the annual truthful, West Rockport Baptist Church, 545 Park Avenue, close to the intersection of Routes 90 and 17 in Rockport. Choices will embody home made truffles, cookies, preserves and pies, classic objects, costume and new jewellery, embellished wreaths and bushes, hand-painted furnishings, hostess presents, freshly embellished vacation greenery, Christmas ornaments, critter toys, gnomes, felted and wool ornaments, knitted hats, scarves, wool appliquéd Christmas pillows, knit hats and scarves and Prepare dinner’s Nook, that includes classic china and glassware. The Holly Berry Truthful is the membership’s main fundraiser for its scholarship program and to plant and keep Rockport’s public gardens.
• Christmas Bazaar in South Thomaston, Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Folks’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Avenue. Handmade ornaments and crafts, bake sale with preserves, Christmas White Elephant tables, wreaths, and youngsters’ actions. Santa might be there to listen to needs and take pictures. All proceeds might be used to assist church and neighborhood applications.
• Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Gives Present-Wrapping, Music and Treats, Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 to five p.m. Anni and the Rainmakers might be enjoying within the sacristy of Belfast First Baptist Church, 93 Excessive Avenue, Belfast. The veterans of the summer season’s Lobster Gala on the waterfront play a variety of music, together with dance tunes. Whilst you take heed to the music or dance to it, you may get your presents wrapped and/or buy vacation treats. The occasion is free; donations might be accepted. Everyone seems to be invited to remain for the entire two hours or drop by for a short while.
• Georges River Land Belief Bonfire Occasion, Thursday, Dec. 8, from 3 to five p.m. (rain/snow date on Friday, Dec. 9). Everyone seems to be invited to toast the land belief’s volunteer corps round a bonfire at Gibson Protect, 637 Woodman’s Mill Street in Searsmont. Anybody involved in studying extra in regards to the Georges River Land Belief or motivated to assist take care of 70 miles of trails in 18 preserves or monitor 51 easements is inspired to attend and meet like-minded volunteers. Mild snacks and drinks might be served. For extra info, contact Marie McNeely 594-5166.
• Superior Coaching in Sediment and Erosion Management: Winter Finest Administration Practices Certification Course, on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. to midday at Wiscasset Parks and Recreation, 242 Gardiner Street in Wiscasset. Registration deadline is Dec. 9. John Maclaine of Maine DEP and Louisa Crane of Knox-Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District lead the category the place individuals might be uncovered to ideas for controlling erosion on residential websites, find out about laws and permits required when disturbing soil close to pure assets, talk about the significance of choosing and putting in acceptable vegetation for a web site, and discover different instruments out there for creating long-term resilient residential landscapes. The price is $95. Register on-line at knox-lincoln.org. For extra info, contact Knox-Lincoln SWCD workplace at 596-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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