Nov. 26: BATH, Vance Gilbert will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. $12/$16 442-8455

Nov. 26: PORTLAND, Cher with special guests, the Village People, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Civic Center. $100/$65.75 775-3458

Nov. 26: RUMFORD, a music jam, with Ben Arsenault family and guests, will be held at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

Nov. 27: BRUNSWICK, songwriter and humorist Glenn Torrico will perform blues, folk and country at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Pleasant Street. $5 783-2302

Nov. 27: GRAY, harmonica player James Montgomery will perform at the Loose Moose Saloon, 61 Portland Road. 657-7171

Nov. 28: AUBURN, Michael Hill will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues, 34 Court St. $10 783-9600

Nov. 28: AUBURN, Jonathan Waldo, guitarist, will perform with Randy Lindsey and others at 2 p.m. at the Book Burrow, 1-B Great Falls Plaza. Free 353-9130

Nov. 28: HINCKLEY, Paulie Heath will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. at Good Will-Hinckley School Moody Chapel. 238-4043

Nov. 28: NORWAY, the Maine Country Music Association Country Sunday will be held at 1 p.m. at Charlie’s Entertainment Center. $7/$3 897-3597
Dance
Nov. 26, 27, Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

Nov. 26, 28, Dec. 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

Nov. 26, 27, 28: PORTLAND, the Maine State Ballet will present “The Nutcracker,” at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. Show times are Nov. 27 at 1 and 7 p.m., Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. $10/$40 842-0800

Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Nov. 27: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers Harvest Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Nov. 27: LIVERMORE, an old fashioned barn dance will be held at the Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $5 897-4366

Nov. 27: LOCKE MILLS, an old fashioned dance, with music by the Richard Felt Orchestra, will be held at 8 p.m. at the Locke Mills Town Hall. 674-2259

Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Nov. 27: RUMFORD, a dance, with music by Legends, will be held at 7 p.m. at Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.

Nov. 28: LEWISTON, the Patio Cowboys will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660

Nov. 28: LEWISTON, the Portland Ballet will perform “The Victorian Nutcracker,” at 2 p.m. at Bates College Schaeffer Theatre. $14/$18 772-9671
Special
Nov. 26: BETHEL, a Craft and Wares Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Inn and Country Club Conference Center, Broad Street.

Nov. 26-Dec. 24: BETHEL, open houses, ice skating on the common. horse-drawn wagon rides, workshops, arrival of Santa, musical performances, Taste of Bethel and more, will be held on Main Street. 824-2282

Nov. 26-28-Dec. 4, 5: HARPSWELL, the “Art for the Holidays” holiday open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Widgeon Cove gallery, 31 Widgeon Cove Lane, Rt. 123. 833-6081

Nov. 26, 27, 28: MANCHESTER, the Artistree 2004 16th Annual Open House will be held at the Augusta Country Club. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $5 968-2094

Nov. 26, 27: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Second Annual Holiday Artisan Fair will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Pineland Campus, Intervale Road. 688-2244

Nov. 26: PORTLAND, the holiday tree lighting ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Portland Monument Square. 772-6828

Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10: PORTLAND, a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6/$3.75 797-2487

Nov. 26-Dec. 23: PORTLAND, Santa Fest 2004, with lights, music and steam, will be held at Narrow Gauge Railroad, 58 Fore St. The hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 to Dec. 19 and Monday-Thursday, Dec. 20-23 4 to 7 p.m. $6/$4 828-0814

Nov. 26-28: ROCKLAND, the Rockland Festival of Lights Celebration, with Santa arriving, open houses, parade of lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, children’s activities and more, will be held on Main Street. 596-0376

Nov. 27: AUGUSTA, Rediscover the Riverfront,” a day of family events in Augusta’s downtown, will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nov. 27, 28: AUGUSTA, the New England Craft Show and Food Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Augusta Civic Center, 100 Community Drive. 946-7079

Nov. 27: BANGOR, Peter Mars, author of “The Key,” will sign copies of his book at 2 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

Nov. 27: BATH, a Snowflake Christmas Parade will be held at 2:30 p.m. in downtown Bath. 442-7291

Nov. 27-Dec. 25: BATH, an Old Fashioned Christmas, with window displays, decorations, parade, prizes and more, will be held on Main Street. 442-7291

Nov. 27: CASCO, “Deck the Halls” Christmas Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Casco Village Church, Rt. 121. 693-6082

Nov. 27: DURHAM, a public hunters breakfast will be held from 4:30 to 9 a.m. at the Durham Masonic Hall, Rt. 136. $5 415-2658

Nov. 27: FARMINGTON, free horse-drawn wagon rides will be held from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. throughout historic downtown Farmington.

Nov. 27: MOUNT VERNON, a Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Community Center. 293-2627

Nov. 27: PORTLAND, the Maine 2004 Antique Paper Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Governor’s Restaurant, 700 Main St., Rt. 1. $3 828-8065

Nov. 27: RANGELEY, the lighting of the Giving Tree will be held at 6 p.m. at the Rangeley Town Park.

Nov. 27: ROCKPORT, the 25th Annual Holiday Craft Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Samoset Resort. 596-0376

Nov. 27: SOUTH PARIS, the Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade will be held at 11 a.m. in South Paris. 743-2281

Nov. 27: WILTON, a craft and food sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilson Grange Hall, Main Street. 645-4848

Nov. 27: YORK, the Lighting of the Nubble, with food, music, Santa Claus, lighting of Christmas tree and more, will be held at 6 p.m. at Cape Neddick Lighthouse, Rt. 1A. 363-1040

Nov. 28: AUGUSTA, the Sixth Annual Augusta Lions Club Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Augusta Armory. 582-7832

Nov. 28: BETHEL, an all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Gould Academy Ordway Hall. $6/$3 824-3208

Nov. 28: LISBON, a spaghetti and meatball benefit will be held at noon at the American Legion Hall, 10 Webster Road. 784-2493

Nov. 28: MANCHESTER, an Antique Show and Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Manchester Grange Hall, Winthrop-Lewiston Road. $1.50 623-3436
For kids
Nov. 27: BATH, the Morning Family Fun Festival will feature “Stories From All Over,” at 11 a.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. $6 729-8584

Nov. 28: BATH, the children’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the gazebo at City Park. 442-7291
Theater
Nov. 26-28: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “The Underpants,” at 14 School St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $15 729-8584

Nov. 26-Dec. 18: PORTLAND, “Debbie Does Dallas,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at The Stadium, 504 Congress St. $15 253-8068

Nov. 26-28: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Barrymore,” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $18/$10 885-5883

Nov. 26, 27, 28, Dec. 3, 4, 5: PORTLAND, Lyric Music Theater will perform “Bye Bye Birdie,” at 176 Sawyer St. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $17/$15 799-1421

Nov. 26-Dec. 5: PORTLAND, the Portland Players will perform “Hansel and Gretel,” at the theatre, 420 Cottage Road. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $19/$16 799-7337
Lectures
Nov. 27: LIVERMORE, a talk on historic railroads will be held at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366
Suppers
Nov. 27: AUBURN, a baked bean and macaroni supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s Church Hall. $5/$3 782-5914

Nov. 27: GREENE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Memorial Hall. $5/$2.50 946-5331

Nov. 27: LISBON, a baked bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. $6/$2

Dec. 27: LIVERMORE, a supper, with the theme “Railroads,” will be held at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and a barn dance following at at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $25 897-4366


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