Nov. 27: AUBURN, Scott Touchette, author of “Bethany’s Playground,” will sign copies of his book at noon at Waldenbooks at the Auburn Mall.

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

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: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Second Annual Holiday Artisan Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pineland Campus, Intervale Road. 688-2244

Nov. 27: POLAND, a Holiday Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Excelsior Grange Hall, Harris Hill Road. 998-2301

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

Nov. 27, 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: 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

Nov. 29: AUBURN, Santa will arrive in downtown Auburn at 6:30 p.m., with the parade starting at the Auburn Police Department to Festival Plaza. 784-0191

Nov. 29: LEWISTON, Judith Isaacson will read from her book, “Seed of Sarah: Memoirs of a Survivor,” at 7 p.m. at Franco-American Heritage Center. 783-1585

Dec. 1: CASCO, the Vendredi Club will hold the Annual Christmas Reindeer Auction at 6 p.m. at Casco Village Church.

Dec. 1: FARMINGTON, a poetry reading will be held at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Dec. 1, 8: LISBON FALLS, an Open Mic and Showcase will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. 784-2338

Dec. 2: LEWISTON, Jennifer Finney will sign copies of her book, “She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders,” at 4 p.m. at L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Free 780-4289

Dec. 2: WATERVILLE, the “Lights of Life” open house and tree lighting ceremony will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 304 Main St. 923-3652

Dec. 3, 4, 5: AUBURN, the Woman’s Literary Union annual Holiday Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 19 Elm St. $6/$2

Dec. 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12: AUBURN, a Christmas Spectacular will be held at the East Auburn Baptist Church, corner of Turner and Church Streets. Performance times are Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. and Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. 782-0348

Dec. 3: BRUNSWICK, the Annual Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mid Coast Hospital in the Cafe conference rooms, 123 Medical Center Drive. 373-6015

Dec. 3: BRUNSWICK, a Caribbean poetry slam will be held at 4:45 p.m. at Bowdoin College Moulton Union. Free 725-3217

Dec. 3, 4: BUCKFIELD, the Early Evening Show with Mike Miclon will be held at 7:30 p.m.at Oddfellow Theater, Rt. 117. $10/$6 336-3306

Dec. 3, 4, 5: CAMDEN, “Christmas By the Sea,” with shopping, musical entertainment, community tree-lighting ceremony, horse-drawn wagon rides, Holiday House Tour and Santa arriving by lobster boat, wil be held in Camden, Rockport and Lincolnville. 236-4404

Dec. 3-12: FREEPORT, Freeport’s 11th Annual Sparkle, with parade of lights, carolers, talking Christmas tree, Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, Holly Trolley and more, will be held in Freeport Village. 865-1212

Dec. 3: LEWISTON, a craft and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Montello Manor/Commons, 540 College St.

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

Dec. 3, 4, 5: POWNAL, the Bradbury Mountain Arts 2004 Holiday Show will be held at Mallett Hall, Rt. 9. The hours are Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 688-4153

Dec. 4: AUBURN, the Annual Holiday Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. 783-2522

Dec. 4: AUBURN, Turner Rescue Unit is holding a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shaw’s Supermarket.

Dec. 4: AUGUSTA, a Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424

Dec. 4: BETHEL, the Taste of Bethel and Theme Wreath Auction will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Telstar High School cafeteria. 824-2282

Dec. 4: BOOTHBAY HARBOR, the 20th Annual Harbor Lights Festival with Santa arriving by boat, horse-drawn wagon rides, craft fair, lighting of Christmas tree and the lighted boat parade will be held all day in downtown Boothbay Harbor. 633-2353

Dec. 4, 5: BRIDGTON, the Rock Maple Racing Snowmobile Snow-X series will be held at Shawnee Peak. $15/$25

Dec. 4: BRUNSWICK, the 68th Annual Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St. 725-5342

Dec. 4: BRUNSWICK, the Unique Holiday Gift Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library.

Dec. 4: BUXTON, the Village Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bar Mills Parish House, Rt. 4A.

Dec. 4: CAMDEN, the Annual Craft Fair and Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Windward Gardens, 105 Mechanic St. 236-4197

Dec. 4: FARMINGTON, the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UMF Olsen Student Center. 778-6967

Dec. 4: FARMINGTON, the 28th Annual Chester Greenwood Day parade will be held at 11 a.m., along with the Seventh Annual Festival of Trees, in Farmington. 778-4215

Dec. 4: FARMINGTON, the Emblem Club Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Farmington Elks Lodge. 645-4314

Dec. 4: FARMINGTON, a Holiday Craft Fair and luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. 778-4720

Dec. 4: FREEPORT, a Winter Celebration, with children’s program, holiday fair and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wolfe Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road. 865-4363

Dec. 4-9: HINCKLEY, the Annual Festival of Trees will be held at Good Will-Hinckley School. Donations 238-4280

Dec. 4: KENTS HILL, the New England Community Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Readfield (Torsey) United Methodist Church.

Dec. 4: LISBON, the holiday tree lighting will be held at 5 p.m. at the gazebo park. 353-2728

Dec. 4: LIVERMORE, Christmas at Norlands, with holiday decorations, food, building tours, carol singing, jingle bell rides, cookie walk and more, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

Dec. 4: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Annual Shaker Christmas Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, off Rt. 26. 926-4597

Dec. 4: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Annual Christmas Craft Fair and Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Grange. 998-4731

Dec. 4: NORWAY, a benefit breakfast with Santa will be held at Pizza Hut. $6

Dec. 4: PERU, a Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Peru Grange Hall.

Dec. 4: POLAND, a Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Poland Community Church, Rt. 26. 786-6872

Dec. 4: PORTLAND, the Union of Maine Visual Artists Winter Celebration Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at One City Center. 879-2279

Dec. 4: PORTLAND, the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance holiday book sale and signing will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Portland Public Market. 386-1400

Dec. 4, 5: PORTLAND, the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen 27th Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at University of Southern Maine Gym, Falmouth Street. Free 621-2818

Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19: PORTLAND, “Remembering the Holidays” holiday tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tate House, 1270 Westbrook St. $7/$2 774-6177

Dec. 4: RANGELEY, breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. $3 864-3443

Dec. 4-19: ROCKLAND, the Farnsworth Homestead Open House will be held Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Dec. 5, 12, 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Farnsworth Homestead. 596-6457

Dec. 4: RUMFORD, a Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School.

Dec. 4: WAYNE, the Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wayne Elementary School, Pond Road.

Dec. 4: WINTHROP, a Christmas Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at Winthrop High School. 377-2228

Dec. 4: WINTHROP, a Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church. 377-8639

Dec. 4: YORK, an old-fashioned Christmas tea will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Jefferd’s Tavern in Old York. $5 363-4974

Dec. 4: YORK, the Festival of Lights, with craft fairs, open house celebrations, caroling and parade, will be held all day at York Village. 363-4974

Dec. 5: BATH, the 32nd Annual Spirit of Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, Old Brunswick Road. 443-5563

Dec. 5: GRAY, a Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gray American Legion Hall, 15 Lewiston Road. 428-3737

Dec. 5: OLD ORCHARD BEACH, the 12th Annual Celebrate the Season by the Sea, with tree-lighting, hayrides, entertainment, food, bonfire, caroling on the beach, holiday bazaar, Santa and Mrs. Claus and more, will be held at Old Orchard Beach. 934-2500

Dec. 5: WEST PARIS, the Fourth Annual Christmas Parade and tree lighting will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. 674-3831

Dec. 9, 10, 11: LEWISTON, the Eighth Annual Living Nativity will be held at 7 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday and 5, 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at Vineyard Church, 9 Foss Road. 784-9500

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON, the Lawn Chair Pirates, comedy team, will perform at 9 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON, the Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair and supper will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall.

Dec. 10-12: OGUNQUIT, the 18th Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration, with tree lighting, caroling, bonfires, shopping, open house, chowderfest and more, will be held on School Street. 646-2939

Dec. 10, 11: SEARSPORT, the Victorian Christmas at the Penobscot Marine Museum, with festival of trees, music and more, will be held in Searsport. 548-2529

Dec. 10: SOUTH PARIS, a tree lighting ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St. 674-2992

Dec. 11: AVON, a Christmas in Avon Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Avon Community Hall. 639-5811

Dec. 11: BATH-BRUNSWICK, a Benefit Holiday Open House will be held from noon to 5 p.m. 443-1146

Dec. 11: BERLIN, N.H., the Third Annual Heritage Holiday Traditions, featuring traditions of the Franco-American, German, Irish, Italian, Native American, Norwegian and Russian, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at Northern Forest Heritage Park Logging Camp, 961 Main St. $4 603-752-7202

Dec. 11: PORTLAND, the Blissful Revolution Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Lawrence Arts and Community Center, 76 Congress St. 727-3509

Dec. 11, 12: PORTLAND, the 10th Annual Christmas Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stevens Avenue Armory, 772 Stevens Ave. 946-7079

Dec. 12: BRUNSWICK, a night of Haitian storytelling, songs, music and food will be held at 6 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. $25 729-5632

Dec. 12: BUCKFIELD, the Compassionate Friends will hold their annual worldwide candle lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. at Buckfield Community Church, Turner Street. 336-2781

Dec. 12: RANGELEY, the Walk to Bethlehem will be held at 5 p.m. starting at the Rangeley Inn to Rangeley Episcopal Church.

Dec. 12: WELLS, the 21st Annual Wells Christmas Parade will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Wells Plaza. 646-2451


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