AUBURN – The Woman’s Literary Union will hold a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5, at the mansion, 19 Elm St. Cost will be $6 for adults; $2, ages 6 to 12; free, 5 and under. Proceeds will help maintain the house.

Bake sale

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

Yule fair

AUGUSTA – St. Mark’s Church, 9 Summer St., will hold its annual Christmas fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Featured tables will include baked goods, cheese, jewelry, scarves and vintage aprons, wreaths, African ministries, white elephant items and Santa. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., including beverage and homemade pie.

Giving Fair

BRUNSWICK – A Giving Fair will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Curtis Memorial Library. Fifteen charitable organizations will accept donations in honor of friends and loved ones, and those giving will receive an acknowledgment card.

Winter gala

FREEPORT – A Wolfe’s Neck Farm Winter Celebration, Night Tree Children’s Program and Holiday Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. The Night Tree program is $5 a child and features a reading of “Night Tree” by Eve Bunting and decorating forest trees for winter wildlife. Call 865-4363 to reserve a spot. The holiday fair will feature local vendors and Wolfe’s Neck chili.

Sunday fair

GRAY – A Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Gray American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Tables are $15. Call Beverly Prince at 428-3737 for details. Lunch will consist of fish chowder, sandwiches and hot dogs. The hall is smoke-free and handicapped accessible. The Auxiliary is sponsoring the fair.

Church fair

KENTS HILL – The Readfield (Torsey) United Methodist Church will feature a New England Community Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.

There will be handmade crafts, special holiday foods and baked goods, fudge, a cookie walk, recycled treasures, special supervised children’s shopping area, wreaths and greenery custom decorated. There will be a silent auction of many specialty theme baskets.

The second annual display of “Fifty Years of Lionel Trains” will be available. Luncheon will feature fish chowder and corn chowder, turkey salad rolls, pie and a children’s menu.

Craft fair

LISBON FALLS – The annual Christmas craft fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the MTM Community Building on School Street. The venue has changed from the Lisbon High School cafeteria. Homemade items, raffles and Christmas trees will be for sale. The LHS Boosters Club will serve lunch, including chili, stews, meatball subs, hot dogs and desserts.

The boosters will hold the 125 raffle again this year. Tickets are available now and will be at the basketball games. The first drawing will be Jan. 5.

The second annual pancake breakfast with Santa Claus will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the school cafeteria. Photos with Santa will be available.

For more information on any of the events, people can call Linda Morse at 353-9850.

Shaker Christmas

NEW GLOUCESTER – The annual Shaker Christmas Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, just off Route 26.

The traditional holiday fair is centered around the Shaker Good Room where Shaker homemade fruitcakes, hot herb biscuits, whole wheat bread, cookies, candies and condiments will be sold.

Eight additional rooms of the 1816 trustee’s office will be open, including the White Elephant Room, the Book Room, the Herb Room and the Shaker Store. Cheese, pickles and apples will also be for sale, as will evergreen and herbal wreaths. Gifts for all ages will be available.

Grange fair

NEW GLOUCESTER – Sabbathday Lake Grange will hold its annual Christmas craft fair and sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the hall on old Route 26. There will be crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, grab bags and raffles. Mrs. Santa will be on hand, and lunch will consist of hot dogs and beans. To reserve a table, call 998-4731 or 657-4612. Chicken pies will be sold at $7 each or two for $12. To reserve a pie, call 657-4612 or 998-2586.

Holiday fair

NEW GLOUCESTER – The 17th annual holiday craft fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Memorial School gym. It will include refreshments, “make and take” crafts and a raffle table. Proceeds will benefit enrichment and educational programs at the school. Call DeAnn Thompson at 926-3070 for more information.

Christmas event

POLAND – The Poland Community Church on Route 26 will hold its annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Everyone is invited. Santa Claus will visit and there will be a “kid’s table” for special “buys.”

The fair will feature a silent auction, cheese table, gift emporium that will include wrapping, homemade wreaths, white elephant table, a cookie walk and a wide array of baked goods, including pastries and beans.

Everyone is invited to spend time in the Christmas Cafe, which will be open all day. There will be muffins and doughnuts in the morning and fish chowder, soup and sandwich plates for lunch.

Annual fair

WAYNE – The Wayne annual holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Wayne Elementary School, Pond Road. Breakfast of muffins and coffee cake and lunch of stews, chowders and soups will be available as well as the crafters. The event is sponsored by the Wayne School and Home Association to benefit the enrichment programs.

School event

WINTHROP – A Christmas craft fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at Winthrop High School, sponsored by the class of 2008.

Church fair

WINTHROP – The Winthrop Congregational Church Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the church.

It will feature baked foods, Christmas cookies, candy, jellies, crafts, gifts, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and wreaths. Silent auction items will include certificates and donations from local businesses.

Items made by the Mayan women of Guatemala will be available and there will be raffles, including one for children. Santa will be on hand for photos.

A noon luncheon will feature fish chowder, lobster salad rolls, hamburgers and hot dogs.

The church is handicapped accessible. All proceeds will benefit the church.


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