Dec. 10, 11: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, the Sugarloaf Mountain Music Festival will be held at Sugarloaf/USA. $16.50/$20 237-2000

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON, the Festival of Holiday Music performed by the Mount Blue High School Jazz Band and Mount Blue Voices, will be held at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Free

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON, Ruth Hill will perform at 7 p.m. at the G.I. Coffee House at the Old South Congregational Church. Free

Dec. 10: HALLOWELL, Paulie Heath will perform at a Christmas concert at 11:30 a.m. at Cohen Community Center. 626-7777

Dec. 10: MEXICO, Tim Blodgett of Peru and Jennifer McPherson of southern Maine, will perform at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 20 Roxbury Road.

Dec. 10: PORTLAND, Cake, with special guests, the Walkmen, will perform at 8 p.m. at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $28.50 775-3331

Dec. 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20: PORTLAND, the Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Magic of Christmas 2004,” at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. Show times are Dec. 10, 16 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 12, 17 and 19 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. $13/$53 842-0800

Dec. 10: TOPSHAM, Paulie Heath will perform at 7 p.m. at TNT Bible Ministries. 725-4680

Dec. 10: WINTHROP, the CODA Chorus will perform at a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at Winthrop Performing Arts Center. Donations 377-3967

Dec. 11, 12: AUBURN, Magic and Company will present a holiday cabaret concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at Sacred Heart Church Hall, Western Avenue. $15 753-6260

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON, Tara Bincarousky, Paul Oxman, Kevin Salonen, Ross Littlefield, Peter Biello and Melody and Joe, will perform at 8 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center. Free 778-7346

Dec. 11: GORHAM, the Edith Jones Project, Maine’s all-woman big band, will perform at a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Gorham High School. $10/$8 879-0772

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, a benefit Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, formerly St. Mary’s Church. 786-0056

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, Julia Plumb and folk musician, Greg Boardman, will perform traditional music for fiddle and voice at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Dec. 11: PORTLAND, Les Georges Leningrad will perform at the Big Easy, 55 Market St. $6 871-8817

Dec. 12: AUBURN, Johnny Rawls will perform at 7 p.m. at Midnight Blues, 34 Court St. $8 783-9600

Dec. 12: BATH, a Celtic Yuletide concert will be held at 3 p.m. at Bath City Hall auditorium, Front Street. $8/$4 443-5411

Dec. 12: DAMARISCOTTA, Fred Gosbee will perform at 7 p.m. at Skidompha Library, Main Street. 529-5438

Dec. 12: GORHAM, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will perform at 7 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $5 780-5555

Dec. 12: GREENE, Diane Muise will present a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. at the Greene Baptist Church, 102 Main St. Donations 946-4998

Dec. 12: LEWISTON, the Campbells will perform gospel music at 5 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 70 Hogan Road. 786-2636

Dec. 12: LEWISTON, the Bates College Choir will perform at 5 p.m. at Bates College Chapel. 786-8272

Dec. 12: LEWISTON, Matthew Pooley will perform at 8 p.m. at Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Dec. 12: LEWISTON, a “Holiday Ensemble” concert will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, corner of Walnut and Bates Streets. Donation of canned good

Dec. 12: LISBON FALLS, Chapel Chix and Chap will perform holiday music at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Rt. 196. 998-5580

Dec. 12: MEXICO, the Senior Choir and the guest musicians of the Mahoosuc Community Band of Bethel, will perform at a Christmas concert at the Green at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 163 Main St. Donations 364-8603

Dec. 12: PORTLAND, Lewis Black will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $32.75 775-3331

Dec. 12: PORTLAND, the Black Nativity Chorus will perform at 4 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St.$10/$20 879-0071

Dec. 12: WEST PARIS, a Christmas Cantata Choir will perform at 2 p.m. at the West Paris Baptist Church, Church Street.

Dec. 12: WINTHROP, the CODA Chorus will perform at a Christmas concert at 4 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Donations 377-3967
Dance
Dec. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23: AUGUSTA, a dance party will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Club Liquid, 349 Water St. 623-2277

Dec. 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 26: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

Dec. 10: LEWISTON, a contradance, with music by Wake the Neighbors, will be held at 8 p.m. at Bates College Chase Hall Lounge. $7/$5 786-6135

Dec. 10, 17: PORTLAND, Friday Night Latin Dance Party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Dec. 10, 11: PORTLAND, dance and music from the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East will be performed by Alan Bardezbanian at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $25 761-0591

Dec. 11, 18: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON, a contradance, with music by Frigate, will be held at 8 p.m. at Farmington grange Hall, Bridge Street. $5 397-2241

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, the Countryside Dancers Christmas dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Dec. 11: 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

Dec. 11: NORTH YARMOUTH, Contrapuntal Iguanas will play at a dance at 8:30 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Rt. 115. $3 712-2837

Dec. 11, 18: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Dec. 11: SOUTH PARIS, the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club annual teddy bear dance will be held at 7 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. 743-7176

Dec. 12: LEWISTON, Steve and the Good Ole Boys will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660
For kids
Dec. 10-12: PORTLAND, Sesame Street Live presents “Out of This World,” at Cumberland County Civic Center, One Civic Center Square. Show times are Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. $12/$14 775-3458

Dec. 10: PORTLAND, David Sparks, wildlife rehabilitator will present a program on animals at 11 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Dec. 11: HEBRON, a Children’s Christmas Fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Hebron Community Baptist Church.

Dec. 11: PORTLAND, Sankta Lucia Day, Swedish Festival, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Dec. 11: PORTLAND, the Hurdy Gurdy Puppet Theater will perform at 2 p.m. at Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St. 828-1234

Dec. 12: ROCKLAND, Nancy Nye and the Milkweed Puppet Theater will present a holiday puppet show “Father Christmas in the Land of the Elephants,” at 3:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. $4/$2 596-6457
Special
Dec. 10-25: BATH, an Old Fashioned Christmas, with window displays, decorations, parade, prizes and more, will be held on Main Street. 442-7291

Dec. 10-24: 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

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: FAYETTE, a community holiday party will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fayette Central School. Food donations 685-3886

Dec. 10-12: FAYETTE, a Living Nativity will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Fayette Baptist Church. Free 685-9492

Dec. 10-12: 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. 10, 11: LEWISTON, the Eighth Annual Living Nativity will be held at 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. 10-12: 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, 17: 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. 10-23: 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

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

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. 10-12: SOUTH PARIS, the Sixth Annual Trees and Trains event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McLaughlin Foundation.

Dec. 11: AUBURN, the Fourth Annual St. Dominic Regional High School Drama Society Variety Show will be held at 7 p.m. at the school, 121 Gracelawn Road. $5

Dec. 11: AUBURN, Tess Gerritsen, Maine author, will sign copies of her book, “Body Double,” at 1 p.m. at Book Burrow and Cafe, Great Falls Plaza.

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

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: FALMOUTH, naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson will present a program on owls at 11 a.m. at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center. $10/$3 781-2330

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON, a community luncheon, featuring roast turkey, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Old South First Congregational Church. Free 639-2013

Dec. 11: GORHAM, a “Drum Circle,” with drumming, dancing or listening, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. Free 839-3267

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, Pat Steward, author of “Mollyockett,” will sign copies of her book at 11 a.m. at Mr. Paperback, 855 Lisbon St. 783-2273

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, the tenth annual breakfast with Santa will be held at 8 a.m. at the Toy Library, 250 Main St. $2 212-3992

Dec. 11: LISBON FALLS, a pancake breakfast with Santa will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lisbon High School cafeteria. 353-9850

Dec. 11, 18: NORWAY, a benefit breakfast with Santa, with music by Lynn Deeves, will be held at Pizza Hut. $6

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: PORTLAND, an evening of music and dancing will celebrate Mideast cultures at 8 p.m. at Center for Cultural Exchange, One Longfellow Square. $22/$25 761-1545

Dec. 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. 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. 11, 12: RANGELEY, Mountain Holly Days, with caroling, sleigh rides, Santa, the traditional Walk to Bethlehem and more, will be held. 1-800-685-2537

Dec. 11: RUMFORD, a craft fair and food sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rumford Grange Hall.

Dec. 12: BATH, the Bath Antiques Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, exit onto Congress Avenue from Rt. 1. $4/$3.50 443-8983

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: LOCKE MILLS, a Merry Mountain Christmas, with decorating of Christmas tree, hay rides, singing and more, will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Locke Mills Union Church. 674-2259

Dec. 12: NEW SHARON, a public baked ham dinner will beheld from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the New Sharon Methodist Church annex. $6.50/$4

Dec. 12: NORWAY, movements, music, writings and group work will be featured at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Center for the Arts, 430 Main St. 743-9226

Dec. 12: RANGELEY, the Walk to Bethlehem will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting at the Rangeley Inn to Rangeley Episcopal Church. 864-2938

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

Theater

Dec. 10, 11: AUBURN, the Lakeside Players will perform “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” at 7 p.m. at Central Maine Community College Kirk Hall, 1250 Turner St. Free 353-9509

Dec. 10, 11, 12: BATH, the Chocolate Church Arts Center Youth Theater will perform “The Snow Queen,” at the center, 798 Washington St. Show times are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. $16/$12 442-8455

Dec. 10-19: BRUNSWICK, the Theater Project will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” at the theater, 14 School St. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. $10 729-8584

Dec. 10, 11, 12: LEWISTON, the Public Theatre will perform “A Christmas Carol,” at the theater, corner of Lisbon and Maple Streets. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 4 p.m. $16/$11 782-2211

Dec. 10, 11, 12: PORTLAND, “It’s a Wicked Good Life,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at UNE Westbrook College Campus, Stevens Avenue. $10/$5 829-6497

Dec. 10, 11: PORTLAND, original work by students will be held at 7:30 p.m. at at St. Lawrence Arts Community Center, 76 Congress St. $12/$5 780-5151

Dec. 10-24: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “A Christmas Carol,” at 25A Forest Ave. Show times are 2 and 7 p.m. 774-0465

Dec. 10-18: PORTLAND, “Debbie Does Dallas,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at The Stadium, 504 Congress St. $15 253-8068

Dec. 10-19: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center members will perform “A Christmas Carol the Musical,” at the center, Rt. 114. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. 642-3743

Dec. 10, 11, 12: YORK, “Santa Come Home,” a Christmas comedy for adults, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at York High School Auditorium.

Dec. 12: AUBURN, the musical drama, “Never Too Old For Christmas,” will be performed at 6 p.m. at Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St. 345-3040

Dec. 12, 19: LISBON FALLS, “The Valley Haven Christmas Show,” will be performed at 10:45 a.m. on Dec. 12 and 6 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the Lisbon Falls Church of the Nazarene. 375-7275

Films

Dec. 11: CARRABASSETT VALLEY, “Soul Purpose,” a ski and snowboard film, will be featured at 4 p.m. at the Anti-Gravity Center.

Lectures

Dec. 10: BETHEL, Dr. Gary Stuer, a companion animal veterinarian in Bethel, will speak on “Meditation and Reiki,” at 7 p.m. at Crescent Park School. Donations 824-7031

Suppers

Dec. 10: LISBON, a Mexican supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Post 158 Hall. 353-9570

Dec. 11: BERLIN, N.H., a supper, featuring Franco-American, German, Irish, Italian, Native American, Norwegian and Russian dishes will be held at 4:30 and 6 p.m. at Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main St. $15 603-752-7202

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Dec. 11: GREENE, a chili and corn chowder supper will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Androscoggin Grange Hall, Main Street. $5 946-7419

Dec. 11: JAY, a benefit supper, with music by Louise Parker, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the AMVETS Hall, Main Street. $5/$4

Dec. 11: LEWISTON, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. $6/$3

Dec. 11: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6/$4 353-5636

Dec. 11: LISBON FALLS, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church parish hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $6/$4 353-5636

Dec. 11: PORTLAND, a benefit roast beef buffet supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $7.50/$4.50

Dec. 11: SABATTUS, a baked bean supper, followed by a dance, will be held at 5 p.m. at the Jacques Cartier Hall, 14 Wales Road. $6/$2.50 375-9008

Dec. 11: WILTON, a benefit spaghetti supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, High Street.


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