AUBURN – The HEARTS Committee of Lutheran Community Services will hold a Christmas craft fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, at Lutheran Social Services, 155 Center St.

For more than 135 years, Lutheran Social Services of New England, a nonprofit organization, has been serving and caring for people in need. Lutheran Community Services of Maine, a division of Lutheran Social Services of New England, administers 14 individual group homes in the Lewiston/Auburn area. The local programs serve 31 consumers with severe and prolonged mental illness and mental retardation.

Handmade crafts, knitted items, Christmas village baskets, handmade cards, wood crafts, baked goods and a white elephant table will be featured. A light lunch will be served.

Deck the halls

CASCO – A “Deck the Halls” Christmas Fair is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, Route 121, Casco Village. Crafts, gifts, baked goods, wreaths, swags and poinsettias will be available. There will be a cookie walk and Grandma’s Attic. Breakfast and pictures with Santa will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. A lobster roll and corn chowder luncheon will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holiday fine arts

FREEPORT – The Holiday Ooh-La-La fine arts and crafts show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Old Town Hall at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St. The show is sponsored by the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association.

More than 20 Maine craftspeople and artisans will display their handiwork, from candy makers to photographers; jewelers to needleworkers.

The show will also feature scented candles made by Turner chandler D’Arcy Ames. Proceeds from each candle sold will support the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association and IRIS, a fund administered by Tri-County Health Services to help clients pay for medical services. A raffle and refreshments are also planned.

Admission is $3 for the public and $2 for MNPA members; free for children under 12. Gift wrapping will be available and there is free parking. The show is part of Freeport’s “Sparkle Weekend.” For more information, visit mnpa.us.

Craft fair, auction

GRAY – A Christmas craft fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Good Shepherd UMC, 151 West Gray Road. There will be a silent auction, cookie walk, crafts, Christmas treasures and a lunch of soup or baked beans. All are welcome. Call 657-2009 or e-mail [email protected] for details.

Holiday fair

GRAY – A Christmas craft fair will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Gray Post 86, American Legion, Auxiliary, 15 Lewiston Road. Tables are available to rent at $15 each. Call 428-3737 for more information.

Old-time fair

GREENE – An “Old-Fashioned Christmas” Fair will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Universalist Church of Greene, Route 202.

There will be crafts, homebaked goods, a raffle table, wreaths, gift baskets and a white elephant table. Proceeds the Sunday school children earn from crafts, food and drinks that they sell will go toward the Heifer Project fund. For more information, call 225-5181.

Boosters fair

LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon High School Boosters Club will hold its annual Christmas craft fair at the MTM Community Building, School Street. For more information or to rent a table at $25, call Janice Comber at 353-6151 or e-mail [email protected]

Guild fair

MECHANIC FALLS – The Ladies Guild of Our Lady of Ransom and St. Mary’s Church will sponsor the annual Christmas craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Parish hall, Elm Street. Tables may be rented for $15 each or two for $25. For more information, call Josie at 345-3274.

Shaker Christmas

NEW GLOUCESTER – The annual Shaker Christmas Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Highlights will include Shaker homemade holiday baked goods, a book room, cheese and pickles, Shaker herbs, Shaker oval boxes and woodenware, baskets, white elephant room, holiday wreaths, toys and gifts for children of all ages.

New England fair

READFIELD – A New England Community Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Readfield (Torsey) United Methodist Church, Kents Hill.

There will be handmade crafts, special holiday foods and baked goods, fudge, a cookie walk, recycled treasures, supervised children’s shopping area and wreaths, swags and kissing balls custom decorated.

The fair will also feature a silent auction of specialty-theme baskets. A luncheon will feature fish and corn chowder, chicken salad croissants, pie and a children’s menu.

Grange fair

NEW GLOUCESTER – Sabbathday Lake Grange 365 will hold its annual holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the hall on Sabbathday Road. There will be crafts, cooked food, attic treasurers, cutlery, needlework and raffles. Lunch will also be available. Those interested in renting a table should call Pam Dyer at 657-4612.

Church fair

POLAND – A Christmas fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Poland Community Church, Route 26. On sale will be wreaths, gift ideas for friends and family, homemade candy and food specialties as well as bulk cheese cut to size. Another feature is a silent auction. For more information call 998-2535 or 782-1077.

Ye olde fair

WINTHROP – The Winthrop Congregational Church will host “Ye Olde Christmas Fair” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the church.

It will feature homebaked foods, Christmas cookies, candy, jellies, crafts, gifts, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and wreaths. Silent auction items will include certificates and donations from local businesses. Items that have been made by the Mayan women of Guatemala will be available also.

A noon luncheon will feature lobster rolls, salmon and seafood chowder, hamburgers and hot dogs. The church is accessible to all, and all proceeds will benefit the church.

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