Dec. 5: AUBURN, the Wesleyan Singers, the Auburn Methodist Ringers, 4 Park Avenue bell quartet and various other soloists will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Donations 782-3972

Dec. 5: AUGUSTA, Vince Gill and Amy Grant will perform at a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. at Augusta Civic Center. $64.50/$54.50 626-2400

Dec. 5: BATH, Tracey MacLean, vocals, and Matt Fogg, keyboard and vocals, will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Solo Bistro, 128 Front St. 443-3373

Dec. 5, 6: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Chorus with featured soloists will perform with the Chamber Orchestra at 7 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

Dec. 5: DOVER-FOXCROFT,
“Crossin” Mason Dixon,” featuring a variety of music, will be held at 6 p.m. at Center Theatre, 20 E. Main St. $12-$8 215-5062

Dec. 5: LEWISTON,
pianist Frank Glazer will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bates College Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. 786-6135

Dec. 5: LEWISTON, Ameranouche will present a gypsy jazz concert at 8 p.m. at the Maple Room, 22 Park St. 784-7127

Dec. 5: LEWISTON,
Dennis St. Pierre will present a concert of Broadway, opera and Christmas favorites at 7:30 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar Sr. $20-$12 689-2000

Dec. 5: LEWISTON,
Dreamosaic of Portland will perform its dancy party grooves at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 5: PARIS,
the “Christmas for Teens” benefit concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Route 26. 539-4587

Dec. 5-7: PORTLAND, Good Theater will perform “Broadway at Good Theater” at St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $25-$30 885-5883

Dec. 5: WATERVILLE, the third annual “A Pan-Celtic Winter Sojourn” with the JP Cormier Trio will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. $15 873-7000

Dec. 6: AUBURN, Blue Steel Express will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dec. 6: BAR MILLS, the Portland Jazz Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. $15/$13 929-6472

Dec. 6: BATH,
the third annual “A Pan-Celtic Winter Sojour” with the JP Cormier Trio will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St. $20 442-8455

Dec. 6: BELGRADE, the a cappella group Northfield will perform at 7 p.m. at Belgrade Union Church. $6/$5 778-4572

Dec. 6: BROWNFIELD,
folk singer Judy Collins will perform at 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road. 1-866-227-6523

Dec. 6: GORHAM, the USM Composers Showcase will be held at 8 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. Free 780-5555

Dec. 6: LEWISTON, Andrea Mason and Greg Lee and Kevin G. Moore will perform at 9 p.m. at She Doesn’t Like Guthries, 115 Middle St. 376-3344

Dec. 6: NEW GLOUCESTER,
Noah Harrison and Lauryn Hottinger will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church Coffeehouse. $10/$5 926-3260

Dec. 6: PORTLAND, Mark Erelli, singer/songwriter, will perform at 8 p.m. at North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St. $12 699-2994

Dec. 6: PORTLAND, Carolyn Currie will perform at a CD release concert at 8:30 p.m. at Southworth Planetarium, 96 Falmouth St. $10-$4 780-4249

Dec. 6, 7: PORTLAND, the Choral Art Singers and the Portland Brass Quintet will present “Christmas at the Cathedral” at 8 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. $25-$5 828-0043

Dec. 6: RANGELEY, the a cappella group Northfield will present a yuletide concert at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church, Pleasant Street. Donations 864-5966

Dec. 6: ROCKPORT,
the Boston Brass Big Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Drive. $40-$8 236-2823

Dec. 6, 7: RUMFORD, the men of RAAPA Chorus will perform at a holiday event at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Valley High School. $10/$8

Dec. 7: BELGRADE,
the a cappella group Northfield will perform at 7 p.m. at the Belgrade Union Church. $6/$5 778-4572

Dec. 7: BETHEL,
the Mahoosuc Community Band holiday concert will be held at 4 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church. 824-8453

Dec. 7: BRUNSWICK, vocal students will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Gibson Hall. Free 798-4141

Dec. 7: FARMINGTON, the UMF Community Orchestra winter concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at UMF Nordica Auditorium. $6/$5 778-7072

Dec. 7: GORHAM, the USM School of Music concert will be held at 2 p.m. at USM Corthell Concert Hall. $6/$3 780-5555

Dec. 7: PORTLAND, the Cathedral Choir will perform at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St. 772-5434

Dec. 7: PORTLAND, the Portland String Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St. $20/$18 761-1522

Dec. 7: ROCKLAND,
folk singer Judy Collins will perform at 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 328 Main St. $58 594-6105

Dec. 7: SALEM, the A and E Hill country music show will be held at 1 p.m. at Salem Community Building.

Dec. 8: FARMINGTON,
a school concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Cascade Brook School. 778-3561

Dec. 8: PORTLAND, the Larry Williams Trio will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Back Bay Grill, 65 Portland St. 772-8833

Dec. 9: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Jazz Ensembles and Polar Jazz Big Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall. Free 798-4141

Dec. 10: BRUNSWICK,
Bowdoin College guitarist Casey Latter will perform blues at 7:30 p.m. at Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall. Free 798-4141

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON,
a school concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue Middle School. 778-3561

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON,
student musical compositions will be held at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 778-7072

Dec. 11: AUBURN,
legendary Maine country musician Denny Breau will perform at 8 p.m. at Gritty McDuff’s, Main Street. 650-3294

Dec. 11: BRUNSWICK, the Bowdoin Brass Quintet will perform at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Kanbar Auditorium. Free 798-4141

Dec. 11: BRYANT POND,
students at Forestdale School in Woodstock will present a musical program of chimes at 2 p.m. at Whitman Memorial Library. Free 674-2143

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON,
a school concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Mt. Blue High School. 778-3561

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON,
the rock group Jetfighter will perform at 11:45 a.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7072

Dec. 11: FARMINGTON,
the a capella group Sole Expression will perform at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free 778-7072

Dec. 11: PORTLAND,
Mary Uke Hargreaves will perform at 8 p.m. at the North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St. 699-2994

Dance

Dec. 5-6: BRUNSWICK, the 38th annual fall theater and dance show will be held at 8 p.m. at Bowdoin College Pickard Theater. Free with tickets. 725-3375

Dec. 5: MECHANIC FALLS, Coyote Drifters will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Dec. 5, 12, 20, 27, 31: PARIS,
the Jones Band will play at a dance at 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, 20 and 27 and at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the South Paris Legion Hall. 743-7965

Dec. 5: PORTLAND, Vintage will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1945 Congress St. 773-7396

Dec. 5, 6, 7: PORTLAND, the Maine State Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” at Portland City Hall Merrill Auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $15-$45 842-0800

Dec. 6: MECHANIC FALLS, the Country Drifters will play at a dance at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St. $10 345-3211

Dec. 6, 13, 20: PORTLAND,
a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. 773-0002

Dec. 6: WESTBROOK, Vintage will play at a dance at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

Dec. 7: BRUNSWICK, a Kwanzaa celebration with dancer Brigitte Ndikum-Nyada will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Full Circle Dance Studio, Fort Andross. Free/Donations 837-9234

Dec. 7: LEWISTON,
the Portland Ballet will present “Victorian Nutcracker” at 2 p.m. at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St. $11-$16 689-2000

Dec. 7: LEWISTON, Wild Horse will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $7/$8 784-3660

Dec. 7: MECHANIC FALLS, a country music show and dance will be held at 1 p.m. at the Silver Spur, Route 121. $5/$2 345-3211

Dec. 8, 15: DRESDEN,
country western line and partner dancing will be held at 7 p.m. at the Dresden Masonic Hall, Route 127. $3/$4 622-4884

Dec. 9, 16: LEWISTON, line dancing will be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. 783-6667

Dec. 10, 17: LEWISTON, country line dancing will be held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Central Hall. 786-0003

Dec. 10, 17: RUMFORD, line dancing will be held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Eagles Hall. 369-9760

Dec. 11: BETHEL,
the Akwaaba Ensemble, traditional African drum and dance ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. at Gould Academy Bingham Auditorium. $10/$6 824-3575

Kids

Dec. 6: AUBURN, the 23rd annual Advocates for Children Holiday Festival for Children will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Dominic Regional High School, Gracelawn Road. $7-$3 783-3990

Dec. 6: AUBURN, “Creative Dramatics” with Judy D’Amour will be presented for children at 9:30 a.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Dec. 6: FREEPORT,
the annual “Children’s Night Tree” and chili fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road. $6 865-4469

Dec. 6: LEWISTON,
“Cotton to Dye For,” a science discovery for youth grades 4 through 7, will be held at 2 p.m. at Museum L-A, 35 Canal St. 333-3881

Dec. 6: RANGELEY,
Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit children from 8 to 11 a.m. at Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road. $5 864-3443

Dec. 6: SACO, a children’s craft day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dyer Library, 371 Main St. 283-3861

Dec. 6: SEBAGO, breakfast with Santa will be held at 8, 9 and 9:30 a.m. at Sebago Center Community Church, Route 107. $3.50 787-2489

Dec. 11-14: PORTLAND,
Sesame Street Live will present “When Elmo Grows Up” at Cumberland County Civic Center auditorium. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $25-$12 775-3458

Special

Dec. 5, 6, 7: AUBURN, the annual holiday open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Woman’s Literary Union, 19 Elm St. $8/$2 344-6037

Dec. 5: FARMINGTON,
an arts and crafts fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sandy River Rehab, 119 Livermore Falls Road. 778-6591

Dec. 5: FARMINGTON, the Titcomb Mountain holiday auction will be held at 6 p.m. in the Granary Restaurant function room. 779-0710

Dec. 5, 6: GRAY,
an artisan fair will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fiddlehead Center, 25 Shaker Road. 657-2244

Dec. 5, 6, 7: HARPSWELL,
artists and craftspeople will show their work at Merriconeag Grange Hall, Route 123. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 833-6081

Dec. 5: LEWISTON, the annual Christmas craft and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Montello Manor, 540 College St. 783-5107

Dec. 5: PARIS,
the Oxford County 4-H Leaders Association annual take-a-chance auction will be held at 5 p.m. at Oxford Hills Middle School cafeteria.743-6329

Dec. 5: PORTLAND, the 18th annual holiday music scholarship gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. at USM Abromson Community Education Center. $90 780-5003

Dec. 5: PORTLAND, comedian Joe Carroll will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the Gold Room, 512 Warren Ave. 221-2343

Dec. 5: PORTLAND,
the first Friday art walk will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Portland area. 772-0680

Dec. 5, 6, 7: PORTLAND,
the annual holiday sale will be held at East End Community School, 195 North St. 874-8228

Dec. 5, 6, 7: POWNAL, the Bradbury Mountain Arts 10th annual holiday show and sale will be held at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. 688-4153

Dec. 5: SACO,
a teen coffeehouse will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Saco Museum, 371 Main St. Free 283-3861

Dec. 5-13: SACO, the “Deck the Halls” 2008 festival of trees will be held at the Saco Museum Dyer Library, 371 Main St. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday Friday and Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 283-3861

Dec. 6: ANDOVER, a craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Andover Fire Station, 38 South Main St. 392-1140

Dec. 6: AUBURN,
the annual Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sixth Street Congregational Church. 783-2522

Dec. 6: AUBURN, a craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chapman House, 41 Pleasant St. 783-0961

Dec. 6: BETHEL,
the second annual Bethel Area Business and Home Expo and the Taste of Bethel will be held at 10 a.m. at Telstar Regional High School, Route 26. 824-2282

Dec. 6: BETHEL,
a Christmas fair and tea will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church, Church Street. 824-2689

Dec. 6, 7: BOOTHBAY HARBOR,
the Great Gingerbread Spectacular, a display of houses and cabins, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. 633-6855

Dec. 6: BRIDGTON, the Bridgton Festival of Lights holiday parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. starting at Stevens Brook Elementary School.

Dec. 6: BRUNSWICK,
the 35th annual Christmas craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Church Hall, 39 Pleasant St.

Dec. 6: BRUNSWICK, the 72nd annual Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, across from the Brunswick Post Office. 752-2975

Dec. 6: BUCKFIELD,
the Nezinscot Valley Music Boosters craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School, 160 Morrill St. 336-2557

Dec. 6: DIXFIELD, the annual Christmas fair will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Dixfield Congregational Church. 562-7095

Dec. 6: FARMINGTON, an arts and crafts fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 38 High St. 778-4720

Dec. 6: FARMINGTON, a holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in West Farmington. 779-1716

Dec. 6: FARMINGTON, a neighborhood Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairbanks Meetinghouse School, Route 4. 778-2694

Dec. 6: FARMINGTON,
the Arts and Crafts Association Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UMF Olsen Student Center.

Dec. 6: FARMINGTON, Chester Greenwood Day will be celebrated in the Farmington area.

Dec. 6, 7: FREEPORT, a Winter Sports Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at L.L. Bean, Main Street. 552-6078

Dec. 6: GARDINER, the craft ability fair organized by the Autism Society of Maine, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gardiner Middle School. 1-800-273-5200

Dec. 6: GREENE, the “Woodland Wonderland Christmas” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Universalist Church of Greene, Route 202. 225-5181

Dec. 6: LISBON FALLS, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the town gazebo. 353-8518

Dec. 6: LIVERMORE, a Christmas festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

Dec. 6: MECHANIC FALLS, the annual Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Ransom Parish Hall, Elm Street.

Dec. 6: NEW GLOUCESTER, the annual Christmas fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. 926-4597

Dec. 6: NEW GLOUCESTER, the annual Christmas fair and sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Grange Hall. 998-2586

Dec. 6: NEW GLOUCESTER, the Memorial School craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Dec. 6: NORWAY, the 70th anniversary celebration will be held at 7 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, Main Street. 743-5309

Dec. 6: OGUNQUIT, a guided bird walk will be held at 8 a.m., beginning at the Promenade Mall in front of Staples. 782-5238

Dec. 6: OXFORD, the annual “Toys Galore” Chinese auction will be held at 1 p.m. at the Station House Recreation Building, King Street. 743-6982

Dec. 6: PARIS, an Advent fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Road.

Dec. 6: PARIS, the fourth annual West Paris community showcase and craft fair will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Agnes Gray Gymnasium, Main Street. 674-2127

Dec. 6: PARIS, a Christmas parade will be held at 5 p.m., followed by tree lighting at Derby Hill. 674-2127

Dec. 6, 7: POWNAL, the Bradbury Mountain art show and sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road. 688-4153

Dec. 6: RAYMOND, the annual Christmas fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Raymond Village Community Church, Main Street. 655-7749

Dec. 6: ROCKPORT, a holiday open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. 236-2875

Dec. 6: RUMFORD, the annual juried Christmas craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School.

Dec. 6: RUMFORD, a Santa parade and tree lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. starting at the Rumford Fire Department to Veterans Park.

Dec. 6: STRONG, the annual Christmas fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strong United Methodist Parish House. 684-5621

Dec. 6: TOPSHAM, a holiday house tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Highland Green area. $15/$25 725-4549

Dec. 6: TURNER, a holiday open house will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Leavitt Institute Building. 225-3724

Dec. 6: WATERFORD, the “Windows to the Holidays” holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill. 583-2320

Dec. 6: WILTON, the annual holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Academy Hill School. 645-4478

Dec. 6: WINTHROP, “Ye Olde Christmas Fair” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winthrop Congregational Church. 377-2718

Dec. 7: AUBURN, a holiday open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. 333-6640

Dec. 7: AUBURN, a “Disco Skate Night” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ingersoll Arena. $5/$3 333-6601

Dec. 7: BATH, the 36th annual “Spirit of Christmas” fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road. 443-5563

Dec. 7: CAMDEN, a Belfast master gardener will present a colorful program of the work of renowned hybridizer Brother Charles Reckamp at 1:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library, Route 1. 236-4085

Dec. 7: CASTINE, the Northern Maine first LEGO League tournament will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Maine Maritime Academy Alexander Fieldhouse. 326-2283

Dec. 7: LEWISTON, ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will perform at Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 190 Birch St. $45

Dec. 7: LIVERMORE FALLS, “Christmas at the Museum” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum, 22 Church St. $2

Dec. 7: NAPLES, the annual Naples Chinese auction will be held at 11 a.m. at Naples Town Gym, 15 Village Green Lane. 892-8214

Dec. 7: NORTH YARMOUTH, the annual community tree lighting will be held at 6 p.m. at Wescustogo Hall, Route 115. 846-4379

Dec. 7: NORWAY, the annual holiday party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main St. 739-6161

Dec. 7: PARIS, the “Emmanuel, Celebrating Heaven’s Child” event will be held at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Paris Hill. 674-3853

Dec. 7: PORTLAND, the annual holiday lighting will be held at 5 p.m. at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, Fort Road. 699-2933

Dec. 7: RANGELEY, the “Walk to Bethlehem” pageant and program will be held at 5 p.m. at Rangeley Inn, Main Street.

Dec. 7: SACO, the Mrs. Claus gingerbread tea will be held at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the Dyer Library, 371 Main St. Free 283-3861

Dec. 8-12: BUXTON, the 15th annual “Christmas Tree Festival” will be held at Bar Mills Community Church, corner of Portland and Hermit Thrush Roads. 929-8283

Dec. 8: PORTLAND, a speed dating event will be held at 6:50 p.m. at Sebago Brewing Company, 164 Middle St. $35 877-477-3328

Dec. 10; BETHEL, the fourth annual TMS Art-Reach event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Telstar High School auditorium and cafeteria. 824-2136

Dec. 10: FARMINGTON, a senior reading will be held at 7 p.m. at UMF Roberts Learning Center. Free Free 778-7182

Dec. 11-14: HARRISON, the 23rd annual “Christmas in Harrison,” with food, decorating contest and parade, will be held in Harrison.

Theater

Dec. 5: AUBURN, Lakeside Players will present three one-act plays about relationships at 7 p.m. at Central Maine Community College Kirk Hall, 1250 Turner St. Free 755-5357

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13: AUBURN, “Christmas Spectacular” will be held at East Auburn Baptist Church, 560 Park Ave. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11 and 12; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13; and 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 7. 782-0348

Dec. 5: BRUNSWICK, Al Miller will present “Tales to Tell” at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater Project, 14 School St. Free/Donations 729-8584

Dec. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20: BUCKFIELD, Oddfellow Theater will present “Bah Hoonchback – a Very Odd Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, Route 117. $12-$6 336-3306

Dec. 5, 6: FARMINGTON, the Teachers Lounge Mafia will perform “Stale Milk and Sour Cookies” at 7:30 p.m. at UMF Alumni Theater. For mature audiences. $5 779-7084

Dec. 5-24: PORTLAND, Portland Stage Company will perform “A Christmas Carol” at 25A Forest Ave. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. $36-$13 774-0465

Dec. 5-21: SEBAGO, Schoolhouse Arts Center will perform “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the theater on Route 114. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 642-3743

Dec. 6, 7: FREEPORT, “WFCP”s Home Time Radio Hour” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St. $10/$15 865-2220

Dec. 7, 9: AUBURN, Community Little Theatre will hold auditions for “Drood” at 7 p.m. at Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. 838-1722

Dec. 9: FARMINGTON, student plays by Benjamin Gray and Angela Hooper will be held at 8 p.m. at UMF Nordica Auditorium. Free. For mature audiences. 778-7072

Dec. 10-23: BANGOR, “Penobscot Theatre will perform “A Year With Frog and Toad” and “A Tuna Christmas” at Bangor Opera House, 131 Main St. Showtimes for “A Year With Frog Toad” are 7 p.m. Dec. 10, 11, 12, 18 and 23, noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 and 1 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21. Showtimes for “A Tuna Christmas” are 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 19 and 20; 6 p.m. Dec. 14 and 21; and 7 p.m. Dec. 16, 17 and 22. $40-$15 942-3333

Dec. 11, 12, 13: LEWISTON, “Nativity Live! 2008” will be held at 7 p.m. nightly and 2 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Vineyard Church, 9 Foss Road. 784-9500

Dec. 11, 12, 13: TOPSHAM, the Midcoast Youth Theater will perform “Oliver” at Mt. Ararat High School, Eagle’s Way. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 12 and 13; and 2 p.m. Dec. 14. $10-$5 751-2619

Films

Dec. 5: PORTLAND, “The Monks – Transatlantic Feedback,” about five GIs stationed in cold war Germany, will be shown at 7 p.m. at USM Luther Bonney Hall. $5 780-4424

Dec. 7: FARMINGTON, “Across the Universe,” a story of love and war, will be shown at 7 p.m. at UMF Lincoln Auditorium. Free 778-7321

Dec. 9: FARMINGTON, showings of video, music and shorts by students will be held at 6 p.m. at UMF Merrill Hall. Free 778-7072

Dec. 10: GARDINER, “Finding Neverland” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. at Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St. 582-3312

Books

Dec. 5: BRUNSWICK, Dahlov Ipcar, author of “My Wonderful Christmas Tree,” will sign copies of her book from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mid Coast Hospital. 846-3344

Dec. 6: NORWAY, Karen Schneider, author of “The Adventures of Skiff, the Harbormaster’s Cat,” will sign copies of her book from 10 a.m. to noon at Books N Things, 430 Main St. 739-6200

Dec. 7: BRUNSWICK, Dahlov Ipcar, author of “My Wonderful Christmas Tree,” will sign copies of her book from 1 to 3 p.m. at Borders Books and Music, corner of Routes 1 and 24. 846-3344

Dec. 7: BRUNSWICK, a publishing party for two new books of poetry will be held at 3 p.m. at Gulf of Maine books, 134 Maine St. 729-5083

Exhibits

Augusta: Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead of Farmington will be featured through Dec. 31 at Finance Authority of Maine, 5 Community Drive. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 623-3263

Bath:
“Ed McCartan – Paintings” will be displayed through Jan. 11 at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St. 442-8577

Bath:
The annual “Holiday Member Show” will be displayed through Dec. 20 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 442-8455

Bowdoinham:
“Wooden Wonders Woodworks” exhibition will be displayed through Dec. 24 at Merrymeeting Arts Center Cathance Landing, 9 Maine St. The hours are noon to 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 666-8907

Bridgton: Works by Barbara Traficonte will be featured through Dec. 5; and works by Chris Chapman will be displayed Dec. 6 through Jan. 2, both at Gallery 302, 38 Main St. 647-2787

Brunswick:
“Lewis Desoto’s Paranirvana/Self-Portrait” will be shown through Jan. 26 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 725-3275

Brunswick: “James Bowdoin III: Pursuing Style in the Age of Independence” will be featured through June 7 at Bowdoin College Shaw Ruddock Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Errant Behaviors: A Projection and Sound Installation by Anne Wilson” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Media Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Michael Mazur: Fall Mountains for Kuo Shi” will be featured through Jan. 25 at Bowdoin College Focus Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Hogarth’s Women” Virtue and Vice in Eighteenth-Century England” will be featured through Jan. 18 at Bowdoin College Becker Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“Manufactured Landscapes: Burtynsky’s Views of China” will be displayed through Dec. 23 at Bowdoin College Center Gallery. 725-3275

Brunswick:
“American Spirit: Highlights From the Collection” will be featured through May 3 at Bowdoin College Boyd Gallery. 725-3275

Farmington:
Works by Stan and Barbara Keirstead will be featured Dec. 12 – Dec. 31 at SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 778-9105

Farmington:
Works by UMF art students will be featured Dec. 9 through Dec. 14 at UMF Art Gallery. 778-7072

Freeport:
Works by Janet C. Manyan will be featured through Dec. 6 at Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 U.S. Route 1. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 865-4505

Gorham:
“USM Juried Student Exhibition” will be featured through Dec. 7 at USM Art Gallery. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 780-5008

Hallowell:
“Time in the Bog: Janna Civittolo” will be featured through Dec. 5 at Cerulean Fine Art Gallery, 202 Water St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by appointment. 626-9009

Lewiston:
“Stairway to Heaven: From Chinese Streets to Monuments and Skyscrapers” will be showcased through Dec. 14; and an exhibition of delicate works on paper and handcrafted document boxes from the 18th and 19th centuries will be featured through Dec. 14, both at Bates College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 786-6329

Lewiston: “Robert Shetterly’s: Americans Who Tell the Truth” will be featured through Dec. 19 at University of Southern Maine, L-A College, 51 Westminster St. Gallery hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 753-6554

Lewiston:
Watercolors by Joyce Coyne will be featured through Jan. 5 at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center lobby gallery, Campus Avenue. 786-0729

Lewiston:
“Winter Holidays,” a special joint exhibit and art sale, will be held through Dec. 20 at L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and Community Gallery, 221 Lisbon St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. 782-7228

Lewiston:
Paintings created by members of an expressive arts program for people affected by cancer, will be displayed through Dec. 11 at Bates College Chase Hall Gallery, 56 Campus Ave. 786-6330

Lewiston: Works by Irene Duplissis and her daughter, Cheryl Webber will be featured through Dec. 31 at Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery, 300 Main St.

Norway:
Paintings by David Stengelsen will be featured through Dec. 31 at Stephens Memorial Hospital, 181 Main St. 743-1562

Portland:
“Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be featured through Jan. 4; “Landscapes From the Age of Impressionism” will be viewed through Jan. 4; and “Lynne Drexler – Painter” will be displayed through March 1, all at Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through Columbus Day. 775-6148

Portland: “Textiles and Translations,” works by Alice Spencer, will be displayed through Jan. 11 at UNE Westbrook College, 716 Stevens Ave. Gallery hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 221-4499

Portland:
Works by gallery artists, paintings, sculpture and prints, will be shown through Jan. 30 at Susan Maasch Fine Art, 29 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2966

Portland:
“Friends of Ed” will be featured through Dec. 28 at A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 25 Forest Ave. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment. 699-2919

Portland:
“Sequoia Miller and Paul Heroux: Pots” will be displayed through Dec. 20 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. 879-5742

Portland:
The fourth annual Biennial Portland Show will be displayed through Jan. 3 at Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 772-2693

Portland:
Monoprints by Tom Hall and drawings by Paul Plante will be displayed through Dec. 20 at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 112 High St. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 772-1961

Portland:
Works by Jocelyn Lee will be featured through Dec. 19 at USM Woodbury Campus Center Area Gallery. 780-5008

Portland:
The work of Colin Page will be featured through Dec. 6 at Jameson Art Group, 305 Commercial St. 772-5522

Portland:
“December,” a collection of artwork by Whitney Art Works artists, will be featured through Dec. 20 at Whitney art Works, 492 Congress St. 780-0700

Portland: “Artful Gifts,” featuring oil paintings and still life photographs, will be shown through Dec. 23 at Addison Woolley Gallery and Center for Photographic Inquiry, 87 Market St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 775-0678

Portland:
“Out There: The Mediated Landscape” will be featured through Dec. 21 at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday and until 7 p.m. Thursday. 699-5085

Rockport:
“David Segre: Chronic” will be featured through Dec. 20; and “Art From the LINC and Waterville Social Clubs” will be displayed through Dec. 20, both at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 162 Russell Ave. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. $5 Sunday. 236-2875

Unity: Works by Susan Roux of Poland Spring will be featured Dec. 6 through Dec. 31 at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. 948-7469

Waterville:
“The Works of Alex Katz” and “Ancient Art” are ongoing; “Realms of Faith: Medieval Art From the Walters Art Museum,” will be displayed through Jan. 4; “Currents,” solo exhibit dedicated to T.S. Beall, will be featured through Feb. 1; “Hiraki Sawa,” featuring works by Japanese-born artist Hiraki Sawa, will be on exhibit through Jan. 25; and the fall faculty exhibition will be shown through Jan. 18, all at Colby College Museum of Art. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 872-3549

Wiscasset: “The Painterly Landscape, featuring recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, will be displayed through Dec. 31 at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St. Gallery hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 882-7682




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