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Architect Adventure

November 14, 2018

Join us at the Bridgton Public Library from 3:30-4:30! Ages 4 -12

Build three different types of structures with (1) toothpicks and marshmallows, (2) plastic cups, and (3) popsicle sticks and clothespins! Talk about building and construction!

For more information please contact:

Samantha Zawistowski
Phone: 207-647-2472
E-mail: samanthaz.bridgtonlibrary@gmail.com


“My Leaf Turkey!”

November 17, 2018

Join us at the Rockland Public Library on Saturday, November 17, for an 11:00 AM family craft time. We will be constructing fall leaf luminaries to adorn your Thanksgiving table. Children will enjoy seeing their leaf lantern decorating your home for years to come. All materials provided; this event is free and open to all. Music and snacks, too! FMI call 594-0310.

For more information please contact:

Jean Young, Children’s Librarian
Phone: 207-594-0300
E-mail: jyoung@rocklandmaine.gov


Strawbery Banke Museum Homeschool Classes: Growing Up Between the Wars: 1915 - 1945

December 1, 2018

AGES: 8 – 12

DATES: Mondays- October 1, 15, 22, 29, & November 5, 2018

TIME: 1:30 – 3:30

Sign up for all 5 Classes or register by the day!

PRICE: 5 Classes $50 Member/$75 Non-Member. Per Day $10 Member/$15 Non-Member

Sibling Discounts: Members pay and additional $5.00 per sibling per day. Non-members pay an additional $10 for a second sibling and $5.00 for each additional sibling.

Explore what life was like for your great-grandparents or maybe your great-great-grandparents! Participants will be introduced to a new topic each week, learning about the historical context of events like the Great Depression and World War II then engage in hands-on activities to further the discussion and provide a touchstone for remembering information. Activities will include cooking a Depression-Era dish, taking a ride in a Model-A Ford, working in a 1940s Victory Garden, learning to paint like Picasso, staring in a silent film and lending your voice to a radio show. Classes will run for five Mondays beginning October 1, 2018.

Class Schedule:

October 1: Early Innovations: Cars, Planes and Radios

October 15: The Great Depression: Make-Do Recipes

October 22: World War II: Victory Gardens and Life on the Homefront

October 29: Changing Culture: Paint Like Picasso

November 5: Visual Technology: Silent Films and Animation

Registration Required. To register, please visit https://strawberybankemuseum.wordpress.com"

For more information please contact:

Strawbery Banke Museum
Phone: 603-422-7541
E-mail: education@strawberybanke.org


Christmas at the Cathedral

December 1, 2018

Looking for the perfect way to start your Christmas holiday season? ChoralArt's Christmas at the Cathedral is just what you've been looking for.

The sun rises in the east, and Christmas at the Cathedral for the past 30 years happens the first weekend in December. Join us for a program of familiar and sublime choral music with brass and organ accompaniment. Of special interest: Paul Halley’s dynamic “Freedom Trilogy,” Eric Whitacre’s luminous “Lux Aurumque,” and a unique setting of “Twelve Days of Christmas,” made popular by The Canadian Brass.


ChoralArt Singers

Portland Brass Quintet

Christopher Pelonzi, organist

Dan Moore, pianist

Performances are:

Saturday, December 1, 2018 Noon (Preview) and 7:30 pm

Sunday, December 2, 2018 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 1 at Noon is a preview with reduced prices at $15. All other performances are at the regular rate.

Tickets: $25/$37 Premium and Regular seating sections.

Student rates $10/$15 and children 12 and under are free.

All tickets are $5 more at the door, if available.

Please visit www.choralart.org/christmas to purchase tickets."

For more information please contact:

Phone: 207-828-0043
E-mail: klor@choralart.org/span>


Victorian Christmas

December 7, 8, 2018

Victorian Christmas

December 7 and 8

4:00-7:00 pm

Free admission

Celebrate the season with Searsport and the Penobscot Marine Museum! Experience the 19th-century Sea Captain’s house decorated for Christmas by local businesses. Shop for holiday gifts in the mobile museum store at the Fowler House entrance. Make your own Christmas ornament in Old Vestry.

On Friday evening, revel in additional holiday activities including the Town of Searsport’s tree lighting at 5:30pm on the museum’s crescent. Vote on your favorite gingerbread lighthouse, enjoy refreshments in Old Vestry, and more! Participate in the gingerbread lighthouse competition by entering your lighthouse before noon on December 7th.

Gingerbread lighthouse competition information: PMM is accepting entries in the adult and child category. The adult competition includes a $5 registration fee and the winner will receive 50% of the proceeds and the other 50% will go to the Penobscot Marine Museum to help support programming like this! The child competition is free and the winner will receive a prize courtesy of the PMM museum store. All entries must be dropped off before noon on December 7th. Between 4pm and 7pm on Friday, December 7th, each visitor will receive one voting token to place in the jar by his or her favorite adult gingerbread lighthouse and child gingerbread lighthouse. Votes will be counted and the winner will be announced at 4pm on Saturday, December 8th. Winners do not need to be present to win. All gingerbread houses must be picked up by 5pm on Wednesday, December 12th.

For more information or to register for the gingerbread lighthouse competition, please call 207-548-2529.

For more information please contact:

Penobscot Marine Museum
Phone: 207-548-2529
E-mail: admissions@pmm-maine.org

Rochester, NH

Sole City Dance Presents: The Nutcracker 2018

December 8, 2018

A classic holiday family favorite! Tchaikovsky’s glittering ballet about Clara and her beloved Nutcracker is a delight, capturing the magic and wonder of the holiday season. Sole City Dance pulls out all the stops with elaborate sets, costumes, special effects and outstanding local and professional dancers. A story full of charm and excitement with a captivating cast of characters to entertain young and old. Make it part of your holiday tradition!

For more information please contact:

Moriah Bureau
Phone: 603-750-7777
E-mail: moriah@solecitydance.org


Christmas at Norlands

December 8, 2018

Save the Date for Christmas at Norlands! More details coming soon.

Saturday, December 8, 2018
11am - 4pm

Made possible with support from Dead River Company.

Enjoy a winter celebration in the 19th-century. See the decorated 1867 Washburn mansion, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, sing a Christmas carol, make a period craft, and meet the school master in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse. Mulled cider and other refreshments made fresh on the woodstove will be available while supplies last.

A Cookie Walk fundraiser benefits Norlands' programs. For only $5, fill a bag with delicious homemade cookies to take home, while supplies last. Arrive early in the day as this usually sells out by early afternoon.

The joyous feeling of an old-fashioned winter celebration will no doubt carry you through the season.

Admission is $10 per person; $6 ages 12 and under; $25 family rate. Members of Norlands enjoy a 20% discount on admission.

If the weather is questionable, please check for an event cancellation ​notice on Norlands’ Facebook page or outgoing ​telephone message by calling 207-897-4366 by 9am on the morning of the event.

For more information please contact:

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
Phone: 207-897-4366
E-mail: Norlands@Norldands.org



December 8, 2018

Featuring award-winning and up-coming members of Maine's Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy, and Penobscot nations. Demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, singing, dancing, fashion show and more. Free admission. Collins Center for the Arts, U.Maine, Orono. 9am to 3pm.

For more information please contact:

Suzanne Carmichael
Phone: 207-348-2791
E-mail: suzannedoncarmichael@gmail.com


Handel's Messiah Sing Along

December 10, 2018

Join ChoralArt for a festive Messiah sing-along with fun group-format solos and accompanied by the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Food and cash donations for Portland’s emergency food pantry, Project FEED, will be accepted at the door. All of the event proceeds will be donated to Project FEED.

Scores will be provided, or you may bring your own.

Featuring: You! Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

Admission is $5 at the door; no charge for students. All proceeds benefit Project FEED.

Project FEED

We are including a food drive at the Summer Sing to benefit Portland’s emergency food pantry, Project FEED. Please bring canned items like meats, fish, soup, juice and vegetables. Pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice are also always welcome. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers. Cash donations also welcome.

Monday, December 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

Woodfords Congregational Church - 202 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103"

For more information please contact:

Phone: 207-828-0043
E-mail: klor@choralart.org


Freeport Historical Society Writing Contest

December 14, 2018

Freeport Historical Society announces their 2nd Annual Writing Contest from Oct 1-Dec 14, 2018. The deadline is December 14th for submissions while the banquet will be in hosted January. The contest is associated with our exhibit Blacksmiths and Storekeepers: Freeport Village, Crossroads of Change, 1770-1920 and is open to school children and adults who live or work in Freeport as well as all members and any other individual who visits the exhibit. It will be judged by local writers and teachers and features historical prizes for winners in three categories. Open to the first 50 applicants. Visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org or contact info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org for details.

For more information please contact:

Freeport Historical Society
Phone: 207-865-3170
E-mail: info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org


Victorian Christmas

December 15, 2018

Visit the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway and help us welcome St. Nicholas (Santa Claus)! Depart from Sheepscot Station where you can enjoy hot chocolate, cider, snacks and exhibits before boarding the train. At Alna Center Station warm yourself around the bonfire and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride before visiting with the man in red himself! Sing carols on the train! Best of all, the visit is free!

Victorian Christmas will be held December 15 unless unsafe weather conditions result in rescheduling the event for December 22. If the event is rescheduled, announcements will be made via social media and news outlets. Ticket reservations from from the 15th will be honored at the same time on December 22nd.

Please only reserve the number of tickets tickets you will use. You must check in at the ticket office 30 minutes before your trains departure time (or your space on the train may be given to another party).

Parts of Victorian Christmas are outdoors and unheated. Please dress accordingly.

For more information please contact:

Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway
Phone: 207-882-4193
E-mail: info@wwfry.org


Christmas with Kennerley

December 18, 2018

James Kennerley, Portland's Municipal Organist, continues a beloved holiday tradition by celebrating the season in grand style with music on the Kotzschmar Organ. The program will include a variety of holiday classics, from traditional carols to modern favorites. There is always the possibility of some new organ transcriptions or even new compositions from Mr. Kennerley. The festive sounds of the Kotzschmar Brass, the beautiful voices of the ChoralArt Singers, and by a special guest vocal soloist will join the organ for a vibrant celebration of the holiday season. This is a holiday tradition that is not to be missed.

Tickets at PortTIX, 12 and under are free. Concert starts at 7:30 PM.

For more information please contact:

Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Phone: 207-553-4363
E-mail: klor@foko.org

St. Andrews

All Things Marine - Spring

May 28, 2019

All Things Marine is a family field course being offered May 28 – 31, 2019. Join us on the Huntsman Marine Science Centre campus in St. Andrews, New Brunswick to explore the bay by boat, foot and in the lab.

For more information please contact:

Laura Barrett
Phone: 506-529-1226
E-mail: lbarrett@huntsmanmarine.ca