KENNEBUNK

Buenos Aires Christmas

The Boston String Quartet will perform “Christmas in Buenos Aires” at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Route 1.

The eclectic mix of holiday music will include tango, salsa, rumba and other Latin dances.

Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online at stdavidskennebunk.episcopalmaine.org or by calling St. David’s at 985-3073.

FALMOUTH

Toy drive at ice center

Family Ice Center in Falmouth will hold a toy drive at 1:20 p.m. Sunday at the arena, 20 Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth.

The event will have a Christmas tree lighting, a skate show, Santa and lots of skating. The cost to skate is $5 per person. All proceeds of the event will be donated the Salvation Army.

PORTLAND

Program on using e-readers

The public library is hosting an event to discuss the variety of e-reader devices and e-books on the market.

The event, from noon to 1:30 on Friday in the Rines Auditorium, will have representatives from Borders and Barnes & Noble, who will demonstrate their products and answer questions.

The library will have staff on hand to demonstrate Maine InfoNet, OverDrive and answer questions about borrowing or downloading e-books. The e-books in Maine InfoNet’s Download Library collection are compatible with most computers and a number of e-reader devices.

WALDOBORO

Last weekend of ‘Annie’

The musical “Annie” finishes its run this weekend at The Waldo Theatre at 916 Main St., with performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students with group rates of $5 for students and $10 for adults for groups of 20 or more. For details, go to www.thewaldo.org or call 832-6060.

ROCKPORT

Odeon Winter Concert

The Bay Chamber’s Odeon Winter Concert at 2:30 p.m. Friday at 18 Central St. will feature the debut appearance of the group’s new conductor, Deirdre McClure, who directs the Odeon Junior, Youth and Adult ensembles.

Also on the program is the Odeon Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Gilda Joffe and Michael Reynolds. The concert is free. For details, call 236-2823, ext. 105, or go to www.baychamberconcerts.org.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Christmas show, sing-along

The historic Opera House at 86 Townsend Ave. will host Kevin Kiley’s Christmas Show and community sing-along at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Vocalist Matthew Ryder also will perform.

The evening is free and open to all. Donations are appreciated. For more details, call 633-6855.

ROCKLAND

Clio Berta at open mic

The Lincoln Street Open Mic & Coffeehouse at 24 Lincoln St. will feature Clio Berta of Camden from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The evening will kick off with an open jam session.

Those interested in playing the open mic should arrive by 5:45 p.m. Poetry and spoken word performers also are welcome. Admission is $2. Refreshments are provided. For more details, call 594-6490 or go to www.lincolnstreetcenter.org.

STANDISH

‘Miracle’ at Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse Arts Center, at Routes 114 and 35 in Sebago Lake Village, will present performances of the holiday favorite “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $12 for students and seniors and $14 for adults. For details, call 642-3743 or go to www.schoolhousearts.org.

 

Lifeguard training

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a lifeguard training course in December to teach lifeguards the skills needed to prevent injuries and respond to drowning, injury, breathing and cardiac emergencies.

The 28-hour training, offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 27, 28, 29 and 30, will train participants according to the newly released lifeguard program, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer and first aid. Recertification is also offered.

All classes are at the Harold Alfond Center pool on the Standish campus. For more information, call 893-6615.

 

ALFRED

Democratic Party potluck

The York County Democratic Committee will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Alfred Parish Church at the Alfred Village Square at Routes 202 and 4 for a social hour, holiday potluck dinner and business meeting. Contact is Dave Schofield at 251-3771.

 

Gift cards benefit shelter

York County Shelter Programs is offering a selection of handmade Christmas gift cards for the holidays designed to provide an alternative type of charitable gift giving.

Proceeds will benefit shelter programs.

Twelve shelter-related photo themes are available can be seen at www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org. The gift cards can be made out in any denomination, but a minimum of a $10 donation is suggested. They are available at the Bakery at Notre Dame in Alfred or Shaker Hill Kitchens in Saco. For more details, call Mary Doyle at 324-1137 or e-mail [email protected]

BRUNSWICK

Tedford Housing memorial

Tedford Housing will sponsor a memorial service honoring the homeless and individuals who have passed away over the past year from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis Memorial Library.

Pastor Bill Bliss from the United Church of Christ in Bath will offer a memorial message and closing mediation will be offered by Pastor Geoff Parker from First Parish Church in Brunswick. Weather permitting, the group will form a candlelight procession to the Maine Street Mall, where the names will be read.

Refreshments will be provided. For more details, call 729-1161, ext. 101.

BIDDEFORD

Joyful Harvest kid shopping

Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center will host its annual Kid’s Shopping Event and Pancake Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Second Congregational Church at 19 Crescent St.

Children, ages 17 and younger, will be allowed to pick two to four gifts for family members. They will be assisted in wrapping the gift before taking it home to put under the tree. For those unable to make the event, a second shopping date is planned from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday at Joyful Harvest. For more details, call 286-9105.

SPRINGVALE

Historical Society party

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will hold its 15th Annual Christmas Party from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Historical Museum at 505 Main St.

The event will include Christmas music and refreshments. It is open to all. For details, call Harland Eastman at 324-2797.

 

Public tea at the library

Springvale Public Library at 443 Main St. will host its annual holiday tea Thursday. Community members are welcome to drop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to share a cup of tea and cookies in the facility’s reading room. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call 324-4624.

WEST PARIS

Christmas traditions talk

The Finnish-American Heritage Society, at 8 Maple St., will host a talk by Cynthia Immonen at 2 p.m. Sunday on “How Christmas Came to New England.

Immonen will share the European origins of many of the season’s traditional celebrations. A brief business meeting and coffee social will be included. The public is welcome to attend. For details, call Barbara Payne at 743-5677.

DAMARISCOTTA

Fifi Richards cards on sale

Skidompha Library is selling a new collection of all-occasion cards featuring the images of the quilts of the late FiFi Richards of Newcastle.

Richards, a 25-year Skidompha volunteer and textile artist, was known for her works featuring landscapes and wildlife. Each box holds 10 cards, two each of five different images. All cards are blank inside.

The cost $10, and all proceeds benefit the library. The note cards are available the library, located at 184 Main St. For more details, call Pam Gormley at 563-5513.

FREEPORT

Wescustago Youth Chorale

Wescustago Youth Chorale will perform its 13th annual winter concert “A Wescustago Winter” at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Freeport Performing Arts Center.

The three-choir coed chorale draws singers from ages 8 to 18 from 12 towns. They are directed by Ann Dillon, Lise Dunn and Renovia Marro.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. A reception will follow. For more details, call 829-3111.

WEST BATH

Candlelight service and sing

The West Bath Historical Society will present a candlelight Christmas service and carol sing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Old West Bath Meeting House on Berry’s Mill Road.

The free, nondenominational event will feature appearances by Fiddler Hope Hoffman and Pastor Sam Francis. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 443-4449.