December 16, 2012


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Alexis P. Suter and her blues band will be at One Longfellow Square in Portland, also on Saturday.

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The Don Campbell Band, above, performs a holiday show on Saturday at Portland Players in South Portland.

Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram,

One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920.

Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

Southern Maine Community College Senior Art Students Exhibit, Rose Contemporary, Portland. Through Dec. 31.

"Small Works," painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media by 20 artists, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Through Jan. 20.

"Keeping Warm," 19th- and early 20th-century quilts, clothing, fiber art tools and crafts, toys and more, with historic photos of Maine in winter, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. Through Feb. 24.

31st Annual Holiday Exhibition, Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland. Through Jan. 31.

"Work Ethic of a Chimney Sweep," aesthetic and cultural study of the Disney film "Mary Poppins," University of Maine (Charles Danforth Gallery), Augusta. Through Jan. 18.

CSA: Community Supporting Arts Exhibit, Crosstrax Deli, Unity. Through Jan. 26.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Through Jan. 12.

"A New View," acrylic and paper landscapes by L.M. Turner, Furman, Gregory and Deptula, Biddeford. 284-7145. Through Dec. 31.


Art Openings

Winter Solstice Open Studio, Constellation Gallery, Portland. 409-6617. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.


Books and Authors

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Christmas Farm Alpacas Country Farm Shop & Fiber Studio, Buxton. 400-9206. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Chris Van Dusen, author of the children's book "If I Built a House," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Poetry Reading, Kristen Lindquist and Kendall Merriam read from their book "Moon Viewing at 50 MPH," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Children's Book Signing, Tammy Meserve and Middy Thomas, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Sandra Oliver, author of "Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Susan Poulin, author of "Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida Le Clair's Guide to Livin' The Good Life," Sherman's Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Authors Publishing Holiday Book Signing, Patricia Godspeed, Jeff Flotz, Tom Dowd, John Cobb, Cedric Berry, Jane Harvey Meade, Jacqueline Davidson, Chris Fahy and Rachel O'Laughlin, JC Penney court, Bangor Mall. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.


Classical Music

Piscataqua River Brass, concert of Christmas favorites with Warren King on the pipe organ, Christ Church, Kennebunk. 985-4494. 2 p.m. Sunday.

The St Mary Schola Early Music Ensemble, "Magnificat," a seasonal program, Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Falmouth, $12 to $15. 4 p.m. Sunday.

Christmas with Renaissance Voices, 21-voice a cappella ensemble, music of the 16th and 17th centuries, traditional English carols and more, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra's "Magic of Christmas," with Illusionist Lyn Dillies and the Windham Chamber Singers, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $31 to $61. 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 23.

The Seaglass Chorale Present "Music For a Winter's Night," seasonal favorites including a carol sing-a-long and Messiah choruses, North Parish Congregational Church, Sanford, $12 advance, $15 doors, $12 seniors. 985-8747. 3 p.m. Sunday.

The DaPonte String Quartet, annual Christmas concert, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

"Christmas with Cornils: A Kotzschmar Christmas," with organist Ray Cornils, Festival Brass, Renaissance Voices and Parish Ringers, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10 to $20 advance, $15 to $25 door. 553-4363. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bay Chamber Concerts Presents "Irish Christmas in America," featuring Irish musicians, singers and dancers, Camden Opera House, $10 to $40. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Spacious Vision Song Project Christmas Show, songs and arias from singers Barbara Kilduff and Gerald Seminatore and pianist Brian Moll, Bowdoin Chapel, Brunswick, $10 to $15, cash or check only. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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