Thursday, April 24, 2014
The lighting of the Christmas tree draws a crowd to Portland’s Monument Square last November. This year’s event, with music by Rick Charette, takes place at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Staff file photo by Gordon Chibroski
"Fire in the Blood," a documentary about pharmaceutical companies' use of patent laws, will be shown in recognition of World AIDS Day at Space in Portland on Wednesday.
Shop for a Cause Day, participating stores and galleries will donate a portion of their sales from Saturday to the Milestone Foundation’s HOME Team, Downtown Portland. portlandmaine.com. Saturday
Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale, to benefit Portland’s combined high schools girls and boys hockey teams, Deering High School. 874-8260. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through Dec. 8.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Karel Hayes, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of children’s picture book “The Christmas Visitors,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Peri Broadbent and Cheryl Johnson, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. localsprouts.coop. Children’s book authors and illustrator, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 5.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Salsa dancing with DJ Baulio, The Pearl, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 523-9600. Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Lessons included, 8 p.m. Dec. 5.
Winter Holiday Sale, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. Nature-inspired crafts including hand knits, stained glass, woodenware and much more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Freedom Friday Fair, fundraiser for anti-human trafficking causes, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. Unique, handcrafted fair trade goods, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
7th annual Creative Economy Studio Show & Sale, Studio on the Hill, Freeport. 865-0605. Works by more than 40 Maine artists and craftspersons, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
34th annual Christmas in New England Arts & Craft Show, Augusta Civic Center. newenglandcraftfairs.com. Artwork and crafts by New England artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Annual Craft Fair, American Legion Harry J. Conway Post 135, Sabattus. 375-4058. Handmade crafts and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Craft Fair, Sunny Acre Farm, Falmouth. 781-2943. Handmade gifts from Maine artisans and crafters, decorated evergreens and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Holiday Craft Fair, Woodfords Club, Portland. 899-5356. More than 30 crafters, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Open House, Phippsburg Historical Society Museum. 443-6309. Cookie walk, spinning demonstration, traditional music by Jim Joseph, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Joy of Giving Holiday Gift Fair, On the Move Fitness and Wellness, South Portland. 799-0042. 16 crafters and vendors, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Georgetown Art Sale, Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. Paintings and prints, holiday cards, Shaker boxes, jewelry and pottery, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Wednesday. Through Dec. 14.
Giant Fundraising Sale, for the educational outreach program of the statewide Maine Farms Project, Shady Nook Farm, West Newfield. 793-2759. New and used books, unique art rubber stamps, framed photographs, second hand items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 22.
Stone Mountain Arts Center Flea Market, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. Antiques, quirky knick-knacks and more, with live music, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Holiday Fair, Sea Road School, Kennebunk. 985-1105. More than 25 crafters, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5.
Maine Women in the Arts annual Prelude Fine Art & Crafts Show, Masonic Lodge, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5.
Holiday Bazaar, Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary, Brunswick. 373-6015. Holiday greens baskets, soaps, lotions, Christmas treasures and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5.
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