November 28, 2013

Et Cetera listings

Benefits, books and authors, children’s activities, fairs and festivals, films and special events

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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.

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Art Sale, presented by Schoodic Arts for All, Old Town Office, Winter Harbor. schoodicartsforall.org. Fine arts and fine crafts by area artists, 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5.

• FILMS

“Hark! Cinema Angels” holiday film series, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. “Field of Dreams” (1989), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Dear Mr. Watterson: An Exploration of Calvin & Hobbes,” MECA Illustrators Film Series, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. Documentary about the influence of Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Fire in the Blood,” presented with the Frannie Peabody Center in recognition of World AIDS Day, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. Documentary about pharmaceutical companies’ use of patent laws, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, Rockland Public Library, free. 594-0310. “Schopenhauer on Love,” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

“Rain in a Dry Land,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Documentary by Anne Makepeace that chronicles Bantu families, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

• FOR CHILDREN

Polar Express, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $25-$40. porttix.com. Holiday train travels to the “North Pole,” with hot cocoa and cookies, stories and Santa, trains at 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; and 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

North Pole Express, Boothbay Railway Village, $10, reservations suggested. railwayvillage.org. Entertaining train ride includes storytelling and visit from Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (every 30 minutes) Saturday.

Caring Claus Days, visits with Santa for children with sensory conditions, in front of JCPenney in the Maine Mall. Overhead music will be turned off in the mall and most stores will not have opened. maineautism.org. 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Monument Square, Portland. portlandmaine.com. With music from Rick Charette, 5:30 p.m. Friday.

The Holly and The Ivy Festival of Trees, tree-lighting and ribbon-cutting, Saco Museum, free. sacomuseum.org. Music and hot chocolate, 6 p.m. Friday.

Joy to the World: Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, $7 college students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Dec. 5.

Family Friendly Hypnosis Show, funny and mysterious show with award-winning hypnotist Roderick Russell. Freeport Theater of Awesome, $17 advance, $20 door, $12 seniors and 12 and under. awesometheater.com. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, on the Mall in downtown Brunswick. brunswickdowntown .org. 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Holiday Open House, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Activities planned for kids and families, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday.

Antique Paper Show, Fireside Inn, Portland, $4. 749-1717. More than 40 exhibitors, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Open House, with children’s author Robin Chiarello, plein air painter Diane Scott and author and painter Tom Merriam, Harvest Gold Gallery, Center Lovell. harvestgold gallery.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

“Share the Wonder” holiday celebration, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworth museum.org. Carriage rides, cookie decorating, live music, show by Frogtown Puppeteers and more, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Tree Lighting, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. With carolers from Raymond Elementary School and refreshments, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Lighting, Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland, free. 838-8672. 6 p.m. Monday.

Joy to the World: Annual Christmas Gala, Victoria Mansion, Portland, $50. victoria mansion.org. Chat with designers as you tour the house. With food, drinks and valet parking. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Parade of Lights, downtown Lewiston. lewiston maine.gov. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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