December 5, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

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“The Punk Singer,” a documentary about Kathleen Hanna, will be screened at Space in Portland on Wednesday.

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Annual Cookie Fair, Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham. 839-3111. Homemade cookies, candy and fudge, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Giant Fundraising Sale, benefit for the educational outreach program of the 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.

Holiday Fair, United Methodist Church, Cape Elizabeth. 883-5344. Baked goods, candy, knitted items, wreaths and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Craft and Vendor Fair, Portland High School. Crafts, home products, food, raffles and kids’ activities, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, St. Paul’s Church, Portland. 828-2012. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, Highland Lake Grange, Westbrook. 854-2379. Baked goods, handcrafted items, jewelry, pottery, jams and more, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“Just An Old Fashioned Fair,” St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, Portland. Gifts from Scandanavia, homemade items, pies and more, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Merryspring Holiday Bazaar, decorated balsam wreaths, unique birch bark wreaths, evergreen swags, miniature boxwood trees, centerpieces and much more, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Le Petit Noel Christmas Fair, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland. 594-8191. Holiday items for decorating, giving and eating, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of Bonney Memorial Library Annual Cookie Fest, Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish. 625-8083. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 781-3366. Jewelry, antiques, cookie walk, wreaths, candy, attic treasures and much more, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Book Sale, Falmouth Memorial Library. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Bake and Gift Basket Sale, Raymond Village Library. 655-4283. Pastries, Christmas cookies, pies, breads and holiday gift baskets, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Christmas Craft Fair and Festival, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. With live music by The Tricky Britches, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


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

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

“Hark! Cinema Angels” holiday film series, Patten Free Library, Bath. “A Matter of Life and Death” (“Stairway to Heaven”) (1946), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Project Aware presents “A Shoestring for Mackenzie,” One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10. 282-5598. Short, powerful message about the healthy passions of youth, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Punk Singer,” Space, Portland, $8. Documentary about Kathleen Hanna from the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show,” benefit for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $10 advance, $15 door. The film features more than 60 works by American and European painters and sculptors, 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Polar Express, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland, $25-$40. 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; 2:45, 4, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“The Hard Nut,” presented by The Strand and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Set in a dark American suburb in the 1960s, Barbie dolls, go-go boots, G.I. Joe soldiers and a gender-bending cast contribute to the campy thrill. Filmed live in Brussels in 1991, with accompaniment by the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Strand Theatre, Rockland, free. 8 p.m. Friday.

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