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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Breakfast With Santa, Wilhelm Reich Museum, Rangeley, $5. 864-3443. Pancakes and sausages with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Holiday Festival for Children, St. Dominic Academy, Auburn, advocatesforchildren.net. $5-$7 advance, $6-$9 door. Rick Charette, bounce house, crafts for kids and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Children’s Holiday Activities, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, free. 324-2797. Old-fashioned games, “history hunt” and refreshments, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“Night Tree,” inspired by Eve Bunting’s book, story is read and then pinecones are decorated with birdseed, popcorn, dried fruit and cranberries followed by a short hike to the trails to leave the pinecone treats for animals, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $5. wolfesneckfarm.org. For ages 2 and older, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (one hour sessions) Saturday.

An Afternoon with Santa, donations accepted for Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry in lieu of entrance fee, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. sjcme.edu. Horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and cookie making, visit with Santa, tree lighting, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Storytime with Santa, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. Special storytime with Miss Mariah, meet Santa and have a tasty holiday treat, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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) Dec. 12.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

“Joy to the World” Christmas at Victoria Mansion, Portland, victoriamansion.org. $15, $13.50 seniors, $7 college students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17, free for under 6. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday; 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday; 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Dec. 12.

Royal Shakespeare Company: “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, atthelincoln.org. $15, $5 for 18 and under. Live cinema broadcast from the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Christmas Prelude, rides on heated streetcars with stories read aloud, afternoon Christmas karaoke on Saturdays and Sundays, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, $6. trolleymuseum.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 15.

Model Railroad Celebration, Maine State Museum, Augusta, free. mainestatemuseum.org. Collections from the Maine 3-Railers and Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Circus Conservatory of America presents “Circus in the Streets,” intersection of Congress and Park streets, Portland. portlandmaine.com/highlights/firstfriday. Acrobat artists The Red Trouser Show and local performers and students, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Portland Ballet, excerpts from “The Victorian Nutcracker,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Performed in the library atrium with viewing from Monument Square, 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Downtown Holiday Festival, Biddeford. heartof biddeford.org. Ice-carving show, tree lighting, storytellers, musicians and more, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Evening of Chocolate Tasting, Art and Music, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Sweets, music from Tom Luther, artwork, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Holiday Reception, tea tastings with tea expert Marianne Russo of Nellie’s Tea Co., The DaVinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth. davinciexperience.com. Artists Leslie Newell and Mary Weston share “Bringing Nature Inside for the Holidays,” 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.

The Boothbay Region Garden Club’s Festival of Trees, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. boothbayopera house.com. Holiday goods for sale and trees auctioned off, Friday to Sunday.

28th annual Harbor Lights Festival, Boothbay Harbor, various locations. boothbayharbor.com. Friday to Sunday.

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