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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Rockland Kiwanis Jingle Bell Express Train Rides, Maine Eastern Railroad, Rockland, $19, free for under 2. With Santa and Mrs. Claus, visit to the North Pole, cookies and cocoa, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Friday; 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

An Evening with Carolyn Currie, University of Southern Maine Southworth Planetarium, Portland, $8, $6 kids. Ethereal music combined with celestial images projected against star-adorned firmament. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Breakfast with Santa, Topsham Fairgrounds, $3 advance, $5 day of. 725-9875. Meet Santa, have breakfast and get a coloring book, 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Santa Day, Skolfield Whittier House, Brunswick, free. 729-6606. Visit with Santa, music by Bowdoin College’s Miscellania, refreshments, holiday shopping and more, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Holiday Open House, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth, free. Refreshments, cookie decorating, tours and music, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Lewiston Youth Advisory Council presents Community Share, Show & Tell, with cultural holiday refreshment samples, The DownStage at L/A Arts, Lewiston. Share about December holidays across many cultures, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Very Merry Main Street, Main Street Lisbon. 751-2417. Horse-drawn carriage rides, musical performances, visits with Santa, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at Swan Hall, proceeds benefit the Lyric Theater and Portland Players, Swan Hall, Portland, $5, suggested donation. 400-6085. 1886 house decorated with 16 Christmas trees, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 15.

13th annual Festival of Trees, Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, Westbrook. 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday to Dec. 12.

“Celebrate the Season by the Sea,” Old Orchard Beach. 934-2500. Santa and Mrs. Claus, parade, musical performances, hay rides, treats and more, 1 p.m. Sunday.

Sit with Santa, for dogs and their companions, proceeds benefit the Planet Dog Foundation, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland, $10. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Night of the Nutcracker with the Portland Ballet, members of Portland Ballet perform scenes from “The Victorian Nutcracker” in the Stair Hall. Victoria Mansion, Portland, $15, $13.50 seniors, two children admitted free with each paying adult, additional children $5. Admissions at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jonathan Sarty and the Cold River Radio Band, classic American jazz album release show, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, $15. 7 p.m. Sunday.

An 1870s Christmas at Norlands, $25 for family (2 adults and 2-3 children), Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $8, $6 for 12 and under. Interactive Christmas celebration with wagon rides, period crafts, story-telling and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bath Antiques Show, Bath Middle School, $4. 443-8983. 50 dealers of fine antiques and collectibles, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3-$5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring Erin Kirsh, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Organization of Storyteller Enthusiasts presents an evening of storytelling, featuring The Rudder Family Holiday Planner, a Peaks Island puppet production with David Handwerker and Stephanie Eliot, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Merry Madness, downtown Portland, portland Horse and wagon rides, participating stores open until 10 p.m. 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12.

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