Thursday, April 17, 2014
“The Nightmare Before Christmas” will be shown along with “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the State Theatre in Portland on Sunday.
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 Sunday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Lincoln Paine, Maine Historical Society, Portland, admission by donation. mainehistory.org. Author of “The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Norbert Nathanson, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Author of “A Secretly Disabled Man: a Memoir,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Kelly Braffet and Owen King, Falmouth Memorial Library. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. Authors of “Save Yourself” and “Double Feature,” 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
Scott Nash, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. Author of young adult book “The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Paul Doiron, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Author of “Massacre Pond,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Jane Harvey Meade, Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. Author of “The Season in Between,” 1 p.m. Saturday.
Catherine Gentile, Bonobo’s Wood Fire Pizza, Portland. 347-8267. Author of “The Quiet Roar of a Hummingbird,” 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, The Pearl, Portland, $5, 21-plus. 523-9600. Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, 8 p.m. Thursday.
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.
Freeport Contradance, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $10, $7 students and seniors. 233-4325. Music by Adam Broome & Jaide Trudel, caller George Marshall. Family dance at 6 p.m.; finger food potluck at 7 p.m.; beginner session at 7:30 p.m.; 8 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, Acoustic Artisans, Portland, $5-$10 suggested donation. portlandswingproject.com. Lesson at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Gingerbread House Festival, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Through Dec. 19.
“Sunsplash” Craft Fair, Bowdoin College, David Saul Smith Union, Brunswick. 725-3902. More than 60 vendors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.
Christkindlsmarkt: Traditional European Village Market, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Scarborough. 756-9723. Live music, unique crafts, kids gift shop, German food, visit with Santa, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Annual Christmas by the Sea Arts and Crafts Fair, Ogunquit Fire Station. 646-4947. Art, birdhouses, jewelry, ornaments and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Big Chill Craft Fair, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. mayostreetarts.org. Local art, crafts and vintage items, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
United Maine Craftsmen’s Christmas Magic Arts & Crafts Show, Westbrook Middle School. 621-2818. Locally handmade gifts from Maine artisans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Designing Women Fine Art and Crafts Show, Ocean Avenue School, Portland. designingwomen.org. More than 20 female artists and craftswomen, 9 a.m. 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.
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. Through Dec. 22.
Christmas Market at the Gardens, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 24 vendors with a variety of New England-made items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
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