Thursday, April 17, 2014
Seasonal flora will be much in evidence in the week ahead, what with Saturday’s Poinsettia Ball in Ellsworth and holiday fairs from border to border.
Christmas Concert with Carols, benefit for local food pantries, United Methodist Church, Old Orchard Beach. Donation. 985-8759. 7 p.m.
Shop for a Cause Day, portion of sales from participating stores will be donated to Junior Achievement of Maine, downtown Portland. portlandmaine.com. All day.
Poinsettia Ball, surf and turf dinner with live music by the Tony Boffa Band; benefits Maine Coast Memorial Hospital; Holiday Inn, Ellsworth. $100. mainehospital.org. 5:30 p.m.
Empire Reindeer Charity Christmas Gala, live music, open bar and hors d'oeuvres; benefits Toys for Tots Foundation; Portland Yacht Club, Falmouth. $60. empirereindeer.com. 6 p.m.
Kimmy's 3rd Annual OddBall, live music, photo booth, costume content, VJ Foo and other surprises; fundraiser for Music and Magic Maine; Big Easy, Portland. $12; $50 includes dinner for two. 6 p.m. musicandmagicmaine.com. Doors at 8 p.m.
"Lunafest," traveling film festival of nine award-winning short films by, for and about women; benefits Breast Cancer Fund and Friends School of Portland's Parenting for Peace series; Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island, Falmouth. $10 to $100. 781-6321. 7 p.m.
Festival of Trees, decorated trees and live entertainment, benefits Westbrook charities, Westbrook Warren Congregational Church. Most events are free. Schedule at westbrookfestivaloftrees.com. 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6. Through Dec. 8.
Fourth Annual "Best Meatloaf in Ogunquit" Contest, benefits Marginal Way Preservation Fund and victims of Hurricane Sandy, Bintliff's Ogunquit Restaurant. $20; includes full-course meal. marginalwayfund.org. 5 to 7 p.m.
Sit with Santa, for dogs and their companions, benefits the Planet Dog Foundation, Planet Dog Co. Store, Portland. $10. planetdog.com. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• CRAFT FAIRS
Handmade on Main, custom furniture, textiles, greeting cards, glass, T-shirts and fine art, Engine, Biddeford Arts. feedtheengine.org. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday to Dec. 6. Through Dec. 29.
Anti-Freeze, holiday arts and crafts fair, 180 Main Street, Biddeford. feedtheengine.org. 3 to 8 p.m.
Holiday Bazaar, holiday greens and wreaths, baked goods, antiques, lotions, soaps and more, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christmas Fair, Holy Cross Church, South Portland. 799-6661. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, crafts, decorations, sewn and knitted items, baked and canned goods, and more, North Pownal United Methodist Church. 829-5470. 3 to 8 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Joy of Christmas Fair, homemade chili, candy, desserts, Christmas decorations, gifts and more, Corliss Street Baptist Church, Bath. 443-1464. 4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
SEA Holiday Sale, blown glass, jewelry, journals, paintings, textiles, pottery and more, East End Community School, Portland. SEAportland.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Winter Holiday Show, handmade crafts, Blueberry Ridge Farm, Pownal. 688-4153. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.
Maine Women in the Arts Prelude Crafts Show, Kennebunkport Masonic Hall. 646-9086. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Studio 53 Holiday Event, showcase of more than a dozen fine artists, artisans and craftpersons, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Friday to Dec. 16.
Girl Scouts Craft Fair, handmade craft items made by Freeport Girl Scouts, proceeds will help purchase Christmas gifts for the needy, Freeport Community Services. 865-3985. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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