December 6, 2012

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, craft fairs, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports dances

• BENEFITS

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The Led Zeppelin concert film “Celebration Day,” documenting a performance by the iconic rock band in London in 2007, will be screened in HD on Friday at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center.

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“Nightlight: Artist Intervention & Copper Beech Tree Lighting” begins at 5 p.m. Friday with four light-illuminated window displays designed by Kimberly Convey, acoustic concerts and mini installations throughout the Portland Museum of Art. Outside the museum, a candlelit stroll will take place in the sculpture garden on High Street with holiday choral music by the members of the Vox Nova Chamber Choir. The evening will end with the lighting of the museum’s Copper Beech Tree at 7 p.m. Special this year will be a decorative light installation by Pandora LaCasse.

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Festival of Trees, decorated trees and live entertainment; benefits Westbrook charities; Westbrook Warren Congregational Church. Most events are free. Schedule at westbrookfestivalof

trees.com. 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

"Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art," art from $5 to $100 on sale; benefits Goodwill's job training and support services in northern New England; Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Portland. Free admission. goodwillnne.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Handcrafted Haitian Metal Art Sale, benefit for Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Free admission. 347-6733. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas at Swan Hall, tour 1886 Victorian House with nine rooms and 16 Christmas trees; benefits Lyric Theater; Swan Hall, Portland. $5. 400-6085. 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Dec. 16.

Holiday Networking Extravaganza, hosted by WOW (Women Out Working); benefits Women, Work and Community; Peloton Labs, Portland. Free/donation. 899-4399. 5 p.m. Tuesday.

"A Feast for the Eyes," silent auction, wine tasting, food pairings and music; benefits the Iris Network; Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. $75. theiris.org. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• CRAFT FAIRS

THURSDAY

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. 13. Through Dec. 29.

Studio 53 Holiday Event, showcase of more than a dozen fine artists, artisans and craftpersons, Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. 380-7554. Thursday to Dec. 16.

"Handmade" Art and Craft Sale, jewelry, altered and silkscreened clothing, soaps, home goods, art and more, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. waterfallarts.org. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday. Through Dec. 23.

FRIDAY

Kittery Point Christmas Fair, wreaths, handmade children's clothing, art, jewelry, baked goods and more, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. kitterypointucc.org. 3 to 8 p.m.

"Sunsplash," craft fair, Bowdoin College (David Saul Smith Union), Brunswick. 725-3375. 10 a.m.

Christmas Fair, live music, jams, jellies, candies, cookies and crafts, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland. 775-2301. 6 to 8 p.m.

Holiday Sale, gifts, crafts and fine art by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff, Maine College of Art, Portland. meca.edu/holiday-sale. 5 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Holly Jolly Craft Fair, First Parish Church Freeport. firstparishmarket.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fourth Annual Alma Soul Holiday Sale, handcrafted items by local artists, Alma Soul, Portland. 939-1498. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SATURDAY

Holiday Fair, crafts, baked goods, Christmas items and decorations, St. Paul's Church, Portland. 828-2012. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Fair, gifts, crafts, Christmas decorations, hand-knitted items and more, Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Portland. 294-1050. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Designing Women Fine Art and Crafts Show, more than 20 female artists and craftwomen, Ocean Avenue School, Portland. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christkindlsmarkt, traditional European village market with live music, crafts, kids' gift shop, German food and visit with Santa, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Scarborough. 756-9723. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

United Maine Craftsmen's Christmas Magic Arts & Crafts Show, handmade items by Maine artisans, Westbrook Middle School. 621-2818. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

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