December 6, 2012

Et Cetera Listings

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

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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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Christmas Market at the Gardens, 30 Maine vendors with a variety of products, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas Fair, antiques, crystal, china, vintage linens, knitted goods, holiday gifts and more, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 781-3366. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Craft Fair, cookie walk, kids' gift room and brunch, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church. 985-6632. 9 a.m. to noon.

Holiday Fair, crafts and homemade cookies, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Waterboro. 929-4669. 9 a.m. to noon.

Christmas Fair, cookie walk, crafts, attic treasures, Rada cutlery and more, East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Otisfield. 627-7133. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Annual Christmas by the Sea Arts and Crafts Fair, art, birdhouses, jewelry, ornaments and more, Ogunquit Fire Station. 646-4947. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Winterwork," holiday sale and open house with hand-stitched cards, felted toys and housewares, and more, Hope Spinnery, Hope. 763-4600. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fort Andross Artisans Holiday Craft Show and Sale, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, stained glass, furniture, metal work, books, baskets and more, Coleman Burke Gallery (Fort Andross), Brunswick. $2. cabotantiques.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

Picnic Holiday Sale, juried indie craft fair, photos with Yeti and live DJs, Portland Company Complex. picnicportland.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Stone Mountain Craft Fair and Open House, local artisans, crafters and Santa, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. stonemountainartscenter.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Studio Sale, artwork by Kyle Bryant, Erica Burkhart, InfiniTee Clothing, Derek Jackson and Jacob Pitcher; Zero Station Art, Design, Framing, Portland. 210-3416. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Christmas Prelude, holiday festival with candlelight caroling, tree lighting, arts and crafts shows, lobster bake and more, Kennbunkport. Various prices. Schedule at christmasprelude.com. Thursday to Sunday.

Northern Lights Celebration, wagon rides, musical light show, live music, theater and more, L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport. Free. Schedule at llbean.com/llb/shop/512152. Daily through Dec. 31.

Winter Window Walk, stroll through downtown to enjoy festive window displays, downtown Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Daily through Dec. 16.

"Christmas at Victoria Mansion: The Gilded Age," self-guided tours, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $15; $13.50 for seniors; $5 for students; free for children under age 5. victoriamansion.org. Daily through Jan. 6.

Eighth Annual Festival of Trees, decorated trees and wreaths decorate the museum, Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Saco. Free. sacomuseum.org. Daily through Dec. 30.

FRIDAY

"Five Dollar First Friday," visit the mansion for $5, Victoria Mansion, Portland. victoriamansion.org. 5 to 8 p.m.

"An Evening of Chocolate Tasting, Art and Music," Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Free. 5 to 7 p.m.

19th Annual Sparkle Weekend, live entertainment, horse and carriage rides, strolling carolers and more, L.L. Bean and downtown Freeport. Free. Schedule at FreeportUSA.com. Friday to Sunday; Sparkle Parade of Lights at 6 p.m. Friday on Main Street.

Model Railroad Celebration, featuring Great Falls Model Railroad Club, Maine State Museum, Augusta. Free. mainestatemuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Trolley Rides, part of Christmas Prelude, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $6. trolleymuseum.org. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Horse and Wagon Rides, Monument Square, Portland. Free. 772-6828. Every half-hour from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

The Polar Express, ride a replica of the famous train while meeting Santa, drinking hot chocolate, eating cookies and caroling, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, Portland. $20 to $40. Schedule at porttix.com. Various times Friday to Sunday. Through Dec. 23.

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