Thursday, December 12, 2013
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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.
"Night of the Nutcracker," meet ballerinas dressed for Portland Ballet's "Victorian Nutcracker," listen to music and view the mansion decorated for the holidays, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $15; $13.50 for seniors; two children ages 17 and under admitted free with paying adult. victoriamansion.org. 4 to 6 p.m.
Pine Tree State Country Music Association Annual Christmas Party, music by Stevie Cee, Gloria Jean, Bobby Lee and others, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook. $5; free for ages 12 and under. 490-1232. 1 to 4 p.m.
Christmas by the Sea, annual tree-lighting event with hayrides, entertainment, parade, photos with Santa, caroling and more, various locations, Old Orchard Beach. Free. 934-2500. Parade at 1 p.m., tree lighting at 3:30 p.m.
Christmas at Norlands, 19th-century parlor games, mansion tours, craft activities and more, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. $8; $6 for children under 12; $25 per family. 897-4366. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annual Holiday Fair, local artisans, astrology, psychic readings, Native American flutes, handmade items and more, Gardens of Atlantis, Dayton. gardensofatlantis.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, everyone welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland. Donation. 216-3890. 1 to 4 p.m.
"F To eMbody: A Reconstruction of Gender," "gender-deviant" multi-media and spoken-word event by Rocco Katastrophe and the Athens Boys Choir, Bates College (Benjamin Mays Center), Lewiston. Free. 786-8303. 8:30 p.m.
Global Lens International Film Series, "Toll Booth" (2010, Turkey), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. bates.edu/museum. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
"War Don Don" (2010), documentary screening with director/producer Rebecca Richman, Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. Free. 725-3291. 7 p.m. Monday.
"Sunrise at Campobello," 1960 film tells the story of FDR's battle against polio, with presentation by Dr. Christopher N. Breiseth, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $5. skidompha.org. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
"Big Night" (1996, Rated R), family drama with Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta. Free. hhrc.uma.edu. Noon Tuesday.
"Arranged" (2007), drama about the friendship between an Orthodox Jew and a Muslim woman, both first-year teachers in Brooklyn; post-film discussion by Bill Halpin and Saskia Huising; Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6.
Thomas Gaffney, author of "A Prophecy of Love," Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6 p.m.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. 6 p.m.
Dahlov Ipcar, author of "Dahlov Ipcar's Maine Alphabet," Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 10 a.m.
Alison Pray, author of "Standard Baking Co. Pastries," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kendall Scott, author of "Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m.
Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. 1 to 3 p.m.
Susan Paradis, author and illustrator of "Snow Princess," Sharpe Gallery, Kennebunk. thesharpegallery.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Photographer Brian Vanden Brink, author of "Iconic: Perspectives on the Man-Made World," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m.
Tim Caverly, author of "Allagash Tails," York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Tess Chakkalakal, author of "Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America," Bowdoin College (Massachusetts Hall), Brunswick. 725-3552. 4:15 p.m.
Painter Marguerite Robichaux and Author Elizabeth Peavey, illustrator and author of "Glorious Slow Going," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m.
Stephanie Tourles, author of "Hands-On Healing Remedies," Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992.6 p.m.
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Sioux Falls, 1 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by PlayGroup and calling by John McIntire, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 20; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Contra Dance, with the Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $6; $1 for children; $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.