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RELIGION CALENDAR ITEMS must be submitted in writing before noon Monday for publication the following Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to: email@example.com
Day of Inner Peace, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., retreat with meditations and short teachings, guided by American Buddhist monk, Kelsang Pawo. Light snacks will be provided. Held at the Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. The cost is $25, $15 for seniors and students. Go to www.MediationInMaine.org for more information.
“An Afternoon With Santa,” 3 to 5 p.m., horse-drawn carriage rides, craft and cookie-making activities, Santa and annual Christmas tree lighting at St. Joseph’s College, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish. Donations for Catherine’s Cupboard Food Pantry in Standish will be accepted in lieu of an entrance fee. For more information about the event, contact Maureen LaSalle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sheepscot Valley Chorus, 3:30 p.m., at Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. Featured is the Christmas Oratorio of Camille Saint-Saëns, sung in English, and traditional carols. Advance tickets are available at Maine Coast Book Shop, Sherman’s Books and Treats. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, and free for students. Visit sheepscotvalleychorus.org for details.
Catholic Women’s and Men’s Conferences WILL BE presented by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland at the DoubleTree Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland.
The Women’s Conference is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 7 and features author Sonja Corbitt and live performances by recording artist Sarah Kroger. To register, call 321-7898.
The Catholic Men’s Conference is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 14, with Patrick Coffin, host of the national radio show Catholic Answers Live. To register, call 321-7897.
The fee is $55 for either conference and both sessions will conclude with a Vigil Mass at 4 p.m.