December 2, 2013


By Deborah Sayer
News Assistant

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Music director Harry Moon, far right, leads members of the Community Chorus at South Berwick through a dress rehearsal in advance of two planned concerts this week. The chorus will perform two concerts of “A Boy Was Born” this weekend in South Berwick and Newington, N.H., offering a selection of music spotlighting modern choral composers.

Photo courtesy Gail Kelley

For more details, call 871-1700, ext. 723.

Be Scandinavian for awhile

St. Ansgar Lutheran Church will host a Scandinavian-themed weekend at 515 Woodford St. and Brighton Avenue.

The church’s annual fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and the St. Lucia Festival occurs from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, featuring the bestowing on this year’s young St. Lucia with a crown of candles.

Traditional Scandinavian treats will be available at both events.

Admission is free and open to the public.

For more details, call Julie Davidson at 756-0606 or email


Tour of decorated trees

A Christmas Tree Tour of uniquely decorated trees, created by local artisans and displayed in family homes, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the Christmas Prelude.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of event.

They can by purchased at The Sugar Shack, 17 Western Ave., Kennebunk.

For more details, call 967-9988 or email


Get help with Obamacare

The Stonington Public Library will host a navigator event, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 64 Main St., to help invididuals make sense of applying for Obamacare health insurance.

The navigators are trained volunteers whose help is free and confidential.

Time slots are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. A second session is tentatively planned pending enough interest.

To make an appointment, call the library at 367-5926 or the Healthy Island Project at 367-6332.


Open house at music center

Join the faculty, staff, and Board of Directors at 317 Main Community Music Center for the annual holiday open house, featuring refreshments and hot cider, cookie decorating, tours and music from students and faculty of all ages.

The 13-week Winter Session of lessons, classes, and ensembles begins Monday, with registration now being accepted.

For more details, call 846-9559 or go to


Book sale, baked goodies

Falmouth Memorial Library’s winter book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a special sneak preview of titles set for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

A bake sale also will be held during the sale on Saturday.

All events will unfold at the Motz School, 192 Middle Road.

For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351 or email


Community Chorus on stage

Accompanied by harp, piano and oboe, the Community Chorus at South Berwick will present two holiday concerts spotlighting modern choral composers this week.

Performances of “A Boy was Born,” will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Newington, N.H., and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Kennedy Arts Center, Marshwood High School, South Berwick.

The program consists of 20th- and 21st-century arrangements of traditional carols and texts on the theme of the Nativity dating from the 1400s to the 1900s, including works by Benjamin Britten and Francis Poulenc.

Tickets are $10 in advance and for seniors and students, and $12 at the door. To encourage family attendance, the cost is $5 for children under age 12, but please leave very young ones at home.

Tickets are on sale at Gary’s Guitars, 800 Islington St., Portsmouth; South Berwick Pharmacy, 287 Main St., South Berwick; and York Flower Shop, 241York St., York.

Purchases may also be made online via PayPal at


Holiday festival Friday

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