Front Stage

Friday, Dec. 12

“Goodnight Reindeer!” Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St., Westbrook, 7 p.m., $5-$10. Call 857-9002.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114, Sebago Lake Village 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Call 642-3743.

It looks like disaster for the annual Christmas pageant when the Herdman children – not-so-arguably the worst-ever family in town – invade the cast and put their own stamp on the production. Find out how even a broken leg, a kitchen fire and a few liberties with the traditional Christmas story turn into “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at Schoolhouse Arts Center this weekend.

Dramatic readings, Acorn Studios, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook, 7:30 p.m., donation. Call 854-0065.

Saturday, Dec. 13

50th anniversary tribute to “Bert and I,” L.L. Bean, Freeport, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., free.

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114, Sebago Lake Village, 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $12-$14. Call 642-3743.

“Goodnight Reindeer!” Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St., Westbrook, 7 p.m., $5-$10. Call 857-9002.

Sunday, Dec. 14

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Schoolhouse Arts Center, Route 114, Sebago Lake Village, 2 p.m., $12-$14. Call 642-3743.

“Goodnight Reindeer!” Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St., Westbrook, 2 p.m., $5-$10. Call 857-9002.

High Notes

Friday, Dec. 12

Christmas concert, Sanford/Springvale Historical Museum, 507 Main St., Springvale, 6:30 p.m. Call 324-4183.

Saturday, Dec. 13

“Everything Glorious,” Seacoast Chapel Christmas Choir, Agape Coffee House, 228 Buxton Road, Saco, 6:30 p.m. Call 282-3000.

Seaglass Chorale’s “Songs of the Season,” Kennebunk Town Hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk, 7 p.m., $10-$15. Call 985-8747.

Singer/songwriter Christopher Williams, Kennebunk Coffeehouse, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 114 Main Street, Kennebunk, 8 p.m., $12-$15. Call 229-0212.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Seaglass Chorale’s “Songs of the Season,” Holy Family Church, Sanford, 7 p.m., donation. Call 985-8747.

Thursday, Dec. 18

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, Warren Memorial Library Auditorium,

479 Main Street, Westbrook. Call 854-5891.

Around Town

Friday, Dec. 12

Holiday show and sale opening, Artascope Studios, 352 Cottage Road, South Portland, 4-8 p.m. Call 799-5154.

Reception for artist Chris Chapman, Gallery 302, 38 Main St., Bridgton, 5-7 p.m. Call 647-2787.

The guest artist at Gallery 302 from Dec. 6-Jan.2, Chris Chapman is a potter, sculptor and painter who lives in Harpswell, and has shown her work up and down the coast of Maine and as

far away at Texas and New Mexico. “The pulse that emanates from the natural world is what influences my work,” she said. “I feel the energy in the wind and water, sky and trees, sunrise and sunset and this is what I am seeking to reveal.”

Toddler movie night, Standish Town Hall, 175 Northeast Road, 6:15 p.m., free. Call 642-2857.

Showing of “The Nativity Story,” Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland, 7 p.m., free. Call 799-1413.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Pet photo with Santa, PetSmart, 208 Mariner Way, Biddeford, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 283-6546.

Book signing with C.S. Lambert, author of “A Passion For Sea Glass,” Nonesuch Books & Cards, 50 Market St., South Portland, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Call 799-2659.

Polar Express Children’s Party, Masonic Lodge, 136 West Grand Ave., Old Orchard Beach, noon-2 p.m. Call 934-4351.

Gingerbread house workshop, The Shop at Willowbrook, 68 Elm Street, Newfield, 1-2:30 p.m., $10-$12. Call 793-2784.

Holiday Hoopla, downtown Biddeford, 5 p.m., free for event, $5 for wine tasting. Visit www.holidayhoopla.org.

New songwriters group, Tunetown Music, 932 Sanford Road, Wells, 5:30 p.m. Call 251-8313.

Festival of Trees Gala, Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco, 6-9 p.m., $30. Call 283-3861, ext. 2.

(arts calendar – kids in Christmas pageant) The naughty Herdmans, who take over a Christmas pageant in of Scarborough; and, standing in back, Jamie Eckstein of Standish.


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