Tree lighting celebration

The town’s 27th Annual Christmas in Kennebunk celebration will be 4:30-6 p.m. Saturday in the Downtown Plaza area.

The event includes shopping, a Christmas tree lighting, free refreshments, carols and a performance by the Kennebunk High School Chamber Choir. On Sunday, Santa and his elves will be around from noon to 2 p.m. to meet with children. For details, call 985-7935.


New School tree sale

A Christmas Tree Sale to benefit The New School of Kennebunk will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the school, located at 38 York St., Route 1. The fresh-cut trees are $25 each. For more details, call 985-3745.


Christmas concert at Nonantum

The Senior Center at Lower Village will sponsor a Christmas Concert with Classic Blend at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at The Nonantum Resort on Ocean Avenue.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and free to Senior Center members. They are available at the door or in advance at the center at 175 Port Road in Kennebunk.


Rick Charette to perform

Entertainer Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band will perform a free holiday concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Thornton Academy Gymnasium at 438 Main St. For more details, go to



Thornton alumni hockey

Thornton Academy will hold its Fourth Annual Alumni Hockey Game from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Biddeford Ice Arena, off Route 111. Players and fans are welcome to attend. To reserve a spot, call Lisa at 282-5711 or e-mail [email protected]


St. Andre book sale

St. Andre Health Care will sponsor a “Books Are Fun” community book sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday featuring new books and gift items in the organization’s Activities Room at 407 Pool St., Route 9.

Proceeds will benefit recreation therapy programming at St. Andre, which includes the annual Camp Waban vacation for residents. For more details, call 282-5171.


Festival of Lights

Rockland’s Festival of Lights Celebration will unfold Friday through Sunday featuring Santa’s arrival via lobster boat, extend store hours, a holiday parade, an “Eat, Drink and Be Merry” street celebration and the Historic Inns of Rockland’s Holiday House Tour.The tour will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a silent auction and refreshments at 4 p.m. the Rockland Public Library. Tour tickets are $10 for adults; children may attend free. For more details, call (877) 762-4667.


Painting sale, cookie walk

The Naples Public Library will host a sale of original miniature paintings and a cookie walk from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 940 Roosevelt Trail. Paintings will sell for $10 each and customers can fill a bag with homemade cookies for $5. For more details, call 693-6841 or go to


Open Mic night performance

Vessel Recordings artist Heather Pierson will perform during Norway Open Mic Night this Friday at the First Universalist Church on 479 Main St. Sign-up for performers begins at 6:30 p.m. and the open mic begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $3 at the door; refreshments will be available. For details, call 743-2828.


Thanksgiving concert

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., will host its weekly Lunch and Learn Program at 11:15 a.m. today featuring a performance by the band Greenfields. The local music group will present a Thanksgiving Concert of Irish, folk, and sea songs. Advanced reservations are required by calling 563-1363. Suggested donation for disabled individuals and those over 60 is $4 and $5 for all others.


Concert to aid shelters

Community musicians the Kennebunk River Band and Friends, The Afro-folk duet and Soul Tree will perform a benefit concert at the Alfred Town Hall from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is by cans of food and other non-perishable items, which will be donated to the York County Shelters. Cash donations are appreciated. For more information, go to or call Steve MacKinnon at 651-7729.