Hospital tree lighting

Goodall Hospital is holding its annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on June Street.

Terri Collins will sing Christmas carols before the ceremony, which will be at 5:45 p.m.

Hazen Carpenter, from Carpenter Tree Farm in Springvale, donated the tree to be lit outside the hospital.

Light refreshments will be served in the hospital lobby as Dr. Marc Widershein plays the violin.


Library train party

The annual Polar Express Party will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St.

To reserve a free ticket, call 934-4351.


Holiday social event

The Springvale Public Library is holding a holiday social event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the library, 443 Main St.

The library staff will serve tea and cookies.

For more information, call 324-4624 or go to


Weaving bookmarks

The Kennebunk Free Library is offering a program for children about a weaving technique to create a bookmark at 4 p.m. Thursday at the library, 112 Main St.

The free program is for children in grades four and above. To register, call 985-2173.


Bake sale

The Raymond Village Library will hold a bake sale at 10 a.m. Sunday at the library, 3 Meadow Road.

There will be pastries, cookies, candies, pies, breads and other sweets. There will also be holiday gift baskets for sale.


Gifting gadgets

Scott Tharler will present a program, “Gift of Gadgets,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McArthur Library, 270 Main St.

Tharler will give a demonstration on cutting-edge gadgets for holiday gift-giving.

For more information, call 284-4181.


Christmas open house

The Animal Welfare Society will hold its annual Christmas open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 46 Holland Road.

A children’s program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors can also bring their pets to sit with Santa. Organizers are encouraging people to bring donations such as canned cat food, cat litter, paper towels and postage stamps.