Friday, Nov. 30

Portland Community Chorus annual holiday concert, “A Yuletide Celebration”, at 7:30 p.m., at Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive, off Route 1. 449-0379.

Holiday grief support, 1:30-3 p.m., 50 Foden Road, South Portland. Sponsored by VNA Home Health Hospice. First of three consecutive Friday sessions. 400-8714.

Saturday, Dec. 1

Pancake breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Scarborough Lions Club, 273 Gorham Road (near Sam’s Club), Scarborough. Pancakes. Sausage, juice and coffee. $5.

Just for Kids shopping day, 9 a.m. -1 p.m., at the South Portland Community Center. This is an opportunity for kids to shop for the holidays without their parents seeing what they buy. Volunteers help kids with their shopping and wrapping. A waiting area will be available for parents. Items cost between 50 cents and $10. 767-7650.

Christmas fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 179 Ridgeland Ave., South Portland. Home-baked goods, candy, crafts, RADA, gift baskets, jewelry, books, white elephant and decorated evergreen wreaths. Luncheon – clam chowder and hot dogs, chips, hot coffee, tea, hot chocolate, punch and doughnuts.

Annual Christmas fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Featuring many local crafters, baked goods, wreaths and centerpieces, grandma’s attic table and lots of raffles. Homemade haddock chowder luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Annual holiday craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Morrison Center, 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough. Festive family-friendly event. Variety of local crafters, Santa, face painting, bake sale, ponies, raffle and homemade lunch to eat in or take out. Greenhouses open and stocked with poinsettas, holiday wreaths, and houseplants.

Christmas craft fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Corner of Route 1 and 2 Church St., Scarborough. Handmade crafts, gift certificate wreaths, grandma’s attic, ready-to-give gift baskets, evergreen wreaths, bake sale and chili luncheon.

Portland Community Chorus annual holiday concert, “A Yuletide Celebration”, at 2 p.m., at Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive, off Route 1. 449-0379.

Sensitive Santa, for children who are sensitive to sound, at the Maine Mall, 8-10 a.m. www.mainemall.com.

Turkey supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Stewart P. Morrill Post 35, American Legion, 413 Broadway, South Portland. Turkey with all the trimmings, desserts, coffee, tea and punch. $8, $3. Take a non-perishable food item for the post food basket and receive a $1 discount off meal.

Coastal Community Christmas Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Maine-made items, knits, candy, homemade baked goods, crafts, books, trash and treasure and more. Luncheon served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with fish chowder, corn chowder, chili, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, punch , coffee and muffins. 799-1413.

Jolly snowman fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Crafts, knit and baked goods, hidden treasures, books, candy and a silent auction of such items as a get-away weekend, custom jewelry, and original artwork. Lobster roll lunch 11:30 am.- 1 p.m.

Christmas festival and fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Coastal Community Church, 260 U.S. Route 1, (across from town hall), Scarborough. Admission is free. Activities include a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa (10 a.m.-noon), children’s crafts, face painting and of course lots of vendors and crafters.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers [email protected]

Monday, Dec. 3

Monday Pet Pic Night, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 5-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

South Portland City Council mayoral inauguration, 4 p.m., at Council Chamber at City Hall.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

South Portland High School band concert, 7 p.m., at the South Portland High School Auditorium.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Scarborough Historical Society meeting, at 7:30 p.m., at the society’s museum and meeting room located at 647 U.S. Route 1 (adjacent to the Dunstan Fire Station). Members will either relate an anecdote or discuss a personal keepsake that is a reminder of a specific event they each experienced at Christmas during any age. It is a night to share special stories, memories, artifacts and keepsakes of the Christmas season. Guests are welcome and may participate. If time permits, the evening will conclude with some carol singing and refreshments.

Wednesday Reindeer Visits, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 4-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

VFW dinner, 6:30 p.m., VFW Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace, South Portland. Chicken parmesan sandwich with fries and dessert. $6.

Thursday, Dec. 6

“Sacred Stories – Stories of Passion,” 4-6 p.m., South Portland City Hall. Come to hear the moving stories from refugees and immigrants around the world. For more information, contact Rosemarie at [email protected]

Saturday, Dec. 8

Santa visits Scarborough, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Memorial Park Gazebo, Scarborough. Sponsored by Scarborough Community Services. Park at the high school and take a tractor ride down to the park. Be sure to bring your camera so your child can get a picture with Santa. Free.

Sunday, Dec. 9

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers [email protected]

Christmas caroling, with Blue Point Congregational Church, 6 p.m., through the halls of Pine Point Rehab, at 67 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Monday, Dec. 10

Monday Pet Pic Night, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 5-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

An Evening with Margaret Hathaway, author of “Portland, Maine Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Casco Bay,” at 6:30 p.m. at South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway. Free. 767-7660 or www.southportlandlibrary.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Mahoney Middle School band concert, 7 p.m., at Mahoney Middle School, South Portland.

Wednesday Reindeer Visits, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 4-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

Thursday, Dec. 13

Memorial Middle School band concert, 7 p.m., at Memorial Middle School, South Portland.

Snow blower safety clinic, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chad Little Outdoor Equipment, 385 Main St., South Portland. 775-3964.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers [email protected]

Monday, Dec. 17

Monday Pet Pic Night, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 5-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Wednesday Reindeer Visits, with Santa, at the Maine Mall, 4-8 p.m. www.mainemall.com.

Sunday, Dec. 23

Weekly winter farmers market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through April, at Highland Avenue Greenhouse and Farm Market, Scarborough.

South Portland Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Planning Office, on the corner of Ocean and Sawyer streets. For information, email farmers [email protected]

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