Thursday, Dec. 5: Sacred Stories of Immigrants and Refugees will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at South Portland City Hall, second floor. Come to hear the amazing stories of young adults who have transitioned to this country from war, genocide and lack of law. Witness their willingness to tell you about them. Please arrive on time as this is a sensitive experience. Age 14 and up. Not appropriate for younger children. Admission is free.

Dec. 5: The Scarborough Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. at the Scarborough Municipal Building, Chambers B. State Sen. Jim Boyle and Rep. Andrew MacLean will discuss the upcoming legislative session. The new website, ScarboroughDems.org, will be launched at the meeting. All Democrats invited. For additional information, call Rachel Hendrickson, 510-1903.

Dec. 5: The choral and instrumental music groups at Cape Elizabeth High School will be performing a concert in the school auditorium at 7 p.m.? Featured will be the school’s chorus, Symphony Band, Wind Symphony and Willie Maiden Combo.? The chorus, under the direction of Joanne Lee, will be performing selections including works by Loesser, Stoope and Lloyd Webber. The bands, under the direction of Tom Lizotte, will be performing works by Fillmore, Curiale, Carter and Standridge. ?Entrance music, provided by the combo, will include works by Gershwin, Rollins, Coltrane and Grofe.? Admission is free. For further information contact [email protected].

Dec. 6-21: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland, features “Annie.” For tickets and times, call 799-1421 or go to www.lyricmusictheater.org or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec. 7: Morrison Center will hold its 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia & Wreath Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The festive, family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a variety of local crafters, a visit from Santa, bake sale, raffle, homemade lunch to eat-in or take-out, and much more! The greenhouses will be open and stocked with poinsettias, holiday wreaths, and other plants. Morrison Center is located at 60 Chamberlain Road in Scarborough. Admission is free. For more information, call Meghan at 883-6680.

Dec. 7: A Yuletide Fair and Lobster Roll Luncheon takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Congregational Church – Scarborough, located at 167 Black Point Road. Featuring knits, baked goods, cookie walk, crafts, silent auction, treasures and trinkets, jewelry, candy, and more. The luncheon is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Luncheon tickets are $12 each.

Dec. 7: Annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Blue Point Congregational Church UCC, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Homemade haddock chowder luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The fair features 15 local artists and crafters, baked goods, wreaths, boxwood centerpieces, Grandma’s attic table, raffles and much more. For more information, call 883-6540 or email [email protected].

Dec. 7: A Victorian Christmas Fair takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. A luncheon of fish chowder, corn chowder, chicken salad sandwiches, chili, etc., will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The fair will display jewelry, knits, crafts, homemade baked goods and candy, books and trash and treasure. For more information, call 799-1413.

Dec. 7: A roast pork supper takes place 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Stewart P. Morrill American Legion Post 35, 413 Broadway, South Portland. On the menu are roast pork, apple sauce, potatoes, peas, carrots, bread, dessert, coffee, tea, punch will be served. Adults are $8, children 5-12 years $3. Contact Mary Neal at 767-0874 or 799-3997 for more information.

Dec. 7: Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek South Portland is hosting Cape Elizabeth author, Dorothy T. Ratigan, for a signing of her book, “Knitting Know How,” already into its third printing. The event is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For information: 799-2659, www.nonesuchbooks.com.

Saturday, Dec. 14: From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., meet local children’s author, Scott Nash, as he signs copies of his best-selling chapter book, “The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate” at Nonsuch Books’ Mill Creek, South Portland store. There will also be copies of his book, “Tuff Fluff,” on hand for autographing.

Saturday, Dec. 21: Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Baked beans, casseroles, homemade pies and more. $8 each, $17 family.

Jan. 8-29: Southern Maine Agency on Aging will be offering “Putting the Puzzle Together,” a four-part education series for people assisting older adult family and friends. It will be held at the SMAA office in Scarborough, on Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 5:15-7:15 p.m. Sessions include information about older adult health, community resources, living options, problem solving, and legal issues. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. The flyer can be downloaded at www.smaaa.org. There is a suggested donation of $50 and pre-registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact Ann O’Sullivan at 1-800-427-7411, ext. 541 or email [email protected].


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