Fri/20

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS

CHANS BP CLINIC, 9:30 – 10 a.m., Pejepscot Terrace, 36 Pejepscot Ter.,

Brunswick.

HOLIDAY

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGENT EVER!, 7:30 p.m., Make this heart-warming play a part of your Christmas Tradition. It tells the story of six delinquent Herdman children and what happens when go to church for the first time. They tell the

Christmas story in a most nonconventional and humorous fashion. Each show will include local musicians performing

Christmas carols. $10 adults/$7children. Chocolate Church, Bath. AWESOME CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW,

7 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5

Depot St., Freeport. Juggling, interpretive dance, live Christmas music, audience participation. $12-$20.

MISCELLANEOUS

BOOK SIGNING, 11a.m. -1 p.m., George

C. Daughan will appear read selections from and to sign copies of his latest book, “The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the U.S.S. Essex during the War of 1812”. Maine Coast Book

Shop, Damariscotta.

PERFORMANCES

CASTLEBAY, 7:15 p.m., Solstice seasonal songs from Celtic traditions. Side

Door Coffee House, Curtis Memorial

Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. $10.

Sat/21

HOLIDAY

NUTCRACKER, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,

Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Portland Ballet performs the Nutcracker, set in Victorian times. Recorded music $20-

$55. www.porttix.com for ticket info. NORTH POLE EXPRESS, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Take a magical Christmas train trip at

Boothbay Railway Village (586 Wiscasset

Rd.). Hear Santa read a story while drinking hot chocolate and eating homemade cookies. $10 for attendees 3 & up. BEST CHRISTMAS PAGENT EVER!, 7:30 p.m., Make this heart-warming play a part of your Christmas Tradition. It tells the story of six delinquent Herdman children and what happens when go to church for the first time. They tell the

Christmas story in a most nonconventional and humorous fashion. Each show will include local musicians performing Christmas carols. Tickets are

$10 adults/$7children. Chocolate

Church Arts Center, Bath. AWESOME CHRISTMAS VARIETY

SHOW, 2 and 7 p.m., Freeport Theater of Awesome, 5 Depot St., Freeport.

Juggling, interpretive dance, live Christmas music, audience participation.

$12-$20. www.awesometheater.com JAZZ NUTCRACKER, 7:30 p.m. Portland

Jazz Orchestra will perform Duke Ellington’s “Nutcracker Suite”, a jazzy 1960 interpretation co-authored with Billy

Strayhorn, as well as jazz Christmas classics. Franco Center, Lewiston. $15, purchased at www.francocenter.org or by phone at 689-2000. CHORUS CONCERT, 2:30 p.m., rescheduled from Sunday. Greater Freeport Community Chorus will perform 18 carols arranged into four suites by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett. First Parish UCC Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. $10, anyone under 18 admitted free, per family maximum of $25. www.gfccweb.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT,

Thomaston/Rockland region. Join

Audubon Society for the 114th annual

Christmas Bird Count, the longest-running wildlife census. BOOK SIGNING, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Elizabet

Bodner will be at Bath Book Shop signing

“Seven Women From Maine.” 443-9338. WOLFE’S NECK NATURE PROGRAMS, 2 p.m., “Sheet Music”, learn about

Maine’s last glaciation and see evidence of it. Circle of benches by second parking lot, Wolfe’s Neck State Park. VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. WWF Railway Museum, at Sheepscot Station, free tickets for train and horse drawn sleigh Train leaves at 2 p.m., stopping at Alna Center to talk with

Santa and wait for the sleigh. Light refresments, holiday decorations. Wear warm clothing! 97 Cross Rd., Alna. 882-

4193.

PERFORMANCES

LIVE MUSIC, 7 p.m., Curtis Memorial

Library. Dave Bullard Band and friends.

All kinds of music – Latin, Jazz, Reggae, 5- string banjo, holiday tunes, classics.

$10 at the door. TAPESTRY SINGERS, DAPONTE SQ, 7:30 p.m., “Going for Baroque”, Bach Magnificat in D, familiar favorites. Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., Newcastle. 644-1174.

PUBLIC MEALS

MADRIGAL FEAST, 6:30 p.m., 21st century recreation of a Renaissance feast held in baronial halls throughout England. Five course dinner, exquisite sacred music, talents and silliness. Tickets must be purchased in advance by picking them up at the church during office hours, 8 a.m. –

3 p.m. $25 per person. United Methodist

Church, 320 Church Rd., Brunswick.

Sun/22

HOLIDAY

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGENT EVER!, 7:30 p.m., Make this heart-warming play a part of your Christmas Tradition. It tells the story of six delinquent Herdman children and what happens when go to church for the first time. They tell the

Christmas story in a most nonconventional and humorous fashion. Chocolate

Church Arts Center, Bath. CHILDREN’S LESSONS AND CAROLS,

10:30 a.m., Cookie fellowship and alternative gift shopping, and bell choir, nativity, and singing. Brunswick United

Methodist Church, 320 Church Rd.

Brunswick.

PERFORMANCES

TAPESTRY SINGERS, DAPONTE SQ, 3 p.m., “Going for Baroque”, Bach Magnificat in D, familiar favorites. Second

Congregational Church, 51 Main St.,

Newcastle. 644-1174.

Mon/23

HOLIDAY

SING IT’S CHRISTMAS!, 7 p.m., For decades, the community has gathered for this timeless sing along. Special appearance by Santa. Doors open at

6:30pm. Donations Accepted. Chocolate

Church Arts Center, Bath. WOLFE’S NECK NATURE PROGRAMS, 2 p.m., “Winter in the Woods”, explore the ways plants and animals survive the winter in Maine. Circle of benches by second parking lot, Wolfe’s Neck State Park,

Freeport. Weather will cancel. 865-

4465.

Tue/24

HOLIDAY

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING, 7:30 p.m.,

Brunswick Mall. Join All Saints Parish as they sing the great traditional carols for

15 minutes on Christmas Eve. Lyrics provided. The parish will donate a dollar for each person who attends to Mid

Coast Hunger Prevention Program. 725-

2624.

Tue/31

HOLIDAY

CHOCOLATE CHURCH DANCE PARTY, 8 p.m. – midnight. Live bands, dance performance, refreshments, champagne toast, cash bar. Benefit for the Chocolate Church. $25, available by phone

442-8455. MAINE’S FIRST SHIP NEW YEAR, 6 – 10 p.m., Roaring bonfire, Earl Bigelow and the Cilantro Trio, Henry and Marty’s restaurant will supply hors d’oevres, and cash bar. Hot buttered rum. Bath

Freight Shed, $20 per person. 443-

4242.

MISCELLANEOUS

POLAR BEAR DIP, 5 K RACE, 11 a.m. for the race, noon for the dip, East End

Beach, Portland. Proceeds help fight global warming. Organized by Natural

Resources Council of Maine. 430-0127.