Final ‘Railway Children’ shows set for Marshwood High

Marshwood High School drama students will present the final performances of the stage production “The Railway Children” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the school, 260 Dow Highway.

Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available by calling the high school at 384-4500 or visiting


Church’s Christmas fair, yard sale set for Saturday

St. Augustine of Canterbury Church will hold its Christmas fair and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, 168 North St.

The event will include baked goods, a $1 table, handmade crafts, artwork, attic treasures, raffles and a light luncheon of hot dogs, potato chips and dessert, served from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more details, call 229-8700.


North Congregational Church craft fair Saturday

A Christmas craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at North Congregational Church, 22 Church Hill Road.

There will be a food table, a cookie walk, raffles and white elephant table.

Breakfast and luncheon items also will be sold.


Morrison Center to hold holiday wreath, bake sale

Morrison Center’s new York County campus will hold a holiday wreath and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 526 Post Road, Route 1.

Fresh Maine balsam wreaths, poinsettia plants grown in the center’s Scarborough greenhouse, and a variety of seasonal baked goods and fresh-brewed coffee will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit Morrison Center programs and activities.

For more details, go to or call 883-6680 Ext. 102.

Library to host annual ‘Hunger Games’ party

In anticipation of the release of “Mockingjay,” the third film in the “Hunger Games” series, the Wells Public Library will host its annual “Hunger Games” party at 2 p.m. Friday at 1434 Post Road.

Teens and school-aged children are welcome to join the fun. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

For more details, call Cidney Mayes at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Adult education community program announced for fall

Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult Education has announced its fall community programs.

There will be two offerings on Tuesday, both meeting from 6 to 8 p.m.

Lorna Henley will give a talk on “Holiday Health, Winter Survival” for a $25 fee, and Nicholas Hill will give a talk on “Fats Don’t Make you Fat!” for a $19 fee.

A workshop with Randi Lebar on making origami holiday cards will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday for a $29 fee.

And a workshop on making fused mosaic holiday ornaments” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 10 with Polly Plourde for a $19 fee.

To sign up, call 934-7922 or go to


Concert of jazz, classical, pop set at Christ Church

A concert featuring an eclectic mix of classical, jazz and pop music will be performed by violinist Margaret Hopkins, flutist Diana McNulty and maestro Warren King at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church, 6 Dane St.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, students and children.

The church has parking both across the street and behind the building, and is handicap-accessible from the back lot.

For more details, call Jane King at 985-8759 or email [email protected]


United Methodist Church to host Christmas fair Saturday

Brunswick United Methodist Church will host a Christmas fair from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 320 Church Road.

Featured items will include wreaths, decorations, pickles, preserves, baked goods, candy and craft items. Two new features of this year’s fair are gifts for pets and items for men. There also will be a granny’s attic with many one-of-a-kind items.


Library, Camden Conference programs are scheduled

The Portland Public Library is partnering with the Camden Conference to present community programs in advance of the 28th annual Camden Conference set for February in Camden. The theme is “Russia Resurgent.”

At noon Thursday, Neale Duffett, chair of the Portland Archangel Sister City Committee, will give a talk on the historical connection between Portland and Archangel dating back to 1942, and the link between Liberty ships produced in Maine and sailing to Archangel.

This diverse series of free programs will offer talks and activities that examine Russia’s role in the world from multiple perspectives.

The library is located at 5 Monument Square.

Lutheran Church to hold ‘Once Upon a Holiday Fair’

The “Once Upon a Holiday Fair” will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Lutheran Church of 132 Auburn St.

The event will feature live music, food, holiday items, crafts, candy, books and antiques.

For more details, go to

Library offering time for one-on-one computer help

Portland Public Library is offering 30-minute blocks for computer tutoring at 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. each Friday through December at 5 Monument Square.

This is a chance to sit down with a librarian and get one-on-one assistance on basic computer skills. Laptops will be available on site.

Registration is required to sign up for one of the three time slots each Friday. To reserve a spot, call 871-1700 Ext. 708.


Graves Library to host Watercolor Wednesday

Watercolor Wednesday will be held this week from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library

There is no charge for the program to learn basic watercolor, but preregistration is required. For details and registration, call the library at 967-2778 or visit


Good Shepherd food mobile going to St. Philip’s Church

The Good Shepherd Food Bank will bring its food mobile to the St. Philip’s Church “Help Yourself Shelf” Food Pantry at 12 Hodge St. at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Attendees should plan to come earlier to register and reserve a place in line.

For more details, call 882-7184.


West Falmouth Church to hold Christmas craft fair

A Christmas craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at West Falmouth Church, 18 Mountain Road.

There will be wreaths and greens, a cookie walk, candy, jams and jellies, pickled goods, crafts, jewelry and frozen chicken pies.


SAT prep classes for juniors in high school being offered

Maine Prep is offering a South Portland SAT prep course beginning Nov. 24 for Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland area high school juniors who plan to apply early decision to college.

The eight-session course, designed to teach students strategies to use on the SAT, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday, from Nov. 24 to Jan. 19, at Maine Prep South, 778 Main St. This class is to prepare students for the Jan. 24, 2015, SAT.

To register or for more details about private tutoring, call Maine Prep at 798-5690, email [email protected] or visit

Congregational Church to hold Holly Daze Bazaar

The annual Holly Daze Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church at 301 Cottage Road.

Featured will be wreaths, gifts, baked goods, grandma’s attic and a cookie walk. A luncheon of lobster and crabmeat rolls, haddock chowder, chicken salad rolls and apple crisp will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The facility is handicap accessible.


Church to hold annual Christmas fair Saturday

The First Congregational Church will hold its annual Christmas fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 15 High St.

Items for sale and events will include baked goods, crafts, a cookie walk, seasonal greens, books, a white elephant table and raffle. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.


Designing Women to hold 10th annual artists show

Designing Women will host its 10th annual Freeport show, benefiting Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Merriconeag Waldorf School and Community Center, 57 Desert Road.

This juried show will feature several nationally acclaimed artists displaying original pieces including glass, porcelain, polymer, silver and gold jewelry, unique adornments, hand-woven and stitched apparel for all sizes and ages, textile and leather handbags, handmade stoneware pottery, pastels, batik paintings and watercolors, applique quilts and wall pieces, artisanal body care and more.

All proceeds from the suggested $2 door donation and food sales will be directly donated to Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic’s community-based education and health care services.

For more details, call Michelle Henning at 833-5556 or go to

Lioness-Lions Club’s annual craft fair set for Saturday

The Freeport Lioness-Lions Club’s 17th annual craft fair and luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Harraseeket Grange Hall at 13 Elm St.

The luncheon runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring homemade fish chowder, chili, steamed hot dogs and homemade pies.

The craft fair features fresh balsam wreaths, jewelry, hand knit items, homemade cards and ornaments, stained glass and photography.

There also will be free coffee, hourly door prizes and a raffle.


College community to try for Guinness pie record

An annual tradition at Saint Joseph’s College is getting a boost this year with an attempt to break a Guinness world record. On Nov. 24, Pearson’s Cafe and the college community will try to set a new world record for the most pies made and lined up, touching end to end. The current record is a line of 1,477 pies, recorded on May 26, 2013, in Germany.

For more information, contact David Svenson at 207-893-7723.


Library to host screening, talks by documentarians

The Scarborough Public Library will host award-winning documentarians Paul Mitchell and Sarah Wallis for a screening and discussion of their film “Russia’s Open Book: Writing in the Age of Putin” at 2 p.m. Sunday at 48 Gorham Road.

This event is part of the library’s collaboration with the Camden Conference.

For more details, call Celeste Shinay at 396-6279.


Historial society program on ‘Hearse and its House’

The Pownal Scenic and Historical Society invites members and the public to attend a program called “Finding and Preserving Parts of Pownal’s Early Beginnings: The Hearse and its House,” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the DeWitt Room at Mallett Hall (Pownal’s Town Hall).

The program will be preceded by a short business meeting.

For more details, call Donna Boyles at 688-4780 or email [email protected]


Garden Club to give talk on ‘Shake Shake Shake’

Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

The presenter will be Linda Aaskov, who will give the talk “Shake Shake Shake,” an illustrated trip through the Shaker Village Museum.

For more details, call Mary Stewart-Dore at 490-1833.