Snoopy and Shrek?

A Fiddlehead Players Community Theater production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will be held at G-New Gloucester High School. Performances will be 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, with a 7 p.m. evening performance on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Tickets are just $5 per person, purchase in advance by calling the number below.

Auditions for “Shrek Jr.” will be on Dec. 6 for ages 4-6 from 9-10 a.m. at Fiddlehead Center, 25 Shaker Road in Gray. This 7th Annual Fiddlehead Children’s Theater Production promises to be an amazing experience for your child to learn at a semi-professional-level theater techniques and pure fun.

Rehearsal times will begin in January on Saturday mornings. Performances are the last two weekends in March.

To sign up, email Adele at [email protected] to schedule your audition time or call the Center at 657-2244 657-2244 or

Holiday Fair

The Gray American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary will be sponsoring a Christmas Fair on Dec. 6 from 8 a.m. until noon, with vendors featuring: Silpada, Scentsy, leather pocketbooks, homemade jewelry, fleece mittens, local painters and area boy scouts making and selling wreaths will also be there. Food will be available, and Santa will be stopping by from 10 a.m. to noon. For a small donation, your kids and pets can have a photo taken with the jolly ol’ elf.

Thanksgiving Thank You

The Caring Community of G-NG would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation for all who helped to provide 110 Thanksgiving meals to individuals and families in our community.

Thank you’s start with the G-NG Middle School National Junior Honor Society and also to the American Legion, G-NG Optimist Club, Gray Country Day Care, New Gloucester Eagles, Curves of Gray, Gray Boy Scout Troop 86, Rise and Shine Child Care Center, Eastern Star, Gorrill-Palmer Engineers, G-NG Community Service Club, Good Shepherd Methodist Church, First Congregational Church of Gray, St. Gregory Catholic Church and the Seliga, Hebert, McKenna, Collet, Bedard, Richard, Chase, Gill and Gerardo families.

The Caring Community of G-NG is now preparing to provide Christmas food baskets and gifts (for children under 18) and is asking for your continued help. You’re invited to ‘adopt’ a family or individual for Christmas. To ‘adopt’ a family, contact Mike Marcotte at [email protected] Monetary donations, which are appreciated and also greatly needed, can be sent to CCGNG, PO Box 1244 Gray, ME 04039.

For those seeking holiday assistance, completed applications need to be turned in by Monday, Dec. 8, and can be picked up and dropped off at the Gray Public Library, both the Gray and New Gloucester town halls and at Russell, Dunn and Memorial schools.

For more information, contact Christina Foster at 233-0828 or at [email protected]

Annual Day of Giving

You are invited to this wonderful community event on Friday, Dec. 14, at Spring Meadows in Gray from 12:30-3 p.m. Please give to families in need while you and your family have some holiday fun.

National Junior Honor Society Does It Again

A huge thank-you to the Gray-New Gloucester Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society for donating 20 very full food baskets for Thanksgiving to the Caring Community of Gray-New Gloucester for distribution.

As is their annual tradition, members of the honor society organize a food drive at the middle school and also hold several fundraisers so gift certificates for turkeys can be included in the food baskets. The society members pack up the food baskets, which include all the fixings for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with a $25 gift certificate for a turkey and then help load them into the truck of CCGNG volunteer Mike Marcotte. They plan to generously do it all over again at Christmas.

At the Rec

Stop by the Gray Town Hall to pick up a shoebox (or wrap your own). Fill it with items for a child (you pick age and gender). Suggestions: Candy, school supplies, toys, toothbrush, etc. Return the box by Thursday, Dec. 11 to Gray Parks and Recreation. All shoeboxes will go to Gray-New Gloucester children in need.

Discount Portland Pirates tickets are available now. Help support the Gray Recreation Department. $3 of each ticket sold goes toward our Scholarship Fund.

Parent Night Out allows parents to enjoy a nice evening out without worrying about the kids. It’s the perfect time to plan a date for your holiday shopping or a night out with friends during the holiday season. The Rec. Department will keep the kids busy with activities both in the recreation room and in the gym at Newbegin. Pack a snack, a drink and something for dinner and make sure they are dressed for fun. Night-Out dates are: Dec. 5, 12 and 19 from 5:30-9 p.m. Children ages 4 to 12 (4 year olds must be potty trained) are $16 per child per evening.

A Red Cross Babysitting Course will provide youth ages 11 to 15 the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians. Some topics covered include: leadership skills, care-giving, first aid skills, safe play, safety and how to accept jobs. Students should bring pencil, paper, lunch, snacks and drink. Each student will also be given a comprehensive babysitters training manual and the tools needed to create a babysitter’s kit.

Instructor is Lisa Pardi. The course will be held Saturday, Dec. 13, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Henry Pennell Municipal Building Fee is $65. For more information, contact 657-2323 or go to

Holiday Fun at the Library

• Gingerbread Houses and Pictures with Santa will be on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gray Public Library. The event is free and sponsored by Gray Public Library Association. Pictures with Santa are a $5 donation. Proceeds will be split between Gray Public Library and Patriot Parents.

• All month long, patrons decorate a Christmas tree in the theme of their favorite book. Artificial trees provided, you supply the creativity. If you are interested, check to see if there are any trees still available.

• Movie Time. Stop in to see a movie on the big screen. Free and open to all. The schedule is as follows: Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m., “The Hundred Foot Journey” (PG); Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. “Maleficent” (PG); Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., “Guardians of the Galaxy” (PG-13); Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. “Dead Poets Society” (PG).

Members of the National Junior Honors Society at Gray-New Gloucester Middle School load a truck last week with some of the 20 Thanksgiving baskets that they collected.  

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