Holiday Donations

Coats for Seniors, drive to collect winter coats for elders, sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, donations accepted by calling 800-427-7411.

Project FEED, drive to collect non-perishable items for emergency food pantry, donations accepted each Sunday, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Holiday Events/Shows

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” A Company of Girls, Thursday, Dec., 18, and Friday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., call for ticket prices, Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland, 874-2107.

“A Christmas Carol,” Portland Stage, to Dec. 24, $15-$42, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, 774-0465,

“A Christmas Story: The Musical,” The Portland Players, to Dec. 21, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 2:30 p.m., $15-$20, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland, 799-7337,

“Christmas of 100 Years Past,” Victoria Mansion, to Jan. 4, 2015, daily, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., $15, 109 Danforth St., Portland, 772-4841.

“Christmas With Renaissance Voices,” acapella holiday music, Saturday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m., $15, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 729-4958,

“Deck the Walls,” paintings, sculpture, wall hangings and more by YES Art Works, on view to Dec. 31, Cia Cafe, 72 Ocean St., South Portland, 747-4414.

“Gloria” Holiday Concert, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, and Sunday, Dec. 14, 2:30 p.m., Congregational Church of Cumberland, 282 Main St., Cumberland, adults $10, families $25,

Holiday Art Show, with artist Maria Castellano-Usery and various artists, Friday, Dec. 12, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 118 Pleasant Point Road, Topsham, 251-1973.

Holiday Art Show, with guest artist Jackie Melissas and local artists, on view to Dec. 24, Centre Street Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath, 442-0300.

Holiday House Tours, Christmas-themed tours of Wadsworth-Longfellow House, to Dec. 28, adults $15, seniors $12, children $3, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822,

“Holiday Offerings,” works by nearly 20 artists, on view to Jan. 18, 2015, Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island, 712-1097,

“Nutcracker Burlesque,” Dec. 12-14, Dec. 17-20, 8 p.m., $18, adults only, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 800-838-3006,

“The Magic of Christmas,” with Portland Symphony Orchestra and others, Dec. 12-21, various times, $25-$70, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, 842-0800,

The Polar Express, holiday-themed train rides, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum, to Dec. 25, $25-$40, 58 Fore St., Portland,, 828-0814.

Friday 12/12

Holiday Party, with Marcia Giancola and Soundwavz, 7 p.m., $20, Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave., Portland, 772-2500.

“Joyous Sounds,” University of Southern Maine Chamber Singers, 7 p.m., donations accepted, Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth.

Saturday 12/13

“An Italian Christmas,” concert with Newpoli, 7:30 p.m., $25, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455,

Breakfast with Santa, including toys-for-tots drive, 8-11 a.m., adults $6, children $3, Scarborough Masons Lodge, 649 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, [email protected]

Christmas Concert, with Heather Connolly, to benefit Portland Community Free Clinic, 7 p.m., free/donations accepted, St. Ansgar Lutheran Church, 515 Woodford St., Portland, 774-8740.

Holiday Open Studios, noon to 6 p.m., Running With Scissors Art Studios, 250 Anderson St., Portland, [email protected]

St. Lucia’s Day Concert, with Scandinavian chorus Stambandet, 7 p.m., $15, students $8, Mayo Street Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609.

Sunday 12/14

“A Wescustago Winter,” holiday music with Wescustago Youth Chorale, 3 p.m., $10, students and seniors $5, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 50 Holbrook St., Freeport, 846-0705,

Tuesday 12/16

“Sounds of Christmas Joy,” holiday concert band music with the Coastal Winds, 6 p.m., suggested donation of food item, Harraseeket Inn Casco Bay Room, 162 Main St., Freeport, 865-4747.

Thursday 12/18

Christmas Organ Concert, 12:10 p.m., $5, First Parish Church UCC, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick, 729-7331.

Friday 12/19

Holiday Concert, Scarborough High School Chorus, 10 a.m., free, SHS Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, 20 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” film screening, 2 p.m., free, Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, 725-1727.

Yuletide Concert, with Castlebay, 7:30 p.m., $10, Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, 1 Middle St., Brunswick,

Saturday 12/20

“Miniatures” Art Show & Holiday Reception, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., show on view to Jan. 27, 2015, Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland, 409-6617.

Sunday 12/21

Neighborhood Caroling, 4:30 p.m., with refreshments, free, Elim Community Church, 1184 Washington St., Bath, 443-2663.

Monday 12/22

“Sing! It’s Christmas,” community caroling party, 7 p.m., free, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Holiday Fairs/Sales

Saturday 12/13

Christkindlsmarkt, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 883-9437.

Christmas Craft Show, sponsored by St. John’s Catholic School, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick, 725-5507.

Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bath Area Senior Citizens Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Holiday Haitian Art Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-6733.

Holiday Heritage Apple Tree Sale, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell.

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