Christmas fair proceeds go toward food pantry

A Christmas fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Duffy’s Restaurant, 168 Saco Ave.

All proceeds will benefit the Old Orchard Beach Maine Food Pantry.


Holiday fair includes crafts, decorations, knitted items

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at West Gorham Union Church, 190 Ossipee Trail.

The event will feature craft tables, baked goods, candy, Christmas decorations, jewelry, knitted items, quilted items, raffles, a kids-only shopping room, and lunch and snack items, including fish chowder, sandwiches, sweets and drinks.

Home for the Holidays fair features three meals

A Home for the Holidays Christmas Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St.

The event will feature raffles, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic, kids’ shopping and more.

A light breakfast will be offered in the morning, haddock chowder and chili will be served for lunch, and pulled pork and baked beans will be served for dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.


Christmas fair includes crafts, raffles, jewelry

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

The event will include crafts, raffles and jewelry. There will be a food table with bread, pies, candy and baked beans, a room for a white-elephant gift exchange, and a cookie walk. Lunch items include chili, soup, hot dogs, potato chips, coffee and punch.


Annual Holly Fair offers Cookie Trail, craft vendors

The First Congregational Church of Gray’s annual Holly Fair and Chowder Luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parish House, 5 Brown St.

The event will feature the traditional Cookie Trail, lunch items and gift items from a variety of craft vendors.


Holly Daze Bazaar includes wreaths, gifts, baked goods

A Holly Daze Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of South Portland, 301 Cottage Road.

The sale will include wreaths, gifts, baked goods, Grandma’s Attic and lunch items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch includes haddock chowder, lobster and crab meat rolls, chicken salad rolls and apple crisp.

The bazaar is handicapped-accessible.

For more details, call Dana Wiggins at 767-4181 or email [email protected]


‘Feral Newfoundland’ talk explores region’s secrets

Artist, musician and photographer Deborah Gordon will give the talk “Feral Newfoundland” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Gordon will discuss the secrets and hidden natural wonders of Newfoundland and Labrador with an in-depth slideshow detailing its wildlife, landscape and architecture.

The York County Audubon program is free and open to all.

Four opportunities to see Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’

The Wells Players will present four performances of the Arthur Miller drama “The Crucible” this week at 200 Sanford Road.

The show opens Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. matinee. Seats are $5 for adults and free for students and seniors.

Evening performances are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with a final production at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets for the evening performances are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.


Artists will showcase work at 19th annual holiday fair

Bradbury Mountain Arts’ 19th annual Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Arts & Crafts will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Route 9.

Sixteen artists will feature painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, pottery, jewelry, wood-turning, fiber arts, drawings and more. Local Girl Scouts will sell warm food and baked goods.

This event is free and handicapped-accessible.

For more details, call 688-4744.


Program looks at WWI through Maine lens

Jason C. Libby will present a program titled “World War One, Maine and A Local Hero” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Historical Society Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, next to Town Hall on Route 231.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Classes held on cooking, being a first-time dad

Southern Maine Health Care will offer the following health education programs this week:

A Daddy Survival class, for first-time dads, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. The class offers tips on planning and preparing for a child, labor from a man’s point of view, and what to expect once you get home. The class meets at 1 Medical Center Drive.

A natural-foods cooking class focusing on macrobiotics will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser School, 50 Moody St., Saco. The class is free, but registration is required by calling 283-7320.


Church concert celebrates refurbished Austin organ

Blue Point Congregational Church will host a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at 236 Pine Point Road to celebrate the completion of repairs to its Austin organ.

Organist George Bozeman will play. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Soup Swap rescheduled; large pots encouraged

A previously planned Sobo Soup Swap has been rescheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the South Berwick Library, 27 Young St.

Attendees are asked to bring a pot of their favorite soup that is large enough for all to sample, so people may enjoy a variety of soups or stews.

For more details, go to www.southberwicklibrary.org or call 384-3308.