Children invited to decorate their own gingerbread houses

The Kittery Recreation Department is accepting reservations for children who wish to participate in a gingerbread house event, to be held at 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

Houses, frosting and decorations will be provided.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $3 per child. Register by Friday at 439-3800.

Theater offers free screening of film about drug addiction

STAR Theatre will offer a free screening of the movie “Chucky’s Fight” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

The film explores the loss of Chucky Rosa’s two sons to drug overdose and how Rosa founded a nonprofit that travels across New England to work with those struggling with addiction.

Register at 439-3800 or go to


Riley Insurance will match gifts made on Giving Tuesday

The Curtis Memorial Library will celebrate Giving Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in recognition of the good works in local and global communities.

Curtis staff and board members, as well as Riley Insurance employees, will be in the lobby to greet library patrons and donors; offer free coffee, cocoa and cookies; and share news of what’s ahead for Curtis in 2018.

There will be hourly giveaways, and Riley Insurance will match all gifts made on Giving Tuesday up to $5,000.


Visits to Brick Store Museum are free on Giving Tuesday

The Brick Store Museum will open its doors for free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in celebration of Giving Tuesday.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served until noon, and cookies and other treats will be served until 5 p.m. at 117 Main St.

For more details, call 985-4802.

Sea Road School holiday fair includes raffles, silent auction

The Sea Road School’s 36th annual holiday fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at 29 Sea Road.

The event will feature more than 20 craft tables, a white-elephant gift exchange, silent auction, themed basket raffles and baked goods. A chowder luncheon starts at 11 a.m.


Church offers craft fair, raffle, lobster roll and chowder meal

The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will hold a Christmas Prelude craft fair, cookie walk, raffle, and lobster roll and chowder luncheon Saturday.

The luncheon begins at 1:30 p.m., and other activities begin at 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

For details, call 967-3897.


Westbrook City Band to play holiday concert

The Westbrook City Band will perform a holiday concert Sunday at 2 p.m. at North Congregational Church, 22 Church Hill Road.


Town marks 300 years with fireworks, live music, 5K race

Falmouth’s 300th anniversary holiday celebration, “Very Merry Falmouth,” will kick off with a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Village Park, featuring cookie decorating, crafts and visits with Santa.

n On Friday at 6 p.m., there will be a fireworks display, launched from Legion Fields on Depot Road, followed by a 6:30 p.m. Merry Mix and Mingle at the tent on Route 1, featuring food provided by Ricetta’s and live music from local ’90s cover band Hello Newman. Children’s activities will be provided by Centerpoint Martial Arts.

n Saturday festivities include a 9 a.m. Ugly Sweater/Merry Mile 5K race; 9:30 a.m. free holiday movies at Falmouth’s Flagship Cinema; a 1:30 p.m. Hot-in-a-Pot Cook Off, offering samples of food from local restaurants; and a 2 p.m. Touch a Truck for kids.

For a full schedule of events, visit


Center invites public to tour new autism-therapy wing

Waban’s Fraser-Ford Child Development Center will hold tours of the school and new autism-therapy wing from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at 770 Country Club Road.

Holiday fair includes lunch, and baked goods for sale

A holiday fair will be held from 9 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Parish Church, 893 Main St.

Items for sale include crafts, jewelry, books, baked goods and toys. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include chicken and wild rice soup; corn chowder; ham, chicken and egg finger rolls; apple crisp; and apple cider.

Harpist will perform concert benefiting church programs

Harpist Judy Saiki will perform a Christmas concert on Celtic harp at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, 5 Lebanon St.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for ages 5 to 18, and $40 for families, available in advance or at the door.

Proceeds from the concert and a reception to follow will support the church’s outreach projects.

For more details, call 324-3191.


Christmas greens, jewelry, ornaments for sale at fair

The Ye Olde-Fashioned Christmas Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave.

The event will feature sales of Christmas greens, ornaments, antiques, jewelry and baked goods.

College students organize fifth annual Husky Harvest

Students from the University of Southern Maine’s tourism and hospitality program, in collaboration with Southern Maine Community College, the Confucius Institute and USM Campus Life, will host the fifth annual Husky Harvest, a free multicultural celebration with ethnic food, entertainment and a food drive. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodbury Campus Center on USM’s Portland campus.

Each year, the event is organized by students of the Event Planning and Management course at USM, under the direction of Maureen LaSalle and Dr. Sara Ghezzi.

Dishes from around the world will be prepared and donated by SMCC culinary-arts students.

The event will feature live entertainment, including American line dancing demonstrations, music from local steel drum band Pan Fried Steel, and Irish step dancers.

Attendees can get henna tattoos and learn to make dreamcatchers.

Guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items, which will be collected and donated to the Preble Street Resource Center.

Church holds St. Lucia festival, Scandinavian Marketplace

St. Ansgar Lutheran Church will hold its Scandinavian Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 515 Woodford St.

The event will include authentic Scandinavian items and Julekake bread.

A fish chowder luncheon will be offered. The event is handicapped-accessible.

The annual Festival of St. Lucia will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, featuring stories and Swedish carols. A Queen of Light will be crowned.

Items from the Scandinavian Marketplace will be available for purchase. The festival is also handicapped-accessible.


Lucky few at Festival of Trees get to take home the greens

A Christmas Festival of Trees will be held Friday through Sunday in the fellowship hall of the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road.

There will be as many as 20 decorated Christmas trees, each donated by a local business or individual. The festival will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The fellowship hall will be decorated for the holiday season and refreshments will be available.

Visitors will walk through a winter wonderland of trees, viewing them from many sides to see the decorations and gifts underneath. Gifts will be provided from donor businesses.

Winners will take home the trees, with the accompanying lights, ornaments and gifts. Winners will be chosen from a drawing at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.


Church holds fourth annual Christmas concert, carol sing

Second Congregational Church’s fourth annual Christmas Concert and Carol Sing at 19 Crescent St. will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, featuring traditional carols and Christmas songs.

A $10 donation at the door is suggested.


Wreaths, crafts are on sale at 27th annual Christmas fair

The 27th annual Christmas fair at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 396 Gilman Road.

Wreaths, hand-crafted items, attic treasures, baked goods, gourmet soups, pet toys, books, DVDs and music will be for sale. The fair will include a silent auction and a light lunch of soups, salads and sandwiches.