Work of First Light Camera Club members in the spotlight at Brunswick library
BRUNSWICK — First Light Camera Club, a group of photographers who have been meeting in the Brunswick area for the past 25 years, is hosting a show of members’ work at the Curtis Memorial Library until Dec. 28.

FLCC meets regularly throughout the year and consists of a mix of beginning and advanced photographers. Members may elect to shoot to a different theme every week and then share results on Facebook to learn from each other. Photos are occasionally critiqued by colleagues with an eye toward improving skills.

Club members are often out taking photos in all types of weather, times of day and locations. Themes that photographers concentrate on include landscape, astrophotography, portraits, wildlife, farm life, artists and studios, abstracts, black and white, infrared, street and more.

Participating photographers include Midcoast residents Nancy Greindl, Gordon Alley, Bill Boyd, Prisca Kenison, Donna Salko, Rob Smith and Craig Snapp. The club currently has about 70 members.

FLCC meets at the Brunswick Naval Museum & Memorial Gardens for club activities at 6:30 p.m. most Thursdays from September until May, starting at 6:30 p.m. Program activities include tech nights, field trips and guest speakers.

Upcoming programs include “An Introduction to Macro Photography” with Matt Stapleton on Jan. 10; and “Shooting for Post Processing” with Joe Reardon Feb. 7.

For more information, visit firstlightcc.com or call 449-8573.

Auditions upcoming for Neil Simon’s ‘Plaza Suite’ at Chocolate Church
BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center will hold auditions for its upcoming production of Neil Simon’s “Plaza Suite” on Jan. 2-3 in the center’s annex. Auditions begin at 7 p.m.

The production is looking for five males and four females, high school-aged children and adults. Those auditioning should prepare a comic monologue and be willing to read from sides provided from the script.

Rehearsals start in early January. The show will be performed Feb. 22-24 and March 1-3.

This comedy presents three separate vignettes about relationships. All stories take place in suite 719 of the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The show follows New Yorkers Sam and Karen Nash, who have differing approaches about how to celebrate their anniversary; womanizing Hollywood movie producer Jesse Kiplinger, who seeks a love connection during his free two hours during his whirlwind stay in New York; and Mimsey, who gets cold feet before her wedding and sends her parents Roy and Norma into a tizzy.

Plaza Suite will be directed by Mort Achter and produced by Thom Watson.

For more information, call 442-8455.

Ecumenical community gathering coming to Bath
BATH — The Neighborhood will be co-hosting Bath’s Longest Night, an ecumenical community gathering called Blue Christmas, with the Bath United Methodist Church.

The event is from 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at 789 Washington St.

This time of visiting, listening and prayer, organized by several faith communities in Bath, is offered especially for people for whom the holidays are a difficult time. All are welcome and invited to bring a poem, a prayer or a song, or simply bring yourself.

For more information, call Susanna Liller at 443-2847.

Museum offering gift admissions
BATH — This holiday season, the Maine Maritime Museum is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick to provide museum experiences to children in local communities.

A donation of $10 will sponsor one child and their “big” to spend the day at the museum any time over the next year.

For more information, visit mainemaritimemuseum.org or call 443-1316.