Events – Portland Press Herald

Event highlights global holiday traditions
Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth invites all members of the community to share the Christmas traditions, music and food of their home country, or learn about Christmas experiences from other countries, at a gathering special scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 266, chemin Foreside.
Participants are invited to come and listen to Christmas carols in many languages, learn about customs from all over the world and taste festive dishes, such as Filipino morcon, German lebkuchen, Polish chrusciki, Venezuelan hallacas, etc. .
To learn more about the event, visit or call 847-6890.

Christmas Spectacular features Christmas carols and cocoa
The Falmouth Congregational Church Christmas Show will be held Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 267 Falmouth Road.
The event will feature Christmas carols, a live petting zoo and hot chocolate.
Free entry.
For details, call 781-3413.

The chief of police marches the grand marshal
The Wells Chamber of Commerce has announced the selection of Wells Police Chief Jo-Ann Putnam as Grand Marshal for the city’s 36th annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. It starts from Wells Plaza and heads north on Route 1 to Wells Junior High School.
“In selecting the Grand Marshal for the parade each year, we are looking for someone who has a long-standing commitment to the Wells community,” said Eleanor Vadenais, President and CEO of the Wells Chamber of Commerce. “Chief Putnam celebrated 35 years of service with the Wells Police Department this year and the Wells Chamber of Commerce wished to honor his years of dedication and support to both the Town of Wells and our organization. . “
For details on the parade, call the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 646-2451 or go to

The library publishes the events of the week
The Wells Public Library will be offering the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:
• A Teen Craft time for making DIY snow globes will take place at 1 pm Wednesday. Supplies will be provided. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
• Mother Goose Storytime will meet at 10:30 am on Monday for children 24 months and under with their guardians. Participants are invited to participate in lap activities, nursery rhymes, songs and finger games.
• For adults, there will be an online presentation of the “Museum of Bad Art: Tough Times” at 7:00 pm Tuesday on Zoom.
• Michael Frank, chief curator of the Museum of Bad Art, is a sidekick who studied under the strict tutelage of the founding curator. Frank now heads the entire department. This presentation will explore some of the ways artists respond to disasters, large and small, real and imagined. This program is brought to you by the York Public Library and the Wells Public Library. Please register online at to receive your Zoom invitation. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.

Pick up Christmas gifts at a women-only craft fair
Designing Women, a voluntary, non-profit organization that works directly with organizations that benefit women and girls in local communities, will be holding its biggest and final show of the year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ocean School. Avenue, located at 150 Ocean Ave.
More than 20 women artists and craftswomen will present their jewelry, handbags, glass objects, hand-woven clothing and accessories, home decorations, stained glass, pottery and sculptural ceramics.
Suggested donation is $ 2 at the door and all lunch / refreshment items will be collected by the Ocean Avenue PTO.
For more details, go to

Sing Christmas carols at the community center
The Salt & Light Community Center will be holding its 2nd annual Christmas carol event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pal Center parking lot at 24 Chestnut Street.
This event will host a variety of singers as well as free popcorn and cocoa. There will also be a barley sugar tree, a hat and mittens tree and a visit from Santa Claus.

The Alumni Lecture Series features the final installment
Maine Media Workshops + College will host the final installment of its weekly “Little Black Boy” lecture series from 1 pm to 2 pm Wednesday, with conversations on a variety of topics in photography, film, book arts and writing.
The talk will feature photographer and 2021 Arnold Newman Prize winner Rashod Taylor, who will discuss his winning photo series, an overview of his practice, and how his work speaks to the experience of black Americans. The conference will be moderated by Maine Media Provost Elizabeth Greenberg.
To find out more or to register, visit or call 756-0916.

Find out more about climate policy in Europe
The Camden Conference and Camden Public Library will host a free online presentation by Dr Susana Hancock at 6.30pm Monday titled ‘Climate Policy in Contemporary Europe’. Please see the library website at camden for a link to register.
For more information on Camden’s 35th Annual Conference “Europe: Challenges at Home and Abroad” on February 25-27, visit

Fundraising for animal adoption has a new twist
The PAWS Animal Adoption Center is in the midst of its biggest annual fundraiser, the PAWS Animal Auction, with a new twist this year. In addition to its online auction and 50/50 animal raffle, until Friday, PAWS will be hosting a Tinsel & Tails Holiday Gala and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The event features free wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music, holiday-themed games, fundraising for a cause, and a silent auction with items exclusive to this event.
Tickets cost $ 50 and are limited to 45 people only.
For more details, go to or visit their website at

Library offering several holiday events
The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library will host the following events this week at 18 Maine facilities:
The fundraiser, online auction “House for the Holidays,” consisting of book-themed baskets for sale, will include 28 baskets to be auctioned until 8 p.m. Sunday in
The Path of Lights will once again be in the spotlight this year. Stop and look at the library’s classic book tree. Last year, the Trail raised over $ 25,000 for local nonprofits. Entrants are divided into two categories – businesses and houses – and the winners will be awarded in each category.
Illuminated displays will be in place until January 3.
And join the library from 11 am to 3 pm Sunday for Steve (Roscoe) Ross’ new exhibit “Hidden Kennebunkport”. The photos will be displayed and for sale in the mothers wing of the library. Come see our hidden village through the lens of Roscoe’s camera.
For more details, go to or call 967-2778.

The arts center presents “A Christmas Carol”
The Denmark Arts Center will present “A Christmas Carol” with Will Rhys at 7 p.m. Saturday at the center, located at 50 West Main St.
Rhys, who has performed and directed many previous versions of “A Christmas Carol,” adapted the Dickensian holiday classic to create his own unique production.
Tickets cost $ 15 and can be purchased online at
Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status. No concession will be offered.

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