HOLIDAY CONCERT: The SAD #4 Holiday Concert for grades Kindergarten through 6th grade will be held on Wednesday, December 18th in the gymnasium of the Piscataquis Secondary School at 25 Campus Drive in Guilford. Grades kindergarten through 3rd grade will perform starting at 5:30 PM. Followed by a brief intermission before the grades 4 through 6 portion starts at 6:15 PM. Families and friends are welcome to attend either or both. The HUGS parent group will conduct a bake sale during the concert to raise money for field trips and school activities. The snow date is Thursday, December 19th. For more information, contact the school at 876-4301.
HOLIDAY CONCERT: The HJ Crosby Community Band of Dexter will present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 15th at the Dexter Town Hall on the second floor. The approximately hour-long concert will start at 2 PM with light refreshments to follow. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, visit cuthbert-foundation.org or call 924-6235.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 36 Church Street in Clinton will be presenting their Annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 22nd at 9 AM. Choir Director Scott Hood has chosen a Cantata titled “Glorious Joy” by O.D. Hall, J. It includes many new and old Christmas songs. All are encouraged to attend.
SANTA’S BREAKFAST: Santa is coming to town. The Canaan Elementary School is hosting Santa’s Breakfast at 178 Main Street in Canaan on Saturday, December 14th from 7 to 11 AM. Breakfast is being served until 10 AM. The breakfast menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, juice, hot chocolate and coffee. Menu items may change. There will be a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, games, bake sale, grab bags, face and nail painting, and pictures with Santa. All proceeds will benefit the Canaan 6th grade class trip.
HOLIDAY STORY HOUR: To celebrate the holidays, the Simpson Memorial Library will have a Gingerbread Story Hour on Saturday, December 14th at 10 AM, at the Benevolent Lodge on Route 69 in Carmel Village. The children will hear the story of the “Gingerbread Man” and help make and frost gingerbread men. The library requests that parents call and sign up their child/children ahead of time so we can have the appropriate amount of materials available. Call Ms. Becky at 848-7145 to sign up.
CHRISTMAS DINNER THEATER: "A Night at the Bethlehem Inn" Christmas Dinner Theater will take place on Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th at the Harvest Chapel Church of Levant at 3531 Union Street. You are cordially invited to walk back in time. You will be joining other travelers for an evening at the Bethlehem Inn. Your evening includes drama, music and a five course meal served in our first century dining room. Guests in the past have found the evening enlightening, refreshing and inspirational. By reservation only, please call Shelley at 848-2921 or Pam at 949-3888 for ticket prices or information. Visa and Mastercard accepted.
KID’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Parkman Grange is holding their annual kid’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 21st from 1 to 4 PM at the Parkman Grange Hall. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to hear your Christmas wishes and have your photo taken with them. Santa will have a present for each child. Santa’s workshop will have lots of fun things to make and take home. Those items include, ornaments, jingle bell necklaces, candy cane reindeer, decorated cookies, sticker scenes, a frame for your photo with Santa and a surprise for your mom or grandma. Hot chocolate, spiced cider and Christmas cookies will be served. The party is free.
FESTIVAL OF TREES: MidMaine Lacrosse is hosting a Festival of Trees at the Palmyra Community Center on Sunday, December 22nd from 4 to 7 PM. Area businesses, in partnership with school and community groups, will decorate trees. The trees, provided by Dalhou Farms in Hartland, will be raffled, complete with decorations and prizes. Food will be sold. A musical performance will begin at 6 PM. Dress for winter weather but warm by the bon fires. Admission is free. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase. See www.midmainelacrosse.com for more information.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP: Abbot's 17th annual Santa's Workshop Christmas program is in desperate need of new or very gently used toys and mittens. Items may be dropped off at 22 Moosehorn Road in Abbot or at the Abbot Town Hall. This year's party will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 1 to 3 PM. Any child can come sit with Santa and pick out a toy. Parents bring your camera. Any family in need of a little extra help this year can contact Angel at 876-3985.
CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG: The River Run Church of the Nazarene will be celebrating the Christmas season this year with a special Kid’s, Family, and Community Sing-a-long. Come together for an evening of fun, singing, and fellowship on Friday, December 13th. This sing-a-long will be held at the Detroit Town Hall, located at 35 South Main Street in Detroit. The event is free and open to everyone. Door prizes for kids of all ages, and for those young at heart, will be drawn. The night will begin with a time of fellowship and light refreshments at 6:30 PM. A kid focused sing-a-long will run from 7 to 8 PM followed by a Christmas sing along for all. Come celebrate the Christmas season with the joyful sounds of Christmas carols and holiday songs. If you would like additional information, please feel free to call 487-5517.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: All area children are welcome to the Annual Christmas Party on Sunday, December 15th from 1 to 4 PM at the Garland Grange Hall on the Oliver Hill Road in Garland. The event is hosted by the Garland Grange and sponsored by Garland Rec. Department. There will be crafts, snacks, gifts, and a visit from Santa. For more information call 924-5679.
PROCRASTINATOR’S HOLIDAY FAIR: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft will hold its 11th annual Procrastinator’s Holiday Fair, Silent Auction and bake sale on Saturday, December 14th from 9 AM to 1 PM. This is an opportunity to shop locally for quality handcrafted and homegrown gift items while enjoying live music and good food for breakfast and lunch. The Church is located on Main Street in Sangerville.
NIGHT OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Hartland First Baptist Church is hosting a "Night of Christmas Music" on Sunday, December 22nd at 6 PM. The concert is free and open to the public. Please, come celebrate the birth of our Savior. The Church is located at 10 Elm Street in Hartland. For more information, call 938-4250.
GIFT DISTRIBUTION: The Hartland Children’s Holiday Fund will distribute gifts for children from newborns to teens on Saturday, December 14th. Anyone wishing to donate gifts such as socks, mittens, hats, toys, games or school supplies may call Barbara Day at 938-3565 or Shirley Humphrey at 938-2159.