January 19, 2017

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5th Annual Holiday Bazaar @ Common Street Arts
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 23 @ 4:00 pm
5th Annual Holiday Bazaar @ Common Street Arts | Waterville | Maine | United States

Common Street Arts is pleased to present its 5th annual Holiday Bazaar! Prior to the snowy winter holidays, the gallery will be transformed into a marketplace filled with handmade items created by Maine artists and craftspeople through this juried exhibition. This is a great time to find those unique holiday gifts which will be available at Common Street Arts!

Holiday Bazaar dates are November 15-December 23, 2017. (Please note that we will be closed November 23 & 24).
Gallery Hours will be Tuesday – Friday 10:00am- 6:00pm. Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Kringleville @ Castonguay Square
Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 8:00 pm
Kringleville @ Castonguay Square | Waterville | Maine | United States

Kringleville is an annual family holiday festival from Thanksgiving to Christmas that welcomes Santa and Mrs. Claus to Waterville. The Parade of Lights kicks off the season the Friday after Thanksgiving. Floats, created by community members and organizations, file down Main Street filled with lights and festive spirit! Once Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Castonguay Square the festivities begin. Visit with the Kringles at their holiday home in the square every weekend in December at no charge. Every child that visits Santa will receive a free book, courtesy of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. There will be free activities for kids of all ages and photographs by Central Maine Photography available for purchase. For more information on Santa’s schedule, visit Kringleville.org.

25th Annual Festival of Trees @ Good Will-Hinckley Prescott Building
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm
25th Annual Festival of Trees @ Good Will-Hinckley Prescott Building | Clinton | Maine | United States

Join us from December 8th -16th for a week of events including: Bell Ringers, a craft fair, Sunday Brunch, Pictures with Santa, Down Home Dinner and much more. Check our website for the daily schedule or call 238-4000 FMI

1st Annual Military Veteran Symposium @ University of Southern Maine's Abromson Community Education Center
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Veteran Symposium

In an effort to better understand and address the devastating frequency of Veteran suicides in the State of Maine and across the country, the VA Maine Healthcare System, Maine Vet Centers and the Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services have come together to host the 1st Annual Military Veteran Symposium.

The symposium will include a keynote address by Thomas G. Bowman, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Register now at http://maine.gov/veterans/highlights/veteran-symposium.html

Jim Brickman @ State Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Jim Brickman @ State Theatre | Portland | Maine | United States

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM

State Theatre Presale: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 at 10:00 AM

Artist Presale: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 at 09:00 AM

Find tickets through the Facebook event page below:

Cancer Support Group @ Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month 6-7:30 pm WHERE Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary and Learning Center 662 Stanley Road Winthrop, Maine WHAT TO EXPECT: Our Cancer Support Group is a peer-led meeting for anyone touched by any cancer including those recently diagnosed, in treatment or in remission, and those who share in the journey of a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Group discussions may include: • What can be expected during treatment whether treatment is traditional or alternative, • What has helped to manage physical side effects of treatment and the emotions that go along with a cancer diagnosis, and • How to communicate with health care providers and family members. Our group meets in a safe, non-judgement zone. ‘What is said in group – stays in group’. Sharing information and advice may provide a sense of more control and reduce levels of depression, isolation and anxiety, and help us be better prepared in our journeys. Support groups can: • Help you feel better, more hopeful, and not so alone. • Give you a chance to talk about your feelings and work through them. • Offer personal accounts and individual experiences about what has been helpful. • Help you deal with practical problems, such as problems at work or school. • Help you cope with treatment decisions and side effects.

Motown Jingle Ball @ Augusta Civic Center
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm

Motown Jingle Ball featuring Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations and Maine Humorist Gary Crocker

Great for your company’s holiday party or just a fun night out with the family!

Event Schedule:
5:30PM: Cocktail Hour
6:00PM: Dinner (Prime Rib or Veggie Lasagna)
7:00PM: Show Start

Tickets: $40 each or $280 for a table of 8
To purchase, go to www.ticketmaster.com or call the Augusta Civic Center Box Office at (207) 626-2400.

The Dough Ball Preview Party @ The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm

Members $10 advance, all others $20 advance. Tonight is the night to be on hand to get an early glimpse of the season’s gingerbread house creations, while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, amidst the stunningly decorated Opera House. Bid on a few silent auction items that you can’t live without. Be there when the 2017 Gingerbread Spectacular Awards are announced. Listen to the music, dance if you wish. Dress up, dress down. Anything goes at this amazing holiday party for everyone. All proceeds benefit the Opera House. There is no more spectacular party setting in Maine this season, don’t miss it! Generously sponsored by The First National Bank.

11th Annual Gingerbread Spectacular @ The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

Come check out this year’s gingerbread creations at this Opera House tradition. This annual display of gingerbread houses large and small, with a few cabins, castles, lighthouses, and mythical structures thrown in for good measure shows off the heart of the community. Professional bakers and grade school builders all compete in this hilarious annual event with prizes awarded for Most Ingredients Used, Best Holiday Spirit, Most Obsessive Compulsive, Best Landscaping and, of course, Most Spectacular among other awards. The confectionery creations are on display beginning Friday evening at the Dough Ball Preview Party and then throughout the weekend from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. No admission fee. Donations welcome. Dozens of wildly creative edible construction projects, music & entertainment, cocoa, a great bake sale, and the magical gingerbread structures make this the most fun weekend of the year, all set within the gorgeously decorated Opera House. Words do not do it justice, it must be seen to be believed. Mark your calendars and bring your family and friends to this special holiday tradition. Interested in creating an entry for this year’s Spectacular? Please call 207-633-6855 for details. This weekend of holiday magic is generously sponsored by The First National Bank and we are particularly thankful to the staff of the Boothbay Harbor branch.


Worldwide Holiday Stroll @ Snow Pond Arts Academy
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Worldwide Holiday Stroll @ Snow Pond Arts Academy | Sidney | Maine | United States

Take a stroll through holiday celebrations from around the globe. Experience food, music, crafts and culture celebrated throughout the world. Purchase a passport to enter the stroll: $5/person or $20/family.

A Motown Christmas w/ Pat Colwell and The Soul Sensations @ Somerset Abbey
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations bring down the house with a powerful mix of Motown/Memphis Soul Music that’s guaranteed to get the party started! Kick off this holiday season with a100% Old School R&B Revue complete with female backup singers, a full horn section, and a show that that will knock your socks off! You will be dancing your jingle bells to Soul Classics from Sam and Dave, the Supremes, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Prince, and Bruno Mars. Ho Ho Ho-lotta Fun! Their numerous CD’s also provide a wealth of original R&B music to their sets.
Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 (pre-sale) at www.somersetabbey.com or in person at Pizzarama on Main St in Madison or for $20 at the door. All ages are welcome, but please consider the age of your child and their ability to sit through a performance.
Food, Softdrinks, Beer and Wine available at every show.

Sounds of the Season @ First Congregational Church
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm

Sacred and Secular Sounds of the Season concert with the Snow Pond Pantasticks Steel Drum Band and the Smithfield Baptist Church Tone Chime Choir. Light Refreshments Following Performance. For more information contact: Deb Everett (592-8702) or Pam Elwell (634-4454)

Community Holiday Potluck & Carol Sing @ The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm

Doors open at 5:30 PM. As winter settles, this evening brings the community together as we share a meal, stories, and remember the magic of the season for the final event of the 2017 Opera House calendar. The Opera House really shines during the holiday season and on this night it sparkles more brightly than any other. There is no charge, but everyone is asked to bring an ample main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to share; please bring a plate and utensils for yourself. The Opera House bar will have beverages available, please do not bring your own. The night will include performances by some of the region’s best vocalists, accompanied by one of Boothbay’s favorite pianists, Kevin Kiley. A wonderful community tradition. If not available to join in the potluck, plan to stop by for the music beginning at approximately 6:30 PM. Free, donations welcome. http://boothbayoperahouse.com/event/community-holiday-potluck-carol-sing/

Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm

Started in 2004, the Portland Jazz Orchestra is Maine’s premier concert jazz ensemble. Under the direction of Dr. Chris Oberholtzer, this 18-piece jazz ensemble performs a variety of traditional and contemporary big band literature. The PJO enjoys playing works written by members such as Craig Skeffington, Willie Johnson, Chris Humphrey and Terry White in addition to literature composed by a variety of jazz artists including Tom Kubis, Matt Harris, Bob Mintzer, Bill Holman and Maria Schneider. The PJO also enjoys playing classic works from the big band libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton. The PJO is made up of professional musicians, many of whom are both performers and educators in New England. Members of the PJO have performed, recorded and toured with numerous artists including Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Bob Mintzer, Marvin Stamm, Barry Manilow, Roberta Flack, the Temptations, the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

New Years Eve Bash at Shooter’s Sports Pub @ Shooters Sports Pub
Dec 31 2017 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
New Years Eve Bash at Shooter's Sports Pub @ Shooters Sports Pub | Mechanic Falls | Maine | United States

This is going to be an incredible New Year’s Eve with Second Sight, Loki and Not Yet Lost! This is a killer lineup. It’s going to be a great night. Barracuda Sound Productions will be running sound for us. Come celebrate your New Year’s Eve with us. Shooters Sports Pub is a great place to play! When Second Sight hosts gigs we will always like to donate some money to charity. We will be accepting donations for the American Cancer Society during our gig in donations jars. Support a good cause and local music! No cover 21 and older.