Events – Portland Press Herald


Event sheds light on global holiday traditions
Holy Martyrs Church of Falmouth invites all parishioners to share the Christmas traditions, music and food of their countries of origin, or to learn about the Christmas experiences of other countries, at a special meeting on Saturday from 5pm to 8pm at the church. located at 266 Foreside Road.
Participants are invited to enjoy Christmas carols in many languages, experience customs from around the world, and try festive foods such as Filipino morcon, German gingerbread, Polish chrusciki, Venezuelan hallacas, and more.
To learn more about the event, visit or call 847-6890.

Christmas Spectacular features carols and cocoa
The Falmouth Congregational Church Christmas spectacle takes place on Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at 267 Falmouth Road.
The event features Christmas carols, a petting zoo, and hot cocoa.
Admission is free.
For more information, call 781-3413.

Police chief name parade Grand Marshal
The Wells Chamber of Commerce announced the election of Wells Police Chief Jo-Ann Putnam as Grand Marshal for the city’s 36th Annual Christmas Parade on Sunday at 2 p.m. It runs 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 seek someone who has a long history of serving 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 wanted to honor their years of dedication and support to both the City of Wells and our organization.”
For more details about the parade, call the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 646-2451 or go to

Library publishes events for the week
The Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at the 1434 Post Road facility:
• There is a Teen Craft Time for making DIY snow globes on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Supplies will be provided. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
• Mother Goose Storytime meets with their caregivers on Mondays at 10:30 am for children 24 months and younger. Participants are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and finger games.
• For adults there will be an online presentation of “Museum of Bad Art: Tough Times” on Tuesday at 7pm via Zoom.
• Michael Frank, chief curator of the Museum of Bad Art, is an acolyte who studied under the strict guidance of the founding curator. Frank now heads the entire department. This presentation will examine some of the responses artists have to disasters large and small, real and imagined. This program is made available 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’s craft fair
Designing Women, a nonprofit volunteer organization that works directly with organizations that benefit women and girls in local communities, will hold its largest and final show of the year on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean Avenue School at 150 Ocean Avenue.
More than 20 artists and artisans will exhibit their handmade jewelry, handbags, glasswork, handwoven clothing and accessories, home accessories, stained glass, ceramics and sculptural ceramic art.
The suggested donation is $ 2 at the door and all lunch / refreshment income is collected by Ocean Avenue PTO.
For more information, see

Sing a few Christmas carols at the community center
The Salt & Light Community Center will host its second annual Christmas carol event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday in the parking lot of the Pal Center at 24 Chestnut St.
This event will host a variety of singers as well as free popcorn and cocoa. There is also a candy cane tree, hat and mittens tree and a visit from Santa Claus.

Alumni Lecture Series offers the final installment
Maine Media Workshops + College is hosting the final of its weekly alumni lecture series, Little Black Boy, on Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm, featuring talks on a variety of subjects in the fields of photography, film, book art and writing.
In the conversation, photographer and Arnold Newman Prize winner 2021, Rashod Taylor, will talk about his winning photo series, insights into his practice and how his work speaks the experience of Black Americans. The talk will be moderated by Maine Media Provost Elizabeth Greenberg.
To learn more or to sign up, 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 with the title “Climate Politics in Contemporary Europe”. Please visit the library website at for a link to register.
For information on the 35th Camden Annual Conference “Europe: Challenges at Home and Abroad” from February 25-27, please visit

Animal adoption fundraiser has a new twist
The PAWS Animal Adoption Center is in the middle of its biggest annual fundraiser, the PAWS Auction for the Animals, with a new twist this year. In addition to its online auction and the 50/50 raffle for the animals, PAWS is holding a tinsel & tails festive gala and a silent auction from now until Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The event features free wine, canapes, live music, holiday-themed games, the Fund-a-Cause presentation, and a silent auction of exclusive items for the event.
Tickets are $ 50 and are limited to just 45 people.
For more information, see or visit their website at

Library with several holiday events
The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library will host the following events at Facility 18 Maine this week:
The fundraising campaign, the “Home for the Holidays” online auction, consisting of baskets on the subject of books for sale, offers 28 baskets until 8 p.m. on Sunday
The Trail of Lights will be presented again this year. Stop by and check out the library’s classic books tree. The trail last year raised more than $ 25,000 for local nonprofits. Entrants will be divided into two categories – businesses and homes – and the winners will be recognized in each category.
Light displays will be available through January 3rd.
And visit the library on Sundays from 11am to 3pm for the new Steve (Roscoe) Ross exhibit, “Hidden Kennebunkport”. Photos are exhibited and sold in the mother wing of the library. Come and see our hidden village through Roscoe’s camera lens.
For more information, see or call 967-2778.

Art center presents “A Christmas Carol”
The Denmark Arts Center will have “A Christmas Carol” with Will Rhys in the center at 50 West Main St.
Rhys, who starred and directed many previous versions of “A Christmas Carol,” adapted Dickens’ Christmas classics to create his own unique production.
Tickets are $ 15 and can be purchased online at
A mask is required regardless of the vaccination status. Discounts are not offered.



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