TEDDY BEAR COLLECTION: There will be a Teddy Bear collection box set-up at the TD Bank located on 76 Main Street which began on Friday, November 16th and will continue through Friday, December 14th. Teddy Bears donated will be transported to the Boston Children’s Hospital by a local resident and distributed to children in time for Christmas.
POLAR EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY: The Newport Cultural Center (NCC) would like to invite people to their Annual Polar Express Pajama Party on Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st at 6 PM. Wear your warmest pajamas and settle down with a cup of hot chocolate and listen to a reading of Chris Van Allsburg’s holiday favorite, “The Polar Express”. Some very special guests from the North Pole will also be stopping by along with Balance and Yoga Dancers that will perform at the event. All ages are invited to attend. Pre-registration is required as each registrant will receive a ticket to the event. The ticket will only be good for the date that you have selected, and must be presented upon arrival at the event. Tickets are limited to 50 per event and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participants will need to come to the NCC to pick up their ticket(s). Tickets will be available starting on Saturday, December 1st. Parents/guardians are not required to have a ticket. The NCC is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. For more information contact the NCC at 368-5074, visit newportculturalcenter.org or on Facebook.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Kindred Hearts will present their Christmas concert at the Jubilee Family Worship Center on 163 Elm Street on Sunday, December 16th at 6 PM, Come celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends and enjoy the music of the season. All are welcome to attend. For information contact 341-0818.
TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC: The Calvary Baptist Church will be offering traditional Christmas music on Saturday, December 15th at 1 PM. Join in to celebrate the Christmas season with the Calvary Baptist Choir Ensemble. Christmas cookies and other refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. The Church is located on Grove Street.
FREE CONCERT: A free Newport Community Band Concert will be held on Sunday, December 16th at 6 PM. The concert will be held at the Peoples United Methodist Church on 131 Main Street.
CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW: The Town of Plymouth will be hosting a Christmas Variety Show at the Plymouth Grange Hall on Sunday, December 16th from 2 to 3:30 PM. Santa will be in attendance. All are invited to attend.
GIFT WRAPPING EVENT: St. Albans Summerfest will be hosting a gift wrapping event on Sunday, December 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM. So stop by the St. Albans Town Hall and for a donation, drop off your Christmas gifts to be wrapped for you. All proceeds to be benefit Summerfest. Summerfest will be held July of 2019 with a western theme. For more information contact Char-lin Williams at 207-938-2028.
MOOSEHEAD CHORUS TO PERFORM: Moosehead Chorus will perform a seasonal concert for the community at the Guilford United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 15th. The concert will begin at 7 PM. The Church is located at 3 School Street.
CHRISTMAS PLAY: Piscataquis Community High School (PCHS) Drama Club will be presenting their Christmas play, “The Night Before the Night Before Christmas”, a 2-act comedy by Pat Cook. There will be a dress rehearsal at PCHS on Wednesday, December 12th at 1 PM in the auditorium. The public is welcome to attend. Then on Friday, December 14th, the performance will begin at 6 PM with the Glee Club singing during intermission, with a bake sale and raffles. Admission is by donation. PCHS is located at 9 Campus Drive.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS: The Corinna United Methodist Church will be hosting breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, December 15th from 7:30 to 9:30 AM at $3 per person or $10 per a family. There will be Christmas music, door prizes, and coloring Santa will be available for photos. Proceeds to benefit MASP, The Crown Cares (creating a respectful environment in schools) and Miss Penobscot Valley Jr Princess Maci Morris from the area on her journey to States. The Church is located at 16 Dexter Road.
CHRISTMAS DRAMA: The Solid Rock Church of God will be holding a Christmas Drama “Christmas, Past, Present and Future” on Saturday, December 15th at 6 PM. Then two more showings on Saturday, December 22nd at 6 PM and Sunday, December 23rd at 10 AM. Admission to event is by donation only. Coffee and refreshments will be available during intermission. The Church is located at 123 Manson Street. All are invited to attend.
NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE: The Bossov Ballet Theatre of Maine Central Institute will be performing The Nutcracker on Friday, December 14th at 7 PM, Saturday, December 15th at 2 and 7 PM and Sunday, December 16th at 2 PM. The performance will be held at the Waterville Opera House located on 1 Common Street in Waterville. Early Bird Tickets (through 12/1/2018): $22 Adults, $18 Students/Seniors, $65 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Student); Regular Tickets (12/2/2018 and after): $25 Adults, $20 Students/Seniors, $70 Family Pack (2 Adult, 2 Student). Prices do not include per ticket handling fees. For more information or to reserve a ticket contact 207-873-7000 or visit www.operahouse.org.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: The Pittsfield A.R.T.S (Always Ready To Serve) Club will hold a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 15th at the Elks Lodge on Middle Street. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 AM. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, milk and coffee will be served. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be present and there is an opportunity for parents and friends to take picture of their children with them. Color books and crafts will also be available for children during the event. Funds raised through this event enable the ARTS club to give scholarships, support local charities such as Keep ME Warm, and a local Domestic Violence Shelter.
ANNUAL COOKIE WALK: The First Congregational Church of Pittsfield will be hosting their 7th annual cookie walk on Saturday, December 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM. There will be a variety of homemade Christmas cookies for you to pick and choose from. Fill a small box for $4 or a large box for $7. The Church is located at 132 Somerset Avenue.
MSAD #4 SANTA PROJECT: The Parkman Grange will be holding their MSAD #4 Santa Project again this year. This program provides a warm winter coat, boots and toys to local kids. Applications were sent out in early October. An Angel tree will be set-up at KC Store for those that would like to sponsor a child. Another way to help is with a donation to the Santa Project, sent to Parkman Grange, PO Box 114, Guilford, ME 04443. Distribution will be on Sunday, December 16th at 10 AM to 12 PM at the Grange hall which is located at the corner of State Highway 150 and North Dexter Road.