Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
December 2nd to December 8th

Have an upcoming event? Let everyone know about it with the Local Events Calendar!
Email Devin Temple at with a brief description.

Events for Wednesday December 2nd       

Unarmed Stage Combat, The Masterclass
6pm at 25A Forest Avenue in Portland
Affiliate Artist Sally Wood introduces the basics of unarmed Stage Combat in this fun, interactive, three hour intensive class. Participants will leave with a greater sense of physical confidence, safety, and knowledge about this type of physical storytelling. Participants MUST come dressed to move. Space limited. No experience necessary.
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JUDITH holiday kick off!
5-8pm at 3 Market Street in Portland
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Elfternoon Lunchtime Shopping
Starting at 11:30am in Downtown Portland
Who says there’s no such thing as free lunch? Not Santa — and not your local retailers! This new series of afternoon shopping days is designed especially for those who live and work in Downtown (but all are welcome, of course!) Participating shops will serve free soup, sandwiches and other nibbles so that you don’t have to skip lunch in order to get your holiday shopping done! How cool is that?
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Events for Thursday December 3rd            

Casco Bay Artisans Grand Opening
4:30pm at Casco bay Artisans
68 Commercial Street in Portland
CBA’s new home is on the Maine Wharf! Come, celebrate this international eclectic fine art gallery. A percentage of the profits from the evening’s art sales (2 and 3 dimensional art featured) will benefit the Dean Snell Foundation in Memory of Melissa Rector Bourque who helped in the startup phase of CBA.

Visiting Artist: Abigail DeVille
12:15pm at the Maine College of Art
Abigail DeVille Lives and works in Bronx, New York. She attended Pratt Institute (2000) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2007), earning a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology (2007) and an MFA from Yale University (2011). She has attended residencies at Harvard University (2014-15), the Studio Museum in Harlem (2013-14), and the International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn (2012).
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Free Beer and Cheese Tasting
4:30pm at Maine Beer and Beverage Co.
Join us to sample some Strong Beers and Winter Warmers. In the dark hours of December as we approach the Solstice and the snow starts to fall, thoughts turn towards staying warm and cozy. Try warming yourself from the inside by tasting some amazing strong beers meant to warm your belly!
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Events for Friday December 4th            

2015 MECA Holiday Sale
5-9pm at the Maine College of Art
Find the perfect gift, crafts, and fine arts by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff.
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Portland Science Center
The current exhibit is BODY WORLDS, which is one chapter from anatomist Gunther von Hagens’ HUMAN SAGA project—a series of curated museum health exhibitions narrating neuroscience, cardiology, longevity and aging, and other explorations in anatomy.
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Events for Saturday December 5th     

Light the Farm…Farmyard Lighting Festival
2-4:30pm at Pineland Farms
Ongoing Activities: Face Painting, Tree Cookie Ornament Making, and more!
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2015 MECA Holiday Sale
10am-5pm at the Maine College of Art
Find the perfect gift, crafts, and fine arts by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Visit for more information.

Annual Holiday Fair
9am-2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
Their welcoming space will be filled with local selections, such as:  fresh handmade wreaths and holiday greens centerpieces, home baked goods, handcrafted items by skilled craftsmen, including ornaments, mittens, and all those longed-for wintery things.
Call 207-729-8515 for more information.

ARLGP Holiday Open House
10am-1pm at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
Shop for your holiday stocking stuffers: Christmas trees, wreaths, etc. Plus there will be raffles, prizes, and more. All to benefit the nearly 4,000 animals the Animal Refuge League cares for annually.
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Events for Sunday December 6th         

Christmas at the Cathedral
2:30pm at the Cathedral for the Immaculate Conception
Start the holiday music season with The Choral Art Society’s Christmas at the Cathedral! This not-to-be-missed Portland tradition features the Choral Art Singers, the Portland Brass Quintet, and accompanist Dan Moore. The program includes the majestic processional Personent hodie, the touching candle-lit Silent Night, and other traditional holiday favorites.
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The Snow Queen
7pm at Portland Stage Company
Andersen’s classic tale follows young Gerta as she searches for her friend Kai who has been captured by the Snow Queen and spirited away to her palace of ice. On her journey, Gerta meets a variety of magical creatures and friends, including robbers, reindeer, and witches! This holiday family favorite features original music by Hans Indigo Spencer with lyrics by Emily Dickinson. Portland Stage’s magical adaptation of the classic tale is suited for the whole family and features an ensemble of local children. The Snow Queen is a story perfectly suited to any holiday tradition.
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Gardens Aglow!
4-8pm at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
See the Gardens in a Whole New Light! Come back to the Gardens this November and December for the biggest and brightest holiday light display in Maine!
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Events for Monday December 7th

A Child’s Christmas In Wales
Footlights Theatre in Falmouth
A Child’s Christmas In Wales and A Christmas Memory as performed by DAVID LAGRAFFE and CLAUDIA HUGHES. Two holiday classics that are sure to transport the audience into two richly-textured experiences of Christmas in childhood.
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“Earth Matters:” Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts in Africa
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
ffering a panoramic view of the arts of Africa, the major exhibition Earth Matters brings together approximately sixty exceptional works of art from the nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition focuses on the creative and visual ways in which individuals and communities negotiate relationships with their surrounding land and the world at large.
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Events for Tuesday December 8th     

Golden Arrow Award Ceremony and Holiday Social
5:30pm at One Longfellow Square
Please join MPRC for an evening of celebration, hors d’oeuvres and a chance to toast the 2015 Golden Arrow Award winners.
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“Business After Hour” Event
5:30pm at TIQA
327 Commercial Street in Portland
Join DEPA for a special end of the year celebration at TIQA in the Oldport! We’ll have lots of great mediterranean food, live holiday music and more! Bring business cards to share on our Media Table.

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