Roles will be assigned and there will be a practice for next month’s Winterport Nativity Sunday, Nov. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, 443 South Main St.

Children of all ages are welcome. Parents of those who cannot attend but would like a part should contact Lynda and Dean El-Hajj at 223-5031 or

For the 48th year, members of the Winterport community, along with six local churches, will come together to bring this play to life. It is presented outdoors, on the grounds of the historic Union Meeting House, at night, the weekend before Christmas. The streetlights are turned off and the Route 1A traffic is diverted.

The children of Winterport and surrounding communities are the actors; the only speaking part is the Narrator, an adult. The play is 12 minutes long and involves live animals.

This year's pageant dates are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or