Holiday Happenings

Dec 07, 2017
Photo by: Ethan Andrews At Key Bank in Belfast Dec. 2, Skylar Richards tries to persuade Santa to bring her a puppy, while her sister Kylee looks on.

Following is a roundup of events coming up in December:

Monday, Dec. 11

Carols in the Round

Mount View Chamber Singers of Mount View High School in Thorndike perform their candlelit a cappella holiday concert tour from 7 to 8 p.m. at Freedom Congregational Church, 45 Pleasant St. Free; donations welcomed.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Searsport open house

Annual event hosted by Searsport Historical Society celebrates the Christmas and holiday season at Crary/Carlon/Colman House on Sears Island Road beginning at 7 p.m. Sweet and savory refreshments will be served. The public is invited to explore the house; enjoy the program, decorations and fellowship.

It is suggested that you bring a new toy, unwrapped, to be delivered to the Town Office for distribution to needy Searsport children through Searsport's Helping Kids Program.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Carols in the Round

Mount View Chamber Singers of Mount View High School in Thorndike brings 27th annual candlelit a cappella holiday concert tour to Searsmont United Methodist, Route 131, from 7 to 8 p.m. Free; donations welcomed.

Winterport Live Nativity

Fiftieth annual outdoor presentation by community children with an adult narrator and live animals in front of the historic Union Meeting House on Main Street/Route 1A. Street lights will be turned off and traffic halted during the 12-minute play; bring a flashlight and arrive early, starts promptly at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Make angels & elf ornaments

LINCOLNVILLE — Children and parents are invited to make angel and elf ornaments from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St. Paper, glitter, felt and other decorations for creating the festive ornaments will be provided, and people may also bring small profile photos to personalize their elves and angels.

For more information, call 763-4343 or email questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.

Wreath-laying ceremonies in Unity, Belfast

UNITY — Coinciding with the National Wreaths Across America Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at Village Cemetery, School Street, Unity.

The program includes an invocation by Pastor Mark Rollins, presentation of colors by Randall Collins VFW Post, Pledge of Allegiance led by local Boy and Girl Scout troops, the national anthem, placing of ceremonial wreaths, and a 21-gun salute.

A luncheon and Chinese auction will follow at the Unity Community Center.

BELFAST — Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts will lay wreaths at the graves of their post namesakes in Grove Cemetery, Belfast. This ceremony will take place at approximately 1 p.m., allowing for travel time from the ceremony at 11 a.m. in Unity.

Chanukah Celebration

Everyone is welcome to join Adas Yoshuron Synagogue at the Rockport Opera House Saturday, Dec. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a Midcoast community Chanukah celebration. This party is open to all in an effort to help build better understanding and stronger relationships, and to celebrate diversity in Midcoast Maine.

Musicians Lisa Mayer and Sruli Dresdner will perform live traditional Jewish music throughout the evening, lead guests in time-honored Chanukah songs, and teach Israeli dancing. There will be a community menorah lighting ceremony. Main Street Markets from Rockland will provide a gourmet latke bar. There will be Chanukah crafts for kids.

Cost for the event is $10 per person and kids 12 and under are free.

Winterport Live Nativity

Fiftieth annual outdoor presentation by community children with an adult narrator and live animals in front of the historic Union Meeting House on Main Street/Route 1A. Street lights will be turned off and traffic halted during the 12-minute play; bring a flashlight and arrive early, starts promptly at 7 p.m.

Menorah lighting

Belfast's annual Menorah Lighting in Post Office Square at 4 p.m. Gather around the 7-foot-tall menorah near sundown during Chanukah. The community celebrates with music, readings and traditional snacks. The menorah will be lit and remain lit throughout the holiday.

 

 


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