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Dear Readers: Please submit Christmas church services to news@pbp.me for the December 22 issue. Deadline is

Monday, December 19, at 1 p.m.


Friday, 12/2

Blue Hill

December Art Show: Paintings in acrylic and oil by Caroline Sulzer, Dec. 2-30, library, bhpl.net or 374-5515.

Deer Isle

Holiday Pop Up: Deer Isle Artists Association, 15 Main St, 10 AM-5 PM, also Sat, 12/3, 598-9656.

Surry

Community Potluck: Every 1st Fri 5;30 PM, The Gatherings, bring a homemade dish or drink to share, 266-6864, surrygatherings.org.

Ellsworth

The Polar Express 3D: Movie, 6:30 PM, The Grand, grandonline.org.

The Grinch: By Frogtown Puppeteers at The Grand, 6 PM, grandonline.org.


Saturday, 12/3

Blue Hill

Land Workshop: “Pollarding and Coppicing Your Winter Trees” at Way of Earth School, 10 AM-12 PM, hosted by BH Heritage Trust, register: 374-5118.

Winter Faire: At The Bay School, 10 AM-3 PM, craft fair, silent auction, music, food, games, crafts for kids, 374-2187.

Craft Fair: The Greenhouse, Humblebee Cafe, 10 AM-2PM.

Author Event for Kids: Kim Ridley will read from new book The Secret Stream, 10 AM, library, 374-5515.

Fixit Clinic: Get help fixing broken items, 3 PM, library, register at bhpl.net.

DaPonte String Quartet Chamber: 3 PM, First Congregational Church, 751-4486, dapontequartet.org/tickets.

Brooklin

Holiday Craft Show: Local crafters, food, kids’ crafting, school gym, 10 AM-3 PM, 515-3142.

Brooksville

Monthly Cribbage Tournament: Support construction of new lodge, doors open 3:30 PM, game 4:30 PM, Community Center, Cornhill Rd.

Castine

Holiday Book Sale: 10 AM-2 PM, Witherle Memorial Library.

Deer Isle and Stonington

Sparkle Shopping Trip to Freeport: Relax and ride, hours of shopping, sight seeing, food, fun activities, Island Community Center, 367-2735.

Deer Isle

Author Event: Deer Isle Writers Group, 9 members reading from Volume III of Eggemogin Reach Review, library, 3 PM.

Workshop: Bullet Journal with Jadyn Ladeau, 1-4 PM, elementary school art room. Register: mwitham@dises.org, 348-6443.

Ellsworth

The Grinch: By Frogtown Puppeteers at The Grand, 1 PM, grandonline.org.

The Polar Express 3D: Movie 6:30 PM, at The Grand, grandonline.org.

Christmas Fair: Berries, crafts, baked goods, 9 AM-1 PM, First Congregational Church, 2 Church St, 610-1626.


Sunday, 12/4

Brooklin

Christmas Hymn Sing: Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, 2-3 PM, peacebair@gmail.com.

Deer Isle

Restoration Laos Presentation: Clearing bombs, restoring land, learn how to help, St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, 2 PM, 348-6240.

Christmas Carol Sing: 5 PM soup and sandwiches, 6 PM Christmas carols, Sunshine Advent Christian Church, 11 Eaton Point Rd, blane10@myfairpoint.net

Brooksville

Santa is Coming to Town: Hot cocoa, cookies, Santa arriving by fire truck to Buck’s Harbor, 4-5 PM, 266-1413.

Ellsworth

Holiday Chorale: Gloria, by the Acadia Choral Society, Congregational Church, 2 Church St, 3 PM, info@acadiachoralsociety.org.

Surry

Festival of Trees: Decorated by local nonprofits, raffle items for children and adults, a visit from Santa (2-3 PM), Rural Hall, 1-4 PM, 667-4260.


Monday, 12/5

Blue Hill

Simmering Pot: Community meal, 2:30-6 PM, Fisher Hall in Congregational Church, simmeringpot207@gmail.com.

Brooksville

Android Basics: Classes on essential applications, also on 12/7 and 12/10, library, 11 AM, 326-4560.


Wednesday, 12/6

Deer Isle

Understanding WordPress: Learn basics of website creation, domain names, web hosting, 5-6 PM, free, elementary school library, also Wed., 12/13. Register with DI Adult & Community Education, mwitham@dises.org, 348-6443.


Wednesday, 12/7

Brooklin

Library Book Club: In person and via Zoom, Downeast by Gigi Georges, 4 PM, library.


Thursday, 12/8

Blue Hill

Slaven Lecture Series: Lobstering in Maine with Sheila and Mike Dassatt of Downeast Lobstermen’s Association, discussion of issues facing industry, 7 PM, library, 374-5515.

Castine

Holiday Open House: Wilson Museum & Historical Society, 4-6 PM, castinehistoricalsociety.org.

Ellsworth

A Musical Christmas Carol: Live theater, The Grand, 7 PM Thu. and Fri., grandonline.org.

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Ruffed Grouse Ecology: Webinar, 4 PM, hosted by BH Heritage Trust, info/register 374-5118.

The Maine Hearing Loss Support Group: Helps people with hearing loss and their families through support, education and friendship, via Zoom, 7-8:30 PM. For link: Pat@CoachDobbs.com.

Stonington

Sip and Shop: Holiday Jewelry Trunk Show, mulled wine, shopping and holiday cheer, also on 12/22, McVeigh Jewelry, 27 Main St, Stonington, 11 AM-8 PM,348-3080.


Friday, 12/9

Blue Hill

Holiday Open House: At First National Bank, business hours.

Ellsworth

Festival of Lights: Third annual Beth C. Wright Center celebration, every Fri. and Sat. thru Dec 31, 4:30-7 PM, 664-0339.


Saturday, 12/10

Bangor

Maine Authors Book Fair: 24+ Maine authors to meet readers and book signings, 11 AM-5 PM, Unitarian Universalist Church, 120 Park Street.

Blue Hill

Baroque Orchestra of Maine: Handel’s Messiah, First Congregational Church, 7 PM, bluehillbach.org.

Christmas Party: At library, 2:30 PM, 374-5515.

Brooklin

Author Event: Kim Ridley will read from The Secret Stream, talk about writing the book, special craft time, 10 AM, library.

Castine

Light Up Castine: Lights, music, shops and businesses open, holiday market at visitor center, bonfire on Main St, 4-7 PM.

Deer Isle

Holiday Tea: Scones, sweets, savories with tea, music. 2 PM, St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, reservations required: 348-6240, office@stbrendans-me.org.

Piccolo Mercato: Arts and crafts, all proceeds donated to Reach Performing Art Center, 11 AM-4 PM, Aragosta, 300 Goose Cove Rd, also on 12/11, 12/16-12/18.

Haystack Fab Lab Open House: Reopening Community Lab, demostrations, interactive projects, drinks and snacks, kids welcome, 10 AM-2 PM, 22 Church St, 348-2306

Ellsworth

Social Dancing: Downest dancers sponsor DJ dance, dance lesson 7 PM, dancing 7:30 PM, YMCA, plnbuie@yahoo.com.

Surry

Community Yoga: Weekly event, meet in person, view online teacher on big screen, 9 AM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, 385-7694.


Sunday, 12/11

Ellsworth

Santa and Reindeer: Woodlawn Museum, Black House Dr, 10 AM-12 PM.


Monday, 12/12

Blue Hill

Winter Concert: Consolidated School 5-8 grade, 7 PM, gym.

Castine

A Christmas Celebration: Brass ensemble, carol singing, reading solos, choral music, 7 PM, UU Church, 86 Court St, castinearts.org.

Tree Lighting and Gathering: Join Trinity Episcopal Church, 6 PM, Perkins St.

Ellsworth

Dance with the Downeast Dancers: Music by Banned from Eden, Downeast YMCA, 7:30 PM, 667-8333.

Surry

Community Yoga: Weekly event, meet in person, view online teacher on big screen, 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, 385-7694.


Tuesday, 12/13

Blue Hill

NAMI Maine Family Support Group: For family members and friends of people living with mental health challenges, monthly, 6-7:30 PM, Congregational Church, 359-8562.

Winter Concert: Consolidated School K-4, 6:30 PM, gym.


Wednesday, 12/14

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Historic Society Open House: Food, drinks for everyone, 4-6 PM, Holt House, 3 Water St., 359-8576.

Surry

Spanish Conversation: Weekly meet, all levels invited to practice, 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Thursday, 12/15

Blue Hill

Celebration of Carols: Fun time for all ages, singing, cookies, hot chocolate, with innkeepers, Blue Hill Inn, 40 Union St, 5-7 PM, 374-2844.

Ellsworth

Maine Hearing Loss Support Group: Helps people with hearing loss and their families through support, education and friendship, library, 2-3 PM, Pat@CoachDobbs.com, 973-479-8083.

Surry

Ukulele Jam: Beginners welcome, 1st and 3rd Thu, 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Friday, 12/16

Ellsworth

A Musical Christmas Carol: Live theater, The Grand, Fri. and Sat., 7 PM; Sun., 2 PM, grandonline.org
Midday Concert: With members of the Baroque Orchestra of Maine, 1 PM, Ellsworth Community Music Institute, ellsworthcommunitymusic.org.


Saturday, 12/17

Blue Hill

Bagaduce Chorale Holiday Concert: Congregational Church, 3 PM, bagaducechorale.org.
Readings on Race book group: Discussion of The Rabbits by John Marsden, library, 10 AM, in person and online, register for online bhpl.net or 374-5515.

Deer Isle

Children Holiday Celebration: Cookie decoration, arts and crafts, a visit from Santa, hot chocolate, 12-3 PM, Aragosta, 300 Goose Cove Rd.

Stonington

Holiday Concert: Live for $5!, Opera House, 7 PM, operahousearts.org.

Pictures with Santa: Christmas cookie decorating kit to take home, V&S Variety Store, 10 AM-2 PM.


Sunday, 12/18

Blue Hill

Pan Institute’s Holiday Concert: Bagaduce Music, time TBA, bagaducemusic.org

Castine

Community Carol Sing: Everyone invited, 4 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 326-8867.

Deer Isle

Artisans Market: Local markers, artists, bar open, 11 AM-4 PM, Aragosta, 300 Goose Cove Rd.

Surry

Game Night: Every Sun., modern board games, 6:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Monday, 12/19

Stonington

December Book Club: Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, 6:30 PM via Zoom, hosted by library, 367-5926.


Saturday, 12/24

Castine

Trinitarian Congregational Parish: Christmas Eve service, 5 PM in person and via Zoom, tcpoc.org.

Trinity Episcopal Church: Christmas Eve service, 5 PM in-person and via Zoom, trinitycastine.org.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine: Christmas Eve service, 4 PM via Zoom, uucastine.org


Thursday, 1/5

Blue Hill

Transgender, Family and Friends Group: First and third Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM. Non-binary folk, family, friends welcome. Contact ann.e.boudreaux@gmail.com for meeting location and directions.


Tuesday, 1/10

Blue Hill

NAMI Maine Family Support Group: For family members and friends of people living with mental health challenges, monthly, 6-7:30 PM, Congregational Church, 359-8562.


Saturday, 1/14

Surry

Community Yoga: Weekly, meet in person, view online teacher on big screen, 9 AM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, 385-7694.


Sunday, 1/15

Surry

Game Night: Every Sun., modern board games, 6:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Monday, 1/16

Surry

Community Yoga: Weekly, meet in person, view online teacher on big screen, 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, 757-515-0409.


Wednesday, 1/18

Surry

Spanish Conversation: Weekly, all levels invited to practice, 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Thursday, 1/19

Surry

Ukulele Jam: Beginners welcome, 1st and 3rd Thu., 5:30 PM, The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, community@surrygatherings.org.


Sunday, 1/22

Blue Hill

Chamber Music Concert: 2023 season begins today with Claremont Trio, 3 PM, First Congregational Church, bluehillconcertassociation.org.


Saturday, 3/4

Bangor

Concert: Karan Casey, Irish folk singer, 7:30 PM, Gracie Theatre, Husson University, 941-7888.