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Coming Events

Local events covering Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, Penobscot, Sedgwick, Surry and beyond. Website updated on Fridays. The deadline to submit events for print and web is Monday at 1 p.m.

Cancellations and virus spike
To our readers: We recommend that you contact organizers to be sure that events are happening as scheduled. With the recent local rise in COVID-19 cases, we are getting some cancellations. Those we know about will be posted here. Please let us know changes at news@pbp.me.


Saturday, 12/4

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12 PM, Main St. bridge, followed by conversation about local and regional actions. Info: 326-8641, bobjonesinnz@yahoo.com.

Castine

Storytime: Read-aloud and seasonal craft; families welcome; 10:30 AM, library. Info: 326-4375.

Book Sale: Sponsored by Friends of Witherle Library; proceeds benefit library programming, 10 AM-2 PM, library. Info: 326-4375.

Ellsworth

Festival of Lights: Sponsored by Wright Cancer Center. Fri-Sat 4:30-7 p.m. through Dec. 18, also Dec. 31. Reservations required: 664-0339.

Performance: “Charles Dickens’ A Musical Christmas Carol—abridged,” at 5 and 6 p.m. during Festival of Lights, also Dec. 17, 18. Info: 664-0339.

Stonington

Festival of Trees: Hosted by Island Community Center, raffle tickets will be available; activities for kids. Info: 367-2735.

Surry

Christmas at Rural Hall: Festival of Trees to celebrate 150th year, raffle, silent auction, pie sale to raise funds for new roof, free admission, refreshments. 1-5 PM, Surry Rd.


Sunday, 12/5

Brooklin

Christmas Hymn Sing: At Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, 2:30 PM, cookies and hot chocolate by The Sugar Bus. Proceeds help with restoration of bell tower.

Brooksville

Tree Lighting: In front of Bucks Harbor Market, 4-5 PM, Santa arrives by fire truck, cocoa and cookies, all ages. Info: 266-1413.


Monday, 12/6

Stonington

The Empathy Effect: Lessons for LGBTQ+ Youth and Allies on How to Have Conversations that Lead to Change. Community organizer Marpheen Chann shares personal story of growing up in Maine, coming out to family, lessons learned. Zoom, 5 PM. Register at stoningtonlibrary.org or call 367-5926.


Tuesday, 12/7

Blue Hill

French Conversation Group: Discussion of various topics en français hosted by library, every Tue., 2 PM. Registration: 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Democratic Committee Meeting: Planning for support of state and local candidates; 6 PM, Howard Room, library. Hybrid meeting; for Zoom link, email rebeblake@gmail.com.


Thursday, 12/9

Blue Hill

Author Event: The Northwest Gardens of Lord and Schryver with Val Libby, who will discuss and answer questions about her new book, 7 PM, library. Registration: 374-5515, bhpl.net.

Castine

Holiday Craft Market: Vendors, refreshments at Castine Visitor Center, 4-7 PM, hosted by Castine Merchants Association.

Main Street Holiday: Evening shopping with a street firepit, seasonal music, businesses open late. Sponsored by Castine Merchants Association.


Friday, 12/10

Ellsworth

Concert: Mes Amis, Gypsy Jazz trio, 1 PM, Moore Community Center, 125 State St, masks required, limited to 50 seats. Info: 664-9258.


Saturday, 12/11

Castine

Holiday Tree Trail: In Witherle Woods, choose tree, decorate with nature-friendly items any time during holiday season. Info: info@castinearts.org or 326-4924.

Castine

Storytime: Read-aloud and seasonal craft; families welcome; 10:30 AM, library. Info: 326-4375.

Stonington

Island Craft Fair: 10 AM-12 PM at community center gym; dress warmly (doors will be open for ventilation), masks required. Info: 367-2735.


Sunday, 12/12

Blue Hill

Blue Hill Bach Holiday Concert: With UMaine chamber choir Euphony, including Bach’s Cantata 61, at St. Francis Church, 4 PM. Tickets: bluehillbach.org or 613-5454. Limited seating; masks required. Online version will be available.


Monday, 12/13

Castine

Carol Sing-Along: Sponsored by Castine Arts Association, 5 PM on the common, wear warm clothes, flashlights encouraged.


Saturday, 12/18

Blue Hill

Climate Change Rally: Every Sat., 12 PM, Main St. bridge, followed by conversation about local and regional actions. Info: 326-8641, bobjonesinnz@yahoo.com.

Castine

Storytime: Read-aloud and seasonal craft; families welcome; 10:30 AM, library. Info: 326-4375.

Deer Isle

Winter Wonderland at Aragosta: To benefit Reach Performing Arts Center, events for kids including cookie decoration, arts and crafts, visit from Santa, caroling; time to be announced. Info: 348-6900.

Deer Isle and Stonington
Light the Island: Vote on displays Dec. 18-20. Awards to top three. Addresses provided to community Dec. 17. To enter, contact Island Community Center, 367-2735.

Penobscot to Stonington
Festival of Lights Parade: Start at Penobscot Community School at 4:30 PM, travel to Island Community Center in Stonington. Rain date: Dec. 19. Sponsored by Community Compass. To join parade: 522-7983.


Sunday, 12/19

Blue Hill

Christmas Bird Count: Collect data to assess populations, habitats in Blue Hill and nearby areas, also bird feeder count. Info and sign up: z_hold@hotmail.com.

Deer Isle

Winter Wonderland at Aragosta: To benefit Reach Performing Arts Center, for adults, local artisans, beverages, bites; time to be announced. Info: 348-6900.


Monday, 12/20

Stonington

Library Book Club—Maine 201: Rules by Cynthia Lord, 5:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.


Thursday, 12/23

Brooklin

Holiday Bells Concert: At Rockbound Chapel, 734 Reach Rd, 3 PM and 6 PM. Also Dec. 24 and 25. Drive up, roll down windows and enjoy.


Friday, 12/24

Castine

Candlelight Service: Trinitarian Congregational Parish, 5 PM, masked family service of music, words and light.

Christmas Eve Service: Trinity Episcopal Church, 4 PM via Zoom, trinitycastine.org.

Service of Music and Light: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4 PM via Zoom, uucastine.org.

Deer Isle

Candlelight Service: 4:30 PM, Sunshine Advent Christian Church. Info: 348-2620.


Friday, 12/31

Blue Hill

Last Night!:


Sunday, 1/2

Deer Isle

Christmas Bird Count: Collect data to assess populations, habitats in Deer Isle and nearby areas, also bird feeder count. Info and sign up: KennethLCrowell@gmail.com.


Monday, 1/24

Stonington

Maine 201 Book Club: Seaweed Chronicles by Susan Hand Shetterly, 5:30 PM online, 367-5926, stoningtonlibrary.org.