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Monday, November 20

French-Language Film. 6:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The center screens the 2015 Swiss feature film “Le Temps d’Anna.” Doors and bar open at 6:00; light concessions. Free admission. 783-1585; www.francocenter.org.

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Dinner. Noon. Parish hall, St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St., Norway. All area residents in need are invited; jointly presented with Christ Episcopal Church. Free. Make reservation by calling 743-2606.

Thanksgiving Dinner. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Parish hall, St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 Route 133, Winthrop. All area residents in need are invited; organized by Winthrop Rotary. Free. Take-out meals avail.; sign up for delivery at 377-7210.

Thanksgiving Dinner. 1 p.m. Sportsmen’s Club, 2261 Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Turkey, potatoes, gravy, and beverages provided. No charge, no RSVP, no sign up for food; just bring a side dish or dessert to contribute to the meal. All are invited.

Theater: “Santaland Diaries.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main. St., Monmouth. This cult holiday hit was adapted from David Sedaris’ best-selling book; for mature elves only. Tix for this special preview only $10. 933-9999; www.theateratmonmouth.org.

Friday, November 24

ExTRAINganza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill St., Auburn. This family event features model trains operating on the club’s five permanent layouts, plus train-related games and fun. Again 11/25. Game tix $1 ea.; admission $3 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

Theater: “Santaland Diaries.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main. St., Monmouth. This cult holiday hit was adapted from David Sedaris’ best-selling book; for mature elves only. $25. Again 11/25, 26; 12/1, 2, and 3. For show times, tix, call 933-9999 or see www.theateratmonmouth.org.

Saturday, November 25

Brunswick Tree Lighting Ceremony. 2 to 5 p.m. Town Mall, Downtown Brunswick. Santa arrives at 3:00, community sing-along at 4:00, tree lighting at 5:00. Carriage rides and refreshments provided by Brunswick Downtown Association. www.brunswickdowntown.org.

Twin Cities Holiday Celebration. Various Auburn and Lewiston venues. Santa lights Lewiston’s Christmas tree in Kennedy Park at 5 p.m., travels through town on the “Parade of Lights” at 6 p.m., and lights Auburn’s tree at 7:05. For parade route, complete event schedule, see Auburn’s or Lewiston’s website.

Bean Supper. 5 p.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, coleslaw, bread, beverages, and pies; praise service at 4:00, entertainment by Park Avenue Pickers at 4:30. All welcome. $8/4 (kids 4 and under free). 782-3972.

Motown Christmas Concert. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. Pat Colwell & the Soul Sensations kick off the holiday season with their Motown-inspired flair. $17 in adv. or $20 at door. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday, November 26

“Among My Souvenirs.” 2 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. This multi-media tribute to singer Connie Francis features a large number of her hit songs performed live. $18 (students free). 783-1585; francocenter.org.

Monday, November 27

Wreath Making Class. 6 p.m. Lodge, Beaver Park, 37 Cotton Rd., Lisbon. The cost of $15 includes all materials. Again 11/30. Space limited; advance registration required. 353-2289.

Tuesday, November 28

Power Lunch Seminar. Noon to 1 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. CMP President Sara Burns discusses the company’s proposal to build a new transmission line from Quebec to New England. Free, but registration required at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Author Visit. 6:30 p.m. King Room, Bailey Public Library, Winthrop. Laurie Graves reads from and discusses her debut novel, “Maya and the Book of Everything.” Free. 377-8673.

Wednesday, November 29

Indonesian Music Concert. 7:30 p.m. Mays Center, Bates College, 95 Russell St., Lewiston. The Bates College Gamelan Orchestra performs with special guest artist Darsono. 786-6135. Free, but tix required at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, November 30

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is Victoria Stanton, Director of Development and Engagement at Safe Voices. No reservation required. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

HR Thursdays Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Mary LaFontaine of the ME Dept. of Labor discusses “Five Generations in the Workplace: Making Them All Work for You.” $50 (Chamber members $25; CMHRA members free). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Marine Corps League Meeting. 6 p.m. Armory, 65 Central Ave., Lewiston. Central ME Detachment 810 holds its monthly meeting; all Marines, FMF corpsman, Navy chaplains, and those interested in Marines Helping Veterans are invited.

Wreath Making Class. 6 p.m. Lodge, Beaver Park, 37 Cotton Rd., Lisbon. The cost of $15 includes all materials. Space limited; advance registration required. 353-2289.

Literary Arts Live. 7:30 p.m. Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Poet, rapper, and teacher Nate Marshall reads from and discusses his work. Free. lwardwel@bates.edu.

Friday, December 1

Concerts for Cause. 7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. (across from Dairy Joy), Auburn. The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio performs Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in its entirety. $15 (cash or credit) at door. 783-0461; uuconcerts.org.

Theater: “Santaland Diaries.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main. St., Monmouth. This cult holiday hit was adapted from David Sedaris’ best-selling book; for mature elves only. $25. Again 12/ 2 and 3. For show times, tix, call 933-9999 or see www.theateratmonmouth.org.

Saturday, December 2

Boston Bus Trip. Departs from Park & Ride lot, Lewiston Turnpike Exit 80, at 7 a.m.; arrives back in Lewiston c. 9 p.m. $40 round trip. Pres. by LA Rotary Club. For tix, email gbagushinski@hotmail.com.

Cash & Bottle Drive. 8:30 a.m. to  noon. Members of the Leavitt Area H.S. Nordic and Alpine ski teams fan out through the district to collect donations.

Christmas Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sixth St. Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St., Auburn. Baked goods; tables of white elephants, crafts, and books; raffles; and lunch items from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vendor-Craft Noel Gala. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parish Hall, Holy family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston (park, enter at rear of church). Bake sale, raffles, light lunch. 782-8125.

Holiday Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minot Consolidated School, 23 Shaw Hill Rd., Minot. Vendor craft tables, free kids’ Fancy Clothing Boutique, raffles, concessions. 266-5033; email Russella3@gmail.com.

Christmas Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Rd., Yarmouth. Wreaths, handcrafts, attic treasures, baked goods, gourmet soups, pet toys, books, DVDs, music, silent auction, light lunch.

Meals & Memories. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Andro. Home Care & Hospice invites kids, teens, and their families to remember a loved one by sharing that person’s favorite food item. Space limited; register by 11/27 at 795-9468.

Winter Wonderland Concert. 2 p.m. Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta. Women’s a cappella chorus Maine-ly Harmony performs favorite holiday songs; refreshments. A free-will offering will be collected.

Public Supper. 5 p.m. Paris Fire Station, 137 Western Ave., So. Paris. The Paris F.D. Auxiliary serves up a meal of ham, potatoes, vegetables, bread, mac & cheese, and homemade desserts. $8/4 (ages 3- free).

Sunday, December 3

Community Breakfast. 7:30 to 10 a.m. American Legion Post 135, 40 Island Rd., Sabattus. Eggs to order, French toast, chipped beef, pancakes, sausage, ham, baked beans, country fries, toast, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. $8 ($3 kids ages 10-).

Country Sunday. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, 2261 Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Country Fest Maine presents an afternoon of live country music.; raffles, concessions. $5; kids 12 and under free. 536-9647.

Monday, December 4

Auburn Art Club Meeting. 2 p.m. Methodist Church, Park Avenue, Auburn. Mona Ervin presents a program demonstrating Christmas crafts.

Tuesday, December 5

Multi-Faith Discussion Series. 12:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Local clergy discuss perspectives of their respective faiths on pressing issues of the day. Refreshments. Free. 333-6649, ext. 4.

Wednesday, December 6

Christmas Dinner. 6 p.m. Green Ladle, 156 East Ave., Lewiston. A buffet dinner will be followed by entertainment provided by the Lorraine Ouellette Trio; door prizes, raffles. $18. To buy tix, call 782-4516 by 11/30.

Sunday, December 10

An Afternoon of Christmas. 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 773 Royalsborough Rd., Durham. The program will feature music, comedy, readings, and a Christmas carol sing-a-long. Free-will donations will benefit Lisbon Area Community Outreach.

Second Sundays Art Workshop. 2 to 4 p.m. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Participants will use beads bequeathed by the late Ken Linaberry to work on a project or make gifts. Open to all ages, experience levels; no registration required. Free. 622-3813.

Friday, December 15

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event details, see laarts.org.

Benefit Hockey Game. 6 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Boston Bruins Alumni Team faces off against the Police All Stars to benefit the Lewiston Police Athletic League. For tickets, call 219-9003.

Monday, December 18

French-Language Film Screening. 6:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The center screens the 2012 comedy “Sous le figuier.” Doors and bar open at 6:00; light concessions. Free admission. 783-1585; www.francocenter.org.


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