People are invited to join Rising Tide Community Market Outreach Coordinator Anna DeGloria, a plant enthusiast and Wild Seed Project volunteer, to learn about native plants of Maine and how to prepare seed bombs for the garden or for a friend as an eco-friendly gift just in time for the holidays. DeGloria’s free workshop will take place from noon-2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3 at Rising Tide Community Market, 323 Main St., Damariscotta.
Oxbow Brewing Co., the farmhouse brewery located in Newcastle, will kick off the holiday season with a bottle release and special bottle pours on Black Friday, Nov. 24. There will also be free live music: local musician Paul Mellyn will perform from 6:30-9 p.m.
The annual Wiscasset Christmas tree lighting will be held Saturday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. on the town common. There will be holiday music performed by students in grades five through 12, with a sing-along of familiar songs.
For those alone on Thanksgiving Day, a free dinner will be available at the Waldoboro American Legion, located at 181 Jefferson St. in Waldoboro, at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 23. Unlike some of the community dinners, this one is actually on Thanksgiving Day. It is intended for those who find themselves alone on that day. There are those who, for whatever reason, have no relatives, children, or neighbors to visit that day. This dinner is for them!
The annual Christmas Town and craft fair will be held at the Jefferson fire station Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little ones can visit and have their picture taken with Santa from 1-3 p.m.
Now in its 17th season, the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum, at 97 Cross Road in Alna, will welcome a special visitor from the North Pole for its Victorian Christmas trains. Victorian Christmas will take place during the two Saturdays prior to Christmas Day, on Dec. 16 and 23.
The magic of Christmas is furry and four-footed at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm’s holiday craft markets on Sundays, Dec. 3 and 17. In Scandinavian tradition, the Yule Goat brings presents to children at Christmas, accompanied by the Tomten, a farm gnome who looks after the well-being of the animals.
The Boothbay Railway Village museum is celebrating the holidays in more ways than ever before this year. With a keen eye on tradition, the activities are both on the museum’s campus in Boothbay and in partnership with L.L. Bean and its Northern Lights celebration in Freeport.
Members of the public are invited to join retired teacher and home baker Bill Babb as he shares his passion for baking sourdough bread. Attendees at his upcoming class on Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will learn how to care for a sourdough starter, how to knead using two different techniques, and how to mix, shape, and slice bread for baking.
A benefit supper for Bristol-based Hearty Roots featuring wood-fired pizzas and supporting woods-bound local youth will take place Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 5-9 p.m. at Flatbread Company, 399 Commercial St., Rockport.
Obedience training doesn’t solve all behavioral problems, but it is the foundation for solving just about any problem. Training opens up a line of communication between a person and his or her dog. Effective communication is necessary to instruct the dog. A dog can be taught anything from “wait” (stay inside the house/truck/yard even if the door is open) to “sit” (while other dogs pass by) to “off” (keep all four feet on the floor when visitors arrive).
People are encouraged to come and get their favorite pie – apple, pumpkin, and so on — for the Thanksgiving holiday at the Waldoboro Public Library, at 958 Main St. in Waldoboro, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. until pies are sold out.
The Damariscotta Historical Society will hold its last meeting of 2017 on Monday, Nov. 20 at the Damariscotta town hall meeting room on School Street. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. The program will be presented by Mark Biscoe, local marine historian, of Brunswick, formerly of Waldoboro.
The second annual Boothbay Festival of Lights will kick off on Friday, Nov. 17 with a sparkling series of events. The Festival of Lights is a celebration of signature holiday events in Midcoast Maine’s quintessential seaside towns of Boothbay and Boothbay Harbor. The towns sparkle with thousands of lights and the shops, restaurants, and hotels are open and ready to help visitors create wonderful holiday memories.
The Jefferson Public Library and the Jefferson Fire and Rescue Explorers are holding their first joint benefit pie sale on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4-7 p.m. in the Jefferson Fire and Rescue Building, 204 Waldoboro Road, Jefferson.