Residents of Schooner Cove in Damariscotta and local community members will soon have an opportunity to learn more about a fascinating chapter of local Damariscotta history. Historical archaeologist Tim Dinsmore will present a discussion about recent developments in his ongoing dig in nearby Newcastle at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 in the library of Schooner Cove, 35 Schooner St., Damariscotta. The event is free.
J. K. Rowling’s new Harry Potter spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” continues at The Harbor Theatre, plus a free screening, with Q&A, of “A Will for the Woods” will play on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The public is invited to come to The Lincoln Home in Newcastle from 3-4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 for a free presentation by Mark Biscoe.
Along with some terrific movies, our free family-film series continues this week along with the holiday favorite “Peter Pan” and a special version from The Met of “The Magic Flute,” a terrific way to introduce and enjoy the opera for children of all ages.
The Newcastle Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the Newcastle town office’s selectmen’s room to share holiday desserts. All are welcome to join the Newcastle Historical Society for the December holiday treat meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a guest or two.
Beacon Chapter #202 of the Order of the Eastern Star is gearing up for its annual Christmas bazaar and wreath sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Alna Anchor Masonic Lodge at 529 Main St., Damariscotta.
Join local baker, cook, and farmer Peter Kraus from 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 in the kitchen of the Morris Farm, located at 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, for a fun evening of baking, tasting, and discussion.
As families push back from the Thanksgiving table this month, others in the Midcoast will begin designing and baking their entries for Boothbay Harbor’s magical Gingerbread Spectacular. This December marks the 10th annual Gingerbread Spectacular at the historic Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, and from early scouting reports, it sounds like it may be the best one yet.
The Damariscotta River Association is offering the opportunity for kids to roam outdoors, explore nature, and play games at its winter vacation camps during teacher workshop days and February vacation this coming winter and spring.
Oxbow Brewing Company, the farmhouse brewery located in Newcastle, will kick off the holiday season by offering special bottle pours at its Newcastle tasting room on Saturday, Nov. 26. Customers will be able to sample rare bottles no longer available for sale such as Momoko, Goods from the Woods, Funkhaus, and vintage Crossfade.
The new Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” by J. K. Rowling, is now playing at The Harbor Theatre.
Sixty-eight people will die today because of drugs. Drug and alcohol addiction is like flypaper that destroys lives and families. Illicit-drug and alcohol addiction, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, totals $700 billion each year in costs related to health care, lost work productivity, and crime.
Cookies, muffins, bars, bread, and other homemade goodies will be available for sale at Yellowfront Grocery, in the Coastal Marketplace on Upper Main Street in Damariscotta.
Jefferson Boy Scout Troop 216 will hold a holiday craft fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road, Jefferson.