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12.1.2012

LONGFELLOW HOUSE TOURS

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Longfellow House, 489 Congress Street, Portland
  • More Information:

Tour poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s childhood home and discover how children of the era experienced the Christmas holiday. Decorated with period furnishings and family memorabilia, these guided tours offer a glimpse into the life of the poet and his family, as well as into the cultural and social history of the 19thcentury. House tours include a special mini-exhibit, Indoor Amusements: Toys & Games from our Collections, featuring a selection of toys from the 1850s to the 1990s. The earliest toys were made at home, but store-bought toys were popular gifts for children beginning in the mid-19th century when they became more widely available, and the idea of a Christmas shopping season began to take shape. The Longfellow House ell will be adorned with ornaments and gifts for visitors to purchase. In addition, the Museum Store will be filled with a variety of seasonal items as well as Maine related books and merchandise.

Longfellow House Tours begin November 23 and run Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 12p, – 5 pm. On December 24 and 31, tours are 10am – 2pm and the last tour leaves at 1pm. Admission: Adults are $12. Seniors, Students with ID and AAA Members are $10. Children ages 3-17 are $3.

mainehistory.org

Maine State Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

  • When: 02:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207-781-7672

A family holiday tradition at the Merrill Auditorium. "A family holiday tradition at the Merrill Auditorium. "The show's delicious palette of color and spectacle makes it a delight for children who attend. The Christmas tree, richly dressed in lights and baubles, grows dramatically. Giant mice fight humorously, against tiny but valiant toy soldiers. Little children emerge from the impossibly large skirts of Mother Ginger." - Portland Press Herald

Show Times
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

mainestateballet.org

Art Collector Maine Holiday European Winemaker Dinner

  • When: 06:00pm-Close
  • Where: 47 West Street, Rockport
  • More Information: 207-763-4478

This three-course holiday dinner features a European-style menu prepared by Chef Geoffroy Deconinck of Natalie’s Restaurant paired with Cellardoor wines. You will also have a wonderful opportunity to meet the featured Art Collector Maine artist, Craig Mooney as well as Cellardoor winemaker, Aaron Peet. Also included will be a festive Yankee swap to liven up the holiday cheer. To view the menu and reserve a spot, click the link below. Advanced purchase required.

mainewine.com

12.2.2012

Maine State Ballet's "The Nutcracker"

  • When: 02:00pm-Close
  • Where: Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland
  • More Information: 207-781-7672

A family holiday tradition at the Merrill Auditorium. "A family holiday tradition at the Merrill Auditorium. "The show's delicious palette of color and spectacle makes it a delight for children who attend. The Christmas tree, richly dressed in lights and baubles, grows dramatically. Giant mice fight humorously, against tiny but valiant toy soldiers. Little children emerge from the impossibly large skirts of Mother Ginger." - Portland Press Herald

mainestateballet.org

Spectacular Pro/Am Holiday Dance Showcase

  • When: 02:00pm-Close
  • Where: Strom Auditorium, 25 Keelson Ave., Route 90, Rockport
  • More Information: 207-594-0940

Enjoy over 30 performances by singles, couples, and choreographed groups. Many of the performers have competed professionally nationally and internationally. Dance stlyes include: beautiful ballroom, spicy Latin, belly dancing, hip hop, tap, and contemporary. Gorgeous costuming and stage sets. Something for all ages!
Your host will be Christian Clayton, a US National Rising Star Professional Ballroom Champion. $12 in advance or $15 at the door. 

swingnsway.com

12.7.2012

MECA Holiday Sale

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland
  • More Information: 207-699-5025
Friday: 5pm to 9pm Saturaday 10am to 5pm

Unique gifts, crafts and fine arts by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as department showcases. Maine College of Art invites you to share an experience beyond shopping--connecting with the arts community, celebrating with your family, and buying local.

MECA Holiday Sale is produced by Maine College of Art to benefit MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs, and provide an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. Free admission and all ages welcome!

meca.edu

12.8.2012

MECA Holiday Sale

  • When: All Day Event
  • Where: Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland
  • More Information: 207-699-5025
Friday: 5pm to 9pm Saturaday 10am to 5pm

Unique gifts, crafts and fine arts by MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as department showcases. Maine College of Art invites you to share an experience beyond shopping--connecting with the arts community, celebrating with your family, and buying local.

MECA Holiday Sale is produced by Maine College of Art to benefit MECA’s education, outreach, and student programs, and provide an opportunity for MECA students, alumni, faculty and staff to sell unique, handmade arts, crafts and gifts for the holiday season. Free admission and all ages welcome!

meca.edu

12.12.2012

MAINE HUTS & TRAILS’ STRATTON BROOK HUT RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

  • When: 10:00am-01:00pm
  • Where: Route 27/Stratton Brook trailhead, Carrabassett Valley
  • More Information: 207-265-2400, mcataldo@mainehuts.org

You are invited to join Maine Huts & Trails to celebrate the opening of their newest hut, the Stratton Brook Hut with a ribbon cutting ceremony! Stratton Brook is the fourth of twelve planned huts at Maine Huts & Trails, and links 50-miles of hut-to-hut trail adventures. The Stratton Brook Hut is located in Carrabassett Valley and provides excellent access to Maine’s many 4,000 foot peaks. It is the first hut within Maine Huts & Trails to have an alpine setting, offering spectacular views of both Carrabassett Valley and Sugarloaf Mountain. The hut has ten bunkrooms, four of which are private, and sleeps a total of 44 people. It is accessible via a 3 mile trail from a new trailhead parking area off Route 27, just north of the Sugarloaf access road. 

Guests should park at the Route 27/Stratton Brook trailhead. From there, guests can hike the 2.9 mile distance along the fully-signed trail to the hut or take the Maine Huts & Trails shuttle up part of the way then hike the final half-mile to the hut. When RSVP-ing, guests should indicate if they require shuttle services.

mainehuts.org

12.15.2012

Traditional Arts Showcase

  • When: 10:00am-02:00pm
  • Where: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland
  • More Information:

Join the Maine Historical Society for an open house celebrating traditional arts in Maine. Traditional arts are rooted in a longstanding sense of place and cultural identity. Local artists and craftspeople will demonstrate their skills and display their work including spinner Judy Warde; portrait artist Ruth Monsell; bookbinder Martha Kearsley; tintype photographer Cole Caswell; woodcarver Norma Wing; painter Timothy Wilson; and blacksmith Sam Smith. Admission: $5. Hot cider and holiday treats are included.

 

mainehistory.org/programs

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