Season in full swing at children’s museum

Dec 05, 2013
Bob Stuart and son Jono Stuart sing at last year’s holiday concert and cookie decorating workshop.

Rockland — The Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South is celebrating the season with two special programs on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. The merriment is made possible in part by the museum’s Sponsor of the Month for December, the Winslow-Holbrook-Merritt American Legion Post 1.

The morning will kick off with a free holiday concert by Bob Stuart and cookies baked by his wife, Elizabeth. While listening to original and traditional songs of the season, concertgoers will be invited to decorate homemade sugar cookies with fun frostings and decorations.

This marks the fourth annual holiday sing a-long and cookie decorating workshop the Stuarts have held for the museum. Elizabeth’s cookies are fun to decorate and even more fun to eat, and who can resist a rousing refrain of “Deck the Halls?” Free to the public, this concert will take place above the children’s museum, in the Sail, Power and Steam Museum.

The fun will continue downstairs, where from 11 a.m. to noon, museum visitors will be invited to make fun-sized fir trees with the Coastal Children’s Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Smith. Using pinecones, attendees can make dainty Christmas trees to decorate a dollhouse, gingerbread house or a “regular” house. This workshop is included in the price of admission, free for members. Signup for Tiny Tree Making is appreciated, but not required; email or call 596-0300.

Located at 75 Mechanic St., the Coastal Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing children age 2 to 9 an opportunity to explore, discover and learn through play about the natural world, the arts and sciences and the diversity of Maine’s coast. For more information about events coming up or memberships available, visit or check out the Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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