The Waldo Theatre is presenting a family-friendly benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4:30 p.m. at the Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St./Route 22 in the village.

The concert will celebrate winter and the holiday season through a reading of Margaret Wise Brown’s beloved children’s book “The Little Fir Tree.” The reading by local actress Devin Fletcher will be accompanied by projections of Barbara Cooney’s award-winning illustrations and live music performed by violinists Josie and Sophie Davis, violist Colin Wheatley and cellist Ju-Young Lee.

A reception with cookies and hot drinks provided by Laura Cabot Catering will follow the performance. Admission is by donation, suggested at $12; children admitted for free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the renovation and restoration of the historic Waldo Theatre, one of Waldoboro’s most treasured gathering places.

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