The Boar's Head & Yule Log Choral Festival returns to Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6, at 2 p.m.

This year’s celebration features the Boar's Head Community Choir, directed by Leticia vanVuuren; the Midcoast Brass Quintet; and organist Sean Fleming, performing music of the season. All the performers will be in costumes reflecting the Twelfth Night festivities of long ago, and the Manor Halls (sanctuary) will be decked as the old song suggests. Attendees get to be part of the production, as there will be lots of carol singing.

After each performance, there will be a gala reception to meet the performers (even the four-footed ones). The Boar's Head & Yule Log Choral Festival is a fun outing for family and friends, and children are most welcome.

Free-will donations will be welcomed for the Rockland District Nursing Association’s Nancy K. Lewis Memorial Fund, in memory of the agency’s longstanding Nursing Committee Chair and Rockland Congregational Church’s Parish Nurse. The fund is invested for growth and in support of RDNA community nursing care into the future. Lewis’ vision builds on the foundation laid by founding nurse Eliza Steele.

In 2019, RDNA will celebrate 90 years of service. The generosity of this community continues to allow RDNA to reach neighbors otherwise without access to this nursing care. Today, nurses annually visit close to 200 residents, predominantly senior citizens, living independently in Rockland, Thomaston, South Thomaston, Owls Head, St. George, Cushing, Union and Warren. Without federal, state or insurance payments, RDNA relies on gifts and contributions to cover the majority of the annual operating costs, keeping fees affordable.

For more information on the festival, call 594-8656 or visit For more information on RDNA, call 594-4522 or visit

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