ROCKLAND — As the days get shorter and cooler, we know that fall is here, and inevitably winter will follow. That also means the holidays. Start the season with the annual Festival of Lights Craft Show hosted by Pope Memorial Humane Society. This year marks the festival’s 42nd year. The show takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Rockland Elks Lodge (210 Rankin St in Rockland) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

A suggested donation of $2 is asked at the door, with all entrance proceeds going directly to Pope Memorial Humane Society. The Elks Lodge’s kitchen will be open and serving lunch for purchase. Over 40 artists from all over Maine will showcase unique one-of-a-kind products such as ornaments, jewelry, pottery, candles, clothing, holiday-themed items, and much more. Additionally, there will be a silent auction, bake sale and the opportunity to purchase the cookbook “Recipes to the Rescue,” a collection of recipes from the Pope Memorial Humane Society community. You will be sure to find something for everyone on your list and feel good about supporting local homeless animals this holiday season.

Proceeds from the Festival of Lights Craft show will go directly to providing food, medicine, care, and shelter for homeless animals in Pope Memorial Humane Society’s care.

The mission of Pope Memorial Humane Society is to ensure the compassionate care, treatment, and placement of companion animals in transition and enrich the lives of pets and people in our community.