Thursday, Dec. 8

Eat, Sip, Shop in Rockland

Rockland is hosting its second annual Eat, Sip, Shop Event on the evening of Dec. 8 from 4-8 p.m. Sixteen downtown merchants and restaurants that will be open and offering special promotions, discounts, giveaways and raffles.

“Hopper: An American Love Story”

Film at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., $15 general admission, $12 members.

Poets’ Corner

Thomaston Public Library, Community Conference Room, Thursday, Dec. 8, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Share your poetry and hear original poems. For more information, email or call 354-2453.

Friday, Dec. 9

Shawn Colvin at The Strand

Three-time Grammy winner Shawn Colvin performs at The Strand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35/advance, $40/day of show. FMI: 594-0070;

“Light Up St. George” holiday event

Drive down the peninsula along Route 131 between 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10 and look for the numbered “Light Up St. George” signs.

Saturday, Dec. 10

CMCA Holiday Open House

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., Rockland, holds a free Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Besides free gallery admission, all ages activities includes cider and donuts in the lobby, make your own holiday cards in the ArtLab,
discounts on Maine-made goods in the gift shop, and one-day-only Buy One Gift One pricing on CMCA memberships. FMI:

Thomaston Merry Mannequins

Locally-created gowns made from seasonal greenery at Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston. Dec. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation, and all money with go toward the Energy Assistance Program through AIO.

Strand presents Met Opera’s “The Hours”

Live broadcast of “The Hours” from New York’s Metropolitan Opera at 1 p.m at The Strand Theatre. Tickets are $27/adults; $25/members; $15/students 18 and younger and college students with ID. FMI: 594-0070;

Santa and amnesty at the Waldoboro Public Library

Santa will be coming to the Waldoboro Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. December is amnesty month, so all fines are forgiven no matter how overdue books are.

Holiday Bake and Cookie Sale

Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pies, brownies, breads, cookies and more. Snow date: Dec. 11.

Sunday, Dec. 11

December Third Sunday Tour

Join educators from Rockland’s Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., for their December Third Sunday Tour at 10 a.m. This month’s thematic discussion will compare and contrast works by artists Lois Dodd and K. Min. Participants will visit each art institution in person and learn about varied contexts, art-making approaches, and artistic vision. Register by noon the preceding Friday. FMI:,

Midcoast Community Band holiday concert

Free holiday concert by Midcoast Community Band, led by Jo Anne Parker. Sunday, Dec. 11, 4:30 p.m., Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St. Donations welcome. FMI email

Rockville Community Chapel Christmas service

Christmas service at Rockville Community Chapel, 87 Old Rockland Street, Rockville. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2 p.m. For more information, email

Book signing, Center for Maine Contemporary Art

“Mountain Girl: From Barefoot to the Boardroom” by Marilyn Moss Rockefeller, book release and signing, 4 to 6 p.m., Center for Maine Contemporary Art in downtown Rockland.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The Heather Pierson Trio perform holiday favorites at Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro, 4 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. FMI visit

“Rockland: A Maritime Heritage”

Premier of the documentary on the history of Rockland, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Free admission and open to the public.

Monday, Dec. 12 

Rockland Public Library puzzle swap

Rockland Public Library puzzle swap in the Community Room, Monday, Dec. 12, 4-6 p.m. Participants can donate any 250+ piece, gently used, adult puzzle (original box, good condition, with all pieces) by Saturday, Dec. 10.

Rockland Public Library email tech class

Email tech class Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2–3 p.m. Free and open to the public, with registration required. Call the library for more information: 594-0310.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

“Messiah” at Watts Hall

Free community “Messiah Sing” at Watts Hall in Thomaston, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13. Sing the Christmas portion and Hallelujah Chorus of Handel’s “Messiah.” All interested are invited. Masks appreciated. FMI: 354-8734.

Penquis hiring event

Penquis hiring event at Rockland Career Center, 91 Camden St., Suite 201. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Multiple open positions.

Knox County Food Coalition community Zoom meeting

Community conversation at the Knox County Food Council meeting, over Zoom, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. To register for this free event, visit FMI: contact Joelle Albury at

Wednesday, Dec. 14

Oceanside High School presents “Elf Junior: The Musical”

Oceanside High School will perform “Elf Jr.” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door, at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Contact 207-596-2010 with any questions.

Thursday, Dec. 15

Aquatots program

Herring Gut Learning Center’s Aquatots program, Dec. 15, 1 – 2 p.m., $10 registration fee. Children ages three to five can explore the ocean through movement, sensory play and science explorations. To register, visit

Retro boardgame night at Rockland Library

Free board game night for all ages, Rockland Public Library Community Room, Thursday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. Children ten or younger should come with an adult. FMI: email by 4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Oceanside High School presents “Elf Junior: The Musical”

Oceanside High School will perform “Elf Jr.” on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door, at $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students.

Contact 207-596-2010 with any questions.


Warren Free Public Library basket raffle

The Warren Free Public Library is raffling off 28 baskets for 50 cents a ticket until Dec. 16. 

Coming Up

The Hyssongs will perform a Christmas concert at the Friendship United Methodist Church on Friday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call Rev. Ken Dutille 390-1466.