Thursday, Dec. 15

“Elf Jr. The Musical”

“Elf Jr.” at Oceanside High School. Thursday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee show Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Adults $8, seniors and students $5. FMI call 596-2010.

Early release ArtLab

Free ArtLab with artist Sarah Lee at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 1 to 4 p.m. Create garlands, tags, papers and other festive embellishments. FMI call 701-5005 or email

Friday, Dec. 16

Hyssong Christmas concert

Hyssong family presents a community Christmas concert, 6 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, 24 Main St., Friendship. There will be a free-will offering. FMI call Rev. Ken Dutille, 390-1466.

Saturday, Dec. 17

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Hole in the Wall Bagel Shop, 754 Main St., Rockland, 9 to 11 a.m. Free activities for children of all ages and their families.

Hyssong Christmas concert

Potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Christmas concert by the Hyssong family, 7 p.m. at North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene, 3008 Washington Road. FMI call 790-0947.

Ugly Sweater Dance

Ugly Sweater Dance at American Legion Post 1, 335 Limerock St., Rockland, 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Borderline Express. $10 per person, 21 and older. Reserve a table on Facebook or call 594-2901.

Sunday, Dec. 18

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales”

Reading of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” followed by cookies and caroling, Watts Hall in Thomaston, 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Christmas bird count

Christmas bird count in Thomaston/Rockland, Sunday, Dec. 18. Local birdwatchers are welcome. FMI contact Delia Mohlie at or 832-509.

Traditional Mexican posadas 

Food and songs in English and Spanish, 1 to 4 p.m., Penobscot Bay Language School, 28 Gay St. Rockland. Register online or by phone: or call 594-1084.

Adult Makerspace

Free ArtLab studio for adults at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, 10 a.m. to noon. Supplies provided and studio assistant on hand. Explore, make and create. FMI:

Creche display

A variety of nativity scenes at Broad Bay Church, 941 Main St., Waldoboro from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No charge.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

“The Hours”

Encore of Met Opera’s “The Hours” at The Strand Theatre in Rockland, 1 p.m. Tickets are $23/adults; $15/Strand members; $5/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. FMI: 594-0070;

Wednesday, Dec. 21

Free flu shots at Knox Clinic

On Dec. 21, from 4-8 p.m., the Knox Clinic at 22 White St. in Rockland will hold a free flu vaccine clinic. Participants have the chance to win a $25 Hannaford’s gift card. For more information, contact Isabelle, RN, at 207-301-6990.

Thursday, Dec. 22

Free holiday bad movie

The Rockland Public Library presents “Santa Claus,” aka Santa Claus vs. the Devil, 6 p.m. in the Community Room and via Zoom. This event is free and open to all.

MEOC workshop

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops, entitled Essentials of College Planning, for adults 19 and over. An in-person workshop will be held at the Rockland UMA Center, 91 Camden St., on Thursday, Dec. 22

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit


Senior Christmas Joy 

Collecting donations for people in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Donation boxes at Camden National Bank in Thomaston and Rockland, Union Town Office, Hope General Store. FMI: