Thursday, Dec. 22

Bad holiday movie screening

Rockland Public Library presents a film screening of “Santa Claus,” aka Santa Claus vs. the Devil, Thursday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m., in the library’s Community Room and via Zoom. Free and open to all.

Friday, Dec. 23

Wine tasting

Free wine tasting at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland, Dec. 23, 4 to 6 p.m. Try a variety of local wines. Ages 21 and older. FMI contact Deminique Cole: wineandbeer@goodtern.coop.

Saturday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve services – Thomaston

The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, at 200 Main St. in Thomaston, will hold lessons and carols at 5:30 p.m. and a midnight Mass at 11 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Christmas Eve services – Camden

First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St. 4 p.m. family-oriented service, in person. 9 p.m. candlelight service, in person and on Zoom. Masks optional and supplied, no reservations needed. FMI: becky@camdenucc.org, camdenucc.org.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Community dinner

Sunday, Dec. 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Adas Yoshuron Synagogue sponsors an annual takeout Christmas Day Community Dinner at St. Peter’s Church, 11 White St., Rockland, prepared by Primo Restaurant. FMI call 594-4523.

Christmas services – Thomaston

The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, at 200 Main St. in Thomaston, will hold Mass on Christmas Day at 11 a.m.

Christmas service – Camden

First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St. 9:30 a.m. in person and on Zoom. Masks optional and supplied, no reservations needed. FMI: call 236-4821, email becky@camdenucc.org, visit camdenucc.org.

‘Strand on the Air’

The Strand Theatre presents “Strand On The Air”  Holiday Special, Sunday, Dec. 25, 5 p.m. The Holiday Special can be heard by tuning in to WRFR at 93.3 in Rockland or by streaming at WRFR.org.

Thursday, Dec. 29

CANCELED: Tracing Civil War family history

(This event will be rescheduled.) Rockland Public Library presents Amy Truesdell, Thursday, Dec. 29, 6 p.m. Historian Truesdell will talk about her great-great-grandfather’s experience in the American Civil War. Free and open to all, and livestreamed by Zoom.

MEOC workshop

Essentials of College Planning: Free workshops through Maine Educational Opportunity Center. Ages 19 plus. Rockland UMA Center, Thursday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. FMI or to register: call 1-800-281-3703 or visit meoc.maine.edu.

Ongoing

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: seniorchristmasjoy@gmail.com.

Barnswallow Pop-Up for New Hope Midcoast 

Barnswallow Books is having a holiday pop-up shop to benefit New Hope Midcoast, open until Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Donations of diapers and cleaning supplies will also be collected until Jan. 8.

Upcoming

MEOC workshop

Essentials of College Planning: Free workshops through Maine Educational Opportunity Center. Ages 19 plus. Virtual meeting Friday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.v FMI or to register: call 1-800-281-3703 or visit meoc.maine.edu.

Lobster Festival poster

Maine Lobster Festival seeks 2023 poster artist. Winner receives $1,000 commission. Submit work sample and bio. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 30. FMI see mainelobsterfestival.com.