December 2, 2011 RSS feed / Et Cetera

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Fri/2 MISCELLANEOUS HOLIDAY BAZAAR AND WREATH SALE, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick; 373-6015. MODEL RAILROAD CELEBRATION, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Maine State Museum, More...

Chorus fills church with Rutter’s ‘Gloria,’ carols

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Sheepscot Valley Chorus will present John Rutter’s “ Gloria” for mixed voices with brass, percussion and organ at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Congregational Church in Boothbay Harbor. More...

CALIFORNIA TRIO BOOKED FOR GARDINER GIG

MOIRA SMILEY AND VOCO (Emily Eagan and April Guthrie), a trio from California, will perform in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St., Gardiner. More...

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Thu/1MISCELLANEOUSSILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER tobeneft Brunswick Downtown Association, 5-7 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library,23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; horsd’oeuvres; 729-4439 orwww.BrunswickDowntown.com.PERFORMANCESHOLIDAY A CAPELLA GROUPS, featuri More...

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Wed/30MISCELLANEOUSLEGO FUN, for ages 5-11, 3:30-5p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23Pleasant St., Brunswick; kids@curtislibrary.com.LEGO LEAGUE, for ages 7 and older,3:30-4:15 p.m., Patten Free Library,33 Summer St., Bath; ages 6 andolder; bring own L More...

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Tue/29MISCELLANEOUSFREE LEG SCREENINGS, 9 a.m.-5p.m.Vein Healthcare Center, 100 Fodden Road, South Portland; free, butappointment required; 482-3767 orwww.VeinHealthcare.com.FREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, 164Pleasa More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My wife of 25 years has an annoying habit that drives me crazy. When she starts a conversation with me, she’ll speak in a very low voice and mumble without looking at me. More...

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Fri/25 BLOOD DRIVE MASON ASHLAR 105, 8 a.m.-12:30p.m., Auburn, www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.GARDINER LIONS CLUB, 9 a.m.-2p.m., Gardiner, www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS More...

DOWNEAST HOLIDAY REVUE

STORYTELLER VAN REID, left, and folk music duo Castlebay — Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane —will headline the Downeast Holiday Revue at 7 p.m. More...

Women of St. Philip’s Christmas Fair set

WISCASSET — The Women of St. Philip’s group will hold its annual Christmas Fair on Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Patrons should be able to find unique gifts and stocking stuffers. More...

Mid-coast churches planning special Christmastime events

A number of Mid-coast congregations are planning special services and observances during December. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: A while back I told my family I was considering downsizing my life and made the big mistake of telling them I want them to eventually have my house. I also revealed the contents of my will. More...

BRIEFS

Poetry and potluck merge on CONA menu NEWCASTLE — Maine poets Robin Merrill and Tom Lyford will headline CONA’s annual celebration of poetry at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. More...

Quartet plans a trio of weekend concerts

TOPSHAM The DaPonte String Quartet will perform a program of Haydn, Beethoven and Benjamin Britten at 7: 30 p. m. today at St. Mary’s Church in Falmouth; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta; and at 3 p.m. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I want you to know how much I agree with your answer to “Paying for My Popcorn in Oregon” (Sept. 15), who complained about her niece sneaking food into the theater. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: It has been a difficult year. The brother of one of my dear friends had a massive stroke and she is now his caretaker. More...

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Mon/28 BLOOD DRIVE BANK OF AMERICA, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Brunswick, www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. CITY HALL, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Lewiston, www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I plan to be married in the coming year. It will be the second marriage for both of us. My intended has an “adult” son I’ll call “Jeff,” who graduated from college last year and makes good money. More...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: I have recently found out that I’m pregnant. My problem is my husband doesn’t believe the baby is his. He says he and his ex tried for 13 years to have a baby and couldn’t. I don’t know what to say to him. More...