December 5, 2011 RSS feed / Et Cetera

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Mon/5BLOOD DRIVECHEWONKI FOUNDATION, 10 a.m.-3p.m., Wiscasset; 1-800 RED CROSSor www.RedCrossBlood.org.AMERICAN RED CROSS DONORCENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 ForestAve., Portland; www.RedCross-Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.MISCELLANEOUSGAME DAY, 9:30-11:30 More...

Mid-coast churches planning special Christmastime events

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

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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...

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. 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...

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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.-12:30 p.m., Auburn, www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. GARDINER LIONS CLUB, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Gardiner, www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. More...

Dear Abby

\ DEAR ABBY: I have heard of interventions for drug and alcohol addicts. Could I stage one for my daughter “Aileen’s” addiction to texting on her cellphone and Facebook?   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...

Free Christmas concert set Dec. 10

A’CHORDING TO KANTELE will perform a free Christmas concert on Dec. 10 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. 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...

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...