December 6, 2011 RSS feed / Et Cetera

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Tue/6 BLOOD DRIVE AMERICAN RED CROSS DONOR CENTER, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCross- Blood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS. MISCELLANEOUS FREE GAME DAY, noon-3 p.m., Richmond Senior Citizen’s Group, More...

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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...

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...

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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...

Dear Abby

DEAR ABBY: This letter is to offer sympathy to “Trish in Louisiana” ( Sept. 25), who was seated next to two large passengers on a three-hour flight. It has happened to me. 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...

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. 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...