From Karen Kelley, president of Searsport Historical Society, we learn its Christmas luncheon has two seatings, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Crary/Carlin/Coleman House on Sears Island Road.
Admission is $7, but seating is limited.
Tickets must be purchased in advance at Left Bank Books on Main Street or Searsport Antique Mall on East Main Street. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The menu of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages includes a vegetarian selection.
Kelley reports proceeds benefit the society’s new barn-raising fund.
Brenda Sprague e-mailed Bar Harbor Congregational Church’s annual Christmas fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at 29 Mount Desert St.
Luncheon, including soups and crab rolls, begins at 11 a.m. and a raffle for art, cash and specialty baskets will be featured.
For information, call Kathy Woodside at 288-5160.
Sarah Clemens reports Maine Sea Coast Mission will hold its holiday open house to raise funds to support this year’s Christmas program 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Colket Center, 127 West St., Bar Harbor.
A donation to the Christmas program, which is open to the public, will be accepted in lieu of admission.
Clemens explained that, through the Christmas program, MSCM “receives and wraps approximately 15,000 gifts that are delivered” to needy “individuals and families in Down East Maine and on coastal islands.”
For more information, call Clemens at 288-5097.
Mary Bird invites you to the Page Farm and Home Museum’s Annual Old Fashioned Holiday party 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the museum on the University of Maine campus in Orono.
Carols, holiday treats and Santa Claus are part of this free event at a site offering ample parking.
For more information, call 581-4100.
Joanna Tarrazi invites you to enjoy Newport Cultural Center’s Holiday Traditions Events starting with the 5th annual holiday heritage tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, on Main Street.
You can purchase homemade baked goods and crafts 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday courtesy of Valley Arts Alliance and Friends of Newport Public Library while the little ones visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus 10 a.m.-noon at the same site.
Tarrazi also reminds residents that local businesses will remain open later than usual that day to accommodate your holiday shopping needs.
Bobbe Elliott wants you to know the Ladies Aid Society of Tremont Congregational Church is conducting its Christmas sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 5, at the church on Route 102 in Bass Harbor.
Everything from stocking stuffers to books, raffles and food will be available.
Bonnie Hunter invites you to the Pembroke Historical Society craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Pembroke Elementary School.
The work of such notable Down East crafters as Joan Dodge of Alexander, Don Sutherland of Eastport, Fred Knapp of Princeton, Amanda Williams of Pembroke, Ellen Brown of Perry and Linda McLaughlin of Calais will be featured.
Proceeds support historical society activities and its museum.
Hancock United Church of Christ will hold its Christmas fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the church on Route 1.
Featured will be Betty Lewis’ homemade doughnuts, Bee Foss’ old and new jewelry, Joanna Bazzolo’s handmade ceramics and Betty Denniston’s hand-painted note cards.
You also will be able to purchase soup for lunch.
Victoria Eastman e-mailed that United Methodist Church in Milo will hold its annual Christmas fair 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 15 Park St.
A beef stew luncheon will be served 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Proceeds benefit church mission projects.
For more information, call Jean Robinson, 943-2720.
Louise Larson reports Amherst-Aurora Church is holding a holiday sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Airline Community School in Aurora.
And, if you’re hungry, you can purchase lunch there.
Artist Brenda Ferguson invites you to an open house reception 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 298 North Road, Dixmont.
There is no admission, and some attendee will win an original painting if he or she is present for the 2 p.m. drawing.
Members of Grace United Methodist Church invite you to a public supper featuring beans, chili and casseroles 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at 193 Union St., Bangor.
Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children and $21 for a family with three or more children.
Proceeds benefit the church fuel fund.
Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402; email@example.com; 990-8288.