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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December 12, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - November 21, 2069 @ 5:00 pm
Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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The Eastport Arts Center will again offer its popular Gingerbread House-Decorating Party from 3-5 pm, Thursday, December 12. Participants young and young-at-heart are welcome to come decorate a house, whether as family teams or individuals. Young builders should come accompanied by a grownup helper; solo adults are also welcome to join the party. Participation fee is $10 per house; in addition, participants are asked to bring a bag of decorations (candy or other edible materials) to share. Additional donations to offset the costs of this event, a labor of love undertaken each year by EAC staff and volunteers, are welcomed.

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New Year’s Eve

December 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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New Year’s Eve

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12:00 pm

Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop

December 31 @ 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bank Square Eastport, ME 04631 United States + Google Map

Join us for the 15th annual New Year’s Eve Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop in Bank Square, downtown Eastport. From the third story of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, a giant red maple leaf will be lowered to commemorate the Canadian new year at midnight, Atlantic time (11 pm ET), while the New Year’s Eve Brass Band will play a rousing “O Canada,” (singing along is encouraged). At midnight Eastern time, an 8-foot sardine will take the plunge, as the brass band plays “Auld Lang Syne.” For entertainment, the jazz duet Sanchez & Squibb will play at StudioWorks from 9 pm until just before midnight. Don’t forget to kiss the sardine for luck in the year ahead!

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