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Sparkle by-the-Sea

Ross Memorial Museum 188 Montague St., ST ANDREWS

Join us for our third Sparkle by-the-Sea celebration from December 8 to 11, a holiday shopping and entertainment event. Participating businesses will be open until 9 pm Thursday to Saturday and 12 noon to 5 pm on Sunday. The historic downtown will be decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment, ice sculpture carving, daily live music, caroling, and face painting while gathering with friends and family at the Char and Chowder “Christmas Hub”, sipping mulled cider or hot chocolate.

Find out more.

Outdoor European Style Christmas Market

Belding Hill Farms 404 Ravine Road, Hampton

An outdoor European Style Christmas market that challenges what Canadians know Christmas markets to be. The focus will be on eating, drinking and socializing with friends and strangers while shopping for some of those hard to buy for family and friends from local craftsmen/craftswomen and artisans.

The market will run for four weekends at Belding Hill Farms in Hampton. Find out more and get tickets here.

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Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Cross Insurance Center 515 Main St, Bangor

Come upon a place where a nostalgic clown somewhere dreams about his funeral, and looks back on his personal experiences. Performing at the Cross Insurance Center, December 9-11.

Tickets and video here.

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Hang nesting boxes for Saw-whet owls

Downeast Lakes Land Trust 4 Water Street, Grand Lake Stream

Participants can expect to learn about where and when this species nests, what to listen for, and how to help protect them. We will head out into the woods in search of perfect habitat to hang-up some nesting boxes for these adorable owls. Those who are interested may “adopt” the boxes to monitor for owl activity throughout the year. All ages are welcome!

Meet in Grand Lake Stream at the DLLT office at 4 Water Street. Dress for the weather!

Featured Featured Recurring Event Deck the Walls

Deck the Walls

Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street, St. Andrews

Unique works by over 70 local Charlotte County artists and artisans are on sale at Sunbury Shores’ annual holiday show, which opens on Friday, November 25. It’s the perfect place to find gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list.

Opening reception from 5– 7 pm November 25. Visit www.sunburyshores.org for more information.

Featured Featured Recurring Event 6th Annual Feztival of Trees

6th Annual Feztival of Trees

Washington County Community College One College Drive, Calais

The shrine clubs of Schoodic and Washington Counties invite you to the 6th Annual Feztival of Trees in Calais at Washington County Community College from December 9 to 11. Come and see the array of trees compiled by businesses, organizations, and individuals in the community and take a chance at winning the tree and all the presents underneath with an inexpensive raffle entry.

Trees will be on display from 10 am to 8 pm on December 9 and 10, and from 10 am to 3 pm on December 11. Admission is $1 for adults and free for children. Refreshments and food will be available. Proceeds benefit the charitable efforts of the shrine clubs.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Weekly Knitting Circle

Weekly Knitting Circle

Done Roving Yarns 487 North Street, Calais

Done Roving Yarns in Calais (487 North Street) holds a weekly knitting circle on Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00. Host Paula Graham Farrar leads the group.

Click here to learn more about Done Roving Yarns and see other ongoing fabric crafting activities held on a regular basis, or call Paula at 207-454-8148.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Village of Blacks Harbour 50th Anniversary skating events

Village of Blacks Harbour 50th Anniversary skating events

Patrick Connors Recreation Complex 65 Wallace Cove Road, Blacks Harbour

The Village of Blacks Harbour is turning 50 this year, and to celebrate, public skating events will be held at the Patrick Connors Recreational Complex.

On Sundays through February 19, from 12:45-1:45 pm, children and youth are invited to participate in Pucks and Sticks where they can learn some hockey basics at no cost. On Fridays, come for Public Skating from 5:30-7:30 pm. Admission is $2 a skater. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to either event.

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Paint and Snack

Calais Middle High School Blue Devil Hill, Calais

The CMHS Sophomore class invites you to a Paint and Snack on December 9 at 5:30 at the Calais High School.

Cost is $35 and all proceeds go to the CMHS. Call 207-454-2591 to reserve a spot. Canvases and materials are provided in the cost; baked goods will be for sale to snack on.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Weekly events at the St. George Legion

Weekly events at the St. George Legion

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #38 4 Gillmor Street, St. George

The St. George Royal Canadian Branch 38 holds weekly events and the community is invited. On Monday, TOPS is held at 6:00 pm; contact Jimmy at 755-6042 for Cribbage Monday Nights. On Tuesdays, doors open for BINGO at 5:00 pm; early bird game starts at 6:30 and the regular game is on at 7:00. Every Friday night is Seniors Cards party, call Jimmy for more info.

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Christmas Family Bingo

Neighbourhood Works 59 Union Street E3L 1T7, St. Stephen

Put on your jingle jammies and join us for Family B I N G O on Friday, December 9 from 6-7 pm!

This is a free family event! All bingo supplies are provided.

Featured Featured Recurring Event Live music at Phoenix Fine Wines

Live music at Phoenix Fine Wines

The Phoenix 73 Water Street, Eastport

Presenting live music in our cozy, bay view living room on Water Street at the Phoenix. We have a new baby grand!

Celebrate the holidays with us on December 9, 16, and 23, 6-8 pm. Featured acts include the Basslady, Sanchez and Squibb, and a holiday carol sing along, respectively.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

Post Office St. George 23 Portage St, St. George

Join the Town of St. George for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 9 at the Post Office at 6:30 pm.

All are welcome!

Featured Featured Recurring Event Stage East: The Glass Menagerie

Stage East: The Glass Menagerie

Bank Square Eastport

Stage East adventures beyond the Eastport Arts Center with its next production, The Glass Menagerie. The company will make use of the storefront space at 34 Water Street in Eastport, just across from the Waco Diner, to stage the classic American drama by Tennessee Williams.

Performances will be offered at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, December 2, 3, 9 and 10; and at 2 pm, Sundays, December 4 and 11. Tickets are $15; attendees age 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. Doors for the show will open 30 minutes prior to performances (6:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 1:30 pm on Sundays); attendees are asked to be in their seats promptly at 7 pm and 2 pm. Tickets are available at stageeast.org under the tickets tab. Tickets are also available at the door, but seating is limited. For more information, please email markspencermacey@gmail.com.