Bath holiday festival set for Dec. 1
BATH — The Bath Garden Club is holding its third annual Festival of Greens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. The event takes place at the Winter Street Center on Washington Street.

The festival will include decorating and gift items, live wreaths and centerpieces, plants, ornaments and vintage pieces. 

For more information, visit bathgardenclub.org. 

Library hosting final community forum on housing affordability 
BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library will be hosting the last of three community forums on the topic of affordable housing on Thursday, Nov. 29. The free event will run from 6-7:30 p.m.

A panel of six local and statewide leaders will discuss innovative approaches and funding opportunities that address housing affordability. 

Panelists include: Greg Payne the director of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition; Matt Panfil, the director of the Brunswick Department of Planning and Development; Carol Eyerman, the assistant planner in the Topsham Department of Planning and Development; Bill Floyd, the executive director of Genesis Community Loan Fund; Debora Keller, the executive director of Bath Housing; and Mark Primeau, the executive director of Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine.

For more information, call 725-5242 or visit curtislibrary.com.

Holiday Bazaar at hospital set for Nov. 29
BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar & Wreath Sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Mid Coast Hospital Café.

More than 100 arrangements of coastal Maine greens, seashells, pinecones, and other natural materials gathered from the woods, fields, and shores of the Midcoast are created by the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary volunteers and sold at the one-day event. Christmas treasures and special items decorated for the holidays will be available, including wreaths, table centerpieces, decorated antique sleds, wooden skis, oars, and snow shoes. Traditional homemade baked goods, as well as plates of assorted cookies, fudge, and candy packaged for gift giving will also be sold.

Again, this year, 18-inch wreaths decorated with forest cones or coastal seashells are available for $30 each. Plain wreaths with red bows are $14 and without bows are $12. 

For more information, visit midcoasthealth.com or call 373-6020. 

Church hosting annual Christmas fair
BRUNSWICK — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will hold its 82nd annual Christmas Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Holiday shoppers can browse rooms full of thousands of items, including crafts by local artisans, handmade hats & scarves, baked goods, jams & jellies, doll clothing, holiday decorations, cutlery, jewelry, collectibles and household items.

Items for bid during a silent auction include gift certificates, a .9-karat diamond ring, a Movado watch, Maine State Music Theater tickets, fly fishing lessons, garden design services, wildlife carvings, Trader Joe’s gift baskets and a home energy review.

For children, there will be crafts, gnome and snowman picture boards and other activities.

 For more information, call 725-5342 or visit stpaulsmaine.org. 

Comedy improv returning to Bath Golf Club
BATH — The Doppelbloopers return to the Bath Golf Club for a night of comedy improv beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The musical guest is Midcoast native Lauren Crosby, who recently returned from teaching English in Thailand. 

Specializing in comedy shows modeled on popular improv show “Whose Line is it Anyway,”, the troupe performs a series of short scenes that they make up on the spot based off audience suggestions. Every show is different, and none of the actors know ahead of time what is going to happen. This show will feature both musical and holiday themed scenes performed by Kendray Rodriguez, Andy Shatto, Courtney Babbidge and Vince Shatto.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. 

For more information, visit facebook.com/doppelbloopers or call 442-8411.

Historical society hosts Santa Day and holiday party 
BRUNSWICK — The Pejepscot Historical Society will host two holiday events on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Skolfied-Whittier House. 

The family Santa Day event runs from 9 a.m. to noon. In the evening, the house transforms into Skolfield After Dark, a new holiday cocktail party featuring live music. 

Santa Day has been around for more than a decade, and it offers families the chance to visit and take photos with Santa in the recently stored grand drawing room of the Victorian-era Skolfield-Whittier House.

Miscellania, Bowdoin’s women’s acapella group, will sing carols during the free event and each child receives a candy cane.

Ther cocktail party runs from 5-7 p.m. and features the music of Americana/folk quartet String Tide. Guests will enjoy covered cocktails, one-bite appetizers and tours of the house. Tickets are required.

For more information, visit pejepscothistorical.org. 

Gingerbread Spectacular planning underway
BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor is beginning to deck the halls for the upcoming holiday season’s Gingerbread Spectacular. Each December, dozens of uniquely designed small and large gingerbread structures are created in kitchens throughout the regions and delivered to the Opera House in time to be judged during the Dough Ball festivities in advance of the public exhibit during the Gingerbread Spectacular.

Every year, dozens of gingerbread structures are made by novice and experienced bakers hoping to be crowned the Most Spectacular. The rules of the contest are simple: while not everything has to be made of gingerbread, it all has to be edible. 

On Friday, Dec. 14, a panel of judges will meet to determine the best gingerbread structures in categories including the most creative; most hilarious; best youth entry; most delicious appearance; best representation of a local landmark; best traditional gingerbread house design; and most spectacular. 

The annual Dough Ball begins at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 and will feature music by Barney Balch and the Novel Jazz Quartet and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 in advance. The event is a fundraiser to support the Opera House.

The Gingerbread Spectacular runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. The Boothbay Community Band will perform their holiday concert at 2 p.m. The Gingerbread Spectacular concludes Sunday, Dec. 16. 

For additional information, contact 633-6855.