NH SPCA Donation Night at Texas Roadhouse Monday, Dec. 15th

Combine contributions with dining out on Monday, Dec. 15th, 2015 as you dine at The Texas Roadhouse in Newington, NH, from 3:30 PM – 9:00 PM.10% of your total food purchase will be donated to the SPCA in Stratham, NH.
Mention this ad, or present this invitation, and Thank you in advance.
SPCA is hosting a benefit night at Texas Roadhouse in Newington next Monday, December 15th from 3:30pm-9pm. 10% of pre-tax food and beverage sales will be donated to the New Hampshire SPCA! Attached are coupons for printing should you need any, and I have also placed coupons around the building. If people ask, they need to either present a coupon to their server or simply pull up the coupon on their phone via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewHampshireSPCA?ref=br_tf.

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Mrs. Mitchell’s Gift Shops offers exclusive Local Beach Sand Jewelry

Starfishbangle-150x150A perfect Christmas gift for your local Hampton Beach fans.

Exclusive to Mrs. Mitchell’s Gift Shop – we proudly feature the Newest Trend in Jewelry. Dune Jewelry, The Original Beach Sand Jewelry. Dune Jewelry uses sand from your favorite beach, trail, ballpark, golf course and more to create a unique line of keepsake, collectible products that let you “live for the moment, then take it with you.” Dune collections help you preserve and prolong your memories that otherwise may fade as the years pass by.

Dune patented designs are hand crafted by our talented Sandartists in their Boston, MA studio using the highest quality materials from around the globe. Dune Jewelry is exclusively sold at Mrs. Mitchell’s Gift Shop.

Plenty of time to order for Christmas – various styles available. Visit our website; www.mrsmitchellshamptonbeach.com

29th Annual Wells Christmas Parade Sat. Dec. 14th, 2014

This is the 29th year of the parade in Wells, Maine. Our theme for this year’s parade is “A Storybook Christmas.” The parade will take place on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 2 pm. View the parade route. If you need directions to get to the parade, please click here.

The Grand Marshals are Ruth Farnsworth & Clayton Boston.Would you like to help Sponsor the parade? Please visit our SPONSORSHIP page for more information about sponsorship options.

Would you like to be in the parade? Please visit our PARTICIPANT page for more information. Participating in the Southern Maine Christmas parade is FREE! It’s not too late!

The parade will begin at the Wells Plaza parking lot and continue north on U.S. Route 1 to the Wells Junior High School. To download a copy of our event flyer to post at your place of business, please look for a link that will appear here in the near future.

The Grand Marshals are Ruth Farnsworth & Clayton Boston.Would you like to help Sponsor the parade? Please visit our SPONSORSHIP page for more information about sponsorship options.

Would you like to be in the parade? Please visit our PARTICIPANT page for more information. Participating in the Southern Maine Christmas parade is FREE! It’s not too late!

The parade will begin at the Wells Plaza parking lot and continue north on U.S. Route 1 to the Wells Junior High School. To download a copy of our event flyer to post at your place of business, please look for a link that will appear here in the near future.

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TV Air Dates for 2014 Parade TBA After The Parade

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The parade is hosted by the Wells Chamber Of Commerce. Last year’s parade was a great success. Thank you, to everyone who sponsored and participated. ‘Tis The Season!

Holiday House Tour Newburyport, MA Dec. 13th, 2014

The 2014

Holiday House Tour

12/13/14

Saturday

December 13th

from

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Advance Sale Tickets are discounted!

Advance tickets are now available at the

Custom House Maritime Museum Gift Shop

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm

or by calling 978-462-8681

Or through the mail – just click below for a mail-order form

2014 Holiday House Tour - click to download

Purchase your 2014 Holiday House Tour
tickets in advance and receive a discount!
Click HERE to download the
2014 Holiday House Tour Brochure and
Advance Ticket Order Form.
2014 Ticket prices:
$25.00 – General Public
$22.00 – Museum Members
All tickets sold Day-Of-The-Tour: $30.00

Tickets are now available at the Custom House Maritime Museum Gift Shop from Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm, and on Sunday 12-4pm — or by calling 978-462-8681.

Come and experience the

21st Anniversary Holiday House Tour

a Newburyport tradition!

As seen in Coast Home Magazine – click for detailsCoastal Home Magazine

Experience this year’s holiday excursion through greater Newburyport’s finest private residences and unique spaces. This year’s tour celebrates the the 250th anniversary of Newburyport’s prominent place in Colonial America and its Maritime heritage. The tour begins at the Custom House Maritime Museum and takes you through spectacular homes representing four centuries of Newburyport’s history and culture reflecting each homeowner’s individual holiday style. Come and experience a day full of holiday magic and surprise!

Silent Wreath Auction begins Black Friday, Nov. 28th – Newburyport, MA

November 28, 2014 @ 6:00pm – December 13, 2014 4:00pm
The Silent Wreath Auction -- A Gallery of One-of-a-Kind Wreaths!

A Cherished Newburyport Holiday Tradition Continues

The 2014 Silent Wreath Auction begins with a kick-off reception on Black Friday, November 28th from 6:00 to 8:00pm — and continues through Saturday, December 13th when bidding ends at 4:00 pm sharp!

The auction features an impressive collection of one-of-a-kind hand-crafted wreaths created by local artisans and businesses to benefit the Custom House Maritime Museum. Wreaths are on display and open to the public daily (except Mondays!) through December 13th on the museum’s first floor foyer. Come and enjoy the spectacle of a gallery full of amazing holiday wreaths and see the splendor of the Custom House Maritime Museum decorated for the holidays!

2012 Wreath Auction

Stop by the museum to participate in the Silent Wreath Auction anytime during regular museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm.

Bidding ends Saturday, December 13th, at 4:00 pm sharp. All winning bids will be announced immediately following.

Don’t forget — museum members receive a 10% discount in the gift shop which is open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays 12:00-4:00pm, plus during evening functions and Invitation Nights, December 5th and 12th, from 6 to 9 pm!

Newburyport’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting November 30, 2014

Name: Newburyport’s Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
Date: November 30, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Sunday, November 30th
Santa arrives around 3:30pm
Tree Lighting at approximately 4:00pm

Event Description:
A Newburyport tradition!

As the holiday season approaches, Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive in the most fitting way for this seaport town… by US Coast Guard boat! Welcome Santa on the Sunday after Thanksgiving as he and Mrs. Claus dock at the boardwalk and begin to parade through downtown Newburyport, then gather in Market Square for the annual Christmas tree lighting and carols.

Visti http://business.newburyportchamber.org for more information.

Ogunquit’s Christmas by the Sea Festival Dec. 12th-14th, 2014

Ogunquit’s Christmas by the Sea

Annual Christmas by the Sea Celebration

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

December 12-14, 2014.

ALL WEEKEND!

FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT AND TOUR OF THE TREES: Go to the map page in the brochure for a list of participants. Drop off your completed card at Ogunquit Camera, or Perkins & Perkins and be entered to win Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates.

LOVE FOUR PAWS: “The best things in Life” necklace is available for sale at Junebug’s Beach House (16 Shore Road, Ogunquit). 100% of the proceeds benefit local rescues. Support animals in need while holiday shopping. It’s a win-win! Treats(cookies) served to people and dogs! Anyone who makes a purchase will beentered to win the custom “Maine Love” Holiday ornament. The ornamentis handcrafted by a ceramic artist exclusively for us with a red heart over Ogunquit.

FROZEN/LEGO RAFFLES: Stop by Animal Instinct (232 Main Street) and enter to win a Frozen Doll Set (Anna & Elsa) or a Star Wars Lego Set. No purchase necessary. Also,take advantage of our Storewide Sale: 20% Off Everything!

END OF SEASON SALE: Need some really nice gifts at really great prices?Look no farther than The Sea Bell Gallery (53 Shore Road). ALL art, jewelry and gifts will be 40 to 70% OFF. This will take place the first two weekends in December.

THE REVELATIONS GIFT SHOP GIVEAWAY: Enjoy free cookies while you shop at Revelations (59 Shore Road), but that’s not all we’re giving away! Draw a card upon checkout, with the possibility of winning prizes, discounts and instant giveaways.

CHARITY BOOK DRIVE: Mim on aWhim (18 Shore Road) will be holding a Book Drive. 100% of the proceeds benefit The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Come browse the selections and enjoy a snack. (Donated books gladly accepted).

OPEN HOUSE: Check out the Treasure Chest Eclectic Shop (661 Main Street) during their open house, 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday. 20% off all items $10 or more. Raffles, Refreshments and great company.

YEAR END SALE: C & S Toy Chest (at the end of Perkins Cove) is offering a blowout sale. 20% off if you pay with cash. 30% off if you pay with credit card. 50% off all summer-specific merchandise. Open 10-4 all weekend.

OPEN HOUSE AND MEET THE ARTIST: The Barrel Stave (15A Shore Road) invites you to stop by and enjoy hot cider,cheese and crackers and enter our drawing for a folk art print, signed by artist Kathy Kelleher. Kathy will be on hand to sign some of her other items. Take advantage of our 25% off jewelry sale. 207-646-8298 www.barrelstave.com.

TOYS FOR TOTS DROP-OFF: Can’t make it to the Polar Plunge on Saturday?Bring new toys to Bessie’s (8 Shore Road) any time throughout the weekend for Toys For Tots. RE/MAX Realty One (84 School Street) is another drop-off location,open weekdays, 9-5, and Saturday, 11-3.

OPEN HOUSE: Hutchins Antiques(166 Main Street) will host an open house on Saturday and Sunday. Refreshments including apple cider will be available, and Santa will visit occasionally throughout the weekend.

Friday, December 12, 2014

7pm: TOWN TREE LIGHTING at Veteran’s Park (center of town).Join us in caroling and enjoy some warm drinks and cookies. Weather permitting.

7:30-8:30pm: CONCERT at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). Back by popular demand,youth group Encore is getting back together for this special concert just for Christmas by the Sea. Support our local youth as they support their community! Free admission.

7:30-9:30pm: DINNER WITH DICKENS at Clay Hill Farm (220 Clay Hill Road, Ogunquit/York line). A Musical Theatrical Dining Experience at its best! “Dinner with Dickens: A New Musical Tale” stars Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day in an original musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are $20 with an a la carte dinner menu. FMI or for reservations: 207-361-2272.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

9:30-11am: VISIT WITH SANTA upstairs at the Fire Station(School Street). Get there a little early to see Santa arrive by fire engine. Then enjoy a treat and have your photo taken with Santa and pick it up later at Ogunquit Camera Shop.

10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person.Weather permitting.

10am-3pm: BASEMENT BAZAAR downstairs at the Dunaway Center(23 School Street). Can’t figure out what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person? Find a little bit of everything and something for everyone at this bazaar.

10am-3pm: ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW at the Fire Station on School Street). Proceeds benefit Ogunquit Fire Rescue.

10:30am-1pm: THE “GIVING TREE” SILENT AUCTION downstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Theme-decorated artificial trees have been donated by local businesses and individuals, to be silent auctioned. Be sure to bid on the popular lottery tree! Proceeds go to Hospice of York.

11am-1:30pm: TASTE THE SEASON (previously known as Chowderfest) upstairs at the Dunaway Center (23 School Street). Taste a variety of foods (including chowder) from local dining establishments. Beer and wine tastings, too! Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter.VIP early admission at 11am: $15. Regular admission beginning at 11:45am: $10.Check visitogunquit.org for updates on participants!

11am- 3pm: MEET THE ARTIST at Abacus Gallery, 213 Main Street. Nationally known calendar artist Dana Heacock will be signing 2015 Abacus calendars. A selection of his artwork will be displayed in the gallery. 207-646-0399

11:30am-3:30pm: MIXED CARGO at Gypsy Sweethearts, 30 Shore Road. Local art by Claire Bigbee, Phyllis Baisen, Colleen Ford, Madeline Hopkins, Susan Levenson. Fine jewelry by Michelle Stivaletta, Lauren Pollara. Metalwork by Max Clayton. Leavitt Theatre Earrings, Ogunquit Soaps, Hand-knit Items, Edibles, Gypsy Sweatshirts and Gift Certificates. Hot Spiced Sangria.

12:30-1:30pm: KIDS’ ORNAMENT AND CHRISTMAS CARD MAKING downstairs at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). We’ll bring the supplies; kids bring the creativity! Drop in to make an ornament or card to take home or send to Grandma.

1-5pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

1pm: GINGERBREAD GARLAND DECORATING CLASS at the Beachmere Inn’s Blue Bistro. Create your own personalized Gingerbread Garland with yourfamily members’ names on each one. Each cookie is hand decorated and tied with a decorative ribbon and then attached to the garland. Gingerbread Garland Kit…..(5 cookies)…..$15…each additional cookie $3; Individual Gingerbread Men for decorating $5; Decorated Gingerbread Men $5. Please contact the Beachmere Inn at 800-336-3983 or 207-646-2021 to reserve your class and Garland Kit.

1:45-2:45pm: HOLIDAY STORY HOUR (location to be determined).Seasonal stories read to the little ones! Check visitogunquit.org for more details on the location.

2pm: OGUNQUIT OCEAN RESCUE POLAR PLUNGE at the Main Beach. Come support Toys for Tots and cheer on our Ogunquit Ocean Rescue Service as they brave the wintry elements. Members will plunge into the ocean in Polar Bear fashion with the hopes of ensuring a Merry Christmas for all. Please bring unwrapped toys, donations, and plenty of good cheer! Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

2-5pm: WINE TASTING Village Food Market (230 Main Street).Featuring great wines for the holidays, with cheese and crackers.

3-4pm: CHRISTMAS PARADE Entrance of Perkins Cove to Main Beach. Presented by the Village Spirit Committee. Weather permitting.

3-6pm: WINE TASTING Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop (478 Main Street). Featuring wines from France that are great for holiday gifts.

4:30pm: SING-A-LONG End of Beach Street. Caroling leading up to the fireworks display! Please note — due to property safety concerns,parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot after noon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

5pm: FIREWORKS! A magnificent fireworks display will be shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Please note — due to property safety concerns, parking will not be available in the Main Beach Parking Lot afternoon on Saturday. Parking will be available at the Lower Lot, on River Road.

6:30pm: LIVING MANGER at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 ShoreRoad). Beautifully performed by members of Ogunquit Baptist Church, this livingnativity reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Weather permitting.

7-8pm: CONCERT The Wandering Minstrel at Ogunquit Baptist Church (157 Shore Road). The Wandering Minstrel is a Christmas by the Sea staple, but you may not have come across him in your own wanderings in previous years. Cole in out of the cold to enjoy some traditional Christmas songs. Free admission.

7:30-9:30pm: DINNER WITH DICKENS at Clay Hill Farm (220 Clay Hill Road, Ogunquit/York line). A Musical Theatrical Dining Experience at its best! “Dinner with Dickens: A New Musical Tale” stars Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day in an original musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are $20 with an a la carte dinner menu. FMI or for reservations: 207-361-2272.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

8-11am: BREAKFAST WITH SANTA at Post Road Tavern Restaurant(705 Main Street, Ogunquit). Reservations recommended. FMI: 207-641-0640.

10am-4pm: HAY RIDES at Veteran’s Park. $5 per person.Weather permitting.

1-3pm: DINNER WITH DICKENS at Clay Hill Farm (220 Clay Hill Road, Ogunquit/York line). A Musical Theatrical Dining Experience at its best!”Dinner with Dickens: A New Musical Tale” stars Kirk Simpson and Nancy Day in an original musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Tickets are$20 with an a la carte dinner menu. FMI or for reservations: 207-361-2272.

1-5pm: OPEN HOUSE at Ogunquit Heritage Museum (Obed’s Lane).Holiday decorations, winter paintings, creches and menorahs, plus refreshments.

2pm: SOUTHERN MAINE CHRISTMAS PARADE in Wells. Wells Plaza to Wells Junior High School.

8pm: RUSTED ROOT CONCERT at Jonathan’s Restaurant (Bourne Lane). Six piece acoustic, rock, world, and percussion band from Pittsburgh has sold over three million albums worldwide and is coming to Jonathan’s Ogunquit for their second time this year! Reservations required: 207-646-4777.

Visit http://www.visitogunquit.org/ for more information.

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10th Annual Festival of Trees Saco, ME – Saco Museum

All programs and events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. If you would like to schedule a tour or special program for your school group please contact zoebthomas.

Featured Events

10th Annual Festival of Trees
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
November 29th – December 31, 2014
Closed December 24th and 25th

Join us for holiday cheer and decorations at the Saco Museum. Purchase raffle tickets to win trees, wreaths, gifts certificates and more. Bring the whole family and everyone you know to support the Dyer Library Saco Museum during our biggest fundraiser of the year. Festival of Trees is a free event/ exhibit with raffle opportunities and events throughout December. For details click more.

If you’d like to participate in the planning process for the festival, sponsor a tree or wreath, or help with the decorating, email zoebthomas
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Visit http://www.sacomuseum.org for more information on all programs and events.