Through Nov. 30: On The Move Fitness & Wellness is offering free fitness classes (from Zumba to Yoga) to those currently in breast cancer treatment for the month of November. For more information, drop in at 161 Ocean St. in South Portland or go to www.onthemovefitnessme.com.
Thursday, Nov. 14: Maine Autism Alliance Sibshop takes place 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Maine Autism Alliance Community Center, 15 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 104, in Scarborough. Sibshop is designed to support brothers and sisters who have siblings with autism. The group meets the second Thursday of every month and is for children ages 8-13 years old. For more information, call 219-8143.
Saturday, Nov. 16: St. Bartholomew’s Christmas Prelude Craft Fair featuring local artisans and craftsman, a bake sale and luncheon, snack bar and raffle items runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth.
Nov. 16: Join New Hampshire author, Hillary Davis, as she signs copies of her new cookbook, “Cuisine Nicoise: Sun-kissed cooking from the French Riviera.” The event will be at Nonesuch Books’ Mill Creek, South Portland, store from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17: The Friends of the Scarborough Library resumes its annual Friends Literature Series with a theme that celebrates all things “Maine.” Their guest, author John Ford, will appear at the library at 2 pm. A retired Maine Game Warden, Ford has been shot at by desperate prison escapees and outwitted by wily trappers. Despite these perils, he always had a good quip ready when he slipped the handcuffs on a violator. John’s adventures have been captured in his first book, “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good.” He brings his engaging storytelling style to his second book, “This Cider Still Tastes Funny.” Join the Friends for an entertaining conversation and reading, sure to bring John’s adventures to life. All Literature Series events are free, and light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, Nov. 19: The Scarborough Senior Advisory Board invites the general public to attend the next monthly meeting at 8:15 a.m. at the Scarborough Town Hall to better understand the workings of the board. The board is also interested in acquiring new board members.
Saturday, Nov. 23: Harvest Fest takes place from 10-3 p.m. at Coastal Community Church 260 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough (across from town hall.) Activities include a vendor and craft fair, fair games and kids crafts, chili and chowder luncheon and a photo booth for Christmas cards. Still accepting vendors and crafters, tables are $35. Contact Lisa at 632-0871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 23: Maine author, Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, will sign her new book, “Seven Women in Maine” at Nonesuch Books in the Mill Creek South Portland from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is free to the public.
Nov. 23: Snowflake Fair takes place 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Crafts, jewelry, artwork, Discovery Toys, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Arbonne and more.
Thursday, Nov. 28: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832, 50 Peary Terrace in South Portland, is hosting its 18th annual Thanksgiving Day dinner with all the fixings from 12-3 p.m. Call 767-2575 to reserve between 3 and 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Transportation can be arranged by calling as well.
Saturday, Nov. 30: Meet New England author, Karel Hayes, as she signs copies of her new picture book, “The Christmas Visitors,” at Nonesuch Bok in Mill Creek South Portland from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hayes is the author of the previous best-selling picture books “The Winter Visitors,” “Snowflake Comes to Stay,” and “The Amazing Journey of Lucky the Lobster Buoy.”
Saturday, Dec. 7: Morrison Center will hold its 5th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia & Wreath Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The festive, family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Enjoy a variety of local crafters, a visit from Santa, bake sale, raffle, homemade lunch to eat-in or take-out, and much more! The greenhouses will be open and stocked with poinsettias, holiday wreaths, and other plants. Morrison Center is located at 60 Chamberlain Road in Scarborough. Admission is free. For more information, call Meghan at 883-6680.
Saturday, Dec. 14: From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., meet local children’s author, Scott Nash, as he signs copies of his best-selling chapter book, “The High Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate” at Nonsuch Books’ Mill Creek, South Portland store. There will also be copies of his book, “Tuff Fluff,” on hand for autographing.
A York County Audubon program, “Monitoring Maine’s Great Blue Herons,” will be presented Tuesday, Nov 19, at 7 p.m., at Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells.Children’s author Cathryn Falwell reads from her books, including “Gobble, Gobble,” Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m., at McArthur Public Library in Biddeford.