Stress management. University Counseling Services holds group discussion about stress prevention and reduction. Payson Smith Hall, Portland. 9-10:30 a.m. 780-4050.
Holiday blues. University Counseling Services holds group discussion about how to manage holidays and reduce stress during the season. Payson Smith Hall, Portland. 9-10:30 a.m. 780-4050.
Artist’s talk by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Room 165, Science Building, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 780-5008.
USM Chamber Singers, conducted by Robert Russell, in “Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season.” Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. $5. Proceeds benefit Southern Maine Choral Institute.
The Greater Portland Astronomical Society holds its first meeting. Southworth Planetarium, Portland. 7 p.m. 780-4249.
The gala fifth anniversary celebration of the USM/Fleet Youth Ensembles program. Performances by the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by Peter Martin; Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann; and the Young People’s String Consort, conducted by Pamela Doughty. Merrill Auditorium, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $5/$3.
“Marcia Wislin Carter: In Memorium.” Memorial exhibit of the late USM art professor’s works. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. Free and open to the public. 780-5009.
Local Motives, WMPG’s live local music program features Kendall Morse. Maine-themed folk. Band Web site: http://www.mainehumor.com/km.htm WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM.
USM Jazz Ensemble directed by Chris Oberholtzer. Corthell Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. $5/$3.
Local Motives, WMPG’s live local music program features Mystic Vibes. Reggae. Band Web site: http://www.mysticvibes.com WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM.
Faculty concert series: John Boden and the USM string faculty present “Horn – with Strings Attached.” Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. $10 public, $7 staff, $5 students. 780-5555.
Local Motives, WMPG’s live local music program features Twitchboy. Progressive hard rock. Band Web site: http://www.twitchboy.com
WMPG 90.9 and 104.1 FM
“Endangered spaces,” a juried show sponsored by the USM Art Alumni Association. Alumni artists exhibit works that explore what they consider endangered spaces. Aucocisco, 615A Congress St., Portland. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Show runs through Dec. 5. 874-2060.
WWF. Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. 2 p.m. Tickets: $30/$25/$15. 775-3331
USM Concert Band and Wind Ensemble conducted by Peter Martin. 3 p.m. McCormack Auditorium, Gorham High School. $5/$3
Hit the road.
Road Maps: The American Way. Runs through Thursday, Dec. 20 at The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Glickman Family Library, Portland. Free and open to the public. For hours, call 780-4850.
Check out the view.
“Watershed Views,” art exhibition. Ecological and aesthetic observations of local waters in various media by artist-scientist teams Aviva Rahmani and Irwin Novak; Jan Piribeck, Gary Green and Chris Hoffman; Michael Shaughnessy and Rob Sanford. Plus a 40-foot participatory watershed map by Carolyn Eyler and Roberta Hill. Art Gallery, 37 Gorham Ave., Gorham. 780-5008.