IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party, network or support a good cause this week, check out:

THURSDAY

PURSES WITH A PURPOSE, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Woodlands, Falmouth. Bid on donated purses and accessories, enjoy lunch and watch a fashion show at this fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House. $40. 780-6282.

SLOW FOOD NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Portland Museum of Art. Check out the “Objects of Wonder” show, enjoy local food and hear food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins speak about sustainable agriculture. $25 nonmembers/$20 members. 775-6148.

FRIDAY

PORTOPERA DINNER DANCE & AUCTION, 6:30 p.m., Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Enjoy cocktails and a four-course German dinner followed by a live auction and dancing. $125. 879-7678.

SATURDAY

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE SHOW RECEPTION, 4 to 6 p.m., Gilsland Farm Maine Audubon, Falmouth. Enjoy refreshments and explore the work of sculptors Lise Becu, Ray Carbone and Wendy Klemperer in this idyllic setting. Free. 781-2330.