• HOT TICKET

Cowboy up: A good time for a good cause

HEAD TO LYMAN this Saturday for the 12th annual Cowboy Ball to benefit therapeutic riding center Equest. The party features a Southwestern buffet, a silent auction, a five-minute funding frenzy and music by the Coronados.

WHEN: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Spring Creek Farm, 65 Drown Lane, Lyman

HOW MUCH: $50 (ages 15 and older), registration required

INFO: www.equestmaine.org

• CHEAP THRILL

The world in our backyard

TRAVEL THE WORLD without leaving Portland during the eighth annual Festival of Nations on Saturday in Deering Oaks. The event features food, music, entertainment and more.

WHEN: 2 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Deering Oaks Park, Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 541-3666; www.wini.us./festival.htm