• BENEFITS

SATURDAY

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Team Hope Walk-a-Thon, benefits Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Back Cove, Portland. www.hdsa-ne.org. 11 a.m. (registration), noon (walk). 

TUESDAY

Gardens Open Golf Tournament, benefits Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Country Club. www.mainegardens.org. 8:30 a.m.

Epicurean Auction, featuring food and desserts by several local restaurants, silent and live auctions; benefits Portland Ovations. Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $35, $40 through Sept. 10. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m.

Champions for Children Giraffe Award and silent auction, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. www.mekids.org. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Fore the Kids of York County, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters York County programs. Cape Neddick Country Club, Ogunquit. $150-$750. www.somebigs.org. 8 a.m. registration; 9 a.m. tournament start. 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

TODAY

Capriccio, festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and more. Various locations, Ogunquit. 646-6170. Various times today to Sunday.

Oxford County Fair, agricultural and pulling events, midway, concerts, crafts and exhibits, more. Prices vary by day. Fairgrounds, Oxford. www.oxfordcountyfair.com. Various times today to Saturday. 

FRIDAY

13th Annual Harvestfest and Chowdah Cookoff, with food, chainsaw carving, arts and crafts, local music, horse-drawn wagon rides, historic barn tours and more. Various locations in Bethel. bethelharvestfest.com. Various times Friday through Sunday. 

SATURDAY

Fall in the Village Art & Music Festival, with live music, food, and art by more than 100 artisans. Free. L.L. Bean Discovery Park, downtown Freeport. freeportevents.com. 9 a.m. to about 5 p.m.

Newfie Fun Days, demonstrations, potluck dinner, a grand march and educational information. Piscataqua Boat Basin and Park, Eliot. Free. www.newfiefundays.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

Sixth Annual Saddleback Fall Festival, with live music, food, crafters, pie-eating contest and more. Saddleback, Rangeley. www.saddlebackmaine.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

Cruise In Night, classic cars from all eras, Charlie Beiggs, Windham. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Historical Walking Tour, learn about the 350-year history of Ogunquit. Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit. $5; free for Ogunquit residents. www.ogunquit.org. 9:30 a.m. 

SATURDAY

Sweetser Family Day and Cruise-In, antique and specialty cars on display, mini golf, arts and crafts, zumba dance, demonstrations and more. Cook’s Corner Mall, Brunswick. Free. www.sweetser.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open Lighthouse Day, 25 lighthouses open throughout the day statewide in Maine. tinyurl.com/n6nj8e. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Earth Movers and Shakers, some of the biggest vehicles in Maine and antique aeroplane show; no animals. Owls Head Transportation Museum. 9:30 a.m. (gates) Saturday and Sunday.

Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, with new art work on exhibit, painting demonstrations and refreshments. Pemaquid Art Gallery. Free. 677-2752. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Spirits Alive Walking Tours, one-hour ghost tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $4-$7; free for under age 12. 318-2982. 1:30 p.m.

Greek Sky: Myth, Science and Ideas, live-action program detailing the constellations and the ancients they represent. Reservations required. University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $6; $4 for children. 780-5025. 4 p.m.

Fit ‘n Fun-athon, fitness events for all ages, food and more. Skillin Elementary School, South Portland. Free. fitnfunathon.org. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Transfusions, performances by transgender artists, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

Downtown Worker Appreciation Day, free food, coupons and gift bags, Tommy’s Park, Portland. (Also at Monument Square and the plaza in front of the Portland Museum of Art.) www.portlandmaine.com. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. 

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

FRIDAY

Dancing with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m.

Swing dance, partner not needed; beginners welcome. Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With Maine Swingin’ DJs ($8). 8 to 9 p.m. lesson; 9 p.m. to midnight dancing. 

SATURDAY

Ballroom dancing, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. 878-0584. 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday; 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday. 

SUNDAY

Dances of Universal Peace, no dance experience necessary. Sadhana, the Meditation Center, South Portland. Will be moved inside if raining. www.SadhanaMe.com. 4 p.m.

International folk dancing, dances taught; beginners welcome. Portland New Church. $5; $3 for children. 856-6415. 7 to 9 p.m. 

• HOME/GARDEN

TODAY

Cellar to Attic, architecture tours of the 1755 colonial Tate House Museum, Portland. $6-$8; $3 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Preserving the Harvest, learn how to preserve foods. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County, South Paris. $10. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Falmouth. Free. (800) 244-3860. “Thriving Houseplants,” 10 a.m.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Cumberland. Free. “Thriving Houseplants,” 10 a.m.

Gardening workshop, registration required, Skillins Greenhouse, Brunswick. Free. (800) 339-8111. “Thriving Houseplants,” 10 a.m. 

TUESDAY

Preserving the Harvest, learn how to preserve foods. Adult Education of the Kennebunks, Kennebunk. 985-1116. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.