ART
Veronica Cross, continues through Oct. 31, Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, Norway. 739-6161. Opening Friday.

“One of a Kind: An Exhibition of Unique Prints,” handmade prints by six local artists; continues through Sept. 26, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Noon to 4 p.m. today.

“Postcards from Maine,” member show, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset. www.maineartgallery.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

“botanical propaganda,” multimedia work depicting urban and suburban plant life by Karen Gelard, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0986. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

Group show, with work by Nina Jerome, Sandy Wadlington and Jeffery Becton, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. 348-9977. 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 16.

“Hold on to Summer,” group show, Markings Gallery, Bath. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday.

“John Haberle: Master of Illusion,” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 3. Through Dec. 12.

“A Maine Harvest,” paintings by Joan W. Hooker, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Oct. 3. Through Oct. 17.

“Off-Season, Off-Shore: (Yet Another) Trap Day on Cliff Island,” photographs by Lesley MacVane and words by Roger Berle, Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. 3 to 8 p.m. today; 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 3.

“No Cakewalk: Legacies of an African American Place,” photographs by William Anderson, Harbor Works Gallery, Harpswell. www.harborworksgallery.org. 3 to 8 p.m. today; 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 3.

Multimedia exhibit, with gallery artists, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. www.turtlegallery.com. 2 to 6 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 16.

“Lincoln Perry: Falling in Place,” George Marshall Store Gallery, York. 351-1083. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3.

Robert Shetterly, paintings. Work by Ingrid Ellison, Annadeene Fowler, Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Abbie Read, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick also will be on exhibit, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” multi-stage exhibit featuring historic photos, artifacts, ephemera, videos, schooner models and rotating exhibits by contemporary marine photographers, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, $3-$8, free age 6 and younger. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Neal Parent, photography, noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 24. Fall exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. www.barngallery.org.

1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; artist talk at 7:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 11.

Group show, with paintings and sculpture, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. www.yvettetorresfine
art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today to Saturday. Through Oct. 10.

“Mind-bending with the Mundane,” works by Miller and Shellabarger, Alix Lamber, Andrew Raftery and Allison Smith examining marriage equality, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday; curator’s tea at 5:30 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; First Friday Art Walk reception 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; debating marriage equality panel 6 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 17.

Scott Perry, photography, SugarWood Gallery, Farmington. www.sugarwoodgallery.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

2010 Book Arts at Stone House Program, work by students, University of Southern Maine (Glickman Family Library), Portland. 780-4270. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; panel discussion at 4 p.m., reception at 5 p.m., 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 31.

“Exposed: Rare Photographs of Life in Maine,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 31.

Group exhibit, work by glass blower Keith Weiskamp, painter Jeanne O’Toole Hayman and potters Rick Boyd and Pamela Williamson, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. www.richardboydpottery.com. Noon to 5 p.m. today.

“In a Place By Himself: The Graphic World of Winslow Homer,” Saco Museum, Saco. Noon to 4 p.m. today to Thursday; noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Nov. 14.

“Pandemonium,” faculty exhibit, University of Maine (Art Gallery), Farmington. 778-7002. Noon to 4 p.m. today.

“Why an Ecovillage? A Local Perspective,” work from the Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage, Belfast Co-op Cafe Gallery, Belfast. www.belfast.coop. 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to Tuesday.

“Inside the Box,” marine dioramas by Anne-Emmanuelle Marpeau, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, $3-$8. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 11.

Hillary Hutton, handwoven rugs and blankets, Handmade Papers Gallery, Brooklin. Noon to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday to Oct. 3. Through Oct. 10.

“The Search for Beauty: Whistler and His Time,” drawings and paintings, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

“Collecting Winslow Homer,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 31.

“Will Barnet: New York Drawings and Prints, the 1930s,” Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 24.

“Sharon Lockhart: Lunch Break,” photographs of workers at Bath Iron Works, Colby College (Museum of Art), Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 4:30 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Through
Oct. 17.

“Turtle/Television Island,” photographic prints and other media by James Luna, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. 780-5008. 1 to 5 p.m. today; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 3. Through Nov. 10.

“Life Work,” sculpture by Cabot Lyford, Hawk Ridge Farm, Pownal. [email protected] By appointment today to Oct. 3. Through Nov. 21.

“Tourist Season,” work by John Vander, Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 30.

“The Architecture of Environmental Landscapes, Within & Without,” regional artists exploring environmental themes, University of New England (Art Gallery), Portland.

1 to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 1 to 4 p.m. Friday to Oct. 3. Through Sunday, Dec. 19.

Plein-air show, Kittery Art Association, Kittery. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 10.

Merry-Meeting Art Association exhibit, Bailey Island Library Hall, Harpswell. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

“The Ambiguities: Selected Works,” graphite drawings and color-saturated paintings from Thorpe Feidt’s series inspired by Herman Melville’s novel “Pierre: or, The Ambiguities,” University of Southern Maine (Area Gallery), Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/gallery. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Oct. 29.

“THESEPLACES,” work by Francine Schrock, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 799-1720. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jon Imber, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Furniture Masters of New Hampshire, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport. www.woodschool.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through
Nov. 24.

“Clearing,” abstract landscapes by Jill Caldwell, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. 338-6575.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Oct. 18.

“A New Dimension,” three-dimensional work, Spindleworks, Brunswick. www.spindleworks.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

“Karsh,” large-format and vintage silver gelatin prints by Yousuf Karsh, Haynes Galleries, Thomaston. www.haynesgalleries.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

“Art,” new work in water media by Tim Banks, Judith Long and Barbara Snapp, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick. 725-8920. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Northeast Harbor Library. www.nehlibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” VSA arts of Maine Gallery, Augusta. www.vsartsmaine.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Dec. 31.

“Moonlighting,” works by members of the VSA arts of Maine family, The Gallery at Eleven Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.vsartsmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Christopher Cart and Shaune McCarthy, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland. www.HarborSquareGallery.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Altering Matters: New Work by Maine Members of the Surface Design Association,” University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Runs through Nov. 30.

“Visual Contemplations,” watercolors and oils by Cynthia Asherman, 317 Main St., Yarmouth. Noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Oct. 29.

“Landscapes,” work by Anthony Muench and Abbie Sewall, North Yarmouth Academy (Curtis Gallery), Yarmouth. www2.nya.org. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Through Oct. 29.

“Locations,” work by Jeff Kellar, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 16.

“Res Naturae: The Nature of Things,” work by Ann Sterling and the artists of Amicus Inc., Bangor Public Library. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

“Colors of Hope,” group show, L/A Arts Gallery 5, Lewiston. 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

Group show, work by Ed Nadeau and others, Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Ellsworth. 667-6611. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (reception 5 to 7 p.m.) Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Photography by Brenton Hamilton,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland. www.susanmaaschfineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 27.

“Young Artist: Mature Art,” oil paintings and watercolors by Russel Whitten, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 26.

Anna Sweeten and Alexandra Hart, Harbor Square Gallery and the Muir Garden for Contemporary Sculpture, Rockland. www.HarborSquareGallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Jane Dahmen: Through the Trees,” and “Pleine-air Maine,” paintings by Brad Betts, Mitch Billis and Bjorn Bunquist, Gleason Fine Art, Portland. 699-5599. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; reception 5 to 8 p.m., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 30.

“Some. Things. Curious.” Drawings, painting and installation by Kreh Mellick and Kimberly Convery, and Devon and Brendan Mullins, Space, Portland. www.space538.org. Noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday. Through Oct. 22.

“Debating Modern Photography: The Triumph of Group f/64,” Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 3. Through Dec. 5.

Dozier Bell, paintings and drawings, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. 775-2222. Reception 5 to 7 p.m., noon to 5 p.m. Thursday; noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

First Friday Art Walk, various locations, Rockland. www.artsinrockland.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Growing,” sculpture by Nate Deyesso, Corduroy Surf Boutique and Gallery, Portland. 347-3545. Friday.

10 X 10 Brunswick, more than 300 works by local artists, each for $200, to benefit Arts Are Elementary. Work also on exhibit at St. Paul’s Church and Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. www.10x10brunswick.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (preview), 5 to 8 p.m. (sale) Friday.

“A Matter of Perception: An Exhibition by Artists with Disabilities,” Freeport Community Library, Freeport. www.freeportlibrary.com. 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 30.

“Life of Millions of Years: The Ancient Egyptian Quest for Immortality,” photographs by Santha Faiia, Museum of African Culture, Portland. www.museumafricanculture.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Raising White Boys in the South,” multimedia installation created by artists Michael Dickins and Dawn Martin Dickins, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. www.harlowgallery.org. Reception 6 to 9 p.m., noon to 6 p.m. Friday; noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 29.

“Inside,” group show, River Arts, Damariscotta. 563-1507. Reception 5 to 7 p.m., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Nov. 5.

“Holler,” multimedia group exhibit on the street, Congress Square, Portland. www.stirart
collective.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

“Argot of the Midway,” colored pencil on wood pieces by Justin Roig, Running With Scissors, Portland. 699-4242. Reception at 5 p.m., by appointment Oct. 3. Through Oct. 31.

BENEFITS

Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction benefits the farm, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Noon to 3 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Dec. 4.

Seagars by the Sea, cigar sampling and live and silent auctions; benefits Homes for Our Troops, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $50. www.seagars.blogspot.com. 2 p.m. today.

Combat Cancer 10K Trail Race, fun run; benefits the Cancer Community Center, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, $25, free with $100 in pledges. www.cancercommunitycenter.org. 10 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (race) today.

Hit the Trails, walk and stroll; benefits the Cancer Community Center, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, free, pledges encouraged. www.cancercommunitycenter.org. 11 a.m. (registration), 1 p.m. (walk/stroll) today.

Yogathon, benefits Preble Street, Maine State Pier, Portland, $15. www.preblestreet.org. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (7 a.m. registration) today.

Noyes, Hall and Allen CELT Challenge, triathlon and duathlon benefiting the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth. www.capelandtrust.org/triathlo. 9 a.m. today.

Dress for Success, sale of professional attire for women benefits Dress for Success, Mill Creek Shopping Plaza, South Portland. www.dressforsuccess.org/southe. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Woofminster Dog Show, and Cover Dog Challenge with several contests for dogs, silent auction, prizes, music, animal communicator and raffle; to benefit NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. Tickets in advance are $12, $5 for ages 7-18 and for dogs. Free under age 7. Tickets at Planet Dog in Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. with registration at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Art at Marrett, work by members of the Saco River Art League on display in the house. A silent auction of the artwork benefits Marrett House and Historic New England, Marrett House, Standish, free. historicnewengland.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Language Arts Live, series of literary readings, Bates College (Chase Hall), Lewiston, free. www.bates.edu. With Marianne Boruch, “Grace, Fallen From,”
7:30 p.m. Monday.

Author program, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, author of “Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815,” presents a program titled “The American Revolutionary Tradition and the World, or Why America Has Wanted to Spread Democracy Everywhere,” University of New England (WCHP Lecture Hall), Portland, free. www.une.edu. 5 p.m. (reception in the art gallery), 6 p.m. (program) Monday.

Author reading, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $5 suggested donation. www.stlawrencearts.org. Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel, author of “The Power of an Open Question,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Author program, Leslie Meier, author of “Wicked Witch Murder,” talks about and signs copies of her books, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. www.curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Visiting Writer Series, Colby College (Miller Library), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. William Gay, author of “The Long Home,” 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brown Bag Lecture series, one-hour program, bring your own lunch, Portland Public Library, Portland, free. 871-1710. Lily King, “Father of the Rain,” noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Yoga programs, with Judith Hanson Lasater, author of “Yoga Body,” The Yoga Center, Portland. 774-9642. “Freedom for the Hips” ($120), 12:30 to 5 p.m. Friday; “Restorative Yoga” ($79), 2 to 5 p.m., “Moving from the Organs” ($79), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; “Living Your Yoga” ($89), 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3.

CLASSICAL MUSIC
Randall Atcheson, concert pianist, Gould Academy (Bingham Auditorium), Bethel, $10; $6 for seniors and for children age 12 and younger. www.MahoosucArts.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

A Chopin-Schumann Bicentennial Celebration, solo piano concert with Laura Kargul, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5-$15. www.usm.maine.edu/music. 8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Oct. 3.

Sunday Classical, with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $15.30-$50.40. www.porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Bangor Symphony Orchestra, first performance featuring the orchestra’s new music director and conductor, Lucas Richman, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts), Orono. www.bangorsymphony.org. 3 p.m. Oct. 3.

COMEDY

Frank Santorelli, Boston-based comedian who had a recurring role as Georgie the bartender on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” Comedy Connection, Portland. 774-5554. $7.50, 8:30 p.m. Thursday; $15,
8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

DANCE

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

Swing dance, partner not needed, beginners welcome, Deering Grange, Portland. 653-5012. With Big Chief ($10), 8 to 9 p.m. lesson, 9 p.m. to midnight dancing Friday.

Oldies dance, benefits the Ronald McDonald House, American Legion Hall, Kennebunkport, $10. 284-4692. 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

Harvest dance, and dinner with music by Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings and the Jason Spooner Trio, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $40 door, $35 in advance. www.wolfesneckfarm.org. 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

“Peter and the Wolf” and “Western Roundup,” Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth, $15. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

International folk dancing, dances taught, beginners welcome, Mallett Hall, Pownal, $5, $3 for children. 688-2293. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Pemaquid Oyster Festival, featuring oysters from the Damariscotta River; also entertainment, educational exhibits, boat tours. Benefits the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund, Schooner Landing, Damariscotta, free. Noon to dusk today.

Common Ground Country Fair, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts, livestock exhibits, entertainment; free for children age 12 and under and for those with handicaps, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity, $8-$10. 568-4142. www.mofga.org. Gates open at 9 a.m. today.

Moon Festival, Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine’s annual festival includes potluck supper and entertainment, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, free. www.cafammaine.org. 4 p.m. today.

Shaker Hill Apple Festival, wagon rides, demonstrations and more, Alfred Shaker Museum, Alfred, free. www.alfredshakermuseum.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Eco-Sports Day, lessons, demonstrations, tryouts, vendors, music and food, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Wells, $3 per person or $10 per car. 646-4521. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Blues and Barbeque Bash, blues bands and barbecue, Brunswick Mall, Brunswick. www.brunswickdowntown.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Apple Festival, crafts, bake sale, music, apple pressing and chain-saw carving demonstrations, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 864-5551. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

“Double Tide,” documentary film about a Boothbay clam digger, Colby College (Given Auditorium), Waterville, free. www.colby.edu. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Camden International Film Festival, numerous films, guests, panels, parties and other special events in Camden and Rockland. Individual films are $8.50; passes range from $25 to $100, various locations, Camden. www.camdenfilmfest.org. Thursday.

“The Eventful Life of Al Hawkes,” documentary film about bluegrass and country musician. Filmmakers will introduce and discuss the film, Maine Historical Society, Portland. www.mainehistory.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

“A Life Remembered is a Life Honored,” presentation of and about filming family biographies with Neil Novello, Traip Academy, Kittery, $8. www.kitteryschools.org. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Global Lens Series, a touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $5. “Gods,” 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

FOOD AND DRINK

Wine Wise Presents: Wine Bar Wednesdays, weekly series providing an opportunity to learn about wines and meet people, Wine Bar on Wharf Street, Portland, $35 day of event, $30 in advance. www.winewiseevents.com. Pinot noirs, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bourbon tasting, 21-plus, The Salt Exchange, Portland, $10. www.thesaltexchange.net. 5 to
7 p.m. Wednesday.

Autumn harvest wine dinner, benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Hurricane Restaurant, Kennebunkport, $100. 967-9111. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Gateway Farmers Market, Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, York. www.gatewayfarmersmarket.com. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

HOME & GARDEN

Asters and goldenrods identification workshop, reservations requested, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $55. 633-4333. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

“How to Build a Pumpkin Boat,” learn how to make your giant pumpkin into a boat and talk about giant pumpkin growing in Maine. Registration requested, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, free. 443-1316. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Preserving the Harvest,” learn how to preserve food, MSAD 55 Adult Education, Porter. 625-3092. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Decorative arts symposium, on the theme of kitchens, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $75. tatehouse.org. Saturday.

Kitchen tour, and tasting at several homes in Bangor and Holden; benefits Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Cancer Care of Maine, various locations, Bangor, $25. www.emmcauxiliary.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Apple preservation, root cellar storage, hard cider, vinegar, fruit leather, dry apples and applesauce, Koviashuvik Local Living School, Temple, $35. 778-0318. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3.

MUSIC

Concerts at Jewett, University of Maine (Jewett Hall), Augusta, $10, $5 for students, free for children age 12 and younger. 621-3551. “Remembering Muriel: A Celebration of Muriel Havenstein,” 2 p.m. today.

Musical Jammmm, open mic; bring your own instruments, Sail Power and Steam Museum, Rockland. 2 to 4 p.m. today.

Mike & Ruthy, folk/rock, Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, Unity, $10. 948-SHOW. 7 p.m. today.
Music cruise, with Beatles tribute band, Beatles for Sale, Casablanca Cruises, Portland, $15. www.brownpapertickets.com. 2 to 5 p.m. today.

Jazz breakfast, food items available for purchase; concert free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free children under age 6. 775-6148. Night and Day, 10:30 a.m. to noon today; Tom Snow, 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 3.

Jazz buffet, Events on Broadway, South Portland, $13-$15.50. 699-5855. Mel Tukey, 5 to 8 p.m. today; Sally Davis, 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3.

Mark Olson, founding member of the Jayhawks, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Monday.

Ani DiFranco, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, $72. stonemountainartscenter.com.
8 p.m. Tuesday.

Noonday concert, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. With soprano Atsuko Hirai, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arthur Webster, with Mark Stover, Newcastle Publick House, Newcastle. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Liza Minnelli, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $50-$125. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Orleans, pop; 21-plus, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, $25-$30. www.thelandingatpinepoint.com. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Zach Deputy, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $10 door, $8 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Thursday.
“The Wreck of the Isidore,” with singer/guitarist Harvey Reid, Dyer Library, Saco, $5. 282-3657. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Acoustic Eidolon, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $18 day, $15 in advance. 633-5159. 8 p.m. Friday.

Glenn Jones, Meg Baird, Micah Blue Smaldone and Arborea, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Marnie Stern, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland, $10. venuemusicbar.com. 9 p.m. Friday.

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. www.bates.edu.
7:30 p.m. Friday.

Emilia Dahlin, local singer/songwriter, L/A Arts, Lewiston, $12 door, $10 in advance. 782-7228. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“And She Came Out Singing,” concert performance with soprano Christy Comeau-Pierce benefiting Konbit Sante, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, $30, $15 for students. www.Porttix.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Julie Downs, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $18 door, $15 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ronny Cox and Jack Williams, blues and folk, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $22 door, $20 in advance. chocolatechurcharts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, with Over a Cardboard Sea, One Longfellow Square, Portland, $15 door, $12 in advance. 761-1757. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Paper Castles, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra, University of Maine (Collins Center for the Arts, Miller’s Cafe), Orono, $12. www.collinscenterforthearts.com. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Kate Schrock and Todd the Rocket, local musicians’ CD release show; 21-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland, $10-$18. www.portcitymusichall.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport, $25-$45, $8 age 18 and younger. www.baychamberconcerts.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Shaw Brothers, Nasson Community Center (Little Theatre), Springvale, $25. 324-5657. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Emily Smith, Scottish folk singer, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, Boothbay Harbor, $20 day, $16 in advance. 633-5159. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Round Mountain, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. www.mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m. Oct. 3.

John Primer, VENUE Music Bar and Grille, Portland. venuemusicbar.com. 8 p.m. Oct. 3.

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, with the Bates Gospelaires, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $16, $8 for seniors and students. www.bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Maine Ole Opry, show and inductions, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls, $7-$9, donation. www.ptscountrymusicassoc.org. 1 p.m. Oct. 3.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Alpaca Open Farm Weekend, alpaca farms open throughout the state, free. www.maine
alpacafarms.com. Most farms open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.

Kirtan with Muralidhar Pai, Sadhana, the Meditation Center, South Portland. www.sadhaname.com. 7 p.m. today.

A Fall Back in Time, living history muster and encampment, lectures, demonstrations and children’s activities, Pownalborough Courthouse Museum, Dresden. www.lincolncountyhistory.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Deathday Party, remember artist Winslow Homer on the 100th anniversary of his death, Saco Museum, Saco. 283-3861. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Aging Well, Living Well Expo, with activities, speakers and workshops. Registration requested by Sept. 29, Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry, $15. www.seniorsplus.org. 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Friday.

Dress for Less, fashion show with fashions from thrift and consignment shops, St. David’s Church, Kennebunk, free. 985-2143. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Freeport Historic Barns and Quilt Tour, guided tours of historic barns where quilts will be on exhibit. Tour ends with refreshments, music and quilt appraisals. The tour is $25; quilt appraisals are $15. The event benefits the Freeport Historical Society, various locations, Freeport. 865-3170. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Apple Saturdays, cider pressing (bring your own apples or purchase at the village), Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, free. 10 a.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 9.

Canine Carnival, games, grooming and prizes, Maine Greyhound Placement Service, Augusta. www.greyhoundplacement.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Farm Day, music, animals, corn maze, camera obscura, geocaching, storytelling and house tours, Pettengill Farm, Freeport. Admission is a suggested donation of $5; $2 for children. 865-3170. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3.

THEATER

“The Pirates of Penzance,” Theater at Monmouth, Monmouth, $20-$26. Today. 

“Chicago,” Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, $49-$67. 2 p.m. today; 2:30 and 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 24. 

“The 39 Steps,” Alfred Hitchcock thriller presented by Penobscot Theatre, Bangor Opera House, Bangor, $15-$35. www.penobscottheatre.org. 3 p.m. today. 

“Night Sky,” the story of an astronomer who loses her ability to speak as a result of a car accident, Schoolhouse Arts Center, Standish, $15, $12 for students and seniors. www.schoolhousearts.org. 2 p.m. today. 

“Seussical, the Musical,” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, Portland Players, South Portland, $18-$20. 2:30 p.m. today. 

“Broadway Our Way,” musical revue presented by the Studio Theatre of Bath, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, $15. 442-8455. 2 p.m. today. 

“Cinderella: The Magical, Hysterical Family Musical,” Old Port Playhouse, Portland, $20-$22. www.oldportplayhouse.com. 2 p.m. today. 

“The Man with the Flower in His Mouth,” one-act play about a man trying to understand his life, L/A Arts, Lewiston, $12. 782-7228. 2:30 p.m. today. 

“Burnt into Memory: The Story of the Brownfield Fire,” performed by storyteller Jo Radner, Sebago Historical Society, Sebago. 787-2489. 3:30 p.m. today. 

“The 39 Steps,” comedic spy thriller, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $14-$37. 774-0465. 

7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Oct. 3. Through Oct. 24. 

“Mary O’Leary and the Leprechauns of Ballybunn Village,” presented by Freeport Family Performing Arts, Freeport Performing Arts Center, $5-$10. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 

“Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington: An Evening with Senator Margaret Chase Smith,”  one-woman show, Johnson Hall, Gardiner, $18, $10 for under age 14. 582-7144. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.