BENEFITS

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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; $15 quilt appraisals are $15. Benefits the Freeport Historical Society. Various locations, Freeport. 865-3170. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oldies dance, benefits the Ronald McDonald House, American Legion Hall, Kennebunkport. $10. 284-4692. 7 p.m. to midnight.

Dress for Success, sale of professional attire for women supports non-profit’s efforts to provide affordable clothing to low-income women entering the workforce. Mill Creek Shopping Plaza, South Portland. www.dressforsuccess.org.
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, several contests for dogs, silent auction, prizes, music and more; benefits NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. Space is limited. Advance tickets at Planet Dog in Portland are $12; $5 for ages 7 to 18 and for dogs; free for children under age 7. 1 to 4 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.).

Art at Marrett, work by members of the Saco River Art League on display; silent auction of the art 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. Sunday.

WEDNESDAY

Maine Women’s Gala and Auction: Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing; benefits Maine Women’s Policy Center. Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. www.mainewomenspolicycenter.org. 5 to 9 p.m.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

TODAY

Cumberland County Fair, midway, agriculture exhibits, live entertainment, more. 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland. $9 weekends; $7 weekdays; free for ages 12 and under. www.cumberlandfair.com. Opens at 7 a.m. today and Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY

Harry’s Harvest Ball, live music, crafts, art, children’s activities, dancing, more. Harry Brown’s Farm, Starks. $75 at gate for entire weekend (no single-day tickets available). www.harryshill.com. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

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

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

Maine Fiberarts Festival, demonstrations, displays and storytelling that explore the connection between plants and cloth. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $5-$10; free for under age 3. MaineGardens.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment, midway and more. Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Route 5, Fryeburg. $10; free for children under 12; free for ages 65 and older on Tuesday. $5 for parking. www.fryeburgfair.com. Opens 8 a.m. Sunday; through Oct. 10.

Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest & Regatta, with pumpkin boat races, pie-eating contest, food, children’s activities, a parade and more. Free. Main Street, Damariscotta. Opens Sunday with pumpkin weigh-off; events are Oct. 8-11.

SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

60 wrd/min Art Critic, Lori Waxman, art historian and critic, reviews work and publishes them almost instantly on a nearby wall. Free. Space, Portland. www.space538.org. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. today; 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY

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; “Moving from the Organs” ($79), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; “Restorative Yoga” ($79), 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday-Saturday; “Living Your Yoga” ($89), 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Sunday.

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.

SATURDAY

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

Homegrown Fine Art and Crafts Show, exhibit, sale and silent auction, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; noon to
3 p.m. Sunday.

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

Coin and stamp show, medals, tokens, postcards and supplies; sponsored by the Brunswick Area Coin and Stamp Club. Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick. Free. 721-7872. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

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

PARTICIPANT DANCE

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

Harvest Dance and dinner; music by Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings and The Jason Spooner Trio. Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $40 at door; $35 in advance. www.wolfesneckfarm.org. 5 to 11 p.m.
Contra dance, all dances taught, dessert potluck; partner not necessary. Falmouth Congregational Church. $5-$10; free for children under 5. 756-2201. 7:15 p.m.

SUNDAY

International Folk Dancing, dances taught, beginners welcome. Mallett Hall, Pownal. $5;
$3 for children. 688-2293. 7 to 9 p.m.

HOME/GARDEN

TODAY

Preserving the Harvest, MSAD 55 Adult Education, Porter. 625-3092. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.