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Tour Boothbay Gardens for free Friday

EXPLORE THE floral wonders along the winding paths in the 128-acre Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens for free during National Public Gardens Day. To download a free entry coupon, go to bit.ly/fNFL4p or pick up the spring issue of Better Homes & Gardens.

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday

WHERE: 200 Barters Island Road, Boothbay

HOW MUCH: Free with coupon

INFO: mainegardens.org

 

DINING AND DRINK

A different — and tasty — idea for Mom

THIS MOTHER’S DAY, take Mom on a road trip up Route 1 to a wine, spirits and chocolate tasting at two wineries in Union. There will be live guitar music, and Mom gets a free pansy.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Savage Oakes Vineyard and Winery, 174 Barrett Hill Road, and Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery, 347 Carroll Road, Union

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: savageoakes.com; sweetgrasswinery.com

 

MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE

Fogcutters rock the Big Band concept

THE FOGCUTTERS BIG BAND is quite a concept: It’s a 19-piece jazz group playing classic Big Band tunes and original compositions. And it’s made up of musicians from a wide range of Portland rock bands, including Rustic Overtones and Gypsy Tailwind.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8

INFO: 838-9715; fogcuttersbigband.webs.com

 

ART AND THEATER

More to mural artist: See for yourself

JUDY TAYLOR is best known as the artist who created the murals that Gov. Paul LePage ordered removed from the Maine Department of Labor building. But her career goes much deeper than that: She has a long history as a painter of the human figure and as a landscape painter. This month, viewers can see a variety of her work in person.

WHEN: Through May 31

WHERE: Thos. Moser Showroom, 149 Main St., Freeport

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 865-4519; thosmoser.com