BENEFITS

TODAY

Comedy for a Cause, featuring Quinn Collins, Kate Ghiloni, Karen Morgan, Nellie Coes and more; benefits Susan G. Komen breast cancer research; The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth. $10. 541-9024. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Marshwood Project Graduation Auction, all proceeds go to Project Graduation; Marshwood High School, South Berwick. 384-0990. 5:30 doors and silent auction; 6 p.m. live auction.

Music, Barbeque, Bake Sale and Raffle, sponsored by TNS Seniors, all proceeds go to senior scholarship fund; New School, Kennebunk. 985-3745. 5:30 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

Agape Coffeehouse Pasta Supper, benefit for the Royal Rangers Ministry; Seacoast Chapel, Saco. $5. 282-3000. 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Boys to Men First Annual Auction, with appetizers, a cash bar, live music, and silent and live auctions; all proceeds benefit Boys to Men; Portland Public Library. $40; $75 per couple. 774-9994. 6 to 10 p.m.

Bingo Games to Eradicate Polio, all proceeds go toward eradicating polio, 16-plus; Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. $15. 602-7401. Doors at 8 a.m., bingo at 10 a.m.

Teens to Trails Adventure Race, outdoor scavenger hunt/fundraiser for Maine High School outing clubs; Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal. $20 in pledges minimum; pre-registration required at t3race.com. 8 a.m.

“Fandango,” multinational student show with music, dance, stories, food and more; all proceeds go to Share the Harvest; College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $5; by donation for children. 266-4470. 6 to 8 p.m.

Rock & Bowl, performances by teen bands to support Maine Academy of Modern Music; bands include Static, Shift, Chrome, Average SuburbanHousecats, Parenthesys, The OxyMorons, The KGT and MAMM SLAM finalists The Twisted Truth; Yankee Lanes, Portland. Donation. 899-3433. 5 to 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

Patricia Lynn Corbin Memorial Walk/Run, benefits scholarship fund; Lee Academy, Lee. pattysrace.com. 11 a.m. registration; 1 p.m. race/walk.

Southern Maine Heart Walk, benefits the American Heart Association; Payson Park, Portland. No minimum pledge needed. southern maineheartwalk.org. 8:30 a.m. (registration) to noon.

Chocolate Sunday, benefits the seminary’s restoration fund; Parsonsfield Seminary, Parsonsfield. $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m.

Glenn Miller Orchestra Concert, benefits MSAD-17 fine arts students; Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris. $15 to $20. 739-6200. 7:30 p.m.

Flute and Piano Concert with Rachel Barter and Sherwin Day, benefits RTA scholarship fund; River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $5/donation. 967-9120. 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Spring Walk and 5K Run, benefits Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine; Habitat ReStore, Bath. habitat.org. Noon registration; 1:30 p.m. ceremony; run at 2 p.m.; walk at 2:15 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

SATURDAY

Spring Festival, with demonstrations, games, activities and music, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $5; $20 per family; free for members. 865-4469, Ext. 106. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Black Fly Festival, with games, vendors, food, music and more, Main Street (in front of Fryeburg Academy), Fryeburg. Rain location is Wadsworth Arena. Free/donation. fryeburgacademy.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bug Light Kite Festival, with a candy drop, workshop and kites for sale, Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7299. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY

Bike Weekend, with bike clinics, group rides, a time-trial bike race and more, L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport. Free. All day Friday, Saturday and Sunday; schedule at llbean.com/freeport.

Second Friday Art and Craft Sale, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free admission. 899-3529. 4 to 8 p.m.

Solar Show: “Mars Quest and Ring World,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4 to $9. 780-4249. 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Home, Garden & Flower Show, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $9; $7 seniors; $4 ages 6 to 16; free for children under 6. homegardenflower show.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

SATURDAY

Norwegian Independence Day Celebration, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. Free. pinelandfarms.org. 1 p.m.

“Standard Model,” sci-fi puppet show by RPM Puppet Conspiracy, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 899-3529. 7 p.m.

“Die Walkure,” screening of Metropolitan Opera production in HD, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg. $18 to $26. 935-9232. Noon.

“Die Walkure,” screening of Metropolitan Opera production in HD, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $27. 594-0070. Noon.

Antiques Appraisal Day, with Bruce A. Buxton, one of New England’s foremost authorities on antiques, Saco Museum. $15 for one object; $25 for two; $30 for three. sacomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Solar Show: “Eight Planets and Counting,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4 to $9. 780-4249. 3 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Horse-Drawn Summer Delivery Vehicles, exhibit of vehicles seen on Maine roads in the late 1800s through the early 1900s, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Free/donation. skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, performance of “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” Wentworth Intermediate School, Scarborough. Free. 883-4723. scarboroughcrossroads.org. 2 p.m.

Solar Show: “Two Pieces of Glass,” University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4 to $9. 780-4249. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

Steamboating with Charlie Ipcar, singer and composer of sea songs, Georgetown Historical Society. Free. 371-9200. 7 p.m.

Creative Conversations: “Sharing Space and Art: Connecting Artists and Businesses,” Space, Portland. Free. space538.org. 7 to 9 p.m.

FILMS

“Scooter McGruder” (2010), Portland premier of Maine-made film by Bill McLean, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. $10. 772-4022. 7 p.m. today.

Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater, film series, Winter Street Center, Bath. $5/donation. sagadahocpreservation.org. “Footloose” (1984), 7 p.m. Friday.

“Proceed and Be Bold!” (2008), documentary on the work of printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport. Free. tidesinstitute.org. Artist reception at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. Friday.

Teens Through Time, Portland Public Library. Free. 871-1700. 1990s: “Never Been Kissed” (1999), 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Mayhem Film Festival, films created by students at Southern Maine Community College, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland. $6. 772-4022. 7 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“Meet Your Farmer,” eight short films by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Keystone Reading Series, with local authors, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free. 899-3529. 8 p.m.

Baron Wormser, former Maine poet laureate reads from his ninth book of poetry, “Impenitent Notes,” Longfellow Books, Portland. Free. 772-4045. 7 p.m.

Richard Horan, author of “Seeds,” book signing and reading, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. Free; reservations recommended. 967-8282. 6:30 p.m.

Sandy Fuller and Jeannie Brett, author and illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” book signing, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Noon.

Elizabeth Strout, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for “Olive Kitteridge,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jeannie Brett, illustrator of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” L.L. Bean Retail Store, Freeport. Free. llbean.com/freeport. 1 to 3 p.m.

Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of “One was a Soldier,” York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Howie Carr, radio personality and author of “Hit Man,” Nonesuch Books and Cards, South Portland and Biddeford. Free. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. (South Portland) and 3 p.m. (Biddeford).

Kevin O’Hara, author of “A Lucky Irish Lad,” signing and reading, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. Free; reservations recommended. 967-8282. 11 a.m.

Spring Author Series, with Patti Rutka, author of “Jairus’s Daughter” and “Salome,” Wiscasset Public Library. Free. 882-7161. 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of “One was a Soldier,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. Free. 772-5434. 11:15 a.m.

TUESDAY

Tony Oppersdorff and Kyrill Schabert, authors of “Best Nature Sites: Midcoast Maine Route 1 Corridor — Brunswick to Belfast,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. 725-5242. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Two Maines,” reading by authors Crash Barry and John McDonald, not suitable for children; St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $10. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. 

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. $7 to $9. portlandseadogs.com. Vs. Reading, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. 

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

TODAY

Dance, disco, funk and soul with Groove Machine, Echo Hill Dance Club, St. George. $20. 372-6503. 8 p.m. to midnight.

FRIDAY

Family Contra Dance, calling by Sharon Pyne and Doug Protsik, Morris Farm, Wiscasset. $2. 882-4080. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing, with DJ John, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. Call for price: 878-0584. 7 to 11 p.m.

SATURDAY

Veterans Dance, with The Time Riders, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. $10; free for veterans. 324-5657. 7 p.m.

Saturday Night Dance Party, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. Call for cover: 671-7644. Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m.; group lesson at 7 p.m.; dance party 8 to 11 p.m.

Tony Boffa Band Spring Dance, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. $15. maplewooddancecenter.com. No lessons; reservations suggested. 8 to 11:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

International Folk Dance, learn dances from the Balkans, Israel, France and Greece, followed by dance party, Portland New Church. $5; $3 for children. 318-7108. 7 to 9 p.m.