• BENEFITS

SATURDAY

Maine Walks for Haiti, with Haitian music, artwork, storytelling and more; benefits Maine’s Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership; Payson Park, Portland. $10. mainewalksforhaiti.org. 9 a.m. to register; 10 a.m. start.

5K Road Race, benefits Pine Grove’s scholarship fund, Pine Grove School, Falmouth. 781-3441, Ext. 301. Registrations and donations accepted at active.com. 8 a.m.

Secret Spaces, Historic Places, tour of forgotten and hidden places in Biddeford benefits Heart of Biddeford to revitalize Main Street; various locations, tickets at Heart of Biddeford Office. $25; $15 students and seniors; free for children under 12 accompanied by adult. heartofbiddeford.org. 1:30 to 5 p.m., accompanied by Taste of the Town and Finale in the Park with gypsy-jazz trio Ameranouche, 1 to 6 p.m.

Plein Air Painters Invitational, benefits Heartwood College of Art, Maine Art Shows, Kennebunk. maine-art.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Bicycle Coalition’s Women’s Ride, 5-, 15-, 25- and 50-mile rides benefit the coalition’s work to improve bicycling in Maine; L.L. Bean (Casco Conference Center), Freeport. $35 to $45; $10 discount for girls ages 12 to 17 and seniors older than 65; girls ages ll and under ride for free. bikemaine.org. 8 a.m.

Red Cross Armed Forces 5K Walk, Payson Park, Portland. 874-1192, Ext. 191. Free registration. maineredcross.org. Check-in at noon; walk at 1 p.m.

Red Cross Armed Forces 5K Walk and Run, University of Southern Maine — Lewiston/Auburn College, Lewiston. $15 pre-registration; $20 day of event. maineredcross.org. 8:30 a.m.

“Rooted in Soul,” concert featuring Antje Duvekot, The Rock My Soul Sextet and The Rock My Soul Choir and Band; benefits The Roots and Gospel Project, a nonprofit arts and cultural organization dedicated to helping those in need through music; Spring Hill Restaurant, South Berwick. $20 to $30; free for ages 12 and under. rootsgospel.org. VIP reception at 4 p.m.; concert at 5 p.m.

Reading and Reception, with Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout; Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance benefit for the Community School; Rockport Opera House. $25. 236-3000, Ext. 110. 4 to 6 p.m. 

MONDAY

Bridge Music Fest, 28 musical acts including Adam Waxman, Fiona Cagney, Fox Maasch, Ben Knop, Mano Ali and more; benefits music programs in Portland; Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Free/donations. bridgemusicfestival.org. Noon to 8 p.m. Rain location is King Middle School. 

WEDNESDAY

Kickoff Party for Fenix Theatre Co., with food and live music; proceeds will help fund two shows by the repertory theater; Space, Portland. space538.org. 6 to 10 p.m. 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

2011 Kennebunkport Food/Wine/Works of Art Festival, various locations, Kennebunkport. Various prices and times; schedule at kennebunkportfestival.com. Today to Saturday.

“The Way Life Should Be,” camping and music fest with bands Stream Reggae, Roots of Creation, Sophistafunk, Cyborg Trip, SkyFoot, Running Gags, Chaos Sauce and more; Roaring Acres Farm, Brooks. thewaylifeshouldbe.ticketleap.com. $40 to $50. 542-0401. 9 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

6th Annual Festival Francofun, with local and regional music, food and Franco-American culture, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. Some activities and events are free; some require tickets. francoamericanheritage.org. 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday.

Family Fishing Festival, stocked pond, rods and reels available, license not required; Angevine Park, Androscoggin River, Bethel. Free. 824-3694. upperandro.com. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Fiber Frolic, demonstrations and activities including sheep dogs and shearing, weaving and spinning and more; camping available; Windsor Fairgrounds. $2 to $5; free for children under 12. fiberfrolic.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Monday.

Kezar Falls Lilac Festival, activities, vendors, a yard sale, a magic show, a plant sale, a parade and more; downtown Kezar Falls. 625-3082. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Rain location is Sacopee Valley Middle School Gymnasium on South Hiram Road.

Kezar Falls Lilac Festival Pancake Breakfast, Riverside United Methodist Church, Kezar Falls. $3 to $5; free for children under 10. 625-3082. 7 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment Weekend, with raids and battles, field music, food, a period Sunday church service, a circa 1864 baseball game and more, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. $8; $6 for children under 12; weekend pass for $14 ($8 for children). 897-4366. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Maine 4×4 Festival, Pittston Fairgrounds. 582-1856. 10 a.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday. 

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” live, high-def screening of Roundabout Theatre Company production; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta (563-3424), Strand Theatre, Rockland (594-0070) and Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg (935-9232). Call for prices. 7 p.m.; encore performance in Rockland at 3 p.m. Sunday. 

FRIDAY

Solar Shows: “Mars Quest,” narrated by Patrick Stewart, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5, $6. 780-4249. 7 p.m. “Black Holes,” 8:30 p.m.

Public Basketmaking Demonstration, University of Maine (Hudson Museum), Orono. Free. 581-1904. 10 a.m. to noon. 

SATURDAY

Solar Show: “Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast,” solar system tour, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4, $5. 780-4249. 3 p.m.

Evening Lantern Walk, tour a 17th-century village, Fort William Henry, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. Free. 677-2423. 8:30 p.m.

One-Year Anniversary Celebration, with live music, a dance performance in the afternoon, art making and face painting, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Donation. localsprouts.coop. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Psychic Sunday, fees for readings, products and services, Lucid Stage, Portland. $1 admission. lucidstage.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Car Show, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. $5 to register; $2 for spectators; free for ages 12 and under. 8 to 10 a.m. (registration); 1 p.m. (awards). 647-4033. 

WEDNESDAY

Device Workshop, experts will guide attendees through functions and features of Android-powered devices, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones; U.S. Cellular, Portland. Free. 774-0407. 5 p.m.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Belfast Flying Shoes Contradance, American Legion Hall, Belfast. belfastflyingshoes.org. 8 p.m. Friday.

Curtain Call Ball, celebration of 20 years of the Public Theatre in Lewiston/Auburn with The Tony Boffa Band, a live auction, wines and desserts, Baxter Brewery beers and more; Bates Mill Atrium, Lewiston. $50; cash bar; cocktail attire. 782-3200. 7 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, with The Racket Factory, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. $5. 897-4366. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Contra Dance, Falmouth Congregational Church. $5 to $10; free for children under 5. 756-2201. 7:15 p.m. Saturday. 

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs vs. Richmond, Minor League Baseball, Hadlock Field, Portland. $7 to $9. portlandseadogs.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.