• BENEFITS

Yogathon, benefits MaineShare, Maine Mall, South Portland. $8 per hour. maineyogathon.com. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Signature Chefs Auction for March of Dimes, sample food from local restaurants and supermarkets; live and silent auction items include unique dinners, hotel stays and weekend getaways; DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland. $40 to $50. marchofdimes.com/maine. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Fashionable Giving for Life Fashion Show, benefit for Family Crisis Services, Avant Dance & Event Center, Westbrook. $10 in advance; $20 at the door. 329-6318. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment, a midway and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10; free for children under 12. fryeburgfair.com. Various times today to Sunday.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta, with pumpkin boat racing, pumpkin catapulting, a giant pumpkin parade and more; various locations, Damariscotta. Most events are free. Various times today to Monday; schedule at damariscottapumpkinfest.com.

Fling into Fall, parade, fireworks, concerts, a car show, dancing and more; various locations, Searsport. searsportme.net. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Farmington Apple Festival, apple pressing, crafters, apple/fall novelties, food sale, luncheon, apples for sale and more; Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association, Farmington. 778-3808. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Autumnfest, craft show, music, scarecrow making, a scavenger hunt and more, various locations, Bath. visitbath.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Foliage Craft Fair, variety of crafts, children’s activities, entertainment and exhibits, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay. railwayvillage.org. Saturday and Sunday.

Fall Festival, bulb sale, indie crafts, apple bobbing, coffee sack races, music and more, Seed & Bean, Kennebunk. 636-7555. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

National Theater in London Live: “The Kitchen,” screening of play set in 1950s London, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $15 to $18; $10 for students. 935-9232. Live at 2 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

National Theater in London Live: “The Kitchen,” Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for students. rocklandstrand.com. Live at 2 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

National Theater in London Live: “The Kitchen,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15. 563-3424. 7 p.m.

Tate House Museum Architecture Tours, 90-minute tours, Tate House Museum, Portland. $3 to $8. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m.; 1 and 2:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Second Annual Harvest Revue, with storyteller Van Reid, folk music duo Castlebay and traditional music by The Pollywogs, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $12; $5 for children. 563-3424. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Portland Fire Museum Open House, fire horses return to the stalls, antique fire trucks display and firefighting films; part of Spring Street will be closed to traffic; Portland Fire Museum. $5. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Cladah Mhor Pipe Band at 11 a.m.

Apple Saturdays, cider pressing (bring your own apples or purchase at the village), Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Free. 926-4597. 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Tours, wear good shoes; must be more than 55 inches tall; canceled in case of rain or fog; Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse, South Portland. $5; free for children under 14. 699-2676. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Third Annual Pie Baking Contest, Bath City Park. 443-8330. Judging begins at 11 a.m.

Carfest Classic Car Show, Ball Field, York Beach. $5 per car. 603-332-0253. 9 to 11 a.m.

Foreign Auto Festival Show, featuring Volkswagens, Owls Head Transportation Museum. $12; free for ages 18 and under. owlshead.org. 9:30 a.m. (gates) Saturday and Sunday.

Free Ice Skating, with Salty Pete, Crackers and Portland Pirates past and present, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. Free. 775-3458. 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

“Longfellow and Bull: The Virtuoso and the Poet,” lecture and concert, Hiram Historical Society. Free. 625-4762. 2:30 p.m.

Antiques Show and Sale, Medomak Valley Land Trust’s annual event with 60 dealers, Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro. $5. midcoast.com/~mvlt/calendar.html. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

TUESDAY

“The Phantom of the Opera,” screening of 25th anniversary theater performance from Royal Albert Hall, Brunswick 10. $18 to $22. fathomevents.com. 7:30 p.m.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, poet John Survivor Blake and poetry slam competition, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. $3, $5. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Maine Ski Season Launch Party, reception, displays, light fare, a cash bar, book signing with four authors, short films, door prizes and more, Eastland Park Hotel, Portland. skiseasonlaunchparty.eventbrite.com. $15 to $200. 773-7669. 6 to 9 p.m.

Thomas Hill Standpipe Tour, tour 1897 structure on the highest point in Bangor, Thomas Hill Standpipe, Bangor. Free. 3 to 6 p.m.

• FILMS

“!Women Art Revolution” (2010), documentary explores “secret history” of feminist art, Space, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. today.

Movies at the Museum: “The Myth of the American Sleepover” (2010), Portland Museum of Art. $7. portlandmuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Banned Book Film Festival: “Maurice” (1987; rated R), Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Flix for Chix: “Mrs. Henderson Presents” (2005), Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $5/donation. 563-5513. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Nosferatu” (1979), Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. 646-6170. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

“In Good Time: The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland,” Portland film premiere, Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $10. usm.maine.edu/about. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13.

Reel Rock Film Tour, presented by Windstopper and Northface, Big Easy, Portland. $10, $12. 775-2266. bigeasyportland.com. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Camille Dungy, award-winning environmental poet and editor of African-American nature poetry anthology, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free; tickets required. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m.

Scott Alarik, author of folk-music novel “Revival,” book reading and musical performance by Gordon Bok, Camden Public Library. $10. 236-3440. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Bill Irwin, author of “Blind Courage” and the only blind person to hike the entire Appalachian trail, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland. Free. 772-7421. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Jeannie Brett, author of “My Cat, Coon Cat,” Poofberry’s Toys, Kennebunk. 967-0400. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Ten Contemporary Poets, Plus One,” readings from contemporary American poets, York Public Library. Free; call to register: 363-2818. 7 p.m.

John Bird, author of “Rockland, Maine’s Tidal Turn,” Rockland Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

Barbara Walsh, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “August Gale,” Falmouth Memorial Library. 781-2351. Noon.

Poets Leonore Hildebrandt and Richard Miles, Book Arts Studio, Dorward Hall, University of Maine at Machias. Free. 255-1279. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Brown Bag Lecture, with Charlotte Bacon, author of “Twisted Thread,” Portland Public Library. Free; bring a lunch. 871-1710. Noon to 1 p.m.

OCT. 13

Language Arts Live, fiction reading by Laura Van Den Berg, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. Free. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m.

Mystery Month of Maine Crime Authors, with Dorothy Cannell, author of “She Shoots to Conquer,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. 626-2415. 6:30 p.m.

• FOOD/DRINK

End of Season Celebration Harvest Supper, with musical entertainment, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. $14; $7 for children under 10. 766-3330. 5:30 and 7 p.m. seatings Saturday.

Maine Cheese Guild Open Creamery Day, meet the animals and learn stories about the more than 150 Maine artisan cheeses, statewide, Maine. mainecheeseguild.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Dinner with the Pirates, Portland Pirates coaches, players and Ice Girls will be guest servers, Ri Ra Irish Pub, Portland. Menu prices. 761-4446. 7 p.m. Oct. 13.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

North Yarmouth Contradance, music by Elixer and caller Nils Fredland, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth. $7, $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 p.m. (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance) Saturday.

Ecstatic Dance, with DJ, The Awake Collective, Portland. $10 to $20. theawakecollective.com. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.