• BENEFITS

TODAY

Flower Power Fashion Show, with cocktails and a silent auction; benefits Maine Cancer Foundation; Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $40; must buy ticket in advance. visitthekennebunks.com. 5 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY

“Smokin’ Hot,” invitational exhibition and silent auction of cigar box art, benefits library’s arts development fund, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. yarmouthlibrary.org. Silent auction reception, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Spring Fling Benefit Dance, with Saco River Jazz Ensemble, Black Tie Catering, food and art show; benefits Odd Fellows’ & Rebekahs’ Home of Maine; Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. $30. 796-2230. 5 p.m.

Safe Voices’ Walk to End Domestic Violence, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. safevoices.org. Registration at 9 a.m.; opening ceremony at 10 a.m.

2012 Spring Garden Tour, benefit for the Abbe Museum, WatersEdge (Stewart Estate), Northeast Harbor. $15. springgardentour.org. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Indoor Book Sale, benefit for Stock the Stacks campaign, Camden Public Library. camden.lib.me.us. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

JUNE 7

“License to Chill,” comedy, live music, food and silent auction; benefits Winterkids; Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, Portland. $35. biddingforgood.com/winterkids. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

West Paris Old Home Days, parade, music, fireworks, food, alumni day, programs and more, West Paris. westparisme.com. Various times Friday to Sunday.

Festival Franco Fun 2012 Annual All-Day Party, magic show, storytelling, live music and more, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $10. francocenter.org. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Kezar Falls Lilac Festival, parade, walking tour, live music, book sale, barbecue and more, downtown Kezar Falls. Prices vary. 625-3082. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Annual 4×4 Maine Festival, Pittston Fairgrounds. pittstonfair.com. Saturday and Sunday.

Kennebunkport Festival, fine food, art and wine, live music and inn tours, various locations, Kennebunkport. Prices vary. Schedule at kennebunkportfestival.com. Tuesday to June 9.

Annual OOB Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend, Corvette display, parade, old-fashioned clambake and more, Old Orchard Beach. back2thebeach.net. Prices vary. June 7-10.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

“Ulysses for the Fun of It,” weekly listening session of a recording of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. Free. maineirish.com. 6 to 7:30 p.m. today and June 7. Through June 28.

Wine Dinner, five-course menu designed by executive chef Kevin Cunningham, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station. $100.  innatbrunswickstation.com. 6 p.m.

FRIDAY

First Annual 633 Hop Swap Weekend, golf scramble, beer tastings, hop plant sale and more presented by Boothbay Craft brewery and area businesses, Boothbay Harbor. Prices vary. fb.me/JCmYEy8e. Various times Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY

Heritage Tea, music by Foxwell & Company, Skowhegan History House. skowheganhistoryhouse.org. 2 to 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party, all ages, no registration required, Topsham Public Library. topshamlibrary.org. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Second Annual Newfoundland Day, with Barbara Walsh book signing, Newfoundland cuisine and music by The Squid Jiggers, Black Bear Cafe, Naples. 240-3788. 3 p.m. until close.

2012 Maine Call to Arms Arm Wrestling Tournament, first to third place of each men’s and women’s weight class will receive a trophy, Thatcher’s, South Portland. 899-6601. 3:30 p.m.

Scarborough Garden Club Plant Sale, Hunnewell House, Scarborough. home.roadrunner.com/~garden. 8 to 11 a.m.

Songo Garden Club of Naples Plant Sale, Village Green, Naples. 693-5074. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Three Class Acts: An Evening of Poetry and Performance,” with Taylor Mali, Elizabeth Peavey and Gary Lawless, Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott. $15; $12 for students. thecclc.org. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Transit of Venus,” planetarium show followed by telescope viewing, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5. usm.maine.edu/planet. 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Piccadilly Circus’ “Blast,” acrobats, animals, comedy, music and more, Topsham Fairgrounds. $35 to $45 (buy one, get one free); child’s ringside VIP $8; general admission child seats are free. thefuncircus.com. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and June 7. Through June 10.

• FILMS

TODAY

“The Color Wheel” (2011), the story of JR, an increasingly transient aspiring news-anchor, as she forces her disappointing younger brother Colin to embark on a road trip, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

“George Harrison: Living in The Material World” (2011), documentary by Martin Scorsese, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. Part II, 6:30 p.m.

“Pedal-Driven: A Bike-umentary” (2011), nonprofit documentary explores conflict surrounding mountain bikers on public lands, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $12. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

International Short Film Series: “Rockland Shorts,” nine short films from around the world, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $12 (includes after-party). farnsworthmuseum.org/rocklandshorts. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

“The Making of ’40 West,’ ” documentary screening with cast and crew plus dessert, Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. $14; $12 for students and seniors. 929-5412. 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Imagination Project Student Film Festival, Stonington Opera House. Free. operahousearts.org. 2 p.m.

TUESDAY

“Mostly Martha” (2002), Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“The City Dark” (2011), documentary about light pollution in New York City, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m.

JUNE 7

“The Redemption of General Butt Naked” (2011), documentary about former Libyan warlord Joshua Milton Blahyi, Space, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.

“Renascence: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Poet” (1992), documentary, Whitehall Inn, Camden. 239-3391. 7 p.m.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Lisa Turner, author of “The Eat Local Cookbook,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Marcia Leonard, author of “Fingerprints,” Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.

SATURDAY

Jeffrey and Allison Wells, authors of “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” Freeport Wild Bird Supply. freeportwildbirdsupply.com. 4 to 6 p.m.

Dahlov Ipcar, author and artist of “Stripes and Spots,” Georgetown Historical Society. 371-9200. 10 a.m. to noon.

Liza Gardner Walsh, author of “Fairy House Handbook,” with fairy house and wings workshop for children, Rockport Opera House. 236-3642. 10 a.m.

WEDNESDAY

Kieran Shields, author of “The Truth of All Things,” Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 7

Melissa Coleman, author of “This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family’s Heartbreak,” University of New England, Portland. 221-4375. Noon.

Melissa Coleman, author of “This Life is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family’s Heartbreak,” Freeport Community Library. Free. freeportconservationtrust.org. 7 p.m.

James Witherell, author of “L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company,” Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

Gerry Boyle, author of “Port City Black & White,” South Portland Library. Free. 767-7660. 6:30 p.m.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $4 to $9. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t546. Vs. Bowie, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; noon June 7.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

International Folk Dance, dances from the Balkans, Israel, France, Greece and around the world, The New Church, Portland. $5; $3 for children. 776-5351. 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.