• BENEFITS

Friends of Rockport Public Library Book Sale, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. Free admission. 236-3642. 5 to 7 p.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Rose and Teardrops, Rusty Hinges and Jeff Tozier, benefit concert for the ongoing restoration project of the Old Jefferson Town House by the Jefferson Historical Society; Old Jefferson Town House, Jefferson. $10. 549-5258. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wine Dinner and “South Pacific” Show, dinner followed by “South Pacific” at the Ogunquit Playhouse; benefits the Marginal Way Preservation Fund; Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit. $150; $110 for dinner only. 604-4884. 5:30 p.m. July 12.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

TODAY

L.L. Bean 100th Anniversary Hometown Celebration, concerts, children’s activities, food, demonstrations and more, L.L. Bean, Freeport. Free. Schedule on Page 31. Today to Saturday.

Houlton Agricultural Fair, livestock, crafts, midway and stage entertainment, Houlton Fairgrounds. $10; $5 for parking. Schedule at houltonfair.com. Today to Sunday.

Bath Heritage Days, carnival, arts and crafts shows, art in the park, strawberry shortcake sale, shipbuilders triathlon, parade and fireworks finale on Saturday; city park and waterfront, Bath. Schedule at bathheritagedays.com. Today to Sunday.

East Millinocket Summerfest, concerts, children’s parade, food and more, Opal Myrick Park, East Millinocket. Schedule at eastmillinocket.org/summerfest2012.html. Today to Sunday.

SATURDAY

Celebrate Portland Community Festival, music, seafood samples, calf petting and performances by Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Chorus and the Blue Lobster Community Chorus from Lucid Stage; Payson Park, Portland. Free. communitytour.coop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Annual Strawberry Festival, shortcake, pies, strawberry pizza, sandwiches, raffles and entertainment, Washington Fire Department. 845-3102. 1 to 6:30 p.m.

Craft Fair, variety of crafts, homemade desserts, used books and live music, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. 439-0650. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bethel Art Fair, featuring the ARTirondack Chair Auction, Bethel Village Common. 824-3575. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Native American Festival and Basket Makers Market, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor. Free. 288-3519. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JULY 12

Norway Arts Festival, arts, crafts, dance, theater and music, downtown Norway. norwayartsfestival.org. July 12-14.

Ossippee Valley Fair, country fair with livestock, events and exhibits, South Hiram. $5, $10. ossipeevalleyfair.com. July 12-15.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

Designer Show House, more than a dozen Maine and New England designers presented by Kennebunk Historical Society, Kenneth Roberts Estate, Kennebunkport. designershowhouse

.eventbrite.com. $20. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 12. Through July 14.

Historic Old Port Walking Tours, 90-minute tours from trained guides. includes maritime and social history; not recommended for children under age 12; Maine Historical Society, Portland. $10. mainehistory.org. 10:30 and 1 p.m. today to Saturday and July 12. Through Sept. 2.

FRIDAY

4 O’Clock Club Bait Shack Party, barbecue and guest speakers, John Hancock Wharf, York. oldyork.org. 4 to 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Evening Lantern Walk, tour a 17th-century village and meet an 18th-century soldier on duty at Fort William Henry; Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. 677-2423. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 8:30 p.m.

Peek-A-Boo Revue, burlesque show, 18-plus; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $15 in advance; 18 day of show. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY

PortSports Social Club Presents Pop Cruise, “booze cruise” with Katy Gaga, a male rock band that performs female pop songs, 21-plus; Casablanca Cruises, Portland. $20. portsportsmaine.com. Boarding at 1:30 p.m., cruise from 2 to 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Angel Reading Dinner with Ruth Kramer, three-course dinner and personal reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $10. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” featuring New England dance company Adele Myers & Dancers, Stonington Opera House. $5. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

• FILMS

“The Mark of Zorro” (1940), Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. today.

“Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” (2011, Rated PG-13), York Public Library. Free. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“Nostalgia for the Light” (2010), documentary, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Art Videos at the Gallery Film Series, “The Decisive Moment: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer,” plus “Edward Hopper,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Free. 646-7055. 7:30 pm. Wednesday.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Richard Ford, author of “Canada,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Jeannie Brett, children’s book author and illustrator of “My Coot Cat,” “L is for Lobster” and “Little Maine” reads stories, makes crafts and sketches, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m.

SATURDAY

John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” and Matt Curry, author of “A Maine Outdoorsman: A Mixed Bag of 48 Short Stories,” Beyond the Sea, Belfast. 338-2100. 1 p.m.

Angus King, author of “A Governor’s Travels,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Carole Lambert, author of “Sea Glass Crafts,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m.

MONDAY

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

Edith Pearlman, author of “Binoclar Vision,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

Poetry Reading, with former poet laureate Martin Steingesser, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $5. rivertreearts.org. 2:30 p.m.

Crash Barry: “Tough Island Live,” 45-minute monologue based on his stories, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. 443-5141. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Richard Russo, author of “Interventions,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.

JULY 12

Katherine Mayfield, author of “A Box of Daughter: Overcoming a Legacy of Emotional Abuse,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

Bill Barry, author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. Free. 774-1822. 5 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. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. July 12.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Greater Portland Community Dance Series Contra Dance, live music and guest caller, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 21; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.