10×10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, sale and silent auction of works by local artists; benefits Arts Are Elementary; Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick. Free admission. 10x10brunswick.org. Bidding on silent auction begins Thursday; show previews 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. Friday; art exhibit and sale 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Tours of the Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for Hunger Relief of York County, Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk. $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Oct. 4. Through Oct. 15.
Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, several contests for dogs, silent auction, prizes, music, animal communicator and raffle; benefits NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans; Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. $10; $5 for dogs and children (space is limited). planetdog.com. 1 to 4 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.) Saturday.
Karen’s “Energy 4 Life” Cancer Run/Walk 5K, Snow Marine Park, Rockland. maritimeenergy.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Portland Ovations “POP!”, music by Michael Odokara-Okigbo, food, circus and dance performances; benefits Portland Ovations’ school and community-based arts-programs; Portland Company Complex. $35 in advance; $40 day of show. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cumberland County Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and live entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland. $9; $3 for seniors on Thursday; free for ages 12 and under. Schedule at cumberlandfair.com. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Vinfest 2012, family-friendly festival celebrates the fall harvest with grape stomping, music, winery tours, demos and more, Cellardoor Winery and Vineyards, Lincolnville. Schedule at mainewine.com/events/special-events. $10 (Friday is sold out). Friday and Saturday.
Apple Pumpkin Festival, vendors, crafters, agricultural products, historical displays, food, raffles and more, Recreation Fields, Livermore Falls. Various prices. Schedule at tinyurl.com/applepumpkinfestival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cornish Apple Festival, vendors, performances, auction, food contests, road race and more, Thompson Park, Cornish. Free. cornish-maine.org. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Maine Lakes Brew Fest, taste Maine beers and listen to live music by The Disclaimers, Random Order and more, 21-plus (ID required); Point Sebago Resort beach, Casco. $25 in advance; $30 day of event; $5 for non-drinking tickets. mainelakesbrewfest.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Festival Fair, food and fine arts and crafts, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. Free admission. 324-3191. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Harborfest, local artists, entertainment, pie-tasting contest, treasure hunt, boat rides, children’s games and more, Whale Park, Boothbay Harbor. Various prices. Schedule at boothbayharborevents.com. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show, more than 20 local female artists and craftswomen, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, pumpkin boat regatta, giant pumpkins, pumpkin smashing and more, downtown Damariscotta and surrounding areas. Free. Schedule at damariscottapumpkinfest.com. Saturday to Oct. 8.
Pemaquid Oyster Festival, oysters from the Damariscotta River, entertainment, educational exhibits and boat tours; benefits the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund; Schooner Landing, Damariscotta. Free. pemaquidoysterfestival.com. Noon to dusk.
Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment, midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10; free for children under age 12; free for ages 65 and older on Tuesday. fryeburgfair.com. Gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday to Oct. 7.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Wings of Freedom Tour, fully restored WWII bombers and fighters with stories from WWII veterans; flights available at additional cost; Sanford Regional Airport. $12; $6 for children. collingsfoundation.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
“Suite Limpet,” theatrical site-specific installation piece using sculpture, performance, music and science, Otter Creek Hall, Mount Desert Island. $9 to $14; reservations required. limpet.brownpapertickets.com. 5:45 p.m. Friday to Sunday. Through Oct. 7.
Wings of Freedom Tour, fully restored WWII bombers and fighters with stories from WWII veterans; flights available at additional cost; Brunswick Executive Airport. $12; $6 for children. collingsfoundation.org. 2 to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Horseshoe Tournament, cash prizes, The Trailblazers Club, Wells. $11; $10 for subsequent games. 641-2433. Sign-up at noon, games at 1 p.m.
“An Evening at the Morris Farm: The Morris Farm Auction,” silent and live auction, cash bar, music and hors d’oeuvres, Morris Farm, Wiscasset. $25. 882-4080. 5 to 9 p.m.
Clean-up and Gardening Day, hosted by Spirits Alive, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. Free. spiritsalive.org. 9 a.m. to noon.
“Everybody Loves Pirates,” Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers puppet show aimed at children, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8; $4 for students; free for children under age 2. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 and 7 p.m.
“Art at Home in Hallowell,” tour seven Hallowell residences, begins at Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $25 in advance; $30 day of. tour. harlowgallery.org/wordpress1. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch Trolley, ride a streetcar to find the perfect pumpkin, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $10; $8 for seniors ages 60 and older; $7.50 for ages 6 to 16; free for ages 5 and under. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Maine Alpaca Farm Days, alpaca farms open throughout the state. Free. Locations at mainealpacafarms.com. Most farms open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Damariscotta Day, music by The Haymakers, Chapman-Hall House, Damariscotta. Free. 882-7060. Noon to 4 p.m.
Scarecrow Sunday, scarecrow making (supplies provided), Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $10 per scarecrow plus gardens admission. mainegardens.org. 1 to 3 p.m.
Camden International Film Festival, dozens of films, special guests, panels, parties and other special events, various locations, Camden and Rockland. $8.50 per film; passes are $25 to $125. Schedule at camdenfilmfest.org. Thursday to Sunday.
“Fixing the Future,” featuring David Brancaccio of “NOW” on PBS, University of Southern Maine (Payson Smith Hall), Portland. Price not given. 619-4437. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Texas Highways & Byways,” travelogue film narrated by Dale Johnson, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. sawyer-foundation.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.
Manhattan Short Film Festival, 10 short films from around the world, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, thepublictheatre.org/special_events/manhattan-short. $10; $7 for seniors and students. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Bugcrush” (2006) and “Yearbook” (2011), two rated R shorts, film screenings and discussion with director Carter Smith, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. $7. 841-5914. 7 p.m. Friday.
“The Ruins” (2008, rated R), film screening and discussion with director Carter Smith, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. $7. 841-5914. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“The Dream Factory” (2012), ski and snowboard film, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $19 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Global Lens International Film Series, international films, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. bates.edu/museum. “Fat, Bald, Short Man” (2011, Columbia), 7:30 p.m. Monday. Through Dec. 3.
Manhattan Short Film Festival, 10 short films from around the world, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $7.50 to $8.50. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Oct. 4.
Phillip Hoose, author of “Moonbird: A Year on the Wing of Great Survivor B95,” Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. 6 p.m.
“The Poet as Art: A Poetry Series,” with Brian Turner, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m.
Kate Braestrup, author of “Here If You Need Me: A True Story” and “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity,” Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland. 828-1090. 7 p.m.
Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m.
David Hackett Fischer, author of “Champlain’s Dream,” University of Maine (Fox Auditorium), Fort Kent. 834-7557. 7 p.m.
Eva Murray, author of “Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Agnes Bushell, author of “Death in Arcadia,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
“The Poet as Art: A Poetry Series,” with Brian Turner, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. laarts.org. 6 p.m.
John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” Woodfords Club, Portland. woodfordsclub.org. 7 p.m.
James S. Leamon, author of “The Reverend Jacob Bailey, Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon.
Susan Poulin, author of “Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Nick O’Connell, author of “The Storms of Denali,” Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. 797-7240. 7 p.m.
Richard Blanco, author of poetry collection “Looking for the Gulf Motel,” Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland. 780-8393. 7 p.m.
Martin Goldman, author of “And I From Bohemia,” York Public Library. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Ty Drago, author of “Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. 1 p.m.
Kate Flora, author of “Redemption,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.