The Mutineers, string music concert with guests Ted DeMille and Bobby St. Pierre, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, The Frontier, Brunswick. $7 in advance; $10 day of show. explorefrontier.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Harvest Hoedown, harvest buffet, raffles, pie auction and music by Tricky Britches, Gorham Project Graduation fundraiser, 21-plus; Odd Fellows Hall, Gorham. $20. 839-8941. 7 p.m. social hour; 8 p.m. concert Friday.
Live Benefit Auction, collectibles, furniture, art, jewelry, gift certificates and more; benefits the missions of the church; Peoples United Methodist Church, South Portland. 799-1413. Viewing at 6 p.m.; auction at 7 p.m. Friday.
HART Annual Litterbox Auction Fundraiser, silent and live auction, appetizers, cash bar and music by the Sweet Adelines, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $25 in advance; $35 day of show. hartofme.com. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Keep Me Warm: An Evening of Art and Music,” music by Kevin Midgley and Friends and Pejepscot Station, benefit for Pownal Fuel Assistance, Mallett Hall, Pownal. $10. 688-4153. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Fall Card Party, light lunch, beverages and door prizes, benefits Falmouth Historical Society, Holy Martyrs Church, Falmouth. $12. 781-2705. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
Labyrinth Walk, indoor Chartre-style labyrinth for meditative walks, benefits the Center for Grieving Children, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland. Free/donation. 772-7421. 4 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15.
• CRAFT FAIRS
Gorham House Craft Fair, jewelry, art, furniture, clothing and holiday crafts, Gorham House. 351-5973. 1 to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Christmas Fair, more than 30 artisans and crafters, Mercy Hospital, Portland. 879-3000. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Harvest Fair, crafts, raffles, gifts and silent auction, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-2487. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
DownEast Fair, baked goods, crafts, knits and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 774-8243. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holiday Fair, toys, tools, crafts, attic heirlooms, books and more, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland. 772-5434. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Snowflake Fair, handmade children’s accessories, knit goods, baked goods, artwork, decorations and more, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. 415-7098. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Craft Fair and Bake Sale, North Sebago United Methodist Church, Sebago. northsebagoumc.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holiday Craft Fair, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kennebunk. 985-4303. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas at Cornerstone, baked goods, candy, decorations, knit goods, white elephant items and more, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco. 286-9829. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christmas Fair, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. 854-0573. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Seventh Annual Christmas Sale, Christmas and Thanksgiving items, toys, gifts, decorations and more, Limington Town Hall. 692-2989. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All Elementary Craft Fair, more than 70 vendors, raffle, yard sale and entertainment, Harriet Beecher Stowe School, Brunswick. 729-0757. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Village Square Fair, baked goods, cookie walk, crafts, silent auction and more, Standish Congregational Church. 642-3706. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by Windham Athletic Boosters, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Home for the Holidays, arts, crafts, decorations, raffles, baked goods and candy, St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. 839-4857. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Fall Fair and Silent Auction, jewelry, plants, handmade gifts, knits, baked goods and more, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. 773-5423.8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
35th Birthday Celebration, face painting, music and birthday cake, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $9; free for museum members and children under 18 months old. kitetails.org. 5 to 7 p.m.
Portland Beer Week, beer tastings, presentations, parties, beer and cheese pairings, Maine Brew Bus and more, various locations, Greater Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandbeerweek.org. Thursday to Saturday.
Open Mic and Poetry Slam, musicians and poets, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m.
Great Gatsby Costume Gala and Dance Extravaganza, mocktails, small bites and music by Ben Baldwin and The Big Note with The Stairwells, Kittery Community Center. $10. 439-0485. 7 p.m.
Harvest Fun Day, games, arts and crafts, face painting and refreshments, Riverton School, Portland. Free. ccmaine.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Street Holiday Stroll, arts and crafts fairs, music, food and more along State Street, Portland. 775-2673. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celtic Christmas Fair, handmade crafts from Maine and Ireland plus Celtic fiddle music and Irish dance performances, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 767-1017. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
York County 4-H Annual Fall Fest, several workshops and pizza party for ages 5 to 18, Sanford High School. $3. 324-2814. 2 to 7 p.m.
Nursery Rhyme Story Time, story time for children, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10 a.m.
Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb, performing children’s music by Woody Guthrie, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free/donation. harlowgallery.org. 2 p.m.
“Do The Math Tour,” with Bill McKibben and 350.org, presentation by acclaimed environmental author and activist with international climate campaign, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $10; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, Second Tuesday Slam with slam poet Chris August, 18-plus; Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m.
“Tellabration! 2012,” MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts) storytelling event with Susan Dries, Margaret Cardozza, Meg Gilman, Katy Rydell, Jean Armstrong, Chris Newcomb, Bill Hinderer and Vernon Cox; Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. $10/donation. moosetellers.ning.com. 7 p.m.
“A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carson’s Love for the Natural World and Her Fight to Defend It” (2008), documentary about famed environmentalist, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Found Footage Festival, latest and greatest array of VHS wonders, Space Gallery, Portland. $8 in advance; $10 day of festival. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, films to change your world from Bhutan and Baffin Island to Casco Bay, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $20 in advance; $25 day of festival. cascobay.org. 5 p.m.
“An American Tail” (1986, Rated G), animated feature about a Russian mouse who immigrates to the U.S., York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
“Age of Champions” (2012), National Senior Games documentary, includes Q&A with director Christopher Rufo; Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free. ageofchampions.org. 1:30 p.m.
Global Lens International Film Series, “The Prize” (2011, Argentina/Mexico), Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. bates.edu/museum. 7:30 p.m.
Nature at Risk Film Series, “Living Downstream” (2010), documentary exploring the links between cancer and the environment, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. Free. 967-2778. 7 p.m.
“Alice Waters & Her Delicious Revolution,” part of the “American Masters” series produced by PBS, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta. Free. hhrc.uma.edu. 5:30 p.m.
“The Welcome,” documentary about life after war for veterans, First Universalist Church, Rockland. Free. midcoastpeaceandjustice.org. 7 p.m.
“Normative Narratives,” film series about the portrayal of gay men in cinema, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. “Keep the Lights On” (2012), 7:30 p.m.
“The African Queen” (1951), starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m.
Richard Blanco, author of poetry collection “Looking for the Gulf Motel,” Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m.
Mary Cerullo, author of the children’s book “City Fish, Country Fish,” Rice Public Library, Kittery. 439-1553. 6 p.m.
Jennifer Skiff, author of “The Divinity of Dogs,” Bookstacks, Bucksport. 469-8992. 6:30 p.m.
Poet David Wojahn, author of “World Tree,” Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Free. 780-4291. Talk at 2 p.m.; poetry reading at 4 p.m.
Dahlov Ipcar, renowned Maine children’s author and illustrator, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 10 a.m. to noon.
Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” Emery Community Arts Center, Farmington. 778-7880. 7:30 p.m.
William Barry, historian and author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Ricker Memorial Library, Poland Spring. 998-4390. 5:30 p.m.
Brenda Gilchrist, author of “Waltzing with Bracey: A Long Reach Home,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon.
Jeff Foltz, author of “Two Men Ten Suns,” with refreshments, music and a reading, University of Southern Maine (bookstore), Portland. 780-4070. 7 p.m.
Max Alexander, author of “Bright Lights, No City: An African Adventure on Bad Roads with a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan,” Falmouth Memorial Library. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
Kate Flora, author of “Redemption,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Poet Carolyn Gelland, reading from her husband Kenneth Frost’s book of poems, “Time on Its Own,” Farmington Public Library. www.farmington.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
William Barry, historian and author of “Maine: The Wilder Half of New England,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. 7 p.m.
Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey into the Storm,” University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn, Lewiston. 753-6674. 6 p.m.
Paul Doiron, author of “Bad Little Falls,” South Portland Library. southportlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Adirondack, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Contra Dance, with Jessie and Greg Boardman and Ellen Gawler, bring clean shoes for dancing, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth. $10; $7 for seniors and students. 233-4325. Beginner’s session at 7:30 p.m.; potluck at 7 p.m.; dance 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday.