Bid Alzheimer’s Goodbye Auction, music from Cathaus plus silent and live auctions; benefits people in Maine living with Alzheimer’s disease; The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. $50. alz.org/maine. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
“The Price is Right” Night, benefit for Windham High School class of 2014, Windham High School. $10. 892-1810, Ext. 387. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Spring Fling Book Fair, benefits the library, Falmouth Memorial Library. Free admission. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 4 to 6 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lucky Leprechaun 5K Road Race, benefit for Go! Malawi, Trackside Station, Rockland. $15; $35 for family of three; $10 for each additional family member and teams of six or more. 691-3510. 9:45 a.m. for walkers; 10:10 a.m. for runners Sunday.
St. Patrick’s Day Bowling for Kid’s Sake, teams and individuals; benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters; Spare Time Bowling, Portland. 773-5437. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Bath Blarney Days, St. Patrick’s Day celebration with live music, Irish films, parade and more, downtown Bath. Most events are free. Schedule at visitbath.com/events/bath-blarney-days. Daily to Sunday.
Mostly Puppets Festival, featuring Masque Theater’s “This World, the Next, and Then the Peach Orchard,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; festival runs through April 28.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Edible Exhibition, dinners for eight to 20 people with an assortment of traditional dishes relating to current art exhibit, Museum of African Culture, Portland. $50. 871-7188. 6 p.m.
French Sing-Along, presented by the Franco-American Collection at USM Lewiston Auburn, University of Southern Maine/Auburn College, Lewiston. Free. 753-6545. 1:15 p.m.
Children’s Book Sale, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free admission. 829-2215. 9 a.m. to noon.
“Thank You for Being a Friend,” variety show presented by the Freeport Lioness-Lions, Freeport Performing Arts Center. $10; $3 for ages 12 and under. 865-9523. 7 p.m.
Art Supply Swap and Sale, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5/donation. waterfallarts.org. 1 to 4 p.m.
“Queerly Shakespearean,” burlesque show with Shakespeare theme, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $12 at door. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Portland Fish Pier to Maine State Pier, Portland. Free. irishofmaine.org. Noon.
Irish Breakfast, St. Patrick’s Day celebration with live music all day, RiRa, Portland. rira.com/portland. Buffet starts at 8 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, all day food, music and entertainment, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. 773-7210. Opens at 6 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, begins at Heath Street by AZ’s market, Old Orchard Beach. Free. oob365.com. 11 a.m.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, featuring Franco-American storyteller Michael Parent, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.
Spring Senior Expo, 40 booths, 12 speakers and 10 experience rooms, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Scarborough. Free. maineseniorguide.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
16th Annual Maine Jewish Film Festival, shorts, features and documentaries with Jewish themes or connections plus special events, Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland, and various venues. $8 per screening ($6 for students and seniors ages 65 and older). Schedule at mjff.org. Continues to Saturday.
“Girl Model” (2011), documentary about the modeling industry with filmmakers Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Temple Grandin” (2010), biopic of autistic scientist starring Claire Danes, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
“Rope” (1948), Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring James Stewart, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” (2012), documentary explores the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave, screening followed by discussion with USM professor of philosophy Jason Read, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (2012), documentary presented by the Maine International Dyslexia Association, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 6 p.m. March 21.
“Fukushima Never Again” (2012), documentary about 2011 nuclear disaster followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. March 21.
David Buchanan, author of “Taste, Memory: Forgotten Foods and Why They Matter,” Longfellow Books, Portland. Free. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Dorothy Freeman, author of “Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: A People’s Garden,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, featuring poets Bruce Spang and Heather Day, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Colin Sargent, author of “Museum of Human Beings,” Yarmouth Historical Society. Free. 846-6259. 7 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Jeff and Alison Wells, authors of “Maine’s Favorite Birds,” Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, author of “The Whaler’s Bride,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. curtislibrary.com. 7 p.m. March 21.
Jeremiah Conway, author of “The Alchemy of Teaching,” University of Southern Maine (bookstore), Portland. Free. 780-4072. 5:30 p.m. March 21.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Fort Wayne, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Bath Family Dance, live fiddle music and dance lessons, Bath Dance Works. $3; $12 per family. 522-3900. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport. Free/donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.