Annual Spring Used Book Sale, benefits the hospital and health career scholarships, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. Free admission. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Reiche Community School Annual Spring Auction, live music by The High Riders, Britta Pejic and Les Frenchman; benefits the school; Port City Music Hall, Portland. 874-8175. 7 to 9 p.m.
“Springtime in Paris,” silent and live auction, dinner and fashion show by Earth Bound; benefits the Maine State Museum; Le Club Calumet, Augusta. $25. 287-2304. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
WHSN’s 10th Annual Benefit Concert, music by The Box Tiger, Dustin Saucier, Beach the Whale and The Other Bones; benefits the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society; Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $10. whsn-fm.com. 8 p.m.
Craft Fair and Silent Auction, benefits the library, Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish. 625-8083. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Chocolate Lovers’ Fling, multi-course chocolate tasting menu prepared by local chocolatiers, with silent auction; benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $50. chocolateloversfling.com. 1 to 4 p.m.
“Music in the Air,” music by the Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, the Downeasters Quartet, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus and more; benefits WYAR 88.3 FM; Yarmouth High School. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. wyar.org. 3 p.m.
Community Dog Show, all dog breeds and mixes eligible to compete; donations benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland; The Woods at Canco, Portland. Free. 772-4777. 3 p.m.
Midcoast Altered Couture Contest, contestants walk the runway with one-of-a-kind garments made from recycled/re-purposed “packaging”; benefits the “Art Van” mobile arts therapy program; The Frontier, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 day of contest. explorefrontier.com. 6 p.m.
Toast on the Coast, 21-plus epicurean occasion; benefits Easter Seals Maine; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $50 for grand tasting; $75 for private wine tasting and access to grand tasting. eastersealsme.org/events. 6 to 9 p.m. April 11.
Annual Parrothead Festival, Jimmy Buffett-inspired activities including outdoor concerts, pond-skimming competition, contests, prizes, parties, a key lime pie eating contest, a margarita mix-off, skiing and more, Sunday River, Newry. Various prices. Schedule at sundayriver.com. Friday to Sunday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Rhythm of the Heart, traditional Spanish flamenco dancing and Wabanaki hand drumming and singing, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Free. abbemuseum.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Storyteller Carol Birch, tells the story of Lou Gehrig, Topsham Public Library. Free. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m.
Freeport First Friday Dinner and Mini-Concert, music by Flash Allen and Randy Roy, Freeport Community Center. $18; includes dinner and concert. 865-3985. 6 p.m.
“EARTH,” opening reception and Poets and Fools Costume Ball, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5 to $25 (sliding scale at the door); reception is free. waterfallarts.org. Reception 5 to 8 p.m.; ball at 8 p.m.
Fryeburg Academy International Club’s Annual Pageant of Elegance, international fashion, dance and song, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free/donation. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m.
Girish, call-and-response chanting, meditation and music, Portland New Church. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m.
First Friday Wine Series: Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads in-depth tasting paired with food, 21-plus; The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $40. winewiseevents.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m.
“A Wine Walk in the Old Port: Latin American Reds,” sommelier Erica Archer leads tastings paired with food at four area restaurants, 21-plus; begins at The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $40. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m.
10th Annual Button Show and Sale, St. Louis Alumni Hall, Biddeford. Free admission. mainebuttons.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Opera DVD Screening, Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Kennebunk Free Library. Free. 985-2173. 1 p.m.
New Gloucester History Barn Open House, permanent and temporary exhibits about local history, New Gloucester Historical Society (History Barn). Free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon.
Volunteer Fair, find volunteer opportunities, presented by Altrusa Club of Portland, Portland Elks Lodge #188. 773-3148. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
North Atlantic Figure Skating Club 15th Annual Ice Show, 26 solo and group performances, Family Ice Center, Falmouth. $12; $8 for seniors and children; $20 premium seating. 781-5058. 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Psychic Sunday, individual fees for readings, products and services, Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland. $2 admission. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Peter Boie: “Magician for Non-Believers,” presented by Cape Elizabeth Community Services, Cape Elizabeth High School Auditorium. $5 in advance; $7 day of show. capecommunityservices.org. 4 p.m.
Shape Note Singing, four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp, everyone welcome to participate, The New Church, Portland. Free. maineshapenotesinging.org. 1 to 4 p.m.
Trustees’ Mini-Golf Tournament, library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course for fundraiser, Kennebunk Free Library. $8; $5 for ages 2 to 12; free for children under age 2. 985-2173. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dramatic Reading of “The Submission,” key scenes will be read as part of the annual community-wide reading project A Capital Read, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta. Free. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), with featured storyteller Jackie Riefer, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. $5. moosetellers.ning.com. Open mic at 7 p.m.; featured storyteller at 8 p.m.
Words & Images Release Party, readings by contest winners and USM faculty with music by If and It, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. Free. mayostreetarts.org. 6:30 p.m.
Portland Children’s Film Festival, featuring local, national and international children’s films and workshops for all ages, various locations, Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Thursday to Sunday.
Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, features, shorts, documentaries and parties; various locations, Lewiston/Auburn. Various prices. Schedule at lafilmfestival.org. Thursday to Sunday.
“Rockland Shorts 2013,” international short film series, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $8.50. farnsworthmuseum.org/rocklandshorts. 8 p.m.
Reel Paddling Film Festival, award-winning films in 10 categories, Chewonki Center for Environmental Education, Wiscasset. $12 in advance; $15 day of show; $10 for students. chewonki.org. 7 p.m.
“Anna Karenina” (2012, Rated R), based on Tolstoy novel, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m.
“Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War,” documentary about an American minister and his wife’s life-threatening mission in Europe to help save imperiled Jews and refugees at the onset of World War II, First Universalist Church of Auburn. $5/donation. 783-0461. 7 p.m.
“Romeo and Juliet” (1968, Rated PG), Shakespeare tragedy, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $5/donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m.
“High Noon” (1952), classic Western starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. 7 p.m.
“Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God” (2012), HBO documentary about child abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m.
“An Evening of Short Films by Walter Ungerer,” Q&A with Ungerer follows the screening, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. Free. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m.
“In Good Time, The Piano Jazz of Marian McPartland” (2011), documentary about the life and career of jazz legend McPartland, St. Joseph’s College (Viola George Auditorium), Standish. Free. filmsbyhuey.com. 7 p.m.
Evelyn Rysdyk, author of “Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine,” True North Health Center, Falmouth. Free. 781-4488. 6 p.m.
Mark Lapping, author of “Maine’s Agricultural History,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 2 p.m.
Annie Finch, author of “Spells: New and Selected Poems,” University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. Free. une.edu/mwwc. Noon.
Christiane Northrup, author of the children’s book “Beautiful Girl,” Leapin’ Lizards, Freeport. Free. 865-0900. 4:30 p.m.
International Edible Book Festival Competition, show of edible art pieces that reference a book or poem created by community members and library patrons, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5 to 8 p.m.; eating begins at 7 p.m.
Leslea Newman, award-winning author of more than 60 books, including “Jail Bait” and “Still Life with Buddy,” Peaks Island Community Center. Free. 766-5540. 7 p.m.
Maine Poetry Express, readings by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, local poets Richard Foerster and Megan Grumbling, and more, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Portland Poet Laureate Bruce Spang, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $4; two tickets for $5. 773-7210. 7:30 p.m.
Zeb Rahzmann, author of “Stories from the Appalachian Trail,” Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Kieran Shields, author of “A Study in Revenge,” Raymond Village Library. Free. 655-4283. 6 p.m.
11th Annual “Poets/Speak!”, featuring more than 25 well-known and emerging poets, Bangor Public Library. Free. 847-8336. 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Poetry Reading, with Dave Morrison, Kristin Lindquist and Elizabeth Tibbetts, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.
Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine,” University of Maine (Olsen Student Center), Farmington. Free. 778-7454. 7:30 p.m.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. 874-9300. Vs. Trenton, 6 p.m. Thursday (season opener) and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; vs. Reading, 6 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Springfield, 4 p.m. Sunday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Arigana Highway and calling by Mary Wesley, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 20; $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.
Contra Dance, with the Big Moose Band and caller Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $6; $1 for children; $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m., lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.