Friends of Rockport Public Library Book Sale, Midcoast Recreation Center, Rockport. 236-3642. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday; 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
11th annual Summer Celebration Fundraiser, dog tricks, pony-driving demonstrations, lobster, live music from Band Overboard, silent auction, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Free; $50 for lobster bake or steak dinner at 6 p.m. skylinefarm.org. 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
“Broadway and Beyond,” Music With a Mission Benefit Concert, with singers Emily Cain, Kelly Caufield and Matthew Small, benefit for Special Olympics Maine, North Windham Union Church. $10 advance; $12 day of show. 829-7149. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Georgetown Fire Department Auxiliary 38th Annual Auction, Georgetown Fire Department, Five Island Center. 371-2772. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Ninth Annual Victorian Tea, music by harpist Jane Wilcox Hively, proceeds benefit the Restoration Fund, Parsonfield Seminary, $15 advance; $20 day of; $5 for 12 and under. 793-8825. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Abbe Museum Presents The Gathering Gala, cocktails. silent and live auction, dinner, music and dancing, Bar Harbor Club. $150. 288-3519. 5 p.m. Wednesday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Martha White, author of “E.B. White on Dogs,” Artisan Books & Bindery, Isleboro. 734-6852. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Astrid Sheckles, artist of the children’s picture book “Nic and Nellie,” Archipelago, Rockland. 596-0701. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Reba White Williams, author of “Restrike,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Astrid Sheckles, artist of the children’s picture book “Nic and Nellie,” Granite Hall Store, Round Pond. 529-5864. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.
Astrid Sheckles, artist of the children’s picture book “Nic and Nellie,” Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 230-7335. 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.
Jennifer O’Connell, author and illustrator of the picture book “Ten Timid Ghosts,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
Norma Salway, author of “Touched by a Hummingbird,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Astrid Sheckles, artist of the children’s picture book “Nic and Nellie,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Mark Scott Ricketts, author of “A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine,” Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Katherine Silva, author of “Aequitas,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Carolyn Locke, author of “Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Carl Little and David Little, author and artist of “The Art of Katahdin,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Sam Halpern, author of “A Far Piece to Canaan,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Tess Gerritsen, author of several thrillers, Falmouth Memorial Library. Free ticket required. 781-2351. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance, music by Perpetual e-Motion, caller Maggie Robinson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth. $10. 233-4325. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ossipee Valley Fair, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. www.ossipeevalleyfair.com. Opens Thursday; through Sunday.
Norway Arts Festival, arts, crafts, dance, theater and music, downtown Norway. norwayartsfestival.org. Thursday through Saturday.
Moxie Festival, annual festival with music, performances, a parade and Moxie, various locations, downtown Lisbon Falls. www.moxiefestival.com. Friday through Sunday.
Summertime Craft Fair, baskets, pottery, jewelry, furniture, woodcarvings, paintings and more, First Congregational Church, Kittery Point. 439-0650. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Maine YogaFest, more than 40 workshops and lectures, 29 yoga studio partners participating, East End Community School, Portland. $90 to $125. maineyogafest.com. Saturday and Sunday.
Paddle Battle, kayak, canoe, stand-up paddleboard division races, and any other vessels without a motor heading down the Kennebunk River, live music by Amy Allen, Todo Bien and Don Campbell, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. $35; $60 for two-person team. paddlebattlekport.com. Race at 1:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Annual Country Fair, antiques and attic treasures, books, jewelry, plants, cookie walk, crafts and food tables, silent auction and Christmas boutique, Southport United Methodist Church. 633-4896. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Special Flight,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 26.
Outdoor Summer Movie Series, “The Sandlot,” Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. 30 minutes after sunset Thursday.
“Vacationland,” Maine-made feature film, director Jaime Hook and actors from the film will be at screening, Burnt Cove Church Community Center, Stonington. $8. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Beetlejuice,” 1988 comedy, Camden Ampitheatre. 236-3440. 8:30 p.m. Monday.
On the Road Film Series, “Thelma & Louise” (1991) (R), Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Through Aug. 21.
“Northern Borders,” with producer Jay Cravens, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Space Presents Bayside Bowl Summer Patio Film Series, “Akira” (1988 Japanese anime), Bayside Bowl, Portland. Free. space538.org. Sunset Wednesday. Through Aug. 28.
2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “High Tech, Low Life,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. July 18. Through Sept. 26.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Otisfield Historical Society Strawberry Festival, The Old Town House, Otisfield. 539-2521. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
• FOR CHILDREN
Sparks Ark, wild animals, Deering Oaks, Portland. 874-8826. 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles,” explore world of bubbles with Keith Johnson and his state-of-the-art bubble sculptures, Ogunquit Playhouse. $17 to $21. ogunquitplayhouse.org. 10 a.m. and noon Saturday; 10 a.m. Sunday.
21st Annual Pet Show, with live animals, chance for kids desiring a pet to meet others and learn about what is needed, Kennebunk Free Library. Free. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Monday.
Jon Call, camp songs, Deering Oaks, Portland. 874-8826. 12:30 p.m. July 18.
• HOME & GARDEN
Hidden Gardens of Phippsburg Tour, self-guided tour of nine private gardens, benefits the Popham Chapel and Chapel House, Sportsman’s Club, Phippsburg. $30. 389-2620. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Brunswick Garden Tour, self-guided tours of eight gardens, Brunswick Gazebo. $12. 725-6558. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Thursday Night Cruise Night, show off your cars and trucks, The Landmark, Turner. landmarkturner.com. 5 p.m. Thursday.
Summer Silent Film Series with Live Music from Jeff Rapsis, Lillian and Dorothy Gish, “Orphans of the Storm” (1921), Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Community Cookout, Potluck and Band Stand Concert, music by The Italian heritage Center Concert Band, Village Green, North Yarmouth. northyarmouthevents.org. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute tours, tour from the cellar to the attic to reveal the “skeleton” of an 18th-century timber-frame house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $12; $10 seniors; $6 for 6 to 12 years. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Through Oct. 3.
New England Fights Presents Summer Fight Night, mixed martial arts, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, $27.75 to $101.75. waterfrontconcerts.com. Gates at 5 p.m. Friday.
Gonzofest: A Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, includes screenings of “Breakfast with Hunter” and “Making of the Rum Diary,” One Longfellow Square, Portland, $6. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m. Friday.
AudioBody, multimedia comedy show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $10 to $25. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through July 27.
R and R Spinners Spinning Demo, demonstration of traditional skills, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Free. 926-4597. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Walker International Circus, thrills, chills, laughter and animals, Camden Snow Bowl. $15. walkerinternational events.com. Two children 14 and under are free with one paid adult; additional children $5. 3 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Chickadee Quilters of Bridgton Quilt Show, quilts on display, vendor area, yard sale table, refreshments, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton. $5. 647-5197. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $14; $8 for kids 3 to 12; free 2 and under. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Through Aug. 31.
“In the Blood,” film and live music documentary about the life of Maine lumbermen and river drivers, live music by Summer McKane, Hiram Historical Society. Free. 625-4762. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
8th Annual Zombie Kickball, zombie costumes encouraged, Eastern Promenade, Portland. Free. 332-4026. 1 p.m. Saturday.
A Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence, speaker: Former State Rep. Herb Adams, Longfellow House, Portland. Free. 774-1822. Noon Sunday.
Walker International Circus, thrills, chills, laughter and animals, Camden Snow Bowl. $15. walkerinternationalevents.com. Two children 14 and under free with one paid adult; additional children $5. 2 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, Norman NG’s Magic Show, magic and comedy, Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m. Monday. Through Aug. 14.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Irish sea stories by several storytellers and music, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9, suggested donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
“Opera at The Mansion,” with opera singers from the cast of PORTopera’s production of Puccini’s “La Boheme,” benefit for PORTopera and Victoria Mansion, includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $75. 772-4841, ext. 104. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Open Mic, with Dennis Camire and elected poet laureate Marcia Brown, The Hive, Kennebunk, $5. thehivekennebunk.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Met Opera Summer Encore Series, “La Traviata,” Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. 935-9232. $18 adults; $15 seniors (65-plus); $10 students. 7 to 9:30 p.m Wednesday. Through July 31.
“Take Heart: Poems from Maine,” poets from all over Maine will read their works from the “Take Heart” anthology, Kennebunk Free Library. 985-2173. 6:30 p.m. July 18.