• BENEFITS

Bark in the Park, pre-game parade for pups and people led by Slugger, raising funds to support the Maine Medical Center Therapy Dog Program, Hadlock Field, Portland. $8, dogs must have tickets. 347-8606. 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Third Annual Cocktail Lawn Party, live music by The British Yankee Band, benefit for The Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Hindmarsh Home, Ogunquit. $100, Reservations required. marginalwayfund.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom, author of “Unlaundered Cache and Other Poems,” Introduced by Robert Schumann’s brief piano work, “Der Dichter spricht,” River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Noon Friday.

Dahlov Ipcar, author and Illustrator of many children’s books, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday.

Jen Wixson, author of “Peas, Beans & Corn,” Nonesuch Books, Biddeford. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of “A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine,” Sherman’s Bookstore, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7262. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Macomber, editor of “The Red Sox and Philosophy.” Macomber will be joined by other authors to share their philosophical perspectives on Red Sox Nation, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. 710-2011. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Christina Baker Kline, author of “Orphan Train,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Christina Baker Kline, author of “Orphan Train” and “Bird in Hand,” Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. 781-2351. Noon July 25.

Janet Morgan, author of “Katahdin Drowning,” Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset. 882-7161. 7 p.m. July 25.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Waterford World’s Fair, community agricultural fair with workshops, a craft fair and children’s activities, North Waterford. www.waterford worldsfair.org. Friday.

Yarmouth Clam Festival, annual festival with plenty of clams to eat; also Maine State Pro-Am Clam Shucking Contest, entertainment all weekend, art and crafts, Diaper Derby, races and contests, carnival, various locations, Yarmouth. www.clamfestival.com. Friday through Sunday.

Maine Women in the Arts Annual Summer Arts and Crafts Show, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Mollyockett Days, parade, arts and crafts, wagon rides, belly dancing demo, music, kid’s entertainment, race and more on Bethel Village Common. www.mollyockettdays.com. Saturday and Sunday.

“Christmas In July” Church Fair, craft vendors, face painting, cookie walk, raffles, silent auction, white elephant and more, Raymond Village Community Church, Raymond. 892-4301. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Ship’s Cargo Fair, crafts, plants, plants and garden, painted buoys, kid’s corner and more, Church on the Cape, Kennebunkport. 967-5787. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Stonington Fisherman’s Day, food, crafts, vendors, codfish relay, pet show, rowboat races and more hosted by the Island Fisherman’s Wife Association. deerisle.com/calendar-of-events, Stonington. Sunday.

Casco Days, midway, fireworks, chicken barbecue, road race, music and more Casco Day Park, Casco. cascodays.com. July 25.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival, 40 bands on four stages, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. ossipeevalley.com. July 25.

Pittston Fair, family friendly agricultural fair with midway, exhibitions, contests and events, Pittston Fairgrounds. www.pittstonfair.com. July 25.

• Films

Maine International Film Festival 2013, see website for full schedule, various locations in Waterville. miff.org. Thursday to Sunday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “High Tech, Low Life,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 26.

“One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das,” Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Film Series, “Starbuck” (2011), French with English subtitles, York Public Library, York. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“On the Road” Film Series, “Midnight Run” (1988) (R), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday,. Through Aug. 21.

“Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg,” Civil War documentary, Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. 781-2351. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Art Videos at the Gallery” Series, “Artists of the 20th Century: Joan Miro,” Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Free. 646-8400. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me,” feature-length documentary about legendary Memphis band Big Star, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. July 25.

“In the Blood,” documentary about the life of Maine lumbermen and river drivers, Stratton Community Building, Stratton. 246-2271. 7 p.m. July 25 and July 26.

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, “The Incredibles,” Bug Light Park, South Portland, free. 767-7650. 30 minutes after sunset July 25. Through Aug. 22.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Homegoings,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m July 25. Through Sept. 26. Summer Silent Film Series with Live Music from Jeff Rapsis, Charlie Chaplin “The Gold Rush” (1925), Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit, $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. July 25.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Open Farm Day, over 100 farms statewide open to the public, farm activities and demonstrations from milking to felting; pet farm animals, pick berries, tour a barn or go on a hayride, farm-raised products for sale, displays to see and samples to taste. 287-3702. www.getrealmaine.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

“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. Thursday.

Congress Square Games, dodgeball, Kickball, Pin Artillery and Capture the Flag, Congress Square, Portland. Free. 766-6204. 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Hanumen, chanting, mystic poetry and Indian music, brightstarevents.net/show.cfm?id=4789&cart, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mystery Cruises on the Songo River Queen II Hosted by Mystery for Hire, “Murder at My Class Reunion,” cash bar and food court available on the boat, Causeway, Naples. $29.95, includes show and cruise. mysteryforhire.com. 7 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 10.

AudioBody, inventive multimedia comedy show, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, Freeport. $10 to $25. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Walking the Beat, night of free live music presented at downtown businesses, blues, gypsy jazz, folk, rock and more. Downtown Gardiner. johnsonhall.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

49th Antique Auto Days, autos from 1902-1970s, Boothbay Railway Village. railwayvillage.org. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, featured Poets: Ted Bookey and Robin Merrill, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Artist Dahlov Ipcar, signing copies of “Circle Paintings” calendar, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday.

Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $14, $ for kids 3 to 12, 2 and under free. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the types of stones, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7, $4 seniors and students, kids under 12 free. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.

49th Antique Auto Days, autos from 1902-1970s, Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay. railwayvillage.org. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Met Opera Summer Encore Series, “Turandot,” $18 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+) and $10 students, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. 935-9232. 7 to 9:20 p.m Wednesday. Through July 31.

Yarmouth Summer Arts Series, The Proftones (blues, jazz and rock),Royal River Park, Yarmouth. Free. 846-2406. 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 14.