• BENEFITS

Summer Benefit Concert Series, with Joe Farren and Stepping Stones, benefits local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Crossroads Green Carpet Event, talent show and fundraiser for Unite Against Bullying ME Walk on Oct. 6, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $10. 838-2146. 7 p.m. Friday.

Lovell Arts and Artisans Fair, juried artists and artisans, benefits Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, New Suncook School, Lovell. Free admission. 925-1135. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Family Festival, live music, crafts, food, family-friendly activities and more, benefits Bath Area Food Bank, Bath Library Park. Free admission. 443-9489. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, with Lighthouse Jubilee, benefits local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

195th Skowhegan State Fair, agricultural exhibits, demolition derbies, truck pulls, harness racing, midway, live entertainment and more, Skowhegan Fairgrounds. $6 Thursday; $8 Friday and Saturday; free for children under age 5; $4 for parking. skowheganstatefair.com. Thursday to Saturday.

Rangeley Blueberry Festival, blueberry jams, muffins and pies, frog-jumping contest, crafts and more, Rangeley Inn. Free admission. rangeleymaine.com/calendar. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, baking and pie-eating contests, more than 200 craft booths, foot races, musical comedy, live music and more, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Free admission. machiasblueberry.com. Friday to Sunday.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, hot air balloons, parade, carnival, beach party and more, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Free admission; balloon rides are $200. greatfallsballoon festival.org. Friday to Sunday.

Belfast Harbor Fest & National Boatbuilding Challenge, handcrafted wooden skiffs, boat racing, 5K road race, maritime exhibits, demonstrations, blueberry pancake breakfast, children’s nautical activities, live music and more, Belfast Harbor. Free/donation. belfastharborfest.com. Friday to Sunday.

Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival, competitions, bagpipe performances, more than 60 clan tents, dance competitions, Parade of the Tartans and more, Topsham Fairgrounds. $15 in advance; $20 at gate; $5 for ages 6 to 12. 8 a.m. (gates) to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, work from more than 90 artists plus activities for children, live music and performances by local theater groups, downtown Brunswick. Free admission. brunswickdowntown.com/events. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, midway, harness racing, livestock, food, children’s activities and more, Union Fairgrounds. $8 to $12. unionfair.org. Saturday to Aug. 24.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, starring Vladimir Zinczenko, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $22. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 22. Through Aug. 29.

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 Aug. 31.

SATURDAY

Wine Wise Walk in the West End: Wines of Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads tour of three West End restaurants where wine and food pairings will be sampled, begins at Hot Suppa!, Portland. $45; 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bloc Party at the Bandstand, games, refreshments and music from DJ Mixx and All Access DJ, Village Green, North Yarmouth. Free/donation. northyarmouthevents.org. 6 p.m.

Second Annual Woodies in the Cove Car Show, Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, Ogunquit (parade is 2 to 3 p.m. from Liquid Dreams to Perkins Cove). $3; free for children up to age 12; $5 for parking; free for parade viewing. historicalsocietyofwellsandogunquit.org. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $14; $8 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to noon. Through Aug. 31.

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7; $4 for seniors and students; free for children under 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.

Fiber Arts Demonstration, spinning, felting, fisherman’s mittens, rug embroidery and hand quilting, Georgetown Historical Society. Free. georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. 10 a.m. to noon.

“Summer Oasis,” tented event held in the sculpture garden of Norumbega Hall with art, live music, complimentary wine bar, a special summer cocktail, a silent auction and more, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor. $30; $50 per couple; $110 for group of five. 561-3350. 6 to 9 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Awesome” Juggling Show, with The Tardy Brothers, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m. Through Aug. 25.

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, tales and songs of Ireland with Kate Chadbourne, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.

• FILMS

“5 Broken Cameras” (2011), documentary about a Palestinian farmer’s nonviolent resistance to the Israeli army, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Sally of the Sawdust” (1925), silent comedy starring W.C. Fields with live musical accompaniment, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

“The Secret Disco Revolution” (2012), documentary about the disco era, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Quartet” (2012, Rated PG-13), dramedy about residents in a home for retired musicians, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“Hey Bartender” (2013), documentary about the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the cocktail followed by Q&A with filmmaker Douglas Tirola and bartender John Myers, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Hey Bartender” (2013), documentary about the rebirth of the bartender and the comeback of the cocktail followed by Q&A with filmmaker Douglas Tirola, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $8.50; $7.50 for seniors and students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Road to Morocco” (1942), comedy starring Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

“Monsters, Inc.,” (2001, Rated G), outdoor screening of animated comedy, Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets. 767-7650. Thirty minutes after sunset Aug. 22.

“Neurotypical” (2011), documentary about autism told from the point of view of autistic people, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Dixie Swanson, author of “The Accidental President,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 1 p.m. Thursday.

Elise Richer and Teresa Lagrange, author and illustrator of “Always in Season: Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer’s Markets of New England,” Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Rick Rubin, author of “The Last of the Doughboys,” Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Poet Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom, author of “Unlaundered Cache and Other Poems,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of “A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine,” Kittery Trading Post. 437-2700. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Joe Yonan, food editor of the Washington Post and author of “Eat Your Vegetables,” Rosemont Produce Market, Portland. 699-4560. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, with Douglas Kennedy, author of “Five Days,” Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Jenifer LeClair, author of “Cold Coast,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Wednesday.

David Little, author and artist of “The Art of Katahdin,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t546. Vs. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by Perpetual e-Motion with caller Kim Roberts, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.