• BENEFITS

Summer Benefit Concert Series, Lighthouse Jubilees, proceeds benefit local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $5. www.thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Catie Curtis, singer-songwriter, funds benefit archival preservation activites, Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown, $20. georgetownhistoricalsociety.or. 7 p.m. Friday.

Annual Paws for a Cause Fundraising Walk and 5K, hosted by the Coastal Humane Society, Winslow Memorial Park, Freeport. coastalhumanesociety.org. 8 a.m. Saturday.

“Art by the Sea” Annual Benefit Auction, live auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, arts and entertainment auction, fundraiser for the Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. $125. ogunquitmuseum.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Allagash Brewing Company Victor Ale Tasting, Jason Spooner Band, Pete Kilpatrick and Emilia Dahlin Quartet, proceeds benefit the St. Lawrence Arts Center, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $20. stlawrencearts.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, Dave Shaffer, proceeds benefit local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $5. www.thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Aug. 29.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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

Ted Kerasote, author of “Pukka’s Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs,” Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. planetdog.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

John Holl, author of “The American Craft Beer Cookbook,” Gritty McDuff’s, Portland. 772-2739. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Elise Richer and Teresa Lagrange, Writer and Illustrator of “Always in Season: Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer’s Market of New England,” signing in Monument Square during Farmer’s Market, Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 11 a.m. to Noon Wednesday.

Seth Casteel, photographer and author or “Underwater Dogs,” Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. planetdog.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

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. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Family Barn Dance, Wolfe’s Neck Farm Red Barn, Freeport. $5. wolfesneckfarm.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Sidewalk Art Festival, annual WCSH 6 art show and sale featuring 300 artists from around the country; held along Congress Street, Downtown Portland. www.wcsh6.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Picnic Music and Arts Festival, 120 vendors with locally produced crafts and artwork, live music, Lincoln Park, Portland. Free. picnicportland.com. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women 7th Annual Juried Art and Craft Show, Longfellow Greenhouse, Manchester. designingwomen.org. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Chili-Fest, with food vendors, crafters and live entertainment, Wells Junior High School. Free. wellschilifest.com. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

American Folk Festival, dancing, music, storytelling and other traditional folk arts performances, Riverfront parks, Bangor. $10. www.americanfolkfestival.com. Saturday.

Windsor Fair, agricultural exhibits, arts and crafts, lidway, pulling events, harness racing and more, Windsor Fairgrounds. www.windsorfair.com. Sunday through Aug. 29.

Blue Hill Fair, midway rides, food vendors, musical entertainment, racing, pulling events and more, Blue Hill Fairgrounds. www.bluehillfair.com. Aug. 29.

“The Bluegrass Special’, The Gibson Brothers, Bobby Osborne and his Rocky Top Express, Della Mae and many others, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick. $35-$50. www.thomaspointbeach.com. Aug. 29.

• FILMS

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Neurotypical,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com.7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Through Sept. 26.

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, “Monsters, Inc.,” Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. 30 minutes after sunset Thursday.

Space Presents Bayside Bowl Summer Patio Film Series, “Repo Man” (1984 cult classic), Bayside Bowl, Portland. Free. space538.org. sunset Wednesday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Ping Pong,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com.7:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Through Sept. 26.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

The Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, stars Vladimir Zinczenko. Illusions, comedy, juggling and more, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, Freeport. $22. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 29.

Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $14, $8 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.

Quilt Show, Standish Congregational Church, Standish. donations at the door. 637-2675. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Awesome” Juggling Show, with The Tardy Brothers, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, Freeport. $10 adv-$13 dos. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

19th Midcoast Auto Show, sponsored by Bath Knights of Columbus and Bath Parks and Rec. Dept, McMann Athletic Complex, Bath. $3. 443-8360. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, featured Poet Bobby Crawford, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $3-$5, 18-plus. 450-1815. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“They Heard The Dream,” celebration and discussion on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” Speech, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Summer Silent Film Series with Live Music from Jeff Rapsis, Harold Lloyd “Grandma’s Boy” (1922), Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Aug. 29. Through Oct. 26.