Farm to Table Fundraiser, four-course meal, benefit for the Maine Green Building Council, The Salt Exchange, Portland. $60 to $75. maineusgbc.org. 5:30 p.m.cash bar, 6:30 p.m. dinner Thursday.
Engineers Without Borders Second Annual Beer & Wine Tasting, appetizers from Lake Region Caterers and music from the Jason Spooner Band. Silent auction, beer and wine tastings are provided by local purveyors, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $30 to $35 day of show. ewbportlandmaine.org. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
10×10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, reception and sale of works by local artists, proceeds benefit Arts Are Elementary program, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick. 10x10brunswick.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,.
A Totally RAD Night, ’80s dance covers by The Time Pilots, fundraiser for the Amy St. Laurent Fund, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $20 advance; $25 day of show. ticketriver.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Maine Suitcase Party, fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, grand prize raffle winners and a guest immediately board private jet for an expenses-paid weekend in New York City, Maine Aviation Corporation Hangar, Portland. $100. mainesuitcaseparty.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2013, Payson Park, Portland. alz.org/maine/walk. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, multiple challenge categories, best in show and more, fundraiser for the Planet Dog Foundation, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $10, $5 kids and dogs. planetdog.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Harbor Fest 5K, Boothbay Resort and Craft Brewery. $20 advance; $25 day of. boothbayharborevents.com. Registration at 8:30, race at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Portland Ovations presents POP!, arts celebration and silent auction with indoor street fair, music, dance and more, benefit for Portland Ovations, Portland Company Complex. $35 advance; $40 day of. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Andre Dubus III, author of “House of Sand and Fog,” appearing with agent, poet and publisher Lucas Hunt, Engine, Biddeford Arts. $5, suggested donation. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m. Friday.
John Ford and Mark Nickerson, authors of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny” and “Blue Lights in the Night,” Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. Saturday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Davy Rothbard, author of “My Heart is an Idiot,”Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” Portland Stage Company, pay-what-you-can. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.
UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection presents Cathie Pelletier, author of “The One-Way Bridge,” University of New England Abplanalp Library, Portland. une.edu/mwwc. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Susan Conley, author of “Paris Was the Place,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Barton Seaver, chef and author of “Where There’s Smoke,” includes food samples and a signed copy of the book, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. $45, $60 per couple. 563-3207. 4 p.m. Oct. 3.
Liz Gardner Walsh, author of “Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine’s Fort Knox,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6 p.m. Oct. 3.
• FAMILY 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.
Community Contra Dance, live music with caller Kathryn Larson, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester. $8, $20 per family. ngucc.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Cumberland Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food, entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds. www.cumberlandfair.com. Thursday through Saturday.
Acadia Night Sky Festival, community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia’s night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts, Bar Harbor (various locations). acadianightskyfestival.com. Thursday and Friday.
Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration, music, crafts, food and learning for the whole family, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. wellsreserve.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Festival, fine arts and crafts, food, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. 324-3191. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Chill Yoga presents The Great Falls Yoga Festival, full-day of yoga, meditation, live music and holistic healing workshops at several locations, $99 for full-day ticket,$75 for half-day, downtown Lewiston. greatfallsyogafestival.org. Saturday.
15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, over 100 artists and Maine food producers and live music, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. freeportfallfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10. www.fryeburgfair.com. Sunday through Oct. 6.
2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, “Brooklyn Castle,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival, viewing and judging of the 10 finalist short films, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $10, $7 students. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.
Saco River Community Television presents “Buxton, Maine — An American Story,” film about the rise and fall of Buxton’s earliest industries, special benefitscreening to support the Buxton Historical Society and The Saco River Theatre, The Old White Church, Buxton. $15. 929-6472. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Global Lens Film Series, “El Fantastico Mundo De Juan Oral” Mexico 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“The Loving Story,” story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who fought the anti-miscegenation laws in their home state of Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 finally overturned those laws in the landmark decision Loving vs. Virginia, presented by The Maine Jewish Film Festival and UMaine School of Law. Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland. Free, tickets required. thelovingstory.bpt.me. Reception at 5 p.m., film at 6:15 Wednesday.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Cider Sunday, press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sunday, Oct. 13.
Tea Tasting, sample 5 different teas, Jacqueline’s Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com.6 p.m. Tuesday.
Second Annual Beer vs. Wine Dinner, will feature a selection of seasonal offerings prepared by Chef Kevin Cunningham and paired with Gritty’s beers and Joel Gott wines, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, $35. innatbrunswickstation.com/tavern_diningdinner. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• FOR CHILDREN
“Play Me A Story” Interactive Theater Performance and Workshop, “Back to School Bonanza,” for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Pumpkin Patch Trolley, children 6-16 $9.50, Age 5 and under $2.00, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $12, $10 seniors. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Othello” Live in HD, celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.
Figures of Speech Theatre presents T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets,” recitation followed be DaPonte String Quartet performing works by Beethoven that inspired Eliot, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free, tickets required. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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.
Hospice of Southern Maine Presents Twilight in the Park, gathering of honor and remembrance with luminaria, Deering Oaks, Portland, hospiceofsouthernmaine.org/twilight2013. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, “Highlights of Evergreen,” Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
2013 Maine Antiques Symposium, “A 21st Century View,” diverse talks, illustrated lectures and presentations, panel discussions and cocktail reception, Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport. $75. 646-0505. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Psychic Sunday, tarot readings, psychic readings, crystals, individual fees for readings, products and services, Fireside Inn & Suites Portland, Portland.$2. onthenewedge.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute tours, architectural 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. Oct. 3.
Perfect Portlander Pageant, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, fee $5. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m. Oct. 3. This article was updated at 11:05 a.m./Sept. 28 to correct fee and time.