• BENEFITS

Annual Fall Book Sale, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Thousands of books at terrific prices, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Middle East Children’s Alliance Cultural Benefit, proceeds benefit children in Palestine traumatized by war. Music by Okbari and Alhan Music Ensemble and dancing by Jamileh, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $20. mecaforpeace.org. Middle East cuisine, classic and popular Middle Eastern music and dance, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Cellist Rushad Eggleston, benefit for the Watershed School, Camden Opera House, $20, $15 seniors and students. camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run or Roll and Family Fun Day, Thornton Academy, Saco. uniteagainstbullyingme.org. 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

3rd annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease, Down East Sunrise Trail, Ellsworth. hdsa.org. Walk, fun run and bike ride, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Natural Resources Council of Maine presents Rachel’s Run and Kids Run; all proceeds go to reduce toxic pollution in Maine, Capitol Park, Augusta. nrcm.kintera.org/run. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Barton Seaver, includes food samples and a signed copy of the book, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, $45, $60 per couple. 563-3207. Chef and author of “Where There’s Smoke,” 4 p.m. Thursday.

Liz Gardner Walsh, Falmouth Memorial Library, falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Author of “Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine’s Fort Knox,” 6 p.m. Thursday.

Dana Pearson, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Author of “Two Birds,” 1 p.m. Sunday.

James Nelson, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. Author of “Fin Gall,” 2 p.m. Sunday.

Cathie Pelletier, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. Author of “The One-Way Bridge,” 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Susan Poulin, Raymond Village Library, Raymond. 655-4283. Author of “Finding Your Inner Moose,” 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Robin Lloyd, Camden Public Library, 236-3440. Author of “ Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” 7 p.m. Thursday.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by Big Chief, lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

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.

Red Solo Cup Dance Party, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15. 329-0845. DJ Jeff Rockwell, mechanical bull, line dancing, corn hole tournament and more, 7 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, Falmouth Congregational Church, live music by Midnight Toast with caller Sue Rosen. $10, $7 for under 21, $5 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair, with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway; museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. www.fryeburgfair.com. Through Sunday.

Harry’s Harvest Ball, cannabis celebration, Hot Day at the Zoo, Spose, Stratospheerius, The 220s, The Mallett Brothers Band, Firefolk, Eric Green Party, at Harry Brown’s Farm, Starks. $50 advance, $70 day of. harryshill.net. Friday to Sunday.

Autumn Craft Fair, proceeds to benefit Bonney Memorial Library expansion project, Masonic Lodge Hall, Cornish. 625-4701. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women 8th annual fine art and crafts show, benefit for the children’s program at Graves Library. More than 20 local, female artisans and craftswomen will exhibit their high-quality and beautifully handcrafted jewelry, painting, hand-hooked rugs, pottery, children’s clothing, paper batik paintings, kaleidoscopes, weaving and more, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Harvest and Craft Fair, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn. 783-9608. Crafters and artisans, theme baskets, silent auction, bakery and a 50/50 raffle, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

• FILMS

“Blazing Paddles,” Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene, free. sawyer-foundation.com. Travelogue film narrated by Gray Warriner, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.

“Into the Mind,” presented by Sugarloaf and Sunday River, movie about rising to the ultimate challenge, all tickets come with a lift ticket to Sunday River or Sugarloaf, State Theatre, Portland, $25. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Family Film Series, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. “The Croods” (comedy adventure), 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Global Lens Film Series, “La Vida Se Mata,” Chile 2007, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

• FOOD AND DRINK

Cider Sunday, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

• FOR CHILDREN

Play Me a Story, “Enchanted Adventures,” interactive theater performance and workshop for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, Portland, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

“Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend,” Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, $17-$54. thecolisee.com. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

Tate House Architectural Tour, 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. 90-minute tours, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Perfect Portlander Pageant, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, free. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Peaks Island Puppets with Motionfolk Theater, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts .org. Family show, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Guerrilla Downtown presents Free Conversations; participants will be asked to turn off their cell phones and select a topic of conversation from a menu of subjects and experience the face-to-face social media of personal interaction, Monument Square, Portland. firstfridayart walk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Freedom Gala, presented by The Maine Freedom Project to raise awareness and funds to stop human trafficking; live and silent auction to benefit LOVE146, a nonprofit organization working to end child exploitation and trafficking, hors d’ouveres, cocktails and live music, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland, $35. freedomme.com. 7 to 11 p.m. Friday.

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

MET Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $5 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Greater Portland Landmarks’ Western Promenade House Tours, Christian Science Church, Portland, $35 advance, $40 day of. portlandland marks.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Living History Days, presented by the Maine Forest & Logging Museum, wagon rides, water-powered saw mill, blacksmith shop, 20th Maine Civil War encampment and much more, Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement, Bradley, $10, $5 children. leonardsmills.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Historic Bans & Quilts Tour, presented by Freeport Historical Society, visits to four unique barns; vintage and antique quilts will be displayed and discussed at each barn, Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, South Freeport, $35. freeporthistoricalsociety.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsof evergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

MET Live in HD Opera: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $24, $22 seniors. atthelincoln.org. With soprano Anna Netrebko and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Octoberfest: Standard Flower Show, creative floral designs and well grown horticultural specimens and educational exhibits, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth. 878-1972. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

“25 Years and Counting!” concert to celebrate WERU, Noel Paul Stookey, David Mallett, Tim Sample, Bill Schubeck, Heidi Dauh and Phil Norris, The Grand, Ellsworth; $22-$27, $12 for 14 and under, $50 for familes. grandonline.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“The Thinking Heart: The Life and Loves of Etty Hillseum,” performance with two voices and cello, with Carl Dimow and members of the Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer band, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, donations. pilgrim agetotheheart.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.