• BENEFITS

Marginal Way Preservation Fund fundraising dinner, Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit, $100. marginalwayfund.org. Five-course meal with selected wines. Reception at 6 p.m., wine dinner at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Camp Kita Memorial Kite Flight, benefit for Camp Kita, a place for children affected by suicide to connect with one another and learn constructive ways to deal with the pain of losing a parent to suicide, Wells Beach, $25, donation to sponsor a kite. campkita.eventbrite.com. Takes place on the eastern shore, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. Benefits South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, 9 a.m. Sunday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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

David Little, artist and author of “Art of Katahdin,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lyn Sudlow, author of “A Vast Army of Women: Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War,” Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Michele Albion, author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm,” Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Elise Steinbaum, author of “Brightness Falls” book of poetry, Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Jean Flahive, author of “Railroad to Maine,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. 7 p.m. Thursday.

• 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; at People Plus; $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Swine and Stein Octoberfest, Water Street, Gardiner. gardinermainstreet.org. Local food, beer, music, chicken fling competition, frozen T-shirt contest and more. Saturday.

Fall Festival, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. norlands.org. Crafts, wagon rides, nature walks, games, apple activities and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women Fine Craft Show, benefit for New Hope for Women, First Congregational Church, Camden, $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. Activities and demonstrations, live music by Rick Charette, hay bale climbing and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• FILMS

“The Banned Book Film Series,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. “The Hunger Games” (rated PG-13), 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Girl Rising,” stories of nine courageous girls who have overcome tremendous hardships – gender violence, early marriage, trafficking, bonded labor and discrimination – to pursue their dreams of education and a better life, State Theatre, Portland, free, presented by CIEE. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” more than half of his stunning paintings in high-definition glory on the big screen, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.

“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” artist documentary, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

“Dead Man Walking,” screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out’s weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Rated R, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

• FOOD AND DRINK

Harvest Supper, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $15, $8 for children under 10. 766-5514. Pot roast, fall vegetables, breads, desserts and cider, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

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.

Fall Foliage Wine Sail, join sommelier Erica Johnson about the Sail Sloop Frances for a tasting discussion of French reds, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course autumn meal by chef Christopher Anderson of Wings Hill Inn and Restaurant, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, includes wine and gratuities. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

• FOR CHILDREN

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

Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, family music, Camden Opera House, $12, $8 for under 16. camdenoperahouse.com. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pumpkin Hayrides, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 27.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 27.

Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe, popular Dave & Morley stories along with live and recorded music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52. porttix.com. Presented in association with MPBN, 7 p.m. Monday.

Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3 to $5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring poet John Sinclair, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Media Portland Open House and Portfolio Review, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. mainemedia.edu. 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17.