• BENEFITS

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Book Sale, proceeds benefit scholarships to OLLI participants, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland. 846-9544. Books in all categories, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A Paw in the Door annual silent and live auction, benefits a Bath-based feline aid and rescue nonprofit, with food and live music, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. 751-7408. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ever After Mustang Rescue annual lasagna dinner and silent auction, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco, $8. Food, beverages and door prizes, mustangrescue.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Bid Big, Laugh Loud” auction, with humorist Tim Sample; proceeds will be directly applied to students’ fees for programs offered by Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, Owls Head Transportation Museum. trekkers.org. 6:30 pm. Saturday.

Hop-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy Association, benefit to raise money and bring awareness to muscular diseases, Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook, registration required. 854-3749. Open to hoppers ages 2 and up, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Raise the Roof Gala, benefit dinner and awards ceremony, keynote speaker is Emmy-winner Steve Thomas, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, $50. habitatportlandme.org. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Painting for a Purpose Mirrors Auction, 45 mirrors painted by local high school students and made by carpentry students will be auctioned, proceeds benefit grants for youth-led service learning projects designed by Portland students, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $10, $25 per family. paintingforapurpose.net. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Christoph Irmscher, author of “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Meg Wilson, author of “Mourning Dove,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Little, artist and author of “The Art of Katahdin,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth. yarmouthframeandgallery.com. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Katherine Mayfield, author of “Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It: A Guide to Recovery from Bullying,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Steve Hobson, author of “A Flag Unfurled,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Bruce Borque, author of “The Swordfish Hunters,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. Noon Wednesday.

Ann Hood, author of “The Knitting Circle” and “The Obituary Writer,” Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 318-0008. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

John Fricke, author of “The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic,” Camden Public Library. www.library camden.org. 7 p.m. Nov. 14.

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.

Freeport Contradance, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $10, $7 students and seniors. 233-4325. Music from Velocipede, caller Kristin Seibert; family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner session at 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Country Corner Christmas Fair, Buxton United Methodist Church. 642-4958. Decorations, fancywork, gifts, books and baked goods, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Fair, crafts, raffles, gifts, silent auction, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-2487. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, Leapin’ Lizards, Portland. 221-2363. Psychics, mediums, aura photography, crystals by Gabriel and more, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

DownEast Fair, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. 774-8243. Baked goods, crafts, knits and much more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, American Legion Hall Post 62, Westbrook. 854-0573. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, St. Bernard’s Church, Rockland. 594-2109. Christmas decorations, art and crafts, jewelry, books, white elephant and more, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Windham Athletic Boosters Holiday Craft Fair, Windham High School. 807-6910. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

International Women’s Club of New England Holiday Fair, York Middle School. 363-4214. Unique art work, antiques, jewelry, hand-crafted gifts, holiday decorations and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Old Fashioned Christmas Fair, Windham Historical Society. 892-5608. Wood items, wreaths, linens, home decor, toys and ornaments, sweet treats, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Annual Fall Festival, Crossroads United Methodist Church, Sanford. 324-2946. Silent and live auction, baked goods, jewelry, toys and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Village Square Fair, Standish Congregational Church. 642-2503. Baked goods, cookie walk, crafts, silent auction and more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Joyful Christmas Fair, Second Congregational Church, Brewer. 843-0747. Baked goods, local crafters, attic treasures and more, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham. mcpconline.org. “Granny’s” relishes, jam and jellies, cookies, jewelry, crafts and Christmas decorations, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

State Street Holiday Stroll, Portland. 228-3733. Boutique crafts, jewelry, photography, pottery, holiday decorations, toys, books, food, music and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Craft and Bake Sale, North Sebago United Methodist Church. northsebagoumc.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Arts & Craft Show, Augusta Armory. newenglandcraftfairs.com. Artwork and crafts by New England artisans, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Holiday Fair, Windham Hill United Church of Christ. 892-4217. Christmas wreaths, crafts, baked goods, attic treasures and much more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Limington Extension Christmas Gifts & Decorations Sale, Limington Town Hall. 692-2989. Toys, gift items, decorations, much more, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Fair, Riverside United Methodist Church, Kezar Falls. 625-3082. Baked goods, fall and Christmas homemade crafts, attic treasures and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, benefit for the Kakamega Orphan Project, St. Jude’s Church, Freeport. 318-8531. Kenyan-made items, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

FILMS

Teton Gravity presents “Way of Life,” Royal Hammer performs after the film, State Theatre, Portland, $12 advance, $15 door. statetheatre portland.com. Ski film takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of top athletes, 8 p.m. Thursday.

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

“42,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us; the Jackie Robinson story, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens Film Series, Bates College Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. “Sudoeste” (Brazil 2011), 7:30 p.m. Monday.

“Hark! Cinema Angels” Holiday Film Series, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. “Angels with Dirty Faces” (1938), 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Classic Film Series, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org/arts. “Over the Rhine” (1943), 7 p.m. Wednesday.

• FOOD AND DRINK

Grange Fair, Burkettville Grange Hall, Appleton. 845-2767. 2 to 6 p.m. Public supper at 4 p.m., $8 adults, $3 children, free for under 5. Saturday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Medieval Feast, Franco Center, Lewiston. francocenter.org. Soup, meat turnover, half a chicken, pumpkin pie and performance by The Medieval Players, $35. 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

MET Opera Live in HD: Puccini’s “Tosca,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23-$27, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. With Patricia Racettein and Roberto Alagna, 1 p.m. Saturday.

Veteran’s Day Dinner and Civil War Living History Program, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore, $20. 897-4366. Heritage dinner followed by readings and music of the Civil War, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

2013 Coast City Comicon, Double Tree Hilton, South Portland. coastcitycomicon.com. Fan convention. With comic artist Ed McGuinness, many others, Saturday and Sunday.

Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts presents Tellebration Portland 2013; Michael Parent hosts Maine storytellers Lynne Cullen, Pat Gardiner, Jackson Gillman, Debb Freedman, David Handwerker, Audrey Mason, Donald Spear and Bill Hinderer, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, $10, suggested donation. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Cedars Auxiliary: Pop-Up Holiday Gift Boutique, handcrafted jewelry, striking accessories, skincare and spa, home decor and storage, pocketbooks and bags, kitchen and garden, dolls and toys and much more, Cedars Atrium, Portland, $8 advance, $12 door. 221-7007. Wine and appetizers while shopping for a good cause, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.