Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Portland Symphony Orchestra will present “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” with Norman Huynh conducting an hour-long program geared to children, in Portland on Oct. 20.
Courtesy Portland Symphony Orchestra
The Portland Stage Company presents August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” through Oct. 20.
Photo by Aaron Flacke
“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” show dates are Dec. 19 to 22, Chocolate Church Arts Center (Curtis Room Annex), Bath. 442-8455. The play calls for four adult males, six females and 17 children, 4 p.m. Oct. 20.
Camp Kita Memorial Kite Flight, benefit for a place for children affected by suicide to connect and learn to deal with the pain of losing a parent to suicide, Wells Beach, $25, donation to sponsor a kite. campkita.eventbrite.com. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, benefit for South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Fall Book & Bake Sale, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Robbie Foundation 2nd annual Gala Evening, with comedian Juston McKinney, benefits children and youth in Maine with developmental disabilities, Black Point Inn, Scarborough, $75, $140 per couple. robbiefoundation.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
“Boots, Band and BBQ – A Party with A Purpose,” Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, $50. ridingtothetop.org. Fundraiser for the center with BBQ contests, photo booth, music and dancing with Bonnie Edwards and the Practical Cats, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Iris Network Walk for Independence, proceeds provide training, education and support for people with vision loss or blindness in Maine, Monument Square, Portland, $15, 12 and under $5. 774-6273. 1.4 miles through Portland, registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Fourth Annual Ghoulwill Ball, fundraiser for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, Portland Club, $15, two for $25. goodwillnne.org. Music by Take 4, photo booth, food, costume contests, 7 p.m. Saturday.
Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County Benefit Auction, University of Maine (Hutchinson Center), Belfast, $5-$10. 930-2677. Live music, food, silent auction at 5 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Noah’s Walk, benefit for research and awareness of pregnancy and infant loss, North Dam Mill, Biddeford. 200-7674. Registration at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Crossroads Inaugural Masquerade Ball fundraising gala, benefit for Crossroads, Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach, $65. crossroadsme.eventbrite.com. With music by Wavelength, humorist Tim Sample, non-alcoholic drinks, costume contest and more, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
“Building Blocks for Habitat,” proceeds benefit fire prevention at the Women Build House in Freeport, Freeport Fire Station, $5. habitatportlandme.org. Family fun building blocks, competing for prizes, station tours, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20.
• Books and Authors
Michele Albion, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt,” 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Barbara Walsh, Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. Author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm,” 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, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. Author of “Railroad to Maine,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Mary Morton Cowan, Meeting House, New Gloucester. 926-3188. Author of “Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
Colin Sargent, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Author of “Museum of Human Beings,” Noon Thursday.
• Classical Music
Portland Rossini Club, concert series, “A Look into the Future: Promising Local Students,” Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossini club.org. Works by Dancla, Viotti, Massenet, Kreisler and Liszt, 3 p.m. Sunday.
DaPonte String Quartet Leaf Peeper Concert, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $25. daponte.org. Works by Thompson, Long, Purcell and Beethoven, 5 p.m. Sunday.
Noonday Concerts, presented by the Portland Conservatory of Music, violinist Trond Saeverud, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5 suggested donation. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
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