Friday, April 18, 2014
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Bark in the Park, raising funds for the Portland Police Department K-9 unit. Dogs up for adoption, a grassy relief area, wading pool, canine watering station, dog treats and games for pups and their families. Dog valets will be on hand to care for pets so people can visit concessions. Hadlock Field, Portland, $7, dogs must have tickets. 346-8606. Pregame parade for pups and people led by Slugger, 6:15 p.m. Thursday.
Ocean Park 5K Race, all proceeds benefit the Ocean Park Association. Pre-register at www.Active.com, Jordan Hall, Ocean Park, $17-$20. 934-9068. Kids 1K Fun Run at 6:15 p.m., 5K at 7 p.m. Friday.
Tractor and Engine Show, all proceeds help to preserve and restore farm museum, Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, Eliot, $5, under 6 free. raittfarmmuseum.org. Many activities and events, food, music and more, 10 a.m. Friday; 7 a.m. Saturday.
A Garden Party with Rustic Overtones and other Flavors, all proceeds go to Konbit Sante, supporting development of a sustainable health care system in Cap- Haitian, 39-47 Old Arrowsic Road, Woolwich, $15-$20, $5 for children. www.konbitsante.org. 837-8503. noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Giant Annual Book Sale, Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. Thousands of titles, including rare and antique finds, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Bike Rally and Ride, benefit for Camp Kieve, L-A Harley Davidson, Lewiston. 784-6332. Pre-ride pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Books and Authors
Frederick T. Golder, Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. Author of “The Soda Jerk,” 7 p.m. Monday.
Sandra Garson, author of “How to Fix a Leek,” Thornton Oaks, Brunswick. Author talk and book signing, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Professors John Allen Paulos and Dave Feldman; Paulos is the author of “Innumeracy,” a 1988 best seller, College of the Atlantic (Deering Common), Bar Harbor, Free. 288-5015. “Coffee and Conversation Series,” 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Jan West Schrock, Scarborough Public Library, free. 883-4723. Author of the children’s book “Give a Goat,” 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Melissa Coleman, Waterman’s Community Center, North Haven. www.watermans.org. Author of “This Life Is in Your Hands,” 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Mitchell Zuckoff, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, Free. www.kennebooks.com. Author of “Lost in Shangri-La,” RSVP suggested, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Katrina Kenison, Kennebooks, Kennebunk, Free. www.kennebooks.com. Author of “Gift of an Ordinary Day,” RSVP suggested, 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Eric Normand, author of “The Nashville Musician’s Survival Guide,” Buckdancer’s Choice, Portland. 774-2219. Book signing and workshop, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Virginia Wright, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Author of “The Wild Blueberry Book,” 5 p.m. Thursday.
Sandra Garson, author of “How to Fix a Leek,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Author talk and book signing, 2 to 4 p.m. Friday.
Lea Wait, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Mystery writer, author of “Shadows of a Down East Summer,” 5 p.m. Friday.
Chris Van Dusen, Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden, Free. www.owlandturtle.com. Author of “King Hugo’s Huge Ego,” 10 a.m. Saturday.
Michele Albion, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. 626-2415. Author of “Quotable Edison,” 10 a.m. Saturday.
Brenda Berry and David Middleton, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. Authors of “The Lobstering Life,” 11 a.m. Saturday.
Jeff Foltz, Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 1-800-371-8128. Author of “Birkebeiner, A Story Of Motherhood And War,” 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Meg North, Fort Knox Historic Site, Prospect. 602-6402. Author of “Daniel’s Garden,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Artists of Tomorrow: Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bowdoin College Studzinski Recital Hall, Brunswick, $10 suggested donation. 725-3895. Performances by the festival’s students, 7:30 p.m. today and Tuesday; 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Aug. 24.
Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bridgton, free, donations accepted. sebagomusicfestival.org. “Discover the Joys of Live Music” with the Pogossian Family, 7 p.m. today.
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