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Tom Verde, author of “Maine Ghosts and Legends,” Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Freeport. 869-9000. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Liza Gardner Walsh, author of “The Maine Coon Cat,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Monica Wood, author of “When We Were the Kennedys,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maine irish.com. 2 p.m. Oct. 27.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Symphony Orchestra presents: “Star Wars Symphonic Spectacular,” hour-long performance geared towards children ages 5 to 12, Norman Huynh, conductor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $10. porttix.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
USM Wind Ensemble, pieces by American composer John Mackey, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $8. usm.maine.edu/music/box office. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, Mozart and Mahler, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $20, 18 and under free. midcoastsymphony.org. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Conservatory of Music presents Noonday Concerts, Timothy Neill Johnson and Tim Burris as “Music’s Quill,” voice and lute, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $5, suggested. portlandconservatory.net. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Thomaston, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Cellist Bill Rounds, with pianist Sayuri Miyamoto, Brahms, Kodaly and others, University of Southern Maine, Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, $5 to $15. usm.mainec.edu/music/boxoffice. 8 p.m. Friday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Victoria Vox, vocalist and ukulele player plays originals and covers, Congregational Church, Phippsburg, $6 to $10. 389-1770. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Portland Public Library, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.
Sixth annual Early Music in the Chapel Series, English songs of the late Baroque played on period instruments, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10 to $15, under 17 free. 772-5434. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Portland Ovations presents David Finckel, Wu Han and Philip Setzer, chamber music trio with cello, piano and violin, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $44. porttix.com. 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Portland Conservatory of Music presents 2nd annual Halloween concert, costumes encouraged, prizes given in several age categories, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $5. portland conservatory.net. 3 p.m. Saturday.
DaPonte String Quartet Winter Series I: “Entente Cordiale,” Beethoven, Prokofiev and Walton, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. daponte.org. 3 p.m. Oct. 27.
LARK Society of Chamber Music presents the Portland String Quartet, “East Meets West,” Debussy’s “String Quartet in G Minor” with oud player Rahim AlHaj, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. lark society.org. 2 p.m. Oct. 27.
Paula Poundstone, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $35. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, music and dance from around the globe, dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $5 to $8. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
”Jack the Ripper,” Halloween performance about the killer who terrorized London in the 1800s, not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, $20 advance, $25 door. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.
• FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Christmas Fair, American Legion Post 197, Westbrook. 854-5788. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Saco Spirit 13th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, entertainment, pony and hay rides, contest, kids’ games and refreshments, downtown Saco. sacospirit.com. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Farnsworth Museum and The Strand present “The Wizard of Oz,” screening of original 1939 film, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Global Lens Film Series, “Paziraie Sadeh,” Iran 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
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