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Comedian Bob Marley performs a benefit show at Windham High School on Monday.

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"No Sex Please, We're British," a Gaslight Theater Production, seeking four women and seven men, ages mid-20s to 40s and 50s, Gaslight Theater, Hallowell City Hall. 6:30 p.m. March 24.



Lucky Leprechaun 5K Road Race, benefits Go! Malawi, Trackside Station, Rockland, $15, family discounts. 691-3510. 9:45 a.m. Sunday for walkers, 10:10 a.m. for runners.

St. Patrick's Day Bowling for Kid's Sake, teams and individuals, benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters, Spare Time Bowling, Portland. 773-5437. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

8th Annual Auction, items include trips, parties, massages, paintings and much more, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. 985-3700. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

First Annual Mr. Maine Challenge, young men ages 13 to 24 compete in public speaking, talent and wear-your-own style, benefits Children's Miracle Network hospitals, Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich, $15. 729-6341. 3 to 5 p.m. March 24.

Books and Authors

Colin Sargent, author of "Museum of Human Beings," Yarmouth Historical Society. 846-6259. 7 p.m. Monday.

Brown Bag Lecture Series, Jeff and Alison Wells, authors of "Maine's Favorite Birds," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, author of "The Whaler's Bride," Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Jeremiah Conway, author of "The Alchemy of Teaching," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Former Maine Congressman Tom Allen, author of "Dangerous Convictions: What's Really Wrong with the U.S. Congress," Falmouth Memorial Library. Noon Friday.

Michael Erard and Nataly Kelly, "Polyglots and Translators: Stories from Around the World," Delorme Map Company, Yarmouth, free. 846-7100. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Josh Pahigian, author of "Strangers on the Beach," Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. 2 p.m. Saturday.

Eleanor Morse, author of "White Dog Fell from the Sky," presented by UNE Maine Women's Writers Collection, Parker Pavillion, WCHP Lecture Hall, University of New England, Portland. 221-4375. 2 p.m. March 24.


Classical Music

USM Wind Ensemble, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3 to $6. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, Debussy and Chopin, Rockport Opera House, $10 to $45. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The DaPonte String Quartet's "Colourists" Concert, Haydn's Op. 76, No. 4; Debussy's String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10; and Stravinsky's "Three Pieces for String Quartet," Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, $20, 21 and under free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

2013 Longfellow Choral Festival, "The Song of Hiawatha," parts 1 and 2, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $9 to $25. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Da Capo Chamber Players residency concert, featuring soprano Lucy Shelton, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $5 to $15. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, Amanda Raymond, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Chamber Music Awards Concert, student chamber music ensembles, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Franco American Heritage Center, Lewiston, $18, 18 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gamelan music, MIT ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika joins the Bates Gamelan Orchestra, Gamelan is a classical genre of music indigenous to Bali and Java, Olin Concert Hall, Lewiston, free, tickets required. 786-6135. 3 p.m. March 24.

Portland String Quartet presents Spelaeus Quartet, featuring Gershwin's "Lullaby for String Quartet" and more, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland, $20 to $22, 21 and under free. Pre-concert talk at 1 p.m. March 24, concert at 2 p.m.

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor Hiroya Miura, Brahms, Britten and Tchaikovsky, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $18, 18 and under free. 2:30 p.m. March 24.

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