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

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Bob Marley, benefits Windham Helping Neighbors and Camp Sunshine, Windham High School, $15. 776-0113. 7 p.m. Monday.

Open Mic Comedy Night, Slainte, Portland, 21-plus. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Paula Poundstone, Waterville Opera House, $25. 8 p.m. Friday.

Tim Sample, presented by Scarborough Historical Society, Winslow Homer Center for the Arts, Scarborough, $18 advance, $20 door. 883-5445. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Comedy show with headliner Troy Stark, Club Texas, Auburn, $7, 21-plus. Doors at 7 p.m. Friday.

"Second City: Laughing Matters," sketch comedy, Camden Opera House, $25, $14 for 16 and under. 3 p.m. March 24.



Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necesary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday and March 24.

Portland Ovations presents the Joffrey Ballet, "Rite of Spring" and a contemporary work, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $45 to $60. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.



Bath Blarney Days, talks, music, 5K run, fun run, contests and more, various locations, Bath. 442-7291. Sunday.

23nd Annual DownEast Country Dance Festival, celebration of traditional dance and music, Mt. Ararat Middle School, Topsham. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.



Winter/Spring Film Series, "Temple Grandin" starring Claire Danes, York Public Library, free. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Courtroom Dramas Film Series, "Rope" (1948), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Pervert's Guide to Ideology," documentary explores the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave, followed by discussion with Jason Read, USM professor of philosophy, Space, Portland, $7. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"Rethinking Dyslexia: The Big Picture," movie presentation by Maine International Dyslexia Association, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center, free. 829-2215. 6 p.m. Thursday.

"Fukushima Never Again," documentary followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


Food and Drink

Maine Maple Sunday, 30th Anniversary, demonstrations, samples, tours and activities, various locations statewide. March 24.


For Children

Mostly Puppets Festival Performance, Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $8, $4 kids. Masque Theater's "This World, the Next, and then the Peach Orchard," 2 p.m. Sunday; Shana Barry's "The Fofers," 2 p.m. March 24.

Play Me a Story, interactive theater performance and workshop, "Stories from Around the World," for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Acorn Fairy Tale Players presents "Tales From Anansi," Michael Levine's adaptation of well-known West African and Caribbean folktales, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $4 to $6. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. March 24.



Castlebay, "The Shamrock Shore," traditional Irish music, Jewett Auditorium, Augusta, $5 to $10, 12 and under free. 621-3551. 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Squid Jiggers annual St. Patrick's Day Show, Celtic and maritime folk duo, benefits Good Shepherd Food Bank, DaVinci's Eatery, Lewiston, $15. 782-2088. 7 p.m. Sunday.

St. Patrick's Day music, Miss Portland Diner, Portland. Bagpipes, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; Joe Markley, 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday

Paddy Keenan, Irish music legend, Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, South Carthage, $15. 562-4445. 7 p.m. Sunday.

Boghat, Irish music, Brian Boru, Portland. 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday.

Boghat, Irish music, Inn on Peaks, Peaks Island. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Adam Soosman and William Fahy, I-Rish for a Cure Band, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, free/donation. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Mississippi Heat, blues, Time Out Pub, Rockland, $15. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Jason MacDonald's Cape Breton Kitchen Party, with Anita MacDonald, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland, $15. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Excision, Canadian dub-step, with Paper Diamond and Vaski, State Theatre, Portland, $25 advance, $30 door. 8 p.m. Wednesday.

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