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Banjo master Tony Trischka performs on Saturday at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus in Portland.

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Freeport Player's "39 Steps," fast-paced comedy, show dates are July 18-Aug. 4, Freeport High School. 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 7.



Casco Bay YMCA adaptive services auction, silent and live auctions, hors d'oeuvres and desserts, cash bar and music, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport, $35 to $40, $60 per couple. 865-9600, Ext. 210. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Annual spring used book sale, benefits the hospital and health career scholarships, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Reiche Community School annual spring auction, live music from The High Riders and Britta Pejic and Les Frenchman, Port City Music Hall, Portland. 874-8175. 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Friends of the Maine State Museum present "Springtime in Paris," silent and live auction, dinner and fashion show by Earth Bound, Le Club Calumet, Augusta, $25. 287-2304. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

WHSN 10th annual benefit concert for the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society, music from The Box Tiger, Dustin Saucier, Beach the Whale and The Other Bones, Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor, $10. 8 p.m. Friday.

Craft fair and silent auction, area crafters, products and services from local businesses, benefits the library, Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish. 625-8083. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Chocolate Lovers' Fling, multi-course chocolate tasting menu prepared by local chocolatiers and silent auction, benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, $50. 1 to 4 p.m. April 7.

"Music in the Air," Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Downeasters Quartet, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, more, benefits WYAR 88.3 FM, Yarmouth Performing Arts Center (Yarmouth High School), $10 advance, $15 door. 3 p.m. April 7.


Books and Authors

Neil Rolde, author of "York is Living History," York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Linda Greenlaw, author of "Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Brown Bag Lecture Series, Richard Cheek, contributor to "From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

Ann Hood, author of "The Obituary Writer," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Evelyn Rysdyk, author of "Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine," True North Health Center, Falmouth. 781-4488. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Lapping, author of "Maine's Agricultural History," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Women Writers Collection presents Annie Finch, author of "Spells: New and Selected Poems," University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. Noon Thursday.


Classical Music

Larchmere String Quartet, works by Haydn, Barber and Dvorak, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. 786-6135. 7 p.m. Sunday.

USM Chamber Singers spring concert, conducted by Robert Russell, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, $3 to $6. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Public Schools present All-City Orchestra, 100 students in grades 6-12, performance includes works by DeBussy, Beethoven and others, Portland High School, John Ford Auditorium, free. 767-9044. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concerts, violinist Dean Stein, oboeist Kathleen McNerney and pianist Bridget Convey, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, free. 775-3356. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Bay Chamber Concerts presents Slavic Soul Party, Balkan brass, funk grooves, gypsy accordion, jazz, Camden Opera House, $10 to $35. 7 p.m. Friday.

Pianist Frank Glazer, career retrospective, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $10. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Saco River Music Festival Association presents The New England Tenors, performing songs by The Three Tenors, The Irish Tenors and more, benefits youth music programs, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), $15. 625-0921. 2 p.m. Saturday.

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