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Singer-songwriter Lucy Wainwright Roche will perform for free Thursday as part of the Waltzing for Dreamers Free Music Series at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield.

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Brian Chamberlain as Winford Johnston and Jennifer Porter as Mary Cassatt star in "Maiden's Progeny: An Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906" presented by The Originals at the Saco River Theater in Buxton.

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King Middle School Faculty Talent Show and Auction, proceeds benefit the 7th-grade trip to Camp Kieve, King Middle School, Portland, $6, $3 students. king.portlandschools. org. 5:15 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Chocolate Buffet, benefit for Morse High School Project Graduation sponsored by Wilbur's of Maine, Bath Middle School, $20. 798-0269. Sample chocolate confections, silent auction and music by Morse musicians, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

16th annual Happy Trails Big Bash & Silent Auction, benefit for Portland Trails, Portland Club, $35. trails.org. Music by Primo Cubano, games and hors d'oeuvres with Cuban and Spanish flavor, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday.

Blue Point Chowder Challenge, sixth annual event; portion of proceeds benefits Project G.R.A.C.E., Blue Point Congregational Church, Scarborough, $8, $4 for under 12. 883-6540. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Fifth annual "Bowling for Veterans," funds raised will support programs that provide financial aid, food, clothing and other essentials for veterans, homeless veterans and veterans' families in need and toys for children, Bowl-a-Rama, Sanford, $10. 892-5333. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

WERU Spring Fling Music and Gear Sale, Belfast Boathouse. weru.org. Used records and CDs, instruments and music gear; music from WERU DJs, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Dance for Autism, Pulse Dance Company performance, proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Maine, Studio for the Living Arts, Gray, $10 advance, $12 day of, $10 seniors and students. studioforthelivingarts. com. Pulse Dance Company performance, 7 p.m. Saturday. 

Books and Authors

Jen Blood, author of "Southern Cross," York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Betsy Williams, author of "Mumma Can You Hear Me?" Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Augusten Burrows, author of "This is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Poet Seth Steinzor, author of "To Join the Lost," Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. 513-3135. 7 p.m. Friday.

Howie Carr, author of "Rifleman," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Alison Johnson, author of "Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive," Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 2 p.m. Saturday. 

Classical Music

Portland Rossini Club, Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland, $10, $5 seniors, students free. rossiniclub.org. Tenor Norman Whiteside, cellist Hugh Judge and many others, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Seventh Annual Piano Festival, presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts, Dunaway Center, Ogunquit, free. ogunquitperformingarts.org. Student recital, 3 p.m. Sunday.

The University of Southern Maine Chorale, First Church, Belfast, free, donations welcome. 323-0186. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Violist Jessica Cooper, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, free. 786-6135. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

UMF Concert Band, students and children free, Merrill Hall/Nordica Auditorium, Farmington, $6, $5 seniors. 778-7072. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Daniel Chong and Frank Glazer, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston, $12. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra Goes Baroque, University of Southern Maine (Corthell Concert Hall), Gorham, $3-$6. usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice. Conducted by Robert Lehmann. Features string sections with music from the Baroque period, 2 p.m. Saturday.

"POPS! Totally Awesome '80s," Portland Symphony Orchestra, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $20-$65. porttix.com. With guest vocalists Tony Vincent and Sarah Uriarte Berry, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saens and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford, $15, 21 and under free. 324-2797. 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 


Comedian Jim Colliton, Magic Lantern Theatre, Bridgton, $12. 647-8592. Benefit performance for Friends of the Bridgton Library, 7 p.m. Monday.

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

Comedy Night, The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth, $12. capelocalbuzz.com. Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, David Swander Jacobs and Lucas O'Neil, 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

An Evening of Comedy, The Frontier, Brunswick, $10 advance, $12 day of. explorefrontier.com. Karen Morgan, Kate Ghiloni, Stephanie Doyle, Tuck Tucker and John Ater, 8 p.m. Saturday. 

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