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Ball in the House, an award-winning a cappella group, will perform at The Freeport Theater of Awesome on Saturday.

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Editor's Note: To submit items for Calendar, send mail to GO at Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, One City Center, Portland, ME 04101, or send email to or a fax to 791-6920. Items should be submitted two weeks in advance. For information, call 791-6455.

"Chaos to Quiet: Deconstructing Complexity," John Carnes, watercolor, pastel and graphite, Monkitree, Gardiner. Through June 27.

"N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through Oct. 31; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor.

Art Openings

"Helen St. Clair: A Life in Art," oils, collages and drawings, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. Through June 19.

Bob Dyer and Kathi Smith, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Nervous Energy," work by Kate Russo and Tom Butler, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Crux," new work by Shannon Rankin and Justin Richel, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland. 699-5083. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

"Creatures and Critters III: Equine and Avian Art," Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Opening reception, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

"Summer Light," John Bowdren, William Hallett, Bobbi Heath, Sandi Ste. George and Neil Wyrick. Landscapes and seascapes, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Anna Hepler and Andrea Sulzer, new drawings, prints and sculptures, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Wells High School Art Classes Art Show, Wells Public Library. 646-8181. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Music of the Grateful Dead, benefit for Tim and August, Big Easy, Portland. 9 p.m. Friday.

Zemya, world a cappella ensemble, Talbot Auditorium of Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, $16, suggested donation. 523-2475 ext. 3245. Benefit for Catholic Charities Maine Refugee and Immigration Services mentoring program, 7 p.m. Thursday.

Books and Authors

Helen Rivas-Rose, author of "Brave, A Memoir of Overcoming Shyness," First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Kieran Shields, author of "The Truth of All Things," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Noon Wednesday.

Beth Harmon, author of "Chimney Pond Tales," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

John Ford, author of "This Cider Still Tastes Funny!" Waldo County YMCA, Belfast. 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Martha White, author of "E.B. White on Dogs," Longfellow Books, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Martha White, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Noon Friday.

Classical Music

The Seacoast Wind Ensemble, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), free. fryeburgacademy. org/pac. With The Seacoast Wind Ensemble, 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Calderwood Consort presents "With Owt Dyscorde," a program of medieval and Renaissance music, Bay Chamber Community Music School, Rockport, $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Calderwood Consort presents "With Owt Dyscorde," a program of medieval and Renaissance music, Cumston Hall, Monmouth, $10. 797-0212. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Tapestry Singers, works by Bach and Mozart. Accompanied by the DaPonte String Quartet. Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. $12, students and children free. 644-1174. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tri-City Community Chorus: "If Music Be the Food of Love," sacred and secular works by Tallis, Faure, Mulholland, Dickau and others; First Parish Congregational Church, Saco, $10 advance; $12 at the door; seniors and students $8 in advance, $10 at the door; ages 6 to 12 $5; 5 and under free. 282-9453. 7 p.m. Saturday.


Scottish country dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport, donation. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ecstatic Dance Maine, open DJ'ed dance space to be free and expressive, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland, $10 to $20. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

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