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Maine State Ballet will perform “Don Quixote” at its theater in Falmouth beginning on Friday.

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Circus Smirkus, the international youth circus, returns to the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport Monday and Tuesday.

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.

"Little Mysteries," paintings by Mat O'Donnell, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 30.

"Classic Yachts," photographs by John Snyder, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. Opening reception, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.

"tiny, take two," Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 6.

Pam Cabanas, images in pastel and ink wash, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. Opening reception, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

"Summer Gathering," group show of gallery artists, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 7.

"Visions of the River," art show to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Damariscotta River Association, Round Top Barn, Damariscotta. 563-1393. Saturday through Aug. 17.


Light House Lawn Ornaments Auction, painted by local artists, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

"100 Years in Bloom," flower show and 10 x 10 art auction, cocktails and hors d'ouevres, benefit for the library, Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport, $20. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Kitchen Tour, tour of eight local kitchens with gourmet tastes from local chefs at every stop, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, $25 advance, $35 door. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, Dave Shaffer and friends, proceeds benefit local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland, $5. thorntonheightsumc. com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Music with a Mission," featuring Amy Allen, part of the proceeds will benefit the Windham Primary School Playground Fund, Union Church, Windham, $12, $10 seniors and students. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Books and Authors

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, David Rosenfelt, author of "Airtight," "Unleashed" and "Dogtripping," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium,, noon Wednesday; CJ Box and Paul Doiron, authors of "The Highway" and "Massacre Pond," 6:30 p.m. Friday.

David Rosenfelt, author of "Airtight," "Unleashed" and "Dogtripping," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 11 a.m. Thursday.

John Chandler, author of "The Fine Art of Murder," Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Susan Conley, author of "Paris Was the Place," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of "A Flatlander's Guide to Maine," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Martha White, editor of "E.B. White on Dogs," Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 230-7335. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Classical Music

2013 Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Blue Hill,, $15-$30, program seven: works by Janacek, Bartok and Brahms, 4 p.m. Sunday; program eight: works by Mozart, Beethoven, Ravel and Schumann, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival 2013, Kreutzer Sonata, Chebeague United Methodist Church, Chebeague Island, donations welcome. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival 2013, Kreutzer Sonata, Deertrees Theatre, Harrison, $25, 21 and under free. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, soprano Ilana Davidson in Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock" and Swedish folk music, Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Pro Musica, orchestra performs Copeland, Bach, DeBussy, Ibert and Bartok, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, $20 advance, $25 door, $10 for under 18. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pollock String Quartet, Camden Amphitheatre, free, donations welcome. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Portland Chamber Music Festival, works by Bach, Weesner and Chausson, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland, $30, $25 seniors, free age 21 and under (tickets required), 8 p.m. Thursday.

Salt Bay Chamberfest, Derek Bermel's "Half and Half"and Stravinsky's "L'histoire du soldat," Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta, $30, $5 students. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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