October 17, 2013

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Halloween events, benefits, books and authors, dances, fairs, films, children’s events and special events


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With Halloween just around the corner, organizers of scary hayrides, cemetery walks and haunted house tours are making ready to throw a fright into you and yours.

OOB365 Presents Field of Screams Haunted Hayrides, Old Orchard Beach Ballpark. $13 to $18. oob365.com. kid friendly tours at 5 p.m, scarier ones start at 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday and Oct. 24. Through Oct. 30.

7th Annual Tales of Terror, storyteller and playwright Lynne Cullen performs Victorian horror tales: ”The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allen Poe and “The Judge’s House” by Bram Stoker, Victoria Mansion, Portland. victoriamansion.org. 6 and 8 p.m. Friday.

7th Annual “The Haunting: A Grim Night at Par Sem,” theme is childhood books from Grimm, Aesop, Mother Goose and more, parental discretion advised, Parsonfield Seminary, Parsonfield. $10, 12 and under $5. 793-8825. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 26.

Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions Presents Victorian Tales by Candlelight, theatrical storytelling with tales of curses, death and immortality from 19th century New England writer Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, Old Orchard Beach. 934-4351. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Our Theatre Company Presents “The Rocky Horror Show,” costumes and audience participation encouraged, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, Springvale, $10, 18-plus. myotc.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Through Oct. 31.

Fright at the Fort, Fort Knox Historic Site, Prospect. $10, $5 for 12 and under. fortknox .maineguide.com/fright. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Throug Oct. 26.

Halloweenfest, Halloween displays, haunted hay rides, games, contests and more, costumes encouraged, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. 657-4977. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Seventh Annual Tales of Terror, actress and storyteller Brittany Cook performs the original work “Ghost Tales of New Orleans,” Victoria Mansion, Portland. victoriamansion.org. 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Jack the Ripper,” Halloween performance about Jack the Ripper who terrorized London in the 1800s, not recommended for children, Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. $20 advance; $25 day of show. portlandballet.org. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Witches Brew Fest, featuring micro-brews and ciders, live music from Doc Franklin & The Brew Steins, free photo booth, stein-hoisting contest, food and a raffle. Costumes encouraged, Augusta Armory. $30, 21-plus. centralmainebrews.com. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. $7. friendsof evergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 27.

Family Halloween Show with Audiobody, comedy, pumpkin juggling, crazy lighting effects, music and more, The Freeport Theater of Awesome, Freeport. $17, $12 children, $12 all seats for 2 p.m. shows. awesometheater.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Spooktacular, family friendly program of dance with “Dance Macabre,” Night on Bald Mountain” and more, children’s costume parade at intermission. Portland Ballet Studio, Portland. $18 advance; $23 day of show, $12 students in advance; $17 at door, $5 for 18 and under. portlandballet.org. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Pumpkin Hayrides, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 27.

Lowry’s Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, Hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook, $3. 591-7300. Featured poets Mark Melnicove and Lee Sharkey, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

Tate House Museum Presents “Ghosts Come Alive” Cemetery Tours, hear from the ghostly apparitions themselves as they talk about the joys and hardships of colonial life as they knew it, Stroudwater Cemetery, Portland. $12, $6 for 12 and under. tatehouse.org. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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