November 7, 2013

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Benefits, books and authors, fairs and festivals, films and special events


The Medieval Feast, a dinner and theatrical performance, takes place at the Franco Center in Lewiston on Friday and Saturday.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Book Sale, proceeds benefit scholarships to OLLI participants, University of Southern Maine Wishcamper Center, Portland. 846-9544. Books in all categories, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

A Paw in the Door annual silent and live auction, benefits a Bath-based feline aid and rescue nonprofit, with food and live music, Winter Street Center, Bath, $12 advance, $15 door. 751-7408. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Ever After Mustang Rescue annual lasagna dinner and silent auction, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Saco, $8. Food, beverages and door prizes, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

“Bid Big, Laugh Loud” auction, with humorist Tim Sample; proceeds will be directly applied to students’ fees for programs offered by Trekkers, a nonprofit outdoor-based youth mentoring organization, Owls Head Transportation Museum. 6:30 pm. Saturday.

Hop-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy Association, benefit to raise money and bring awareness to muscular diseases, Drouin Dance Center, Westbrook, registration required. 854-3749. Open to hoppers ages 2 and up, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland Raise the Roof Gala, benefit dinner and awards ceremony, keynote speaker is Emmy-winner Steve Thomas, Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland, $50. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Painting for a Purpose Mirrors Auction, 45 mirrors painted by local high school students and made by carpentry students will be auctioned, proceeds benefit grants for youth-led service learning projects designed by Portland students, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $10, $25 per family. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14.


Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Christoph Irmscher, author of “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science,” Maine Historical Society, Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Meg Wilson, author of “Mourning Dove,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

David Little, artist and author of “The Art of Katahdin,” Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth. 4 p.m. Saturday.

Katherine Mayfield, author of “Bullied: Why You Feel Bad Inside and What to Do About It: A Guide to Recovery from Bullying,” York Public Library. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Steve Hobson, author of “A Flag Unfurled,” Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Bruce Borque, author of “The Swordfish Hunters,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland Noon Wednesday.

Ann Hood, author of “The Knitting Circle” and “The Obituary Writer,” Harmon’s & Barton’s Gallery, Portland. 318-0008. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

John Fricke, author of “The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic,” Camden Public Library. www.library 7 p.m. Nov. 14.



Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Freeport Contradance, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport, $10, $7 students and seniors. 233-4325. Music from Velocipede, caller Kristin Seibert; family dance at 6 p.m., finger food potluck at 7 p.m., beginner session at 7:30 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Saturday.


Carol and Friends Annual Country Craft Fair, 117 Spiller Road, Gorham. 839-3479. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Country Corner Christmas Fair, Buxton United Methodist Church. 642-4958. Decorations, fancywork, gifts, books and baked goods, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Fair, crafts, raffles, gifts, silent auction, North Deering Congregational Church, Portland. 797-2487. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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