Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Abenaki Draft Horse Association holds its Winterfest in Lyman on Sunday, featuring horse-drawn sleigh rides, sledding, food and drink, and blacksmith demonstrations.
The documentary “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” will be screened at Space Gallery in Portland on Wednesday.
Ladies Night Out Wear Red Benefit, sip, nosh, socialize and shop to benefit the American Heart Association, $10. HealthSource of Portland, 949 Brighton Ave. www.facebook.com/ HealthSourceOfPortland/events. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Westbrook Feud, teachers and students square off in a fundraiser to benefit the Westbrook High School Class of 2014, $7 for adults, $5 for students. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St., Westbrook. westbrookpac.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
“Freezin’ for a Reason,” polar dip fundraiser for Camp Sunshine in Casco, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, $100 in pledges. East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. campsunshine.org. Noon Saturday.
• BOOKS & AUTHORS
Author Eleanor Morse reads from and discusses “White Dog Fell from the Sky” at the Maine Women Writers Collection. Free. University of New England, Abplanalp Library, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. www.une.edu/mwwc/conferences/authorseries.cfm. Noon Thursday.
A Valentine for Seamus Heaney: Reading and Remembering, tribute to the late Nobel laureate. Poems read, stories told, traditional airs played, plus open mic so all can share. $5. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Literary Death Match, local authors read their work and judges offer comedic commentary. $8-10. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org/events/literary-death-match-1. 8 p.m. Friday.
David Swanson, author of “War No More: The Case for Abolition,” Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.curtislibrary.com. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Paul Doiron, author of “Massacre Pond” and “The Poacher’s Son,” Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath. www.patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. The Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. pearloldport.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance, many dances taught, no partner needed. $8; $5 seniors and students. People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick. www.peopleplusmaine.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Swing Dance with Lay-Z-Gait, $12. Barn at Flanagan Farm, 668 Narragansett Trail, Buxton. www.barnatflanaganfarm.com. Dance lesson at 7, music starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, $5 to $10 suggested donation. Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. www.acousticartisans.com. Beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
“Carbon Nation,” film screening with introduction by George Jacobson, professor emeritus, University of Maine. Donations welcome. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www.portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.
“For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska,” documentary reveals the true story of an Alaskan woman who became an unlikely hero in the fight for civil rights. Free. Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium at Bowdoin College, 3725 College St., Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Maine Outdoor Film Festival, selection of curated short films in conjunction with the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Proceeds benefit Teens to Trails. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Unity Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. www.uccpa.unity.edu. 7 p.m. Friday.
The Fosse (Figures of Speech Student Ensemble) presents “Frankenstein,” a puppet film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s book, $8, $4 for 12 and under. Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. www.mayostreetarts.org. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Local Love Muscle Valentine’s Day Film Festival, unthemed selection of short films intended to intrigue, enchant and delight. Free. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
“The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” documentary investigates the extraordinary and often complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring, $8. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Wine and Cheese Tasting, free, Maine Beer and Beverage Co. in the Public Market House, 28 Monument Square, Portland. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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