Friday, December 6, 2013
Guided walking tours of Eastern Cemetery in Portland, sponsored by Spirits Alive, are held at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays through Oct. 13.
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Annual Fall Book Sale, Camden Public Library. 236-3440. Thousands of books at terrific prices, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Middle East Children’s Alliance Cultural Benefit, proceeds benefit children in Palestine traumatized by war. Music by Okbari and Alhan Music Ensemble and dancing by Jamileh, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland, $20. mecaforpeace.org. Middle East cuisine, classic and popular Middle Eastern music and dance, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cellist Rushad Eggleston, benefit for the Watershed School, Camden Opera House, $20, $15 seniors and students. camdenoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Unite Against Bullying Walk, Run or Roll and Family Fun Day, Thornton Academy, Saco. uniteagainstbullyingme.org. 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
3rd annual Team Hope Walk for Huntington’s Disease, Down East Sunrise Trail, Ellsworth. hdsa.org. Walk, fun run and bike ride, 10 a.m. Sunday.
Natural Resources Council of Maine presents Rachel’s Run and Kids Run; all proceeds go to reduce toxic pollution in Maine, Capitol Park, Augusta. nrcm.kintera.org/run. 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Barton Seaver, includes food samples and a signed copy of the book, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta, $45, $60 per couple. 563-3207. Chef and author of “Where There’s Smoke,” 4 p.m. Thursday.
Liz Gardner Walsh, Falmouth Memorial Library, falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Author of “Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine’s Fort Knox,” 6 p.m. Thursday.
Dana Pearson, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. elementsbookscoffeebeer.com. Author of “Two Birds,” 1 p.m. Sunday.
James Nelson, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. maineirish.com. Author of “Fin Gall,” 2 p.m. Sunday.
Cathie Pelletier, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. Author of “The One-Way Bridge,” 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Susan Poulin, Raymond Village Library, Raymond. 655-4283. Author of “Finding Your Inner Moose,” 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Robin Lloyd, Camden Public Library, 236-3440. Author of “ Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” 7 p.m. Thursday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by Big Chief, lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
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.
Red Solo Cup Dance Party, Italian Heritage Center, Portland, $15. 329-0845. DJ Jeff Rockwell, mechanical bull, line dancing, corn hole tournament and more, 7 p.m. Friday.
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, Falmouth Congregational Church, live music by Midnight Toast with caller Sue Rosen. $10, $7 for under 21, $5 for children 5-12, free for children under 5. 358-9354. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Fryeburg Fair, Maine’s largest agricultural fair, with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway; museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, $10. www.fryeburgfair.com. Through Sunday.
Harry’s Harvest Ball, cannabis celebration, Hot Day at the Zoo, Spose, Stratospheerius, The 220s, The Mallett Brothers Band, Firefolk, Eric Green Party, at Harry Brown’s Farm, Starks. $50 advance, $70 day of. harryshill.net. Friday to Sunday.
Autumn Craft Fair, proceeds to benefit Bonney Memorial Library expansion project, Masonic Lodge Hall, Cornish. 625-4701. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Designing Women 8th annual fine art and crafts show, benefit for the children’s program at Graves Library. More than 20 local, female artisans and craftswomen will exhibit their high-quality and beautifully handcrafted jewelry, painting, hand-hooked rugs, pottery, children’s clothing, paper batik paintings, kaleidoscopes, weaving and more, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
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