Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport offers pumpkin hayrides on Saturdays and Sundays this month, and hosts its Fall Festival on Saturday.
Staff file photo
Ruksana of Kolkata, India, is one of the girls whose stories of courage are told in the film “Girl Rising,” showing for free at the State Theatre in Portland on Friday.
Photo by Dyu D’Cunha
Marginal Way Preservation Fund fundraising dinner, Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit, $100. marginalwayfund.org. Five-course meal with selected wines. Reception at 6 p.m., wine dinner at 6:45 p.m. Friday.
Camp Kita Memorial Kite Flight, benefit for Camp Kita, a place for children affected by suicide to connect with one another and learn constructive ways to deal with the pain of losing a parent to suicide, Wells Beach, $25, donation to sponsor a kite. campkita.eventbrite.com. Takes place on the eastern shore, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. Benefits South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, 9 a.m. Sunday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Robin Lloyd, author of “ Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.
David Little, artist and author of “Art of Katahdin,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.
Lyn Sudlow, author of “A Vast Army of Women: Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War,” Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Michele Albion, author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm,” Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Elise Steinbaum, author of “Brightness Falls” book of poetry, Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Jean Flahive, author of “Railroad to Maine,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. 7 p.m. Thursday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed; at People Plus; $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Swine and Stein Octoberfest, Water Street, Gardiner. gardinermainstreet.org. Local food, beer, music, chicken fling competition, frozen T-shirt contest and more. Saturday.
Fall Festival, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. norlands.org. Crafts, wagon rides, nature walks, games, apple activities and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Designing Women Fine Craft Show, benefit for New Hope for Women, First Congregational Church, Camden, $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. Activities and demonstrations, live music by Rick Charette, hay bale climbing and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
“The Banned Book Film Series,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. “The Hunger Games” (rated PG-13), 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“Girl Rising,” stories of nine courageous girls who have overcome tremendous hardships – gender violence, early marriage, trafficking, bonded labor and discrimination – to pursue their dreams of education and a better life, State Theatre, Portland, free, presented by CIEE. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
“Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” more than half of his stunning paintings in high-definition glory on the big screen, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.
“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.
Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
“Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story,” artist documentary, Space, Portland, $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
MET Opera Live in HD: Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $5 students. rocklandstrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
“Dead Man Walking,” screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out’s weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, free. portlandlibrary.com. Rated R, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in HD, with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 17.
• FOOD AND DRINK
Harvest Supper, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island, $15, $8 for children under 10. 766-5514. Pot roast, fall vegetables, breads, desserts and cider, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday.
Cider Sunday, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. Press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Fall Foliage Wine Sail, join sommelier Erica Johnson about the Sail Sloop Frances for a tasting discussion of French reds, Maine State Pier, Portland, $65, 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Kitchen Garden Series Dinner, multi-course autumn meal by chef Christopher Anderson of Wings Hill Inn and Restaurant, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, $90, includes wine and gratuities. 633-4333. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
• FOR CHILDREN
“Play Me A Story” interactive theater performance and workshop, “Enchanted Adventures,” for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company, $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players, family music, Camden Opera House, $12, $8 for under 16. camdenoperahouse.com. 10:30 a.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.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the types of stones, Portland, $7, $4 seniors and students, free for kids under 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tours, Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, $7. friendsofevergreen.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 27.
Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe, popular Dave & Morley stories along with live and recorded music, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, $52. porttix.com. Presented in association with MPBN, 7 p.m. Monday.
Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, poetry and spoken word, Bull Feeney’s, Portland, $3 to $5, 18-plus. 450-1815. Featuring poet John Sinclair, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Maine Media Portland Open House and Portfolio Review, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. mainemedia.edu. 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17.