October 16, 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.

“Trail of Terror,” wagon rides to the haunted trails, Raitt Homestead Farm, Eliot. $6. raitt farmmuseum.org. dusk to 10 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 26.

Ghoulwill Ball, live music by Take 4, food and drinks, free photo booth and cash costume prizes, fundraiser for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, The Portland Club, Portland. $15, $25/for 2 tickets. goodwillnne .org. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

5th Annual Haunted Walk, guided tours through the dark woods, proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society, Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk. $5, 8 and under free. animalwelfaresociety.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Spooktacular Trail Ride, trail ride with costumed horses, LaDawn Therapeutic Riding Center, Dayton. $10. 499-0080. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Wicked 5K Road Race, goody bags, prizes, costumes encouraged, race benefits the Center for Grieving Children, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. 272-7927. 1 p.m. Sunday.

“POE: Tales of Mystery & Suspense,” costumes encouraged for Halloween performance with prizes awarded, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick. $15, with a la carte menu. clayhillfarm.com.

Spirits Alive “Walk Among the Shadows,” living history performance with focus on The Civil War, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $10, $5 for under 12. spiritsalive.org. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Maine Historical Society Presents Longfellow’s Haunted House, a private guided tour of the house based on the interpretation of Longfellow’s poem “Haunted Houses,” written in 1851, Longfellow House, Portland. $10, Reservations required. 774-1822 x212. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.

Halloween Author Reading, Jen Blood, Patrick Shawn Bagley and Katherine Silva, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.


Fall Book & Bake Sale, Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Robbie Foundation 2nd Annual Gala Evening, with comedian Juston McKinney, benefits children and youth in Maine with developmental disabilities, Black Point Inn, Scarborough. $75, $140 per couple. robbiefoundation.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“Boots, Band and BBQ – A Party with A Purpose,” BBQ contests, western photo booth, live music and dancing with Bonnie Edwards and the Practical Cats, Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham. $50. riding tothetop.org. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Iris Network Walk for Independence, 1.4 miles through Portland, goal is to raise awareness around white canes as a symbol of independent travel, proceeds provide training, education, and support for people with vision loss or blindness in Maine, Monument Square, Portland. $15, 12 and under $5. 774-6273. Registration at 9:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County Annual Benefit Auction, live music, food, live and silent auction, University of Maine, Hutchinson Center, Belfast. $5-$10. 930-2677. Silent auction at 5 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Noah’s Walk, benefit for research and awareness of Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL), North Dam Mill, Biddeford. 200-7674. Registration at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Crossroads Inaugural Masquerade Ball Fundraising Gala, with music by Wavelength, humorist Tim Sample, non-alcoholic drinks, costume contest and more, benefit for Crossroads, Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach, $65. crossroads me.eventbrite.com. 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.

“Building Blocks for Habitat” Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser, family fun building blocks, competing for prizes, station tours, proceeds benefit fire prevention at the Women Build House in Freeport, Freeport Fire Station. $5. habitatportlandme.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Martinis and Art, fundraiser to benefit Maine cancer patients, ticket includes chance to win original artwork donated by local artists, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland. $85. 373-3742. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24.

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