October 16, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Jean Flahive, author of “Railroad to Maine,” Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, Sanford. 324-2797. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mary Morton Cowan, author of “Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer,” Meeting House, New Gloucester. 926-3188. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Colin Sargent, author of “Museum of Human Beings,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Noon Thursday.

Richard Rubin, author of “The Last of the Doughboys,” Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth. thomasmemoriallibrary.org. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• DANCE

Bath Family Dance, live fiddle music and dances taught, Bath Dance Works, Bath. $3, $12 per family. 522-3900. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin’ DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. 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.

Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by The Racket Factory with Cynthia Phinney calling, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m. dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Fifth Annual Yarmouth Art Festival, juried show featuring painting, sculpture, photography, etching and digital media, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth. yarmouthartfestival .com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

68th Annual Harvest Fair, Pride’s Corner Congregational Church, Westbrook. pridescorner church.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Artisan Group Fall Craft Fair, handmade products by local artists and craftspeople, American Legion Post, Falmouth. 712-2788. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Show and Sale, Lincolnville Improvement Association, Lincolnville. 762-3381. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Family Festival, pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts, live music by The Rusty Hinges, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Free. farnsworthmuseum.org. 2 to 5 p.m., parade on Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

• FILMS

“Dead Man Walking,” (R), screened in conjunction with Maine Inside Out weeklong symposium on the “The Culture of Punishment: From Parenting to Prisons,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed,” five short Maine made films, State Theatre, Portland. $10, $5 students. statetheatreportland.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Bluestocking Film Series, six award-winning short films by talented women directors for Portland’s cinema lovers, Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, Portland. $5 advance; $7 day of show. bluestockingfilms.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The 32nd Asbury Short Film Concert, combines classic and world-renowned short films with new international festival honorees, Fryeburg Academy, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10, $8 seniors, $5 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Farnsworth Museum and The Strand Present “The Wizard of Oz,” screening of original 1939 film, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $7.50. rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Global Lens Film Series, “Paziraie Sadeh,” Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. Iran 2012, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Classic French Film Series, “Au Revoir les Enfants,” Kennebunk Free Library. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Monday.

“The Banned Book Film Series,” “Of Mice and Men” (PG-13), Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Through Oct. 31.

• FOR CHILDREN

“Hansel and Gretel,” new twist on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. $8 to $9. kitetails.org. 4 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 27.

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