October 31, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs and festivals, special events, films, books and authors, dances, pro sports

• BENEFITS

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“Cujo,” the 1983 horror film based on Stephen King’s novel, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Portland Public Library as part of the Banned Book Film Series.

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Old Berwick Historical Society’s “Lighting Up Fall” fundraiser, Spring Hill Restaurant, South Berwick, $40. 384-4039. Live jazz from Brian Richardson and Bob Woodbury, soup and a silent auction, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Let’s Dance with the Stars,” benefit for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, Sanford Memorial Gym, $15, $10 bleacher seats. 490-7027. Local dancers paired up with local business people to compete in dance performances, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Thanks for Giving Gala, benefit for the Dean Snell Cancer Foundation, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick, $40. 837-9919. Silent auction, live jazz trio, cash bar, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Bayside Trail 5, benefit for Portland Trails, Casco Bay Lines, Portland, $20 advance, $25 day of, $10 seniors and under 12. runreg.com/Net/3672. Dog-friendly race, 8 a.m. Sunday.

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Charles Simic, reading by former United States poet laureate, University Special Events Room, 7th Floor Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus, Portland, free. 228-8393. 5 p.m. Friday.

Gunnar Hansen, actor who starred as Leatherface and author of “Chain Saw Confidential,” Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Tim and Debbie Bishop, Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. Author of “Midlife Newlyweds Bicycle Coast to Coast,” noon Sunday.

Dana Pearson, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. Author of “Two Birds,” 1 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Julia Spencer Fleming, author of “Through the Evil Days,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Julia Spencer Fleming, Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Susan Dahlgren Daigneault, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Author of “In the Shadow of a Mountain: A Soldier’s Struggle with PTSD,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

Christoph Irmscher, Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Author of “Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, Woodfords Club, Portland, $10. portcityswing.com. Music by

The Delta Knights. 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.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, Falmouth Congregational Church, $10; under 21, $7; children 5 to 12, $5; children under 5, free, 358-9354. Live music by Midnight Toast with caller Sue Rosen. Lessons 7:15 p.m., dance 8 p.m. Saturday.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Annual Harvest Fair, St. David’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunk. 985-3073. Jewelry, ladies accessories, handmade art and craft items, knitted goods and much more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook. 856-6110. Baked and handcrafted goods, white elephant tables, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. 833-6240. Bake sale, crafts, country store, items for sale and bid, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Bells of St. Mary’s Christmas Craft Fair & Cafe, St. Mary’s Church, Bath. 443-5389. Silent auction, cookie walk, Grandma’s Attic, local crafts, Santa visit, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

League of Maine Craft Show, Wells Junior High School. 646-5172. Unique handmade gifts from 65 Maine and New England crafters, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Festival of Crafts, Brunswick High School. 737-8459. Maine-made crafts, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Craft Fair, Portland Elks Lodge #188, Portland. 773-6939. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Crafts Guild presents 17th annual Crafts at the Museum Show, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainecraftsguild.com. Wood-fired work, jewelry, fiber clothing, much more, 10 a.,m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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