November 14, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, fairs and festivals, films and special events

• BENEFITS

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Seth Wescott snowboards down a peak in Valdez, Alaska, in Warren Miller’s film “Ticket to Ride,” being screened at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday.

Photo by Brian Nevins

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Kaylin Richardson and Aurelien Ducroz ski in Norway in “Ticket to Ride.”

Photo by Sverre Hjornevik

Painting for a Purpose Mirrors Auction, 45 mirrors painted by local high school students and made by carpentry students will be auctioned, proceeds benefit grants for youth-led service learning projects designed by students in Portland schools, DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant, Portland, $10, $25 per family. paintingforapurpose.net. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

HART Litter Box Auction, appetizers, desserts, door prizes; proceeds benefit HART, a local nonprofit that prepares cats and kittens for adoption, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $30 advance, $40 door. hartofme.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Bea Gardner Benefit, games, raffles, food, dancing to a DJ and live band Soul Front; proceeds will help send local resident Bea Gardner to Boston’s Dana Farber Institute for a stem cell transplant, Memory Lane, Standish, $10. 590-6343. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

John Fricke, author of “The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of an American Classic,” Camden Public Library. www.library camden.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Pope Brock, author of “Indiana Gothic” and “Charlatin: America’s Greatest Huckster,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth memoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

John Ford, author of “This Cider Still Tastes Funny,” Scarborough Public Library. scarboroughlibrary.org. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Lincoln Paine, author of “The Sea and Civilization,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portland library.com. Noon Wednesday.

Carol M. Maloney, author of “Finding My Voice with Aphasia,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. Noon Nov. 21.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

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

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Fall Fair, crafts, gifts and more, Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Portland. 773-5423. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Saco Valley Fiber Artists, annual craft show and sale with demonstrations, North Scarborough Grange Hall, Scarborough. www.sacovalley fiberartists.com. Hand woven items, soaps, hand knits, knitting supplies and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Prelude Craft Fair, St. Bartholomew Church, Cape Elizabeth. 799-5528. Local artisans and craftspeople, bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

20th annual Portland Christmas Arts & Craft Show, Stevens Avenue Armory, Portland. newenglandcraftfairs.com. Artwork and crafts by New England artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Annual Pine Cone Fair, Christ Church, Kennebunk. christchurchkennebunk.org. Christmas decorations and crafts, tree ornaments, quilts, jams and much more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Christmas Fair, North Windham Union Church. nwucucc.org. Fine crafts, fudge, baked goods, wreaths and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Spiritual Arts and Services Sale, benefit for the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, One Longfellow Square, Portland. chimeofmaine .org. Books, prints, cards, jewelry and more with live music and brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women 9th annual Fine Art & Crafts Show, benefiting Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. designingwomen.org. Jewelry, paintings, handmade apparel, pottery and much more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

44th Home for the Holidays Christmas Fair, St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. 839-4857. Baked goods and candy, homemade crafts and raffles, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holiday Antique and Gift Show, Lincolnville Community Building. 785-3521. Local crafts, antiques and gift-quality donated items, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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