Wednesday, April 23, 2014
“Capote,” starring Philip Seymore Hoffman, will be shown for free Thursday at the Portland Public Library as part of its National Novel Writing Month Film Series.
Best-selling author Anita Shreve will talk about her new book, “Stella Bain,” at Longfellow Books in Portland on Saturday.
Portland Press Herald’s Toy Fund Kick-off, benefits toy fund in the spirit of Bruce Roberts, $40 includes 2 drink vouchers and light hors d’oeuvres, MJ’s Wine Bar, One City Center, Portland. pressheraldtoyfund.eventbrite.com. 5 p.m. Friday.
23rd annual Holiday Benefit Concert with Rick Charette, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, admission to the concert is a new, unwrapped toy or gift card. 893-7794. 2 p.m. Sunday.
• BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Carol M. Maloney, author of “Finding My Voice with Aphasia,” York Public Library. www.york .lib.me.us. Noon Thursday.
Jason C. Anthony, author of “Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day and Other Stories about Antarctic Cuisine,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women in Maine,” Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Anita Shreve, author of “Stella Bain,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 6 p.m. Saturday.
Dr. Joan MacCracken, author of “The Winter House,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• 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, People Plus, Brunswick, $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Fifth annual ArtFull Gifts Fine Art & Craft Holiday Show, benefits Coastal Mountains Land Trust, features 50 exhibitors of fine art, crafts and gourmet foods. $10 admission Friday night with music from Shades of Blue and food tastings; $3 admission on Saturday and Sunday, Point Lookout Resort, Northport. artfullgifts.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Holiday Fair, Mill Brook Estates, Westbrook. 856-0018. Crafts, jewelry, baked goods, books, candy, white elephant and more, 8:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Holly Daze Bazaar Christmas Fair, wreaths, knit goods, books, lunch, First Congregational Church, South Portland. 799-2235. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Freeport Lioness-Lions Club Holiday Craft Fair, Harraseeket Grange Hall, Freeport. 865-6188. Local crafters, hourly raffles, food, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Craft Fair, crafts, baked goods, white elephant tables and more, West Falmouth Baptist Church, Falmouth. 797-4066. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Casco Bay High School/PATHS annual Holiday Craft Fair, Casco Bay High School, Portland. 415-0657. Three floors of handmade crafts, food, raffles and entertainment, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Holiday Fair, First Baptist Church, Springvale. 324-4266. Greens, cookie walk, kids room, crafts, gifts and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle. 563-1886. Gifts, local crafts and artwork, religious items, baked goods and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
47th annual Village Christmas Fair, Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center. 829-3419. Handcrafted baskets, knits, wood and eco-friendly items, raffle and much more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Once Upon a Holiday Fair, First Lutheran Church, Portland. FirstLutheranPortland.org. Live music, food, Thanksgiving and Christmas items, crafts, books and more, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Christmas Fair, Sebago Lake Congregational Church, Standish. 892-3874. Silent auction, baked goods, crafts, white elephant table, ornaments, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Thanksgiving Crafts Show, Tranquility Grange, Lincolnville. 763-4280. Homestyle crafts, jewelry, weaving, wools and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Fair Trade Craft Fair, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. Local and globally made crafts that help to eradicate poverty, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Art Guild of Freeport Fine Arts and Crafts Sale with silent auction, Freeport Community Center. 844-4934. Jewelry, paintings, glass art, winter scarves, calendars and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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