February 6

Et Cetera Listings

Books and authors, dances, children’s events and outdoor activities

• BENEFITS

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Sarah Hendrickson is one of the women ski jumpers in the documentary “Ready to Fly,” which is part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival at The State Theatre on Sunday and Monday.

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A team celebrates a successful run at a previous U.S. National Toboggan Championships. This year’s event happens Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Snow Bowl.

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Casino Night at Maine State Music Theatre, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Studios will be transformed into a Las Vegas casino, with live entertainment. $35 ticket includes $100 worth of gaming chips, with prizes given to the big winners of the night, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and valet parking. Must be 21 and over to attend. 725-8769. 7 p.m. Friday.

Silent Auction, bid on items from local artists, stores and restaurants; enjoy snacks, a cash bar and live music. Benefits Presumpscot School. Free, 21-plus, Bruno’s Restaurant, 33 Allen Ave., Portland. www.facebook.com/events/ 590040121077393. 7 p.m. Friday.

Deering Pickleball Classic, proceeds benefit Project Graduation. Free. Deering High School gym, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. pickleballtournaments.com. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Westbrook Feud, teachers and students square off in this fundraiser for the Westbrook High School Class of 2014. $7 for adults, $5 for students. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St. www.westbrookpac.org. 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

“Freezin’ for a Reason,” polar dip benefits Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, $100 in pledges, East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. www.campsunshine.org. Noon Feb. 15.

• BOOKS & AUTHORS

Barbara Kautz, author of the memoir “When I Die I’m Going to Heaven ’Cause I Spent My Time in Hell,” York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Margy Burns Knight and Anne Sibley O’Brien, writer and illustrator of children’s book “Talking Walls: Discover Your World.” Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. www.mainelyart.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Dominick Jones, author of “All at Sea: Twenty Years at the Helm of Tall Ships,” Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of “Seven Women in Maine,” Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. www.kennebunklibrary.org. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Paul Betit, author of “The Man in the Canal,” Morrell Meetingroom at Curtis Memorial Library, 32 Pleasant St., Brunswick. www.paulbetit.com. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Port Veritas Performance Poetry, with Jeanann Verlee and the Second Tuesday Slam. $5. Bull Feeney’s Yeats’ Room, 375 Fore Street, Portland. www.portveritas.com. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

• DANCE

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. The Pearl, 275 Main St., Rockland. www.thepearlrockland.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Contradance with Celador, family dance at 6 p.m. finger food potluck at 7 p.m. beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m. and dance at 8 p.m. $10, $7 seniors and students. Topsham Grange, 47 Pleasant St., Topsham. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Wednesday Night Stomp Swing Dance, Acoustic Artisans, 594 Congress St. 2nd floor, Portland. $5 to $10 suggested donation. www.acoustic artisans.com. Beginners swing lesson at 7 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included, $5, 21-plus. The Pearl, 275 Main St., Rockland. www.thepearlrockland.com. 8 p.m. Feb. 13.

• FESTIVALS

Chinese New Year Celebration, dance and music, food and more. $6, $4 for 12 and under, $20 for families of five. Westbrook Performing Art Center, 471 Stroudwater St. www.westbrook pac.org 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

15th annual Sleigh Day, horses and drivers demonstrate their skills in the outdoor arena, dog sledding demo and more, $8, $25 per family. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. skylinefarm.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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