October 10, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, fairs, films, food and drink and special events

• BENEFITS

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Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport offers pumpkin hayrides on Saturdays and Sundays this month, and hosts its Fall Festival on Saturday.

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Ruksana of Kolkata, India, is one of the girls whose stories of courage are told in the film “Girl Rising,” showing for free at the State Theatre in Portland on Friday.

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Marginal Way Preservation Fund fundraising dinner, Katie’s Cafe on Shore Road, Ogunquit, $100. marginalwayfund.org. Five-course meal with selected wines. Reception at 6 p.m., wine dinner at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Camp Kita Memorial Kite Flight, benefit for Camp Kita, a place for children affected by suicide to connect with one another and learn constructive ways to deal with the pain of losing a parent to suicide, Wells Beach, $25, donation to sponsor a kite. campkita.eventbrite.com. Takes place on the eastern shore, 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Bug Light 5K, Bug Light Park, South Portland, $15 advance, $20 day of. www.buglight5k.com/. Benefits South Portland Land Trust and South Portland Historical Society, 9 a.m. Sunday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Robin Lloyd, author of “ Rough Passage to London: A Sea Captain’s Tale,” Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Thursday.

David Little, artist and author of “Art of Katahdin,” Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. skidompha.org. 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lyn Sudlow, author of “A Vast Army of Women: Maine’s Uncounted Forces in the American Civil War,” Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Michele Albion, author of “The Quotable Eleanor Roosevelt,” York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Barbara Walsh, author of “August Gale: A Father and Daughter’s Journey Into the Storm,” Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Elise Steinbaum, author of “Brightness Falls” book of poetry, Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

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

• 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; at People Plus; $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Swine and Stein Octoberfest, Water Street, Gardiner. gardinermainstreet.org. Local food, beer, music, chicken fling competition, frozen T-shirt contest and more. Saturday.

Fall Festival, Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. norlands.org. Crafts, wagon rides, nature walks, games, apple activities and much more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Designing Women Fine Craft Show, benefit for New Hope for Women, First Congregational Church, Camden, $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Fall Festival, Freeport, $6, $20 per family. wolfesneckfarm.org. Activities and demonstrations, live music by Rick Charette, hay bale climbing and more, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Harvest Festival, benefit for the Schoodic Summer Chorus, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, $15, $5 students and children. Schoodicartsforall.org. Music by Schoodic Summer Chorus, U Maine Machias Ukulele Club and many more acts, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• FILMS

“The Banned Book Film Series,” Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. “The Hunger Games” (rated PG-13), 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Girl Rising,” stories of nine courageous girls who have overcome tremendous hardships – gender violence, early marriage, trafficking, bonded labor and discrimination – to pursue their dreams of education and a better life, State Theatre, Portland, free, presented by CIEE. statetheatreportland.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

“Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure,” more than half of his stunning paintings in high-definition glory on the big screen, Strand Theatre, Rockland, $15, $10 students. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Wednesday.

“The Place Beyond the Pines,” crime drama with Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (rated R). York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness Film Series, “Epicurus on Happiness,” Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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