Thursday, December 12, 2013
Sniffing around for something to do this weekend? Consider the Fur Ball, which benefits the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Highlights include a dog pageant, an auction, and food from King Eider’s Pub. It happens from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Darriows Barn at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta.
Michael Braz and Elizabeth Harmon Reunion Concert, folk songs of the sea, benefits the church, Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center. $15. 829-3419. 7 p.m.
Friends of Portland Public Library Book Sale, Catherine McAuley High School, Portland. friendsofppl.org. Free; $10 memberships available at door. 5 to 8 p.m. today (members only); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, celebrates the release of Allagash Brewing's 2012 Victoria Ale with live music by the Pete Kilpatrick Band; benefits preservation and restoration of the mansion; Victoria Mansion, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of event. 772-4841. victoriamansion.org. 5 to 8 p.m.
Used Book and DVD Sale, Windham Hill United Church of Christ. 892-4217. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Bending Toward Justice," Midcoast Community Chorus performance to benefit Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, Camden Hills Regional High School (Strom Auditorium), Rockport. $15 to $30. mccsings.org. 7 p.m.
Treasures Rerun and Craft Fair, Waldoboro Public Library. waldoboro.lib.me.us. 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Fur Ball, dog pageant, auction and food from King Eider's Pub; benefits Lincoln County Animal Shelter; Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, Damariscotta. $25; $40 per couple. 563-5595. 5 to 8 p.m.
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Greater Portland, teams participate in running, strolling or walking around a track, South Portland High School. $10. relayforlife.org. 4 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Secret Gardens of Portland Tour, self-guided tour of Portland's best private gardens, Opportunity Alliance fundraiser for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs, Reiche Community School, Portland. $17.50 in advance; $20 day of show. 773-0202. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Maine Women's Balkan Choir and Friends, with guest Elitsa Stoyneva; benefit concert for Karin Dom, a Bulgarian school for children with disabilities; St. Saviour's Episcopal Church, Bar Harbor. $8/donation; free for children under 12. 356-2505. 7 p.m.
Lupine Festival, garden tours; local foods supper; open studios; boat, plane and schooner trips; quilt show; craft fair and more, Deer Isle. Schedule at deerisle.com/calendar-of-events. Friday to Sunday.
City of Saco 250th Anniversary Celebration, family events and more, Saco. Schedule at sacomaine.org/saco250.shtml. Friday to Sunday. Weekends through July 8.
Southern Maine Pride Parade & Festival, live music, dance performance, comedy, speakers and more, downtown Portland and Deering Oaks Park. Free. southernmainepride.org. 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Wells Rotary Strawberry Festival, Spriller Farm, Wells. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second Annual Kittery Block Party, daytime live entertainment and children's activities; nighttime music and dancing at four venues; downtown Kittery Foreside. Daytime events free; nighttime events cost $10. Schedule at kitteryblockparty.org. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (daytime activities); 8 to 11 p.m. (nighttime activities).
Family Fun Day, community fair with parade, live entertainment, free children's games, face painting, juggling act and more, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Free. 767-9072. 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Bar Harbor's Legacy of the Arts Festival, studio and gallery openings, exhibits, workshops, lectures, historic tours and more; various locations, Bar Harbor. Schedule at legacyartsfestival.com. Sunday to June 24.
New Gloucester Strawberry Festival, berries, homemade biscuits, Hodgman's Frozen Custard, live entertainment and more, Congregational Vestry, New Gloucester. 926-3188. 6 to 8 p.m. June 21.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Guided Tours, with entertaining stories of bygone days, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. Free. johnsonhall.org. 5:30 p.m. today and June 21. Through June 28.
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