Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Rockland’s Maine Lobster Festival kicks off on Wednesday and runs until Aug. 5.
2011 staff file photo/Carl D. Walsh
Bob Gredlics Concert; benefits Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Spiral Arts, Community Partnerships for the Protection of Children and Hope Acts/Friends of Burundi; Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m.
Wiscasset Old Jail Antiques Show and Sale, supports the Lincoln County Historical Association's efforts to maintain and restore the historic building, Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail, Wiscasset. Free admission. 882-9628. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Midsummer Dinner & Concert, local food and music by The Arrowsics; benefit for Bath-area food bank, Bath Freight Shed. $25. 841-5505. 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Giant Annual Book Sale, thousands of titles including rare and antique finds, Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 2.
Rex Smith Benefit Concert, concert on the lawn to benefit the RSU #21 Visual and Performing Arts Program, Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport. $25 general admission; $150 for lobster dinner, premium seating and meet-and-greet with Smith. musicatkhs.com. 6 p.m.
"Peace Love Art," CMCA's 35th annual benefit art auction and dinner, Point Lookout Resort, Northport. $125. 236-2875. Dinner at 6 p.m., auction at 7 p.m.
"Love Letters," reading of play performed by David Studwell and Kathleen Mary Mulligan; benefits the American Lung Association; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. $10. 729-8259. 7:30 p.m.
Naples Public Library House Tour, self-guided tour of homes in the Lake Region including a castle overlooking Long Lake; also includes admission to the new Naples Historical Museum; benefits the library; Naples Public Library. $20. naples.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Casco Days, midway, fireworks, chicken barbecue, road race, music and more, Casco Day Park. Schedule at cascodays.com. Today to Saturday.
Thoreau-Wabanaki Festival, Henry David Thoreau celebration with music, Indian culture and more, Center for Moosehead History, Greenville. thoreauwabanakitrail.org/news.html. Today to Saturday.
Bingham Bicentennial, Revolutionary War encampment, children's festival, talent show, road race, fashion show, musket-shooting contest and more; various locations, Bingham. All events are free. Schedule at binghammaine.org/bicentennial.php. Today to Sunday. Pittston Fair, agricultural fair with midway, exhibitions, contests and events, Pittston Fairgrounds. pittstonfair.com. Today to Sunday.
Bangor State Fair, concerts, demolition derby, midway, food, petting zoo, fireworks and more, Bangor Fairgrounds. $10 in advance; $12 at gate; discounts available. Schedule at bangorstatefair.com. Friday to Aug. 5.
Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum Festival Days, wood chip contest, arts and crafts, kid's games, woodsmen competitions and more, Rangeley Lakes Logging Museum. rangeleymaine.com. Begins at 4:40 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.
Richmond Days, music, parade, pontoon boat rides, lobster crate races and more, Richmond waterfront. richmondmaine.com/richmond-days-celebration.aspx. Friday and Saturday.
Skowhegan Riverfest, family events, food, raft rides and more, downtown Skowhegan. Most events are free. skowhegan.org. Friday to Aug. 5.
Piscataquis River Festival, sporting events, live music, food, Little Miss Lilac Pageant and more, Guilford. piscataquischamber.com. Friday and Saturday.
Maine's Dooryard Arts Festival, special events, exhibits and a showcase of artists, artisans and antique dealers, Poland Spring Resort. mainesdooryardfestival.com. 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. Friday; 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
BRCA Biennial Aquafest, featuring an antique wooden boat show and family festival, Belgrade Lakes. Various prices. belgradelakes.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Summerfest, dog parade, entertainment, treasure tables, crafts, baked goods, plants, games, food and more, First Congregational Church, Wiscasset. uccwiscasset.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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