Thursday, December 12, 2013
The elite runners lead the way at the start of last year’s Beach to Beach road race in Cape Elizabeth. This year’s race, which benefits the Center for Grieving Children, goes off at 8 a.m. Saturday.
2011 Press Herald File
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.
Giant Annual Book Sale, thousands of titles including rare and antique finds; benefits the library; Dyer Library, Saco. 283-3861. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Beach to Beacon, 10K road race; benefits the Center for Grieving Children; Crescent Beach State Park to Fort Williams, Cape Elizabeth. Free to watch. beach2beacon.org. 8 a.m.
Scarborough Historical Society Annual Fair, books, clothing, collectables, crafts, food, household items and more; benefits the museum; Scarborough Historical Museum. 885-9997. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Summer 5K Fun Run, benefits the Dylan R. Levesque Memorial Scholarship Fund, University of Maine, Fort Kent. $20 to run; free to watch. athletics.umfk.maine.edu/funrun. 9 a.m.
Summer Benefit Concert Series, with Joe Farren; 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.
Monmouth Fair, agricultural fair with midway, animal exhibits, crafts and animal-pulling events, 75 Academy Road, Monmouth. $5; $2 for seniors and ages 12 to 18; free for children under age 12. monmouthfair.com. Thursday to Saturday.
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. Thursday to Sunday.
Skowhegan Riverfest, family events, food, raft rides and more, downtown Skowhegan. Most events are free. skowhegan.org. Thursday to Sunday.
York Days and Lighting of the Nubble, concerts, tournaments, sandcastle building, fireworks and more, Short Sands Beach, York. Most events are free. parksandrec.yorkmaine.org/special events.html. Thursday to Sunday.
Schoodic Arts Festival, performances and workshops throughout the peninsula celebrating arts and culture in Downeast Maine, various locations, Winter Harbor. $5; free for children under age 12. Schedule at schoodicartsforall.org. Thursday to Aug. 12.
Maine Lobster Festival, live entertainment, races, parade, crafts, Maine Sea Goddess pageant and lots of lobster; Harbor Park, Rockland. $8; $2 for ages 6 to 12; free for children ages 5 and under; free for everyone on Sunday. Schedule at mainelobster festival.com. Thursday to Sunday; .38 Special concert at 9:30 p.m. Saturday ($33).
Redneck "Blank" Pig Roast & Music Festival, barbecue, live music, toilet sea horseshoes, bobbing for pig's feet, lawnmower races, wet T-shirt contest and more, 12 Harold Lane, Hebron. $20; $45 weekend pass. Schedule at maineredneck.biz. Friday to Sunday.
Wilton Blueberry Festival, blueberry dishes, road race, local music, boat parade, fireworks and more, Main Street, Wilton. Most events are free. Schedule at wiltonbbf.com. Friday and Saturday.
Carrabassett Summer Festival, live music, fly-in, arts and crafts show and demos, downtown Carrabassett Valley. Free. Schedule at kcskreativitycenter.com/summerfestival.html. Noon to 6 p.m.
Eight Annual Greater Brunswick Peace Fair, games and art activities for children and adults, local music and more, Brunswick Mall. Free. peaceworksbrunswickme.org/peacefair.html. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Western Maine BBQ Festival, entertainment, food vendors, demonstrations and family activities, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $5; free for children under age 10. westernmainebbqfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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