Thursday, December 5, 2013
“Strut your Mutt,” a two-mile walk-a-thon (dog not required) featuring obedience demonstrations, contests and prizes begins at 11 a.m. Sunday (registration at 10 a.m.) at Mothers Beach in Kennebunk. The event benefits the Animal Welfare Society’s Sadie Fund.
Open Studio: Benefit for Safe Passage, artist reception accompanied by music by Emilia Dahlin, The Jason Spooner Trio, Caroline Cotter and DJ Johnny Mambo; Richard Sandifer Gallery and Studio, Portland. $20; $50 VIP. rgsphoto.com. 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.
Walk for Recovery, 1.5 mile-walk, live music and children's activities presented by Serenity House, Monument Square, Portland. $10. ccmaine.org. Registration at 8:30 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Annual Walk to Defeat ALS, Northern New England Chapter of the ALS Association walk to raise funds for research and patient services for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Payson Park, Portland. alsanne.org. Registration 9 to 10:30 a.m.; walk at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Mount Desert Island Garlic Festival, food from local restaurants, musicians, brewers and garlic growers; benefits local nonprofits; Smugglers Den Campground, Southwest Harbor. $5. nostrano.com/garlic.html. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
"Strut your Mutt," two-mile walk-a-thon (with or without a dog), obedience demonstrations, contests and prizes; benefits Animal Welfare Society's Sadie Fund; Mothers Beach, Kennebunk. 985-3244. Registration at 10 a.m.; walk at 11 a.m. Sunday (rain or shine).
Art Show and Sale, benefits the Alzheimer's Association, Cape Memory Care, Cape Elizabeth. Free admission. 553-9616. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival, Greek folk music and dancing, wide variety of Greek foods, bazaar, bookstore and games for children, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lewiston. Free admission. holytrinitymaine.org. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Capriccio, festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and special events, various locations, Ogunquit. Various prices. maine.info/cities/ogunquit/events.php. Thursday to Sept. 16.
Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair, midway, woodsman's day, animal pulling events, exhibits and stage entertainment, Clinton Fairgrounds. $5; $14 per carload; free for children under age 12. Schedule at clintonlionsfair.com. Thursday to Sunday.
International Seaplane Fly-In, float plane competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and more, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. seaplanefly-in.org. Thursday to Sunday.
Eastport Pirate Festival, ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and more, various locations, Eastport. Most activities are free. Schedule at eastportpiratefestival.com. Friday to Sunday.
Litchfield Fair, midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock and animal-pulling events, Litchfield Fairgrounds. $6; $2 for seniors and children ages 12 to 17; free for children under age 12. Schedule at litchfieldfair.com. Friday to Sunday.
Maine Starlight Festival, statewide celebration features events by astronomy clubs, planetariums and science centers. Schedule at starlightfestival.org. Friday to Sept. 16.
Annual United Maine Craftsmen's Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, unique handcrafted products made by more than 100 Maine artisans, Smiling Hill Farm, Westbrook. $2 admission. 621-2818. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Harvest Hoot 2012 Festival, music, entertainment, food and children's activities; Grammy-nominated child-ren's entertainer Judy Pancoast opens the event; Camden Snow Bowl. camdensnowbowl.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Oxford County Fair, livestock shows, animal-pulling events, midway, crafts, exhibits, harness racing and more; country singer LeAnn Rimes performs Sept. 15; Oxford Fairgrounds. $1 to $5. Schedule at oxfordcountyfair.com. Wednesday to Sept. 15.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, from the cellar to the attic to reveal the "insides" of an 18th-century house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $10; $8 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 20.
Maine Good Sam Samboree RV Rally, folk and bluegrass festival celebrating RVs, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $88 for weekend. mainegoodsams.org. Friday to Sunday.
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