September 12, 2012

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Benefits, fairs/festivals, special events, films, books and authors

• BENEFITS

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The WMPG Bowl-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon, a benefit for WMPG community radio, begins with bowling at noon Sunday. Live music by Toughcats, Sean Mencher, Pete Witham & The Cosmic Zombies and The Wetsuits begins at 4 p.m.

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FRIDAY

Viva Lebowski 2012, bowling, trivia, costume contests and screening of "The Big Lebowski"; benefit for United Way of Greater Portland; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $20. baysidebowl.com. 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Blues & BBQ Street Party, barbecue and music by The Colwell Brothers Band; benefit for Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.; Winter Street Center, Bath. $25; $15 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 442-2174. 6 to 9 p.m.

Walk to End Alzheimers, Wells Harbor Community Park. Donation. alz.org/walk. 8 a.m.

Maine Home & Design Cape Elizabeth Kitchen Tour, view 12 kitchens throughout Cape Elizabeth; benefits the Cape Elizabeth Foundation; meet at Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth. $20 in advance; $25 day of tour. ceef.us. Registration 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Newfie Fun Days, demonstrations, vendors and more; benefits Newfoundland Dog rescue groups and health challenges; Piscataqua Boat Basin and Park, Eliot. Free/donation. newfiefundays.com. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tours of Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for hunger relief in York County, Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk. $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to Sept. 20. Through Oct. 15.

SUNDAY

WMPG Bowl-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon, bowling tournament, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and music by Toughcats, Sean Mencher, Pete Witham & The Cosmic Zombies and The Wetsuits; benefit for WMPG community radio; Bayside Bowl, Portland. $25 to bowl; donation for live music. baysidebowl.com. Bowling at noon; live music at 4 p.m.

Ginger Mae Dyer Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser, music by Gloria Jean and The EZ Riders with special guests, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. $5; reservations required. 490-1232. 12:30 p.m.

Tole'n ME Chapter of Decorative Painters Annual Artist's Boutique Auction, painted treasures and themed baskets to be auctioned; benefits charities and ongoing education in the field of decorative arts; Goodwill Hinkley School. 968-2111. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

SEPT. 20

Maine Women's Gala & Auction: "Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling," live and silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, dancing and music by the Maine Miramba Ensemble; benefit for the Maine Women's Policy Center; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. mainewomenspolicycenter.org/gala.html. $75 to $1,000. 5 to 9:30 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Oxford County Fair, livestock shows, animal-pulling events, midway, crafts, exhibits, harness racing and more; country singer LeAnn Rimes performs at 8 p.m. Saturday; Oxford Fairgrounds. $1 to $5. Schedule at oxfordcountyfair.com. Thursday to 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 Sunday.

Maine Starlight Festival, statewide celebration features events by astronomy clubs, planetariums and science centers. Schedule at starlightfestival.org. Thursday to Sunday.

Celebrate Bowdoinham, parade, entertainment, contests, art show, fireworks and more, Waterfront Park, Bowdoinham. Free. Schedule at celebratebowdoinham.com. 2 to 7:30 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trail's End Festival, celebrating Mt. Katahdin and the region with music, food, arts and crafts, competitions, children's activities and more, Veterans Memorial Park, Millinocket. Most events are free. Schedule at trailsendfestival.org. Friday to Sunday.

New Portland Lion's Fair, midway, demolition derby, animal-pulling events, live entertainment, fireworks and more, North New Portland. $5; $15 per family. Schedule at newportlandlionsfair.com. Friday to Sunday.

Auburn Holistic Mystic Fair, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. 446-7868. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

York Art Association's Annual Art in the Park, painters, photographers, jewelers, potters, glass artists and more, Moulton Park, York Harbor. Free admission. 363-4049. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

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