Thursday, April 17, 2014
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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.
15th Annual Bethel Harvest Fest and Chowdah Cookoff, arts and crafts, chainsaw carving, local music, horse-drawn wagon rides, chowders, pies and outdoor activities, Bethel Common. Free. Schedule at bethelharvestfest.com. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Annual Wells Family Jamboree, hay rides, apple picking, games, craft vendors, food vendors and more, Spiller Farm, Wells. Free. wellschamber.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Freeport Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival, artists and artisans, entertainment, food and live music by Serious Rooms, Gunther Brown, Kate Schrock, Max Ater and Tony Boffa, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. freeportusa.com/events. Saturday and Sunday.
Saddleback Mountain Fall Festival, art show and sale, crafters, live music, pie-eating contest, barbecue and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. saddlebackmaine.com/festivals-fall-festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Farmington Fair, midway, livestock exhibits, animal-pulling events, harness racing and more, Farmington Fairgrounds. $6; $2 for ages 8 to 11; free for ages 7 and under; $3 for parking. Schedule at farmingtonfairmaine.com. Sunday to Sept. 22.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
FOUND Magazine's "My Heart is an Idiot" 10th Anniversary Tour, Davy and Peter Rothbart present found stories and songs, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 8 p.m.
Raqs Borealis, belly dance performance, Bright Star World Dance, Portland. $10, $15. 370-5830. Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Open Lighthouse Day, 22 lighthouses open to the public statewide, Maine. Free lighthouse tours; some parks charge admission. lighthouseday.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Barks in the Park, demonstrations, agility games, contests, group dog walk and more, Commons, Gardiner. Free. gardinermainstreet.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WWE RAW Smackdown Super Show, pro wrestling, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $95. theciviccenter.com. 7:30 p.m.
Third Annual UMFK Classic and Custom Car Show, University of Maine, Fort Kent. Free. 834-7557. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Local Antiques Appraisal, hosted by Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth Heritage Museum. $5 for one item; $10 for three. 781-2705. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Taste of Brunswick, local food, drink and music, Brunswick Mall. $5 in advance; $7 at door; free for ages 12 and under; $1 per food ticket. brunswickdowntown.org/TOB. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meet the Breeds Showcase, dog show presented by York County Kennel Club and Vacationland Dog Club; Tractor Supply Co., Scarborough. Free. akc.org/events/cgc/index.cfm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Walking Tour, tour John C. Humphrey's shipyard site, Joshua Chamberlain House, Brunswick. $2; must pre-register. 729-6606. 1 p.m.
Eco Appetito, eat scallops, mussels, top round beef, artisan cheeses, gelato and more; benefits Food for Thought program at Ferry Beach Ecology School; Vignola Cinque Terre, Portland. $40 in advance; $50 at door. 283-9951. Noon to 3 p.m.
Maine Wine Guild's Open Winery Day, sample wines at wineries and meaderies around the state, statewide, Maine. Free. mainewinetrail.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. "April Fool, Norman Rockwell, and Me" told by Libby Blake, 7 to 9 p.m.
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.
"The Invisible War" (2012), award-winning documentary on rape in the military, Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Free. 878-9414. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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