September 26, 2012

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

• BENEFITS

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Get to Camp Ketcha on Saturday in Scarborough for the Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, featuring contests for dogs, silent auction, prizes, music, an animal communicator and raffle. The event is for the benefit of NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans.

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10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, sale and silent auction of works by local artists; benefits Arts Are Elementary; Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. Free admission. 10x10brunswick.org. Bidding on silent auction begins Thursday; show previews 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 3 p.m. Friday; art exhibit and sale 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Tours of the Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for Hunger Relief of York County, Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk. $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Oct. 4. Through Oct. 15.

Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, several contests for dogs, silent auction, prizes, music, animal communicator and raffle; benefits NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans; Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. $10; $5 for dogs and children (space is limited). planetdog.com. 1 to 4 p.m. (registration at 12:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Karen's "Energy 4 Life" Cancer Run/Walk 5K, Snow Marine Park, Rockland. maritimeenergy.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.

Portland Ovations "POP!", music by Michael Odokara-Okigbo, food, circus and dance performances; benefits Portland Ovations' school and community-based arts-programs; Portland Company Complex. $35 in advance; $40 day of show. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

THURSDAY

Cumberland County Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and live entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland. $9; $3 for seniors on Thursday; free for ages 12 and under. Schedule at cumberlandfair.com. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.

FRIDAY

Vinfest 2012, family-friendly festival celebrates the fall harvest with grape stomping, music, winery tours, demos and more, Cellardoor Winery and Vineyards, Lincolnville. Schedule at mainewine.com/events/special-events. $10 (Friday is sold out). Friday and Saturday.

SATURDAY

Apple Pumpkin Festival, vendors, crafters, agricultural products, historical displays, food, raffles and more, Recreation Fields, Livermore Falls. Various prices. Schedule at tinyurl.com/applepumpkinfestival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cornish Apple Festival, vendors, performances, auction, food contests, road race and more, Thompson Park, Cornish. Free. cornish-maine.org. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maine Lakes Brew Fest, taste Maine beers and listen to live music by The Disclaimers, Random Order and more, 21-plus (ID required); Point Sebago Resort beach, Casco. $25 in advance; $30 day of event; $5 for non-drinking tickets. mainelakesbrewfest.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Festival Fair, food and fine arts and crafts, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. Free admission. 324-3191. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harborfest, local artists, entertainment, pie-tasting contest, treasure hunt, boat rides, children's games and more, Whale Park, Boothbay Harbor. Various prices. Schedule at boothbayharborevents.com. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Designing Women Fine Art and Craft Show, more than 20 local female artists and craftswomen, Consolidated School, Kennebunkport. $2. designingwomen.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Damariscotta Pumpkinfest, pumpkin boat regatta, giant pumpkins, pumpkin smashing and more, downtown Damariscotta and surrounding areas. Free. Schedule at damariscottapumpkinfest.com. Saturday to Oct. 8.

SUNDAY

Pemaquid Oyster Festival, oysters from the Damariscotta River, entertainment, educational exhibits and boat tours; benefits the Edward A. Myers Marine Conservation Fund; Schooner Landing, Damariscotta. Free. pemaquidoysterfestival.com. Noon to dusk.

Fryeburg Fair, Maine's largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment, midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10; free for children under age 12; free for ages 65 and older on Tuesday. fryeburgfair.com. Gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday to Oct. 7.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Wings of Freedom Tour, fully restored WWII bombers and fighters with stories from WWII veterans; flights available at additional cost; Sanford Regional Airport. $12; $6 for children. collingsfoundation.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

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