October 11, 2012

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs and festivals, special events, films, books and authors, participant dance

• BENEFITS

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“Ordinary People,” starring Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore (pictured), along with Timothy Hutton and Judd Hirsch, is featured on Wednesday in the Portland Public Library’s “The Banned Book Film Series.”

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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 Monday.

Boots, Band and BBQ Benefit, food, live music, dancing and auction; fundraiser for riding center; Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham. $50. 892-2813. 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

"USO Show," musical revue; benefit for the New Gloucester Veterans' Monument Fundraising Campaign; New Gloucester AMVETS. $5. 926-4232. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Boo! Haunted Walk, haunted walk through the woods; benefits the society; Animal Welfare Society, West Kennebunk. $4; $3 for children under 12. animalwelfaresociety.org. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Engineers Without Borders's "Beer + Wine = Water," local beer and wine tastings, food, silent auction and music by The Jason Spooner Band; fundraiser for the Dorgobom, Ghana, Clean Water Supply Project; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $30. ewbportlandmaine.org. 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18. 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Swine & Stein Octoberfest, local food, beer, music, chicken fling competition, frozen T-shirt contest and more, Water Street and surrounding areas, Gardiner. $10 in advance; $15 day of festival (includes beer samples); $10 (no beer); free for children ages 12 and under. gardinermainstreet.org. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Festival, seed saving, hay climbing, horse team demos, hayrides, pumpkin picking, food and music, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport. $6; $20 for family of four. 865-4469. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Mediums Day Fair, private readings, auric photography and vendors, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. Cost for services. 797-2039. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Harvest Fest, pancake breakfast, costume parade, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, concerts on the bridge and more, downtown Kennebunk. Free. kennebunkfestivals.com. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

28th Annual York Beach Harvestfest and Kidfest, live bands, ox roast, bean hole beans, vendors, hayrides and more, York Beach. Free. gatewaytomaine.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

"A Finished Heart: Love At Life's End," Eliott Cherry's prose, poetry and music about loss of life partner to illness, University of Maine (Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine), Augusta. Free. 621-3532. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Open Mic and Poetry Slam, for musicians and poets, First Universalist Church, Auburn. Free. 783-0461. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Portland Fire Museum Open House, fire horses return to the stalls, antique fire trucks display and firefighting films; part of Spring Street will be closed to traffic, Portland Fire Museum. $5; $3 for children. 772-2040. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Cladah Mhor Pipe Band performs at 11 a.m.

"CSA: Community Supporting Arts," potluck celebration of local food, farms and art with music and farmers market, Vaughan Homestead, Hallowell. $10 in advance; $12 day of event. 622-3813. 4 to 7 p.m.

Halloween Costume Swap, drop off a costume through Oct. 11 and receive a ticket for free costume on swap day, Dance Studio of Maine, Gorham. dancestudioofmaine.com. Noon to 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

Smoke and Mirror Circus, unique combination of circus, theater and performance art, 21-plus; Geno's Rock Club, Portland. $8. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Woofstock, pet vendors, search and rescue exhibit, agility show and more, Old Orchard Beach Ballpark. Free. oob365.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, "Songs and Stories from the Court of King Arthur," Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.

8 Minute Dating, for professional men and women ages 25 to 40, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $34.88. 8minutedating.com. 7 p.m.

TUESDAY

John Sinclair, author, poet and activist will provide commentary and answer questions after screening of documentary about his life, Meg Perry Center, Portland. $5. 284-3358. 6 p.m.

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