Friday, December 20, 2013
Good eats abound at Harvest on the Harbor, the annual culinary festival continuing Thursday to Saturday at Portland’s Ocean Gateway.
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Steve Byrnes' Charity Fundraiser, Byrnes is running the NYC Marathon for the National Arthritis Foundation; music by string trio Flight of Fancy; The Salt Exchange, Portland. Cost for food and drink. 347-5687. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
Yarmouth Pumpkin Run, children, adults and pets in costume race to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry, Yarmouth High School. $10 to $45. tinyurl.com/pumpkinrun2012. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Barbara Bush Children's Hospital Craft Fair, annual fair with quilts, baskets, jewelry and knits; benefits the children's hospital; Maine Medical Center, Scarborough. Free admission. 662-4173. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Antiques Road Show and Live Auction, appraisals by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries; benefits the Volunteer Transportation Network; People Plus, Brunswick. $5 per item appraised. peopleplusmaine.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; live auction at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Boy Scout Troup 875's Haunted Halloween Night, spooky ghost tales through the Old Red Church and Howe Cemetery; fundraiser for trip to Gettysburg; Old Red Church, Standish. $10. 523-0821. 4:30 p.m. (family-friendly); 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Chefs and Musicians for Safe Harbor Concert, music by Peter Alexander, The Adam Ezra Group and Burundian drum corps Batimbo Beat, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Portland. Dinner tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12; concert tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12. firstparishportland.org. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Sunday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Fairy Tales Alive!, stories, songs and crafts based upon fairy tales for children in grades K-3, children invited to come in costume, Kennebunk Free Library. Free; pre-registration requested. 985-2173. 4 p.m.
Innovators of Design, textile designer Erin Flett, interior designer Krista Stokes and Pottery Barn designer Heather Dutton share their inspiration, history and what is takes to be a successful designer in Maine, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $5. rivertreearts.org. 7 p.m.
Harvest on the Harbor, culinary festival includes the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year competition and more, Ocean Gateway, Portland. Various prices. Schedule at harvestontheharbor.com. Thursday to Saturday.
Saco Spirit Monster Bash, dancing, costume parade and more, Pepperell Square, Saco. sacospirit.com. Noon to 4 p.m.
Ghosts of Smuttynose, haunted house with actors, Jefferds Tavern, York Village. $5. parksandrec.yorkmaine.org. 6 to 8 p.m.
Halloween Cemetery Tour, John Henderson portrays local resident Cornelius Murphy in a walk among Celtic crosses and tombs, Mount Hope Cemetery, Lewiston. Donation. 784-8803. 1 p.m.
Food SCAREcity Costume Dance, with DJs Aimee Moffitt-Mercer and Dan Miller and a silent auction; attendees encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations for local food pantries; Watts Hall, Thomaston. $10. dancing4fun.org. 7:30 p.m.
Local Harvest Dinner, roast pork or vegetarian dinner and live music by The Tofu Typhoons, Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Sanford. $9; $8 for seniors and students; $5 for ages 4 to 12; free for children under 4. sanforduuchurch.org. 5 to 7 p.m.
Nursery Rhyme Story Time, story time for children, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10 a.m.
2012 Navy Birthday Ball, dinner, dancing, music from Freeze Frame and keynote address from Maj. Gen. (Ret.) John W. Libby, The Inn at Brunswick Station, Brunswick. $50. 442-7773. Social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m.
"Spooky Car Days," spooky sounds and scary sights, Seal Cove Auto Museum. $4.50; free for children under 12. 244-9242. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to Wednesday.
Cashore Marionettes: "Simple Gifts," puppet show featuring portrayals and scenes from everyday life set to classical music, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $10; $8 for children under 14. laarts.org. 3 p.m.
Little Festival of Horrors, horror stories, author talks, screening of "Night of the Living Dead" and a zombie crawl onto Monument Square, Portland Public Library and branches. Free. Schedule at portlandlibrary.com. 4 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; zombie crawl at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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