January 30, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs/festivals, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports, dances

• BENEFITS

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“Joni Mitchell: A Woman of Heart and Mind,” a 2003 documentary about the Canadian singer-songwriter, will be screened on Feb. 7 at the Rockland Public Library.

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"Love Really Counts," hosted by WCSH6 news anchor Cindy Williams with a live auction, a cocktail hour and a dinner gala; benefits Center for Grieving Children; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $90 (includes wine with dinner). cgcmaine.org. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Silent and Live Auction, live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar; benefits St. Thomas School; The Town Club, Sanford. $15 in advance; $20 day of event. saintthomassanford.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Sunrise Rotary Club 15th Annual Wine Social and Auction, benefits the Maine Children's Cancer Program, DiMillo's Floating Restaurant, Portland. $30 in advance; $35 day of event. mmc.org. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Portland on Ice, celebration of winter activities and music, various venues, downtown Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandmaine.com. Thursday to Saturday.

WinterFest 2013, family festival with snowshoeing, rail jam contest, skating, sleigh rides, lobster stew, chili, lip-syncing competition, pie contest, sidewalk sales and more, downtown Biddeford. Most activities are free. facebook.com/WinterFest2013. Friday to Sunday.

Kennebunk Winterfest, family festival with pancake breakfast, snowman scavenger hunt, horse-drawn wagon rides and more, downtown Kennebunk. Most activities are free. Schedule at kennebunkfestivals.com/winterfest.html. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Ecology Festival, sugar maple tapping demonstration, talk on groundhogs, falconry demonstration, children's crafts, guided nature hikes and more, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. merryspring.org. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Brunswick Longfellow Days, month-long celebration honoring Henry W. Longfellow with community poetry, lectures, tours, dining, film events and more, various locations, Brunswick. Most events are free. Schedule at brunswickdowntown.com/longfellowdays. Saturday to Feb. 27.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY

"Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music," sing along to 1965 classic film and participate in a costume parade, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $14. portlandovations.org. 7 p.m.

"Baby, It's Cole Outside," songs of Cole Porter with five-course "Downton Abbey"-style dinner, Freeport Community Center. $18. 865-3985. 6 p.m.

Halfway to Summer Party, entertainment by Kids at Play, Jumpin' Jakes Seafood Cafe, Old Orchard Beach. 937-3250. 7:30 p.m.

Tea Tasting, sample caffeinated and caffeine-free teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. Free. 865-2123. 6 to 7 p.m.

Wine Tasting: The Rhone Valley, France, tasting of eight wines led by sommelier Erica Archer, 21-plus; The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $45. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m.

"Eight Planets and Counting," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 7 p.m.

"The Search for the Edge of the Solar System," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

College Ice Bar and Snow Ball, Saint Joseph's College, Standish. $20. (877) 752-2586. 7 to 9 p.m.

"The Little Star that Could," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $5.50; $5 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

Coin and Stamp Show, more than 20 dealers, Knights of Columbus Hall, Brunswick. 721-7872. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MONDAY

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, with Canadian performance poet Lucia Misch, 21-plus; Mama's CrowBar, Portland. Free. 773-9230. 9 p.m.

TUESDAY

Port Veritas Spoken Word Series, with poets Duff Plunkett and Marita O'Neil, 18-plus; Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. 773-7210. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Disney on Ice: "Worlds of Fantasy," figure-skating show featuring classic Disney characters, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $25 to $65. theciviccenter.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Feb. 7. Through Feb. 10.

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