February 6, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

• BENEFITS

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Longfellow Days activities celebrating the poet continue through the month in Brunswick.

Camp Sunshine Maine Polar Dip, benefits Camp Sunshine, East End Beach, Portland. No admission; Free T-shirt awarded for $100 in donations. crowdrise.com/MainePolarDip. Noon Saturday.

Keep Me Warm Concert and Art Series, with comedy duo Reifer and Saccone, music by The Chick Peas, paintings and etchings by Andrea van Voorst van Beest, and photographs by Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest; benefits Pownal Fuel Assistance; Mallett Hall, Pownal Center. $10. 688-4153. Gallery opens at 6:30 p.m., performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser, wines, hors d'oeuvres, dessert items, raffles and music; benefits the Maine Music Society; Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $25 in advance; $30 day of event. mainemusicsociety.org. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

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. Daily to Feb. 27.

Naples Winter Carnival, fireworks, helicopter rides, live entertainment and more, various locations, Naples. Most events are free. Schedule at scottrichard.net/scottrichard_031411_038.htm. Friday to Sunday.

Mardi Gras in Ogunquit, parade, hat party, crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen, live music and more, Maine Street and various locations, Ogunquit. Most events are free. Schedule at visitogunquit.org. Friday to Sunday.

Mardi Gras in Hallowell, parade, costume contest, face painting, community mask contest and more, various locations, Hallowell. Free. Schedule at hallowell.org/blog/2013/01/29/11th-annual-mardi-gras. Saturday.

Valentine's Craft Fair, live music, crafts, tarot carding readings and more, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free admission. theoakandtheax.com. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychics, mediums, crystals and more, Leapin Lizards, Freeport. Free admission; costs for services. 865-0900. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

WinterFest 2013, featuring sledding "Snowcano" and many outdoor winter activities, various locations, Bethel. Most events are free. Schedule at bethelwinterfest.com. Saturday to Feb. 24.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

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. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

FRIDAY

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

Valentine's Champagne Tasting, by Enoteca Fine Wines, Just Us Chickens Gallery, Kittery. 439-4209. 4 to 6 p.m.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass," star show about telescopes, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 7 p.m.

"Eight Planets and Counting," star show, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for children and seniors. 780-4249. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Valentine Brunch, with music by Pat O'Brien, Parsonfield Seminary. $12; $5 for ages 10 and under. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Magician/Illusionist George Saterial, repertoire of stage, close-up and roving magic, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $8; $4 for students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 2 and 7 p.m.

23rd annual Chinese New Year Celebration, songs and dances by children of the CAFAM Chinese School, kids' crafts, magic, vendors and more, Westbrook Performing Arts Center. $6; $4 for children. cafammaine.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"A Tip of the Hat to Denise Reehl," performances, stories, video footage of New England Vaudeville Festival and special performance by Reehl, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $20; $10 for students. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 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.

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