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The bravehearted take the plunge in the 2012 Camp Sunshine “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Dip at Portland’s East End Beach. The 2013 dip takes place at noon Saturday.
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Open House, New Gloucester History Barn. Free. 926-3188. 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Dick Curless Memorial Scholarship Student Talent Contest, youth musicians from elementary to high school age are eligible; winner will receive an Ibanez guitar package and six guitar lessons; American Legion Hall, Westbrook. $5. 490-1232. 1 p.m. Sunday.
Pecha Kucha, broad mix of participants present their designs, thoughts and ideas, all ages; Space Gallery, Portland. $5. space538.org. 7 p.m. March 7.
Poets Gary Lawless and Sarah Woolf-Wade, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm," Firehouse Gallery, Damariscotta. $12; includes lunch from Damariscotta River Grill. 563-3207. Noon Thursday.
Walter Brannon, author of "The White Pocketbook," Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Isabeau Esby, author of "Cracking Open: Adventures of a Reluctant Medium," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lee Morris, author of "The Greyhound God," Massachusetts Hall Faculty Room, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Free. 725-3552. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
David Buchanan, author of "Taste, Memory," Maine Historical Society, Portland. Free. mainehistory.org. Noon Tuesday.
James Arthur, author of "Charms Against Lightning," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Susan Poulin, author of "Ida LeClair: Finding Your Inner Moose," Scarborough Public Library. Free. 883-4723. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Michele Albion, author of "The Quotable Henry Ford," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. March 7.
Kate Braestrup, author of "Here If You Need Me" and "Marriage and Other Acts of Charity," Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. March 7.
Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine," University of New England Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. 221-4375. Noon March 7.
Layne V. Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Biz," Longfellow Books, Portland. Free. 772-4045. 7 p.m. March 7.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Worcester, 7 p.m. Saturday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, music by the Blue Willow Band, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m.; dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, music by Rock the Boat and calling by Bill Olson, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 20; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Contra Dance, music by Big Moose Band and calling by Chrissy Fowler, College of the Atlantic (Gates Center), Bar Harbor. $6; $1 for children; $2 for family dance. 288-5015. Family dance at 6:30 p.m.; lessons at 7:30 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.