Tuesday, December 10, 2013
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The Reel Paddling Film Festival, a traveling show of some of the world's best paddling films, comes to Hannaford Hall at the University of Southern Maine in Portland at 7 p.m. Friday.
Reel Paddling Film Festival 2012
"Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" (1970), Czechoslovakian surrealist film, The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. Free. theoakandtheax.com. 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Portland Children's Film Festival, featuring local, national and international children's films and workshops for all ages, various locations, Portland. Various prices. Schedule at portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com. Wednesday to April 7.
Kathryn Miles, author of "All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship," Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
James Scott, author of "Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed," Ketchum Library (University of New England), Biddeford. 602-2804. 2:30 p.m.
Owen King, author of "Double Feature," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Blaize Nolynne, author of "District One Stand By," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Susan Lebel Young, author of "Food Fix: Ancient Nourishment for Modern Hungers," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Neil Rolde, author of "York is Living History," York Public Library. 363-2818. 7 p.m.
Linda Greenlaw, author of "Lifesaving Lessons: Notes from an Accidental Mother," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m.
Richard Cheek and Bill Bunting, editor and contributor to "From Guiding Lights to Beacons for Business: The Many Lives of Maine's Lighthouses," Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
Ann Hood, author of "The Obituary Writer," University of Southern Maine (Bookstore), Portland. 780-4072. 6:30 p.m.
Evelyn Rysdyk, author of "Spirit Walking: A Course in Shamanic Power & Spirited Medicine," True North Health Center, Falmouth. 781-4488. 6 p.m.
Mark Lapping, author of "Maine's Agricultural History," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. 829-2215. 2 p.m.
Annie Finch, author of "Spells: New and Selected Poems," University of New England-Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. une.edu/mwwc. Noon.
• PRO SPORTS
Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, Portland Exposition Building, Portland. $6 to $30. www.nba.com/dleague/maine. Vs. Erie, 7 p.m. Thursday.
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Manchester, 7 p.m. Friday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport. Donations at door. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.