April 4, 2013

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“Music in the Air,” an afternoon of music featuring the Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, the Downeasters Quartet, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus and more, begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at Yarmouth High School. The show benefits WYAR 88.3 FM.

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Keira Knightley in the 2012 adaptation of “Anna Karenina,” Sunday’s featured film at the York Public Library.

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THURSDAY

Annual Spring Used Book Sale, benefits the hospital and health career scholarships, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. Free admission. 373-6015. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reiche Community School Annual Spring Auction, live music by The High Riders, Britta Pejic and Les Frenchman; benefits the school; Port City Music Hall, Portland. 874-8175. 7 to 9 p.m.

"Springtime in Paris," silent and live auction, dinner and fashion show by Earth Bound; benefits the Maine State Museum; Le Club Calumet, Augusta. $25. 287-2304. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

WHSN's 10th Annual Benefit Concert, music by The Box Tiger, Dustin Saucier, Beach the Whale and The Other Bones; benefits the Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society; Husson University (Gracie Theatre), Bangor. $10. whsn-fm.com. 8 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Craft Fair and Silent Auction, benefits the library, Bonney Memorial Library, Cornish. 625-8083. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

SUNDAY

Chocolate Lovers' Fling, multi-course chocolate tasting menu prepared by local chocolatiers, with silent auction; benefits Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $50. chocolateloversfling.com. 1 to 4 p.m.

"Music in the Air," music by the Royal River Chorus of Sweet Adelines, the Downeasters Quartet, the Greater Freeport Community Chorus and more; benefits WYAR 88.3 FM; Yarmouth High School. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. wyar.org. 3 p.m.

Community Dog Show, all dog breeds and mixes eligible to compete; donations benefit the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland; The Woods at Canco, Portland. Free. 772-4777. 3 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Midcoast Altered Couture Contest, contestants walk the runway with one-of-a-kind garments made from recycled/re-purposed "packaging"; benefits the "Art Van" mobile arts therapy program; The Frontier, Brunswick. $8 in advance; $10 day of contest. explorefrontier.com. 6 p.m. 

APRIL 11

Toast on the Coast, 21-plus epicurean occasion; benefits Easter Seals Maine; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $50 for grand tasting; $75 for private wine tasting and access to grand tasting. eastersealsme.org/events. 6 to 9 p.m. April 11. 

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Annual Parrothead Festival, Jimmy Buffett-inspired activities including outdoor concerts, pond-skimming competition, contests, prizes, parties, a key lime pie eating contest, a margarita mix-off, skiing and more, Sunday River, Newry. Various prices. Schedule at sundayriver.com. Friday to Sunday. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Rhythm of the Heart, traditional Spanish flamenco dancing and Wabanaki hand drumming and singing, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. Free. abbemuseum.org. 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Storyteller Carol Birch, tells the story of Lou Gehrig, Topsham Public Library. Free. topshamlibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Freeport First Friday Dinner and Mini-Concert, music by Flash Allen and Randy Roy, Freeport Community Center. $18; includes dinner and concert. 865-3985. 6 p.m.

"EARTH," opening reception and Poets and Fools Costume Ball, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5 to $25 (sliding scale at the door); reception is free. waterfallarts.org. Reception 5 to 8 p.m.; ball at 8 p.m.

Fryeburg Academy International Club's Annual Pageant of Elegance, international fashion, dance and song, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. Free/donation. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7 p.m.

Girish, call-and-response chanting, meditation and music, Portland New Church. $25 in advance; $30 day of show. 233-6846. 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Wine Series: Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads in-depth tasting paired with food, 21-plus; The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $40. winewiseevents.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

SATURDAY

"A Wine Walk in the Old Port: Latin American Reds," sommelier Erica Archer leads tastings paired with food at four area restaurants, 21-plus; begins at The Wine Bar & Restaurant, Portland. $40. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m.

10th Annual Button Show and Sale, St. Louis Alumni Hall, Biddeford. Free admission. mainebuttons.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Opera DVD Screening, Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana," Kennebunk Free Library. Free. 985-2173. 1 p.m.

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