April 24, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, special events, films, books and authors, pro sports, dances

• BENEFITS

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Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Event to benefit veterans and their families, featuring food and drink, music and auctions, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ocean Gateway Terminal in Portland.

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THURSDAY

Goodwill's Little Black Dress Event, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, music by The Wetsuits, and live and silent auctions; benefits veterans and their families; Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $35; two tickets for $60. goodwillnne.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

King Middle School Faculty Talent Show and Auction, fundraiser for seventh-grade trip to Camp Kieve, King Middle School, Portland. $6; $3 for students. king.portlandschools.org. 5:15 to 8 p.m.

Chocolate Buffet, chocolate confections by Wilbur's of Maine, silent auction and music by Morse musicians; benefits Morse High School Project Graduation; Bath Middle School. $20. 798-0269. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

"Flaws for a Cause," sale of handmade tableware including unique, slightly flawed pieces to benefit Cultivating Community, Maine Potters Market, Portland. Free admission. mainepottersmarket.com. Thursday to Tuesday.

FRIDAY

16th Annual Happy Trails Big Bash & Silent Auction, music by Primo Cubano, games and hors d'oeuvres with Cuban and Spanish flavor; benefits Portland Trails; Portland Club. $35. trails.org. 5:30 to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

Blue Point Chowder Challenge, sixth annual event; portions benefit Project G.R.A.C.E.; Blue Point Congregational Church, Scarborough. $8; $4 for children under 12. 883-6540. 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fifth Annual "Bowling for Veterans," benefits programs that provide financial aid, food, clothing and other essentials for veterans, homeless veterans and veterans' families, Bowl-a-Rama, Sanford. $10. 892-5333. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WERU Spring Fling Music and Gear Sale, used vinyl, CDs, instruments and music gear for sale, plus music from WERU DJs; benefits community radio station; Belfast Boathouse. weru.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dance for Autism, Pulse Dance Company performance benefit for the Autism Society of Maine, Studio for the Living Arts, Gray. $10 in advance; $12 day of show ($8 in advance and $10 day of show for seniors and students). studioforthelivingarts.com. 7 p.m.

North Yarmouth Academy's 29th Annual "NYA Soiree," benefit for North Yarmouth Academy with auction, art sale, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and music by North of Nashville, Priscilla Savage Middle School, North Yarmouth. $30 in advance; $35 day of event. nya.org. 6 to 10 p.m.

Annual "Secret Spaces" Fundraiser, self-guided tours into historic and secret locations in downtown Biddeford; benefits Heart of Biddeford to support downtown community events and revitalization efforts; downtown Biddeford. $15; $10 for seniors and students. heartofbiddeford.org. 2 to 6 p.m.

SUNDAY

Level Day School's Bagel Boogie 5K and Kids Fun Run, runners, walkers and families welcome; bagel reception follows race; Back Cove, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of event. 774-7676. 5K at 9 a.m.; kids fun run at 10 a.m.

Memorial Middle School 5K and Kids Fun Run, benefits students, South Portland High School. $15 in advance; $20 day of event; $10 for students. running4free.com. Fun run at 9 a.m.; 5K at 10 a.m.

"Spring for 317!", multi-genre faculty concert to benefit the scholarship fund of 317 Main Community Music Center with Kate Beever, Erica Brown, Ron Cody, Amanda Gale, Diana Hansen, Robin Jellis and more, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $25. 317main.org. 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

"So You Think You Know Rockland," Main Street Quiz with six teams; benefits Rockland Main Street Inc.; Strand Theatre, Rockland. $10; $5 for children under 18. rocklandstrand.com. 6 p.m.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY

Take Back the Night March and Rally, annual event to raise awareness of sexual assault co-hosted by Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, Monument Square, Portland. Free. sarsonline.org. 6 p.m.

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