Thursday, April 17, 2014
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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.
Howie Carr, author of "Rifleman," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. Free. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Alison Johnson, author of "Wallace Stevens: A Dual Life as Poet and Insurance Executive," Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 2 p.m.
Imogen Binnie, activist, musician and author of "Nevada," Space Gallery, Portland. Free. space538.org. 6 p.m.
Amy Waldman, author of "The Submission," Jewett Auditorium, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.
Margaret Hathaway, author of "Portland, Maine Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from Casco Bay," Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. www.falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m.
Duane Robert Pierson, author of "Annie and the Prince of Wales: Portland, Maine 1860," Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 7 p.m.
Brown Bag Lecture Series, with William Barry, author of "Maine: The Wilder Half of New England," Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $20. portlandpirates.com. Vs. Syracuse in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. May 2.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Ecstatic Dance Maine, expressive dance with DJ, Reiche Community School Gymnasium, Portland. $10 to $20; sliding scale. 408-2684. 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Scottish Country Dancing, new dancers welcome, no experience necessary, Community House, Kennebunkport. Donation at door. 839-8637. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Annual Spring Dance Concert, Bowdoin College (Pickard Theater), Brunswick. Free. 725-3375. 8 p.m. May 2.