Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Singer-songwriter Ben Harper, left, and harmonica virtuoso Charlie Musselwhite perform together at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on Saturday.
The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Cony High School in Augusta will benefit Teens to Trails, giving Maine teens opportunities to experience the outdoors.
"Celebrate Children," Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine annual auction with live and silent auctions, hors d'ouevres, cash bar and emcee Lori Voornas, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $40 in advance; $45 day of auction. kitetails.org. 6 to 10 p.m.
SLAP: Superhero Lady Arm Wrestlers of Portland, female armwrestling tournament with emcee Rachel Flehinger and music by Zombie Beach; benefits A Company of Girls; Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $7. mayostreetarts.org. 7 p.m.
"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Horse Prom," fundraiser for Mad Horse Theatre with dancing and a prom theme, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $25; $45 per couple. madhorse.com. 7 to 11 p.m.
Walkathon Across America, national event to raise awareness of environmental concerns with
4-mile walk around Back Cove; benefits the Jennifer Parker Foundation, starts at Green Building Supply Store, Portland. $25; free for ages 14 and under. 495-2031. 1 p.m.
14th Annual American Heart Association Northeastern Maine Heart Ball, cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions and music by NEVAH, University of Maine, Orono. $125. heart.org/maine. 6 p.m. to midnight.
"The Moose in Me, the Moose in You," one-woman comedy show with Ida LeClair (Sarah Poulin), benefits the South Berwick Library, Spring Hill Restaurant, South Berwick. $20 in advance; $25 day of show. friendsofsouthberwicklibrary.org. 7:30 p.m.
11th Annual Duck Race, benefits the Unity Area Rotary Club, Sandy Stream, Unity. $5 for two ducks; $10 for five ducks. unityrotaryclub.com. 4:30 p.m.
Third Annual 5K Run/Walk for Autism to Benefit Preschoolers, hosted by Woodfords Family Services, United Masonic Lodge, Brunswick. $20; $10 for ages 8 to 17; free for ages 7 and under. woodfords.org. 9 a.m.
Community Fun Run, 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run to benefit capital improvements and a scholarship fund, Kennebec Montessori School, Fairfield. $15 in advance; $20 day of run ($5 in advance; $10 day of run for children under 12). kennebecmontessori.org. 9 a.m.
"Mad Hatter Affair," Maine Historical Society fundraiser with Kentucky Derby on TV, live music by the Tony Boffa Band, auction, cocktails and dinner, The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. $100. mainehistory.org. 5 to 11 p.m.
Book Sale, benefit the library's book fund, Camden Public Library. Free admission. 236-3440. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Fourth Annual Shake-N-Bake Benefit, music by the Wicked Blues Band and Married with Chitlins; benefits Aubrey Padilla and Wayne Crooker, who are facing life-threatening illnesses; Railroad Restaurant and Tavern, Lisbon. $15. 666-3601. 1 p.m.
Chocolate Sunday, gourmet cakes, chocolate specials, chocolate-covered fruit, beverages and sundaes; benefits seminary restoration fund; Parsonfield Seminary, Parsonfield. $8. 793-8825. 2 to 4 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Cruise, salsa dancing, food and music by guitarist Chad Cummings; benefit NAFSC programs; Bay Mist, Casco Bay Lines, Portland. $30. 647-4534. 3 to 5 p.m.
Mayfair, May pole dancing, family activities, live music, food and citywide yard sales, various locations, Bath. Most events are free. Schedule at visitbath.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Kennebunk May Festival, pancake breakfast, faerie crowns and gardens, make your own May basket, May pole dancing, parade and more, various locations, downtown Kennebunk. Most events are free. Schedule at kennebunkmaine.us. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Institute for Civic Leadership 20th Anniversary Celebration, join 300 leaders from all sectors to share inspirational stories of community impact with hors d'oeuvres, storytelling, live entertainment, a short film and a cash bar, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $75. goo.gl/Yb0uC. 5:30 to 8 p.m.
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