May 8, 2013

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Benefits, fairs/festivals, special events, films, books and authors, dances, plant sales

• BENEFITS

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The May Celebration and Medieval Faire, featuring maypole dancing, games and food and drink, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport.

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FRIDAY

Music and Auction, hors d'oeuvres, auction and live jazz by Frank Vigneau and Friends; benefits Midcoast Early Childhood Development; Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $25. 386-1662,

Ext. 136. 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters 17th Annual Bids for Kids Auction, live and silent auction, dinner buffet and live jazz by The Tony Boffa Trio, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $75 ($750 for table of 10). somebigs.org. 5 p.m.

Fifth Annual Theater Project Benefit Auction, silent and live auction, hors d'oeuvres by El Camino and a cash bar, The Theater Project, Brunswick. $10. theaterproject.com. Silent auction at 6 p.m.; live auction at 8 p.m.

Sweetser's 21st Annual Sold on Kids Auction and Dinner, theme is "Honoring 185 Years of Hope," Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. $60. sweetser.org. 5:30 to 10 p.m.

SATURDAY

Fourth Annual Maine Walks with Haiti, walk and 4-mile run to benefit Konbit-Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership, Back Cove, Portland. $15; $10 for youths; free for ages 12 and under. mainewalkswithhaiti.org. 9:30 a.m.

MAY 16

"Walk for Wishes," Maine Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser, Payson Park, Portland. maine.wish.org. Registration and entertainment at 5 p.m.; walk at 6 p.m.

2013 Kids First Gala, music and dancing to the Deep River Band, signature cocktails, silent and live auctions and emcee Lee Goldberg; The Woodlands Club, Falmouth. $75. kidsfirstcenter.org. 6 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

May Celebration & Medieval Faire, family day of festive activities including maypole dancing, games, food and drink; medieval garb encouraged; Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. Free. merriconeag.org. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mother of a Craft Fair and Festival, local crafters and artistans plus music by Tricky Britches and Kirkmount, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $7. stonemountainartscenter.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

"A Chickadee Sings," parent/child interactive musical experience for infants to age 5, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Free with gardens admission. mainegardens.org. 10 a.m.

FRIDAY

Hot Club of San Francisco: "Cinema Vivant," evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. $20; $10 for students. laarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

All Species Parade, fourth annual parade presented by Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary; participants should meet at 4 p.m. at Brunswick Mall; downtown Brunswick. Free. spindleworks.org. 4:30 p.m.

Roderick Russell: "Almost Psychic," sword-swallowing mentalist, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $18 in advance; $20 at door ($12 in advance and $14 at door for ages 12 and under). awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Portland Kitchen Tour, tour intriguing kitchens on the Portland peninsula; portion of ticket sales benefit the St. Lawrence; St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of tour. portlandkitchentour.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

SATURDAY

Circus Ole! and Feast of Fools, trapeze artists, stilt walkers, jugglers, giant puppets, hoop dancers, music and more, Four Seasons Conference Center, South Paris. $10; $6 for ages 12 and under. 890-0545. 7 p.m.

Mother's Day: National Train Day, free train rides to all mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers, Boothbay Railway Village. $5 for non-mothers. railwayvillage.org. Rides at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon.

"Mother Lovers: A Musical & Comedic Tribute to Moms and Love," cabaret collaboration by David Swander Jacobs and Charles Brown Jr. with special guests, The Hutchins School, South Portland, $10. 329-5005. 7:30 p.m.

"Gorham's Got Talent," talent show featuring performers from throughout Cumberland County with special performances by the Gorham School of Music, Gorham Middle School. $5. 749-2837. 7 p.m.

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