May 15, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

• BENEFITS

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Join the “Stepping Out for a Cure” walk-a-thon from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Riverbank Park in Westbrook. The benefit supports scleroderma patients and helps fund medical research. Admission is free.

THURSDAY

"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.

Book and Bake Sale, benefit for Friends of Lithgow Library, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

FRIDAY

Benefit Auction, live and silent auction, music, games and festival food, Root Cellar, Portland. therootcellar.org. 6 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY

"Stepping Out for a Cure" Walk-A-Thon, benefit to support scleroderma patients and to fund medical research, with a raffle, face painting and snacks, Riverbank Park, Westbrook. Free admission; walkers raise pledges. scleroderma.org. 10 a.m. to noon.

"Palette A Taste of Local Art," benefit for Fiddlehead's community enrichment programs with live auction of hand-painted local artist Adirondack chairs and birdhouses, Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, Gray. $15; $25 VIP reception. 6 p.m. (VIP); 6:45 p.m. (regular admission)

Cucina Italiana Cash Bash and Auction, cash bar, lasagna dinner and live and silent auction; benefits the Corner Cupboard food pantry; Nasson Community Center, Springvale. $15 in advance; $17 day of show. 324-3191. 5:30 p.m.

"A Tribute to Edward A. Boucher," live music and silent auction hosted by Bill Cloutier and Nick Knowlton; benefits medical costs for musician and recording engineer Boucher; Royal Oak Room at IronHorse Court, Lewiston. $50. eabtribute.event

brite.com. 4 to 10 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

WestFest4, art and craft show, talent show, sidewalk chalk drawing contest and more presented by West End Neighborhood Association, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. Free. wenamaine.org. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Monmouth May Faire, plant, bake and book sales, food, quilt raffle and more sponsored by Friends of Cumston Library, 796 Main St., Monmouth. Free. 441-7071. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Benton Alewife Festival, free batting cages and mini golf, horse carriage rides, alewife harvesting demonstration, birds of prey, live music and more, various locations, Benton. Free. bentonmaine.info. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Comics Arts Festival, more than 100 comic book and comic strip creators from around the country, Portland Public Library and Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. Free artist talk on Saturday; $5 (free for ages 12 and under) for full convention on Sunday. mainecomicsfestival.com. 1 p.m. Saturday (library); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (Ocean Gateway).

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Fourth Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, four days of AKC all-breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough. yorkcountykennel club.org. 8 a.m. Thursday to Sunday.

FRIDAY

Kirtan Chanting with Kirtonium, Portland Yoga Studio. $5 to $15/donation. 799-0054. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY

Annual Plow Day, draft horse demonstrations, wagon rides, blacksmith and Carriage Museum exhibit, Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. Free; $5 for pony rides. skylinefarm.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chocolate Factory Open House, 30th anniversary celebration with refreshments, music and children's activities, Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Factory, Freeport. Free. 865-4071. 2 to 5 p.m.

Maine Marble Show, Governor's Restaurant, South Portland. $3; free for children under age 12. 657-4165. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Got Moloko?", burlesque show inspired by "A Clockwork Orange," The Oak and the Ax, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. theoakandtheax.com. 8:30 p.m.

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