May 15, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

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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.

Spring Bike Tour, 5.5-mile guided tour of North Berwick's Historic Village Area, begins at North Berwick Primary School. Free; please pre-register. 676-7600. 9 a.m.

Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day Celebration, celebrate Viking history and Scandinavian culture, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. $3.50. 622-3096. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

SUNDAY

Pine Tree State Country Music Association Award Show, with The Wildhorse Band, DeeDee Record Allen, Peter Allen, Dennis Moro, Gloria Jean and others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $6 in advance; $7 day of show. 490-1232. 1 p.m.

Tea and Tulips, celebrate spring and more than 11,000 tulips, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $22 for members; $25 for nonmembers. mainegardens.org. 4 p.m.

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre: "Haiku, Hip Hop and Hotdogs," fusion of poetry and puppetry, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $10; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m.

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, featuring Castlebay's "A May Garland," music and lore celebrating the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.

• FILMS

"They Might Be Giants" (1971), George C. Scott stars as a retired judge who believes he is Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Leviathan" (2013), documentary on the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday.

Bluestocking Film Series, international roster of award-winning short films made by women filmmakers, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland. $9; $6 for students. bluestockingfilms.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

"OLAS: The Film," musical documentary of Maine band followed by dance and live concert by OLAS, The Frontier, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Short Films by Walter Ungerer, screenings followed by Q&A with Ungerer, Lisa Dombek and Dianna Rust, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $6. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. May 23.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Maine Women Writers Collection, brown-bag lunch and book discussion with Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale," University of New England, Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. Free. une.edu/mwwc. Noon Thursday.

"Fourfold," celebration of new collections by poets Christopher Locke and David Sloan plus "Take Heart: Poems from Maine" anthology edited by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. Free. feedtheengine.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Robert A. Shaines, author of "Secrets, In a Time of Peace," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.

Alison Dibble, author of "A Skeptic's Luck," Betsy's Sunflower Store, Brooklin. Free. 359-5030. 4 p.m. Friday.

Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, with poets Gary Lawless and Claire Hersom, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Layne Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz," Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. Free. 967-2778. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. Free; bring poems to share. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tom Atwell, "Maine Gardener" columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, Raymond Village Library. Free. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gail Rowe, author of "The Roots of a Family," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 2 p.m. May 23.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel and northern Europe; many dances taught, no partner needed; People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for seniors and students. folkdancebrunswick.wordpress.com. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

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