Thursday, April 24, 2014
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Portland holds its annual Greek Festival, featuring authentic Greek food as well as live music and dancing, Thursday to Saturday at the church.
Fashion Show, benefits Mother Seton House, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10. 935-9232. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Fourth Annual 5K Ridge Run/Walk, benefits the Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center, Equine Journeys, Bridgton. $15. equinejourneysme.com. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Fun for All Team Obstacle Challenge, benefits YMCA's financial assistance program, Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. $45 in advance for families ($50 day of event). ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/funforallobstacle. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Artful Cat Silent Auction, food, music, cash bar and silent auction, benefits A Paw in the Door, a Bath-based feline aid and rescue nonprofit, Winter Street Center, Bath. $10 in advance; $12 day of event. 751-7408. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
5K Family Run/Walk for the Lucy Fund, benefits metastic breast cancer research in memory of Lucy Elicker Stanovick, Cape Elizabeth Middle School. $25 in advance; $30 day of event. www.nfcr.org/lucyfund. 9 a.m. Sunday.
Greek Festival, authentic Greek food and pastries, live music and dancing, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland. holytrinityportland.org. 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.
Standish Summer Spectacular, barbecue, live music, pancake breakfast, parade and more, various locations, Standish. 807-5666. Thursday to Saturday.
Strawberry Festival, shortcakes, ice cream, crafters, magic show and balloon animal artist, St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Wiscasset. Free admission. 882-7184. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Strawberry Festival, with Judy Paolini, author of "The Inspired Garden," and strawberry shortcake, Nathaniel Hawthorne House, Raymond. $10; $5 for ages 8 and under. 655-7660. 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
South Berwick Strawberry Festival, food, crafts, entertainment, road race and old-fashioned trolleys, Central School, South Berwick. Free admission; fees for food. southberwickstrawberryfestival.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival Traveling Show, international puppet show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $12; $10 for students and artists. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.
Thursday Night Cruise Night, show off your car or truck, The Landmark, Turner. landmarkturner.com. 5 p.m.
Portland Time Convention, excursions to the ancient world, black hole programs and time travel literature symposium, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $6. 780-7249. 5 to 10 p.m.
Maine People's Alliance Rising Tide Awards Dinner, keynote speaker is progressive writer, activist and TV commentator Sally Kohn, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $30. mainepeoplesalliance.org. 6 p.m.
AudioBody, high-tech family show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $15 to $25. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Raymond Garden Tour, self-guided tour of 11 unique gardens in the Sebago Lake Region, Raymond Village Library. $15 in advance; $20 day of show. raymondvillagelibrary.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Maine Home + Design English Garden Party & Home Tour, English garden party, tea and home tour at a private English Tudor-style estate with performers, Garrison Field, Cape Elizabeth. $25. fortwilliams.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mystery Cruises on the Songo River Queen II, "Bingo Spells Murder" hosted by Mystery for Hire, cash bar and food court, Causeway, Naples. $29.95; includes show and cruise. mysteryforhire.com. 7 p.m.
Tardy Brothers, comedy and juggling show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m.
Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m.
Stories by the Garden, children's story time by Charlotte Agell and Rohan Henry, Friends School of Portland, Mackworth Island, Falmouth. Free. friendsschoolofportland.org. 11 a.m.
237th Anniversary of The Declaration of Independence, reading and living history by Don Loprieno, Colonial Pemaquid Historic Site, New Harbor. friendsofcolonialpemaquid.org. 2 p.m. Through July 20.
"Stop Making Sense," 1984 Talking Heads concert film, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Only the Young" (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"The World of the Bear," wildlife film, Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, Greene. Free. 946-5311. 2 and 7 p.m. Friday.
"Hyde Park on Hudson" (2012, Rated R), biopic about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his mistress, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.
"Some Like It Hot" (1959), classic Marilyn Monroe comedy, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
David Little, author of "Art of Katahdin," Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Cathie Pelletier, author of "The One-Way Bridge," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. Noon Friday.
Olympia Snowe, former U.S. senator and author of "Fighting for Common Ground," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Jennifer Wixson, author of "Peas, Beans & Corn," Norway Memorial Library. 743-5309. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Dr. Louis Pack, author of "The Arthritis Revolution," Camden Public Library. 236-3440. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. 874-9300. Vs. Trenton, 7 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday; vs. New Brunswick, 7 p.m. July 4.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.