July 17, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, fairs and festivals, films, special events

• BENEFITS

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Petting the animals will be part of the experience on Open Farm Day Sunday at farms around Maine.

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The picking will start at the Ossippee Valley Music Festival on July 25 in South Hiram and will keep going until July 28.

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Bark in the Park, pre-game parade for pups and people led by Slugger, raising funds to support the Maine Medical Center Therapy Dog Program, Hadlock Field, Portland. $8, dogs must have tickets. 347-8606. 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Third Annual Cocktail Lawn Party, live music by The British Yankee Band, benefit for The Marginal Way Preservation Fund, Hindmarsh Home, Ogunquit. $100, Reservations required. marginalwayfund.org. 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom, author of "Unlaundered Cache and Other Poems," Introduced by Robert Schumann's brief piano work, "Der Dichter spricht," River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. rivertreearts.org. Noon Friday.

Dahlov Ipcar, author and Illustrator of many children's books, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. 10 a.m. to Noon Saturday.

Jen Wixson, author of "Peas, Beans & Corn," Nonesuch Books, Biddeford. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of "A Flatlander's Guide to Maine," Sherman's Bookstore, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7262. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Michael Macomber, editor of "The Red Sox and Philosophy." Macomber will be joined by other authors to share their philosophical perspectives on Red Sox Nation, Elements: Books Coffee Beer, Biddeford. 710-2011. 6 p.m. Sunday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Christina Baker Kline, author of "Orphan Train" and "Bird in Hand," Falmouth Memorial Library, Falmouth. 781-2351. Noon July 25.

Janet Morgan, author of "Katahdin Drowning," Wiscasset Public Library, Wiscasset. 882-7161. 7 p.m. July 25.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Waterford World's Fair, community agricultural fair with workshops, a craft fair and children's activities, North Waterford. www.waterford worldsfair.org. Friday.

Yarmouth Clam Festival, annual festival with plenty of clams to eat; also Maine State Pro-Am Clam Shucking Contest, entertainment all weekend, art and crafts, Diaper Derby, races and contests, carnival, various locations, Yarmouth. www.clamfestival.com. Friday through Sunday.

Maine Women in the Arts Annual Summer Arts and Crafts Show, Masonic Hall, Kennebunkport. mainewomenarts.com. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Mollyockett Days, parade, arts and crafts, wagon rides, belly dancing demo, music, kid's entertainment, race and more on Bethel Village Common. www.mollyockettdays.com. Saturday and Sunday.

"Christmas In July" Church Fair, craft vendors, face painting, cookie walk, raffles, silent auction, white elephant and more, Raymond Village Community Church, Raymond. 892-4301. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Ship's Cargo Fair, crafts, plants, plants and garden, painted buoys, kid's corner and more, Church on the Cape, Kennebunkport. 967-5787. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Stonington Fisherman's Day, food, crafts, vendors, codfish relay, pet show, rowboat races and more hosted by the Island Fisherman's Wife Association. deerisle.com/calendar-of-events, Stonington. Sunday.

Casco Days, midway, fireworks, chicken barbecue, road race, music and more Casco Day Park, Casco. cascodays.com. July 25.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival, 40 bands on four stages, Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, South Hiram. ossipeevalley.com. July 25.

Pittston Fair, family friendly agricultural fair with midway, exhibitions, contests and events, Pittston Fairgrounds. www.pittstonfair.com. July 25.

• Films

Maine International Film Festival 2013, see website for full schedule, various locations in Waterville. miff.org. Thursday to Sunday.

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, "High Tech, Low Life," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, Portland. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Through Sept. 26.

"One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das," Space, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Summer Film Series, "Starbuck" (2011), French with English subtitles, York Public Library, York. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

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