July 24, 2013

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

• BENEFITS

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International fare such as this Afghan food is a popular feature of the Greater Portland Festival of Nations in Portland’s Deering Oaks on Sunday.

Press Herald file photo/Shawn Patrick Ouellette

Seguin Island Light Station Summerfest IV, annual fundraiser with live auction, catered dinner, live music and "Life on Seguin" presentation, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $25. 443-4808. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

"A Yard Sale Like No Other," unique and varied selection of unusual items, many of which have appeared in Lyric's stage productions over the past 60 years, Lyric Music Theater, South Portland. lyricmusictheater.org. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

10th Annual Mackworth Island Show & Shine, car show with DJ, food and awards; benefits the Foundation for Maine's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children; Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Falmouth. $5; $2 for ages 6 to 12; free for children under age 6. 781-4904. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

THURSDAY

Casco Days, midway, fireworks, chicken barbecue, road race, music and more, Casco Days Park. cascodays.com. 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Pittston Fair, family-friendly agricultural fair with midway, exhibitions, contests and events, Pittston Fairgrounds. $5; $2 for children ages 6 to 14; free for children under 6. pittstonfair.com. Thursday to Sunday.

FRIDAY

Richmond Days, theme is "A River Runs Through It" with music, parade, pontoon boat rides, lobster crate races and more, Richmond. richmondmaine.com/richmond-days-celebration.aspx. Friday and Saturday.

Bucksport Bay Festival, fireworks, parade, car and motorcycle chow, Civil War encampment, live music and more, Bucksport. 469-6818. Noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Bangor State Fair, concerts, demolition derby, midway, food, petting zoo, fireworks and more, Bangor Fairgrounds. $7, $12; free for children under 3; $6 for parking. bangorstatefair.com. Friday to Aug. 1.

Northern Maine Fair, rides, exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, demolition derby and more, Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle. $7; $2 for ages 7 to 12; free for ages 6 and under. northernmainefairgrounds.com. Friday to Aug. 3.

SATURDAY

Moore Park Art Show, 60 artists, artisans and crafters plus live entertainment, Moore Park, South Paris. Free. 890-9399. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artisan Bread Fair, Maine artisans' breads, wood-fired pizzas, demos, live music and more; benefits the Maine Grain Alliance's grain and baking educational programs and initiatives to restore a Maine grain economy; Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Free; $2 for parking. mainegrainalliance.com. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

30th Annual Summerfest 2013, treasure tables, silent auction, candy kitchen, kids' games, dog parade and show, and more; benefits local charities; Wiscasset Town Common. 882-7544. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

37th Annual Blueberry Fair, artisans and crafters, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. uukennebunk.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Craft Fair, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, raffles and more, Blue Point Congregational Church, Scarborough. 883-6540. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, folk artists, craftsmen, canoe and boat builders, live music, quilters and more, The Ball Field, Grand Lake Stream. $8 per day; $12 for two days. 796-8199. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

York Days and Lighting of the Nubble, concerts, tournaments, sandcastle building, fireworks and more, Short Sands Beach, York. parksandrec.yorkmaine.org/special events.html. Saturday to Aug. 1.

SUNDAY

Greater Portland Festival of Nations, food, music, dance and other performing arts celebrating Maine's ethnic diversity, Deering Oaks, Portland. Free admission. 420-1277. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Maine Lobster Festival, music by The Spin Doctors, David Cassidy and The Preservation Jazz Band, plus races, a parade, crafts, a pageant and lobster, Harbor Park, Rockland. $5; $2 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger; $25 each for Cassidy and jazz band concerts. mainelobster festival.com. Wednesday to Aug. 4.

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