August 7, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

• BENEFITS

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The midway is just one of the attractions – but it’s a big one for the kids – at the 159th running of the Topsham Fair, which continues through Sunday.

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Summer Benefit Concert Series, featuring Dave Shaffer and friends, benefits local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

"Music with a Mission," featuring singer-songwriter Amy Allen, part of the proceeds will benefit the Windham Primary School playground fund, North Windham Union Church. $12; $10 for seniors and students. www.mwamconcerts.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Benefit for Burdock Gathering for a Free and Sustainable Future, live bluegrass, dinner, silent auction and raffles, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. $10 to $30; $5 for children. burdockgathering.org. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, featuring Joe Farren and Stepping Stones, benefits local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Aug. 15.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

159th Topsham Fair, agricultural exhibits, animal-pulling events, crafts, midway and harness racing, Topsham Fairgrounds. $10 Thursday, Friday and Sunday (includes rides); $12 Saturday (includes rides); free for children under 36 inches tall. topshamfair.net. Thursday to Sunday.

195th Skowhegan State Fair, agricultural exhibits, demolition derbies, truck pulls, harness racing, midway, live entertainment and more, Skowhegan Fairgrounds. $6 Thursday, Monday and Aug. 15; $8 Friday to Sunday; free for children under age 5; $4 for parking. skowheganstatefair.com. Thursday to Aug. 17.

Chamberlain Days, celebrates Joshua Chamberlain and 150th anniversary of the Civil War with reenactors' encampment, walking tours, live entertainment and Civil War-related activities, various locations, Brunswick. Various prices; most events are free. pejepscothistorical.org. Friday to Sunday.

Art in the Park, annual show and sale with 185 exhibitors, entertainment, children's activities and food court, Mill Creek Park, South Portland. Free admission. artintheparkmaine.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Sixth Annual Blueberry Festival, craft sale, baked goods and more, benefits Sweetser Family Services, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kennebunk. Free admission. kennebunklutheran.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival, blueberry pancake breakfast, road race, craft fair, boat races, parade and more, various locations, Winter Harbor. 963-7658. Free. Saturday.

Mind Body Spirit Festival, holistic health practitioners, readings from psychics and mediums, animal communicator, massage, workshops and more, Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport. $5 admission; additional fees for services may apply. mindbodyspiritfestival.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Rangeley Blueberry Festival, jams, muffins, pies, gifts and crafts, plus special entertainment for children, Lakeside Park. rangeleymaine.com. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

USM Chemistry Club Show, experimental fun for children, Deering Oaks, Portland. Free. 874-8826. 12:30 p.m.

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, starring Vladimir Zinczenko, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $22. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 15.

Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, more than 200 Maine artisans, demonstrations, vendors and more, Cumberland Fairgrounds. $4. maincraftsmen.org. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

FRIDAY

Day Out with Thomas, ride Thomas the Tank Engine, Boothbay Railway Village. $14 to $18. ticketweb.com/dowt. Various times Friday to Sunday.

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, boats, fine furniture, arts, home wares, architecture, food and more, Harbor & Buoy Parks, Rockland. $12; free for ages 12 and under. maineboats.com/boatshow. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

AudioBody, multimedia comedy show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $10 to $25. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.

SATURDAY

Mystery Cruises on the Songo River Queen II, "Who Killed Jolly Roger?" hosted by Mystery for Hire, cash bar and food court on boat, Causeway, Naples. mysteryforhire.com. $29.95; includes cruise and show. 7 p.m.

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