Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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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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Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport. $14; $8 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to noon. Through Aug. 31.
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7; $4 for seniors and students; free for children under 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.
Perkins Homestead Tour, 2.5-hour guided tour through historic house and extensive grounds, Frances Perkins Center, Damariscotta. $15. 563-3374. 8 and 10:30 a.m.
"Awesome" Juggling Show, with The Tardy Brothers, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $10 in advance; $13 day of show. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m.
MOOSE (Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts), "Summer Circle" hosted by Vernon Cox, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. $5. moosetellers.ning.com. Open mic at 7 p.m.; featured storyteller at 8:10 p.m.
Family Story Time with Xaxa Leon, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 3 to 5 p.m.
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981, Rated PG), outdoor screening of action-adventure starring Harrison Ford, Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. Thirty minutes after sunset Thursday.
Rudy Burckhardt Mini Film Festival, outdoor screenings of films including "Lurk" shot in Belfast and Waldo County, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5. waterfallarts.org. Dusk Thursday.
"The World Before Her" (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Blackfish" (2013), documentary about orcas in captivity performing in sea parks and the perils they face; followed by live video Q&A with former SeaWorld trainer John Hargrove after Friday's screening; Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
"Muppet Treasure Island" (1996; Rated G), children's movie, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"RawFaith," documentary about a Maine family's relationship with a boat, a mission and each other, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $7.50; $12.50 for admission and copy of DVD. rocklandstrand.com. 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
"Skyfall" (2012, Rated PG-13), James Bond thriller starring Daniel Craig, York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.
"The Mummy" (1999, Rated PG-13), outdoor screening of horror movie, Camden Amphitheatre. Free; bring lawn chairs or blankets. 236-3440. 8 p.m. Monday.
"The Straight Story" (1999, Rated G), heartwarming story about a man who travels via a riding lawn mower to visit his ill brother, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"5 Broken Cameras" (2011), documentary about a Palestinian farmer's nonviolent resistance to the Israeli army, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 15.
"Sally of the Sawdust" (1925), silent comedy starring W.C. Fields with live musical accompaniment, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Aug. 15.
David Rosenfelt, author of "Unleashed," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Free. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Thursday.
John Chandler, author of "The Fine Art of Murder," Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, featuring CJ Box and Paul Doiron, authors of "The Highway" and "Massacre Pond," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring snack. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Poetry in the Round, readings from Kathleen Ellis' summer poetry workshops, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. Free. farnsworthmuseum.org. 1 p.m. Friday.
Susan Conley, author of "Paris Was the Place," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. Free. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.
Mark Scott Ricketts, author of "A Flatlander's Guide to Maine," Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. Free. 563-3207. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Martha White, editor of "E.B. White on Dogs," Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. Free. 230-7335. 4 p.m. Saturday.
Dixie Swanson, author of "The Accidental President," Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 1 p.m. Aug. 15.
Elise Richer and Teresa Lagrange, author and illustrator of "Always in Season: Twelve Months of Fresh Recipes from the Farmer's Markets of New England," Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. 6 p.m. Aug. 15.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t546. Vs. Richmond, noon Thursday; vs. Bowie Baysox, 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Swing Dance with Hadacol Bouncers, presented by Portland City Swing Jam, Acoustic Artisans, Portland. Free. portlandswing.weebly.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.