August 14, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

• BENEFITS

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W.C. Fields stars in “Sally of the Sawdust,” Thursday’s silent film with musical accompaniment at Leavitt Theatre in Ogunquit.

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

Crossroads Green Carpet Event, talent show and fundraiser for Unite Against Bullying ME Walk on Oct. 6, Thornton Academy Garland Auditorium, Saco. $10. 838-2146. 7 p.m. Friday.

Lovell Arts and Artisans Fair, juried artists and artisans, benefits Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, New Suncook School, Lovell. Free admission. 925-1135. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Family Festival, live music, crafts, food, family-friendly activities and more, benefits Bath Area Food Bank, Bath Library Park. Free admission. 443-9489. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Benefit Concert Series, with Lighthouse Jubilee, benefits local charities, Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m. Aug. 22.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

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

Rangeley Blueberry Festival, blueberry jams, muffins and pies, frog-jumping contest, crafts and more, Rangeley Inn. Free admission. rangeleymaine.com/calendar. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, baking and pie-eating contests, more than 200 craft booths, foot races, musical comedy, live music and more, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Free admission. machiasblueberry.com. Friday to Sunday.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, hot air balloons, parade, carnival, beach party and more, Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Free admission; balloon rides are $200. greatfallsballoon festival.org. Friday to Sunday.

Belfast Harbor Fest & National Boatbuilding Challenge, handcrafted wooden skiffs, boat racing, 5K road race, maritime exhibits, demonstrations, blueberry pancake breakfast, children's nautical activities, live music and more, Belfast Harbor. Free/donation. belfastharborfest.com. Friday to Sunday.

Maine Highland Games & Scottish Festival, competitions, bagpipe performances, more than 60 clan tents, dance competitions, Parade of the Tartans and more, Topsham Fairgrounds. $15 in advance; $20 at gate; $5 for ages 6 to 12. 8 a.m. (gates) to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, work from more than 90 artists plus activities for children, live music and performances by local theater groups, downtown Brunswick. Free admission. brunswickdowntown.com/events. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Union Fair and Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, midway, harness racing, livestock, food, children's activities and more, Union Fairgrounds. $8 to $12. unionfair.org. Saturday to Aug. 24.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, starring Vladimir Zinczenko, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $22. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 22. Through Aug. 29.

FRIDAY

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

Wine Wise Walk in the West End: Wines of Spain, sommelier Erica Archer leads tour of three West End restaurants where wine and food pairings will be sampled, begins at Hot Suppa!, Portland. $45; 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Bloc Party at the Bandstand, games, refreshments and music from DJ Mixx and All Access DJ, Village Green, North Yarmouth. Free/donation. northyarmouthevents.org. 6 p.m.

Second Annual Woodies in the Cove Car Show, Liquid Dreams Surf Shop, Ogunquit (parade is 2 to 3 p.m. from Liquid Dreams to Perkins Cove). $3; free for children up to age 12; $5 for parking; free for parade viewing. historicalsocietyofwellsandogunquit.org. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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