Thursday, April 17, 2014
Moosehead Lake and the sky above will be buzzing with aircraft on hand for the International Seaplane Fly-In, happening Thursday through Sunday in Greenville.
Hydrocephalus Bowl-a-Thon, breakfast, pizza, soda, bowling, shoe rental and raffles; benefits Hydro Angels Over America; Vacation Land Bowling Center, Saco. $25 per bowler; $100 per team. hydroangelsoveramerica.org. 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Benefit Dance for Caleb Morris, all ages, Club Texas, Auburn. clubtexas.info. 7 p.m. Saturday.
HENRYFEST, outdoor family-oriented music festival with live music by The Jason Spooner Band, The Forge, The Diana Hansen Band, Cumberland Crossing, the 317 Main Student Ensemble and more; benefits the 317 Main Community Music Center; Skyline Farm, North Yarmouth. $20; $40 per family. 846-9559. Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Lewiston/Auburn Greek Festival, Greek food, music, dancing, activities and more, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Lewiston. Free; cost for food. holytrinitymaine.org. 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Clinton Lions Fair, midway, woodsman's day, animal pulling events, exhibits and stage entertainment, Clinton Fairground. $5; free for children under 12. clintonlionsfair.com. Thursday to Sunday.
International Seaplane Fly-In, float plane competitions, educational exhibits, craft fair, food and more, Moosehead Lake, Greenville. $25 to $140. seaplanefly-in.org. Thursday to Sunday.
Capriccio, two-week festival of the arts with music, lectures, readings, performances and special events, various locations, Ogunquit. Various prices. ogunquit.org. Thursday to Sept. 14.
Litchfield Fair, midway, agricultural exhibits, livestock and animal-pulling events, Litchfield Fairgrounds. $6; $2 for ages 12 to 17 and seniors ages 66 and older; free for children under 12. litchfieldfair.com. Thursday to Sunday.
Eastport Pirate Festival, pirate ball, parade, lobster boat race, pirate invasion, bed race, music and more, various locations, Eastport. Most activities are free. eastportpiratefestival.com. Thursday to Saturday.
Harvest Hoot Festival, music, entertainment, activities and food, Camden Snow Bowl. $5; free for ages 4 and under. camdensnowbowl.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
Annual Samboree RV Rally, games and entertainment, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. Price not given. mainegoodsams.org. Friday to Sunday.
Maine Fare 2013, celebration of local food and farm scene, David Mallet performance on Friday, downtown Belfast. Various prices. mainefarmlandtrust.org. Friday and Saturday.
Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, show of ideas, energy, creativity and fun, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
26th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. $7; $10 for weekend pass. wellsreserve.org/crafts. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Victorian Fair, exhibitors, Civil War encampment, Victoria songs in period costume, blacksmithing demos, woodworking, tintype photography, theatrical performances and more, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $10; $5 for college and graduate students with ID; free for children under 17 with paying adult. victoriamansion.org. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Franco-American Family Festival, music, entertainment, French food and more, Head of Falls Plaza, downtown Waterville. 680-4200. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Sheepscot Valley Family Festival, 5K run, river paddle, children's activities, demonstrations, live animals, music and more, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Newcastle. Price not given. sheepscot.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
10th Annual Maine Weinerfest, celebration of all things dachshund including a costume contest, a dog parade, derby races, fun competitions and more, Steamboat Landing Park, Belfast. $2; free for children and dogs. friendsofbelfastparks.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Oxford County Fair, livestock shows, animal-pulling events, midway, crafts, exhibits, harness racing and live entertainment, Oxford Fairgrounds. $5 to $10; free for ages 5 and younger. oxfordcountyfair.com. Wednesday to Sept. 14.
Crossroads International Celtic Festival, music, dance and storytelling performances in several locations, western Maine. Various prices. Schedule at crossroadscelticfestival.com. Wednesday to Sept. 15.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute architectural tour from the cellar to the attic to reveal the "skeleton" of an 18th-century timber-frame house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Through Oct. 3.
Cruise & Lighthouse Visit: Beacons of Boothbay, view three or more lighthouses during five-hour cruise, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $45; $25 for ages 6 to 16. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Dinosaurs at Dusk," planetarium time-travel adventure involving an overly enthusiastic scientist father and a highly active teenager, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $6.50; $6 for seniors, students and children. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Iyengar Yoga Demonstrations, performed by Portland Yoga Studio teachers accompanied by the live percussion of Tom Kozumplik, Portland Yoga Studio. Free. portlandyoga.com. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. Price not given. jacquelinestearoom.com. 6 p.m. Friday.
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the type of stones, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7; $4 for seniors and students; free for children under age 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.
Thomas Kozumplik, hybrid, electronic and acoustic set-up created by the artist, with TommyTom's Time-Machine and music by Loop 2.4.3, Portland Yoga Studio. $10/donation. portlandyoga.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial Celebration for Kate Barnes, Maine's first poet laureate, with poetry, music, food, conversation and more, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. Free. atthelincoln.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.
175th Anniversary Art Auction, works from 30 local artists, South Congregational Church Community House, Kennebunkport. southchurchucc.org. Preview at 2 p.m.; auction at 3 p.m. Sunday.
"56 Up" (2012), latest installment in documentary series that tracks the lives of a group of people every seven years, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Sign Painters," documentary about the sign-making industry with post-film Q&A with director Faythe Levine, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?" (2010), documentary traces the rise of Norman Foster, one of the world's premier architects, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
"Social Life of Small Urban Spaces" (1988), documentary analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
Lynn Plourde, author of the children's picture book "You're Wearing THAT to School?!", Nonesuch Books, South Portland. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
Sandra Palmer, author and illustrator of "Peace by Peace," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $4/donation. harlowgallery.org. 6 p.m. Sept. 12.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Nor'easter, Falmouth Congregational Church. $10; $7 for ages 13 to 21; $5 for ages 5 to 12; free for children under age 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.