September 11, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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

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“Sandsations,” a sand-sculpting contest to benefit the Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center, takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough.


"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. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Social Life of Small Urban Spaces" (1988), documentary analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Global Lens Film Series, international movie series, "Youzhong" (China, 2012), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"The Motherhood Archives" (2013), haunting and lyrical essay film excavating hidden histories of childbirth in the 20th century, with filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Bowdoin College, Searles Science Building, Brunswick. Free. 725-3834. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Act of Killing" (2013), documentary about killers in 1960s Indonesia recalling reign of terror, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"Show People" (1928), silent comedy starring William Haines with live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

"Best Kept Secret" (2013), documentary about autism class in Newark, N.J., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.


Sandra Palmer, author and illustrator of "Peace by Peace," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $4/donation. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Richard de Villers Seymour, author of "Beyond Popham Colony," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Poet William Ayot, reading from English poet living in Wales, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $3/donation. 7 p.m. Friday.

Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, authors of "A House in the Sky," Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

June O'Donal, author of "The Fryeburg Chronicles," Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gordon Thomas Ward, author of "Tracing Infinity: Bridging the Gap between Earth and Heaven," Bath Book Shop. 443-9338. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else; facilitated by Priscilla Cookson; York Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys," Patten Free Library, Bath. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," Maine Historical Society, Portland. Noon Sept. 19.


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.

Contra Dance, live music by Steampacket with caller Dugan Murphy, Topsham Grange. $10; $7 for seniors and students; $4 for family dance. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance; 7 p.m. food potluck; 7:30 p.m. beginner session; 8 p.m. dance Saturday.

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