September 18, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

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


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Scenes like this one will be common in Unity this weekend, where the annual Common Ground Country Fair runs Friday to Sunday.

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Open Studio 2013, dance performances by Nathifa Shatki and Emma Holder, music by Caroline Cotter and The Jason Spooner band, dance-floor music by Latin DJ Johnny Mambo; benefits Safe Passage; RGS Photography Studio, Portland. $25; $50 VIP. 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.

Sixth Annual Benefit Dance in Honor of Chris Collin, music by Radio Revival; benefits the Northeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund; The Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. $10; 21-plus. 590-5654. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Walk for Recovery, presented by Catholic Charities Counseling Services, Milestone Foundation, Day One, Portland Recovery Community Center, York County Shelter Programs Inc., Crossroads Maine and Health Care for the Homeless; Monument Square, Portland. Free. Registration at 8:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Portland Trails 10K, for runners or walkers; benefits Portland Trails; Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. $12 to $15. 9 a.m. (7:30 to 8:30 a.m. registration) Sunday.

"Band Together for Community," music by Pine Tree Coastal Winds and the Freeport Community Concert Band, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Admission by cash donation or non-perishable food donation to Freeport Community Services. 865-4747. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Farm to Table Fundraiser, four-course meal benefits the Maine Green Building Council, The Salt Exchange, Portland. $60 to $75. 5:30 p.m. cash bar, 6:30 p.m. dinner Sept. 26.


Common Ground Country Fair, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts, livestock exhibits and entertainment, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity. $8 to $10; free for ages 12 and under. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday to Sunday.

Sebago Brewing Octoberfest 2013, beer tastings and food, Sebago Brewing Company Production Brewery, Gorham. $20; $12 for Feast Food ticket; $10 for designated driver admission; 21-plus. 11 a.m. Saturday.

BBQ & Blues Festival, music by The Downeast Soul Coalition, The Blues Prophets, Pat Pepin, The Boneheads, Pam Baker and more, Maine State Pier, Portland. $10. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday.; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychic readers, chair massage, aura photography and more, Leapin' Lizards, Freeport. Free admission; cost for services. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

16th Annual Bethel Harvestfest and Chowdah Cook-off, Bethel Common. Most events are free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Lincolnville Center Harvest Festival Flea Market, sponsored by United Christian Church, Lincolnville Community Building. 785-3521. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Cumberland Fair, harness racing, exhibits, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds. $9; free for children ages 12 and younger; $3 for ages 65 and older on Tuesday and Thursday. Sunday to Sept. 28.

Saddleback Fall Festival, family activities, ski swap, arts and crafts fair and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Chalk on the Walk, chalk art, bounce houses, pony rides, games, food, entertainment and more, various locations, Biddeford. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Acadia Night Sky Festival, community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia's night sky through education, science and the arts, various locations, Bar Harbor. Sept. 26-30.


Tour of Seguin Island Light, tour Maine's highest lighthouse, the keeper's house and Seguin Island, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $50; $25 for children under 17. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.

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. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.

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