September 28, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, family dance, fairs and festivals, films, food and drink, events for children, special events

• BENEFITS

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The second annual Beer & Wine Tasting sponsored by Engineers Without Borders, featuring music, a silent auction and tastings provided by local purveyors, happens from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Farm to Table Fundraiser, four-course meal, benefit for the Maine Green Building Council, The Salt Exchange, Portland. $60 to $75. maineusgbc.org. 5:30 p.m.cash bar, 6:30 p.m. dinner Thursday.

Engineers Without Borders Second Annual Beer & Wine Tasting, appetizers from Lake Region Caterers and music from the Jason Spooner Band. Silent auction, beer and wine tastings are provided by local purveyors, Ocean Gateway Terminal, Portland. $30 to $35 day of show. ewbportlandmaine.org. 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, reception and sale of works by local artists, proceeds benefit Arts Are Elementary program, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. 10x10brunswick.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday,.

A Totally RAD Night, '80s dance covers by The Time Pilots, fundraiser for the Amy St. Laurent Fund, Italian Heritage Center, Portland. $20 advance; $25 day of show. ticketriver.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Maine Suitcase Party, fundraiser for Camp Sunshine, grand prize raffle winners and a guest immediately board private jet for an expenses-paid weekend in New York City, Maine Aviation Corporation Hangar, Portland. $100. mainesuitcaseparty.com. 7 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer's 2013, Payson Park, Portland. alz.org/maine/walk. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Woofminster Dog Show and Cover Dog Challenge, multiple challenge categories, best in show and more, fundraiser for the Planet Dog Foundation, Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, $10, $5 kids and dogs. planetdog.com. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Harbor Fest 5K, Boothbay Resort and Craft Brewery. $20 advance; $25 day of. boothbayharborevents.com. Registration at 8:30, race at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Portland Ovations presents POP!, arts celebration and silent auction with indoor street fair, music, dance and more, benefit for Portland Ovations, Portland Company Complex. $35 advance; $40 day of. 773-3150. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Andre Dubus III, author of "House of Sand and Fog," appearing with agent, poet and publisher Lucas Hunt, Engine, Biddeford Arts. $5, suggested donation. feedtheengine.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

John Ford and Mark Nickerson, authors of "This Cider Still Tastes Funny" and "Blue Lights in the Night," Lithgow Public Library, Augusta. www.lithgow.lib.me.us. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Davy Rothbard, author of "My Heart is an Idiot,"Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Bill Roorbach, author of "Life Among Giants," Portland Stage Company, pay-what-you-can. portlandstage.org. 7 p.m. Monday.

UNE's Maine Women Writers Collection presents Cathie Pelletier, author of "The One-Way Bridge," University of New England Abplanalp Library, Portland. une.edu/mwwc. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, Susan Conley, author of "Paris Was the Place," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

Barton Seaver, chef and author of "Where There's Smoke," includes food samples and a signed copy of the book, Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. $45, $60 per couple. 563-3207. 4 p.m. Oct. 3.

Liz Gardner Walsh, author of "Haunted Fort: The Spooky Side of Maine's Fort Knox," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6 p.m. Oct. 3.

• FAMILY DANCE

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8, $5 students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Community Contra Dance, live music with caller Kathryn Larson, First Congregational Church, New Gloucester. $8, $20 per family. ngucc.org. 7 p.m. Saturday.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Cumberland Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food, entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds. www.cumberlandfair.com. Thursday through Saturday.

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