September 29, 2011

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs and other special events

• BENEFITS

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The Portland Symphony's Show House Tour continues this weekend.

Press Herald file

TODAY

Portland Symphony Orchestra Show House Tour, benefits the PSO, 149 Western Promenade, Portland. $25 at door. porttix.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

FRIDAY

10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, 300 works of art by 125 Maine artists all priced at $200; reception features food and drink by area restaurants; benefits "Arts are Elementary"; St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. Free. 10x10brunswick.org. 5 to 8 p.m.

Karaoke Fundraiser for Midcoast Youth Theater, Midcoast Youth Theater, Brunswick. $10; $25 per family. 729-7120. 7 to 10 p.m.

Nasson Community Center Golf Tournament, benefits the center; Pine Hollow Par 3 Golf, Sanford. $25. nassoncc.org. 1 p.m.

Sixth Annual Chefs Soiree, food and wine samples, cooking demos and more; benefits the nutrition center; St. Mary's Nutrition Center of Maine, Lewiston. $100. 755-3002. 5:30 p.m.

"Jack and Jill," play about a delightful romp through marriage; fundraiser for the Osher LifeLong Learning Institute; University of Southern Maine (Wishcamper Center), Portland. $10; $5 for Osher members. 929-6676. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 

SATURDAY

Woofminster Dog Show, contests for dogs, a silent auction, prizes, music, an animal communicator and a raffle; benefits NEADS: Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans; Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. $10; $5 for dogs and children ages 7 to 18; space is limited. planetdog.com. Registration at 12:30 p.m.; event 1 to 4 p.m.

Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club Sixth Annual Wine Tasting, benefits scholarships for Saco, Biddeford and OOB high school seniors, 21-plus; Jimmy the Greek's, Old Orchard Beach. $25. 286-7074. 6 to 9 p.m.

Arundel Historical Society Craft Fair, crafts, bake sale and raffles; benefits the Arundel Historical Society; Mildred L. Day School, Arundel. 985-3087. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Yarmouth Livestrong Day Bike Ride, global event to raise awareness about the 28 million people living with cancer, Log Cabin, Yarmouth. Free/donation. Call to pre-register: 841-3327. 9:30 a.m.

Be Healthy 5K Run/Walk, benefits the Center for Breast Care; Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford. $15 to $20. smmc.org. Run at 9 a.m.; walk at 10 a.m.

Art at Marrett, silent auction of work by members of the Saco River Art League; benefits Marrett House and Historic New England; Marrett House, Standish. Free admission. historicnewengland.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 

SUNDAY

"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington," one-woman play about Margaret Chase Smith; benefits the American Heart Association; Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $25. 879-5700. 4 p.m.

Schoodic Summer Chorus Benefit Harvest Festival, singers, instrumentalists and a harvest meal, Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor. $15; $5 for students; free for children under 12. schoodicartsforall.org. 3 to 6 p.m.

TUESDAY

"In the Pink Food, Fun and Fashion Fling," fashion show, champagne reception, and silent and live auctions; benefits York Hospital's Breast Cancer Living Well Program; Ogunquit Playhouse. $55. 351-2385. 5 p.m. 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Cumberland County Fair, agriculture exhibits, midway, food, live entertainment and more, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland. cumberlandfair.com. $9 adults weekends; $7 adults weekdays; free for ages 12 and under. Various times today to Saturday.

Chalk on the Walk, art walk, performances, workshops and more; various locations, Biddeford. Free. heartofbiddeford.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (postponed from Sept. 24).

Downtown Brunswick Fall Festival, music, craft fair, children's activities and more, Brunswick Mall. brunswicktowntown.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Swine & Stein Octoberfest, locally crafted beer, food and music; various locations, Gardiner. $15. gardinermainstreet.org. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Maine Audubon's Apple Day, harvest festival with cider pressing, crafts demonstrations, music, dancing, nature walks and more; Maine Audubon (Gilsland Farm), Falmouth. Free. 781-2330, Ext. 215. Children's illustrator and author Cathryn Falwell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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