Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Camden International Film Festival opens on Sept. 27 with “Betting the Farm,” a documentary that chronicles a group of Maine dairy farmers who launch their own milk company, MOO Milk.
Maine Women's Gala & Auction: "Bidding to Break the Glass Ceiling," live and silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, dancing and music by the Maine Miramba Ensemble; benefit for the Maine Women's Policy Center; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. mainewomenspolicycenter.org/gala.html. $75 to $1,000. 5 to 9:30 p.m.
Tours of Kennebunk Wedding Cake House, benefit for hunger relief in York County, Wedding Cake House, Kennebunk. $10. 985-3700. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sept. 27. Through Oct. 15.
Multiple Sclerosis Society Fundraiser Party, music by Evolution, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Lewiston. $10. 240-3580. Doors at 7 p.m.; music at 8 p.m.
Fall Into A Good Book, book sale, Auburn Public Library. Free admission. auburn.lib.me.us. 3 to 7 p.m.
"HelpHOPELive for Chris Collin," benefit dance for motorcycle crash survivor Chris Collin with DJ Tap Fitzgerald and Sideshow Music, door prizes and more, Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. $10. 590-5654. 8 p.m. to midnight.
Frolic for Flippers 5K, benefit for Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of New England, Biddeford. Registration link is tinyurl.com/frolic4flippers. $25; $20 for students. 602-2750. 10 a.m. (registration starts at 7 a.m.).
Family Farm Fun Day, pony rides, cart rides, face painting, hay rides, model calf roping, basketball and food; benefit to send athletes to Maine Equine Special Olympics; Equine Journeys, Bridgton. Free/donation. 647-8475. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
10x10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale, preview of silent auction of works by local artists; benefits Arts Are Elementary; Curtis Memorial Library and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Brunswick. 10x10brunswick.org. 5 to 8 p.m.
Farmington Fair, midway, livestock exhibits, animal-pulling events, harness racing and more, Farmington Fairgrounds. $6; $2 for ages 8 to 11; free for ages 7 and under; $3 for parking. Schedule at farmingtonfairmaine.com. Thursday to Saturday.
Common Ground Country Fair, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts, livestock exhibits and entertainment, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity. $10; $8 for seniors and those who arrive via bicycle; free for ages 12 and under. Schedule at mofga.org. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Chalk on the Walk, art walk, performances, workshops, children's activities and more, various locations, Biddeford. Free. heartofbiddeford.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Autumn Celebration, food, music, crafters, farmers market, petting zoo, pumpkin carving and more, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Free. oob365.com. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration, music, crafts, food and family activities, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. $5; free for children under age 16. wellsreserve.org/visit/calendar/2012/9. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holden Fall Frolic, crafts, food, entertainment, games, auctions, book signings and more, Holden Elementary School. Free. 843-5518. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Shaker Hill Apple Festival, arts and crafts fair, wagon rides, Shaker Museum exhibits, children's activities, antique car rides and music, Shaker Village, Alfred. Free. shakerhillapplefestival.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cumberland County Fair, harness racing, exhibit halls, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and live entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds, Cumberland. $9; $3 for seniors on Tuesday and Sept. 27; free for ages 12 and under. Schedule at cumberlandfair.com. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Sept. 29.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, from the cellar to the attic to reveal the "insides" of an 18th-century house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $10; $8 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m.
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