Saturday, April 19, 2014
The 30th annnual celebration of Maine Maple Sunday, featuring sugar house demonstrations, tours, activities and, of course, pancake breakfasts, takes place at various locations statewide. Go to mainemapleproducers.com and getrealmaine.com for details.
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Central Africa Vision Annual Banquet, entertainment by African music performers Vessels of Praise with the IFC Choir and Rwandan dancers; benefits the African Children's Promise program; Italian Heritage Center, Portland. Free/donation. 712-0008. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
Eighth Annual Auction, items include trips, parties, massages, paintings and more, First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, Kennebunk. Free admission. 985-3700. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
First Annual Mr. Maine Challenge, young men ages 13 to 24 compete in public speaking, talent and wear-your-own-style contest; benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals; Taste of Maine Restaurant, Woolwich. $15. 729-6341. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Good Wine for a Good Cause, tastings from more than 25 wineries for ages 21-plus; benefits the Cancer Community Center; Port City Music Hall, Portland. $25 in advance; $30 day of event. cancercommunitycenter.org. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Telling Room's "Glitterati," literary ball with auctions, music, food and writers Richard Blanco, Richard Russo, Kate Braestrup and others; benefits the Telling Room's free writing programs; Masonic Temple, Portland. $50 to $75; $25 for VIP reception. tellingroom.org/glitterati. VIP reception 5:30 to 6 p.m.; literary ball 6 to 10 p.m. March 28.
Maine Maple Sunday 30th Anniversary, demonstrations, maple syrup samples, pancake breakfasts, tours and activities at various locations throughout Maine. Various prices. Lists of participating sugar houses at mainemapleproducers.com and getrealmaine.com. Saturday and Sunday.
Mostly Puppets Festival, featuring Shana Barry's "The Fofers," Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $8; $4 for children. mayostreetarts.org. 2 p.m. Sunday; festival runs through April 28.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Edible Exhibition, dinners for eight to 20 people with an assortment of traditional dishes relating to current art exhibit, Museum of African Culture, Portland. $50. 871-7188. 6 p.m.
32nd Annual Gym Dandies Community Performance, 150 unicyclists, jugglers and performers, Scarborough High School Alumni Gymnasium. $5; $4 for seniors; $3 for children. gymdandies.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Soda Shoppe Drag & Talent Show, musical numbers from '50s and early '60s, First Universalist Church of Auburn. $10. auburnuu.org. 7 p.m.
Holistic Mystic Fair, psychic mediums, massage, vendors and more, Le Club Calumet, Augusta. $5 admission; individual services priced separately. 446-7868. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Opera DVD Screenings, Mozart's "Don Giovanni," Kennebunk Free Library. Free. 985-2173. 1 p.m.
The Old House Trade Show, how-to workshops, discussion sessions and more than 40 exhibitors from throughout New England, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $12. portlandlandmarks.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Harlem Globetrotters, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $16 to $81. theciviccenter.com. 2 p.m.
Antique Paper Show, more than 40 exhibitors, Fireside Inn, Portland. $4. 749-1717. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sacred Harp Singing, participatory event, potluck after singing, home of Corrone and Ruth Ann Bryant, Damariscotta. Free; bring dish for potluck. 563-6083. 2 to 5 p.m.
"Voices of the Sea: The Poetry and Song of Maine's Fishermen and Those Who Work on the Water," poetry reading presented by the Maine Maritime Museum, DiMillo's Floating Restaurant, Portland. $12 for museum members; $15 for non-members. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 6:30 p.m. March 28.
"The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia" (2012), documentary presented by the Maine International Dyslexia Association, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 6 p.m. Thursday.
"Fukushima Never Again" (2012), documentary about 2011 nuclear disaster followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
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