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The May Celebration and Medieval Faire, featuring maypole dancing, games and food and drink, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport.
Antiques Appraisal Day, benefits the museum; regular museum admission fee waived until 2 p.m.; Saco Museum. Appraisal fees are $15 for one object, $25 for two, $30 for three, $40 for four and $50 for five (no stamps, coins or bottles). sacomuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"Mother's Day with 'The Rat Pack,' " dinner and show featuring local entertainers, Anthony's Dinner Theater, Portland. $39.95; includes meal. anthonysdinnertheater.com. 7 p.m.
World Fair Trade Day, live music, raffles, free henna, chocolate samples, recycling crafts and more, Karma Fair Trade, Portland. 831-4531. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Victorian Mother's Day Tea, seated afternoon tea with all the trimmings, Cabot Mill Antiques, Brunswick. Free. 725-2855. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mother's Day at the Gardens, free admission for moms, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. All day Sunday.
Fourth Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic, four days of AKC all-breed dog shows and obedience and rally trials, Wassamki Springs Campground, Scarborough. yorkcountykennelclub.org. May 16-19.
"Girl Rising" (2013), Opera House Arts presentation of documentary about nine girls and the power of education to change the world, Stonington Opera House. $7. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
"Girl Rising" (2013), documentary about nine girls and the power of education to change the world, portion of ticket sales will help fund programs for the girls; Strand Theatre, Rockland. $10. rocklandstrand.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Carefree" (1938), musical starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. $5/donation. 563-5513. 6:30 p.m. Monday.
"Education Under Fire," 30-minute documentary followed by discussion, Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Free. 333-3027. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
"The Institute," feature-length documentary examines a San Francisco-based alternate reality game, followed by live video Q&A with filmmaker Spencer McCall, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Layne Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz," Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.
Barbara Damrosch, author of "The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookook," Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. Noon Friday.
Michael Chase, author of "The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone," Nonesuch Books, Biddeford. Free. nonesuchbooks.com. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Joe Hill, author of "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Horns," Books-A-Million, South Portland. Free. 253-5587. 2 p.m. Saturday.
Steve Hobson, author of "A Blind Man in the Land of Zen," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Master Poet Lola Haskins, author of "Fifteen Florida Cemeteries: Strange Tales Unearthed," Bull Feeney's, Portland. $3. portveritas.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Cathie Pelletier, author of "One-Way Bridge," Nonesuch Books, South Portland. Free. nonesuchbooks.com. 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Eva Murray, author of "Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All," Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
Maine Women Writers Collection, brown-bag lunch and book discussion with Barbara Walsh, author of "August Gale," University of New England, Westbrook College Campus (Abplanalp Library), Portland. Free. une.edu/mwwc. Noon May 16.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel and northern Europe; many dances taught, no partner needed; People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for seniors and students. folkdancebrunswick.wordpress.com. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance, music by T-Acadie with caller Bill Olson, Wescustogo Grange Hall, North Yarmouth. $10; $7 for seniors and students; $3 per person or $12 per family for family dance. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance; 7 p.m. potluck; 7:30 p.m. beginner's session; 8 p.m. dance Saturday.
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