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Join the “Stepping Out for a Cure” walk-a-thon from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Riverbank Park in Westbrook. The benefit supports scleroderma patients and helps fund medical research. Admission is free.
Spring Bike Tour, 5.5-mile guided tour of North Berwick's Historic Village Area, begins at North Berwick Primary School. Free; please pre-register. 676-7600. 9 a.m.
Maine Nordmenn Constitution Day Celebration, celebrate Viking history and Scandinavian culture, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. $3.50. 622-3096. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Pine Tree State Country Music Association Award Show, with The Wildhorse Band, DeeDee Record Allen, Peter Allen, Dennis Moro, Gloria Jean and others, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $6 in advance; $7 day of show. 490-1232. 1 p.m.
Tea and Tulips, celebrate spring and more than 11,000 tulips, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $22 for members; $25 for nonmembers. mainegardens.org. 4 p.m.
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre: "Haiku, Hip Hop and Hotdogs," fusion of poetry and puppetry, Public Theatre, Lewiston. $10; $5 for ages 18 and under. thepublictheatre.org. 2 p.m.
Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, featuring Castlebay's "A May Garland," music and lore celebrating the ancient Celtic festival of Beltane, Bull Feeney's, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.
"They Might Be Giants" (1971), George C. Scott stars as a retired judge who believes he is Sherlock Holmes, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Leviathan" (2013), documentary on the contemporary commercial fishing industry, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday.
Bluestocking Film Series, international roster of award-winning short films made by women filmmakers, Maine College of Art (Osher Hall), Portland. $9; $6 for students. bluestockingfilms.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
"OLAS: The Film," musical documentary of Maine band followed by dance and live concert by OLAS, The Frontier, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Short Films by Walter Ungerer, screenings followed by Q&A with Ungerer, Lisa Dombek and Dianna Rust, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $6. stlawrencearts.org. 7 p.m. May 23.
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 Thursday.
"Fourfold," celebration of new collections by poets Christopher Locke and David Sloan plus "Take Heart: Poems from Maine" anthology edited by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, Engine, Biddeford Arts, Biddeford. Free. feedtheengine.org. 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Robert A. Shaines, author of "Secrets, In a Time of Peace," York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Friday.
Alison Dibble, author of "A Skeptic's Luck," Betsy's Sunflower Store, Brooklin. Free. 359-5030. 4 p.m. Friday.
Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, with poets Gary Lawless and Claire Hersom, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Layne Witherell, author of "Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz," Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. Free. 967-2778. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Poetry Evening, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson, York Public Library. Free; bring poems to share. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Tom Atwell, "Maine Gardener" columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, Raymond Village Library. Free. 655-4283. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Gail Rowe, author of "The Roots of a Family," Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 2 p.m. May 23.
• PARTICIPANT DANCE
Port City Swing Dance, music by Maine Swingin' DJs, Woodfords Club, Portland. $10. portcityswing.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 9 p.m. Friday.
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.
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