Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Scarborough Garden Club’s annual Summer Solstice Garden Tour runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Friends of the Scarborough Library Used Book Sale, Scarborough Public Library. 883-4723. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Kotzschmar Kause Book & Yard Sale, benefits Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ educational programs and outreach, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, Portland. $10 in advance, $15 at the door for Friday preview night. foko.org. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday (preview); 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saco Museum. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Teddy Bears Dance for a Cause, ballroom dance party fundraiser for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Maplewood Dance Center, Portland. $20. 878-0584. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Maine Suzuki Association Performance, benefits Seeds of Peace, St. Joseph's College (Harold Alfond Center), Standish. Donation. newengland suzukiinstitute.org, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Eighth Annual Taste of the Nation 2013, food, signature cocktails, entertainment and auctions, benefits Share Our Strength Maine, 21-plus; Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport. $125, $200. tasteofthenation.org. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
MicroMass, with the Voix des Anges choir, benefit concert for Sacred Heart/St. Dominic's Church, Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, Portland. $10/donation. 773-7746. 7 p.m. Sunday.
La Kermesse Franco Americaine Festival, 31st annual festival celebrating Biddeford's Franco-American heritage and culture with a parade, food, live music and fireworks, various locations, Biddeford. $5 per day; $15 festival pass. Schedule at lakermessefestival.com. Thursday to Sunday.
The Festival, beer festival featuring rare beer, Portland Company Complex. $65 per session; $95 to $150 festival pass; $8 designated driver ticket. eventbrite.com. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday; 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.
Artisans on the Green, old-time skilled crafts- people, demonstrations and displays, Windham Historical Society. $5; free for children under 12. windhamhistorical.org. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous, pirate festival with pirate invasion, food, music and more, various locations, Damariscotta. Free/donation. Schedule at piraterendezvous.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Seventh Annual Riverfront Festival, annual waterfront celebration of the arts and wellness, various locations, Hallowell. hallowell.org. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Windjammer Days, grand sail parade, concerts, crafts, street music, fireworks and more, Boothbay Harbor. Free. sailmainecoast.com. Monday.
Standish Summer Spectacular, barbecue, live music, pancake breakfast, parade and more, various locations, Standish. 807-5666. June 27-29.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Seventh Annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, food, beer and mead tastings with music by The Pete Kilpatrick Band, Victoria Mansion, Portland. $30. victoriamansion.org. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
AudioBody, high-tech family show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $15 to $25. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
"The Magic of Lyn Dillies," mystery and illusion in Vegas-style show, Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. $20 in advance; $25 day of show; $12 for youths under 18. boothbayoperahouse.com. 7:30 p.m.
Fourth Annual Tri-NY, North Yarmouth family triathlon with two-mile paddle, one-mile run and one-mile bike ride, Wescustogo Park, North Yarmouth. $15. tinyurl.com/triny2013. 10 a.m.
Scarborough Garden Club Summer Solstice Garden Tour, Hunnewell House, Scarborough. $15 in advance; $20 day of tour. 956-2753. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"A Walk Along Historic Elm Street," guided walking tour, Skowhegan History House. Donation. 474-6632. 9 a.m.
Tardy Brothers, comedy and juggling show, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $15 in advance; $18 day of show. awesometheater.com. 2 p.m.
Third Annual Piscataquis Cruise-In, classic and unique cars, Fairview Avenue Baseball Field, Dover-Foxcroft. $3; free for ages 12 and under. 564-8739. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Met Opera Summer Encore Series, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. 935-9232. Encore broadcasts of "Carmen," 7 p.m. Tuesday, and "Il Trovatore," 7 p.m. Wednesday.
"La Sylphide," HD broadcast from the Paris Opera Ballet, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $15; $10 for students. rocklandstrand.com. 7 p.m.
Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival Traveling Show, international puppet show, Mayo Street Arts, Portland. $12; $10 for students and artists. mayostreetarts.org. 8 p.m.
Thursday Night Cruise Night, show off your car or truck, The Landmark, Turner. landmarkturner.com. 5 p.m.
Portland Time Convention, excursions to the ancient world, black hole programs and time travel literature symposium, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $6. 780-7249. 5 to 10 p.m.
"The General" (1926), silent comedy starring Buster Keaton, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Thursday.
"Herman's House" (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Pelada" (2010), award-winning documentary about soccer sponsored by Westbrook Soccer League, Cornelia Warren Four Season Rink, Westbrook. Free/donation. westbrooksoccerleague.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday.
"The Guilt Trip" (2012, Rated PG-13), York Public Library. Free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.
"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1974, Rated PG), Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Stop Making Sense," 1984 Talking Heads concert film, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. June 27.
"Only the Young" (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. June 27.
• BOOKS /AUTHORS
Juile Fisher, author of "Importing Democracy," Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.
John Ford, author of "This Cider Still Tastes Funny," Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Edna St. Vincent Millay Celebration, with Nancy Milford, author of "Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay," Stonington Opera House. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.
Joyce Butler Book Launch Celebration, author of "Kennebunkport: The Evolution of an American Town," reception includes remarks by the author and a Champagne toast, Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. $25. www.graveslibrary.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Neil Rolde, author of "Breckenridge Long: American Eichmann," York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Martha White, editor of "E.B. White on Dogs," Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.
David Little, author of "Art of Katahdin," Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. thosmoser.com. 6 to 8 p.m. June 27.
• PRO SPORTS
Portland Sea Dogs, minor league baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. 874-9300. Vs. Binghamton, 7 p.m. Monday to Wednesday.
• 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.