September 12, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, fairs and festivals, special events, films, books and authors, dances

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“Sandsations,” a sand-sculpting contest to benefit the Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center, takes place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough.

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• FILMS

"How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?" (2010), documentary traces the rise of Norman Foster, one of the world's premier architects, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

"Social Life of Small Urban Spaces" (1988), documentary analyzes the success and failures of urban spaces, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Global Lens Film Series, international movie series, "Youzhong" (China, 2012), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"The Motherhood Archives" (2013), haunting and lyrical essay film excavating hidden histories of childbirth in the 20th century, with filmmaker Irene Lusztig, Bowdoin College, Searles Science Building, Brunswick. Free. 725-3834. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

"The Act of Killing" (2013), documentary about killers in 1960s Indonesia recalling reign of terror, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

"Show People" (1928), silent comedy starring William Haines with live accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, Leavitt Theatre, Ogunquit. $10. leavittheatre.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

"Best Kept Secret" (2013), documentary about autism class in Newark, N.J., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Sandra Palmer, author and illustrator of "Peace by Peace," Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $4/donation. harlowgallery.org. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Richard de Villers Seymour, author of "Beyond Popham Colony," Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick. 729-5083. 7 p.m. Friday.

Poet William Ayot, reading from English poet living in Wales, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. $3/donation. harlowgallery.org. 7 p.m. Friday.

Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett, authors of "A House in the Sky," Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

June O'Donal, author of "The Fryeburg Chronicles," Hiram Historical Society. 625-4762. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Gordon Thomas Ward, author of "Tracing Infinity: Bridging the Gap between Earth and Heaven," Bath Book Shop. 443-9338. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Poetry Evening, bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else; facilitated by Priscilla Cookson; York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Monica Wood, author of "When We Were the Kennedys," Patten Free Library, Bath. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Sept. 19.

• PARTICIPANT DANCE

Folk Dance Brunswick, world music and dance from the Balkans, Israel, northern Europe and around the globe, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Contra Dance, live music by Steampacket with caller Dugan Murphy, Topsham Grange. $10; $7 for seniors and students; $4 for family dance. 233-4325. 6 p.m. family dance; 7 p.m. food potluck; 7:30 p.m. beginner session; 8 p.m. dance Saturday.

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