Friday, March 7, 2014
Scenes like this one will be common in Unity this weekend, where the annual Common Ground Country Fair runs Friday to Sunday.
Press Herald file
Open Studio 2013, dance performances by Nathifa Shatki and Emma Holder, music by Caroline Cotter and The Jason Spooner band, dance-floor music by Latin DJ Johnny Mambo; benefits Safe Passage; RGS Photography Studio, Portland. $25; $50 VIP. rgsphoto.com. 4:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.
Sixth Annual Benefit Dance in Honor of Chris Collin, music by Radio Revival; benefits the Northeast Spinal Cord Injury Fund; The Rochambeau Club, Biddeford. $10; 21-plus. 590-5654. 8 p.m. Saturday.
Walk for Recovery, presented by Catholic Charities Counseling Services, Milestone Foundation, Day One, Portland Recovery Community Center, York County Shelter Programs Inc., Crossroads Maine and Health Care for the Homeless; Monument Square, Portland. Free. walkforrecoveryme.org. Registration at 8:30 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Portland Trails 10K, for runners or walkers; benefits Portland Trails; Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland. $12 to $15. www.trails.org. 9 a.m. (7:30 to 8:30 a.m. registration) Sunday.
"Band Together for Community," music by Pine Tree Coastal Winds and the Freeport Community Concert Band, Harraseeket Inn, Freeport. Admission by cash donation or non-perishable food donation to Freeport Community Services. 865-4747. 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Farm to Table Fundraiser, four-course meal benefits the Maine Green Building Council, The Salt Exchange, Portland. $60 to $75. maineusgbc.org. 5:30 p.m. cash bar, 6:30 p.m. dinner Sept. 26.
Common Ground Country Fair, demonstrations, Maine organic foods and crafts, livestock exhibits and entertainment, Common Ground Fairgrounds, Unity. $8 to $10; free for ages 12 and under. mofga.org. Gates open at 9 a.m. Friday to Sunday.
Sebago Brewing Octoberfest 2013, beer tastings and food, Sebago Brewing Company Production Brewery, Gorham. $20; $12 for Feast Food ticket; $10 for designated driver admission; 21-plus. sebagobrewing.com. 11 a.m. Saturday.
BBQ & Blues Festival, music by The Downeast Soul Coalition, The Blues Prophets, Pat Pepin, The Boneheads, Pam Baker and more, Maine State Pier, Portland. $10. bbqbluesfestivals.com. 4 to 10 p.m. Friday.; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Psychic and Crystal Fair, psychic readers, chair massage, aura photography and more, Leapin' Lizards, Freeport. Free admission; cost for services. leapinlizards.biz. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
16th Annual Bethel Harvestfest and Chowdah Cook-off, Bethel Common. Most events are free. bethelharvestfest.com. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Lincolnville Center Harvest Festival Flea Market, sponsored by United Christian Church, Lincolnville Community Building. 785-3521. 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Cumberland Fair, harness racing, exhibits, midway, livestock and 4H exhibits, pulling events, food and entertainment, Cumberland Fairgrounds. $9; free for children ages 12 and younger; $3 for ages 65 and older on Tuesday and Thursday. cumberlandfair.com. Sunday to Sept. 28.
Saddleback Fall Festival, family activities, ski swap, arts and crafts fair and more, Saddleback Mountain, Rangeley. saddlebackmaine.com/festivals-fall-festival. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Chalk on the Walk, chalk art, bounce houses, pony rides, games, food, entertainment and more, various locations, Biddeford. Free. heartofbiddeford.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
Acadia Night Sky Festival, community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia's night sky through education, science and the arts, various locations, Bar Harbor. www.acadianightskyfestival.com. Sept. 26-30.
• SPECIAL EVENTS
Tour of Seguin Island Light, tour Maine's highest lighthouse, the keeper's house and Seguin Island, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $50; $25 for children under 17. mainemaritimemuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour with history of those buried, history of the grounds and the type of stones, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7; $4 for seniors and students; free for children under age 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.
Irish American Club 40th Anniversary Dinner and Dance, cocktail hour, catered buffet and live music by Straight Lace, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $30; cash bar. irishofmaine.org. 6 p.m. Saturday.
"The Early Evening Show with Mike Miclon," spoof of late-night talk shows featuring singer Erika Olver, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. $16; $14 for seniors; free for children ages 12 and under. johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Pumpkin Patch Trolley, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $12; $10 for seniors; $9.50 for children ages 6 to 16; $2 for ages age 5 and under. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Sept. 29.
Spindleworks Fashion Show, featuring Spindleworks-made clothing and accessories, The Theater Project, Brunswick. $12/donation. 729-8584. 11 a.m. and 6:30 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. Thursday.
"Best Kept Secret" (2013), documentary about autism class in Newark, N.J., Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour," films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet; benefits Friends of Acadia; College of the Atlantic, Gates Center, Bar Harbor. $10; $5 for children under age 18. coa.edu. 7 p.m. Friday.
"Vacationland" (2012), family and fate collude to comic effect in this independent film set against the backdrop of a failed reunion one summer in the mountains of western Maine, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
"Shored Up: When Human Nature and the Force of Nature Collide" (2013), documentary followed by Q&A with Sam Merrill of the University of Southern Maine, Kennebunk Town Hall. Free. kennebunkmaine.us. 7 p.m. Friday.
Global Lens Film Series, "Cairo 678" (Egypt, 2010), Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.
"Manon of the Spring" (1986), French film, Kennebunk Free Library. Free. kennebunklibrary.org. 6 p.m. Monday.
"Cartoon College" (2012), fast-paced look at a school where the stakes are high and spilled ink and tears are often the only reward, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
"Brooklyn Castle" (2012), documentary about a chess team at an inner-city school, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," Maine Historical Society, Portland. mainehistory.org. Noon Thursday.
Elizabeth Macalaster, author of "Reckoning at Harts Pass," with retired FBI agent Daniel Sayner, Rockland Public Library. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Lowry's Lodge Monthly Poetry Series, featuring poets Betsy Sholl and Nate Amadon; hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel; Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. $3. 591-7300. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lois Lowry, author of "Number the Stars," "The Giver" and "A Summer to Die," Hannaford Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. $8. tellingroom.org. 7 p.m. 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.
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.
Bowdoinham Dance Series Contradance, music by Scrod Pudding with Bill Olson calling, Bowdoinham Town Hall. $9. 666-3090. Beginners workshop at 7:30 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.