September 28, 2013

Et Cetera Listings

Benefits, books and authors, family dance, fairs and festivals, films, food and drink, events for children, special events

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The second annual Beer & Wine Tasting sponsored by Engineers Without Borders, featuring music, a silent auction and tastings provided by local purveyors, happens from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Acadia Night Sky Festival, community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia's night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts, Bar Harbor (various locations). acadianightskyfestival.com. Thursday and Friday.

Punkinfiddle and National Estuaries Day Celebration, music, crafts, food and learning for the whole family, Laudholm Farm Reserve, Wells. wellsreserve.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church Fall Festival, fine arts and crafts, food, Nasson Community Center, Springvale. 324-3191. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Chill Yoga presents The Great Falls Yoga Festival, full-day of yoga, meditation, live music and holistic healing workshops at several locations, $99 for full-day ticket,$75 for half-day, downtown Lewiston. greatfallsyogafestival.org. Saturday.

15th Annual Freeport Fall Festival, over 100 artists and Maine food producers and live music, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport. Free. freeportfallfestival.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Fryeburg Fair, Maine's largest agricultural fair with harness racing, nightly entertainment and midway, museum and exhibits, Fryeburg Fairgrounds. $10. www.fryeburgfair.com. Sunday through Oct. 6.

• FILMS

2013 POV Summer Documentary Series, "Brooklyn Castle," Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival, viewing and judging of the 10 finalist short films, The Public Theatre, Lewiston, $10, $7 students. thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday.

Saco River Community Television presents "Buxton, Maine -- An American Story," film about the rise and fall of Buxton's earliest industries, special benefitscreening to support the Buxton Historical Society and The Saco River Theatre, The Old White Church, Buxton. $15. 929-6472. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Global Lens Film Series, "El Fantastico Mundo De Juan Oral" Mexico 2012, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. bates.edu. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

"The Loving Story," story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who fought the anti-miscegenation laws in their home state of Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 finally overturned those laws in the landmark decision Loving vs. Virginia, presented by The Maine Jewish Film Festival and UMaine School of Law. Hannaford Hall, USM, Portland. Free, tickets required. thelovingstory.bpt.me. Reception at 5 p.m., film at 6:15 Wednesday.

• FOOD AND DRINK

Cider Sunday, press cider and enjoy the sweet fruits of your labors, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. mainegardens.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sunday, Oct. 13.

Tea Tasting, sample 5 different teas, Jacqueline's Tea Room, Freeport. jacquelinestearoom.com.6 p.m. Tuesday.

Second Annual Beer vs. Wine Dinner, will feature a selection of seasonal offerings prepared by Chef Kevin Cunningham and paired with Gritty's beers and Joel Gott wines, The Tavern at the Inn at Brunswick Station, $35. innatbrunswickstation.com/tavern_diningdinner. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

• FOR CHILDREN

"Play Me A Story" Interactive Theater Performance and Workshop, "Back to School Bonanza," for kids ages 4 to 10, Portland Stage Company. $15. portlandstage.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, children 6-16 $9.50, Age 5 and under $2.00, Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport. $12, $10 seniors. trolleymuseum.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

National Theatre of London presents Shakespeare's "Othello" Live in HD, celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23, $15 students. rocklandstrand.com. 2 and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Figures of Speech Theatre presents T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets," recitation followed be DaPonte String Quartet performing works by Beethoven that inspired Eliot, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, Lewiston. Free, tickets required. batestickets.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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