IF YOU’RE LOOKING to party, network or support a good cause this week, check out: 


“Architecture of Environmental Landscapes” Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. View a group show of diverse art and enjoy refreshments. Free. www.une.edu/artgallery


Portland Ovations’ Epicurean Auction, 5:30 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Sample eats from a number of local restaurants and bid on silent and live auction items. $40. www.portlandovations.org


Daughan and Michel Artist Reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Damariscotta River Grill. View the coastal landscape of Kathleen Daughan and Caren-Marie Michel and enjoy refreshments. Free. www.damariscottarivergrill.com.

Mainebiz Women to Watch Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough. Mingle with the five honorees and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres. $40. 761-8379, Ext. 26.

Nicole Wolf Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. View the art work and enjoy refreshments. Free. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Shalom House Hope Awards, 6 to 9 p.m., Ocean Gateway, Portland. Enjoy drinks and appetizers and then hear Tim Sample’s jokes as Dr. James Maier and Maine Speaker of the House Hannah Pingree are honored. $45. www.shalomhouseinc.org.

Creative Work Systems’ Big Green Bash, 6 to 9 p.m., Camp Ketcha, Scarborough. Watch a performance celebrating the new greenhouse, enjoy refreshments, light fare and music, and bid on silent auction items. $15 advance/$20 door. 879-1140. 


“Kennebunkport Profiles in Courage” Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Pasco Center, Kennebunkport. View the art, enjoy refreshments and mingle with members of the Kennebunk Historical Society. Free. RSVP required. 967-2751.

Wine to Water Benefit, 5 to 8 p.m., Drift Gallery, Kittery. Sample Washington state wines, enjoy Terra Cotta Pasta appetizers and view the art. $15. 540-4510.

Pumpkinhead & Primas, 6 to 8 p.m., Portalnd Ballet Studios, Portland. Enjoy Pumpkinhead beer and games and watch a short performance of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” 21+ event. $10. www.portlandballet.org


Solar Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub, Freeport. Enjoy live music and local art exhibits and check out a variety of vendors with energy efficient products and services. Free. 221-6342.

Skyline Farm Harvest Dinner, 5:30 p.m., Skyline Farm Visitor Center, North Yarmouth. Enjoy a dinner prepared with ingredients harvested within a 25 mile radius of the farm and prepared by Chef Jeff Landry. $50. Reservations required. 829-6899.