BENEFITS

TODAY

MECA Art Auction, annual auction to benefit student scholarships, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. $50 ($40 if purchased by Friday). 775-5098. Free preview, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; auction, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 

FRIDAY

Invitational Fine Art and Craft sale, benefits the museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. $10. www.ogunquitmuseum.org. Preview ($10), 5 to 8 p.m. Friday; sale ($5), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Spiritual Arts Auction, silent and live auctions with entertainment; benefits the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, Pulse Dance Studio, Westbrook. $10/donation. 347-6740. 6 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Great Osprey 10K Run, benefits the RSU5 Recreation and Community Education Scholarship Fund, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. $15-$25. 10 a.m. 

SUNDAY

Trail Ride/Drive, benefits Skyline Farm, Kennebec Morgan Farm, Woolwich. $35 day of; $25 in advance; registration recommended. 522-9668. 10 a.m. 

MONDAY

“A New Look at Ansel Adams,” presentation by Karen Haas, curator of photographs at the Lane Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; benefits the museum’s photography fund. Portland Museum of Art. $25; $5 for students. www.portlandmuseum.org. 6 to 8 p.m.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

FRIDAY

Holiday Fair, baked goods, books, crafts, silent auction and white elephant tables, St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, Waterboro. 247-6244.4 to 7 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fall Fair, crafts and open house, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. 865-3900. Preview for adults, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday; fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

SATURDAY

Winterberry Fair, crafts, greens, gifts and more, People’s United Methodist Church, Union. 785-4114. 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Country Corner Christmas Fair, Buxton United Methodist Church. 642-3996. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

YCREA Holiday Fair, benefits the York County Retired Educators scholarship program, Kennebunk High School. 985-7723. Time TBA.

Christmas the Sea Holiday Fair, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. 729-5072. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Fair, Longfellow Place, Westbrook.9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Fair, benefits the resident council, South Portland Nursing Home. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Craft Fair, Biddeford-Saco Elks Lodge, Saco.284-8776. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Craft Fair, with country music performances, Club 302, Windham. 490-1232. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Craft Fair, benefits the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Brunswick High School.9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bountiful Fair, crafts and knits, raffles and baked goods, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church, Portland. 797-4573. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International Women’s Club of New England Holiday Fair, York Middle School. 363-4167.9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Craft Fair, St. Mary’s Church, Bath. www.saintmarys-bath.com. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

FRIDAY

Pecha Kucha Night, meet artists and view their work in a slide-show format followed by discussion and socializing, Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, Rockland. $5. 7 p.m. 

SATURDAY

Agility Fun Match, athletic activity for dogs, Happy Tails, Portland. $15 for one dog; $10 for second dog. Admission for spectators is free.www.happytailsportland.com. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Madgirl World Fall Fashion Extravaganza, fashion show with designs by Meredith Alex, cocktail party and eats, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12-$15; $30 VIP.www.portcitymusichall.com. 9 p.m.

Planets Around the Sun, program about the mythology of the planets followed by music from the band Planets Around the Sun in the Star Dome Theater. University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $5-$10/donation. 780-4249. “The Mythology of Worlds,” 7 p.m.; Planets Around the Sun concert, 8 p.m. 

PRO SPORTS

Portland Pirates, AHL hockey team, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $11-$17. 828-4665. www.portlandpirates.com. Vs. Adirondack, 7:30 p.m. Friday; Vs. Providence, 7 p.m. Saturday. 

FILMS

FRIDAY

Global Lens Film Series, touring program of narrative features from around the world, Bates College (Ronj Coffeehouse), Lewiston. $5. 786-6135. “Ocean of an Old Man,” 8 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Monday. Series runs through Dec. 13. 

SATURDAY

Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival, selection of award-winning films and a catered supper reception, University of Southern Maine (Abromson Community Education Center), Portland. $20 at door; $15 in advance. www.cascobay.org. 5 p.m. 

MONDAY

Kids Classics at Dreamland Theater, series of movies for children, Winter Street Center, Bath, $5/donation. www.sagadahocpreservation.org. “Cinderella,”2 p.m. Monday. Series runs through May 9. 

TUESDAY

“Restrepo,” documentary chronicling the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, Space Gallery, Portland. $7. www.space538.org. 7:30 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

Classic Film Series: “Quiz Show,” Dunaway Center, Ogunquit. Presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts; discussion before and after the film. Free. 646-6170. 7 p.m.

Living Outside the Lines, film festival on disability, Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $7. www.explorefrontier.com. “El Truco del Manco,”6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

BOOKS/AUTHORS

TODAY

Judy Paolini, author of “The Inspired Gardener: 24 Artists Share Their Vision,” talk/book signing, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $15. MaineGardens.org. 6 p.m.

Val Walker, author of “The Art of Comforting,” reading/book signing, Kennebooks, Kennebunk. 967-8282. 7 p.m.; reservations recommended.

Francesco Duina, author of “Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession,” reading/book signing, Borders Books and Music, South Portland. Free. 775-6110. 7 p.m. 

FRIDAY

Dahlov Ipcar, author of “The Calico Jungle,” book signing, Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick. 729-0181. 10 a.m. to noon.

Raising Readers Anniversary Celebration, meet and have your books signed by children’s book authors and illustrators, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Portland. Free. www.kitetails.org. 5 to 7 p.m. 

MONDAY

Eve D’Ambra, author of “Roman Women,” talk, Bowdoin College (Visual Arts Center), Brunswick. Free. 725-3782. 5 p.m. 

TUESDAY

Words and Images Community Fair, readings by Wesley McNair, Betsy Sholl and others, University of Southern Maine (Wishcamper Center), Portland. Free. [email protected] 7 p.m.

Nicole d’Entremont, author of “City of Belief,” reading/book signing, Longfellow Books, Portland. Free. 772-4045. 7 p.m. 

WEDNESDAY

John Busch, author of “Steam Coffin: Captain Moses Rogers and the Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier,” talk, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. $7. www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. 6:30 p.m.

Tellabration, evening of stories for adults performed by actors, Portland Public Library. Donation. [email protected] 7 to 9 p.m. 

PARTICIPANT DANCE

Ballroom dancing, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. 879-5761. Argentine tango lesson at 6 p.m., group lesson at 7 p.m. ($10 each, $15 for both); dance, 8 to 11 p.m. ($5). Through Nov. 27.