The Portland and Deering Alumni and Friends Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. The dance is open to anyone 21 or older and serves as a fundraiser for the athletic programs at both high schools. The musical group Color Blind will perform. Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling Lisa Sprague at 797-6803 or Melissa Green at 797-9503, or by e-mailing [email protected]

The Burn off the Turkey 5K road race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Gorham Municipal Center. The entry fee is $15, with proceeds benefiting New Year Gorham and Gorham Recreation programs and activities. Race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Visit or call 222-1630 for more information.

The Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis 5K will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, at 10 a.m. at Freeport High School. The entry fee is free for children under 10 and $20 for everyone else, with an additional $10 fee for a T-shirt. Visit for more information, or call 800-639-2113.