A Night to Remember Fashion Show, benefit for Southern Maine Dress for Success hosted by fashion designer Ashley Lauren Kerr; People’s Choice Credit Union, Saco. $10. 282-1201. 5:30 p.m.


Rotary Concert for Famine Relief in the Horn of Africa, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham. $12; $6 for students. 729-3172. 7 p.m.

Ellsworth’s Got Talent Competition, eight local acts performing; benefits Robert and Mary’s Place, an adult day-care center is Ellsworth; Grand Auditorium, Ellsworth. $15; $7 for children. 374-2516. 7 p.m.


Maine State Music Theatre Valentine’s Benefit Concert, love songs by professional actors Gregg Goodbrod and Denise Whelan; benefits MSMT’s summer internship program; Bowdoin College (Studzinski Recital Hall), Brunswick. $100. 725-8760, Ext. 15. 7:30 p.m.

JD Foundation’s Valentines Dance, music by the Tim Theriault Trio, benefits suicide prevention programs; Sokokis Hall, Limerick. $25. 876-2295. 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Camp Sunshine “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Dip, East End Beach, Portland. $100. Noon.

11th Annual Chocolate Fest and Silent Auction, Healthy Kids fundraising event for adults with fine chocolate, hors d’oeuvres, live music and more; Lincoln Home, Newcastle. $37.50 in advance; $45 day of event. 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Rick Charette, family-friendly benefit concert for the Responsible Pet Care Animal Shelter; Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School auditorium, South Paris. $6. 743-8679. 2 p.m.

Valentine’s Brunch, benefit for the Friends of Parsonsfield Seminary; Parsonsfield Seminary. $12; $5 for ages 10 and under. 793-8519. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (snow date is Sunday).

Midnight Explore Valentine’s Ghost Hunt, romantic dinner, paranormal equipment briefing and Rufus Flye House paranormal tour; benefit for the Pemaquid Watershed Association; Salt Bay Cafe, Damariscotta. $45. 380-4677. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Great Chili and Chowder Challenge, sample and vote for recipes by area chefs; benefits Altrusa International; Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland. $17.50; $10 for children under 10. 772-2701. 12:30 to 3 p.m.


Eastport’s Hearts Warming Hearts: Annual Bikini and Speedo Run, benefits fuel assistance for the elderly; run starts at Eastport Post Office.

853-9400. 3:30 p.m.


Longfellow Days, monthlong celebration of readings, tours, dinners, films and more honoring Henry W. Longfellow, various locations, Brunswick. Various prices. Through Feb. 26.

Naples Winter Carnival, snowmobile radar runs, snowmobile poker rally, helicopter rides, antique snowmobiles, hay rides, fireworks and more; Naples Town Dock on Long Lake. Friday to Saturday. 318-6965.

La Fete d’Hiver, photo show, concert by Boreal Tordu, sledding, kid’s carnival, snowman making, craft vendors, snowshoeing, snow volleyball, crepe breakfast and more, various locations, Biddeford. Friday to Sunday; schedule at

“Be My Green Valentine” Sustainability Fair and Potluck, screenings of “After the Harvest,” children’s activities and fair trade gifts for purchase; Cumberland Congregational Church, Cumberland Center. $5 per family. 829-3419. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.



Disney on Ice: “Treasure Trove,” national touring production of ice show with Disney characters, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $15 to $60; discounts for children ages 2 to 12 and groups of 15 or more. 7 p.m. today and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Nicholas Wright’s new play, Strand Theatre, Rockland. $23; $15 for ages 18 and under. Live at 2 p.m.; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Nicholas Wright’s new play, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center). $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. 2 p.m.

National Theater in London Live: “Travelling Light,” Nicholas Wright’s new play, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15. 563-3424. Rebroadcast, 7 p.m.


“Search for the Solar System’s Edge,” planetarium show, University of Southern Maine (Southworth Planetarium), Portland. $4, $6. 7 p.m.

Inside Africa Fashion Show, students model apparel from 10 African nations, plus dancing and live music, Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston. Free. 8 p.m.

U.S. National Toboggan Championships, 400 teams compete, plus music, food, tailgate parties, a costume contest and more, Camden Snow Bowl. Free to watch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Sunday.


Longfellow Days Tour, tour the house where Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived from 1830 to 1832, Joshua Chamberlain House, Brunswick. Free. 721-0141. Tours begin on the hour Saturday.

Maine Roller Derby, Port Authorities vs. Queen City Roller Girls’ Lake Effect Furies, Happy Wheels Skate Center, Portland. $5. 5 to 7:30 p.m.


Bath Antiques Show, 50 dealers, Bath Middle School. $4. 443-8983. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kitchen Garden Dinner Series, with chefs Tim and Marc of Trattoria Athena, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. $90; $75 for members. 633-4333, Ext. 101. 6 p.m.


Storytime in the Garden, hourlong stories read by Pat Jeremiah, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay. Free. 633-4333. 10 a.m.


“Longfellow and Bull: The Virtuoso and the Poet,” Charles Kaufman explores the friendship of violin virtuoso Ole Bull with poet Henry W. Longfellow, Ocean View at Falmouth. Free. 781-4727. 2 p.m.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, weekly poetry reading, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. 7 p.m.


Valentine’s Day Canine Cocktail Party and Dog Kissing Contest, winner gets $75 worth of products, Planet Dog Company Store, Portland. $5 entry fee. 347-8606. 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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“Leonardo Live: Leonardo da Vinci — Painter at the Court of Milan,” live in HD presentation of exhibition from the U.K. National Gallery, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $18; $15 for seniors; $10 for students. 7:30 p.m.

Longfellow Days with Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, lunch buffet with readings, Bowdoin College (Moulton Union), Brunswick. $25; reservations required. 729-4439. 1 p.m.



Foreign Films in February, Rockland Library. Free. 594-0310. “Welcome” (2009), in French, English and Kurdish with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m.


Concert and a Movie, screening of 1921 silent movie “Miss Lulu Bett” accompanied by live music from Duane Edwards, Marc Chillemi and Tom DelRossi; River Tree Arts, Kennebunk. $5. 7:30 p.m.


“The Help” (2011), rated PG-13, Long Branch School & General Store, Bowdoinham. Free. 699-8900. 6 p.m.


“Midnight in Paris” (2011), rated PG-13, York Public Library. Free. 363-2818. 3 p.m.


Banff Mountain Film Festival, presented by National Geographic, TNF and Parks Canada, all ages; State Theatre, Portland. $17 in advance; $20 day of show. 7 p.m.


“Fake It So Real” (2012), documentary about independent pro wrestling, Space, Portland. $7. 7:30 p.m.

The Valentine’s Day Film Festival, collection of local films followed by performances by local bands Huak and Thee Ice Picks, Geno’s Rock Club, Portland. Free. 221-2382. 7:30 p.m.

“Oliver!” (1968), celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with family potluck, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 5 p.m.


“Mother: Caring for 7 Billion” (2011), documentary presented by CONA (Citizens Offering New Alternatives); screening followed by audience discussion; Skidompha Library, Damariscotta. 3 p.m.

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“The Movie Queen of Sanford” (1935), with commentary from historians Harland Eastman, Gilles Auger and Charles Nickerson; Sanford-Springvale Historical Society, Springvale. Fee. 324-2797. 7 p.m.

Foreign Films in February, Rockland Library. Free. 594-0310. “Alamar” (2009), Mexican film in Spanish and Italian with English subtitles, 6:30 p.m.



Dawn Potter and Meg Kearney, poetry reading, Bates College (Edmund S. Muskie Archives), Lewiston. Free. 786-6256. 7:30 p.m.


“Brown Bag Books,” Susan Orlean discusses “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend” live in HD from Montgomery Auditorium in Philadelphia; Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $10. Noon.

“Slant,” writers, performers and notable community members tell 10-minute stories without notes, presented by The Telling Room, all ages; Space, Portland. Free. 7:30 p.m.


“Weaving Conversations with the Sky,” original work celebrating women in poetry, St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. $12 to $15; $10 for seniors and students. 1 and 7 p.m.

Kate Shaffer, author of “Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier,” Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. 781-2351. Noon.


Jane Honeck, author of “The Problem with Money? It’s Not About the Money!” Falmouth Memorial Library. Free. 781-2351. Noon.


Anne Brennan Belden, discussion on Martha Beck’s book “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World,” Books-A-Million, South Portland. Free. 253-5587. 7 p.m.

Ted Bookey and Helene McGlauflin, Maine poets read from their work, The Highlands, Holden Frost House, Topsham. 725-2650. 10:30 a.m.

Carl Little, author of “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond,” Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. Free; reservations suggested, 865-4519. 6 to 8 p.m.

Onscreen Author Lecture Series, David Brooks, author of “The Social Animal,” Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg. $10; $7 for seniors; $5 for students. 7:30 p.m.

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Michael Kimmel, author of “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men,” Bowdoin College (Kresge Auditorium), Brunswick. 725-3375. 7 p.m.

Poet Kristin Lindquist, author of “Transportation,” Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. 6 to 8:30 p.m.



North Yarmouth Contradance, with music by Playgroup and caller Dave Eisenstafter, Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth. $7, $10. 233-4325. 6 p.m. (dance), 7 p.m. (potluck), 7:30 p.m. (beginners), 8 to 11:30 p.m. (dance).

Legion True Country Dance, American Legion Post 42, Damariscotta. $10. 563-3578. 7 to 11 p.m.

Club Series Dance Party, with VJ Pulse and DJ Hanzo, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston. $7. 8:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Dance, music by Pam Vaillancourt from Vintage, VFW Post 1603, Auburn. $5.  783-2561. 7 to 11 p.m.


Valentine Dance, showcase and open dancing, American Ballroom Dance Academy, Portland. $15 in advance; $20 day of dance. Doors at 7 p.m.; dance at 8 p.m.

Annual Daddy-Daughter Dance, Maine State Ballet Theater, Falmouth. $25 per father-and-daughter pair; includes party favor and photograph. 781-3587. 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Country Valentine Show and Dance, music by Down East Country Music Association award winners, Silver Spur, Mechanic Falls. $5, $6; $2 for children under 12. 793-8884. Noon.

22nd Annual Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance, music by Northeast DJs, Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth. $25 in advance; $30 day of show; includes portrait photo. 846-2407. 4 to 6 p.m.


Maine Red Claws, NBA Development League affiliate of the Celtics, Bobcats and 76ers, Portland Exposition Building. $6 to $30. 210-6655. Vs. Texas, 5 p.m. Sunday; vs. Dakota (with Maine State Ballet performance), 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

Portland Pirates, AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland. $12 to $20. Vs. Worcester, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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