Mon/11

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Saco; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

Craft Meetup, for knitters, beaders, weavers, quilters, rug hookers, etc.; bring project to work on or share, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510.

Performances

Skippyjon Jones, 10 a.m, 1 and 3 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $8-$12; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

BY POPULAR DEMAND, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” 6:30 p.m., Porter Meeting Hall, Damariscotta; $5; 563-5513.

SEANACHIE NIGHTS: Readings of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, 7 p.m., Bull Fenney’s Pub, 375 Fore St., Portland; storytellers Sebastian Lockwood and Janet Lynch; free; 799-5327.

Talks-Workshops

MAINE QUALITY OF LIFE, 1:30 p.m., Thorton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thorton Way; Ryan Neale from the Maine Development Foundation.

CANCER COMMUNITY CENTER: “Moving Forward After Cancer Treatment,” 6-7:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 788 Main St., So. Portland; free; cancercommunitycenter.org.

Are you at risk for heart disease, Alheimer’s disease? Learn about Homocysteine, 7-8 p.m., True North, 202 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth; monthly educational series, with Dr. Bethany Hays; free; register 781-4488 or [email protected] 

Tue/12

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., Murray Hall, Livermore Falls; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

Guided Beaver Park Walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.

MEREDA BREAKFAST EVENT, “Growing by Streetcar,” 7:30-9 a.m., Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland; $50/$40 for members; registration required at: www.mereda.org

CHANS free blood pressure clinic, 2-3 p.m., Dike’s Landing, Bath Housing, 20 Dike’s Landing Road; 729-6782.

Knitting circle ‘Crafternoons,’ 3:30-5 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; age 7 to adult; free; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

CHANS free Blood pressure clinic, 5-6 p.m., Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave.; 729-6782.

KITCHEN GARDEN SERIES DINNER, 6 p.m., Kitchen Garden Cafe, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island, Boothbay; $90/$75 for members; 633-4333 ext. 101 or MaineGardens.org.

3rd annual summer film festival: “The Philadelphia Story” (comedy, 1940), 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; 443-5141 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

Performances

SPROUT TOURING FILM FESTIVAL, noon and 6 p.m., The Holocaust and Human Rights Center, UMA Campus, Augusta; gosprout.org.

A Chorus line, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $36-54 matinee/$43-56 evening; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

Public Meals

Neighborhood cafe, free meal, 5:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., Bath; also open mic to share music, thoughts, poetry and stories; free; [email protected]

Talks-Workshops

CAPTURING THE GARDENS IN PHOTOS, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island, Boothbay; Rich Pomerantz will teach the workshop; $120/$100 for members; 633-4333 ext. 101 or MaineGardens.org.

DOWNSIZING MADE EASY, 1:30 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick; Elizabeth MacMullen speaker; 729-0757.

IMMIGRATION: NEWCOMERS IN MAINE, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Morrell Room, Curtis Library, Brunswick; also: photo exhibit “The Somali Immigrant Experience in Maine.”

Wed/13

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

TOPSHAM GARDEN CLUB OUTING: “Merryspring Nature Center and Avena Botanical Gardens,” departure times at 10 and 11:30 a.m. from the Reny’s Park and Ride at the Topsham Fair Mall; registration required; 721-0490 or [email protected]

Story Time for preschool children, 10:30 a.m., Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St.,; includes storytelling and crafts; 882-7161.

Eager Beaver Knitters, 6-8:30 p.m., Beaver Park Lone Pine Lodge, 37 Cotton Road, Lisbon; bring own materials; Verla Brooks 353-9075 or [email protected]

Performances

A Chorus Line, 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $43-56; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

Aoife O’Donovan, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland; $20 advance/%$25 at the door; 761-1757 or www.OneLongFellowsquare.com.

Talks-Workshops

CHATS WITH CHAMPIONS, “Richard Russo and Kate Russo,” 10 a.m., Lincoln Theater, Damarascotta; free; 563-5513.

PFL: “Let’s Talk About It,” 3 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; series: “Making Sense of the Civil War;” 443-5141 x12 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

APPS FOR GARDENERS AND PLANT LOVERS, 5-6 p.m., Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island, Boothbay; $12/$10 for members; 633-4333 ext. 101 or MaineGardens.org.

PFL Book Group: discussing Jennifer Egan’s “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” 6:30 p.m., Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath; next month, July 11: Mary Roach’s “Packing for Mars”; 443-5141 x17 or www.patten.lib.me.us.

Thu/14

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 12-5:30 p.m., Saint Marthas Church, Kennebunk; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Saint Francis Church, Winthrop; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

Guided Beaver Park morning walks, 7-8 a.m., Lisbon; 353-9075 or lisbonme.org.

Guided bird walk, 7 a.m., Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth; meet at environmetal center; $8, $5 members; bring binoculars and field guides; 781-2330 or [email protected]

BLISTERED FINGERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 8 a.m., 30 Plains Rd., Litchfield; $70 for four day pass, today only: $10; 873-6539 [email protected]

Weaving demonstration: “Cutting and sewing handwoven fabrics,” repeated 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham; free; 721-0678 or www.MaineFiberarts.org. 

Laughing club for everyone, 10:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $2; 729-0475.

RECEPTION FOR PLEIN AIR PAINTERS, 5-7 p.m., Education Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island, Boothbay; free; 633-4333 ext. 101 or MaineGardens.org.

WEST BATH HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING AND DINNER, 6 p.m., Old West Bath Metting House, Berry’s Mill Rd.; free; 443-4449.

Line dancing, beginners 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced 7:15 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; $20 per month; register 729-0757; questions Janice McLaughlin 729-6945.

Performances

A Chorus Line, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $36-54 matinee/$43-56 evening; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

SCREENING OF ULYSSES, 6:30 p.m., Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Sq., Room 5, Portland; 1967 film and discussion by USM Professor Francis McGrath; free; 799-5327.

Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.-midnight, Railroad Diner, Route 196, Lisbon; hosted by Charlie Wing and the band Tripolar; [email protected] 

BOYS WILL BE BOYS, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland; “an OUT-rageous New Musical Revue;” $17/$15 or $12/$10 advance discount.

Talks-Workshops

ELDER SCAMS BROWN BAG LUNCH, 12 p.m., People Plus, 35 Union St., Brunswick; speaker: Larry Caruso;729-0757.

BUILDING A VIKING SHIP IN MAINE, 6 p.m., Maine Maritime Museum Boatshop, Bath; $7/$5 for members; www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

Medicare benefits healthycare options information session, 7 p.m., China Rose Restaurant, 42 Bath Rd., Brunswick; 949-375-0856 or www.Medicare.gov.

Fri/15

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Yarmouth Amvets, Yarmouth; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

BLISTERED FINGERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 8 a.m.; 30 Plains Rd., Litchfield; $70 for four day pass, today only: $25; 873-6539 [email protected]

Healing clinic, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., People Plus Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick; free care includes physical and massage therapists, reflexology, reiki, integrated energy therapy, dietician information; any donations benefit Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program; Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy 729-1164.

3RD FRIDAY ART WALK, 5-8 p.m., 55 Front St., Bath; free; 5raa.org.

ART EXHIBITION: “Streams, Stones, and Frozen Fire: Pottery by Nancy Meader,” 5-8 p.m., The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell; free; 622-3813 or www.HarlowGallery.org.

Swing Dance, music by Maine’s Swinging’ DJs, 7-11 p.m., Wescustogo Hall, 475 Walnut Hill Road, North Yarmouth; beginners lessons 7 p.m., dance 8-11 p.m.; $8; 653-5012 or [email protected]

Performances

MUSIC AT THE MARKET: “Married with Chitlins,” 5-7 p.m., Richmond Riverfront Farmers Market; free.

OPEN MIC AND ACOUSTIC FOLK: “Bread and Bones,” 7 p.m., The Side Door Coffee House, Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 729-7493.

A Chorus Line, 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $43-56; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

ULYSSES FOR BEGINNERS, 7:30 p.m., Bull Feeney’s Pub, 375 Fore St., Portland; uese scenes, songs, slides and humor to explain the story of Ulysses in 1 hour; free; 799-5327.

Brent McCoy, 8 p.m., The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave.; $10 and $7 youth advance, $12 at door; 633-5159 or www.BoothbayOperaHouse.com.

DAY FOR NIGHT, 8 p.m., Portland Wine Bar Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland; 774-4111 or www.portcityblue.com.

BOYS WILL BE BOYS, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland; “an OUT-rageous New Musical Revue;” $17/$15 or $12/$10 advance discount.

Public Meals

Fireside Luncheon, noon, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; $5 younger than 65, $4 65 and older; reservations 729-0475.

Sat/16

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

FISHING RALLY, 8-11 a.m., The Ponds behind Solid Waste Facility on Foreside Rd., Topsham; fishing license requirements waived for today only; free; 725-1727 or www.topshamlibrary.org.

BLISTERED FINGERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 8 a.m.; 30 Plains Rd., Litchfield; $70 for four day pass, today only: $25; 873-6539 [email protected]

ARCHITECTURAL GEMS AND HIDDEN GARDENS TOUR, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath; $25 advance at local Bath stores/$30 day of the tour; 443-2174 or www.sagadahocpreservation.org. 

Weaving demonstration: Saco Valley Fiber Artists and Salt Bay Treddlers, repeated 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham; free; 721-0678 or www.MaineFiberarts.org. 

POLDY’S PERAMBULATION: A Bloomsday Walk, noon-4 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland; Ulysses costumes encouraged; free; 799-5327.

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION, 5-7 p.m., 275 Water St., Gardiner; highlights 5 ArtDog artists; free; 582-2108 or www.theartdogs.com.

Performances

MIDCOAST COMMUNITY CHORUS CONCERT, 7 p.m., Strom Auditorium, Camden Hills Regional High School, Rockport; $15/$30 center orchestra/$22 side orchestra; 975-0582 or mscsings.org.

SONG AND DANCE BENEFIt FOR UU CHURCH, 7 p.m., Minnie Brown Center, 906 Washington St., Bath; $12 advance/$15 at the door/children under 12 free; 729-855. 

A Chorus line, 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $43-56; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

BLOOMSDAY PROGRAM, 7:30 p.m., Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland; Irish traditional Group, Boghat, and actress Janet Lynch performing; free; 799-5327.

BOYS WILL BE BOYS, 8 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland; “an OUT-rageous New Musical Revue;” $17/$15 or $12/$10 advance discount.

Public Meals

BAKED BEAN AND CASSEROLE SUPPER, 5-6:30 p.m., Edgecomb Congregational Church, corner of Cross Point Rd. and Eddy Rd., Edgecomb; baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, beverages, and dessert; $7/$3 under 12.

Talks-Workshops

Concrete Countertops, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Institute, 873 Route 1, Woolwich; $200 or $300 couple; register 442-7938 or www.ShelterInstitute.com. 

CANCER COMMUNITY CENTER: “Estate Planning 101,” 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cancer Community Center, 788 Main St., So. Portland; free; cancercommunitycenter.org.

Sun/17

Miscellaneous

BLISTERED FINGERS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, 8 a.m. – 1:30 pm.; 30 Plains Rd., Litchfield; $10 for today only; 873-6539 [email protected]

LINCOLN STREET WALKING TOUR: with Robert and Cristle Judd, 1 p.m., meet at the corner of Licoln and Main in Brunswick; $4/$2 advance/free for PHS members; 729-6606.

Performances

A Chorus line, 2 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $36-54; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.

BOYS WILL BE BOYS, 2 p.m., Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland; “an OUT-rageous New Musical Revue;” $17/$15 or $12/$10 advance discount.

Public Meals

breakfast buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath; features eggs to order, bacon, sausage, ham, pancakes, french toast, homefries, juice, biscuits, gravy, muffins; $6, $3 under 12, $15 family; 443-6015.

Mon/18

Blood drive

American Red Cross Donor Center, noon-7 p.m., 524 Forest Ave., Portland; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, Biddeford; www.RedCrossBlood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Miscellaneous

Game Day, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham; free; 729-0475.

Craft Meetup, for knitters, beaders, weavers, quilters, rug hookers, etc.; bring project to work on or share, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick; 725-5242 x510.

Performances

DARTMOUTH AIRES, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Bowdoin College, Brunswick; $17-50; 725-8769 or www.MSMT.org.