• BENEFITS

Third Annual 5K Ridge Run and Walk, benefit for Equine Journeys, a Therapuetic riding and driving center, Ring Farm, Bridgton, $18. 647-8475.

9 a.m. Saturday

 

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

TODAY

Portland Performing Arts Festival, Libby Marcus presents Come and Go by Samuel Beckett, Reuben J. Little: Audio Sketch Series (new music and marionettes), Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. Peaks Island Puppet’s “Solomon and Ashmedae,” 7:30 p.m.

Seventh Annual Festival of American Music: Roots and Tradition, “In the Shaker Tradition: Shaker Quick Dance and Fiddle Tunes,” Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $25, $20 seniors. shaker.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY

Seventh Annual Festival of American Music: Roots and Tradition, rehearsals and performances of American chamber music, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $25, $20 seniors. shaker.lib.me.us.

Portland Performing Arts Festival, MotionFolk Theater presents “Reynard and the Bear,” Figures of Speech’s “Jester Kings of Java,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. mayostreetarts.org. 7:30 p.m.

Portland Theater Collaborative Presents PortFringe 2012, Theater, comedy and film at Geno’s Rock Club, Lucid Stage and The St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland (various), $10, $25 for 3 ticket passes. For complete schedule go to portfringe.com. Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

SATURDAY

Seventh Annual Festival of American Music: Roots and Tradition, “Out of the Box! Women Composers Break Barriers with Original Masterpieces,” Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, $25, $20 seniors. shaker.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

Strawberry Festival, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Wiscasset. 882-7184. Shortcake, ice cream, crafts, plants, magician, silent auction, quarts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Portland Performing Arts Festival, A Company of Girls presents a staged reading of “Lord of the Flies,” Mayo Street Arts, Portland, $10. portlandfestival.org. 1 p.m.

2012 Kingfield POPS, artist and artisan displays and sales and live music, Kingfield Village Center, Kingfield, free. kingfieldpops.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

• SPECIAL EVENTS

TODAY

Bloomsday Portland 2012 Presents “Ulysses for the Fun of It,” Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland, free. maineirish.com. Weekly listening session of a recording of Joyce’s “Ulysses” performed by Irish actors, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

National Theater in London Rebroadcast: “One Man, Two Guvnors,” musical based on “The Servant of Two Masters” by Carlo Goldoni, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $18, $15 seniors, $10 students. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m.

Designer Show House presented by Kennebunk Historical Society, Featuring over a dozen Maine and New England designers, Kenneth Roberts Estate, Kennebunkport, Kennebunkport, $20. designershowhouse.eventbrite.com.

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 1; 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and July 5. Runs through Saturday, July 14.

 

FRIDAY

Nabintu Belly Dance and Gregory Hall Improvisational Piano, Constellation Gallery, Portland, $5. constellationart.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Reindeer Theatre Company presents Summer Sinatra Dinner Dance: “Forever Frank,” Louis Philippe and cast of talented young singers with Sinatra’s favorite Italian food from Luigi, Benefit for St. Brigid’s School, St. Patrick’s Church, Portland, $15. reindeergroup.com. 6 p.m.

 

SATURDAY

2012 Falmouth Garden Tour, benefit for Falmouth Memorial Library and St. Mary’s Garden Club, Falmouth, $20 advance, $25 door. falmouthmemoriallibrary.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Portland Performing Arts Festival Presents “Yoknapatawpha,” Doug Wamble jazz based on the literay works of William Faulkner, State Theatre, Portland, $20 to $40. porttix.com. 9 p.m.

Second Annual Chebeague Chebang, Summer jubilee with food, live music, games and fireworks. Chebeague Island Inn, Chebeague Island, $25, $50 includes lobster dinner. chebeaguechebang.com. Depart from Casco Bay Lines at 3 p.m., 4 to 10 p.m. Rain date July 1.

The Farnsworth Summer Celebration, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, museum access, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $250. farnsworthmuseum.org/2012Gala. 6 p.m.

Southern Maine Antique Paper Show, Searsport Town Hall, $2. 828-8065. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Benefit dance, for the family of Darren and Jodi Paul. Darren is battling stage four rectal cancer. Cash bar and light refreshments, American Legion Hall, Naples, $10/person. 286-1247 or 650-4244. 8 p.m. to midnight

Maine Historical Society Presents 19th-Century Baseball, Essex Baseball Club of Massachusetts versus the Dirigo Ball Club of Augusta, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. mainehistory.org/programs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

MONDAY

Angel Reading Dinner with Ruth Kramer, three-course dinner and personal reading, Clay Hill Farm Restaurant, Cape Neddick, $10. 361-2272. clayhillfarm.com. 6 p.m. Runs through Aug. 20.

 

TUESDAY

Twenty-Sixth Annual Family Sand Sculpture Competition, theme is “Ocean Park Favorites,” Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach. www.oceanpark.org. 3 to 5 p.m.

 

• FILMS

“You Can’t Kill Stephen King,” Q&A with director Monroe Mann follows the screening, Fryeburg Academy (Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center), Fryeburg, $8, $5 for students 18 and under. fryeburgacademy.org/pac. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Fourth Annual Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival, food, dancing to music from the Mallett Brothers and Earth James, crafts, fun and more, Maxwell’s Strawberry Fields, Cape Elizabeth, free. capefarmalliance.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Old Port Wine Walk: Trendsetting European Reds, sommelier Erica Archer leades tour to four area restaurants for food and wine pairings, Eve’s at the Garden at Portland Harbor Hotel, Portland, $40, 21+. winewiseevents.com. 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Film Series, “War Horse” (Rated PG-13), York Public Library, free. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday. Runs through July 8.

Summer Film Series, “Singin’ in the Rain” (musical 1952), Patten Free Library, Bath, free. 443-5141. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Runs through Aug. 7.

The Mark of Zorro (1940), Rockland Public Library, Rockland, free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m. July 5.

 

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Jane Roper, Author of “Double Time: How I Survived — and Mostly Thrived — Through the First Three Years of Mothering Twins,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. today

Jacqueline Sheehan, author of “Picture This,” Kennebooks, Kennebunk. kennebooks.com. 6:30 p.m. today

Friday Local Author Series, Dave Morrison, author of “Clubland,” Portland Public Library. www.portlandlibrary.com. noon Friday

Jeff Foltz, author of “Birkebeiner,” Owl & Turtle Bookstore, Camden. owlandturtle.com. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday

The South Berwick Summer Book Bash, ten local authors will showcase their work in readings and signings, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the library, South Berwick Public Library. 384-3308. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Jim Witherell, author of “L.L. Bean: the Man and His Company,” Books-A-Million, South Portland. 253-5587. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, donations welcome. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Monday. Runs through July 30.

Maureen Stanton, author of “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,” Georgetown Historical Society, Georgetown. 371-9200. 7 p.m. Tuesday

 

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $4 to $9. seadogs.com. Vs. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. today; vs. New Hampshire, 7 p.m. Friday; vs. Trenton, 6 p.m. Saturday; vs. Trenton, 1 p.m. Sunday; vs. Trenton 7 p.m. Monday; vs. Trenton 6 p.m. Tuesday

 

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