• BENEFITS

THURSDAY

23rd Northern York County Family YMCA Golf Tournament, player entry fee includes green fees, golf cart rental, lunch, dinner, refreshments and a gift bag; Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach. $100. 283-0100. Registration at 11 a.m.

10th Annual Golf Classic, with prizes, awards, silent auction and barbecue; benefits Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center; Dutch Elm Golf Club, Arundel. $110; $400 for teams. 282-9850. Noon; rain date is Aug. 23.

FRIDAY

Summer Sinatra Dinner Dance: “Forever Frank,” benefit for Reindeer’s Alternative Music Program, American Legion Hall, Westbrook. $15. reindeergroup.com. 6 p.m.

Appraisals and Auction, benefits the church, Elijah Kellogg Church, Harpswell. $5 per item. 725-7715. 3 to 6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

SATURDAY

Project Blessing Helping the Homeless 5K Run/Walk, Shaw Gym, Gorham. Register at coolrunning.com. $18 in advance; $23 day of event. 286-7042. 9:15 a.m.

Paddle for Pine Tree Camp Challenge, two kayak routes for all skill levels and abilities followed by barbecue and traditional seaweed lobster bake, Winslow Park, Freeport. $30. pinetreesociety.org. 8 a.m.

Arts and Artisans Fair, 60 artists and artisans; benefits Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library; New Suncook School, Lovell. Free. 925-1135. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUNDAY

“Sunday-Sunday-Sunday,” drag show featuring drag stars from New York City, 18-plus; benefits Out! As I Want to Be program for LGBTQ youths; The Pearl, Rockland. $25; $50 with dinner. (800) 530-6997. 6 p.m.

MONDAY

Third Annual Scholarship Golf Scramble, proceeds used for scholarships for Gorham High School graduating seniors planning to attend college in the fall, Gorham Country Club. $100; $350 per foursome. 332-0634. 8 a.m.

AUG. 23

Summer Benefit Concert Series, with The Gunther Brown Band; benefits Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Spiral Arts, Community Partnerships for the Protection of Children and Hope Acts/Friends of Burundi; Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, South Portland. $5. thorntonheightsumc.com. 7 p.m.

• FAIRS/FESTIVALS

THURSDAY

Skowhegan State Fair, music, vendors, harness racing, animal competitions, agricultural exhibits, midway and more, Skowhegan Fairgrounds. $5, $8; free for children under age 5. Schedule at skowheganstatefair.com. Thursday to Saturday.

FRIDAY

Belfast Harbor Fest, music, children’s activities, National Boatbuilding Challenge and more; waterfront and various locations, Belfast. Free. Schedule at belfastharborfest.com. Friday to Sunday.

Great Falls Balloon Festival, annual hot air balloon festival with concerts, exhibits, children’s activities, entertainment, crafts and tethered balloon rides; Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Free admission. Schedule at greatfallsballoonfestival.org. 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Kotzschmar Centennial Festival, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Kotzschmar Organ with concerts, a silent film, tours, discussions and more, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. Various individual prices; passes are $140 to $495. Schedule at foko.org. Friday to Wednesday.

SATURDAY

Maine Highland Games and Scottish Festival, live music, vendors, dancing, workshops, competitions, parade and more, Topsham Fairgrounds. $18; $5 for ages 6 to 12; free for children under age 6. mainehighlandgames.org. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, more than 90 artists, children’s activities, music, live theater and more, downtown Brunswick. Free. brunswickdowntown.com/events. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Biddeford South Street Festival, live music, food and petting zoo, South Street, Biddeford. Free. biddeford.org/southst. Noon to 5 p.m.

Art and Fine Crafts Show, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth. $4/donation. audubonshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Union Fair, harness racing, pig scramble, baking and eating contests, animal-pulling events, 4-H exhibits, live entertainment and more, Union Fairgrounds. $12 (includes unlimited rides); free for children ages 3 and under. Schedule at unionfair.org. Saturday to Aug. 25.

AUG. 23

Acton Fair, exhibits, 4-H projects, flower show, animal-pulling events and midway, Acton Fair Grounds. $6, $7; free for ages 11 and under. Schedule at actonfair.net. Aug. 23-26.

Piscataquis Valley Fair, homemade ice cream, crafts, midway, animal-pulling events and agricultural exhibits, Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds, Dover-Foxcroft. $6; $2 for ages 5 to 10; free for ages 4 and under. Schedule at piscataquisvalleyfair.com. Aug. 23-26.

• SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY

“Touch the Sky,” presented by Debi Irons and Art Moves as a tribute to choreographer and DJ Niles Ford, Oxford Hills High School, South Paris. $10 in advance; $15 day of show. 743-5569. 7:30 p.m.

Tate House Museum Architectural Tour, from the cellar to the attic to reveal the “insides” of an 18th-century house, Tate House Museum, Portland. $10; $8 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m.

Historic Old Port Walking Tours, 90-minute tours from trained guides, not recommended for children under age 12, Maine Historical Society, Portland. $10. mainehistory.org. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and Aug. 23. Through Sept. 2.

FRIDAY

Stargazing, Maine Audubon’s interactive exploration of the night sky, Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden. $15; $10 for members. maineaudubon.org/events. 8 to 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

R and R Spinners Spinning Demo, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Free. 926-4597. 10 a.m.

“Sips, Savor, and Shift the Paradigm,” celebration of National Honey Bee Awareness Day with mead and honey tasting, plus screening and discussion of film “Gold Star Honeybees,” Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery, Brunswick. $15. explorefrontier.com. 6 p.m.

“A Wine Walk in the Old Port: The Many Styles of Chardonnay,” sommelier Erica Archer leads wine and food pairing tour to four local restaurants, 21-plus; begins at The Merry Table, Portland. $39 in advance; $45 day of tour. winewiseevents.com. 3 p.m.

Blueberry Gala, refreshments, live entertainment and silent auction, West Gorham Union Church, Gorham. Free. 839-5946. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The Duke Ellington Show,” evening of recorded music and slide presentation, Freeport Factory Stage. $15; $12 for seniors and students. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

SUNDAY

Summer Antique Show, more than 50 antique dealers, Fort Andross, Brunswick. Free. 522-1977. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MONDAY

Seanachie Nights: Spoken Word and Music, Kate Chadbourne presents “Tales and Songs of Ireland,” Bull Feeney’s, Portland. $9/donation. 253-0288. 7 to 9 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Live for $5 Wednesday Night Series,” with children’s entertainer Bill Harley, Stonington Opera House. $5. operahousearts.org. 7 p.m.

Lively Lunches at Johnson Hall Mini-Park, with storyteller Antonio Rocho, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, Gardiner. Free/donation. johnsonhall.org. Noon.

AUG. 23

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals CD Signing, Potter and her band will sign copies of new CD “The Lion the Beast the Beat,” Bull Moose Music, Portland. Free admission; cost for CD. bullmoose.com. 5:30 p.m.

• FILMS

TODAY

“The Rolling Stones: ‘Some Girls’ Live in Texas” (2011), film of 1978 concert presented in HD, Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta. $15; $5 for youths under 18. atthelincoln.org. 7 p.m.

“Sliding Doors” (1998, rated R), romantic comedy followed by discussion, Rockland Public Library. Free. 594-0310. 6:30 p.m.

“Wilderness and Spirit: A Mountain Called Katahdin,” documentary, Maine Historical Society, Portland. Free. mainehistory.org. 7 p.m.

FRIDAY

Kotzschmar Silent Film Night, screening of 1928 silent movie “Speedy” starring Harold Lloyd accompanied by the Kotzschmar Organ; part of the Kotzschmar Centennial Festival; Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15. foko.org. 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

“Finding Donn Fendler: ‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine’ 72 Years Later,” documentary screening with filmmaker Ryan Cook, Harrison Village Library. Free. 583-2970. Noon.

SUNDAY

MENSK Rooftop Film Series, screening of 1985 movie “Teen Wolf” under the stars; bring your own lawnchair, blankets and snacks; Spring Street Parking Garage, Portland. Free. menskmaine.org. 8 p.m.

“My Week With Marilyn” (2011, rated R), Marilyn Monroe biopic, York Public Library. Free. york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

“Sun Kissed” (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 5:30 p.m.

Art Videos at The Gallery Film Series, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit. Free. 646-7055. “Picasso,” 7:30 p.m.

“Wet Hot American Summer” (2001, rated R), outdoor screening of comedy cult classic, Bayside Bowl, Portland. Free. baysidebowl.com. 7:30 p.m.

AUG. 23

“Degrees of Incarceration,” documentary, Freeport Factory Stage. $12; $6 for seniors and students. freeportfactory.com. 7:30 p.m.

• BOOKS/AUTHORS

Max Alexander, author of “Bright Lights, No City,” Longfellow Books, Portland. longfellowbooks.com. 7 p.m. Thursday.

David Morse and Steve Hrehovcik, author and illustrator of “Julie’s Climb,” Louis T. Graves Library, Kennebunkport. graveslibrary.org. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Barbara Duke, author of “Growing Up In Brooklyn,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Friday.

Discussion of “Lost Trails: Nine Days Alone in the Maine Wilderness,” with author Lynne Plourde, illustrator Ben Bishop and subject Donn Fendler, Portland Museum of Art. Free. portlandmuseum.org. 6 p.m. Friday.

John Ford Sr., author of “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” York’s Book Store, Houlton. 532-3354. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Port Veritas Spoken Word Night, Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland. Free/donation. localsprouts.coop. 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Paul Doiron, author of “Bad Little Falls,” Falmouth Memorial Library. falmouth.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

David Rosenfelt, author of “Leader of the Pack,” Portland Public Library. portlandlibrary.com. Noon.

• PRO SPORTS

Portland Sea Dogs, Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, Hadlock Field, Portland. $4 to $9. seadogs.com. Vs. Altoona, 6 p.m. Thursday; Vs. New Britain, 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday; Vs. Binghamton, 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

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