Paddle Art Auction, benefit for Naples Public Library, Naples Country Club. $10. www.naples.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Light House Lawn Ornaments Auction, painted by local artists, Merrymeeting Arts Center, Bowdoinham. merrymeetingartscenter.org. 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

“100 Years in Bloom,” flower show and 10×10 art auction with cocktails and hors d’ouevres, benefit for the library, Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Kennebunkport. $20. graveslibrary.org. 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Annual Kitchen Tour, tour of eight local kitchens with gourmet tasting for local chefs at every stop, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. $25 in advance; $35 day of tour. merryspring.org. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday.


Lazy Days of Summer Fair, gifts, baked goods, produce, flowers, treasures, raffles and more, Lovell United Church of Christ, Center Lovell. 925-3661. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Northern Maine Fair, rides, exhibits, horse pulling, harness racing, demolition derby and more, Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle. $7; $2 for ages 7 to 12; free for ages 6 and under. northernmainefairgrounds.com. Thursday to Saturday.

Bangor State Fair, concerts, demolition derby, midway, food, petting zoo, fireworks and more, Bangor Fairgrounds. $7, $12; free for children under 3; $6 for parking. bangorstatefair.com. Thursday to Sunday.

York Days and Lighting of the Nubble, concerts, tournaments, sandcastle building, fireworks and more, Short Sands Beach, York. parksandrec. yorkmaine.org/special events.html. Thursday to Sunday.

Maine Lobster Festival, music by The Spin Doctors, David Cassidy and The Preservation Jazz Band, plus races, a parade, crafts, a pageant and lobster, Harbor Park, Rockland. $5; $2 for ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger; $25 each for Cassidy and jazz band concerts. mainelobster festival.com. Thursday to Sunday.

Wings Over Wiscasset, World War II airplanes, antique autos, music, history, science and fireworks, Wiscasset Municipal Airport. Free/donation. 882-5475. Gates at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Rain date is Wednesday.



Lammas Celestial Poetry Evening, a night of poetry, stories and music celebrating life and the universe, University of Southern Maine, Southworth Planetarium, Portland. Donation. usm.maine.edu/planet. 7 p.m.

Tate House Architectural Tour, 90-minute architectural tour from the cellar to the attic, Tate House Museum, Portland. $12; $10 for seniors; $6 for ages 6 to 12. 774-6177. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Through Oct. 3.

Moscow Magic & Comedy Show, starring Vladimir Zinczenko, Freeport Theater of Awesome. $22. awesometheater.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 8.


Wine Wise Sunset Sail: Many Styles of Pinot Noir, sommelier Erica Archer presents tasting of four pinot noirs about the sloop Frances, Maine Sailing Adventures on the Maine State Pier, Portland. $65; 21-plus. winewiseevents.com. 6 p.m.

Annual Open House and Mill Tour, of wool mill, Bartlettyarns, Harmony. Free. bartlettyarns.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Day Out with Thomas, ride Thomas the Tank Engine, Boothbay Railway Village. $14 to $18. ticketweb.com/dowt. Various times Friday to Sunday and Aug. 9-11.


24th Annual Auto Show and Par Sem Day, breakfast, raffles, penny auction, yard sale, games, music, lunches, craft vendors and car show, Parsonfield Seminary. 793-2384. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wagon Ride to the Past History Tours, Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Freeport. $14; $8 for ages 3 to 12; free for ages 2 and under. wolfesneckfarm.org. 10 a.m. to noon. Through Aug. 31.

Eastern Cemetery Tours, guided walking tour, Eastern Cemetery, Portland. $7; $4 for seniors and students; free for children under 12. spiritsalive.org. 10:30 a.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Through Oct. 13.

“Back to the Past,” old-time sawmilling, homestead tours, music, exhibitors, children’s activities and food, Scribner’s Mill, Harrison. $6; free for ages 12 and under. 583-6455. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


War of 1812 Maritime Battle in Stories and Songs, commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Maine’s greatest sea battle, Maine Irish Heritage Center, Portland. $5/donation; free for center members. maineirish.com. 2 p.m.


Circus Smirkus, international youth circus, Merriconeag Waldorf School, Freeport. $17 to $20. smirkus.org. 1 and 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.


Magician Conjuring Carroll, magic show for children, Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Center. Free. 829-2215. 10 a.m.

Weekday Music and Performance Series, hula hoop Show with Kitty Malone, Congress Square, Portland. Free. portlandmaine.com. Noon.

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USM Chemistry Club Show, experimental fun for children, Deering Oaks, Portland. Free. 874-8826. 12:30 p.m.


“The Law in These Parts” (2011), documentary about justice in occupied Middle East territories, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“Dirty Wars” (2013), documentary based on a book by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, co-presented by Space Gallery and the museum, Portland Museum of Art. $7. portlandmuseum.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“The Intouchables” (2011, Rated R), drama, York Public Library. www.york.lib.me.us. 7 p.m. Sunday.

“The Sting” (1973, Rated PG), Oscar-winning movie starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, Camden Amphitheatre. Free. 236-3440. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

“The Blues Brothers” (1980, Rated R), comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, Patten Free Library, Bath. Free. patten.lib.me.us. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“A Band Called Death” (2012), documentary about a ’70s punk band, Space Gallery, Portland. $8. space538.org. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981, Rated PG), outdoor screening of action-adventure starring Harrison Ford, Bug Light Park, South Portland. Free. 767-7650. Thirty minutes after sunset Aug. 8.

Rudy Burckhardt Mini Film Festival, outdoor screenings of films including “Lurk” shot in Belfast and Waldo County, Waterfall Arts, Belfast. $5. waterfallarts.org. Dusk Aug. 8.

“The World Before Her” (2012), documentary, Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free. portlandlibrary.com. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8.


Phil Di Vece, author of “Wiscasset and Its Times,” Wiscasset Public Library. 882-7161. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Mark Scott Ricketts, author of “A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine,” Sherman’s Books and Stationary, Bar Harbor. 288-3161. 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Eve LaPlante, author of “Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother,” Georgetown Historical Society. georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. 10 a.m. Saturday.

Author Brown Bag Lecture Series, with David Rosenfelt, author of “Airtight, Unleashed, Dogtripping,” Portland Public Library Rines Auditorium. Free; bring bag lunch. portlandlibrary.com. Noon Wednesday.

David Rosenfelt, author of “Unleashed,” Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe, Damariscotta. mainecoastbookshop.com. 11 a.m. Aug. 8.


Portland Sea Dogs, Hadlock Field, Portland. $9, $10. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t546. Vs. Richmond, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; noon Aug. 8.


Swing Dance with Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings, Acoustic Artisans, Portland. Free. portlandswing.weebly.com. Lessons at 8 p.m., dance at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Folk Dance Brunswick, many dances taught, no partner needed, People Plus, Brunswick. $8; $5 for students and seniors. 200-7577. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Greater Portland Community Contra Dance Series, live music by Anadama with guest caller, Falmouth Congregational Church. $5 to $10; free for children under age 5. 358-9354. Lessons at 7:15 p.m., dance at 8 p.m. Saturday.

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