“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville.

“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum.” Through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-renowned collection. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland.

“From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England.” Through May 3. $5, $3 students and seniors, $2 children, 6 and under free. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco.

Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History.” Through June 1. A selection of paintings, photography and artifacts from Maine Maritime Museum and private collections. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath.

Exhibit: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature.” Through June 1. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath.

George Daniell: “Picturing Monhegan Island,” photographs and drawings, through Aug. 3. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth, under 12 free. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland 04101.

“Birds!,” through May 31. Featuring Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson, and Peggy Johnson. Work created in stone, clay, wood and metals. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath.

“Hamsters & Popcorn: Paintings by Elise Smorczewski,” through May 31. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland.

“Recent Acquisitions and Selections,” through June 15. Includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others. Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland.

2014 BFA and BA Exhibition, featuring work by graduating USM Art Department students. Free. Art Gallery at University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham.

“Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion,” works by Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes. $15 seniors and AAA members; $13.50 college students (with ID); $7 children age 6-17. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. Through May 21.

“In and Out of the Garden: Paintings by Leslie Anderson.” Free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland.

Paintings by Anne Ireland ‘94. Free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland.

“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artists’ books from 24 countries. Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th Floor, Portland.

Leah MacDonald: “The Nudes,” through April 28. Hand-painted Silver Gelatin Photographs with encaustic and pigment. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland 04101.

“Vivacity,” featuring work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland 04101. Through May 28.

‘It’s Not So Black and White IV”: Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr, Petrea Noyes. Free. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island.

“Working Through,” works by Jamie Ribisi-Braley. Through June 7. Free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner 04345.

Anne Minich and Anda Dubinskis, drawings, through May 24. Icon Contemporary Art, 19 Mason St., Brunswick. 725-8157.

“The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections,” through June 1. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick.

Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces. Through July 27. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland.

“Andrea Sulzer: New Work,” through Aug. 24. Large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland.

“Robert Clark: Color Woodblock Prints,” through May 3. Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor.

“Bob Goudreau: Scratchboard Art,” through April 30. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery.

“From the Wrack Line,” through May 18. Mixed media sculpture, drawings, and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. 338-0555.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, through May 29. Ten studio art majors at Bates College show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston.

Berwick Art Association Group Show, through April 30. Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road, Berwick. 698-5737.

“The Joy of the Lens” annual juried photography exhibit which features original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham.

“Last Light: Waiting for the Moon,” through May 31. Elaine Barclay, Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth 04105.

“Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine,” oil paintings, through May 31. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

“A Body of Work,” by 38 Maine artists working from the human figure. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Through April 30.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice and Snow,” through June 30. Photographic images by Cynthia, John and Jonathan Orcutt. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield.

“Wildlife and Animal Themed Art,” through May 31. Free. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island.

J. Fred Woell and Patricia Wheeler: “Balance Point,” through June 2. Paintings and works with found objects. Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., Rockland 04841.

[IN] HABIT, 2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition, 84 installations on three floors of the Porteous building. Free. Maine College of Art,, 522 Congress St., Portland.

Historic Images of Georgetown: A Special Spring Exhibit, through July 5. Selected from Gene Reynold’s upcoming book, “Images of America – Georgetown.”Free. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown.


“Maine Masters: Hartgen and Thompson” opening reception, Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St., Bangor. 941-2820. 3-5 p.m. Sunday.

“Color of Women Intentional Creativity,” paintings and poems by Cynthia Taylor Clark of Embden, with works in oil and watercolors by her daughter, Jessica Lynn Clark. Artist reception, 4-6 p.m. Sunday. Library hours: 4-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. New Portland Community Library, 901 River Road, New Portland.

Don Drake: “Recent Paintings in Oils and Pastels,” opening reception. Black Cat Coffee, 463 Stevens Ave., Portland. 956-6686. 12-2 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Women in the Arts Annual Spring Awards Show. Free. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. Brick Store Museum Annex, 105 Main St., Kennebunk.

Artists Reception for “Vivacity” during First Friday Art Walk. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland 04101. 5-8 p.m. Friday.

Russian Nested Doll Painting workshop, storytelling and hands-on workshop with Marina Forbes, Russian artist, Call for more information. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 407 York St, York. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Public Schools Art Show, works by students in kindergarten through 12th grade plus music and dance. Free. Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St. 3-8 p.m. Friday.

Ceramic artist Mary Sweeney, through May 31. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. Friday. Free. Art Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery.

Portland Public Schools Student Showcase, ARTronics sculptures by Casco Bay High School students and exhibits from a King Middle School learning expedition. Free. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. 5-8 p.m. Friday.

“Nature Embossed,” works by Judi Lim and Chong Lim. Free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland 04101. 5 p.m. Friday.

Portland High School Experimental Art Installation. Free. Portland High School (area behind school). 5-8 p.m. Friday.


Portland Symphony Orchestra, works by Dvorak, Rachmaninoff and Brahms. $31, $68. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Harold Stover, organist. $10. St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland, Maine. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Symphonies of psalms, Felix Mendelssohn’s large-scale setting of Psalm 114 and Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms. Free. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St, Brunswick. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Henry Purcell’s “The Fairy-Queen” with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Maine premiere of Restoration masque. $15, $18. St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill, Newcastle. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

Bach Birthday Bash with Ray Cornils and Choral Art Society Singers. $15; free for students and 12 and under. South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Portland Symphony Orchestra Classical Mystery Tour, tribute to the Beatles. $31 to $81. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


Psychic Sunday, Tarot, runes, crystals, aura photography and jewelry. Individual fees for readings, products & services, $2. Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Calico Quilt Show, and sale. Maine-made quilts and embroidery, purses, bags, decorator items, craft supplies, fabric, tools, books, etc. $5. Rowe School, 52 School St., Yarmouth. 11 a.m. Sunday.

Andrea Gibson, slam poet from Boulder, Colo. With Jesse Thomas. $15 in advance, $18 day of show, all ages. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Port Veritas, spoken word series’ open mic and National Poetry Slam Team Finals. $3. Bull Feeney’s, 375 Fore St., Portland. 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Lincoln Middle School Hunger Project, sixth- and eighth-graders will present an interactive display. Free. Congress Street near Starbuck’s. -7 p.m. Friday.

Out of Body Experience Through Sound, with a local sound healer and the Reverend Christina Sillari. Free. First Parish UU Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 773-5747. 6 p.m. Friday.

Neighborhood Block Party with music, bike parade and more. Free. Longfellow Park, Longfellow, Noyes and Oakdale streets. 12 -3 p.m. Saturday.

The Enlightenment Expo, Greater Portland’s gathering of spiritual and holistic practitioners, products and services. $5. The Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside St., Portland. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Vassalboro’s Got Talent, featuring singing, music, comedy and acts performed by local people. Proceeds will benefit Vassalboro Minister’s Association Emergency Fuel Fund. $10, $15 couple, $20 family. Vassalboro Grange, Route 32, East Vassalboro. 485-4595. 7 p.m. Saturday.

WMPG 10th Annual Fashion Show, local designers present their wearable art. $10 in advance, $12 day of show, $20 preferred seating, $5 with student ID, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. 9:30 a.m. May 4.

Merriconeag Poetry Festival, featuring renowned poet Richard Blanco and finalists from 11 area high schools. Free. Community Hall, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport. 3-4:30 p.m. May 4.


Patagonia Freeport Presents Simple Fly Fishing. Call to reserve your spot. Free. Patagonia Outlet, 9 Bow St., Freeport. 856-0506. 12 p.m. Sunday, 5 p.m. Sunday.

Urban Skills Challenge, an urban adventure traversing overland through the city of Portland. $40. Deering Oaks park, Park Avenue, Portland. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Local Flames: Volunteer Day with Garbage to Garden, cleanup of Deering Oaks park. Free. Deering Oaks park, Park Avenue, Portland. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday.


Doug Kolmar, acoustic set of contemporary folk songs, Free. Elements: Books Coffee Beer, 265 Main St., Biddeford. 1 p.m. Sunday.

Simons and Goodwin concert, folk, country, old rock, jazz and originals.Free. McArthur Public Library, 270 Main St, Biddeford. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Baths, with Young Fathers, electronic music. $12 in advance, $14 day of show, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. 8 p.m. Sunday.

Sebastian Bach, heavy metal singer from Skid Row, $22, $25 day of show, 18-plus. Asylum, 121 Center St., Portland 04102. 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Blues Prophets, $15. Slates Restaurant, 169 Water St., Hallowell 04347. 8:15 p.m. Monday.

All Time Low, pop-punk. with Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, Hand Guns and We are the In Crowd, $22 in advance, $25 day of show. The State Theatre , 609 Congress St., Portland. 7 p.m. Monday.

The Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble, classical and contemporary music from the Arabic and Ottoman Turkish traditions. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 12 South Campus Drive, Brunswick 04011. 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Doug Paisley, Toronto-based singer-songwriter. Arborea opens., $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 21-plus. Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland 04101. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Crossroads International Celtic Festival and PEI’s Festival of Small Halls promotional tour with Richard Wood & Gordon B, pre-show jam session, 6 p.m.; reservations recommended, $20. Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center, Winter Hill Road, South Carthage. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Lauren Crosby, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 474-6627. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Hunter Hayes: We’re Not Invisible Tour, Grammy-nominated country singer. With Danielle Bradbery and Dan and Shay. $35-$49.50. Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Crossroads International Celtic Festival and PEI’s Festival of Small Halls promotional tour with Richard Wood & Gordon B. $15 at the door. Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot St., Phillips. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Barry Arvin Young, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Camden Library Coffeehouse, guitarist Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdam-Somer. $7-$8. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rob Schreiber’s Standard Issue, classic jazz. Free. Portland Marriott, Running Hill Road, South Portland. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

A Celebration of American Music featuring Kennebec Performing Arts Company chorus, wind ensemble, jazz band. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Winthrop High School Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Road, Winthrop. 377-2228. 7 p.m. Friday.

Junior Brown, legendary country music guitarist/singer. $20. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Breakers Jazz Band, music of Ellington and Goodman. Advance tickets $10, day of show $15. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Okbari, Middle Eastern music ensemble with clarinet legend Mal Barsamian, $15. Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 8 p.m. Friday.

Nukulele, Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. 8 p.m. Friday.

Nat Baldwin, bass player from the Dirty Projectors, releases new album “In The Hollows.” Folk-punk act Butcher Boy opens. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. 18-plus. Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Muddy Ruckus and The Burners, Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. 10-4 p.m. Friday.

Simon & Goodwin, Old Mill Pub, 39 Water St., Skowhegan. 474-6627. 6 -3:45 p.m. Saturday.

Marcel “Mike” Drapeau Scholarship Concert, Alumni Band performs, $7 in advance, $10 at door. First Parish Congregational Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Boy Singers of Maine present Sing into Spring, joint concert with Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, $5 to $10. North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. 7 p.m. Saturday.

After Hours Concert with The Bellamy Jazz Band, traditional New Orleans and Chicago-style jazz and swing. Free. South Portland Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Kennebec Performing Arts Company, chorus, wind ensemble and jazz band: “A Celebration of American Music.” $8 before Friday, $10 day of show, free for students. Williamson Auditorium, Lawrence High School, Fairfield. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Patti Dahl and Heartsong, concert. Free. First Congregational Church, Pittston. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Putnam Smith, rootsy multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, $16, $14 seniors, $12 for 12 and under. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tricky Britches, a string band with mountain music, rockabilly and country swing, $10. New Gloucester Village Coffee House, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. 653-6151. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Antje Duvekot, singer-songwriter, $15 advance, $20 day of show. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. 8 p.m. Saturday.

A Band Beyond Description, Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse, 1 Post Office Square, Waterville. 10-4 p.m. Saturday.

Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli and Vinny Ranioli, trio of guitarists. $32.50. Jonathan’s, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. 8 p.m. May 4.

Shape Note Singing, sing Early American hymns and songs in four-part harmony. Not a performance, all welcome to join in, tune books available. Free. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. 1-4 p.m. May 4.

Greater Freeport Community Chorus Spring Concert, “Sun Moon Stars Rain.” $10 adults, 18 and under free. First Parish UCC Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. 688-8817. 2:30 p.m. May 4.

Wescustago Youth Chorale, “A Celebration of Spring” concert. $10, $5 student and senior. Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport . 4 p.m. May 4.

CODA Chorus Presents: “From Broadway to the Beatles!” spring concert. Donations accepted. Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave., Manchester. 7 p.m. May 4.

Bryan Adams, singer-songwriter performs solo-acoustic show, $31.50-$77. Cumberland County Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland. 8 p.m. May 4.


Sunday Night Blues, Anthony Gomes “Killer Blues Rock” from Canada. $15. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 593-9336. 6-9 p.m. Sunday.

Monday Night Blues, blues musician from Australia plays harmonica and didgeridoo, $15. Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. 593-9336. 7 p.m. Monday.

Chute and Co., blues from America and around the world, free, 21-plus. Gingko Blue, 455 Fore St., Portland. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Muddy Ruckus and the Burners, Blue, 650 Congress St., Portland. 7 p.m. Thursday.


Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School presents “L’Avenir – A Collection of Dances for All Ages,” cast of over 85 young dancers. $12, $10 seniors and children. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“The Thinking Heart,” based on the life and writings of Etty Hillesum, who died in Auschwitz in 1943. Free. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

“The Savannah Disputation,” $35 to $45. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. 2 p.m. Sunday and May 4, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday, 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Marvin’s Room,” presented by The Originals. $25, $20 students and seniors. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

“Young Frankenstein,” musical based on the Mel Brooks film. $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“In the Underworld,” $15 public, $11 seniors, $8 students. Russell Hall, USM Gorham campus, 37 College Ave., Gorham. 5 p.m. Sunday.

“The Puppetmaster of Lodz,” Suggested donation $12. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Staged reading of “What If,” an original full-length play by local playwright Linda Britt. Part of the 13th annual Maine Playwrights Festival. $15, $12. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

NT LIVE: “King Lear,” Sam Mendes directs National Theatre production with Simon Russell Beale. $23 adults, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.

Maine Playwrights Festival Omega show, eight short plays by Maine authors. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland 04101. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Saturday.

“Oliver! The Musical,” presented by Our Theatre Company. $10, $8 seniors and kids 12 and under. Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre, 456 Main St., Springvale. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson, a behind-the-scenes look at the birth “Gone with the Wind.” $20 adults; $5 youth, $16 for groups of 10 or more. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Twelfth Night,” culminating event of six-month Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory class. $5 suggested donation. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Audiobody, family-friendly electronic-comedy duo. Advance tickets $7 for students, $10 for adults. Day of show tickets are $15 for all. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Dance ‘Til You Drop!” murder mystery with dancing, auction and cash bar. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. 7 p.m. Saturday.

“What Is This Life,” a musical by Bob Lovelace. Tickets available at Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, Don Skillings Insurance, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St., Skowhegan. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

24-hour Portland Theater Project: Maine Playwrights Festival features six brand-new plays created in a 24-hour period. $15, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. 7:30 p.m. May 4.


Planetarium Show: “Earth’s Wild Ride,” a show set 200 years in the future; tour of the season’s night sky follows the show, for ages 8 and up. $3, Free with UM student MaineCard. Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine, 5781 Wingate Hall, Orono. 2 p.m. Sunday.

Spring Spaghetti Sling and Rick Charette and the Bubble Gum Band. $10 adults, $5 children, $20 family. Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta. 623-3755. 3 p.m. Sunday.

“Cinderella: The World’s Favorite Fairy Tale,” $8, $9. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. 4 p.m. Sunday.

“Soil, Seeds and Sprouts,” open to ages 3 and up, learn how to start your own garden with soil, composting, and companion planting. $5. Pineland Farms Education Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Preschool story time, Madison Public Library, 12 Old Point Ave., Madison. 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Toddler Time, Palermo Community Library. 12-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Children’s arts and crafts, Charles M. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Preschool story/craft hour, Every Wednesday. Lawrence Public Library, 33 Lawrence Ave., Fairfield. 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

“The Joy Of Chickens,” meet chickens and learn how to feed and care for them. $5. Pineland Farms Education Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Preschool Discoveries at Broadturn Farm. Mornings outside learning about the plant and animal life in the gardens and woods. April 29 to June 5. $140-$300. The Long Barn Educational Initiative at Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Road, Scarborough. 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Homeschool Farm Explorers, a six-week hands-on, outdoor science and nature program at Broadturn Farm for homeschoolers ages 6-12 years. April 30 to June 4. $150-$160. The Long Barn Educational Initiative at Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Road, Scarborough. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.

Family Fun: Maine Audubon, an hour of seasonal, playful activities. Child members: $90; child non-members: $130. Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth. 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

“Meet Knight Nelly and her Stick-horse, Rufus!,” interactive performance at the Children’s Museum and Theatre. Great for ages 3-6. $3, $4 plus admission. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Slime Making, mix up a batch to take home. $4 members, $5 visitors plus admission. Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland. 828-1234. 12:30 p.m. Saturday.


Friends of Lithgow Library Cabin Fever Reliever: Spring Spaghetti Sling with Rick Charette. $10, $5 for 12 and under, $20 families. Augusta Armory, Western Avenue, Augusta. 3 -6 p.m. Sunday.

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine’s annual auction. $40 in advance, $45 at the door; 10-person group ticket option available for $350. Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland. 6 -10 p.m. Friday.

Thornton Academy 7th Annual Auction and Gala, benefit for free breakfast and lunch program for students, $20. Thornton Academy, 438 Main St., Saco. 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Southern Maine 5K AIDS Walk/Run on Ogunquit Beach, registration at 9:30 a.m., $25. Ogunquit Beach, Main Beach. 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Kentucky Derby Day Charity Event, enjoy the 140th Run for the Roses, fancy hat contest, mint julep and a variety of food stations with music and dancing., $25. Province Lake Golf Club, 18 Mountain Road, Parsonsfield. 793-4040. 1 -7 p.m. Saturday.

Auction: Silent and Live, bid on handmade items, gift cards and more. Live music, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cash bar and 50/50 raffle. All welcome. $10. Yarmouth Amvets Hall, Yarmouth, 148 North Road, Yarmouth. 5-9 p.m. Saturday.

NYA Soiree, music, auction, food and more. $55. North Yarmouth Academy gymnasium, 154 Main St., Yarmouth. 6-10 p.m. Saturday.

Holy Smokes!, kosher BBQ, celebration of Levey Day School’s 60th anniversary. Live music from the Jerks of Grass. $25-$75. Temple Beth El/Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. 5-9 p.m. May 4.


Portland’s Community Supported Agriculture Fair, local farmers, fishermen and other food producers gather to talk to Portland’s CSA community about their products for the upcoming season. Local Sprouts, 649 Congress St., Portland. 4-6 p.m. Sunday.

Kennebunk May Day Festival, family-friendly event includes dancing, markets, food, demos and a parade. Downtown Kennebunk. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday.

Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Trade Show & Community Fair, with bike safety rodeo, blood drive, craft fair and farmers’ market. $2. Sebasticook Valley Middle School, Newport. 9 a.m. Saturday.


Walking, Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan. 6 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Walk program, Alfond Youth Center, 126 North St., Waterville. 6-8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Acute Care Homeopathy, course covers basic philosophy for treatment of injuries like sprains, burns, bites, stings, diarrhea, influenza, allergies and more. $42 for Portland residents, $52 for others. Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., Portland. 6-8 p.m. Monday.

TOPS (Take Off Pound Sensibly), Garret Schenck Elementary School, 19 Ken Taylor St., Anson. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Walking, Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, Mercer. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

TOPS weight-loss program, 5 p.m. weigh-in, Oakland Public Library, 18 Church St., Oakland. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Aerobics, Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Drive, Skowhegan. 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Eating Disorder Group, for people with anorexia, bulimia, pica, compulsive overeating or other eating disorders. Thayer Center for Health, Room Dean 3, 149 North St, Waterville. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

TOPS (Take Off Pound Sensibly), 5 p.m. weigh-in. Visitors welcome. Oakland United Baptist Church, 45 Church St., Oakland. 465-3465. 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Great Falls Fitness Seminar: An Evening with Joan Benoit Samuelson, Run Your Own Race. Samuelson will lead a fun run to start the event. Free. Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Come Learn About Breakwater, ladies exercise classes, walking, videos, stretching and strengthening exercises for all fitness levels. Every Wednesday. Western Mountain Baptist Church, 929 Carrabassett Road. 491-7433. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bone builders class. Free. Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Embden. 9 a.m. Wednesday.

TOPS weight loss program, Every Wednesday. Lawrence High School, School Street, Fairfield. 6 p.m. Wednesday.

TOPS, every Wednesday, Fairfield Center Methodist Church, intersection of routes 139 and 23, Fairfield Center. 453-8431. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


Canning Class: Pickled Spring Veggies, with UMaine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers. $10. Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland. 6-8 p.m. Monday.

From Farm … to Flask, from Cold River to New England Distillers, and onto Maine Craft, discover the different spirits being produced in our backyards. $29 to $34. Bow St. Market , 79 Bow St., Freeport. 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Cooking class with chef Ana Sortun, author of “Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean.” $35 includes autographed cookbook. Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tea Tasting, sample five different teas, free. Jacqueline’s Tea Room, 201 Main St., Freeport. 6 p.m. Thursday.

Local Flames – Urban Farm Fermentory Tour & Tasting. Cider and kombucha, music by Peter Miller. Free. Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Bay 4, Portland. 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Cheese Making Fundamentals, four-hour course, hands-on experience. $60. Long Branch School, 20 Main St., Bowdoinham. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

HOOK Madness, music, beer, food and a variety of basketball challenges benefit the Rock On Foundation. $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Redhook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth, N.H. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Street Eats and Beats, food trucks, cold beer and live music, $10. Ocean Gateway Terminal, 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland. 12 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Kentucky Derby Party, discounted pints, mint juleps, games and prize for best Derby hat. Dock Fore, 336 Fore St., Portland. 772-8619 . 3-7 p.m. Saturday.

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Dinner and Fundraiser for concrete destination MDI Skatepark. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. 2 Cats Restaurant, 130 Cottage St., Bar Harbor. 5-7 p.m. Saturday.

Cinco de Mayo party, Guest bartenders, fiesta food. No cover. The Brunswick Inn, 165 Park Row, Brunswick. 6-9 p.m. Saturday.

Annual Silver Tea, showcasing foods from area restaurants, musical accompaniment and items for auction. Tours of the home available. Donations accepted. St. Mark’s Home, 57 Winthrop St., Augusta. 1-3 p.m. Saturday.

Biddeford Eagles Benefit Brunch and Raffle to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. Biddeford Eagles, 57 Birch St., Biddeford. 985-3244. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4.

Chocolate Sunday at Par Sem: chocolate-covered fruit, gourmet cakes, succulent specials, sundaes. $8. Parsonsfield Seminary, 504 North Road, Parsonsfield. 2 -4 p.m. May 4.


“Grow Your Garden,“ tips and techniques for preparing flower and vegetable gardens. $14. Massabesic Center for Adult Learning, 84 West Road, Waterboro. 247-2022. 6-8:30 p.m. Monday.

Well Pump and Filtration Education, $5. Massabesic Center for Adult Learning, 84 West Road Waterboro. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

May Day Open Farm Celebration, 400-acre organic farm will be open to all visitors, with live traditional music, food, Maypole dancing and crafts for children. Free. Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Road, Scarborough. 1-4 p.m. Saturday.


“From Science to Society: How the Germ Theory Helped Create Sherlock Holmes,” talk by Thomas Goetz, former executive editor of Wired Magazine, based on his new medical history, “The Remedy.” A booksigning follows. Free., [email protected] Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave, Lewiston. 786-6128. 7:30-9 p.m. Monday.

“Gardening in Tune with Nature,” Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto will talk about their new book, “The New England Gardener’s Year.” York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. 363-2818. 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Paleo in Maine: Book Discussion and Cooking Demo with author David Bidler. Free. Signed books available for purchase. Healthsource of Portland-West, 949 Brighton Ave. Portland. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Steve Pinkham will talk about the stories he has collected in “Old Tales of the Maine Woods” and will answer your questions., Free. Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco will discuss his new book, “For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey,” and his new role as a public voice. $20. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. 3 p.m. Saturday.

“Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion” author Ryan Conrad will sign copies of his book. Free. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. 6 p.m. May 4.


“The Art of Icon Painting,” hands-on studio workshop led by Russian icon maker Marina Forbes. St. George’s Episcopal Church, York Harbor. 1 p.m. Tuesday.

“Painting in the Open Air” with Heather Lewis. $80. York Adult and Community Education at York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Drive, York. 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

“Preserving the Harvest: Pickled Spring Vegetables,” hands-on workshop by UMaine Cooperative Extension. $27. Biddeford Learning Center, 189 Alfred Road, Biddeford. 5:30 -8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tractor Safety Certification Course, five-session farm tractor safety course by UMaine Cooperative Extension. Open to 13 years and older. Runs April 29 to May 27. $20. Maine Forest Service Building, 356 Shaker Road (Route 26), Gray. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tarot Reading Workshop with Jackie Major of Arcana Healing Arts in Portland. $35. Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. 865-6171. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Russian Matryoshka Nested Doll Painting, hands-on workshop with Marina Forbes, Russian artist. St. George Episcopal Church, York Harbor. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.


GLBT “Business After Hours,” gay-friendly business networking happy hour. Cash bar with light food provided. Free. Top of the East Lounge, Westin Harborview Hotel, 157 High St., Portland. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

2 Degrees Portland, new space with a growing creative innovative nonprofit and lots of buzz around them both. Free. The Studio at 54 Danforth St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.


“Exploring Green Funerals and Burials,” discussion includes how to go about planning and arranging for them. $5-10. Freeport High School, 30 Holbrook St. 865-6171. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Classic Yacht Models, with Robert Eddy. Master ship modeler will unveil his latest creation and talk about his lifelong passion for ship model making. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

BDA Speaker Event “The Mills of the Androscoggin River.” $20. Fort Andross Mill Complex Gallery, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday.

“Grow it, The New Food Economy 2014,” food tours, case studies and networking. $50-$70. Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford St., Portland. Gathering at 1:30-7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday.

“Active Hope: The Work That Reconnects,” lecture by eco-chaplain Sarah Vekasi about the Great Turning. $25. Allen Avenue Unitarian Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. 7-8:30 p.m. Friday.


Salsa Dancing with DJ Baulio, Latin, merengue, salsa, reggaeton, bachata and Latin hits. Dance lessons included. $5, 21-plus. Pearl Lounge, 444 Fore St., Portland. 8 p.m. Thursday.

Dance features Sounds Unlimited, with John Plummer, downstairs; no smoking. $5. VFW Post 1285, Water Street, Waterville. 453-2089. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

Central Maine Square Dance Club workshop, teaching Mainstream and Plus calls. Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., Fairfield. 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Tuesday.


“Inequality for All,” documentary about income inequality. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road. 363-2818. 7-9 p.m. May 4.


Silent Floral and Art Auction, terrariums, May Day floral baskets, local photographers and artists to bring clubfoot treatment to Kenya. Free. Willis Farm, 131 Mosher Road, Gorham. 1-5 p.m. Saturday.


Tech Spot, Somerset Grist Mill, 42 Court St., Skowhegan. 474-8001. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Food Cupboard, Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 12 McClellan St., Skowhegan. 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Belgrade/Rome Special Needs Food Pantry, Belgrade Town Office, 6 Manchester Road, Belgrade. 9-11 a.m. Tuesday.

Gray-Merrill History House, 24 South Main St., Solon. 643-2275. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Greater Waterville Area Food Bank, Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 61 Pleasant St., Waterville. 872-7564. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday.

Centerpoint Community Church Food Cupboard, serving Anson, North Anson, Embden, Starks, Solon and New Portland. Centerpoint Community Church, 16 Church St., Anson. 353-6949. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday.

Winthrop Hot Meals Kitchen, for Winthrop residents and surrounding towns; takeout available. Free. St. Francis Parish Hall, 130 Route 133, Winthrop. 377-3276. 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday.

Online Job Search Lab, Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday.

Richmond Senior Citizens game day, all seniors welcome. Historical Building, 164 Pleasant St., Richmond. 737-2190. 12-3 p.m. Tuesday.

Alcoholics Anonymous High Noon Lunch Bunch. Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby St., Waterville. 12-1 p.m. Tuesday.

Skowhegan Rotary, Heritage House Restaurant, 182 Madison Ave., Skowhegan. 12:15-5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Historical Society Research Center, Sidney Grange, Sidney. 1 -4 p.m. Tuesday.

Sidney Historical Society Research Center and Museum, Grange, Middle Road, Sidney. 547-3716. 1-4 p.m. Tuesday.

Unity Area Rotary, Crosstrax Deli, 215 Depot St., Unity. 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Bingo, doors open at 4:30 p.m. American Legion Tardiff-Belanger Post 39, 20 South Maple St., Madison. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Madison/Anson Days Committee, Old Point School, Old Point Avenue, Madison. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rotary Club, Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. Post 40, The American Legion, 117 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Alcoholics Anonymous, St. Sebastian School, Pleasant Street, Madison. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Decker-Simmons Post 51 American Legion, every Wednesday. 22 Church St., Oakland. 3-8 p.m. Wednesday.

People Who Care Food Cupboard, Serving Anson, North Anson, Embden, Madison and New Portland. Every Wednesday. Old Point School, 108 Old Point Ave., Madison. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.

Palermo Senior Citizens Club, Elks Lodge, Palermo. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.

Skowhegan Community Food Cupboard, 16 Cariani St., Skowhegan. 474-9249. 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

Sewing, Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday.

Neighbor to Neighbor Thrift Shop, Embden Community Center, 797 Embden Pond Road, Embden. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday.

Alcoholics Anonymous, High Nooners Lunch Bunch, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby St., Waterville. 12-1 p.m. Wednesday.

Open gymnasium at Skowhegan Community Center, 39 Poulin Dr., Skowhegan. Noon Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Farmers’ Market, Nazarene Church parking lot, 81 Main St., Fairfield. 2 -6 p.m. Wednesday.

General technology help session, Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax St., Winslow. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Informational tours, every Wednesday by appointment. Redington Memorial Home, 11 North Ave., Skowhegan. 474-2444. 4-6 p.m. Wednesday.

Knitting group for all ages, Bingham Union Library, 297 Main St. 672-3002. 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Bingo, doors open at 4:40 p.m. Every Wednesday. Madison VFW, Post 7865, Preble Avenue. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Comic book day, comic strip workshop with Doug Thornsjo 10-11; comic strip workshop with Tyson Pease, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Create a Superhero workshop, 2-3 p.m. Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St. 10 a.m. Saturday.