Saturday, May 7

“Charlotte’s Web,” A Company of Girls presents the E. B. White classic, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Portland Ballet Studio Theater, 517 Forest Ave., Portland. $5-$8.

Through Sunday, May 8

Maine Playwrights Festival, presented by Acorn Productions in several venues. $14-$16.

Friday, May 13-Sunday, May 15

“Peter Pan,” presented by Vivid Motion dance ensemble, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. $6-$13. Proceeds support the Center for Grieving Children.

Friday, May 13-Saturday, May 28

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $17-$21.99. or 799-1421.

Friday, May 20-Sunday, June 5

“The Wild Party,” musical by Andrew Lippa, Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m. $15-$20. or 799-7337.

Through Sunday, May 22

“They Don’t Pay? We Won’t Pay” at Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland; $42-$47.


Saturday, May 7

Eldar Trio, jazz pianist with bassist and drummer, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $20-$25. 929-6472 or

Tuesday, May 10

Harp twins Camille and Kennerly Kitt, 6:30 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Tuesday, May 10-Wednesday, May 11

Glenn Miller Orchestra featuring Jennifer Porter, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills. $40. 929-6472.



Story time at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, Gorham, 10-10:30 a.m. for birth to 3 years. 892-2575.

Sunday, May 8

“Unity of Light,” lighted balloon release in honor of Natalia’s Endless Love, 7 p.m., Fortunes Rocks Beach, Biddeford. 727-6709 or

Tuesday, May 10

Windham writer Russell Warnberg, author of the Detective Cole Sullivan series and the dystopian novel “2064: A Warning,” talk and signing, 6 p.m.,Windham Public Library. Space is limited. 892-1908 or

Saturday, May 14

An Evening with Tim Sample, Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5-$18. 839-3111. To benefit Heifer International.

Sunday, May 15

“Dances with Horses,” horse show, silent auction, 1-4:30 p.m., Riding to the Top, 14 Lilac Drive, Windham. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 892-2813, ext. 10 or Proceeds support riders, horses and programs at Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center.

Saturday, May 21

Joe Caliro, lecture and exhibit on the Negro Leagues and Maine connection, 1 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library, Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Saturday, May 21

Tate House Museum annual herb and plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 1267 Westbrook St., Portland.

Thursday, May 26

Writer Kathy Eliscu, author of “Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess,” reads during the three-author Local Writers, 4-5 p.m., The Local Buzz Readings, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Saturday, May 28

Writer Kevin Hancock, discusses “Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse,” Saturday, May 28, noon, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. Registration required. 883-4723.

Sunday, July 10

Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. rain or shine. or 232-8782.


Through Sunday, May 8

“Gatherings: Recent Paintings of Portland and Beyond,” by Henry Isaacs, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland.

Through Saturday, May 28

“Paper Works,” sculpture and collage by James Marshall and Daniel Anselmi, free. PhoPa Gallery, 1132 Washington Ave., Portland. Visit

Through May

The North American Indian, from 20 volumes of photography by Edward Curtis, Portland Museum of Art. $15, free on Fridays, 4-8 p.m.

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