Friday, Oct. 28

“Shrek: The Musical” screening, 7 p.m., Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road, South Portland. $5 donation at the door, costume contest, cash wine bar and concessions, 50/50 raffle.

Through Sunday, Nov. 20

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” presented by Good Theater at St. Lawrence Arts Center, Portland. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $22-$40. 885-5883 or

Through Saturday, Oct. 29

“Angel Street (aka Gaslight)”, presented by The Originals, Oct. 27-29, 7:30 p.m. at Saco River Theater, Bar Mills. $18-$20. Thursday, Oct. 27, pay-what-you-can. 929-6472 or [email protected]

Friday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Dec. 4

“The Nutcracker,” presented by Maine State Ballet, Merrill Auditorium, Portland. $15-$60. For times, tickets, information, see or call 842-0800.


Saturday, Nov. 5

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Lehmann, 8 p.m. at Gorham Middle School, Weeks Road. $5-$8.

Saturday, Nov. 12

USM Big Band Bash, 6 p.m. at Corthell Hall, Gorham. Portland Jazz Orchestra, Professional Ballroom Dancers and USM Dance students. Live music, dancing for everyone. Ballroom dancers of all levels invited. $25, $30 per couple, veterans, students with USM ID, free.

Friday, Dec. 16

Holiday Pops concert, performed by the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, 8 p.m. Cross Arena, Portland. 775-3458 or


Tuesdays and Thursdays

Toddler Storytime, ages 2-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook.


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


Tech Time, 10 a.m.-noon, Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook. Stop by with your technology questions; bring device and staff will help troubleshoot issues. 854-0630.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Author Anne O’Regan, talks about and reads from her book, “Tamed,” 5:30-7 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Westbrook author Eleanor Phillips Brackbill, speaks at North Gorham Public Library, 7 p.m. [email protected]

Thursday, Oct. 27

Monthly meeting of the Friends of the Walker Memorial Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 800 Main St., Westbrook.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Charlie Brown Halloween movie party, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook. 50th anniversary party and showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

Through October

Maine Historical Society, guided tours of the boyhood home of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland. Monday-Sunday, first tour departs at 10:30 a.m. Garden open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3-$15. 774-1822 or

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Minecraft Parents Night, 6:30 p.m., Scarborough Public Library, designed for parents of children in grades 3-5. Tom Corbett demonstrates library’s Minecraft server, discuss the pros and cons of the online game. or 883-4723.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Family Literacy Fun Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Windham Primary School. Book sales and talks by authors Scott Nash, Jennifer Jacobson, Chris VanDusen, Kevin Hawkes, Lynn Plourde and Matt Tavares. Free. (except for items for sale.)

Thursday, Nov. 17

Author Bruce Coffin, talks about and signs his book, “Among the Shadows,” 6:30 p.m., Baxter Memorial Library, Gorham.


Through Friday, Dec. 9

“George Longfish: Indian on Indian,” at the Art Gallery, Gorham campus of University of Southern Maine. 780-4744.

Friday, Oct. 28-Wednesday, Nov. 30

Dog-themed art show, CIA Café, 72 Ocean St., South Portland. Artists from YES Art Works studios. Raffle drawings, proceeds to benefit YES program.

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Minecraft, the popular online game, is the subject of a talk for parents on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., at the Scarborough Public Library.